• van der Boechorststraat 7

    1081 BT Amsterdam

    Netherlands

19952019
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Personal profile

Research

My research in the last years can be grouped around 3 themes: interceptionprehension and illusions in perception and action. It is performed in close collaboration with Eli Brenner.

Interception poses problems that are difficult to control due to the continuously changing target position in combination with the inevitable neural delays. Research on this topic has shown that these problems are only circumvented to a very limited extent by using predictive information (like the ball's speed). Subjects rather use the information of previous trials, or correct on-line for the errors made in the earlier part of the movement. Similar effects were found for eye-movements towards moving objects.

Prehension is a very common task that encompasses some of the fundamental problems of visuomotor co-ordination. We developed a new view on how it is organised. This view is formalised in a mathematical model. Some of the predictions of the model are already tested, and others are still being investigated. One of the interesting aspects of our approach is that it makes no distinction between grasping and pointing. This has led to predictions for the control of pointing that are also currently under investigation.

Illusions in perception and action. This line of research recently developed into a seperate theme based on the research on interception and prehension. Contrary to many others, we think that action is not less susceptible to illusions than perception. We think that the reason that many researchers report otherwise is that they compare variables of the action with perceptual judgements on other variables. We found evidence for this hypothesis in our research on interception and grasping.

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Research Output 1995 2019

When Does One Decide How Heavy an Object Feels While Picking It Up?

Plaisier, M. A., Kuling, I. A., Brenner, E. & Smeets, J. B. J., Jun 2019, In : Psychological science. 30, 6, p. 822–829

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Weights and Measures

A visual illusion that influences perception and action through the dorsal pathway

de la Malla, C., Brenner, E., de Haan, E. H. F. & Smeets, J. B. J., 28 Jan 2019, In : Communications biology. 2, p. 1-7 7 p., 38.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Visual Pathways
Brain
Visual Cortex

Unusual prism adaptation reveals how grasping is controlled

Schot, W. D., Brenner, E. & Smeets, J. B., 11 Sep 2017, In : eLife. 6, 21440.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Prisms
Hand
Thumb
Hand Strength
Wrist

Movement Adjustments have Short Latencies Because there is no Need to Detect Anything

Smeets, J. B. J., Oostwoud Wijdenes, L. & Brenner, E., Apr 2016, In : Motor control. 20, 2, p. 137-48

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Automatic Data Processing

Sensory integration does not lead to sensory calibration

Smeets, J. B. J., van den Dobbelsteen, J. J., de Grave, D. D. J., van Beers, R. J. & Brenner, E., 2006, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 103, p. 18781-6

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Calibration
Feedback
Brain

Activities 2006 2018

  • 4 Editorial work
  • 1 Conference
  • 1 Membership
  • 1 Lecture / Presentation

Updating the global effect across saccade.

K. Arkesteijn (Speaker), Jeroen B. Smeets (Speaker), Mieke Donk (Speaker), A.V. Belopolskiy (Speaker)
2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Evaluation Panel ETH (D-HEST) (External organisation)

Jeroen Smeets (Member)
2016

Activity: MembershipAcademic

Acta Psychologica (Journal)

Jeroen Smeets (Member of editorial board)
1 Jan 20142019

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance (Journal)

Jeroen Smeets (Member of editorial board)
20142019

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Society for the Neural Control of Movement

Jeroen Smeets (Participant)
20122018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic