Prof. Dr.

Melissa Võ

Goethe University Frankfurt FB Psychology - Scene Grammar Lab
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60323 Frankfurt am Main

+49 (0)69 798 35342 +49 (0)69 798 76335316 PEG#5 G091 send e-mail visit website


project-related publications
Beitner, J., Helbing, J., Draschkow, D., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2021). Get your guidance going: Investigating the activation of spatial priors for efficient search in virtual reality. Brain Sciences, 11, 44, 1-17. find paper, DATA
Boettcher, S. E. P., Draschkow, D., Dienhart, E., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2018). Anchoring visual search in scene: Assessing the role of anchor objects on eye movements during visual search. Journal of Vision, 18(13), 11. find paper, DATA
David, E., Beitner, J., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2020). Effects of Transient Loss of Vision on Head and Eye Movements during Visual Search in a Virtual Environment. Brain Sciences, 10(11), 841. find paper
David, E., Beitner, J., Võ, M. L.-H. (2021). The importance of peripheral vision when searching 3D real-world scenes: A gaze-contingent study in virtual reality. Journal of Vision, 21(7), 3-3. find paper, DATA
Gregorová*, K., Turini*, J., Gagl, B., Võ, M. L.-H. (2021). Access to meaning from visual input: Object and word frequency effects in categorization behavior. PsyArXiv, [*equal contribution] find preprint
Helbing, J., Draschkow, D., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2020). Search superiority: Goal-directed attentional allocation creates more reliable incidental identity and location memory than explicit encoding in naturalistic virtual environments. Cognition, 196, 104147. find paper, DATA
Lauer, T., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2021). The ingredients of scenes that affect object search and perception. In: Ionescu B, Bainbridge WA, Murray N (Eds.).Human perception of visual information: Psychological and computational perspectives. Springer, in press. (available at:
Lauer, T., Cornelissen, T. H., Draschkow, D., Willenbockel, V., & Võ, M. L. H. (2018). The role of scene summary statistics in object recognition. Scientific reports, 8(1), 1-12. find paper, DATA
Lauer, T., Schmidt, F., & Võ, M. L. H. (2021). The role of contextual materials in object recognition. PsyArXiv. find preprint
Lauer, T., Willenbockel, V., Maffongelli, L., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2020). The influence of scene and object orientation on the scene consistency effect. Behavioural Brain Research, 112812. find paper, DATA
Öhlschlager, S., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2020). Development of scene knowledge: Evidence from explicit and implicit scene knowledge measures. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 194, 104782. find paper
Võ, M. L.-H. (2021). The Meaning and Structures of Scenes. Vision Research, 181, 10-20. find paper
Võ, M. L.-H., Boettcher, S. E., & Draschkow, D. (2019). Reading scenes: How scene grammar guides attention and aids perception in real-world environments. Current Opinion in Psychology, 29, 205-210. find paper
Wiesmann, S. L., Caplette, L., Willenbockel, V., Gosselin, F., & Võ, M. L. H. (2021). Flexible time course of spatial frequency use during scene categorization. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1-13. find paper
former project-related publications
Cornelissen, T. H. W., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2016). Stuck on semantics: Processing of irrelevant object-scene inconsistencies modulates ongoing gaze behavior. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 79(1), 154-168. find paper
Draschkow, D., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2016). Of “what” and “where” in a natural search task: Active object handling supports object location memory beyond the object’s identity. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics . 78, 1574-1584. find paper
Draschkow, D., Wolfe, J.M., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2014). Seek and you shall remember: Scene semantics interact with visual search to build better memories. Journal of Vision, 14(8):10, 1–18. find paper
Josephs, E. L., Draschkow, D., Wolfe, J. M., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2016). Gist in time: Scene semantics and structure enhance recall of searched objects. Acta Psychologica , 169, 100–108. find paper
Öhlschlager, S., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2016). SCEGRAM: An image database for semantic and syntactic inconsistencies in scenes. Behavior research methods . find paper
Võ M. L.-H., & Wolfe, J. M. (2015). The role of memory for visual search in scenes. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences . 1339, 72–81. find paper
Võ, M. L.-H., Aizenman, A. M. & Wolfe, J. M. (2016). You think you know where you looked? You better look again. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance , Vol 42(10), 1477-1481. find paper