Gesche Westphal-Fitch, PhD



My research focusses on the perceptual and productive processes underlying visual patterns as well as the roots of human aesthetics and creativity. I recently completed my PhD ("Comparative Studies in Visual Pattern Processing", supervised by Prof. Ludwig Huber), and am currently conducting experiments to explore to the symmetry and complexity of geometric patterns created by participants in the lab. A second research interest of mine is the relation between parsing visual and auditory structures within the frameworks of formal language theory and artificial grammar learning.