Frank Bremmer

Prof. Dr.

Philipps-University Marburg FB 13 Neurophysics
Karl-von-Frisch-Str. 8a
35032 Marburg, Germany

+49 (0)6421 28 24 415 +49 (0)6421 28 24 168 00017 (Alte MPI-Baracke) send e-mail visit website


My current research focuses on (i) vision during eye-movements as well as on (i) multisensory representations of spatial and motion information in the primate brain. Given that we make eye-movements more often than our heart beats, we aim to understand if and how visual perception is modulated by various classes of eye-movements. In addition, we are concerned with the interplay of the visual, auditory and tactile senses for the perception of space and self-motion.

In our studies we combine neurophysiological recordings in the animal model with behavioral and fMRI/EEG-studies in humans. Most recently, we have started a collaboration with the local university hospital to investigate disturbances of spatial and motion processing in neurological and psychiatric patients.

project-related publications
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. find paper
former project-related publications
Bharmauria, V., Schuetz, A., Khoozani, P. A., Yan, X., Wang, H., Bremmer, F., & Crawford, J. D. (2021). Gaze-Related Activity in Primate Frontal Cortex Predicts and Mitigates Spatial Uncertainty. bioRxiv. find preprint
Bremmer, F., Churan, J., & Lappe, M. (2017). Heading representations in primates are compressed by saccades. Nature Communications, 8(1), 920. find paper DOI
Bremmer, F., Kaminiarz, A., Klingenhoefer, S., & Churan, J. (2016). Decoding Target Distance and Saccade Amplitude from Population Activity in the Macaque Lateral Intraparietal Area (LIP). Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 10:30. find paper
Churan, J., Braun, D. I., Gegenfurtner, K. R., & Bremmer, F. (2018). Comparison of the precision of smooth pursuit in humans and head unrestrained monkeys. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 11(4). find paper DOI
Churan, J., Kaminiarz, A., Schwenk, J. C. B. & Bremmer, F. (2021b). Coding of interceptive saccades in parietal cortex of macaque monkeys. Brain Struct Funct, 1-17. find preprint
Churan, J., Kaminiarz, A., Schwenk, J. C. B., & Bremmer, F. (2021a). Action-dependent processing of self-motion in parietal cortex of macaque monkeys. Journal of Neurophysiology. find paper DOI
Churan, J., Paul, J., Klingenhoefer, S., & Bremmer, F. (2017). Integration of visual and tactile information in reproduction of traveled distance. J Neurophysiology, 118(3), 1650-1663. find paper DOI
Churan, J., von Hopffgarten, A., & Bremmer, F. (2018). Eye movements during path integration. Physiological reports, 6(22), e13921. find paper DOI
Dowiasch, S., Backasch, B., Einhauser, W., Leube, D., Kircher, T., & Bremmer, F. (2016). Eye movements of patients with schizophrenia in a natural environment. European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience, 266, 43-54. find paper
Dowiasch, S., Blohm, G., & Bremmer, F. (2016). Neural correlate of spatial (mis-) localization during smooth eye movements. European Journal of Neuroscience, 44(2), 1846-1855. find paper DOI
Dowiasch, S., Marx, S., Einhäuser, W., & Bremmer, F. (2015). Effects of aging on eye movements in the real world. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 46. find paper DOI
Dowiasch, S., Meyer-Stender, S., Klingenhoefer, S., & Bremmer, F. (2020). Nonretinocentric localization of successively presented flashes during smooth pursuit eye movements. Journal of Vision, 20(4), 8-8. find paper DOI
Dowiasch, S., Wolf, P., & Bremmer, F. (2019). Quantitative comparison of a mobile and a stationary video-based eye-tracker. Behavior research methods, 1-14. find paper DOI
Engel, D., Schütz, A., Krala, M., Schwenk, J. C. B., Morris, A. P., Bremmer, F. (2020). Inter-trial phase coherence of visually evoked postural responses in virtual reality. Experimental brain research, 238(5), 1177-1189. find paper DOI
Engel, D., Schwenk, J. C., Schütz, A., Morris, A. P., & Bremmer, F. (2021). Multi-segment phase coupling to oscillatory visual drive. Gait & Posture, 86, 132-138. find paper DOI
Engel, D., Student. J., Schwenk, J. C. B., Morris, A. P., Waldthaler, J., Timmermann, L. & *Bremmer*, F. (2021). Visual perturbation of balance suggests impaired neuromuscular stability but intact visuo-motor control in Parkinson's disease. bioRxiv. find preprint DOI
Hesse, P.N., Schmitt, C., Klingenhoefer, S., & Bremmer, F. (2017). Preattentive Processing of Numerical Visual Information. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11,70. find paper DOI
Kaminiarz A., Schlack A., Hoffmann K.P., Lappe M., Bremmer F. (2014). Visual selectivity for heading in the macaque ventral intraparietal area. Journal of Neurophysiology, 112 (10), 2470-80. find paper
Krala, M., van Kemenade, B., Straube, B., Kircher, T., & Bremmer, F. (2019). Predictive coding in a multisensory path integration task: An fMRI study. Journal of Vision, 19(11), 13-13. find paper DOI
Lich, M. & Bremmer, F. (2014). Self-Motion Perception in the Elderly. Front Hum Neurosci., 8, 681. find paper DOI
M.W. Greenlee, S.M. Frank, M. Kaliuzhna, O. Blanke, F. Bremmer, J. Churan, L.F. Cuturi, P.R. MacNeilage, & A.T. Smith (2016). Multisensory integration in self motion perception. Multisensory Research. 29(6-7), 525-556. find paper
Morris, A. P., Bremmer, F., & Krekelberg, B. (2016). The Dorsal Visual System Predicts Future and Remembers Past Eye Position. Frontiers in systems neuroscience, 10, 9. find paper DOI
Murdison, T. S., Blohm, G., & Bremmer, F. (2019). Saccade-induced changes in ocular torsion reveal predictive orientation perception. Journal of vision, 19(11), 10-10. find paper
Schmitt, C., Baltaretu, B. R., Crawford, J. D., & Bremmer, F. (2020). A Causal Role of Area hMST for Self-Motion Perception in Humans. Cerebral Cortex Communications, 1(1), tgaa042. find paper DOI
Schmitt, C., Klingenhoefer, S., & Bremmer, F. (2018). Preattentive and Predictive Processing of Visual Motion. Scientific reports, 8(1), 12399. find paper DOI
Schmitt, C., Schwenk, J. C., Schütz, A., Churan, J., Kaminiarz, A., & Bremmer, F. (2021). Preattentive processing of visually guided self-motion in humans and monkeys. Progress in Neurobiology, 102117. find paper
Schütz, A., Bharmauria, V., Yan, X, Wang, H., Bremmer, F., Crawford, J.D. (2020). Landmark-Centered Coding in Frontal Cortex Visual Responses. Current Biology SneakPeek Available at SSRN 3733983. find paper
Zimmermann, E., & Bremmer, F. (2016). Visual Neuroscience: The Puzzle of Perceptual Stability. (Dispatch) Current Biology, 26(5), R199-R201. find paper