Prof. Dr.

Katja Fiehler

Speaker for Gießen

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen FB 06 Psychologie und Sportwissenschaften
Otto-Behaghel-Straße 10
35394 Gießen

+49 (0)641 99 26 144 +49 (0)641 99 26 129 Send e-mail Visit website

Short info

My research focuses on the interplay of perception and action. I’m interested in how different sensory information are used for space perception and goal-directed actions, comprising eye, hand, and body movements. I also investigate how humans predict the sensory outcome of their actions and how adapt their behavior to dynamically changing environments.

My long-term goal is to better understand how the human brain plans, controls, and adapts natural actions in complex environments. To this end, I combine psychophysics with motion tracking in real and virtual environments and apply EEG and fMRI to uncover the underlying neural processes.

Articles
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).
DOI
Beyvers, M. C., Fraser, L. E., & Fiehler, K. (2022).
Linking Signal Relevancy and Intensity in Predictive Tactile Suppression.
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 75.
Beyvers, M. C., Koch, I., & Fiehler, K. (2022).
Episodic Binding and Retrieval in Sequences of Discrete Movements – Evidence from Grasping Actions.
Journal of Cognition, 5(1), 41, 1-14.
Forster, P.-P., Karimpur, H., & Fiehler, K. (2022).
Demand characteristics challenge effects in embodiment and presence.
Scientific Reports, in press.
Forster, P.‑P., Karimpur, H., & Fiehler, K. (2022).
Why we should rethink our approach to embodiment and presence.
Frontiers in Virtual Reality, 3, Article 838369.
Fuehrer, E., Voudouris, D., Lezkan, A., Drewing, K., & Fiehler, K. (2022).
Tactile suppression stems from specific sensorimotor predictions.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(20), Article e2118445119.
Schuetz, I., Karimpur, H., & Fiehler, K. (2022).
vexptoolbox: A software toolbox for human behavior studies using the Vizard virtual reality platform.
Behavior Research Methods, 1-13.
Voudouris, D., & Fiehler, K. (2022).
The role of grasping demands on tactile suppression.
Human Movement Science, 83, 102957.