Maarten Frens


  1. van Hagen JM, van der Geest JN, van der Giessen RS, Lagers-van Haselen GC, Eussen HJ, Gille JJ, Govaerts LC, Wouters CH, de Coo IF, Hoogenraad CC, KoekkoekSK, Frens MA, van Camp N, van der Linden A, Jansweijer MC, Thorgeirsson SS, De Zeeuw CI. Contribution of CYLN2 and GTF2IRD1 to neurological and cognitive symptoms in Williams Syndrome. Neurobiol Dis. 2007 in press
  2. Montfoort I, Frens MA, Koes B, de Zeeuw CI, Verhagen A Tragedy of conducting a clinical trial. J. Clin. Epid, 2007, in press
  3. Montfoort I, Frens MA, Hooge IT, Lagers- van Haselen GC, van der Geest JN. Visual search deficits in Williams-Beuren syndrome. Neuropsychologia, 2007 in press
  4. Slijper HP, Richter, JM, Smeets, JBJ., Frens, MA (2007) The effects of pause software on the temporal characteristics of computer use. Ergonomics, 2, 178-191
  5. Winkelman B, Frens MA. Motor coding in floccular climbing fibers. J Neurophysiol. (2006) 95:2342-51.
  6. Montfoort I, Kelders WP, van der Geest JN, Schipper IB, Feenstra L, de Zeeuw CI, Frens MA. Interaction between ocular stabilization reflexes in patients with whiplash injury.Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2006 47:2881-4.
  7. Schonewille M*, Khosrovani S*, Winkelman BH*, Hoebeek FE, De Jeu MT, Larsen IM, Van der Burg J, Schmolesky MT, Frens MA, De Zeeuw CI. Purkinje cells in awake behaving animals operate at the upstate membrane potential. Nat Neurosci. 2006 9:459-61; (*=shared first author)
  8. van der Geest JN, Haselen GC, Frens MA. Saccade adaptation in Williams-Beuren Syndrome. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2006 Apr;47(4):1464-8.
  9. Hoebeek FE, Stahl JS, van Alphen AM, Schonewille M, Luo C, Rutteman M, van den Maagdenberg AMJM, Molenaar PC, Goossens HHLM, Frens MA, De Zeeuw CI Increased noise level of Purkinje cell activities reduces impact of their modulation during sensorimotor control Neuron (2005) 45:953-65.
  10. Van der Geest JN, Lagers-van Haselen GC, van Hagen JM, Brenner E, Govaerts LCP, de Coo IFM, Frens MA, Visual depth processing in Williams-Beuren Syndrome Exp. Brain Res (2005), 166(2):200-9
  11. Hooge ITC, Over EAB, van Wezel RJA, Frens MA, Inhibition of return is not a foraging facilitator in saccadic search and free viewing. Vision Res. (2005) ;45(14):1901-8.
  12. Van Strien JW, Lagers-van Haselen GC, van Hagen JM, de Coo IFM, Frens MA, van der Geest JN, Increased prevalences of left-handedness and left-eye sighting dominance in individuals with Williams-Beuren syndrome. J Clin Exp Neuropsy (in press)
  13. Kelders WP, Kleinrensink GJ, Van Der Geest JN, Schipper IB, Feenstra L, De Zeeuw CI, Frens MA, The cervico-ocular reflex is increased in whiplash injury patients. J. Neurotrauma (2005) 22:133-137
  14. Rijkaart DC, van der Geest JN, Kelders WP, de Zeeuw CI, Frens MA. Short-term adaptation of the cervico-ocular reflex. Exp Brain Res. (2004): 124-128.
  15. Goossens HHLM, Hoebeek FE, Van Alphen AM, Van Der Steen J, Stahl JS, De Zeeuw CI, Frens MA. Simple spike and complex spike activity of floccular Purkinje cells during the optokinetic reflex in mice lacking cerebellar long-term depression. Eur J Neurosci.: 687-97.
  16. van der Geest JN, Lagers-van Haselen GC, van Hagen JM, Govaerts LC, de Coo IF, de Zeeuw CI, Frens MA. Saccade dysmetria in Williams-Beuren syndrome. Neuropsychologia. (2004); 42 :569-576.
  17. Coesmans M, Smitt PA, Linden DJ, Shigemoto R, Hirano T, Yamakawa Y, van Alphen AM, Luo C, van der Geest JN, Kros JM, Gaillard CA, Frens MA, de Zeeuw CI. Mechanisms underlying cerebellar motor deficits due to mGluR1-autoantibodies. Ann Neurol. (2003) 53:325-336.
  18. Kelders WP, Kleinrensink GJ, van der Geest JN, Feenstra L, de Zeeuw CI, Frens MA. Compensatory increase of the cervico-ocular reflex with age in healthy humans. J Physiol. (2003) 553:311-317.
  19. Haker H, Misslisch H, Ott M, Frens MA, Henn V, Hess K, Sandor PS. Three-dimensional vestibular eye and head reflexes of the chameleon: characteristics of gain and phase and effects of eye position on orientation of ocular rotation axes during stimulation in yaw direction. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. (2003) 189:509-517.
  20. Kanai R, van der Geest JN, Frens MA Inhibition of saccade initiation by preceding smooth pursuit. Exp Brain Res (2003) 148:300-307.
  21. Frens MA, van der Geest JN. Scleral search coils influence saccade dynamics. J Neurophysiol. (2002) 88:692-8.
  22. Smeets JB, Frens MA, Brenner E. Throwing darts: timing is not the limiting factor. Exp Brain Res. (2002) 144:268-74.
