Research question: How do people construct the subjective reality they inhabit?
Education2007 University of Chicago, Chicago, PhD in Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience)
2004 University of Chicago, Chicago, M.A. in Psychology
2000 Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Vordiplom ( B.A.) in Psychology
Academic Positions2014- Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, New York University
2013-14 Research Scientist, Department of Psychology, New York University
2010-12 Post-Doctoral Associate, Center for Neural Science, New York University
2007-09 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Neural Science, New York University
Neural Data Science. Academic Press.
Wallisch P, Lusignan M, Benayoun M, Baker T, Dickey A, Hatsopoulos NG. Matlab for Neuroscientists. An introduction to scientific computing in Matlab. Academic Press.
Selected published articlesWallisch, P. (2017). Illumination assumptions account for individual differences in the perceptual interpretation of a profoundly ambiguous stimulus in the color domain: “The dress”. Journal of Vision, 17(4), 5-5.
Wallisch, P., & Whritner, J. A. (2017). Strikingly Low Agreement in the Appraisal of Motion Pictures. Projections, 11(1), 102-120.
Honors and Awards2016 Golden Dozen College Teaching Award
2009-12 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)
2007 Best Poster Award, Sixteenth Computational Neuroscience Meeting
2007 Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Teaching
2007 Dewey Lectureship Award
2006 First Eagleman Prize in Mathematics and Physics
2006 Best Graduate Student Poster, Neuroscience Day, University of Chicago
2006 Doolittle-Harrison Fellowship Award, University of Chicago
2005 Best Graduate Student Poster, Neuroscience Day, University of Chicago
2003-6 PGSO Travel and Research Grants, University of Chicago
2002-6 Century Graduate student Fellowship, University of Chicago
2001 Exchange Student Award of the Free University of Berlin
2001-5 E-fellows Scholarship
2000-4 German National Merit Foundation Scholarship
AffiliationsSociety for Neuroscience (SfN)
Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN)
Society for the Cognitive Study of the Moving Image (SCSMI)
Society for Psychological Science (APS)
Psi Chi - The National Honors Society in Psychology