The next chapter of our fruitful collaboration with the amazing Katy Thakkar has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Neuroscience. Katy's talented student Beier Yao took the lead on this one. What this is about? People with schizophrenia sometimes experience abnormalities in a sense of agency, which may stem from abnormal sensory predictions about their own … Continue reading New J Neuro paper with Katy Thakkar: Structural thalamo-frontal hypoconnectivity is related to oculomotor corollary discharge dysfunction in schizophrenia
Science Of Intelligence is our ambitious plan to forge a new discipline aiming to understand intelligent behavior. Vision is a big part of it, and Martin is one of the 21 core PIs of this Cluster of Excellence. We have just put 23 positions (PhD and Postdoc) on various projects on the market. Apply if … Continue reading Apply for PhD and Postdoc positions at SCIoI (deadline: 15/02/2019)
Quite some time ago, our paper on perceptual learning during saccade preparation has been accepted for publication in Vision Research. This project started with an idea in 2010, innocently pitched at one of the legendary lunch lab meetings at Patrick Cavanagh's house in Paris. He had just asked me what I'd like to work on … Continue reading Now out: Perceptual learning while preparing saccades
We are happy to announce the publication of a new paper in the Journal of Neuroscience. Effective action in the presence of moving stimuli requires a prediction of their motion trajectory. To investigate the link between motion extrapolation for oculomotor programming and the perception of target position, we used the flash-grab effect to induce illusory … Continue reading New paper on the relation between motion extrapolation for eye movements and perceived position shifts
We are happy to announce that our paper on saccadic selection of visuospatial working memory contents has been published in Consciousness and Cognition. Eye movements help to prioritize information processing in cluttered visual scenes. Specifically, stimuli presented at the future saccade goal are preferentially encoded and maintained in visual short-term memory. In this paper, we … Continue reading New paper on saccadic selection of visuospatial working memory contents
We are excited that the application for the Excellence Cluster Science of Intelligence (short: SCIoI) has been successful! The aim of this multi-disciplinary research program is to forge a new discipline — the science of intelligence — which bridges analytical and synthetic disciplines. The Technical University Berlin and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin will provide a … Continue reading Successful application for the Excellence Cluster Science of Intelligence (SCIoI)
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!