Prof. Dr.

Frank Bremmer

Philipps-University Marburg FB 13 Neurophysics
Karl-von-Frisch-Str. 8a
35032 Marburg, Germany

+49 (0)6421 28 24 415 +49 (0)6421 28 24 168 00017 (Alte MPI-Baracke) send e-mail visit website


My current research focuses on (i) vision during eye-movements as well as on (i) multisensory representations of spatial and motion information in the primate brain. Given that we make eye-movements more often than our heart beats, we aim to understand if and how visual perception is modulated by various classes of eye-movements. In addition, we are concerned with the interplay of the visual, auditory and tactile senses for the perception of space and self-motion.

In our studies we combine neurophysiological recordings in the animal model with behavioral and fMRI/EEG-studies in humans. Most recently, we have started a collaboration with the local university hospital to investigate disturbances of spatial and motion processing in neurological and psychiatric patients.

project-related publications
Churan, J., Braun, D. I., Gegenfurtner, K. R., & Bremmer, F. (2018). Comparison of the precision of smooth pursuit in humans and head unrestrained monkeys. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 11(4). 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., Meyer-Stender, S., Klingenhoefer, S., & Bremmer, F. (2020). Nonretinocentric localization of successively presented flashes during smooth pursuit eye movements. Journal of Vision, 20(4), 8-8. find paper DOI
Dowiasch, S., Wolf, P., & Bremmer, F. (2019). Quantitative comparison of a mobile and a stationary video-based eye-tracker. Behavior research methods, 1-14. 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
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
Murdison, T. S., Blohm, G., & Bremmer, F. (2019). Saccade-induced changes in ocular torsion reveal predictive orientation perception. Journal of vision, 19(11), 10-10. 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
Schmitt, C., Klingenhoefer, S., & Bremmer, F. (2018). Preattentive and Predictive Processing of Visual Motion. Scientific reports, 8(1), 12399. find paper DOI
Schütz, A., Bharmauria, V., Yan, X, Wang, H., Bremmer, F., Crawford, J.D. (2020). Landmark-Centered Coding in Frontal Cortex Visual Responses. Current Biology SneakPeek Available at SSRN 3733983. find paper
former project-related publications
Billino, J., Braun, D., Bremmer, F., & Gegenfurtner, K. (2011). Challenges to normal neural functioning provide insights into separability of motion processing mechanisms. Neuropsychologia, 49, 3151-3163.
Billino, J., Braun, D.I., Böhm, K.-D., Bremmer, F., & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2009). Cortical networks for motion processing: Effects of focal brain lesions on perception of different motion types. Neuropsychologia, 47, 2133-2144.
Billino, J., Bremmer, F., & Gegenfurtner K.R. (2008). Differential aging of motion processing mechanisms: Evidence against general perceptual decline. Vision Research, 48, 1254-1261.
Bremmer F, Churan J, Lappe M (2017). Heading representations in primates are compressed by saccades. Nature Communications, 8(1), 920. DOI find paper
Bremmer F., Duhamel J.-R., Ben Hamed S., & Graf W. (2002). Heading encoding in the macaque ventral intraparietal area (VIP). European Journal of Neuroscience 16, 1554-1568.
Bremmer, F., Churan, J., & Lappe, M. (2017). Heading representations in primates are compressed by saccades. Nature Communications, 8(1), 920. find paper DOI
Bremmer, F., Kaminiarz, A., Klingenhoefer, S., & Churan, J. (2016). Decoding Target Distance and Saccade Amplitude from Population Activity in the Macaque Lateral Intraparietal Area (LIP). Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 10:30. find paper
Bremmer, F., Kubischik, M., Hoffmann, K.-P., & Krekelberg, B. (2009). Neural dynamics of saccadic suppression. Journal of Neuroscience, 29(40), 12374-12383.
Bremmer, F., Kubischik, M., Pekel, M., Hoffmann, K.P., & Lappe, M. (2010). Visual selectivity for heading in monkey area MST. Exp. Brain Res. 200, 51-60.
Bremmer, F., Schlack, A., Kaminiarz, A., & Hoffmann, K.P. (2013). Encoding of movement in near extrapersonal space in primate area VIP. Front Behav Neurosci 7:8. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00008.
Bremmer, F., Schlack, A., Shah, N.J., Zafiris, O., Kubischik, M., Hoffmann, K.-P., Zilles, K. & Fink, G.R. (2001). Polymodal motion processing in posterior parietal and premotor cortex: a human fMRI study strongly implies equivalencies between humans and monkeys. Neuron, 29, 287-296.
Churan J , Paul J, Klingenhoefer S, Bremmer F (2017). Integration of visual and tactile information in reproduction of traveled distance. J Neurophysiology, in press. DOI find paper
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., Blohm, G., & Bremmer, F. (2016). Neural correlate of spatial (mis-) localization during smooth eye movements. European Journal of Neuroscience. DOI 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.DOI 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.
Duhamel, J.R., Bremmer, F., Ben Hamed, S. & Graf, W. (1997). Spatial invariance of visual receptive fields in parietal cortex neurons. Nature, 389, 845-848.
Hesse P.N., Schmitt C., Klingenhoefer S. Bremmer F. (2017). Preattentive Processing of Numerical Visual Information. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11:70. DOI find paper
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
Kaminiarz, A. Koenigs, K., & Bremmer, F. (2009). Task influences on the dynamic properties of fast eye movements. Journal of Vision, 9(13), 1.1-11.
Krekelberg, B., Dannenberg, S., Hoffmann, K.-P., Bremmer, F. & Ross, J. (2003). Neural correlates of implied motion. Nature, 424, 674-677.
Lich, M. & Bremmer, F. (2014). Self-Motion Perception in the Elderly. Front Hum Neurosci., 8:681.DOI find paper
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
Morris, A. P., Bremmer, F., & Krekelberg, B. (2016). The Dorsal Visual System Predicts Future and Remembers Past Eye Position. Frontiers in systems neuroscience, 10. DOI find paper
Morris, A.P., Kubischik, M., Hoffmann, K.-P., Krekelberg, B., & Bremmer, F. (2012). Dynamics of eye-position signals in the dorsal visual system. Current Biology 22(3), 173-9. find paper
Schlack, A., Hoffmann, K.-P., & Bremmer, F. (2003). Selectivity of macaque area VIP for smooth pursuit eye movements. Journal of Physiology, 551(2), 551-561.
Schlack, A., Sterbing-D'Angelo, S.J., Hartung, K., Hoffmann, K.-P. & Bremmer, F. (2005). Multisensory space representations in the macaque ventral intraparietal area (VIP). Journal of Neuroscience, 25, 4616 – 4625.
von Hopffgarten, A., & Bremmer, F. (2011). Self-motion reproduction can be affected by associated auditory cues. Seeing & Perceiving 24, 203-222.
Zimmermann, E., & Bremmer, F. (2016). Visual Neuroscience: The Puzzle of Perceptual Stability. (Dispatch) Current Biology, 26(5), R199-R201. find paper