Dr Constanze Hesse

Dr Constanze Hesse
Dr Constanze Hesse

Dr Constanze Hesse

Dipl.-Psych, Dr. rer. nat., FHEA

Senior Lecturer


School of Psychology William Guild Building Room T11 Kings College Old Aberdeen AB24 3FX

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships
  • MSc Psychological Studies Programme Coordinator
  • Member of the Education Committee
  • Member of Marketing Team
  • Elected Member of Senate
External Memberships
  • Associate Editor: British Journal of Psychology (since 2017)
  • Peer-reviewer for the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland

Research Overview

  • Neuroscience of perception and action
  • Reaching and Grasping in natural and virtual environments
  • Clinical neuropsychology
  • Attention & Motor Control
  • Multisensory Perception

Funding and Grants

  • 2021-2025 ESRC: Research Grant (£598,392): " Adventures in mirror world: Uncovering the cognitive and sensory basis for natural behaviour in virtual reality."
  • 2018-2021 Leverhulme Trust: Research Grant (£200,344): "Handle with Care: Material Properties in Vision and Action Control" (PI; in collaboration with Prof Julie Harris)
  • 2014-2016 Carnegie Trust: Larger Collaborative Grant (£39,752): "Memory and motor performance: Studying human grasping movements" (PI; in collaboration with Dr Gavin Buckingham)
  • 2013-2015 RS Macdonald Charitable Trust (£17,950): funded project: "Residual visual-processing in hemianopia: The role of conscious vision in obstacle avoidance."
  • 2009-2012 Postdoctoral research fellowship from the "Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft" (DFG, ~€60,000): "Paralysed perception: Is the ventral stream involved in visuomotor control of hand movements"

Teaching Responsibilities


  • Level 3: Perception
  • Level 4/5: Current Topics in Psychology
  • Level 4: Neuropsychology of Vision & Action

Small Group teaching:

  • Level 3: Perception Tutorials
  • Level 3: Research practicals
  • Level 4: Critical Reviews

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  • Contact points during mutidigit grasping of geometric objects

    Gilster, R., Hesse, C., Deubel, H.
    Experimental Brain Research, vol. 217, no. 1, pp. 137-151
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Visuomotor performance based on peripheral vision is impaired in visual form agnosic patient DF

    Hesse, C., Ball, K., Schenk, T.
    Neuropsychologia, vol. 50, no. 1, pp. 90-97
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Efficient grasping requires attentional resources

    Hesse, C., Deubel, H.
    Vision Research, vol. 51, no. 11, pp. 1223-1231
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Letter posting and orientation matching: Two equivalent tasks in action and perception?

    Hesse, C., Franz, V. H., Schenk, T.
    Seeing and Perceiving, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 151-172
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Grasping remembered objects: exponential decay of visual memory

    Hesse, C., Franz, V. H.
    Vision Research, vol. 50, no. 24, pp. 2642-2650
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Advance planning in sequential pick-and-place tasks

    Hesse, C., Deubel, H.
    Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 104, no. 1, pp. 508-516
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Bimanual movement control is moderated by fixation strategies

    Hesse, C., Deubel, H.
    Experimental Brain Research, vol. 202, no. 4, pp. 837-850
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Effects of altered transport paths and intermediate movement goals on human grasp kinematics

    Hesse, C., Deubel, H.
    Experimental Brain Research, vol. 201, no. 1, pp. 93-109
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Review of 'Sensorimotor control of grasping: physiology and pathophysiology' by D.A. Nowak and J. Hermsdoerfer (Eds.)

    Hesse, C.
    Perception, vol. 38, no. 11, pp. 1735-1736
    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
  • Changes in grasping kinematics due to different startpostures of the hand

    Hesse, C., Deubel, H.
    Human Movement Science, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 415-436
    Contributions to Journals: Articles