Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Psych. Dr. Helmut Leder

Consultation hours: Dienstags 14-15:00 oder nach Absprache





Santini, T, Brinkmann, H, Reitstätter, L, Leder, H, Rosenberg, R, Rosenstiel, W & Kasneci, E 2018, The art of pervasive eye tracking: unconstrained eye tracking in the Austrian Gallery Belvedere. in PETMEI '18 Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Pervasive Eye Tracking and Mobile Eye-Based Interaction. Warsaw/Poland. DOI: 10.1145/3208031.3208032


Spee, BTM, Ishizu, T, Leder, H, Mikuni, J, Kawabata, H & Pelowski, M 2018, Neuropsychopharmacological aesthetics: A theoretical consideration of pharmacological approaches to causative brain study in aesthetics and art. in Progress in Brain Research: The Arts and The Brain Psychology and Physiology Beyond Pleasure. vol. Volume 237, 2018, Progress in Brain Research, pp. 343-372.








Vartanian, O, Navarrete, G, Chatterjee, A, Fich, LB, Leder, H, Cristián, M, Rostrup, N, Skov, M, Corradi, G & Nadal, M 2017, 'Preference for Curvilinear Contour in Interior Architectural Spaces: Evidence From Experts and Nonexperts' Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. DOI: 10.1037/aca0000150






Mitrovic, A, Goller, J, Tinio, P & Leder, H 2017, 'The influence of other people on facial attractiveness judgments' 40th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP 2017), Berlin, Germany, 27/08/17 - 31/08/17, .

Gartus, A & Leder, H 2017, 'Predicting visual complexity of abstract patterns: Edges, corners, compression rate, and mirror symmetry' 40th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP 2017), Berlin, Germany, 27/08/17 - 31/08/17, .

Gartus, A, Plasser, H & Leder, H 2017, 'Individual differences in aesthetic judgments of symmetry' Visual Science of Art Conference (VSAC 2017), Berlin, Germany, 25/08/17 - 27/08/17, .

Leder, H 2017, Wahrnehmung und Ästhetik bei Bühler. The Road not Taken? in J Friedrich (ed.), Karl Bühlers Krise der Psychologie: Veröffentlichungen des Instituts Wiener Kreis. vol. 26, Springer International Cham, pp. 165-178.



Leder, H, Goller, J, Forster, M, Schlageter, L & Paul, MA 2017, 'Face inversion increases attractiveness' Acta Psychologica, vol 178, no. July 2017, pp. 25–31. DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2017.05.005





Gartus, A, Plasser, H & Leder, H 2017, 'Individual differences in aesthetic judgments of symmetry', Dresden, Germany, 26/03/17 - 29/03/17, .




Pelowski, M, Leder, H & Tinio, P 2017, Creativity in the Visual Arts. in JC Kaufman, VP Glăveanu & J Baer (eds), The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity across Domains. Cambridge University Press, pp. 80-109. DOI: 10.1017/9781316274385.006



Weichselbaum, H, Leder, H & Ansorge, U 2017, 'Implicit and explicit visual symmetry preference in art experts compared to laypeople' Visual Science of Art Conference (VSAC 2017), Berlin, Germany, 25/08/17 - 27/08/17, .



Specker, E, Leder, H, Rosenberg, R, Hegelmaier, L, Brinkmann, H, Mikuni, J & Kawabata, H 2017, 'The Universal and Automatic Association between Brightness and Positivity' 40th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP 2017), Berlin, Germany, 27/08/17 - 31/08/17, .

Belfi, AM, Vessel, EA, Pelli, DG, Chatterjee, A, Leder, H & Starr, G 2017, Transient versus sustained neural responses to pleasure aesthetics experiences. in Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2017 Annual Meeting, 25.-28.3.2017, San Francisco, U.S.A..



Gartus, A, Plasser, H & Leder, H 2016, 'Individual differences in aesthetic judgments of symmetry', Wien, Austria, 29/08/16 - 1/09/16, .




