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  • Benditz, A., Consuelo, Pulido, L., Grifka, J., Pipke, F., & Jansen, P. (in press). A clinical decision support system in back pain helps to find the diagnosis: a prospective correlation study. Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery.

  • Buuk, S., Voll, S. & Jansen, P. (in press). Physical activity breaks, including motor-cognitive coordination exercises, enhance employees' working memory in the workplace. Work.

  • Caselli, N., Ghisi, M., Jansen, P., Ferarco T. & Meneghetti, C. (in press). What can reduce anxiety in athletes? The role of self-compassion and repetitive thinking. Psychological Reports.

  • Hofmann, P., & Jansen, P. (in press). The relation of mental rotation and postural stability. Journal of Motor Behavior.

  • Jansen, P., & Pietsch, S. (in press). Sports and mathematical abilities in primary school-aged children: How important are spatial abilities? An explorative study. Current Psychology.

  • Jost, L., Weishäupl, A., & Jansen, P. (in press). Interactions between simultaneous aerobic exercice and mental rotation. Current Psychology.

  • Rahe, M., & Jansen, P. (in press). Does mindfulness help to overcome stereotype threat in mental rotation in children and adolescents? Psychological Research.

  • Scheer, C., Horn, L., & Jansen, P. (in press). Moving in synchrony with an avatar - presenting a novel unbiased body sway synchronization paradigm. Current Psychology.

  • Schroter, F.A., Hofmann, P.,  Jansen, P. (in press). Emotional evaluations of pictures of female and male soccer players. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.



  • Bauer, R., Jost, L., Günther, B., & Jansen, P. (2022). Pupillometry as a measure of cognitive load in chronometrical mental rotation tasks with abstract and embodied figures. Psychological Research, 86, 1382-1396. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-021-01568-5

  • Jansen, P., Schroter, F. A., & Hofmann, P. (2022). Are explicit and implicit affective attitudes toward different body shape categories related to the own body-satisfaction in young women? The role of mindfulness, self-compassion and social media activity. Psychological Research, 86(3), 698–710. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-021-01536-z

  • Jost, L., & Jansen, P. (2022a). Manual training on mental rotation performance: Visual representation of rotating figures is the main driver for improvements. Quaterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 75, 695-711. https://doi.org/10.1177/17470218211039494

  • Jost, L., & Jansen, P. (2022b). Using linear mixed models to analyze learning processes within sessions improves detection of treatment effects: An exemplary study of chronometric mental rotation. Methods in Psychology, 6, 100092. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.metip.2022.100092

  • Pietsch, S., Linder, S., & Jansen, P. (2022). Sports activity of students during the coronavirus pandemic and the relation to wellbeing. German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research, 52, 50-57. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12662-021-00750-6 

  • Rahe, M., & Jansen, P. (2022). Sex differences in mental rotation: The role of stereotyped material, the perceived performance, and the extrinsic spatial ability. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 34, 400-409. https://doi.org/10.1080/20445911.2021.2011896

  • Rahe, M., Weigelt, M., & Jansen, P. (2022). Mental rotation with coloured cube figures. Consciousness and Cognition, 102, 103350. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2022.103350

  • Schroter, F.A., & Jansen, P. (2022). Making Peace with disliked Others: The Effects of a short Loving- Kindness Meditation on implicit and explicit emotional Evaluations. BMC Psychology, 10, 110. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-022-00817-5

  • Siebertz, M. & Jansen, P. (2022). Diverging implicit sense of agency using interval estimation and libet clock. Consciousness and Cognition, 103287. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2022.103287

  • Siebertz, M., Schroter, F., Portele, C. & Jansen, P. (2022). Affective explicit and implicit attitudes towards vegetarian food consumption. The role of mindfulness. Appetite, 169, 105831. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2021.105831

  • Veldema, J.,  Engelhardt, A., & Jansen, P. (2022). Does anodal tDCS improve basketball performance? A randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Sport Science, 22, 126-135. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2020.1862306

Bücher & Buchartikel

  • Jansen, P. (2022). Das Neue ABC des Studiums. Springer. ISBN-13: 978-3658349417

  • Jost, L. & Jansen, P. (2022). Neurowissenschaftliche Sichtweise zur Bedeutung der körperlichen Aktivität für kognitive Prozesse und das Gehirn. In Klatt, S., & Strauß, B. (Hrsg.), Kognition und Motorik, S. 17-30. Hogrefe.



  • Bauer, R., Jost, L., & Jansen, P. (2021). The effect of mindfulness and stereotype threat in mental rotation: A pupillometry study. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 33(8), 861-876. https://doi.org/10.1080/20445911.2021.1967366

  • Feraco, T., Ispiro, P., Menghetti, C., & Jansen, P. (2021). Self-compassion, flow, and strategies in Judokas. Journal of Martial Arts Research, 4, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.15495/ojs_25678221_41_177

  • Jansen, P. (2021). Self-compassion and repetitive thinking in relation to depressive mood and fear of the future during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in semi-professional football players. German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research, 51, 232-236. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12662-021-00712-y

  • Jansen, P., Hoja, S., & Jost, L. (2021). Are there gender differences in executive functions in musicians and non-musicians? Journal of Individual Differences, 43, 20-27. https:///doi.org/10.1027/1614-0001/a000350

  • Jansen, P., Hoja, S., & Menenghetti, C. (2021). Does rumination and worry mediate the relationship between self-compassion and sport anxiety in female and male athletes of different kind of sports? Cogent Psychology. 8:1, 1909243. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311908.2021.1909243

  • Jansen, P., Schroter, F., Hofmann, P., & Rundberg, R. (2021). The individual green-washing effect in e-mobility. Frontiers in Psychology: Environmental Psychology, 12:594844. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.594844

  • Jansen, P., Siebertz, M., Hofmann, P., Zayed, K., Zayed, D., Abedellfatah, F., Fernández-Méndez, L. & Menenghetti, C. (2021). Does self-compassion relate to the fear of the future during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic: A cross-cultural study. Cogent Psychology, 8, 1976438. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311908.2021.1976438

  • Jost, L. (2021). Concerns about cognitive performance at chance level. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 15530. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-93953-8

  • Jost, L., & Jansen, P. (2021). Are implicit affective evaluation related to mental rotation performance? Consciousness and Cognition, 94, 103178. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2021.103178

  • Meneghetti, C., Feraco, R., Ispiro, P., Pietsch, S., & Jansen, P. (2021). The pratice of judo: how does it relate to visuospatial abilities? Spatial Cognition and Computation, 21, 67-88. https://doi.org/10.1080/13875868.2020.1830995

