Joined OCC in 2020
Joined OCC in 2020
During forward locomotion, the objects in the environment create a pattern of expanding visual motion called optic flow. The visual system extracts directional information about translation in the optic flow field and disentangles it from confounding motion. From optic flow analysis, humans can gauge traveled distance and accurately perceive their heading direction. Biological motion refers to limb movements during walking. In natural locomotion, articulation and translation are linked such that articulation delivers cues about the speed and direction of the walker. These cues can potentially facilitate locomotion. But biological motion is complex and introduces noise into the optic flow field. This additional noise could impair optic flow analyses, as previously seen for heading perception. Prior studies gave evidence for independent information processing of both motion types. It remains interesting to study concurrent processing of both optic flow and biological for spatial navigation. My research ties in with the overall theme of visual perception of optic flow and biological motion for locomotion and focuses on two major topics. The first one relates to ensemble perception mechanisms of biological motion during heading through a crowd. The second one investigates travel distance estimation through a crowded environment.
Prof. Dr. Markus Lappe
Prof. Dr. Niko Busch
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Benjamin Risse
|since 2019||PhD Student at University of Muenster|
|10/2017 - 09/2019||M.Sc. Psychology, specialization in Cognitive Neurosciences, University of Muenster|
|10/2014 - 09/2017||B.Sc. Psychology, University of Muenster|
Emmerich, P., Hülemeier, A.-G., Jendryczko, D., Baumann, M. J., Weil, M., & Baur, D. (2020). Not in my back yard: exploring general and local acceptance of three emerging renewable technologies, Germany. Science for Environment Policy, European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service. 551, 1-2.
Hülemeier, A.-G. & Lappe, M. (2020). Combining biological motion perception with optic flow analysis for self-motion in crowds. Journal of Vision, 20(7), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1167/jov.20.9.7
Emmerich, P., Hülemeier, A.-G., Jendryczko, D., Baumann, M. J., Weil, M., & Baur, D. (2020). Public acceptance of emerging energy technologies in context of the German energy transition. Energy Policy, 142, 111516. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2020.111516
Hülemeier, A.-G. (2020). Combining biological motion perception with optic flow analysis for heading perception. University of Stirling, Scotland.