Uwe Mattler

Experimental Psychology
Georg-Elias-Müller-Institute of Psychology


Research Interests


  • Processing of unconscious stimuli
  • Modelling the effects of unconscious stimuli
  • Generation of conscious experience of visual stimuli
  • Combined Expectancies



Education and Employment

2006 -Full Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University Göttingen
2004 - 2006Research Assistant, Center for Advanced Imaging, University of Magdeburg, Germany
2001 - 2004Temporary Professor of General Psychology, University of Magdeburg, Germany
2001Habilitation in Psychology, Technische Universität Braunschweig
1995 - 2001Assistant Professor, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
1995Dr. rer. soc. (Psychology), University of Konstanz, Germany and University of California San Diego, USA



Selected publications

Albrecht T, Mattler U (2016). Individually different weighting of multiple processes underlies effects of metacontrast masking. Consciousness and Cognition 42: 162-180

Krüger D, Klapötke S, Bode S, Mattler U (2013). Neural correlates of control operations in inverse priming with relevant and irrelevant masks. NeuroImage 64: 197-208

Mattler U, Palmer S (2012). Time course of free-choice priming effects explained by a simple accumulator model. Cognition 123: 347-60

Albrecht T, Klapötke S, Mattler U (2010). Individual differences in metacontrast masking are enhanced by perceptual learning. Consciousness & Cognition 19: 656-66

Mattler U, Fendrich R (2010). Consciousness mediated by neural transition states: How invisibly rapid motions can become visible. Consciousness & Cognition 19: 172-85

Mattler U (2006). On the locus of priming and inverse priming effects. Perception & Psychophysics 68: 975-91

Mattler U (2005). Inhibition and decay of motor and non-motor priming. Perception & Psychophysics 67: 285-300

Mattler U (2003). Priming of mental operations by masked stimuli. Perception & Psychophysics 65: 167-87

Vorberg D, Mattler U, Heinecke A, Schmidt T, Schwarzbach J (2003). Different time courses for visual perception and action priming. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 100: 6275-80

Kopp B, Rist F, Mattler U (1996). N200 in the Flanker task as a neurobehavioral tool for investigating executive control. Psychophysiology 33: 282-94

Kopp B, Mattler U, Goertz R, Rist F. (1996). N2, P3 and the lateralized readiness potential in a nogo task involving selective response Priming. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology 99: 19-27