Infancy - Spatial fields and Spatial systems - Visual and Verbal Memory - Feedback Processing

Chris Lange-Küttner investigates developmental change in concepts, preferences, biases, creations, learning, reaction times, motor skills and the effects of repetition in vision and language.


Prof Dr. Christiane Lange-Küttner CPsychol, AFBPsS
Honorary Associate Professor (University of Nicosia)
Senior Lecturer at London Metropolitan University since 1999

Habilitation and Venia Legendi in Psychology (University of Bremen)
Dr. phil. (Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Education & Free University Berlin)
Dipl. Psych. (Technical University Berlin) (BSc./MSc.)
Political Science (Otto-Suhr-Institute, Free University Berlin (BSc.)
Bio http://marquismillennium.com/langekuettner/236 

Who’s Who, Berkeley Heights, NJ, USA
International Biographical Centre, Cambridge: 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century

Associate Editor
Cognitive Development
Frontiers in Developmental Psychology

Editorial Boards
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
International Journal of Developmental Science

Current research collaboration
Dr. Bruno Averbeck, Laboratory of Neuropsychology, NIH/NIMH, Beteshda, Maryland, USA

Recent publications
Lange-Küttner, C. & Kochhar, R. (in press). Unsystematic spatial coding in the Common Region Test (CRT): Under-inclusivity in ASD and over-inclusivity ADHD. Motor Development and Learning. 8(3). DOI: 10.1123/jmld.2019-0033


Lange-Küttner, C. (in press). Drawing. In M. Harris & G. Westermann (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development. Volume III Cognition. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell

Lange-Küttner, C. & Rohloff, S. (2020). Mozart sharpens and Mahler degrades the word memory trace. Advanced Research in Psychology, 1 (Inaugural Issue), DOI:10.46412/001c.13091


Lange-Küttner, C., & Martinez-Claras, D. (2020). Faster and more accurate identification of male faces in female care home residents. OBM Neurobiology, 4(1), 1-17, DOI: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2001050

Lange-Küttner, C., Korte, M. A., & Stamouli, C. (2019). Parents’ autistic personality traits and sex-biased family ratio determine the amount of technical toy choice. Frontiers in Psychology, 10: Article 2101. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02101

Selected publications (CV with complete publication list click here)

Lange-Küttner, C. (2018). Disappearance of biased visual attention in infants: Remediated tonic neck reflex or maturating visual asymmetry? Perceptual and Motor Skills, 125 (5), 839-865. DOI: 10.1177/0031512518786131

Lange-Küttner, C., Markowska, M. & Kochhar, R. (2017). Deterioration and recovery in verbal recall: Repetition helps against pro-active interference. Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling, 59 (4), 405-441.

Lange-Küttner, C. & Bosco, G. (2016). On being in the wrong place: The role of children’s conceptual understanding and ballgame experience when judging a football player’s offside position. International Journal of Developmental Science, 10, 73-84.  DOI 10.3233/DEV-160185

Lange-Küttner, C. & Küttner, E. (2015). How to learn places without spatial concepts: Does the What-and-Where Reaction Time System in children regulate learning during stimulus repetition? Brain and Cognition, 97, 59-73. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandc.2015.04.008

Lütke, N., & Lange-Küttner, C. (2015). Keeping it in three dimensions: Measuring the development of mental rotation in children with the rotated colour cube test (RCCT). International Journal of Developmental Science, 9, 95-114. DOI 10.3233/DEV-14154 Open access article IOS Press

Tabatabaey-Mashadi, N., Sudirman, R., Inayat Khalid, P., & Lange-Küttner, C. (2015). Automated syntax analysis of drawing two tangent patterns in children with low and average handwriting ability. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 120, 1-30. DOI: 10.2466/24.10.PMS.120v15x1

Lange-Küttner, C. & Sykorova, E. (2015). Mojibake: The rehearsal of word fragments in verbal recall. In Lehmann, M., Hasselhorn, M. & Jarrold, C. (Eds.) Research Topic: What is developed in the development of rehearsal? Frontiers in Psychology, 6, Article 350,DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00350

Lange-Küttner, C. (2014). Do drawing stages really exist? Children’s early mapping of perspective. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 8, 168-182. DOI: 10.1037/a0036199

Lange-Küttner, C., Küttner, E., & Chromekova, M. (2014). Deterioration and recovery of DAP IQ scores in the repeated assessment of the Naglieri Draw-A-Person Test in 6- to 12-year-old children. Psychological Assessment, 26, 297-306.DOI: 10.1037/a0034581

Lange-Küttner, C., Puiu, A.-A., Nylund, M., Cardona, S., & Garnes, S. (2013). Speech preparation and articulation time in bilinguals and men. International Journal of Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology, 1, 37-42. DOI:10.12970/2311-1917.2013.01.01.5

Lange-Küttner, C. (2013). Array effects, spatial concepts, or information processing speed: Which is the crucial variable for place learning? Swiss Journal of Psychology, 72, 197-217. DOI:10.1024/1421-0185/a000113

Lange-Küttner, C., & Ebersbach, M. (2013). Girls in detail, boys in shape. Gender differences when drawing cubes in depth. British Journal of Psychology,104, 413-437. DOI: 10.1111/bjop.12010

Lange-Küttner, C. (2012). The importance of reaction times for Developmental Science: What a difference milliseconds make. International Journal of Developmental Science, 6, 51-55. DOI: 10.3233/DEV-2012-11089