  • Nejati, V., Moradkhani, L., Suggate, S., & Jansen, P. (2021). Visual spatial abilities in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 114, 103960. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2021.103960

  • Render, A., & Jansen, P. (2021). Influence of arousal on intentional binding: Impaired action binding, intact outcome binding. Attention, Perception, & Psychophyisics, 83, 103-113. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-020-02105-z

  • Peteler, R., Schmitz, P., Loher, M., Jansen, P., Grifka, J. & Benditz, A. (2021). Symptom-related disability in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis is gender-dependent. Journal of Pain Research, 14, 747-755. https://doi.org/10.2147/jpr.s294524

  • Pietsch, S., & Jansen, P. (2021). Motor affordance or gender-stereotyped nature of physical activity - What is more important for the mental rotation performance of female athletes? Journal of Cognitive Prychology, 33, 268-280. https://doi.org/10.1080/20445911.2021.1931242

  • Rothhammer-Hampl, T., Liesenberg, F., Hansen, N., Hoja, S., Delic, S., Reifenberger, G., & Riemenschneider, M.J. (2021). Frequent Epigenetic Inactivation of DIRAS-1 and DIRAS-2 Contributes to Chemo-Resistance in Gliomas. Cancers, 13, 5113. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers13205113

  • Scheer, C., Kubowitsch, S., Dendorfer, S., & Jansen, P. (2021). Happy enough to relax? How positive and negative emotions activate different muscular regions in the back. Frontiers in Psychology: Emotion Science, 12:511746. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.511746

  • Schroter, F.A., Günther, B.A., & Jansen, P. (2021). The effects of subliminal or supraliminal sadness induction on the sense of body ownership and the role of dissociative symptoms. Scientific Reports, 11, 22274. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-01039-2

  • Veldema, J., Garabhaghi, A., & Jansen, P. (2021). Non-invasive brain stimulation in modulation of mental rotation ability: a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Neuroscience, 54, 7493-7512. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejn.15490

  • Veldema, J., & Jansen, P. (2021). Aqutic therapy in stroke rehabilitation: systematic review and meta-analysis. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 143, 221-241. https://doi.org/10.1111/ane.13371

Bücher & Buchartikel

  • Geisen, M., Raab, M., Jansen, P., & Klatt, S. (2021). Reale und mentale Rotation aus der Embodied-Cognition Perspektive: Darstellung einer innovativen digitalen Methodik. In C. Steinberg, & B. Bonn (Hrsg.), Digitalisierung und Sportwissenschaft (S.123-132). Academica.

  • Jansen, P., & Richter, S. (2021). Einfühlsame Kommunikation - wie wir uns selbst und anderen wahrnehmen. Hogrefe. ISBN-13: ‎ 978-3456861302

  • Portele, C., & Jansen, P. (2021). Achtsame Herzlichkeiten im Kindergarten. Arbor. ISBN-13: ‎ 978-3867813754



  • Dahmen-Zimmer, K., & Jansen, P. (2020). Ein Rezept für gesundes Altern? Karate: Macht Spaß, ist nicht unmoralisch und macht nicht dick! Blick in die Wissenschaft, 41, 47-53. https://doi.org/10.5283/bidw.v29i41.150

  • Jansen, P., & Pietsch, S. (2020). Enhanced self-compassion in female martial arts athletes. Journal of Martial Arts Research, 3 (3), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.15495/ojs_25678221_33_175

  • Jansen, P., Render, A., Scheer, C., & Siebertz, M. (2020). Mental rotation with abstract and embodied objects as stimuli: Evidence from the event-potential (ERP). Experimental Brain Research, 238, 525-535. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-020-05734-w

  • Jansen,P., Zayed, K., & Kittsteiner, J. (2020). Body image and the relation to mindfulness and self-compassion in physical education students: A cross-cultural study. Health Psychology Research, 8, 147-152. https://doi.org/10.4081/hpr.2020.9172

  • Jost, L., & Jansen, P. (2020). A novel approach to analyzing mirrored stimuli in chronometric mental rotation and description of a flexible extend library of stimuli. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 20(3), 234-256. https://doi.org/10.1080/13875868.2020.1754833

  • Krutsch, W., Fellner, B., Lehmann, J., Jansen, P., Angele, P. et al. (2020). Preventation of severe knee injuries in elite football by implementation of training modules. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Athroscopy, 519-527. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00167-019-05706-w

  • Veldema, J., & Jansen, P. (2020). Ergometer training in stroke rehabilitation: systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 101, 674-689. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2019.09.017

  • Veldema, J., & Jansen, P. (2020). Resistance training in stroke rehabilitation: systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Rehabilitation, 34, 1173-1197. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215520932964

Bücher & Buchartikel

  • Jansen, P., & Hoja, S. (Hrsg.) (2020). Glücklich durch Sport? Eine wissenschaftliche Betrachtungsweise. Hogrefe. ISBN-13: ‎ 978-3456859934

  • Martinez-Molina, A., Fernández-Méndez, L.M., Meneghetti, C., Jansen, P., Plaza, V., & Contreras, M.J. (2020). ERMENTAL: A simple web environment to design and teach the effects of cognitive training experiments. In: J. Skilters et al. (Hrsg.), Spatial Cognition 2020 (S. 303-308). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-57983-8_23



  • Benditz, A., Faber, F., Wenk, G., Fuchs, R., Salak, N., .... & Jansen, P. (2019). The role of a decision support system in back pain diagnoses: A pilot study. BioMed Research International, Article 1314028. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/1314028

  • Hoja, S., & Jansen, P. (2019). Mindfulness intervention for tennis players: a pilot study. BMJ Open Sports & Exercise Medicine, 5, e000584. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2019-000584

  • Jansen, P., Lehmann, J., Fellner, B., Huppertz, G., Loose, O., ... (2019). The relation of injuries and psychological problems in amateur soccer players. BMJ Open Sports & Exercise Medicine, 5, e00522. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2019-000522

  • Jansen, P., Paes, F., Hoja, S., & Machado, S. (2019). Mental rotation performance in Brazilian and German Adolescents: The role of sex, processing speed and physical activity in two different cultures. Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition, 10:945. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00945

  • Jansen, P., Render, A., Scheer, C., & Siebertz, M. (2019). Mental rotation with abstract and embodied objects as stimuli: Evidence from the event-potential (ERP). Experimental Brain Research, 238, 225-235. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-020-05734-w

