Hector-Institut für Empirische Bildungsforschung

Dr. Elisa Filevich

Elisa Filevich ist Nachwuchsgruppenleiterin am Hector-Institut für Empirische Bildungsforschung. Sie arbeitet zum Thema motorische Metakognition, d.h. wie und in welchem Umfang wir explizit erfassen, wie wir unseren Körper bewegen. Am Hector-Institut erforscht sie das Zusammenspiel von Metakognition und Lernen, insbesondere im motorischen Bereich.






  • Constant, M., Pereira, M., Faivre, N., & Filevich, E. (2023). Prior information differentially affects discrimination decisions and subjective confidence reports. Nature Communications, 14, 5473. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-41112-0
  • Charalampaki, A., Peters, C., Maurer, H., Maurer, L. K., Müller, H., Verrel, J., & Filevich, E. (2023). Motor outcomes congruent with intentions may sharpen metacognitive representations. Cognition, 235, 105388. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2023.105388
  • Verrel, J., Chwolka, F., Filevich, E., Moyé, J., Paulus, T., Zittel, S., Bäumer, T., Münchau, A., & Weissbach, A. (2023). Impaired metacognition of voluntary movement in functional movement disorder. Movement disorders: official journal of the Movement Disorder Society, 38(3), 435–443. https://doi.org/10.1002/mds.29303


  • Ciston, A. B., Forster, C., Brick, T. R., Kühn, S., Verrel, J., & Filevich, E. (2022). Do I look like I'm sure?: Partial metacognitive access to the low-level aspects of one's own facial expressions. Cognition, 225, 105155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2022.105155
  • Arbuzova, P., Maurer, L. K., & Filevich, E. (2022). Metacognitive domains are not aligned along a dimension of internal-external information source. Psychonomic bulletin & review. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-022-02201-1
  • Rouy, M., de Gardelle, V., Reyes, G., Sackur, J., Vergnaud, J. C., Filevich, E., & Faivre, N. (2022). Metacognitive improvement: Disentangling adaptive training from experimental confounds. Journal of experimental psychology. General, 151(9), 2083–2091. https://doi.org/10.1037/xge0001185
  • Rahnev, D., Balsdon, T., Charles, L., de Gardelle, V., Denison, R., Desender, K., Faivre, N., Filevich, E., Fleming, S. M., Jehee, J., Lau, H., Lee, A. L. F., Locke, S. M., Mamassian, P., Odegaard, B., Peters, M., Reyes, G., Rouault, M., Sackur, J., Samaha, J., … Zylberberg, A. (2022). Consensus goals in the field of visual metacognition. Perspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, 17(6), 1746–1765. https://doi.org/10.1177/17456916221075615
  • Arbuzova, P., Guo, S., Koß, C., Kurvits, L., Faivre, N., Kühn, A. A., Filevich, E., & Ganos, C. (2022). No evidence of impaired visual and tactile metacognition in adults with tourette disorder. Parkinsonism & related disorders, 97, 29–33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.parkreldis.2022.02.019
  • Kühn, S., Mascherek, A., Filevich, E., Lisofsky, N., Becker, M., Butler, O., Lochstet, M., Mårtensson, J., Wenger, E., Lindenberger, U., & Gallinat, J. (2022). Spend time outdoors for your brain - an in-depth longitudinal MRI study. The world journal of biological psychiatry : the official journal of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry, 23(3), 201–207. https://doi.org/10.1080/15622975.2021.1938670


  • Constant, M., Salomon, R., & Filevich, E. (2022). Judgments of agency are affected by sensory noise without recruiting metacognitive processing. eLife, 11, e72356. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.72356
  • Arbuzova, P., Peters, C., Röd, L., Koß, C., Maurer, H., Maurer, L. K., Müller, H., Verrel, J., & Filevich, E. (2021). Measuring metacognition of direct and indirect parameters of voluntary movement. Journal of experimental psychology. General, 150(11), 2208–2229. https://doi.org/10.1037/xge0000892


