Department of Psychology (III)
97070 Würzburg, Germany
Phone: +49 931 318 9006
Brain and body rhythms
Oscillatory brain activity and multisensory integration
Part of the group Brain and Body Rhythms
The effect of eye movements on cortical and subcortical oscillatory activity and their role in cognitive processes
My part of the research project “Brain and Body Rhythms” will assess the consequences of eye movements on perceptual processes in different modalities. Using specific behavioural tasks, eye tracking and MEG recordings, ongoing oscillatory brain activity will be related to eye movements and percept focusing on non-visual and multi-sensory input. By synchronizing ongoing cortical brain activity, eye movements could facilitate the processing of sensory input.
Additionally, ECoG data recorded from the hippocampus of epileptic patients will be analyzed in order to investigate the influence of blinking on ongoing oscillatory hippocampal activity.
Murali, S.*, Brych, M.*, Händel, B. The influence of eye movements and their retinal consequences on bistable motion perception. Frontiers in Psychology, (accepted)
Brych, M., Händel, B., Riechelmann, E., Pieczykolan A., Huestegge.L., (2021). Effects of Vocal Demands on Pupil Dilation. Psychophysiology. e13729.
Brych, M. Händel, B. (2020). Disentangling Top-down and Bottom-up Influences on Blinks in the Visual and Auditory Domain. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 158, 400-4010.