EPÆG Members


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




My academical work concentrates on working in the field of empirical aesthetics (plus design), face recognition, face processing, prosopagnosia (face blindness), optical illusions, cognitive maps, advancement of methods and on applied cognition (design; the role of innovation; hci and ergonomics).

Deputy Head of EPÆG: Dr. Sandra Utz
Dr. Sandra Utz



  • Visuelle Wahrnehmung / Aufmerksamkeit
  • Neuronale Basis der “Theory of mind”
  • Nutzen des Kontexts bei der Sprachverarbeitung bei Kindern mit Autismus (Betrachtung der Augenbewegungsmuster)

Members

Sabine Albrecht
 Sabine Albrecht

  • The role of processing fluency in judgment formation
  • Dynamics of aesthetic appreciation
Simone Deibel
 Simone Deibel

 

Pia Deininger
 Pia Deininger

  • Wie nehmen Menschen Kunst wahr?
  • Welche Einflüsse haben gesellschaftliche Strukturen, persönliche Vorbildung, persönliches Umfeld und Politik auf die Kunstwahrnehmung?
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
Dr. Uwe Fischer
Dr. Uwe Fischer

  • Forschungsmethoden, Evaluationsforschung & Statistik
  • Gesundheits- und Gemeindepsychologie
  • Emotions- und Identitätsforschung
  • Freizeit- und Ästhetikforschung
  • Methodische Anwendungen in der Allgemeinen Psychologie
Géza Harsányi
 Géza Harsányi

 

Vera Hesslinger

 

Manuela Härtel
 Manuela Härtel

 

Dr. Martina Jakesch
Dr. Martina Jakesch

 

A.Univ.Prof. i.R. Dr. Rainer Maderthaner
A.Univ.Prof. i.R. Dr. Rainer Maderthaner

[“Relationsanalyse (Aussagenlogisch begründete Systematik zur theoretischen und empirischen Datenexploration, Hypothesenprüfung sowie Kausalanalyse)”, “Ästhetik und Ausdruck der Stadt- und Landschaftsarchitektur (Analyse der Auswirkung von Gestaltungsfaktoren, Personenmerkmalen und Situationsbedingungen auf die Einstellung und Beurteilung von Architektur)”, “Lebensqualität: Einfluss von Lebensbedingungen ("externe" Indikatoren) und Einstellungen ("interne" Indikatoren) auf das Wohlbefinden des Menschen”, “Nachhaltigkeitsforschung: Ermitteln von Sozialindikatoren und Evaluation partizipativer Prozesse (LA-21-Aktivitäten) für eine nachhaltige bzw. zukunftsverträgliche Entwicklung der Gesellschaft”]

Dr. Casey Mongoven
Dr. Casey Mongoven

  • Tonwahrnehmung, Kognition und Ästhetik
  • Sonifikation und Visualisierung
  • Barockmusik und ihrer Theorie
Dr. Claudia Muth
Dr. Claudia Muth

The pleasure of having an insight (‘Aesthetic Aha’) dynamics of perception and 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)
Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Pastukhov
Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Pastukhov




  • Visual perception and attention
  • Multi-stable perception
  • Dynamical aspects of perception
Dr. Marius Raab
Dr. 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)”]

Dr. Susanne Röder
Dr. 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. Dr. Mounia Ziat
Assoc.-Prof. Dr. Mounia Ziat

My work focuses on 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
Dr. Stella Faerber
Dr. Stella Faerber

My research interests centres on the cognitive and neuronal mechanisms subserving human visual perception and memory. Thereby I focused on high-level adaptation and priming effects of face recognition, object perception and aesthetic appreciation. I am currently engaged in EEG correlates on the impact of familiarity on face perception.

Michael Möller
 Michael Möller

 

Theresa Wehrle
 Theresa Wehrle

  • Kognitive Psychologie
  • Visuelles Marketing
  • Ergonomie