Mechanisms of stability and transition are central to effective action and interaction. We must constantly adjust our motor system to achieve stable, goal-directed interactions with the outside world. Here, we use motor control as a particularly rich system for probing adaptation processes. This allows us to investigate how the other Key Areas are affected when the individual is coupled to the environment.

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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).
Augustat, N., Chuang, L. C., Panitz, C., Stolz, C., Mueller, E. M., & Endres, D. M. (2022).
Modeling Reward Learning Under Placebo Expectancies: A Q-Learning Approach.
In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.
Beyvers, M. C., Fraser, L. E., & Fiehler, K. (2022).
Linking Signal Relevancy and Intensity in Predictive Tactile Suppression.
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 75.
Cheeseman, J. R., Fleming, R. W., & Schmidt, F. (2022).
Scale ambiguities in material recognition.
iScience, 25(3):103970.
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.
Cuevas, P., He, Y., Steines, M., & Straube, B.Cuevas, P., He, Y., Steines, M., & Straube, B. (2022).
Processing of Semantic Complexity and Cospeech Gestures in Schizophrenia: A Naturalistic, Multimodal fMRI Study.
Schizophrenia Bulletin Open, 3(1), sgac026.
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.
Flachot, A., Akbarinia, A., Schütt, H. H., Fleming, R. W., Wichmann, F. A., & Gegenfurtner, K. R. (2022).
Deep neural models for color classification and color constancy.
Journal of vision, 22(4), 17-17.
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.
Gehb, G., Vesker, M., Jovanovic, B., Bahn, D., Kauschke, C., & Schwarzer, G. (2022).
The Relationship between Crawling and Emotion Discrimination in 9- to 10-Month-Old Infants.
Brain Sciences, 12(4), 479.
Kavroulakis, E., van Kemenade, B. M., Arikan, B. E., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2021).
The effect of self-vs. externally generated actions on timing, duration and amplitude of BOLD response for visual feedback processing.
Meibodi, N., Abbasi, H., Schubö, A., & Endres, D. M. (2021).
A model of selection history in visual attention.
In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society 43(43), 707-713.
Meibodi, N., Schubö, A., & Endres, D. (2022).
Sensorimotor processes are not a source of much noise: sensorimotor and decision components of reaction times.
In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.
Niehaus, H.,Stroth, S., Kamp-Becker, I., Endres, D. (2022).
Modeling aberrant volatility estimates in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.
Pabst, K., Zittrell, F., Homberg, U., Endres, D. (2022).
A Model for Optic Flow Integration in Locust Central-Complex Neurons Tuned to Head Direction.
In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.
Preißler, L., Jovanovic, B., Munzert, J., Schmidt, F., Fleming, R.W., & Schwarzer, G. (2021).
Effects of visual and visual-haptic perception of material rigidity on reaching and grasping in the course of development
Acta Psychologica, 221, November, 103457
Prokott, E., & Fleming, R. W. (2022).
Identifying specular highlights: Insights from deep learning.
Journal of vision, 22(7), 6-6.
Ridderbusch, I. C., Wroblewski, A., Yang, Y., Richter, J., Hollandt, M. Hamm, A. O., Wittchen, H.-U., Ströhle, A., Arolt, V., Margraf, J., Lueken, U., Hermann, M. J., Kircher, T. & Straube, B. (2021).
Neural adaptation of cingulate and insular activity during delayed fear extinction: A replicable pattern across assessment sites and repeated measurements.
NeuroImage, 237, 118157.
Riedl, L., Nagels, A., Sammer, G., Choudhury, M., Nonnenmann, A., Sütterlin, A., Feise, C., Haslach, M., Bitsch, F., Straube, B. (2021).
Multimodal Speech-Gesture Training in Patients With Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder: Effects on Quality of Life and Neural Processing.
PsyArXiv Preprints
Riedl, L., Nagels, A., Sammer, G., Choudhury, M., Nonnenmann, A., Sütterlin, A., Feise, C., Haslach, M., Bitsch, F., Kühne, H., Hartmann, T.H., Shvetsova, N. & Straube, B. (2022).