Lange-Küttner, C., Averbeck, B.B, Hirsch, S. V., Wießner, I. & Lamba, N. (2012). Sequence learning under uncertainty in children: self-reflection vs. self-assertion. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology, 3, Article 127. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00127

Hystegge, L., Heim, S., Zettelmeyer, E., & Lange- Küttner, C. (2012). Gender-specific contribution of a visual cognition network to reading abilities. British Journal of Psychology, 103, 117-128. DOI:10.1111/j.-2044- 8295.2011.02050.x

Lange-Küttner, C. (2011). Sex differences in visual realism in drawings of animate and inanimate objects. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 113, 439- 453. DOI:10.2466/04.10.24.PMS.113.5.439-453

Lange-Küttner, C. (2011). Ebbinghaus simulated: Just do it 200 times. Development and Learning, 2, 1-6. DOI: 10.1109/DEVLRN.2011.6037363

Lange-Küttner, C. & Krappmann, L. (2011). Ein modalitätsspezifisches Gedächtnis ist ausreichend: Wortgedächtnismodalität bei Leseanfängern und Neuronalen Netzen. (Engl. abstract 'One modality-specific memory is sufficient: Word memory modality in reading beginners and neural networks'), Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie, 25, 19-37. DOI:10.1024/1010-0652/a000027

Lange-Küttner, C. (2010). Ready-made and self-made facilitation effects of arrays: Priming and conceptualization in children's spatial memory. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 69, 189-200. DOI:10.1024/1421-0185/a000023

Lange-Küttner, C. (2010). Discrimination of sea bird sounds vs. garden bird songs: Do Scottish and German-Saxon infants show the same preferential looking behaviour as adults? European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 7, 578-602. DOI:10.1080/17405620902037531

Lange-Küttner, C. (2010) Gender-specific developmental pathways for boys and girls: The Wertheimer Common-Region-Test can predict spatial memory. European Journal of Developmental Science, 4, 46-66. DOI:10.3233/DEV-2010- 15817-004

Lange-Küttner, C. (2009). Habitual size and projective size. The logic of spatial systems in children's drawings. Developmental Psychology, 4, 913-927. DOI:10.137/a0016133

Lange-Küttner, C. (2008). When one is really two: Switching from object to place memory in the A-not-B search task. European Journal of Developmental Science, 2, 370-386. DOI: 10.3233/DEV-2008-2403

Lange-Küttner, C. & Vinter, A. (2008). Drawing and the non-verbal mind. A life-span perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-87205-8

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Lange-Küttner, C. & Finn, C. (2008). Musical notation and fine motor skills when playing the soprano recorder: Making a neural network lift a finger. In Schlesinger, M. Berthouze, L., & Balkenius, C. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling cognitive development in robotic systems. Lund University Cognitive Studies, 139, 69-76. http://www.informatics.sussex.ac.uk/events/epirob/Papers/Lange-Kuettner%20Paper %20Epirob08.pdf

Lange-Küttner, C. & Green, H. (2007). What is the age of mental rotation ? Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Development and Learning, IEEE Press, 259-263. DOI: 10.1109/DEVLRN.2007.4354043

Lange-Küttner, C. (2006). Drawing boundaries: From individual to common region. The development of spatial region attribution in children. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 24, 419-427. DOI: 10.1348/026151005X50753

Lange-Küttner, C. (2005). Word structure effects in German and British reading beginners. Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie, 19, 207-218. DOI: 10.1024/1010-0652.19.4.207

Lange-Küttner, C. (2004). More evidence on size modification in spatial axes system of varying complexity. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 88, 171-192. DOI:10.1016/j.jecp.2004.02.003

Lange-Küttner, C., Kerzmann, A., & Heckhausen, J. (2002). The emergence of visually realistic contour in the drawing of the human figure. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 20, 439-463. DOI: 10.1348/026151002320620415

Lange-Küttner, C. (2000). The role of object violation in the development of visual analysis. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 90, 3-24. DOI: 10.2466/PMS.90.1.3-24

Lange-Küttner, C., & Crichton, M.T. (1999). Change of spatial field effects in 16 to 20 week old infants. Brain and Cognition, 39, 75-92. DOI: 10.1006/brcg.1998.1059

Lange-Küttner, C. (1998). Which babies are closing the AB gap ? Learning effects in object retrieval. Archives de Psychologie, 66, 85-103. INIST-CNRS 5654, 35400007249213.0020

Lange-Küttner, C. (1998). Pressure, velocity and time in speeded drawing of basic graphic patterns in young children. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 86, 1299-1310. DOI: 10.2466/pms.1998.86.3c.1299

Lange-Küttner, C. (1997). Development of size modification of human figure drawings in spatial axes systems of varying complexity. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 66, 264-278. DOI: 10.1006/jecp.1997.2386

Lange-Küttner, C. & Thomas, G. V. (Eds.) (1995). Drawing and looking. Theoretical approaches to pictorial representation in children. Hemel Hempstead: Prentice Hall/Harvester Wheatsheaf. ISBN 0-7450-1571-9 now available with Harlow: Pearson Education. ISBN 0-7450-1571-9

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Lange-Küttner, C. (1994). Gestalt und Konstruktion. Bern: Huber. ISBN 3-456-82523-4

Lange-Küttner, C. (1989). Raumbegriff und Objektbeziehungen beim Kind. Die Entstehung des perspektivischen Zeichnens bei verhaltensgestörten und normalen Kindern. Frankfurt: Lang ISBN 3-8204-9188-0