In Press: Foveal vision anticipates defining features of eye movement targets

Update: The paper is now out and available here: https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.78106 This is the key paper of Lisa’s PhD. While decades of research have characterized pre-saccadic sensitivity modulations at the target of eye movements, little is known about the concurrent development of visual sensitivity in the pre-saccadic center of gaze. In a series of experiments, we … Continue reading In Press: Foveal vision anticipates defining features of eye movement targets

POSITIONS FILLED: Internships for students enrolled at Ukrainian universities

To support students directly affected by the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine, we would like to offer two paid student internships. We have a variety of tasks ranging from simple ones, such as data collection, to work on more independent projects that fit into the context of the lab.We will try to make it as … Continue reading POSITIONS FILLED: Internships for students enrolled at Ukrainian universities

Two dissertation awards for Richard Schweitzer

Richard Schweitzer defended his PhD thesis "Perceptual and Motor Consequences of Intra-saccadic Perception" in the lab on November 3, 2020 (see post here). We now received news from that his work has been awarded two dissertation prizes. The first award is the Humboldt-Prize 2021, an annual prize honoring excellent scientific work young scientists at Humboldt-Universität … Continue reading Two dissertation awards for Richard Schweitzer

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

Press coverage on Science Advances paper

Our recent paper in Intra-saccadic motion streaks jump-start gaze correction (2021, Science Advances), revealing a possible functional role of intra-saccadic motion streaks received some peer commentary and media coverage. Here's a summary of that: Perspective in Science Advances: Fabius, J. H. & van der Stigchel, S. (2021). Vision while the eyes move: Getting the full … Continue reading Press coverage on Science Advances paper

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