Prof. Dr.

Wolfgang Einhaeuser-Treyer

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Einhaeuser-Treyer

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Einhaeuser-Treyer

My current research focuses on attention and eye movements during natural-scene processing and in real-world tasks. In addition, I use rivalry to study common processes underlying perception, action and decision-making. Together, these lines of research aim at understanding how the human brain deals with complex and ambiguous sensory input to extract information that is relevant for achieving behavioural goals.

Contact details
Chemnitz University of Technology
Institute of Physics
Physics of Cognition
09107 Chemnitz, Germany
+49 (0)371 531 31586
+49 (0)371 531 8 31586

  • Dowiasch, S., Marx, S., Einhäuser, W., & Bremmer, F. (2015). Effects of aging on eye movements in the real world. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 9:46.DOI find paper
  • Einhäuser, W., & Nuthmann, A. (2016). Salient in space - salient in time: fixation probability predicts fixation duration during natural scene viewing. Journal of Vision, 16(11):13, 1–17. DOI find paper
  • Einhäuser, W., Methfessel, P., & Bendixen, A. (2017). Newly acquired audio-visual associations bias perception in binocular rivalry. Vision Research. 133, 121-129. DOI find paper
  • Einhäuser, W., Thomassen, S., & Bendixen, A. (2017). Using binocular rivalry to tag foreground sounds: Towards an objective visual measure for auditory multistability. Journal of Vision, 17(1):34, 1–19. DOI find paper
  • Frässle, S., Sommer, J., Jansen, A., Naber, M., & Einhäuser, W. (2014). Binocular rivalry - frontal activity relates to introspection and action, but not to perception. Journal of Neuroscience, 34, 1738-1747. find paper
  • Kugler, G., 't Hart, B.M., Kohlbecher, S., Einhäuser, W., & Schneider, E. (2015a). Gaze in visual search is guided more efficiently by positive cues than by negative cues. PLoS One. 10(12): e0145910. find paper
  • Marx, S., & Einhäuser, W. (2015). Reward modulates perception in binocular rivalry. Journal of Vision, 15(1):11.DOI find paper
  • Marx, S., Gruenhage, G., Walper, D., Rutishauser, U., & Einhäuser, W. (2015). Competition with and without priority control: linking rivalry to attention through winner?take?all networks with memory. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1339(1), 138-153. DOI DOI find paper
  • Marx, S., Hansen-Goos, O., Thrun, M., & Einhäuser, W. (2014). Rapid serial processing of natural scenes: Color modulates detection but neither recognition nor the attentional blink. Journal of Vision 14(14):4.DOI find paper
  • Schomaker, J., Walper, D., Wittmann, B.C., & Einhäuser, W. (2017). Attention in natural scenes: Affective motivational factors guide gaze independently of visual salience. Vision Research. 133, 161-175. DOI find paper
  • Stoll, J., Thrun, M., Nuthmann, A., Einhäuser, W. (2015). Overt attention in natural scenes: objects dominate features. Vision Research. 107:36-48.DOI find paper
  • Veto, P., Einhäuser, W., & Troje, N. F. (2017). Biological motion distorts size perception. Sci Rep, 7, 42576. DOI

former project-related publications

  • 't Hart BM, Einhäuser W (2012). Mind the step: complementary roles for eye-in-head and head-in-world orientation when negotiating a real-life path. Exp Brain Res, 223(2):233-249.
  • 't Hart, B.M., Vockeroth, J., Schumann, F., Bartl, K., Schneider, E. & König P, Einhäuser W (2009). Gaze allocation in natural stimuli: comparing free exploration to head-fixed viewing conditions. Visual Cognition, 17, 1132-1158.
  • Einhäuser, W. & König, P. (2010). Getting Real - Sensory Processing of Natural Stimuli. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 20, 389-395.
  • Einhäuser, W. Koch, C. & Carter, O. (2010). Pupil dilation betrays the timing of decisions. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4:18.
  • Einhäuser, W., König, P. (2003). Does luminance-contrast contribute to a saliency map of overt visual attention? European Journal of Neuroscience, 17(5),1089-1097.
  • Einhäuser, W., Mundhenk, T.N., Baldi, P., Koch, C., & Itti, L. (2007). A bottom-up model of spatial attention predicts human error patterns in rapid scene recognition. Journal of Vision, 7(10),6.
  • Einhäuser, W., Rutishauser, U. & Koch, C. (2008). Task-demands can immediately reverse the effects of sensory-driven saliency in complex visual stimuli. Journal of Vision, 8,2.1-19.
  • Einhäuser, W., Spain, M. & Perona, P. (2008). Objects predict fixations better than early saliency. Journal of Vision. 8,18.1-26.
  • Einhäuser, W., Stout, C., Koch, C. & Carter, O (2008). Pupil dilation reflects perceptual selection and predicts subsequent stability in perceptual rivalry. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 105, 1704-1709.
  • Naber, M., Frässle, S., Einhäuser, W. (2011). Perceptual rivalry: reflexes reveal the gradual nature of visual awareness. PLoS One, 6(6):e20910.
  • Naber, M., Frässle, S., Rutishauser, U., Einhäuser, W. (2013). Pupil size signals novelty and predicts later retrieval success for declarative memories of natural scenes. Journal of Vision, 13(2):11.
  • Preuschoff, K., 't Hart, B.M., Einhäuser, W. (2011). Pupil dilation signals surprise: evidence for noradrenaline’s role in decision making. Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience, 5:115.