General Psychology II

PD Dr. Franz Faul

Senior Research Associate and Senior Lecturer, Lab Manager

Wilhelm-Seelig-Platz 6, R. 306
Phone: +49 431 880-7530

Research Interests

Visual perception, perceptual transparency, color perception, statistical power analysis


Google Scholar Citations


  • Scherzer, T. R., & Faul, F. (2019). From Michotte until today: Why the dichotomous classification of modal and amodal completions is inadequate. i-Perception, 10(3), 1-34.
  • Wendt, G., & Faul, F. (2019). Differences in stereoscopic luster evoked by static and dynamic stimuli. i-Perception, 10(3), 1-26.
  • Schlüter, N., & Faul, F. (2019). Visual shape perception in the case of transparent objects. Journal of Vision, 19(4), 24.
  • Wendt, G., & Faul, F. (2018). Can color and motion information be used to disentangle the influence of multiple light sources on gloss perception? i-Perception, 9(5), 1-26.
  • Wendt, G., & Faul, F. (2017). Increasing the complexity of the illumination may reduce gloss constancy. i-Perception, 8(6) 1-40.
  • Faul, F. (2017). Toward a perceptually uniform parameter space for filter transparency. ACM Transactions on Applied Perception 14(2):1-21.
  • Schlüter, N., & Faul, F. (2016). Matching the material of transparent objects: the role of background distortions. i-Perception, 7(5).
  • Faul, F., & Falkenberg, C. (2015). Transparent layer constancy under changes in illumination color: Does task matter? Vision Research, 116, 53-67.
  • Schlüter, N., & Faul, F. (2014). Are optical distortions used as a cue for material properties of thick transparent objects? Journal of Vision, 14(14):2, 1-14.
  • Ekroll, V., & Faul, F. (2013). Transparency perception: the key to understanding simultaneous color contrast. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 30, 342-352.
  • Ekroll, V., & Faul, F. (2013). Perceptual organization in colour perception: Inverting the gamut expansion effect. i-Perception, 4, 328-332.
  • Faul, F., & Ekroll, V. (2012). Transparent layer constancy. Journal of Vision, 12(12):7.
  • Ekroll, V., & Faul, F. (2012). Basic characteristics of simultaneous color contrast revisited. Psychological Science, 23(10), 1246-1255.
  • Ekroll, V., & Faul, F. (2012). New laws of simultaneous contrast? Seeing and Perceiving, 25(2), 107-141. 10.1163/187847612X626363
  • Faul, F., & Ekroll, V. (2011). On the filter approach to perceptual transparency. Journal of Vision, 11(7):7.
  • Ekroll, V., Faul, F., & Wendt, G. (2011). The strengths of simultaneous colour contrast and the gamut expansion effect correlate across observers: Evidence for a common mechanism. Vision Research, 3(9), 311-322.
  • Wendt, G., Faul, F., Ekroll, V., & Mausfeld, R. (2010). Disparity, motion, and color information improve gloss constancy performance. Journal of Vision, 10(9):7.
  • Ekroll, V., & Faul, F. (2009). A simple model describes large individual differences in simultaneous colour contrast. Vision Research, 49(18), 2261-2272.
  • Faul, F., Erdfelder, E., Buchner, A., & Lang, A. G. (2009). Statistical power analyses using G*Power 3.1: Tests for correlation and regression analyses. Behavioral Research Methods, 41(4), 1149-1160.
  • Ekroll, V., Faul, F., & Golz, J. (2008). Classification of apparent motion percepts based on temporal factors. Journal of Vision, 8(4):31, 1-22.
  • Faul, F., Ekroll, V., & Wendt, G. (2008). Color appearance: The limited role of chromatic surround variance in the "Gamut Expansion Effect". Journal of Vision, 8(3):30, 1-20.
  • Wendt, G., Faul, F., & Mausfeld, R. (2008). Highlight disparity contributes to the authenticity and strength of perceived glossiness. Journal of Vision, 8(1):14, 1-10.
  • Faul, F., Erdfelder, E., Lang, A. G., & Buchner, A. (2007). G*Power 3: A flexible statistical power analysis program for the social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences. Behavior Research Methods, 39, 175-191.
  • Wollschläger, D., & Faul, F. (2006). Dynamic Texture Spreading. Probing the mechanisms of surface interpolation. Spatial Vision, 19(2), 193-218.
  • Ekroll, V., Faul, F., & Niederée, R. (2004). The peculiar nature of simultaneous colour contrast in uniform surrounds. Vision Research, 44(15), 1765-1786.
  • Faul, F. (2003). Adaptation and the ambiguity of response measures with respect to internal structure: Commentary on Webster. In: R. Mausfeld & D. Heyer (Eds.), Colour - Mind and the physical world. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Ekroll, V., & Faul, F. (2002). Perceptual transparency in neon color spreading displays. Perception & Psychophysics, 64(6), 945-955.
  • Ekroll, V., Faul, F., Niederée, R., & Richter, E. (2002). The natural centre of chromaticity space is not always achromatic: A new look at colour induction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 99(20), 13352-13356.
  • Faul, F., & Ekroll, V. (2002). Psychophysical model of chromatic perceptual transparency based on subtractive color mixture. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 19(6), 1084-1095.
  • Buchner, A., Erdfelder, E., & Faul, F. (1996). Teststärkeanalysen. In: E. Erdfelder, R. Mausfeld, T. Meiser, & G. Rudinger (Eds.), Handbuch Quantitative Methoden (pp. 123-136). Weinheim: Psychologie Verlags Union.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2017: Senior Research Associate, Senior Lecturer and Lab Manager, Group for Perception and Cognition (Prof. Dr. Antje Nuthmann), Institute of Psychology, Kiel University (Germany)
  • 2016: Habilitation, Kiel University
  • 1998 - 2017: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Group for Perception and Cognition (Prof. Dr. Rainer Mausfeld), Institute of Psychology, Kiel University
  • 1995 - 1997: Research Assistant, Group for Perception and Cognition, Institute of Psychology, Kiel University
  • 1995 - 1997: Doctorate in Psychology (Dr. rer. nat.), Kiel University
  • 1993 - 1994: Research Assistant in a DFG funded project on color vision (Prof. Dr. Rainer Mausfeld), Kiel University
  • 1992 - 1993: Research Assistant in a DFG funded project on optical illusions (Dr. Edgar Erdfelder), University of Bonn (Germany)
  • 1987 - 1992: Studies in Psychology (Dipl.-Psych.), Universities of Würzburg (Germany) and Bonn