Paper accepted in Royal Society Open Science

Every day we translate the sound waves of speech into meaningful words and sentences. When we do that, we categorize ambiguous sounds into discrete percepts (e.g. phonemes /b/ and /d/). Different speakers can pronounce phonemes differently, but our brain can flexibly...

Paper accepted in The Journal of Neuroscience

Curiosity is one of our most fundamental biological drives and it is important for many things we do in our everyday life. Imagine for example that you hear your phone beep in your pocket. Probably, you will feel the urge to check the message right away, even though...

Paper accepted in Journal of Neuroscience

In a series of three experiments, we investigated the relationship between expectations and conscious perception. By manipulating stimulus expectations within the attentional blink paradigm, we were able to show that valid stimulus expectations increase the likelihood...