Prof. Dr. Fiehler and Dr. Voudouris

Predictive somatosensory processing during voluntary movements

Project A4 investigates how sensorimotor predictions regulate tactile sensitivity and alter movement kinematics. We will examine voluntary movements of increasing complexity that pose different demands on predictive and sensory feedback processing: from bimanual grasping, human-human and human-robot interactions, to whole-body movements. This will be complemented by examining predictive control in special cohorts (children, older adults, and schizophrenia patients) who may differ in their reliance on predictive signals.

new project-related publications
Beyvers, M. C., Fraser, L., & Fiehler, K. (2022). Linking signal relevancy and intensity in predictive tactile suppression. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 75. find paper
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
Fiehler, K., Brenner, E., & Spering, M. (2019). Prediction in goal-directed action. Journal of vision, 19(9), 10-10. find paper
Fraser, L. E., & Fiehler, K. (2018). Predicted reach consequences drive time course of tactile suppression. Behavioural brain research, 350, 54-64. find paper DOI
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., Lingnau, A., & Fiehler , K. (2017). Decoding movement goals from the fronto-parietal reach network. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, 84. find paper DOI
Gertz, H. & Fiehler, K. (2015). Human posterior parietal cortex encodes the movement goal in a pro-/anti-reach task. Journal of Neurophysiology, 114, 170-183. find paper DOI
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., Hilger, M., Hegele, M.*, & Fiehler, K.* (2016). Violating instructed human agency: An fMRI study on ocular tracking of biological and nonbiological motion stimuli. Neuroimage, 138, 109-122. (*shared last authorship) 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
Mueller , S. & Fiehler .K. (2017). Gaze-dependent coding of proprioceptive reach targets after effector movement: Testing the impact of online information, movement timing, and target distance. PLOS ONE, 12(7), e0180782. find paper DOI
Mueller, S. & Fiehler, K. (2014a). Effector movement triggers gaze-dependent spatial coding of tactile and proprioceptive-tactile reach targets. Neuropsychologia, 62, 184-193. find paper DOI
Mueller, S. & Fiehler, K. (2014b). Gaze-dependent spatial updating of tactile targets in a localization task. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, Article 66, 1-10. find paper DOI
Mueller, S., & Fiehler, K. (2016). Mixed body-and gaze-centered coding of proprioceptive reach targets after effector movement. Neuropsychologia, 87, 63-73. find paper DOI
Mueller, S., de Haas, B., Metzger, A., Drewing, K., & Fiehler, K. (2019). Neural correlates of top-down modulation of haptic shape versus roughness perception. Human Brain Mapping, 40(18), 5172-5184. find paper DOI
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
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