Using multisensory psychophysics, neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG, EEG) and brain stimulation (TMS), we investigate how our brain voluntarily controls conscious perception and how our brain is perceptually 'primed'.

I hold positions at the Radboud University Nijmegen in the department of BioPhysics and the University of Leuven in the Laboratory of Experimental Psychology. I am Principal Researcher at the Philips Research Laboratories where we are currently running experiments capitalizing on fundamental neuroscience insights for inventions in health, behaviour and well-being. Go to my Curriculum Vitae, to read about my research at Utrecht, Berkeley and MIT.

A few selected publications:

  • van Ee & Anderson (2001). Motion direction, speed, and orientation in binocular matching. Nature, 410, 690-694.
  • Adams, Banks & van Ee (2001). Adaptation to three-dimensional distortions in human vision. Nature Neuroscience, 4, 1063-1064.
  • van Ee, van Boxtel, Parker & Alais (2009). Multisensory congruency as a mechanism for attentional control over perceptual selection. Journal of NeuroScience, 29, 11641-11649.
  • van Ee & Erkelens (2010). Stereo-vision: Head-centric coding of retinal signals. Current Biology, 20, R567-568.
  • Borra, Versnel, Kemner, van Opstal & van Ee (2013). An octave effect in auditory attention. PNAS, 110, 15225-15230.
  • De Jong, et al. & van Ee (2016). Intracranial recordings of occipital cortex responses to illusory visual events. Journal of NeuroScience, 30:760-766.
  • Vergeer, Wagemans & van Ee (2016). Training of binocular rivalry suppression suggests stimulus-specific plasticity. Scientific Reports Nature, 6:25753.
  • van Ee, Van de Cruys, Schlangen & Vlaskamp (2016). Circadian-Time Sickness: Time-of-day cue-conflicts directly affect health. TINS, 39, 738-749 (see also the article and comments in Science News and the fontcover of TINS).
  • Moors, Hasselman, Wagemans & van Ee (2017). Continuous flash suppression: stimulus fractionation rather than integration. TICS, 21, 719-721.

Go to complete publications for down-loadable files.

Front Cover
TINS, Nov 2016

National Television Interview
Our work appeared as a central topic on national television in "Klokhuis".
This was a fantastic experience. View movie. And recently there was an interview on deprived sensory experience in TopDoks, Jan 7th, 2018.

and guess what?.........
I have achieved the status of "cover boy" (for an interview ... Alas, it is just on the U-blad)

Okay, there is an interview in Science (326) but this was only a few lines.
It was about EYE MEETS I, a project with artist Bradley Pitts. We presented an elliptical mirror bringing observers back to the CYCLOPS experience. In this mirror your left eye sees you right eye, and vice versa, wherever you look, meaning that your own "big brother" eye constantly follows you.......


ART-PERCEPTION Installation: The 'supper effect' is a 'live lab for mirror neurons' created by artist Maria Lalou that took place in the framework of the summer events program in galery outLINE in Amsterdam (Aug 18-24).
A participant tastes food that was presented in mirroring bowls that were placed on a mirror table. All walls of the room were mirrors as well. Such a mirror environment produced a very intense taste sensation. In a live presentation my role was to interact with Maria and the audience on the scientific part of 'supper effect'

Check out the neurofeedback presentation at Outdoor Extrema or the show in the Royal Circus Theater Carre on visual illusions ........ ......... or a few cool demos of our research.


E-mail: Raymond.vanEe[at]psy.kuleuven.be, rvee[at]science.ru.nl or raymond.van.ee[at]philips.com

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