I lead the group, Perception and Action in Virtual Environments (PAVE) together with Betty Mohler.
Our group consists of technicians, computer scientists and psychologists. Our main objective is to combine the methodology of empirical psychology, especially that of psychophysics, with the use of state-of-the-art Immersive Virtual Reality technology in order to (A) advance the understanding of human perception and action, and to (B) advance the integration of Immersive Virtual Reality systems into basic research, applied research as well as everyday life.
My main research interest is focused on the development of ecologically valid Immersive Virtual Reality setups for the study of the mechanisms underlying human multisensory self-perception.
2008 Doctorate at the University of Zurich
Doctoral thesis: Experimental studies on modulations of figural vision through the alteration of the state of consciousness.
2003 Master of Science at the University of Zurich
Master thesis: The effect of psilocybin on cognitive functions and other psychological parameters.
2012 - Leader of the PAVE group at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
2011 - 2012 Postdoctoral research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
2009 - 2011 Research fellow at the research station Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon ART
2008 - 2008 Postdoctoral research fellow at the department for psychopathology, University of Zurich
2007 - 2008 Research fellow at the department for applied psychology, University of Zurich
2006 - 2006 Research fellow at the department for applied cognitive psychology, University of Zurich
2004 - 2008 PhD candidate at the Psychologisches Institut für Beratung und Forschung (PSIN) in Zurich
2006 - 2008 Lecturer at the University of Zurich
Postdoc fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation
Dobricki, M. (2009). Kinder der Relativität: Humanexperimentelle Untersuchungen zu Modulationen visueller Strukturen. [Children of relativity: Experimental studies on modulations of visual structures.] Berlin: SVH.
Dobricki, M. (2009). Sensorische Deprivation. [Sensory deprivation.] In: J. Margraf & F. Müller-Spahn (Hrsg.), Pschyrembel. Psychiatrie, Klinische Psychologie, Psychotherapie. Berlin: de Gruyter.
Dobricki, M. (2011). Basic human values in the Swiss population and in a sample of farmers. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 70(3), 119-127.
Dobricki, M., Maercker, A., Komproe, I.H. & de Jong, J.T.V.M. (2010). Severe life events and Adjustment Disorders in 4 Postconflict Settings. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 45 (1), 39-46.
Dobricki, M. & Dittrich, A. (2009). Relativity in Oneself: The role of mental age for the cognition of optical illusions. In: Book of Abstracts. 11th Congress of the Swiss Society of Psychology. Interactions: Real and Virtual. Neuchâtel, August 19-20.
Dobricki, M., Häne, M. & Läge, D. (2007). Multiple choice tests: Who passed the test and who didn’t? A new solution of an old problem. In: Book of Abstracts.10th Congress of the Swiss Society of Psychology: Differences, Diversity and Change. Zurich 2007.
Hasler, F., Dobricki, M., Grimberg, U. & Vollenweider, F.X. (2003). Cognitive and psychopathological aspects of the 5-HT2A model of experimental psychosis. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 17 (Suppl.), A44.
and (November-2013) The structure of conscious bodily self-perception during full-body illusions PLoS ONE . in press
, and (August-2012): Onset time of visually induced circular self-motion perception as an indicator for altered self-localization in immersive virtual reality, 12th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS 2012), Naples, FL, USA, Journal of Vision, 12(9) 1326.
, and (September-7-2012) Abstract Talk: The ownership of a virtual body induced by visuo-tactile stimulation indicates the alteration of self-boundaries, 5th International Conference on Spatial Cognition (ICSC 2012), Roma, Italy, Cognitive Processing, 13(Supplement 1) S18.
, and (June-22-2012) Abstract Talk: The structure of self-experience during visuo-tactile stimulation of a virtual and the physical body, 13th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF 2012), Oxford, UK, Seeing and Perceiving, 25(0) 214.