Alex Reichenbach, PhD

Professor for Psychology in Computer Science

Department for Computer Science
Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences
Heilbronn, Germany

email: alexandra.reichenbach at hs-heilbronn.de

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4199-3005
ResearcherID: B-1455-2016


I am a cognitive neuroscientist driven by the question

How is the human brain processing sensory information for the control of voluntary movements?

... some related questions:
How and where is attention influencing these processes?
What is the relationship to conscious perception of the same information?

... and the relevance of these processes to:
Technical applications (e.g., human- and brain-computer interfaces, tele-operation systems, computer-aided diagnostics & rehabilitation)
Disorders of the central nervous system (e.g., schizophrenia and optic ataxia)


  Einen allgemeinverständlichen Artikel über meine Arbeit in London (2011-2014) finden Sie hier. Dort erkläre ich zwei spezielle Themen zur Verarbeitung visueller Informationen für die Bewegungssteuerung.
Einen allgemeinverständlichen Artikel über meine Doktorarbeit (2007-2010) finden Sie hier. Dort erläutere ich einige Grundlagen der neurowissenschaftlichen Sensomotorik Forschung und ihrer Methoden.
Einen allgemeinverständlichen Artikel über die Arbeit meines medizinischen Doktoranden David Mehler (2013) finden Sie hier. Dort beschreibt er einen Beitrag der neurowissenschaftlichen Grundlagenforschung zur Rehabilitationsmedizin.

News

11th January 2016
I have accepted the position of Professor for Psychology in Computer Science at Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences and will be responsible for the newly started Psychology & Computer Science track of the Applied Informatics BSc program from summer semester 2016 onwards. I'm totally thrilled and look forward to my new tasks, opportunities, and responsibilities! :)

21st December 2015
I will give the talk
Implicit factors dominate visuomotor binding
at the TeaP conference in March 2016.

2nd November 2015
My paper
Temporal evolution of spatial computations for visuomotor control
co-authored by D.W Franklin, S. Franklin, and J. Diedrichsen
has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Neuroscience. link

20th September 2015
My paper
Reaching with the sixth sense: vestibular contributions to voluntary motor control in the human right parietal cortex
co-authored by J.-P. Bresciani, H.H. Bülthoff, and A. Thielscher
has been accepted for publication in NeuroImage. link
Now, all papers from the Tübingen sensorimotor TMS series are out!

28th July 2015
My commentary
The Detection Continuum for Motor Control Comprises Preparation and Adjustments
to
Movement Adjustments have Short Latencies Because there is no Need to Detect Anything
by Jeroen B.J. Smeets, Leonie Oostwoud Wijdenes, and Eli Brenner
is available online in Motor Control. link

8th May 2015
My paper
Processing reafferent and exafferent visual information for action and perception
co-authored by J. Diedrichsen
has been accepted for publication in Journal of Vision. link

28th December 2014
I am starting as Postdoctoral Fellow at F.Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd in January 2015. I will work on Functional Imaging Biomarkers in Neuroscience in the Department Pharma Research & Early Development.
Exciting times ahead!

14th March 2014
A dedicated binding mechanism for the visual control of movement in the news:

UCL press release
University of Cambridge press release
external media coverage

13th February 2014
My paper
A dedicated binding mechanism for the visual control of movement
co-authored by D.W. Franklin, P. Zatka-Haas, and J. Diedrichsen
has been accepted for publication in Current Biology. link

16th September 2013
My paper
A key region in the human parietal cortex for processing proprioceptive hand feedback during reaching movements
co-authored by A. Thielscher, A. Peer, H.H. Bülthoff, and J.-P. Bresciani
has been accepted for publication in NeuroImage. link