Cognitive Psychology

Main Areas of Research

- Quantitative models of elementary cognitive processes (in particular: multisensory integration)

- Measurement and analysis of reaction times, eye movements

- Measurement of dissimilarity, psychophysical methods

Current Research Projects

  • Internationales DFG-Graduiertenkolleg "Neurosensory Systems and Science"
  • Sokrates/Erasmus Intensive Program (IP-Project 28629-IC-1-2004-1-UK-Erasmus-IPUC-1) on “Mathematical and Computational Models in the Psychological Sciences (MCMPS)” 
  • Integrated Modeling for Safe Transportation (IMoST): Human Modeling

 

Past Research Projects

  •  Regular minimality principle in relation to decision making and categorization  (with E.N. Dzhafarov, Purdue University, and A. Diederich, Jacobs University) - AFOSR
  •  Fechnerian Scaling: Metric from Discriminability (with E.N. Dzhafarov, Purdue University) - NSF
  •  A reverse correlation approach toward revealing oscillatory mechanisms in reaction times to multisensory stimulation (with A. Diederich, Jacobs University) - Tandemprojekt in NOWETAS
  • Experimental and theoretical investigation of spatial and temporal rules of multisensory integration [Experimentelle und theoretische Untersuchung räumlicher und zeitlicher Regeln der multisensorischen  Integration]  (DFG DI 506/8-1,  with Prof. Dr. Adele Diederich, Jacobs University Bremen, PI
  • DFG-Projekt "Experimentelle Prüfung einer neuen Begründung der Fechnerschen Psychophysik am Beispiel der Lautheitsmessung" [Experimental test of a new foundation of Fechnerian psychophysics: loudness measurement]; 11/1999 - 11/2001.
  • Multidimensional Fechnerian Scaling: Metric from Discriminability. TransCoop-Program (Humboldt Foundation, Prof. E. N. Dzhafarov, Purdue University)
  • Visual- auditory interaction with simple or directed manual responses and saccadic eye movements. Projekt C3 im Sonderforschungsbereich 517 "Kognitive Leistungen und ihre neuronalen Grundlagen" ["Neurocognition"], Universitaeten Bremen/Oldenburg; 1996-2001.
  • "Visual - tactile Interaction in human orientation behavior". DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm Sensomotorische Integration 1/98-12/01
  • Gestalt vs. analytic cognition: An investigation through mental chronometry: German-American Commission on Collaborative Research/DAAD. (with Prof. James T. Townsend, Indiana University,Bloomington); 1992-1996.
  • DFG-Graduiertenkolleg zu "Psychoakustik und Laerm" [Psychoacoustics and Noise], 1992- 2000.