in press

  • Becker, S., Brandenburg, S., & Thüring, M. (accepted). Driver-Initiated Take-Overs during Critical Braking Maneuvers in Automated Driving. Accident Analysis & Prevention.
  • Hauck, P., von Castell, C., & Hecht, H. (in press). Crossmodal correspondence of music and ambient color is mediated by emotion. Multisensory Research.
  • Bernhard, C., Reinhard, R., Kleer, M., & Hecht, H. (in press). A case for raising the camera: A driving simulator test of camera-monitor systems. Human Factors, [Abstract]


  • Oberfeld, D.*, Wessels, M.*, & Büttner, D. (2022). Overestimated time-to-collision for quiet vehicles: Evidence from a study using a novel audiovisual virtual-reality system for traffic scenarios. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 175, 106778. [Abstract];
    *shared first authorship, full text available until 10/09/2022: [Full text]
  • Fischer, H., Huff, M., & Said, N. (2022). Polarized climate beliefs: No evidence for science literacy driving motivated reasoning in a US national study. American Psychologist.
  • Wessels, M., Zähme, C. & Oberfeld, D. (2022) Auditory Information Improves Time-to-collision Estimation for Accelerating Vehicles. Curr Psychol. [Abstract]
  • Oberfeld, D., Wessels, M., & Kröling, S. (2022). Risiko hohe Beschleunigung? Straßenquerungsverhalten von Fußgänger:innen in Interaktion mit E-Fahrzeugen (mit und ohne AVAS) im Vergleich zu Verbrennern. Unfallforschung der Versicherer, Forschungsbericht Nr. 76. Gesamtverband der Versicherer, Berlin. ISBN 978-3-948917-07-4 [PDF]
  • Utegaliyev, N., von Castell, C., & Hecht, H. (2022). Vestibular stimulation causes contraction of subjective time. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 16(1), 831059. [Full text]
  • Bernhard, C., Oberfeld, D., & Hecht, H. (2022). Rear-view perception in driving: Distance information is privileged in the selection of safe gaps. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. [Abstract]
  • Wessels, M., Utegaliyev, N., Bernhard, C., Welsch, R., Oberfeld, D., Thönes, S., & von Castell, C. (2022). Adapting to the pandemic: Longitudinal effects of social restrictions on time perception and boredom during the Covid-19 pandemic in Germany. Scientific Reports, 12, 1863. [Full text]


  • Brandenburg, S. & Oehl, M. (2021). Driving Anger Experience in Germany: Validation of the Driving Anger Scale. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 81, 317-328. [Abstract]
  • Trommler, D., Morgenstern, T., Wögerbauer, E. M., Naujoks, F., Krems, J. F., & Keinath, A. (2021). The box task – a method for assessing in-vehicle system demand. MethodsX, 8, 101261. [Full text]
  • Fischenich, A., Hots, J., & Verhey, J., Guldan, J., & Oberfeld, D. (2021). Temporal loudness weights: Primacy effects, loudness dominance and their interaction. PLOS One, 16, e0261001. [Full text]
  • Hecht, H., Brendel, E., Wessels, M., & Bernhard, C. (2021). Estimating time-to-contact when vision is impaired. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1-14. [Abstract]
  • Hecht, H., Wilhelm, A., & von Castell, C. (2021). Inverting the Wollaston illusion: Gaze direction attracts perceived head orientation. i-Perception, 12(5), 1-13. [Full text]
  • Welsch, R., Wessels, M., Bernhard, C., Thönes, S., & von Castell, C. (2021). Physical distancing and the perception of interpersonal distance in the COVID-19 crisis. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 11485. [Full text]
  • Fischenich, A., Hots, J., & Verhey, J., Oberfeld, D. (2021). Temporal loudness weights are frequency specific. Frontiers in Psychology - Auditory Neuroscience. [Full text]
  • Braly, A., DeLucia, P. R., & Oberfeld, D. (2021). Does affective content of sounds affect auditory time-to-collision estimation? Auditory Perception & Cognition. [Abstract]
  • von Castell, Oberfeld, D., & Hecht, H. (2021). Visual and postural eye-height information is flexibly coupled in the perception of virtual environments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 47(8), 1132–1148. [Abstract]
  • Castritius, S. M., Schubert, P., Dietz, C. Hecht, H., Huestegge, L., Liebherr, M., & Haas, C. T. (2021). Driver situation awareness and perceived sleepiness during truck platoon driving – Insights from eye-tracking data. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 37(15), 1467-1477. [Abstract]
  • Bernhard, C., & Hecht, H. (2021). The ups and downs of camera-monitor systems: The effect of camera position on rearward distance perception. Human Factors,  63(3), 415-432. [Abstract]
  • Said, N., & Fischer, H. (2021). Extrapolation accuracy underestimates rule learning: Evidence from the function-learning paradigm. Acta Psychologica, 218, 103356.
  • Fischer, H. & van den Broek, K. (2021). Climate change knowledge, metaknowledge, and beliefs. In A. Franzen & S. Mader (Eds.), Research Handbook on Environmental Sociology. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. [Abstract]
  • Said*, N., Fischer,* H., & Anders, G. (2021). Contested science: Individuals with higher metacognitive insight into interpretation of evidence are less likely to polarize. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 1-13. * Equal contribution
  • Fischer, H., & Said, N. (2021). Importance of domain-specific metacognition for explaining beliefs about politicized science: The case of climate change. Cognition, 208, 104545.


