In press: Intra-saccadic motion streaks jump-start gaze correction

How do human observers establish object correspondence when the objects rapidly change locations on the retina with each saccade? There is strong evidence that the visual system encodes pre-saccadic object features in visual short-term memory, which are subsequently matched to the post-saccadic retinal image. In a new paper, to appear in Science Advances, we provide evidence … Continue reading In press: Intra-saccadic motion streaks jump-start gaze correction

Our 8+1 contributions to virtual VSS 2021

This years VSS was virtual, but that did not keep us from submitting our most recent work. We created a Twitter thread explaining our 8 scientific contributions (1 talk by Lisa Kroell and 7 posters by ): https://twitter.com/rolfslab/status/1394300169286467589?s=20 The final contribution to the conference was virtual Club Vision — the conference's legendary dance party that … Continue reading Our 8+1 contributions to virtual VSS 2021

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