Professor Frans Verstraten was born and raised in the Netherlands were he studied Experimental Psychology at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and obtained a PhD summa cum laude from Utrecht University in 1994. After postdoctoral positions in Canada (McGill University), USA (Harvard University) Japan (ATR International), and a visiting professorship at the University of Toronto, he was appointed full professor of Experimental Psychology at Utrecht University in 2000, where he soon after became department head and later scientific director of the Helmholtz Institute. He was a regular on Dutch national TV for almost a decade and wrote columns for a national newspaper. He also served on the board of the Vision Sciences Society, world’s largest organisation for Vision Scientists from 2010 to 2015, and acted as its president in 2013-2014. Currently, he is editor-in-chief of the journals Perception and iPerception. In 2012, he joined The University of Sydney where he holds the McCaughey Chair of Psychology and heads the School of Psychology. His research interests include adaptive aspects of motion perception under natural viewing conditions, the binocular visual system and stereopsis, search and the role of eye-movements, and applied vision (in particular information design). More recently he is looking at human behaviour, in particular movement and communication, in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality settings.