In the field of experimental psychology, I am working on time perception, visuo-spatial attention - especially misperceptions caused by attention - and processing of nonconscious information (priming). I am especially interested in the question whether (and how) attention influences perceived time and speed of information processing, and in the control of visuo-spatial information. I have been studying prior entry, the apparently earlier perception of an attended stimulus, for quite a while. My current research projects take a methodological and formal modeling turn, trying to use the Theory of Visual Attention of Claus Bundesen as a tool for answering different fundamental questions about human information processing (PhD project of Alexander Krüger, cooperation with Jan Tünnermann, Universität Marburg). Currently, we apply the TVA in more realistic, game-like settings.
In the realm of pedagogical psychology and education research, I am currently working on self-regulated learning (PsyBASE project), on academic writing, and on general education topics, such as college education/liberal arts education, interdisciplinary teaching and learning and, again, writing didactics. I also study metaphors of academic practices, mostly writing and reading, together with Andrea Karsten and Katharina Rohlfing (both Universität Paderborn).
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