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Florian Waszak
Leader of the AVoC group
Research Scientist
Address : 45, rue des Saints-Pères, 75006 Paris, France
Telephone(s) : +33(0)
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Office : H 431 J

PUBLICATIONS (by category, 1900 - 2017) by date -- 2005-2017

Journal article

Vincent, R., Hsu, Y.-F., & Waszak, F. (2017). Category-specific features and valence in action-effect prediction: an EEG study. Biological Psychology, in press.

Desantis, A., Waszak, F., & Gorea, A. (2016). Agency alters perceptual decisions about action-outcomes. Experimental Brain Research, in press.

Hsu, Y.-F., Hämäläinen, J.A., & Waszak, F. (2016). The auditory N1 suppression rebounds as prediction persists over time. Neuropsychologia, in press.

Le Bars, S., Hsu, Y.-F., & Waszak, F. (2016). The impact of subliminal effect images in voluntary vs. stimulus-driven actions. Cognition, in press.

Pfeuffer, C., Moutsopoulou, K., Pfister, R., Waszak, F., & Kiesel, A. (2016). The Power of Words: On item-specific stimulus-response associations formed in the absence of action. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, in press.

Schiffer, A.-M., Siletti, K., Waszak, F., & Yeung, N. (2016). Adaptive behaviour and feedback processing integrate experience and instruction in reinforcement learning. Neuroimage, in press.

Allenmark, F., Hsu, Y.-F., Roussel, C., & Waszak, F. (2015). Repetition priming results in sensitivity attenuation. Brain Research, in press.

Allenmark, F., Moutsopoulou, K., & Waszak, F. (2015). A new look on S-R associations: how S and R link. Acta Psychologica, 160, 161-169.

Desantis, A., Waszak, F., Moutsopoulou, K., & Haggard, P. (2015). How action structures time: about the perceived temporal order of action and predicted outcomes. Cognition, 146, 100-109. pdf

Hsu, Y.-F., Hämäläinen, J.A., Moutsopoulou, K., & Waszak, F. (2015). Auditory event-related potentials over medial frontal electrodes express both negative and positive prediction errors. Biological Psychology, 106, 61-67.

Hsu, Y.-F., Le Bars, S., Hämäläinen, J.A., & Waszak, F. (2015). Distinctive representation of mispredicted and unpredicted prediction errors in human electroencephalography. The Journal of Neuroscience, in press.

Hsu, Y.-F., Vincent, R., & Waszak, F. (2015). Optimistic, pessimistic, realistic: event-related potential evidence for how depressive symptoms influences expectation formation in the human brain. Brain Research, in press.

Moutsopoulou, K., Yang, Q., Desantis, A., & Waszak, F. (2015). Stimulus-Classification and Stimulus-Action Associations: Effects of Repetition Learning and Durability. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68(9), 1744-1757.

Schiffer, A.-M., Waszak, F., & Yeung, N. (2015). The role of prediction and outcomes in adaptive cognitive control. Journal of Physiology - Paris, in press.

Cardoso-Leite, P., & Waszak, F. (2014). Summation versus Suppression in metacontrast masking: on the potential pitfalls of using metacontrast masking to assess perceptual-motor dissociation. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76(5), 1403-1413.

Cardoso-Leite, P., Waszak, F., & Lepsien, J. (2014). Human perceptual decision-making: disentangling task onset and stimulus onset. Human Brain Mapping, 35(7), 3170-3187.

Desantis, A., Mamassian, P., Lisi, M., & Waszak, F. (2014). The prediction of visual stimuli influences auditory loudness discrimination. Experimental Brain Research, 232(10), 3317-3324.

Desantis, A., Roussel, C., & Waszak, F. (2014). The temporal dynamics of the perceptual consequences of action-effect anticipation. Cognition, 132, 243–250.

Henson, R., Eckstein, D., Waszak, F., Frings, C., & Horner, A. (2014). Stimulus-Response Bindings in Priming. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 18(7), 376-384. pdf

Hsu, Y.-F., Hämäläinen, J.A., & Waszak, F. (2014). Both attention and prediction are necessary for adaptive neuronal tuning in sensory processing. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:, 152.

Hsu, Y.-F., Hämäläinen, J.A., & Waszak, F. (2014). Repetition suppression comprises both attention-independent and attention-dependent processes. Neuroimage, 98, 168-175.

Hughes, G., & Waszak, F. (2014). Predicting faces and houses: Category-specific visual action-effect prediction modulates late stages of sensory processing. Neuropsychologia, 61, 11-18.

Roussel, C., Hughes, G., & Waszak, F. (2014). Action prediction modulates both neurophysiological and psychophysical indices of sensory attenuation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 115.

Schiffer, A.-M., Muller, T., Yeung, N., & Waszak, F. (2014). Reward activates stimulus-specific and task-dependent representations in visual association cortices. The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(47), 15610-15620.

Devaine, M., Waszak, F., & Mamassian, P. (2013). Dual Process for Intentional and Reactive Decisions. PLOS Computational Biology, 9(4), e1003013.

