[visionlist] Highly cited publications on vision in which authors were also subjects?

Kremers, Jan Jan.Kremers at uk-erlangen.de
Wed May 27 12:12:42 -04 2020

Hi Gabriel,

maybe the following is also useful information for you: we often compare psychophysical data with results from electrophysiological recordings to infer the physiological basis of perceptual phenomena.  These recordings may be ERG recordings on the same subjects. We are often our own subjects. I think this is very important because we are able to make links between ERG recordings and perception when we are also subject which would not be possible otherwise. I consider the time in which I am my own subject as scientifically very creative.
We were criticized by the local ethics committee with the argument that we might force collaborators, who are in a dependent employment situation, to be subjects. I argued that we would curtail our scientific creative process if we would not be our own subject and they accepted that in the end.

All the best,


Jan Kremers
Prof. for Experimental Ophthalmology
Dept. of Ophthalmology
University Hospital Erlangen
Schwabachanlage 6
91054 Erlangen
Tel.: +49 9131 8544595
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jan.kremers at uk-erlangen.de
Von: visionlist [mailto:visionlist-bounces at visionscience.com] Im Auftrag von Gabriel Diaz
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 27. Mai 2020 15:52
An: visionlist at visionscience.com
Betreff: [visionlist] Highly cited publications on vision in which authors were also subjects?

Dear vision community,

In response to a recent proposal to my IRB, I have received a request to provide examples of manuscripts in which the PI is also the subject in the manuscript.  I am hoping that some of you may be able to help me track some down. The more impactful the better, whether that be indicated by citation count, recognition of the publication venue, or any other metric, as long as it will be evident to a non-expert.

Extra points if the study involves some element of motor behavior / perception & action.

Thanks in advance,
- gD
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