Jan Wiener

Dr Jan Wiener

  • 01202 961822
  • jwiener at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Head of Bournemouth University Dementia Institute
  • Poole House P104b, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

I am an Associate Professor in Psychology at Bournemouth University. Prior to coming to Bournemouth in 2009, I held principle investigator and post doc positions at the Cognitive Science Centre at Freiburg University (Germany), the CNRS in Paris (France), and the Cognitive Neuroscience Department in Tübingen (Germany). I received my Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience in 2004 from the University of Tübingen (Germany)

Research

My research focuses on navigation and wayfinding, fundamental behavioural problems that involve multiple cognitive components and complex information processing. In order to address these issues I use an inter-disciplinary approach combining different methods such as behavioural navigation experiments, virtual reality techniques, eye-tracking, and cognitive modelling.

Favourites

  • Wolbers, T. and Wiener, J.M., 2014. Challenges for identifying the neural mechanisms that support spatial navigation: the impact of spatial scale. Front Hum Neurosci, 8, 571.
  • Wiener, J.M., de Condappa, O., Harris, M.A. and Wolbers, T., 2013. Maladaptive bias for extrahippocampal navigation strategies in aging humans. J Neurosci, 33 (14), 6012-6017.
  • Wiener, J.M., Hölscher, C., Büchner, S. and Konieczny, L., 2012. Gaze behaviour during space perception and spatial decision making. Psychological Research, 76 (6), 713-729.
  • Wiener, J.M., Berthoz, A. and Wolbers, T., 2011. Dissociable cognitive mechanisms underlying human path integration. Experimental Brain Research, 208, 61-71.
  • Hölscher, C., Tenbrink, T. and Wiener, J.M., 2011. Would you follow your own route description? Cognitive strategies in urban planning. Cognition, 121, 228-247.
  • Wolbers, T., Wiener, J.M., Mallot, H.A. and Büchel, C., 2007. Differential Recruitment of the Hippocampus, Medial Prefrontal Cortex, and the Human Motion Complex during Path Integration in Humans. Journal of Neuroscience, 27, 9408-9416.

