Head of Department

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Research and Work Focus

  • Open and transparent standards in research and development (information management, research data management).
  • Learning and knowledge acqusition with dynamic media: Psychological basics, individual prerequisites, and apllication.
  • Narrative understanding: Cognitive processing of multi-modal narrative information (e.g., movies, audio dramas, comics).



Papenmeier, F., Brockhoff, A. & Huff, M. (2019). Filling the gap despite full attention: the role of fast backward inferences for event completion. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 4 (3). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41235-018-0151-2

Papenmeier, F., Maurer, A. E. & Huff, M. (2019). Linguistic information in auditory dynamic events contributes to the detection of fine, not coarse event boundaries. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 15, 30–40. http://www.ac-psych.org/en/download-pdf/id/256 



Arbeitskreis Bildungsberichterstattung am DIE. (2018). Moratorium für Zeitreihenanalysen der VHS-Statistik (Online-Erstveröffentlichung, Stand Informationen: Mai 2018). Bonn: DIE. http://www.die-bonn.de/id/36848

Blömacher, K., Nöcker, G. & Huff, M. (2018). The role of system description for conditionally automated vehicles. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 54, 159–170. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2018.01.010

Huff, M., Maurer, A. E., Brich, I., Pagenkopf, A., Wickelmeier, F. & Papenmeier, F. (2018). Construction and updating of event models in auditory event processing. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory and Cognition, 44, 307–320. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000482

Huff, M., Maurer, A. E. & Merkt, M. (2018). Producing gestures establishes a motor context for procedural learning tasks. Learning and Instruction, 58, 245–254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2018.07.008

Linek, S. B. & Huff, M. (2018). Serious comics: a new approach for science communication and learning [open access extract from L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez & I. Candel Torres (Eds.) [2018]. INTED 2018: 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, 5–7 March, 2018, Valencia (Spain), conference proceedings (pp. 3883–3890). [Valencia, Spain]: IATED Academy]. Kiel: ZBW – Leibniz-Information Centre for Economics. http://hdl.handle.net/11108/355

Merkt, M. & Huff, M. (2018). Digitale Medien in der frühen Bildung. In J. Strohmer (Hrsg.), Psychologische Grundlagen für Fachkräfte in Kindergarten, Krippe und Hort (1. Aufl., S. 333–339). Bern: Hogrefe.

Meyerhoff, H. S., Schwan, S. & Huff, M. (2018). Oculomotion mediates attentional guidance toward temporarily close objects. Visual Cognition, 26, 166–178. https://doi.org/10.1080/13506285.2017.1399950

Sebastian, K., Ghose, T. & Huff, M. (2018). Repeating virtual assembly training facilitates memory for coarse but not fine assembly steps. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 34, 787–798. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcal.12285



Garsoffky, B., Huff, M. & Schwan, S. (2017). Mind the gap: Temporal discontinuities in observed activity streams influence perceived duration of actions. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13423-017-1239-2

Huff, M. & Papenmeier, F. (2017). Event perception: From event boundaries to ongoing events. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 6, 129–132. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jarmac.2017.01.003

Huff, M., Papenmeier, F., Maurer, A. E., Meitz, T. G. K, Garsoffky, B. & Schwan, S. (2017). Fandom biases retrospective judgments not perception. Scientific Reports, 7:43083. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep43083

Meyerhoff, H. S., Papenmeier, F. & Huff, M. (2017). Studying visual attention using the multiple object tracking paradigm: A tutorial review. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 79, 1255–1274. http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13414-017-1338-1

Papenmeier, F., Meyerhoff, H. S., Brockhoff, A., Jahn, G. & Huff, M. (2017). Upside-down: Perceived space affects object-based attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43, 1269–1274. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000421

Sebastian, K., Ghose, T., Zacks, J. M. & Huff, M. (2017). Understanding the cognitive potential of persons with intellectual disability in workshops for adapted work. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 31, 175–186. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acp.3315



