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Prof. Dr. Susana Ruiz Fernández

Member of the Multimodal Interaction

Since October 2011, Susana Ruiz Fernández has been working as a researcher at the IWM in the Multimodal Interaction Lab of Prof. Dr. Gerjets. She has been working in several projects (Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus Tübingen – Conception and Optimization of a Low-Threshold Personalized Information System. Analysis and Interpretation of Information Using Interactive Interfaces: Needs Assessment, Usability, and Embodiment; EyeVisit – Intuitive and personalized visitor information with interactive displays in museums: contextualized – multimedia-based – collaborative). Her main research interest is to examine bodily influences (e.g., gestures, near-hand, emotional states) on the cognitive and emotional processing of information.


In 2007, Susana Ruiz Fernández graduated from the University of Tübingen with a degree in psychology. During her studies, she focused on media psychology and clinical psychology as well as the research foci cognition and neuropsychology. From 2007 to 2011, she was a Ph.D. student and researcher at the Department of Cognition and Perception in the Psychological Institute at the University of Tübingen.

Susana Ruiz Fernández is a member of the IWM postdoc network 'Cognitive Conflicts During Media Use'.


Projects

Drawing digital self-portraits in Art museum: Which receptive and productive processes mediate social transfer effects on empathy and self-perception of adolscents?

Multimodale Interaktion in Virtueller Realität

The influence of hand proximity on cognitive and emotional information processing with multi-touch interfaces

The visitors’ view on Obersalzberg: cognitive psychological analyses of the perception of an authentic location and its propagandistic staging during the time of National Socialism

Former Projects

Analysis and Interpretation of Information Using Interactive Interfaces: Needs Assessment, Usability, and Embodiment

Intuitive and personalized visitor information with interactive displays in museums: contextualized – multimedia-based – collaborative (EyeVisit)

Articles in refereed Journals

Cervera Torres, S., Ruiz Fernández, S., Lachmair, M., & Gerjets, P. (in press). Coding valence in touchscreen interactions: Hand dominance and lateral movement influence valence appraisals of emotional pictures. Psychological Research. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00426-018-0971-1 request document
 

Cervera-Torres, S., Ruiz Fernández, S., Lachmair, M., & Gerjets, P. (2018). Valence-space associations in touchscreen interactions: Valence match between emotional pictures and their vertical touch location leads to pictures positive evaluation. PLoS ONE, 13(7): e0199972. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199972 Open Access
 

Lachmair, M., Ruiz Fernandez, S., & Gerjets, P. (2018). Does Grammatical Number influence the semantic priming between number cues and words related to vertical space? An investigation using Virtual Reality. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:573. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00573 Open Access
 

Lachmair, M., Ruiz Fernandez, S., Moeller, K., Nuerk, H. C., & Kaup, B. (2018). Magnitude or Multitude-What counts? Frontiers in Psychology, 9:522. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00522 Open Access
 

Trafimow, D., Amrhein, V., Areshenkoff, C. N., Barrera-Causil, C. J., Beh, E. J., Bilgiç, Y. K., Bono, R., Bradley, M. T., Briggs, W. M., Cepeda-Freyre, H. A., Chaigneau, S. E., Ciocca, D. R., Correa, J. C., Cousineau, D., de Boer, M. R., Dhar, S. S., Dolgov, I., Gómez-Benito, J., Grendar, M., Grice, J. W., Guerrero-Gimenez, M. E., Gutiérrez, A., Huedo-Medina, T. B., Jaffe, K., Janyan, A., Karimnezhad, A., Korner-Nievergelt, F., Kosugi, K., Lachmair, M., Ledesma, R. D., Limongi, R., Liuzza, M. T., Lombardo, R., Marks, M. J., Meinlschmidt, G., Nalborczyk, L., Nguyen, H. T., Ospina, R., Perezgonzalez, J. D., Pfister, R., Rahona, J. J., Rodríguez-Medina, D. A., Romão, X., Ruiz-Fernández, S., Suarez, I., Tegethoff, M., Tejo, M., van de Schoot, R., Vankov, I. I., Velasco-Forero, S., Wang, T., Yamada, Y., Zoppino, F. C. M., & Marmolejo-Ramos, F. (2018). Manipulating the Alpha Level Cannot Cure Significance Testing. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:699.
 

