Jan Wiener

Professor Jan Wiener

  • Professor
  • Poole House P104b, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

I am a Professor in the Psychology Department 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), a CNRS in Paris (France), a Max Planck Institute in Tübingen (Germany) 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

Journal Articles

Books

  • Tenbrink, T., Wiener, J.M. and Claramunt, C., 2013. Representing Space in Cognition. Oxford University Press.
  • Wiener, J.M., 2004. Places and Regions in Perception, Route Planning, and Spatial Memory. Online publication service TOBIAS-lib.

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.
  • Buechner, S.J., Wiener, J. and Hölscher, C., 2012. Methodological triangulation to assess sign placement. 185-188.
  • 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: Fischer, J., ed. 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.
  • Terziman, L., Lécuyer, A., Hillaire, S. and Wiener, J.M., 2009. Can camera motions improve the perception of traveled distance in virtual environments? 131-134.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gerstmayr, L., Mallot, H.A. and Wiener, J.M., 2008. A minimalistic model of visually guided obstacle avoidance and path selection behavior. 87-103.
  • Hurlebaus, R., Basten, K., Mallot, H.A. and Wiener, J.M., 2008. Route learning strategies in a virtual cluttered environment. 104-120.
  • 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.
  • 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. 3-10.
  • Tenbrink, T. and Wiener, J.M., 2007. Wayfinding strategies in behavior and language: A symmetric and interdisciplinary approach to cognitive processes. 401-420.
  • Riecke, B.E. and Wiener, J.M., 2006. Point-to-origin experiments in VR revealed novel qualitative errors in visual path integration. 156.
  • 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.
  • Wiener, J.M. and Franz, G., 2005. Isovists as a means to predict spatial experience and behavior. 42-57.
  • 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.

Conferences

  • Heward, M., Adams, A., Hicks, B. and Wiener, J., 2020. Manager’s experiences of supporting residents to navigate care homes. In: 15th United Kingdom Dementia Congress 10-12 November 2020 virtual.
  • Coutrot, A., Wiener, J.M. et al., 2019. Testing the Navigation Skills of 3.7 Million Participants With a Video Game. PERCEPTION, 48, 6.
  • Parizkova, M., Wiener, J., Kalinova, J., Vyhnalek, M., Matoska, V., Kaplan, V., Hort, J. and Laczo, J., 2019. Virtual navigation assessment and APOE genotype in early Alzheimer's disease. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, 26, 198.
  • Segen, V., Avraamides, M., Slattery, T. and Wiener, J., 2019. Age-related differences in the use of distal landmarks during object-location encoding. I-PERCEPTION, 10, 17.
  • Muffato, V., Meneghetti, C. and Wiener, J., 2018. Spatial representations: New perspectives for studying age-related differences. COGNITIVE PROCESSING, 19, S23-S24.
  • Muffato, V., Hilton, C., De Beni, R. and Wiener, J., 2018. Age-related differences in the ability to recognize swapped positions of objects. COGNITIVE PROCESSING, 19, S24.
  • Hilton, C., Johnson, A. and Wiener, J., 2018. Aging and route learning: What is the role of sequence knowledge? COGNITIVE PROCESSING, 19, S25.
  • Grzeschik, R., Dalton, R.C., Innes, A. and Wiener, J., 2018. Effects of cognitive ageing on finding and selecting reliable landmarks. COGNITIVE PROCESSING, 19, S32.
  • Ramsey, C., Gatzidis, C., Miellet, S. and Wiener, J., 2016. Visual search during navigation in complex virtual environments: an eyetracking study. PERCEPTION, 45, 6-7.
  • Wiener, 2016. The effects of typical and atypical ageing on orientation and navigation behaviour. In: iNAV 2016 26 June-1 July 2016 Bad Gastein, Austria.
  • 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., 2015. Do you still know how to get there? Effects of cognitive ageing on route memory. COGNITIVE PROCESSING, 16, S34.
  • van der Ham, I., Wiener, J. and Meilinger, T., 2015. Individual differences in wayfinding. COGNITIVE PROCESSING, 16, S34.
  • 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.
  • Harris, M.A., Wiener, J.M. and Wolbers, T., 2012. Older people exhibit a specific deficit in navigational strategy switching. COGNITIVE PROCESSING, 13, S42.
  • 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.
  • Meilinger, T., Berthoz, A. and Wiener, J.M., 2011. The integration of spatial information across different viewpoints. Memory and Cognition, 39 (6), 1042-1054.
  • 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.
  • Tenbrink, T. and Wiener, J., 2009. The verbalization of multiple strategies in a variant of the traveling salesperson problem. Cognitive Processing, 10 (2), 143-161.
  • Riecke, B.E. and Wiener, J.M., 2006. Point-to-origin experiments in VR revealed novel qualitative errors in visual path integration. ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Research Posters, SIGGRAPH 2006.
  • Wiener, J.M. and Franz, G., 2004. Isovists as a Means to Predict Spatial Experience and Behavior. Spatial Cognition, 3343, 42-57 Springer.

Reports

Posters

  • Ramsey, C., Gatzidis, C., Miellet, S. and wiener, J., 2016. Visual search during navigation in complex virtual environments: an eyetracking study. In: ECVP2016: 39th European Conference on Visual Perception.
  • O'Malley, M., Innes, Muir, S. and Wiener, J., 2016. The Orientation Experiences and Design Preferences of Residents Living in a Retirement Development. In: Alzheimer’s Disease International.
  • O'Malley, Innes and Wiener, 2016. How do we get there? The effects of cognitive ageing on map reading abilities. In: iNAV 2016.
  • Grzeschik, Conroy Dalton, R., Innes and Wiener, J.A.N., 2016. Effects of Aging on Landmark Recognition. In: iNAV 2016.

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
  • 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
  • Wayfinding Strategies in Behaviour and Language (Volkswagen Foundation, 01 Jan 2007). Completed
  • The cognitive architecture underlying human wayfinding (DFG (German Research Council), 01 Jan 2006). Completed

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Bournemouth University Active Vision Workshop (June 2016)

Qualifications

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

Memberships

  • Experimental Psychology Society, Member,