Psycholinguistics HU Berlin

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Copy of CV including publications.


Selected publications

  • Nunnemann, E., Kreysa, H., & Knoeferle, P. (accepted). The effects of referential gaze in spoken language comprehension: Human speaker vs. virtual agent listener gaze. Frontiers in Communication - Language Sciences.

  • Ito, A., & Knoeferle, P. (accepted). Analysing data from the psycholinguistic visual-world paradigm: Comparison of different analysis methods. Behavior Research Methods. doi:

  • Ronderos, C. R., Guerra, E., & Knoeferle, P. (2022). When sequence matters: the processing of contextually biased German verb-object metaphors. Language and Cognition, 15, 1--28. doi:

  • Pescuma Valentina N., Serova Dina, Lukassek Julia, Sauermann Antje, Schäfer Roland, Adli Aria, Bildhauer Felix, Egg Markus, Hülk Kristina, Ito Aine, Jannedy Stefanie, Kordoni Valia, Kuehnast Milena, Kutscher Silvia, Lange Robert, Lehmann Nico, Liu Mingya, Lütke Beate, Maquate Katja, Mooshammer Christine, Mortezapour Vahid, Müller Stefan, Norde Muriel, Pankratz Elizabeth, Patarroyo Angela G., Plecsca Ana-Maria, Ronderos Camilo R., Rotter Stephanie, Sauerland Uli, Schnelle Gohar, Schulte Britta, Schüppenhauer Gediminas, Sell Bianca Maria, Solt Stephanie, Terada Megumi, Tsiapou Dimitra, Verhoeven Elisabeth, Weirich Melanie, Wiese Heike, Zaruba Kathy, Zeige Lars Erik, Lüdeling Anke, & Knoeferle P. (2023). Situating language register across the ages, languages, modalities, and cultural aspects: Evidence from complementary methods. em Frontiers in Psychology, 13, doi:url10.3389/fpsyg.2022.964658.

  • Maquate, K., Kissler, J.,& Knoeferle, P. (2022). Speakers' emotional facial expressions modulate subsequent multi-modal language processing: ERP evidence. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. doi:10.1080/23273798.2022.2108089.

  • Abashidze, D., Carminati, M-N., & Knoeferle, P. (2019). Anticipating a future versus integrating a recent event?: Evidence

  • from eye-tracking. Acta Psychologica, Article 102916,

  • P. Knoeferle (2019). Predicting (variability of) context effects in language comprehension. Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science, 3, 141-158.

  • Kluth, T., Burigo, M., Schultheiss, H., & Knoeferle, P. (2019). Does Direction matter? Linguistic Asymmetries Reflected in Visual Attention. Cognition, 185, 91-120.

  • Rodriguez-Ronderos, C., Munster, K., Guerra, E., Kreysa, H., Rodriguez, A., Kr¨ oger, J.,¨ Kluth, T., Burigo, M., Abashidze, D., Nunnemann, N., & Knoeferle, P. (2018). Eye Tracking during visually situated language comprehension: flexibility and limitations in uncovering visual context effects. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 141, e57694, doi:10.3791/57694.

  • Kreysa, H., Nunnemann, E., & Knoeferle, P. (2018). Distinct effects of different visual cues on sentence comprehension and later recall: The case of speaker gaze versus depicted actions. Acta Psychologica, 188, 220-229. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2018.05.001

  • Münster, K., & Knoeferle, P. (2018). Extending Situated Language Comprehension (Accounts) with Speaker and Comprehender Characteristics: Toward Socially Situated Interpretation. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02267.

  • Guerra, E. & Knoeferle, P. (2017). Visually perceived spatial distance affects the interpretation of linguistically mediated social meaning during online language comprehension: An eye tracking reading study. Journal of Memory & Language, 92, 43-56.

  • Knoeferle, P. & Guerra, E. (2016). Visually situated language comprehension. Language and Linguistics Compass, 10, 66-82.

