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BCI Toolbox: An Open-Source Python Package for the Bayesian Causal Inference Model (2024)
Journal Article
Zhu, H., Beierholm, U., & Shams, L. (2024). BCI Toolbox: An Open-Source Python Package for the Bayesian Causal Inference Model. PLoS Computational Biology, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1011791

Psychological and neuroscientific research over the past two decades has shown that the Bayesian causal inference (BCI) is a potential unifying theory that can account for a wide range of perceptual and sensorimotor processes in humans. Therefore, we... Read More about BCI Toolbox: An Open-Source Python Package for the Bayesian Causal Inference Model.

The overlooked role of unisensory precision in multisensory research. (2024)
Journal Article
Zhu, H., Beierholm, U., & Shams, L. (2024). The overlooked role of unisensory precision in multisensory research. Current Biology, 34(6), R229-R231. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2024.01.057

Zhu et al. present an alternative explanation for the weaker multisensory illusions in football goalkeepers compared with outfielders and non-athletes, showing that better unisensory precision in goalkeepers can also account for this effect.

Proximity to rewards modulates parameters of effortful control exertion. (2024)
Journal Article
Devine, S., Roy, M., Beierholm, U., & Otto, A. R. (2024). Proximity to rewards modulates parameters of effortful control exertion. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 153(5), 1257–1267. https://doi.org/10.1037/xge0001561

The now-classic goal-gradient hypothesis posits that organisms increase effort expenditure as a function of their proximity to a goal. Despite nearly a century having passed since its original formulation, goal-gradient-like behavior in human cogniti... Read More about Proximity to rewards modulates parameters of effortful control exertion..

A presaccadic perceptual impairment at the postsaccadic location of the blindspot (2023)
Journal Article
Smith, D. T., Beierholm, U., & Avery, M. (2023). A presaccadic perceptual impairment at the postsaccadic location of the blindspot. PLoS ONE, 18(9), Article e0291582. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0291582

Saccadic eye movements are preceded by profound changes in visual perception. These changes have been linked to the phenomenon of ‘forward remapping’, in which cells begin to respond to stimuli that appear in their post-saccadic receptive field befor... Read More about A presaccadic perceptual impairment at the postsaccadic location of the blindspot.

Newly learned shape-colour associations show signatures of reliability-weighted averaging without forced fusion or a memory colour effect (2022)
Journal Article

Reliability-weighted averaging of multiple perceptual estimates (or cues) can improve precision. Research suggests that newly-learned statistical associations can be rapidly integrated in this way for efficient decision-making. Yet, it remains unclea... Read More about Newly learned shape-colour associations show signatures of reliability-weighted averaging without forced fusion or a memory colour effect.

Detecting a viewer's familiarity with a face: Evidence from event-related brain potentials and classifier analyses (2021)
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Human observers recognise the faces of people they know efficiently and without apparent effort. Consequently, recognising a familiar face is often assumed to be an automatic process beyond voluntary control. However, there are circumstances in which... Read More about Detecting a viewer's familiarity with a face: Evidence from event-related brain potentials and classifier analyses.

Central tendency biases must be accounted for to consistently capture Bayesian cue combination in continuous response data (2021)
Journal Article

Observers in perceptual tasks are often reported to combine multiple sensory cues in a weighted average that improves precision – in some studies, approaching statistically-optimal (Bayesian) weighting, but in others departing from optimality, or not... Read More about Central tendency biases must be accounted for to consistently capture Bayesian cue combination in continuous response data.

Using Occam's razor and Bayesian modelling to compare discrete and continuous representations in numerosity judgements (2020)
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Previous research has established that numeric estimates are based not just on perceptual data but also past experience, and so may be influenced by the form of this stored information. It remains unclear, however, how such experience is represented:... Read More about Using Occam's razor and Bayesian modelling to compare discrete and continuous representations in numerosity judgements.