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Dr. Daniel Ernst

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Name: Dr. Daniel Ernst
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Universität Bielefeld
Fakultät für Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft
Abteilung für Psychologie
Postfach 10 01 31
D-33501 Bielefeld
Unit: AE01 / Neuro-Cognitive Psychology
Room: CITEC-2.410
Phone: ++49 (0)521 106 - 4517
Fax: ++49 (0)521 106 - 156934
Email: daniel.ernst 'at' uni-bielefeld.de
Office-Hour: by agreement (CITEC)


  • Visual attention
  • Visual search
  • Eye movements
  • Expectations

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Ernst, D., Becker, S., & Horstmann, G. (2020). Novelty competes with saliency for attention. Vision Research, 168, 42-52.
  • Horstmann, G., Ernst, D., & Becker, S. (2019). Dwelling on distractors varying in target-distractor similarity. Acta psychologica, 198 102859.
  • Ernst, D. & Horstmann, G. (2018). Pure colour novelty captures the gaze. Visual Cognition, 26(5), 366-381.
  • Horstmann, G., Becker, S., & Ernst, D. (2017). Dwelling, rescanning, and skipping of distractors explain search efficiency in difficult search better than guidance by the target. Visual Cognition, 25(1-3), 291-305.
  • Horstmann, G., Becker, S., & Ernst, D. (2016). Perceptual salience captures the eyes on a surprise trial. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78(7), 1889-1900.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2020: Interim chair of the Unit for Psychological Methods and Evaluation, Bielefeld University
  • Since 2020: Postdoc researcher and lecturer at the unit for Psychological Methods and Evaluation, Bielefeld University
  • Since 2019: Postdoc researcher at the unit for Neuro-cognitive Psychology, Bielefeld University
  • 2018: Doctor rerum naturalium, Department of Psychology at Bielefeld University, Doctoral thesis on "How unexpected features capture visual attention and the gaze"
  • 2015-2018: Scientific associate at the DFG-funded project "Expectation Discrepancy, Eye Movements, and Attention"
  • 2015-2018: PhD student at the Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University, and Cluster of Excellence "Cognitive Interaction Technology" (CITEC)
  • 2013-2015: M.Sc. Psychology, Bielefeld University
  • 2011-2015: Student/scientific research assistant (tutor for statistics and computer-assisted data analysis via R and SPSS) at the unit for Psychological Methods and Evaluation, Bielefeld University
  • 2010-2013: B.Sc. Psychology, Bielefeld University