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Antje Nuthmann

Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Fellow of the ZiF research group "Competition and Priority Control in Mind and Brain: New Perspectives from Task-Driven Vision”


Antje Nuthmann studied psychology at the Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, and at the University of Toronto, Canada, from 1996 until 2002. She received a Ph.D. (Dr. phil.) in psychology from the University of Potsdam, Germany, with a doctoral thesis on "The "Where" and "When" of Eye Fixations in Reading" in 2006. In 2007, she took up a position as a tenure-track academic fellow in Visual Cognition at the University of Edinburgh, Department of Psychology, Edinburgh, UK. In 2010, she became a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

Current Main Research Interests

Antje Nuthmann's current research interests include perceptual, oculomotor and cognitive control in everyday visual-cognitive tasks like scene perception, object-in-scene search, and reading. She approaches these issues with corpus-analytical, experimental and computational modeling techniques. Because human visual perception involves active information seeking via eye movements, she is using eye tracking as her primary behavioral method. Other techniques include the combination of eye tracking and EEG and measurement of the pupil response, to uncover the time course of cognitive processes underlying object recognition or reading.

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