Marmolejo-Ramos, F., Correa, J. C., Sakarkar, G., Ngo, G., Ruiz-Fernández, S., Butcher, N., & Yamada, Y. (2017). Placing joy, surprise and sadness in space. A cross-linguistic study. Psychological Research, 81(4), 750-763. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00426-016-0787-9 Open Access
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Rahona López, J. J., & Lachmair, M. (2017). Tengo varias cosas que hacer, ¿por dónde empiezo? La optimización temporal en tareas simultáneas. Ciencia Cognitiva, 11, 36-39. request document
 

Lachmair, M., Ruiz Fernandez, S., Bury, N., Gerjets, P., Fischer, M., & Bock, O. (2016). How body orientation affects concepts of space, time and valence: functional relevance of integrating sensorimotor experiences during word processing. PLoS ONE, 11:e0165795. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0165795 request document
 

Lachmair, M., Ruiz Fernandéz, S., & Gerjets, P. (2016). Priming effects between spatial meaning of verbs and numbers are modulated by time intervals: early interference and late facilitation. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70, 295-300. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cep0000085
 

Lachmair, M., Dudschig, C., Ruiz Fernández, S., & Kaup, B. (2014). Numbers affect the processing of verbs denoting movements in vertical space. Cognitive Processing, 15, 115-117. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10339-014-0632-2
 

Rahona, J.J., Ruiz Fernández, S., Rolke, B., Vázquez, C., & Hervás, G. (2014). Overt head movements moderate the effect of depressive symptoms on mood regulation. Cognition and Emotion, 28, 1328-1337. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2014.881323
 

Rolke, B., Ruiz Fernández, S., Seibold, V., & Rahona, J. J. (2014). Crossed hands stay on the time-line. Cognitive Processing, 15, 134-135. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10339-014-0632-2
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Rahona, J. J., & Lachmair, M. (2014). Left to right or back to front? The spatial flexibility of time. Cognitive Processing, 15, 61-62. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10339-014-0632-2
 

Rolke, B., Ruiz Fernández, S., Schmid, M., Walker, M., Lachmair, M., Rahona, J.J., Hervás, G., & Vázquez, C. (2013). Priming the mental time-line: Effects of modality and processing mode. Cognitive Processing, 14, 231-244. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10339-013-0537-5
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Leonhard, T., Lachmair, M., Rolke, B., & Ulrich, R. (2013). Processing order in dual-tasks when the duration of motor responses varies Universitas Psychologica, 12, 1439-1452. https://dx.doi.org/10.11144/Javeriana.UPSY12-5.podt
 

Ulrich, R., Eikmeier, V., de la Vega, I., Ruiz Fernández, S., Alex-Ruf, S., & Maienborn, C. (2012). With the past behind and the future ahead: Back-to-front representation of past and future sentences. Memory and Cognition, 40, 483-495. https://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13421-011-0162-4
 

Leonhard, T., Ruiz Fernández, S., Ulrich, R., & Miller, J. (2011). Dual-task processing when Task 1 is hard and Task 2 is easy: Reversed central processing order? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37, 115-136. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0019238
 

Rahona, J.J., Hervás, G., Ruiz Fernández, S., & Vázquez, C. (2011). Dime qué número ves y te dire dónde miras después. (Tell me which number you see and I will tell you where you will look next). Ciencia Cognitiva, 5, 4-6.
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Leonhard, T., Rolke, B., & Ulrich, R. (2011). Processing two tasks with varying task order: Central stage duration influences central processing order. Acta Psychologica, 137, 10-17. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2011.01.016
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., & Rahona, J.J. (2011). Trabajando en modo multitarea: Cuellos de botella en la decisión y en la acción. (Performing multitasking: Bottleneck in response selection and motor response). Ciencia Cognitiva, 5, 60-63.
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Rahona, J.J., Hervás, G., Vázquez, C., & Ulrich, R. (2011). Number magnitude determines gaze direction: Spatial-numerical association in a free-choice task. Cortex, 47, 617-620. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2010.10.006
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., & Ulrich, R. (2010). Late backward effects in the refractory period paradigm: Effects of Task 2 execution on Task 1 performance. Psychological Research, 74, 378-387. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00426-009-0260-0
 

