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

Julius wins Humboldt prize for his Master’s thesis

Julius Krumbiegel was awarded the Humboldt Prize 2020 for his Master’s thesis “Evidence for efference copies from combined eye-head gaze shifts”, an award that recognizing exceptional academic work by students. Congratulations for this outstanding and well-deserved achievement! In his work, Julius investigated the ability of human observers to maintain a sense of spatial locations in … Continue reading Julius wins Humboldt prize for his Master’s thesis

Richard defended his PhD with highest distinction

On November 3rd 2020, Richard Schweitzer defended his PhD thesis on "Perceptual and Motor Consequences of Intra-saccadic Perception" before his committee consisting of Prof. Dr. Rasha Abdel-Rahman (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Prof. Dr. Thérèse Collins (Université Paris Descartes), Prof. Dr. Karl Gegenfurtner (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen), Dr. Elisa Filevich (Bersntein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin), and Prof. Dr. … Continue reading Richard defended his PhD with highest distinction

Book review on “How attention works”

Lisa and Martin have had the pleasure of reviewing Stefan van der Stigchel’s book “How Attention Works: Finding Your Way in a World of Distraction” (MIT Press). Check out their review here: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/peca/49/7

Apply now for Postdoc and PhD positions in ERC project

Applications are now closed. We have openings for 2 postdoc and 2 PhD positions to work on an exciting new project called "How visual actions shape active vision (VIS-Á-VIS)". It is a five-year project funded through an ERC Consolidator Grant, awarded to Martin by the European Research Council. The project will start in September 2020, … Continue reading Apply now for Postdoc and PhD positions in ERC project

Virtual-VSS Poster: The peripheral sensitivity profile reshapes during saccade preparation

Come see Lisa Kroell's poster presentation on how the peripheral sensitivity profile reshapes during saccade preparation. If you are registered for V-VSS, the poster is here. Lisa scheduled three Zoom sessions: 20 June, 8am EST (2pm CET) - View Presenter Conference23 June, 2pm EST (8pm CET) - View Presenter Conference24 June, 5am EST (11:00 CET) - View Presenter … Continue reading Virtual-VSS Poster: The peripheral sensitivity profile reshapes during saccade preparation

New review on working memory and action

Anna, Sven and Martin have published a review on how actions planned and generated during memory maintenance select content in visual memory. Get one of the 50 free copies: https://bit.ly/3c1FZCj. Thanks to Stefan van der Stigchel and Chris Olivers for organizing this special issue!