Multimodal speech-gesture training in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorder: Effects on quality of life and neural processing.
Schizophrenia Research, 246, 112-125.
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Influence of Tactile Flow on Visual Heading Perception
Multisensory Research, 35(4), 291-308.
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Preattentive processing of visually guided self-motion in humans and monkeys.
Progress in Neurobiology, 205, 102117.
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Contrastive Learning Through Time.
In SVRHM 2021 Workshop@ NeurIPS.
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Large pre-trained language models contain human-like biases of what is right and wrong to do.
Nature Machine Intelligence, 4(3), 258-268.
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.
Schultheis, M., Straub, D., & Rothkopf, C. A. (2021).
Inverse Optimal Control Adapted to the Noise Characteristics of the Human Sensorimotor System
arXiv preprint
Storrs, K. R., Anderson, B. L., & Fleming, R. W. (2021).
Unsupervised learning predicts human perception and misperception of gloss.
Nature Human Behaviour, 1-16.
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Speech-gesture mismatch detection in individuals with high vs. low schizotypal traits.
International Consortium on Schizotypy Research, ICSR 2022.
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.
Tamura, H., Prokott, K. E., & Fleming, R. W. (2022).
Distinguishing mirror from glass: A “big data” approach to material perception.
Journal of vision, 22(4), 4-4.
Thoma, N., Yu, Z., Ventola, F., & Kersting, K. (2021).
RECOWNs: Probabilistic Circuits for Trustworthy Time Series Forecasting.
Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Tractable Probabilistic Modeling (TPM 2021).
Tiedemann, H., Morgenstern, Y., Schmidt, F., & Fleming, R. W. (2022).
One-shot generalization in humans revealed through a drawing task.
eLife, 11.
Tiedemann, H., Schmidt, F., Fleming, R.W. (2022).
Superordinate Categorization Based on the Perceptual Organization of Parts.
Brain Sciences, 12, 667.
Trick, S., & Rothkopf, C. A. (2021).
A Normative Model of Classifier Fusion.
arXiv preprint
Ventola, F., Dhami, D. S., & Kersting, K. (2021).
Generative Clausal Networks: Relational Decision Trees as Probabilistic Circuits.
Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming (ILP).
Voudouris, D., & Fiehler, K. (2022).
The role of grasping demands on tactile suppression.
Human Movement Science, 83, 102957.
Wroblewski, A., Hollandt, M., Yang, Y., Ridderbusch, I.C., Pietzner, A., Szeska, C., Lotze, M., Wittchen, H.-U., Heinig, I., Pittig, A., Arolt, V., Koelkebeck, K., Rothkopf, C.A., Adolph, D., Margraf, J., Lueken, U., Pauli, P., Herrmann, M.J., Winkler, M.H., Ströhle, A., Dannlowski, U., Kircher, T., Hamm, A.O., Straube, B.* & Richter, J.* (2022). *contributed equally
Sometimes I feel the fear of uncertainty stinging clear: How Intolerance of Uncertainty and Trait Anxiety impact fear acquisition, extinction and the return of fear.
PsyArXiv Preprints
Yu, Z., Dhami, D. S., & Kersting, K. (2021).
Sum-Product-Attention Networks: Leveraging Self-Attention in Probabilistic Circuits.
arXiv preprint
Yu, Z., Ventola, F. G., & Kersting, K. (2021).
Whittle networks: A deep likelihood model for time series.
International Conference on Machine Learning (PMLR), 12177-12186.
Yu, Z., Zhu, M., Trapp, M., Skryagin, A., & Kersting, K. (2021).
Leveraging Probabilistic Circuits for Nonparametric Multi-Output Regression.
Proceedings of the 37th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI 2021).
Zečević, M., Dhami, D. S., Rothkopf, C. A., & Kersting, K. (2021).
Structural Causal Interpretation Theorem.
arXiv preprint