Rodrigo Freitas

Rodrigo Freitas
Ph.D. Student
Cognition Team

Rodrigo Freitas is a PhD student at the University of Aveiro, with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a masters’ degree in Health Psychology and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. His Master’s thesis focused on the effects of visual context orientation on motion perception phenomena (Representational Momentum and Representational Gravity). This work resulted in one peer-reviewed paper published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. During the first year of his masters, he has also been enrolled as an Erasmus student at the department of psychology of the University of Stockholm. His research project is being undertaken as a part of a PhD grant (FCT SFRH/BD/11875/2022) and focuses on the study of the orientation inducing features of visual contexts and its effects on spatial mislocalization phenomena. His research interests are centered around the motion perception phenomena, and the multisensory perception of gravitational information: internal models of gravity; visual-vestibular interactions; representational gravity; visual perception of gravitational motion; verticality perception; perceptual upright.

Supervised in WJCR by: Nuno de Sá Teixeira

Main 5 publications

Freitas, R. R., & De Sá Teixeira, N. A. (2021). Visual space orientation and representational gravity: Contextual orientation visual cues modulate the perceptual extrapolation of motion. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000962