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PD Dr. Arvid Herwig

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Name: PD Dr. Arvid Herwig
Postal Address:

Universität Bielefeld
Fakultät für Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft
Abteilung für Psychologie
Postfach 10 01 31
D-33501 Bielefeld
Unit: AE01 / Neuro-Cognitive Psychology
Room: CITEC-2.408
Phone: ++49 (0)521 106 - 4516
Fax: ++49 (0)521 106 - 156934
Email: arvid.herwig 'at'
Office-Hour: Tuesday 2-3 pm

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Research Topics

Overall topic

  • Attention, action and perception

Central issues

  • Transsaccadic prediction and learning
  • Intention- and stimulus-based action control
  • Action-effect (ideomotor) learning

Peer-Reviewing Activities

  • Manuscripts: Acta Psychologica, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Biological Psychology, Brain Research, Brain Topography, Cognition, Consciousness and Cognition, Experimental Brain Research, Experimental Psychology, Frontiers in Cognition, Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, Journal of Motor Behavior, Journal of Vision, Memory & Cognition, Neuroimage, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, PLOS ONE, Psychological Research, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Vision Research, Visual Cognition
  • Grants: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), The French National Research Agency (ANR), The German Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF)


Journal Articles

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Horstmann, G., & Herwig, A., Becker, S. I. (2016). Distractor dwelling, skipping, and revisiting determine target absent performance in difficult visual search. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:1152. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01152. (LINK)

Horstmann, G., & Herwig, A. (2016). Novelty biases attention and gaze in a surprise trial. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78, 69-77. (PDF)


Herwig, A. (2015). Transsaccadic integration and perceptual continuity. Journal of Vision, 15(16):7, 1-6. (LINK)

Herwig, A. (2015). Linking perception and action by structure or process? Toward an integrative perspective. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 52, 105-116. (PDF)

Herwig, A., Weiß, K., & Schneider W. X. (2015). When circles become triangular: How transsaccadic predictions shape the perception of shape. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1339, 97-105. (PDF)

Horstmann, G., & Herwig, A. (2015). Surprise attracts the eyes and binds the gaze. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 22, 743-749. (LINK)

Poth, C. H., Herwig, A., & Schneider, W. X. (2015). Breaking object correspondence across saccadic eye movements deteriorates object recognition. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 9:176. doi:10.3389/fnsys.2015.00176. (LINK)

Weiß, K., Schneider W. X., & Herwig, A. (2015). A "blanking effect" for surface features: Transsaccadic spatial frequency discrimination is improved by post-saccadic blanking. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 77, 1500-1506. (PDF)


Becker, S. I., Horstmann, G., & Herwig, A. (2014). Eye movement control. Journal of Ophthalmology, 2014, 1-2. doi:10.1155/2014/262541. (PDF)

Herwig, A., & Schneider, W. X. (2014). Predicting object features across saccades: Evidence from object recognition and visual search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(5), 1903-1922. (PDF)

Weiß, K., Schneider, W. X., & Herwig, A. (2014). Associating peripheral and foveal visual input across saccades: A default mode of the human visual system? Journal of Vision, 14(11):7, 1-15. (LINK)


Griffiths, G., Herwig, A., & Schneider, W. X. (2013). Stimulus localization interferes with stimulus recognition: Evidence from an attentional blink paradigm. Journal of Vision, 13(7):7, 1-14. (PDF)


Herwig, A, & Waszak, F. (2012). Action-effect bindings and ideomotor learning in intention- and stimulus-based actions. Frontiers in Psychology. 3:444. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00444. (LINK)


Herwig, A., & Horstmann, G. (2011). Action-effect associations revealed by eye movements. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18 (3), 531-537. (PDF)

Weiss, C., Herwig, A., & Schütz-Bosbach, S. (2011). The self in action effects: Selective attenuation of self-generated sounds. Cognition, 121(2), 207-218.

Weiss, C., Herwig, A., & Schütz-Bosbach, S. (2011). The self in social interactions: Sensory Attenuation of auditory action effects is stronger in interactions with others. PLoS ONE 6(7): e22723. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022723. (LINK)


Herwig, A., Beisert, M., & Schneider, W. X. (2010). On the spatial interaction of visual working memory and attention: Evidence for a global effect from memory-guided saccades. Journal of Vision, 10(5):8, 1-10. (LINK)

2009 and earlier

Herwig, A., & Massen, C. (2009). Action planning with two-handed tools. Psychological Research, 73, 727-740. (PDF)

Herwig, A., & Waszak, F. (2009). Intention and attention in ideomotor learning. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 219-227. (PDF)

Herwig, A., Prinz, W., & Waszak, F. (2007). Two modes of sensorimotor integration in intention-based and stimulus-based actions. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 60, 1540-1554. (PDF)

Waszak, F., & Herwig, A. (2007). Effect anticipation modulates deviance processing in the brain. Brain Research, 1183, 74-82. (PDF)

Books and Book Chapters

New Publication at MIT Press: If you are interested, you can get it at Amazon or any other major book reseller.

Herwig, A., Beisert, M., & Prinz, W. (2013). Action science emerging: Introduction and leitmotifs.

In W. Prinz, M. Beisert, & A. Herwig, Action science: Foundations of an emerging discipline (pp. 1-33). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Here you can find a review of our book in Leonardo.

New chapter on ideomotor theory

Herwig, A. (2014). Experimentelle Handlungsforschung: Die individuelle Perspektive.

In W. Prinz (Hrsg.), Experimentelle Handlungsforschung: Kognitive Grundlagen der Wahrnehmung und Steuerung von Handlungen (S. 57-106). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

Curriculum Vitae


Since October 2008: Research Scientist, Neuro-Cognitive Psychology (Allg. Psych. I), Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University, Germany


  • 2015 PD, Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University, Germany; Habilitation thesis: Linking perception and action: from targets in the world to goals in the mind
  • 2009 Dr. rer. nat. (scl), Department of Psychology at Leipzig University; Doctoral thesis on intention and reactivity in ideomotor learning
  • 2005-2008 PhD student, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Munich/Leipzig, Germany, Supervision: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Prinz, Dr. Florian Waszak
  • 1999-2005 Diploma study program 'Psychology', Friedrich Wilhelm University Bonn, Germany
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