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Fiehler, K., Schütz, I., Meller, T. & Thaler, L. Neural correlates of human echolocation of path direction during walking. under Review Multisensory Research.

Milne, J.L., Goodale, M.A., Arnott S.R., Kish, D. & Thaler, L. Parahippocampal cortex is involved in material processing through echolocation in blind echolocation experts. In Press Vision Research, doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2014.07.004.

Milne, J.L., Anello, M., Goodale, M.A., & Thaler, L. (2014) A blind human expert echolocator shows size constancy for objects perceived by echoes. Neurocase, in Press. doi: 10.1080/13554794.2014.922994. [download as pdf]

Milne, J.L., Goodale, M.A., & Thaler, L. (2014) The role of head movements in the discrimination of 2-D shape by blind echolocation experts. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76, 1828-1837. doi: 10.3758/s13414-014-0695-2. [download as pdf]

Thaler, L., Paciocco, J., Daley, M., Lesniak, G.D., Purcell, D.W., Goodale, M.A. & Culham, J.C. A selective impairment of auditory perception of motion direction in peripheral auditory space: A case study. In Revision for Neuropsychologia.

Thaler, L., Wilson, R.C. & Gee, B.K. (2014) Correlation between Vividness of Visual Imagery and Echolocation Ability in Sighted, Echo-Naive People. Experimental Brain Research, 232 (6), 1915-1925. doi: 10.1007/s00221-014-3883-3. [download as pdf]

Staunton, H.M. & Thaler, L. Manneristic behaviour in children and older individuals with vision impairment due to ocular causes: A review of the literature with focus on degree of impairment, age at onset, and situational triggers. Under Review in Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness.

Thaler, L., Milne, J.L., Arnott,S., Kish,D. & Goodale, M.A. (2014). Neural Correlates of Motion Processing through Echolocation, Source Hearing and Vision in Blind Echolocation Experts and Sighted Echolocation Novices. Journal of Neurophysiology, 111: 112:127.[download as pdf]

Thaler, L.(2013) Echolocation may have real-life advantages for blind people: an analysis of survey data. Frontiers in Integrative Physiology, 4:98. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2013.00098.[link to free article]

Arnott,S.R., Thaler, L., Milne,J., Kish,D. & Goodale, M.A.(2013). Shape-specific activation of occipital cortex in an early blind echolocation expert. Neuropsychologia,51, 938-949. [download as pdf]

Thaler,L., Schütz, A.C., Goodale, M.A. & Gegenfurtner,K.R (2013). What is the best fixation target? The effect of target shape on stability of fixational eye movements. Vision Research,76,31-42.[download as pdf]

Schlicht, T., Vetter, P., Thaler, L. & Moss, C. (2012). Wahrnehmung. In Handbuch Kognitionswissenschaft. Stephan, A. & Walter, S. Stuttgart: Metzler.

Thaler, L. & Goodale, M. A. (2011) Neural substrates of visual spatial coding and visual feedback control for hand movements in allocentric and target-directed tasks. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5:92. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2011.00092.[link to free article]

Thaler, L., Arnott, S.R. & Goodale, M. A. (2011) Neural correlates of natural human echolocation in early and late blind echolocation experts. PLoS ONE, 6(5): e20162. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020162.[link to free article]

Thaler, L. & Goodale, M. A.(2011) Reaction times for allocentric movements are 35 ms slower than reaction times for target-directed movements. Experimental Brain Research, 211 (2), 313-328. [download as pdf]

Gordon*, G., Kaplan*, D.M., Lankow*, B., Little*, D.Y., Sherwin*, J. Suter*, B.A & Thaler*, L. (2011). Towards an integrated Framework for Perception and Action: Conference Report and Future Directions. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 5:20. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2011.00020.[link to free article]

*all authors contributed equally to this work.

Thaler, L. & Goodale, M. A. (2011). The role of online visual feedback for the control of target-directed and allocentric hand movements. Journal of Neurophysiology, 105, 846-859. [download as pdf]

Thaler, L. & Todd, J.T. (2010). The perception of 3D shape from texture based on directional width gradients. Journal of Vision, 10(5), 1-13. [link to free article]

Thaler, L. & Goodale, M.A.(2010). Beyond Distance and Direction: The CNS represents Target Locations non-metrically. Journal of Vision, 10(3), 1-27. [link to free article]

Thaler, L. & Todd, J.T. (2010). Evidence from Visuo-Motor Adaptation for two partially independent Visuo-motor systems. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36(4), 924-935. [download as pdf]

Thaler, L. & Todd, J.T. (2009). The Control Parameters used by the CNS to Guide the Hand Depend on the Visuo-Motor Task: Evidence from Visually Guided Pointing. Neuroscience, 159, 578-598. [download as pdf]

Thaler, L. & Todd, J.T. (2009). The Use of Head/Eye-Centered, Hand-Centered and Allocentric Representations for Visually Guided Hand Movements and Perceptual Judgments. Neuropsychologia, 47, 1227-1244. [download as pdf]

Thaler, L.(2009). A Representation Based Approach to Visually Guided Motor Behavior. PhD Thesis, The Ohio State University.

