Dr. Kai Markus Schreiber, PhD

Akademischer Rat
Psychologisches Institut
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität
Fliednerstraße 21
48149 Münster
tel: ++49 251 83 34171
E-mail: kai.schreiber@uni-muenster.de.
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Updated October 12, 2011

Research interests

I'm interested in the interaction of perception and action. I study how eye movements influence the perception of space, how the construction of a 3d representation of a visual scene is influenced by changes in eye position, and how the brain implements optimal strategies to coordinate the active exploration of space and the extraction of binocular visual information. The methods I use include behavioral experiments, psychophysics, mathematical modeling and brain imaging using fMRI.


Education / Work Experience

Akademischer Rat at the Institute for Psychology, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster.
Assistant Instructor at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers Newark (with Dr. Bart Krekelberg).
Postdoctoral fellow at the School of Optometry, UC Berkeley (with Dr. Clifton Schor).
PhD in the Department of Physiology, University of Toronto (with Dr. Douglas Tweed).
Internship at Titanic, Frankfurt.
Freelance work for Senso-Motoric Instruments (SMI), Berlin.
Satirical contender in the mayoral elections in Tübingen.
Research assistant at the Neurology Department of the University Hospital Tübingen.
Co-founder and editor of the satirical radio show Eure Tagesordnung.
Research assistant at the Insitut für Hirnforschung at the University Tübingen.
Internship at the Schwäbisches Tagblatt, Tübingen.
Philosophikum, University of Tübingen.
Diplom in Physics, University of Tübingen (with Dr. Hanns Ruder).


Awarded a Emmy-Noether Postdoctoral Research Fellowship by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.
Nominated by the Department of Physiology at the University of Toronto for the Governor General's Gold Medal for best thesis.
Brain-Star Award of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, 01.01.2002
First price at the poster competition of the Annual Neuroscience Poster Day, University of Toronto, 26.04.2001
Fellowship of the Deutscher Akademischen Austauschdienstes (DAAD - German academic exchange service) for PhD research.


  • A program for managing BiBTeX reference libraries and digital paper collections, called BiBLE. It's free!
  • A software package implementing the adaptive staircase method developed by Tyler and Kontsevich (1999) for Delphi, Visual Basic, C/C++ and Matlab. Read details and download the package here.


Journal Articles


  • Fall 2011 - Techniken der kognitiven Neurowissenschaften. Programming course, masters program in Psychology / cognitive neuroscience.
  • Fall 2010 - Interaktion in neuronalen Systemen. Seminar, masters program in psychology / cognitive neuroscience.


  • KM Schreiber, CM Schor: Retinal Correspondence and the Empirical Horopter ECVP, St Petersurg, Russia, 2006.
  • KM Schreiber, CM Schor: What is Retinal Disparity? VisionSciences Society meeting, Sarasota, Florida, 2006.
  • KM Schreiber, Zhilei Zhang and CM Schor: The differential processing of disparity and slant of perceptual metamers in human occipital cortex, SfN 2005.
  • J Maxwell, KM Schreiber, CM Schor: The effect of interstimulus time interval on saccade-vergence interactions. SfN 2005.
  • KM Schreiber, ZL Zhang and CM Schor: Perceptual metamers in early visual cortex - an FMRI study. Soc Neuroscience Abstracts 2004.
  • KM Schreiber and CM Schor: OMBUD - Visualizing the interaction of eye movements and binocular correspondence. Soc Neuroscience Abstracts 2004.
  • KM Schreiber: Joint Encoding of Motion and Music in a Neuron in the Sea Monkey Artemia Salina - an Evolutionary Antecedent of Trouba Du? Soc Neuroscience Abstracts 2004.
  • KM Schreiber and CM Schor: The Influence of Eye Movements on Retinal Correspondence and the Theoretical Horopter. ECVP 2004.
  • KM Schreiber, HF Rose, JM Hillis, CM Schor and MS Banks: Eye Position And The 2D Pattern Of Retinal Correspondence. VSS 2004.
  • KM Schreiber (2003) The Neural Correlate of Ignorance: an fMRI study. Soc. Neuroscience Abstracts 2003, 21.8.
  • KM Schreiber and D. Tweed (2003) Visual Bootstrapping in the Stereovisual System. Soc. Neuroscience Abstracts 2003, 56.17.
  • E Simeone, JC Martinez-Trujillo, M Pomplum, K Schreiber, JK Tsotsos (2003) Integration Time for Detecting Transient Changes in the Direction of Moving Simuli Change with Signal Intensity. Soc Neurosci Abstracts 2003, 353.4.
  • KM Schreiber and D. Tweed (2002) Visual perception of impossible geometries: global constraints in stereopsis. European Conference on Visual Perception, Glasgow, August 2002.
  • KM Schreiber and D. Tweed (2001) Visual perception of impossible geometries: local and global constraints in stereopsis, Frontiers in Physiology Conference, Toronto, 2002.
  • KM Schreiber and D. Tweed (2001) Visual perception of impossible geometries: local and global constraints in stereopsis, Soc. Neuroscience Abstracts 2001, 164.15.
  • KM Schreiber, JD Crawford, M Fetter and DB Tweed (2001) The motor side of depth vision. Annual Neuroscience Poster Day, Toronto. 26.04.2001.
  • KM Schreiber, JD Crawford, M Fetter and DB Tweed (2001) The motor side of depth vision. Frontiers in Physiology, Toronto. 27.02.2001.
  • KM Schreiber, JD Crawford, M Fetter and DB Tweed (2000) Depth vision relies on a binocular form of Listing's Law. Soc. Neuroscience Abstracts 2000, 745.13.
  • KM Schreiber and T Haslwanter. (1999) Limits in measuring three dimensional eye movements using video-oculography devices. ESF-Conference 3-d sensory and motor space in Castelvecchio Pascoli im April 1999.


  • KM Schreiber Sensorimotor Interaction in Stereopsis, Genista, Tübingen, 2003 (PhD thesis).
  • KM Schreiber Erstellung und Optimierung von Algorithmen zur Messung von Augenbewegungen mittels 3D-Video-Okulographie-Methoden, Genista, Tübingen, 1999 (Diplom).

Other Scientific Publications

  • KM Schreiber. Licking the interface. (2001) In: Sciences of the Interface. Proceedings of the international symposion.