Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heiko Hecht (born in 1960) completed his studies at the universities of Trier (Germany) and Virginia (USA). He was awarded his doctorate in 1991 at the University of Virginia. He then worked at the Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research, at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, at the Nasa Ames Research Center, at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Bielefeld, and at the Center for Space Research (Man-Vehicle Laboratory) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge (USA). Since 2002, Hecht has been Professor of General Experimental Psychology at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany). His research work focuses on fundamental and applied topics of cognitive psychology, including image perception, driving simulation, perception and action in extreme environments, contact time estimation, and virtual reality. He is currently a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin (Germany).
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