PD Dr. Andrea Schankin

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Campus Süd
Institute of Telematics
Chair for Pervasive Computing Systems / TECO
Vincenz-Prießnitz-Straße 1
76131 Karlsruhe

Building 07.07, Room 212

phone: +49 721 608-41709
fax: +49 721 608-41702

Short CV

since 2015 Research Associate at TECO
2014 Habilitation (advanced PhD) in psychology, based on research papers on implicit learning
2008-2014 Research Associate and Senior Researcher in the Section of Personality Research at the University of Heidelberg (Germany)
2007-2008 Research Associate in the Cluster of Excellence “Cognition for Technical Systems (CoTeSys)” at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany)
2006-2007 Research fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft in the Laboratory of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Missouri-Columbia (USA)
2005 Dr. phil. Dissertation on the relationship between visual attention and awareness
2002-2005 Ph.D. student in the Junior Research Group “Cognitive Psychophysiology of Action” at the Max Planck Institute of Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Munich (Germany)
1996-2002 Study of Psychology at the University of Potsdam (Germany)


  • 2014 – 2018: Prosperity4All – Identify and develop key elements for accessible IT
  • 2011 – 2015: Electrophysiological correlates of individual differences in visual awareness (funded by the DFG)
  • 2006 – 2007: Event-related lateralizations of the EEG in binocular rivalry (funded by the DFG)

Research Interests

  • Programmer personality and code comprehension
  • Attention processes in Augmented Reality
  • Usability of APIs
  • Measuring user experience
  • Effects of learning, distraction, and context on selective attention
  • Biological basis of selective attention
  • Individual differences in selective attention
  • Stimulus-response compatibility

Bachelor- and Master Theses


  • Code reading and program comprehension
  • An empirical examination of reference application blueprints for technical components on the SAP Cloud Platform
  • Impact of aesthetics on usability
  • Developing a tool for user studies in augmented reality


  • Practicality of password input methods that are proof to shoulder surfing
  • Effect of domain knowledge and domain-driven design principles on reading and understanding source code
  • Effect of spatiotemporal tactile stimulation patterns on the feet of healthy men
  • A user study about the effect of identifier names on code comprehension
  • Programmers’ personalities and their social network usage are linked: Leveraging GitHub for meaningful indicators
  • The smartphone as a 3D input device
  • A user study to determine the focus of attention while using handheld augmented realty in smart-home applications
  • A user study about the perception of data privacy statements in online shops

Peer-reviewed Publications

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Anna-Lena Schubert, Dirk Hagemann, Andreas Voss, Katharina Bergmann, Andrea Schankin (2015) Decomposing the relationship between mental speed and mental abilitiess, Intelligence, 51, 28-46

Katharina Bergmann, Anna-Lena Schubert, Dirk Hagemann, Andrea Schankin (2015) Age-related differences on the P3 amplitude in change blindness, Psychological Research, 80, 660-676

Andrea Schankin, Dirk Hagemann, Edmund Wascher (2015) Simon effects in change detection and change blindness, Psychological Research, 79, 1022-1033

Before 2015

Marie-Ottilie Frenkel, Simona Maltese, Andrea Schankin (2012) Befunde aus EEG-Untersuchungen zum Mentalen Training: Ein Überblicksartikel, Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie, 19, 16-25

Andrea Schankin, Dirk Hagemann, Daniel Danner, Marieke Hager (2011) Violations of implicit rules elicit an early negativity in the ERP, NeuroReport, 22, 642-645

Daniel Danner, Dirk Hagemann, Andrea Schankin, Marieke Hager, Joachim Funke (2011) Beyond IQ: A latent state-trait analysis of general intelligence, decision making, and implicit learning, Intelligence, 39, 323-334

Daniel Danner, Dirk Hagemann, Daniel Holt, Marieke Bechtold, Andrea Schankin, Sascha Wüstenberg, Joachim Funke (2011) Measuring performance in dynamic decision making: Reliability and validity of the Tailorshop simulation, Journal of Individual Differences, 32, 225-233

Andrea Schankin, Dirk Hagemann, Anna Schubö (2011) Is contextual cueing more than the guidance of visual-spatial attention?, Biological Psychology, 87, 58-65

Sonja Stork, Laura Voss, Andrea Schankin, Anna Schubö (2010) Context information in guiding visual search: The role of color and orientation, USAB 2010, Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences (LNCS), 6389, 291-304

Andrea Schankin, Anna Schubö (2010) Contextual cueing effects despite spatially cued target locations, Psychophysiology, 47, 717-727

Andrea Schankin, Fernando Valle-Inclan, Steven A. Hackley (2010) Compatibility between stimulated eye, target location, and response location, Psychological Research, 74, 291-301

Dirk Hagemann, Johannes Hewig, Christoph Walter, Andrea Schankin, Daniel Danner, Ewald Naumann (2009) Positive evidence for Eysenck’s arousal hypothesis: A combined EEG and MRI study with multiple measurement occasions, Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 717-721

Andrea Schankin, Dirk Hagemann, Edmund Wascher (2009) The N2pc as electrophysiological correlate of attention in change blindness, Journal of Psychophysiology, 23, 43-51

Andrea Schankin, Anna Schubö (2009) Cognitive processes facilitated by contextual cueing. Evidence from event-related brain potentials, Psychophysiology, 46, 668-679

Andrea Schankin, Anna Schubö (2009) The time course of attentional guidance in contextual cueing, Attention in Cognitive Systems, Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences (LNAI), 5395, 69-84

Andrea Schankin, Edmund Wascher (2008) Unvoluntary attentional capture in change blindness, Psychophysiology, 45, 742-750

Andrea Schankin, Olaf Stursberg, Anna Schubö (2008) The role of implicit context information in guiding visual-spatial attention, Cognitive Vision, Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences (LNCS), 5329, 93-106

Andrea Schankin, Edmund Wascher (2007) Electrophysiological correlates of stimulus processing in a change blindness paradigm, Experimental Brain Research, 183, 95-105

Steven A. Hackley, Andrea Schankin, Andreas Wohlschläger, Edmund Wascher (2007) Localization of temporal preparation effects via trisected reaction time, Psychophysiology, 44, 334-338