Aktuelle Veröffentlichungen / recent publications

in press | 2019

  • Gajewski,D.P.,  Falkenstein, M.,  Thönes, S.,  & Wascher, E. (in press). Stroop task performance across the lifespan: High cognitive reserve in older age is associated with enhanced proactive and reactive interference control, NeuroImage.
  • Fischenich, A., Hots, J., & Verhey, J., Oberfeld, D. (in press). Temporal weights in loudness: Investigation of the effects of background noise and sound level. PLOS One.
  • von Castell, C., Hecht, H., & Oberfeld, D. (in press). Wall patterns influence the perception of interior space. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. [Abstract]
  • 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. (in press). The sun is no fun without rain: Physical environments affect how we feel about yellow across 55 countries. Journal of Environmental Psychology. [Abstract]
  • von Castell, C., Hecht, H., & Oberfeld, D. (in press). Bright paint makes interior space surfaces appear farther away. PLoS ONE.
  • von Castell, C., Hecht, H., & Oberfeld, D. (in press). Which attribute of ceiling color influences perceived room height? Human Factors. doi: 10.1177/0018720818789524
  • Welsch, R., Hecht, H., & von Castell, C. (in press). Psychopathy and the regulation of interpersonal distance. Clinical Psychological Science. doi: 10.1177/2167702618788874.
  • Thönes, S. & Stocker,K. (2019). A standard conceptual framework for the study of subjective time. Consciousness and Cognition,71,114-122.



  • Oberfeld, D., Jung, L., Verhey, J., & Hots, J. (2018). Evaluation of a model of temporal weights in loudness judgments. JASA-EL, 144(2), EL119-EL124. [Full text]
  • von Castell, C., Hecht, H., & Oberfeld, D. (2018). Bright paint makes interior space surfaces appear farther away. PLOS One, 13(9): e0201976. [Full text]
  • von Castell, C., Hecht, H., & Oberfeld, D. (2018). Which attribute of ceiling color influences perceived room height? Human Factors, 60, 1228-
    1240. [Abstract] [PDF]
  • Wilms, L. & Oberfeld, D. (2018). Color and emotion: Effects of hue, saturation, and brightness. Psychological Research, 82, 896–914. [Abstract] [Full text]
  • Turner, D., Laier, C., Brand, M., Bockshammer, T., Welsch, R., & Rettenberger, M. (2018). Response inhibition and impulsive decision-making in sexual offenders against children. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 127(5), 471-481. doi:10.1037/abn0000359
  • Hecht, H., Ramdohr, M., & von Castell, C. (2018). Underestimation of large distances in active and passive locomotion. Experimental Brain Research. doi: 10.1007/s00221-018-5245-z
  • Grotjohann, A., & Oberfeld, D. (2018). Evaluation of Franz Marc's Color Theory using Implicit Testing Procedures. Art and Perception. [Abstract]
  • Oberfeld, D., Hots, J., & Verhey, J. (2018). How stimulus parameters affect temporal weights in the perception of sound intensity: Effects of sound duration and number of temporal segments. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143, 943-953. [Abstract] [PDF]
  • Thönes, S., von Castell, C., Iflinger, J., & Oberfeld, D. (2018). Color and time perception: Evidence for temporal overestimation of blue stimuli. Scientific Reports, 8:1688. [Full text]
  • Baranowski, A. M., Burkhard, A., Czernik, E., & Hecht, H. (2018).
    The CSI-Education Effect: Do Potential Criminals Benefit from Forensic TV Series? International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice.
  • von Castell, C., Stelzmann, D., Oberfeld, D., Welsch, R., & Hecht, H. (2018). Cognitive performance and emotion are indifferent to ambient color. Color Research and Application.



  • Baranowski, A. M. & Hecht, H. (2017). 100 years of photoplay: Münsterberg's lasting contribution to cognitive movie psychologie. Projections.
  • Landwehr, K. (2017). Titchener's ⊥ with its lines tilted – A partial replication and extension of Cormack and Cormack (1974). Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 79, 223-229. doi:10.3758/s13414-016-1205-5
  • Wilms, L. & Oberfeld, D. (2017). Color and emotion: Effects of hue, saturation, and brightness. Psychological Research. [Abstract] [Full text]
  • Baranowski, A. M.,Teichman, R., & Hecht, H. (2017). Canned emotions. Effects of genre and audience reaction on emotions. Art & Perception, 5(3), 312-336
  • Baranowski, A. M. & Hecht, H. (2017). The Auditory Kuleshov Effect: Multisensory integration in movie editing. Perception, 0, 1-8
  • Baranowski, A. M. & Hecht, H. (2017). Effect of camera angle on perception of trust and attractiveness. Empirical Studies of the Arts. doi: 0276237417710762
  • Thönes, S. & Hecht, H. (2017). Counting does not improve the accuracy of long time productions. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 79(8), 2576-2589. doi: 10.3758/s13414-017-1407-5
  • Thönes, S., & Oberfeld, D. (2017). Meta-analysis of time perception and temporal processing in schizophrenia: Differential effects on precision and accuracy. Clinical Psychology Review, 54, 44-64. [Abstract]
  • Nooij, S. A. E., Pretto, P., Oberfeld, D., Hecht, H., & Bülthoff, H. H. (2017). Vection is the main contributor to motion sickness induced by visual yaw rotation: Implications for conflict and eye movement theories. PLoS One, e0175305. [Full text]
  • 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, 79(3), 929-944. [Abstract] [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, 79(2), 698-711. [Abstract] [Full text]
  • 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]
  • Baranowski, A. M., Burkhard, A., Czernik, E., & Hecht, H. (in press).
    The CSI-Education Effect: Do Potential Criminals Benefit from Forensic TV Series? International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice.


  • DeLucia, P.R., Preddy, D., & Oberfeld, D. (2016). Audiovisual integration of time-to-contact information for approaching objects. Multisensory Research, 29(4-5), 365–395[Abstract]  [PDF]
  • 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.
  • Landwehr, K. (2016). Titchener's ⊥ in context 1 – Delimited, discrete monomotif patterns, line arrangements, and branching patterns. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 78, 278-292. doi:10.3758/s13414-015-0996-0
  • Landwehr, K. (2016). A note on the horizontal-vertical illusion – A reply to Wade (2014). Perception, 45, 720-721. doi:10.1177/0301006616629037
  • 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
  • Yin, B., Thönes, S., Cheng, R., Wang, N., Covington, H., & Meck, W. (2016). Continuous Social Defeat Induces Depression-Like Symptoms Including Anhedonia and Slowed Time Perception that are Rapidly Reversed by Ketamine. Timing and Time perception, 4, 371-397. doi:10.1163/22134468-00002077
  • Thönes, S., & Wittmann, M. (2016) Time perception in yogic mindfulness meditation - Effects on retrospective duration judgments and time passage. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 3(4), 316-325.
  • 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.


  • Hecht, H., Landwehr, K., & Both, B. (2015). Effects of distance and eye-hight on time-to-contact estimates. Movement and Sport Sciences. 89,17-27
  • Keshavarz, B., Stelzmann, D., Paillard, A., & Hecht, H. (2015). Visually induced motion sickness can be alleviated by pleasant odors. Experimental Brain Research.233(5):1353-64
  • 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]