I obtained a Diploma (MSc) in Psychology (Minor in Physics) from the University of Oldenburg (Germany) in 2003 and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Regensburg (Germany) in 2006. Following postdoctoral periods at the University of Oslo and the University of Glasgow I am now employed as a Research Fellow at the Queensland Brain Institute in Professor Jason Mattingley's Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory.
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.
- Baumann O. & Mattingley J.B. Functional organization of the parahippocampal cortex: Dissociable roles for context representations and the perception of visual scenes. The Journal of Neuroscience (in press)
- 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. Consensus paper: the role of the cerebellum in perceptual processes. Cerebellum (2014) 14 2 197-220.
- Frank S.M., Baumann O., Mattingley J.B. & Greenlee M.W. Vestibular and visual responses in human posterior insular cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology (2014) 112 10 2481-91.
- Baumann O. & Mattingley J.B. Dissociable roles of the hippocampus and parietal cortex in processing of coordinate and categorical spatial information. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (2014) 8, 73.
- Baumann O. & Mattingley J.B. Effects of attention and perceptual uncertainty on cerebellar activity during visual motion perception. Cerebellum (2014) 13 1 46-54.
- Chan E., Baumann O., Bellgrove M.A. & Mattingley J.B. Negative emotional experiences during navigation enhance parahippocampal activity during recall of place information. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience (2014) 26 1 154-164.
- Milford M., Scheirer W., Vig E., Glover A., Baumann O., Mattingley J. & Cox D. Condition-Invariant, Top-Down Visual Place Recognition. (2014) Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.
- Baumann O. & Mattingley J.B. Dissociable representations of environmental size and complexity in the human hippocampus. The Journal of Neuroscience (2013) 33:10526-10533.
- Chan E., Baumann O., Bellgrove M.A. & Mattingley J.B. Extrinsic reference frames modify the neural substrates of object-location representations. Neuropsychologia (2013) 51:781-788.
- Chan E., Baumann O., Bellgrove M.A. & Mattingley J.B. Reference frames in allocentric representations are invariant across static and active encoding. Frontiers in Psychology (2013) 4, 565.
- Chan E., Baumann O., Bellgrove M.A. & Mattingley J.B. From objects to landmarks: the function of visual location information in spatial navigation. Frontiers in Psychology (2012) 3:304.
- Baumann O. & Mattingley J.B. Functional topography of primary emotion processing in the human cerebellum. Neuroimage (2012) 61 4 805-811.
- Baumann O., Chan E. & Mattingley J.B. Distinct neural networks underlie encoding of categorical versus coordinate spatial relations during active navigation. Neuroimage (2012) 60 3 1630-1637.
- Baumann O., Skilleter A. & Mattingley J.B. Short-term Memory Maintenance of Object Locations during Active Navigation: Which Working Memory Subsystem is Essential? PLoS ONE (2011) 6:5.
- Baumann O. & Mattingley J.B. Medial parietal cortex encodes perceived heading direction in humans. The Journal of Neuroscience (2010) 30 39 12897-12901 (recommended by the Faculty of 1000).
- Baumann O. & Mattingley J.B. Scaling of neural responses to visual and auditory motion in the human cerebellum. The Journal of Neuroscience (2010) 30 12 4489-4495.
- Baumann O., Chan E. & Mattingley J.B. Dissociable neural circuits for encoding and retrieval of object locations during active navigation in humans. Neuroimage (2010) 49 3 2816-2825.
- Baumann O. & Belin P. Perceptual scaling of voice identity: common dimensions for different vowels and speakers. Psychological Research (2010) 74 1 110-120.
- Magnussen S., Greenlee M.W., Baumann O. & Endestad T. Visual perceptual memory - anno 2008. In: Memory, aging and the brain. Lars Backman, Lars Nyberg (Eds.) Hove: Psychology Press (2010) pp. 53-70.
- Baumann O. & Greenlee M.W. Effects of attention to auditory motion on cortical activations during smooth pursuit eye tracking. PLoS ONE (2009) 4:9.
- Baumann O., Endestad T., Magnussen S. & Greenlee M.W. 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 (2008) 188 3 363-369.
- Baumann O. & Greenlee M.W. Neuronal correlates of coherent audio-visual motion perception. Cerebral Cortex (2007) 17 6 1433-1443.
- Ziemus B., Baumann O., Luerding R., Schloesser R., Schuierer G., Bogdahn U. & Greenlee M.W. Impaired working-memory after cerebellar infarcts paralleled by changes in BOLD signal of a cortico-cerebellar circuit. Neuropsychologia (2007) 45 9 2016-2024.
- Rothmayr C., Baumann O., Endestad T., Rutschmann R.M., Magnussen S., Greenlee M.W. Dissociation of neural correlates of verbal and non-verbal visual working memory with different delays. Behavioral and Brain Functions (2007) 3:56.
- Baumann O., Ziemus B., Luerding R., Schuierer G., Bogdahn U. & Greenlee M.W. Differences in cortical activation during smooth pursuit and saccadic eye movements following cerebellar lesions. Experimental Brain Research (2007) 181 2 237-247.
- Baumann O., Frank G., Rutschmann R.M. & Greenlee M.W. Cortical activation during sequences of memory-guided saccades: a functional MRI study. NeuroReport (2007) 18 5 451-455.
- Zimmer K. & Baumann O. 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 (2003).