Paper published in Journal of Vision

Our everyday decisions about what we see are often based on ambiguous and unstable sensory input. For instance, we make about three eye movements per second, greatly shifting the visual information that meets our eyes. Yet, despite such instabilities in sensory input,...

Paper published in eLife

Statistical learning describes our ability to acquire and utilize statistical regularities in the environment. Previous research shows that statistical learning can occur in different contexts and modalities. In fact, learning may even occur without explicit awareness...

Paper published in eLife

Recent advances in brain imaging have made it possible to map brain activity in areas of tissue less than a millimeter in size. This resolution offers particular advantages for studying the brain’s outer surface, the cortex. The cortex is traditionally divided into...

Paper published in Cognition

Our perception of the world often deviates from reality and these deviations can be easily experienced with powerful visual illusions, such as the Müller-Lyer illusion above. The upper line appears to be shorter than the lower line, even though the lines have the...