Nikolaus Troje

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Recent Research Projects

NSERC CREATE-IRTG: The Brain in Action

2014/15-2019/20 • $1,650,000 • PI,CO
The brain enables humans to interact with the surrounding world by integrating perception with action. This comes into play in essentially all aspects of work, communication, transportation, and leisure. Canada has invested very successfully in this scientific field, so that we are now poised to...

Vision in Virtual Reality

2017/18-2019/20 • $117,000 • PI
"Ceci n'est pas une pipe" (this is not a pipe) writes Ren Magritte right under the depiction of a pipe in his 1929 painting La trahison des images. Artists and philosophers have long theorized about the differences between pictorial and visual spaces . Pictorial spaces are the ones we see when...

Robotic device for studies of human movement perception and control

2016/17 • $150,000 • PI,CO
This proposal requests funds to purchase a Bimanual KINARM Endpoint Robot device, a state-of-the-art virtual reality system used for studies of human motor learning and control. The device will support the research programs of Randy Flanagan (Psychology), Jason Gallivan (Psychology, Biomedical...

Research Platform for Medical Education Informatics

2016/17 • $149,992 • PI,CO
The equipment will support research in medical education informatics. We are witnessing revolutionary changes in medical education, where much progress has been driven by harnessing the power of modern informatics. Traditionally, medical trainees practice on real patients under the supervision...

Visual perception and motor control in birls and humans

2011/12-2015/16 • $450,000 • PI
Stereopsis as a cue to the distance of objects is a rare invention among animals as it requires frontally posi- tioned eyes with a relatively large distance between them. A more common way to obtain depth is by means of motion parallax - the displacement of an object's image on the retina as a...

A High-Density Brain Electrophysiological Recording Facility for Queen's University

2014/15 • $108,490 • PI,CO
Recording of brain electrical signals - the electroencephalogram or EEG - is a widely used, first-line method for connecting neurological functioning to psychological experience. Robust EEG recordings can be conducted non-invasively from passive electrodes that can be positioned on the scalp...

Motion platform and image generator for virtual reality setup

2014/15 • $42,187 • PI,CO
Humans as well as birds are supported by only two legs. Keeping an upright posture in that case requires accurate and fast control mechanisms that take advantage of a number of sensory systems, particularly the visual system, the vestibular system, and somatosensory information from sensors in...

Canada Research Chair in Vision and Behavioural Science

2010/11-2013/14 • $325,000 • PI
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Eye tracking with mobile participants

2013/14 • $38,155 • PI,CO
Eye tracking, a method used to record and measure eye movements, is one of the most valued tools for studying perceptual and cognitive processes. It has the advantage of well-developed techniques and of being a measure of real-time, online behaviour of current processing. Four research...

Vision and visual representations

2010/11 • $31,809 • PI
Humans are a species characterized by extremely complex social structures. We have evolved a sophisticated language and many other adaptations which support communications and social recognition. Our visual system is also shaped by the challenges and requirements of social, interactive...

Virtual reality setup with force plates for pigeons

2010/11 • $30,380 • PI,CO
We are applying for four pieces of equipment which together form a virtual reality arena for walking pigeons. The arena is surrounded by back-projection screens. Its floor is made of a treadmill belt, which can be replaced with stationary force platforms for some of the planned experiments. A...