Dimitris Voudouris

Commissioner for Scientific Career Development


Giessen University FB 06 Psychology and Sports-Sciences
Otto-Behaghel-Str. 10F
35394 Giessen, Germany

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I am interested in the sensorimotor control of hand and whole-body actions with an emphasis on somatosensory perception and gaze for action. For these, I employ body and eye tracking, as well as psychophysics in young and older adults. Through my research I examine how sensorimotor predictions interact with the processing of online sensory feedback. My goal within this SFB project is to understand why somatosensory feedback is dynamically up- and down-weighted during complex human movements.

project-related publications
former project-related publications
Arikan, B. E., Voudouris, D., Voudouri-Gertz, H., Sommer, J., & Fiehler, K. (2021). Reach-relevant somatosensory signals modulate activity in the tactile suppression network. NeuroImage, 236, 118000. find paper DOI
Broda, M.D., Fiehler, K., & Voudouris, D. (2020). The influence of afferent input on somatosensory suppression during grasping. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 1-11. find paper, DATA
Fuehrer, E., Voudouris, D., Lezkan, A., Drewing, K., & Fiehler, K. (2021). Tactile suppression stems from sensation-specific sensorimotor predictions. bioRxiv, 2021.07.04.451060. find preprint
Gertz, H., Fiehler, K., & Voudouris, D. (2018). The role of visual processing on tactile suppression. PloS one, 13(4), e0195396. find paper DOI
Gertz, H., Voudouris, D., & Fiehler, K. (2017). Reach-relevant somatosensory signals modulate tactile suppression. Journal of Neurophysiology, 117(6), 2262-2268. find paper DOI
Göttker, A., Fiehler, K. & Voudouris, D (2020). Contribution of somatosensory information for goal-directed hand and eye movements. Journal of Neurophysiology, 124(4), 1092-1102. find paper, DATA
Khoozani, P. A., Voudouris, D., Blohm, G., & Fiehler, K. (2020). Reaching around obstacles accounts for uncertainty in coordinate transformations. Journal of Neurophysiology, 123(5), 1920-1932. find paper, DATA
Klein, L. K., Maiello, G., Fleming, R. W., & Voudouris, D. (2021). Friction is preferred over grasp configuration in precision grip grasping. Journal of Neurophysiology, 125(4), 1330-1338. find paper DOI
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(9), 9-9. find paper DOI
Voudouris D., & Fiehler K. (2017b). Spatial specificity of tactile enhancement during reaching. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 79(8), 2424-2434. find paper DOI
Voudouris D., & Fiehler K. (2017a). Enhancement and suppression of tactile signals during reaching. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43(6), 1238. find paper DOI
Voudouris, D. & Fiehler, K. (2021). Dynamic temporal modulation of somatosensory processing during reaching. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1-12. find paper, DATA
Voudouris, D., Broda, M. D., & Fiehler, K. (2019). Anticipatory grasping control modulates somatosensory perception. Journal of Vision, 19,(5), 4-4. find paper DOI
Voudouris, D., Goettker, A., Mueller, S., & Fiehler, K. (2016). Kinesthetic information facilitates saccades towards proprioceptive-tactile targets. Vision research, 122, 73-80. find paper DOI