Sascha Meyen

Sascha Meyen

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Experimental Cognitive Science

Sand 6 / room F239

72076 Tübingen

Germany

 

E-Mail: sascha.meyen (at) uni-tuebingen.de

Phone: +49 (0)1578 52 58 556

Office hours: 13:00-15:00 (send a short email beforehand)


Work

I apply Information Theory to reseach on human consciousness.

Several influential papers claim that unconscious processes convey more information than conscious processes. But their evidence is based on a problematic methodology. I re-analyze their results and conclude that, contrary to the claims, there seems to be no evidence that so-called 'unconscious' processes convey more information than conscious processes.

I investigate in the context of confidence-weighted majority voting how much information participants can consciously access.

CV

I studied Human-Computer-Interaction (B.Sc.) and Psychology (B.Sc.) simultaneously and after that Informatics (M.Sc.) at the University of Hamburg. Starting with my master thesis I worked at the Theory of Machine Learning and Experimental Cognitive Science groups in Tübingen. Now I work as a Ph.D. student in a joint project between both groups.

References

  • Meyen, S., Zerweck, I., Amado, C., von Luxburg, U., & Franz, V. H. (2019, May). Re-analyzing unconscious priming: Is there really an indirect task advantage? Poster session presented at the Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society, Florida, USA.

  • Meyen, S., Zerweck, I., Amado, C., von Luxburg, U., & Franz, V. H. (2018, August). Reviewing evidence for superior visual processing without awareness: Do we really process more than we can know? Poster session presented at the European Conference on Visual Perception, Trieste, Italy.

  • Meyen, S., von Luxburg, U., & Franz, V. H. (2018, April). Reviewing evidence for superior indirect discrimination performance. Poster session presented at Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 1233 ”Robust Vision” retreat 2018, Reutlingen, Germany.

  • Meyen, S., von Luxburg, U., & Franz, V. H. (2018a, March). Reviewing evidence for superior unconscious processing: Do we really perceive more than we know? In G. Hesselmann (Chair), Perception: Visibility and awareness. Talk session conducted at the meeting of Tagung Experimentell Arbeitender Psychologen, Marburg, Germany.

  • Meyen, S., Franz, V. H., & von Luxburg, U., (2017, April). Classification accuracy and mutual information in psychological research. Poster session presented at Machine Learning Summer School, Tübingen, Germany.

Inspiring Quote

"Probability theory is nothing but common sense reduced to calculations." (Laplace, 1819)