Arbeitseinheit 14 - Biopsychology & Cognitive Neuroscience
Welcome at the section Biopsychology & Cognitive Neuroscience.
The Biopsychology & Cognitive Neuroscience research group is part of the Cluster of Excellence in Cognitive Interaction Technology CITEC and Bielefeld University.
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Our research focuses on how humans perceive touch, construct an understanding of the body, plan actions in response to touch, and choose the body part with which we perform this action. We use a variety of methods to advance our projects. The group started as an Emmy Noether group at Hamburg University, funded by the German Research Foundation, and has since transitioned into a regular professorship at Bielefeld University.
Get an overview of our work
If you would like to get an overview of what we do, take a look at these review papers:
State estimation in posterior parietal cortex: Distinct poles of environmental and bodily states
(Medendorp & Heed, 2019, Progress in Neurobiology, open access)
Towards explaining spatial touch perception: weighted integration of multiple location codes
(Badde & Heed, 2016, Cognitive Neuropsychology, open access)
Tactile remapping: from coordinate transformation to integration in sensorimotor processing
(Heed et al., 2015, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, pdf anfordern)
Using time to investigate space: a review of tactile temporal order judgments as a window onto spatial processing in touch
(Heed & Azañón, 2014, Frontiers in Psychology, open access)
We are looking for participants
(Babies, Children and Adults)!
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News and upcoming events
We are reopening the labs! If you are interested to participate in one of our experiments, please have a look at the Forschungsportal.
Our team is welcoming a new member: Postdoc Marlou Perquin!
Our team is welcoming Postoc Sarah Verlage (arriving from University of Cologne)!
Our team is welcoming two new members:
Postoc Celia Foster (arriving from MPI Tuebingen) and PhD student Carolin Schonard (arriving from Uni Chemnitz)!
Publications & Funding
New article by Fuchs, Wulff and Heed in Journal of Experimental Psychology
"Online sensory feedback during active search improves tactile localization"
New preprint by Maij, Seegelke, Medendorp and Heed at bioRxiv
"External location of touch is constructed post-hoc based on limb choice" Blog post.
New article by Marigold, Lajoie und Heed in Plos ONE
"No effect of triple-pulse TMS medial to intraparietal sulcus on online correction for target perturbations during goal-directed hand and foot reaches"
New article by Medendorp und Heed in Progress in Neurobiology
"State estimation in posterior parietal cortex: Distinct poles of environmental and bodily states"
The article by Badde, Röder und Heed, recently published in Current Biology, was featured in the news section on the Bielefeld University website!
New preprint by Martel et al. at bioRxiv
"Protracted development of visuo-proprioceptive integration for uni-and bimanual motor coordination"
New article by Badde, Röder and Heed in Current Biology
"Feeling a Touch to the Hand on the Foot"
New preprint by Ossandón, König & Heed at bioRxiv
"Spatially modulated alpha-band activity does not mediate tactile remapping and fast overt orienting behavior"
New DFG-funded project by Seegelke and Heed
Assessment of parallel movement plans by probing spatial attention