Dr. Elke B. Lange
My research in Cognition Psychology focuses on working memory and the interaction between attention and memory. For instance, in my dissertation project I investigated how irrelevant auditory or visual stimuli impair memory encoding by attentional distraction. As methods I particularly use classical behavioral experiments and eye tracking. I am especially interested to utilize the models and methods of research on working memory to get to know more on music perception, cognition and aesthetic experience. One focus is on musical absorption. An additional interest – though located in social psychology – is on musical taste and preferences.
|02/2005||Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. equivalent) in Psychology at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany|
|2000-2005||Ph.D. student at the Technical University of Berlin|
|1996-2000||Master of Arts (Magistra Artium, M.A. equivalent) in Systematic Musicology (major), Philosophy and Psychology (minor), at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany|
|1991-1996||Piano Teacher (Diploma, M.A. equivalent) at the University of Music, Karlsruhe, Germany|
|Since 01/2014||Research Associate in Experimental Aesthetics at the Max-Plank-Institute of Empirical Aesthetics, in the music unit of Prof. Melanie Wald-Fuhrmann, Frankfurt, Germany|
|2008-2013||Research Associate and Lecturer in Experimental and Biological Psychology, University of Potsdam, Germany, in the unit of Prof. Ralf Engbert|
|2007-2008||Postdoctoral Fellow in Experimental Aging Research at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, in the Cognitive Aging unit of Prof. Paul Verhaeghen|
|2007||March to July: Research visit in Neuroscience at the Cognitive Brain Research Unit, University of Helsinki, Finland, in cooperation with Dr. Tom Campbell|
|2005-2007||Postdoctoral Fellow in Experimental Aging Research at Syracuse University, NY, USA, in the Cognitive, Brain, & Behavior unit of Prof. Paul Verhaeghen|
|2000-2005||Research Scientist in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Potsdam, Germany, in the Experimental Psychology unit of Prof. Klaus Oberauer und Prof. Reinhold Kliegl|
Sysoeva, O.V., Lange, E.B., Sorokin, A.B., & Campbell, T. (2015). From pre-attentive processes to durable representation: An ERP index of visual distraction. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 95, 310-321. DOI 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2014.12.007
Lange, E.B., & Engbert, R. (2013). Differentiating between verbal and spatial encoding using eye-movement recordings. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 1840-1857. DOI 10.1080/17470218.2013.772214
Lange, E.B., Starzynski, C. , & Engbert, R. (2012). Capture the gaze does not capture the mind. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 74, 1168-1182. DOI 10.3758/s13414-012-0318-8
Lange, E.B., Cerella, J., & Verhaeghen, P. (2011). Ease of access to list items in short-term memory depends on the order of the recognition probes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 37, 608-620. DOI 10.1037/a0022220
Lange, E.B., Verhaeghen, P., & Cerella, J. (2010). Dual representation of item positions in verbal short-term memory: Evidence for two access modes. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 22, 463-479. DOI 10.1080/09541440903155658
Lange, E.B., & Verhaeghen, P. (2009). No Age differences in complex memory search: Older adults search as efficiently as younger adults. Psychology and Aging, 24, 105-115. DOI 10.1037/a0013751
Oberauer, K., & Lange, E.B. (2009). Activation and binding in verbal working memory: A dual-process model for the recognition of nonwords. Cognitive Psychology, 58, 102-136. DOI 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2008.05.003
Oberauer, K., & Lange, E.B. (2008). Interference in verbal working memory: Distinguishing similarity-based confusion, feature overwriting, and feature migration. Journal of Memory and Language, 58, 730-745. DOI 10.1016/j.jml.2007.09.006
Oberauer, K., & Lange, E.B. (2006). Psychologie des Gedächtnisses. In: Pawlik, K. (Ed.). Psychologie (pp.145-160). Berlin: Springer-Verlag.
Lange, E.B. (2005). Disruption of attention by irrelevant stimuli in serial recall. Journal of Memory and Language, 53, 513-531. DOI 10.1016/j.jml.2005.07.002
Lange, E.B. (2005). Gedächtnis. In: Helms, S., Schneider, R., Weber, R. (Ed.). Lexikon der Musikpädagogik (p.74). Kassel: Gustav Bosse Verlag.
Lange, E.B. (2005). Musikpsychologische Forschung im Kontext allgemeinpsychologischer Gedächtnismodelle. In: LaMotte-Haber, H. de, Rötter, G. (Ed.). Handbuch der Musikpsychologie (Systematische Musikwissenschaft, Bd.3, pp.74-100). Laaber: Laaber-Verlag.
Lange, E.B., & Oberauer, K. (2005). Overwriting of phonemic features in serial recall. Memory, 13, 333-339. DOI 10.1080/09658210344000378
Oberauer,K., Lange, E.B., & Engle, R.W. (2004). Working memory capacity and resistance to interference. Journal of Memory and Language, 51, 80-96. DOI 10.1016/j.jml.2004.03.003
Lange, E.B. (2002). Die Verarbeitung musikalischer Stimuli im Arbeitsgedächtnis. Jahrbuch Musikpsychologie, 16, 45-65.
Awards & Grants
Information can be better perceived, processed, and maintained when it is selected from a broader field. This selection process, which we can also denote as focus, can unfold in various ways. In visual perception, the focus of the subject’s gaze ...
Absorption and Attention while Experiencing Music
What Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel describes in his Lectures on Aesthetics (1835-38), is often referred to as absorption in the context of musical reception. In the framework of differential psychology, absorptive capacity is considered a ...
The Heterogeneity of Musical Taste
Empirical research on musical taste has a tradition behind it that is over a century old. With the radio’s invention, there was a great deal of interest in learning which music listeners especially liked and whether this changed over the course of ...