Ulrich, R., Ruiz Fernández, S., Jentzsch, I., Rolke, B., Schröter, H., & Leuthold, H. (2006). Motor limitation in dual-task processing under ballistic movement conditions. Psychological Science, 17, 788-793. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9280.2006.01783.x
 

Conference Contributions

Cervera Torres, S., Ruiz Fernández, S., Lachmair, M., & Gerjets, P. (2018, September). Investigating recognition of emotional pictures with touchscreen interactions: A match between picture valence and its vertical touch location raises recognition confidence. 7th International Conference on Spatial Cognition (ICSC). Rom, Italy. [Talk]
 

Cervera Torres, S., Ruiz Fernández, S., Lachmair, M., & Gerjets, P. (2018, June). In touch with emotions: Direct hand interaction with emotional pictures in a touchscreen space influence their valence appraisal. 9th European Conference on Positive Psychology (ECPP). Budapest, Hungary. [Poster]
 

Kastner, L., Jusyte, A., Ruiz Fernández, S., & Gerjets, P. (2018, März). DigiSelbst - Zeichnen digitaler Porträts im Kunstmuseum: Transfereffekte kultureller Bildung auf soziale Fertigkeiten. 2. BMBF Vernetzungstreffen "Förderung von Forschungsvorhaben zur Kulturellen Bildung". Köln. [Vortrag]
 

Kastner, L., Jusyte, A., Ruiz Fernández, S., & Gerjets, P. (2018, September). The effects of digital drawing on socio-emotional skills: A pilot study. 7th International Conference on Spatial Cognition (ICSC). Rome, Italy. [Poster]
 

Kastner, L., Jusyte, A., Ruiz Fernández, S., & Gerjets, P. (2018, März). Digitalisierung und Kulturelle Bildung. Nutzung digitaler Medien für kulturelle Bildungsangebote: Fluch oder Segen? 2. BMBF Vernetzungstreffen "Förderung von Forschungsvorhaben zur Kulturellen Bildung". Köln. [Vortrag]
 

Kastner, L., Jusyte, A., Ruiz Fernández, S., Nommensen, S., & Gerjets, P. (2018, April). Drawing Portraits in the Art Museum: Effects of Digital Drawing on Social-Emotional Skills. LEAD Retreat. Blaubeuren. [Poster]
 

Kastner, L., Jusyte, A., Ruiz Fernández, S., Nommensen, S., & Gerjets, P. (2018, März). Effekte des Digitalen Zeichnens auf sozial-emotionale Fähigkeiten. 2. BMBF Vernetzungstreffen "Förderung von Forschungsvorhaben zur Kulturellen Bildung". Köln. [Vortrag]
 

Kastner, L., Jusyte, A., Ruiz Fernández, S., Nommensen, S., & Gerjets, P. (2018, März). DigiSelbst - Effekte des Digitalen Zeichnens auf sozial-emotionale Fähigkeiten. 2. BMBF Vernetzungstreffen "Förderung von Forschungsvorhaben zur Kulturellen Bildung". Köln. [Vortrag]
 

Kastner, L., Müller, J., Rahona López, J. J., Gerjets, P., & Ruiz Fernández, S. (2018, June). Moved by Emotions: How Emotional Life Events Influence Where we Move. 9th European Conference on Positive Psychology (ECPP). Budapest, Hungary. [Poster]
 

Kastner, L., Müller, J., Rahona López, J. J., Gerjets, P., & Ruiz Fernández, S. (2018, March). Personal time-related events influence the direction of whole-body movements. 60. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Marburg. [Poster]
 

