Alexander V. Maier, Ph.D.



Department of Psychology

College of Arts and Science

Vanderbilt University

11 21st Avenue South

008 Wilson Hall

Nashville, TN 37240


alex.maier [at] vanderbilt. edu

Research Agenda

The brain is the only known place in the universe where objectively observable physical and chemical processes translate into subjective experiences such as pain, taste, joy and love.

As a first step towards a mechanistic understanding of this intriguing phenomenon, my colleagues and I are determining the neural processes that give rise to our conscious perceptual experience of visual stimuli.