  • Jansen, P., Scheer, C., & Zayed, K. (2019). Motor abilities and working memory in Omani and German primary school-aged children. PlosOne, 14:e0209848. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0209848

  • Kittsteiner, J., Hoja, S., & Jansen, P. (2019). MBSR-Interventions in teacher education programs: A pilot study among german physical education students. Journal of Martial Arts Research, 2, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.15495/ojs_25678221_21_60

  • Lehmann, J., & Jansen, P. (2019). The relationship between theory of mind and mental rotation ability in preschool aged children with regard to executive functions. Cogent Psychology, 6:1582127. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311908.2019.1582127

  • Loose, O., Fellner, B., Lehmann, J., Achenbach, L., Krutsch, C., Gerling, S., Jansen, P., Angele, P., Nerlich, M., & Krutsch, W. (2019). Injury incidence in semi-professional football claims for increased need of injury prevention in elite junior football. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Athroscopy, 27, 978-984. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00167-018-5119-8

  • Machado, S., Jansen, P., Almeida, V., & Veldema, J. (2019). Is tDCS an adjunct ergogenic resource for improving muscle strength and endurance performance? Frontiers in Psychology: Movement Science and Sport Psychology, 10:1127. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01127

  • Pietsch, S., &  Jansen, P. (2019). The relation of mental rotation and handedness is a consequence of how handedness is measured. Brain and Cognition, 130, 28-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandc.2019.01.001

  • Pietsch, S., Jansen, P., & Lehmann, J. (2019). The choice of sports affects mental rotation performance in adolescents. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13:224. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2019.00224

  • Rahe, M.,Ruthsatz, V., Jansen, P., & Quaiser-Pohl, C. (2019). Different practice effects for males and females by psychometric and chronometric mental-rotation tests. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 31, 92-103. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1080/20445911.2018.1561702

  • Render, A.,  Jansen, P. (2019). Dopamine and sense of agency: Determinants in personality and substance use. PlosOne, 14 (3): E0214069. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0214069

  • Render, A., Siebertz, M., Günther, B., & Jansen, P. (2019). Working desk as a classification tool for personality style: An explanatory study for validation. Frontiers in Psychology: Environmental Psychology, 10, 2588. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02588

  • Suggate, S., Lehmann, J., Stöger, H., & Jansen, P. (2019). Cognition embodied: Mental rotation is faster for objects that imply a greater body-object interaction. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 8, 876-890. https://doi.org/10.1080/20445911.2019.1678627

  • Veldema, J., & Jansen, P. (2019). The relationship among cognition, psychological well-being, physical activity and demographic data in people over 80 years of age. Experimental Aging Research, 45, 400-409. https://doi.org/10.1080/0361073x.2019.1664459

Bücher und Buchartikel

  • Castro-Alonso, J.C., & Jansen, P. (2019). Sex differences in visuospatial processing. In J.C. Castro-Alonso (Hrsg.), Visuospatial processing for education in health and natural sciences (S. 81-110). Springer.

  • Jansen, P. & Kunze, P. (2019). Bildung braucht Liebe. Arbor. ISBN-13: ‎ 978-3867812252

  • Jansen, P., Seidl, F., & Richter, S. (2019). Achtsamkeit im Sport. Springer. ISBN-13: ‎ 978-3662578537



  • Dullien, S., Grifka, J., & Jansen, P. (2018). Cluster-randomized, controlled evaluation of a teacher led multi factorial school based education program for 10 to 12-year old children. BMC Pediatrics, 18, 312. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-018-1280-y

  • Dullien, S., Jansen, P., Gaßner, H., Lehmann, J., & Schatz, S. et al (2018). Rückenfit- unsere Schule macht mit. Studienprotokoll einer clusterrandomisierten kontrollierten multifaktoriellen Inteventionsstudie zur Primärprävention von Rückenschmerzen bei 10- bis 12-Jährigen. Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung, 13, 138-145. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11553-017-0624-z

  • Geisen, M., & Jansen, P. (2018). Fördert Musik die Leistungsfähigkeit im Sport? Leistungssport, 2, 26-30.

  • Hoja, S., Zirkelbach, J. & Jansen, P. (2018). Achtsamkeit – auch ein Megatrend im Leistungssport? Sport Orthopädie – Sport Traumatologie, 34, 38-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orthtr.2017.11.001 

  • Kaltner, S., & Jansen, P. (2018). Sex of human stimulus mattters: Female and male stimuli are processed differently in embodied mental rotation tasks. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 30, 854-862. https://doi.org/10.1080/20445911.2018.1530677

  • Jansen, P., Ellinger, J., & Lehmann, J. (2018). Increased physical education at school improves the visual-spatial cognition during adolescence. Educational psychology, 38, 964-976. https://doi.org/10.1080/01443410.2018.1457777

  • Jansen, P., Frauenhofer,L. & Pietsch, S. (2018). Cognitive motor coordination training and the improvement of visual-spatial cognition in office work. International Journal of Training and Developement, 22, 233-238. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijtd.12131

  • Jansen, P., & Hoja, S. (2018). Macht Sport wirklich glücklich? Ein systematisches Review. Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie, 25, 21-32. https://doi.org/10.1026/1612-5010/a000211

  • Jansen, P., Kaltner, S., Prantl, L. & Kuehlmann, B. (2018). Object based and egocentric mental rotation performance in patients with breast cancer. Women's Health Bulletin, 5 (2): e58268.

  • Jansen, P., & Lehmann, J. (2018). No cognitive performance deficits in male and female soccer players after a 4-week-heading training program: a controlled study. Brain Impairment, 19, 133-140. https://doi.org/10.1017/BrImp.2017.4

  • Jansen, P., Lehmann, J., & Tafelmeier, C. (2018). Motor and visual-spatial cognition development in primary school-aged children in Cameroon and Germany . Journal of Genetic Psychology, 179, 30-39. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221325.2017.1415201

  • Loose, O., Achenbach, L., Fellner, B., Lehmann, J., Jansen, P., Angele, P., Nerlich, M., & Krutsch, W. (2018). Injury prevention and return to play strategies in elite football: no consent between players and team coaches. Archives of Ortnopaedic and Trauma Surgery, 138, 985-992. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00402-018-2937-6

  • Moè, A., Jansen, P., & Pietsch, S. (2018). Childhood preference for spatial toys. Gender differences and relationships with mental rotation in STEM and non-STEM students. Learning and Individual Differences, 68, 108-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2018.10.003

  • Pietsch, S. (2018). The different point of view - A visual-spatial taxonomy for sports. Journal of Athletic Enhancement, 7:3. https://doi.org/10.4172/2324-9080.1000294

