Science of Intelligence (SCIoI)

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)

In press: New paper on feature-based attention and saccadic eye movements.

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 moderates panel discussion on Animal Research

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

VSS 2017: 3 talks, 1 poster, and 1 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

Opinion article on Oculomotor prediction in psychosis in press in TiCS

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

New paper: Oculomotor inhibition covaries with conscious detection

Congratulations to Alex White, whose postdoc project just appeared in the Journal of Neurophysiology! The key finding of this paper is that the pattern of miniature eye movements immediately following the appearance of a stimulus—the reflexive inhibition of so-called microsaccades—reveals whether the observer has seen that stimulus or not. To some extent, this subjective perception … Continue reading New paper: Oculomotor inhibition covaries with conscious detection