Projects & publications

Ongoing projects:

Testing a computational theory of brain functioning with virtual reality – Doctoral project of Madis Vasser, Supervisors Jaan Aru & Raul Vicente

Discontinued projects:

VREX – free and open source Virtual Reality toolbox for psychological research –

Research papers:

Vasser, M., Vuillaume, L., Cleeremans, A. & Aru, J. (2019). Waving goodbye to contrast: self-generated hand movements attenuate visual sensitivity. Neuroscience of Consciousness.

Vasser, M., Kängsepp, M., Magomedkerimov, M., Kilvits, K., Stafinjak, V., Kivisik, T., Vicente, R., & Aru, J. (2017). VREX: an open-source toolbox for creating 3D virtual reality experiments. BMC Psychology. DOI: 10.1186/s40359-017-0173-4

Kristjan-Julius Laak, Madis Vasser, Oliver Jared Uibopuu, Jaan Aru (2017). Attention is withdrawn from the area of the visual field where the own hand is currently moving. Neurosci Conscious 2017; 3 (1): niw025. doi: 10.1093/nc/niw025

Sander Kulu, Madis Vasser, Raul Vicente, Jaan Aru (2016). The Human Octopus: controlling supernumerary hands with the help of virtual reality.  bioRxiv; doi:

Vasser, M., Kängsepp, M., & Aru, J. (2015). Change Blindness in 3D Virtual Reality. BioRxiv doi:

Vasser, M., Kängsepp, M., Kilvits, K., Kivisik, T. & Aru, J. (2015). Virtual Reality toolbox for experimental psychology – Research Demo. IEEE Virtual Reality 2015, 361 – 362

Aru, J., Aru, J., Priesemann, V., Wibral, M., Lana, L., Pipa, G., Singer, W., & Vicente, R. (2015). Untangling cross-frequency coupling in neuroscience, Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 31, 51-61

Korjus K., Uusberg A., Uibo H., Kuldkepp N., Kreegipuu K., Allik J., Vicente R., & Aru J. (2015). Personality cannot be predicted from the power of resting state EEG. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9:63

Wibral, M., Vicente, R., & Lizier, J.T. (Eds.) (2014). Directed Information Measures in Neuroscience. Springer

Aru, J., Bachmann, T, Singer, W. & Melloni, L. (2012). Distilling the neural correlates of consciousness. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 36, 737-746

Vicente, R., Wibral, M., Lindner, M., & Pipa, G. (2011). Transfer entropy –a model-free measure of effective connectivity for the neurosciences. Journal of Computational Neuroscience, 30(1), 45-67