In press: New paper on perceptual grouping during pre-saccadic attention

What is the unit of pre-saccadic selection: A location that is spatially confined to the target of an upcoming eye movement, or an extended object – the one that an observer is aiming to inspect by directing her gaze towards it? We teamed up with Arezoo Pooresmaeili at the European Neuroscience Institute Göttingen to study … Continue reading In press: New paper on perceptual grouping during pre-saccadic attention

New J Neuro paper with Katy Thakkar: Structural thalamo-frontal hypoconnectivity is related to oculomotor corollary discharge dysfunction in schizophrenia

The next chapter of our fruitful collaboration with the amazing Katy Thakkar has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Neuroscience. Katy's talented student Beier Yao took the lead on this one. What this is about? People with schizophrenia sometimes experience abnormalities in a sense of agency, which may stem from abnormal sensory predictions about their own … Continue reading New J Neuro paper with Katy Thakkar: Structural thalamo-frontal hypoconnectivity is related to oculomotor corollary discharge dysfunction in schizophrenia

Successful application for the Excellence Cluster Science of Intelligence (SCIoI)

We are excited that the application for the Excellence Cluster Science of Intelligence (short: SCIoI) has been successful! The aim of this multi-disciplinary research program is to forge a new discipline — the science of intelligence — which bridges analytical and synthetic disciplines. The Technical University Berlin and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin will provide a … Continue reading Successful application for the Excellence Cluster Science of Intelligence (SCIoI)

Opinion article on Oculomotor prediction in psychosis in press in TiCS

Together with Katy Thakkar (Michigan State University) and Vaibhav Diwadkar (Wayne State University), we just wrote an opinion piece on the role of corollary discharge in psychosis, and how prediction in the oculomotor system may help us understand the complex polygenic disorder schizophrenia. The review is going to be published in one of the next issues of … Continue reading Opinion article on Oculomotor prediction in psychosis in press in TiCS