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Thomas Geyer

Prof. Dr. Thomas Geyer

MCN Board Member, GSN associate faculty


Reader in Experimental Psychology (Akademischer Rat)


Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
Department Psychology
General & Experimental Psychology
Leopoldstraße 13
D-80802 Munich

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 5216
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 5211


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Research focus: Visual attention: interplay between pre-attentive and top-down processes in visual selection; visual search: guidance of feature and conjunction search from visual short-term (including working memory) and long-term memory; perceptual learning: relationship between (selective and divided) attention and context learning; brain mechanisms of context learning; models of long-term memory

Key words: Selective attention, visual search, perceptual learning, visual consciousness, working memory, context effects

GSN students

Selected publications:

Assumpcao, L., Zhuanghua, S., Xuelian, Z., Müller, H-J., Geyer, T. (2015). Contextual cueing: implicit memory of tactile context facilitates tactile search. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics 77(4): 1212-1222.

Gökce, A., Geyer, T., Finke, K., Müller, H.J., & Töllner, T. (2014). What pops out in positional priming of pop-out: insights from event-related EEG lateralizations. Frontiers in Psychology 5 (Article 688).

Geyer, T., Baumgartner, F., Müller, H. J., & Pollmann, S. (2012). Medial temporal lobe- dependent repetition suppression and enhancement due to implicit vs. explicit processing of individual repeated search displays. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 6: 272.

Müller, H. J., Geyer, T., Zehetleitner, M., & Krummenacher, J. (2009). Attentional capture by salient color singleton distractors is modulated by top-down dimensional set. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 35: 1-16.

Finke, K., Bucher, L., Kerkhoff, G., Keller, I., von Rosen, F., Geyer, T., Müller, H.J., & Bublak, P. (2009). Inhibitory and facilitatory location priming with left-sided visual hemi- neglect. Psychological Research 73: 177-185.