Institute: ZiF (Center for interdisciplinary Research), Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany
Fellow of the ZiF research group "Competition and Priority Control in Mind and Brain: New Perspectives from Task-Driven Vision"
Katharina Weiß studied psychology at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. In 2012 she received a PhD (Dr. phil.) in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Paderborn, Germany with a doctoral thesis about visual attention and temporal misperceptions, especially the prior-entry-effect. During and after her PhD studies she worked at the University of Paderborn and the Leuphana University Lüneburg on projects concerning visual attention.
Current Main Research Interests
Katharina's main research interests revolve around time perception and (visual) attention. She is particularly interested in temporal misperceptions and the role of attention in such misperceptions. In the past she has primarily used psychophysical methods such as temporal order judgments and simultaneity judgments for investigating these topics. She plans to use other techniques, as for instance eye tracking.
Five selected publications with particular relevance to the ZiF Research Group
- Weiß, K.; Hilkenmeier, F. & Scharlau, I. (2013). Attention and the speed of information processing: Posterior entry for unattended stimuli instead of prior entry for attended stimuli. Plos One, 8, 1-8.
- Weiß, K. & Scharlau, I. (2012). At the mercy of prior entry: Prior entry induced by invisible primes is not susceptible to current intentions. Acta Psychologica, 139, 54-64.
- Hilkenmeier, F., Scharlau, I., Weiß, K., &: Olivers, C. N. L. (2012). The dynamics of prior entry in serial visualprocessing. Visual Cognition, 20, 48-76.
- Weiß, K. & Scharlau, I. (2011) Simultaneity and temporal order perception: Different sides of the same coin? Evidence from a visual prior entry study. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 394-418.
- Weiß, K. & Scharlau, I. (2009). Attention speeds up visual information processing: Selection for perception or selection for action? In: B. Mertsching (Ed.) KI 2009: Advances in Artificial Intelligence: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference on Artificial Intelligence.