Dr Erik van der Burg

A19 - Griffith Taylor Building
The University of Sydney


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Biographical details

Ph.D. [summa cum laude]Cognitive Psychology.Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

M.Sc.Cognitive Science. Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

B.Sc.Artificial Intelligence.Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

B.Sc.Technical-engineering. Hogeschool van Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Employment History

  1. 2013 - present : Discovery Early Career Researcher (Level B) School of Psychology, University of Sydney
  2. 2012 : Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) School of Psychology, University of Sydney
  3. 2009 - 2012 : Post-doc Dept. of Cognitive Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  4. 2005 - 2009 : Ph.D. student Dept. of Cognitive Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Research: Multisensory processing. Supervised by Dr. Chris Olivers and Prof. Jan Theeuwes

Research interests

Multisensory processing, temporal processing; attention and visual search.

Selected grants

2014

  • Evolving the stimulus; van der Burg E; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2013

  • Multisensory integration in complex stimuli; van der Burg E, Van der Burg E; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Theeuwes, J., Van der Burg, E., Olivers, C., Bronkhorst, A. (2007). Cross-modal interactions between sensory modalities: Implications for the design of multisensory displays. In A. F. Kramer, D. Wiegmann & A. Kirlik (Eds.), Attention: From Theory to Practice, (pp. 196-205). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Journals

  • van den Brink, R., Cohen, M., van der Burg, E., Talsma, D., Vissers, M., Slagter, H. (2014). Subcortical, modality-specific pathways contribute to multisensory processing in humans. Cerebral Cortex.
  • van der Burg, E., Cass, J., Alais, D. (2014). Window of audio-visual simultaneity is unaffected by spatio-temporal visual clutter. Scientific Reports. [More Information]
  • Orchard-Mills, E., van der Burg, E., Alais, D. (2013). Amplitude-modulated auditory stimuli influence selection of visual spatial frequencies. Journal of Vision, 13(3), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Orchard-Mills, E., Alais, D., van der Burg, E. (2013). Cross-modal associations between vision, touch, and audition influence visual search through top-down attention, not bottom-up capture. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 75(8), 1892-1905. [More Information]
  • van der Burg, E., Nieuwenstein, M., Theeuwes, J., Olivers, C. (2013). Irrelevant Auditory and Visual Events Induce a Visual Attentional Blink. Experimental Psychology, 60(2), 80-89. [More Information]
  • Theeuwes, J., van der Burg, E. (2013). Priming makes a stimulus more salient. Journal of Vision, 13(3), 1-11. [More Information]
  • van der Burg, E., Alais, D., Cass, J. (2013). Rapid recalibration to audiovisual asynchrony. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(37), 14633-14637. [More Information]
  • van der Burg, E., Los, S. (2013). Sound speeds vision through preparation, not integration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39(6), 1612-1624. [More Information]
  • van der Burg, E., Awh, E., Olivers, C. (2013). The capacity of Audiovisual Integration Is Limited to One Item. Psychological Science, 24(3), 345-351. [More Information]
  • Los, S., Hoorn, J., Grin, M., van der Burg, E. (2013). The time course of temporal preparation in an applied setting: A study of gaming behavior. Acta Psychologica.
  • Van der Groen, O., van der Burg, E., Lunghi, C., Alais, D. (2013). Touch Influences Visual Perception with a Tight Orientation-Tuning. PLoS One, 8(11), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Van der Burg, E., Olivers, C., Theeuwes, J. (2012). The size of the attentional window modulates capture by audiovisual events. PLoS One, 7(7), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Van der Burg, E., Talsma, D., Olivers, C., Hickey, C., Theeuwes, J. (2011). Early multisensory interactions affect the competition among multiple visual objects. NeuroImage, 55(3), 1208-1218. [More Information]
  • Cass, J., Van der Burg, E., Alais, D. (2011). Finding flicker: Critical differences in temporal frequency capture attention. Frontiers in Psychology, 2(NOV), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Theeuwes, J., Van der Burg, E. (2011). On the limits of top-down control of visual selection. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 73(7), 2092-2103. [More Information]
  • Van der Burg, E., Brederoo, S., Nieewenstein, M., Theeuwes, J., Olivers, C. (2010). Audiovisual semantic interference and attention: Evidence from the attentional blink paradigm. Acta Psychologica, 134(2), 198-205.
  • Van der Burg, E., Cass, J., Olivers, C., Theeuwes, J., Alais, D. (2010). Efficient Visual Search from Synchronized Auditory Signals Requires Transient Audiovisual Events. PLoS One, 5(5), e10664-1-e10664-11.
  • Los, S., Van der Burg, E. (2010). The origin of switch costs: Task preparation or task application? The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63(10), 1895-1915. [More Information]
  • Van der Burg, E., Olivers, C., Bronkhorst, A., Theeuwes, J. (2009). Poke and pop: Tactile-visual synchrony increases visual saliency. Neuroscience Letters, 450(1), 60-64. [More Information]
  • Nieuwenstein, M., Van der Burg, E., Theeuwes, J., Wyble, B., Potter, M. (2009). Temporal constraints on conscious vision: on the ubiquitous nature of the attentional blink. Journal of Vision, 9(9), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Van der Burg, E., Olivers, C., Bronkhorst, A., Theeuwes, J. (2008). Audiovisual events capture attention: Evidence from temporal order judgments. Journal of Vision, 8(5), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Olivers, C., Van der Burg, E. (2008). Bleeping you out of the blink: Sound saves vision from oblivion. Brain Research, 1242, 191-199. [More Information]
  • Theeuwes, J., Van der Burg, E., Belopolsky, A. (2008). Detecting the presence of a singleton involves focal attention. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 15(3), 555-560. [More Information]
  • Van der Burg, E., Olivers, C., Bronkhorst, A., Theeuwes, J. (2008). Pip and pop: Non-spatial auditory signals improve spatial visual search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34(5), 1653-1065. [More Information]
  • Koelewijn, T., Van der Burg, E., Bronkhorst, A., Theeuwes, J. (2008). Priming T2 in a visual and auditory attentional blink task. Perception and Psychophysics, 70(4), 658-666. [More Information]
  • Theeuwes, J., Van der Burg, E. (2008). The role of cueing in attentional capture. Visual Cognition, 16(2-3), 232-247. [More Information]
  • Van der Burg, E., Olivers, C., Bronkhorst, A., Koelewijn, T., Theeuwes, J. (2007). The absence of an auditory-visual attentional blink is not due to echoic memory. Perception and Psychophysics, 69(7), 1230-1241. [More Information]
  • Theeuwes, J., Van der Burg, E. (2007). The role of spatial and non-spatial information in visual search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 33(6), 1335-1351. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Van der Burg, E. (2011). Multisensory synchrony guides attention in dynamic cluttered environments. Cognitive and Crossmodal Effects on Vision Conference, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Van der Burg, E., Cass, J., Alais, D., Theeuwes, J. (2011). The temporal window of multisensory integration under competing circumstances. 12th International Multisensory Research Forum, Fukuoka, Japan.

