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Dr. Elena Carbone

Contact Details

Name: Dr. Elena Carbone
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: T4-222
Phone: ++49 (0)521 106 - 4516
Fax: ++49 (0)521 106 - 156934
Email: elena.carbone 'at' uni-bielefeld.de
Office-Hour: By agreement


Curriculum Vitae




  • Since April 2008: Principle Investigator in the Cluster of Excellence "Cognitive Interaction Technology" (CITEC) and member of Prof. Werner Schneider's Neuro-Cognitive Psychology Unit, Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University
  • October 2005 to March 2006: Temporary Professorship at the Humanistic Department, University of Osnabrueck
  • September 2003 to February 2004: Postdoc scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Prof. Marc Pomplun's Attention Lab,Department of Computerscience, University of Massachusetts at Boston
  • April 1997 to March 2008 (with short interruptions): Researcher and lecturer in Prof. Odmar Neumann's Experimental Psychology Unit, Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University
  • October 1996 to December 2004 (with short interruptions): Researcher in the Collaborative Research Center 360 "Situated Artificial Communicators", Bielefeld University




  • 2001: Dr. rer. nat., Department of Psychology at Bielefeld University; Doctoral thesis on visual attention and dynamic stimulus changes
  • 1996: Diploma in Psychology, Department of Psychology at Bielefeld University; Thesis on visual attention and motion




  • 2003: Nominated for "Best Dissertation" by the German Association for Psychology (DGPs)
  • 2002: Awarded as "Best Dissertation at Bielefeld University"
  • 1998: Third in the voting for best lecturer at Bielefeld University




  • SS 10: Wie wir gehen, greifen und (glücklich) gucken: Grundlagen motorischer Kontrolle
  • WS 09/10: Begleitseminar zur Wahrnehmungsvorlesung
  • SS 08: Von 'A' wie 'Additive Farbmischung' bis 'Z' wie 'Zwei-Seile-Problem'
  • WS 07/08: Lektürekurs Kognitionspsychologie




  • Visual attention and saccade control
  • Visual attention and action
  • Visual misperceptions like the "Fröhlich-Effect", the "flash-lag Effect" and the "representational momentum"


Selected Publications


  • Förster, R., Carbone, E., Koesling, H., & Schneider, W. (2012). Saccadic eye movements in the dark while performing an automatized sequential high-speed sensorimotor task. Journal of Vision, 12, 1 - 15.
  • Förster, R., Carbone, E., Koesling, H., & Schneider, W. (2011). Eye movements during and after automatization of a high-speed stacking task: From sensory-based to memory-based saccadic programming. Journal of Vision, 11, 1-16.
  • Carbone, E. & Schneider, W. X. (2010). Gaze is special: The control of stimulus-driven saccades is not subject to central, but visual attention limitations. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 72, 2168-2175. (PDF)
  • Ansorge, U., Carbone, E., Becker, S. & Turatto, M. (2010). Attentional capture by motion onsets is spatially inaccurate. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 22, 62-105.
  • Carbone, E. & Ansorge, U. (2008). Investigating the contribution of Metacontrast to the Fröhlich Effect for Size. Acta Psychologica, 128, 361-367. (PDF)
  • Carbone, E. & Pomplun, M. (2007). Motion misperception caused by attentional feedback connections: A neural model simulating the Fröhlich effect. Psychological Research, 71, 709-715. (PDF)
  • Pomplun, M., Carbone, E., Koesling, H., Sichelschmidt, L. & Ritter, H. (2006). Computational Models of Visual Tagging. In G. Rickheit & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Situated Communication. Berlin: De Gruyter.
  • Ansorge, U., Horstmann, G. & Carbone, E. (2005). Top-down contingent capture by color: Evidence from RT distribution analyses in a manual choice reaction task. Acta Psychologica, 120, 243-266.
  • Sichelschmidt, L. & Carbone, E. (2003). Experimentelle Methoden. In G. Rickheit, T. Herrmann & W. Deutsch (Hrsg.), Psycholinguistik - Ein internationales Handbuch (S. 115-124). Berlin: De Gruyter.
  • Carbone, E. (2001). Die Rolle von Aufmerksamkeitsprozessen bei der Fehlwahrnehmung dynamischer Reize. Unpublished Dissertation, Bielefeld University. (PDF)