Journeys

Platypus is about cooperative research by partner labs through exchange of personnel. After the project started in July 2017 Platypus members have been busy setting up the research structure through mutual visits.

Currently:

– Frank Bremmer is visiting Monash University in Melbourne in March to discuss computational modelling of physiological data.
-Matteo Filippini is visiting Monash University in Melbourne in March-April to conduct experiments on eye and arm movements.
– Anne Meermeier, a PhD student from Münster conducts experiments at University of Rochester. She’s mapping the blind spot with high resolution eye tracking.
– Niklas Stein, an internship student from Münster is visiting ZEISS Vision Science Lab in Tübingen to conduct experiments using replicated optical correction in virtual reailty.

Previously:

2018
– Markus Lappe and Rebekka Lencer of Münster University have visited Western Sydney University to conduct experiments looking at the role of blinks in perception and the the effect of eye movements on perception in psychosis.
– Sabine Tepper went to University of Rochester in February to meet with members of the secondment support board and prepare guidelines and a communication structure.

2017
– Matteo Filippini, a PhD student from Bologna has conducted experiments at the ZEISS Vision Science Lab in Tübingen. Read more about Matteo’s Journey
– Anne Meermeier, a PhD student from Münster conducted experiments at Boston University.
– Patrizia Fattori and Claudio Galletti went to Boston University in July to prepare experiments on the combination of arm- and eye movements.
– Marcello Rosa went to Bologna University in July to discuss complementary experimental and theoretical techniques to compare findings between species.
– Sabine Tepper went to Monash University in July/August to meet with members of the secondment support board and prepare guidelines and a communication structure.
– Adam Morris traveled to Marburg and Münster in August to establish a program of experiments on computational modeling on how to combine visual information with information about eye movements to represent visual space.
– Tamara Watson stayed in Münster in September to establish research programs investigating discontinuities in perception around the time of blinks.

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