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Rebecca Förster

Contact Details

Name: Dr. Rebecca Förster

Universität Bielefeld
Fakultät für Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft
Abteilung für Psychologie
Postfach 10 01 31
D-33501 Bielefeld
Unit: AE01 / Neuro-Cognitive Psychology
Room: ZiF 231A and CITEC-2.410
Phone ZiF: ++49 (0)521 106 - 12834
Phone CITEC: ++49 (0)521 106 - 4503
Fax: ++49 (0)521 106 - 156934
Email: rebecca.foerster 'at' uni-bielefeld.de
Office-Hour: By agreement

Find me elsewhere: Google Scholar, Research Gate, ZiF hompage



Research Topics
  • Visual attention and action
  • Sequential sensorimotor tasks
  • Learning, and automatization
  • Memory-guided attention
  • Scanpaths and scanpath similarity methods
  • see the scanpath similarity method FuncSim
  • see the movement visualization toolbox MovVis
  • Assessment of visual processing capabilities using Virtual Reality devices
  • see the VR toolboxes

Peer-Reviewing Activities
    Acta Psychologica; Advances in Cognitive Psychology; Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences; Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics; Behavior Research Methods; Cognition; European Conference on Eye Movements (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019); Experimental Brain Research; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cogntion; Journal of Neurophysiology; Journal of Opthalmology; Journal of Vision; Memory and Cognition; Multimodal Technologies and Interaction; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences; Psychological Research; Visual Cognition; Vision; Vision Research



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Journal Articles


Research Data and Software

Conference Abstracts


Curriculum Vitae


  • 2012: Dr. rer. nat., Department of Psychology at Bielefeld University;
    Doctoral thesis on eye movements, attention, and memory processes during sensorimotor learning and automatization.
  • 2008-2011: PhD student at the Graduate School of the 'Center of Excellence - Cognitive Interaction Technology' (CITEC), Bielefeld University, Germany. Supervisors: Dr. Elena Carbone (Neuro-Cognitive Psychology), Dr. Thomas Hermann (Ambient Intelligence), Dr. Bettina Bläsing (Biomechanics), Dr. Hendrik Kösling (Neuroinformatics) und Prof. Dr. Werner Schneider (Neuro-Cognitive Psychology).
  • 2004-2008: Diploma study program 'Psychology', Bielefeld University, Germany; Thesis on the tone-mimic congruence effect

Memberships and Committees
  • 2016-2019: Member of the Scientific Board ("Vorstand") of the Excellence Cluster 'Cognitive Interaction Technology' (funded by the German Excellence Initiative), Bielefeld University
  • Since 2014: Member of the Extended Board ("Erweiterter Vorstand") of the Excellence Cluster 'Cognitive Interaction Technology' (funded by the German Excellence Initiative), Bielefeld University
  • 2010-2016: Member of the Vision Science Society (VSS)

  • third place in the biennial thesis competition 2013 awarded by the Experimental Psychology section (Fachgruppe Allgemeine Psychologie) of The German Psychological Society (Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie DGPs)


Software Links

A functionally sequenced scanpath similarity method for comparing and evaluating scanpath similarity based on a task's inherent sequence of functional (action) units

Virtual Reality Toolboxes
Toolboxes for using virtual reality devices for neuropsychological assessments of visual performance

A movement visualization toolbox