Books

Chapters

  • Emo, B., Hölscher, C., Wiener, J.M. and Dalton, R.C., 2012. Wayfinding and spatial configuration:evidence from street corners. Proceedings of the 8th Space Syntax Symposion. Space Syntax.
  • Büchner, S.J., Wiener, J.M. and Hölscher, C., 2012. Methodological Triangulation to Assess Sign Placement. Proceedings of the 2012 Symposium on Eye-Tracking Research & Applications. ACM digital Library.
  • Wiener, J.M., Shettleworth, S., Bingman, V.P., Cheng, K., Healy, S., Jacobs, L.F., Jeffery, K., Mallot, H.A., Menzel, R. and Newcombe, N.S., 2011. Animal navigation - a synthesis. In: Menzel, R. and Fischer, J., eds. Animal Thinking: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Cognition. Cambridge, MA, USA: MIT Press, 52-76.
  • Kallf, C., Hills, T. and Wiener, J.M., 2010. Human foraging behavior: A virtual reality investigation on area restricted search in humans. CogSci 2010: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society.
  • Wiener, J.M., Hölscher, C., Büchner, S. and Konieczny, L., 2009. How the Geometry of Space controls Visual Attention during Spatial Decision Making. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society, 2286-2291.
  • Terziman, L., Lecuyer, A., Hillaire, S. and Wiener, J.M., 2009. Can Camera Motions Improve the Perception of Traveled Distance in Virtual Environments? 2009 IEEE Virtual Reality Conference: Proceedings. IEEE Computer Society, 131-134.
  • Büchner, S.J., Hölscher, C. and Wiener, J.M., 2009. Search Strategies and their Success in a Virtual Maze. Proceedings of the 31tst Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society, 1066-1071.
  • Wiener, J.M., Tenbrink, T., Henschel, J. and Hölscher, C., 2008. Situated and Prospective Path Planning: Route Choice in an Urban Environment. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society, 851-856.
  • Gerstmayr, L., Mallot, H.A. and Wiener, J.M., 2008. A minimalistic model of visually guided path selection and obstacle avoidance behavior. Spatial Cognition VI. Learning, Reasoning, and Talking about Space. Berlin, Germany: Springer, 87-103.
  • Hurlebaus, R., Basten, K., Mallot, H.A. and Wiener, J.M., 2008. Route learning strategies in a virtual cluttered environment. Spatial Cognition VI. Learning, Reasoning, and Talking about Space. Springer, 104-120.
  • Wiener, J.M., Meilinger, T. and Berthoz, A., 2008. The Integration of Spatial Information across Different Perspectives. CogSci 2008: Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society, 2031-2036.
  • Riecke, B.E. and Wiener, J.M., 2007. Can people not tell left from right in VR? Point-to-origin studies revealed qualitative errors in visual path integration. Virtual Reality Conference, 2007. VR '07: Proceedings. IEEE Computer Society, 3-10.
  • Tenbrink, T. and Wiener, J.M., 2007. Wayfinding Strategies in Behavior and Language: A Symmetric and Interdisciplinary Approach to Cognitive Processes. Spatial Cognition V Reasoning, Action, Interaction. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer, 401-420.
  • Wiener, J.M., Ehbauer, N.N. and Mallot, H.A., 2006. Path planning and optimization in the traveling salesman problem: Nearest neighbor vs. region-based strategies. Proceedings of the Dagstuhl Seminar 05491"Spatial Cognition: Specialization and Integration". Dagstuhl Seminar.
  • Riecke, B.E. and Wiener, J.M., 2006. Point-to-origin experiments in VR revealed novel qualitative errors in visual path integration. Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization (APGV06). New York: ACM, 156.
  • Franz, G., Mallot, H.A. and Wiener, J.M., 2005. Graph-based models of space in architecture and cognitive science- a comparative analysis. Architecture, Engineering and Construction of Build Environment. Windsor, Ontario, Canada: International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, 30-38.
  • Franz, G. and Wiener, J.M., 2005. Exploring isovist-based correlates of spatial behavior and experience. 5th International Space Syntax Symposium, Proceedings Volume II. Space Syntax, 503-517.
  • Wiener, J.M. and Franz, G., 2005. Isovists as a means to predict spatial experience and behavior. In: Freksa, C., Knauff, M., Krieg-Brückner, B., Nebel, B. and Barkowsky, T., eds. Spatial Cognition IV. Reasoning, Action, and Interaction International Conference Spatial Cognition 2004, Frauenchiemsee, Germany, October 11-13, 2004: Revised Selected Papers. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer, 42-57.

Conferences

  • Ramsey, C., Gatzidis, C., Miellet, S. and Wiener, J., 2016. Visual search during active locomotion in complex virtual environments: an eye-tracking study. In: the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) Meeting 6-8 April 2016 Durham, UK.
  • Kmecova, H., Araci, D., Moya, P. and Wiener, J., 2013. How do we read YAH maps? An Eye-Tracking. In: 1st International Workshop on Eye Tracking for Spatial Research 2 September 2013 Scarborough.
  • Ragni, M. and Wiener, J.M., 2012. Constraints, Inferences, and the Shortest Path: Which paths do we prefer? In: Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society 1-4 August 2012 Sapporo, Japan. Sapporo, Japan: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Wiener, J.M., de Condappa, O. and Hölscher, C., 2011. Do you have to look where you go? Gaze behaviour during spatial decision making. In: CogSci 2011: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society 20-23 July 2011 Boston, MA, USA. Cognitive Science Society.
  • Wiener, J.M. and Meilinger, T., 2008. The integration of spatial information across different perspectives. In: The 9th Biannual Meeting of the German Society for Cognitive Science 2008.
  • Riecke, B.E. and Wiener, J.M., 2006. Point-to-origin experiments in VR revealed novel qualitative errors in visual path integration.
  • Wiener, J.M. and Franz, G., 2004. Isovists as a Means to Predict Spatial Experience and Behavior. Springer, 42-57.

