Loes van Dam, PhD

Technische Universität Darmstadt Humanwissenschaften
Alexanderstr. 10
64283 Darmstadt

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Short info

My research focuses on multisensory perception and action. I am interested in how humans combine information from across the senses, such as vision and haptics, to both plan and execute goal-oriented movements including reaching, grasping and tracking. As part of this, I also investigate how sensory information is used to adapt our perceptions and our movements in dynamically changing environments. Additionally, I am interested in how the interplay between perception and action affect the feelings of agency and body ownership and vice versa.

My long-term goal is to better understand the interplay between human sensations, their actions and the representation of their own body. This research combines methods from psychophysics, motion tracking in real and virtual environments and computational modelling.

Straube, B., Kuehne, H., van Dam, L., Frey, K., van Kemenade, B.M., Kircher, T., & Ried, L. (2022).
Speech-gesture mismatch detection in individuals with high vs. low schizotypal traits.
International Consortium on Schizotypy Research, ICSR 2022.