Hsu, Y.-F., Hämäläinen, J.A., & Waszak, F. (2013). Temporal expectation and spectral expectation operate in distinct fashion on neuronal populations. Neuropsychologia, 51(13), 2548-2555.

Hughes, G., Desantis, A., & Waszak, F. (2013). Attenuation of auditory N1 results from identity-specific action-effect prediction. European Journal of Neuroscience, 37(7), 1152-1158.

Hughes, G., Desantis, A., & Waszak, F. (2013). Mechanisms of intentional binding and sensory attenuation: The role of temporal prediction, temporal control, identity prediction, and motor prediction. Psychological Bulletin, 139(1), 133–151. pdf

Jones, A., Hughes, G., & Waszak, F. (2013). The interaction between attention and motor prediction. An ERP study. Neuroimage, 83, 533-541.

Mengotti, P., Ticini, L.F., Waszak, F., Schütz-Bosbach, S., & Rumiati, R.I. (2013). Imitating others’ actions: transcranial magnetic stimulation of the parietal opercula reveals the processes underlying automatic imitation. European Journal of Neuroscience, 37(2), 316-322.

Moutsopoulou, K., & Waszak, F. (2013). Durability of Classification and Action Learning: Differences revealed using ex-Gaussian Distribution Analysis. Experimental Brain Research, 226(3), 373-382.

Roussel, C., Hughes, G., & Waszak, F. (2013). A preactivation account of sensory attenuation. Neuropsychologia, 51(5), 922-929.

Waszak, F., Pfister, R., & Kiesel, A. (2013). Top-down vs. bottom-up: When instructions overcome automatic retrieval. Psychological Research, 77(5), 611-617.

Desantis, A., Hughes, G., & Waszak, F. (2012). Intentional Binding Is Driven by the Mere Presence of an Action and Not by Motor Prediction. PLoS ONE, 7(1), e29557. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029557.

Desantis, A., Weiss, C., Schutz-Bosbach, S., & Waszak, F. (2012). Believing and Perceiving: authorship belief modulates sensory attenuation. PLoS ONE, 7(5), e37959. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037959.

Hartstra, E., Waszak, F., & Brass, M. (2012). The implementation of verbal instructions: Dissociating motor preparation from the formation of stimulus-response associations. NeuroImage, 63(3), 1143-1153.

Herwig, A., & Waszak, F. (2012). Action-effect bindings and ideomotor learning in intention- and stimulus-based actions. Frontiers in Psychology, 3:444. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00444.

Hsu, Y.-F., & Waszak, F. (2012). Stimulus-classification traces are dominant in response learning. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 86(3), 262-268.

Moutsopoulou, K., & Waszak, F. (2012). Across-Task Priming Revisited: Response and Task Conflicts Disentangled using Ex-Gaussian Distribution Analysis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38(2), 367-374. pdf

Ticini, L.F., Schutz-Bosbach, S., Weiss, C., Casile, A., & Waszak, F. (2012). When sounds become actions: higher-order representation of newly learned action sounds in the human motor system. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(2), 464-474, doi:0.1162/jocn_a_00134. pdf

Waszak, F., Cardoso-Leite, P., & Hughes, G. (2012). Action effect anticipation: Neurophysiological basis and functional consequences. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 36(2), 943-959. pdf

Desantis, A., Roussel, C., & Waszak, F. (2011). On the influence of causal beliefs on the feeling of agency. Consciousness and Cognition: An International Journal, 20(4), 1211-1220.

Hughes, G., & Waszak, F. (2011). ERP correlates of action effect prediction and visual sensory attenuation in voluntary action. NeuroImage, 56(3), 1632-1640. pdf

Hughes, G., Schutz-Bosbach, S., & Waszak, F. (2011). One action system or two? Evidence for common central preparatory mechanisms in voluntary and stimulus-driven actions. The Journal of Neuroscience, 31(46), 16692-16699.

Krieghoff, V., Waszak, F., Prinz, W., & Brass, M. (2011). Neural and Behavioral Correlates of Intentional Actions. Neuropsychologia, 49(5), 767-776. pdf

Cardoso-Leite, P., Mamassian, P., Schutz-Bosbach, S., & Waszak, F. (2010). A New Look at Sensory Attenuation: Action-Effect Anticipation Affects Sensitivity, Not Response Bias. Psychological Science, 21(12), 1740– 1745.

Colzato, L.S., Waszak, F., Nieuwenhuis, S., Posthuma, D., & Hommel, B. (2010). The flexible mind is associated with the Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) Val158Met polymorphism: Evidence for a role of dopamine in the control of task switching. Neuropsychologia, 48(9), 2764-2768. pdf

Kuhn, S., Seurinck, R., Fias, W., & Waszak, F. (2010). The internal anticipation of sensory action effects: When action induces FFA and PPA activity. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4/54, 1-7. pdf

Waszak, F. (2010). Across-task long-term priming: Interaction of task readiness and automatic retrieval. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63(7), 1414-1429.