2014

  • van den Brink, R., Cohen, M., van der Burg, E., Talsma, D., Vissers, M., Slagter, H. (2014). Subcortical, modality-specific pathways contribute to multisensory processing in humans. Cerebral Cortex.
  • van der Burg, E., Cass, J., Alais, D. (2014). Window of audio-visual simultaneity is unaffected by spatio-temporal visual clutter. Scientific Reports. [More Information]

2013

  • Orchard-Mills, E., van der Burg, E., Alais, D. (2013). Amplitude-modulated auditory stimuli influence selection of visual spatial frequencies. Journal of Vision, 13(3), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Orchard-Mills, E., Alais, D., van der Burg, E. (2013). Cross-modal associations between vision, touch, and audition influence visual search through top-down attention, not bottom-up capture. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 75(8), 1892-1905. [More Information]
  • van der Burg, E., Nieuwenstein, M., Theeuwes, J., Olivers, C. (2013). Irrelevant Auditory and Visual Events Induce a Visual Attentional Blink. Experimental Psychology, 60(2), 80-89. [More Information]
  • Theeuwes, J., van der Burg, E. (2013). Priming makes a stimulus more salient. Journal of Vision, 13(3), 1-11. [More Information]
  • van der Burg, E., Alais, D., Cass, J. (2013). Rapid recalibration to audiovisual asynchrony. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(37), 14633-14637. [More Information]
  • van der Burg, E., Los, S. (2013). Sound speeds vision through preparation, not integration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39(6), 1612-1624. [More Information]
  • van der Burg, E., Awh, E., Olivers, C. (2013). The capacity of Audiovisual Integration Is Limited to One Item. Psychological Science, 24(3), 345-351. [More Information]
  • Los, S., Hoorn, J., Grin, M., van der Burg, E. (2013). The time course of temporal preparation in an applied setting: A study of gaming behavior. Acta Psychologica.
  • Van der Groen, O., van der Burg, E., Lunghi, C., Alais, D. (2013). Touch Influences Visual Perception with a Tight Orientation-Tuning. PLoS One, 8(11), 1-9. [More Information]

