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Prof. (apl.) Dr. rer. nat. Anton L. Beer, Dipl.-Psych.

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Address:
Universität Regensburg
Universitätsstr. 31
93053 Regensburg
 
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PT 4.0.54
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+49 (0)941 943 3745
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Courses

WS 2021/22

Psychologie

32 053

Seminar: Methoden der Datenerhebung: Brain imaging acquisition and analysis (Freesurfer, FSL, ...)

Blockveranstaltung, 11.10. – 15.10.2021 (9:00 - ca. 17:00), Raum: CH 22.0.84 (Unix CIP-Pool)

Modul PSY-M 21.2 (Psychologie) und Interessierte

  • Thema: Oberflächenanalyse von strukturellen, funktionellen (fMRT) und diffusionsgewichteten (DWI) Kernspindaten, DWI-basierte Mikrostrukturanalyse und Diffusionspfadmodellierung (Fibre Tracking)
  • Voraussetzung: Masterstudiengang (oder fortgeschrittenes Bachelorstudium), Grundkenntnisse zu MRT (z. B. SPM-Kurs) oder nach Absprache
  • Kurssprache: Englisch (bei Bedarf)

Anmeldung bis 4. Oktober 2021 via E-Mail an PD Dr. A. L. Beer (anton.beer@ur.de) oder FlexNow. Verspätete Anmeldungen werden nur in Ausnahmen angenommen. Die Veranstaltung ist als Präsenzveranstaltung geplant. Abhängig vom Infektionsgeschehen bei Sars-Cov-2 können sich kurzfristig Änderungen ergeben.

Infos: Internetseiten von Freesurfer und FSL

 

WS 2020/21

Psychologie

32 117

Seminar: Methoden der Datenerhebung: Psychophysics Toolbox

wöchentlich, Mittwoch, 14 Uhr c.t., Online (per Zoom und E-Learning)

Modul PSY-M 21.2 (Psychologie)

E-Learning

Experimental & Clinical Neurosciences

ECN

Project Practicum for ECN

nach Absprache


research

Research focus

  • multisensory (auditory, visual, vestibular) perception
  • visual motion analysis
  • perceptual learning
  • brain plasticity
  • brain structure: aging, central vision loss, schizophrenia
  • motor systems (Parkinson's disease)

Current projects

Multisensorische Wahrnehmung der Eigenbewegung: Psychophysik und funktionelle Neuroanatomie (DFG-Projekt) (Einzelheiten siehe Arbeitsgruppenprojekte)


publications

Journal articles / Zeitschriftenartikel

  • Strotzer, Q.D., Kohl, Z., Anthofer, J.M., Faltermeier, R., Schmidt, N.O., Torka, E., Greenlee, M.W., Fellner, C., Schlaier, J.R., & Beer, A.L. (in press). Structural connectivity patterns of side effects induced by subthalamic deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease. Brain Connectivity, ?(?), ?-?. doi: 10.1089/brain.2021.0051

  • Plank, T., Benkowitsch, E.M.A., Beer, A.L., Brandl, S., Malania, M., Frank, S.M., Jägle, H., & Greenlee, M.W. (2021). Cortical thickness related to compensatory viewing strategies in patients with macular degeneration. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 15, 718737. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2021.718737

  • De Castro, V., Smith, A., Beer, A., Vayssiere, N., Héjja-Brichard, Y., Audurier, P., Cottereau, B.R., & Durand, J.-B. (2021). Connectivity of the cingulate sulcus visual area (CSv) in macaque monkeys. Cerebral Cortex, 31, 1347-1364. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhaa301

  • Beer, A.L., Plank, T. & Greenlee, M.W. (2020). Aging and central Vision loss: Relationship between the cortical macro-structure and micro-structure. Neuroimage, 212, 116670. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.116670

  • Strotzer, Q.D., Anthofer, J.M., Faltermeier, R., Brawanski, A.T., Torka, E., Waldthaler, J.A., Kohl, Z., Fellner, C., Beer, A.L., & Schlaier, J.R. (2019). Deep brain stimulation: Connectivity profile for bradykinesia alleviation. Annals of Neurology, 85, 852-864. doi: 10.1002/ana.25475

