Wolfgang Metzger Award Prize Winners since 1999

Wolfgang Metzger Award 2015

Winner: Jan KOENDERINK (Belgium)

University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and Utrecht University

in recognition to his treatise
"Ontology of the Mirror World"

The award ceremony and the award winner's lecture were part of the program of the 19th Scientific Convention of the GTA (March 21-23, 2015, Parma, Italy).

The award lecture of Jan Koenderink, titled "Ontology of the Mirror World" has been published in Gestalt Theory - An International Multidisciplinary Journal vol. 37(2), July 2015.

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Wolfgang Metzger Award 2013

Winners: Tom Steinert (Germany) and Johan Wagemans (Belgium)

Tom STEINERT

Bauhaus-University Weimar / Technical University Berlin
in recognition to his research paper
"Komplexe Wahrnehmung und moderner Städtebau"
[Complex perception and modern urban planning]

and

Johan WAGEMANS

University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Belgium) and Institute of Advanced Studies (IEA) Paris
in recognition to his research paper
"A Century of Gestalt Psychology in Visual Perception: II. Conceptual and Theoretical Foundations"

The award ceremony and the award winners' lectures are part of the program of the 18th Scientific Convention of the GTA (April 11-14, 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany).

The award lectures of Tom Steinert and Johan Wagemans will be published in Gestalt Theory - An International Multidisciplinary Journal.
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Wolfgang Metzger Award 2009

Winner: Baingio PINNA

Department of Sciences of Languages, Laboratory of Psychophysics
University of Sassari, Italy

in recognition to his research paper
"New Gestalt Principles of Perceptual Organization: An Extension from Grouping to Shape and Meaning"

The paper winning the Wolfgang Metzger Award 2009 tries to extend the known Gestalt principles of perceptual organization (grouping, shape formation) to visual meaning, arriving at a new theory of perceptual organization based on this interrelated tripartition of forms.

The award ceremony and the award winner's lecture were part of the program of the 16th Scientific Convention of the GTA (March 26-26, 2009, Osnabrueck, Germany).

The award lecture of Baingio Pinna, titled "New Gestalt Principles of Perceptual Organization: An Extension from Grouping to Shape and Meaning" has been published in Gestalt Theory - An International Multidisciplinary Journal vol. 32(1), March 2010.

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Wolfgang Metzger Award 2007
Winner: Cees van LEEUWEN

Riken Brain Science Institute; Hirosawa, Wako, Japan

in recognition to his research paper
"What Needs to Emerge to Make you Conscious?"

The paper winning the Wolfgang Metzger Award 2007 explores the central mechanisms generating experience and consciousness. The award ceremony and the award winner’s lecture were part of the program of the 15th Scientific Convention of the GTA (May 24-27, 2007, Macerata / Italy).

The award lecture of Dr. van Leeuwen, titled "Towards an Interdisciplinary Science of Visual Gestalten" has been published in Gestalt Theory - An International Multidisciplinary Journal vol. 29(3), 213-222.

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Wolfgang Metzger Award 2005
Winner: Fredrik SUNDQVIST (Göteborg)

in recognition to his research publication

"Perceptual Dynamics - Theoretical Foundations and Philosophical Implications of Gestalt Psycholog"

The publication winning the Wolfgang Metzger Award 2005 is the doctoral dissertation of Dr. Sundqvist. It has been published as No. 16 of the series Acta Philosophica Gothoburgensia, Göteborg University (ISBN 91-7346-486-4). The award ceremony and the award winner's lecture took place at the 14th Scientific Convention of the GTA (February 24-27, 2005, Medical University Graz / Austria).

A series of articles - "The Crossroads Between Empiricism and Rationalism" - based on the award winning publication has been published in 2007 in the international multidisciplinary journal Gestalt Theory

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Wolfgang Metzger Award 2002
Winner: Peter Ulric TSE

Harvard, USA and Tübingen, Germany

in recognition to his research papers on
Illusory volumes from conformation
Volume completion
Complete mergeability and amodal completion

Download his award ceremony lecture:
"Unser Ziel muss eine Gestalt-Neurowissenschaft sein!"
["Our aim must be a Gestalt neuroscience!"]

The second price
in this contest was granted to Franz MECHSNER (Munich, Germany)
in recognition to his research paper on

Gestalt Factors in Human Movement Coordination

Wolfgang Metzger Award 1999
Winner: Giovanni Bruno VICARIO (Italy) and Yoshie KIRITANI (Japan)

in recognition to their research paper on
"Slow-motion Tunnel effect: an inquiry into vertical organization of perceptual events"

The second price was granted in this contest to Steven LEHAR (USA)
in recognition to his research paper on
"Gestalt Isomorphism and the Quantification of Spatial Perception"

[See also Steven Lehar's book on this topic:
The World in Your Head: A Gestalt View of the Mechanism of Conscious Experience. Lawrence Erlbaum, 2003]

and Geert-Jan A. BOUDEWIJNSE (Canada)
in recognition to his research paper on
"The Rise and Fall of the Graz School"