in press

  • Constant, M., …, Liesefeld, H.R. (in-principle acceptance). A multilab investigation into the N2pc as an indicator of attentional selectivity: Direct replication of Eimer (1996). PCI RR (to be published in Cortex) [Stage 1 Registered Report; part of #EEGManyLabs; preprint:]
  • Lamy, D., Frings, C., & Liesefeld, H.R. (in press). Building bridges: Visual search meets action control via intertrial-sequence effects. Review of General Psychology. doi:10.1177/10892680241232626

  • Liesefeld, H.R., Krummenacher, J., & Müller, H.J. (in press). Aufmerksamkeit. In Müssler, J., & Rieger, M. (Hrsg.), Allgemeine Psychologie (4. Aufl.). Springer. [Textbook chapter]
  • Liesefeld, H.R.*, Lamy, D.*,…, Wolfe, J. (in press). Terms of debate: Consensus definitions to guide the scientific discourse on visual distraction. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. doi:10.3758/s13414-023-02820-3 [preprint:] (*shared first authorship)
  • Mandal, A., Liesefeld, A.M., & Liesefeld, H.R. (in press). The surprising robustness of visual attention against concurrent auditory distraction. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 50, 99–118. doi:10.1037/xhp0001168. [preprint:]
  • Michaelsen, T., Janczyk, M., & Liesefeld, H. R. (accepted/in press). Towards a better approach for measuring visual-search slopes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
  • Ramírez, M., Arend, J.M., von Gablenz, P., Plotz, K., Liesefeld, H.R., & Pörschmann, C. (in press). Toward sound localization testing in virtual reality to aid in the screening of auditory processing disorders. Trends in Hearing. doi:10.1177/23312165241235463


  • Constant, M., & Liesefeld, H.R. (2023). Effects of salience are long-lived and stubborn. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 152, 2685-2694. [preprint:
  • Gaspelin, N.; Lamy, D., Egeth, H.E., Liesefeld, H.R.,…, van Moorselaar, D. (2023). The distractor positivity component and the inhibition of distracting stimuli. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 35, 1693-1715.
  • Liesefeld, H.R., & Janczyk, M. (2023). Same same but different: Subtle but consequential differences between two measures to linearly integrate speed and accuracy (LISAS vs. BIS). Behavior Research Methods, 55, 1175-1192.
  • Liesefeld, H.R., & Müller, H.J. (2023). Target salience and search modes: A commentary on Theeuwes (2023). Journal of Cognition, 6, 38. [Invited commentary]
  • Schmalbrock, P., Liesefeld, H.R., & Frings, C. (2023). Increased display complexity reveals effects of salience in action control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 49, 1345-1359.


  • Laybourn, S., Frenzel, A.C., Constant, M., & Liesefeld, H.R. (2022). Unintended emotions in the laboratory: Emotions incidentally induced by a standard visual working memory task predict task performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 151, 1591-1605.
  • Liesefeld, H.R.*, Liesefeld, A.M.*, & Müller, H.J. (2022). Preparatory control against distraction is not feature-based. Cerebral Cortex, 32, 2398-2411. (*shared first authorship)


  • Arend, J.M., Liesefeld, H.R., & Pörschmann, C. (2021). On the contribution of binaural cues to auditory distance estimation of nearby sound sources. Acta Acustica, 5, 10.
  • Arend, J. M., Ramírez, M., Liesefeld, H. R., & Pӧrschmann, C. (2021). Do near-field cues enhance the plausibility of non-individual binaural rendering in a dynamic multimodal virtual acoustic scene? Acta Acustica, 5, 55.
  • Chen, S., Kocsis, A., Liesefeld, H.R., Müller, H.J., & Conci, M. (2021). Object-based grouping benefits without integrated feature representations in visual working memory. Attention Perception, & Psychophysics,83, 1357-1374.
  • Dodwell, G., Liesefeld, H.R., Conci, M., Müller, H.J., & Töllner, T. (2021). EEG evidence for enhanced attentional performance during moderate-intensity exercise. Psychophysiology, 58, e13923.
  • Constant, M., & Liesefeld, H.R. (2021). Massive effects of saliency on information processing in visual working memory. Psychological Science, 32, 682-691. [preprint]
  • Liesefeld, H.R., Liesefeld, A.M., & Müller, H.J. (2021). Attentional capture: an ameliorable side-effect of searching for salient targets. Visual Cognition, 29, 600-603.  http:/
  • Liesefeld, H.R., & Müller, H.J. (2021). Modulations of saliency signals at two hierarchical levels of priority computation revealed by spatial statistical distractor learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 150, 710-728.
  • Pavlov, Y.G., Adamian, N., Appelhoff, S., Arvaneh, M., Benwell, C., Beste, C., … Liesefeld, H.R., … Mushtaq, F. (2021). #EEGManyLabs: Investigating the replicability of influential EEG experiments. Cortex, 144, 213-229. [preprint]
  • Sauter, M., Hanning, N.M., Liesefeld, H.R., & Müller, H.J. (2021). Statistical learning of frequent distractor locations in visual search: A role for post-selective distractor rejection processes? Cortex, 135, 108-126. [preprint]
  • Souza, A.S., Thaler, T., Liesefeld, H.R., Santos, F.H., Peixoto, D.S., & Albuquerque, P.D. (2021). No evidence that self-rated negative emotion boosts visual working memory precision. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance,47, 282-307.






2015 and before

  • Zimmer, H.D., & Liesefeld, H.R. (2011). Spatial information in (visual) working memory. In A. Vandierendonck & A. Szmalec (Eds.), Spatial working memory (pp. 46-66). Hove, England: Psychology Press.