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Kabulska, Z., Zhuang T., Lingnau, A. (2024), Overlapping representations of observed actions and action-related features. Human Brain Mapping published by Wiley Periodicals LLC. Full text


Lingnau, A., & Downing, P. (2023). Action understanding. Cambridge Elements

Zhuang, T., Kabulska, Z., & Lingnau, A. (2023). The Representation of Observed Actions at the Subordinate, Basic, and Superordinate Level. Journal of Neuroscience, 43(48), 8219-8230.


Kabulska, Z., & Lingnau, A. (2022). The cognitive structure underlying the organization of observed actions. Behavior Research Methods. Full text


Zhuang, T., & Lingnau, A. (2021). The characterization of actions at the superordinate, basic and subordinate level. Psychological Research,1-21. Full text

Kroczek, L.O.H., Lingnau, A., Schwind, V., Wolff, C., & Mühlberger, A. (2021). Facial emotions bias processing of action intentions. Plos One. Full text

Ragni, F., Lingnau, A., & Turella, L. (2021). Decoding category and familiarity information during visual imagery. NeuroImage. Full text

Bergström, F., Wurm, M.F., Valério, D., Lingnau, A., & Almeida, J. (2021). Decoding stimuli (tool-hand) and viewpoint invariant grasp-type information. Cortex. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2021.03.004


Pedersini, C.A., Lingnau, A., Sanchez-Lopez, J., Cardobi, N., Savazzi, S., & Marzi, C.A. (2020). Visuo-spatial attention to the blind hemifield of hemianopic patients: Can it survive the lack of visual awareness? Neuropsychologia, doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2020.107673

Delikishkina, K., Lingnau, A., & Miceli, G. (2020). Neural correlates of object and action naming practice. Cortex, 131, 87-102. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2020.05.005

Ragni, F., Tucciarelli, R., Andersson, P. & Lingnau, A. (2020). Decoding stimulus identity in occipital, parietal and inferotemporal cortices during visual mental imagery. Cortex, 127, 371-387. Full text

Pedersini, C. A., Lingnau, A., Cardobi, N., Sanchez-Lopez, J., Savazzi, S. & Marzi, C. A. (2020). Neural bases of visual processing of moving and stationary stimuli presented to the blind hemifield of hemianopic patients. Neuropsychologia, 141. Full text

Turella, L., Rumiati, R. & Lingnau, A. (2020). Hierarchical Action Encoding Within the Human Brain. Cerebral Cortex.


Tucciarelli, R., Wurm, M., Baccolo, E. & Lingnau, A. (2019). The representational space of observed actions. eLife. Full text

Agostini, B., Papeo, L., Galusca, C. & Lingnau, A. (2019). A norming study of high-quality video clips of pantomimes, emblems, and meaningless gestures. Behavior Research Methods, 51, 2817–2826(2019). Full text

Andersson, P., Ragni, F. & Lingnau, A. (2019). Visual imagery during real-time fMRI neurofeedback from occipital and superior parietal cortex. Neuroimage, 200, 332-343. Full text

Papeo, L., Agostini, B., & Lingnau, A. (2019). The large-scale organization of gestures and words in the middle temporal gyrus. Journal of Neuroscience, 39, 5966-5974. Full text

Uji, M., Lingnau, A., Cavin, I. & Vishwanath, D. (2019). Identifying cortical substrates underlying the phenomenology of stereopsis and realness: A pilot fMRI study. Frontiers in Neuroscience. Full text

Magri, C., Fabbri, S., Caramazza, A. & Lingnau, A. (2019). Directional tuning for eye and arm movements in overlapping regions in human posterior parietal cortex. NeuroImage, 191, 234-242. 


Hauswald, A., Tucciarelli, R. & Lingnau, A. (2018). MEG adaptation reveals action representations in posterior occipitotemporal regions. Cortex, 103, 266-276.

Ariani, G., Oosterhof, N.N. & Lingnau, A. (2018). Time-resolved decoding of planned delayed and immediate prehension movements. Cortex, 99, 330-345.


Gertz, H., Lingnau, A. & Fiehler, K. (2017). Decoding Movement Goals from the Fronto-Parietal Reach Network. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11. Full text

Fairhall, S.L., Schwarzbach, J. Lingnau, A., Van Koningsbruggen, M.G., & Melcher, D. (2017). Spatiotopic Updating Across Saccades Revealed by Spatially-Specific fMRI Adaptation. NeuroImage, 147, 339-345.

Wurm, M.F., Caramazza, A. & Lingnau, A. (2017). Action categories in lateral occipitotemporal cortex are organized along sociality and transitivity. Journal of Neuroscience, 1717–1716. Full text


Turella, L., *Tucciarelli, R., Oosterhof, N.N., Weisz, N., Rumiati, R. & Lingnau, A. (2016). Beta band modulations underlie action representations for movement planning. NeuroImage, 136, 197-207.

