Robin Baures

Equipe ECO-3D
Tél : 05 62 74 62 15

Assistant Professor
ECO3D – Space and 3D context


I am associate professor at Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier. I investigate visual mechanisms of an object’s trajectory perception, as its time-to-contact or spatial path. For this, I am using two domains :
1) behavioural measures in healthy observers under different conditions (attention, number of objects in the scene…) or with patients suffering from various pathologies to determine the implication of different brain areas in this task
2) neuro-computationnal modelling to develop a bio-inspired artificial neural network, that is, a network dealing with the known biological constraints of the brain which would be able to predict the trajectory of a ball, to ultimately confront its results to those of human observers.


Movement Sciences :
⦁ neurophysiology
⦁ statistics
⦁ perception & action


⦁ Debat, G., Chauhan, T., Cottereau, B.R., T., Paindavoine, M., & Baurès, R. (2021). Event-based trajectory prediction using spiking neural networks.  Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. 15:658764.

⦁ Baurès, R., Fourteau, M., Thébault, S., Gazard, C., Pasquio, L., Meneghini, G., Perrin, J., Rosito, M., Durand, J.B., & Roux, F.E. (2021). Time-to-contact perception in the brain. Journal of Neuroscience Research, 99, 455-466.

⦁ Baurès, R., Maquestiaux, F., DeLucia, P.R., Defer, A., & Prigent, E. (2018). Availability of attention affects time-to-contact estimation. Experimental Brain Research, 236, 1971–1984.
⦁ Baurès, R., Balestra, M., Rosito, M. & VanRullen, R. (2018). The detrimental influence of attention on time-to-contact perception. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 80, 1591-1598.
⦁ Bennett, S.J., Uji, M., & Baurès, R. (2018). Asymmetrical time-to-contact error with two moving objects persists across different vertical locations. Acta Psychologica, 185, 146-154.
⦁ Charissou, C., Amarantini, D., Baurès, R., Berton, E., & Vigouroux, L. (2017). Effects of hand configuration on muscle force coordination, co-contraction and concomitant intermuscular coupling during maximal isometric flexion of the fingers. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 117, 2309-2320.
⦁ Baurès, R., DeLucia, P.R., Olson, M., & Oberfeld, D. (2017). Asymmetric interference in concurrent time-to-contact estimation : Cousin or twin of the psychological refractory period effect ? Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 79, 698-711.
⦁ DeLucia, P.R., Meza-Arroyo, M., Baurès, R., Ranjit, M., Hsiang, S., & Gorman, J. (2016). Continuous Response Monitoring of Relative Time-to-Contact Judgments : Does Effective Information Change During an Approach Event ? Ecological Psychology, 28(1), 1-22.
⦁ Amorim, M.-A., Siegler, I., Baurès, R., & Oliveira, A.M. (2015). The embodied dynamics of perceptual causality : a slippery slope ? Frontiers in Psychology, 6:483. doi : 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00483
⦁ Prigent, E., Hansen, C., Baurès, R., Darracq, C. & Amorim, M.-A. (2015). Predicting where a ball will land : From thrower’s body language to ball’s motion. Experimental Brain Research, 233, 567-576.
⦁ Baurès, R., Bennett, S.J., & Causer, J. (2015). Temporal estimation with two moving objects : overt and covert pursuit. Experimental Brain Research, 233, 253-261.
⦁ Baurès, R., Oberfeld, D., Tournier, I., Hecht, H., & Cavallo, V. (2014). Arrival-time judgments on multi-lane streets : The failure to ignore irrelevant traffic. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 65, 72-84.
⦁ Landwehr, K., Baurès, R., Oberfeld, D., & Hecht, H. (2013). Visual Discrimination Thresholds for Time-to-Arrival. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 75, 1465-1472.
⦁ Baurès, R., & Hecht, H. (2011). The effect of body posture on long range time-to-contact estimation. Perception, 40, 674-681.
⦁ Baurès, R., Oberfeld, D., & Hecht, H. (2011). Temporal-range estimation of multiple objects : Evidence for an early bottleneck. Acta Psychologica, 137, 76-82.
⦁ Bennett, S.J., Baurès, R., Hecht, H., & Benguigui, N. (2010). Eye movements influence estimation of time-to-contact in prediction motion. Experimental Brain Research, 206, 399-407.
⦁ Keshavarz, B., Landwehr, K., Baurès, R., Oberfeld, D., Hecht, H., & Benguigui, N. (2010). Age-Correlated Incremental Consideration of Velocity Information in Relative Time-to-Arrival Judgments. Ecological Psychology, 22(3), 212-221.
⦁ Baurès, R., Oberfeld, D. & Hecht, H. (2010). Judging the contact-times of multiple objects : Evidence for asymmetric interference. Acta Psychologica, 134, 363-371.
⦁ Baurès, R., Benguigui, N., Amorim, M.A., & Hecht, H. (2009). Intercepting real and simulated falling objects : What is the difference ? Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 184, 48-53.
⦁ Benguigui, N., Broderick, M.P., Baurès, R., & Amorim, M.A. (2008). Motion prediction and the velocity effect in children. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 26, 389-407.
⦁ Benguigui, N., Baurès, R., Le Runigo, C. (2008). Visuomotor delay in interceptive actions. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31(2), 200-201.
⦁ Baurès, R., Benguigui, N., Amorim, M.A., & Siegler, I.A. (2007). Intercepting free falling objects : better use Occam’s razor than internalize Newton’s law. Vision Research, 47, 2982-2991.