My research focuses on individual differences in visual perception and sensorimotor control. I am interested in how sensory, motor, cognitive, and motivational mechanisms are interwoven and how their interplay varies across individuals. My projects are concerned with variability in healthy subjects as well as with deficits in specific patient groups. I use age-related differences in healthy subjects to gain insights into functional limits, but also into potential plasticity across adult development. My goal is to foster a comprehensive perspective on the complexity of ageing processes and to characterize mechanisms which contribute to successful ageing.
former project-related publications
Billino, J. & Pilz, K.S. (2019). Motion perception as a model for perceptual aging. Journal of Vision
, 19(4):3, 1-28.
Billino, J., & Drewing, K. (2018). Age effects on visuo-haptic length discrimination: Evidence for optimal integration of senses in senior adults. Multisensory Research, 31
Billino, J., Hennig, J., & Gegenfurtner, K. (2016a). Association between COMT genotype and the control of memory guided saccades: Individual differences in healthy adults reveal a detrimental role of dopamine. Vision Research
Billino, J., Hennig, J., & Gegenfurtner, K. (2016b). The role of dopamine in anticipatory pursuit eye movements: Insights from genetic polymorphisms in healthy adults. eNeuro
Billino, J., van Belle, G., Rossion, B., & Schwarzer, G. (2018). The nature of individual face recognition in preschool children: Insights from a gaze-contingent paradigm. Cognitive Development
, 47, 168-180.
Cuevas, P., He, Y., Billino, J., Kozasa E. & Straube, B. (2021). Age-related effects on the neural processing of semantic complexity in a continuous narrative: Modulation by gestures already present in young to middle-aged adults. Neuropsychologia
Hesse, C., Billino, J., & Schenk, T. (2018). On the role of V1 in avoiding obstacles. Cortex
, 98, 276-282.
Hesse, C., Koroknai, L., & Billino, J. (2020). Individual differences in processing resources modulate bimanual interference in pointing. Psychological Research
, 84, 440-453.
Huang, J., Gegenfurtner , K. R., Schütz , A. C., & Billino , J. (2017). Saccadic adaptation reveals differential ageing processes. Journal of Vision
, 17(6):9, 1-18.
Huang, J., Hegele, M., & Billino, J. (2018). Motivational modulation of age-related effects on reaching adaptation. Frontiers in Psychology
, 9, 2285.
Kangur, K., Billino, J., & Hesse, C. (2017). Keeping safe: Intra-individual consistency in obstacle avoidance behaviour across grasping and locomotion tasks. i-Perception
Klever, L., Mosebach, M., Fiehler, K., Mamassian, P., & Billino, J. (2021). Crossmodal metaperception: Visual and tactile confidence share a common scale. bioRxiv
Klever, L., Voudouris, D., Fiehler, K., & Billino, J. (2019). Age effects on sensorimotor predictions: What drives increased tactile suppression during reaching? Journal of vision, 19
Ross, A. I., Schenk, T., Billino, J., Macleod, M. J., & Hesse, C. (2018). Avoiding unseen obstacles: Subcortical vision is not sufficient to maintain normal obstacle avoidance behaviour during reaching. Cortex
, 98, 177-193.
Schmalenbach, S.B., Billino, J., Kircher, T., van Kemenade, B.M., & Straube, B. (2017). Links between gestures and multisensory processing: individual differences suggest a compensation mechanism. Frontiers in Psychology
Valsecchi, M., Billino, J., & Gegenfurtner, K. R. (2018). Healthy aging is associated with decreased risk-taking in motor decision-making. Journal of experimental psychology: human perception and performance
, 44(1), 154-167.