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


  • Chung WY, Darriba A, Korka B, Widmann A, Schröger E, Waszak F. (in press). Action effect predictions in ‘what’, ‘when’, and ‘whether’ intentional actions. Brain Res.
  • Korka B, Widmann A, Waszak F, Darriba Á, Schröger E. (2022). The auditory brain in action: Intention determines predictive processing in the auditory system-A review of current paradigms and findings. Psychon Bull Rev, 29(2), 321-342.
  • Piozin C, Altamira GH, Simon C, Lavrard B, Audran JY, Waszak F, Eskiizmirliler S. (2022). 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), 1-8.
  • Darriba Á, Hsu YF, Van Ommen S, Waszak F. (2021). Intention-based and sensory-based predictions. Sci Rep, 11(1), 19899.
  • Darriba Á, Van Ommen S, Hsu YF, Waszak F. (2021). Visual Predictions Operate on Different Timescales. J Cogn Neurosci, 33(6), 984-1002.
  • Hsu YF, Darriba Á, Waszak F. (2021). Attention modulates repetition effects in a context of low periodicity. Brain Res, 1767, 147559.
  • Hsu YF, Waszak F, Strömmer J, Hämäläinen JA. (2021). Human Brain Ages With Hierarchy-Selective Attenuation of Prediction Errors. Cereb Cortex, 31(4), 2156-2168.
  • Le Bars S, Chokron S, Balp R, Douibi K, Waszak F. (2021). 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, 15, 732764.
  • Pfeuffer CU, Moutsopoulou K, Waszak F, Kiesel A. (2020). Execution-based and verbal code-based stimulus-response associations: proportion manipulations reveal conflict adaptation processes in item-specific priming. Psychol Res, 84(8), 2172-2195.
  • Balp R, Waszak F, Collins T. (2019). Remapping versus short-term memory in visual stability across saccades. Atten Percept Psychophys, 81(1), 98-108.
  • Boldt A, Schiffer AM, Waszak F, Yeung N. (2019). Confidence Predictions Affect Performance Confidence and Neural Preparation in Perceptual Decision Making. Sci Rep, 9(1), 4031.
  • Hsu YF, Waszak F and Hämäläinen JA. (2019). Prior Precision Modulates the Minimization of Auditory Prediction Error. Front Hum Neurosci, 13:30.
  • Le Bars S, Darriba Á, Waszak F. (2019). Event-related brain potentials to self-triggered tones: Impact of action type and impulsivity traits. Neuropsychologia, 125, 14-22.
  • Moutsopoulou K, Pfeuffer C, Kiesel A, Yang Q, Waszak F. (2019). How long is long-term priming? Classification and action priming in the scale of days. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove), 72(5), 1183-1199.
  • Ticini LF, Schütz-Bosbach S, Waszak F. (2019). From goals to muscles: motor familiarity shapes the representation of action-related sounds in the human motor system. Cogn Neurosci, 10(1), 20-29.
  • Darriba Á, Waszak F. (2018). Predictions through evidence accumulation over time. Sci Rep, 8(1), 494.
  • Hsu YF, Hämäläinen JA, Waszak F. (2018). The processing of mispredicted and unpredicted sensory inputs interact differently with attention. Neuropsychologia, 111, 85-91.
  • Jacquet PO, Wyart V, Desantis A, Hsu YF, Granjon L, Sergent C, Waszak F. (2018). Human susceptibility to social influence and its neural correlates are related to perceived vulnerability to extrinsic morbidity risks. Sci Rep, 8(1), 13347.
  • Pfeuffer CU, Hosp T, Kimmig E, Moutsopoulou K, Waszak F, Kiesel A. (2018). Defining stimulus representation in stimulus-response associations formed on the basis of task execution and verbal codes. Psychol Res, 82(4), 744-758.
  • Pfeuffer CU, Moutsopoulou K, Waszak F, Kiesel A. (2018). Multiple priming instances increase the impact of practice-based but not verbal code-based stimulus-response associations. Acta Psychol (Amst), 184, 100-109.
  • Ticini LF, Dolk T, Waszak F, Schütz-Bosbach S. (2018). IPL-M1 interaction shapes pre-reflective social differentiation in the human action system: new insights from TBS and TMS combined. Sci Rep, 8(1), 12001.
  • Jones A, Hsu YF, Granjon L, Waszak F. (2017). Temporal expectancies driven by self- and externally generated rhythms. Neuroimage, 156, 352-362.
  • 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. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove), 68(9), 1744-57.
  • 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 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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