Dr Martin Jüttner

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Programme Director - MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience  

Office: SW610A    Lab: VS37
Mailto: M.Juttner@aston.ac.uk 
Telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 4065
Fax: +44 (0) 121 3593257

Student Appointments

Year 1, Year 2: Please book using https://wass.aston.ac.uk/wass/

Final Year, Grad Dip, Masters: Please email me for a meeting

Research Group

Basic and Applied Neurosciences

Research Centre

Centre for Research in Vision and Hearing(CRVH)


 Research profile

I am interested in processes underlying visual cognition. To study these processes I mainly employ methods of experimental psychology and psychophysics. These behavioural techniques are supplemented by simulations based on computational models or machine learning algorithms. My early research addressed issues of eye movement control and visual stability during saccadic eye movements. Subsequently, I have investigated questions relating to object recognition, visual categorisation, and object learning by vision and touch. Over the last years the development of object recognition skills in children has become a major focus of my work. Further information about my current research can be found here:

- Object Recognition and Image Understanding by School Children

- Pattern Categorization and Learning

I currently convene and teach the following modules:
  • PY1109 Developmental Psychology I
  • PY1117 Cognitive Psychology Ia
  • PY2218 Cognitive Psychology IIa

Recent student feedback scores can be found here.
I also oversee and teach on the MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience programme.

 2011-2012  Heidehof Stiftung: The development of image understanding in adolescence (PI)

2007-2010  ESRC: The Development of Object Recognition into Adolescence (PI, with J. Davidoff, Goldsmiths College, London)

 Research Papers - Book Chapters - Monographs

  • Jüttner, M., Petters, D., Wakui, E. & Davidoff, J. (2014). Late development of metric part-relational processing in object recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 40, 1718-1734. [abstract] [pdf] 

