Richard defended his PhD with highest distinction

On November 3rd 2020, Richard Schweitzer defended his PhD thesis on “Perceptual and Motor Consequences of Intra-saccadic Perception” before his committee consisting of Prof. Dr. Rasha Abdel-Rahman (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Prof. Dr. Thérèse Collins (Université Paris Descartes), Prof. Dr. Karl Gegenfurtner (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen), Dr. Elisa Filevich (Bersntein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin), and Prof. Dr. Martin Rolfs (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin).

After an outstanding talk and an insightful discussion, Richard received the highest distinction possible: summa cum laude.

Congratulations! Absolutely deserved!!

Richard’s thesis includes five manuscripts as well as three additional pilot studies. Here is a list of those papers that have been published thus far (with more on the way):

Schweitzer, R., & Rolfs, M. (2020). Intra-saccadic motion streaks jump-start gaze correction. bioRxiv. [link]

Schweitzer, R. & Rolfs, M. (2020). Intra-saccadic motion streaks as cues to linking object locations across saccades. Journal of Vision, 20(4):17, 1-24. [pdf]

Schweitzer, R. & Rolfs, M. (2020). An adaptive algorithm for fast and reliable online saccade detection. Behavior Research Methods, 52, 1122-1139. [pdf]

Schweitzer, R., Watson, T.L., Watson, J., & Rolfs, M. (2019). The joy of retinal painting: A build-it-yourself device for intrasaccadic presentations. Perception, 48, 1020-1025. [pdf]

Balsdon, T., Schweitzer, R., Watson, T. L., & Rolfs, M. (2018). All is not lost: Post-saccadic contributions to the perceptual omission of intra-saccadic streaks. Consciousness and Cognition64, 19-31. [pdf]