Short CV/Education and training

  • 1994
    Diplom degree in psychology, having studies psychology and computer science at TU Berlin, Germany

    Research assistant at the University of Hamburg, Germany, Computer Science section, and researcher within the Cognitive Science research training group

  • 1999
    PhD in psychology from TU Berlin

  • 1999 – 2002
    Visiting assistant professor in cognitive science at Florida State University, USA

  • 2003 – 2009
    Director of the Emmy Noether junior research group "On the psycholinguistics of negation" at TU Berlin

  • 2007
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in the field of psychology

  • Since 2009
    Professor of cognitive psychology at the University of Tübingen, Germany

Selected publications

  • Kaup, B.: Negation and its impact on the accessibility of text information. In: Memory & Cognition 20, 2001. pp. 960-967.

  • Kaup, B. et al.: Representing referents of plural expressions and resolving plural anaphors. In: Language and Cognitive Processes 17, 2002. pp. 405-450.

  • Kaup, B., Zwaan, R. A.: Effects of negation and situational presence on the accessibility of text information. In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 29, 2003. pp. 439-446.

  • Kelter, S. et al.: Representing a described sequence of events: A dynamic view of narrative comprehension. In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 30, 2004. pp. 451-464.

  • Kaup, B. et al.: Processing negated sentences with contradictory predicates: Is a door that is not open mentally closed? In: Journal of Pragmatics 38, 2006. pp. 1033-1050.

  • Kaup, B. et al.: Experiential Simulation of Negated Text Information. In: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 60, 2007. pp. 976-990.

  • Chow, H. M. et al.: Evidence of fronto-temporal interactions for strategic inference processes during language comprehension. In: Neuroimage 40, 2008. pp. 940-954.

  • Lüdtke, J. et al.: ERP correlates of Negation. In: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 20, 2008. pp. 1355-1370.

  • Schindele, R. et al.: Comprehending negation: A study with adults diagnosed with high functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome. In: Journal of Intercultural Pragmatics 5, 2008. pp. 421-444.

  • Kaup, B. et al.: "The drawer is still closed": Simulating past and future actions when processing sentences that describe a state. In: Brain and Language 112, 2009. pp. 159-166.

Selected projects

  • Collaborative Research Centre 833 "Constitution of meaning: The dynamics and adaptivity of linguistic structures"; Project B4: "The simulation approach to language comprehension: Composition of meaning"


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