  • Oehl, M., Becker, T., & Brandenburg, S. (2020). Validation of the Cycling Anger Scale in Singapore. Traffic Injury Prevention. [Abstract]
  • Brandenburg, S. & Roche, F. (2020). Behavioral Changes to Repeated Takeovers in Automated Driving: The Drivers’ Ability to Transfer Knowledge and the Effects of Takeover Request Design. Transportation Research Part F, 73. 15-28. [Abstract]
  • Morgenstern, T., Wögerbauer, E. M., Naujoks, F., Krems, J. F., & Keinath, A. (2020). Measuring driver distraction – Evaluation of the box task method as a tool for assessing in-vehicle system demand. Applied Ergonomics, 88, 103181. [Abstract]
  • Thönes, S., & Oberfeld, D. (2020). Depression. In S. Schinkel et al. (Eds.), Zeit im Lebensverlauf. Ein Glossar. transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, pp. 99-102.
  • Jonauskaite, D., Abu-Akel*, A., Dael*, N., Oberfeld*, D., …, & Mohr, C. (2020). Universal patterns in color-emotion associations are further shaped by linguistic and geographic proximity. Psychological Science. [Abstract] (*: co-second authorship)
  • Fischenich, A., Hots, J., & Verhey, J., Oberfeld, D. (2020). The effect of silent gaps on temporal weights in loudness judgments. Hearing Research, 395, 108028. [Full text]
  • Castritius, S. M., Lu, X-Y., Bernhard, C., Liebherr, M., Schubert, P., & Hecht, H. (2020). Public acceptance of semi-automated truck platoon driving: A comparison between Germany and California. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 74, 361-374. [Abstract]
  • Welsch, R., Hecht, H., Chuang, L., & von Castell, C. (2020). Interpersonal distance in the SARS-CoV-2 crisis. Human Factors, 62(7), 1095-1101. [Abstract]
  • Welsch, R., von Castell, C., Rettenberger, M., Turner, D., Hecht, H. & Fromberger, P. (2020). Sexual attraction modulates interpersonal distance and approach-avoidance movements towards virtual agents in males. PLoS ONE, 15(4), e0231539. [Abstract]
  • Bernhard, C., Oberfeld, D., Hoffmann, H., Weismüller, D., & Hecht, H. (2020). User acceptance of automated public transport: Valence of an autonomous minibus experience. Transportation Research F, 70, 109-123. [Abstract]
  • Hecht, H., Siebrand, S., & Thönes, S. (2020). Quantifying the Wollaston illusion. Perception, 49(5), 588-599.
  • Schneider, D., Zickerick, B., Thönes, S., & Wascher, E. (2020). Encoding, storage and response preparation – Distinct EEG correlates of stimulus and action representations in working memory. Psychophysiology [Abstract]
  • Castritius, S. M., Hecht, H., Möller, J., Dietz, C. J., Schubert, P., Bernhard, C., Siedler, S., Haas, C. T., & Hammer, S. (2020) Acceptance of truck platooning by professional drivers on German highways: A mixed methods approach. Applied Ergonomics, 85, [Abstract]
  • Gajewski,D. P.,  Falkenstein, M., Thönes, S., & Wascher, E. (2020). Stroop task performance across the lifespan: High cognitive reserve in older age is associated with enhanced proactive and reactive interference control, NeuroImage, 207, 116430.
  • Welsch, R., Schmidt A.F., Turner, D. & Rettenberger M. (2020). Mean temporal stability and retest reliability of the explicit and implicit sexual interest profile (EISIP). Online First. Sexual Abuse.
  • Zickerick, B., Thönes, S., Kobald, S.O., Wascher, E., Schneider, D., & Küper, K. (2020). Differential Effects of Interruptions and Distractions on Working Memory Processes in an ERP Study. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 14:84. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2020.0008
  • von Castell, C., Hecht, H., & Oberfeld, D. (2020). Wall patterns influence the perception of interior space. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 73(I), 29-54. [Abstract]
  • Herrmann, A., Amelung, D., Fischer, H., & Sauerborn, R. (2020). Communicating the health co- benefits of climate change mitigation to households and policy makers. In Research Handbook on Communicating Climate Change (pp. 279-289). Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Fischer, H., van den Broek, K. L., Ramisch, K., & Okan, Y. (2020). When IPCC graphs can foster or bias understanding: evidence among decision-makers from governmental and non- governmental institutions. Environmental Research Letters, 15(11), 114041.


