Sebastian Pannasch, Prof. Dr.

Professor VCF

Sebastian Pannasch

Contact information

Technische Universität Dresden
Faculty of Science
Engineering Psychology and Applied Cognition

01062 Dresden

Phone: +49 (0)351 - 463 34306

Research Statement

My research focuses on the understanding of perception, attention and information processing in the context of active vision. Therefore, I investigate eye movements, especially the behavior of visual fixations in scene perception but also in interactive task settings. I focus on the understanding of the complex eye movement behavior for instance by linking eye movement patterns to distinct processing modes. I am also interested to integrate the findings into applied settings such as employing changes in fixation behavior to the recognition of hazards in driving and developing gaze-directed control and analysis paradigms in social interaction.

Scientific Education

2012Habilitation (postdoctoral lecture qualification), TU Dresden  
2003PhD in Science (Dr. rer. nat.), TU Dresden
1999Diploma in Psychology and Medicine, TU Dresden
1993 – 1999Studies of Psychology, TU Dresden

Professional Experience

since 2013Professor for Engineering Psychology and Applied Cognition TU Dresden, Institute of Psychology III  
2012 - 2013Associate Professor (Privatdozent) TU Dresden, Institute of Psychology III
2009 - 2012 Post-doctoral Research Fellow Low Temperature Laboratory, Aalto University School of Science and Technology, Espoo, Finland
2008 - 2009Assistant professor TU Dresden, Institute of Psychology III
2008Visiting researcher University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
2006 - 2008Assistant professor TU Dresden, Institute of Psychology III
2006Assistant professor of Psychophysiology and Perception (Juniorprofessur) Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
2004 - 2006Assistant professor TU Dresden, Institute of Psychology III

Other Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards

Selected Publications

Ramkumar, P., Hansen, B. C., Pannasch, S., & Loschky, L. C. (2016). Visual information representation and rapid-scene categorization are simultaneous across cortex: An MEG study. NeuroImage, 134, 295-304.

Hansen, B.C., Rakhshan, P.J., Ho, A.K., & Pannasch, S. (2015). Looking at others through implicitly or explicitly prejudiced eyes. Visual Cognition, 1-31.

Helo, A, Pannasch, S, Sirri, L, & Rama, P (2014). The maturation of eye movement behavior: Scene viewing characteristics in children and adults. Vision Research, 103C, 83-91.

Fischer, T., Graupner, S.-T., Velichkovsky, B. M., & Pannasch, S. (2013). Attentional dynamics during free picture viewing: Evidence from oculomotor behavior and electrocortical activity. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 7.

Pannasch, S., Schulz, J., & Velichkovsky, B. M. (2011). On the control of visual fixation durations in free viewing of complex images. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 73(4), 1120-1132.

Pannasch, S, Helmert, JR, Roth, K, Herbold, AK, & Walter, H (2008). Visual fixation durations and saccadic amplitudes: Shifting relationship in a variety of conditions. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 2(2), 4:1-19.

Unema, PJA, Pannasch, S, Joos, M, & Velichkovsky, BM (2005). Time-course of information processing during scene perception: The relationship between saccade amplitude and fixation duration. Visual Cognition, 12(3), 473-494.