Brockhoff, A., Huff, M., Maurer, A. E. & Papenmeier, F. (2016). Seeing the unseen? Illusory causal fillings in FIFA referees, players, and novices. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 1 (7), 1–12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s41235-016-0008-5

Brockhoff, A. & Huff, M. (2016). All eyes on relevance: Strategic allocation of attention as a result of feature-based task demands in multiple object tracking. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78, 2090–2109. http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13414-016-1129-0

Brockhoff, A., Papenmeier, F., Wolf, K., Pfeiffer, T., Jahn, G. & Huff, M. (2016). Viewpoint matters: Exploring the involvement of reference frames in multiple object tracking from a developmental perspective. Cognitive Development, 37, 1–8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cogdev.2015.10.004

Meyerhoff, H. S. & Huff, M. (2016). Semantic congruency but not temporal synchrony enhances long-term memory performance for audio-visual scenes. Memory & Cognition, 44, 390–402. http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13421-015-0575-6

Meyerhoff, H. S., Papenmeier, F., Jahn, G. & Huff, M.(2016). Not FLEXible enough: Exploring the temporal dynamics of attentional reallocations with the multiple object tracking paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42, 776–787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000187



Meyerhoff, H.S., Vanes, L.D. & Huff, M. (2015). Spatiotemporal predictability alters perceived duration of visual events: Memento effect revisited. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 41, 613–622. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000048

Meyerhoff, H. S., Papenmeier, F., Jahn, G. & Huff, M.(2015). Distractor locations influence multiple object tracking beyond interobject spacing: Evidence from equidistant distractor displacements. Experimental Psychology, 62, 170–180. http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1618-3169/a000283



Huff, M., Meitz, T.G.K. & Papenmeier, F. (2014). Changes in situation models modulate processes of event perception in audio-visual narratives. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39, 1003–1015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0036780

Huff, M. & Maurer, A. E. (2014). Post-learning verbal information changes visual and motor memory for hand-manipulative tasks. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 28, 772–779. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acp.3047

Papenmeier, F. & Huff, M. (2014). Viewpoint-dependent representation of contextual information in visual working memory. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76, 663–668. http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13414-014-0632-4

Meyerhoff, H.S., Schwan, S. & Huff, M. (2014). Perceptual animacy: Visual search for chasing objects among distractors. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40, 702–717. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0034846

Meyerhoff, H.S., Schwan, S. & Huff, M. (2014). Inter-object spacing explains the attentional bias towards interacting objects. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, 412–417. http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13423-013-0496-y

Papenmeier, F., Meyerhoff, H.S., Jahn, G. & Huff, M.(2014). Tracking by location and features: Object correspondence across spatiotemporal discontinuities during multiple object tracking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40, 159–171. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0033117



Huff, M. & Papenmeier, F. (2013). It is time to integrate: The temporal dynamics of object motion and texture motion integration in multiple object tracking. Vision Research, 76, 25–30. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2012.10.001

Meyerhoff, H.S., Huff, M. & Schwan, S. (2013). Linking perceptual animacy to perception: Evidence from the chasing detection paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39, 1003–1015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0030839

Mura, K., Petersen, N., Huff, M. & Ghose, T. (2013). IBES: A tool for creating instructions based on event segmentation. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 994. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00994

Meyerhoff, H.S., Papenmeier, F. & Huff, M. (2013). Object-based integration of motion information during attentive tracking. Perception, 42, 119–121. http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/p7273

Meyerhoff, H.S., Papenmeier, F., Jahn, G. & Huff, M.(2013). A single unexpected change in target- but not distractor motion impairs multiple object tracking. i-Perception, 4, 81–83. http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/i0567sas



Bauhoff, V., Huff, M. & Schwan, S. (2012). Distance matters: Spatial contiguity effects as trade-off between gaze-switches and memory load. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 26, 863–871. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acp.2887

