EXC 2002/1: Control Models of Perceptual Stability in Active Observers (SP 23)


This project aims at the implementation of perceptual stability, a fundamental aspect of sensorimotor intelligence. The postdoctoral researcher will work in close collaboration with colleagues and PIs from perceptual psychology and systems and control theory. We will investigate the dynamic interplay of visual, non-visual sensory, and motor information in active vision. To achieve an understanding of perceptual stability on an algorithmic level, we will devise and implement closed-loop control sensorimotor models that exhibit the characteristics of biological perceptual and motor systems. We will combine state-of-the-art psychophysical techniques with eye and motion tracking to gather data that critically evaluate these models’ predictions.
This project aims at the implementation of perceptual stability, a fundamental aspect of sensorimotor intelligence. The postdoctoral researcher will work in close collaboration with colleagues and PIs from perceptual psychology and systems and control theory. We will investigate the dynamic interplay of visual, non-visual sensory, and motor information in active vision. To achieve an understanding of perceptual stability on an algorithmic level, we will devise and implement closed-loop control sensorimotor models that exhibit the characteristics of biological perceptual and motor systems. We will combine state-of-the-art psychophysical techniques with eye and motion tracking to gather data that critically evaluate these models’ predictions.


Principal investigators
Rolfs, Martin Prof. Dr. (Details) (General Psychology - Active Perception and Cognition)

Participating external organisations

Duration of project
Start date: 10/2020
End date: 09/2023

Related umbrella project

Research Areas
Biological Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Systems Engineering

Research Areas
Visuelle Wahrnehmung

Publications
Rolfs, M. & Schweitzer, R. (2022). Coupling perception to action through incidental sensory consequences of motor behavior. Nature Reviews Psychology, in press.
Schweitzer, R. & Rolfs, M. (2021). Intra-saccadic motion streaks jump-start gaze correction. Science Advances, 7, 30:eabf2218, 1-14.
Schweitzer, R. & Rolfs, M. (2021). Definition, modeling and detection of saccades in the face of post-saccadic oscillations. In: Eye-tracking: background, methods and applications (ed. S. Stuart). SpringerNature Neuromethods.

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