Marina Wimmer

marina wimmer

Dr Marina Wimmer PhD, FHEA, MA

  

Biography

I have gained my PhD from Stirling University working on children’s perception and conception of visual ambiguity in 2008. Since then I had various research positions at Stirling University, Lancaster University and Warwick University researching topics in cognitive development such as false memories, mental imagery, and pictorial representation. I started my first lectureship at Plymouth University in 2011 before moving to Edinburgh Napier University as Associate Professor.

Research Groups

Esteem

Editorial Activity

  • Associate Editor British Journal of Developmental Psychology

 

Grant Reviewer

  • ESRC Peer Review Council

 

Date


25 results

Item repetition and response deadline affect familiarity and recollection differently across childhood

Journal Article
Koenig, L., Wimmer, M. C., & Trippas, D. (in press)
Item repetition and response deadline affect familiarity and recollection differently across childhood. Memory, https://doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2020.1790612
The aim was to examine how item repetition at encoding and response deadline at retrieval affect familiarity and recollection in 5-, 7-, or 11-year-old children (N= 156). Fami...

Bilinguals’ inhibitory control and attentional processes in a visual perceptual task

Journal Article
Wimmer, M. C., Marx, C., Stirk, S., & Hancock, P. J. (in press)
Bilinguals’ inhibitory control and attentional processes in a visual perceptual task. Psychological Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-020-01333-0
The aim was to examine theories of bilingual inhibitory control superiority in the visual domain. In an ambiguous figure task the ability to reverse (switch) interpretations (...

Piecing together the puzzle of pictorial representation: How jigsaw puzzles index metacognitive development

Journal Article
Doherty, M., Wimmer, M., Golleck, C., Robinson, E., & Stone, C. (in press)
Piecing together the puzzle of pictorial representation: How jigsaw puzzles index metacognitive development. Child Development,
Jigsaw puzzles are ubiquitous developmental toys in Western societies, used here to examine the development of metarepresentation. For jigsaw puzzles this entails understandin...

Is the letter cancellation task a suitable index of ego-depletion? Empirical and conceptual issues

Journal Article
Wimmer, M. C., Dome, L., Hancock, P. J., & Wennekers, T. (2019)
Is the letter cancellation task a suitable index of ego-depletion? Empirical and conceptual issues. Social Psychology, 50, 345-354. https://doi.org/10.1027/1864-9335/a000393
The aim was to quantify ego depletion and measure its effect on inhibitory control. Adults (N = 523) received the letter “e” cancellation ego depletion task and were subsequen...

Children’s perception of visual and auditory ambiguity and its link to executive functions and creativity

Journal Article
Taranu, M., Wimmer, M. C., Ross, J., Farkas, D., van Ee, R., Winkler, I., & Denham, S. L. (2019)
Children’s perception of visual and auditory ambiguity and its link to executive functions and creativity. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 184, 123-138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2019.03.010
The phenomenon of perceptual bistability provides insights into aspects of perceptual processing not normally accessible to everyday experience. However, most experiments have...

Similar but separate systems underlie perceptual bistability in vision and audition

Journal Article
Denham, S. L., Farkas, D., van Ee, R., Taranu, M., Kocsis, Z., Wimmer, M., …Winkler, I. (2018)
Similar but separate systems underlie perceptual bistability in vision and audition. Scientific Reports, 8, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-25587-2
The dynamics of perceptual bistability, the phenomenon in which perception switches between different interpretations of an unchanging stimulus, are characterised by very simi...

Ego depletion in visual perception: Ego-depleted viewers experience less ambiguous figure reversal.

Journal Article
Wimmer, M. C., Stirk, S., & Hancock, P. J. B. (2017)
Ego depletion in visual perception: Ego-depleted viewers experience less ambiguous figure reversal. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 24, 1620-1626. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-017-1247-2
This study examined the effects of ego depletion on ambiguous figure perception. Adults (N = 315) received an ego depletion task and were subsequently tested on their inhibito...

Are developments in mental scanning and mental rotation related?

Journal Article
Wimmer, M. C., Robinson, E. J., & Doherty, M. J. (2017)
Are developments in mental scanning and mental rotation related?. PLOS ONE, 12, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0171762
The development and relation of mental scanning and mental rotation were examined in 4-, 6-, 8-, 10-year old children and adults (N = 102). Based on previous findings from adu...

The format of children's mental images: Evidence from mental scanning.

Journal Article
Wimmer, M. C., Maras, K. L., Robinson, E. J., & Thomas, C. (2016)
The format of children's mental images: Evidence from mental scanning. Cognition, 154, 49-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2016.05.017
This study examined the development and format of children's mental images. Children (4-, 5-, 6-7-, 8-9-, and 11-year-olds) and adults (N=282) viewed a map of a fictitious isl...

The format of children’s mental images: Penetrability of spatial images

Journal Article
Wimmer, M. C., Maras, K. L., Robinson, E. J., & Thomas, C. (2016)
The format of children’s mental images: Penetrability of spatial images. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 13(5), 582-593. https://doi.org/10.1080/17405629.2015.1132623
To investigate the format of mental images and the penetrability of mental imagery performance to top-down influences in the form of gravity information, children (4-, 6-, 8- ...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Experimental Psychology Society
  • British Academy
  • Marie Sklodowska_Curie International Training Networks (ITN)
  • Experimental Psychology Society
  • British Academy
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)