Medical Prevention Centre Hamburg, Hamburg University, Germany.
Wolfgang H. Zangemeister finished medicine in Munich, with his Dr. Med. at the Max-Planck-Institute for Psychiatry in 1972. He studied painting and kinetic sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich 1967 to 1971 and contributed a kinetic environment to the exhibition “Young German art: 14 times 14″ in the Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. He worked with Lawrence W. Stark from 1978 to 2004 at UC Berkeley, Department of Physiological Optics, and UC San Francisco Neuro-Ophthalmology with William F. Hoyt. Aim of his work is to elucidate the neural processes of higher cognitive performance, such as visual perception, pictorial imagination, and related mental performances with the neurophysiological basis of attention: Particularly the neurobiological foundations of art and neuro-aesthetics with contribution of the scan path theory for active top-down vision under normal and pathological conditions.