Published or in press


Lester, AW, Moffat, SD, Wiener, JM, Barnes, CA, Wolbers, T (2017). The Aging Navigational System. Neuron, 95, 5:1019-1035

O’Malley, M., Innes, A. & Wiener, J.M. Mem Cogn (2017). 

Miller JK, McDougall S, Thomas S, Wiener J. (2017) The Impact of the Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Gene on Trauma and Spatial Processing. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2017; 6(12):108.

Hartmeyer, S., Grzeschik, R., Wolbers, T., Wiener, J.M. (2017). The effects of attentional engagement on route learning performance in a virtual environment: an aging study. Front. Aging Neurosci. 9:235. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2017.00235

Miller, JK, McDougall, S, Thomas, S, Wiener, JM (2017). Impairment in active navigation from trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 140:114-123.

O’Malley, M. Innes, A., Muir, S., Wiener, J.M. (2017) ‘All the corridors are the same’: a qualitative study of the orientation experiences and design preferences of UK older adults living in a communal retirement development. Ageing and Society  1-26 28 published online: Mar 2017 (DOI:

O’Malley, M., Innes A., Wiener, J.M. (2017). Decreasing spatial disorientation in care-home settings: How psychology can guide the development of dementia friendly design guidelines. Dementia, 16 (3); 315-328 (doi:10.1177/1471301215591334

Lisofsky, N., Wiener, J., de Condappa, O., Gallinat, J., Lindenberger, U. and Kühn, S., (2016). Differences in navigation performance and postpartal striatal volume associated with pregnancy in humans. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 134 (Part B), 400-407.

Grison, E., Gyselinck, V., Burkhardt, J.M. and Wiener, J.M., (2016) Route planning with transportation network maps: an eye-tracking study. Psychological Research, 1-15.

de Condappa, O. and Wiener, J., (2016) Human place and response learning: navigation strategy selection, pupil size and gaze behavior.Psychological Research, 80 (1), 82-93.

Strickrodt M, O’Malley M and Wiener JM (2015) This Place Looks Familiar—How Navigators Distinguish Places with Ambiguous Landmark Objects When Learning Novel Routes. Frontiers in Psychology. 6:1936. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01936

Wolbers T and Wiener JM (2014). Challenges for identifying the neural mechanisms that support spatial navigation: the impact of spatial scale. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:571. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00571

Miller J.K. & J.M. Wiener,  (2014). PTSD recovery, Spatial Processing, and the val66met Polymorphism. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.  doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00100J

Wiener, J.M., de Condappa, O., Harris, M.A., Wolbers, T. (2013). Maladaptive bias for extrahippocampal navigation strategies in aging humans. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(14), 6012-6017

Hills TT, Kalff C, Wiener JM (2013) Adaptive Lévy Processes and Area-Restricted Search in Human Foraging. PLoS ONE 8(4): e60488. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0060488

Kmecova H.,  D Araci,  P. Moyo & J. Wiener:  How do we read YAH maps? An Eye-Tracking Study. 1st International Workshop on Eye Tracking for Spatial Research, 2013

Wiener, J.M., Kmecova, H. & de Condappa, O. (2012). Route repetition and route retracing: Effects of cognitive aging. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 4(7).

Wiener, J.M., Hölscher, C., Büchner, S. & Konieczny, L. (2012). Gaze behaviour during space perception and spatial decision making. Psychological Research, 76, 713-729.

Harris, M.A., Wiener, J.M. & Wolbers, T. (2012). Aging specifically impairs switching to an allocentric navigational strategy. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 4(20).

Emo, B., Hölscher, C., Wiener, J. & Dalton, R.C. (2012). Wayfinding and spatial configuration: Evidence from street corners. In Proceedings of the 8th Space Syntax Symposion, Santiago de Chile, 2012.

Ragni, M. & Wiener, J. (2012). Constraints, inferences, and the shortest paths: Which paths do we prefer? In: CogSci 2012: Proceedings of the 34rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society (in press).

Büchner, S., Wiener, J. & Hölscher, C. (2012). Methodological triangulation to assess sign placement. Proceedings of the 2012 Symposium on Eye-Tracking Research & Applications.

Hölscher, C., Tenbrink, T. & Wiener, J.M. (2011). Would you follow your own route description? Cognitive strategies in urban route planning. Cognition, 121(2), 228-247.

Meilinger, T., Berthoz, A. & Wiener, J.M. (2011). The integration of spatial information across different viewpoints. Memory & Cognition, 39(6), 1042-1054.

Wiener, J.M., Berthoz, A. & Wolbers, T. (2011). Dissociable cognitive mechanisms underlying human path integration. Experimental Brain Research , 208(1), 61-71.

Wiener J.M., Shettleworth, S., Bingman, V.P., Cheng, K., Healy, S., Jacobs, L.F., Jeffery, K.J., Mallot, H.A., Menzel, R. & Newcombe, N.S. (2011). Animal navigation – a synthesis. In R. Menzel and J. Fischer (Eds), Animal Thinking: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Cognition. Strüngmann Forum Report, vol. 8, J. Lupp, series ed. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press (pp.52-76).

