Benjamin Stauch

Fries Lab · PhD student
  • benjamin.stauch (at)
  • Deutschordenstr. 46 · 60528 Frankfurt am Main · Germany
  • +49 69 96769 508

Research Statement

While moving through natural environments, organisms see environment-specific stimuli and stimulus categories repeatedly. Such visual input repetition has been shown to decrease bulk neuronal activity while leaving perceptual performance intact. Using MEG recordings, psychophysics and neuronal simulations, I am exploring how the visual cortex optimizes the processing of repeating stimuli through gamma-rhythmic mechanisms.


Alexander, N., Kirschbaum, C., Wankerl, M., Stauch, B. J., Stalder, T., Steudte-Schmiedgen, S., Muelhan, M., Miller, R. (2018). Glucocorticoid receptor gene methylation moderates the association of childhood trauma and cortisol stress reactivity. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 90, 68–75.