  23. van der Geest JN, Frens MA. Recording eye movements with video-oculography and scleral search coils: a direct comparison of two methods. J Neurosci Methods. (2002) 114:185-95.
  24. van den Berg AV, Beintema JA, Frens MA. Heading and path percepts from visual flow and eye pursuit signals. Vision Res. (2001) 41:3467-86.
  25. Goossens HHLM, Daniel H, Rancillac A, van der Steen J, Oberdick J, Crepel F, De Zeeuw CI, Frens MA. Expression of protein kinase C inhibitor blocks cerebellar long-term depression without affecting Purkinje cell excitability in alert mice. J Neurosci. (2001) 21:5813-23.
  26. Sandor PS, Frens MA, Henn V. Chameleon eye position obeys Listing's law. Vision Res. (2001) 41:2245-51.
  27. Frens MA, Mathoera AL, van der Steen J. Floccular complex spike response to transparent retinal slip. Neuron. (2001) 30:795-801.
  28. Lagers-van Haselen GC, van der Steen J, Frens MA. Copying strategies for patterns by children and adults. Percept Mot Skills. (2000) 91:603-15.
  29. Hooge IT, Frens MA. Inhibition of saccade return (ISR): spatio-temporal properties of saccade programming. Vision Res. (2000) 40:3415-26.
  30. Mathoera AL, Frens MA, van der Steen J. Effects of cholinergic neuromodulation in cerebellar flocculus on transparent motion processing in the rabbit. Exp Brain Res. (2000) 134:255-60.
  31. Frens MA, Mathoera AL, Van der Steen J. On the nature of gain changes of the optokinetic reflex. Prog Brain Res. (2000) 124:247-55.
  32. Mathoera AL, Frens MA, van der Steen J. Visual-vestibular interaction during transparent optokinetic stimulation in the rabbit. Exp Brain Res. (1999) 125:87-96
  33. Frens, M. A. Hooge, I. T. C. Goossens, H. H. L. M Can parallel processing and competitive inhibition explain the generation of saccades? Behavioral and Brain Sciences (1999) 22:685
  34. Frens MA, Van Opstal AJ. Visual-auditory interactions modulate saccade-related activity in monkey superior colliculus. Brain Res Bull. (1998) 46:211-24.
  35. Frens, M.A., van Beuzekom, A.D., Sandor,P.S., and Henn,V. Binocular coupling in chameleon saccade generation. Biological Cybernetics 1998; 78: 57-61.
  36. Frens MA, Suzuki Y, Scherberger H, Hepp K, Henn V. The collicular code of saccade direction depends on the roll orientation of the head relative to gravity. Exp Brain Res. (1998) 120:283-90.
  37. Frens MA, Van Opstal AJ. Monkey superior colliculus activity during short-term saccadic adaptation. Brain Res Bull. (1997) 43:473-83.
  38. Frens MA, Hepp K, Suzuki Y, Henn V. Rotational kinematics and eye position dependence during vestibular-optokinetic stimulation in the monkey. Ann N Y Acad Sci. (1996) 781:622-4.
  39. Van Opstal AJ, Frens MA. Task-dependence of saccade-related activity in monkey superior colliculus: implications for models of the saccadic system. Prog Brain Res. (1996) 112:179-94.
  40. Frens MA, Van Opstal AJ, Van der Willigen RF. Spatial and temporal factors determine auditory-visual interactions in human saccadic eye movements. Percept Psychophys. (1995) 57:802-16
  41. Frens MA, Van Opstal AJ. A quantitative study of auditory-evoked saccadic eye movements in two dimensions. Exp Brain Res. (1995) 107:103-17.
  42. Frens MA, van Opstal AJ. Transfer of short-term adaptation in human saccadic eye movements. Exp Brain Res. (1994) 100:293-306.
  43. Frens MA, Erkelens CJ. Coordination of hand movements and saccades: evidence for a common and a separate pathway. Exp Brain Res. (1991) 85:682-90.
  44. Lankheet MJ, Frens MA, van de Grind WA. Spatial properties of horizontal cell responses in the cat retina. Vision Res. (1990) 30:1257-75.

Books, contributions to books, and such

  1. CI De Zeeuw, A van Alphen, C Luo, F Hoebeek, J van der Steen, MA Frens, J Sun, SKE Koekkoek, HHLM Goossens, D Jaarsma, J van der Burg, MPH Coesmans, and N Galjart (2003) Gain and phase control of compensatory eye movements by the flocculus of the vestibulo-cerebellum. Handbook of Audit Res (ed S. Highstein, AN Popper, RR Fay)
  2. Frens MA, van Opstal AJ Auditory-evoked saccades in two dimension: dynamical characteristics, influence of eye position, and of sound source spectrum. In: Information processing underlying gaze control (1994) Eds: JM Delgado-Garcia et al pp 329-338

  3. MA Frens (2003) "Synesthesie: Kleuren horen, klanken zien". Epub on
  4. MA Frens (2006) "De grootsheid van de kleine hersenen". Inaugural lecture
  5. MA Frens and Stefan Louw (2006) "Ik zie ik zie wat ik niet zie". Popular science book for children about the visual system.