Journal Articles

  • de Condappa, O. and Wiener, J.M., 2016. Human place and response learning: navigation strategy selection, pupil size and gaze behavior. Psychological Research, 80 (1), 82-93.
  • van der Ham, I., Wiener, J. and Meilinger, T., 2015. Individual differences in wayfinding. COGNITIVE PROCESSING, 16, S34.
  • O'Malley, M., Innes, A. and Wiener, J., 2015. Do you still know how to get there? Effects of cognitive ageing on route memory. COGNITIVE PROCESSING, 16, S34.
  • O'Malley, M., Innes, A. and Wiener, J., 2015. Reducing spatial disorientation for older adults with memory difficulties: Towards dementia-friendly architecture. COGNITIVE PROCESSING, 16, S40.
  • O'Malley, M., Innes, A. and Wiener, J.M., 2015. Decreasing spatial disorientation in care-home settings: How psychology can guide the development of dementia friendly design guidelines. Dementia (London, England).
  • Strickrodt, M., O'Malley, M. and Wiener, J.M., 2015. This place looks familiar-how navigators distinguish places with ambiguous landmark objects when learning novel routes. Frontiers in Psychology, 6 (DEC).
  • Miller, J.K. and Wiener, J., 2014. PTSD recovery, Spatial Processing, and the val66met Polymorphism. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
  • Wolbers, T. and Wiener, J.M., 2014. Challenges for identifying the neural mechanisms that support spatial navigation: the impact of spatial scale. Front Hum Neurosci, 8, 571.
  • Wiener, J.M., de Condappa, O., Harris, M.A. and Wolbers, T., 2013. Maladaptive bias for extrahippocampal navigation strategies in aging humans. J Neurosci, 33 (14), 6012-6017.
  • Hills, T., Kalff, C. and Wiener, J., 2013. Adaptive Lévy Walks and Area-restricted Search in Human Foraging. PLoS One, 8 (4), 1-7.
  • Harris, M.A., Wiener, J.M. and Wolbers, T., 2012. Aging specifically impairs switching to an allocentric navigational strategy. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 4 (OCT).
  • Harris, M.A., Wiener, J.M. and Wolbers, T., 2012. Older people exhibit a specific deficit in navigational strategy switching. COGNITIVE PROCESSING, 13, S42.
  • Wiener, J.M., Tenbrink, T. and Holscher, C., 2012. Would you follow your own route description? COGNITIVE PROCESSING, 13, S13.
  • Wiener, J.M., Hölscher, C., Büchner, S. and Konieczny, L., 2012. Gaze behaviour during space perception and spatial decision making. Psychological Research, 76 (6), 713-729.
  • Wiener, J., Kmecova, H. and de Condappa, O., 2012. Route repetition and route retracing: effects of cognitive aging. Frontiers.in Aging Neuroscience, 4, 7.
  • Wiener, J., Shettleworth, S., Bingman, V.P., Cheng, K., Healy, S., Jacobs, L.F., Jeffery, K.J., Mallot, H.A., Menzel, R. and Newcombe, N.S., 2011. Animal navigation: A synthesis. , 51-76.
  • Wiener, J.M., Berthoz, A. and Wolbers, T., 2011. Dissociable cognitive mechanisms underlying human path integration. Experimental Brain Research, 208, 61-71.
  • Meilinger, T., Berthoz, A. and Wiener, J.M., 2011. The Integration of Spatial Information across Different Viewpoints. Memory & Cognition, 39, 1042-1054.
  • Hölscher, C., Tenbrink, T. and Wiener, J.M., 2011. Would you follow your own route description? Cognitive strategies in urban planning. Cognition, 121, 228-247.
  • Tenbrink, T., Claramunt, C., Wiener, J.M., Avraamidis, M., Malaka, R. and Mallot, H.A., 2010. Spatial behaviour and linguistic representation: Collaborative interdisciplinary specialized workshop. Journal of Spatial Information Science, 115-120.
