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

In press: New paper on how visual sensitivity reshapes at saccade targets

How does the preparation of an eye movement alter the shape of a broad sensitivity profile at the eye movement target? And how does this affect sensitivities to single spatial frequencies on the profile? In a new paper, to appear in Cortex, we set out to provide a holistic description of pre-saccadic sensitivity modulations by … Continue reading In press: New paper on how visual sensitivity reshapes at saccade targets

ERC Consolidator project ‘VIS-Á-VIS’ starts — welcome to Wiebke and Lukasz!

With the beginning of this year, we started an exciting new project called “How visual actions shape active vision”, and like all European projects it goes by an acronym: VIS-Á-VIS. It is a five-year project funded through an ERC Consolidator Grant, awarded to Martin by the European Research Council. So far, we have hired two postdocs and … Continue reading ERC Consolidator project ‘VIS-Á-VIS’ starts — welcome to Wiebke and Lukasz!

Out now: New paper on temporal reference frames in visual working memory

We are happy to announce Anna's first paper coming out of her work on temporal reference frames in visual working memory, which has just appeared in Cognition. Heuer, A. & Rolfs, M. (2021). Incidental encoding of visual information in temporal reference frames in working memory. Cognition, 207:104526, 1-9. [pdf] Spatial and temporal properties structure our visual experience, but our … Continue reading Out now: New paper on temporal reference frames in visual working memory

Julius wins Humboldt prize for his Master’s thesis

Julius Krumbiegel was awarded the Humboldt Prize 2020 for his Master’s thesis “Evidence for efference copies from combined eye-head gaze shifts”, an award that recognizing exceptional academic work by students. Congratulations for this outstanding and well-deserved achievement! In his work, Julius investigated the ability of human observers to maintain a sense of spatial locations in … Continue reading Julius wins Humboldt prize for his Master’s thesis