Lachmair, M., Ruiz Fernandez, S., & Gerjets, P. (2018, September). Zooming emotions in virtual reality. 51. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs). Frankfurt am Main. [Talk]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Lachmair, M., Rahona López, J. J., Cervera-Torres, S., & Gerjets, P. (2018, September). Moving non-affective pictures in the horizontal space on a touchscreen. Valence ratings depend on movement direction. 7th International Conference on Spatial Cognition (ICSC). Rom, Italy. [Talk]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Roessler, L., Lachmair, M., Gerjets, P., & Rahona López, J. J. (2018, June). Attitudes and Subjective Life Expectancy: An Introduction of a New Measurement. 9th European Conference on Positive Psychology (ECPP). Budapest, Hungary. [Poster]
 

Cervera Torres, S., Ruiz Fernández, S., Lachmair, M., & Gerjets, P. (2017, March). Multi-touch interactions influence the valence evaluation of emotional pictures. 59. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Dresden. [Talk]
 

Cervera Torres, S., Ruiz Fernández, S., Lachmair, M., & Gerjets, P. (2017, October). Emotion in the hand: A direct interaction with emotional pictures on a touchscreen influences their valence evaluation. 19th Herbstakademie: Embodied Aesthetics: Resonance in Perception, Expression and Therapy. Heidelberg. [Poster]
 

Cervera Torres, S., Ruiz Fernández, S., Lachmair, M., & Gerjets, P. (2017, July). Touch and Move: Valence Judgements of Affective Pictures Are Influenced by Interactive Upward and Downward Arm Movements. 5th World Congress on Positive Psychology (WCPP 2017) of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA). Montreal, Canada. [Poster]
 

Cervera Torres, S., Ruiz Fernández, S., Lachmair, M., & Gerjets, P. (2017, June). Touching Emotions: Evaluation of Affective Pictures is influenced by Moving Direction. 22. Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapie & Social Networking Conference (CyPsy22). Birmingham, UK. [Talk]
 

Lachmair, M., Ruiz Fernández, S., & Cervera Torres, S., & Gerjets, P. (2017, November). Zooming Emotions: The Role of Action and Presence. Invited talk at the Interdisciplinary Workshop Virtual Reality Research: Active Self and Presence. Universität Potsdam. [Talk]
 

Lachmair, M., Ruiz Fernández, S., & Gerjets, P. (2017, July). Space related Mental Representation in an Immersive Virtual Reality. Invited talk at Potsdam Embodied Cognition Group. University of Potsdam. [Talk]
 

Lachmair, M., Ruiz Fernández, S., Gerjets, P., Bury, N.-A., Fischer, M. H., & Bock, O. L. (2017, March). How body orientation affects the retrieval of words related to space, time and valence. 59. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Dresden. [Talk]
 

Mueller, J., Kastner, L., Rahona, J. J., Gerjets, P., & Ruiz Fernández, S. (2017, March). Positive life events induce forward bodily movements. 59. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Dresden. [Poster]
 

Müller, J, Oestermeier, U., Ruiz Fernández, S., & Gerjets, P. (2017, August). Music, Math, and LEGO: Using tangibles on a multi-touch table to teach abstract concepts. 17th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI). Tampere, Finland. [Poster]
 

Müller, J., Moeller, K., Ruiz Fernández, S., Trautwein, U., & Gerjets, P. (2017, October). Haptic feedback and abstract concepts: Touching numbers. Retreat of the LEAD (Learning, Educational Achievement, and Life Course Development) Graduate School & Research Network. Herrenberg. [Poster]
 

Rahona, J. J., Lachmair, M., Gerjets, P., & Ruiz Fernández, S. (2017, March). Do arm movements influence generosity? An experimental study. 59. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Dresden. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernandez, S., Lachmair, M., Rahona, J. J., & Gerjets, P. (2017, June). Hands on positive pictures: Hand proximity to positive pictures improves mood regulation. 22. Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapie & Social Networking Conference (CyPsy22). Birmingham, UK. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Rahona, J. J., Lachmair, M., & Gerjets, P. (2017, July). Embodied Altruism: Using gestures to promote generosity. 5th World Congress on Positive Psychology (WCPP 2017) of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA. Montreal, Canada. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Rahona, J. J., Lachmair, M., & Gerjets, P. (2017, July). Grasping mood recovery: Hand proximity enhances the effect of positive pictures on mood regulation. 5th World Congress on Positive Psychology (WCPP 2017) of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA. Montreal, Canada. [Roundtable]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Rahona, J. J., Roessler, L.S., Lachmair, M., & Gerjets, P. (2017, July). Positivity Pushes your end away: How positive and neutral points of view Affect subjective life expectancy. 5th World Congress on Positive Psychology (WCPP 2017) of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA. Montreal, Canada. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Roessler, L. S., Lachmair, M., Gerjets, P., & Rahona, J. J. (2017, March). The influence of positivity on subjective life expectancy. 9. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Dresden. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S. Lachmair, M., Rahona, J. J., Roessler, L.S., & Gerjets, P. (2017, July). A positive attitude increases subjective life expectancy. 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (Cogsci 2017). London, UK. [Poster]
 

