Integrative Neuroscience and Cognition Center - CNRS UMR 8002
CNRS, Université de Paris
45 Rue des Saints Pères
75270 Paris Cedex 06

Fax : +33 (0) 1 42 86 XX XX

Dr. Florian Waszak

DR-CNRS, Director of the center

room H431J

Recent Publications


  • Chung WY, Darriba Á, Yeung N, Waszak F. Give it a second try? The influence of feedback and performance in the decision of reattempting. Cognition, 2024, 248, pp.105803.
  • Gouret A, Le Bars S, Porssut T, Waszak F, Chokron S. Advancements in Brain-Computer Interfaces for the Rehabilitation of Unilateral Spatial Neglect: A Concise Review. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2024, 18, pp.1373377.
  • Miao X, Müller C, Lutz ND, Yang Q, Waszak F, Born J, Rauss K. Sleep consolidates stimulus-response learning. Learn Mem, 2023, 30 (9), pp.175-184.
  • Chung WY, Darriba A, Korka B, Widmann A, Schröger E, Waszak F. Action effect predictions in ‘what’, ‘when’, and ‘whether’ intentional actions. Brain Res, 2022, 1791, pp.147992.
  • Piozin C, Altamira GH, Simon C, Lavrard B, Audran JY, Waszak F, Eskiizmirliler S. Motion prediction for the sensorimotor control of hand prostheses with a brain-machine interface using EEG. 10th International Winter Conference on Brain-Computer Interface (BCI), 2022, pp.1-8.
  • Korka B, Widmann A, Waszak F, Darriba Á, Schröger E. The auditory brain in action: Intention determines predictive processing in the auditory system-A review of current paradigms and findings. Psychon Bull Rev, 2022, 29 (2), pp.321-342.
  • Le Bars S, Chokron S, Balp R, Douibi K, Waszak F. Theoretical Perspective on an Ideomotor Brain-Computer Interface: Toward a Naturalistic and Non-invasive Brain-Computer Interface Paradigm Based on Action-Effect Representation. Front Hum Neurosci, 2021, 15, pp.732764.
  • Darriba Á, Hsu YF, Van Ommen S, Waszak F. Intention-based and sensory-based predictions. Sci Rep, 2021, 11 (1), pp.19899.
  • Darriba Á, Van Ommen S, Hsu YF, Waszak F. Visual Predictions Operate on Different Timescales. J Cogn Neurosci, 2021, 33 (6), pp.984-1002.
  • Hsu YF, Darriba Á, Waszak F. Attention modulates repetition effects in a context of low periodicity. Brain Res, 2021, 1767, pp.147559.
  • Hsu YF, Waszak F, Strömmer J, Hämäläinen JA. Human Brain Ages With Hierarchy-Selective Attenuation of Prediction Errors. Cereb Cortex, 2021, 31 (4), pp.2156-2168.
  • Pfeuffer CU, Moutsopoulou K, Waszak F, Kiesel A. Execution-based and verbal code-based stimulus-response associations: proportion manipulations reveal conflict adaptation processes in item-specific priming. Psychol Res, 2020, 84 (8), pp.2172-2195.
  • Moutsopoulou K, Pfeuffer C, Kiesel A, Yang Q, Waszak F. How long is long-term priming? Classification and action priming in the scale of days. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove), 2019, 72 (5), pp.1183-1199.
  • Balp R, Waszak F, Collins T. Remapping versus short-term memory in visual stability across saccades. Atten Percept Psychophys, 2019, 81 (1), pp.98-108.
  • Boldt A, Schiffer AM, Waszak F, Yeung N. Confidence Predictions Affect Performance Confidence and Neural Preparation in Perceptual Decision Making. Sci Rep, 2019, 9 (1), pp.4031.
  • Le Bars S, Darriba Á, Waszak F. Event-related brain potentials to self-triggered tones: Impact of action type and impulsivity traits. Neuropsychologia, 2019, 125, pp.14-22.
  • Hsu YF, Waszak F and Hämäläinen JA. Prior Precision Modulates the Minimization of Auditory Prediction Error. Front Hum Neurosci, 2019, pp.13:30.
  • Ticini LF, Schütz-Bosbach S, Waszak F. From goals to muscles: motor familiarity shapes the representation of action-related sounds in the human motor system. Cogn Neurosci, 2019, 10 (1), pp.20-29.
