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


What are we as scientists fired up to do and what do we investigate anyway? On Sunday, June 17th you can find out at the Familientag im Tierpark Bochum. Having fun and accomplishing exciting quests, you turn into little scientists! We are looking forward to seeing you!

Associate Professor Paul M. Corballis from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, will visit us next week. He will talk about his current research on Monday, June 11th at 10:00am (room 03/252). We are looking forward to seeing you then!

We currently conduct a study to gather data about defective vision in primary school age. An increasing amount of pupils is affected especially by short-sightedness, how the ZEIT shows.

Our student assistant Astrid Hönekopp presented a poster with preliminary results from the "INTOUCH" study at the Vision Sciences Scoiety's 18th Annual Meeting in St. Pete Beach, FL, USA (18th - 23rd May 2018).

Our paper "Age-related increase of image-invariance in the fusiform face area" has been published in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

Our PhD student Tobias Meißner investigates developmental processes concerning the perception of scenes – how is this mechanism anchored in our brain? To learn more, read our newest press release.

We are currently looking for teenagers aged between 12 and 17 years who want to participate in a brand-new study about extinction learning. Do you want to find out what this is all about? Contact us now (comment: NEXT).

We are currently looking for children aged 7 & 8 as well as 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.