Schabmann, A, Gerger, G, Schmidt, BM, Wögerer, E, Osipov, I & Leder, H 2016, 'Where does it come from? Development aspects of art appreciation.' International Journal of Behavioral Development, vol 40, no. 4, pp. 313-323. DOI: 10.1177/0165025415573642

Faerber, S, Kaufmann, JM, Leder, H, Martin, EM & Schweinberger, SR 2016, 'The Role of Familiarity for Representations in Norm-Based Face Space' PLOS ONE, vol 11, no. 5, e0155380. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155380




Pearce, MT, Zaidel, DW, Vartanian, O, Skov, M, Leder, H, Chatterjee, A & Nadal-Roberts, M 2016, 'Neuroaesthetics: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience' Perspectives on Psychological Science, vol 11, no. 2, pp. 265-79. DOI: 10.1177/1745691615621274














Vartanian, O, Navarrete, G, Chatterjee, A, Fich, LB, Gonzales-Mora, JL, Leder, H, Modrono, C, Nadal-Roberts, M, Rostrup, N & Skov, M 2015, 'Architectural Design and the Brain: Effects of Ceiling Height and Perceived Enclosure on Beauty Judgments and Approach-avoidance Decisions' Journal of Environmental Psychology, vol 41, pp. 10-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2014.11.006



Leder, H, Gerger, G & Brieber, D 2015, Appreciation: Convergence from Experimental Aesthetics and Physiology. in JP Huston, M Nadal, F Mora, LF Agnati & CJ Cela-Conde (eds), Art, Aesthetics and the Brain. Oxford University Press.

Leder, H & Nadal-Roberts, M 2015, Perception and Art. in ES Neukrug (ed.), SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Psychology.



Karaduz, M, Marin, M & Leder, H 2014, 'A comparison of the discrete and dimensional models of emotion in visual arts' Paper presented at, Wien, Austria, 24/04/14 - 26/04/14, .


Leder, H 2014, Beyond perception – information processing approaches to art appreciation. in PL Tinio & JK Smith (eds), The Cambridge Handbook of the Psychology of Aesthetics and the Arts. Cambridge, pp. 115-138.

Rosenberg, R & Leder, H 2014, Blickbewegungsforschung. in S Günzel & D Mersch (eds), Bild. Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch. J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Weimar, pp. 433-438.


Marin, M, Lüdtke, S & Leder, H 2014, 'Crossmodal transfer between emotions induced by music and faces', Dijon, France, 29/05/14 - 1/06/14, .


Leder, H & Tinio, P 2014, Experimental Aesthetics. in JO Lauring (ed.), An introduction to neuroaesthetics: The neuroscientific approach to aesthetic experience, artisitic creativity, art arts appreciation. Museum Tusculum Press, Copenhagen, pp. 51-71.



Gerger, G & Leder, H 2014, Mirror, mirror in the wall, who’s the fairest one of all?: Influencing factors and effects of attractiveness. in PL Tinio & JK Smith (eds), The Cambridge Handbook of the Psychology of Aesthetics and the Arts. Cambridge, pp. 421-446.






Forster, M, Jakesch, M, Goller, J & Leder, H 2014, The pleasure of ambiguity. in Proceedings of the 23rd IAEA Congress on Empirical Aesthetics. New York, USA.

Jakesch, M & Leder, H 2014, The weight of semantics! Complexity beyond the number of elements. in Proceedings of the 23rd IAEA Congress on Empirical Aesthetics. New York, USA.


Leder, H, Gerger, G, Brieber, D & Schwarz, N 2014, 'What makes an art expert? Emotion and evaluation in art appreciation' Cognition & Emotion, vol 28, no. 6, pp. 1137-1147. DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2013.870132

Leder, H 2013, Psychologie der Bildwahrnehmung: Der eingefrorene Moment? in M Greenlee, C Wagner & C Wolff (eds), Aisthesis: Wahrnehmungsprozesse und Visualisierungsformen in Kunst und Technik. Schnell & Steiner, pp. 23-30.



Tinio, PPL & Leder, H 2013, The Means to Art's End: Styles, Creative Devices, and the Challenge of Art. in O Vartanian, AS Bristol & JC Kaufman (eds), Neuroscience of Creativity. MIT Press, Cambridge, pp. 273-298.

Vartanian, O, Navarrete, G, Chatterjee, A, Fich, LB, Leder, H, Modrono, C, Nadal-Roberts, M, Rostrup, N & Skov, M 2013, 'Impact of contour on aesthetic judgments and approach-avoidance decisions in architecture' Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), vol 110, pp. 10446-10453. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1301227110




Klemer, NT, Gartus, A & Leder, H 2013, 'Street art and modern art in matching and non-matching contexts' 55th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Wien, Austria, 24/03/13 - 27/03/13, .

Forster, M, Gerger, G & Leder, H 2013, 'The glasses stereotype, revisited' The Jury Expert, vol 25, no. 2, pp. 1-6.

Goller, J, Cursiter, H, Jenkins, R & Leder, H 2013, 'Within-person variability in facial attractiveness: Effects of presentation order' 55th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Wien, Austria, 24/03/13 - 27/03/13, .

