A1
Dr. Braun, Prof. Dr. Bremmer and Prof. Dr. Gegenfurtner

Prediction of position and motion during saccadic and smooth pursuit eye movements

In Project A1 we will be focus on natural eye movement behavior in complex natural and virtual environments. We plan to investigate how our visual system exploits semantic context information to guide predictive oculomotor behavior during tasks in natural surroundings. We will identify basic visuomotor routines consisting of spatially and temporally defined eye movement patterns to solve tasks of different complexities: eye movements of an observer viewing a dynamic scene, when moving around in an otherwise static scene or interacting within a scene. This approach towards natural settings will be complemented by neurophysiological and oculomotor studies in the head-unrestrained macaque monkey and by determining the role of visual context in eye movement sequences and their neural correlates.

new project-related publications
Bharmauria, V., Schuetz, A., Khoozani, P. A., Yan, X., Wang, H., Bremmer, F., & Crawford, J. D. (2021). Gaze-Related Activity in Primate Frontal Cortex Predicts and Mitigates Spatial Uncertainty. bioRxiv. find preprint
Braun, D. I., Schütz, A. C., & Gegenfurtner, K. R. (2021). Age effects on saccadic suppression of luminance and color. Journal of Vision, 21(6), 11-11. find paper DOI
Chen, J., Valsecchi, M., & Gegenfurtner, K. R. (2019). Saccadic suppression measured by steady-state visual evoked potentials. Journal of Neurophysiology, 122(1), 251–258. find paper DOI
Churan, J., Braun, D. I., Gegenfurtner, K. R., & Bremmer, F. (2018). Comparison of the precision of smooth pursuit in humans and head unrestrained monkeys. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 11(4). find paper DOI
Churan, J., Kaminiarz, A., Schwenk, J. C. B. & Bremmer, F. (2021b). Coding of interceptive saccades in parietal cortex of macaque monkeys. Brain Struct Funct, 1-17. find preprint
Churan, J., Kaminiarz, A., Schwenk, J. C. B., & Bremmer, F. (2021a). Action-dependent processing of self-motion in parietal cortex of macaque monkeys. Journal of Neurophysiology. find paper
de Haas, B., Iakovidis, A. L., Schwarzkopf, D. S., & Gegenfurtner, K. R. (2019). Individual differences in visual salience vary along semantic dimensions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(24), 11687-11692. find paper, DATA
Dowiasch, S., Meyer-Stender, S., Klingenhoefer, S., & Bremmer, F. (2020). Nonretinocentric localization of successively presented flashes during smooth pursuit eye movements. Journal of Vision, 20(4), 8-8. find paper DOI
Dowiasch, S., Wolf, P., & Bremmer, F. (2019). Quantitative comparison of a mobile and a stationary video-based eye-tracker. Behavior research methods, 1-14. find paper DOI
Goettker, A. (2021). Retinal error signals and fluctuations in eye velocity influence oculomotor behavior in subsequent trials. Journal of Vision, 21(5), 28-28. find paper
Goettker, A., Agtzidis, I., Braun, D., Dorr, M. & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2020). From Gaussian blobs to natural videos: Comparison of oculomotor behavior across different stimulus complexities. Journal of Vision, 20(8), 26. find paper, DATA
Goettker, A., Braun, D. I., & Gegenfurtner, K. R. (2019). Dynamic combination of position and motion information when tracking moving targets. Journal of vision, 19(7), 2-2. find paper DOI
Goettker, A., Braun, D. I., Schütz, A. C., & Gegenfurtner, K. R. (2018). Execution of saccadic eye movements affects speed perception. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(9), 2240-2245. find paper DOI
Goettker, A., Brenner, E., Gegenfurtner, K. R., & de la Malla, C. (2019). Corrective saccades influence velocity judgments and interception. Scientific reports, 9(1), 1-12. find paper DOI
Goettker, A., MacKenzie, K. J., & Murdison, T. S. (2020). Differences between oculomotor and perceptual artifacts for temporally limited head mounted displays. Journal of the Society for Information Display, 28(6), 509-519. find paper
Goettker, A., Pidaparthy, H., Braun, D. I., Elder, J. H., & Gegenfurtner, K. R. (2021). Ice hockey spectators use contextual cues to guide predictive eye movements. Current Biology, 31(16), R991-R992. find paper, DATA
Göttker, A., & Gegenfurtner, K. R. (2021). A change in perspective: The interaction of saccadic and pursuit eye movements in oculomotor control and perception. Vision Research. find preprint
Murdison, T. S., Blohm, G., & Bremmer, F. (2019). Saccade-induced changes in ocular torsion reveal predictive orientation perception. Journal of vision, 19(11), 10-10. find paper
Schütz, A., Bharmauria, V., Yan, X, Wang, H., Bremmer, F., Crawford, J.D. (2020). Landmark-Centered Coding in Frontal Cortex Visual Responses. Current Biology SneakPeek Available at SSRN 3733983. find paper
Valsecchi, M., Akbarinia, A., Gil-Rodriguez, R., & Gegenfurtner, K. R (2020, June). Pedestrians egocentric vision: individual and collective analysis. In ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications (pp. 1-5). find paper, DATA
former project-related publications
Braun, D. I. & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2016). Dynamics of oculomotor direction discrimination. Journal of Vision, 16(13):4. find paper DOI
Braun, D.I., Schütz & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2017). Visual sensitivity for luminance and chromatic stimuli during the execution of smooth pursuit and saccadic eye movements. Vision Research, 136,57-69. find paper DOI
Bremmer, F., Kaminiarz, A., Klingenhoefer, S., & Churan, J. (2016). Decoding Target Distance and Saccade Amplitude from Population Activity in the Macaque Lateral Intraparietal Area (LIP). Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 10:30. find paper
Chen, J ., Valsecchi , M. & Gegenfurtner , K.R. (2017b). Attention is allocated closely ahead of the target during smooth pursuit eye movements: evidence from EEG frequency tagging. Neuropsychologia . find paper DOI
Chen, J., Valsecchi, M. & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2016a). Role of motor execution in the ocular tracking of self-generated movements. Journal of Neurophysiology, 16(6):2586-2593. find paper DOI
Chen, J., Valsecchi, M. & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2017a). Enhanced brain responses to color during smooth pursuit eye movements. Journal of neurophysiology, 118(2), 749-754. find paper DOI
Chen, J., Valsecchi, M., & Gegenfurtner, K. R. (2016b). LRP predicts smooth pursuit eye movement onset during the ocular tracking of self-generated movements. Journal of neurophysiology, 116(1):18-29. find paper DOI
Dowiasch, S., Blohm, G., & Bremmer, F. (2016). Neural correlate of spatial (mis-) localization during smooth eye movements. European Journal of Neuroscience, 44(2), 1846-1855. find paper DOI
Gegenfurtner, K. R. (2016). The interaction between vision and eye movements (Review based on ECVP 2014 Rank Prize Lecture).Perception, 45:12, 1333-1357. find paper
Morris, A. P., Bremmer, F., & Krekelberg, B. (2016). The Dorsal Visual System Predicts Future and Remembers Past Eye Position. Frontiers in systems neuroscience, 10, 9. find paper DOI
Ross , N., Göttker , A., Schütz , A.C., Braun , D.I. & Gegenfurtner , K.R. (2017). Discrimination of curvature from motion during pursuit and fixation. Journal of Neurophysiology, jn-00324. find paper DOI
Zimmermann, E., & Bremmer, F. (2016). Visual Neuroscience: The Puzzle of Perceptual Stability. (Dispatch) Current Biology, 26(5), R199-R201. find paper