Cervera Torres, S., Ruiz Fernández, S., Lachmair, M., & Gerjets, P. (2016, March). Movement speed moderates valence evaluation of pictures in the horizontal dimension. 58. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Heidelberg. [Poster]
 

Cervera Torres, S., Ruiz Fernández, S., Lachmair, M., & Gerjets, P. (2016, October). Affective (Multi-) touch: Interaction gestures influence affective information processing. LEAD Retreat of the LEAD (Learning, Educational Achievement, and Life Course Development) Graduate School and Research Network. Blaubeuren. [Poster]
 

Cervera Torres, S., Ruiz Fernández, S., Lachmair, M., & Gerjets, P. (2016, April). Movement speed in a multi-touch environment moderates the valence judgments of emotional pictures. LEAD Retreat of the LEAD (Learning, Educational Achievement, and Life Course Development) Graduate School. Bad Urach. [Poster]
 

Lachmair, M., Ruiz Fernandez, S., Moeller, K., Nuerk, H. C., & Kaup, B. (2016, September). Magnitude or multitude: What counts more? Learning, Educational Achievement, and Life Course Development (LEAD) Workshop Domain-General and Domain-Specific Foundations of Numerical and Arithmetic Processing. Tübingen. [Poster]
 

Lachmair, M., Ruiz Fernandéz, S., & Gerjets, P. (2016, March). Priming effects between linguistic and numerical meaning referring to vertical space. 58. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Heidelberg. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Lachmair, M., Rahona, J. J., & Gerjets, P. (2016, March). Grasping feelings: Proximity of hands to positive pictures boosts mood recovery. 58. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Heidelberg. [Talk]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Rahona, J. J., Lachmair, M., & Gerjets, P. (2016, Februar). Die Nähe der Hände zu positiven Bildern beschleunigt die Emotionsregulation. 29. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Verhaltenstherapie (DGVT). Berlin. [Poster]
 

Butcher, N., Correa, J. C., Sakarkar, G., Ngo, G., Ruiz Fernández, S., Yamada, Y., & Marmolejo-Ramos, F. (2015, September). A cross-linguistic study of the embodiment of joy, surprise and sadness in vertical space. 32nd BPS Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference. Kent, UK. [Poster]
 

Cervera Torres, S., Ruiz Fernández, S., Lachmair, M., & Gerjets, P. (2015, March). The effect of picture valence and movement direction on arm movement performance. 57. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Hildesheim. [Poster]
 

Cervera Torres, S., Ruiz Fernández, S., Lachmair, M., & Gerjets, P. (2015, October). Emotional gestures: Supporting emotional evaluation of affective pictures in a multi-touch environment. LEAD-Retreat (Learning, Educational Achievement, and Life Course Development) Graduate School. Blaubeuren. [Talk]
 

Cervera Torres, S., Ruiz Fernández, S., Lachmair, M., & Gerjets, P. (2015, April). The effect of arm movement direction on valence and arousal judgment of emotional pictures. LEAD Retreat of the LEAD (Learning, Educational Achievement, and Life Course Development) Graduate School. Bad Urach. [Poster]
 

Cervera Torres, S. Ruiz Fernández, S., Lachmair, M., & Gerjets, P. (2015, March). The effect of arm movement direction on valence and arousal judgment of emotional pictures. 18. Herbstakademie: The Circularity of Mind and Body. Heidelberg. [Poster]
 