  • Roche, F. & Brandenburg, S. (2019). Should the urgency of visual-tactile takeover requests match the criticality of takeover situations? IEEE: Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles. [Abstract]
  • Brandenburg, S., & Chuang, L. (2019). Take-over requests during highly automated driving: How should they be presented and under what conditions? Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour 66. 214-225. [Abstract]
  • Oehl, M., Brandenburg, S., & Huemer, A. (2019). German Bike Messengers’ Experiences and Expressions of Cycling Anger. Traffic Injury Prevention. [Abstract]
  • Brandenburg, S. & Epple, S. (2019). Drivers’ Individual Design Preferences of Takeover Re- quests in Highly Automated Driving. iCOM (18)2. 167-178. [Abstract]
  • Brandenburg, S., Oehl, M., & Hartwig, C. (2019). Driving Anger Expression in Germany - Validation of the Driving Anger Expression Inventory for German Drivers. Traffic Injury Prevention. [Abstract]
  • Oehl, M., Brandenburg, S., Huemer, A.K. (2019). Cyclists’ Anger Experience in Road Traffic: The Cycling Anger Scale, Transportation Research: Part F Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. 564-574. [Abstract]
  • Schöne, B., Wessels, M., & Gruber, T. (2019). Experiences in virtual reality: A window to autobiographical memory. Current Psychology, 38, 715–719.[Abstract]
  • Fischenich, A., Hots, J., & Verhey, J., Oberfeld, D. (2019). Temporal weights in loudness: Investigation of the effects of background noise and sound level. PLOS One, 14(11): e0223075.[Full text]
  • Hecht, H., Welsch, R., Viehoff, J. & Longo, M. R. (2019). The shape of personal space. Acta Psychologica, 193, 113-122, doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2018.12.009
  • Jonauskaite, D., Wicker, J., Mohr, C., Dael, N., Havelka, J., Papadatou-Pastou, M., Zhang, M., & Oberfeld, D. (2019). A machine learning approach to quantifying the specificity of color-emotion associations and their cultural differences. Royal Society Open Science, 6, 190741. [Full text]
  • Jonauskaite, D., ... , Oberfeld, D., et al. (2019). The sun is no fun without rain: Physical environments affect how we feel about yellow across 55 countries. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 66, 101350. [Abstract]
  • Thönes, S. & Stocker,K. (2019). A standard conceptual framework for the study of subjective time. Consciousness and Cognition,71,114-122.
  • Welsch, R., Kolar, D., Witthöft, M., Hecht, H., & Legenbauer, T. (2019). Body image avoidance affects interpersonal distance perception: A virtual environment experiment. Early View. European Eating Disorder Review.
  • Welsch, R., von Castell, C., & Hecht, H. (2019). Interpersonal distance regulation and approach-avoidance reactions are altered in psychopathy. Clinical Psychological Science. doi: 10.1177/2167702619869336
  • Welsch, R., von Castell, C., & Hecht, H. (2019). The anisotropy of personal space. PLoS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0217587
  • Dubois, G.,et al., (2019). It starts at home? Climate policies targeting household consumption and behavioral decisions are key to low-carbon futures. Energy Research & Social Science, 52, 144-158.
  • Fischer, H., Amelung, D., & Said, N. (2019). The accuracy of German citizens’ confidence in their climate change knowledge. Nature Climate Change, 9(10), 776-780.
  • Bothner, F., Dorner, F., Herrmann, A., Fischer, H., & Sauerborn, R. (2019). Explaining climate policies’ popularity—an empirical study in four European countries. Environmental Science & Policy, 92, 34-45.

2012 - 2018