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Heiko Hecht

Heiko Hecht is currently professor at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. His research centers on artificial gravity, intersensory integration and action control, intuitive physics, perception and action in extreme environments, perception and technology, picture perception, simulator and simulator-sickness, and virtual reality.

OM Contributions


  • Hecht, H., Vogt, S., & Prinz, W. (2001). Motor learning enhances perceptual judgment: A case for action-perception transfer. Psychological Research, 65(1), 3-14.

  • Hecht, H., & Bertamini, M. (2000). Understanding projectile acceleration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 26(2), 730-746.

  • Hecht, H., Kaiser, M. K., & Banks, M. S. (1996). Gravitational acceleration as a cue for absolute size and distance? Perception & Psychophysics, 58(7), 1066-1075.

  • Hecht, H., & Proffitt, D. R. (1995). The price of expertise:. Effects of experience on the water-level task. Psychological Science, 6(2), 90-95.

  • Kaiser, M. K., Proffitt, D. R., Whelan, S. M., & Hecht, H. (1992). Influence of animation on dynamical judgments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 18(3), 669-689.