Lachmair, M., Ruiz Fernández, S., & Gerjets, P. (2015, September). When words meet numbers: Spatially Grounded Associated Response Codes? Invited talk at 6th International Conference on Spatial Cognition (ICSC). Rome, Italy. [Talk]
 

Marmolejo-Ramos, F., Correa, J. C., Sakarkar, G., Ngo, G., Ruiz Fernández, S., Butcher, N., & Yamada, Y. (2015, September). The place of joy, surprise and sadness in vertical space. The 6th International Conference on Spatial Cognition (ICSC). Rome, Italy. [Talk]
 

Yamada, Y., Correa, J. C., Sakarkar, G., Ngo, G., Ruiz Fernández, S., Butcher, N., & Marmolejo-Ramos, F. (2015, September). Tristi cuori gioiosi: Cross-cultural consistency of embodied surprise. The 79th Annual Convention of the Japanese Psychological Association. Nagoya, Japan. [Talk]
 

Cervera Torres, S., Ruiz Fernández, S., Lachmair, M., & Gerjets, P. (2014, October). Multi-touch gestures and affective evaluation of pictures. LEAD Graduate School-Retreat. Blaubeuren. [Poster]
 

Lachmair, M., Dudschig, C., Ruiz Fernández, S., & Kaup, B. (2014, September). Numbers affect the processing of verbs denoting movements in vertical space. KogWis 2014 – The 12th Biannual Meeting of the German Society for Cognitive Science. Tübingen. [Talk]
 

Lachmair, M., Ruiz Fernández, S., Bury, N., Fischer, M., & Bock, O. (2014, September). Turned upside down: body position affects availability of words related to vertical space. 6th International Congress of Medicine in Space and Extreme Environments (ICMS). Berlin. [Talk]
 

Lachmair, M., Ruiz Fernández, S., Nuerk, H. C., & Kaup, B. (2014, July). The influence of grammatical number on a congurency-effect between numbers (high, low) and nouns with implicit directional cue (roof, root). 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Quebec, Canada. [Poster]
 

Lachmair, M., Ruiz Fernández, S., Nürk, H. C., & Kaup, B. (2014, August). Does grammatical number influences a number-word-congruency effect? Embodied and Situated Language Processing (ESLP). Rotterdam, The Netherlands. [Poster]
 

Rolke, B., Ruiz Fernández, S., Rahona, J. J., & Seibold, V. (2014, September). Crossed hands stay on the time-line. KogWis 2014 – The 12th Biannual Meeting of the German Society for Cognitive Science. Tübingen. [Talk]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Lachmair, M., & Rahona, J. J. (2014, September). Human mental representation of time in the vertical space. 6th International Congress of Medicine in Space and Extreme Environments (ICMS). Berlin. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Rahona, J. J., & Lachmair, M. (2014, September). Left to right or back to front? The spatial flexibility of time. KogWis 2014 – The 12th Biannual Meeting of the German Society for Cognitive Science. Tübingen. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Rahona, J. J., Lachmair, M., & Gerjets, P. (2014, July). Love your neighbour as yourself: The influence of arm movements in prosocial behavior. 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Quebec, Canada. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Rahona, J. J., Lachmair, M., Hervas, G., Vazquez, C., & Rolke, B. (2014, August). The vertical space of time. Embodied and Situated Language Processing (ESLP). Rotterdam, The Netherlands. [Poster]
 

