Members

Stefan Van der Stigchel - Principal Investigator

Stefan van der Stigchel

Utrecht University
Experimental Psychology
Heidelberglaan 1
Room H.030
3584 CS Utrecht
The Netherlands

Phone: (+31) 30 253 3651 / (+31) 6 410 480 28
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  • Associate professor at the department of Experimental Psychology at Utrecht University
  • Member of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Associate editor of Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics
  • Recipient of VENI and VIDI NWO grant 
  • Author of a popular science book in Dutch about visual attention: 'Zo werkt aandacht'
  • Board member of the Dutch Psychonomic Society

 

Nathan Van der Stoep - Assistant Professor

Utrecht University
Experimental Psychology
Heidelberglaan 1
3584CS Utrecht
The Netherlands
Room H0.26

Phone: (+31) 30 253 3356
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By now, it is well established that our senses do not operate independently. For example, what we hear can influence what we see, and vice versa. The integration of information from different senses (multisensory integration) is important for efficient interaction with the world around us. Multisensory integration allows better localisation, identification, and faster detection of stimuli in the environment. My research focuses on the principles governing multisensory integration and the maintenance of sensory unity.

Joris Elshout - Postdoctoral Researcher

Utrecht University
Experimental Psychology
Langeveld Building
Room H0.52
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My research focuses on rehabilitation of stroke patients suffering from attentional and visual deficits including hemispatial neglect and cerebral blindness (hemianopia). Using different psychophysical (e.g. eyetracking) and neuroimaging (e.g. (f)MRI) techniques I try to understand the neural mechanisms that are interrupted in these patients and how interventions can improve their quality of life. My approach is fundamental in nature but often applied in a clinical setting. My aim is to elucidate how the human visual system can recover from stroke and make a significant contribution on healthcare for patients with attentional and visual deficits.

Teuni Ten Brink - Postdoctoral researcher

Utrecht University
Experimental Psychology
Langeveld Building
Room H0.32
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My research focusses on the role of the parietal lobe in spatial remapping and spatial working memory. To this aim, I study spatial working memory in patients with right parietal lesions, in particular after making eye movements.

Yun Ding - PhD candidate

Utrecht University
Experimental Psychology
Heidelberglaan 1
Room H0.32
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I graduated from Hangzhou Normal University (China) and now I work in Stefan’s attention lab. I am interested in visual attention and visual awareness. My toolbox includes Python/R, eye tracking and EEG.

Jasper Fabius - PhD candidate

Utrecht University
Experimental Psychology
Heidelberglaan 1
Room H0.32
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My research interests focus on the impact of brain damage on maintaining a stable view of the world. I am currently starting an investigation in spatial remapping deficits after stroke. To this extent I will be using lesion overlap and eye tracking.

Jessica Heeman - PhD candidate

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Cognitive Psychology

Van der Boechorststraat 1
1081 BT Amsterdam
Room 18-84
Phone: (+31) 20 598 8913

 

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My research projects all involve cognitive processing and eye movements. Currently I am connected to the Attention Lab as a PhD student.

 

Martijn Schut - PhD candidate

Utrecht University
Experimental Psychology
Heidelberglaan 1
Room H0.32
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I am working as a PhD student at Utrecht University within the department of Experimental Psychology. My project focuses on fundamental research into how we perceive the world as stable, despite frequent disruptions in visual processing. To this end, I am investigating corrective saccades, visual working memory and attentional processes using eyetracking paradigms.

Paul Zerr - PhD candidate

Utrecht University
Experimental Psychology
Heidelberglaan 1
Room H0.32
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I am interested in visual working memory in general and trans-saccadic memory in particular. I focus on spatial remapping and the relationship and time course between attention (as the distribution of cognitive resources) and memory, as well as the relationship between retinotopic and spatiotopic mapping. My toolbox includes python/Matlab/R, eye tracking, EEG and VR HMD's with eye tracking capability.

 

 

Erik Oudman - External Member

Slingedael Korsakovcentrum
Slinge 901
3086 EZ Rotterdam
(+31)10 - 2931555
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My research is concerned with implicit memory and learning in patients with chronic amnesia due to Korsakoff’s syndrome. My recent work has particularly focused on the translation of experimental psychological findings into novel treatment options in clinical practice.

 

 

Lab alumni

Former PhD students
Surya Gayet (now post-doc with Marius Peelen)
Rudmer Menger

Former students
Geert-Jan Ariës
Tessel Blom
Manon Hendriks
Elle van Heusden
Caspar Lusink
Boris van Meurs
Nienke Slaper
Rosyl Somai