Alexander Maier, Ph.D.


Department of Psychology

College of Arts and Science

Vanderbilt University 

111 21st Avenue South, WH 008 

Nashville, TN 37240

alex.maier [at] vanderbilt. edu

Curriculum Vitae


Our brains are the only known place in the universe where objectively observable physical and chemical processes translate into subjective experiences such as pain, taste, joy and love. As a first step towards a mechanistic understanding of this intriguing yet puzzling phenomenon, my colleagues and I are determining the neural processes that give rise to our conscious perceptual experience of visual stimuli.

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