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Dr. Denise de Grave


Please note: as of December 15th 2005 I will not be in Giessen anymore. I will start my new job at the "Vrije Universiteit" in Amsterdam in February.

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen 
Fachbereich 06, Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft
Abteilung Allgemeine Psychologie
Otto-Behaghel-Strasse 10F
35394 Giessen

Campus: Building F1, Room 307
Phone: +49(0)641 / 99-26110
Fax: +49(0)641 / 99-26119

Position: Post-Doc


PhD dissertation 2005: Erasmus MC Rotterdam, Dept. of Neuroscience
"The use of illusory visual information in perception and action"
Master diploma 2000: Radboud University Nijmegen, NICI/Experimental Psychology
"Brightness differences in an illusory cube"

Research interests

eye movements, grasping, perception and action


Journal articles

  • De Grave, D.D.J., Franz, V.H., & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (submitted). Eye and hand use the same visual information in concurrent and in separate task performance.
  • Biegstraaten, M., de Grave, D.D.J., Smeets, J.B.J., & Brenner, E. (submitted). Müller-Lyer: More than a change in length.
  • De Grave, D.D.J., Smeets, J.B.J., & Brenner, E. (submitted). Why are saccades influenced by the Brentano illusion?
  • Smeets, J.B.J., Van Beers, R.J., Van den Dobbelsteen, J., de Grave, D.D.J., & Brenner, E. (submitted). Optimal sensory integration predicts movement drift.

  • De Grave, D.D.J., Biegstraaten, M., Smeets, J.B.J., & Brenner, E. Effects of the Ebbinghaus figure on grasping are not due to misjudged size. Experimental Brain Research, 163(1), 58-64. [pdf]
  • De Grave, D.D.J., Brenner, E., & Smeets, J.B.J. (2004a) An apparent compression cannot explain the difference between the original and induced Roelofs effect. Vision Research, 44(10), 1031-1032. [pdf]
  • De Grave, D.D.J., Brenner, E., & Smeets, J.B.J. (2004b) Illusions as a tool to study the coding of pointing movements. Experimental Brain Research, 155(1), 56-62. [pdf]
  • De Grave, D.D.J., Brenner, E., & Smeets, J.B.J. (2002) Are the original Roelofs effect and the induced Roelofs effect caused by the same shift in straight ahead? Vision Research, 42(19), 2277-2283. [pdf]
  • De Grave, D.D.J., Smeets, J.B.J., & Brenner, E. (2002) Ecological and constructivist approach and the influence of illusions. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 25(1), 103-104. [pdf]
  • Smeets, J.B.J., Brenner, E., de Grave, D.D.J., & Cuijpers, R.H. (2002) Illusions in action: consequences of inconsistent processing of spatial attributes. Experimental Brain Research, 147, 135-144. [pdf]

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