Research Articles

  1. Valuch, C., & Mattler, U. (in press). Action priming is linked to visual perception in continuous flash suppression. Journal of Vision.
  2. Seywerth, R., Valuch, C., Ansorge, U. (2017). Human eye movements after viewpoint shifts in edited dynamic scenes are under cognitive control. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 13(2): 128–139.
  3. Valuch, C., König, P., & Ansorge, U. (2017). Memory-guided attention during active viewing of edited dynamic scenes. Journal of Vision,17(1):12, 1-31. doi:10.1167/17.1.12
  4. Patrone, A. R., Valuch, C., Ansorge, U., Scherzer, O. (2016). Dynamical optical flow of saliency maps for predicting visual attention. arXiv:1606.07324
  5. Valuch, C., & Ansorge, U. (2015). The Influence of Color during Continuity Cuts in Edited Movies: An Eye-Tracking Study. Multimedia Tools and Applications, 74, 10161–10176. doi:10.1007/s11042-015-2806-z
  6. Valuch, C., Pflüger, L. S., Wallner, B., Laeng, B., & Ansorge, U. (2015). Using eye tracking to test for individual differences in attention to attractive faces. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:42. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00042
  7. Ansorge, U., Buchinger, S., Valuch, C., Patrone, A. R., & Scherzer, O. (2014). Visual Attention in Edited Dynamical Images. In SIGMAP 2014: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications. IEEE Xplore. doi:10.5220/0005101901980205
  8. Pflueger, L. S., Valuch, C., Gutleb, D., Ansorge, U., & Wallner, B. (2014). Colour and contrast of female faces: Attraction of attention and its dependence on male hormone status in Macaca fuscata. Animal Behavior, 94, 61-71. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.05.022
  9. Valuch, C., Ansorge, U., Buchinger, S., Patrone, A. R. & Scherzer, O. (2014). The Effect of Cinematic Cuts on Human Attention. In TVX '14: Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video. ACM Digital Library, New York, NY, USA. doi:10.1145/2602299.2602307
  10. Becker, S. I., Valuch, C., & Ansorge, U. (2014). Color priming in pop-out search depends on the relative color of the target. Frontiers in Psychology, 5: 289. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00289
  11. Valuch, C., Becker, S. I., & Ansorge, U. (2013). Priming of Fixations during Recognition of Natural Scenes. Journal of Vision, 13(3):3, 1-22. doi:10.1167/13.3.

Stimulus sets

Static 2D natural scene stimuli. In a study on the interaction of attention and memory processes during recognition of natural 2D scenes, we have used a set of natural scene stimuli that I have photographed at various places. The zip-archive (189MB) comprises the stimulus sets from Valuch, Becker and Ansorge (2013). For Experiment 1, these are 210 different scene stimuli (1024 x 768 pixels) which come in two sets (between participants, we balanced assignment of individual scene images to the different experimental conditions. For experiment 2, these are 60 scene stimuli (800 x 600 pixels). Note that some of the scene stimuli were used in both experiments. Please cite the original publication in case you would use these stimuli in one of your own studies. Download stimuli from

Standardized face stimuli. For a study on individual differences in attentional orienting towards human faces (Valuch, Pflüger, Wallner, Laeng & Ansorge, 2015), we have created a highly standardized set of face stimuli. Each face was generated by morphing three source photographs that were taken under standardized lighting conditions. The source photographs were taken under constant lighting conditions, exposure settings, shooting distance, and viewing angle, using a color-calibrated digital SLR camera. Lighting was delivered by two Bowens GM500 Digital (Bowens International Ltd., Essex, UK) flashes with softboxes mounted on tripods. None of the source photographs was used in more than one morphed face. Download stimuli from