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Kathrin Finke

PD Dr. Kathrin Finke

GSN associate faculty


Academic Staff, LMU Department of Psychology


Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Dept. Psychology & Pedagogy
Neuro-cognitive Psychology Unit
Martiusstr. 4
D-80802 Munich

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 2180-72520
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 2180-5211


Further Information

Research focus:

Neuropsychological assessment of attention functions, based on the 'theory of visual attention' (TVA)

Alteration of attention functions in normal aging and neurodegenerative diseases

Impairments of spatial and object working memory

Spatial remapping in patients with parietal damage

Key words: Visual processing capacity, spatial orientation, alertness, neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimer’s Huntington’s, neuropsychology

GSN students

Selected publications:

Matthias E, Bublak P, Müller HJ, Schneider WX, KrummenacherJ and Finke K. (2010) The influence of alertness on spatial and non-spatial components of visual attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 36: 38-56.

Funk J, Finke K, Müller HJ, Preger R and Kerkhoff G. (2010) Systematic biases in the tactile perception of the subjective vertical in patients with unilateral neglect and the influence of upright vs. supine posture. Neuropsychologia 48 (1): 298-308.

Finke K, Bucher L, Kerkhoff G, Keller I, von Rosen F, Geyer T, Müller HJ and Bublak P. (2009) Location priming in visual search is preserved is preserved in patients with right-sided unilateral visuo-spatial neglect Psychological Research 73: 177-185.

Finke K, Bublak P, Dose M, Müller HJ and Schneider WX. (2006) Parameter-based assessment of spatial and non-spatial attentional deficits in Huntington’s disease. Brain 129: 1137-1151.

Finke K, Bublak P, Krummenacher J, Kyllingsbæk S, Müller HJ and Schneider WX. (2005) Usability of a theory of visual attention (TVA) for parameter-based measurement of attention I: Evidence from normal subjects. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 11: 832-842.