  • Spray, A., Beer, A.L., Bentall, R.P., Slumming, V., & Meyer, G. (2018). Microstructure of the superior tmporal gyrus and hallucination proneness - a multi-compartment diffusion imaging study. Neuroimage: Clinical, 20, 1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2018.06.027

  • Wirth, A.M., Frank, S.M., Greenlee, M.W., & Beer, A.L. (2018). White matter connectivity of the visual-vestibular cortex examined by diffusion-weighted imaging. Brain Connectivity, 8(4), 235-244. doi: 10.1089/brain.2017.0544

  • Föcker, J., Cole, D., Beer, A.L., & Bavelier, D. (2018). Neural bases of enhanced attentional control: Lessons from action video game players. Brain and Behavior, 8(7), e01019. doi: 10.1002/brb3.1019

  • Spray, A., Beer, A.L., Bentall, R.P., Slumming, V., & Meyer, G. (2018). Relationship between hallucination proneness and musical aptitude is mediated by microstructure in callosum. Schizophrenia Research, 197, 579-580. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2017.11.024

  • Smith, A.T., Beer, A.L., Furlan, M., & Mars, R.B. (2018). Connectivity of the cingulate sulcus visual area (CSv) in the human cerebral cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 28(2), 713-725. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhx002

  • Schlaier, J.R., Beer, A.L., Faltermeier, R., Fellner, C., Steib, K., Lange, M., Greenlee, M.W., Brawanski, A.T., & Anthofer, J.M. (2017). Probabilistic versus deterministic fiber tracking and the influence of different seed regions to delineate cerebellar-thalamic fibers in deep brain stimulation. European Journal of Neuroscience, 45(12), 1623-1633. doi: 10.1111/ejn.13575

  • Prins, D., Plank, T., Baseler, H.A., Gouws, A.D., Beer, A., Morland, A.B., Greenlee, M.W., & Cornelissen, F.W. (2016). Surface-based analyses of anatomical properties of the visual cortex in macular degeneration. PLoS One, 11(1), e0146684. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2013.00005

  • Beer, A.L., Plank, T., Meyer, G., & Greenlee, M.W. (2013). Combined diffusion-weighted and functional magnetic resonance imaging reveals a temporal-occipital network involved in auditory-visual object processing. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 7, 5. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2013.00005

  • Beer, A.L., Vartak, D., & Greenlee, M.W. (2013). Nicotine facilitates memory consolidation in perceptual learning. Neuropharmacology, 64, 443-451. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2012.06.019

  • Batson, M.A., Beer, A.L., Seitz, A., & Watanabe, T. (2011). Spatial shifts of audio-visual interactions by perceptual learning are specific to the trained orientation and eye. Seeing and Perceiving, 24(6), 579-594. doi: 10.1163/187847611X603738

  • Beer, A.L., Plank, T., & Greenlee, M.W. (2011). Diffusion tensor imaging shows white matter tracts between human auditory and visual cortex. Experimental Brain Research, 213(2-3), 299-308. doi: 10.1007/s00221-011-2715-y 

  • Beer, A.L., Batson, M.A., & Watanabe, T. (2011). Multisensory perceptual learning reshapes both fast and slow mechansisms of crossmodal processing. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 11(1), 1-12. doi: 10.3758/s13415-010-0006-x

  • Beer, A.L., Watanabe, T., Ni, R., Sasaki, Y., & Andersen, G.J. (2009). 3D surface perception from motion involves a temporal-parietal network. European Journal of Neuroscience, 30(4), 703-713. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2009.06857.x

  • Beer, A.L., & Watanabe, T. (2009). Specificity of auditory-guided visual perceptual learning suggests crossmodal plasticity in early visual cortex. Experimental Brain Research, 198(2-3), 353-361. doi: 10.1007/s00221-009-1769-6

  • Beer, A.L., Heckel, A.H., & Greenlee, M.W. (2008). A Motion Illusion Reveals Mechanisms of Perceptual Stabilization. PLoS One, 3(7):e2741. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002741(see demonstration movie)

  • Schicke, T., Muckli, L., Beer, A.L., Wibral, M., Singer, W., Goebel, R., Rösler, F., & Röder, B. (2006). Tight covariation of BOLD signal changes and slow ERPs in the parietal cortex in a parametric spatial imagery task with haptic acquisition. European Journal of Neuroscience, 23(7), 1910-1918. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2006.04720.x

  • Beer, A.L. (2005). Erfolge der angewandten Verhaltensanalyse - Beispiele aus den Vereinigten Staaten. Verhaltenstherapie und psychosoziale Praxis, 37(4), 769-783.

  • Beer, A.L., & Röder, B. (2005). Attending to visual or auditory motion affects perception within and across modalities: an event-related potential study. European Journal of Neuroscience, 21(4), 1116-1130. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2005.03927.x

  • Beer, A.L., & Röder, B. (2004). Unimodal and crossmodal effects of endogenous attention to visual and auditory motion. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 4(2), 230-240. doi: 10.3758/cabn.4.2.230

  • Beer, A.L., & Röder, B. (2004). Attention to motion enhances processing of both visual and auditory stimuli: an event-related potential study. Cognitive Brain Research, 18(2), 205-225. doi: 10.1016/j.cogbrainres.2003.10.004

  • Keller, I., Beer, A.L., & Kerkhoff, G. (2003). Optokinetische Stimulation bei visuellem Neglect. Neurologie und Rehabilitation, 9(6), 272-279.

  • Beer, A. L. & Diehl, V. A. (2001). The role of short-term memory in semantic priming. Journal of General Psychology, 128(39), 329-350. doi: 10.1080/00221300109598915

Book chapters / Buchkapitel

  • Beer, A.L. (2016). Nicotine and cognition: Effects of nicotine on attention and memory systems in humans. In V. Preedy (ed.), The neuropathology of drug addictions and substance misuse. Amsterdam: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-800213-1.00027-4


Conference contributions / Konferenzbeiträge

Talks / Vorträge

  • Spray, A., Beer, A., & Meyer, G. (2017, Sep). Micro-structure of the superior temporal gyrus and hallucination proneness - a multi-compartment diffusion imaging study. 6th European Conference on Schizophrenia Research, Berlin, Germany.

  • Beer, A.L. (2017, Jun). Group comparison with diffusion imaging and application to brain plasticity. Educational Course at the Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Vancouver, Canada.

  • Beer, A.L. (2016, Jun). Group comparison with diffusion imaging and application to brain plasticity. Educational Course at the Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Beer, A.L., Wirth, A., Frank, S., & Greenlee M.W. (2015, Aug). White matter connections of the vestibular and visual-vestibular insular cortex. 38th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Liverpool, United Kingdom.

  • Beer, A.L. (2014, Jul). Multisensory brain networks as revealed by functional MRI and fiber tracking based on diffusion-weighted MRI. Asian Pacific Conference on Vision (APCV), Takamatsu, Japan.

  • Beer, A.L., Plank, T., Meyer, G., & Greenlee, M.W. (2013, Aug). Combined functional and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging reveals temporal-occipital Network involved in auditory-visual object perception. 36. European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Bremen, Germany. Published abstract in Perception, 42(Supplement), 239.

  • Beer, A.L., Vartak, D., & Greenlee, M.W. (2013, Mar). Nicotine facilitates memory consolidation in perceptual learning. 55. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Wien, Austria.

  • Beer, A.L., Plank, T., Symeonidou, E.-R., Meyer, G., & Greenlee, M.W. (2012, Jun). Combining fiber tracking and functional brain imaging for revealing brain networks involved in auditory-visual integration in humans. 13th Annual Meeting of the International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF), Oxford, UK.

  • Greenlee, M. W., Plank, T., & Beer, A. L. (2011, Jun). Multisensory integration: Evidence from structural and functional MRI. Munich Multisensory Perception Symposium, Munich, Germany.

  • Beer, A. L., Batson, M. A., & Watanabe, T. (2008, Jul). Perceptual learning suggests crossmodal plasticity in adult humans at relatively early levels of processing. 9th Annual Meeting of the International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF), Hamburg, Germany.

  • Beer, A. L., Heckel, A., Winkler, J., & Greenlee, M. W. (2007, Aug). A retinal compensation mechanism for fixation instability as revealed by the peripheral drift illusion. 30th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Arezzo, Italy. Published abstract in Perception, 36(Supplement), 3-4.

  • Beer, A. L. (2004, Mar). Erfolge der angewandten Verhaltensanalyse - Beispiele aus den Vereinigten Staaten. Kongress für Klinische Psychologie, Psychotherapie und Beratung, Berlin, Germany.

