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Physics: Cognitive Systems
Karl Kopiske

Dr. Karl Kopiske

Portrait: Karl Kopiske    Karl Kopiske
   Postdoctoral researcher
   Dr. rer. nat. (Psychology)
   M.Sc. Human Cognitive Neuropsychology
   B.Sc. Psychology
   Phone: +49 371 531-35106
   Fax: +49 371 531-835106
   Room: Campus Reichenhainer Straße, Physikbau, P134
   E-Mail: karl.kopiske@...

I am interested in perception and action. What information do we use to interact with our surroundings, and how does interacting with these surroundings affect how we see (or hear) the world?
To try and answer these questions I use eye tracking and motion tracking, as well as classic psychophysical methods.

Academic service at TU Chemnitz

  • Study programme representative for industry research internships in the "Sensors and Cognitive Psychology" B.Sc. curriculum (for all requests concerning internships, please contact me via praktikum_seko@...)
  • Member of the examination board for the study programs "Sensors and Cognitive Psychology"  (B.Sc. and M.Sc.)

Education and career path

  • since 2018: Postdoctoral researcher in the Cognitive Systems Lab, Chemnitz University of Technology
  • 2016-2017: Postdoctoral researcher in the Active Vision Lab, Center for Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Rovereto, Italy)
  • 2016 (Spring): Visiting research associate, Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences, Brown University (Providence, RI, USA)
  • 2013-2015: PhD Student (IRTG CINACS), Department of General Psychology, University of Hamburg - PhD thesis "Visuelle und semantische Größeninformationen in Wahrnehmung und Handlung"
  • 2010-2011: M.Sc. Human Cognitive Neuropsychology, University of Edinburgh - Master thesis "The influence of visual secondary tasks on prospective memory in healthy adults"
  • 2007-2010: B.Sc. Psychology, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen - Bachelor thesis "Hilfreiche Landmarken: Wechselkosten zwischen visuellen und verbalen Landmarken in einer virtuellen Umgebung"


Contributions to peer-refereed journals

Kopiske, K. K.*, Bozzacchi, C.*, Volcic, R., & Domini, F. (2019). Multiple distance cues do not prevent systematic biases in reach to grasp movements. Psychological Research, 83, 147-158. *contributed equally [PubMedCrossRef]

Kopiske, K. K., & Franz, V. H. (2018). Comparing symbolic and nonsymbolic number lines: Consistent effects of notation across output measures. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 14, 87-100. [CrossRef]

Kopiske, K. K., & Domini, F. (2018). On the response function and range dependence of manual estimation. Experimental Brain Research, 236, 1309-1320. [PubMed, CrossRef, data]

Kopiske, K. K., Cesanek, E., Campagnoli, C., & Domini, F. (2017). Adaptation effects in grasping the Müller-Lyer illusion. Vision Research, 136, 21-31. [PubMed, CrossRef, data]

Kopiske, K. K., Bruno, N., Hesse, C., Schenk, T., & Franz, V. H. (2017). Do visual illusions affect grasping? Considerable progress in a scientific debate. Cortex, 88, 210-215. [PubMed, CrossRef]

Kopiske, K. K., Löwenkamp, C., Eloka, O., Schiller, F., Kao, C.-S., Wu, C., Gao, X., & Franz, V. H. (2016). The SNARC effect in Chinese numerals: Do visual properties of characters and hand signs influence number processing? PLoS ONE, 11, e0163897. [PubMed, CrossRef, data]

Kopiske, K. K., Bruno, N., Hesse, C., Schenk, T., & Franz, V. H. (2016). The functional subdivision of the visual brain: Is there a real illusion effect on action? A multi-lab replication study. Cortex, 79, 130-152. [PubMed, CrossRef, data]


Kopiske, K., Koska, D., Baumann, T., Maiwald, C., & Einhäuser, W. (2020). Icy road ahead - rapid adjustments of gaze-gait interactions during perturbed naturalistic walking. Preprint available at

Reviewer for scientific journals

Advances in Cognitive Psychology; Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics; Biological Psychology; British Journal of Psychology; Consciousness and Cognition; Cortex; Human Movement Science; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance; Journal of General Psychology; Journal of Neurophysiology; Journal of Numerical Cognition; Journal of Vision; Meta-Psychology; Neuropsychologia; Perception; Personality and Individual Differences; PLoS ONE; Psychological Research; Psychonomic Bulletin & Review; Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology; Scientific Reports; Theory & Psychology; Vision Research

Press Articles