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 "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.

We celebrated our lab's fourth anniversary today! As always, we had a lot of cake, balloons and fun. Thank you to everyone who supports our research!

Our PhD student Tobias Meißner was elected as assistant PhD student representative of the field Natural Science/Life Science by the Executive Board of the RUB Research School PLUS .

Professor Sarah Weigelt has accepted the offer to become an associative editor of the Cortex journal .

This year's "Praxistag" is taking place in the lecture hall HGA 20 on Friday, the 16.12.2016 from 4 to 6 p.m. This event allows students of the faculty of psychology to gain an insight into different professional fields of psychology. This year we are looking forward to interesting presentations about educational psychology, criminal psychology, psychosocial refugee support and addiction counseling.

Tobias Meißner was awarded a PhD-student scholarship by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Congratulations!

The Lore-Agnes-Projekt proposal for the funding of "Womentor", the mentoring program for junior professors, by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Sarah Weigelt, Dr. Martina Schmohr and Helga Rudack has been granted. Thus, they are able to offer four intersting workshops for junior professors about career development aside to the tandem mentoring.