Johannes Fahrenfort obtained his M.Sc. in psychology at
the University of Amsterdam in 1999. His Masters research project
concerned the ability of normal subjects to exhibit behaviour akin
to blindsight, which is the ability of some people with damage to
their primary visual cortex to have residual visual capabilities like pointing to objects, despite having no conscious experience of these objects. After graduation
he went on to the University of Eindhoven, where he obtained a professional
doctorate in engineering in the field of human computer interaction.
As part of his final project he worked at Trilogy in Austin, Texas,
a software company delivering software solutions to Fortune 500
companies. Upon return to the Netherlands he obtained a PhD in cognitive neuroscience in the lab of Prof.Dr. V.A.F. Lamme, working on the neural correlates of conscious and unconscious vision. After that he worked as an assistant professor at the Experimental Psychology Division of Utrecht University and currently works both at the Cognitive Psychology department of the Vrije Universiteit and at the department of Brain and Cognition of the University of Amsterdam. Johannes lives in Amsterdam with his wife and three children.