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Dr Andre J. Szameitat
Reader - Psychology


Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience. Brief CV: After my general study of Psychology I conducted my PhD at the Max-Planck-Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Neurology, Leipzig, Germany. In 2003 I joined the University of Surrey as a post-doc. After this post-doc position I went back to Germany to work in Munich as lecturer in the international Master’s program Neurocognitive Psychology. I joined Brunel University London as a Reader in September 2013.


2011 Habilitation, venia legendi in Psychology, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich/Germany

2002 PhD in Psychology, Max Planck Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Leipzig/Germany

1999 Diploma (Dipl.-Psych.; MSc equiv.) in Psychology, Technical University Braunschweig/Germany

Research area(s)

Executive Control and Prefrontal Cortex

Effect of Nature vs Urban experiences on cognition

Multitasking, Working Memory

Brain Imaging (fMRI) & Behavioural Methods


Deputy Director Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN)

Newest selected publications

Idowu, MI., Szameitat, AJ. and Parton, A. (2024) 'The assessment of executive function abilities in healthy and neurodegenerative aging—A selective literature review'. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 16 (1334309.). pp. 1 - 15.Open Access Link

Journal article

Szameitat, DP. and Szameitat, AJ. (2024) 'Recognition of emotions in German laughter across cultures'. Scientific Reports, 14 (1). pp. 1 - 9. ISSN: 2045-2322 Open Access Link

Journal article

Idowu, MI. and Szameitat, AJ. (2023) 'Executive function abilities in cognitively healthy young and older adults—A cross-sectional study'. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 15. pp. 1 - 18. ISSN: 1663-4365 Open Access Link

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Broadbent, D., D'Innocenzo, G., Ellmers, T., Parsler, J., Szameitat, A. and Bishop, D. (2022) 'Cognitive load, working memory capacity and driving performance: A preliminary fNIRS and eye tracking study'. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 92. pp. 121 - 132. ISSN: 1369-8478 Open Access Link

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Saylik, R., Szameitat, AJ., Williams, AL. and Murphy, RA. (2022) 'Functional neuroanatomical correlates of contingency judgement'. Neuroscience Letters, 791. pp. 1 - 6. ISSN: 0304-3940 Open Access Link

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