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apl. Prof. Dr. Jutta Billino


Associate Professor
Room: 316, Building F1
Phone:+49 (0)641 99 26112
Fax: +49 (0)641 99 26119


Research Interests

My research is concerned with individual differences in visual perception and sensorimotor control. I am interested in how sensory, motor, cognitive, and motivational mechanisms are interwoven and how their interplay varies across individuals. In my projects I study healthy subjects as well as patients with brain lesions. I currently focus on age-related differences across the adult lifespan. My goal is to develop an integrative perspective on complex ageing processes and to determine mechanisms which contribute to successful ageing.

Scientific Training

since 04/2019


Associate professor, Faculty of Psychology and Sports Science, JLU Giessen




Assistant professor, Department of Experimental Psychology, JLU Giessen


Teaching and research associate, Department of Experimental Psychology, JLU Giessen (Prof. Karl Gegenfurtner)


Teaching and research associate, Department of Medical Psychology, JLU Giessen (Prof. Dr. Renate Deinzer)


Doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) from the JLU Giessen, Dissertation: ‚Constraints on motion processing pathways in humans‘ (Prof. Karl Gegenfurtner, Prof. Dr. Frank Bremmer)


Scholar in the research training group ‘Neuronal Representation and Action Control’ funded by the German Research Council, JLU Giessen und Philipps University Marburg


Research associate in the team Cognitive Neurology, University Hospital Frankfurt (PD Dr. Alexander Rösler, Prof. Dr. Andreas Kleinschmidt)


Graduate training in Clinical Neuropsychology, degree awarded: certification as Clinical Neuropsychologist (GNP)


Graduate training in behavioural therapy, degree awarded: state examination, licensure to practice psychotherapy


Studies of Psychology at the JLU Giessen and the University of Utah, degree awarded: diploma




  • Klever, L., Islam, J., Võ, M., & Billino, J. (2023). Aging attenuates the memory advantage for unexpected objects in real-world scenes. Heliyon, 9(9): e20241. doi:10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e20241
  • Klever, L., Beyvers, M. C., Fiehler, K., Mamassian, P., & Billino, J. (2023). Cross-modal metacognition: Visual and tactile confidence share a common scale. Journal of Vision, 23(5):3, 1-16. doi: 10.1167/jov.23.5.3
  • Klever, L., Mamassian, P., & Billino, J. (2022). Age‑related differences in visual confidence are driven by individual differences in cognitive control capacities. Scientific Reports, 12, 6016. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-09939-7
  • Billino, J., Hennig-Fast, K., & Exner, C. (2022). Wissenschaftliche Perspektiven in der zukünftigen Weiterbildung. Zeitschrift für Neuropsychologie, 33(1), 3–4. doi: 10.1024/1016-264X/a000347
  • Billino, J., Hennig-Fast, K., & Exner, C. (2022). Neuropsychologische Psychotherapie an Universitäten: Chancen für Forschung und Praxis. Zeitschrift für Neuropsychologie, 33(1), 5–10. doi: 10.1024/1016-264X/a000349
  • Dukes, J.M., Kiendl, S., & Billino, J. (2022). Haptic shape discrimination independent of weight. Conference paper in Seifi, H., et al. (Eds.). Haptics: Science, Technology, Applications: 13th International Conference on Human Haptic Sensing and Touch Enabled Computer Applications, EuroHaptics 2022, Proceedings (Vol. 13235). Springer Nature. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-06249-0
  • Cuevas P., He, Y., Billino J., Kozasa E., & Straube, B. (2021). Age-related effects on the neural processing of semantic complexity in a continuous narrative: Modulation by gestures already present in young to middle-aged adults. Neuropsychologia, 151(107725). doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2020.107725
  • Hesse, C., Koroknai, L., & Billino, J. (2020). Individual differences in processing resources modulate bimanual interference in pointing. Psychological Research, 84, 440-453. doi: 10.1007/s00426-018-1050-3 
  • Klever, L., Voudouris, D., Fiehler, K., & Billino, J. (2019). Age effects on sensorimotor predictions: What drives increased tactile suppression during reaching? Journal of Vision, 19(9):9, 1-17. doi: 10.1167/19.9.9
  • Billino, J. & Pilz, K.S. (2019). Motion perception as a model for perceptual aging. Journal of Vision, 19(4):3, 1-28. doi:10.1167/19.4.3
  • Huang, J., Hegele, M., & Billino, J. (2018). Motivational modulation of age-related effects on reaching adaptation. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(2285), 1-13. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02285
  • Billino, J., van Belle, G., Rossion, B., & Schwarzer, G. (2018). What contributes to face recognition performance in preschool children? New insights from a gaze-contingent paradigm. Cognitive Development, 47, 168-180. doi: 10.1016/j.cogdev.2018.06.007
  • Billino, J., & Drewing, K. (2018). Age effects on visuo-haptic length discrimination: Evidence for optimal integration of senses in senior adults. Multisensory Research, 31, 273–300. doi: 10.1163/22134808-00002601 

  • Hesse, C., Billino, J., & Schenk, T. (2018). On the role of V1 in avoiding obstacles. Cortex, 98, 276-282. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2017.11.004

