Short CV/Education and training

  • 1990
    A-Levels in Kassel, Germany

  • 1990 – 1997
    Studied biology and psychology (minor subject), University of Marburg, Germany

  • 1997 – 2001
    Research Assistant, cognitive and physiological psychology, University of Marburg

  • 2002
    December: Doctorate (Ph.D.), University of Marburg

  • 2001 – 2003
    Research Assistant, cognitive psychology and biological psychology, University of Tübingen, Germany

  • 2003 – 2007
    Assistant Professor, cognitive and biological psychology, University of Tübingen

  • 2007 – 2009
    Lecturer (academic councillor), cognitive and biological psychology, University of Tübingen

  • 2007
    December: Lecturing qualification in psychology (Habilitation), University of Tübingen

  • 2009 – 2010
    Heisenberg fellow

  • Since 2010
    Heisenberg professor (evolutionary cognition, cognitive science), University of Tübingen

Selected publications

  • Seibold, V.C., Fiedler, A., Rolke, B.: Temporal attention shortens perceptual latency: A temporal prior entry effect. In: Psychophysiology (in press).

  • Rolke, B., Ulrich, R.: On the Locus of Temporal Preparation: Enhancement of Pre-motor Processes. In: A.C. Nobre, J. Coull (Eds.), Attention and Time (S. 227-241). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

  • Bausenhart, K.M. et al.: Temporal preparation influences the dynamics of information processing: Evidence for early onset of information accumulation. In: Vision Research 50, 2010. S. 1025 – 1034.

  • Rolke, B.: Temporal preparation facilitates perceptual identification of letters. In: Perception & Psychophysics 70, 2008. S. 1305-1313.

  • Rolke, B., Hofmann, P.: Temporal uncertainty degrades perceptual processing. In: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 14, 2007. S. 522-526.

  • Bratzke, D. et al.: Central slowing during the night. In: Psychological Science 18, 2007. S. 456-461.

  • Rolke, B., Ulrich, R., Bausenhart, K.M.: Attention delays perceived stimulus offset. In: Vision Research 46, 2006. S. 2926-2933.

  • Rolke, B. et al.: Missed prime words within the attentional blink evoke an N400 semantic priming effect. In: Psychophysiology 38, 2001. S. 165-174.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • The influence of embodied cognition on emotional disorders (cooperative project funded by the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD)

  • The timing of cerebral processing of presuppositions: Psycholinguistic and electrophysiological (EEG, MEG) examinations (project as part of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 833: The construction of meaning: Dynamics and adaptivity of linguistic structures, together with Sigrid Beck and Ingo Hertrich)

  • Time discrimination under the influence of attention (German Research Foundation (DFG))

  • Development of sensitive methods to assess cognitive control variations in applied work settings (project funding from the Daimler-Benz Foundation, together with Rolf Ulrich)

  • Mechanisms of temporal preparation (German Research Foundation (DFG))

  • The influence of the colour and strength of light on cognitive performance and on well-being (research funded by the company OSRAM in Munich, together with Rolf Ulrich)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the specialty group General Psychology and the specialty group Biological Psychology within the German Psychological Society (DGPs)

  • Member of the Association for Psychological Science (APS)

  • Advisor to the German–Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF)


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