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Dr. Loes van Dam

 

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Loes van Dam

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow  Unit: Alumni Ernst

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I'm currently employed by the University of Bielefeld.

 

Research Interest

Human perception is largely based on prior knowledge about correlations between the world around us and the sensory inputs resulting from it. Most of this prior knowledge has been learned and updated since our infancy, but even in our adulthood our perceptual system is continuously updating our knowledge as we encounter new correlations. My research interests concerns such learning processes and I'm trying to find out more about the mechanisms involved. To do so I study learning effects on several different timescales: from recalibration effects that take place within a few minutes to learning to use entirely new correlations that can take upto hours and even days to learn.

Experience

01/01/2011 - current, Postdoctoral Scientist, University of Bielefeld

01/01/2007 - 31/12/2010  Postdoctoral scientist, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

01/07/2006 - 31/12/2006  Postdoctoral scientist, Physics of Man, Helmholtz Institute at the University of Utrecht

01/02/2002 - 14/06/2006  PhD Student, Physics of Man, Helmholtz Institute at the University of Utrecht

01/09/1995 – 28/01/2002 Physics student at the University of Utrecht

 

Courses taught

03/2010 Blockpraktikum (2-week behavioral laboratory course), MPI Tübingen

17/10/2009 Open Day talk on visual illusions

2008/2009  Girls Day workshop on visual illusions

 

Other teaching experience

1998 - 2005 Teaching assistant at the Physics Department of the University of Utrecht. Assisted courses include: several (practical) physics and computer application courses, mechanics and optics.

 

Mentoring

11/2010 - 12/2010 Maurice Coenjaerts, (MPI Tübingen), Freshman internship, Basic procedures in psychophysics

02/2010 - 04/2010 Anna-Antonia Pape, (MPI Tübingen), Internship, Knowing the random errors when pointing

02/2009 - 09/2009 Devika Narain, (LMU, Munich), Master dissertation, Learning statistics for visuomotor tracking

08/2008 - 09/2008 Devika Narain, (LMU, Munich), Internship, Learning statistics for visuomotor pointing

09/2007 - 12/2007 David Hawellek, (MPI Tübingen), Internship, Learning visuomotor mappings

10/2006 - 12/2006 René Mulder, (Utrecht University), Master project, Sequential dependency in binocular rivalry

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Articles (11):

van Dam L and Ernst MO (December-2015) Relative errors can cue absolute visuomotor mappings Experimental Brain Research 233(12) 3367–3377.
Wallraven C, Bülthoff HH, Waterkamp S, van Dam L and Gaissert N (August-2014) The eyes grasp, the hands see: Metric category knowledge transfers between vision and touch Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 21(4) 976-985.
van Dam LCJ, Hawellek DJ and Ernst MO (February-2013) Switching between visuomotor mappings: Learning absolute mappings or relative shifts Journal of Vision 13(2:26) 1-12.
van Dam LCJ and Ernst MO (July-2010) Preexposure disrupts learning of location-contingent perceptual biases for ambiguous stimuli Journal of Vision 10(8:15) 1-17.
van Dam LCJ and van Ee R (October-2006) Retinal image shifts, but not eye movements per se, cause alternations in awareness during binocular rivalry Journal of Vision 6(11) 1172-1179.
van Dam LCJ and van Ee R (March-2006) The role of saccades in exerting voluntary control in perceptual and binocular rivalry Vision Research 46(6-7) 787-799.
van Dam LCJ and van Ee R (August-2005) The role of (micro)saccades and blinks in perceptual bi-stability from slant rivalry Vision Research 45(18) 2417-2435.
van Ee R, van Dam LCJ and Brouwer GJ (January-2005) Voluntary control and the dynamics of perceptual bi-stability Vision Research 45(1) 41-55.
van Dam LCJ and van Ee R (July-14-2004) Stereoscopic matching and the aperture problem Perception 33(7) 769-787.
van Ee R and van Dam LCJ (February-2003) The influence of cyclovergence on unconstrained stereoscopic matching Vision Research 43(3) 307-319.
van Ee R, van Dam LCJ and Erkelens CJ (December-2002) Bi-stability in perceived slant when binocular disparity and monocular perspective specify different slants Journal of Vision 2(9:2) 597-607.

Contributions to books (1):

Van Dam LCJ, Parise CV and Ernst MO: Modeling multisensory integration, 209-230. In: Sensory Integration and the Unity of Consciousness, (Ed) D. Bennett, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA, (October-2014).

Posters (8):

Gaissert N, Waterkamp S, van Dam L and Bülthoff I (September-2011): Cross-modal transfer in visual and haptic object categorization, 34th European Conference on Visual Perception, Toulouse, France, Perception, 40(ECVP Abstract Supplement) 134.
van Dam LCJ, Pape A-A and Ernst MO (June-2010): We know our errors that result from noise, 11th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF 2010), Liverpool, UK.
Ernst MO and van Dam L (May-2010): Mapping Shape to Visuomotor Mapping: Generalization to Novel Shapes, 10th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS 2010), Naples, FL, USA, Journal of Vision, 10(7) 1077.
van Dam LCJ, Ernst MO and Backus BT (May-2010): Pre-exposure interferes with perceptual learning for ambiguous stimuli, 10th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS 2010), Naples, FL, USA, Journal of Vision, 10(7) 1140.
Narain D, van Dam L and Ernst MO (August-2009): Learning times do not alter adaptation rates in rapid reaching tasks, 9th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS 2009), Naples, FL, USA, Journal of Vision, 9(8) 1154.
Fuller S, Backus BT, van Dam LCJ and Ernst MO (August-2009): Short-term dynamics of perceptual bias for bistable stimuli, 9th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS 2009), Naples, FL, USA, Journal of Vision, 9(8) 41.
van Dam LCJ, Hawellek DJ and Ernst MO (August-2008): Switching between visuomotor mappings: learning absolute mappings or relative shifts?, 31st European Conference on Visual Perception, Utrecht, Netherlands, Perception, 37(ECVP Abstract Supplement,) 109.
van Dam LCJ, Mulder R, Noest A, Brascamp JW, van den Berg B and van Ee R (June-2007): Sequential dependency in percept durations for binocular rivalry, 7th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS 2007), Sarasota, FL, USA, Journal of Vision, 7(9) 53.

Talks (3):

Gaissert N, Waterkamp S, van Dam L, Bülthoff HH and Wallraven C (October-18-2011) Abstract Talk: Efficient cross-modal transfer of shape information in visual and haptic object categorization, 12th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF 2011), Fukuoka, Japan, i-Perception, 2(8) 822.
Rohde M, van Dam L and Ernst MO (August-2010) Abstract Talk: Seeing ahead: adaptation to delays in visual feedback recalibrates visuomotor simultaneity perception, 33rd European Conference on Visual Perception, Lausanne, Switzerland, Perception, 39(ECVP Abstract Supplement) 66.
van Dam LCJ and van Ee R (March-19-2007): The role of saccadic eye movements in perceptual bistability, Kog Wis 2007.

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