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Heinrich René Liesefeld

Dr. Heinrich René Liesefeld

Postdoctoral Researcher


Allgemeine und Experimentelle Psychologie
Department Psychologie
LMU München
Leopoldstr. 13, 80802 Munich

Room: 2103A
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 6302
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 5211

Office hours:
nach Vereinbarung

Further Information

Research interests

Topics: visual working memory, visual attention, distraction, executive functions, mental rotation
Methods: EEG, fMRI, computational modeling, psychophysics

Journal articles

In press

  • Moran, R., Liesefeld, H.R., Usher, M., & Müller, H.J. (in press). An appeal against the item's death sentence: Accounting for diagnostic data patterns with an item-based model of visual search. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. [Commentary]
  • Müller, H.J., Liesefeld, H.R., Moran, R., & Usher, M. (in press). Parallel attentive processing and pre-attentive guidance. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. [Commentary]


  • Folyi, T., Liesefeld, H.R., Wentura, D. (2016). Attentional enhancement for positive and negative tones at an early stage of auditory processing. Biological Psychology, 114, 23-32.
  • Liesefeld, H.R., Hoffmann, E., & Wentura, D. (2016). Intelligence as the efficiency of cue-driven retrieval from secondary memory. Memory, 24, 285-94. 
  • Liesefeld, H.R.,Liesefeld, A.M., & Zimmer, H.D. (2016). Recollection is delayed under changed viewing conditions: A graded effect on the latency of the late posterior component. Psychophysiology, 53, 1811-1822.
  • Liesefeld, H.R., Moran, R., Usher, M., Müller, H.J., & Zehetleitner, M. (2016). Search efficiency as a function of target saliency: The transition from inefficient to efficient search and beyond. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42, 821-836.
  • Liesefeld, H.R., Schütz-Bosbach, S., & Müller, H.J. (2016). Evidenzbasierte Psychologie in der Praxis. Psychologische Rundschau, 67, 179-180. [Commentary]
  • Moran, R., Zehetleitner, M., Liesefeld, H.R., Müller, H.J., & Usher, M. (2016). Serial vs. parallel models of attention in visual search: accounting for benchmark RT-distributions. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23, 1300-1315.

2015 and before

  • Liesefeld, H.R., Fu, X., & Zimmer, H.D. (2015). Fast or careless or careful and slow? Apparent holistic processing in mental rotation is explained by speed-accuracy trade-offs. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41, 1140-51.
  • Liesefeld*, A.M., Liesefeld*, H.R., & Zimmer, H.D. (2014). Intercommunication between prefrontal and posterior brain regions for protecting visual working memory from distractor interference. Psychological Science, 25, 325-333. (*equal contributions)
  • Liesefeld, H.R., & Zimmer, H.D. (2013). Think spatial: The representation in mental rotation is nonvisual. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39, 167-182.
  • Liesefeld, H.R., & Zimmer, H.D. (2011). The advantage of mentally rotating clockwise. Brain & Cognition, 75, 101-110.


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