Program Workshop 27th to 28th of July 2017 in Fulda

Program Workshop ‘The Active Self’

Venue: Altstadthotel Arte


12:00                        Reception            


13:00-15:00           Introduction, Focus points of the proposal, Checklist


15:00-15:30           Coffee


15:30-16:30           Postersession 1

1 Dr. Zeynep Barlas & Stefan Kopp

‘Acting with the virtual self: Examination of the plasticity of subjective agency’

2 Dr. sc. hum. Robin Bekrater-Bodmann,  Philipp Beckerle, Bigna Lenggenhager

‘Probing the predictive coding theory for the bodily self: robot-assisted studies on the neuropsychological effects of long-lasting modifications of the bodily self’

3 Dr. Marie-Luise Brandi & PD Dr. Leonhard Schilbach

‘The Interactive Self – A neuro-computational approach to studying self-experience during social interaction’

4 Prof. Dr. Jessica Freiherr,   Anna Eichler & Gottfried Spangler,

‘Representation of chemosensory perception in the minimal self’  

5 Prof. Dr. Cornelia Herbert

 ‘Linking language and the minimal self via experience of ownership and agency and mechanisms of predictive coding’

6 Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Anke Huckauf

‘Implicit interaction as a basis for the minimal self?’

7 Prof. Dr. Petra Jansen & Sandra Kaltner

‘Embodiment and self-related processes in mental rotation’

8 Ph.D. Andreas Kalckert

‘Agency in ownership illusions’

9 Dr. Suresh Krishna

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10 Prof. Dr. Sabine Koch, Thomas Fuchs & Katja Mombauer & MSc Lily Martin

‘The rhythmic self: A body-based developmental model of the minimal self’

11 Dr. rer. nat. Elsa Andrea Kirchner, Claudio Castellini,  Risto Kõiva, Strahinja Dosen, Oliver Christ

‘Augmenting and Restoring the Self via Robotic Embodiment’

12 Dr. Martin Lachmair & Prof. Dr. Martin Fischer

‘Magnitude as a parameter of the active self’

13 Prof. Dr. Marc Erich Latoschik

‘From A(vatars) to Z(ero) Latency’

14 Prof. Dr. Sabine Schäfer

‘Motor behavior on the active self in sporting contexts: Can aging be mimicked experimentally?’

15 Prof. Dr.  Norbert  Zmyj, Carolin Konrad & Wolfgang Prinz

‘The interactive self: The role of parental contingent feedback and infants’ grasping experience in infants’ anticipation of grasping actions’


17:00-18:00                       Postersession 2

1 Dr.-Ing. Stefan Zachow & Andrea Hildebrandt

‘ENFACEMENT – An advanced methodology for studying social cognition related sources of the minimal self’

2 Prof. Dr. Sabine C. Koch, Thomas Fuchs & Katja Mombauer & MSc Lily Martin

“Changing Motor Skills Through Changes In Self Perception”

3 Prof. Dr. Marc Erich Latoschik & Mario Botsch

‘Individualized Lifelike Avatars’

4 Dr. Pamela Baess & Christina Bermeitinger

‘Self in interaction’

5 Dr. Pablo Lanillos & Gordon Cheng

‘Synthetic study of sensorimotor learning when the physical sensor-motor configuration is altered’

6 Prof. Dr. Wilfried Kunde

‘The interplay of resident and remote components of the active self’

7 Dr. Denisa Butnaru

‘Deviant Bodies. Unnatural Bodies – The Phenomenological Re-invention of Corporeality’

8 Prof. Dr.  Birgit Elsner & Martin V. Butz

‘Development of the agentive self: Which cognitive processes underlie infants’ ability to anticipate the goals of human and non-human actions?’

9 Prof. Dr. habil. Beate M. Herbert & Olga Pollatos

‘The Body in the Mind“: Dimensions of Multimodal Interoception shaping the ‘Bodily Self’’

10 Prof. Dr.  Matthias Weigelt & Malte Schilling

‘Modeling the acquisition of anticipatory planning skills for grip selection in young children’

11 Prof. Dr. Thomas Schenk

‘Is this a piece of meat or my hand? Constraints and consequences of the sensorimotor construction of our self’

12 M. Kohl, Dr. Martin Sommer & R. Dillmann

‚The minimal self of a smell-sensitive robot;  Design of a robot that anticipates consequences of its own actions’

13 Prof. Dr. Jochen Müsseler

‘Taking the perspective of an avatar’

14 Dr. Eckart Zimmermann

‘Self from sensorimotor exploration of space’

15 Dr. Axel Lindner

‘Plastic Integration of Agency Cues – How Subjective Agency of the Active Self is Modified through Learning, Aging and Neuropsychiatric Disease’

16 Dr. Marina Palazova

‘The emotional self’