  • Pfeuffer CU, Hosp T, Kimmig E, Moutsopoulou K, Waszak F, Kiesel A. Defining stimulus representation in stimulus-response associations formed on the basis of task execution and verbal codes. Psychol Res, 2018, 82 (4), pp.744-758.
  • Pfeuffer CU, Moutsopoulou K, Waszak F, Kiesel A. Multiple priming instances increase the impact of practice-based but not verbal code-based stimulus-response associations. Acta Psychol (Amst), 2018, 184, pp.100-109.
  • Darriba Á, Waszak F. Predictions through evidence accumulation over time. Sci Rep, 2018, 8 (1), pp.494.
  • Jacquet PO, Wyart V, Desantis A, Hsu YF, Granjon L, Sergent C, Waszak F. Human susceptibility to social influence and its neural correlates are related to perceived vulnerability to extrinsic morbidity risks. Sci Rep, 2018, 8 (1), pp.13347.
  • Ticini LF, Dolk T, Waszak F, Schütz-Bosbach S. IPL-M1 interaction shapes pre-reflective social differentiation in the human action system: new insights from TBS and TMS combined. Sci Rep, 2018, 8 (1), pp.12001.
  • Hsu YF, Hämäläinen JA, Waszak F. The processing of mispredicted and unpredicted sensory inputs interact differently with attention. Neuropsychologia, 2018, 111, pp.85-91.
  • Ticini LF, Schuetz-Bosbach S, Waszak F. Mirror and (absence of) counter-mirror responses to action sounds measured with TMS. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2017, 12 (11), pp.1748-1757.
  • Jones A, Hsu YF, Granjon L, Waszak F. Temporal expectancies driven by self- and externally generated rhythms. Neuroimage, 2017, 156, pp.352-362.
  • Vincent R, Hsu YF, Waszak F. Category-specific features and valence in action-effect prediction: An EEG study. Biol Psychol, 2017, 123, pp.220-225. (PDF)
  • Pfeuffer, CU, Moutsopoulou, K, Pfister, R, Waszak, F, Kiesel, A. The Power of Words: On item-specific stimulus-response associations formed in the absence of action. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 2017, 43 (2), pp.328-347.
  • Schiffer, A-M, Siletti, K, Waszak, F, Yeung, N. Adaptive behaviour and feedback processing integrate experience and instruction in reinforcement learning. NeuroImage, 2017, 146, pp.626–641. (PDF)
  • Le Bars S, Hsu YF, Waszak F. The impact of subliminal effect images in voluntary vs. stimulus-driven actions. Cognition, 2016, 156, pp.6-15. (PDF)
  • Desantis A, Waszak F, Moutsopoulou K, Haggard P. How action structures time: About the perceived temporal order of action and predicted outcomes. Cognition, 2016, 146, pp.100-9. (PDF)
  • Desantis A, Waszak F, Gorea A. Agency alters perceptual decisions about action-outcomes. Exp Brain Res, 2016, 234 (10), pp.2819-27. (PDF)
  • Hsu YF, Hämäläinen JA, Waszak F. The auditory N1 suppression rebounds as prediction persists over time. Neuropsychologia, 2016, 84, pp.198-204. (PDF)
  • Moutsopoulou K, Yang Q, Desantis A, Waszak F. Stimulus-classification and stimulus-action associations: Effects of repetition learning and durability. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove), 2015, 68 (9), pp.1744-57.
  • Schiffer AM, Waszak F, Yeung N. The role of prediction and outcomes in adaptive cognitive control. J Physiol Paris, 2015, 109 (1-3), pp.38-52. (PDF)
  • Allenmark F, Moutsopoulou K, Waszak F. A new look on S-R associations: How S and R link. Acta Psychol (Amst), 2015, 160, pp.161-9. (PDF)
  • Allenmark F, Hsu YF, Roussel C, Waszak F. Repetition priming results in sensitivity attenuation. Brain Res, 2015, 1626, pp.211-7. (PDF)
  • Moutsopoulou, K, Yang, Q, Desantis, A, Waszak, F. Stimulus-Classification and Stimulus-Action Associations: Effects of Repetition Learning and Durability. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 2015, 68 (9), pp.1744-1757.
