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Dr. Oliver Baumann

Position:
Research Fellow
Email: o.baumann@uq.edu.au
Phone: +617 3346 6326


Current research

My research is in the area of human spatial navigation, with the focus on how we use, process and store landmarks, scenes and spatial layouts for navigating successfully through the environment. I am using behavioural, virtual reality and neuroimaging methods to characterize the cognitive and neural processes involved in spatial navigation and memory.

In addition to my research in human navigation I am interested in the role of the human cerebellum in non-motor processes, using neuroimaging to characterize its involvement in fundamental perceptual, cognitive, and emotional functions.


Research interests
  • Spatial navigation
  • Memory
  • fMRI

Selected publications

For a full and up-to-date publications list, go to
http://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/1916 and click on the "Publications" tab.

Baumann, O., & Mattingley, J. B. (2016). Functional organization of the parahippocampal cortex: Dissociable roles for context representations and the perception of visual scenes. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(8), 2536-2542. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3368-15.2016

Baumann O., Borra, R.J., Bower J.M., Cullen K.E., Habas C., Ivry R.B., Leggio M., Mattingley J.B., Molinari M., Moulton E.A., Paulin M.G., Pavlova M.A., Schmahmann J.D. & Sokolov A.A. (2014). Consensus paper: the role of the cerebellum in perceptual processes. Cerebellum 14 2 197-220.

Frank S.M., Baumann O., Mattingley J.B. & Greenlee M.W.
(2014). Vestibular and visual responses in human posterior insular cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology 112 10 2481-91.

Baumann O. & Mattingley J.B.
(2014). Dissociable roles of the hippocampus and parietal cortex in processing of coordinate and categorical spatial information. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8, 73.

Baumann O. & Mattingley J.B.
(2014). Effects of attention and perceptual uncertainty on cerebellar activity during visual motion perception. Cerebellum 13 1 46-54.

Chan E., Baumann O., Bellgrove M.A. & Mattingley J.B.
(2014). Negative emotional experiences during navigation enhance parahippocampal activity during recall of place information. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 26 1 154-164.

Milford M., Scheirer W., Vig E., Glover A., Baumann O., Mattingley J. & Cox D.
(2014). Condition-Invariant, Top-Down Visual Place Recognition. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.

Baumann O. & Mattingley J.B.
(2013). Dissociable representations of environmental size and complexity in the human hippocampus. The Journal of Neuroscience 33:10526-10533.

Chan E., Baumann O., Bellgrove M.A. & Mattingley J.B.
(2013). Extrinsic reference frames modify the neural substrates of object-location representations. Neuropsychologia 51:781-788.

Chan E., Baumann O., Bellgrove M.A. & Mattingley J.B.
(2013). Reference frames in allocentric representations are invariant across static and active encoding. Frontiers in Psychology 4, 565.

Chan E., Baumann O., Bellgrove M.A. & Mattingley J.B.
(2012). From objects to landmarks: the function of visual location information in spatial navigation. Frontiers in Psychology 3:304.

Baumann O. & Mattingley J.B.
(2012). Functional topography of primary emotion processing in the human cerebellum. Neuroimage 61 4 805-811.

Baumann O., Chan E. & Mattingley J.B.
(2012). Distinct neural networks underlie encoding of categorical versus coordinate spatial relations during active navigation. Neuroimage 60 3 1630-1637.

Baumann O., Skilleter A. & Mattingley J.B.
(2011). Short-term Memory Maintenance of Object Locations during Active Navigation: Which Working Memory Subsystem is Essential? PLoS ONE 6:5.

Baumann O. & Mattingley J.B.
(2010). Medial parietal cortex encodes perceived heading direction in humans. The Journal of Neuroscience 30 39 12897-12901.

Baumann O. & Mattingley J.B.
(2010). Scaling of neural responses to visual and auditory motion in the human cerebellum. The Journal of Neuroscience 30 12 4489-4495.

Baumann O., Chan E. & Mattingley J.B.
(2010). Dissociable neural circuits for encoding and retrieval of object locations during active navigation in humans. Neuroimage 49 3 2816-2825.

Baumann O. & Belin P.
(2010). Perceptual scaling of voice identity: common dimensions for different vowels and speakers. Psychological Research 74 1 110-120.

Magnussen, S., Greelee, M. W., Baumann, O., & Endestad, T. (2010). Visual perceptual memory - Anno 2008. In Lars Backman, Lars Nyberg and Lars-Goran Nilsson (Eds.), Memory, aging, and the brain: A festschrift in honour of Lars-Göran Nilsson (pp. 53-70) Hove, United Kingdom: Psychology Press.

Baumann O. & Greenlee M.W.
(2009). Effects of attention to auditory motion on cortical activations during smooth pursuit eye tracking. PLoS ONE 4:9.

Baumann O., Endestad T., Magnussen S. & Greenlee M.W.
(2008). Delayed discrimination of spatial frequency for gratings of different orientation: behavioral and fMRI evidence for low-level perceptual memory stores in early visual cortex. Experimental Brain Research 188 3 363-369.

Baumann O. & Greenlee M.W.
(2007). Neuronal correlates of coherent audio-visual motion perception. Cerebral Cortex 17 6 1433-1443.

Ziemus B., Baumann O., Luerding R., Schloesser R., Schuierer G., Bogdahn U. & Greenlee M.W.
(2007). Impaired working-memory after cerebellar infarcts paralleled by changes in BOLD signal of a cortico-cerebellar circuit. Neuropsychologia 45 9 2016-2024.

Rothmayr C., Baumann O., Endestad T., Rutschmann R.M., Magnussen S., Greenlee M.W.
(2007). Dissociation of neural correlates of verbal and non-verbal visual working memory with different delays. Behavioral and Brain Functions 3:56.

Baumann O., Ziemus B., Luerding R., Schuierer G., Bogdahn U. & Greenlee M.W.
(2007). Differences in cortical activation during smooth pursuit and saccadic eye movements following cerebellar lesions. Experimental Brain Research 181 2 237-247.

Baumann O., Frank G., Rutschmann R.M. & Greenlee M.W.
(2007). Cortical activation during sequences of memory-guided saccades: a functional MRI study. NeuroReport 18 5 451-455.

Zimmer K. & Baumann O.
(2003). Validity of Luce's transformation function relating numerals and numbers in loudness fractionation. Proceedings of the 19th annual meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics.


Conference presentations

Baumann O. & Mattingley J.B. (2014, June). Effects of attention and perceptual uncertainty on cerebellar activity during visual motion perception. Human Brain Mapping Meeting, Hamburg, Germany.

Baumann O. & Mattingley J.B. (2014, July). Effects of attention and perceptual uncertainty on cerebellar activity during visual motion perception. International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience Meeting, Brisbane, Australia.

Baumann O. & Mattingley J.B. (2014, April). Functional topography of primary emotion processing in the human cerebellum. 41th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Baumann O. & Mattingley J.B. (2013, December). Negative emotional experiences during navigation enhance parahippocampal place memory. ACNS-2013 Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Baumann O. & Mattingley J.B. (2012, December). Dissociable hippocampal representations of environmental size and complexity during active spatial navigation. Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Baumann O. Chan E. & Mattingley J.B. (2011, May). Neural correlates of categorical and coordinate encoding of object locations during active navigation. 11th Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society, Naples, USA.

Baumann O. & Mattingley J.B. (2010, June). Scaling of neural responses to visual and auditory motion in the human cerebellum. Human Brain Mapping Meeting, Barcelona, Spain.

Baumann O. & Mattingley J.B. (2010, June). Retrosplenial cortex encodes heading direction in humans. Human Brain Mapping Meeting, Barcelona, Spain.

Baumann O. & Mattingley J.B. (2010, March). Retrosplenial cortex encodes heading direction in humans. 37th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Melbourne.

Baumann O., Chan E., Mattingley J.B. (2009). Hippocampal, parahippocampal and striatal neuronal activity predicts object-location retrieval during active navigation. 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science, Sydney

Baumann O., Chan E., Mattingley J.B. (2009, May). Hippocampal, parahippocampal and striatal activity predicts object-location recall during active navigation. Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA

Baumann O, Endestad T, Magnussen S, Greenlee M.W. (2008, June). Perceptual memory representations studied in delayed discrimination of spatial frequency - behavioral and fMRI evidence for high-fidelity visual stores in early visual cortex. Human Brain Mapping Meeting, Melbourne, Australia.

Baumann O, Endestad T, Magnussen S, Greenlee M.W. (2008, May). Delayed discrimination of spatial frequency for gratings of different orientation: behavioral and fMRI evidence for low-level perceptual memory stores in early visual cortex. Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA.

Baumann O., Ziemus B., Luerding R., Bogdahn U. & Greenlee M.W. (2006, June). The role of the cerebellar hemispheres in smooth pursuit and saccadic eye movements. Human Brain Mapping Meeting Florence, Italy.

Baumann O., & Greenlee M.W. (2005, June). Neural correlates of coherent audiovisual motion perception. 5th Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society, Naples, USA.