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Michael Zehetleitner

Prof. Dr. Michael Zehetleitner

Former member MCN, GSN former faculty


Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Ostenstraße 25
D-85072 Eichstätt


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Research focus:

  • What are the neuro-cognitive mechanisms of selective attention?
  • What environmental features influence the shift of attention?
  • What is the role of intention in relation to environmental stimuli?
  • What are the methodological and conceptual criteria for the empirical study of consciousness?
  • How can the importance of signals to be formalized mathematically?

Key words: Pyschophysics, mental chronometry, eye movements, trajectories of hand movements, mathematical modelling

Graduated GSN students: Dr. Manuel Rausch, Dr. Harriet Goschy

Selected publications:

Rangelov D, Müller HJ and Zehetleitner M. (2010) Dimension search and feature discrimination are weighted in two separate weighting systems. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 37(1): 100-114. doi: 10.1037/a0020364.

Töllner T, Zehetleitner M, Krummenacher J and Müller HJ. (2011) Perceptual basis of redundancy gains in visual pop-out search. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 23: 137-150. doi:10.1162/jocn.2010.21422.

Zehetleitner M and Müller HJ. (2010) You know where it is before you know it is there: Salience from the decision perspective. Journal of Vision 10(14):35, 1–16. doi:10.1167/10.14.35.

Müller HJ, Geyer T, Zehetleitner M and 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.

Zehetleitner M, Proulx M and Müller HJ. (2009) Additional-singleton interference in efficient visual search: A common salience route for detection and compound tasks. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics 71(8): 1760-70.