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Adrian von Mühlenen, Lic. phil, Dr. phil.-hist (Associate Professor)

Adrian von Muhlenen



Visual perception and attention. Strategies and memory in visual search; attention capture and inhibition of return; selection in motion perception; visual masking.

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Representative Publications:

  • Sunny, M. M., & von Mühlenen, A. (2014). The role of flicker and abrupt displacement in attention capture by motion onsets. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76(2), 508–518.

  • Bellaera, L., von Mühlenen, A., & Watson, D. G. (2014). When being narrow minded is a good thing: Locally biased people show stronger contextual cueing. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67(6), 1242–1248.

  • von Mühlenen, A., Watson, D., Gunnell, D. (2013). Blink and you won’t miss it: The preview benefit in visual marking survives internally generated eye blinks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39(5), 1279-1290.

  • Sunny, M. M., & Mühlenen, A. (2011). Motion onset does not capture attention when subsequent motion is “smooth.” Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18, 1050-1056.

  • von Mühlenen, A., & Conci, M. (2009). Top-down influences on attentional capture by color changes. Psychological Research, 73,244-253.

  • von Mühlenen, A., & Lleras, A. (2008). No-onset looming motion guides spatial attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 33(6), 1297–1310.

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