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Dr. Christian Poth

Lecturer and Senior Researcher

Postal Address

Universität Bielefeld
Fakultät für Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft
Abteilung für Psychologie
Postfach 10 01 31
D-33501 Bielefeld


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Dr. Christian Poth

Dr. Christian Poth

AE01 / Neuro-Cognitive Psychology
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  • Diagnostics of cognitive abilities: New technology for experimental diagnostics of cognitive performance outside the laboratory (virtual reality, gaming technology)
  • Cognitive psychophysics and eye-​tracking: Visual perception and attention in healthy participants and neurological patients
  • Cognitive readiness and multimodal warning signals: Momentary states of cognitive abilities, their fluctuations, and modification by visual and auditory warning stimuli
  • Software for psychology and neuroscience: Software packages for analyzing experimental behavioral and physiological data (eye-​tracking, pupillometry; programming languages R, Python, and Matlab)


Selected publications

Dietze, N., Recker, L., & Poth, C. H. (2023). Warning signals only support the first action in a sequence. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 8(29).

Recker, L., & Poth, C. H. (2023). Test-Retest Reliability of eye tracking measures in a computerized Trail-Making-Test. Journal of Vision, 23(8), 15: 1-7.

Dietze, N., & Poth, C. H. (2023). Vision rivals audition in alerting humans for fast action. Acta Psychologica, 238: 103991.

Krause, A., & Poth, C. H. (2023). Maintaining eye fixation relieves pressure of cognitive action control. iScience, 26: 107520.

Steghaus, S., Poth, C.H. (2022). Assessing momentary relaxation using the Relaxation State Questionnaire (RSQ). Scientific Reports, 12:16341.

Poth, C. H. (2021). Urgency forces stimulus-driven action by overcoming cognitive control. Elife, 10:e73682.​10.​7554/​eLife.​73682

Scientific Education

01.2014 – 01.2017: Dr. rer. nat. (summa cum laude), Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University

01.2014 – 01.2017: PhD-Studies Intelligent Systems, Graduate School of the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology und Technische Fakultät, Bielefeld University

10.2011 – 09.2013: Master of Science in Psychology (1.0), Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University

11.2012 – 02.2013: Student researcher Center for Visual Cognition, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Claus Bundesen and Dr. Anders Petersen

10.2008 – 09.2011: Bachelor of Science in Psychologie (1.3), Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University

Academic Track

Since 10.2019: Senior researcher and lecturer (Akademischer Rat auf Zeit), Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University

2017 – 2019: Post-doctoral researcher, Neuro-cognitive Psychology, Bielefeld University.

01.2014 – 01.2017: Researcher and PhD student, Neuro-cognitive Psychology, Bielefeld University. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Werner Schneider

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