Prof. Dr. Bremmer

Predictive self-motion processing in primates: Neurophysiology, modeling and behavior

The perception and control of self-motion is a central task in everyday life. Despite its importance, the neural basis of the processing of self-motion information is far from being understood. Even more so, dynamical aspects of self-motion processing and its perturbation are barely considered and, hence, are at the core of this project. In our studies, we will combine behavioral and electro-physiological studies in humans with neurophysiological and EEG recordings in the animal model (rhesus macaque), flanked by deep learning and modeling. Overall, we expect from this combined approach a much better understanding of predictive aspects of self-motion processing in primates.

new 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
Bremmer, F., Churan, J., & Lappe, M. (2017). Heading representations in primates are compressed by saccades. Nature Communications, 8(1), 920. find paper DOI
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., 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
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
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