DyViTo First Advanced Training Course

The first in a series of advanced DyViTo training courses was held from 11-14 March in the beautiful Schloss Rauischholzhausen near Marburg, Germany.

Schloss Rauischholzhausen

The goal of these workshops is to train ESRs and to allow them to network with experts in the field as well as build relationships with other DyViTo members and partners. The workshop included 15 high level talks covering the following subjects under the umbrella of material perception:

  • multisensory integration
  • haptics
  • machine learning
  • perception of color and light
  • computer generated graphics
  • Bayesian modeling
  • analysis of industrial coatings
  • neural mechanisms and brain imaging
Keynote presentation by Prof. Roberta Klatzky on Perception and Rendering of Material Properties

Poster Presentations

Evening poster sessions gave ESRs and external attendees the opportunity to share what they have been working on over the past few months and to develop their communicative skills.  

Networking skills

To the credit of organizers, less formal evening sessions were included so as to allow for a more casual flow of ideas and an opportunity to network.  

Soft skills networking session

A study of sound

The event also included an immersive acoustic experience as all workshop guests and speakers were invited to experiment with a range of musical and audio equipment.

A light show during the acoustic experience workshop

Guided tour of Landgrafenschloss Marburg (Landgrave Palace)

On Day 3, guests were invited to attend a tour of Landgrave Palace which dates back to the 11th century. Today the palace functions as a museum open to the general public.

Photo taken by Hydro sourced from Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)%5D

All in all, the workshop was a major success thanks to all the speakers and the efforts of Jacob Cheesman and Müge Cavdan who organized everything.

Blog author: Sina Mehraeen

Spotlight – University of Giessen

Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) is one of the oldest universities in the German-speaking part of Europe. JLU, one of the largest research universities in the State of Hessen, was founded in 1607.The university is named after Justus von Liebig who is the inventor of artificial fertilizer, the founder of agricultural chemistry, and the most famous faculty member. JLU attracts students with its state-of art facilities and long history. Some of the well-known professors are physician Georg Haas, theologian Adolf von Harnack, gestalt psychologist Kurt Koffka, and physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen.

Photograph of Psychology and Sports Science Faculty- JLU Giessen (Photo credit JLU Giessen)

Department of General Psychology represent DyVito Project with two sub-projects. Our department comprises of more than sixty researchers and four different research team in perception (action and perception, brain and action, material perception, and color perception). You can find more information about our research group here and our publications from 2003 to 2018 here.

The DyVito Project at JLU:  

Project 1: perception of high gloss materials

Supervisor, Professor Roland Fleming, Professor Karl Gegenfurtner, early stage researcher Jacob Cheeseman

Project 2: visuo-haptic perception of softness

Supervisor, Dr. Katja Doerschner, Professor Knut Drewing, early stage researcher Müge Cavdan

Blog author: Müge Cavdan