Basil Wahn

Postdoctoral Fellow
email bwahn@ubc.ca
location_on Kenny Room 3008--2136 West Mall
file_download Download CV

Research Areas

Research

In daily life, humans are bombarded with visual input. Yet, their attentional capacities for processing this input are severely limited. In my research, I investigate these processing limitations and how they could be circumvented in tasks that are either performed alone or in groups. In particular, for tasks that are performed alone, I investigate whether limitations in visuospatial attention can be circumvented by distributing information processing across several sensory modalities. For tasks performed in groups, I investigate how limitations of visuospatial attention can be circumvented by distributing task demands across co-actors. In addition, I investigate to what extent multisensory processing is influenced by social factors (i.e., by performing a multisensory task in the presence of others or jointly).


Publications

Wahn, B., Karlinsky, A.,  Schmitz, L., & König, P. (2018). Let's Move It Together: A Review of Group Benefits in Joint Object Control. Frontiers in Psychology. 9. 918. doi:  10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00918

Wahn, B., Kingstone A., & König, P. (2018). Group benefits in joint perceptual tasks—a review. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Wahn, B., Czeszumski, A., König, P. (2018) Performance similarities predict collective benefits in dyadic and triadic joint visual search. PLoS ONE. 13(1), e0191179. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191179

Wahn, B., & König, P. (2017) Can Limitations of Visuospatial Attention Be Circumvented? A Review. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:1896, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01896.

Wahn, B., Keshava, A., Sinnett, S., Kingstone, A., König, P. (2017). Audiovisual integration is affected by performing a task jointly. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1296 - 1301. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Wahn, B., Kingstone A., & König, P. (2017). Two trackers are better than one: Information about the co-actor's actions and performance scores contribute to the collective benefit in a joint visuospatial task. Frontiers in Psychology. 8:669. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00669

Wahn, B., & König, P. (2017). Is attentional resource allocation across sensory modalities task-dependent? Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 13, 83-96, doi:10.5709/acp-0209-2

Wahn, B., Murali, S., Sinnett, S., & König, P. (2017). Auditory stimulus detection partially depends on visuospatial attentional resources. i-Perception, 1, 1-18, doi: 10.1177/2041669516688026

Vesper, C., Abramova, E., Bütepage, J., Ciardo, F., Crossey, B., Effenberg, A., Hristova, D., Karlinsky, A., McEllin, L., Nijssen, S., Schmitz, L., & Wahn, B. (2017). Joint Action: Mental Representations, Shared Information and General Mechanisms for Coordinating with Others. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 2039. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.02039

Wahn, B., & König, P. (2017). Multimodal integration, attention and sensory augmentation. Brain-Computer Interface (BCI), 2017 5th International Winter Conference, IEEE. doi: 10.1109/IWW-BCI.2017.7858148.

Wahn, B., Ferris, D.P., Hairston, W. D., & König, P. (2016). Pupil sizes scale with attentional load and task experience in a multiple object tracking task. PLoS ONE, 11(12), e0168087. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168087.

König, S. U., Schumann, F., Keyser, J., Goeke, C., Krause, C., Wache, S., Lytochkin, A., Ebert, M., Brunsch, V., Wahn, B., Kaspar, K., Nagel, S. K., Meilinger, T., Bülthoff, H., Wolbers, T., Büchel, C., & König, P. (2016). Learning New Sensorimotor Contingencies: Effects of Long-Term Use of Sensory Augmentation on the Brain and Conscious Perception. PLoS ONE, 11(12), e0166647. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166647.

Wahn, B., Schmitz, L., König P.*, & Knoblich, G.* (2016) Benefiting from being alike: Interindividual skill differences predict collective benefit in joint object control (*shared senior authorship) Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2747 - 2752. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Wahn, B., & König, P. (2016). Attentional resource allocation in visuotactile processing depends on the task, but optimal visuotactile integration does not depend on attentional resources. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. 10:13. 

Wahn, B., Schwandt, J., Krüger, M., Crafa, D., Nunnendorf, V., & König, P. (2015). Multisensory teamwork: Using a tactile or an auditory display to exchange gaze information improves performance in joint visual search. Ergonomics. 59, 781 - 795.

Wahn, B., & König, P. (2015). Audition and vision share spatial attentional resources, yet attentional load does not disrupt audiovisual integration. Frontiers in Psychology. 6:1084. 

Wahn, B., & König, P. (2015). Vision and haptics share spatial attentional resources and visuotactile integration is not affected by high attentional load. Multisensory Research. 28 (3-4), 371-392.


