Martin inaugurated as Heisenberg Professor

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

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)

Now out: Perceptual learning while preparing saccades

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

New paper on the relation between motion extrapolation for eye movements and perceived position shifts

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

New paper on saccadic selection of visuospatial working memory contents

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

Successful application for the Excellence Cluster Science of Intelligence (SCIoI)

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)

Job opening for a fully funded PhD project (position filled)

* 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)

New paper on dynamic changes orientation tuning before saccades.

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.