Dr Tjerk Gutteling PhD

Dr Tjerk Gutteling

School of Psychology
Postdoctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Tjerk Gutteling investigates visual perception and the aspects that influence it. Currently, the focus is on neuronal oscillations using MEG.


  • PhD Cognitive neuroscience (Donders Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen)
  • MA Artificial Intelligence
  • MA Cognitive Neuroscience


Tjerk Gutteling is a postdoctoral researcher at the neuronal oscillations group of Ole Jensen as of January 2016. His main interests lie in modulatory effects on perception in the broad sense. He is currently investigating oscillatory mechanisms of perceptual selection, using MEG and rapid frequency tagging.

Before Tjerk Gutteling joined the neuronal oscillations group at the University of Birmingham he worked at the sensorimotor lab of Pieter Medendorp at the Donders Institute (Radboud University), were the focus was on spatial cognition and the influences of self-motion on perception, using a vestibular sled with electro-encephalography (EEG) and transcranial current stimulation (tCS).

Tjerk Gutteling obtained his PhD at the University Medical Center Utrecht under the supervision of Bas Neggers. There, he investigated influences of action preparation on perception for both eye movement and skeletomotor actions (such as grasping). Tjerk Gutteling obtained his degrees in artificial intelligence and cognitive neuroscience at Utrecht University.


Research Group:

Neural Oscillations Group

Research Interests:

Perception, neuronal oscillations, attention, action preparation, frequency tagging

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ORCID:  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0934-418X 

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  • Gutteling TP, Schutter DJLG & Medendorp WP (2017). Alpha-band transcranial alternating current stimulation modulates precision, but not gain during whole-body spatial updating. Neuropsychologia, 106, 52–59.
  • Gutteling TP & Medendorp WP (2016). Role of Alpha-Band Oscillations in Spatial Updating across Whole Body Motion. Frontiers in Psychology, 7.
  • Gutteling TP, Petridou N, Dumoulin SO, Harvey BM, Aarnoutse EJ, Kenemans JL, Neggers SFW (2015). Action Preparation Shapes Processing in Early Visual Cortex. J Neurosci 35:6472–6480.
  • de Brouwer AJ, Smeets JBJ, Gutteling TP, Toni I & Medendorp WP (2015). The Müller-Lyer illusion affects visuomotor updating in the dorsal visual stream. Neuropsychologia, 77, 119–27.
  • Gutteling TP, Selen LPJ, Medendorp WP (2015) Parallax-sensitive remapping of visual space in occipito-parietal alpha-band activity during whole-body motion. J Neurophysiol 113:1574–1584.
  • Wagner IC, van Buuren M, Kroes MC, Gutteling TP, van der Linden M, Morris RG & Fernández G (2015). Schematic memory components converge within angular gyrus during retrieval. ELife, 4.
  • Gutteling TP, Park SY, Kenemans JL & Neggers SFW (2013). TMS of the anterior intraparietal area selectively modulates orientation change detection during action preparation. Journal of Neurophysiology:33–41.
  • Sharika KM, Neggers SFW, Gutteling TP, Van der Stigchel S, Dijkerman HC & Murthy A. (2013). Proactive control of sequential saccades in the human supplementary eye field. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(14), E1311-20.
  • Neggers SFW, van Diepen RM, Zandbelt BB, Vink M, Mandl RCW & Gutteling TP (2012). A functional and structural investigation of the human fronto-basal volitional saccade network. PloS One, 7(1), e29517.
  • Panouillères M, Neggers SFW, Gutteling TP, Salemme R, van der Stigchel S, van der Geest JN, Frens MA, Pélisson D (2012). Transcranial magnetic stimulation and motor plasticity in human lateral cerebellum: dual effect on saccadic adaptation. Human Brain Mapping, 33(7), 1512–25.
  • Gutteling TP, Kenemans JL & Neggers SFW (2011). Grasping preparation enhances orientation change detection. PloS one, 6(3), e17675.
  • Gutteling TP, van Ettinger-Veenstra HM, Kenemans JL & Neggers SFW (2010). Lateralized frontal eye field activity precedes occipital activity shortly before saccades: evidence for cortico-cortical feedback as a mechanism underlying covert attention shifts. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 22(9), 1931-43.
  • Van Ettinger-Veenstra HM, Huijbers W, Gutteling TP, Vink M, Kenemans JL & Neggers SFW (2009). fMRI-guided TMS on cortical eye fields: the frontal but not intraparietal eye fields regulate the coupling between visuospatial attention and eye movements. J Neurophysiol, 102(6), 3469–80.

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