Awards

  • DAAD PostDoc Short-term Stipend (2018)
  • OPAM Conference Travel Award
  • University of Osnabruck Open Access Prize
  • Quinn Exchange Fellowship (2016)

Basil Wahn

Postdoctoral Fellow
email bwahn@ubc.ca
location_on Kenny Room 3008--2136 West Mall
file_download Download CV

In daily life, humans are bombarded with visual input. Yet, their attentional capacities for processing this input are severely limited. In my research, I investigate these processing limitations and how they could be circumvented in tasks that are either performed alone or in groups. In particular, for tasks that are performed alone, I investigate whether limitations in visuospatial attention can be circumvented by distributing information processing across several sensory modalities. For tasks performed in groups, I investigate how limitations of visuospatial attention can be circumvented by distributing task demands across co-actors. In addition, I investigate to what extent multisensory processing is influenced by social factors (i.e., by performing a multisensory task in the presence of others or jointly).

Wahn, B., Karlinsky, A.,  Schmitz, L., & König, P. (2018). Let's Move It Together: A Review of Group Benefits in Joint Object Control. Frontiers in Psychology. 9. 918. doi:  10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00918

Wahn, B., Kingstone A., & König, P. (2018). Group benefits in joint perceptual tasks—a review. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Wahn, B., Czeszumski, A., König, P. (2018) Performance similarities predict collective benefits in dyadic and triadic joint visual search. PLoS ONE. 13(1), e0191179. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191179

Wahn, B., & König, P. (2017) Can Limitations of Visuospatial Attention Be Circumvented? A Review. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:1896, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01896.

Wahn, B., Keshava, A., Sinnett, S., Kingstone, A., König, P. (2017). Audiovisual integration is affected by performing a task jointly. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1296 - 1301. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Wahn, B., Kingstone A., & König, P. (2017). Two trackers are better than one: Information about the co-actor's actions and performance scores contribute to the collective benefit in a joint visuospatial task. Frontiers in Psychology. 8:669. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00669

Wahn, B., & König, P. (2017). Is attentional resource allocation across sensory modalities task-dependent? Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 13, 83-96, doi:10.5709/acp-0209-2

Wahn, B., Murali, S., Sinnett, S., & König, P. (2017). Auditory stimulus detection partially depends on visuospatial attentional resources. i-Perception, 1, 1-18, doi: 10.1177/2041669516688026

Vesper, C., Abramova, E., Bütepage, J., Ciardo, F., Crossey, B., Effenberg, A., Hristova, D., Karlinsky, A., McEllin, L., Nijssen, S., Schmitz, L., & Wahn, B. (2017). Joint Action: Mental Representations, Shared Information and General Mechanisms for Coordinating with Others. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 2039. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.02039

Wahn, B., & König, P. (2017). Multimodal integration, attention and sensory augmentation. Brain-Computer Interface (BCI), 2017 5th International Winter Conference, IEEE. doi: 10.1109/IWW-BCI.2017.7858148.

Wahn, B., Ferris, D.P., Hairston, W. D., & König, P. (2016). Pupil sizes scale with attentional load and task experience in a multiple object tracking task. PLoS ONE, 11(12), e0168087. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168087.

König, S. U., Schumann, F., Keyser, J., Goeke, C., Krause, C., Wache, S., Lytochkin, A., Ebert, M., Brunsch, V., Wahn, B., Kaspar, K., Nagel, S. K., Meilinger, T., Bülthoff, H., Wolbers, T., Büchel, C., & König, P. (2016). Learning New Sensorimotor Contingencies: Effects of Long-Term Use of Sensory Augmentation on the Brain and Conscious Perception. PLoS ONE, 11(12), e0166647. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166647.

Wahn, B., Schmitz, L., König P.*, & Knoblich, G.* (2016) Benefiting from being alike: Interindividual skill differences predict collective benefit in joint object control (*shared senior authorship) Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2747 - 2752. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Wahn, B., & König, P. (2016). Attentional resource allocation in visuotactile processing depends on the task, but optimal visuotactile integration does not depend on attentional resources. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. 10:13. 

Wahn, B., Schwandt, J., Krüger, M., Crafa, D., Nunnendorf, V., & König, P. (2015). Multisensory teamwork: Using a tactile or an auditory display to exchange gaze information improves performance in joint visual search. Ergonomics. 59, 781 - 795.

Wahn, B., & König, P. (2015). Audition and vision share spatial attentional resources, yet attentional load does not disrupt audiovisual integration. Frontiers in Psychology. 6:1084. 

Wahn, B., & König, P. (2015). Vision and haptics share spatial attentional resources and visuotactile integration is not affected by high attentional load. Multisensory Research. 28 (3-4), 371-392.

