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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


  • Liesefeld, H.R., Liesefeld, A.M., Müller, H.J., & Rangelov, D. (2017). Saliency maps for finding changes in visual scenes? Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 79(7), 2190-2201. doi:10.3758/s13414-017-1383-9

    Liesefeld, H.R., Liesefeld, A.M., Töllner, T., & Müller, H.J. (2017). Attentional capture in visual search: capture and post-capture dynamics revealed by EEG. NeuroImage, 156, 166-173. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.05.016
  • Moran, R., Liesefeld, H.R., Usher, M., & Müller, H.J. (2017). 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, 40, e148. [Commentary] doi:10.1017/S0140525X16000182
  • Müller, H.J., Liesefeld, H.R., Moran, R., & Usher, M. (2017). Parallel attentive processing and pre-attentive guidance. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, e149. [Commentary] doi:10.1017/S0140525X16000194


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.


Other publications