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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).

News

  • [2018-12-15] The paper by Nicole Wetzel and Erich Schröger "On the development of auditory distraction: A review" from 2014 most cited papers PsyCh Journal.
  • [2018-09-01] Professor Robert P. O’Shea from Southern Cross University in Australia began as a Guest Scientist. Professor O’Shea is interested in how our brains produce the experiences of the things we see and in the history and philosophy of science and psychology.
  • [2018-12-15] The paper by Nicole Wetzel and Erich Schröger "On the development of auditory distraction: A review" from 2014 most cited papers PsyCh Journal.
  • [2018-08-29] A new study by Maria Stuckenberg, C. Nayak, B. Meyer, C. Völker, V. Hohmann und A. Bendixen with the title "Age effects on concurrent speech segregation by onset asynchrony" was accepted for publication in the journal Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. The study demonstrates that young (18-33 years) and elderly (55-74 years) listeners benefit to a similar extent from onset asynchrony as a cue for concurrent speech segregation.
  • [2018-07-02] Interview (Multimedia, Audio) with Erich Schröger by MDR Aktuell on his listing as one of the 50 most influential living psychologists in the world.
  • [2018-05-11] A new study by Nicole Wetzel, Florian Scharf, and Andreas Widmann with the title "Can't ignore – distraction by task-irrelevant sounds in early and middle childhood" was accepted for publication in the journal Child Development. The study demonstrates considerable development of attention control throughout early childhood.
  • [2018-04-03] A new study by Florian Scharf and Steffen Nestler with the title "Principles behind variance misallocation in temporal exploratory factor analysis for ERP data: Insights from an inter-factor covariance decomposition" was accepted for publication in the International Journal of Psychophysiology. The study demonstrates that the topographic overlap introduces substantial inter-factor correlations when exploratory factor analysis is applied to event-related potential data and that, therefore, orthogonal rotation methods should be avoided.
  • [2018-01-23] A new study by Andreas Widmann, Erich Schröger, and Nicole Wetzel accepted for publication in Biological Psychology demonstrates that the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems contributions to the pupil dilation response can be separated by means of principal component analysis and emotional arousal is reflected selectively in the sympathetic response (press release).
  • [2018-01-08] Erich Schröger was named among the 50 most influential living psychologists in the world
  • [2017-04-11] Prof Dr. Erich Schröger was elected as the Vice-Rector for Research and Young Academics of the University of Leipzig (press release).

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Cognitive and Biological Psychology

University of Leipzig
Faculty of Life Sciences
Institute of Psychology
Neumarkt 9-19
D-04109 Leipzig

Secretariat

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

Fax: +49 341 97-39271