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Dr. Anne Voormann

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Institut für Psychologie
Engelbergerstraße 41
D-79085 Freiburg
Abteilung: Sozialpsychologie und Methodenlehre


Phone:+49 761 203-9403



Research Projects

I'm interested in human cognition. More specifically, I'm interested in human memory, human perception and visual attention as well as sequential effects arising during task performance.

Within memory, I'm during research on the processes involved in recognition memory. More specifically, I examine the processes differing between multiple recognition decisions and simple recognition decisions, via cognitive modeling. Additionally, I investigate the role of guessing during recognition decisions and the importance of mis-detection as a necessary process within recognition decisions.

In future projects I will focus on sequential effects occuring in different areas of cognitive psychology (e.g., visual attention, interference tasks, task-switching). My aim is to find common aspects of those phenomenon and ideally a common way to model these effects.



January 2021 Dissertation on Evaluating processes involved in recognition decisions using different model comparison techniques, University of Freiburg (Supervisor: Prof. Klauer)
since 2020Research assistant at the Reinhart Koselleck project (DFG KI 614/39-1)
2017 - 2020Ph.D Position at Research Training Group "Statistical Modelling in Psychology" (DFG, GRK 2277)
2015 - 2017M. Sc. Psychology: Cognitive Psychology, Learning, and Work
2012 - 2015B. Sc. Psychology, University of Freiburg




Voormann, A., Spektor, M. S., & Klauer, K. C. (2021). The simultaneous recognition of multiple words: A process analysis. Memory and Cognition, 49, 787-802. doi:10.3758/s13421-020-01082-w

Voormann, A., Rothe-Wulf, A., Starns, J. J., & Klauer, K. C. (2021). Does speed of recognition predict two-alternative forced-choice performance? Replicating and extending Starns, Dubé, and Frelinger (2018). Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 74(1), 122-134. doi:10.1177/1747021820963033


Invited Talks

Voormann, A. , Spektor, M. S., & Klauer, K. C.  (2020). Investigating paired-word recognition: Memory mechanisms and model validation. Colloquium of the chair for Experimental Psychology (Arndt Bröder). Mannheim, Germany.  


Conference Contributions

Voormann, A. (2020). Statistical Models in Psychology(1): Development and Validation and Statistical Models in Psychology(2): Application. 62. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen. Jena, Germany.  (Symposia; cancelled due to the pandemia)

Voormann, A. , Spektor, M. S., & Klauer, K. C. (2020). Evaluating memory models for paired-word recognition. 62. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen. Jena, Germany.  (Talk; cancelled due to the pandemia)

Voormann, A. (2019): Validating discrete and continuous memory models for paired-word recognition: a base-rate manipulation study. 21st Conference of the European Society for Cognitve Psychology, Tenerife, Spain. (Poster)

Voormann, A. (2019). Investigating mechanisms underlying paired-word recognition using continuous and discrete-state models. 34th IOPS/SMiP Summer Conference, 13-14 June 2019, Utrecht, Netherlands. (Talk)

Voormann, A., Spektor, M. S., & Klauer, K. C. (2019). Investigating paired word recognition: A comparison of continuous and discrete-state models. 61. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen. London, UK. (Poster)

Voormann, A., Dittrich, K., Schimpf, N., & Klauer, K. C. (2018). Examining the mechanisms underlying the item-specific proportion congruent effect using the process dissociation procedure. 60. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen. Marburg, Germany. (Poster)


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