Loren Hell

M. Sc. Lorena Hell

Building D  Room 403
Phone: +49 (0)651 201 2962

Professional / Educational History

Since June 2022
PhD student, Department of Cognitive Psychology, Prof. Dr. Frings, University of Trier

Since January 2014
Lecturer, Saarland University Medical Center, Educational Institute for Medical-Technical Laboratory Assistants

Oct 2020 – May 2022
Researcher, Agents and Simulated Reality, Prof. Dr. Philipp Slusallek, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

Oct 2015 – Oct 2020
Master of Science (Psychology), Saarland University
Thesis Title: „Attentional modulation of saccadic response-priming effects“
Supervisors: Dr. Charlotte Schwedes and Prof. Dr. Dirk Wentura

Oct 2017 – Jan 2018
Research intern, Department of Cognitive Psychology, Prof. Dr. Klaus Oberauer, University of Zurich
Research topic: „How does visual working memory solve the binding problem?“

Aug 2016 – Dec 2016
Research intern, Department Brain and Cognition, Prof. Dr. Hubert Zimmer, Saarland University
Research topic: „Item deletion as an independent component in the parietal lobe for short-term memory updating: a combined ERP and eyetracking study“

Oct 2012 – Sep 2015
Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Saarland University

Research Interests

  • Action Control
  • Short-term Memory & Binding
  • Visual Attention
  • Attention & Action in Traffic Scenarios


Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

Shepherdson, P., Hell, L., & Oberauer, K. (2022). How does visual working memory solve the binding problem? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 48, 1137–1152. https://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0001044.

Conference Proceedings (peer-reviewed)

Sprenger, J., Hell, L., Klusch, M., Kobayashi, Y., Kudo, S., & Müller, C. (2023). Cross-Cultural Behavior Analysis of Street-Crossing Pedestrians in Japan and Germany. Proceedings of theIEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), USA, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1109/IV55152.2023.10186635

Vozniak, I., Müller, P., Hell, L., Lipp, N., Abouelazm, A., & Müller, C. (2022). Context-empowered Visual Attention Prediction in Pedestrian Scenarios. Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), USA, 950-96. https://doi.org/10.1109/WACV56688.2023.00101

Hell, L., Sprenger, J., Klusch, M, Kobayashi, Y., & Müller, C. (2021). Pedestrian Behavior in Japan and Germany: A Review. Proceedings of the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Nagoya, Japan, 1529-1536. https://doi.org/10.1109/IV48863.2021.9575809


Talks & Posters

Hell, L., Schmalbrock, P., Geissler, C., Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2024, March 17-20). Capacity limits of event files [Poster]. 66th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psycholog*innen (TeaP), Regensburg, Germany.

Hell, L., Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2023, March 27-29). Capacity limitations of distractor-response bindings [Talk]. 65th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psycholog*innen (TeaP), Trier, Germany.

Schwedes, C., Banse, E., Hell, L. (2017, August 20-24). Visual perception of intrasaccadic information: A response priming experiment [Poster]. European Conference on Eye Movements, Wuppertal, Germany.