Büttner, O, Florack, A, Leder, H, Paul, MA, Serfas, B & Schulz, AM 2013, 'Hard to ignore: How compulsive buyers react to distracting stimuli in shopping situations.', St. Antonio (TX), USA., United States, 28/02/13 - 2/03/13, .




Brinkmann, H, Commare, L, Leder, H & Rosenberg, R 2013, '“Abstraction as World Language - Myth or Fact?”', Reading, United Kingdom, 11/04/13 - 13/04/13, .


Gartus, A & Leder, H 2013, 'Aesthetic evaluation of abstract symmetric patterns with broken symmetries' 18th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP 2013), Budapest, Hungary, 29/08/13 - 1/09/13, .



Forster, M, Gerger, G & Leder, H 2013, 'Fluency needs uncertainty', Bremen, Germany, 25/08/13 - 29/08/13, .



Nadal-Roberts, M, Forster, M, Paul, MA & Leder, H 2013, 'Looking at images with an aesthetic orientation: What’s special about it?', Bremen, Germany, 25/08/13 - 29/08/13, .

Brieber, D, Nadal-Roberts, M & Leder, H 2013, 'Spending time on art! The effect of context on art appreciation and viewing time.' 18th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP 2013), Budapest, Hungary, 29/08/13 - 1/09/13, .




Büttner, O, Paul, MA, Florack, A & Leder, H 2012, 'Compulsive Buyers Show an Attentional Bias in Shopping Situations.' North American Conference of the Association of Consumer Research, Canada, 4/10/12 - 7/10/12, .



Gartus, A & Leder, H 2012, 'Evaluation of Graffiti/Art in different Contexts' Perception, vol 41, no. ECVP Abstract Supplement, pp. 236.

Gartus, A & Leder, H 2012, 'Evaluation of Graffiti/Art in different Contexts' European Conference on Visual Perception, Alghero 2012, Alghero, Italy, 2/09/12 - 6/09/12, .






Forster, M, Leder, H & Ansorge, U 2012, 'Subjective feeling of fluency and affective response' European Conference on Visual Perception, Alghero 2012, Alghero, Italy, 2/09/12 - 6/09/12, .

Leder, H, Gerger, G & Brieber, D 2012, This is disgusting! Can art experts really appreciate non-beautiful modern art? in 22nd Biennal congress of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics. National Taiwan Normal University-Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 458-459, 22nd Biennal congress of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China, 22/08/12.



Leder, H 2011, Bilder als Kunst. Psychologische Ansätze. in K Sachs-Hombach & R Totzke (eds), Bilder- Sehen - Denken. Zum Verhältnis von begrifflich-philosophischen und empirisch-psychologischen Ansätzen in der bildwissenschaftlichen Forschung. Unknown publisher, pp. 181-191.









Forster, M, Leder, H & Gerger, G 2011, 'Perceiving faces with different kinds of glasses: Distinctiveness, beauty and intelligence' 17th meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP), Donostia - San Sebastián, Spain, 29/09/11 - 2/10/11, .


Gartus, A & Leder, H 2011, 'Predicting the Visual Complexity of line Drawings and Photos of common Objects' European Conference on Visual Perception, Toulouse 2011, Toulouse, France, 28/08/11 - 1/09/11, .

















Gartus, A & Leder, H 2010, 'Predicting visual complexity of color line drawings by training a neural network' 16th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Barcelona, Spain, 6/06/10 - 10/06/10, .

Färber, S, Leder, H, Gerger, G & Carbon, C-C 2010, 'Priming semantic concepts affects the dynamics of aesthetic appreciation' Acta Psychologica, vol 135, no. 2, pp. 191-200.

Leder, H & Ritterfeld, U 2010, Umweltästhetik. in Enzyklopädie der Psychologie: Spezifische Umwelten und umweltbezogenes Handeln. vol. Band 2, Unknown publisher, pp. 911-942.

Belke, B, Leder, H, Harsanyi, G & Carbon, C-C 2010, 'When a Picasso is a "Picasso": The entry point in the identification of visual art' Acta Psychologica, vol 133, no. 2, pp. 191-202.


Leder, H 2009, Eine kurze Psychologie der Kunst - Vom Nutzen der Schönheit. in M Dresler (ed.), Neuroästhetik. Kunst-Gehirn-Wissenschaft. Seemann, Leipzig, pp. 52-57.





Jakesch, M, Zachhuber, M, Carbon, C-C & Leder, H 2008, 'Developing a reference frame for testing cross-modality effects of vision and touch.' Perception, vol 37, no. ECVP Abstract Supplement, pp. 92-92.



Tinio, P & Leder, H 2008, Optimal interface between artworks and the information processing system. in VM Petrov & AV Kharuto (eds), Information Theory and Art Studies. KomKniga, Moscow, pp. 144-149.


