Prof. Dr. Hans Colonius
Hans Colonius studied psychology with a minor in mathematics at Göttingen University and at Technical University of Braunschweig, where he graduated with a diploma in psychology in 1973. Supported by Studienstiftung, he received his doctorate in Braunschweig with a dissertation on the "Role of the Archimedean and related axioms in fundamental measurement''. He was a research fellow at the psychology department of New York University from 1978-79 and obtained his venia legendi from Braunschweig University in 1982 (thesis on "Stochastic models of individual choice behaviour''). After being awarded a Heisenberg professor fellowship from DFG in 1982, he became professor of experimental psychology and methods at Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg in 1983. He was professor (visiting with tenure offer) at Purdue University (Indiana, USA) from 1988-91. He has since been with the department of psychology at Oldenburg and has given extended lectures at various universities (incl. Montpellier, Graz, Padova, Trento, Madrid). His research has been funded by numerous grants from DFG, Volkswagenstiftung, Humboldt-Stiftung, DAAD, and NSF. He was principle investigator in the Center of Excellence "Hearing-for-All" and two Collaborative Research Centers at Oldenburg University, and he is member of the Interdisciplinary Research Center for Neurosensory Science (Oldenburg) and of the Munich Center of Advanced Study (CAS) Research Group on "Handling Visual Distration" (Hermann Müller, LMU). He is editorial board member of "Journal of Mathematical Psychology" (Editor-in-chief 1995-‐2000), European representative for the Society for Mathematical Psychology, and adjunct faculty member at Purdue University. He reviews for Psychological Review, Current Biology, Experimental Brain Research, Journal of Neuroscience, and many other journals. He is a frequent reviewer for DFG, NSF (National Science Foundation), and various departments of psychology.