Filipp Schmidt (N)

Justus-Liebig University Giessen FB 06 Psychology and Sports-Sciences
Otto-Behaghel-Str. 10F
35394 Giessen, Germany

+49 (0)641 99 26 116 +49 (0)641 99 26 119 send e-mail visit website


To join C1 as project leader in requested third funding period.

My research is focused on the visual perception and cognition of objects, shapes, transformations and materials. Specifically, I aim to understand how we integrate low-level and mid-level perceptual features with higher level visual cognition into a unified representation of our environment. For this, I am using a combination of computer graphics, psychophysics and computational modelling.

project-related publications
Fleming RW & Schmidt F (2019). Getting ‘‘fumpered’’: Classifying objects by what has been done to them. Journal of Vision, 19(4):15 find paper DOI
Schmidt F & Fleming RW (2018). Identifying shape transformations from photographs of real objects. PLoS ONE 13(8): e0202115. find paper DOI
Schmidt F, Phillips F, & Fleming RW (2019). Visual perception of shape-transforming processes: ‘Shape Scission’. Cognition, 189, 167-180. find paper DOI
Morgenstern, Y., Hartmann, F., Schmidt, F., Tiedemann, H., Prokott, E., Maiello, G., & Fleming, R. W. (2021). An image-computable model of human visual shape similarity.PLOS Computational Biology, 17(6), e1008981. find paper. DOI
Schmidt, F., Fleming, R. W., & Valsecchi, M. (2020). Softness and weight from shape: Material properties inferred from local shape features. Journal of Vision, 20(6), 2-2. find paper DOI
Schmidt, F., Kleis, J., Morgenstern, Y., & Fleming, R. W. (2020). The role of semantics in the perceptual organization of shape. Scientific Reports, 10/, 22141. find paper. DOI
former project-related publications
Schmidt, F., Hegele, M., & Fleming, R. W. (2017). Perceiving animacy from shape. Journal of Vision, 17(11), 10-10. find paper
Paulun, V., Schmidt, F., van Assen, J. J. R., & Fleming, R. W. (2017). Shape, motion and optical cues to stiffness of elastic objects. Journal of Vision, 17(1):20, 1-22. DOI find paper
Schmidt, F., & Fleming, R. W. (2016). Visual perception of complex shape-transforming processes. Cognitive Psychology, 90, 48-70. DOI find paper
Schmidt, F., Hegele, M., & Fleming, R. W. (2017). Perceiving animacy from shape. Journal of Vision, in press. find paper
Schmidt, F., Paulun, V. C., van Assen, J. J. R., & Fleming, R. W. (2017). Inferring the stiffness of unfamiliar objects from optical, shape, and motion cues. Journal of Vision, 17(3):18, 1-17. DOI find paper
Schmidt, F., Spröte, P., & Fleming, R. W. (2016). Perception of shape and space across rigid transformations. Vision Research, 126, 318-329. DOI find paper
Spröte, P., Schmidt, F., & Fleming, R.W. (2016). Visual perception of shape altered by inferred causal history. Scientific Reports, 6:36245. DOI find paper