Author Archives: Niko Troje

Yes, we are accepting new Graduate students for fall 2016!

The Biomotion Lab is looking for new graduate students. It is an exciting time for us as topics are shifting a little bit. We are currently moving from studying biological motion perception with point-light displays to investigating “person perception” by … Continue reading

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Attractiveness and internal consistency

A new study from the BioMotionLab just appeared in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. We look at different features that contribute to the perception of sexual attractiveness of another person depicted as a point-light walker that consists of 15 … Continue reading

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Popular science: How we walk makes a difference

Now that the big media response has cooled down a bit a few words about a new study from our lab and the splash it has make in the public media. Michalak, J., Rohde, K., Troje, N. F. (2015) How … Continue reading

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What causes the facing-the-viewer bias?

Look at the point-light walker in the BMLwalker demo. Is the walker facing you or is it facing away from you? Most observers would see the walker facing the viewer – even though the stimulus itself does not contain any … Continue reading

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CSBBCS at Ryerson

Currently, two of our students are attending the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science at Ryerson University in Toronto. For both of them, it is their last conference while at the BioMotion Lab. Adam … Continue reading

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