Prof. Dr. Andrea Hildebrandt

 +49 (0)441 798-4629

 A07 0-062


Sandra Marienberg

 +49 (0)441 798-5523

 A07 0-035

Postal address

Psychological Methods and Statistics Division
Department of Psychology
Faculty VI - Medical and Health Sciences
University of Oldenburg
26111 Oldenburg

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By applying and advancing multivariate statistical and psychometric modeling techniques, our research aims at better understanding individual differences in general cognitive functioning and social cognition. We develop and evaluate computerized test batteries rooted in experimental psychology for measuring human abilities and combine psychometric, neurometric (EEG, (f)MRI), molecular-genetic and hormonal assessments to investigate within- and between-person variations in cognition, emotion and personality. A special focus of our research is the processing of invariant and variant facial information – a basic domain of social cognition. We ask how are abilities in the social domain special as compared with cognitive processing in general. To this aim we investigate typically functioning individuals across the life span, including old age and pathological conditions. Beyond these goals, we enjoy contemplating about conceptual issues in psychological measurement.

Research projects funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

starting 01/2019
EMOTIC – Enfacement manipulation in transmitted inter-facial communication, Priority Programme: The Active Self – SPP 2134 (with Dr. Stefan Zachow, Zuse Institut Berlin); Homepage:

since 01/2018
Extension and Application of Local Structural Equation Modeling to Longitudinal Data, Priority Programme: Education as a Lifelong Process – SPP 1646 (with Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schroeders, Universität Kassel); Homepage:

since 09/2014
The dichotomy of speed- and accuracy-related abilities in face and object cognition and their neurocognitive mechanisms (with Prof. Dr. Werner Sommer, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin); Homepage:

Further projects

since 06/2018
British Academy – Visiting Fellowship Award: The construct validity of forensic face matching ability (with Dr. Markus Bindemann, University of Kent, UK); Homepage:

since 04/2016
Multiscale entropy: A computational model for measuring the neuropysiological correlates of creative thinking (with Yadwinder Kaur, Prof. Dr. Oliver Wilhelm, Universität Ulm, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schroeders, Universität Kassel, Dr. Changsong Zhou, Baptist University Hong Kong and Prof. Dr. Werner Sommer, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

since 10/2015
The Neuroanatomie of object and face cognition (with Kristina Meyer, Prof. Dr. Martin Lövdén & Dr. Benjamín Garzón, Aging Research Center, NVS Department, Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University,  Dr. Xinyang Liu, Baptist University Hong Kong, Dr. Changsong Zhou, Baptist University Hong Kong, Prof. Dr. Werner Sommer, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Prof. Dr. Oliver Wilhelm, Universität Ulm)

(Changed: 20 Apr 2022)