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Experimental Psychology








Dr. rer. nat. Jan Drewes


currently a PostDoctoral Research Fellow with the
Physiscs of Psychological Processes Group
Institut für Physik
Technische Universität Chemnitz
Reichenhainer Straße 70
Physikgebäude (PhG), Raum P134
09126 Chemnitz, Germany

office: +49 371 531-33850
cell (DE): +49 176 26086222
cell (CN): +86 183 8711 8202
e-mail: mail@jandrewes.de


2017- Institute of Physics, TU Chemnitz, Germany
2013-2017 Melcher Active Perception Group, CIMeC, Trento University, Rovereto, Italy
2011-2013 Centre for Vision Research (CVR), York University, Toronto, Canada
2009-2011 CERCO, CNRS Toulouse and Université Paul Sabatier, France
2008-2009 Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen Institute for Experimental Psychology
2006-2008 INCM, CNRS Marseille, France
PhD 2006
(Dr. rer. nat)
Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen Institute for Experimental Psychology
Thesis: Classification of Natural Scenes
Diploma 2003
(Computer Science / Informatics)
Universität zu Lübeck, Institute for Neuro- and Bioinformatics
Thesis: Prediction Of Saccadic Eye Movements With Dynamic Scenes

Research interests

human perception, image classification, object recognition, statistics of natural images, eye tracking


  • Zhu, W., Drewes, J. (co-first author), Peatfield, N., & Melcher, D. (2016). Differential visual processing of animal images, with and without conscious awareness. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10 (2016): 513. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2016.00513
  • Wutz, A., Drewes, J., & Melcher, D. (2016). Non-retinotopic perception of orientation: temporal integration of basic features operates in object-based coordinates. Journal of Vision 16, no. 10 (August 1, 2016): 3. doi:10.1167/16.10.3
  • Zhu, W., Drewes, J. (co-first author), & Melcher, D. (2016). Time for awareness: mask temporal frequency determines continuous flash suppression effectiveness. PLOS ONE 11(7), e0159206. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0159206
  • Drewes, J., Goren, G., Zhu, W., & Elder, J.H. (2016). Recurrent Processing in the Formation of Shape Percepts. The Journal of Neuroscience 36, no. 1 (January 6, 2016): 185-192. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2347-15.2016
  • Drewes, J., Zhu, W., Wutz, A., & Melcher, D. (2015). Dense Sampling Reveals Behavioral Oscillations in Rapid Visual Categorization. Scientific Reports 5 (November 6, 2015): 16290. doi:10.1038/srep16290
  • Drewes, J., Zhu, W., Hu, Y., & Hu, X. (2014). Smaller Is Better: Drift in Gaze Measurements due to Pupil Dynamics. PLoS ONE, 9(10), e111197. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0111197
  • Drewes, J., Zhu, W., & Melcher, D. (2014). Dissociation between spatial and temporal integration mechanisms in Vernier fusion. Vision Research, 105, 21-28. doi:10.1016/j.visres.2014.08.017
  • Zhu, W., Drewes, J., & Gegenfurtner, K. R. (2013). Animal Detection in Natural Images: Effects of Color and Image Database. PLoS ONE, 8(10), e75816. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075816
  • Drewes, J., Masson, G. S., & Montagnini, A. (2012). Shifts in reported gaze position due to changes in pupil size: ground truth and compensation. Proceedings of the Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications, ETRA 2012 (pp. 209-212). New York, NY, USA: ACM. doi:10.1145/2168556.2168596
  • Drewes, J., & VanRullen, R. (2011). This Is the Rhythm of Your Eyes: The Phase of Ongoing Electroencephalogram Oscillations Modulates Saccadic Reaction Time. The Journal of Neuroscience, 31(12), 4698 -4708. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4795-10.2011
  • Drewes, J., Trommershäuser, J., Gegenfurtner, K. R. (2011). Parallel visual search and rapid animal detection in natural scenes. Journal of Vision, 11(2), 20. doi:10.1167/11.2.20
  • VanRullen R., Busch N.A., Drewes J., Dubois J. (2011). Ongoing EEG phase as a trial-by-trial predictor of perceptual and attentional variability. Frontiers in Perception Science, 2:, 60. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00060
  • Wichmann F.A., Drewes J., Rosas P., Gegenfurtner K.R. (2010). Animal detection in natural scenes: critical features revisited. Journal of Vision 10(4):6.1-27, doi:10.1167/10.4.6
  • Barth, E., Drewes, J., and Martinetz, T. (2003). Individual predictions of eye-movements with dynamic scenes. In Bernice Rogowitz and Thrasyvoulos Pappas, editors, Electronic Imaging 2003, volume 5007, pages 252-259. SPIE, 2003.

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