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 Marius Raab
PhD Marius Raab




  • Strategic Virtualization: Distance as a Chance (stravimi.de)
  • The psychology of conspiracy theories; the psychology of narration in literature, movies & games (The psychology of conspiracy theories)
  • “Game & Gamification: playful approaches to human motivation”
  • “Music, sounds & nostalgia: evoking emotional states with auditive stimuli”

Members

Stefan Breitschaft
 Stefan Breitschaft

  • Haptics (Technology & Experience)
  • User Experience & User Interaction
  • Interaction Design
  • Aesthetics
  • Multisensory Perception
Pia Deininger
 Pia Deininger

  • Art perception
  • Role of society and politics, individual training, personal context in art perception
Niklas A. Döbler
 Niklas A. Döbler




  • Human Enhancement & Transhumanism
  • Exopsychology & SETI
  • Psychology of space exploration
  • Host of the psychology podcast: “Die Bamberger Psychokalypse” together with Prof. Dr. Claus-Christian Carbon & Dr. Marius Raab
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
Itay Goetz
 Itay Goetz

  • Empirical Aesthetics
  • The Mode of Art
  • Visual Perception
  • Philosophy of Aesthetics
  • Ethics and Aesthetics
  • Evolutionary Psychology and Art Evolution
  • Creativity
PhD Vera Hesslinger

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

 

Associate Professor Dragan Janković
Associate Professor Dragan Janković



  • Psychological aesthetics
  • Multisensory perception (cross-modal correspondences, multisensory integration)
  • Emotions (affective processing, emotion-cognition interactions)
  • Gestalt Psychology
  • Developmental psychology (aesthetic, affective and multisensory development)
  • Marketing research
  • Applied arts & ergonomic design
PhD Fatemeh Khozaei Ravari
PhD Fatemeh Khozaei Ravari

  • Environmental psychology
  • People behavior at public spaces
  • NeuroArchitecture
  • The impact of environment on human being perception, emotion and cognition
  • The impact of environment on thebrain
  • The mutual impact of people and environment
Lisa Koßmann
 Lisa Koßmann



  • visual perception
  • multistability
  • cognition
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.
Mara Münder
 Mara Münder
  • Acoustics - Perception, Experience & Design
  • Multisensory Perception
  • Aesthetics & dynamic effects
  • User Experience & User Interaction
  • Association Principle
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
Lena Kristina Pieper
 Lena Kristina Pieper



  • Innovation Communication
  • User Experience Design, User Interaction
  • Creativity
  • Narratives
  • Environmental Psychology
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
M. A. Viktoria Sommermann
M. A. Viktoria Sommermann



  • Media Icons (main topic of the PhD thesis)
  • Visual Communication
  • Visual Culture
  • Contemporary Art
  • Virtualization
  • Photojournalism
Malin Styrnal
 Malin Styrnal




  • visual perception
  • multistability
  • priming
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)
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