General Psychology II

Dr. Tom Scherzer

Teaching and Research Associate (HSP)

Wilhelm-Seelig-Platz 6, R. 312
Phone: +49 431 880-7534

Research Interests

Perceptual completion, apparent motion, eye-movements in reading


  • Scherzer, T. R., & Faul, F. (2019). From Michotte until today: Why the dichotomous classification of modal and amodal completions is inadequate. i-Perception, 10(3), 1-34.
  • Scherzer, T. R., & Ekroll, V. (2015). Partial motion completion under occlusion: What do modal and amodal percepts represent? Journal of Vision, 15(1):22, 1-20.
  • Scherzer, T. R., & Ekroll, V. (2012). Occlusion improves the interpolation of sampled motion. Vision Research, 62, 17-25.
  • Scherzer, T. R., & Ekroll, V. (2009). Intermittent occlusion enhances the smoothness of sampled motion. Journal of Vision, 9(10):16, 1-18.
  • Ekroll, V., & Scherzer, T. R. (2009). Apparent visual motion of the observer's own limbs. Perception, 38(5), 778-780.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2017: Teaching and Research Associate (HSP), Group for Perception and Cognition (Prof. Dr. Antje Nuthmann), Institute of Psychology, Kiel University (Germany)
  • 2015 - 2016: Teaching and Research Assistant, Group for Perception and Cognition (Prof. Dr. Rainer Mausfeld), Institute of Psychology, Kiel University
  • 2014: Doctorate in Psychology (Dr. rer. nat.), Kiel University
    Dissertation: "Untersuchungen zur Bedeutung modaler und amodaler Perzepte in der visuellen Wahrnehmung"
  • 2008 - 2009: Research Assistant in a research project on apparent motion (Dr. Vebjørn Ekroll), Kiel University
  • 2001 - 2007: Studies in Computer Science, Kiel University, TU VIE (Austria), ETH ZH (Switzerland), Degree: Dipl.-Inf. (~ M.Sc.)
  • 2003 - 2005: Student Assistant, Visual Psychophysics Lab (Dr. Franz Faul), Kiel University