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M.Sc. Lina Katharina Klein

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen 
Fachbereich 06, Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft
Abteilung Allgemeine Psychologie
Otto-Behaghel-Strasse 10F
35394 Gießen

Campus: Building F2, Room 341b
Phone: +49(0)641 / 99-26232
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Education
2016 - today Doctoral Candidate in Experimental Psychology (University of Gießen)
Within the International Research Training Group (IRTG) 1901: The Brain in Action - BrainAct
Preliminary title of my project: "Integrating shape and material properties when handling objects", supervisor: Roland Fleming

2012 - 2015 Master of Science in Neurobiology (University of Bielefeld)
Behaviour: From Neural Mechanisms to Evolution
Thesis: "Goal babbling models of human non-linear skill learning", supervisor: Marc Ernst

2011 - 2014 Economics (part-time distance study at the Institut für Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Forschung und Weiterbildung Hagen)
Focus on Intl. and Strategic Management and Marketing

2009 - 2012 Bachelor of Science in Biology (University of Göttingen)
Thesis: "Plant diversity effects on the genetic and trophic diversity of Lepidocyrtus cyaneus", supervisor: Mark Maraun

2008 - 2009 Study abroad at University of California, Santa Cruz
Focus on Biological sciences and Economics

Research Interests
  • Visual perception of objects
  • Perception and action
  • Motor control of hand and eye movements

  • Conference Talks
  • Klein, L.K., Maiello, G., Paulun, V.C. & Fleming, R.W. (2017). Who's up for some heavy lifting? How three-dimensional shape and material properties determine precision grip grasp locations. ECVP 2017, Berlin, Germany

  • Posters
  • Klein, L.K., Paulun, V.C. & Fleming, R.W. (2017). You break it, you buy it - effect of object shape on grasp locations. VSS 2017, St. Pete Beach, Florida

  • Conference Abstracts
  • Klein, L.K., Maiello, G., Paulun, V.C. & Fleming, R.W. (2017). Who's up for some heavy lifting? How three-dimensional shape and material properties determine precision grip grasp locations. ECVP 2017, Berlin, Germany

  • Maiello, G., Klein, L.K., Paulun, V.C. & Fleming, R.W. (2017). Modelling Grip Point Selection in Human Precision Grip. MODVIS 2017, St. Pete Beach, Florida

  • Klein, L.K., Paulun, V.C. & Fleming, R.W. (2017). You break it, you buy it - effect of object shape on grasp locations. VSS 2017, St. Pete Beach, Florida


  • Committees
    2016 - today Member of the IRTG steering comittee (doctoral students' representative)