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Prof. Dr. Melissa Le-Hoa Võ

Department of Cognitive Psychology
Scene Grammar Lab
PEG, Room 5.G091
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Tel +49 (0)69 798 35342

E-Mail: mlvo@psych.uni-frankfurt.de


Scientific Focus

Our visual world is complex, yet highly predictable. Most objects that surround us are not randomly located, but are placed according to certain rules. Thus, scene priors — i.e. expectations regarding what objects (scene semantics) are supposed to be where (scene syntax) within a scene — strongly guide attention in the real world. The Scene Grammar Lab is interested in a wide variety of aspects in visual cognition, particularly visual attention and visual memory during scene perception. The lab’s core research areas therefore include top-down guidance in scene search, neural representation and development of scene knowledge, as well as action-perception interactions in real-world scenarios.

Keywords: Visual Cognition, Scene Perception, Visual Search and Memory, Development of Scene Grammar


Eye Tracking
Electroencephalography (EEG)

Selected Publications

Võ, M. L.-H., Aizenman, A. M. & Wolfe, J. M. (2016). You think you know where you looked? You better look again. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Vol 42(10), 1477-1481.

Võ, M. L.-H., & Wolfe, J. M. (2015). The role of memory for visual search in scenes. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1339, 72–81.

Võ, M. L.-H., & Wolfe, J. M. (2013). Differential ERP Signatures Elicited by Semantic and Syntactic Processing in Scenes. Psychological Science, 24(9), 1816 –1823.

Wolfe, J. M., Võ, M. L.-H., Evans, K. K., & Greene, M. R. (2011). Visual search in scenes involves selective and non-selective pathways. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 15(2), 77-84.

Võ, M. L.-H., Conrad, M., Kuchinke, L., Hartfeld, K., Hofmann, M. F., & Jacobs, A. M. (2009). The Berlin Affective Word List Reloaded (BAWL-R). Behavior Research Methods, 41(2), 534-538.

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