Our lab is growing! A warm welcome to Anna who joined us as a Post-Doc from Marburg University, Frederik and Lisa who are starting their PhDs, Hannah who is working as a student assistant, and Karl and Susan who are writing their theses in the lab.
About three years ago, we have started working on perception during saccadic eye movements — that is, when the eyes are in mid-flight from one point in the scene to the next. Using a quite unique high-speed projection setup that allows us to rapidly (yet smoothly) move stimuli on the screen, we keep finding new … Continue reading In the press: All is not lost
* Note that the position has been filled. Please do not apply anymore. * We are looking for candidates for a fully funded PhD position in our group. If you are interested in a project using visual psychophysics, eye and motion tracking, and computational modeling to study selective visual processes, we might have just the opportunity. … Continue reading Job opening for a fully funded PhD project (position filled)
This was long overdue: We have been very lucky to have not one, not two, not three, but four incredible students join the lab (more or less) recently. So our people page got an overhaul. Jan, Olga, Bea, and Julius all have started working on exciting projects on topics as diverse as agency, perceptual organization, visual … Continue reading Welcome, Jan, Olga, Bea, and Julius!
Martin has accepted an offer from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin to become a Heisenberg professor for Experimental Psychology: Active Perception and Cognition (or, in German: Allgemeine Psychologie: Aktive Wahrnehmung und Kognition) and set up a new group at the Psychology Department. He has been inaugurated on Tuesday. The Heisenberg professorship has been awarded to Martin by … Continue reading Martin inaugurated as Heisenberg Professor
Clara Kuper, student assistant in our lab, will moderate a panel and audience discussion on animal research and its ethical implications on April 24, 2017. The discussion will feature a number of first-class experts on animal research and welfare, including: Prof. Dr. Stefan Treue, Director of the German Primate Research Centre, Göttingen Prof. Dr. Christa Thöne-Reineke, Professor for … Continue reading Clara moderates panel discussion on Animal Research
Congratulations to our very own Richard Schweitzer for being awarded a student travel award to attend the meeting of the Vision Sciences Society Meeting in St. Pete Beach, Florida, in May. The award is extremely competitive as only 20 out of more than 200 applicants have been selected. Quite a good start into his first VSS! Make … Continue reading Richard receives VSS 2017 student travel award
We were very excited to get the news that 3 of our 4 presentations have been accepted as talks at the 2017 meeting of the Vision Sciences Society in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Partly in collaboration with Tamara Watson (University of Western Sydney, Australia) and Eric Castet (Aix-Marseille Université, France), we started working on visual processing … Continue reading VSS 2017: 3 talks, 1 poster, and 1 student travel award
Congratulations to Alex White, whose postdoc project just appeared in the Journal of Neurophysiology! The key finding of this paper is that the pattern of miniature eye movements immediately following the appearance of a stimulus—the reflexive inhibition of so-called microsaccades—reveals whether the observer has seen that stimulus or not. To some extent, this subjective perception … Continue reading New paper: Oculomotor inhibition covaries with conscious detection
Two fresh minds joined the lab today (see people page). Sandy Hannibal and Stefan Uhrig will both complete a 6-week internship in our lab. With their help, we are hoping to collect some fresh pilot data for our new project on saccadic adaptation. Welcome to the lab, Sandy and Stefan!