Prof. Dr. Katja Dörschner Boyaci

Katja Dörschner Boyaci, Ph.D.


Giessen University FB 06 Psychology and Sports-Sciences
Otto-Behaghel-Str., 10F2
35394 Giessen, Germany

+49 (0)641 99 26 111 +49 (0)641 99 26 119 Giessen, Germany send e-mail visit website


Research in my lab aims to uncover the mechanisms by which the brain is able to construct a rich perceptual experience from sensory input. Specifically, we concentrate on understanding the computational and neural mechanisms that allow humans to judge material qualities from static and dynamic images, and to find out how experiences and interactions with materials and objects shape perceptual expectations

project-related publications
former project-related publications
Alley, L. M., Schmid, A. C., & Doerschner, K. (2020). Expectations affect the perception of material properties. Journal of Vision, 20(12), 1-1. find paper
Cavdan, M., Doerschner, K. & Drewing, K. (2021). Task and material properties interactively affect softness explorations along different dimensions. IEEE Transactions on Haptics. find paper
Cavdan, M., Drewing, K., & Doerschner, K. (2021). The look and feel of soft are similar across different softness dimensions. Journal of vision, 21(10), 20-20. find paper
Cavdan, M., Ennis, R., Drewing, K. & Doerschner, K. (2021). Constraining haptic exploration with sensors and gloves hardly changes the multidimensional structure of softness perception. In 2021 IEEE World Haptics Conference (WHC) (pp. 31-36), IEEE. find paper
Cavdan, M., Freund, A., Trieschmann, A. K., Doerschner, K. & Drewing, K. (2020). From Hate to Love: How Learning Can Change Affective Responses to Touched Materials. In: Nisky I., Hartcher-O’Brien J., Wiertlewski M., Smeets J. (eds) "Haptics: Science, Technology, Applications". EuroHaptics 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12272. Springer, Cham. find paper
Doerschner, K., Fleming, R. W., Yilmaz, O., Schrater, P. R., Hartung, B., & Kersten, D. (2011). Visual motion and the perception of surface material. Current Biology, 21(23), 2010-2016. find paper
Schmid, A. C., Boyaci, H., & Doerschner, K. (2021). Dynamic dot displays reveal material motion network in the human brain. NeuroImage, 117688. find paper
Schmid, A., Doerschner, K. (2018). The contribution of optical and mechanical properties to the perception of soft and hard breaking materials. Journal of Vision, 18(1), 14, 1-32. find paper
Schmid, A.C. & Doerschner, K. (2019). Representing stuff in the human brain. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 30, 178-185. find paper
Toscani, M., Yücel, E. I., & Doerschner, K. (2019). Gloss and speed judgments yield different fine tuning of saccadic sampling in dynamic scenes. i-Perception<, 10(6), 2041669519889070. find paper