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Thaler, L. & Goodale, M.A. Echolocation in People: An Overview. WIREs Cogn Sci, in Press.

Thaler, L. & Castillo-Serrano, J.G. (2016). People's ability to detect objects using click-based echolocation: A direct comparison between mouth-clicks and clicks made by a loudspeaker. PLoSOne, in Press

Thaler, L. (2015) Using sound to get around - Discoveries in Human Echolocation. Observer, 28(10). [link to article]

Thaler, L., Paciocco, J., Daley, M., Lesniak, G.D., Purcell, D.W., Fraser, J.A. Dutton, G.N., Rossit, S., Goodale, M.A. & Culham, J.C. (2016) A selective impairment of perception of sound motion direction in peripheral space: A case study. Neuropsychologia, 80, 79-89. [download as pdf]

Fiehler, K., Schütz, I., Meller, T. & Thaler, L. (2015) Neural correlates of human echolocation of path direction during walking. Multisensory Research, 28, 195-226. [download as pdf]

Milne, J.L., Goodale, M.A., Arnott S.R., Kish, D. & Thaler, L. (2015) Parahippocampal cortex is involved in material processing through echolocation in blind echolocation experts. Vision Research, doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2014.07.004. [download as pdf]

Milne, J.L., Anello, M., Goodale, M.A., & Thaler, L. (2015) A blind human expert echolocator shows size constancy for objects perceived by echoes. Neurocase, 21, 465-470. 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., 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


Culham, J. C., Arcaro, M. J., Thaler, L., McLean, D. A., Quinlan, D. J., Dutton, G. N., Goodale, M. A. & Kastner, S. (January 2016). Cortical and subcortical responses to moving stimuli in a patient with Riddoch phenomenon arising from bilateral visual cortex lesions. European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology. Bressanone, Italy.

Thaler, L. & Cutts, M. (2015). Luminance signals interfere with echolocation in sighted people, European Conference for Visual Perception.

Fiehler, K., Schütz, I., Meller, T. & Thaler, L. (2015). Neural correlates of processing of path direction during walking using echolocation. IMRF.

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.