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I received a Psychology degree from the University of Tübingen (2006) and a Master of Science degree from the Graduate School of Neural and Behavioural Sciences/International Max Planck Research School in Tübingen (2004). In 2007, I came to Australia and started a PhD at Macquarie University. Since I completed my PhD in 2012, I have been employed as a postdoc in the Perception in Action research group and I am currently a ARC DECRA Research Fellow.

Research interests

We interact with others and the world around us with our body. The major focus of my research has been to find out how and where in the brain multisensory body information is processed and integrated; to understand the mechanisms which underlie the formation and updating of distinct representations for one’s own body and other bodies; and to investigate how specific body-related representations modulate perception and action.


Workshop 14th of December at Macquarie University:

Science of the Self Mini-Workshop: Body Representation, Misperception and Eating Disorders

See our website for more details: scienceofselfconference.net



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Projects 2012 2017

Research Output 2004 2018

  • 419 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 21 Article
  • 3 Meeting abstract
  • 1 Conference proceeding contribution
  • 1 Comment/opinion

Multisensory temporal processing in own-body contexts: plausibility of hand ownership does not improve visuo-tactile asynchrony detection

Keys, R. T., Rich, A. N. & Zopf, R., May 2018, In : Experimental Brain Research. 236, 5, p. 1431–1443 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Time Perception

Representing the location of manipulable objects in shape-selective occipitotemporal cortex: beyond retinotopic reference frames?

Zopf, R., Butko, M., Woolgar, A., Williams, M. & Rich, A. N., Sep 2018, In : Cortex. 106, p. 132-150 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Bayes Theorem
Sample Size

Revisiting the link between body and agency: visual movement congruency enhances intentional binding but is not body-specific

Zopf, R., Polito, V. & Moore, J., 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 2018, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Multisensory coding in the multiple-demand regions: vibrotactile task information is coded in frontoparietal cortex

Woolgar, A. & Zopf, R., Aug 2017, In : Journal of Neurophysiology. 118, 2, p. 703-716 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Parietal Lobe
Multivariate Analysis

The conceptual space explanation of the rubber hand illusion: first experimental tests

Carruthers, G., Gao, X., Zopf, R., Wilcox, A. & Robbins, R., 2017, In : Psychology of consciousness : theory, research, and practice. 4, 2, p. 161–175 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Space Simulation