Rahona, J.J., Ruiz Fernández, S., Hervás, G., Rolke, B., & Vázquez, C. (2013, March). Overt head movements moderate the effect of depressive symptoms on mood regulation. 55. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Wien, Austria. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Imhof, B., Kranz, J., Schwan, S., Kaup, B., & Gerjets, P. (2013, August). Learning in a different way: Interaction gestures influence category learning on multi-touch-tables. 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Berlin. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Imhof, B., Kranz, J. Schwan, S., Kaup, B., & Gerjets, P. (2013, July). Learning with multi-touch-tables: Gestures matter. The 13th European Congress of Psychology (ECP). Stockholm, Sweden. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Kranz, J., Imhof, B., Schwan, S., Kaup, B., & Gerjets, P. (2013, March). Interaction gestures influence category learning on multi-touch-tables. 55. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Wien, Austria. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Lachmair, M., Leonhard, T., Rolke, B., & Ulrich, R. (2013, July). Optimized response scheduling in dual-task situations when the duration of motor responses varies. 13th European Congress of Psychology (ECP). Stockholm, Sweden. [Talk]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Rahona, J., Rolke, B., Hervás, G., & Vázquez, C. (2013, August). Effects of body movements on mood regulation. Eighteenth Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP). Budapest, Hungary. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Rahona, J.J., Hervás, G., Rolke, B., & Vázquez, C. (2013, July). The influence of head movements in the regulation of negative mood states. The 13th European Congress of Psychology (ECP). Stockholm, Sweden. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S. (2012, Juni). Vorstellung des EyeVisit-Projekts mit Schwerpunkt Oberfächendesign. Evolutionary Cognition - Cognitive Science, University of Tübingen. [Vortrag]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., & Rahona, J. J. (2012, September). The Spatial flexibility of time – A direct comparison of spatial representations of time. 5th International Conference on Spatial Cognition (ICSC): Space and Embodied Cognition. Rome, Italy. [Poster]
 

Bahlinger, R., Feldmann, N., Riedel, S., Wessolowski, K., Wiedemann, E., & Ruiz Fernández, S. (2011, März). Auf welcher Achse fliegt die Zeit, wenn man sie lässt? Ein direkter Vergleich zweier Zeit-Raum-Projektionen. 53. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Halle. [Poster]
 

Eikmeier, V., Ruiz Fernández, S., Maienborn, C., & Ulrich, R. (2011, März). Der mentale Zeitpfeil bei lokations-irrelevanten vokalen Reaktionen. 53. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Halle. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Leonhard, T., Lachmair, M., Rolke, B., & Ulrich, R. (2011, March). Processing order in dual-tasks when the expected duration of motor responses varies. 53. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Halle. [Poster]
 

Lachmair, M., Ruiz Fernández, S., & Rahona, J.J. (2010, October). Individual differences in dual task performance: The influence of risky behavior, behavioral inhibition and behavioral approach. KogWis 2010 – The 10th Biannual Meeting of the German Society for Cognitive Science. Potsdam. [Poster]
 

Rahona, J. J., Ruiz Fernández, S., Hervás, G., & Vázquez, C. (2010, April). The influence of number processing on selective attention: An eye-tracker study. 8th Spanish Experimental Psychological Society (SEPEX, Sociedad Española de Psicología Experimental) Conference and 1th joint meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) and the SEPEX. Granada, Spain. [Poster]
 

Rahona, J.J., Ruiz Fernández, S., Hervás, G., & Vázquez, C. (2010, March). Number magnitude and attentional processes: An eye-tracker study. 52. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Saarbrücken. [Poster]
 

Rahona, J.J., Ruiz Fernández, S., Lachmair, M., Hervás, G., & Vázquez, C. (2010, October). A space for affect: Is the vertical representation of affect automatically activated? KogWis 2010 – The 10th Biannual Meeting of the German Society for Cognitive Science. Potsdam. [Talk]
 