  • Pietsch, S., & Jansen, P (2018). Different influence of climbing sport on specific visual-spatial abilities. Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity. https://doi.org/10.1515/jirspa-2017-0012

  • Pietsch, S., & Jansen, P. (2018). Laterlity-specific training improves mental rotation performance in young soccer players. Frontiers in Psychology: Movement Science, 9:220, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00220

  • Pietsch, S., & Jansen, P. (2018). Mental Rotation and Handedness: Differences in object-based and egocentric transformations. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 30, 511-519. https://doi.org/10.1080/20445911.2018.1483937

  • Rahe, M., Ruthsatz, V., Jansen, P., & Quaiser-Pohl, C. (2018). Influence of sex-stereotyped stimuli on the mental rotation performance of elderly persons. Experimental Aging Research, 44, 284-296. https://doi.org/10.1080/0361073x.2018.1475156

  • Scheer, C., Mattioni Maturana, F., & Jansen, P. (2018). Sex differences in a chronometric mental rotation test with cube figures: a behavioral, electroencephalography, and eye-tracking pilot study. Neuroreport, 29, 870-875. https://doi.org/10.1097/wnr.0000000000001046

  • Zayed, K., & Jansen, P. (2018). Gender differences and the relationship of motor, cognitive and academic achievement in Omani primary school-aged children. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 2477. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02477



  • Benditz, A., Jansen, P., Schaible, J., Roll, Ch., Grifka, J., & Götz, J. (2017). Psychological factors as risk factors for poor hip function after total hip arthroplasty. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, 13, 237-244. https://doi.org/10.2147/tcrm.s127868

  • Dahmen-Zimmer, K., & Jansen, P. (2017). Karate and dance training to improve balance and stabilize mood in patients with Parkinson's disease: A feasibility study. Frontiers in Medicine: Geriatric Medicine, 4:237. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2017.00237

  • Jansen, P. (2017). Several ways for the development of emotional well-being and self-love in schools. International Journal of Advancement in Education and Social Sciences, 5, 8-12.

  • Jansen, P., Dahmen-Zimmer, K., Kudielka, B., & Schulz, A. (2017). Effects of karate training versus mindfulness training on emotional well-being and cognitive performance in later life. Research on Ageing, 39 (10), 1118-1144. https://doi.org/10.1177/0164027516669987

  • Jansen, P., Kaltner, S., & Memmert, D. (2017). Approaching behavior reduces gender differences in the mental rotation performance. Psychological Research, 81, 1192-1200. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-016-0817-7

  • Jansen, P., & Richter, S. (2017). The need to find the personal lifestyle factor counteracting cognitive decline in normal aging. Journal of Gerontology & Geriatrics Research, 6:1. https://doi.org/10.4172/2167-7182.1000377

  • Kaltner, S., & Jansen, P. (2017). Erratum: Developmental changes in mental rotation: A dissociation between object-based and egocentric transformations. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 13, 188-189. https://doi.org/10.5709/acp-0218-6

  • Kaltner, S., Jansen, P., & Rieke, B. (2017). Stimulus size matters. Do life-sized stimuli induce stronger embodiment effects in mental rotation? Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 6, 701-716. https://doi.org/10.1080/20445911.2017.1310108

  • Kaltner, S., Schulz, A., & Jansen, P. (2017). The association between obesity and mental rotation ability in an adolescent sample. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, 11, 127-129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2016.10.288

  • Krutsch, V., Krutsch, W., Jansen, P., Hofmann, H., Angele, P., Lehmann, J., Loose, O., Gänsslein, A., Nerlich, M., & Weber, J. (2017). Prävention von Gehirnerschütterungen im Juniorfußball - Ist eine Abschaffung des Kopfballspiels notwendig? Sportverletzung - Sportschaden, 31, 143-153. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0043-113208

  • Pietsch, S., Böttcher, C., & Jansen, P. (2017). Cognitive motor coordination training improves mental rotation performance in primary school-aged children. Mind, Brain and Education, 4, 176-180. https://doi.org/10.1111/mbe.12154

  • Ruthsatz, V., Neuburger, S., Rahe, M., Jansen, P., & Quaiser-Phol, C. (2017). The gender effect in 3D-mental rotation perfomance with familiar and gender- stereotyped objects - a study with elementary school children. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 6, 717-730. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1080/20445911.2017.1312689

  • Scheer, C., & Jansen, P. (2017). Glücklicher durch Musizieren? Ein systematisches review. Musik-, Tanz-, und Kunsttherapie, 55-64.

  • Voyer, D., Jansen, P., & Kaltner, S. (2017). Mental rotation with egocentric and objekt-based tranformations. Quarterly Journal of Psychology, 70, 2319-2330. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2016.1233571

  • Voyer, D., & Jansen, P. (2017). Motor Expertise and Performance in Spatial Tasks: A Meta-Analysis. Human Movement Science, 54, 110-124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2017.04.004


  • Jansen, P., & Richter, S. (2017). Wer bin ich und wenn ja warum? Luxemburg Amazone Europe. ISBN-13: 978-1549513831



  • Hoja, S., Schulz, M., Rehli, M., Proescholdt, M.A., Herold-Mende, C., Hau, P., & Riemenschneider, M.J. (2016). Molecular dissection of the valproic acid effects on glioma cells. Oncotarget, 7 (39), 6289-63002. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.11379

  • Horn, L., Scheer, C., Bugnyar, T., & Massen, J.J. (2016). Proactive prosociality in a cooperatively breeding corvid, the azure-winged magpie (Cyanopica cyana). Biology Letters, 12 (10), 20160649. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2016.0649

  • Jansen, P. (2016). Kopfballspiel im Schulsport: Welche Risiken bring es? Sportunterricht, 65, 328-332.

  • Jansen, P. , & Richter, S. (2016). Golf training: A new possibility to counteract decline in visual-spatial abilities? Journal of Gerontology & Geriatrics Research, 5:6. http://doi.org/10.4172/2167-7182.1000375

  • Jansen, P., & Richter, S. (2016). Kann Bewegung tatsächlich vor einer Demenz schützen? Sport Orthopädie - Sport Traumatologie, 32, 60-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.ORTHTR.2015.11.002

  • Jansen, P., &  Schachten, T. (2016). The improvement of visual-spatial performance after golf training in patients with stroke: A pilot study. Cognition, Brain, Behavior, 20, 159-169. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1041610214002452

  • Jansen, P., Schulz, A., & Nottberg, C. (2016). Einfluss von achtsamkeitsbasierten Interventionen auf exekutive Funktionen im Kindesalter. Ein systematisches Review. Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie, 48, 206-216. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1026/0049-8637/a000160

  • Jansen, P, Zayed, K., & Osmann, R. (2016). Gender differences in mental rotation in Oman and Germany. Learning and Individual Differences, 51,284-290. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2016.08.033

  • Kaltner, S., & Jansen, P. (2016). Developmental changes in mental rotation: a dissiciation between object-based and egocentric transformations. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 12, 67-78. https://doi.org/10.5709/acp-0187-y

  • Mann, S., Ultsch, D., Dietl, M., & Jansen, P. (2016). The effects of compression socks an arterial blood flow and arterial reserves in amateur sportsmen. Development in Sports Science, 1, 1-9.

