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Leonardo Assumpção

Leonardo Assumpção, M.Sc.

Munich Center of the Learning Sciences


Room 2105
Leopoldstr. 13
80802, Munich

Room: 2105
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 6231
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 5211

Work group

Munich Center of the Learning Sciences

Further Information


  • PD. Dr. Thomas Geyer
  • PD. Dr. Zhuanghua Shi
  • Prof. Dr. Hermann Müller

PhD project:

Long-term spatial contextual memory in visual and tactile search

Research interests:

  • Cross-modal Learning Touch/Vision
  • Multisensory perception
  • tactile/visual memory
  • Spatial cognition
  • Research Methods
  • Psychophysical experiments


Peer-reviewed Articles

  • Zang, X., Geyer, T., Assumpção, L., Müller, H. J., & Shi, Z. (2016). From Foreground to Background: How Task-Neutral Context Influences Contextual Cueing of Visual Search. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 852.
  • Assumpção, L., Shi, Z., Zang, X., Müller, H. J., & Geyer, T. (2015). Contextual cueing: implicit memory of tactile context facilitates tactile search. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. doi:10.3758/s13414-015-0848-y
  • Geyer T, Mueller HJ, Assumpcao L, Gais S (2013) Sleep-Effects on Implicit and Explicit Memory in Repeated Visual Search. PLoS ONE 8(8): e69953. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.006995

Oral Presentations

  • Assumpção, L., Shi, Z., Zang, X., Müller, H.J., Geyer, T. (2016). Contextual cueing across vision and touch. 17th International Multisensory Research Forum, Suzhou, China.
  • Assumpção, L (2016). Career without Frontiers. Department of Education, School of Humanities, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China,
  • Assumpção, L (2016). The Multisensory Experience. Research Centre of Brain Function and Psychol. Sci. Shenzhen University, Shenzhen China.
  • Assumpção, L., Shi, Z., Zang, X., Müller, H.J., Geyer, T. (2015). Spatial reference frame of tactile context learning. 16th International Multisensory Research Forum, Pisa, Italy.
  • Assumpção, L., Shi, Z., Zang, X., Müller, H.J., Geyer, T. (2015). Tactile learning and memory of spatial context. Body Representation Laboratory, Department of Psychological Sciences Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK.
  • Assumpção, L., Shi, Z., McAssey, M., Zang, X., Gais, S., Müller, H.J., Geyer, T. (2015). A short nap does not promote implicit and explicit memory performance in tactile search. 19th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP). Paphos, Cyprus

Other collaborations

  • Zang, X., Geyer, T., Assumpcao, L. Müller, H. J., Shi, Z. (March 2015). Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Hildesheim, Germany. [Teap2015: Talk].


  1. Assumpcao, L., Müller, H. J., Gais, S., & Geyer, T. (2012). Sleep enhances contextual cueing of visual search. Visual Search and Selective Attention III, Holzhausen am Ammersee, Germany.