Fakultät Humanwissenschaften

Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Psychologie und Methodenlehre

Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Pastukhov

Akademischer Rat/Lab Manager

Contact info:

Raum M3/330
Tel.: 863-1887


Dienstags 14:00-15:00 (Mitarbeiter) und 15:00-16:00 (Studierende) 

Around the web:

External website: alexander-pastukhov.github.io
ResearchGate: researchgate.net/profile/Alexander_Pastukhov
Mendeley: www.mendeley.com/profiles/alexander-pastukhov


  • multi-stable perception
  • prior knowledge and perception as inference
  • history effects in perception,
  • perception of transformations,
  • attention and microsaccades
  • consciousness

Publications (reverse chronological order) 

  1. Pastukhov, A. (2017). First, you need a Gestalt: An interaction of bottom-up and top-down streams during the perception of the ambiguously rotating human walker. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 1158. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-01376-1
  2. Cao, R., Pastukhov, A., Mattia, M., & Braun, J. (2016). Collective Activity of Many Bistable Assemblies Reproduces Characteristic Dynamics of Multistable Perception. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(26), 6957–6972. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4626-15.2016
  3. Pastukhov, A., & Klanke, J.-N. (2016). Exogenously triggered perceptual switches in multistable structure-from-motion occur in the absence of visual awareness. Journal of Vision, 16(3), 14. doi: 10.1167/16.3.14
  4. Pastukhov, A. (2015). Perception and the strongest sensory memory trace of multi-stable displays both form shortly after the stimulus onset. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 1–11. JOUR. doi: 10.3758/s13414-015-1004-4
  5. Pastukhov, A., Vivian-Griffiths, S., & Braun, J. (2015). Transformation priming helps to disambiguate sudden changes of sensory inputs. Vision Research, 116, 36–44. Journal Article. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2015.09.005
  6. Pastukhov, A., Lissner, A., & Braun, J. (2014). Perceptual adaptation to structure-from-motion depends on the size of adaptor and probe objects, but not on the similarity of their shapes. Attention, perception & psychophysics, 76(2), 478–88. doi:10.3758/s13414-013-0567-1
  7. Pastukhov, A., Lissner, A., Füllekrug, J., & Braun, J. (2014). Sensory memory of illusory depth in structure-from-motion. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76(1),123-32. doi:10.3758/s13414-013-0557-3
  8. Pastukhov, A., Füllekrug, J., & Braun, J. (2013). Sensory memory of structure-from-motion is shape-specific. Attention, perception & psychophysics, 75(6), 1215–1229. doi:10.3758/s13414-013-0471-8 (“Best of the Year” 2013 from the Psychonomic Society)
  9. Pastukhov, A., & Braun, J. (2013). Structure-from-motion: dissociating perception, neural persistence, and sensory memory of illusory depth and illusory rotation. Attention, perception & psychophysics, 75(2), 322–40. doi:10.3758/s13414-012-0390-0 (“Best of the Year” 2013 from the Psychonomic Society)
  10. Pastukhov, A., Rodriguez, P. E. G., Haenicke, J., Guillamon, A., Deco, G., & Braun, J. (2013). Multi-stable perception balances stability and sensitivity. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 7(17). doi:10.3389/fncom.2013.00017
  11. Pastukhov, A., Vonau, V., Stonkute, S., & Braun, J. (2013). Spatial and temporal attention revealed by microsaccades. Vision research, 85(0), 45–57. doi:10.1016/j.visres.2012.11.004
  12. Pastukhov, A., & Braun, J. (2013). Disparate time-courses of adaptation and facilitation in multi-stable perception. Learning & Perception, 5(s2), 101–118. doi:10.1556/LP.5.2013.Suppl2.7
  13. Pastukhov, A., Vonau, V., & Braun, J. (2012). Believable change: bistable reversals are governed by physical plausibility. Journal of vision, 12(1), 17. doi:10.1167/12.1.17
  14. Stonkute, S., Braun, J., & Pastukhov, A. (2012). The role of attention in ambiguous reversals of structure-from-motion. (S. Ben Hamed, Ed.)PloS one, 7(5), e37734. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037734
  15. Hudak, M., Gervan, P., Friedrich, B., Pastukhov, A., Braun, J., & Kovacs, I. (2011). Increased readiness for adaptation and faster alternation rates under binocular rivalry in children. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5(128). doi:10.3389/fnhum.2011.00128
  16. Pastukhov, A., & Braun, J. (2011). Cumulative history quantifies the role of neural adaptation in multistable perception. Journal of vision, 11(10), 12. doi:10.1167/11.10.12
  17. Pastukhov, A., & Braun, J. (2010). Rare but precious: Microsaccades are highly informative about attentional allocation. Vision research, 50, 1173–1184. doi:10.1016/j.visres.2010.04.007
  18. Pastukhov, A., Vonau, V., & Braun, J. (2010). No Stopping and No Slowing: Removing Visual Attention with No Effect on Reversals of Phenomenal Appearance. In K. Diamantaras, W. Duch, & L. Iliadis (Eds.), Artificial Neural Networks – ICANN 2010 (Vol. 6354, pp. 510–515). Springer Berlin / Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-15825-4_70
  19. Pastukhov, A., Fischer, L., & Braun, J. (2009). Visual attention is a single, integrated resource. Vision research, 49(10), 1166–73. doi:10.1016/j.visres.2008.04.011
  20. Pastukhov, A., & Braun, J. (2008). A short-term memory of multi-stable perception. Journal of vision, 8(13), 7.1–14. doi:10.1167/8.13.7
  21. Pastukhov, A., & Braun, J. (2007). Perceptual reversals need no prompting by attention. Journal of vision, 7(10), 5.1–17. doi:10.1167/7.10.5



2013 “Best of the Year” award from the Psychonomic Society for work published in Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics for two publications (link)

Reviewer for:

Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics; Behavioural Brain Research; Computation Intelligence and Neuroscience; Frontiers in Physiology; iPerception; Journal of General Psychology; Journal of Vision; Journal of the American Aging Association; Journal of Experimental Child Psychology; Perception; PLOS Computational Biology; PLOS ONE; Vision Research