Professor for Experimental Psychology and Methods since April 2003 at the University of Leipzig
- 10/2008 - 10/2011
Dean of the Faculty of Biosciences, Pharmacy, and Psychology at Leipzig University
- 10/2006 - 10/2016
Board of management for the Research Academy Leipzig
- 10/2005 - 10/2008
Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Biosciences, Pharmacy, and Psychology at Leipzig University
- 10/2004 - 10/2006
Head of the Psychology department and board member of the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience at Leipzig University
- since 04/2003
Professor for Experimental Psychology and Methods at Leipzig University
- 10/2001 - 03/2003
Head of the Multidisciplinary Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Liverpool, Great Britain
- 01/2000 - 03/2003
Professor for Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology at the University of Liverpool, Great Britain
- 09/1995 - 09/1996
Research stay at the Institute for Neurosciences, University of California at San Diego and Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, USA
- 10/1994 - 12/1999
Lecturer in Clinical and Differential Psychology at the University of Konstanz
- 03/1994 - 05/1994
Research stay at the Cuban Center for Neurosciences Havana, Cuba
- 09/1991 - 10/1991
Research stay at the University of Gainesville, Florida and Stanford University, California, USA
- 09/1990 - 09/1994
Researcher at the University of Konstanz, working group Clinical and Differential Psychology
- 01/1988 - 08/1990
Student assistant and employee for numerous projects at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Tübingen
Human perception is characterized by the necessity of dealing with an incomplete, but still massive stream of sensory information. Full processing of all of this information would overload our perceptual system - therefore only a part of this information is selected for elaborate processing. Attentional selection, both within and between different sensory modalities, is the main focus of our research. For that purpose we mainly conduct EEG experiments.
- The role of alpha rhythm in sensory input control during selective attentionMüller, MatthiasDuration: 03/2018 - 05/2023Funded by: DFG Deutsche ForschungsgemeinschaftInvolved organisational units of Leipzig University: Allgemeine Psychologie und Methodenlehre
- Shifting attention within or between feature dimensions. Neural temporal dynamics in human early visual cortexMüller, MatthiasDuration: 09/2017 - 06/2023Funded by: DFG Deutsche ForschungsgemeinschaftInvolved organisational units of Leipzig University: Allgemeine Psychologie und Methodenlehre
- Neural dynamics of multi-sensory processing in the human brainMüller, MatthiasDuration: 06/2012 - 02/2019Funded by: DFG Deutsche ForschungsgemeinschaftInvolved organisational units of Leipzig University: Allgemeine Psychologie und Methodenlehre
- Stresstest der "signal suppression" Hypothese: Experimente zum Aufbrechen der zirkulären Argumentation auf der Basis von Verhaltensdaten und der lateralen "Distractor positivity (Pd)"Müller, MatthiasDuration: 05/2021 - ongoingFunded by: DFG Deutsche ForschungsgemeinschaftInvolved organisational units of Leipzig University: Allgemeine Psychologie und Methodenlehre
- Neuronale Dynamik der Ablenkung unter Wettbewerb im visuellen KortexMüller, MatthiasDuration: 03/2022 - 08/2024Funded by: DFG Deutsche ForschungsgemeinschaftInvolved organisational units of Leipzig University: Allgemeine Psychologie und Methodenlehre
- Vieweg, P.; Müller, M.Shifting Attention in Feature Space: Fast Facilitation of the To-Be-Attended Feature Is Followed by Slow Inhibition of the To-Be-Ignored FeatureJournal of cognitive neuroscience. 2021. 33 (4). pp. 651-661
- Bekhtereva, V.; Craddock, M.; Müller, M.Emotional content overrides spatial attentionPsychophysiology. 2021. 58 (8).
- Gundlach, C.; Forschack, N.; Müller, M.Suppression of Unattended Features Is Independent of Task RelevanceCerebral Cortex. 2021.
- Gundlach, C.; Müller, M.; Hoff, M.; Ragert, P.; Nierhaus, T.; Villringer, A.; Sehm, B.Reduction of somatosensory functional connectivity by transcranial alternating current stimulation at endogenous mu‐frequencyNeuroImage. 2020.
- Forschack, N.; Nierhaus, T.; Müller, M.; Villringer, A.Dissociable neural correlates of stimulation intensity and detection in somatosensationNeuroImage. 2020.
The courses inExperimental Psychology and Methods mainly deal with the following topics: attention, learning, memory, emotion and motivation. Our teachings aim to outline general principles for human and animal behaviour. In Leipzig we put emphasis on cognitive neurosciences regarding psychology. In methodological seminars as well as accompanying courses of the Cognitive and Biological Psychology, we provide the neccessary tools for a general understanding of e.g. electroencephalographic recordings (EEG), functional imaging (fMRI, PET) or electrical / magnetic stimulation methods (tACS, TMS).