Waszak, F., Li, S.-C., & Hommel, B. (2010). The development of attentional networks: cross-sectional findings from a life span sample. Developmental Psychology, 46(2), 337–349. pdf

Brass, M., Wenke, D., Spengler, S., & Waszak, F. (2009). Neural correlates of overcoming interference from instructed and implemented stimulus-response associations. The Journal of Neuroscience, 29(6), 1766-1772. pdf

Herwig, A., & Waszak, F. (2009). Intention and Attention in Ideomotor Learning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62(2), 219-227. pdf

Krieghoff, V., Brass, M., Prinz, W., & Waszak, F. (2009). Dissociating What and When of intentional actions. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 3/3, 1-10. pdf

Waszak, F., & Pholulamdeth, V. (2009). Episodic S-R bindings and emotion: about the influence of positive and negative action effects on stimulus-response associations. Experimental Brain Research, 194(3), 489-494. pdf

Waszak, F., Schneider, W.X., Li, S.C., & Hommel, B. (2009). Perceptual identification across the life span : A dissociation of early gains and late losses. Psychological Research, 73(1), 114-122. pdf

Wenke, D., Waszak, F., & Haggard, P. (2009). Action selection and action awareness. Psychological Research, 73(4), 602 - 612. pdf

Waszak, F., Wenke, D., & Brass, M. (2008). Cross-talk of instructed and applied arbitrary visuomotor mappings. Acta Psychologica, 127(1), 30–35. pdf

Herwig, A., Prinz, W., & Waszak, F. (2007). Two modes of sensorimotor integration in intention-based and stimulus-based action. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology A: Human Experimental Psychology, 60(11), 1540-1554. pdf

Mueller, V.A., Brass, M., Waszak, F., & Prinz, W. (2007). The role of the preSMA and the rostral cingulate zone in internally selected actions. NeuroImage, 37(4), 1354-1361. pdf

Waszak, F., & Herwig, A. (2007). Effect anticipation modulates deviance processing in the brain. Brain Research, 1183, 74–82. pdf

Waszak, F., & Hommel, B. (2007). The costs and benefits of cross-task priming. Memory and Cognition, 35(5), 1175-1186. pdf

Waszak, F., Cardoso-Leite, P., & Gorea, A. (2007). Perceptual criterion and motor threshold : A signal detection analysis of the relationship between perception and action. Experimental Brain Research, 182(2), 179–188. pdf

Keller, P.E., Wascher, E., Prinz, W., Waszak, F., Koch, I., & Rosenbaum, D.A. (2006). Differences Between Intention-Based and Stimulus-Based Actions. Journal of Psychophysiology, 20(1), 9-20. pdf

Posse, B., Waszak, F., & Hommel, B. (2006). Do stimulus-response bindings survive a task switch ? European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 18, 640-651. pdf

Waszak, F., Wascher, E., Keller, P., Koch, I., Aschersleben, G., Rosenbaum, D.A., & Prinz, W. (2005). Intention-based and stimulus-based mechanisms in action selection. Experimental Brain Research, 162(3), 346-56. pdf

Waszak, F., Drewing, K., & Mausfeld, R. (2005). Viewer-external frames of reference in the mental transformation of 3-D objects. Perception & Psychophysics, 67(7), 1269-1279. pdf

Waszak, F., Hommel, B., & Allport, A. (2005). Interaction of task readiness and automatic retrieval in task switching: Negative priming and competitor priming. Memory and Cognition, 33(4), 595-610. pdf

Zimmermann, P., Wittchen, H.U., Waszak, F., Nocon, A., Hofler, M., & Lieb, R. (2005). Pathways into ecstasy use: The role of prior cannabis use and ecstasy availability. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 79(3), 331-341. pdf

Schütz, C., Indlekofer, F., Piechatzek, M., Daamen, M., Waszak, F., & Lieb, R. (2004). Use of ecstasy : Neurocognitive and functional problems and approaches of specific early intervention. Suchtmedizin in Forschung und Praxis, 6(1), 67-72.

Waszak, F., & Gorea, A. (2004). A new look on the relation between perceptual and motor responses. Visual Cognition, 11(8), 947-963.

Waszak, F., Hommel, B., & Allport, A. (2004). Semantic generalization of stimulus-task bindings. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 11(6), 1027-1033. pdf

Waszak, F., Hommel, B., & Allport, A. (2003). Task-switching and long-term priming: Role of episodic stimulus-task bindings in task-shift costs. Cognitive Psychology, 46(4), 361-413. pdf

Wuhr, P., & Waszak, F. (2003). Object-based attentional selection can modulate the Stroop effect. Memory and Cognition, 31(6), 983-994. pdf

Hommel, B., Posse, B., & Waszak, F. (2000). Contexualization in perception and action. Psychologica Belgica, 40(4), 227-245. pdf


Book chapter

Waszak, F., Springer, A., & Prinz, W. (2010). The Dynamic Control of Human Actions. In R.R. Hassin, K. Ochsner, & Y. Trope (Eds) Self control in society, mind, and brain. (pp. 174-201). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.