* equal contribution



Krugliak, A., Draschkow, D., Võ, M. L.-H., & Clarke, A. (2023). Semantic object processing is modulated by prior scene context. Language, Cognition & Neuroscience. doi: pdf


Sasin, E., Markov, Y., & Fougnie, D. (2023). Meaningful objects avoid attribute amnesia due to incidental long-term memories. Scientific reports13(1), 14464. pdf


Klever, L., Islam, J., Võ, M. L.-H., Billino, J. (2023). Aging attenuates the memory advantage for unexpected objects in real-world scenes. Heliyon, 9(9). pdf


Kallmayer, A., Võ, M. L.-H. & Draschkow, D. (2023). Viewpoint dependence and scene context effects generalize to depth rotated three-dimensional objects. Journal of Vision, 23(9). pdf 


Beitner, J., Helbing, J., Draschkow, D., David, E. J., & Võ, M. L. H. (2023). Flipping the world upside down: Using eye tracking in virtual reality to study visual search in inverted scenes. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 15(3). pdf


Glocker, L., Breitenbach, S., Hansen, M., Mendzheritskaya, J., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2023). Entwicklung und Einsatz von VR-Lernszenarien für den Lehrkompetenzaufbau. Klassenraumsimulationen mit Virtual Reality. In M. Meier, G. Greefrath, M. Hammann, R. Wodzinski & K. Ziepprecht (Hrsg.), Lehr-Lern-Labore und Digitalisierung. Springer. pdf


Gregorová, K., Turini, J., Gagl, B., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2023). Access to meaning from visual input: Object and word frequency effects in categorization behavior. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. pdf





Turini, J., & Võ, M.LH. (2022). Hierarchical organization of objects in scenes is reflected in mental representations of objects. Sci Rep, 12, 20068.
doi: pdf


Wiesmann, S. L., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2022). What makes a scene? Fast scene categorization as a function of global scene information at different resolutions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. Advance online publication.
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Helbing, J., Draschkow*, D., & Võ*, M. L.-H. (2022). Auxiliary scene-context information provided by anchor objects guides attention and locomotion in natural search behavior. Psychological Science, 33(9), 1463-1476. doi: pdf


Lauer, T., & Võ, M.LH. (2022). The Ingredients of Scenes that Affect Object Search and Perception. In B. Ionescu, W.A. Bainbridge & N. Murray (Eds.), Human Perception of Visual Information (pp. 1–32). Springer. 

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Lauer, T., Schmidt, F., & Võ, M. L. H. (2021). The role of contextual materials in object recognition. Scientific Reports, 11, 21988. doi: pdf


David, E. J., Beitner, J. & Võ, M. L.-H. (2021). The importance of peripheral vision when searching 3D real-world scenes: A gaze-contingent study in virtual reality. Journal of Vision, 21(7), 3. doi: link


Wiesmann, Sandro L., Caplette, L., Willenbockel, V., Gosselin, F. & Võ , M L.-H. (2021).

Flexible time course of spatial frequency use during scene categorization. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1-13. doi: pdf


Kumle, L., Vo, M. L.-H., & Draschkow, D. (2021). Estimating power in (generalized) linear mixed models: An open introduction and tutorial in R. Behavior Research Methods, 1-16.
doi: pdf


Võ, M. L.-H. (2021). The Meaning and Structure of Scenes. Vision Research, 181, 10-20. doi: pdf


Beitner, J., Helbing, J., Draschkow, D., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2021). Get Your Guidance Going: Investigating the Activation of Spatial Priors for Efficient Search in Virtual Reality. Brain Sciences, 11(1), 44. pdf 






David, E., Beitner, J., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2020). Effects of Transient Loss of Vision on Head and Eye Movements during Visual Search in a Virtual Environment. Brain Sciences, 10(11), 841. doi: pdf


Maffongelli, L., Öhlschläger, S., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2020). The development of scene semantics: First ERP indications for the processing of semantic object-scene inconsistencies in 24-month-olds. Collabra: Psychology, 6 (1): 17707. pdf

Lauer, T., Willenbockel, V., Maffongelli, L., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2020). The influence of scene and object orientation on the scene consistency effect. Behavioural Brain Research, 112812. pdf


Öhlschläger, S., & Võ, M. L. H. (2020). Development of scene knowledge: Evidence from explicit and implicit scene knowledge measures. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology194, 104782. pdf


Helbing*, J., Draschkow*, D., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2020). Search superiority: Goal-directed attentional allocation creates more reliable incidental identity and location memory than explicit encoding in naturalistic virtual environments. Cognition, 196, 104147. doi: pdf






Wiegand, I., Seidel, C., & Wolfe, J., (2019). Hybrid foraging search in younger and older age. Psychology and Aging, 34(6), 805-820.
doi: link


