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Dr. Valsecchi, Prof. Dr. Gegenfurtner

Prediction, prediction error and learning in peripheral vision

Prediction mechanisms are fundamental to peripheral vision. Predictions, either acquired through learning or constructed based on the interpretation of the visual scene, inform the appearance of peripheral vision beyond the limits of sensory processing. At the same time one of the most fundamental functions of peripheral vision is predicting where the most useful information can be gathered through foveal vision, and thus to guide eye movements. In this project we will investigate how predictions shape peripheral appearance and how peripheral vision is used for gaze orienting.

new project-related publications
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
Ennis, R., Schiller, F., Toscani, M., & Gegenfurtner, K. R. (2018). Hyperspectral database of fruits and vegetables. JOSA A, 35(4), B256-B266. find paper DOI
Metzger, A., Toscani, M., Akbarinia, A., Valsecchi, M. & Drewing, K. (2021). Deep neural network model of haptic saliency. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1395. find paper, DATA
Metzger, A., Toscani, M., Valsecchi, M., & Drewing, K. (2018, June). Haptic Saliency Model for Rigid Textured Surfaces. In International Conference on Human Haptic Sensing and Touch Enabled Computer Applications (pp. 389-400). Springer, Cham. find paper DOI
Metzger, A., Toscani, M., Valsecchi, M., & Drewing, K. (2019). Dynamics of exploration in haptic search. In 2019 IEEE World Haptics Conference (WHC) (pp. 277-282). IEEE. find paper
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
Stewart, E. E. M., Valsecchi, M., & Schütz, A. C. (2020). A review of interactions between peripheral and foveal vision. Journal of Vision, 20(12), 2-2. find paper
Toscani, M., Guarnera, D., Guarnera, C., Hardeberg, J. Y., & Gegenfurtner, K. (2020). Three perceptual dimensions for specular and diffuse reflection. ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP), 17(2), 1-26. find paper
Toscani, M., Mamassian, P., & Valsecchi, M. (2021). Underconfidence in peripheral vision. Journal of Vision, 21(6), 2-2. find paper
Toscani, M., Milojevic, Z., Fleming, R. W., & Gegenfurtner, K. R. (2020). Color consistency in the appearance of bleached fabrics. Journal of Vision, 20(4), 11-11. find paper
Valsecchi, M. (2019). Screen size matches of familiar images are biased by canonical size, rather than showing a memory size effect. Psychological research, 1-13. find paper DOI
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
Valsecchi, M., Cassanello, C., Herwig, A., Rolfs, M., & Gegenfurtner, K. R. (2020). A comparison of the temporal and spatial properties of trans-saccadic perceptual recalibration and saccadic adaptation. Journal of vision, 20(4), 2-2. find paper DOI
Valsecchi, M., Koenderink, J., van Doorn, A., & Gegenfurtner, K. R. (2018). Prediction shapes peripheral appearance. Journal of vision, 18(13), 21-21. find paper DOI
Valsecchi, M., Stucchi, N., & Scocchia, L. (2018). Repulsive Serial Effects in Visual Numerosity Judgments. Perception, 47(7), 780-788. find paper DOI
former project-related publications
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
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
Koenderink, J., Valsecchi, M., van Doorn, A., Wagemans, J., & Gegenfurtner, K. (2017). Eidolons: Novel stimuli for vision research. Journal of Vision, 17(2), 7-7. find paper
Toscani , M., Gegenfurtner , K. R. & Valsecchi , M., (2017). Foveal to peripheral extrapolation of brightness within objects. Journal of Vision, 17(9), 14-14. find paper DOI