Personal profile

Research

I am interested in many aspects of human motor control and spatial perception. As methods, I use a combination of psychophysical experiments and computational modelling. The modelling often follows a Bayesian approach, taking account of uncertainty and noise in sensory and motor signals.

Ancillary activities

  • PLOS | Onbekend | Editor van PLOS ONE | 2012-10-01
  • Radboud Universiteit | Nijmegen | Researcher | 2015-03-01
  • Journal of Neurophysiology | Onbekend | Member of Editorial Board | 2015-03-11

Last mutation Ancillary Activities: Amsterdam (2016-07-25)

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Selected Research Output 1996 2017

  • 28 Article
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

Random walk of motor planning in task-irrelevant dimensions

van Beers, R. J., Brenner, E. & Smeets, J. B. J. 2013 In : Journal of Neurophysiology. 109, 4, p. 969-977

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Motor learning is optimally tuned to the properties of motor noise

van Beers, R. J. 2009 In : Neuron. 63, 3, p. 406-417

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

The sources of variability in saccadic eye movements

van Beers, R. J. 2007 In : Journal of Neuroscience. 27, 33, p. 8757-8770 14 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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, 49, p. 18781-18786 6 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

The role of execution noise in movement variability

van Beers, R. J., Haggard, P. & Wolpert, D. M. 2004 In : Journal of Neurophysiology. 91, 2, p. 1050-1063 14 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

When feeling is more important than seeing in sensorimotor adaptation

van Beers, R. J., Wolpert, D. M. & Haggard, P. 2002 In : Current Biology. 12, 10, p. 834-837 4 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Integration of proprioceptive and visual position-information: An experimentally supported model

van Beers, R. J., Sittig, A. C. & Denier van der Gon, J. J. 1999 In : Journal of Neurophysiology. 81, 3, p. 1355-1364 10 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

The precision of proprioceptive position sense

van Beers, R. J., Sittig, A. C. & Denier van der Gon, J. J. 1998 In : Experimental Brain Research. 122, 4, p. 367-377 11 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle