My research focuses on how action affects perception. In particular, I‘m interested in how we predict the sensory outcomes of our actions, how these action-based predictions impact our perception, and how this process is implemented in the brain.
My long-term goal is to better understand how humans dynamically adapt action-based predictions to achieve efficient perception, and what drives individual differences in this ability. Furthermore, I aim to gain insight into how problems with this process may lead to altered perception in psychosis. I use behavioural methods, fMRI, and brain stimulation to study these questions.
Arikan, B. E., van Kemenade, B. M., Fiehler, K., Kircher, T., Drewing, K., & Straube, B. (2021). Different contributions of efferent and reafferent feedback to sensorimotor temporal recalibration.
Scientific Reports, 11(1).
Kavroulakis, E., van Kemenade, B. M., Arikan, B. E., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2022). The effect of self- vs. externally generated actions on timing, duration and amplitude of BOLD response for visual feedback processing.
Human Brain Mapping,
Lubinus, C., Einhäuser, W., Schiller, F., Kircher, T., Straube, B. & van Kemenade, B.M. (2022). Action-based predictions affect visual perception, neural processing, and pupil size, regardless of temporal predictability.
Straube, B., Kuehne, H., van Dam, L., Frey, K., van Kemenade, B.M., Kircher, T., & Ried, L. (2022).
Speech-gesture mismatch detection in individuals with high vs. low schizotypal traits.
International Consortium on Schizotypy Research, ICSR 2022.