Research Areas

  •  Cognitive functions of the human motor system
  •  Neurocognition of prediction
  •  Neurocognition of action/object/person perception
  •  Timing and rhythm perception
  •  Serial learning
  •  Prediction error

Selected Publications

Kornysheva, K., Schiffer, A.-M. & Schubotz. R. I. (2011) Inhibitory stimulation of the ventral premotor cortex temporarily interferes with musical beat rate preference. Human Brain Mapping, 32(8): 1300-10.

Bubic, A., von Cramon, D. Y. & Schubotz, R. I. (2010) Prediction, cognition and the brain. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4:1-15.

Schubotz, R. I., Anwander, A., Knösche, T. R., von Cramon, D. Y. & Tittgemeyer, M. (2010) Anatomical and functional parcellation of the human lateral premotor cortex. NeuroImage, 50(2): 396-408.

Schubotz, R. I. (2007) Prediction of external events with our motor system: towards a new framework. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 11(5): 211-218.

Friederici, A. D., Bahlmann, J., Heim, S., Schubotz, R. I. & Anwander A. (2006) The brain differentiates human and non-human grammars: Functional localization and structural connectivity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 103(7): 2458-2463.

Academic CV

1995 M.A. Philosophy, Free University of Berlin
1995-1998 Research associate, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
1996-1999 Research fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Department of Neuropsychology, Leipzig
1998 Ph. D. Cognitive Sciences, University of Potsdam
1999-2007 Research associate, Max Planck Institute of Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Department of Neurology, Leipzig
2004 Habilitation in Cognitive Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Leipzig
2006-2007 Visiting (Erxleben) Professor, Otto-Von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg
2008-2012 Head of Minerva Group (Associate Professor) “Motor Cognition” at the Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research, Cologne
since 2011 Professor of Biological Psychology, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Honours and Special Recognitions

2004-2009 Member of the Young Academy at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina
2008 Elected member of the International Neuropsychological Symposium
2006-2007 Dorothea-Erxleben-Professorship, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg