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

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We joined the new PsychToolbox community

The lab has relied on PsychToolbox from the start and we have often reached out to the main developer, Mario Kleiner, for additional functionality and received exceptional support. PsychToolbox is certainly one of the most valuable services to the vision science community. After years of discussions and uncertainty of how it could be made sustainable, … Continue reading We joined the new PsychToolbox community

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

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. … Continue reading Richard defended his PhD with highest distinction

Open student research assistant positions (SHK)

Applications are now closed. We are looking for a number of motivated students who would like to become part of the lab as student research assistants (Studentische Hilfskraft, SHK), starting on January 1st, 2021 (duration: 2 years). We have a total of four positions available. Two of these positions will be working entirely at the … Continue reading Open student research assistant positions (SHK)

Apply now for Postdoc and PhD positions in ERC project

Applications are now closed. We have openings for 2 postdoc and 2 PhD positions to work on an exciting new project called "How visual actions shape active vision (VIS-Á-VIS)". It is a five-year project funded through an ERC Consolidator Grant, awarded to Martin by the European Research Council. The project will start in September 2020, … Continue reading Apply now for Postdoc and PhD positions in ERC project