Congratulations Dr. Doety Prins!

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Congratulations to Doety Prins for successfully completing her PhD thesis titled ‘Neuroanatomical changes in patients with loss of visual function’. Doety defended her thesis on the 23rd of November and is now training to become an ophthalmologist at the UMCG.

Aesthetics by Numbers

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Our world is filled with texture. For the human visual system, this is an important source of information for assessing environmental and material properties. But can we also predict – what seem to be very personal – aesthetic judgments such … Continued

Congratulations Dr. Funda!

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We are very happy to announce that our colleague Funda Yildirim successfully completed her PhD degree! Funda defended her thesis entitled “Visuospatial Perception: from Behavior to Brain” on the 29th of June. Now Funda will move to Boston where she will continue … Continued

Know what you see

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During the upcoming weeks a series of lectures about vision will take place in Groningen. On Tuesday, second of February, Frans Cornelissen will give a lecture about Eyes Diseases and Changes in the Brain.  Barbara Nordhjem will talk about the … Continued

Lateral and Medial Ventral Occipitotemporal Regions Interact During the Recognition of Images Revealed from Noise

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How does the brain accomplish object recognition? In this study that appeared in Frontiers of Human Neuroscience, Barbara Nordhjem and colleagues demonstrate that lateral sections of the ventral visual cortex interact during the recognition of images that were slowly revealed from noise, indicating both are … Continued

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Three grants for collaboration with Royal Visio

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Together with collaborators from Royal Visio, an expertise centre for blind and partially sighted people in the Netherlands, the Laboratory of Experimental Ophthalmology has been awarded three grants. The grants are for, developing... READ MORE

Congratulations Dr. Sandra Hanekamp!

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Congratulations to Sandra Hanekamp for successfully completing her PhD thesis titled ‘Glaucoma: an eye or a brain disease’. Sandra defended her thesis on the 9th of October and is now going to be a postdoctoral researcher... READ MORE

Congratulations Dr. Aave Hannus!

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Congratulations to Aave Hannus for successfully completing her PhD thesis titled ‘Competition for feature selection: Action-related and stimulus-driven competitive biases in visual search’. Aave defended her thesis on the 21st of September 2017 and... READ MORE

A left and right view on the world

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Do your left and right half of your brain ‘see’ the world in the same fashion? In a paper published in “Brain and Cognition”, Sanne Brederoo and co-authors report that they do not.... READ MORE