2012

  • Van der Burg, E., Olivers, C., Theeuwes, J. (2012). The size of the attentional window modulates capture by audiovisual events. PLoS One, 7(7), 1-7. [More Information]

2011

  • Van der Burg, E., Talsma, D., Olivers, C., Hickey, C., Theeuwes, J. (2011). Early multisensory interactions affect the competition among multiple visual objects. NeuroImage, 55(3), 1208-1218. [More Information]
  • Cass, J., Van der Burg, E., Alais, D. (2011). Finding flicker: Critical differences in temporal frequency capture attention. Frontiers in Psychology, 2(NOV), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Van der Burg, E. (2011). Multisensory synchrony guides attention in dynamic cluttered environments. Cognitive and Crossmodal Effects on Vision Conference, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Theeuwes, J., Van der Burg, E. (2011). On the limits of top-down control of visual selection. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 73(7), 2092-2103. [More Information]
  • Van der Burg, E., Cass, J., Alais, D., Theeuwes, J. (2011). The temporal window of multisensory integration under competing circumstances. 12th International Multisensory Research Forum, Fukuoka, Japan.

2010

  • Van der Burg, E., Brederoo, S., Nieewenstein, M., Theeuwes, J., Olivers, C. (2010). Audiovisual semantic interference and attention: Evidence from the attentional blink paradigm. Acta Psychologica, 134(2), 198-205.
  • Van der Burg, E., Cass, J., Olivers, C., Theeuwes, J., Alais, D. (2010). Efficient Visual Search from Synchronized Auditory Signals Requires Transient Audiovisual Events. PLoS One, 5(5), e10664-1-e10664-11.
  • Los, S., Van der Burg, E. (2010). The origin of switch costs: Task preparation or task application? The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63(10), 1895-1915. [More Information]

2009

  • Van der Burg, E., Olivers, C., Bronkhorst, A., Theeuwes, J. (2009). Poke and pop: Tactile-visual synchrony increases visual saliency. Neuroscience Letters, 450(1), 60-64. [More Information]
  • Nieuwenstein, M., Van der Burg, E., Theeuwes, J., Wyble, B., Potter, M. (2009). Temporal constraints on conscious vision: on the ubiquitous nature of the attentional blink. Journal of Vision, 9(9), 1-14. [More Information]

2008

  • Van der Burg, E., Olivers, C., Bronkhorst, A., Theeuwes, J. (2008). Audiovisual events capture attention: Evidence from temporal order judgments. Journal of Vision, 8(5), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Olivers, C., Van der Burg, E. (2008). Bleeping you out of the blink: Sound saves vision from oblivion. Brain Research, 1242, 191-199. [More Information]
  • Theeuwes, J., Van der Burg, E., Belopolsky, A. (2008). Detecting the presence of a singleton involves focal attention. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 15(3), 555-560. [More Information]
  • Van der Burg, E., Olivers, C., Bronkhorst, A., Theeuwes, J. (2008). Pip and pop: Non-spatial auditory signals improve spatial visual search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34(5), 1653-1065. [More Information]
  • Koelewijn, T., Van der Burg, E., Bronkhorst, A., Theeuwes, J. (2008). Priming T2 in a visual and auditory attentional blink task. Perception and Psychophysics, 70(4), 658-666. [More Information]
  • Theeuwes, J., Van der Burg, E. (2008). The role of cueing in attentional capture. Visual Cognition, 16(2-3), 232-247. [More Information]

2007

  • Theeuwes, J., Van der Burg, E., Olivers, C., Bronkhorst, A. (2007). Cross-modal interactions between sensory modalities: Implications for the design of multisensory displays. In A. F. Kramer, D. Wiegmann & A. Kirlik (Eds.), Attention: From Theory to Practice, (pp. 196-205). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Van der Burg, E., Olivers, C., Bronkhorst, A., Koelewijn, T., Theeuwes, J. (2007). The absence of an auditory-visual attentional blink is not due to echoic memory. Perception and Psychophysics, 69(7), 1230-1241. [More Information]
  • Theeuwes, J., Van der Burg, E. (2007). The role of spatial and non-spatial information in visual search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 33(6), 1335-1351. [More Information]

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