  • Beer, A. L. (2001, Nov). Explorationstraining bei visuellem Neglect: Eine Pilotstudie zur Wirksamkeit eines visuellen Explorationstrainings mit langsamer optokinetischer Stimulation. Kongress für Angewandte Psychologie, Bonn, Germany.


Poster

  • Beer, A.L., Becker, M., Frank, S.M., & Greenlee, M.W. (2021, Aug). Vestibular and visual brain areas in the medial cortex of the human brain. 43rd European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Internet. Published abstract in Perception, 50(Supplement), ?-?.

  • Becker, M., Frank, S.M., Beer, A.L., & Greenlee, M.W. (2021, Aug). Functional connectivity of cortical visual-vestibular hub regions. 43rd European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Internet. Published abstract in Perception, 50(Supplement), ?-?.

  • Hine, K., Tsushima, Y., Volberg, G., & Beer, A. (2021, Aug). Imaginary temporal distance affected the amount of a donation, but not universal. 43rd European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Internet. Published abstract in Perception, 50(Supplement), ?-?.

  • Schlaier, J.R., Beer, A.L., Faltermeier, R., Fellner, C., Schmidt, N.O., & Anthofer, J. (2020, Mar). Comparison of different fibertracking techniques to delineate the dentate-rubro-thalamic tract. 64th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology and Functional Imaging (DGKN), Baden-Baden, Germany (meeting cancelled). Published abstract in Clinical Neurophysiology, 131(4), e182-e183.

  • Beer, A.L., Becker, M., Frank, S.M., & Greenlee, M.W. (2019, Oct). Structural connectivity patterns of visual-vestibular brain areas PIVC and PIC. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL, USA.

  • Becker, M., Frank, S.M., Beer, A.L., & Greenlee, M.W. (2019, Aug). Structural connectivity patterns of visual-vestibular brain areas PIVC and PIC. 42nd European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Leuven, Belgium. Published abstract in Perception, 48(Supplement), 152-153.

  • Weiss, F., Otto, A., Beer, A., Greenlee, M.W., & Volberg, G. (2017, Aug). Microstructure of V4 and visual word form area (VWFA) in synesthetes. 40th European Conference on Visual Perception, Berlin, Germany.

  • Beer, A.L., Wirth, A., Frank, S., & Greenlee, M.W. (2017, Jun). A surface-based diffusion MRI Approach for comparing white matter connections of human PIVC and PIC. Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Vancouver, Canada.

  • Föcker, J., Kraus, T., Beer, A., & Bavelier, D. (2017, Mar). Functional connectivity during task preparation and target processing in action video game players and non-action game players. TeaP 2017 - 59th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Dresden, Germany.

  • Beer, A.L., Plank, T., & Greenlee, M.W. (2016, Jun). Changes in cortical microstructure due to aging and sensory deprivation as revealed by DTI. Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Wirth, A.M., Frank, S.M., Beer, A.L., & Greenlee, M.W. (2015, Jun). White matter connections of the vestibular and visual-vestibular insular cortex. 16th International Multisensory Research Forum, Pisa, Italy.

  • Beer, A.L., Go, S.-Y., Plank, T., & Greenlee, M.W. (2015, May). Age-related changes in gray matter microstructure of patients with macular dystrophies and healthy controls as revealed by DTI. Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St. Pete Beach, Florida. Published abstract in Journal of Vision, 15(12), 987. doi:10.1167/15.12.987

  • Beer, A.L., Stegbauer, M., Kavaklıoğlu, T., Plank, T., & Greenlee, M.W. (2014, Jun). Topographic comparison of sensory fiber tracks in patients with macular dystrophy and controls. 20th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Hamburg, Germany.

  • Beer, A.L., Vartak, D., & Greenlee, M.W. (2012, Sep). Nicotine facilitates memory consolidation in perceptual learning. 35th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Alghero, Italy. Published abstract in Perception, 41(Supplement), 173-174.

  • Vartak, D., Beer, A.L., & Greenlee, M.W. (2012, Aug). Nicotine facilitates memory consolidation in perceptual learning. Amsterdam Memory Slam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  • Beer, A.L., Bektashi, E., & Greenlee, M.W. (2011, Aug). The time-course of perceptual deterioration and perceptual learning. 34th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Toulouse, France. Published abstract in Perception, 40(Supplement), 125.