  • Hsu Y-F, Le Bars S, Hämäläinen JA, Waszak F. Distinctive representation of mispredicted and unpredicted prediction errors in human electroencephalography. The Journal of Neuroscience, 2015, 35 (43), pp.14653-1466. (PDF)
  • Hsu Y-F, Vincent R, Waszak F. Optimistic, pessimistic, realistic: event-related potential evidence for how depressive symptoms influences expectation formation in the human brain. Brain Research, 2015, 1618, pp.91-99. (PDF)
  • Hsu Y-F, Hämäläinen JA, Moutsopoulou K, Waszak F. Auditory event-related potentials over medial frontal electrodes express both negative and positive prediction errors. Biological Psychology, 2015, 106, pp.61-67. (PDF)
  • Schiffer A-M, Muller T, Yeung N, Waszak F. Reward activates stimulus-specific and task-dependent representations in visual association cortices. The Journal of Neuroscience, 2014, 34, pp.15610-15620. (PDF)
  • Hughes G, Waszak F. Predicting faces and houses: Category-specific visual action-effect prediction modulates late stages of sensory processing. Neuropsychologia, 2014, 61, pp.11-18. (PDF)
  • Hsu Y-F, Hämäläinen JA, Waszak F. Repetition suppression comprises both attention-independent and attention-dependent processes. Neuroimage, 2014, 98, pp.168-175. (PDF)
  • Desantis A, Roussel C, Waszak F. The temporal dynamics of the perceptual consequences of action-effect anticipation. Cognition, 2014, 132, pp.243–250.
  • Henson R, Eckstein D, Waszak F, Frings C, Horner A. Stimulus-Response Bindings in Priming. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 2014, 18, pp.376-384. (PDF)
  • Cardoso-Leite P, Waszak F. Summation versus Suppression in metacontrast masking: on the potential pitfalls of using metacontrast masking to assess perceptual-motor dissociation. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 2014, 76, pp.1403-1413. (PDF)
  • Hsu Y-F, Hämäläinen JA, Waszak F. Both attention and prediction are necessary for adaptive neuronal tuning in sensory processing. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2014, 8:, pp.152. (PDF)
  • Roussel C, Hughes G, Waszak F. Action prediction modulates both neurophysiological and psychophysical indices of sensory attenuation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2014, 8, pp.115. (PDF)
  • Cardoso-Leite P, Waszak F, Lepsien J. Human perceptual decision-making: disentangling task onset and stimulus onset. Human Brain Mapping, 2014, 35, pp.3170-3187. (PDF)
  • Desantis A, Mamassian P, Lisi M, Waszak F. The prediction of visual stimuli influences auditory loudness discrimination. Experimental Brain Research, 2014, 232, pp.3317-3324. (PDF)
  • Hsu Y-F, Hämäläinen JA, Waszak F. Temporal expectation and spectral expectation operate in distinct fashion on neuronal populations. Neuropsychologia, 2013, 51, pp.2548-2555. (PDF)
  • Jones A, Hughes G, Waszak F. The interaction between attention and motor prediction. An ERP study. Neuroimage, 2013, 83, pp.533-541. (PDF)
  • Devaine M, Waszak F, Mamassian P. Dual Process for Intentional and Reactive Decisions. PLOS Computational Biology, 2013, 9, pp.e1003013. (PDF)
  • Moutsopoulou K, Waszak F. Durability of Classification and Action Learning: Differences revealed using ex-Gaussian Distribution Analysis. Experimental Brain Research, 2013, 226, pp.373-382. (PDF)
  • Roussel C, Hughes G, Waszak F. A preactivation account of sensory attenuation. Neuropsychologia, 2013, 51, pp.922-929. (PDF)
  • Hughes G, Desantis A, Waszak F. Attenuation of auditory N1 results from identity-specific action-effect prediction. European Journal of Neuroscience, 2013, 37, pp.1152-1158. (PDF)
  • Waszak F, Pfister R, Kiesel A. Top-down vs. bottom-up: When instructions overcome automatic retrieval. Psychological Research, 2013, 77, pp.611-617. (PDF)
  • Mengotti P, Ticini LF, Waszak F, Schütz-Bosbach S, Rumiati RI. Imitating others’ actions: transcranial magnetic stimulation of the parietal opercula reveals the processes underlying automatic imitation. European Journal of Neuroscience, 2013, 37, pp.316-322. (PDF)
  • Hughes G, Desantis A, Waszak F. Mechanisms of intentional binding and sensory attenuation: The role of temporal prediction, temporal control, identity prediction, and motor prediction. Psychological Bulletin, 2013, 139, pp.133–151.