Huff, M., Bauhoff, V. & Schwan, S. (2012). Effects of split attention revisited: A new display technology for troubleshooting tasks. Computers in Human Behavior, 28, 1254–1261. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2012.02.008

Huff, M. & Schwan, S. (2012). Do not cross the line: Heuristic spatial updating in dynamic scenes. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 9, 1065–1072. http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13423-012-0293-z

Huff, M. & Schwan, S. (2012). The verbal facilitation effect in learning to tie nautical knots. Learning and Instruction, 22, 376–385. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2012.03.001

Huff, M., Papenmeier, F. & Zacks, J.M. (2012). Visual target detection is impaired at event boundaries. Visual Cognition, 20, 848–864. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13506285.2012. 705359

Jahn, G., Papenmeier, F., Meyerhoff, H.S. & Huff, M.(2012). Spatial reference in multiple object tracking. Experimental Psychology, 59, 163–173. http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1618-3169/a000139

Jahn, G., Wendt, J., Lotze, M., Papenmeier, F. & Huff, M.(2012). Brain activation during spatial updating and attentive tracking of moving targets. Brain and Cognition, 78, 105–113. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandc.2011.12.001

Papenmeier, F., Huff, M. & Schwan, S. (2012). Representation of dynamic spatial configurations in visual short-term memory. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 74, 397–415. http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13414-011-0242-3



Huff, M. & Schwan, S. (2011). Integrating information from two pictorial animations: Complexity and cognitive prerequisites influence performance. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 25, 878–886. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acp.1762

Huff, M., Schwan, S. & Garsoffky, B. (2011). When movement patterns turn into events: Implications for the recognition of spatial configurations from different viewpoints. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 23 (4), 476–484, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20445911.2011.541152

Huff, M., Schwan, S. & Garsoffky, B. (2011). Recognizing dynamic scenes: Influence of processing orientation. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 112, 429–439. http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/22.PMS.112.2.429-439

Meyerhoff, H.S., Huff, M., Papenmeier, F., Jahn, G. & Schwan, S. (2011). Continuous visual cues trigger automatic spatial target updating in dynamic scenes. Cognition, 121, 73–82. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2011.06.001



Huff, M., Papenmeier, F., Jahn, G. & Hesse, F. W. (2010). Eye movements across viewpoint changes in multiple object tracking. Visual Cognition, 18, 1368–1391. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13506285.2010.495878

Huff, M., Meyerhoff, H. S., Papenmeier, F. & Jahn, G. (2010). Spatial updating of dynamic scenes: Tracking multiple invisible objects across viewpoint changes. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 72, 628–636. http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/APP.72.3.628

Papenmeier, F. & Huff, M. (2010). DynAOI: A tool for matching eye movement data with dynamic areas of interest in animations and movies. Behavior Research Methods, 42, 179–187. http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/BRM.42.1.179

St. Clair, R., Huff, M. & Seiffert, A. E. (2010). Conflicting motion information impairs multiple object tracking. Journal of Vision, 10(4):18, 1–13, http://jov.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2121107


vor 2010

Garsoffky, B., Schwan, S. & Huff, M. (2009). Canonical views of dynamic scenes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35, 17–27. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0096-1523.35.1.17

Garsoffky, B., Huff, M. & Schwan, S. (2007). Changing viewpoints during dynamic events. Perception, 36, 366–374. http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/p5645

Huff, M., Jahn, G. & Schwan, S. (2009). Tracking multiple objects across abrupt viewpoint changes. Visual Cognition, 17, 297–306. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13506280802061838

Huff, M. & Schwan, S. (2008). Verbalizing events: Overshadowing or facilitation? Memory & Cognition, 36, 392–402. http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/MC.36.2.392

Schwan, S., Zahn, C., Wessel, D., Huff, M., Herrmann, N. & Reussner, E. M. (2008). Lernen in Museen und Ausstellungen – Die Rolle digitaler Medien. Unterrichtswissenschaft, 36, 117–135.