Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception - UMR 8242
Uni­ver­sité Paris Descartes
45 Rue des Saints Pères
75270 Paris Cedex 06

Florian WASZAK

Senior Research Scientist
AVoC group

Florian.waszak@-Code a retirer pour éviter le SPAM-parisdescartes.fr
+33 (0) 1 42 86 43 79 , room H 431 J


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


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

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