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Heinrich R. Liesefeld

PD Dr. Heinrich René Liesefeld

Senior Researcher
Akademischer Rat auf Zeit


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

Room: 3219
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 6302
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 5211

Office hours:
by arrangement

Further Information

Research interests

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


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  • Pavlov, Y.G., Adamian, N., Appelhoff, S., Arvaneh, M., Benwell, C., Beste, C., … Liesefeld, H.R., … Mushtaq, F. (2020). #EEGManyLabs: Investigating the replicability of influential EEG experiments. PsyArXiv.

in press/online first

  • Constant, M., & Liesefeld, H.R. (in press). Massive effects of saliency on information processing in visual working memory. Psychological Science. [preprint]
  • Chen, S., Kocsis, A., Liesefeld, H.R., Müller, H.J., & Conci, M. (2020). Object-based grouping benefits without integrated feature representations in visual working memory. Attention Perception, & Psychophysics.
  • Geyer, T., Würschinger, Q., Müller, H.J., Kacian, J., Liesefeld, H.R., & Pierides, S. (in press). Reading haiku: Semantic distance and the ‘cut effect’. Juxta: Research and Scholarship in Haiku.
  • Liesefeld, H.R., & Müller, H.J. (2020). Modulations of saliency signals at two hierarchical levels of priority computation revealed by spatial statistical distractor learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
  • Sauter, M., Hanning, N.M., Liesefeld, H.R., & Müller, H.J. (2020). Statistical learning of frequent distractor locations in visual search: A role for post-selective distractor rejection processes? Cortex. [preprint]
  • Souza, A.S., Thaler, T., Liesefeld, H.R., Santos, F.H., Peixoto, D.S., & Albuquerque, P.D. (2020). No evidence that negative emotion boosts visual working memory precision. 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.