Werner X. Schneider

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Why and how people perceive the visual world as continuous and stable, despite the gross changes of its retinal projection that occur with each saccade, is one of the classic problems in perception. In the present paper, we argue that an important factor of visual stability and transsaccadic perception is formed by the reafferent visual information, i.e.,(More)
Perceiving temporal simultaneity of cross-modal (e.g. visuo-haptic) events is very important for coherent perception and high performance in multi-modal interaction (e.g. telepresence) systems. The perception of simultaneity, however, depends on many factors, including stimulus intensity, redundant information and selective attention. In this study, we(More)
To decide ''Where to look next ?'' is a central function of the attention system of humans, animals and robots. Control of attention depends on three factors, that is, low-level static and dynamic visual features of the environment (bottom-up), medium-level visual features of proto-objects and the task (top-down). We present a novel integrated computational(More)
The present study investigated the usability of whole and partial report of briefly displayed letter arrays as a diagnostic tool for the assessment of attentional functions. The tool is based on Bundesen's (1990, 1998, 2002; Bundesen et al., 2005) theory of visual attention (TVA), which assumes four separable attentional components: processing speed,(More)
Visual information intake was assessed with a whole-report task in patients with probable Alzheimer's disease (AD), mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and healthy elderly control subjects. Based on a theory of visual attention (TVA), four parameters were derived characterising different aspects of visual processing capacity: perceptual threshold, iconic(More)
The cognitive causes as well as the neurological and genetic basis of developmental dyslexia, a complex disorder of written language acquisition, are intensely discussed with regard to multiple-deficit models. Accumulating evidence has revealed dyslexics' impairments in a variety of tasks requiring visual attention. The heterogeneity of these experimental(More)
The pre-motor theory of attention suggests that the mechanisms involved in target selection for eye movements are the same as those for spatial attention shifts. The pre-saccadic facilitation of perceptual discrimination at the location of a saccadic goal (paradigm of Deubel and Schneider, 1996) has been considered as an argument for this theory. We(More)
A major challenge for neuropsychological research on Huntington's disease is the identification of biomarkers for the disease at the level of cognitive functions. Given that cortical-striatal-thalamic circuits are particularly vulnerable, possible markers loading functionally on these brain regions should be particularly significant. We investigated whether(More)
In two experiments coupling between dorsal attentional selection for action and ventral attentional selection for perception during preparation of prehension movements was examined. In a dual-task paradigm subjects had to grasp an X-shaped object with either the left or the right hand's thumb and index finger. Simultaneously a discrimination task was used(More)
Displacements of visual stimuli during saccadic eye movements are often not noticed. We have demonstrated that saccadic suppression of image displacement can be eliminated by blanking the stimulus for a short period during and after the saccade (Deubel, Schneider, & Bridgeman, 1996). Here we report an experiment in which target visibility was interrupted(More)