Michael Kursawe

Postdoctoral Researcher

Michael Kursawe


Room 319, main building Jägerstraße (6010)

Jägerstraße 17 - 19

52066 Aachen



Phone: +49 241 80 93995
Fax: +49 241 80 92140

Consultation Hour

on appointment

Publications (Peer reviewed)

Kursawe, M.A., & Zimmer, H.D. (2015). Costs of storing colour and complex shape in visual working memory: Insights from pupil size and slow waves. Acta Psychologica, 158, 67–77.

Conference Contributions

Kursawe, M. A., Zimmer, H. D. (September 2014). Using pupil data and ERP’s to disclose cognitive processes involved in solving working memory tasks. Poster presented at the 18th meeting of the Society of Psychophysiological Research (SPR) in Atlanta, USA.

Kursawe. M., Zimmer, H. D. (2013, August). Costs of binding and unbinding color and shape. Talk given at the 18th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP) in Budapest, Hungary.

Kursawe, M., Zimmer, H. D. (2012, October). Correlates of pupil based measures in visual working memory. Poster presented at the EyeTrackBehavior 2012: Tobii Eye Tracking Conference on Behavioral Research in Leuven, Belgium.

Kursawe, M., Zimmer, H. D., Niederwald, F. (2012, June). Pupil size as measure of load in visual working memory. Poster presented at the 13th European Workshop on Imagery and Cognition in Bochum, Germany.


Kursawe, M.A. (Feb 2015). Costs and correlates of storage in visual working memory. Dissertation.

Kursawe, M. (Oct 2011). Der Erwerb semantischen Wissens bei Kindern im Grundschulalter (Acquisition of semantic knowledge in primary school children). Diploma thesis.



  • "Angewandte Kognitionspsychologie und Ergonomie", Studiengang Psychologie (M.Sc., 1. Semester, WS 2015/2016, WS 2016/2017)
  • "Empirisches Praktikum", Studiengang Psychologie (B.Sc., 5. Semester, WS 2015/2016, WS 2016/2017)
  • "Arbeitspsychologie - Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsbedingungen", Studiengang Psychologie (M.Sc., 2. Semester, SoSe 2015, SoSe 2016)
  • "Mensch und Technik", Studiengang Psychologie (B.Sc., 4. Semester, SoSe 2015, SoSe2016)