Deutsch Intern
Lehrstuhl für Psychologie III

Relationships between perception and action

Wladimir Kirsch

The focus of this research is on how motor processes contribute to the perception of environment and of own body. Visual and body perception are usually considered to be determined by optical, ocular-motor and somatosensory information respectively. Some evidence, however, suggests that the way we act in a particular situation affects the way we perceive the environment and the body in this situation. We trace the origin of these motor effects under diverse context conditions. This work is supported by the German Research Council (DFG).

Kirsch, W. & Kunde, W. (2019). On perceptual biases in virtual object manipulation: Signal reliability and action relevance matter. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 81(8), 2881-2889. pdf.

Kirsch, W. & Kunde, W (2019). Impact of action planning on visual and body perception in a virtual grasping task. Experimental Brain Research, 237(9), 2431-2445. pdf.

Kirsch, W. & Kunde, W. (2019). Multisensory integration in virtual interactions with distant objects. Scientific Reports, 9, 17362. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-53921-9. pdf.

Kirsch, W., Kunde, W., & Herbort, O. (2019). Intentional binding is unrelated to action intention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 45(3), 378-385. pdf.

Kirsch, W. & Kunde, W. (2018). The paddle effect in the Pong task is not due to blocking ability of the observer. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 44(11), 1799-1804.

Kirsch, W., Herbort, O., Ullrich, B., & Kunde, W. (2017). On the origin of body-related influences on visual perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43(6), 1222-1237. pdf.

Kirsch, W., Pfister, R., & Kunde, W. (2016). Spatial action-effect binding. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78(1), 133-142. doi: 10.3758/s13414-015-0997-z pdf.

Kirsch, W., Ullrich, B., & Kunde, W. (2016). Are Effects of Action on Perception Real? Evidence from Transformed Movements. PLoS ONE 11(12):  e0167993. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0167993

Kirsch, W. (2015). Impact of action planning on spatial perception: attention matters. Acta Psychologica, 156, 22-31.

Kirsch, W. & Kunde, W. (2015). Perceptual and behavioral adjustments after action inhibition. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 22, 1235-1242. pdf.

Kirsch, W. & Kunde, W. (2015). Arm movement as a cue for the estimation of visual location. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 121(1), 149-162. pdf.

Kirsch, W., Königstein, E., & Kunde, W. (2014). Action feedback affects the perception of action-related objects beyond actual action success. Frontiers in Movement Science and Sport Psychology. 5:17. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00017

Kirsch, W., Königstein, E., & Kunde, W. (2014). Hitting ability and perception of object's size: Evidence for a negative relation. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76, 1752-1764. pdf.

Kirsch, W. & Kunde, W. (2014). Impact of planned movement direction on judgments of visual locations. Psychological Research, 78, 705-720.

Kirsch, W. & Kunde, W. (2013). Moving further moves things further away in visual perception: Position-based movement planning affects distance judgement. Experimental Brain Research, 226(3), 431-440.

Kirsch, W. & Kunde, W. (2013). Visual near space is scaled to parameters of current action plans. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39(5), 1313-1325. pdf.

Kirsch, W., Herbort, O., Butz, M.V., & Kunde W. (2012). Influence of Motor Planning on Distance Perception within the Peripersonal space. PLoS ONE 7(4): e34880. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034880. pdf.