  • Beer, A.L., Plank, T., & Greenlee, M.W. (2011, Jun). Diffusion Tensor imaging reveals structural connectivity between human auditory and visual cortex. 17th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Québec, Canada.

  • Beer, A.L., Plank, T., & Greenlee, M.W. (2011, Jun). White matter tracts between human auditory and visual cortex as revealed by diffusion tensor imaging. Munich Multisensory Perception Symposium, Munich, Germany.

  • Frank, S.M., Reavis, E.A., Kohler, P.J., Beer, A.L., Tse, P.U., & Greenlee, M.W. (2011, May). The neural correlates of voluntary visual attention to shape, color, and location. 11th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), Naples, Florida. Published abstract in Journal of Vision, 11(11), 177. doi:10.1167/11.11.177

  • Beer, A.L., & Greenlee, M.W. (2010, Aug). Flicker-induced motion with static patterns results from low-level processing. 33rd European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Lausanne, Switzerland. Published abstract in Perception, 39(Supplement), 139.

  • Beer, A.L., & Greenlee, M. W. (2009, Aug). Temporal characteristics of flicker-induced motion with stationary patterns. 32nd European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Regensburg, Germany. Published abstract in Perception, 38(Supplement), 91.

  • Beer, A.L., & Greenlee, M. W. (2008, Aug). Flicker-induced motion of stationary patterns. 31st European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Utrecht, The Netherlands. Published abstract in Perception, 37(Supplement), 153.

  • Myers, N., Beer, A.L., & Greenlee, M.W. (2008, Jul). Interaural time differences affect visual perception with high spatial precision. 9th Annual Meeting of the International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF), Hamburg, Germany.

  • Batson, M.A., Beer, A.L., & Watanabe, T. (2007, May). Specificity of Crossmodal Links in Exogenous Covert Orienting. 7th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), Sarasota, Florida. Published abstract in Journal of Vision, 7(9), 877. doi:10.1167/7.9.877

  • Batson, M.A., Beer, A.L., & Watanabe, T. (2006, May). Task-irrelevant perceptual learning of crossmodal links in exogenous covert orienting. 6th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), Sarasota, Florida. Published abstract in Journal of Vision, 6(6), 182. doi:10.1167/6.6.182

  • Beer, A.L., & Watanabe, T. (2006, May). Modulation of visual perceptual learning by sounds. 6th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), Sarasota, Florida. Published abstract in Journal of Vision, 6(6):173. doi:10.1167/6.6.173

  • Beer, A.L., & Röder, B. (2005, May). Attending to visual or auditory motion affects perception within and across modalities: An event-related potential study. 5th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), Sarasota, Florida. Published abstract in Journal of Vision, 5(8), 885. doi:10.1167/5.8.885

  • Beer, A.L., & Röder, B. (2004, Apr). Attending to Visual or Auditory Motion Affects Perception within and across Modalities: An Event-Related Potential Study. 11th Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.

  • Beer, A.L., & Röder, B. (2004, Apr). Visuelle oder auditive Aufmerksamkeit auf Bewegung verändert die Wahrnehmung innerhalb und quer über Modalitäten: Eine Studie mit ereigniskorrelierten Potenzialen. 46. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), Gießen, Germany.

  • Beer, A.L., & Röder, B. (2002, Aug). Unimodal and crossmodal effects of endogenous attention to visual and auditory motion. International Symposium on Assessing the Dynamics of Human Brain Functions, Marburg, Germany.

  • Beer, A.L., & Röder, B. (2002, May). Unimodal and crossmodal effects of endogenous attention to visual and auditory motion. 3rd Annual Meeting of the International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF), Genf, Switzerland.

  • Beer, A.L., Keller, I. & Reinecker, H. (2000, Nov). Optokinetic training for visual neglect: A pilot study about the effectiveness of a visual scanning training with slow optokinetic stimulation. Conference on Action and Visuo-Spatial Attention - Neurobiological Bases and Disorders, Königswinter, Germany.

  • Beer, A.L., Keller, I., & Reinecker, H. (2000, Sep). Optokinetic training for visual neglect: A pilot study about the effectiveness of a visual scanning training with slow optokinetic stimulation. Euro Conference on Neglect, Como, Italy.



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