Prof. Dr.

Bianca van Kemenade

Zentrum für Psychiatrie Klinikstraße 36
35392 Gießen

Short info

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, in press.
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.
NeuroImage, in press.
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.