Sabine Kastner

Dr. Sabine Kastner



Principal Investigator



Sabine Kastner is a Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology.  She also serves as the Scientific Director of Princeton’s neuroimaging facility and heads the Neuroscience of Attention and Perception Laboratory. Kastner earned an M.D. (1993) and PhD (1994) degree and received postdoctoral training at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and NIMH before joining the faculty at Princeton University in 2000. She studies the neural basis of visual perception, attention, and awareness in the primate brain and has published more than 100 articles in journals and books and has co-edited the ‘Handbook of Attention’ (OUP), published in 2014. Kastner serves on several editorial boards and is a Senior Editor for eLife. Kastner enjoys a number of outreach activities such as fostering the career of young women in science, promoting neuroscience in schools (she is chief editor for the first online kids neuroscience journal - Frontiers of young minds’ understanding neuroscience) and exploring intersections of neuroscience and art.