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Mark May

Mark May is currently professor of psychology at Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg, Germany. His research centers on 1st-person methodologies, embodiment and embeddedness of cognitive processes, human consciousness, spatial cognition, and spatial orientation.

OM Contributions


  • May, M. (2004). Imaginal perspective switches in remembered environments: Transformation versus interference accounts. Cognitive Psychology, 48(2), 163-206.

  • Vogeley, K., May, M., Ritzl, A., Falkai, P., Zilles, K., & Fink, G. R. (2004). Neural correlates of first-person perspective as one constituent of human self-consciousness. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16(5), 817-827.

  • May, M., & Klatzky, R. L. (2000). Path integration while ignoring irrelevant movement. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 26(1), 169-186.

  • Kirschbaum, C., Wolf, O., May, M., Wippich, W., & Hellhammer, D. (1996). Stress- and treatment-induced elevations of cortisol levels associated with impaired declarative memory in healthy adults. Life Sciences, 58(17), 1475-1483. 

  • Diederich, J., Ruhmann, I., & May, M. (1987). KRITON: A knowledge-acquisition tool for expert systems. International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 26(1), 29-40.