Prof. Dr.

Melissa Võ

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt FB 05 Allgemeine Psychologie I
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60323 Frankfurt am Main

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Short info

Our lab loves making a scene, which is why our research focuses on investigating the rules that govern object and scene perception. We are particularly interested in how scene grammar guides visual attention, boosts object perception/memory, and allows us to efficiently extract semantic information from scenes within the glimpse of an eye. Our overarching goal is to better understand human cognition while acting in real-world environments. For that purpose, we use a mixture of methods, including psychophysics, eye-tracking in real and VR environments, computational modelling as well as EEG.

Open Science
Gregorova, K., Turini, J., Gagl, B., & Vo, M. L. H. (2021).
Access to meaning from visual input: Object and word frequency effects in categorization behavior.
PsyArXiv Preprints
Helbing, J., Draschkow*, D., & Võ*, M. L.-H. (2022).
Auxiliary scene-context information provided by anchor objects guides attention and locomotion in natural search behavior.
Psychological science, 33(9), 1463–1476.
Turini, J., & Võ, M. L. H. (2022).
Hierarchical organization of objects in scenes is reflected in mental representations of objects.
Scientific Reports, 12(1), 20068.
Wiesmann, S. L., & Võ, M. L. H. (2022).
What makes a scene? Fast scene categorization as a function of global scene information at different resolutions.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 48(8), 871.
Wiesmann, S. L., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2023).
Disentangling diagnostic object properties for human scene categorization.
Sci Rep 13, 5912.