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Anna Marie Liesefeld

Dr. Anna Marie Liesefeld

Postdoctoral Researcher


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

Room: 3219
Phone: +49 (0) 89 2180 3106
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 5211

Further Information


2020/in press

Liesefeld, H.R., Liesefeld, A.M., Sauseng, P., Jacob, S.N., & Müller, H.J. (in press). How visual working memory handles distraction: Cognitive mechanisms and electrophysiological correlates. Visual Cognition.


Liesefeld, H.R., Liesefeld, A.M., & Müller, H.J. (2019). Distractor-interference reduction is dimensionally constrained. Visual Cognition, 27 [Special Issue “Dealing with distractors in visual search”], 247-259.

Liesefeld, H.R., Liesefeld, A.M., & Müller, H.J. (2019). Two good reasons to say ‘change!’ – ensemble representations as well as item representations impact standard measures of VWM capacity. British Journal of Psychology, 110 [Special Issue "Current directions in visual working memory research"], 328-356.

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., & Rangelov, D. (2017). Saliency maps for finding changes in visual scenes? Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 79, 2190-2201.

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.

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.


Küper, K., Liesefeld, A.M., & Zimmer, H.D. (2015). ERP evidence for hemispheric asymmetries in abstract but not exemplar-specific repetition priming. Psychophysiology, 52, 1610-1619.

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)

2013 and before

Arend, A.M. (2013). Investigating visual working memory: Electrophysiological delay activity and plasticity of selection mechanisms. [Doctoral Thesis]

Arend, A.M., & Zimmer, H.D. (2012). Successful training of filtering mechanisms in multiple object tracking does not transfer to filtering mechanisms in a visual working memory task: Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence. Neuropsychologia, 50, 2379-2388.

Arend, A.M., & Zimmer, H.D. (2011). What does ipsilateral delay activity reflect? Inferences from slow potentials in a lateralized visual working memory task. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 4048-4056.

Ecker, U.K.H., Arend, A.M., Bergström, K., & Zimmer, H.D. (2009). Verbal predicates foster recollection but not familiarity of a task-irrelevant feature—an ERP study. Consciousness & Cognition, 18, 679-689.