Dr. Bianca van Kemenade

Mail: vankemen ~at med.uni-marburg.de

I was postdoc working in the PACT project. Before coming to Marburg, I completed a Dual MSc degree in London and Paris, after which I moved to Berlin to do my PhD with Prof. Philipp Sterzer, Prof. Felix Blankenburg, and Prof. John-Dylan Haynes. In my research, I’m fascinated by the question how we generate predictions about the sensory consequences of our own actions, and how these predictions influence our behaviour. Other research interests include visual and tactile motion processing, biological motion, and binocular rivalry.

Since 2019, I’m working on my DFG Research Fellowship: ‘Cortical representation of sensory predictions investigated with multivariate pattern analysis and high-field fMRI’ in Glasgow.


Van Kemenade, B.M., Arikan, B.E., Podranski, K., Steinsträter, O., Kircher, T., & Straube, B (2019). Distinct roles for the cerebellum, angular gyrus and middle temporal gyrus in action-feedback monitoring. Cerebral Cortex, 29(4), 1520–1531. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhy048  IF: 6.559

Uhlmann, L., Pazen, M., van Kemenade, B.M., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (accepted). Neural correlates of self-other distinction in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders: The roles of agency and hand identity. Schizophrenia Bulleting IF: 7.958

Straube, B., van Kemenade, B.M., Kircher, T. & Schülke, R. (accepted). Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Improves Action-Outcome Monitoring in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder. Brain Communications

Uhlmann, L., Pazen, M., Van Kemenade, B. M., Steinsträter, O., Harris, L. R., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2020). Seeing your own or someone else ’ s hand moving in accordance with your action : The neural interaction of agency and hand identity. Human Brain Mapping (HBM), 41, 2474–2489. https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.24958

Pazen, M., Uhlmann, L., van Kemenade, B. M., Steinsträter, O., Straube, B., & Kircher, T. (2020). Predictive perception of self-generated movements: Commonalities and differences in the neural processing of tool and hand actions. NeuroImage, 206(116309), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116309

Krala, M., van Kemenade, B. M., Straube, B., Kircher, T., & Bremmer, F. (2019). Predictive coding in a multisensory path integration task: an fMRI study. Journal of Vision, 19(11)(13), 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1167/19.11.13 IF: 2.089

Arikan, B.E., van Kemenade, B.M., Podranski, K., Steinsträter, O., Straube, B., & Kircher, T. (accepted). Perceiving your hand moving: BOLD suppression in sensory cortices and the role of the cerebellum in the detection of feedback delays. Journal of Vision. IF: 2.089

Schmalenbach, S.B., Billino, J., Kircher, T., van Kemenade, B.M.*, & Straube, B.* (2017). Links between gestures and multisensory processing: individual differences suggest a compensation mechanism. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:1828, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01828

Straube, B., Schülke, R., Drewing, K., Kircher, T., van Kemenade, B.M. (2017). Hemispheric differences in the processing of visual consequences of active vs. passive movements: A transcranial direct current stimulation study. Experimental Brain Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-017-5053-x

Wilbertz, G., van Kemenade, B.M., Schmack, K., Sterzer, P. (2017). fMRI-based decoding of reward effects in binocular rivalry. Neuroscience of Consciousness. https://doi.org/10.1093/nc/nix013

Arikan, B.E., van Kemenade, B.M., Straube, B., Harris, L.H., Kircher, T. (2017). Voluntary and involuntary movements widen the window of subjective simultaneity. i-Perception. doi: 10.1177/2041669517719297

van Kemenade, B.M., Arikan, B.E., Kircher, T., Straube, B. (2017). The angular gyrus is a supramodal comparator area in action-outcome monitoring. Brain Structure & Function.  doi: 10.1007/s00429-017-1428-9

Straube, B., van Kemenade, B.M., Arikan, B.E., Fiehler, K., Leube, D., Harris, L.H., Kircher, T. (2017). Predicting the multisensory consequences of one’s own action: BOLD suppression in auditory and visual cortices. PLoS One. 12(1): e0169131. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0169131

van Kemenade, B.M., Kircher, T., Arikan, B.E., Straube, B. (2016). Predicting the sensory consequences of one’s own action: First evidence for multisensory facilitation. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. http://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-016-1189-1 

van Kemenade, B.M., Seymour, K., Christophel, T., Rothkirch, M., Sterzer, P. (2014). Decoding pattern motion information in V1. Cortex 57:177-187. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2014.04.014

van Kemenade, B.M., Seymour, K., Christophel, T., Rothkirch, M., Sterzer, P. (2014). Tactile and visual motion direction processing in hMT+/V5. NeuroImage 84:420-427. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.09.004

van Kemenade, B.M., Muggleton, N., Walsh, V., Saygin, A.P. (2012). Effects of TMS over Premotor and Superior Temporal Cortices on Biological Motion Perception. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 24(4):896-904. doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00194