  • Hsu Y-F, Waszak F. Stimulus-classification traces are dominant in response learning. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 2012, 86, pp.262-268. (PDF)
  • Herwig A, Waszak F. Action-effect bindings and ideomotor learning in intention- and stimulus-based actions. Frontiers in Psychology, 2012, pp.3:444. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00444. (PDF)
  • Hartstra E, Waszak F, Brass M. The implementation of verbal instructions: Dissociating motor preparation from the formation of stimulus-response associations. NeuroImage, 2012, 63, pp.1143-1153. (PDF)
  • Desantis A, Weiss C, Schutz-Bosbach S, Waszak F. Believing and Perceiving: authorship belief modulates sensory attenuation. PLoS ONE, 2012, 7, pp.e37959. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037959. (PDF)
  • Waszak F, Cardoso-Leite P, Hughes G. Action effect anticipation: Neurophysiological basis and functional consequences. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 2012, 36, pp.943-959. (PDF)
  • Moutsopoulou K, Waszak F. Across-Task Priming Revisited: Response and Task Conflicts Disentangled using Ex-Gaussian Distribution Analysis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 2012, 38, pp.367-374. (PDF)
  • Desantis A, Hughes G, Waszak F. Intentional Binding Is Driven by the Mere Presence of an Action and Not by Motor Prediction. PLoS ONE, 2012, 7, pp.e29557. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029557. (PDF)
  • Ticini Luca F, Schutz-Bosbach Simone, Weiss Caremen, Casile Antonio, Waszak Florian. When sounds become actions: higher-order representation of newly learned action sounds in the human motor system. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2012, 24, pp.464-474, doi:0.1162/jocn_a_00134. (PDF)
  • Hughes G, Schutz-Bosbach S, Waszak F. One action system or two? Evidence for common central preparatory mechanisms in voluntary and stimulus-driven actions. Journal of Neuroscience, 2011, 31, pp.16692-16699.
  • Krieghoff V, Waszak F, Prinz W, Brass M. Neural and Behavioral Correlates of Intentional Actions. Neuropsychologia, 2011, 49, pp.767-776. (PDF)
  • Hughes G, Waszak F. ERP correlates of action effect prediction and visual sensory attenuation in voluntary action. NeuroImage, 2011, 56, pp.1632-1640. (PDF)
  • Desantis A, Roussel C, Waszak F. On the influence of causal beliefs on the feeling of agency. Consciousness and Cognition: An International Journal, 2011, 20, pp.1211-1220.
  • Cardoso-Leite P, Mamassian P, Schutz-Bosbach S, Waszak F. A New Look at Sensory Attenuation: Action-Effect Anticipation Affects Sensitivity, Not Response Bias. Psychological Science, 2010, 21, pp.1740– 1745.
  • Kuhn S, Seurinck R, Fias W, Waszak F. The internal anticipation of sensory action effects: When action induces FFA and PPA activity. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2010, 4/54, pp.1-7. (PDF)
  • Colzato LS, Waszak F, Nieuwenhuis S, Posthuma D, Hommel B. 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, 2010, 48, pp.2764-2768. (PDF)
  • Waszak F, Li S-C, Hommel B. The development of attentional networks: cross-sectional findings from a life span sample. Developmental Psychology, 2010, 46, pp.337–349. (PDF)
  • Waszak F. Across-task long-term priming: Interaction of task readiness and automatic retrieval. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 2010, 63, pp.1414-1429.
