Prof. (apl.) Dr. Billino and Prof. Dr. Einhäuser-Treyer

Value-based modulation of perception and action in real-world settings across the adult lifespan

Aging offers a unique window to adaptive processes in perception and action that unfold across the lifespan. The efficiency of valuation has been shown to substantially rely on available resources for monitoring and controlling sensory and sensorimotor signals. This project is dedicated to behavior in complex realistic settings, since those specifically require goal-directed weighing of information. We will elucidate the role of valuation in adaptive mechanisms during ageing and shed light onto general mechanisms of optimizing behavior given limited control resources.

new project-related publications
Dukes, J.M., Kiendl, S., & Billino, J. (2022). Haptic shape discrimination independent of weight. Conference paper in Seifi, H., et al. (Eds.). Haptics: Science, Technology, Applications: 13th International Conference on Human Haptic Sensing and Touch Enabled Computer Applications, EuroHaptics 2022, Proceedings (Vol. 13235). Springer Nature. find paper
Klever, L., Beyvers, M. C., Fiehler, K., Mamassian, P., & Billino, J. (2023). Cross-modal metacognition: Visual and tactile confidence share a common scale. Journal of Vision, 23(5):3, 1-16. find paper DOI
Klever, L., Islam, J., Võ, M., & Billino, J. (2023). Aging attenuates the memory advantage for unexpected objects in real-world scenes. Heliyon, 9(9): e20241. find paper DOI
Klever, L., Mamassian, P., & Billino, J. (2022). Age‑related differences in visual confidence are driven by individual differences in cognitive control capacities. Scientific Reports, 12, 6016. find paper DOI
Walper, D., Bendixen, A., Grimm, S., Schubö, A., & Einhäuser, W. (2024). Attention deployment in natural scenes: Higher-order scene statistics rather than semantics modulate the N2pc component. Journal of Vision, 24(6), 7-7 find paper
former project-related publications
't Hart B.M., Einhäuser W. (2012). Mind the step: complementary roles for eye-in-head and head-in-world orientation when negotiating a real-life path. Exp Brain Res, 223(2), 233-249. find paper
Billino, J. & Pilz, K.S. (2019). Motion perception as a model for perceptual aging. Journal of Vision, 19(4):3, 1-28. find paper
Billino, J., & Drewing, K. (2018). Age effects on visuo-haptic length discrimination: Evidence for optimal integration of senses in senior adults. Multisensory Research, 31(3-4), 273-300. find paper DOI
Billino, J., Hennig, J., & Gegenfurtner, K. (2016a). Association between COMT genotype and the control of memory guided saccades: Individual differences in healthy adults reveal a detrimental role of dopamine. Vision Research. DOI find paper
Billino, J., Hennig, J., & Gegenfurtner, K. (2016b). The role of dopamine in anticipatory pursuit eye movements: Insights from genetic polymorphisms in healthy adults. eNeuro, 3(6). DOI find paper
Billino, J., van Belle, G., Rossion, B., & Schwarzer, G. (2018). The nature of individual face recognition in preschool children: Insights from a gaze-contingent paradigm. Cognitive Development, 47, 168-180. find paper DOI
Cuevas, P., He, Y., Billino, J., Kozasa E. & Straube, B. (2021). Age-related effects on the neural processing of semantic complexity in a continuous narrative: Modulation by gestures already present in young to middle-aged adults. Neuropsychologia, 151:107725. 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
Drewes, J., Feder, S., & Einhäuser, W. (2021). Gaze During Locomotion in Virtual Reality and the Real World. Frontiers in Neuroscience,15, 656913. find paper, Data Contact
Hesse, C., Billino, J., & Schenk, T. (2018). On the role of V1 in avoiding obstacles. Cortex, 98, 276-282. find paper
Hesse, C., Koroknai, L., & Billino, J. (2020). Individual differences in processing resources modulate bimanual interference in pointing. Psychological Research, 84, 440-453. find paper DOI
Huang, J., Gegenfurtner , K. R., Schütz , A. C., & Billino , J. (2017). Saccadic adaptation reveals differential ageing processes. Journal of Vision , 17(6):9, 1-18. find paper DOI
Huang, J., Hegele, M., & Billino, J. (2018). Motivational modulation of age-related effects on reaching adaptation. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 2285. find paper DOI
Kangur, K., Billino, J., & Hesse, C. (2017). Keeping safe: Intra-individual consistency in obstacle avoidance behaviour across grasping and locomotion tasks. i-Perception, 8(1). DOI find paper
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
Kopiske, K., Koska, D., Baumann, T., Maiwald, C., & Einhaeuser, W. (2021). Icy road ahead-rapid adjustments of gaze-gait interactions during perturbed naturalistic walking. Journal of Vision, 21(8), 11-11. find paper DATA
Nuthmann, A., Schütz, I., & Einhäuser, W. (2020). Salience-based object prioritization during active viewing of naturalistic scenes in young and older adults. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 1-18. find paper
Ross, A. I., Schenk, T., Billino, J., Macleod, M. J., & Hesse, C. (2018). Avoiding unseen obstacles: Subcortical vision is not sufficient to maintain normal obstacle avoidance behaviour during reaching. Cortex, 98, 177-193. find paper
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
Valsecchi, M., Billino, J., & Gegenfurtner, K. R. (2018). Healthy aging is associated with decreased risk-taking in motor decision-making. Journal of experimental psychology: human perception and performance, 44(1), 154-167. find paper DOI
Veto, P., Uhlig, M., Troje, N. F., & Einhäuser, W. (2018). Cognition modulates action-to-perception transfer in ambiguous perception. Journal of vision, 18(8):5, 1-8. find paper DOI