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PLAsticiTY of Perceptual space Under Sensorimotor interactions

Objective

Space is the foundational characteristic of visual perception and we generally perceive it as continuous and uniform. Behavioural measurements and the properties of our sensory systems however, demonstrate that this is an illusory situation and our percept is constructed by the brain. One example is our lack of awareness of the blind spot that exists in each eye. Space is non-uniformly represented in the visual brain and this representation is dynamically influenced by motor behaviour, in particular by eye movements. The PLATYPUS consortium will investigate the dynamic nature of spatial sensation and perception, focussing on the continuous mutual interaction of motor behaviour and perception. Our research objectives integrate human behavioural and cutting edge non-human primate electrophysiological research techniques and focus on translation of basic into applied research. Focussing on the adaptive nature of vision and action, strategies to perturb and probe perceptual space and geometry will allow measurement of spatial and geometrical perception in humans and the representation of such in non-human primates. This research will extend to applications for people wearing progressive lenses which distort action and space perception, patients with a blind area in their visual field and for virtual reality technology development. PLATYPUS researchers will grow existing and establish new collaborative teams, sharing research techniques, knowledge and mentoring between established and with upcoming researchers in academia and industry. Individuals will benefit from intense scientific and career development training while institutions will benefit from the exchange of state-of-the-art techniques. The ultimate outcome will be increased understanding of the continuously updating neural construction of space and the production of assistive technologies for people needing corrective lenses, with ocular or visual discontinuity and for the growing virtual reality industry.

Coordinator

WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Net EU contribution
€ 247 500,00
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Germany

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Münster Münster, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 76 500,00

Participants (4)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 229 500,00
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 49 500,00
PHILIPPS UNIVERSITAET MARBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 184 500,00
Address
Biegenstrasse 10
35037 Marburg

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 27 000,00
CARL ZEISS VISION INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 184 500,00
Address
Turnstrasse 27
73430 Aalen

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Ostalbkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 22 500,00
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 45 000,00
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg

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Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (5)

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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

WESTERN SYDNEY UNVERSITY
Australia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Great Western Highway
2747 Werrington Nsw

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 58 500,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

MONASH UNIVERSITY
Australia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 63 000,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY

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United States
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€ 0,00
Address
Commonwealth Avenue 881
02215 Boston Ma

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Elmwood Avenue, Box Ehsc 601
14642 Rochester Ny

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 54 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Simon Fraser University
Canada
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
University Drive 8888
V5A 1S6 Burnaby

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00