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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:
by arrangement

Further Information

Research interests

Topics: distraction, visual working memory, visual attention, priority maps, mental rotation
Methods: EEG, fMRI, computational modeling, psychophysics, theoretical integration


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in press

  • Liesefeld, H.R., & Müller, H.J. (in press). A theoretical attempt to revive the serial/parallel-search dichotomy. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. [Special Issue in honor of Anne Treisman].
  • Liesefeld, H.R., Liesefeld, A.M., Pollmann, S., & Müller, H.J. (in press). Biasing allocations of attention via selective weighting of saliency signals: behavioral and neuroimaging evidence for the dimension-weighting account. In T. Hodgson (Ed.), Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences: Processes of Visuo-spatial Attention and Working Memory. Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.
  • Liesefeld, H.R., Liesefeld, A.M., & Müller, H.J. (in press). Distractor-interference reduction is dimensionally constrained. Visual Cognition. [Special Issue “Dealing with distractors in visual search”]. 
  • Sauter, M., Liesefeld, H.R., & Müller, H.J. (in press). Learning to suppress salient distractors in the target dimension: Region-based inhibition is persistent and transfers to distractors in a non-target dimension. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 
  • Zhang, B., Allenmark, F., Liesefeld, H.R., Shi, Z., Müller, H.J. (in press) Probability cueing of singleton-distractor locations in visual search: priority-map- versus dimension-based inhibition? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.





2015 and before

  • Zimmer, H.D., & Liesefeld, H.R. (2011). Spatial information in (visual) working memory. In A. Vandierendonck & A. Szmalec (Eds.), Spatial working memory (pp. 46-66). Hove, England: Psychology Press.