Prof. Dr. Bilge Sayim
Institute of Psychology, University of Bern
Fabrikstrasse 8, 3012 Bern (Switzerland)
Phone: +41 31 631 57 99
07.11.2019: Bilge's lecture @ SINTA
Bilge will give a public lecture
about perception and arts on Thursday (07.11.2019) at 6:15 p.m. (Lecture Hall A022, UniS, Schanzeneckstrasse 1, 3012 Bern).
09-11/09/2019: Natalia and Zeynep attended the 16th SPS SGP SSP Conference in Bern!
Zeynep presented her work on "Spatial compression in redundancy masking" and Natalia gave a talk about how "Peripheral appearance in dyslexic readers is characterized by an excessive loss of elements".
Thanks to the award, Koen got the opportunity to travel to this year's ECVP in Leuven by bike. Along the way, he visited the labs of Rama Chakravarthi (University of Aberdeen), Robert Shillcock (University of Edinburgh), and John Greenwood (University College London).
25-29/08/2019: We're going to ECVP2019 in Leuven, Belgium!
Koen's talk on 26/Aug/2019 (9:00am-11:00am): "Attentional limits in crowding are asymmetric"
's talk on 26/Aug/2019 (9:00am-11:00am): "Crowding reduces numerosity estimates for large numbers"
Zeynep's talk on 29/Aug/2019 (9:00am-11:00am): "No help for lost lines: Redundancy masking is strong under focused and diffuse attention"
Natalia's talk on 29/Aug/2019 (9:00am-11:00am): "What dyslexics see: Excessive information loss characterizes peripheral appearance in dyslexia"
13/06/2019: New publication in Vision Research
23/05/2019: New publication in Psychological Science
17-22/05/2019: We're going to VSS2019 in Florida!
Don't miss our presentations!
26-28/11/2018: Bilge's talk @ The skin of things
16/11/2018: Visit of Prof. Dr. Frank Jäkel
(Centre for Cognitive Science, TU Darmstadt) is visiting the lab
and will give a talk at the Colloquium of the Insitute of Psychology entitled
"Bayesian Reverse-Engineering of Perception and Cognition" (17.15, in Room B306, Fabrikstrasse 8).
20/09/2018: New publication in Journal of Vision
Our new paper entitled "Emergent features in the crowding zone: When target-flanker grouping surmounts crowding" was just published by Journal of Vision. Congratulations Natalia, good work!!
24-30/08/2018: We're going to ECVP/VSAC in Trieste!!
Don't miss our presentations:
Bilge's poster on Saturday at VSAC: “Towards a Phenomenology of the Unknown: ‘Impossible’ Objects in a Contemporary Art Installation”
Zeynep's poster on Tuesday (249M): “Visual references reverse diminishment in crowding”
Dan's poster on Tuesday (261M): “The critical spacing of crowding with diffuse attention”
Natalia's talk on Thursday (16:00-17:30): “Too good to be crowded: A peculiar case of weak crowding with high target-flanker similarity”
Koen's talk on Thursday (16:00-17:30): “When uncrowding of parts interferes with identifying wholes in peripheral word recognition”
01/05/2018: Welcome Lea!
Lea Volken has joined our team as a research assistant. She is pursuing a MSc in Psychology at the University of Bern and will be involved in several projects in our lab.
01/03/2018: Book chapter
Bilge and Ivana published a book chapter in "Retreat into Darkness: Towards a Phenomenology of the Unknown" entitled "Towards a Phenomenology of the Unknown." See Publications
for more details.
15/02/2018: New publication in Mind and Language
9/11/2017: Wolf Harmening Visit and Colloquium
1/11/2017: Welcome Koen!!
The newest member of the lab is Koen Rummens. Koen comes from the University of Leuven, where he received a Master's degree supervised by Prof. Sayim. He is joining the lab as a PhD student and will continue his work studying crowding and reading. Welcome!
1/9/2017: New paper in JOV
27/08/2017: See you at ECVP 2017 in Berlin!!
The lab has several presentations at ECVP 2017
in Berlin. Hope to see you there!
Zeynep: Monday 28th, 11:00–12:30 Spatial vision: Poster 95: "Crowding impairs subitizing"
Bilge: Monday 28th, 17:00–18:30 Research Methods: Poster 99: "Creating peripheral shape metamers"
Dan: Tuesday 29th, 16:00–17:00 Spatial vision (Lecture Hall A): "Deconstructing peripheral appearance"
Natalia: Thursday 31st, 11:00–12:30 Perceptual organisation: Poster 87: "Emergent features in the crowding zone"
27/06/2017: Schering Foundation Symposium "Towards a Phenomenology of the Unknown"
The Ernst Schering Foundation Symposium "Towards a Phenomenology of the
Unknown" is happening at the Kuppenhalle in Berlin on Tuesday, June 27th. It is
part of Ivana's project “Retreat into Darkness. Towards a Phenomenology of the
Unknown" and will feature an exhibition, talks, and a cross-disciplinary
symposium, with Ivana and Bilge.
See Schering Foundation website
or the program PDF
for more details.
16/04/2017: New publication in PNAS
09/03/2017: Visit and talk by Prof. Dr. Thomas Lachmann
Prof. Dr. Thomas Lachmann (Cognitive and Developmental Psychology, Center for
Cognitive Science, University of Kaiserslautern) will be visiting the lab and
presenting a talk at the Psychology Colloquium
entitled "Reading as Functional Coordination -- A Framework."
11/01/2017: New publication in Perspectives on Psychological Science
Vebjörn Ekroll (University of Bergen), Bilge Sayim
, and Johan Wagemans (University of Leuven) published a paper on the perceptual principles underlying magic entitled
The Other Side of Magic
02/01/2017: Welcome to the team, Laura!
Laura Niederhauser has joined the team as a research assistant. She will be involved in a number of projects on crowding, reading, and dyslexia.
01/11/2016: Ivana received a grant by the Ernst Schering Foundation, congratulations!
The grant will fund (inter alia) a symposium on “The Phenomenology of the Unknown” organized by Ivana and Bilge at the European Conference of Visual Perception 2017 in Berlin.
6/10/2016: Professor Robert Pepperell visit
Professor Robert Pepperell
will be visiting the lab and
presenting a talk at the Psychology Colloquium entitled "What scientists can
learn from artists about visual perception" (17:15-18:00 in Fabrikstrasse 8
3/10/2016: Welcome Zeynep!
Zeynep Yildirim just arrived in Bern to begin her PhD. She recently completed
her Master's degree in Neuroscience from Bilkent University in Turkey studying
audiovisual effects on resting-state fMRI. Welcome to the lab! Find out
more about Zeynep on the People
28/09/2016: i-Perception paper accepted!
Our paper presenting the drawing method with the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure
has just been accepted for publication in the journal i-Perception.
01/09/2016: ECVP&VSAC 2016 in Barcelona
The lab attended the European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) and the
Visual Science of Art Conference (VSAC) in Barcelona. Dan gave a talk on the
"ring paradigm" linking crowding and visual search, Bilge presented a poster on
"Identity Crowding," and Bilge co-authored a VSAC poster with Tilde van Uyten
and Erik Myin.