Võ, M. L.-H., Boettcher, S. E., & Draschkow, D. (2019). Reading scenes: How scene grammar guides attention and aids perception in real-world environments. Current Opinion in Psychology, 29, 205-210.
doi: pdf


Sassenhagen, J., & Draschkow, D. (2019). Clusterbased permutation tests of MEG/EEG data do not establish significance of effect latency or location. Psychophysiology, e13335.
doi: pdf


Cornelissen, T., Sassenhagen, J., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2019). Improving free-viewing fixation-related EEG potentials with continuous-time regression. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 313, 77-94.
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Boettcher, S. E. P., Draschkow, D., Dienhart, E., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2018). Anchoring visual search in scene: Assessing the role of anchor objects on eye movements during visual search. Journal of Vision, Vol. 18(13), 11. doi: pdf


Lauer, T., Cornelissen, T. H. W., Draschkow, D., Willenbockel, V., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2018). The role of scene summary statistics in object recognition. Scientific Reports, 8(1)14666.
doi: pdf


Draschkow, D., Heikel, E., Fiebach, C., Võ, M. L.-H., & Sassenhagen, J. (2018). No evidence from MVPA for different processes underlying the N300 and N400 incongruity effects in object-scene processing. Neuropsychologia, 120, 9-17. doi: pdf

Draschkow, D., Reinecke, S., Cunningham, C. A., & 
Võ, M. L.-H. (2018). The lower bounds of massive memory: Investigating memory for object details after incidental encoding. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. doi: pdf






Draschkow, D., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2017). Scene grammar shapes the way we interact with objects, strenghtens memories, and speeds search. Scientific Reports, 7(1)16471. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-16739-x pdf


Kok, E. M., Aizenman, A. M., Võ, M. L.-H., & Wolfe, J. M. (2017). Even if I showed you where you looked , remembering where you just looked is hard. Journal of Vision, Vol.17(12). 
doi: 10.1167/17.12.2 link


Öhlschläger, S., & Võ, M. L. H. (2017). SCEGRAM: An image database for semantic and syntactic inconsistencies in scenes. Behavior research methods, 49, 1780-1791. pdf





Öhlschlager, S., & Vo, M. L.-H. (2016). SCEGRAM: An image database for semantic and syntactic inconsistencies in scenes. Behavior research methods.
doi: 10.3758/s13428-016-0820-3  pdf


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. pdf


Cornelissen, T. H. W., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2016). Stuck on semantics: Processing of irrelevant object-scene inconsistencies modulates ongoing gaze behavior. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. doi: 10.3758/s13414-016-1203-7 pdf


Draschkow, D., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2016). Of “what” and “where” in a natural search task: Active

object handling supports object location memory beyond the object’s identity. Attention,

Perception & Psychophysics, 78, 1574-1584. doi:10.3758/s13414-016-1111-x pdf


Josephs*, E. L., Draschkow*, D., Wolfe, J. M., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2016). Gist in time: Scene semantics and structure enhance recall of searched objects. Acta Psychologica, 169, 100–108. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2016.05.013 pdf






Võ, M. L.-H., & Wolfe, J.M. (2015). The role of memory for visual search in scenes.

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences1339, 72–81. link


Jacobs, A. M., Võ, M. L.-H., Briesemeister, B. B., Conrad, M., Hofmann, M. J., Kuchinke, L., ... & Braun, M. (2015). 10 years of BAWLing into affective and aesthetic processes in reading: what are the echoes?. Frontiers in Psychology6, 714. pdf






Draschkow, D., Wolfe, J.M., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2014). Seek and you shall remember: Scene semantics interact with visual search to build better memories. Journal of Vision, 14(8):10, 1–18. pdf






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. 


Drew, T., Võ, M. L.-H., & Wolfe, J. M. (2013). The invisible gorilla strikes again:

Sustained inattentional blindness in expert observers. Psychological Science, 24(9)1848 –1853. 


Võ, M. L.-H., & Wolfe, J. M. (2013). The interplay of episodic and semantic memory in guiding repeated search in scenes. Cognition, 126, 198–212. 


Drew, T., Võ, M. L.-H., Olwal, A., Jacobson, F., Seltzer, S., & Wolfe, J. M. (2013). Scanner and drillers: Characterizing expert visual search through volumetric images. Journal of Vision, 13(10):3, 1–13. 


Drew, T., Evans, K., Võ, M. L.-H., Jacobson, F., & Wolfe, J. M. (2013). “What can you see in a single glance and how might this guide visual search in medical images?” Radiographics, 33, 263-274.






Võ, M. L.-H., & Wolfe, J. M. (2012). When does repeated search in scenes involve memory? Looking at versus looking for objects in scenes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38(1), 23-41. 


Võ, M. L.-H., Smith, T. J., Mital, P. K., & Henderson, J. M. (2012). Do the Eyes Really Have it? Dynamic Allocation of Attention when Viewing Moving Faces. Journal of Vision, 12(13):3, 1–14. link






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., & Henderson, J. M. (2011). Object-scene Inconsistencies do not Capture Gaze: Evidence from the Flash-Preview Moving-Window Paradigm. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 73, 1742–1753. 


Conrad, M.,  Võ, M. L.-H., Schneider, D., & Jacobs, A. M. (2011). Syllable structure is modulating the optimal viewing position in visual word recognition. Fonética, 31(1), 2-13.






Võ, M. L.-H., & Henderson, J. M. (2010). The Time Course of Initial Scene Processing for 

Guidance of Eye Movements When Searching Natural Scenes. Journal of Vision, 10(3):14, 1–13. link


Võ, M. L.-H., & Schneider, W. X. (2010). A Glimpse Is Not A Glimpse: Differential Processing of Flashed Scene Previews Leads to Differential Target Search Benefits. Visual Cognition18(2). 171-200.


Võ, M. L.-H., Zwickel, J., & Schneider, W. X. (2010). Has Someone Moved My Plate? The Immediate and Persistent Effects Of Object Location Changes On Gaze Allocation During Natural Scene Viewing. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 72(5)1251-1255.


Brockmole, J. R., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2010). Semantic Memory and the Learning of Contextual Regularities Within Real-World Scenes. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 72, 1803-1813.


Zwickel, J., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2010). How the Presence of Humans Biases Gaze Movements. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17(2)257-262.






Võ, M. L.-H., & Henderson, J. M. (2009). Does Gravity Matter? Effects of Semantic and Syntactic Inconsistencies on the Allocation of Attention during Scene Perception. Journal of Vision, 9(3):24, 1-15. doi:


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 Methods41(2), 534-538.


Hofmann, M. F., Kuchinke, L., Tamm, S., Võ, M. L.-H., & Jacobs, A. M. (2009). Affective processing within 1/10th of a second: High arousal is necessary for early facilitative processing of negative but not positive words. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 9(4)389-397.






Võ, M. L.-H., Schneider, W. X., & Matthias, E. (2008). Transsaccadic Scene Memory Revisited: A ‘Theory of Visual Attention (TVA)’ based Approach to Recognition Memory and Confidence for Objects in Naturalistic Scenes. Journal of Eye-Movement Research, 2(2):7, 1-13.


Võ, M. L.-H., Jacobs, A. M., Kuchinke, L., Conrad, M., Schacht, A., & Hutzler, F. (2008). Emotion/Cognition Coupling In The Eye: Introducing the Pupil Old/New Effect. Psychophysiology45, 130-140.






Hutzler, F., Braun, M., Võ, M. L.-H., Engl, V., Hofmann, M., Dambacher, M., Leder, H., & Jacobs, A. M. (2007). Welcome to the real world: validating fixation related brain potentials for ecologically valid settings. Brain Research1172, 124-129.


Kuchinke, L., Võ, M. L.-H., Hofmann, M., & Jacobs, A. M. (2007). Pupillary responses during lexical decisions vary with word frequency but not emotional content. International Journal of Psychophysiology65(2), 132-140.


Kuchinke, L., Jacobs, A. M., Grubich, C., Võ, M. L.-H., Conrad, M., & Herrmann, M. (2007). Incidental effects of emotional valence in single word processing. In: Herrmann, M. & Thiel, Ch. (Eds.) Topics in Advanced Neuroimaging. Oldenburg: bis-Publishers. pp. 31-34.






Võ, M. L.-H., Jacobs, A. M., & Conrad, M. (2006). Crossvalidating the Berlin Affective Word List (BAWL). Behavior Research Methods38(4), 606-609.


Engl, V., Hutzler, F., Jacobs, A. M., Võ, M. L.-H., & Braun, M. (2006). Orthografie oder Orthographie? Lesen nach Rechtschreibreform - eine Blickbewegungsstudie [Reading after the orthography reform - an eye tracking study]. Zeitschrift für Psychologie214(2), 59-72.


Kuchinke, L., Jacobs, A. M., Grubich, C., Võ, M. L.-H., Conrad, M., & Herrmann, M. (2006). Modulation of PFC activation by emotional words in recognition memory. NeuroReport17(10), 1037-1041.






Kuchinke, L., Jacobs, A. M., Grubich, C., Võ, M. L.-H., Conrad, M., & Herrmann, M. (2005). Incidental effects of emotional valence in single word processing: An fMRI study. NeuroImage, 28(4), 1022-1032.