Tilo Kircher

Prof. Dr.

Philipps-University Marburg UKGM
Rudolf-Bultmann Str. 8
35039 Marburg, Germany

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Our goal is to further the understanding of the relationship between cognitive phenomena and the physical matter of the brain. Using a combination of genetics, behavioral testing, advanced brain imaging, and theoretical modeling, our cognitive neuroscience research endeavors seek to elucidate how high-level functions, such as psychopathological phenomena, language, social and cultural behaviour, expectations and motivational states influence relate to specific neural networks in the brain. In particular we focus on efference copy and forward mechanisms as the basis of self-other distinction. Ist pathology is related to hallucinations and passivity phenomena in schizohrenia patients.

project-related publications
former project-related publications
Acosta, H., Straube, B., & Kircher, T. (2019). Schizotypy and mentalizing: An fMRI study. Neuropsychologia, 124, 299-310. find paper
Arikan , B.E., van Kemenade , B.M., Straube, B., Harris, L.H., & Kircher , T. (2017). Voluntary and Involuntary Movements Widen the Window of Subjective Simultaneity. i-Perception, 8(4), 2041669517719297. find paper DOI
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), 1-15. find paper
Arikan, B. E., van Kemenade, B. M., Podranski, K., Steinsträter, O., Straube, B., & Kircher, T. (2019). Perceiving your hand moving: BOLD suppression in sensory cortices and the role of the cerebellum in the detection of feedback delays. Journal of Vision, 19(14), 4-4. find paper
Backasch, B., Sommer, J., Klöhn-Saghatolislam, F., Müller, M.J., Kircher, T.T., & Leube, D.T. (2014). Dysconnectivity of the inferior frontal gyrus: Implications for an impaired self-other distinction in patients with schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 223:202-209. find paper
Choudhury, M., Steines, M., Nagels, A., Riedl, L., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2021). Neural Basis of Speech-Gesture Mismatch Detection in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders. Schizophrenia Bulletin. find paper
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
He, Y., Gebhardt, H., Steines, M., Sammer, G., Kircher, T., Nagels, A., & Straube, B. (2015). The EEG and fMRI signatures of neural integration: An investigation of meaningful gestures and corresponding speech. Neuropsychologia, 72, 27-42. find paper DOI
He, Y., Steines, M., Sammer, G., Nagels, A., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2018). Action-related speech modulates beta oscillations during observation of tool-use gestures. Brain topography, 31(5), 838-847. find paper
He, Y., Steines, M., Sammer, G., Nagels, A., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2021). Modality-specific dysfunctional neural processing of social-abstract and non-social-concrete information in schizophrenia. NeuroImage: Clinical, 29, 102568. find paper DOI
He, Y., Steines, M., Sommer, J., Gebhardt, H., Nagels, A., Sammer, G., Kircher, T., Straube, B. (2018). Spatial - temporal dynamics of gesture - speech integration: a simultaneous EEG-fMRI study. Brain Structure and Function, 223(7), 3073-3089. find paper DOI
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. bioRxiv. find preprint
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
Lubinus, C., Einhaeuser, W., Schiller, F., Kircher, T., Straube, B., & van Kemenade, B. M. (2021). Action-based predictions affect visual perception, neural processing, and pupil size, regardless of temporal predictability. bioRxiv. find preprint
Nagels, A., Kircher, T., Grosvald, M., Steines, M., & Straube, B. (2019). Evidence for gesture-speech mismatch detection impairments in schizophrenia. Psychiatry research, 273, 15-21. find paper
Nagels, A., Kircher, T., Steines, M., Grosvald, M., & Straube, B. (2015). A brief self-rating scale for the assessment of individual differences in gesture perception and production. Learning and Individual Differences, 39, 73–80. find paper DOI
Pazen, M., Uhlmann, L., van Kemenade, B. M., Steinsträter, O., Straube, B., & Kircher, T. (2020). Predictive perception of self-generated movements: Commonalities and differences in the neural processing of tool and hand actions. NeuroImage, 206, 116309. find paper DOI
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, 8:1828 find paper DOI
Schmitter, C., Steinsträter, O., Kircher, T., van Kemenade, B. M., & Straube, B. (2021). Commonalities and differences in predictive neural processing of discrete vs continuous action feedback. NeuroImage, 229, 117745. find paper DOI
Steines, M., Nagels, A., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. 2 (2021). The role of the left and right inferior frontal gyrus in processing metaphoric and unrelated co-speech gestures. NeuroImage, 237, 118182. find paper
Straube, B., Green, A., Sass, K., & Kircher, T. (2014). Superior Temporal Sulcus Disconnectivity During Processing of Metaphoric Gestures in Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40(4), 936-944. find paper DOI
Straube, B., Green, A., Weis, S., & Kircher, T. (2012). A Supramodal Neural Network for Speech and Gesture Semantics: An fMRI Study. PLoS ONE, 7(11), e51207. find paper
Straube, B., He, Y., Steines, M., Gebhardt, H., Kircher, T., Sammer, G., & Nagels, A. (2013). Supramodal neural processing of abstract information conveyed by speech and gesture. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7, 120. find paper
Straube, B., van Kemenade, B. M., Arikan, B. E., Fiehler, K., Harris, L. R., Leube, D., & Kircher, T. (2017). Predicting the multisensory consequences of one's own action: BOLD suppression in auditory and visual cortices. PLOS ONE, 12(1), e0169131. find paper DOI
Straube, B., van Kemenade, B.M., Kircher, T. & Schülke, R. (2020). Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Improves Action-Outcome Monitoring in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder. Brain Communications, 2(2), fcaa151. find paper DOI
Uhlmann, L., Pazen, M., van Kemenade, B. M., Steisträter, O., Harris, L.R., Kircher, T. & Straube, B (2020). Seeing your own or someone else's hand moving in accordance with your action: The neural interaction of agency and hand identity. Human Brain Mapping, 41, 2474-2489. find paper DOI
Uhlmann, L., Pazen, M., van Kemenade, B.M., Kircher, T. & Straube, B. (2021). Neural correlates of self-other distinction in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders: The roles of agency and hand identity. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 47(5), 1399-1408. find paper DOI
Van Kemenade, B. M., Kircher, T., Arikan, B. E., & Straube, B. (2016). Predicting the sensory consequences of one’s own action: First evidence for multisensory facilitation. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78(8), 2515-2526. find paper DOI
van Kemenade, B.M., Arikan, B.E., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2017). The angular gyrus is a supramodal comparator area in action-outcome monitoring. Brain Structure and Function, 222(8), 3691-3703. find paper DOI
Van Kemenade, B.M., Arikan, B.E., Podranski, K., Steinsträter, O., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2019). Distinct roles for the cerebellum, angular gyrus and middle temporal gyrus in action-feedback monitoring. Cerebral Cortex, 29(4), 1520-1531. find paper DOI
Wende, K. C., Nagels, A., Stratmann, M., Chatterjee, A., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2015). Neural basis of altered physical and social causality judgements in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 161(2–3), 244–251. find paper