  • Richter, S., Tietjens, M., Ziereis, S., Querfurth, S., & Jansen, P. (2016). Yoga training in junior primary school-aged children has an impact an physical self-perception an problem-related behavior. Frontiers in Psychology: Human Movement Science, 7, Article 203. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00203

  • Schulze, M., Hoja, S., Winner, B., Winkler, J., Edenhofer, F., & Riemenschneider, M.J. (2016). Model Testing of Pluri Test with Next-Generation Sequencing Data. Stem cells and development, 25(7), 569-571. https://doi.org/10.1089/scd.2015.0266

  • Quaiser-Pohl, C., Jansen, P., Lehmann, J., & Kudielka, B. (2016). Is there a relationship between the performance in a chronometric mental-rotations test and salivary testosterone and estradiol levels in children aged 9 to 14 years? Developmental Psychobiology, 58, 120-128. https://doi.org/10.1002/dev.21333

  • Voyer, D., & Jansen, P. (2016). Sex differences in chronometric mental rotation with human bodies. Psychological Research, 80, 974-984. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-015-0701-x

  • Ziereis, S., & Jansen, P. (2016). Correlation of motor abilities and executive functions in children with ADHD. Applied Neuropsychology: Child, 5, 138-148. https://doi.org/10.1080/21622965.2015.1038746




  • Jansen, P., & Kellner, J. (2015). The role of rotational hand movements and general motor ability in children's mental rotation performance. Frontiers in Psychology: Developmental Psychology, 6, Article 964. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00984

  • Jansen, P., Quaiser-Pohl, C., Neuburger, S., & Ruthsatz, V. (2015). Factors influencing mental rotation with action based gener stereotyped objects - the role of fine motor skills. Current Psychology, 34, 466-476. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1007/s12144-014-9269-7

  • Jansen, P., & Richter, S. (2015). Effects of a one-hour creative dance training on mental rotation performance in primary school aged children. International Journal of Learning, Teaching, and Education, Special Issue, 13, 4, 49-57.

  • Kaltner, S. & Jansen P. (2015). Does body awareness influence visual spatial intelligence? International Journal of Learning, Teaching, and Education, Special Issue, 13, 4, 1-13.

  • Neuburger, S. , Ruthsatz, V., Jansen, P., & Quaiser-Pohl, C. (2015). Can girls think spatially? Influence of implicit gender stereotype activation and rotational axis on fourth grader's mental-rotation performance. Learning and Individual Differences, 38, 169-175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2014.09.003

  • Ruthsatz, V., Neuburger, S., Jansen, P., & Quaiser-Pohl, C. (2015). Cars or dolls? Influence of the stereotyped nature of the items on children's mental-rotation performance. Learning and Individual Differences, 43, 75-82. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1016/j.lindif.2015.08.016

  • Schachten,T., & Jansen, P. (2015). The effects of golf training in patients with stroke: A pilot study. International Psychogeriatrics, 27, 865-873. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1041610214002452

  • Ziereis, S., & Jansen, P. (2015). Effects of physical activity on executive function and motor performance in children with ADHD. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 38, 181-191. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2014.12.005



  • Gassner, H., Janzen, A., Schwirtz, A., & Jansen, P. (2014). Random whole body vibration over 5 weeks lead to effective simial to placebo: a controlled study in Parkinsons`s disease. Parkinsons`s Disease. Article 386495. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/386495

  • Jansen, P. (2014). Macht Bewegung unsere Kinder wirklich schlauer? Neue Erkenntnisse zum Zusammenhang von Bewegung und kognitiven Fähigkeiten bei Kindern und Jugendlichen. Sport Orthopädie - Sport Traumatologie, 30, 267-273. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orthtr.2014.02.001

  • Jansen, P., & Kaltner, S. (2014). Object based and egocentric mental rotation performance in older adults: The importance of gender differences and motor ability. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 21, 296-316. https://doi.org/10.1080/13825585.2013.805725

  • Kaltner, S., & Jansen, P. (2014). Specific effects of fear and anxiety on mental rotation performance. Frontiers in Psychology:Emotion Science, 5, 792. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00792

  • Kaltner, S., & Jansen, P. (2014). Mental rotation and motor performance in children with developmental dyslexia. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 741-754. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2013.10.003

  • Kaltner, S, Riecke, B., & Jansen, P. (2014). Embodied mental rotation: a special link between transformation and the bodily self. Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition, 5:505. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00505

  • Lehmann, J., Quaiser-Pohl, C., & Jansen, P. (2014). Correlation of motor skill, mental rotation, and working memory in 3- to 6-year-old children. European Journal of Developmental Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/17405629.2014.888995

  • Pelkofer, J., Jansen, P., & Heil, M. (2014). Sex-specific lateralization of event-related potential effects during mental rotations of polygons. Neuroreport, 25, 848-853. https://doi.org/10.1097/wnr.0000000000000198

  • Quaiser-Pohl, C. Neuburger, S., Heil, M., Schmelter, A., & Jansen, P. (2014). Is the male advantage in mental-rotation performance task independent? - On the usability of chronometric tests and paper-and-pencil tests in children. International Journal of Testing, 14, 122-142. https://doi.org/10.1080/15305058.2013.860148

  • Rogler, A., Hoja, S., Giedl, J., Ekici, A. B., Wach, S., Taubert, H., Goebell, P. J., Wullich, B. Stöckle, M., Lehmann, J., & Petsch, S. (2014). Loss of MTUS1/ATIP expression is associated with adverse outcome in advanced bladder carcinomas: data from a retrospective study. BMC cancer, 14(1), 214. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2407-14-214

  • Ruthsatz, V., Neuburger, S., Jansen, P., & Quaiser-Pohl, C. (2014). Pellet figures, the feminine answer to cube figures? Influence of stimulus features and rotational axis on the mental-rotation performance of fourth-grade boys and girls. Spatial Cognition IX, 370-382.

