dr. Chris Paffen
Associate Professor
Psychology - Experimental Psychology
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Chris Paffen is an Associate Professor who was trained in Experimental Psychology, Psychophysics and Vision Science. He is particularly interested in aspects of visual perception, such as bistable perception, visual attention, and the perception of time.

Chris teaches both at the undergraduate (bachelor) and graduate level (MSc and PhD). His teaching expertise is in the field of cognitive psychology (giving lectures about consciousness, (visual) perception, attention, memory and intelligence), and experimental skills (such as programming, psychophysics and EEG).

At present, Chris coordinates the teaching efforts for the Experimental Psychology division.

Scientific expertise
Vision Science
time perception
Experimental psychology
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All publications
  2018 - Scholarly publications
Maarseveen, J., Hogendoorn, J.H.A., Verstraten, F.A.J. & Paffen, C.L.E. (2018). Attention Gates the Selective Encoding of Duration. Scientific Reports, 8, (pp. 1-8) (8 p.).
Paffen, C.L.E., Gayet, S., Heilbron, M. & van der Stigchel, S. (08.03.2018). Attention-based perceptual learning does not affect access to awareness. Journal of Vision, 18 (3), (pp. 1-16) (16 p.).
van Moorselaar, Dirk, Gayet, Surya, Paffen, Chris L E, Theeuwes, Jan, Van der Stigchel, Stefan & Olivers, Christian N L (2018). Competitive interactions in visual working memory drive access to awareness. Cortex, 102, (pp. 6-13) (8 p.). Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved..
Klein, Barrie P., Fracasso, Alessio, van Dijk, Jelle A., Paffen, Chris L.E., te Pas, Susan F. & Dumoulin, Serge O. (01.08.2018). Cortical depth dependent population receptive field attraction by spatial attention in human V1. NeuroImage, 176, (pp. 301-312) (12 p.).
Gayet, Surya, Paffen, Chris L E & Van der Stigchel, Stefan (2018). Visual Working Memory Storage Recruits Sensory Processing Areas. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 22 (3), (pp. 189-190) (2 p.).
  2017 - Scholarly publications
Maarseveen, Jim, Hogendoorn, Hinze, Verstraten, Frans A J & Paffen, C.L.E. (2017). An Investigation of the Spatial Selectivity of the Duration After-Effect. Vision Research, 130, (pp. 67-75) (9 p.). Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Ltd..
Kanai, Ryota, Dalmaijer, Edwin S., Sherman, Maxine T, Kawakita, Genji & Paffen, C.L.E. (2017). Larger stimuli require longer processing time for perception. Perception, 46 (5), (pp. 605-623).
Maarseveen, Jim, Paffen, Chris L E, Verstraten, Frans A J & Hogendoorn, Hinze (2017). Representing dynamic stimulus information during occlusion. Vision Research, 138, (pp. 40-49) (10 p.). Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Ltd..
Otten, Marte, Pinto, Yair, Paffen, C.L.E., Seth, Anil & Kanai, Ryota (2017). The Uniformity Illusion. Psychological Science, 28 (1), (pp. 56-68).
Gayet, Surya, Guggenmos, Matthias, Christophel, Thomas B, Haynes, John-Dylan, Paffen, Chris L E, Van der Stigchel, Stefan & Sterzer, Philipp (12.07.2017). Visual working memory enhances the neural response to matching visual input. Journal of Neuroscience, 37 (28), (pp. 6638-6647). Copyright © 2017 the authors..
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Klein, Barrie P, Paffen, Chris L E, te Pas, Susan F & Dumoulin, Serge O (2016). Predicting bias in perceived position using attention field models. Journal of Vision, 16 (7).
Gayet, Surya, Paffen, Chris L E, Belopolsky, Artem V, Theeuwes, Jan & Van der Stigchel, Stefan (2016). Visual input signaling threat gains preferential access to awareness in a breaking continuous flash suppression paradigm. Cognition, 149, (pp. 77-83) (7 p.). Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved..
