Multimodal Information Processing When Using Tools

  Experimental Setting Copyright: Oliver Sack

Sponsorship and Administration

This project was sponsered by the German Science Foundation (DFG MU 1298/10). It was administered by Prof. Dr. Christine Sutter (now at DHPol) and Prof. Dr. Jochen Müsseler.

Project Member

Oliver S. Sack, M.Sc. Psych.


1. Phase April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2016


It is hard to imagine life and work without modern input-output devices. In most cases the human information system is confronted with visumotor transformations. For example, moving a cursor on a display with a computer mouse or flying a helicopter with a joystick causes not corresponding feedback (in terms of amplitude length of cursor and wings) which has to be processed. The project focuses on transformed movements from the point of view of multimodal integration. We use a motor replication paradigm to investigate the impact of proprioceptive/tactile, visual as well auditory feedback on visuomotor information processing.

Selected Publications

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  • Sack, O. & Sutter, C. (2017). About the role of bottom-up and top-down processes on perception–action interaction in sensorimotor transformations. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 29.
  • Wendker, N., Sack, O.S. & Sutter, C. (2014). Visual target distance, but not visual cursor path length produces shifts in motor behavior. Frontiers in Cognition, 5, Article 225.
  • Sutter, C., Drewing, K. & Müsseler, J. (2014). Editorial: Multisensory integration in action control. Frontiers in Cognition, 5, Article 544, 4-5.
  • Sutter, C., Drewing, K. & Müsseler, J. (2014, eds.). Special Issue on Multisensory integration in action control. Frontiers in Cognition.