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Jeroen Smeets

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Eye movements

We continuously move our eyes. For instance, we shift our gaze (i.e. make saccades) three times per second to get new information. We also track moving objects (pursuit) and move our eyes to compensate for head movements. Details of these eye movements affect how we perceive our environment.

Publications on eye-movements

  • de la Malla, C., Smeets, J. B. J., Brenner, E. (2017). Potential systematic interception errors are avoided when tracking the target with one's eyes. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 10793. (reprint, DOI)
  • de Brouwer, A.J., Brenner, E., Smeets, J.B.J. (2016) Keeping a target in memory does not increase the effect of the Müller-Lyer illusion on saccades. Experimental Brain Research, 234:977-983. (reprint, DOI)
  • de Brouwer, A.J., Medendorp, W.P., Smeets, J.B.J. (2016). Contributions of gaze-centered and object-centered coding in a double-step saccade task. Journal of Vision, 16(14):12, 1-12 (reprint, DOI)
  • Matziridi, M., Brenner, E., Smeets, J. B. J. (2016). Moving your head reduces perisaccadic compression. Journal of Vision, 16(13), 5:1-8. (reprint, DOI)
  • Voudouris, D., Smeets, J.B.J., Brenner, E. (2016) Fixation biases towards the index finger in almost-natural grasping PLoS ONE, 11:e0146864. (reprint, DOI)
  • de Brouwer, A. J., Smeets, J. B. J., Gutteling, T. P., Toni, I., Medendorp,W. P. (2015) The Müller-Lyer illusion affects visuomotor updating in the dorsal visual stream. Neuropsychologia 77:119-127 (reprint, DOI)
  • de Brouwer, A. J., Brenner, E., Medendorp, W. P., Smeets, J. B. J. (2014). Time course of the effect of the Müller-Lyer illusion on saccades and perceptual judgments. Journal of Vision, 14 (1):4, 1-11 (reprint, DOI)
  • Voudouris D, Smeets JBJ, Brenner E (2012) Do Humans Prefer to See Their Grasping Points? Journal of Motor Behavior, 30:475-494 (reprint, DOI)
  • Brenner E, Smeets JBJ (2011) Continuous visual control of interception. Human Movement Science 30:475-494 (reprint, DOI)
  • Brenner E, Smeets JBJ (2010) Intercepting moving objects: do eye-movements matter? In: Space and Time in Perception and Action (Nijhawan, R. & Khurana, B., eds.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp 109-120. (reprint)
  • de Grave DDJ, Smeets JBJ, Brenner E (2006) Why are saccades influenced by the Brentano illusion? Experimental Brain Research 175:177-182 (repint).
  • Rotman GB, Brenner E, Smeets JBJ. (2005) Flashes are localised as if they were moving with the eyes. Vision Research, 45:355-364 (reprint)
  • Smeets JBJ, Hooge ITC (2003) The nature of variability of saccades. Journal of Neurophysiology, 16:12-20. (reprint)
  • Rotman GB, Brenner E, Smeets JBJ (2002) Spatial but not temporal cueing influences the mislocalisation of a target flashed during smooth pursuit. Perception, 31:1195-1203.(reprint)
  • Brenner E, Smeets JBJ, van den Berg AV (2001) Smooth eye movements and spatial localisation. Vision Research 41:2253-2259. (reprint)
  • Collewijn H, Smeets JBJ (2000) The early components of the human vestibulo-ocular response to head rotation: latency and gain. Journal of Neurophysiology, 84:376-389. (reprint)
  • Smeets JBJ, Bekkering H (2000) Prediction of saccadic amplitude during smooth pursuit eye movements. Human Movement Science, 19:275-295.(reprint)
  • Smeets JBJ, Hayhoe, MM, Ballard DH (1996) Goal-directed arm movements change eye-head coordination. Experimental Brain Research 109:434-440. (reprint)
  • Tabak S, Smeets JBJ, Collewijn H (1996) The modulation of the human vestibuloocular reflex during saccades: probing by high-frequency oscillation and torque pulses of the head. Journal of Neurophysiology 76:3249-3263.

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