Team & Cooperations

The Laboratory for Cognitive Research in Art History (CReA) research team consists of a number of post-doctoral and pre-doctoral researchers, student assistants and interns who combine art historical expertise with empirical competence. Collaborations with guest researchers from international universities as well as long-term institutional partnerships with the EVALab at the Department of Psychology at the University of Vienna and the Department of Computer Science at the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen enable fruitful cooperations beyond university and disciplinary boundaries.



Raphael Rosenberg, Univ.-Prof., Director of the Laboratory for Cognitive Research in Art History
Luise Reitstätter, Univ.-Ass. post doc, Head of the Laboratory for Cognitive Research in Art History



Zoya Dare, Univ.-Ass. prae doc
Temenuzhka Dimova, post doc, associated researcher
Anna Frasca-Rath, post doc Right to the Museum?
Karolin Galter, prae doc Right to the Museum?
Ingrid Holzschuh, post doc
Beatrice Immelmann, prae doc Lines and Colors
Teresa Kamencek, prae doc ArtVis
Carola Korhummel, Univ.-Ass. prae doc
Marthe Kretzschmar, post doc, associated researcher
Lina Mannherz, student assistant The Museum Gaze
Andrea Mayr, project collaborator Right to the Museum?
Anna Miscenà, prae doc
Seda Pesen, prae doc The Museum Gaze
Christina Schweiger, PhD candidate
Klaus Speidel, post doc, associated researcher



Ina Ferlan
Hin Ying Ho
Sara Leitner
František Michal Sebestyén
Ana Špacapan
Renato Trotta

We constantly offer the opportunity to participate in various research projects and empirical studies as part of an internship. The collaboration can also be credited for different curricula by arrangement. If you are interested in an internship, please send a short letter of motivation and your curriculum vitae to


Former team members

Johanna Aufreiter
Jane Boddy
Hanna Brinkmann
Laura Commare
Caroline Fuchs


Guest researchers

Arthur Crucq, University of Leiden (November 2017–January 2018), Study Eye Tracking and Linear Perspective
Caecilie Weissert, Universität Stuttgart (Januar–Februar 2018), Study History picture. Conversation piece. Devotional picture
Bahar Akgün, Istanbul Bilgi University (July–September 2018), Study Plasticity of Seeing
Dimitra Christidou
, University of Oslo (September–November 2018), Study Belvedere Visitracker
Arianna Fantuzzi, (September-October 2019)


Cooperation partners

Winfried Nerdinger, München
Timo Nüßlein, Regensburg



EVALab, Department of Psychology, University of Vienna (Prof. Helmut Leder)
Perception Engineering Group
, Department of Computer Science, Eberhard-Karls-University of Tübingen (Jun.-Prof. Enkelejda Kasneci)
Department of Psychology, University of Reading (Assoc. Prof. Eugene McSorley)
Department of Education, University of Oslo (Prof. Palmyre Pierroux)

Vienna Cognitive Science Hub

Art & Science. Conference Series on Empirical Methods in Art History and Visual Studies

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