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Dr. Martin Szinte

  • Position
  • Postdoctoral fellow
  • Institute
  • Vrije Universiteit


I’m working on a Marie Skłodowska Curie Action Individual Fellowship from the European Commission for Research « Decoding the neural mechanism of human spatial cognition using behavioural and hemodynamic signals » with Prof. Jan Theeuwes and Dr Tomas Knapen. In this project I principally aim at combining my interest in space constancy and eye movement with population receptive field methods.

Research interest

I am interested in understanding cognitive mechanisms underlying spatial perception. My research focuses so far on eye movements and their implications in space constancy (the perception of the stable world across saccades), multi-sensory integration (vision and audition) and working memory. I enjoy studying these topics using behavioral (psychophysics) and physiological (eye tracking and fMRI) methods with several self-made setups and stimuli.


I conducted a Ph.D under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Cavanagh in Paris. I next move to the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (Germany) working first as a postdoc of Prof. Heiner Deubel with an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship (3 years) and then as a principal investigator with a 2-years project-based grant from the Deutsche Forshungsgemeinschaft (DFG).