Filipp Schmidt


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

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My research is focused on the visual perception and cognition of objects, shapes, transformations and materials. Specifically, I aim to understand how we integrate low-level and mid-level perceptual features with higher level visual cognition into a unified representation of our environment. For this, I am using a combination of computer graphics, psychophysics and computational modelling.

project-related publications
Cheeseman, J. R., Fleming, R. W., & *Schmidt, F.* (2022). Scale ambiguities in material recognition. iScience, 25(3), 103970. find paper, DATA
Schmidt, F. (2022). The Perception of “Intelligent” Design in Visual Structure. i-Perception, 13(1), 20416695221080184. find paper DOI
former project-related publications
Fleming RW & Schmidt F (2019). Getting ‘‘fumpered’’: Classifying objects by what has been done to them. Journal of Vision, 19(4):15 find paper DOI
Schmidt F & Fleming RW (2018). Identifying shape transformations from photographs of real objects. PLoS ONE 13(8): e0202115. find paper DOI
Schmidt F, Phillips F, & Fleming RW (2019). Visual perception of shape-transforming processes: ‘Shape Scission’. Cognition, 189, 167-180. find paper DOI
Schmidt, F., Hegele, M., & Fleming, R. W. (2017). Perceiving animacy from shape. Journal of Vision, 17(11), 10-10. find paper
Lauer, T., Schmidt, F., & Võ, M. L. H. (2021). The role of contextual materials in object recognition. Scientific reports, 11(1), 1-12. find paper, DATA
Morgenstern, Y., Hartmann, F., Schmidt, F., Tiedemann, H., Prokott, E., Maiello, G., & Fleming, R. W. (2021). An image-computable model of human visual shape similarity.PLOS Computational Biology, 17(6), e1008981. find paper. DOI
Paulun, V., Schmidt, F., van Assen, J. J. R., & Fleming, R. W. (2017). Shape, motion and optical cues to stiffness of elastic objects. Journal of Vision, 17(1):20, 1-22. DOI find paper
Preißler, L., Jovanovic, B., Munzert, J., Schmidt, F., Fleming, R.W. & Schwarzer, G. (2021). Effects of visual and visual-haptic perception of material rigidity on reaching and grasping in the course of development. Acta Psychologica, 221, 103457. find paper
Schmidt, F., & Fleming, R. W. (2016). Visual perception of complex shape-transforming processes. Cognitive Psychology, 90, 48-70. DOI find paper
Schmidt, F., Fleming, R. W., & Valsecchi, M. (2020). Softness and weight from shape: Material properties inferred from local shape features. Journal of Vision, 20(6), 2-2. find paper DOI
Schmidt, F., Hegele, M., & Fleming, R. W. (2017). Perceiving animacy from shape. Journal of Vision, in press. find paper
Schmidt, F., Kleis, J., Morgenstern, Y., & Fleming, R. W. (2020). The role of semantics in the perceptual organization of shape. Scientific Reports, 10/, 22141. find paper. DOI
Schmidt, F., Paulun, V. C., van Assen, J. J. R., & Fleming, R. W. (2017). Inferring the stiffness of unfamiliar objects from optical, shape, and motion cues. Journal of Vision, 17(3):18, 1-17. DOI find paper
Schmidt, F., Spröte, P., & Fleming, R. W. (2016). Perception of shape and space across rigid transformations. Vision Research, 126, 318-329. DOI find paper
Spröte, P., Schmidt, F., & Fleming, R.W. (2016). Visual perception of shape altered by inferred causal history. Scientific Reports, 6:36245. DOI find paper