In press: Oculomotor freezing indicates conscious detection free of decision bias

The same visual stimulus can sometimes reach awareness, while other times it does not. To understand why, we need objective, bias-free measures of awareness. We had previously discovered that a reflexive freezing of small eye movements indicates when an observer detects a stimulus (see White & Rolfs, 2016). In a new set of experiments that … Continue reading In press: Oculomotor freezing indicates conscious detection free of decision bias

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)