Rhythms of behavior
Despite the impression that our perceptual experience of the world is seamless and continuous across time, this is likely an illusion. Evidence suggests that information is sampled periodically, like successive snapshots taken by a video camera.
In the French-German ANR-DFG funded RATES project, in collaboration with Prof. Niko Busch, and in the EU-funded WAVES project, we investigate the rhythms of perception and attention.
Learn more about this project in our recent publications:
Kienitz R., Schmid M.C. and Dugué L. (2021). Rhythmic sampling revisited: experimental paradigms and neural mechanisms. EJN special issue "Rhythms in Cognition".
Michel R., Dugué L. and Busch N.A. (2021). Distinct contributions of alpha and theta rhythms to perceptual and attentional sampling. EJN special issue "Rhythms in Cognition" 00:1-15.
Senoussi M., Moreland J., Busch N.A. and Dugué L. (2019). Attention explores space periodically at the theta frequency. J. Vision 19:22, 1-17.
Here are our other lines of research: