Dr. Eva-Maria Reuter

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Email: e.reuter@uq.edu.au

Phone: +617 3365 6104

Current research

My current research focuses on the interrelation between motor learning and attention in young and older adults. Specifically, I investigate how visual spatial attention can be modulated by sensorimotor adaptation, which might open avenues for new treatment approaches for patients with attentional deficits. In another project, I aim to reveal how attention to errors relates to motor learning outcomes in older adults in order to identify predictors for successful learning in older age.

Research interests

  • Healthy ageing
  • Motor control and motor learning
  • Interrelations between motor learning and cognition
  • Sensory perception

Selected publications

Reuter, E., Cunnington, R., Mattingley, J. B., Riek, S., & Carroll T. J., (2016). Feedforward compensation for novel dynamics depends on force field orientation but is similar for the left and right arms. Journal of Neurophysiology, 116(5), 2260-2271. doi: 10.1152/jn.00425.2016

Reuter, E., Voelcker-Rehage, C., Vieluf, S., Parianen Lesemann, F. H., & Godde, B. (2016). The P3 parietal-to-frontal shift relates to age-related slowing in a selective attention task. Journal of Psychophysiology. doi:10.1027/0269-8803/a000167

Reuter, E. Behrens, M., & Zschorlich, V. R. (2015). Age-related differences in corticomotor facilitation indicate dedifferentiation in motor planning. Experimental Gerontology, 65, 79-84.

Reuter, E., Bednark, J., & Cunnington, R. (2015). Reliance on visual attention during visuomotor adaptation: an SSVEP study. Experimental Brain Research, 233, 2041-51.

Parianen Lesemann, F. H., Reuter, E., & Godde, B. (2015). Tactile stimulation interventions: Influence of stimulation parameters on sensorimotor behavior and neurophysiological correlates in healthy and clinical samples. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 51, 126-137.

Vieluf, S., Godde, B., Reuter, E., Temprado, J. J., & Voelcker-Rehage, C. (2015). Practice Effects in Bimanual Force Control: Does Age Matter? Journal of Motor Behavior, 47, 57-72.

Reuter, E., Voelcker-Rehage, C., Vieluf, S., & Godde, B. (2014). Effects of age and expertise on tactile learning in humans. European Journal of Neuroscience, 40, 2589–2599.

Reuter, E., Voelcker-Rehage, C., Vieluf, S., Winneke, A. H., & Godde, B. (2014). Extensive occupational finger use delays age- effects in tactile perception – an ERP study. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76, 1160–1175.

Reuter, E., Voelcker-Rehage, C., Vieluf, S., Winneke, A. H., & Godde, B. (2013). A parietal-to-frontal shift in the P300 is associated with compensation of tactile discrimination deficits in late middle-aged adults. Psychophysiology, 50, 583–593.

Vieluf, S., Godde, B., Reuter, E., & Voelcker-Rehage, C. (2013). Effects of age and fine motor expertise on the bilateral deficit in force initiation. Experimental Brain Research, 231, 107-116.

Vieluf, S., Godde, B., Reuter, E., & Voelcker-Rehage, C. (2013). Age-related changes in finger-force-control is characterized by force production with lower amplitudes. Experimental Brain Research, 224, 107-117.

Reuter, E., Voelcker-Rehage, C., Vieluf, S., & Godde, B. (2012). Touch perception throughout working life: effects of age and expertise. Experimental Brain Research, 216, 287-297.

Vieluf, S., Mahmoodi, J., Godde, B., Reuter, E., & Voelcker-Rehage, C. (2012). The influence of age and work-related expertise on fine motor control. GeroPsych 25, 199–206.

Winneke, A. H., Godde, B., Reuter, E., Vieluf, S., & Voelcker-Rehage, C. (2012). The association between physical activity and attentional control in younger and older middle-aged adults: an ERP study. GeroPsych, 25, 207–221.

Recent conference presentations

Reuter, E., Pearcey, G. E. P., Stevenson, T., & Carroll, T. J. (2016, December). Age-related differences in error processing during force field adaptation: an EEG study. Paper presented at the ANS Sensorimotor Control Meeting, Hobart, Australia.

Reuter, E., Mattingley, J. B., Cunnington, R., Riek, S., & Carroll, T. J. (2016, November). Pushing attention to one side: force field adaptation alters attentional processing in the healthy brain. Paper presented at the 6th Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference, Shoal Bay, Australia.