Todd, J.T., Thaler, L., Dijkstra, T.M.H, Koenderink, J.J. & Kappers, A.M.L. (2007). The Effects of Viewing Angle, Camera Angle and Sign of Surface Curvature on the Perception of 3D Shape from Texture. Journal of Vision, 7(12), 1-16. [link to free article]

Thaler, L., Todd, J.T., Spering, M., & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2007). Illusory Bending of a rigidly moving Line Segment: Effects of Image Motion and smooth pursuit Eye Movements. Journal of Vision, 7(6), 1-13. [link to free article]

Thaler, L., Todd, J.T. & Dijkstra, T.M.H. (2007). The Effects of Phase on the Perception of 3D Shape from Texture: Psychophysics and Modeling. Vision Research, 47, 411-427. [download as pdf]

Todd, J.T., Thaler, L. & Dijkstra, T.M.H (2005). The Effects of Field of View on the Perception of 3D Slant from Texture. Vision Research, 45, 1501-1517. [download as pdf]



Manuscripts in Preparation (Data collected and analyzed)


Thaler, L. & Goodale, M. A. Direct estimation of perceptual spatial uncertainty distributions in the plane using same/different judgments.

Thaler, L. , Chaudry, R.& Nikolov, M.B. Texture Width Gradients and Binocular Disparity are not integrated for shape perception with Real 3D Objects.


Published Conference Abstracts


Thaler, L., Wilson, R. & Gee, B. (2014). Correlation between Vividness of Visual Imagery and Echolocation Ability in Sighted, Echo-Naïve People. Journal of Vision, in Press.

Milne, J.L., Goodale, M.A. & Thaler, L. (2013). Is there a ‘retinotopic’ representation of echo locations in the calcarine cortex of the blind brain? Journal of Vision, 13(9): 1334.

Thaler, L., Milne, J., Arnott, S.R. & Goodale, M.A. (2012). Brain areas involved in Echolocation Motion Processing in Blind Echolocation Experts. Seeing and Perceiving, 25, 140.

Milne, J., Goodale, M.A., Arnott S.R., Kish, D. & Thaler, L. (2012). Parahippocampal cortex is involved in material processing through echolocation in blind echolocation experts. Journal of Vision, 12(9): 581.

Arnott, S.R., Thaler, L., Milne, J., Kish, D. & Goodale, M.A. (2012). Functional imaging of shape processing in a blind echolocation expert. Journal of Vision, 12(9): 580.

Thaler, L., Paciocco, J., Daley, M., Lesniak, G.D., Purcell, D.W., Goodale, M.A. & Culham, J.C. (2011). A selective impairment of auditory perception of motion direction in peripheral space: A case study. To appear in The Journal of Neuroscience.

Thaler, L. & Goodale, M.A. (2011). The Allocentric Brain in Action. Journal of Vision. 11(11):939

Thaler, L., Arnott, S.R. & Goodale, M.A. (2010) Echolocation I. Journal of Vision, 10(7), 1050.

Arnott, S.R., Thaler, L. & Goodale, M.A. (2010) Echolocation II. Journal of Vision, 10(7), 1055.

Thaler, L., Goodale, M.A. & Todd, J.T. (2009) Visual Feedback is used to guide the Hand towards Endpoints not along Trajectories. Journal of Vision, 9(8), 1152.

Thaler, L. & Todd, J.T.(2008). Evidence from Visuo-Motor Adaptation for two partially independent Visuo-motor systems. Journal of Vision, 8(6), 376.

Thaler, L. & Todd, J.T.(2007). Reaching to a Point or over a Distance: What is the Difference? Journal of Vision, 7(9), 166.

Thaler, L. & Todd, J.T.(2006). The Rubber Pencil Illusion Journal of Vision, 6(6), 634.

Thaler, L., Todd, J.T. & Lindsey, D.T.L. (2005). Investigation of Image Structures important in Shape Perception from Texture. Perception (Supplement), 34, 174.
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Thaler, L., Todd, J.T. & Lindsey, D.T. (2005). Phase dependent Local Energy mediates Effects of Phase Scrambling on Shape Perception from Texture. Journal of Vision, 5(8), 994.

