Research Project

Whenever we walk, our brain uses visual and motoric information to plan and execute the next steps. The process of the integration of the perceived cues is (among other processes) based on learned assumptions which can be altered by exposure to new stimuli (adaptation).

In my research I use visual stimuli that are dependent on self-motion in virtual reality, to analyze their influence on perception and behavior. Which kind of manipulations of this dependence can we detect? Does it matter where we are looking at during adaptation to new stimuli? Which kind of assumptions can be established in the human brain and how long does it take? Moreover, I am exited to develop and validate new methods and tools to enhance virtual reality experiments.

PhD Committee

Prof. Dr. Markus Lappe

Prof. Dr. Frank Steinicke

Prof. Dr. Heiko Wagner


2019 - now Beginning of PhD research project at the Institute of Psychology and Otto Creutzfeldt Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience in Münster, Germany
2016 - 2019 Master studies in Psychology, University of Münster, Germany
2016 - 2013 Bachelor studies in Psychology, University of Münster, Germany
*1994 Herdecke, Germany


Bölling, L., Stein, N., Steinicke, F. and Lappe, M. (2019) Shrinking Circles: Adaptation to Increased Curvature Gain in Redirected Walking. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2019.2899228 (Nominated for IEEE Virtual Reality 2019 Best Journal Paper)