  • Wiener, J.M., Brösamle, M., Büchner, S.J., Kalff, C., Kuhnmünch, G., Ragni, M., Hölscher, C. and Strube, G., 2009. Human Spatial Cognition: Cognitive Science Joins AI and Robotics. KI, 23, 46-49.
  • Wiener, J.M., Büchner, S.J. and Hölscher, C., 2009. Taxonomy of Human Wayfinding Tasks: A Knowledge-Based Approach. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 9, 152-165.
  • Tenbrink, T. and Wiener, J.M., 2009. The Verbalization of Multiple Strategies in a Variant of the Traveling Salesman Problem. Cognitive Processing, 10, 143-159.
  • Wiener, J.M., Ehbauer, N.N. and Mallot, H.A., 2009. Planning paths to multiple targets: memory involvement and planning heuristics in spatial problem solving. Psychological Research, 73, 644-658.
  • Wiener, J.M., Lafon, M. and Berthoz, A., 2008. Path Planning under Spatial Uncertainty. Memory & Cognition, 36, 495-504.
  • Wiener, J.M. and Tenbrink, T., 2008. Traveling Salesman Problem: The Human Case. KI: Themenheft KI und Kognition, 1, 18-22.
  • Franz, G. and Wiener, J.M., 2008. From space syntax to space semantics: a behaviorally and perceptually oriented methodology for the efficient description of the geometry and topology of environments. Environment & Planning B: Planning and Design, 35, 574-592.
  • Wiener, J.M., Franz, G., Rossmanith, N., Reichelt, A., Mallot, H.A. and Bülthoff, H.H., 2007. Isovist analysis captures properties of space relevant for locomotion and experience. Perception, 36, 1066-1083.
  • Wolbers, T., Wiener, J.M., Mallot, H.A. and Büchel, C., 2007. Differential Recruitment of the Hippocampus, Medial Prefrontal Cortex, and the Human Motion Complex during Path Integration in Humans. Journal of Neuroscience, 27, 9408-9416.
  • Brembs, B. and Wiener, J.M., 2006. Context and occasion-setting in Drosophila visual learning. Learning & memory, 13, 618-628.
  • Wiener, J.M. and Mallot, H.A., 2006. Path complexity does not impair visual path integration. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 6, 333-346.
  • Wiener, J.M., Schnee, A. and Mallot, H.A., 2004. Use and Interaction of Navigation Strategies in Regionalized Environments. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 24, 475-493.
  • Wiener, J.M. and Mallot, H.A., 2003. 'Fine-to-Coarse' Route Planning and Navigation in Regionalized Environments. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 3, 331-358.

Reports

PhD Students

  • Chris Ramsey (Eye-tracking in Virtual Environments)
  • Mary O'Malley (Dementia & Wayfinding)
  • Jessica Miller (PTSD & Wayfinding)
  • Olivier de Condappa (Visual Attention and Wayfinding)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Programme Leader of "MSc in Lifespan Neuropsychology"

Profile of Teaching UG

  • ViSC - Visual and Spatial Cognition, year 3

Grants

  • Dementia-friendly architecture: Reducing Spatial Disorientation in Dementia Care Homes (ESRC, 01 Oct 2015). Awarded
  • Cues for Decision- Making & Wayfinding in Intelligent Buildings (Cisco Systems, 01 Jan 2010). In Progress
  • The cognitive architecture underlying human wayfinding (DFG (German Research Council), 01 Jan 2006). Completed
  • Wayfinding Strategies in Behaviour and Language (Volkswagen Foundation, 01 Jan 2007). Completed

Qualifications

  • Dr rer. nat in Cognitive Neuroscience (Tübingen University / Germany, 2004)
  • Dipl. Biol in Biology (Würzburg University / Germany, 2000)

Memberships

  • Experimental Psychology Society, Member,
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