Curriculum Vitae

Geboren am 5. 7. 1942, Stettin
Aufgewachsen in Wuppertal

Higher education

62           Abitur, Gymnasium Siegesstr., Wuppertal
62 - 67    Studium der Psychologie, Universität Marburg and Hamburg
Diploma 1967 Universität Marburg
67 - 69    Doctoral studies, Psychologie und Mathematik, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Ph.D. 1970 TH Darmstadt
69 - 74    Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Universität Konstanz
Habilitation 1974 Universität Konstanz

Academic positions

75 - 83     Professorship (C2/C3), Experimental and Mathematical Psychology, Universität Konstanz
83 - 90     Professorship (C4), Experimental Psychology, Philipps-Universität Marburg
90 - 07     Professorship (C4), Experimental Psychology, Technische Universität Braunschweig
08 -          Guest Professorship, Institut für Psychologie, WWU Münster
94 - 99     External Member, Graduate School „Kognitionswissenschaften“, Universität Hamburg

Research positions and sabbaticals

72 - 73         Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, New York University, New York
Visiting Asistant Professor, Mathematical Psychology Laboratory, Rockefeller Univ., NY
79 - 80         Guest Researcher, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, N.J., USA, Human Information Processing Group
WS 88/89    Sabbatical, Max-Planck-Institut für Psycholinguistik, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
SS 97           Gastprofessor, Innovationskolleg „Formale Modelle kognitiver Komplexität“, Univ. Potsdam
WS 00/01    Sabbatical, Department of Neurocognition, Maastricht Universiteit, The Netherlands

Selected publications

Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Simulation

Vorberg, D. & Goebel, R., (1991). Das Lösen rekursiver Programmierprobleme: I. Rekursi-onsschemata. Kognitionswissenschaft, 1, 83-95.
Goebel, R. & Vorberg, D. (1991). Das Lösen rekursiver Programmierprobleme: II. Ein Si-mulationsmodell. Kognitionswissenschaft, 2, 27-36.

Numerical Cognition

Blankenberger, S. & Vorberg, D. (1997). The Single-Format Assumption in arithmetic fact retrieval. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Memory, Learning, and Cognition, 23, 721-738.

Response time measurement and modelling

Vorberg, D. (1981). Reaction time distributions predicted by serial selfterminating models of memory search. In: Grossberg, S. (ed.), Mathematical Psychology and Psychophysics, SIAM-AMS Proceedings, 13.
Vorberg, D. & Schwarz, W. (1991). Rasch-representable reaction time distributions. Psychometrika, 55, 617-632.
Colonius, H., & Vorberg, D., (1994). Distribution inequalities for parallel models with unlimited capacity. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 38, 35-58.
Gondan, M, Vorberg, D., & Greenlee, M.W. (2007). Modality shift effects mimic multisensory interactions: an event-related potential study. Experimental Brain Research, 182, 199-214.
Vorberg, D. (in prep.). Exact statistical tests of the Race Model and related inequalities (paper presented at the European Mathematical Psychology Meetings, Graz 2008). 

Timing and synchronization of rhythmic behavior

Vorberg, D. & Wing, A. (1996). Modeling variability and dependence in timing. In: H. Heuer & S.W. Keele (Eds.) Handbook of Perception and Action. Vol. 2: Motor Skills. London: Academic Press (181-262)
Semjen, A., Vorberg, D., & Schulze, H.H. (1998). Getting synchronized with the metro-nome: Comparisons between phase and period correction. Psychological Research, 61, 44-55.
Krampe, R.T., Kliegl, R., Mayr, U., Engbert, R., & Vorberg. D. (2000). The Fast and the Slow of Skilled Bimanual Rhythm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 26, 205-233.
Semjen, A., Schulze, H.H., & Vorberg, D. (2000). Timing precision in continuation and synchronization tapping. Psychological Research, 63, 137-147.
Vorberg, D., & Schulze, H.-H.. (2002). Linear phase-correction in synchronization: Predictions, parameter estimation, and simulations. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 46, 56-87
Schulze, H.H., Cordes, A. & Vorberg, D. (2005). Keeping synchrony while tempo changes: Accelerando and ritardando. Music Perception, 22, 461-477.
Wing, A.M., Endo, S., Bradbury, A. & Vorberg, D. (2014). Optimal feedback correction in string quartet synchronization. Journal of the Royal Society - Interface, 11, (DOI10.1098/rsif.2013.1125)

Subliminal perception

Vorberg, D., Mattler, U., Heinecke, A., Schmidt, T. & Schwarzbach, J. (2003). Invariant time-course of priming with and without awareness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 100, 6275-6280.
Lingnau, A., & Vorberg, D. (2005). The time course of response inhibition in masked priming. Perception & Psychophysics, 67, 545-557.
Schmidt, T., & Vorberg, D. (2006). Criteria for unconscious cognition: Three types of dissociation. Perception & Psychophysics, 68, 489-50.
Schütz, K., Schendzielarz, I., Zwitserlood, P., & Vorberg, D. (2007). Nice wor_ if you can get the wor_: Subliminal semantic and form priming in fragment completion. Consciousness and Cognition, 16, 520-532.
Albrecht, T., & Vorberg, D. (2010). Long-lasting effects of briefly flashed words and pseudowords in ultra-rapid serial visual presentation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition,  36,  1339–1345.

Psychophysical methods

Lingnau, A., Schwarzbach, J., & Vorberg, D. (2008). Adaptive strategies for reading with a forced retinal location. Journal of Vision, 8(5): 6, 1–18,, doi:10.1167/8.5.6.
Ulrich, R. & Vorberg, D. (2009). Estimating the difference limen in 2AFC tasks: Pitfalls and improved estimators. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics,  71, 1219-1227.
Lingnau, A., Schwarzbach, J., & Vorberg, D. (2010). Uncoupling gaze and attention outside central vision. Journal of Vision, 10(1): 1–13,, doi:10.1167/10.11.13.
Bausenhart, K.M., Dyjas, O., Vorberg, D. & Ulrich, R. (2012). Estimating discrimination performance in two-alternative forced choice tasks: Routines for MATLAB and R. Behavior Research Methods (DOI: 10.3758/s13428-012-0207-z)
Lingnau, A., Albrecht, T., Schwarzbach, J. & Vorberg, D. (2014). Visual search without central vision - no single pseudofovea location is best. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 7, 4, 1-14.