Wolfgang Einhaeuser-Treyer

Prof. Dr.

Chemnitz University of Technology Institute of Physics
Physics of Cognition
09107 Chemnitz, Germany

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My current research focuses on attention and eye movements during natural-scene processing and when performing realistic tasks in the real-world and in virtual reality. In addition, I use multistability (e.g., ambiguous figures, binocular rivalry) to study common processes underlying perception, action and decision-making. Together, these lines of research aim at understanding how the human brain deals with complex and ambiguous sensory input to extract information that is relevant for achieving behavioural goals.

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former project-related publications
't Hart B.M., Einhäuser W. (2012). Mind the step: complementary roles for eye-in-head and head-in-world orientation when negotiating a real-life path. Exp Brain Res, 223(2), 233-249. find paper
't Hart, B.M., Vockeroth, J., Schumann, F., Bartl, K., Schneider, E. & König P, Einhäuser W. (2009). Gaze allocation in natural stimuli: comparing free exploration to head-fixed viewing conditions. Visual Cognition, 17, 1132-1158.
Dowiasch, S., Backasch, B., Einhauser, W., Leube, D., Kircher, T., & Bremmer, F. (2016). Eye movements of patients with schizophrenia in a natural environment. European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience, 266, 43-54. find paper
Dowiasch, S., Marx, S., Einhäuser, W., & Bremmer, F. (2015). Effects of aging on eye movements in the real world. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 46. find paper DOI
Drewes, J., Feder, S., & Einhäuser, W. (2021). Gaze During Locomotion in Virtual Reality and the Real World. Frontiers in Neuroscience,15, 656913. find paper, Data Contact
Einhäuser, W., Sandrock, A., & Schütz, A.C. (2021). Perceptual difficulty persistently increases dominance in binocular rivalry - even without a task. Perception, 50(4), 343-366. find paper DOI
Kopiske, K., Koska, D., Baumann, T., Maiwald, C., & Einhaeuser, W. (2021). Icy road ahead-rapid adjustments of gaze-gait interactions during perturbed naturalistic walking. Journal of Vision, 21(8), 11-11. find paper DATA
Kugler, G., ’t Hart, B. M., Kohlbecher, S., Bartl, K., Schumann, F., Einhäuser , W., & Schneider, E. (2015b). Visual Search in the Real World: Color Vision Deficiency Affects Peripheral Guidance, but Leaves Foveal VerificationLargely Unaffected. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience , 9, 680. find paper
Lubinus, C., Einhaeuser, W., Schiller, F., Kircher, T., Straube, B., & van Kemenade, B. M. (2021). Action-based predictions affect visual perception, neural processing, and pupil size, regardless of temporal predictability. bioRxiv. find preprint
Nuthmann, A., Schütz, I., & Einhäuser, W. (2020). Salience-based object prioritization during active viewing of naturalistic scenes in young and older adults. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 1-18. find paper
Pothast. M., Koenig, S., Lachnit, H., Einhäuser, W. (2021). Uncertain reward cues dominate perception at binocular-rivalry. find preprint
Schomaker, J., Rau, E..M., Einhäuser, W., & Wittmann, B.C. (2017). Motivational Objects in Natural Scenes (MONS): A database of >800 objects. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1669. find paper
Veto, P., Schütz, I., & Einhäuser, W. (2018). Continuous flash suppression: Manual action affects eye movements but not the reported percept. Journal of vision, 18(3):8 1-10. find paper DOI
Veto, P., Uhlig, M., Troje, N. F., & Einhäuser, W. (2018). Cognition modulates action-to-perception transfer in ambiguous perception. Journal of vision, 18(8):5, 1-8. find paper DOI