  • Schul, K., Memmert, D., Jansen, P., & Weigelt, M. (2014). From the wrong point of view! Can misalignment decide sports games? Perception, 43, 811-817.

  • Van Doren, J., Kaltner, S., & Jansen, P. (2014). Neuronal correlates of mental rotation performance in children with developmental dyslexia. Neuroreoprt, 1, 34-38. https://doi.org/10.1097/wnr.0000000000000038



  • Blüchel, M., Lehmann, J., Kellner, J., & Jansen, P. (2013). The improvement in mental rotation performance in primary school-aged children after a two-week motor-training. Educational Psychology, 33, 75-86. https://doi.org/10.1080/01443410.2012.707612

  • Jansen, P., Kellner, J., & Rieder, C. (2013). The improvement of mental rotation performance in second graders after creative dance training. Creative Education, 4, 418-422. https://doi.org/10.4236/ce.2013.46060

  • Jansen,P., & Lehmann, J. (2013). Mental rotation performance in soccer players and gymnasts in an object based mental rotation taks. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 9, 92-98. https://doi.org/10.2478/v10053-008-0135-8

  • Jansen, P., Schmelter, A., Quaiser-Pohl, C., Neuburger, S., & Heil, M. (2013). Mental rotation performance in primary school age children: Are there gender differences in chronometric tests? Cognitive Development, 28, 51-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogdev.2012.08.005

  • Lehmann, J., & Jansen, P. (2013). Mental rotation performance in children with hydrocephalus both with and without spina bifida. Developmental Neuropsychology, 38, 433-444. https://doi.org/10.1080/87565641.2013.820304     

  • Neuburger, S., Ruthsatz, V., Jansen, P., Heil, M., & Quaiser-Pohl, C. (2013). Acceptance and effects of role models in the spatial domain. Frontiers in Psychology and Behavioral Science, 2, 73-88.

  • Rogler, A., Hoja, S., Socher, E., Nolte, E., Wach, S., Wieland, W., Hofstädter, F., Goebell, P.J., Wullich, B., Hartmann, A., & Stoehr, R. (2013). Role of two single nucleotide polymorphismsin secreted frizzled related protein 1 and bladder cancer risk. Int J Clin Exp Pathol, 6(10), 1984-1998.



  • Heil, M., Jansen, P., Quaiser-Pohl, C., & Neuburger, S. (2012). Gender-specific effects of artificially induced gender beliefs in mental rotation. Learning and Individual Differences, 22, 350-353. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2012.01.004

  • Jansen, P., & Dahmen-Zimmer, K. (2012). Effects of cognitive, motor, and Karate Training on cognitive functioning and emotional well-being of elderly people. Frontiers in Movement Science and Sport Psychology, 3, 40. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00040

  • Jansen, P., Lehmann, J., & van Doren, J. (2012). Mental rotation performance in male soccer player. PloseOne, 7(10), 348620. https://doi.org/10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0048620

  • Lehmann, J., & Jansen, P. (2012). The influence of juggling on mental rotation performance in children with spina bifida. Brain and Cognition, 80, 223-229. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandc.2012.07.004  

  • Neuburger, S.,Jansen, P., Heil, M., & Quaiser-Pohl, C. (2012). A threat in the classroom: Gender stereotype activation and mental-rotation performance in elementary-school children. Journal of Psychology, 220, 61-69. https://doi.org/10.1027/2151-2604/a000097                          

  • Pelkofer, J., Jansen, P., & Heil, M. (2012). Lateralization of event-related potential effects during mental rotation of polygons. Neuroreport, 23, 583-589. https://doi.org/10.1097/wnr.0b013e3283540330

  • Pietsch, S., & Jansen, P. (2012). Different mental rotation performance in students of music, sports and education. Learning and Individual Differences, 22, 159-163. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2011.11.012


  • Jansen, P. (2012). Die Rotation im Kopf. In: T. Strohtotte, & C. Wagner (Hrsg.). Blick in die Wissenschaft - Forschungsmagazin der Universtität Regensburg, 25 (S. 12-14). Erhard Druck.

  • Jansen, P. (2012). Implicit body memory. In: S.C. Koch, T. Fuchs, M. Summa, M., & C. Müller (Hrsg.). Body Memory, Metaphor and Movement, (S.115-120). Benjamins Publishing Company.

  • Jansen, P. (2012). Tanz und Kognition. In: C. Behrens, H. Burkhard, Fleischle-Braun, & K. Obermaier (Hrsg.). Tanzerfahrung, Welterkenntnis (S. 185-192). Seemann Henschel Verlag.

  • Jansen, P., & Rieder, C. (2012). Geschlechtsspezifische und neuropsychologische Aspekte des Kopfballtrainings. In: C. Jansen, M. Hoppe & J. Freiwild (Hrsg.). Trainingswissenschaftliche, geschlechtsspezifische und medizinische Aspekte des Hochleistungsfußballs (S. 108-113). Schriften der Deutschen Vereinigung für Sportwissenschaft, 222. Feldhaus Verlag.

  • Neuburger, S.,Heuser, V, Jansen, P., & Quaiser-Pohl, C. (2012). Influence of the rotational axis and gender stereotyped nature of rotation stimuli on the mental rotation performacne if male and female fifth graders. In: C. Stachniss, K. Schill, & D. Utall (Hrsg). Spatial cognition VIII (S. 220-229). Springer.

  • Pietsch, S., & Jansen, P. (2012). The relationship between coordination skill and mental rotation ability. In: C. Stachniss, K. Schill, D. Utall (Hrsg.). Spatial cognition VIII (S. 173-181). Springer.



  • Heil, M., Kavsec, M., Rolke, B., Beste, C., & Jansen, P. (2011). Mental rotation in female fraternal twins: Evidence for intra-uterine hormone transfer? Biological Psychology, 86, 90-93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2010.11.002

  • Jansen, P., Lange, L.F., & Heil, M. (2011). The influence on juggling on mental rotation performance in children. Physical Education and Sport, 55, 103-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandc.2012.07.004

  • Jansen, P., Schmelter, A, Kasten, L., & Heil, M.. (2011). Impaired mental rotation performance in overweight children. Appetite, 56, 766-769. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2011.02.021

  • Neuburger, S., Jansen, P., Heil, M., & Quaiser-Pohl, C. (2011). Gender differences in pre-adolescents' mental rotation performance: do they depend on grade and stimuli? Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 1238-1242. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2011.02.017

  • Rieder, C., & Jansen, P. (2011). No neuropsychological consequences in male and female soccer players after short heading training. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 26, 583-591. https://doi.org/10.1093/arclin/acr055

  • Titze, C., Jansen, P., & Heil, M. (2011). Single-sex school girls outperform girls attending a co-educative school in mental rotation accuracy. Sex Roles, 65, 704-711. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-011-9947-y



  • Gruber, H., Jansen, P., Marienhagen, J. & Altenmüller, E. (2010). Adaptations during the acquisition of expertise. Talent Develompent and Excellence, 2, 3-15.

