Aktuelle Veröffentlichungen / recent publications

2017| in press

  • Keshavarz, B., DeLucia, P. R., Campos, J. L., & Oberfeld, D. (2017). Estimating the relative weights of visual and auditory tau versus heuristic-based cues for time-to-contact judgments in realistic, familiar scenes by older and younger adults. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. [Full text]
  • Baurès, R. DeLucia, P., Olson, M., & Oberfeld, D. (2017). Asymmetric interference in concurrent time-to-contact estimation: Cousin or twin of the PRP effect? Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. [Abstract]
  • von Castell, C., Hecht, H., & Oberfeld, D. (2017). Measuring perceived ceiling height in avisual comparison task. Quaterly Journal of Experimental Psychology,, 70(3), 516-532[Abstract] [PDF]
  • Thönes, S., & Wittmann, M. (in press) Time perception in yogic mindfulness meditation - Effects on retrospective duration judgments and time passage. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice.
  • Hecht, H., Landwehr, K., & Both, B. (in press). Effects of distance and eye-hight on time-to-contact estimates. Movement and Sport Sciences.
  • Keshavarz, B., Stelzmann, D., Paillard, A., & Hecht, H. (in press). Visually induced motion sickness can be alleviated by pleasant odors. Experimental Brain Research.


  • Oberfeld, D., & Klöckner-Nowotny, F. (2016). Individual differences in selective attention predict speech identification at a cocktail party. eLife, 5, e16747.[Full text]
  • Bermeitinger, C., Kaup, B., Kiesel, A., Koch, A., Kunde, W., Müsseler, J., Oberfeld, D., Strobach, T., & Ulrich, R.(2016). Positionspapier zur Lage der Allgemeinen Psychologie.Psychologische Rundschau, 67, 175-179. [Link]
  • DeLucia, P. R., Levulis, S. J., & Oberfeld, D.(2016). Extra-vehicular driver distraction during car-following. Human Factors,58(7).1096-1111. [Abstract] [PDF]
  • Baranowski, A. M., Keller, K., Neumann, J., & Hecht, H. (2016). Genre-dependent effects of 3D film on presence, motion sickness, and protagonist perception. Displays, 44, 53-59.
  • Ponsot, E., Susini, P., & Oberfeld, D. (2016). Temporal weighting of loudness: Comparison between two different psychophysical tasks. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139(1), 406-417.
  • Thönes, S., & Hecht, H. (2016). How long did you look at me? The influence of gaze direction on perceived duration and temporal sensitivity. Perception, 45(6).612-630. doi: 10.1177/0301006616633367
  • Kemper, C. J., Mitschke, T., Rollett, W., Kemper, V., & Oberfeld, D. (2016) Verbesserung der Präsentationskompetenz in der Lehre an deutschen Hochschulen: Entwicklung des Mainzer Verfahrens zur Peer-Evaluation studentischer Präsentationen (MPEP). Das Hochschulwesen.


  • Daum, S. O., Both, B. S., Bertamini, M. & Hecht, H. (2015): The Vista Paradox: Framing or contrast? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
  • DeLucia, P.R., Preddy, D., & Oberfeld, D. (2015). Audiovisual integration of time-to-contact information for approaching objects. Multisensors Reasearch. [Abstract]
  • Oberfeld, D. (2015). Are temporal loudness weights under top-down control? Effects of trial-by-trial feedback. Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 101(6), 1073-1250. [Abstrct] [PDF]
  • Baranowski, A., & Hecht, H. (2015). Gender differences and similarities in receptivity to sexual Invitations: Effects of location and risk perception. Archives of Sexual Behavior,44(8),2257-2265.
  • Baranowski, A. M. & Hecht, H. (2015). Der CSI-Effekt: Wie Kriminalserien unser Verhalten beeinflussen. Inquisitive Mind. Artikel
  • Thönes, S., & Oberfeld, D. (2015). Time perception in depression: A meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 175, 359-372.


