Faculties » Departement of Psychology » Developmental Neuropsychology



Welcome to the homepage of Developmental Neuropsychology at Ruhr-University Bochum!

Our team conducts research in different aspects of perception and its development in childhood, adolescence and adulthood. We are especially interested in the following topics:

  • human development
  • development of the visual system
  • social perception and cognition
  • visual illusions and gestalt-perception
  • movement perceptionLogo
  • fMRI in children and adolescents
  • fMRI adaptation
  • autism spectrum disorder


Thank you for your interest!


We are members of...

Research Departmant of Neuroscience
Research Departmant of Neuroscience
International Graduate School of Neuroscience
International Graduate School of Neuroscience

RUB Research School
Center for Mind, Brain, and cognitive Evolution


Our Paper "Development of Face Detection in Preschool Children" has been published in the International Journal of Behavioral Development. Congrats to our former student assistant Helen Prüfer whose bachelor thesis became part of this paper.

Our lab is currently looking for 1-2 student assistants for new upcoming projects. Applications can be submitted until 25.10.2017. More information can be found in our job offer (German only).

Our PhD student Tobias Meißner will present some results of his project SCENEPRO at the SfN annual meeting in Washington, DC on 11.-15. December. Find out more about it.

Our paper "Looking Tasks Online: Utilizing Webcams to Collect Video Data from Home" has been published in Frontiers in Psychology.

We are currently looking for children aged 7-8 & 11-12 who want to participate in an exciting study about scene processing. Do you want to take part in our research? Contact us and find out more about it.

Our lab is currently looking for three new members to join us for some interesting projects starting from 01.10.2017. Applications can be submitted until 30.07.2017. More information here!

Our paper "Online webcam-based eye tracking in cognitive science: A first look" has been accepted for publication in Behavior Research Methods.

Our paper "Face recognition is similarly affected by viewpoint in school-aged children and adults" has been accepted for publication in PeerJ.

Our paper "Tracking the Functional Development of the Corpus Callosum in Children Using Behavioral and Evoked Potential Interhemispheric Transfer Times" has been accepted for publication in Developmental Neuropsychology.