General and experimental psychology

Breadcrumb Navigation

Leonardo Assumpção

Leonardo Assumpção, Dr., 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

Research interests:

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


Peer-reviewed Articles

  • Zang, X., Assumpção, L., Wu, J., Xie, X., & Zinchenko, A. (2021). Task-irrelevant context learned under rapid display presentation: selective attention in associative blocking. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 1692.
  • Chen, S., Shi, Z., Zang, X., Zhu, X., Assumpção, L., Müller, H. J., & Geyer, T. (2020). Crossmodal learning of target-context associations: When would tactile context predict visual search? Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 82, 1682–1694.
  • Assumpcao, L., Shi, Z., Zang, X., Müller, H. J., Geyer, T. (2018). Contextual cueing of tactile search is supported by an anatomical reference frame. J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform, 44(4): 566-577. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000478.
  • Liu, Y., Zang, X., Chen, L., Assumpção, L. and Li, H. (2017), Vicariously touching products through observing others' hand actions increases purchasing intention, and the effect of visual perspective in this process: An fMRI study. Hum. Brain Mapp.. doi:10.1002/hbm.23845
  • 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.
  2. Assumpção, L., Shi, Z., Zang, X., Müller, H. J., & Geyer, T. (2017). Transfer of contextual cueing between tactile and visual search tasks. Rethinking the Senses Spring School, Dubrovnik, Croatia