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
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
Drewes, J., Feder, S., & Einhäuser, W. (2021). Gaze During Locomotion in Virtual Reality and the Real World. Frontiers in Neuroscience
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
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
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
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
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
Billino, J. & Pilz, K.S. (2019). Motion perception as a model for perceptual aging. Journal of Vision
, 19(4):3, 1-28.
Billino, J., & Drewing, K. (2018). Age effects on visuo-haptic length discrimination: Evidence for optimal integration of senses in senior adults. Multisensory Research, 31
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
Billino, J., Hennig, J., & Gegenfurtner, K. (2016b). The role of dopamine in anticipatory pursuit eye movements: Insights from genetic polymorphisms in healthy adults. eNeuro
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.
Dowiasch, S., Marx, S., Einhäuser, W., & Bremmer, F. (2015). Effects of aging on eye movements in the real world. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9
Hesse, C., Billino, J., & Schenk, T. (2018). On the role of V1 in avoiding obstacles. Cortex
, 98, 276-282.
Hesse, C., Koroknai, L., & Billino, J. (2020). Individual differences in processing resources modulate bimanual interference in pointing. Psychological Research
, 84, 440-453.
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.
Huang, J., Hegele, M., & Billino, J. (2018). Motivational modulation of age-related effects on reaching adaptation. Frontiers in Psychology
, 9, 2285.
Kangur, K., Billino, J., & Hesse, C. (2017). Keeping safe: Intra-individual consistency in obstacle avoidance behaviour across grasping and locomotion tasks. i-Perception
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.