About Dr Tatjana Seizova-Cajic

Perception is a fascinating area of research that cuts across many different levels of description and analysis (consciousness, computation, neural organization, physics, ecology, to name just some). It is populated with researchers with equally diverse backgrounds, and Tatjana’s own is in psychology. Her interest is in perceptual experience and any factors that help explain how it is built behind the veil of consciousness.

Tatjana studies human perception, in particular perception of position and movement of ourselves and objects in the environment via proprioception, touch and vision .

Tatjana Seizova-Cajic completed her BPsych and Masters degrees at the University of Belgrade (former Yugoslavia), and received her PhD from the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) in 2003. Following the PhD, she took up a faculty position in the School of Psychology, the University of Sydney, followed by a Post Doctoral position at the University of New South Wales, and her current academic position at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney. Tatjana conducts experimental research on humans in laboratory environment, investigating visual, proprioceptive, tactile or multisensory perception of spatial properties of objects and their motion. She collaborates with researchers specializing in each of the above mentioned senses, and has supervised a number of research projects. Her current focus is on tactile perception of motion, supported by the ARC Discovery grant for years 2011-2013 (with Dr Ingvars Birznieks).

Selected publications

1. A visual distracter task during adaptation reduces the proprioceptive movement aftereffect.Seizova-Cajic T, Azzi R. Exp Brain Res. 2010 May;203(1):213-9. Epub 2010 Mar 11. PMID: 20221589

2. Perception of movement extent depends on the extent of previous movements. Seizova-Cajic T, Smith JL, Taylor JL, Gandevia SC. Exp Brain Res. 2009 May;195(1):167-72. Epub 2009 Apr 7. PMID: 19350228

3. Illusory motion reversals from unambiguous motion with visual, proprioceptive, and tactile stimuli. Holcombe AO, Seizova-Cajic T. Vision Res. 2008 Aug;48(17):1743-57. Epub 2008 Jul 9. PMID: 18617216 

4. Neck muscle vibration in full cues affects pointing. McIntyre S, Seizova-Cajic T. J Vis. 2007 Jul 25;7(5):9.1-8. PMID: 18217849 Free Article 

5. Proprioceptive movement illusions due to prolonged stimulation: reversals and aftereffects.Seizova-Cajic T, Smith JL, Taylor JL, Gandevia SC. PLoS One. 2007 Oct 17;2(10):e1037. PMID: 17940601 Free PMC Article

6. Adaptation of a bimodal integration stage: visual input needed during neck muscle vibration to elicit a motion aftereffect. Seizova-Cajic T, Sachtler WL. Exp Brain Res. 2007 Jul;181(1):117-29. Epub 2007 Mar 13. PMID: 17431600  

7. Biases in judgments of separation and orientation of elements belonging to different clusters.Seizova-Cajic T, Gillam B. Vision Res. 2006 Aug;46(16):2525-34. Epub 2006 Mar 23. PMID: 165634608.

8. Eye movements cannot explain vibration-induced visual motion and motion aftereffect. Seizova-Cajic T, Sachtler WL, Curthoys IS. Exp Brain Res. 2006 Aug;173(1):141-52. Epub 2006 Mar 23. PMID: 16555104 

9. The role of perceived relative position in pointing to objects apparently shifted by depth-contrast.Seizova-Cajic T. Spat Vis. 2003;16(3-4):325-46.PMID: 12858955

10. Size perception by vision and kinesthesia. Seizova-Cajić T. Percept Psychophys. 1998 May;60(4):705-18. PMID: 9629001