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Dr. Ann-Kathrin Zaiser

Fakultät für Angewandte Psychologie | Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin | Leitung experimentalpsychologisches Labor
Raum: MPS 3, EG, E.31
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Über mich
Über mich

Oktober 2019 - Aktuell
PostDoc position, SRH University Heidelberg, Germany

Research associate, lab manager, lecturer
Research Interests:

  • Neurocognition of memory (esp. declarative memory, associative memory, lexico-semantic networks, temporal lobe, memory models), perception (esp. vision), and perceptual-mnemonic interaction
  • Methods of cognitive neuroscience, spatiotemporal brain imaging

Teaching:

Bachelor:

  • Lecture "General Psychology 1+2" [Vorlesung "Allgemeine Psychologie 1+2"]
  • Lecture "General Psychology and cognitive-affective neuroscience 1-3" [Vorlesung "Allgemeine Psychologie und kognitive-affektive Neurowissenschaften 1-3"]
  • Laboratory course: Experimental Research Methods [Experimentalpraktikum]

Master:

  • Lecture "Cognitive Psychology" [Vorlesung "Kognitive Psychologie]
  • Lecture "Basic Models & Concepts in Neuropsychology" [Vorlesung "Grundlegende Modelle & Konzepte in der Neuropsychologie"]
  • Lecture "Research Specifics in Neuropsychology" [Vorlesung "Forschungsspezifika in der Neuropsychologie"]
  • Project seminar [Projektseminar]

Juni 2015 - Dezember 2019
PhD student, Experimental Neuropsychology Unit, Saarland University, Germany

PhD position in the DFG project “Instantaneous association-building bypassing the hippocampus” (German Research Foundation, grant numbers: BA 5381/1-1 & ME 4484/1-1)
Doctoral dissertation: “Fast Mapping: A Rapid Route to the Integration of Novel Associations Into Semantic Memory Networks” 

September 2018 - September 2019
Member of the "Graduate Program in Psychology" (GPP), Saarland University, Germany

Juni 2015 - März 2017
Associate Member of the International Research Training Group (IRTG 1457) "Adaptive Minds", Saarland University, Germany

August 2012 - Mai 2015
Master Studies (M.Sc.) in Psychology (with a focus on Cognitive Psychology), University of Mannheim, Germany

März 2014 - Juni 2014
Research intern at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Behavioral Neuroscience Division, Melbourne, Australia

Mai 2010 - Mai 2015
Student and research assistant at the Chair for Cognition and Individual Differences, Department of Psychology, University of Mannheim, Germany

August 2009 - Juli 2012
Semester Abroad, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia

August 2009 - Juli 2012
Undergraduate Studies (B.Sc.) in Psychology, University of Mannheim, Germany

Juli 2012 - August 2012
Intern at the University Medical Center Bonn, Clinic for Epileptology, Department of Neuropsychology, Bonn, Germany

Mai 2010 - April 2012
Research intern at the Chair for Cognition and Individual Differences, Department of Psychology, University of Mannheim, Germany

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Bücher und Broschüren

  • Zaiser, A.-K. (2020). Fast Mapping: A Rapid Route to the Integration of Novel Associations Into Semantic Memory Networks [Doctoral dissertation]. Saarland University, Germany


Peer-Review

  • Zaiser, A.-K., Bader, R., & Meyer, P. (2022). High feature overlap reveals the importance of anterior and medial temporal lobe structures for learning by means of fast mapping. Cortex, 146, 74-88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2021.07.017
  • Zaiser, A.-K., Meyer, P., & Bader, R. (2021). High feature overlap and incidental encoding drive rapid semantic integration in the fast mapping paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Advance online publication: https://doi.org/10.1037/xge0001070
  • Brandt, M., Aßfalg, A., Zaiser, A.-K., & Bernstein, D. (2020). A computational approach to the revelation effect. Journal of Memory and Language, 112, 104091. 
  • Zaiser, A.-K., Meyer, P., & Bader, R. (2019). Evidence for fast mapping in adults – moderating factors yet need to be identified [Commentary on the paper “Little evidence for fast mapping (FM) in adults: A review and discussion” by E. Cooper, A. Greve, & R. N. Henson]. Cognitive Neuroscience, 10, 232-233. 
  • Brandt, M., Zaiser, A.-K., & Schnürch, M. (2018). Homogeneity of item material boosts the list length effect in recognition memory: A global matching perspective. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 45, 834-850.


Non Peer-Review

  • Zaiser, A.-K., Bader, R., & Meyer, P. (2022). High feature overlap reveals the importance of anterior and medial temporal lobe structures for learning by means of fast mapping [Experiment script, Data set, and Analyses code]. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/R6E4C
  • Zaiser, A.-K., Bader, R., & Meyer, P. (2020, preprint). High feature overlap reveals the importance of anterior and medial temporal lobe structures for learning by means of fast mapping. bioRxiv, 2020.08.06.240697. doi.org/10.1101/2020.08.06.240697
  • Zaiser, A.-K., Meyer, P., & Bader, R. (2019, preprint). Feature overlap modulates rapid semantic but not lexical integration of novel associations by means of fast mapping. BioRxiv, 594218. doi.org/10.1101/594218 
  • Brandt, M., Aßfalg, A., Zaiser, A.-K., & Bernstein, D. M. (2019). A computational approach to the revelation effect [Data set]. https://osf.io/khgd7


Konferenzbeiträge und Vorträge

Conference Contributions:

  • Meyer, P., Zaiser, A.-K., & Bader, R. (2019, October). High feature overlap reveals the importance of anterior and medial temporal lobe structures for learning by means of fast mapping. Talk at the Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory: Recollection, Familiarity, and Novelty Detection in Liège, Belgium.
  • Zaiser, A.-K., Bader, R., & Meyer, P. (2019, March). Degree of feature overlap modulates subsequent memory effects in medial and anterior temporal lobe structures in the fast mapping paradigm. Poster presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) in San Francisco, USA.
  • Zaiser, A.-K., Meyer, P., Mecklinger, A., & Bader, R. (2017, August). Rapid integration of novel associations by means of fast mapping – the role of feature overlap. Poster presented at the 13th International Conference for Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON) in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Brandt, M., Heck, L., Zaiser, A.-K., Prager, J., & Arenth, N. (2016, March). A new global matching explanation for the revelation effect. Talk (presented by M.B.) at the 58th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen [Conference of Experimental Psychologists] in Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Zaiser, A.-K., & Brandt, M. (2013, March). List length effect in recognition memory – the role of intra- and inter-list interference. Poster presented at the 55th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen [Conference of Experimental Psychologists] in Vienna, Austria.
  • Zaiser, A.-K., Roock, A., & Brandt, M. (2012, April). Local or global matching in memory? List strength effect in recognition tasks. Poster presented at the 54th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen [Conference of Experimental Psychologists] in Mannheim, Germany.

Invited Talks:

  • Feature Overlap Moderates Rapid Semantic Integration of Novel Associations by Means of Fast Mapping (2019, March). The Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest, Toronto, Canada. Invited by Prof. Dr. Asaf Gilboa
  • Feature Overlap Moderates Rapid Semantic Integration of Novel Associations by Means of Fast Mapping – The Relevance of Medial and Anterior Temporal Processing (2019, March). The Brain and Mind Institute/University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. Invited by Prof. Dr. Stefan Köhler