Prof. Dr.

Frank Bremmer

Speaker for Marburg

Philipps-Universität Marburg FB 13 Neurophysik
Karl-von-Frisch-Straße 8a
35032 Marburg

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Short info

Our research focuses on (i) vision and eye-movements and (ii) multisensory representations of spatial and motion information in the primate brain.

Given that we make eye-movements more often than our heart beats, we aim to understand if and how visual processing is modulated by eye-movements. Furthermore, we are concerned with the interplay of visual, auditory and tactile signals for the representation of space and self-motion. In our studies, we combine cell recordings and EEG in the animal model with modelling and behavioral and imaging studies in humans. In collaboration with UKGM we investigate disturbances of spatial and motion processing in neurological and psychiatric patients.

Open Science
Engel, D., Greulich, R. S., Parola, A., Vinehout, K., Dowiasch, S., Waldthaler, J., ... & Bremmer, F. (2023).
Convolutional neural network reveals frequency content of medio-lateral COM body sway to be highly predictive of Parkinson's disease.
medRxiv, 2023-05.
König, A., Bremmer, F., Dowiasch, S. (2023).
Quantitative comparison of a mobile, tablet-based and two stationary, video-based eye-trackers.
bioRxiv, 2023-06.
Churan, J., Kaminiarz, A., Schwenk, J. C., & Bremmer, F. (2021).
Coding of interceptive saccades in parietal cortex of macaque monkeys.
Brain Structure and Function, 226(8), 2707-2723.
Churan, J., Kaminiarz, A., Schwenk, J. C., & Bremmer, F. (2021).
Action-dependent processing of self-motion in parietal cortex of macaque monkeys.
Journal of Neurophysiology, 125(6), 2432-2443.
Dowiasch, S., Blanke, M., Knöll, J., & Bremmer, F. (2023).
Spatial localization during open-loop smooth pursuit.
Frontiers in Neuroscience, 17, 1058340.
Dowiasch, S., Kaminiarz, A., & Bremmer, F. (2022).
The visual representation of space in the primate brain.
Neuroforum, 28(4), 199-209.
Engel, D., Student, J., Schwenk, J. C., Morris, A. P., Waldthaler, J., Timmermann, L., & Bremmer, F. (2021).
Visual perturbation of balance suggests impaired motor control but intact visuomotor processing in Parkinson’s disease.
Journal of Neurophysiology, 126(4), 1076-1089.
Rosenblum, L., Grewe, E., Churan, J., & Bremmer, F. (2022).
Influence of Tactile Flow on Visual Heading Perception.
Multisensory Research, 35(4), 291-308.
Rosenblum, L., Kreß, A., Ezgi Atikan, B., Straube, B., Bremmer, F. (2023).
Neural correlates of visual and tactile path integration and their task related modulation.
Scientific Reports, 13 (1), 9913.
Rosenblum, L., Kreß, A., Schwenk, J. C., & Bremmer, F. (2022).
Visuo-tactile heading perception.
Journal of Neurophysiology, 128(5), 1355-1364.
Rothkopf, C., Bremmer, F., Fiehler, K., Dobs, K., & Triesch, J. (2023).
Models of vision need some action.
Behavioral Brain Science, 46:e405.
Schmitt, C., Schwenk, J. C. B., Schütz, A., Churan, J., Kaminiarz, A., Bremmer, F. (2021).
Preattentive processing of visually guided self-motion in humans and monkeys.
Progress in Neurobiology, 205, 102117.
Student J, Engel D, Timmermann L, Bremmer F, Waldthaler J (2022).
Visual Perturbation Suggests Increased Effort to Maintain Balance in Early Stages of Parkinson’s to be an Effect of Age Rather Than Disease.
Front. Hum. Neurosci. 16:762380.