Gayet, Surya, van Maanen, Leendert, Heilbron, Micha, Paffen, Chris L E & Van der Stigchel, Stefan (01.09.2016). Visual input that matches the content of visual working memory requires less (not faster) evidence sampling to reach conscious access. Journal of Vision, 16 (11).
  2015 - Scholarly publications
Gayet, Surya, Brascamp, Jan W., Van der Stigchel, Stefan & Paffen, Chris L E (2015). Cogito ergo video - Task-relevant information is involuntarily boosted into awareness. Journal of Vision, 15 (5), (pp. 1-18) (18 p.).
Paffen, Chris L E, Van der Smagt, Maarten J & Nijboer, Tanja C W (19.02.2015). Cross-modal, bidirectional priming in grapheme-color synesthesia. Consciousness and Cognition, 33C, (pp. 325-333) (9 p.). Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved..
  2014 - Scholarly publications
Gayet, Surya, Van Der Stigchel, Stefan & Paffen, Chris L E (01.01.2014). Breaking continuous flash suppression - Competing for consciousness on the pre-semantic battlefield. Frontiers in Psychology, 5 (MAY).
Stuit, Sjoerd M., Paffen, Chris L E, Van Der Smagt, Maarten J. & Verstraten, Frans A J (02.07.2014). Image-based grouping during binocular rivalry is dictated by eye-of-origin. PLoS One, 9 (7) (12 p.).
Gayet, Surya, Van der Stigchel, Stefan & Paffen, Chris L E (01.02.2014). Seeing is believing: Utilization of subliminal symbols requires a visible relevant context. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 76 (2), (pp. 489-507) (19 p.).
  2013 - Scholarly publications
Gayet, S., Paffen, C.L.E. & van der Stigchel, S. (11.10.2013). Information matching the content of visual working memory is prioritized for conscious access. Psychological Science, 24 (12), (pp. 2472-2480) (9 p.).
  2012 - Scholarly publications
Paffen, C.L.E., Hessels, R.S. & Van der Stigchel, S. (2012). Interocular conflict attracts attention. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 74, (pp. 251-256) (6 p.).
Van der Stigchel, S., Nijboer, T.C.W., Bergsma, D.P., Barton, J. & Paffen, C.L.E. (2012). Measuring palinopsia: characteristics of a persevering visual sensation from cerebral pathology. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 316 (1-2), (pp. 184-188) (5 p.).
  2011 - Scholarly publications
Paffen, C.L.E., Hooge, I.T.C., Benjamins, J.S. & Hogendoorn, J.H.A. (2011). A search asymmetry for interocular conflict. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 73 (4), (pp. 1042-1052) (11 p.).
Paffen, C.L.E. & Alais, D. (2011). Attentional modulation of binocular rivalry. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5 (105).
Paffen, C.L.E., Van der Smagt, M.J. & Nijboer, T.C.W. (2011). Color-grapheme synesthesia affects binocular vision. Frontiers in Psychology, 2 (314).
Stuit, S.M., Paffen, C.L.E., Van der Smagt, M.J. & Verstraten, F.A.J. (2011). Suppressed images selectively affect perceptual dominance in binocular rivalry. Journal of Vision, 11 (10), (pp. 1-11) (11 p.).
Paffen, C.L.E., Plukaard, S. & Kanai, R. (2011). Symbolic magnitude modulates perceptual strength in binocular rivalry. Cognition, 119, (pp. 468-475) (8 p.).
Paffen, C.L.E. & Hooge, I.T.C. (2011). The effect of set size on the dynamics of binocular rivalry. Seeing and Perceiving, 24, (pp. 19-35) (17 p.).
Stuit, S.M., Paffen, C.L.E., Van der Smagt, M.J. & Verstraten, F.A.J. (2011). What is grouping during binocular rivalry?. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5 (117).
  2010 - Scholarly publications
Van der Smagt, M.J., Verstraten, F.A.J. & Paffen, C.L.E. (2010). Center-surround effects on perceived speed. Vision Research, 50, (pp. 1900-1904) (5 p.).
Stuit, S.M., Verstraten, F.A.J. & Paffen, C.L.E. (2010). Saliency in a suppressed image affects the spatial origin of perceptual alternations during binocular rivalry. Vision Research, 50, (pp. 1913-1921) (9 p.).