  • Hahn, N., Jansen, P., & Heil, M. (2010). Preschooler’s mental rotation of letters: Sex differences in hemispheric asymmetry. Cognitive Neuroscience, 1, 261-267. https://doi.org/10.1080/17588928.2010.485248

  • Hahn, N., Jansen, P., & Heil, M. (2010). Preschooler’s mental rotation: Sex differences in hemispheric asymmetry. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22, 1244-1250. https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn.2009.21236

  • Jansen, P., & Heil, M. (2010). Gender differences in the mental rotation across adulthood. Experimental Aging Research, 36, 94-104. https://doi.org/10.1080/03610730903422762 

  • Jansen, P. & Heil, M. (2010). The relation between motor development and mental rotation ability in 5-6 years old children. European Journal of Developmental Science, 4, 66-74. https://doi.org/10.3233/DEV-2010-4105

  • Jansen, P., Lehmann, J. & Heil, M. (2010). Macht Bewegung schlau? Über den Einfluss von Bewegung auf die kognitiven Fähigkeiten. In Mind, 4.

  • Jansen, P., Schmelter, A., & Heil, M. (2010). Spatial knowledge acquisition in younger and elderly adults: A study in a virtual environment. Experimental Psychology, 57(1), 54-60. https://doi.org/10.1027/1618-3169/a000007

  • Jansen, P. & Pietsch, S. (2010). Physical Activity improves mental rotation performance. Creative Education, 158-61. http://doi.org/10.4236/ce.2010.11009

  • Jansen, P., Wiedenbauer, G., & Hahn, N. (2010). Manual rotation training improves direction estimations in a virtual environment. The European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 22, 6-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/09541440802678487

  • Lange, L. F., Heil, M., & Jansen, P. (2010). Does children’s left hemisphere lateralization during mental rotation depend upon the stimulus material? Journal of Individual Differences, 31, 91-94. https://doi.org/10.1027/1614-0001/a000016

  • Titze, C., Heil, M., & Jansen, P. (2010). Pairwise presentation of cube figures does not reduce gender differences in mental rotation performance. Journal of Individual Differences, 31, 101-105. https://doi.org/10.1027/1614-0001/a000018

  • Titze, C., Jansen, P., & Heil, M. (2010). Mental rotation performance and the effect of gender in 4th graders and adults. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 7, 432-444. https://doi.org/10.1080/17405620802548214

  • Titze, C., Jansen, P., & Heil, M. (2010). Mental rotation performance in fourth graders: No effects of gender beliefs (yet?). Learning and Individual Differences, 20, 459-463. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2010.04.003

bis 2009


  • Jansen, P. (2009). The dissociation of small and large-scale abilities in school-aged children. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 109, 357-361. https://doi.org/10.2466/pms.109.2.357-361

  • Jansen, P. & Pietsch, S. (2009). Schon drei Monate Jonglieren verändern. Sportpädagogik, 6, 39-41.

  • Jansen, P., Titze, C., & Heil, M. (2009). The influence of juggling on mental rotation performance. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 40, 351-359.

  • Schmelter, A., Jansen, P., & Heil, M. (2009). Empirical evaluation of virtual environment technology as an experimental tool in developmental spatial cognition research. The European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 21, 724-739. https://doi.org/10.1080/09541440802426465


  • Buchner, A. & Jansen-Osmann, P. (2008). Is route learning more than serial learning? Spatial Cognition and Computation, 8, 289-305. https://doi.org/10.1080/13875860802047201

  • Heil, M. & Jansen, P. (2008). Aspects of code-specific memory development. Current Psychology, 27, 162-168. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-008-9031-0

  • Heil, M., & Jansen-Osmann, P. (2008a). Gender Differences in Math and Mental Rotation Accuracy but not in Mental Rotation Speed in 8-Years-Old Children. International Journal of Developmental Science, 2, 190-196. https://doi.org/10.3222/DEV-2008-21212

  • Heil, M. & Jansen-Osmann, P. (2008b). Sex differences in mental rotation with polygons of different complexity: Do men utilize holistic processes whereas women prefer piecemeal ones?. The Quarterly Journal of Psychology, 61, 683-689. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470210701822967

  • Jansen, P. (2008). Die künstlerischen Therapien im Zeitalter der Neurowissenschaften. Musik-, Tanz- und Kunsttherapie, 19, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1026/0933-6885.19.1.1

  • Jansen-Osmann, P. (2008). Der Einfluss der Neurowissenschaften auf die Sportwissenschaft. Sportwissenschaft, 38, 24-35.

  • Jansen-Osmann, P., Wiedenbauer, G. & Heil, M (2008). Spatial Cognition and Motor Development: A Study of Children with Spina bifida. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 106, 436-446. https://doi.org/10.2466/pms.106.2.436-446

  • Orgs, G., Dombrowski, J.-H., Heil, M., & Jansen, P. (2008). Expertise in dance modulates alpha/beta event-related desynchronization during action observation. European Jorunal of Neuroscience, 27, 3380-3384. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-9568.2008.06271.x

  • Titze, C., Heil, M., & Jansen, P. (2008). Gender differences in the Mental Rotations Test (MRT) are not due to task complexity. Journal of Individual Differences, 29, 130- 133. https://doi.org/10.1027/1614-0001.29.3.130

  • Wiedenbauer, G., & Jansen-Osmann, P. (2008). Manual training of mental rotation in children. Learning and Instruction, 18, 30-41. https://doi.org/ 10.1016/j.learninstruc.2006.09.009


  • Heil, M., & Jansen-Osmann, P. (2007). Children’s left hemispheric activation during mental rotation is reliable as well as specific. Cognitive Development, 20, 280-288. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogdev.2006.10.004

  • Jansen-Osmann, P. (2007b). Use of virtual environments to investigate the spatial behavior and knowledge of school-age children. Psychological Reports, 100, 675-690. https://doi.org/10.2466%2Fpr0.100.2.675-690

