Dr. Schuetz

Control of eye movements by informational value

We actively sample visual information from our environment by moving our eyes to different locations. We will investigate how information gain and costs are taken into account for the calculation of informational value and the decision about if and where to move the eyes. Information gain will be quantified as the relative quality of information from foveal vision after the eye movement compared to information that is already available before the eye movement, either from peripheral vision or from visual working memory.

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Braun, D.I., Schütz & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2017). Visual sensitivity for luminance and chromatic stimuli during the execution of smooth pursuit and saccadic eye movements. Vision Research, 136,57-69. find paper DOI
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
Gloriani, A. H., & Schütz, A. C. (2019). Humans trust central vision more than peripheral vision even in the dark. Current Biology, 27(9), 1206-1210. find paper DOI
Goettker, A., Braun, D. I., Schütz, A. C., & Gegenfurtner, K. R. (2018). Execution of saccadic eye movements affects speed perception. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(9), 2240-2245. find paper DOI
Heuer, A., Wolf, C., Schütz, A. C., & Schubö, A. (2019). The possibility to make choices modulates feature-based effects of reward. Scientific reports, 9(1), 1-9. find paper DOI
Huang, J., Gegenfurtner , K. R., Schütz , A. C., & Billino , J. (2017). Saccadic adaptation reveals differential ageing processes. Journal of Vision , 17(6):9, 1-18. find paper DOI
Paeye, C., Schütz, A. C., & Gegenfurtner, K. R. (2016). Visual reinforcement shapes eye movements in visual search. Journal of Vision, 16(10):15-15. find paper DOI
Schütz, A. C., & Souto, D. (2015). Perceptual task induces saccadic adaptation by target selection. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 566. find paper DOI
Schütz, A. C., Kerzel, D., & Souto, D. (2014). Saccadic adaptation induced by a perceptual task. Journal of Vision, 14(5), 4-4. find paper DOI
Schütz, A. C., Lossin, F., & Gegenfurtner, K. R. (2015). Dynamic integration of information about salience and value for smooth pursuit eye movements. Vision Research, 113, 169-178. DOI find paper
Sharvashidze, N., & Schütz, A. C. (2020). Task-dependent eye-movement patterns in viewing art. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 13(2). find paper DOI
Souto, D., & Schütz, A. C. (2020). Task-relevance is causal in eye movement learning and adaptation. In Kara D. Federmeier & Elizabeth Schotter (Eds.), Gazing Toward the Future: Advances in Eye Movement Theory and Applications, 73, 157-193. Amsterdam: Elsevier. find paper
Souto, D., Gegenfurtner, K. R., & Schütz, A. C. (2016). Saccade adaptation and visual uncertainty. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 227. find paper DOI
Stewart, E. E. M., Valsecchi, M., & Schütz, A. C. (2020). A review of interactions between peripheral and foveal vision. Journal of Vision, 20(12), 2-2. find paper
Wagner, I., Wolf, C., & Schütz, A. C. (2021). Motor learning by selection in visual working memory. Scientific reports, 11(1), 1-12. find paper DOI
Wolf , C., & Schütz , A. C. (2017). Earlier saccades to task-relevant targets irrespective of relative gain between peripheral and foveal information. Journal of Vision,17(6), 21-21. find paper DOI
Wolf, C., & Schütz, A. C. (2019). Choice-induced inter-trial inhibition is modulated by idiosyncratic choice-consistency. Plos One, 14(12), e0226982. find paper DOI
Wolf, C., Heuer, A., Schubö, A., & Schütz, A. C. (2017). The necessity to choose causes the effects of reward on saccade preparation. Scientific reports, 7(1), 1-10. find paper DOI
Wolf, C., Wagner, I., & Schütz, A. C. (2019). Competition between salience and informational value for saccade adaptation. Journal of Vision, 19(14), 26-26. find paper DOI
Wolf. C., Schuetz, A.C. (2015). Trans-saccadic integration of peripheral and foveal feature information is close to optimal. Journal of Vision, 15(16), 1-1. find paper DOI