  • Ross, A.I., Schenk, T., Billino, J., Macleod, MJ., & Hesse, C. (2018). Avoiding unseen obstacles: Subcortical vision is not sufficient to maintain normal obstacle avoidance behaviour during reaching. Cortex, 98, 177-193. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2016.09.010
  • Valsecchi, M., Billino, J., & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2018). Healthy aging is associated with decreased risk-taking in a motor decision-making. JEP HPP, 44(1), 154-167. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000436
  • Billino, J., Hennig, J., & Gegenfurtner, K. (2017). Association between COMT genotype and the control of memory guided saccades: Individual differences in healthy adults reveal a detrimental role of dopamine. Vision Research, 141, 170-180. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2016.10.001
  • Huang, J., Gegenfurtner, K.R., Schütz, A., & Billino, J. (2017). Age effects on saccadic adaptation: Evidence from different paradigms reveals specific vulnerabilities. Journal of Vision, 17(6):9, 1-18. doi: 10.1167/17.6.9
  • Kangur, K., Billino, J., & Hesse, C. (2017) Keeping safe: Intra-individual consistency in obstacle avoidance behaviour across grasping and locomotion tasks. i-Perception, 8(1), 1-10. doi: 10.1177/2041669517690412
  • Schmalenbach, S.B., Billino, J., Kircher, T., van Kemenade, B., & Straube, B. (2017). Links between gestures and multisensory processing: Individual differences suggest a compensation mechanism. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1828. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01828
  • Billino, J., Hennig, J., & Gegenfurtner, K. (2016). The role of dopamine in anticipatory pursuit eye movements: Insights from genetic polymorphisms in healthy adults. eNeuro, 3(6). doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0190-16.2016
  • Schütz, A. C.e, Billino, J.e, Bodrogi, P., Polin, D., Khanh, T.Q., & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2015). Robust underestimation of speed during driving: A field study. Perception, 44(12), 1356-1370. doi:
  • Billino, J., Hitzel, E., Margolf-Hackl, S., & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2015). Value-based modulation of saccadic control across adult lifespan. Journal of Vision, 15(12): 804. doi: 10.1167/15.12.804
  • Billino, J., Braun, D., Bremmer, F., & Gegenfurtner, K. (2011). Challenges to normal neural functioning provide insights into separability of motion processing mechanisms. Neuropsychologia, 49, 3151-3163. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.07.009 
  • Billino, J., Luerßen, J., von Renteln-Kruse, W., Mühlhan, C., & Rösler, A. (2011). Effects of subcortical vascular dementia and aging on negative and neutral word list learning. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 31, 188-194. doi:10.1159/000325662 
  • Billino, J., Braun, D.I., Böhm, K.-D., Bremmer, F., & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2009). Cortical networks for motion processing: Effects of focal brain lesions on perception of different motion types. Neuropsychologia, 47, 2133-2144. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2009.04.005 
  • Billino, J., Hamburger, K., & Gegenfurtner, K.R. (2009). Age effects on the perception of motion illusions. Perception, 38(4), 508-521. doi:10.1068/p5886 
  • Billino, J., Bremmer, F., & Gegenfurtner K.R. (2008). Differential aging of motion processing mechanisms: Evidence against general perceptual decline. Vision Research, 48, 1254-1261. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2008.02.014 
  • Billino, J., Bremmer, F., & Gegenfurtner K. (2008). Effects of light level on motion integration in different tasks. Journal of Vision, 8(3):14, 1-10. doi: 10.1167/8.3.14 
  • Billino, J., Brand, M., & Rösler, A. (2008). Cognitive estimation in patients with early subcortical vascular dementia. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23, 982-983. doi: 10.1002/gps.1985 
  • Rösler, A., Ulrich, C., Billino, J., Sterzer, P., Weidauer, S., Bernhardt, T., Steinmetz, H., Frölich, L., & Kleinschmidt, A. (2005). Effects of arousing emotional scenes on the distribution of visuospatial attention: changes with aging and early subcortical vascular dementia. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 229-230, 109-116. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2004.11.007 
  • Rösler, A., Fickenscher, V., Billino, J., & von Renteln-Kruse, W. (2005). Worte machen einen Unterschied: diagnostische Wertigkeit des geschriebenen Satzes im „Mini Mental Status“. Aktuelle Neurologie, 32(S4), P323. doi: 10.1055/s-2005-919357 
  • Rösler, A., Billino, J., Müller, N., Weidauer, S., Steinmetz, H., & Kleinschmidt, A. (2005). Visual search in patients with subcortical vascular dementia: short fixations but long reaction-times. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 20, 375-380. doi:10.1159/000089104 
  • Rösler, A., Fickenscher, V., Billino, J., & von Renteln-Kruse, W. (2005). Sentences written during the "Mini Mental Status Examination" - content and diagnostic value in cognitive healthy elderly and patients with dementia. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 53(12), 2240-2241. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.00512_8.x 
  • Rösler, A., Billino, J., Kleinschmidt, A., & Steinmetz, H. (2004). Neuropsychologische Diagnostik und kognitive Profile bei Demenzerkrankungen. Aktuelle Neurologie, 31, 490-497. doi: 10.1055/s-2004-828500 
  • Gauggel, S., & Billino, J. (2002). The effects of goal setting on the arithmetic performance of brain damaged patients. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 17 (3), 283-294. doi: 10.1016/S0887-6177(01)00113-5