General Psychology II

Dr. Gunnar Wendt

Post-Doctoral Researcher (DFG)

Olshausenstraße 80g, R. EG.018
Phone: +49 431 880-6588

Research Interests

Material perception, gloss perception, color perception


  • Wendt, G., & Faul, F. (2020). The role of contrast polarities in binocular luster: Low-level and high-level processes. Vision Research, 176, 141-155.
  • Wendt, G., & Faul, F. (2019). Factors influencing the detection of spatially-varying surface gloss. i-Perception, 10(5), 1-26.
  • Wendt, G., & Faul, F. (2019). Differences in stereoscopic luster evoked by static and dynamic stimuli. i-Perception, 10(3), 1-26.
  • 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.
  • Mausfeld, R., Wendt, G., & Golz, J. (2014). Lustrous material appearances: Internal and external constraints on triggering conditions for binocular lustre. i-Perception, 5(1), 1-19.
  • 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, 1-17.
  • 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.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2016: Post-Doctoral Researcher in a DFG funded project on the perception of gloss (PD Dr. Franz Faul), Kiel University (Germany)
  • 2010: Doctorate in Psychology (Dr. phil.), Kiel University
    Dissertation: "Psychophysikalische Untersuchungen zur Glanzwahrnehmung"
  • 2004 - 2010: Research Assistant and PhD Student, Group for Perception and Cognition (Prof. Dr. Rainer Mausfeld), Institute of Psychology, Kiel University
  • 2000 - 2004: Student Assistant, Visual Psychophysics Lab (Dr. Franz Faul), Institute of Psychology, Kiel University
  • 1998 - 2004: Studies in Psychology, Kiel University, Degree: Dipl.-Psych. (~ M.Sc.)
    Thesis: "Der Einfluss der Umfeldvarianz auf die Wahrnehmung chromatischer Infelder"