  • Baranowski, A., & Hecht, H. (2014). The big picture: Immersion and size perception in the home theater. Perception, 43, 1061 – 1070. DOI: 10.1068/p7663
  • Baurès, R., Oberfeld, D., Tournier, I., Hecht, H., & Cavallo, V. (2014). Arrival-time judgments on multi-lane streets: The failure to ignore irrelevant traffic. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 65, 72–84. [Abstract] [Request a copy]
  • Boyarskaya, E., Sebastian, A., Bauermann, T., Hecht, H., & Tüscher, O. (2014). The Mona Lisa effect: Neural correlates of centered and off-centered gaze. Human Brain Mapping, 36, 619-632.
  • Brendel, E., Hecht, H., DeLucia, P. R., & Gamer, M. (2014). Emotional effects on time-to-contact judgments: Arousal, threat, and fear of spiders modulate the effect of pictorial content. Experimental Brain Research, 232(7), 2337-2347. doi:10.1007/s00221-014-3930-0
  • De Sá Teixeira, N. A., & Hecht, H. (2014). Can representational trajectory reveal the nature of an internal model of gravity? Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76, 1106-1120. DOI 10.3758/s13414-014-0626-2
  • De Sá Teixeira, N. A., & Hecht, H. (2014). The dynamic representation of gravity is suspended when the idiotropic vector is misaligned with gravity. Journal of Vestibular Research, 24, 267–279. DOI 10.3233/VES-140511
  • Hecht, H., Boyarskaya, E., & Kitaoka, A. (2014). The Mona Lisa effect: Testing the limits of perceptual robustness vis-à-vis slanted images. Psihologija, 47(3), 287-301.
  • Hecht, H., Shaffer, D., Keshavarz, B., & Flint, M. (2014). Slope estimation and viewing distance of the observer. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76, 1729–1738. DOI 10.3758/s13414-014-0702-7
  • Keshavarz, B., & Hecht, H. (2014). Pleasant music as a countermeasure against visually induced motion sickness. Applied Ergonomics, 45, 521–527.
  • Landwehr, K. (2014). Visual and visually mediated haptic illusions with Titchener's ^. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 76, 1151-1159. doi:10.3758/s13414-014-0658-7.
  • Landwehr, K., Hecht, H., & Both, B. (2014). Allocentric time-to-contact and the devastating effect of perspective. Vision Research, 105, 53–60. DOI: 10.1016/j.visres.2014.08.022
  • Oberfeld, D., Thönes, S., Palayoor, B., & Hecht, H. (2014). Depression does not affect time perception and time-to-contact estimation. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 24 July 2014. [Full text]
  • Sheldon, S., Quint, J., Hecht, H., & Bowers, A. R. (2014). The effect of central vision loss on perception of mutual gaze. Optometry and Vision Science, 91(8), 1000-1011. doi: 10.1097/OPX.0000000000000314.
  • von Castell, C., Oberfeld, D., & Hecht, H. (2014). The effect of furnishing on perceived spatial dimensions and spaciousness of interior space. PLOS One, 9(11), e113267. [Full text]
  • DeLucia, P. R., Brendel, E., Hecht, H., Stacy, R., & Larsen, J. T. (2014). Threatening scenes but not threatening faces shorten time-to-contact estimates. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. doi:10.3758/s13414-014-0681-8
  • Oberfeld, D. (2014). An objective measure of auditory stream segregation based on molecular psychophysics. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 76(3), 829-851. [Abstract] [PDF]
  • Oberfeld, D., Stahn, P., & Kuta, M. (2014). Why do forward maskers affect auditory intensity discrimination? Evidence from "molecular psychophysics". PLOS One, 9(6), e99745. [PDF]


  • Boyarskaya, E., & Hecht, H. (2012). Differentiating the differential rotation effect. Acta Psychologica, 140, 252–265.
  • De Sá Teixeira, N. A., Hecht, H., & Oliveira, A. M. (2013). The representational dynamics of remembered projectile locations. JEP: HPP, 39, 1690-1699. doi: 10.1037/a0031777
  • Harbort, M., Witthöft, M., Spiegel, J., Nick, K., & Hecht, H. (2013). The widening of the gaze cone in patients with social anxiety disorder and its normalization after CBT. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51, 359-367.
  • Oberfeld, D., & Franke, T. (2013). Evaluating the robustness of repeated measures analyses: The case of small sample sizes and non-normal data. Behavior Research Methods, 45(3), 792-812. [Abstract] [PDF] [Supplementary material]
  • Schneider, T. M., Hecht, H., Stevanov, J., & Carbon, C. C. (2013). Cross-ethnic assessment of body weight and height on the basis of faces. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 356–360.
  • Oberfeld, D., Kuta, M., & Jesteadt, W. (2013). Factors limiting performance in a multitone intensity-discrimination task: Disentangling non-optimal decision weights and increased internal noise. PLOS One, 8(11), e79830. [Full text]
  • Landwehr, K., Baures, R., Oberfeld, D., & Hecht, H. (2013). Visual discrimination thresholds for time-to-arrival. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. [Abstract] [Request a copy]
  • Landwehr, K., Brendel, E., & Hecht, H. (2013). Luminance and contrast in visual perception of time to collision. Vision Research, 89, 18–23. doi:10.1016/j.visres.2013.06.009


  • Brendel, E., DeLucia, P., Hecht, H., Stacy, R., & Larsen, J. (2012). Threatening pictures induce shortened time-to-contact estimates. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 74(5), 979–987. doi:10.3758/s13414-012-0285-0
  • Hahnel, U., & Hecht, H. (2012). The impact of rear-view mirror distance and curvature on judgments relevant to road safety. Ergonomics, 55, 23-36.
  • Keshavarz, B., & Hecht, H. (2012). Stereoscopic viewing enhances visually induced motion sickness but sound does not. Presence, 21, 213–228.
  • Oberfeld, D., Heeren, W., Rennies, J., & Verhey, J. (2012). Spectro-temporal weighting of loudness. PLoS ONE, 7(11), e50184. [Full text]
  • Schneider, T., Hecht, H., & Carbon, C. C. (2012). Judging body-weight from faces: the height-weight illusion. Perception, 41, 121-124. doi:10.1068/p7140
  • Oberfeld, D., & Stahn, P. (2012). Sequential grouping modulates the effect of non-simultaneous masking on auditory intensity resolution. PLoS ONE, 7(10), e48054. [Full text]
  • Oberfeld, D., Stahn, P., & Kuta, M. (2012). Binaural release from masking in forward-masked intensity discrimination: Evidence for effects of selective attention. Hearing Research, 294, 1-9. [Abstract] [Request a copy]
  • Katzer, A., Oberfeld, D., Hiller, W., Gerlach, A. L., & Witthöft, M. (2012). Tactile perceptual processes and their relationship to somatoform disorders. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121(2), 530-543. [Abstract] [Request a copy]