Dr David Souto

Lecturer in Psychology.

PhD  University of Geneva, Switzerland

Lab Website

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Research

I investigate mechanisms of perceptual stability and visuo-motor interactions during eye movement programming and execution. I am also interested in apparent motion filling-in, a phenomenon which has been related to object-updating and postdictive perception.

I would be interested in supervising research (e.g. 3rd year dissertations, MSc) projects in those areas:

  • perception
  • eye movements
  • attention
  • motor control

I am a member of the Vision and Language group.

Teaching

  • PS2023 Psychology Practicals B
  • PS2016 Cognitive Psychology Library Module
  • PS3022 Visual Cognition
  • Dissertation module coordinator

Selected publications

Souto, D., Born, S., & Kerzel, D. (2018). The contribution of forward masking to saccadic inhibition of return. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics [full-text]

Souto, D., Gegenfurtner, K. R., Schütz, A. C. (2016). Saccade adaptation and visual uncertainty. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10:3387, doi:10.3389/fnhum.2016.00227 [full-text]

Schütz, A. C., Souto, D. (2015). Perceptual task induces saccadic adaptation by target selection. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9:566. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00566 [full-text]

Souto, D., & Kerzel, D. (2014). Ocular tracking responses to background motion gated by feature-based attention. Journal of Neurophysiology , 112 (5) 1074-1081; doi:10.1152/jn.00810.2013 [full-text]

Recent conference contributions

Souto, D., Gegenfurtner, K. R., Schütz, A. C. (2016). Local recalibration to background motion during smooth pursuit eye  movements. Paper presented at the Vision Science Society Meeting (VSS), St Petersburg, Florida.

Barrett, D. J. K., Souto, D., Mennerr, T. (2015, August). Attending redundant information increases the precision of visual working memory for complex objects. Paper presented at the European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Liverpool, UK.

Souto, D., Gegenfurtner, K. R., Schütz, A. C. (2015). Saccade adaptation and saccadic suppression of displacement. Paper presented at the Vision Science Society Meeting (VSS), St Petersburg, Florida.

Schütz, A. C., Kerzel, D., Souto, D. (2014). Saccadic adaptation induced by a perceptual task. Paper presented at the Vision Science Society Meeting (VSS), St Petersburg, Florida.

Souto, D., Islam, R. (2014, August). Illusory rotation of translating wheels: Kinematics override surface cues. Paper presented at the European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Belgrade, Serbia.

Souto, D. (2014, March). Gaining voluntary control of smooth pursuit eye movements. Paper presented at the Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP), Giessen, Germany.

Souto, D. (2013, December). Voluntary initiation of smooth pursuit eye movements. Paper presented at the British Oculomotor Group Meeting, Manchester, England.

Bruno, A., Souto, D., Rao, A., & Johnston, A. (2013, May). Probing observer metacognition through the analysis of gaze duration estimates. Paper presented at the Vision Sciences Society Meeting, Naples, Florida.

Kerzel, D., & Souto, D. (2013, May). Feature-based attention gates motion signals for smooth pursuit. Paper presented at the Vision Science Society Meeting, Naples, Florida.

Schütz, A. C., Kerzel, D., & Souto, D. (2013, May). Saccadic adaptation induced by a perceptual task. Paper presented at the Vision Sciences Society Meeting, Naples, Florida.

Souto, D., Kerzel, D., & Johnston, A. (2013, August). Integration of object motion across apertures during tracking eye movements: perceptual and oculomotor measures. Paper presented at the European Conference on Visual Perception, Bremen, Germany.

Souto, D., & Kerzel, D. (2012, May). Like a rolling stone: naturalistic kinematics influence tracking eye movements. Paper presented at the Vision Sciences Society Meeting, Naples, Florida.

Souto, D., Kerzel, D., & Schütz, A. C. (2012, December). Saccade adaptation induced by a perceptual task. Paper presented at the Applied Vision Association Meeting, London, UK.

Funding opportunities

German nationals can apply for funding via the Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship for new or experienced postdocs from the Alexander von Humboldt foundation.

Santander ofrece becas a estudiantes de ciertos paises hispanohablantes para programmas de Masters en Leicester.

I am happy to discuss other funding opportunities.

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CfM 1.12

Center for Medicine
School of Psychology
College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology
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