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!
Martin has accepted an offer from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin to become a Heisenberg professor for Experimental Psychology: Active Perception and Cognition (or, in German: Allgemeine Psychologie: Aktive Wahrnehmung und Kognition) and set up a new group at the Psychology Department. He has been inaugurated on Tuesday. The Heisenberg professorship has been awarded to Martin by … Continue reading Martin inaugurated as Heisenberg Professor
We are excited to announce that our new paper on local changes in orientation tuning before saccades has just appeared in the Journal of Vision. Here is the link. Clara and Sven did worked together extremely well to get this project from conception to publication in less than two years! In this study, we combined … Continue reading New paper on dynamic changes orientation tuning before saccades.
Martin is part of the organising team of the 40th European Conference on Visual Perception, which is about to take off. From August 27 to 31, Berlin will be the host of almost 1200 vision scientists. We have an exciting program, including four great keynote speakers. Come join us! Check out the website: http://www.ecvp.org/2017/ PS: MR also … Continue reading Coming up: ECVP 2017 in Berlin!
Martin is part of the highly interdisciplinary group of PIs involved in the preparation of the pre-application for an Excellence Cluster Science of Intelligence (short: SCIoI). Over the last year, we have worked in a group of >20 PIs from fields across a broad range of disciplines (biology, computer vision, educational research, philosophy, physics, psychology, … Continue reading Science of Intelligence (SCIoI)
Betty's paper on the continuity of feature-based attention across saccadic eye movements has just been accepted for publication in the Journal of Vision. Congratulations, Betty! A pdf of the preprint is available here. And here is the abstract: Saccadic eye movements do not disrupt the deployment of feature-based attention The tight link of saccades to covert spatial … Continue reading In press: New paper on feature-based attention and saccadic eye movements.
Clara Kuper, student assistant in our lab, will moderate a panel and audience discussion on animal research and its ethical implications on April 24, 2017. The discussion will feature a number of first-class experts on animal research and welfare, including: Prof. Dr. Stefan Treue, Director of the German Primate Research Centre, Göttingen Prof. Dr. Christa Thöne-Reineke, Professor for … Continue reading Clara moderates panel discussion on Animal Research
Congratulations to our very own Richard Schweitzer for being awarded a student travel award to attend the meeting of the Vision Sciences Society Meeting in St. Pete Beach, Florida, in May. The award is extremely competitive as only 20 out of more than 200 applicants have been selected. Quite a good start into his first VSS! Make … Continue reading Richard receives VSS 2017 student travel award
We were very excited to get the news that 3 of our 4 presentations have been accepted as talks at the 2017 meeting of the Vision Sciences Society in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Partly in collaboration with Tamara Watson (University of Western Sydney, Australia) and Eric Castet (Aix-Marseille Université, France), we started working on visual processing … Continue reading VSS 2017: 3 talks, 1 poster, and 1 student travel award
Together with Katy Thakkar (Michigan State University) and Vaibhav Diwadkar (Wayne State University), we just wrote an opinion piece on the role of corollary discharge in psychosis, and how prediction in the oculomotor system may help us understand the complex polygenic disorder schizophrenia. The review is going to be published in one of the next issues of … Continue reading Opinion article on Oculomotor prediction in psychosis in press in TiCS