Sarah Lisa Mieskes
Alumni of the Group Social & Spatial Cognition
I'm currently a master student at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics. For my project I'm building a database of motion capture stimuli of interacting people. The database is designed to enable future resarch concerning the perception interacting of humans, e.g. to contrast them from a human interacting with an object. In that context I work with the magnetical Xsems MVN motion catpure system, as well as the optical Vicon Traker/ IQ system. Postprocessing will be done in Autodesk Maya, as well as Matlab and Horde 3D.
In past projects I resarched the effect of an adaption to motor-misual
mismatch on action judgments. A study was conducted, in which participants adapted to different visual flow velocities of a virtual environment provided via HMD, while the subjects were walking on a linear treadmill. The set up was programmed in Virtools.
Furthermore I worked on the analysis of EEG data with Matlab. The goal was to approximate the underlying spiking behavior in the resting brain, by the gamma-amplitud and delta-phase coupling.
My bachelor project was about asymmetries in visual overt attention of different images, including cityscapes, nature scenes, colorful fractals and pink-noise illustrations. The task was approached with an eye-tracking set-up (EyeLink II).