19:00                        Dinner         


21:00                        Drinks                      



9:00-9:30                Dr. Koch of the DFG presents practical information       


9:45-10:45              Postersession 3                                   


1 Prof. Dr Sabine C. Koch, Thomas Fuchs, Katja Mombauer & MSc Lily Martin

‚Analyzing Disembodiment in Schizophrenia‘

2 Birgit Lugrin, Prof. Dr. Marc Erich Latoschik & Markus Appel

‘The Mediated Minimal Self’

3 Dr. Kerstin Dittrich & Karl Christoph Klauer

‘Disentangling the role of ownership and agency for the representation of the self’

4 Prof. Dr. Rosan Chow & Gareth Monkman

‘Minimal-Self-(De)Signing System’

5 Prof. Dr. Sarah Diefenbach & Dr. Daniel Ullrich

‘Mediation of self-experience through digital technology’

6 Prof. Dr.  Birgit Träuble

‘The self in early social learning contexts – The role of self-involvement for the acquisition of generic knowledge’

7 Dr. Laura Galbusera

‘Disorders of the minimal self and recovery of minimal self-experience: a qualitative investigation’

8 F. Wörgötter & Dr. Minija Tamosiunaite

‚ Learning action pre and post-conditions’

9 Dr. Dennis Küster, Arvid Kappas, Felix Putze  & Ben Godde

‚Plasticity of the minimal self in healthy aging – how virtual and real-life changes in sensorimotor experiences shape perception of body ownership, agency, and location’

10 Dr. Laura Kaltwasser

‘The emergence of the socio-cultural self: How socio-cultural identity shapes bodily selves’

11 Prof. Dr. Beate Sodian & Dr. Daniela Kloo

‘The development of self-reflection in early childhood’

12 Prof. Dr. Verena Hafner & Guido Schillaci

“Prerequisites for the development of an artificial self”

13 PD Dr. Dorit Wenke & Monika Fleischhauer

‚Sense of agency, performance monitoring, and control illusions: On possible functions of SoA and their relation to individual differences in control beliefs and personality’

14 Prof. Dr. Karl Theodor Kalveram &  Ing. Marcus Hessinger

‘Prerequisits of Man-Robot cooperation: Self-Other discrimination, intermittent autonomy, reafference principle, adaptive inverse control and auto-imitation?’

15 Jun.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Eder

‘The Obedient Self’

16 Christian Frings, Prof. Dirk Wentura & Werner Greve

‘Boundaries of the Self – how humans integrate or disintegrate features in the representation of the self’


10:45                                   Coffee


11:00-12:00                       Postersession 4

1 Prof. Dr Sabine Koch, Thomas Fuchs  Katja Mombauer & MSc Lily Martin

‘Approaching the question of consciousness via the study of out-of-body-experience in dissociation’

2 Dr. Ezgi Kayhan & Stefanie Hoehl

‘The emerging self in infancy: Infants’ perceived sense of agency during the first months of life’

3 PD Dr. Kirsten Hötting

‘Plasticity of body perception, spatial cognition, and memory after sensorimotor training’

4 Prof. Dr. Claudius Gros

‘Self-organizing the active self within the sensorimotor loop: Environmental conditioning of embodiment’

5 Dr. Roland Pfister & David Dignath

‘Self maintenance – active disembodiment’

6 Tonio Ball & Dr. med MD Mphil Philipp Kellmeyer

‘The (dis)embodied self: Delineating the boundaries of personal identity and agency with robotic simulations in virtual reality’

7 Bernhard Hommel & Msc Dominique Lippelt

‘Factors influencing self-representation through feature transfer and sense of ownership’

8 Andrea Kiesel , Prof. Dr. Thomas Mergner, Christoph Maurer, Vittorio Lippi & Friedl De Grote

‘Modeling the embodiment of the human sense of self-agency and testing it in humanoid robots – a bottom up approach’

9 Dr. rer. nat. van Kemenade, Bianca Straube, B. & Kircher, T.

‘Sensorimotor mechanisms and the plastic self’

10 Prof. Dr. Dongheui Lee & Leif Johannsen

‘Higher-order body representations for the interpretation of light tactile interactions between human individuals and robots.’

11 Dr. Matu Simkovic & Birgit Träuble

‘Perceived body extension as force field’

12 Prof. Dr. Fred Hamker, Dr. John Nassour & Dr. habil. Julien Vitay

‘Neuro-computational model of body ownership and agency’

13 Prof. Dr. Karsten Berns,  Zuhair Zafar,

‘Improvement of Inaction Skills based on Self-Reflection’

14 Siri-Maria Kamp & Prof. Dr. Patric Meyer

‘Emergence and plasticity of free will belief and selfhood in a simple reaction time task’

15 Dr. Erwin Lemche

‘Relations of proprioceptive self-experience with the interpersonal mental representation

network during progression of healthy and pathological ageing’

16 Dr. David Magezi

‘The influence of active head-motion and acoustic localization cues on perceived voice ownership’


12:00-13:00                       Closing statements           


13:00                                    Lunch