EPÆG Members


Head of EPÆG: Prof. PhD Claus-Christian Carbon
Prof. PhD Claus-Christian Carbon




  • empirical aesthetics
  • face recognition, face processing, prosopagnosia (face blindness)
  • optical illusions
  • cognitive maps
  • advancement of methods and
  • applied cognition (design; the role of innovation; hci and ergonomics)
Deputy Head of EPÆG: PhD Sandra Utz
PhD Sandra Utz



  • Visual perception, attention
  • Neuronal basis of “Theory of Mind”
  • Usage of context in language processing of children with autism spectrum disorders (analysis of eye-movement patterns)

Members

Pia Deininger
 Pia Deininger

  • Art perception
  • Role of society and politics, individual training, personal context in art perception
Prof. Mark A. Elliott
Prof. Mark A. Elliott

  • Experimental Aesthetics with a focus on composition, and inherent compositional dynamics in pictorial art
  • The relationship between Dynamics and aesthetic quality in movement (dance and theatre)
  • Philosophy of Aesthetics
  • Gestalt Psychology
  • Phenomenology, Gestalt and Aesthetics
  • Art History and the culture of art
  • Creating and collecting art
PhD Uwe Fischer
PhD Uwe Fischer

  • Research methods, evaluation research & statistics
  • Health psychology & communal psychology
  • Research on emotion and identity
  • Research on leisure & aesthetics
  • Applied methodology in General Psychology
PhD Vera Hesslinger

  • Perception of environment, environment psychology
  • Refined perception
  • Aesthetics
  • Body perception, embodiment
  • Cognitive maps
PhD Martina Jakesch
PhD Martina Jakesch

 

A.Univ.Prof. .(retired) PhD Rainer Maderthaner
A.Univ.Prof. .(retired) PhD Rainer Maderthaner

[“Relational analysis (systematic scheme for theoretical and empirical data exploration, hypothesis testing and causal analysis, based on propositional logic)”, “Aesthetics and expression of city and landscape architeture (analysis of effects of design and composition, person-related factors and situation-related factors on the attitude towards and judgment of architeture”, “Quality of life (effect of external and internal factors on well-being”, “Sustainability research (identification of social indicators and evaluation of participatory processes/LA-21-activities”]

PhD Casey Mongoven
PhD Casey Mongoven

  • Perception of tone, cognition, aesthetics
  • Sonification and visualization
  • Baroque music
PhD Claudia Muth
PhD Claudia Muth

  • The pleasure of having an insight (“Aesthetic Aha”)
  • Dynamics of perception
  • Pleasure during art perception
  • Semantical instability, indeterminacy and ambiguity
  • Perceptual illusions.
Stefan Ortlieb
 Stefan Ortlieb



  • Emotional design (e.g., kitsch)
  • Empirical aesthetics (e.g., aesthetic appreciation and the dynamics of social motivation)
  • Visual marketing (e.g., EU-funded project “Visual Marketing for SMEs”)
  • Multimodal marketing (e.g., EU-funded project “Multimodal Marketing for SMEs”)
  • Usability and User Experience (e.g., EU-funded Ambient Assisted Living project FEARLESS)
  • Creativity and corporate innovativeness (e.g., EU-funded project “Fit for Innovation”)
  • Complex problem solving (e.g., EU-funded project PROBAT)
PhD Alexander (Sasha) Pastukhov
PhD Alexander (Sasha) Pastukhov




  • Visual perception and attention
  • Multi-stable perception
  • Dynamical aspects of perception
PhD Marius Raab
PhD Marius Raab

  • The psychology of conspiracy theories; the psychology of narration (in literature, movies & games)
  • Visual and multi-modal Marketing
  • Moral assessment and computer games
  • Conceptual design and implementation (in Java) of computer-based psychometrical tests
  • ‘Electrophysiological measurement (EDA, EMG) with the Bitalino kit: hardware evaluation and software programming’
  • ‘Continuous measurement of movie aesthetics: implementation (in Java) and analysis (in Matlab)’
  • Using COTS hardware (Microsoft Kinect, Nintendo Balance Board) for psychometric measurement
  • ‘GPS tracking with mobile devices in psychological research: evaluation of possibilities and limitations’
  • Conceptual design and implementation of distance-learning university courses (Complex Problem Solving I & II, Questionnaire Building as key qualification, Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern)
  • ‘Usability evaluation: website Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern (www.vhb.org)’
PhD Susanne Röder
PhD Susanne Röder

  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Human evolution and mate choice
  • Attractiveness perception
Tobias Schneider
 Tobias Schneider


  • Genesis and processing of facial representations and prototypes
  • Optical illusions
  • Applied cognition
  • Paranormal beliefs
  • Experimental psychology
Assoc.-Prof. PhD Mounia Ziat
Assoc.-Prof. PhD Mounia Ziat

  • Human haptic perception with interests in haptic device design, HCI, multisensory integration, and cognitive neuroscience.

Alumni

Juergen Aichinger
 Juergen Aichinger
  • Consumer psychology
  • Marketing
  • Industrial Design
Sabine Albrecht
 Sabine Albrecht
  • Processing fluency and judgment formation
  • Dynamics of aesthetic appreciation
Simone Deibel
 Simone Deibel

 

PhD Stella Faerber
PhD Stella Faerber
  • Cognitive and neuronal mechanisms subserving human visual perception and memory.
  • High-level adaptation and priming effects of face recognition, object perception and aesthetic appreciation
  • EEG correlates of familiarity in face perception
Géza Harsányi
 Géza Harsányi

 

Manuela Härtel
 Manuela Härtel

 

Michael Möller
 Michael Möller

 

Theresa Wehrle
 Theresa Wehrle
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Visual marketing
  • Ergonomics