Martin Szinte



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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.


I first obtained a Master of Cognitive Science in the Université Paris Descartes (France). After my Master 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 a principal investigator with a 2-years project-based grant from the Deutsche Forshungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

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, head tracking and fMRI) methods with several self-made setups and stimuli.

Recent publications

L Wollenberg, H Deubel & M Szinte (2018) Visual attention is not deployed at the endpoint of averaging saccades. PLoS biology 16 (6), e20065481
M Szinte, D Jonikaitis, D Rangelov & H Deubel (2018) Pre-saccadic remapping relies on dynamics of spatial attention. bioRxiv, 2938861
JA Greenwood, M Szinte, B Sayim & P Cavanagh (2017) Variations in crowding, saccadic precision, and spatial localization reveal the shared topology of spatial vision. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114 (17), E3573-E35827
M Puntiroli, H Deubel & M Szinte (2017) Spreading pre-saccadic attentional resources without trade-off. bioRxiv, 1875181
M Szinte, D Jonikaitis, M Rolfs, P Cavanagh & H Deubel (2016) Presaccadic motion integration between current and future retinotopic locations of attended objects. Journal of neurophysiology 116 (4), 1592-16028
M Rolfs & M Szinte (2016) Remapping attention pointers: linking physiology and behavior. Trends in cognitive sciences 20 (6), 399-40120
NM Hanning, D Jonikaitis, H Deubel & M Szinte (2015) Oculomotor selection underlies feature retention in visual working memory. Journal of neurophysiology 115 (2), 1071-10769
M Szinte, M Carrasco, P Cavanagh & M Rolfs (2015) Attentional trade-offs maintain the tracking of moving objects across saccades. Journal of Neurophysiology 113, 2220-223125
D Jonikaitis, M Szinte, M Rolfs & P Cavanagh (2012) Allocation of attention across saccades. Journal of neurophysiology 109 (5), 1425-143483
M Szinte (2012) The recovery of target locations in space across movements of eyes and head. Paris 5
M Szinte & P Cavanagh (2012) Apparent motion from outside the visual field, retinotopic cortices may register extra-retinal positions. PloS one 7 (10), e473863
M Szinte, M Wexler & P Cavanagh (2012) Temporal dynamics of remapping captured by peri-saccadic continuous motion. Journal of vision 12 (7), 12-129
M Szinte & P Cavanagh (2011) Spatiotopic apparent motion reveals local variations in space constancy. Journal of Vision 11 (2), 4-423

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