Congratulations Dr. Aave Hannus!
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 will continue to combine her position as … Continued
A left and right view on the world
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. While brain lateralisation has been described often … Continued
Clusters in visual cortex
Does the human brain work in the same way when it is at rest as when it is being stimulated? In a paper published in “NeuroImage”, Nicolas Gravel and co-authors report that it does. They find that a new method … Continued
Brain reads “bar-codes”
Did you know that your brain is able to read “bar-codes”? In a recently published paper in NeuroImage, Funda Yildirim and colleagues proved this point by mapping the visual cortex purely based on differences in the orientation of small stimulus components. … Continued
Sandra Hanekamp wins award for best presentation
Sandra Hanekamp has won the LEVRETA Award for the “most inspiring, effective and professional scientific oral presentation” at Vision 2017. She was awarded this prize for her presentation “Structural brain MRI studies in glaucoma: are they clinically relevant?”. Vision 2017 … Continued
Congratulations Dr. Barbara Nordhjem!
Congratulations to Barbara Nordhjem for successfully completing her PhD thesis titled ‘Emerging perception: tracking the process of visual object recognition’. Barbara defended her thesis on the 10th of May and is now going to be a postdoctoral researcher at the Karolinska Institute in … Continued
Amygdala guides feature-based attention
Who would have guessed that the amygdala – a nucleus in the mid-brain generally associated with emotions like fear – also become active when you walk into a museum? In this paper, which appeared in a special research topic on … Continued
Brain changes through loosing an eye
Does losing an eye change your brain? In a paper published in “Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS)”, Doety Prins and co-authors report that it does. Importantly, it results in degeneration that is specific to brain regions involved in depth … Continued
Congratulations Dr. Doety Prins!
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
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
Visual Hallucinations and the Curious Absence of Activity in the Primary Visual Cortex
Visual hallucinations are perceptions without a physical stimulus to relate this percept too. It affects millions of people, yet surprisingly little is known about what’s happening in the brain during visual hallucinations. Marouska... READ MORE
The details are in the contrast
There is a need for simpler methods of perimetry – the measurement of retinal sensitivity at different visual field locations. In a recent paper in the journal Vision Research, Anne Vrijling, Minke de... READ MORE
15 PhD positions in Advanced Glaucoma Research in NL/DE/FR/NO
Glaucoma is the most common age-related neurodegenerative eye disease in Western society and one of the four major eye diseases causing blindness. Unfortunately, current treatments can only slow the deterioration but do not... READ MORE
Recently, science journalist Karel Knip of Dutch newspaper NRC handelsblad asked Frans Cornelissen the question of whether objects could appear larger in fog or at dusk than they really are. In his column... READ MORE