  • Wenke D, Waszak F, Haggard P. Action selection and action awareness. Psychological Research, 2009, 73, pp.602 - 612. (PDF)
  • Krieghoff V, Brass M, Prinz W, Waszak F. Dissociating What and When of intentional actions. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2009, 3/3, pp.1-10. (PDF)
  • Waszak F, Pholulamdeth V. Episodic S-R bindings and emotion: about the influence of positive and negative action effects on stimulus-response associations. Experimental Brain Research, 2009, 194, pp.489-494. (PDF)
  • Brass M, Wenke D, Spengler S, Waszak F. Neural correlates of overcoming interference from instructed and implemented stimulus-response associations. Journal of Neuroscience, 2009, 29, pp.1766-1772. (PDF)
  • Herwig A, Waszak F. Intention and Attention in Ideomotor Learning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 2009, 62, pp.219-227. (PDF)
  • Waszak F, Schneider WX, Li SC, Hommel B. Perceptual identification across the life span : A dissociation of early gains and late losses. Psychological Research, 2009, 73, pp.114-122. (PDF)
  • Waszak F, Wenke D, Brass M. Cross-talk of instructed and applied arbitrary visuomotor mappings. Acta Psychologica, 2008, 127, pp.30–35. (PDF)
  • Waszak F, Herwig A. Effect anticipation modulates deviance processing in the brain. Brain Research, 2007, 1183, pp.74–82. (PDF)
  • Herwig A, Prinz W, Waszak F. Two modes of sensorimotor integration in intention-based and stimulus-based action. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology A: Human Experimental Psychology, 2007, 60, pp.1540-1554. (PDF)
  • Waszak F, Cardoso-Leite P, Gorea A. Perceptual criterion and motor threshold : A signal detection analysis of the relationship between perception and action. Experimental Brain Research, 2007, 182, pp.179–188. (PDF)
  • Mueller VA, Brass M, Waszak F, Prinz W. The role of the preSMA and the rostral cingulate zone in internally selected actions. NeuroImage, 2007, 37, pp.1354-1361. (PDF)
  • Waszak F, Hommel B. The costs and benefits of cross-task priming. Memory and Cognition, 2007, 35, pp.1175-1186. (PDF)
  • Posse B, Waszak F, Hommel B. Do stimulus-response bindings survive a task switch ?. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 2006, 18, pp.640-651. (PDF)
  • Keller PE, Wascher E, Prinz W, Waszak F, Koch I, Rosenbaum DA. Differences Between Intention-Based and Stimulus-Based Actions. Journal of Psychophysiology, 2006, 20, pp.9-20. (PDF)
  • Waszak Florian, Hommel Bernhard, Allport Alan. Interaction of task readiness and automatic retrieval in task switching: Negative priming and competitor priming. Memory and Cognition, 2005, 33, pp.595-610. (PDF)
  • Waszak Florian, Drewing Knut, Mausfeld Rainer. Viewer-external frames of reference in the mental transformation of 3-D objects. Perception & Psychophysics, 2005, 67, pp.1269-1279. (PDF)
  • Zimmermann Petra, Wittchen Hans Ulrich, Waszak Florian, Nocon Agnes, Hofler Michael, Lieb Roselind. Pathways into ecstasy use: The role of prior cannabis use and ecstasy availability. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2005, 79, pp.331-341. (PDF)
  • Waszak F, Wascher E, Keller P, Koch I, Aschersleben G, Rosenbaum D A, Prinz W. Intention-based and stimulus-based mechanisms in action selection. Experimental Brain Research, 2005, 162, pp.346-56. (PDF)
  • Schütz C, Indlekofer F, Piechatzek M, Daamen M, Waszak F, Lieb R, et al. Use of ecstasy : Neurocognitive and functional problems and approaches of specific early intervention. Suchtmedizin in Forschung und Praxis, 2004, 6, pp.67-72.
  • Waszak F, Gorea A. A new look on the relation between perceptual and motor responses. Visual Cognition, 2004, 11, pp.947-963.
  • Waszak Florian, Hommel Bernhard, Allport Alan. Semantic generalization of stimulus-task bindings. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 2004, 11, pp.1027-1033. (PDF)
  • Wuhr Peter, Waszak Florian. Object-based attentional selection can modulate the Stroop effect. Memory and Cognition, 2003, 31, pp.983-994. (PDF)
  • Waszak Florian, Hommel Bernhard, Allport Alan. Task-switching and long-term priming: Role of episodic stimulus-task bindings in task-shift costs. Cognitive Psychology, 2003, 46, pp.361-413. (PDF)
  • Hommel Bernhard, Posse Bianca, Waszak Florian. Contexualization in perception and action. Psychologica Belgica, 2000, 40, pp.227-245.


  • Waszak F, Springer A, Prinz W. The Dynamic Control of Human Actions. Self control in society, mind, and brain, R.R. Hassin, K Ochsner,Y. Trope - Oxford University Press, pp.174-201, 2010.

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