Erik Verhaar, MSc

PhD student

About me

Having a background in human movement science, my research focuses on the development of perception and action. Specifically, I study how infants and children learn to combine information from different senses, and how they use this information to guide their movements. For example, I studied how children’s sensations of touch on the forearm can be affected by a visual cue. Currently, I examine to what extend infants use visual input to guide their reaches. For this, I make use of motion tracking, which allows us to precisely measure how an infant’s hand moves while they are reaching for a toy.


Verhaar, E., Medendorp, W. P., Hunnius, S., & Stapel, J. C. (2021). Bayesian causal inference in visuotactile integration in children and adults. Developmental Science. [pdf]