Wurm, M.F., Ariani, G., Greenlee, M., Lingnau, A. (2016): Decoding Concrete and Abstract Action Representations During Explicit and Implicit Conceptual Processing. Cerebral Cortex, 26, 3390-3401. Full text

Fang, Y., Chen, Q., Lingnau, A., Han, Z. & Bi, Y. (2016). Areas recruited during action understanding are not modulated by auditory or sign language experience. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Full text


*Tucciarelli, R., Turella, L., Oosterhof, N.N., Weisz, N. & Lingnau, A. (2015). MEG Multivariate Analysis Reveals Early Abstract Action Representations in the Lateral Occipitotemporal Cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 35, 16034-16045. Full text

*Ariani, G., Wurm, M.F. & Lingnau, A. (2015). Decoding Internally- and Externally-Driven Movement Plans. Journal of Neuroscience, 35, 14160-14171. Full text

Papeo, L., Lingnau, A., Agosta, S., Pascual-Leone, A., Battelli, L. & Caramazza, A. (2015). The Origin of Word-related Motor Activity. Cerebral Cortex, 25, 1668-1675. Full text

Wurm, M.F. & Lingnau, A. (2015). Decoding actions at different levels of abstraction. Journal of Neuroscience, 35, 7727-7735. Full text

Lingnau, A. & Downing, P. (2015). The lateral occipito-temporal cortex in action. Trends in Cognitive Sciences (Review), 19(5), 268-277.

Ambron, E. Lingnau, A., Lunardelli, A., Pesavento, V., & Rumiati, R. I. (2015). The effects of goals and vision on movements: A case study of optic ataxia and limb apraxia. Brain & Cognition, 95, 77-89.

Papeo, L. & Lingnau, A. (2015). First-person and third-person verbs in visual motion-perception regions. Brain & Language, 141, 135-141.


Turella, L. & Lingnau, A. (2014). Neural Correlates of Grasping – A Mini-Review. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 1-8. Full text

Cicerale, A., Ambron, E., Lingnau, A. & Rumiati, R.I. (2014). A kinematic analysis of age-related changes in grasping to use and grasping to move common objects. Acta Psychologica, 151, 134-142.

Caramazza, A., Anzelotti, S., Strnad, L. & Lingnau, A. (2014). Embodied cognition and mirror neurons: a critical assessment. Annual Review of Neuroscience, 37, 1-15. Full text

*Fabbri, S., Strnad, L., Caramazza, A. & Lingnau, A. (2014). Overlapping representations for grip type and reach direction. NeuroImage, 94, 138-146.

Lingnau, A. & Caramazza, A. (2014). The origin and function of mirror neurons: the missing link. Behavioral and Brain Sciences (Commentary), 37, 209-210.

Lingnau, A., Strnad, L., He, C., *Fabbri, S., Han, Z., Bi, Y. & Caramazza, A. (2014). Cross-modal plasticity preserves functional specialization in posterior parietal cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 24 (2), 541-549. Full text

Lingnau, A., Albrecht, T., Schwarzbach, J. & Vorberg, D. (2014). Visual search without central vision – no single pseudofovea location is best. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 7(2), 1-14.

Papeo, L., Lingnau, A., Agosto, S., Pascual-Leone, A. Battelli, L. & Caramazza, A. (2014). On the relationship between semantic processing and fronto-central motor activity. Cerebral Cortex.


Lingnau, A., & *Petris, S. (2013). Action Understanding Within and Outside the Motor System: The Role of Task Difficulty. Cerebral Cortex. Full text

*Kaunitz, L., *Fracasso, A., Lingnau, A. & Melcher, D. (2013). Non-conscious processing of motion coherence can boost conscious access. Plos One. Full text

Turella, L., Wurm, M., *Tucciarelli, R. & Lingnau, A. (2013). Expertise in action observation: recent neuroimaging findings and future perspectives. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Full text


Tamè, L., Braun, C., Farnè, A., Lingnau, A., Schwarzbach, J., Demarchi, J., Hegner, Y. L., & Pavani, F. (2012). The contribution of primary and secondary somatosensory cortices in the differentiation of body parts and body side: an fMRI adaptation study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, ISSN 0898-929X.

*Fabbri, S., Caramazza, A. & Lingnau, A. (2012). Distributed sensitivity for movement amplitude in directionally tuned neuronal populations. Journal of Neurophysiology, 107, 1845-1856. Full text


*Fabbri, S., Caramazza, A., & Lingnau, A. (2010). Tuning Curves for Movement Direction in the Human Visuomotor System. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 13488-13498.

Lingnau, A., Schwarzbach, J., & Vorberg, D. (2010). (Un-) Coupling gaze and attention outside central vision. Journal of Vision, 10, 1-13. Full text

Lingnau, A., Ashida, H., Wall, M.B., Smith, A.T. (2009). Speed encoding at high contrast in human V1 and MT. Journal of Vision, 9, 1-14. Full text

Lingnau, A., Gesierich, B., Caramazza, A. & (2009). Asymmetric fMRI Adaptation Reveals No Evidence for Mirror Neurons in Humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 106, 9925-9930. Full text

Lingnau, A., Schwarzbach, J. & Vorberg, D. (2008). Adaptive strategies for reading with a forced retinal location. Journal of Vision, 8, 1-18. Full text

Wall, M.B., Lingnau, A., Ashida, H., & Smith, A.T. (2008). Selective visual responses to expansion and rotation in the human MT complex revealed by fMRI adaptation. European Journal of Neuroscience, 27, 2747-2757.

Ashida, H., Lingnau, A., Wall, M. B., & Smith, A. T. (2007). fMRI adaptation reveals separate mechanisms for first- and second-order motion. Journal of Neurophysiology, 97, 1319-1325. Full text

*Grocholewski, A., Heinrichs, N. & Lingnau, A. (2007) Selective visual attention in the facial area in individuals planning cosmetic medical treatment. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 36, 57-66.

Lingnau, A. & Vorberg, D. (2005). The time course of response inhibition in masked priming. Perception & Psychophysics, 67, 545-557. Full text

  1. Faculty of Human Sciences
  2. Institute of Psychology

Chair of Cognitive Neuroscience