Prof. Dr. Markus Huff

University of Tübingen
Applied Cognitive Psychology
Schleichstr. 4
72076 Tübingen

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E-Mail: markus.huffspam

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Peer-Reviewed Journals

In press

  • Merkt, M. & Huff, M. (in press). Does the position of source information for multiple documents matter? Insights from two experiments. Contemporary Educational Psychology.


  • Blömacher, K., Nöcker, G., & Huff, M. (2020). The evolution of mental models in relation to initial information while driving automated. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 68, 198-217.
  • Elson, M., Huff, M., & Utz, S. (2020). Meta science on peer review: Testing the effects of study originality and statistical significance in a field experiment. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 3(1), 53-65.
  • Huff, M., Rosenfelder, D., Oberbeck, M., Merkt, M., Papenmeier, F., & Meitz, T. G. K. (2020). Cross-codal integration of bridging event information in narrative understanding. Memory & Cognition, 48, 942–956.
  • Widany, S., Reichart, E., Ambos, I. & Huff, M. (2020). Datennutzung der VHS- und Verbundstatistik. Potentiale für Bildungsforschung, Politik und Praxis. Zeitschrift für Weiterbildungsforschung, 43, 75-95.


  • Elson, M., Huff, M., & Utz, S. (2019). Meta science on peer review: Testing the effects of study originality and statistical significance in a field experiment. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. doi: 10.31234/
  • Meitz, T. G. K., Meyerhoff, H. S., & Huff, M. (2019). Event related message processing: Perceiving and remembering changes in films with and without soundtrack. Media Psychology. doi: 10.1080/15213269.2019.1636660
  • 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. doi: 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. doi: 10.5709/acp-0254-9


  • Huff, M., Maurer, A. E., & Merkt, M. (2018). Producing gestures establishes a motor context for procedural learning tasks . Learning and Instruction, 58, 245-254. doi: 10.1016/j.learninstruc.2018.07.008
  • 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. doi: 10.1111/jcal.12285
  • Huff, M., Maurer, A. E., Brich, I., Pagenkopf, A., Wickelmaier, 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. doi: 10.1037/xlm0000482
  • 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. doi: 10.1016/j.trf.2018.01.010
  • Meyerhoff, H. S., Schwan, S., & Huff, M. (2018). Oculomotion mediates attentional guidance toward temporarily close objects. Visual Cognition, 26, 166–178. doi: 10.1080/13506285.2017.1399950


  • 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. doi: 10.3758/s13414-017-1338-1
  • 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. doi: 10.1038/srep43083
  • Huff, M., & Papenmeier, F. (2017). Event perception: From event boundaries to ongoing events. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 6, 129–132. doi: 10.1016/j.jarmac.2017.01.003
  • 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. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000421
  • Garsoffky, B., Huff, M., & Schwan, S. (2017). Mind the gap: Temporal discontinuities in observed activity streams influence perceived duration of actions. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. doi: 10.3758/s13423-017-1239-2
  • 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. doi: 10.1002/acp.3315



  • 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. doi: 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. doi: 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. doi: 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. doi: 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. doi: 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. doi: 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. doi: 10.3758/s13423-13-0496-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. doi: 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. doi: 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. doi: 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. doi: 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. doi: 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. doi: 10.1068/i0567sas


  • Huff, M., & Schwan, S. (2012). Do not cross the line: Heuristic spatial updating in dynamic scenes. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 9, 1065-1072. doi: 10.3758/s13423-012-0293-z
  • 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. doi:10.1002/acp.2887
  • Huff, M., Papenmeier, F., & Zacks, J.M. (2012). Visual target detection is impaired at event boundaries. Visual Cognition, 20, 848-864. doi: 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. doi: 10.1027/1618-3169/a000139
  • Huff, M., & Schwan, S. (2012). The verbal facilitation effect in learning to tie nautical knots. Learning and Instruction, 22, 376-385. doi: 10.1016/j.learninstruc.2012.03.001
  • 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. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2012.02.008
  • Papenmeier, F., Huff, M., & Schwan, S. (2012). Representation of dynamic spatial configurations in visual short-term memory. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 74, 397-415. doi: 10.3758/s13414-011-0242-3
  • 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. doi:10.1016/j.bandc.2011.12.001


  • Huff, M., & Schwan, S. (2011). Integrating information from two pictorial animations: Complexity and cognitive prerequisites influence performance. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 25, 878–886. doi:10.1002/acp.1762
  • 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. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2011.06.001
  • 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, doi: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. doi: 10.2466/22.PMS.112.2.429-439


  • Huff, M., Papenmeier, F., Jahn, G., & Hesse, F. W. (2010). Eye movements across viewpoint changes in multiple object tracking. Visual Cognition, 18, 1368-1391. doi: 10.1080/13506285.2010.495878
  • St. Clair, R., Huff, M., & Seiffert, A. E. (2010). Conflicting motion information impairs multiple object tracking. Journal of Vision, 10(4):18, 1-13,, doi: 10.1167/10.4.18.
  • 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. doi: 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. doi: 10.3758/BRM.42.1.179


  • Huff, M., Jahn, G., & Schwan, S. (2009). Tracking multiple objects across abrupt viewpoint changes. Visual Cognition, 17, 297-306. doi: 10.1080/13506280802061838
  • Garsoffky, B., Schwan, S., & Huff, M. (2009). Canonical views of dynamic scenes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35, 17-27. doi: 10.1037/0096-1523.35.1.17


  • Huff, M., & Schwan, S. (2008). Verbalizing events: Overshadowing or facilitation? Memory & Cognition, 36, 392-402. doi: 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.


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


  • Huff, M. (2015). Die Wahrnehmung bewegter Bilder. Von den Grundlagen der Filmwahrnehmung bis zur Wissensvermittlung mit Filmen ist es ein weiter Weg. Zeitschrift Außerschulische Bildung.
  • Huff, M. (2014). Die wahrnehmungspsychologischen Grundlagen des Filmemachens oder warum Menschen Filme verstehen. Das In-Mind Magazin, 2.