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Physics of Cognition
Jan Drewes

Jan Drewes

Portrait: Jan Drewes
Jan Drewes
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Education and academic career

  • 2017- Postdoctoral Researcher, Physics of Cognition Group (PHKP), Chemnitz University of Technology (TUC), Chemnitz, Germany
  • 2013-2017 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC), Trento University, Rovereto, Italy
  • 2011-2013 Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Vision Research (CVR), York University, Toronto, Canada
  • 2009-2011 Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre de Recherche Cerveau et Cognition (CerCo), CNRS Toulouse, France
  • 2008-2009 Postdoctoral Researcher, Experimental Psychology, Giessen University, Germany
  • 2006-2008 Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives de la Méditerranée (INCM), CNRS Marseille, France
  • 2006 Ph.D., Computational Neuroscience (Dr. rer. nat.), Giessen University, Germany
  • 2003 Master in Computer Science (Dipl. Inf.), University of Luebeck, Germany


Zhu W, Drewes J, Peatfield N, & Melcher D (2016). Differential visual processing of animal images, with and without conscious awareness. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10 (2016): 513. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2016.00513

Wutz A, Drewes J, & Melcher D (2016). Non-retinotopic perception of orientation: temporal integration of basic features operates in object-based coordinates. Journal of Vision 16, no. 10 (August 1, 2016): 3. doi:10.1167/16.10.3

Zhu W, Drewes J, & Melcher D (2016). Time for awareness: mask temporal frequency determines continuous flash suppression effectiveness. PLOS ONE 11(7), e0159206. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0159206

Drewes J, Goren G, Zhu W, & Elder J (2016). Recurrent processing in the formation of shape percepts. The Journal of Neuroscience 36, no. 1 (January 6, 2016): 185–92. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2347-15.2016

Drewes J, Zhu W, Wutz A, & Melcher D (2015). Dense sampling reveals behavioral oscillations in rapid visual categorization. Nature: Scientific Reports, 5, 16290; doi: 10.1038/srep16290

Drewes J, Zhu W, Hu Y, & Hu X (2014). Smaller Is Better: Drift in Gaze Measurements due to Pupil Dynamics. PLOS ONE 9(10), e111197. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0111197

Drewes J, Zhu W, & Melcher D (2014). Dissociation between spatial and temporal integration mechanisms in Vernier fusion. Vision Research, 105, 21–28. doi:10.1016/j.visres.2014.08.017

Zhu W, & Drewes J (2013). Emotion-Based Music Classification. Information Technology Journal, 12: 4472-4475.

Zhu W, Drewes J, & Gegenfurtner KR (2013). Animal Detection in Natural Images: Effects of Color and Image Database. PLoS ONE, 8(10), e75816. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075816

Drewes J, Masson GS, & Montagnini A (2012). Shifts in reported gaze position due to changes in pupil size: ground truth and compensation. Proceedings of the Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications, ETRA ’12 (pp. 209–212). New York, NY, USA: ACM. doi:10.1145/2168556.2168596

Drewes J, & VanRullen R (2011). This Is the Rhythm of Your Eyes: The Phase of Ongoing Electroencephalogram Oscillations Modulates Saccadic Reaction Time. The Journal of Neuroscience, 31(12), 4698 -4708. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4795-10.2011

Drewes J, Trommershäuser J, Gegenfurtner, KR (2011). Parallel visual search and rapid animal detection in natural scenes. Journal of Vision, 11(2), 20. doi:10.1167/11.2.20

VanRullen R, Busch NA, Drewes J, Dubois J (2011). “Ongoing EEG phase as a trial-by-trial predictor of perceptual and attentional variability”. Frontiers in Perception Science, 2:, 60. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00060

Wichmann FA, Drewes J, Rosas P, Gegenfurtner KR (2010). “Animal detection in natural scenes: critical features revisited”, Journal of Vision 10(4):6.1-27, doi:10.1167/10.4.6

Barth E, Drewes J, and Martinetz T (2003). Individual predictions of eye-movements with dynamic scenes. In Bernice Rogowitz and Thrasyvoulos Pappas, editors, Electronic Imaging 2003, volume 5007, pages 252-259. SPIE, 2003.

Grants and funding

  • "Recruitment Program of High-Level Foreign Experts” by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, People's Republic of China, 2015-2017 (Principal Investigator)
  • National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) 2015 grant “Unconscious object processing in natural scenes” (2nd Investigator)
  • Yunnan Education Department Key Project 2015 “Perception of the self-face in conscious and unconscious conditions” (2nd Investigator)