Research interests and selected publications

Transfer and Specificity of Learning

  • Kattner, F., Cochrane, A., & Green, C. S. (2017). Trial-dependent psychometric functions accounting for perceptual learning in 2-AFC discrimination tasks. Journal of Vision, 17, 3. doi: 10.1167/17.11.3
  • Kattner, F.*, Cochrane, A.*, Cox, C. R., Gorman, T., & Green, C. S. (2017). Perceptual learning generalization from sequential perceptual training as a change in learning rate. Current Biology., 27 (6), 840-846. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.01.046
  • Kattner, F., Cox, C. R., & Green, C. S. (2016). Transfer in rule-based category learning depends on the training task. PLoS ONE, 11 (10): e0165260. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165260
  • Kattner, F. & Green, C. S. (2016). Transfer of dimensional associability in human contingency learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 42(1), 15-31. doi: 10.1037/xan0000082
  • Snell, N., Kattner, F., Rokers, B., & Green, C. S. (2015). Orientation transfer in vernier and stereoacuity training. PLoS ONE, 10(12): e0145770. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145770
  • Green, C. S., Kattner, F., Siegel, M. H., Kersten, D., & Schrater, P. R. (2015). Differences in perceptual learning transfer as a function of training task. Journal of Vision, 15(10), 5. doi: 10.1167/15.10.5
  • Kattner, F. (2015). Transfer of absolute and relative predictiveness in human contingency learning. Learning and Behavior. 43, 32-43. doi: 10.3758/s13420-014-0159-5

Auditory Distraction

  • Ellermeier, W., Kattner, F., Ueda, K., Doumoto, K., & Nakajima, Y. (2015). Memory dirsuption by irrelevant noise-vocoded speech: Effects of native language and the number of frequency bands. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138, 1561-1569. doi: 10.1121/1.4928954
  • Kattner, F. & Ellermeier, W. (2014). Irrelevant speech does not interfere with serial recall in early blind listeners. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67(11), 2207-2217. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2014.910537
  • Kattner, F. & Ellermeier, W. (2010). Emotional valence and psychoacoustics of irrelevant speech. In A. Bastianelli & G. Vidotto (Hrsg.), Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Psychophysics (pp. 405-408). Padua, Italy


  • Birkenbusch, J., Ellermeier, W., & Kattner, F. (2015). Octuplicate this interval! Axiomatic examination of the ratio properties of duration perception. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 77, 1767-1780. doi: 10.3758/s13414-015-0846-0
  • Ellermeier, W., Kattner, F., Kurtze, L., & Bös, J. (2014). Psychoacoustic characterization of the noise produced by photovoltaic inverters. Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 100(6), 1120-1128. doi: 10.3813/AAA.918791
  • Kattner, F. & Ellermeier, W. (2014). Fractionation of pitch intervals: An axiomatic study testing monotonicity, commutativity, and multiplicativity in musicians and non-musicians. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 76 (8), 2508-2521. doi: 10.3758/s13414-014-0674-7

Evaluative Conditioning

  • Gast, A.* & Kattner, F.* (2016). Single-trial evaluative conditioning can be moderated by instructed forgetting. Learning and Behavior, 44, 260-269. doi: 10.3758/s13420-016-0210-9
  • Kattner, F. & Green, C. S. (2015). Cue competition in evaluative conditioning as a function of the learning process. Acta Psychologica, 162, 40-50. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2015.09.013
  • Kattner, F. (2014). Reconsidering the (in)sensitivity of evaluative conditioning to reinforcement density and CS-US contingency. Learning and Motivation, 45, 15-29. doi: 10.1016/j.lmot.2013.09.002
  • Kattner, F., Ellermeier, W., & Tavakoli, P. (2012). Both trace and delay conditioning of evaluative responses depend on contingency awareness. Learning and Motivation, 43, 35-47. doi: 10.1016/j.lmot.2012.01.004
  • Kattner, F. (2012). Revisiting the relation between contingency awareness and attention: Evaluative conditioning relies on a contingency focus. Cognition and Emotion, 26(1), 166-175. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2011.565036
  • Kattner, F. & Ellermeier, W. (2011). Does evaluative learning rely on the perception of contingency? Manipulating contingency and US density during evaluative conditioning. Experimental Psychology, 58 5), 391-399. doi: 10.1027/1618-3169/a000108

Video Game Play

  • Green, C. S., Kattner, F., Eichenbaum, A., Bediou, B., Adams, D., Mayer, R., & Bavelier, D. (2017). Playing some video games but not others is related to cognitive abilities – a critique of Unsworth et al. (2015). Psychological Science. doi: 10.1177/0956797616644837
  • Eichenbaum A., Kattner F., Bradford D., Gentile D. A., Choo, H., Chen, V. H. H., Khoo, A., & Green C. S. (2015). The role of game genres and the development of internet gaming disorder in school-aged children. Journal of Addictive Behaviors, Therapy & Rehabilitation, 4:3. doi: 10.4172/2324-9005.1000141
  • Eichenbaum, A.*, Kattner, F.*, Bradford, D., Gentile, D. A., & Green, C. S. (2015). Role-playing and real-time strategy games associated with greater probability of internet gaming disorder. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 18, 480-485. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2015.0092

* authors contributed equally