Martin Rolfs

Principal Investigator


HU Berlin



Phone: +49 30 2093 6775


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Martin Rolfs

Martin Rolfs

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Martin Rolfsis Heisenberg Professor for Experimental Psychology Active Perception and Cognition at HU. For SCIoI, he represents the analytic discipline psychology. His research builds on the premise that any deep understanding of sensation and perception requires studying its key processes in observers that actively explore their environment. He investigates selective processes in active vision. His research combines eye tracking, motion tracking, psychophysics, computational modeling, EEG, and studies of clinical populations.


Martin Rolfs is member of Project 01, Project 02, Project 23, Project 57.

Shurygina, O., & Rolfs, M. (2021). Visual sensitivity and reaction time measures show no evidence for purely exogenous object-based attention. Journal of Vision / VSS 2021, 2571–2571.
Schweitzer, R., Watson, T., Balsdon, T., & Rolfs, M. (2022). The sources of peri-saccadic mislocalization: Evidence from the perception of intra-saccadic motion streaks. VSS 2022.
Wirth, L., Shurygina, O., Rolfs, M., & Ohl, S. (2022). Target-location rather than target-object specific saccadic selection in visual working memory. Perception/ ECVP2022.
Roth, N., Rolfs, M., & Obermayer, K. (2022). Scanpath prediction in dynamic real-world scenes based on object-based selection. Journal of Vision / VSS 2022.
Schweitzer, R., Doering, M., Seel, T., Raisch, J., & Rolfs, M. (2023). Saccadic omission revisited: What saccade-induced smear looks like. bioRxiv.
Shurygina, O., & Rolfs, M. (2022). Saccade kinematics reflect object-based attention in realistic but not in simplified stimuli. Perception/ ECVP2022.
Roth, N., Rolfs, M., & Obermayer, K. (2022). ScanDy: Simulating Realistic Human Scanpaths in Dynamic Real-World Scenes. MODVIS 2022.
Godinez, A., Battaje, A., Brock, O., & Rolfs, M. (2023). Probing Perceptual Mechanism of Shape-Contingent Color after-Images via Interconnected Recursive Filters. Journal of Vision 23 / VSS 2023.
Shurygina, O., Pooresmaeili, A., & Rolfs, M. (2021). Pre-saccadic attention spreads to stimuli forming a perceptual group with the saccade target. Cortex, 140, 179–198.
Muscinelli, F., Roth, N., Shurygina, O., Obermayer, K., & Rolfs, M. (2022). Object-based Spread of Attention Affects Fixation Duration During Free Viewing. Perception/ ECVP2022.
Roth, N., Rolfs, M., Hellwich, O., & Obermayer, K. (2023). Objects guide human gaze behavior in dynamic real-world scenes. PLOS Computational Biology.
Roth, N., Bideau, P., Hellwich, O., Rolfs, M., & Obermayer, K. (2021). Modeling the influence of objects on saccadic decisions in dynamic real-world scenes. PERCEPTION / 43rd European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) 2021.
Roth, N., McLaughlin, J., Obermayer, K., & Rolfs, M. (2023). Looking for potential action: Differences in exploration behavior of static and (potentially) dynamic scenes. Journal of Vision.
Schweitzer, R., & Rolfs, M. (2021). Intrasaccadic motion streaks jump-start gaze correction. Science Advances, 7(30), eabf2218.
Shurygina, O., & Rolfs, M. (2022). Eye movement characteristics reflect object-based attention. Journal of Vision / VSS 2022, 3481–3481.
Schweitzer, R., & Rolfs, M. (2022). Definition, modeling and detection of saccades in the face of post-saccadic oscillations. Eye Tracking: Background, Methods, and Applications.
Rolfs, M., & Schweitzer, R. (2021). Coupling perception to action through incidental sensory consequences of motor behaviour. Nature Reviews Psychology, 1, 112–123.
Battaje, A., Brock, O., & Rolfs, M. (2023). An Interactive Motion Perception Tool for Kindergarteners (and Vision Scientists). IPerception.
Roth, N., Bideau, P., Hellwich, O., Rolfs, M., & Obermayer, K. (2021). A modular framework for object-based saccadic decisions in dynamic scenes. CVPR EPIC Workshop / arXiv:2106.06073.


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