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Research of our unit focuses on issues in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. Using methods of Biological and Experimental Psychology, processes and architectures of voluntary and involuntary attention, (auditory, visual, and audio-visual) perception, (working) memory, learning, emotion, language and judgment are investigated in healthy adults and in children. Our research follows an human information processing approach and emphasizes the predictive nature of our mental system. The laboratory's equipment has been selected to meet this goal (Labs).


  • New publication by Bradley Jack, Andreas Widmann, Robert O'Shea, Erich Schröger, and Urte Roeber in Psychophysiology: Brain activity from stimuli that are not perceived: Visual mismatch negativity during binocular rivalry suppression. It was shown that visual deviants which are not consciously perceived as they were presented to the suppressed eye during binocular rivalry still elicit visual MMN.
  • Results of a new study in Frontiers in Psychology by Nicole Wetzel, Erich Schröger, and Andreas Widmann indicate that separate mechanisms underlying the processing of novel environmental and pitch-deviant sounds develop with different time courses and that these mechanisms develop considerably within a few years in middle childhood.

Current events

  • 16.01.2017, 16:30 Uhr, SKH, Raum 133, research colloquium, guest talk: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Einhäuser-Treyer (Technische Universität Chemnitz): "Ambiguity and Attention in the Real World"


Cognitive and Biological Psychology

University of Leipzig
Faculty of Biosciences, Pharmacy and Psychology
Institute of Psychology
Neumarkt 9-19
D-04109 Leipzig


Dagmar Schrödl
Phone: +49 341 97-39570
Email: dagmar dot schroedl at uni-leipzig dot de

Dorit Thieme
Phone: +49 341 97-39540
Email: d dot thieme at uni-leipzig dot de

Fax: +49 341 97-39271