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How action preparation shapes what we perceive: Spatiotemporal visual processing in the context of goal-directed eye and hand movements

Project description

A closer look at goal-directed eye and hand movements

Humans continuously make saccadic eye movements to see their surroundings with the high precision of the fovea. Each saccade shifts the image on the retinas, such that the visual system needs to integrate blurry peripheral views of objects with their high-resolution equivalents once brought into the fovea. Understanding how this seamless integration is achieved is critical for theories of human perception. The EU-funded project PremotorPerception combines psychophysical protocols that enable a continuous assessment of visual sensitivity throughout the visual field with transcranial magnetic brain stimulation to investigate the role of specific brain areas underlying these modulations. We assess dynamic modulations of visual processing before saccades and goal-directed hand movements that enable continuous perception as the eyes move.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships

Coordinator

HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 246 669,12

Partners (1)

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
70 Washington Square South
10003 1526 New York
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments