Sarah Risse, Dr. phil

Sarah Risse
Photo: eigene Aufnahme


Dr. phil. (2011, University of Potsdam, Germany)
Dipl.-Psych. (2005, University of Potsdam, Germany)




Research interests:

Attention, word recognition, and oculomotor control during reading
Computational modeling of information integration across the visual field
Age-related changes and individual differences in the perceptual span
Effects of processing load on attention and oculomotor control
Object- and task-switching in working memory

Research project:

Investigating delayed parafoveal-on-foveal effects in eye movements during reading: The time course of word processing and its link to oculomotor control (DFG)




Seelig, S.A., Rabe, M.M., Malem-Shinitski, N., Risse, S., Reich, S., & Engbert, R. (2020). Bayesian parameter estimation for the SWIFT model of eye-movement control during reading. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 95. doi: 10.1016/; Data available at: 10.17605/OSF.IO/XDKWQ


Risse, S. & Seelig, S. (2019). Stable preview difficulty effects in reading with an improved variant of the boundary paradigm. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 72 (7), 1632-1645. doi: 10.1177/1747021818819990; Data available at: 10.17605/OSF.IO/KZ483


Klein, A.I., Krügel, A., Risse, S., Esser, G., Engbert, R., & Pereira, V.W. (2015). O processamento da anáfora pronominal em crianças com transtorno de déficit de atenção e hiperatividade e em crianças disléxicas: um estudo através da análise dos movimentos oculares. Letras de Hoje, 50 (1), 40-48. doi: 10.15448/1984-7726.2015.1.18406


Risse, S.(2014). Effects of visual span on reading speed and parafoveal processing in eye movements during sentence reading. Journal of Vision, 14(8):11, 1-13. doi: 10.1167/14.8.11

Risse, S., Hohenstein, S., Kliegl, R., & Engbert, R. (2014). A theoretical analysis of the perceptual span based on SWIFT simulations of the n + 2 boundary paradigm. Visual Cognition, 22 (3), 283-308. doi: 10.1080/13506285.2014.881444

Risse, S. & Kliegl, R. (2014). Dissociating preview validity and preview difficulty in parafoveal processing of word n+1 during reading. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40 (2), 653-668. doi: 10.1037/a0034997

Schad, D.J., Risse, S., Slattery, T., & Rayner, K. (2014). Word frequency in fast priming: Evidence for immediate cognitive control of eye movements during reading. Visual Cognition, 22, 390-414. doi: 10.1080/13506285.2014.892041


Risse, S. & Kliegl, R. (2012). Evidence for delayed parafoveal-on-foveal effects from word n+2 in reading. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38 (4), 1026-1042. doi: 10.1037/a0027735

Yan, M., Risse, S., Zhou, X., & Kliegl, R. (2012). Preview fixation duration modulates identical and semantic preview benefit in Chinese reading. Reading and Writing, 25 (5), 1093-1111. doi: 10.1007/s11145-010-9274-7


Risse, S. & Kliegl, R. (2011). Adult age differences in the perceptual span during reading. Psychology and Aging, 26 (2), 451-460. doi: 10.1037/a0021616


Risse, S. & Oberauer, K. (2010). Selection of objects and tasks in working memory. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63 (4), 784-804. doi: 10.1080/17470210903147486


Risse, S., Engbert, R., & Kliegl, R. (2008). Eye-movement control in reading: Experimental and corpus-analytical challenges for a computational model. In K. Rayner, D. Shen, X. Bai, & G. Yan (Eds.), Cognitive and Cultural Influences on Eye Movements (pp. 65-91). Tianjin People's Publishing House.


Kliegl, R., Risse, S., & Laubrock, J. (2007). Preview benefit and parafoveal-on-foveal effects from word n+2. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 33 (5), 1250-1255. doi: 10.1037/0096-1523.33.5.1250

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Sarah Risse
Photo: eigene Aufnahme