Augustin, D, Leder, H, Hutzler, F & Carbon, C-C 2008, 'Style follows content. On the microgenesis of art perception.' Acta Psychologica, vol 128, no. 1, pp. 127-138.

Carbon, C-C, Leder, H, Strobach, T, Kovács, G, Harsanyi, G & Langton, S 2007, 'Adaptation effects of highly familiar faces: immediate and long lasting' Memory and Cognition, vol 35, no. 8, pp. 1966-1976.


Leder, H & Belke, B 2007, Art and Cognition. in C Martindale, P Locher & V Petrov (eds), Evolutionary and Neurocognitive Approaches to Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts. Baywood Press, pp. 149-163.







Leder, H 2007, Kunst: Zufall als Methode? Eine psychologische Betrachtungsweise. in Der Zufall als Notwendigkeit. Wiener Vorlesungen. Picus Verlag, Wien, pp. 51-70.


Hekkert, P & Leder, H 2007, Product Aesthetics. in P Hekkert & R Schifferstein (eds), Product Experience. Elsevier, pp. 259-286.


Augustin, D, Leder, H & Carbon, C-C 2007, 'The microgenesis of style and content in art perception' Perception, vol 36, no. Suppl. 1, pp. 16-16.

Tinio, P & Leder, H 2007, 'Visual stimulus familiarity and generalisation effects: An experimental examintation of mediating factors.' European Conference on Visual Perception, Arezzo 2007, Arezzo, Italy, 27/08/07 - 31/08/07, .


Hutzler, F, Braun, M, Vo, M, Engl, V, Hofmann, M, Dambacher, M, Leder, H & Jacobs, AM 2007, 'Welcome to the real world: Validating fixation-related brain potentials for ecologically valid settings.' Brain Research, vol 1172, pp. 124-129.

Carbon, C-C & Leder, H 2007, When style matters - Art specific adaption effects. in Abstracts Supplement of the 30th ECVP, Arezzo 27-31 August 2007. Perception, Pion Ltd., pp. 17-17.

Leder, H & Augustin, D 2007, When the Real van Gogh is Real! Cognitive Top-Down Effects in Art Appreciation. in L Dorfman, C Martindale & VM Petrov (eds), Aesthetics and innovation. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, pp. 67-82.

Everyday Encounters of Beauty

Leder, H. (Speaker)
5 Apr 2018

Activity: Science to ScienceTalk or oral contribution


Ästhetik als Forschungsgegenstand einer empirischen Wissenschaft: Empirische Ästhetik

Leder, H. (Speaker)
14 Feb 201817 Feb 2018

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Psychology of the Arts

Leder, H. (Keynote speaker)
26 Oct 2017

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Empirical Studies of the Arts.

Leder, H. (Invited speaker)
Oct 2017

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Effects of symmetry and interactions with expertise.

Leder, H. (Speaker)
8 Jun 20179 Jun 2017

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Psychology of the Arts - When Cognition Meets Emotion

Leder, H. (Speaker)
23 Mar 2017

Activity: OtherTalk or oral contribution


New Directions in Empirical Aesthetics. 実験美学の新たな方向性

Leder, H. (Keynote speaker), Pelowski, M. (Keynote speaker), Rosenberg, R. (Keynote speaker), Hideaki Kawabata (Keynote speaker), Specker, E. (Keynote speaker), Brinkmann, H. (Keynote speaker), Markey, P. (Keynote speaker)
7 Mar 20178 Mar 2017

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Psychology of the Arts

Leder, H. (Invited speaker)
Mar 2017 → …

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Alzheimer und ästhetisches Erleben

Leder, H. (Speaker)
6 Dec 2016

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Time makes the difference!

Leder, H. (Speaker)
27 Oct 2016

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The battle of impulses

Leder, H. (Speaker)
21 Oct 2016

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Psychology of the Arts: When Perception Meets Emotion and Cognition

Leder, H. (Keynote speaker)
17 Oct 2016

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Ansätze und Methoden der Empirischen Ästhetik

Leder, H. (Speaker)
24 Jun 201625 Jun 2016

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Psychology of the Arts: When Perception meets Cognition

Leder, H. (Keynote speaker)
27 May 2016

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Psychology of the Arts.

Leder, H. (Speaker)
28 Apr 2016

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Eine Psychologie der Kunst

Leder, H. (Speaker)
16 Apr 2016

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Eine Psychologie der Kunst

Leder, H. (Speaker)
14 Apr 2016

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Appreciation of art and beauty. What components are involved?

Leder, H. (Speaker)
19 Oct 201521 Oct 2015

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