in press | 2021

  • Hecht, H., Wilhelm, A., & von Castell, C. (in press). Inverting the Wollaston illusion: Gaze direction attracts perceived head orientation. i-Perception
  • Hecht, H., Wessels, M., & Bernhard, C. (in press). Estimating time-to-contact when vision is impaired. Scientific Reports,
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Jonauskaite, D., Abu-Akel*, A., Dael*, N., Oberfeld*, D., …, & Mohr, C. (in press). Universal patterns in color-emotion associations are further shaped by linguistic and geographic proximity. Psychological Science. (*: co-second authorship)


  • 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]


  • 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]


  • 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

2012 - 2018