  • Wakui, E., Jüttner, M., Petters, D., Kaur, S., Hummel, J.E. & Davidoff, J. (2013). Earlier development of analytical than holistic object recognition in adolescence. PLoS ONE 8(4): e61041. http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0061041 [abstract]
  • Jüttner, M., Wakui, E., Petters, D., Kaur, S. & Davidoff, J. (2013). Developmental trajectories of part-based and configural object recognition in adolescence. Developmental Psychology 49, 161-176. [abstract] [pdf]
  • Strasburger, H., Rentschler, I. & Jüttner, M. (2011). Peripheral vision and pattern recognition: A review. Journal of Vision, 11(5):13, 1–82. http://www.journalofvision.org/content/11/5/13 [abstract]
  • Langguth, B., Jüttner, M., Landis, T., Regard, M. & Rentschler, I. (2009). Differential impact of posterior lesions in the left and right hemisphere on visual category learning and generalization to contrast reversal. Neuropsychologia 47, 2927-2936.[abstract] [pdf]
  • Rentschler, I., Osman, E. & Jüttner, M. (2009). Contrast-invariant object recognition from active sensation. Spatial Vision 22, 383-396. [abstract] [pdf]
  • Jüttner, M. & Rentschler, I. (2008) Category learning induces position invariance of pattern recognition across the visual field.Proceedings of the Royal Society B 275, 403-410. [abstract] [pdf] 
  • Jüttner, M. (2007) Part-based strategies for visual categorisation and object recognition. In: N. Osaka, I. Rentschler & I. Biederman (eds.) Object Recognition, Attention & Action (pp. 55-70). Springer, Tokyo. [abstract]
  • Rentschler, I. & Jüttner, M. (2007) Mirror-image relations in category learning. Visual Cognition 15, 211-237. [abstract] [pdf] 
  • Jüttner, M., Müller, A. & Rentschler, I. (2006) A developmental dissociation of view-dependent and view-invariant object recognition in adolescence. Behavioural Brain Research 175, 420-424. [abstract] [pdf] 
  • Jüttner, M., Langguth, B. & Rentschler, I. (2004) The impact of context on category learning and representation. Visual Cognition 11, 921-945. [abstract] [pdf] 
  • Rentschler, I., Jüttner, M., Osman, E., Müller, A. & Caelli, T. (2004) Development of configural 3D object recognition.Behavioural Brain Research 149, 107-111. [abstract] [pdf] 
  • Jüttner, M. (2004) Physiological Optics. In: T. G. Brown, K. Creath, H. Kogelnik, M. A. Kriss, J. Schmitt, & M. J. Weber (eds.) The Optics Enyclopedia, Vol. 4 (pp. 2511-2550). Wiley-VCH, New York.
  • Jüttner, M. (2003) Denken und bildliches Vorstellen. In: I. Rentschler, E. Madelung, & P. Fauser (eds.) Bilder im Kopf - Texte zum imaginativen Lernen (pp. 42-63). Kallmeyer, Seelze.
  • Jüttner, M. (2003) Visuelles Lernen. Pabst Science Publishers, Berlin.
  • Jüttner, M. & Rentschler, I. (2002) Imagery in multi-modal object learning. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25, 197-198.
  • Rentschler, I., Jüttner, M., Osman, E. , Müller, A. & Caelli T. (2002) Multimodal representations for human 3D object recognition. In: R. P. Würtz & M. Lappe (eds.) Dynamic Perception (pp. 327-332). IOS Press, Amsterdam.
  • Jüttner, M. & Rentschler, I. (2001) Bildkategoriales Lernen. Kognitionswissenschaft 9, 103-113. [PDF]
  • Jüttner, M. & Rentschler, I. (2001) Context dependency of pattern-category learning. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence2116, 210-220.
  • Jüttner, M. & Rentschler, I. (2000) Scale invariant superiority of foveal vision in perceptual categorization. European Journal of Neuroscience 12, 353-359. [pdf]
  • Jüttner, M., Osman, E. & Rentschler I. (2000) Visuelles Lernen in virtuellen Realitäten. Einsichten 2000/2, 22-25.
  • Osman, E., Pearce, A., Jüttner, M. & Rentschler, I. (2000) Reconstructing mental object representations: A machine vision approach to human visual recognition. Spatial Vision 13, 277-286. [abstract] [pdf]
  • Rentschler, I. & Jüttner, M. (2000) Dynamics and context dependence of visual category learning. Spatial Vision 13, 231-240.
  • Rentschler, I., Caelli, T., Bischof, W. & Jüttner, M. (2000) Cells and theories for everything. Introduction. Special Issue on Visual Object Recognition and Image Understanding by Brain and Machines. Spatial Vision 13, 129-136.
  • Jüttner, M. (1999) Contextual factors in the generation of express and regular saccades. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22, 689.
  • Rentschler, I., Jüttner, M., Unzicker, A. & Landis. T. (1999) Innate and learned components of human visual preference.Current Biology 9, 665-671. [pdf]
  • Unzicker, A., Jüttner, M. & Rentschler, I. (1999) Modelling the dynamics of visual classification behaviour. Mathematical Social Sciences 38, 295-313.
  • Jüttner, M. (1998) Evidenzgestütztes Bilderkennen: Ein strukturorientiertes Modell für Klassifikations- und Generalisierungsleistungen beim visuellen Lernen. In: W. Krause & U. Kotkamp (eds.) Intelligente Informationsverarbeitung(pp. 139-146). Deutscher Universitätsverlag, Wiesbaden.
  • Unzicker, A., Jüttner, M. & Rentschler, I. (1998) Similarity models of human visual recognition. Vision Research 38, 2289-2305. [pdf]
  • Jüttner, M. (1998) Representation of similarities - a psychometric but not an explanatory concept for categorization.Behavioural and Brain Sciences 21, 475-476.
  • Jüttner, M., Caelli, T. & Rentschler, I. (1997) Evidence-based pattern classification: A structural approach to human perceptual learning and generalization. Journal of Mathematical Psychology 41, 244-259. [pdf]
  • Jüttner, M. & Strasburger, H. (1997) FORPXL - A Fortran interface to PXL, the Psychological Experiments Library. Spatial Vision 10, 491-493.
  • Jüttner, M. (1997) On learning and shift-(in)variance of pattern recognition across the visual field. Behavioural and Brain Sciences 20, 751-752.
  • Jüttner, M. (1997) Effects of perceptual context on transsaccadic visual matching. Perception & Psychophysics 59, 762-773.
  • Rentschler, I., Barth, E., Caelli, T., Zetzsche, C. & Jüttner, M. (1996) Generalization of form in visual pattern classification.Spatial Vision 10, 59-85.
  • Jüttner, M., Caelli, T. & Rentschler, I. (1996) Recognition-by-parts: A computational approach to human learning and generalization of shapes. Biological Cybernetics 74, 521-535.
  • Rentschler, I., Jüttner, M. (1996) Foveales und extrafoveales Formensehen - wie verschiebunsinvariant ist die Mustererkennung im Gesichtsfeld? In: B. Mertsching (eds.) Aktives Sehen in technischen und biologischen Systemen (pp. 15-22). Infix, Sankt Augustin.
  • Jüttner, M. & Rentschler, I. (1996) Reduced perceptual dimensionality in extrafoveal vision. Vision Research 36, 1007-1021.[pdf]
  • Rentschler, I., Barth, E. Caelli, T, Zetzsche, C. & Jüttner, M. (1996) On the generalization of symmetry relations in visual pattern classification. In: C. Tyler (eds.) Human symmetry perception and its computational analysis (pp. 237-264). VSP, Utrecht.
  • Jüttner, M. (1995) Transsaccadic visual matching: Evidence for a foveal-extrafoveal cooperation across saccadic eye movements. Naturwissenschaften 82, 557-559.
  • Rentschler, I., Jüttner, M. & Caelli, T. (1994) Probabilistic analysis of human supervised learning and classification. Vision Research, 34, 669-687.
  • Jüttner, M. & Wolf, W. (1994) Stimulus sequence effects on human express saccades described by a Markov Model.Biological Cybernetics, 70, 247-253.
  • Jüttner, M. (1994) Visual stability and transsaccadic information processing. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 17, 266-267.
  • Jüttner, M. & Wolf, W. (1994) Stimulus uncertainty and the occurrence of human express saccades. In: G. d'Ydewalle & J. Van Rensbergen (eds.) Visual and oculomotor functions: Advances in Eye Movement Research (pp. 69-80). North Holland, Amsterdam.
  • Jüttner, M. & Wolf, W. (1993) Express saccade - really a specific type of saccade? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 16, 582-583.
  • Jüttner, M. & Röhler, R. (1993) Lateral information transfer across saccadic eye movements. Perception & Psychophysics, 53, 210-220.
  • Jüttner, M. (1993) Transsakkadische Informationsverarbeitung im visuellen System. Roderer, Regensburg.
  • Rentschler, I., Jüttner, M. & Caelli, T. (1993) Ideal observers for supervised learning and classification. In: R. Steyer, K. F. Wender & K. F. Widaman (eds.) Psychometric Methodology (pp. 440-445). Fischer, Stuttgart.
  • Jüttner, M. & Wolf, W. (1992) Occurrence of human express saccades depends on stimulus uncertainty and stimulus sequence. Experimental Brain Research, 89, 678-681.
  • Jüttner, M. & Wolf, W. (1991) Human express saccades: Catch trials influence the probability of their occurrence. In: R. Schmid & D. Zambarbieri (eds.) Oculomotor control and cognitive processes (pp. 163-176). North-Holland, Amsterdam.