  • DAAD PostDoc Short-term Stipend (2018)
  • OPAM Conference Travel Award
  • University of Osnabruck Open Access Prize
  • Quinn Exchange Fellowship (2016)

Basil Wahn

Postdoctoral Fellow
email bwahn@ubc.ca
location_on Kenny Room 3008--2136 West Mall
file_download Download CV

In daily life, humans are bombarded with visual input. Yet, their attentional capacities for processing this input are severely limited. In my research, I investigate these processing limitations and how they could be circumvented in tasks that are either performed alone or in groups. In particular, for tasks that are performed alone, I investigate whether limitations in visuospatial attention can be circumvented by distributing information processing across several sensory modalities. For tasks performed in groups, I investigate how limitations of visuospatial attention can be circumvented by distributing task demands across co-actors. In addition, I investigate to what extent multisensory processing is influenced by social factors (i.e., by performing a multisensory task in the presence of others or jointly).

Wahn, B., Karlinsky, A.,  Schmitz, L., & König, P. (2018). Let's Move It Together: A Review of Group Benefits in Joint Object Control. Frontiers in Psychology. 9. 918. doi:  10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00918

Wahn, B., Kingstone A., & König, P. (2018). Group benefits in joint perceptual tasks—a review. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Wahn, B., Czeszumski, A., König, P. (2018) Performance similarities predict collective benefits in dyadic and triadic joint visual search. PLoS ONE. 13(1), e0191179. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191179

Wahn, B., & König, P. (2017) Can Limitations of Visuospatial Attention Be Circumvented? A Review. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:1896, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01896.

Wahn, B., Keshava, A., Sinnett, S., Kingstone, A., König, P. (2017). Audiovisual integration is affected by performing a task jointly. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1296 - 1301. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Wahn, B., Kingstone A., & König, P. (2017). Two trackers are better than one: Information about the co-actor's actions and performance scores contribute to the collective benefit in a joint visuospatial task. Frontiers in Psychology. 8:669. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00669

Wahn, B., & König, P. (2017). Is attentional resource allocation across sensory modalities task-dependent? Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 13, 83-96, doi:10.5709/acp-0209-2

Wahn, B., Murali, S., Sinnett, S., & König, P. (2017). Auditory stimulus detection partially depends on visuospatial attentional resources. i-Perception, 1, 1-18, doi: 10.1177/2041669516688026

Vesper, C., Abramova, E., Bütepage, J., Ciardo, F., Crossey, B., Effenberg, A., Hristova, D., Karlinsky, A., McEllin, L., Nijssen, S., Schmitz, L., & Wahn, B. (2017). Joint Action: Mental Representations, Shared Information and General Mechanisms for Coordinating with Others. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 2039. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.02039

Wahn, B., & König, P. (2017). Multimodal integration, attention and sensory augmentation. Brain-Computer Interface (BCI), 2017 5th International Winter Conference, IEEE. doi: 10.1109/IWW-BCI.2017.7858148.

Wahn, B., Ferris, D.P., Hairston, W. D., & König, P. (2016). Pupil sizes scale with attentional load and task experience in a multiple object tracking task. PLoS ONE, 11(12), e0168087. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168087.

König, S. U., Schumann, F., Keyser, J., Goeke, C., Krause, C., Wache, S., Lytochkin, A., Ebert, M., Brunsch, V., Wahn, B., Kaspar, K., Nagel, S. K., Meilinger, T., Bülthoff, H., Wolbers, T., Büchel, C., & König, P. (2016). Learning New Sensorimotor Contingencies: Effects of Long-Term Use of Sensory Augmentation on the Brain and Conscious Perception. PLoS ONE, 11(12), e0166647. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166647.

Wahn, B., Schmitz, L., König P.*, & Knoblich, G.* (2016) Benefiting from being alike: Interindividual skill differences predict collective benefit in joint object control (*shared senior authorship) Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2747 - 2752. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Wahn, B., & König, P. (2016). Attentional resource allocation in visuotactile processing depends on the task, but optimal visuotactile integration does not depend on attentional resources. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. 10:13. 

Wahn, B., Schwandt, J., Krüger, M., Crafa, D., Nunnendorf, V., & König, P. (2015). Multisensory teamwork: Using a tactile or an auditory display to exchange gaze information improves performance in joint visual search. Ergonomics. 59, 781 - 795.

Wahn, B., & König, P. (2015). Audition and vision share spatial attentional resources, yet attentional load does not disrupt audiovisual integration. Frontiers in Psychology. 6:1084. 

Wahn, B., & König, P. (2015). Vision and haptics share spatial attentional resources and visuotactile integration is not affected by high attentional load. Multisensory Research. 28 (3-4), 371-392.

  • DAAD PostDoc Short-term Stipend (2018)
  • OPAM Conference Travel Award
  • University of Osnabruck Open Access Prize
  • Quinn Exchange Fellowship (2016)