  • Filevich, E., Forlim, C. G., Fehrman, C., Forster, C., Paulus, M., Shing, Y. L., & Kühn, S. (2020). I know that I know nothing: Cortical thickness and functional connectivity underlying meta-ignorance ability in pre-schoolers. Developmental cognitive neuroscience, 41, 100738.
  • https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcn.2019.100738
  • Rahnev, D., Desender, K., Lee, A. L. F., Adler, W. T., Aguilar-Lleyda, D., Akdoğan, B., Arbuzova, P., Atlas, L. Y., Balcı, F., Bang, J. W., Bègue, I., Birney, D. P., Brady, T. F., Calder-Travis, J., Chetverikov, A., Clark, T. K., Davranche, K., Denison, R. N., Dildine, T. C., Double, K. S., Filevich, E.,… Zylberberg, A. (2020). The Confidence Database. Nature human behaviour, 4(3), 317–325. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-019-0813-1


  • Karch, J. D., Filevich, E., Wenger, E., Lisofsky, N., Becker, M., Butler, O., Mårtensson, J., Lindenberger, U., Brandmaier, A. M., & Kühn, S. (2019). Identifying predictors of within-person variance in MRI-based brain volume estimates. NeuroImage, 200, 575–589. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.05.030


  • Faivre, N., Filevich, E., Solovey, G., Kühn, S., & Blanke, O. (2018). Behavioral, modeling, and electrophysiological evidence for supramodality in human metacognition. The Journal of neuroscience: the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 38(2), 263–277. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0322-17.2017


  • Filevich, E., Lisofsky, N., Becker, M., Butler, O., Lochstet, M., Martensson, J., Wenger, E., Lindenberger, U., & Kühn, S. (2017). Day2day: investigating daily variability of magnetic resonance imaging measures over half a year. BMC neuroscience, 18(1), 65. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12868-017-0383-y
  • Pannunzi, M., Hindriks, R., Bettinardi, R. G., Wenger, E., Lisofsky, N., Martensson, J., Butler, O., Filevich, E., Becker, M., Lochstet, M., Kühn, S., & Deco, G. (2017). Resting-state fMRI correlations: From link-wise unreliability to whole brain stability. NeuroImage, 157, 250–262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.06.006
  • Filevich, E., Becker, M., Wu, Y. H., & Kühn, S. (2017). Seeing double: Exploring the phenomenology of self-reported absence of rivalry in bistable pictures. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 11, 301. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00301


  • Lange, K., Kühn, S., & Filevich, E. (2015). "Just another tool for online studies" (JATOS): An easy solution for setup and management of web servers supporting online studies. PloS one, 10(6), e0130834. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0130834
  • Filevich, E., Dresler, M., Brick, T. R., & Kühn, S. (2015). Metacognitive mechanisms underlying lucid dreaming. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 35(3), 1082–1088. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3342-14.2015


  • Filevich, E., Vanneste, P., Brass, M., Fias, W., Haggard, P., & Kühn, S. (2013). Brain correlates of subjective freedom of choice. Consciousness and cognition, 22(4), 1271–1284. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2013.08.011


  • Filevich, E., & Haggard, P. (2012). Grin and bear it! Neural consequences of a voluntary decision to act or inhibit action. Experimental brain research, 223(3), 341–351. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-012-3263-9
  • Filevich, E., Kühn, S., & Haggard, P. (2012). Negative motor phenomena in cortical stimulation: implications for inhibitory control of human action. Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior, 48(10), 1251–1261. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2012.04.014

Kapitel in Herausgeberbänden


  • Chambon, V., Filevich, E., & Haggard, P. (2014). What is the human sense of agency, and is it metacognitive?. In S. Fleming, & C. Frith (Eds.), The Cognitive Neuroscience of Metacognition. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-45190-4_14


  • Filevich, E. & Haggard, P. (2012) Psychogenic movement disorders and other conversion disorders. In M. Hallett, A. E. Lang, J. Jankovic, S. Fahn,  P. W. Halligan, V. Voon, & C. R. Cloninger (Eds.), Components of voluntary action. Cambridge University Press.

Curriculum Vitae

seit 2023

Hector-Institut für Empirische Bildungsforschung, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

2017 - 2023
Nachwuchsgruppenleiterin - Volkswagen Stiftung “Freigeist” Fellowship

Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2015 - 2017
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Institut für Sportpsychologie und Sportpädagogik, Universität Leipzig

2012 - 2015

Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, Berlin


Columbia University, NY, USA

2008 - 2012

Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, Großbritannien


Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Colorado State University, CO, USA

2001 - 2007
Licenciatura (Diplom) in Biologie

Universität Buenos Aires, Argentinien