Paffen, C.L.E. & Van der Stigchel, S. (2010). Shifting spatial attention makes you flip: Exogenous visual attention triggers perceptual alternations during binocular rivalry. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 72, (pp. 1237-1243) (6 p.).
  2009 - Scholarly publications
Wertheim, A.H. & Paffen, C.L.E. (2009). Center-surround relative motion and the Freezing Rotation Illusion. Perception, 38 (11), (pp. 1610-1620) (11 p.).
Stuit, S.M., Cass, J. & Paffen, C.L.E. (2009). Orientation-turned suppresion in binoculair rivalry reveals general and specific components of rivalry suppression. Journal of Vision, 9 (11) (17), (pp. 1-15) (15 p.).
  2008 - Scholarly publications
Paffen, C.L.E., Verstraten, F.A.J. & Vidnyánszky, Z. (2008). Attention-based perceptual learning increases binocular rivalry suppression of irrelevant visual features. Journal of Vision, 8 (4), (pp. 1-11) (11 p.).
Paffen, C.L.E. & Verstraten, F.A.J. (2008). Binocular rivalry and the role of visual context in visual perception. Netherlands Journal of Psychology, 64, (pp. 2-7) (6 p.).
Tadin, D., Paffen, C.L.E., Blake, R. & Lappin, J.S. (2008). Contextual modulations of center-surround interactions revealed with the motion aftereffect. Journal of Vision, 8 (7), (pp. 1-11) (11 p.).
Paffen, C.L.E., Naber, M. & Verstraten, F.A.J. (2008). The spatial origin of a perceptual transition in binocular rivalry. PLoS One, 3 (6), (pp. e2311) (1 p.).
  2007 - Scholarly publications
Knapen, T.H.J., Paffen, C.L.E., Kanai, R. & van Ee, R. (2007). Stimulus flicker alters interocular grouping during binocular rivalry. Vision Research, 47 (1), (pp. 1-7) (7 p.).
  2006 - Scholarly publications
Paffen, C.L.E., Tadin, D., Te Pas, S.F., Blake, R. & Verstraten, F.A.J. (2006). Adaptive center-surround interactions in human vision revealed during binocular rivalry. Vision Research, 46, (pp. 599-604) (6 p.).
Paffen, C.L.E., Alais, D. & Verstraten, F.A.J. (2006). Attention speeds binocular rivalry. Psychological Science, 17, (pp. 752-756) (5 p.).
Kanai, R., Paffen, C.L.E., Hogendoorn, J.H.A. & Verstraten, F.A.J. (2006). Time dilation in dynamic visual display. Journal of Vision, 6, (pp. 1421-1430) (10 p.).
  2005 - Scholarly publications
Paffen, C.L.E., Van der Smagt, M.J., Te Pas, S.F. & Verstraten, F.A.J. (2005). Center-surround inhibition and facilitation as a function of size and contrast at multiple levels of visual motion processing. Journal of Vision, 5, (pp. 571-578) (8 p.).
Paffen, C.L.E., Alais, D. & Verstraten, F.A.J. (2005). Center-surround inhibition deepens binocular rivalry suppression. Vision Research, 45, (pp. 2642-2649) (8 p.).
  2004 - Scholarly publications
Kanai, R., Paffen, C.L.E., Gerbino, W. & Verstraten, F.A.J. (2004). Blindness to inconsistent local signals in motion transparency from oscillating dots. Vision Research, 44, (pp. 2207-2212) (6 p.).
Paffen, C.L.E., Te Pas, S.F., Kanai, R. & Van der Smagt, M.J. (2004). Center-surround interactions in visual motion processing during binocular rivalry. Vision Research, (pp. 1635-1639) (5 p.).
Blomert, Leo, Mitterer, Holger & Paffen, C.L.E. (2004). In Search of the Auditory, Phonetic, and/or Phonological Problems in Dyslexia: Context Effects in Speech Perception. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 47, (pp. 10300147).
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Bachelor research projects, Cognitive and Neurobiological Psychology & Neuropsychology tracks (Bachelor Psychology)

Brain and Cognition (Bachelor Psychology)

Practicum Experimental Psychology (Bachelor Psychology)

PhD course Sensory Systems (GS Social and Behavioral Sciences, Cognition and Behavior)


Introduction to Cognitive Science (Bachelor Artificial Intelligence)

Brain and Cognition (Bachelor Psychology)

Practicum Experimental Psychology (Bachelor Psychology)


Sensation and Perception (Bachelor Psychology)

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