Rahona, J.J., Ruiz Fernández, S., Lachmair, M., Hervás, G., & Vázquez, C. (2010, September). Links between affect and space: Is the spatial representation of affect automatically activated? 1st joint meeting of the CSDL (Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language) and ESLP (Embodied and Situated Language Processing). San Diego, USA. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Eikmeier, V., de la Vega, I., Maienborn, C., & Ulrich, R. (2010, September). With the past behind and the future ahead: Back-to-front representation of past and future sentences. Conference of Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP). York, United Kingdom. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Lachmair, M., & Rahona, J.J. (2010, October). Different performance strategies for different people: The influence of personality on optimization strategies in PRP. KogWis 2010 – The 10th Biannual Meeting of the German Society for Cognitive Science. Potsdam. [Talk]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Leonhard, T., Rolke, B., & Ulrich, R. (2010, April). Dual-task processing when task-difficulty and task-order varies: Optimized central processing order? 8th Spanish Experimental Psychological Society Conference (SEPEX, Sociedad Española de Psicología Experimental) and 1th joint meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) and the SEPEX. Granada, Spain. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Rebele, I., Eikmeier, V., & Ulrich, R. (2010, July). Back to front coding of past and future in the processing of temporal sentences. International Meeting on Text Structure: Form, Meaning, and Processing. Göttingen. [Talk]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Rebele, I., Ulrich, R., Alex-Ruf, S., & Maienborn, C. (2010, February). Influence of the mental timeline on sentence processing. 4th Linguistic Evidence. Tübingen. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., & Ulrich, R. (2010, March). Late backward effects in the refractory period paradigm: effects of Task 2 execution on Task 1 performance. 52. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Saarbrücken. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., & Ulrich, R. (2010, April). Backward effects from Task 2 motor response on Task 1 performance: interference at central level or response coupling at motor level? 8th Spanish Experimental Psychological Society Conference (SEPEX, Sociedad Española de Psicología Experimental) and 1st joint meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) and the SEPEX. Granada, Spain. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., de la Vega, I., Eikmeier, V., & Ulrich, R. (2010, September). Back to front coding of past and future in the processing of temporal sentences. 1st joint meeting of the CSDL (Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language) and ESLP (Embodied and Situated Language Processing). San Diego, USA. [Poster]
 

Ulrich, R., Ruiz Fernández, S., & Maienborn, C. (2010, March). The mental timeline during online processing of sentences. 52. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Saarbrücken. [Poster]
 

Ulrich, R., Ruiz Fernández, S., & Maienborn, C. (2010, April). Left and right coding of past and future in language: the mental timeline during sentence processing. 8th Spanish Experimental Psychological Society Conference (SEPEX, Sociedad Española de Psicología Experimental) and 1th joint meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) and the SEPEX. Granada, Spain. [Poster]
 

Leonhard, T., Ruiz Fernández, S., Ulrich, R., & Miller, J. (2009, November). Dual-task processing when Task 1 is hard and Task 2 is easy: Reversed central processing order? 50th Annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Boston, USA. [Poster]
 

Leonhard, T., Ulrich, R., Ruiz Fernández, S., Miller, J., & Rolke, B. (2009, März). Lässt sich die zentrale Verarbeitungsreihenfolge im PRP-Paradigma optimieren? 51. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Jena. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., Ulrich, R., Leonhard, T., Rolke, B., & Miller, J. (2009, März). Verarbeitungsoptimierung im PRP-Paradigma mit variabler Aufgabendarbietung. 51. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Jena. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., & Ulrich, R. (2008, March). Backward crosstalk effects of response execution in the psychological refractory period paradigm. 50. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Marburg. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., & Ulrich, R. (2008, May). Testing different models of backward responselLevel crosstalk in the psychological refractory period paradigm. 33th Meeting of the Wilhelm Wundt Society. Tübingen. [Poster]
 

Ruiz Fernández, S., & Ulrich, R. (2008, July). Motor bottleneck or central response monitoring in temporally overlapping tasks? XXIX. International Congress of Psychology (ICP). Berlin. [Poster]
 

Blank, C., Kajda, B., Mertens, I., Ruiz Fernández, S., & Preilowski, B. (2006, July). Changes in ear-advantage during a dichotic listening task through visual stimulation. INS Conference: From Plasticity to Rehabilitation. Zürich, Switzerland. [Poster]
 

Ulrich, R., Ruiz Fernández, S., Jentzsch, I., Rolke, B., Schröter, H., & Leuthold, H. (2006, March). The psychological refractory period: Is response execution part of the processing bottleneck? 9. Tübinger Wahrnehmungskonferenz (TWK). Tübingen. [Poster]
 

Ulrich, R., Ruiz Fernández, S., Jentzsch, I., Rolke, B., Schröter, H., & Leuthold, H. (2005, November). The psychological refractory period: Is response execution part of the processing bottleneck? 46th Annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Toronto, USA. [Poster]
 

Research Reports

Ruiz Fernández, S. (2012). Embodiment and Emotional Disorders. Abschlussbericht der Projektkooperation mit der Complutense University (Madrid) für das DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst). Tübingen: Eberhard Karls Universität.
 

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