  • Burigo, M., & Knoeferle, P. (2015). Visual attention during spatial language comprehension. PLoS One, 10(1): e0115758. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0115758

  • Knoeferle, P., Urbach, T., & Kutas, M. (2014). Different mechanisms for role relations versus verb-action congruence effects: Evidence from ERPs in picture-sentence verification. Acta Psychologica, 152, 133-148.

  • Guerra, E., & Knoeferle, P. (2014). Effects of object distance on incremental semantic interpretation: similarity is closeness. Cognition, 133, 535-552.

  • Knoeferle, P., (2014). Conjunction meaning can modulate parallelism facilitation: Eyetracking evidence from German clausal coordination Journal of Memory and Language, 75, 140-158.

  • Carminati, M.N., & Knoeferle, P. (2013). Effects of speaker emotional facial expression and listener age on incremental sentence processing. PLoS ONE 8(9): e72559. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0072559.

  • Knoeferle, P. & Kreysa, H. (2012). Effects of speaker gaze on syntactic structuring. Frontiers in Psychology,2:376. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00376.

  • Knoeferle, P., Carminati, M. N., Abashidze, D., & Essig, K. (2011). Preferential inspection of recent real-world events over future events: evidence from eye tracking during spoken sentence comprehension. Frontiers in Psychology, 2:376. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00376

  • Knoeferle, P., Urbach, T, & Kutas, M (2011). Comprehending visual context influences on incremental sentence comprehension: insights from ERPs and picture-sentence verification. Psychophysiology, 48, 495-506.

  • Crocker, M. W., Knoeferle, P., & Mayberry, M. (2010). Situated sentence processing: The coordinated interplay account and a neurobehavioural model. Special issue on Embodied Language Processing, Brain and Language, 112, 189-201.

  • Knoeferle, P., Habets, B., Crocker, M. W., Muente, T.F. (2008). Visual scenes trigger immediate syntactic reanalysis: evidence from ERPs during situated spoken comprehension. Cerebral Cortex, 18, 789-795.

  • Knoeferle, P., & Crocker, M. W. (2006). The coordinated interplay of scene, utterance, and world knowledge: evidence from eye-tracking. Cognitive Science, 30, 481-529.

  • Knoeferle, P., Crocker, M. W., Scheepers, C., & Pickering, M. J. (2005). The influence of the immediate visual context on incremental thematic role-assignment: evidence from eyemovements in depicted events. Cognition, 95, 95-127.


  • Knoeferle, P., and Kreysa, H., & Pickering, M. (2018). Effects of a speaker’s gaze on language comprehension and acquisition. In: Geert Brône and Bert Oben (Eds.) Eye-tracking in interaction: Studies on the role of eye-gaze in dialogue. (pp. 47-66). John Benjamins.

  • Knoeferle, P. (2015). Korper und Embodiment bei der Sprachverarbeitung - im Actionkino und in dialogzentrierten Filmen: Sinn und Sinnlichkeit (1995) versus Skyfall (2012). In: Heinz-Peter Preusser (ed.). Sinnlichkeit und Sinn im Kino: Zur Interdependenz von Korperlichkeit und Textualitat in der Filmrezeption. (pp. 238-267). Schuren.

  • Knoeferle, P. (2015). Visually situated language comprehension in children and in adults. In: Mishra, R. K., Srinivasan, N., & Huettig, F. (Eds). Attention and Vision in Language Processing (Springer Language and Cognition series). (pp. 57-75). Springer.

  • Knoeferle, P. (2015). Language comprehension in rich non-linguistic contexts: Combining eye tracking and event-related brain potentials. In: Roel, Williams (Ed.). Towards a cognitive neuroscience of natural language use. (pp. 77-100). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Knoeferle, P. & Guerra, E. (2012). What’s non-linguistic visual context? - A view from language comprehension. In: Rita Finkbeiner, Jorg Meibauer, & Petra Schuhmacher (eds)¨ What is a context? Linguistic approaches and challenges (pp. 129-149). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.