Deutsch Intern
Department of Psychology (III) - Psychological Methods, Cognition, and Applied Research

Fields Of Research

On a general level we are interested in the flexibility of cognitive processes in basic and applied research areas. A major emphasis is placed on the study of action control, multitasking and crossmodal processing. Further foci are visual and social cognition. Within this field, we are interested in all kinds of mental processes that occur between the uptake of visual information and control of eye movements. An important method to study visual cognition is the recording of eye movements (i.e., eye tracking) with high spatial and temporal resolution.

A central conviction is that mental processes in humans are not implemented in a rigid way, but are rather flexibly adjusted based on situational contexts and task demands. This should hold for many diverse areas such as multitasking, reading, visual search, scientific graph comprehension, traffic psychology etc. In the following, you will find brief descriptions of individual research areas including a few references for further reading.