Chris Lange-Küttner

Cognitive Development


From Objects to Scenes

Visual Cognition

From Search to Memory

Words and Sounds

From Sounds to Words

September 2022

The manuscript of Lange-Küttner, C., Beckles, C.F., Ahmed, R.K., & Fisher, L.E. 'Rich and sparse figurative information in children’s memory for colorful places' has been accepted by the APA journal Developmental Psychology. We turned the conventional memory arrays inside out as in the retrieval array, places were colorful and placeholders were uniform black stars and compared it to the usual arrays with colorful individual shapes whose locations need to be remembered.


August 2022

A study on drawing a spacebox (with filmclips of recorded drawings) has been accepted and is in press. We found that the negative space technique drawing air around objects could be used with children from 9 years onwards.

Lange-Küttner, C., & Vinueza-Chavez, X. (in press). The space paradox in graphic representation. In Fabris, M. A., et al. (Eds.) (2022). Children’s drawings: Evidence-based research and practice. Frontiers Research Topic 

June 2022

An interactive experiment to create areas in a grid against a randomly behaving computer system partner has been accepted and is in press: 

Lange-Küttner, C. & Beringer, J. (in press). How to create an area when playing against a machine. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction

May 2022

A report about children's developmental changes in networks of fine and gross motor skills with the onset of schooling has been accepted for publication: Bondi, D., Robazza, C., Lange-Küttner, C., & Pietrangelo, T. (accepted). Motor control networking in development. American Journal of Human Biology

March 2022

The following reports have been accepted for publication:

Hentschel, M., Averbeck, B. B., & Lange-Küttner, C. (accepted). The role of IQ and social skills in 7- to 11-year-old children's coping with uncertainty. German Journal of Developmental and Educational Psychology (ZEPP)

Semertzi, A. M. & Lange-Küttner, C. (accepted). Nicotine and caffeine users’ blood pressure regulation during sustained visual attention. Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling

October 2021

The manuscript Bechari-Martin, H. & Lange-Küttner, C. (in press). Object-based practice effects recover the graphic object concept in Alzheimer’s Dementia. Preprint DOI: 10.31234/ has been accepted by the APA journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts

July 2021

The manuscript of Lange-Küttner, C., & Puiu, A. A. 'Perceptual load and sex-specific personality traits: The impact of the Big Five Personality dimensions and the Autism Quotient on visual search' has been accepted by the Hogrefe journal Experimental Psychology

March 2021

The manuscript of Lange-Küttner, C., Averbeck, B. B., Hentschel, M., & Baumbach, J. 'Intelligence matters for stochastic feedback processing during sequence learning in adolescents and young adults' is accepted by the journal Intelligence

New published test: Lange-Küttner, C. (2021). Common Region Test (CRT). A drawing test for assessment of the development of spatial organization in children [Database record]. PsycTESTS control number 9999-79011-000.

February 2021

The APA article in Developmental Psychology on the new mental rotation test by Nikolay Lütke is now available in print. It demonstrates that there is an optimal 3D cube aggregate with 4 elements that can be used with children. So far, mostly 2D pictures were used.

December 2020

The invited manuscript Lange-Küttner, C., & Kochhar, R. 'The culture-fair Common Region Test (CRT)' has been accepted for publication by Academia Letters

November 2020

The manuscript Lütke, N. & Lange-Küttner, C. 'The magical number four in children’s mental rotation of cube aggregates' has been accepted by the APA journal Developmental Psychology H-Index 203