Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Gerrit Maus

Nanyang Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences

Asst Prof Gerrit Maus

The Visual Perception Lab run by Gerrit Maus focuses on studies of visual perception and its underlying neural mechanisms, investigating how the brain is able to predict and fill in missing information. Some research projects investigate the role that eye blinks play for visual perception, cognition, and oculomotor control, others investigate filling-in and non-retinal perception.

Gerrit teaches a class on Sensation & Perception (HP3603) in the Psychology Programme.

Gerrit studied Cognitive Science in Germany, got a PhD in Psychology in England, and moved on to California, where he worked as a Cognitive Neuroscience researcher at the University of California in Davis and Berkeley. He has also visited the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, the University of Glasgow, the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco, and the Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception in Paris.
Since 2015, he is a Nanyang Assistant Professor at NTU.
Research Interests
Visual perception, eye movements, eye blinks, perception and action
Attention, prediction, extrapolation and interpolation of perceptual information
Psychophysics, functional neuroimaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation
Current Projects
  • Inter- and Extrapolation of spatiotemporal visual information
  • Perceptual Continuity across Eye blinks in Virtual Reality
  • Unheard, Unseen: Sound and Memory in Sound Design for Narrative Film in 2D and VR
  • What Eye Blinks Reveal About Visual Perception
Selected Publications
  • Maus GW. (2018). What are eye blinks good for? Perceptual, oculomotor, and cognitive effects of eye blinks.. European Conference on Visual Perception.
  • Revina Y, Maus GW. (2018). Comparing filling-in of spatiotemporal patterns in the blind spot, under occlusion, and across artificial scotomata. Vision Sciences Society.
  • Lau WK, Maus GW. (2018). Anisotropic gaze adaptation in reflexive and voluntary blinks. Vision Sciences Society.
  • Ang AJW, Maus GW. (2018). A potential benefit of eye blinks? Performance in RSVP tasks after blinks (and blanks). Vision Sciences Society.
  • Ang AJW, Maus GW. (2017, August). A potential benefit of eye blinks? Boosted performance in an RSVP task after blinks (and blanks). Paper presented at European Conference on Visual Perception, Berlin, Germany.

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