  • Jansen-Osmann, P., & Heil, M. (2007a). Developmental aspects of parietal hemispheric asymmetry during mental rotation. NeuroReport, 18, 175-178. https://doi.org/10.1097/wnr.0b013e328010ff6b

  • Jansen-Osmann, P., & Heil, M. (2007b). Are primary-school-aged children experts in spatial associate learning? Experimental Psychology, 54, 236-242. https://doi.org/10.1027/1618-3169.54.3.236

  • Jansen-Osmann, P., & Heil, M. (2007c). The process of spatial knowledge acquisition in a square and a circular virtual environment. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 3, 389-397. https://doi.org/10.2478/v10053-008-0003-6

  • Jansen-Osmann, P., & Heil, M. (2007d). Suitable stimuli to obtain (no) gender differences in the speed of cognitive processes involved in mental rotation. Brain and Cognition, 64, 217-227. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandc.2007.03.002

  • Jansen-Osmann, P., & Heil, M. (2007e). Maintaining readiness for mental rotation interferes with perceptual processes in children but with response selection in adults. Acta Psychologica, 126, 155-168. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2006.11.005

  • Jansen-Osmann, P., Schmid, J., & Heil, M. (2007a). Wayfinding and spatial knowledge acquisition of adults and children in a virtual environment: The role of the environmental structure. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 66, 41-50. https://doi.org/10.1024/1421-0185.66.1.41

  • Jansen-Osmann, P., Schmid, J., & Heil, M. (2007b). Spatial knowledge acquisition of adults and children in a virtual environment: The role of the environmental structure. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 4, 251-272. https://doi.org/10.1080/17405620600662647

  • Jansen-Osmann, P., Wiedenbauer, G., Schmid, J., & Heil, M. (2007). The Influence of Landmarks and Pre-exposure to a Structural Map During the Process of Spatial Knowledge Acquisition: A Study with Children and Adults in a Virtual Environment. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 7, 267-285. https://doi.org/10.1080/13875860701544365

  • Wiedenbauer, G., & Jansen-Osmann, P. (2007). Mental rotation ability of children with spina bifida: What influence does manual rotation training have? Developmental Neuropsychology, 32, 809-824. https://doi.org/10.1080/87565640701539626

  • Wiedenbauer, G., Schmid, J., & Jansen-Osmann, P. (2007). Manual training of mental rotation. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 19, 17-36. https://doi.org/10.1080/09541440600709906


  • Jansen-Osmann, P. (2006b). Der Mozart-Effekt – Eine wissenschaftliche Legende? Musik-, Tanz- und Kunsttherapie, 17, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1026/0933-6885.17.1.1

  • Jansen-Osmann, P., & Fuchs, P. (2006). Wayfinding behavior and spatial knowledge of adults and children in a virtual environment: The role of different kinds of landmarks. Experimental Psychology, 53, 171-181. https://doi.org/10.1027/1618-3169.53.3.171

  • Jansen-Osmann, P., & Heil, M. (2006b). Violation of pure insertion during mental rotation is independent of stimulus quality and subjects' age. Acta Psychologica, 122, 280-287. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2005.12.006

  • Jansen-Osmann, P., & Wiedenbauer, G. (2006). Distance cognition in virtual environmental space: Further investigations to clarify the route-angularity effect. Psychological Research, 70, 43-51. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-004-0183-8

  • Wiedenbauer, G., & Jansen-Osmann, P. (2006a). Spatial knowledge of children with spina bifida in a virtual large-scale space. Brain and Cognition, 62, 120-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandc.2006.04.003

  • Wiedenbauer, G., & Jansen-Osmann, P. (2006b). Die räumlich-kognitiven Fähigkeiten von Kindern mit spina bifida. Zeitschrift für Neuropsychologie, 17, 149-154. https://doi.org/10.1024/1016-264X.17.3.149


  • Jansen-Osmann, P., & Berendt, B. (2005). What makes a route appear longer? An experimental and computational perspective on features, route segmentation, and distance Knowledge. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 58 A, 1390-1414. https://doi.org/10.1080%2F02724980443000638

  • Jansen-Osmann, P., Richter, S., Schinauer, T., Fuchs, P., & Kalveram, K.T. (2005). Adaptation to separate kinematic and dynamic transformations in children and adults. Motor Control, 9, 197-212. https://doi.org/10.1123/mcj.9.2.197

  • Kalveram, K.T., Schinauer, Th., Beirle, St., Richter, S., & Jansen-Osmann, P. (2005). Threading neural feedforward into a mechanical spring: how biology exploits physics in limb control. Biological Cybernetics, 92, 229-240. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00422-005-0542-6


  • Jansen-Osmann, P., & Wiedenbauer, G. (2004a). The influence of turns on distance cognition: new experimental approaches to clarify the route-angularity effect. Environment & Behavior, 36, 790-813. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0013916503262537

  • Jansen-Osmann, P., & Wiedenbauer, G. (2004b). The representation of landmarks and routes in children and adults. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 24, 347-357. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2004.08.003

  • Jansen-Osmann, P., & Wiedenbauer, G. (2004c). Wayfinding Performance in and the Spatial Knowledge of a Color-coded Building for Adults and Children. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 4, 337-358. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15427633scc0404_3

  • Richter, St., Jansen-Osmann, P., Konczak, J., & Kalveram, K. (2004). Motor adaptation to different dynamic environments is facilitated by indicative context stimuli. Psychological Research, 68, 245-251. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-003-0140-y



  • Jansen-Osmann, P. (2002). Using desktop virtual environments to investigate the role of landmarks. Computers in Human Behavior, 18, 427-436. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0747-5632(01)00055-3

  • Jansen-Osmann, P., Beirle, St., Richter, St., Konczak, J., & Kalveram, K. Th. (2002). Inverse motorische Modelle bei Kindern und Erwachsenen: Die Rolle der visuellen Information. [Inverse Motor models in children and adults: the role of visual feedback]. Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie, 34, 167-173. https://doi.org/10.1026//0049-8637.34.3.167

  • Jansen-Osmann, P., & Berendt, B. (2002). Investigating distance knowledge using virtual environments. Environment & Behavior, 34, 178-193. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0013916502034002002

  • Jansen-Osmann, P., Richter, St., Konczak, J., & Kalveram, K. Th. (2002). Force adaptation transfers to untrained workspace regions in children: evidence for developing inverse dynamic motor models. Experimental Brain Research, 143, 212-200. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-001-0982-8


  • Jansen-Osmann, P. (2001). Der Einfluß der Gestaltung einer Route auf das Distanzwissen. [The influence of environmental features of a route on distance knowledge.] Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie, 48, 97-108.


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