Prof. R.J. van Lier (Rob)

Professor - Cognitive Psychology
Principal Investigator - Donders Centre for Cognition
Principal Investigator - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Vice dean of education - Faculty Board

Prof. R.J. van Lier (Rob)
Visiting address

Thomas van Aquinostraat 4

Postal address

Postbus 9104

My research concerns issues of visual perception and visual awareness. Together with my colleagues I have investigated both low-level mechanisms as well as influences of knowledge, attention, and intention on visual awareness, including perceived timing of events (e.g., for phenomena like binocular rivalry, perceptual filling-in, object tracking). In addition, I studied crossmodal processing, the role of interpretations in perception-action couplings, and the relation between visual imagery and motor imagery. Furthermore, in the next few years I have a special focus on the perception and appreciation of art. I have used various research methods (e.g., psychophysics, brain imaging, eye tracking) and also considered specific populations (e.g., infants, autistic individuals, visually disabled). I am currently also an editor of the journals Perception and i-Perception.


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