Todd, J.T. & Thaler, L. (2005). A Gradient based Heuristic for the Perception of 3D Shape from Texture. Journal of Vision, 5(8), 995.

Todd, J. T., Thaler, L. & Dijkstra, T., Koenderink, J. J. & Kappers, A.M.L. (2004). The Effects of Camera and Viewing Angles on the Perception of 3D Shape from Texture. Journal of Vision, 4(8), 75.

Thaler, L., Dijkstra, T. & Todd J. T. (2004). The Role of Phase Information in the Perception of 3D Shape from Texture. Journal of Vision, 4(8), 76.

Todd, J. T., Thaler, L. & Dijkstra, T. (2003). The Effects of Visual Angle on the Perception of 3D Curvature from Texture. Journal of Vision, 3(9), 611.


Presentations


Brain areas involved in Echolocation Motion Processing in Blind Echolocation Experts. Talk, International Multisensory Research Forum, Oxford, UK, June 2012.

Echolocation in People. Talk, British Society for Hearing Aid Audiologists, Nottingham, UK, May 2012.

Echolocation in People . Talk, Centre for Consciousness Studies, Tuscon, Arizona, USA, April 2012.

Echolocation in Blind People: Brain Activity and Behaviour. Talk, Department of Psychology, Giessen University, January 2012.

A selective impairment of auditory perception of motion direction in peripheral space: A case study. Poster, Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, November 2011.

The Allocentric Brain in Action. Poster, Annual Meeting of the Vision Science Society, Naples, FL, May 2011.

The optimally shaped Fixation Target. Talk, Meeting of the Canadian Physiological Society, Montreal, Canada, February 2011.

Sight Unseen: Action without Perception in Human Vision. Poster, Canadian Research Chair Meeting, Toronto, Canada, November 2010.

Echolocation I. Talk, Annual Meeting of the Vision Science Society, Naples, FL, May 2010.

The role of visual feedback in the control of egocentric and allocentric reaching movements. Talk, GAP/CAPnet Retreat, Ingersoll, Canada, October 2009.

Evidence from Visuo-Motor Adaptation for two partially independent Visuo-Motor Systems. Poster, International Workshop on Computational principles of sensorimotor learning, Irsee, Germany, September 2009.

Beyond Distance and Direction: The Brain represents Target Locations in a non-metric Format. Poster, International Conference on Vision in 3D Environments. Centre for Vision Research, York University. Toronto, Canada. June 2009.

Visual Spatial Processing Requirements determine Task Performance: Evidence from Visuomotor Adaptation and Visual Feedback Processing. Talk, Centre for Vision Research, York University, Toronto, Canada, May 2009.

Visuo-Motor Processing is flexible: Pointing, Visuomotor Adaptation and Visual Feedback Control. Talk, German Sport University, Cologne, Germany, April 2009.

What you get is what you see! Task Performance depends on visual spatial Processing Requirements. Talk, Department of Psychology, Giessen University, April 2009.

Visual Feedback is used to guide the Hand towards Endpoints not along Trajectories. Poster, Annual Meeting of the Vision Science Society, Naples, FL, May 2009.

Evidence from Visuo-Motor Adaptation for Two Partially Independent Visuo-Motor Systems. Talk, Annual Meeting of the Vision Science Society, Naples, FL, May 2008.

Movement Coding Processes are Task Dependent. Poster, Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA, November 2007.

Task Specificity of Hand Movement Control. Talk, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, Canada, October, 2007.

Task Specificity of Hand Movement Control. Talk, Sensorimotor Control Group, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK, August 2007.

Reaching to a Point or over a Distance: What is the Difference? Poster, Annual Meeting of the Vision Science Society, Sarasota, FL, May 2007.

The Effects of Phase on Shape Perception from Texture: Psychophysics and Modeling. Talk, Department of Psychology, Giessen University, December 2006.

The Rubber Pencil Illusion. Talk, College of Optometry, The Ohio State University, October 2006.

The Rubber Pencil Illusion. Poster, Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Sarasota, FL, May 2006.

Illusory Bending Motion: Image Velocities, Smooth Pursuit and Contrast. Poster, Workshop for Perception & Action, Rauischholzhausen Castle, Germany, August 2005.

Investigation of Image Structures important in Shape Perception from Texture. Poster, European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), La Coruna, Spain, August, 2005.

Phase Dependent Local Energy mediates Effects of Phase Scrambling on Shape Perception from Texture. Poster, Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Sarasota, FL, May 2005.

The Role of Phase Information in the Perception of 3D Shape from Texture. Talk, Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Sarasota, FL, May 2004.