Wiener, J.M., de Condappa, O. & 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. Cognitive Science Society

Tenbrink, Wiener, Claramunt, Avraamides, Malaka, Mallot (2010). Spatial behaviour and linguistic representation: Collaborative interdisciplinary specialized workshop. Journal of Spatial information Science, 1, 115-120.

Kallf, C., Hills, T. & Wiener, J.M. (2010) Human foraging behavior: A virtual reality investigation on area restricted search in humans. In CogSci 2010: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society, 168-173.

Wiener, J.M., Büchner, S. &Hölscher C. (2009). Taxonomy of human wayfinding: A knowledge-based approach. Spatial Cognition & Computation, 9(2), 152-165.

Wiener, J.M.,Ehbauer, N. & Mallot, H.A. (2009). Planning paths to multiple targets: memory involvement and planning heuristics in spatial problem solving. Psychological Research, 77(5), 644-658.

Tenbrink T. & WienerJ.M. (2009). The Verbalization of Multiple Strategies in a Variant of the Traveling Salesman Problem. Cognitive Processing, 10(2), 143-161

Terziman, L., Lecuyer A., Hillaire S., & Wiener, J.M. (2009). Can Camera Motions Improve the Perception of Traveled Distance in Virtual Environments? (accepted at IEEE Virtual Reality 2009)

Ragni M., Wiener, J.M., Hölscher, C., Brösamle, M., Büchner, S., Kalff, C., Kuhnmünch, G. & Strube, G. (2009). Human Spatial Cognition: Cognitive Science joins AI and Robotics. KI: Project Report (in press)

Wiener, J.M., Büchner, S., Hölscher, C. & Konieczny, L. (2009). How the geometry of space controls visual attention during spatial decision making. Full Paper and Oral Presentation at CogSci

Büchner, S., Wiener, J.M. & Hölscher, C. (2009). Interaction of target location and strategy choice for search performance. Full Paper and Oral Presentation at CogSci (accepted)

Wiener, J.M., Lafon, M. & Berthoz, A (2008). Path planning under spatial uncertainty. Memory & Cognition, 36(3), 495-504.

Franz G. & 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(4), 574-592.

Wiener, J.M. & Tenbrink, T. (2008) Traveling salesman problem: The human case. KI: Themenheft KI und Kognition, 1(8), 18-22.

Hurlebaus R., Basten, K., Mallot, H.A. & Wiener, J.M. (2008) Route learning strategies in a virtual cluttered environment. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 5248, 104-120.

Gerstmayr, L., Mallot, H.A. & Wiener, J.M. (2008) A minimalistic model of visually guided path selection and obstacle avoidance behavior. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 5248, 87-103.

Wiener, J.M., Tenbrink, T., Henschel, J. & Hölscher, C. (2008). Situated and prospective path planning: Route choice in an urban environment (CogSci 2008)

Wiener J.M., Meilinger, T. & Berthoz, A. (2008) The integration of spatial information across different perspectives (CogSci 2008)

Wolbers T., Wiener, J.M., Mallot, H.A. & Büchel, C. (2007). Differential recruitment of hippocampus, medial prefrontal cortex and the hMT+ complex during path integration in humans. Journal of Neuroscience, 27(35), 9408-9416.

Wiener, J.M., Franz, G., Rossmanith, N., Reichelt, A., Mallot, H.A. & Bülthoff, H.H. (2007). Isovist analysis captures properties of space relevant for locomotion and experience. Perception 36(7) 1066-1083.

Tenbrink, T. & Wiener, J.M. (2007). Wayfinding strategies in behavior and language: A symmetric and interdisciplinary approach to cognitive processes. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 4387, 401-420.

Riecke, B. E. & Wiener, J. M. (2007). Can people not tell left from right in VR? Point-to-origin studies revealed qualitative errors in visual path integration. Proceedings of IEEE Virtual Reality 2007, 3-10.

Wiener, J.M. & Mallot, H. (2006). Path complexity does not impair visual path integration. Spatial Cognition and Computation, 6(4), 333-346.

Brembs, B. & Wiener, J.M. (2006). Context and occasion-setting in Drosophila visual learning. Learning & Memory, 13 618-628.

Wiener, J. M. & Franz, G. (2005). Isovists as a means to predict spatial experience and behavior. Lecture notes in artificial intelligence, 3343, 42-57.

Wiener, J.M., Ehbauer, N. & Mallot, H.A. (2005). Path planning and optimization in the traveling salesman problem: Nearest neighbor vs. region-based strategies. Dagstuhl Seminar 05491″Spatial Cognition: Specialization and Integration”

Franz, G., Mallot, H. & Wiener, J. (2005). Graph-based models of space in architecture and cognitive science – a comparative analysis. Architecture, Engineering and Construction of Build Environments, 30(38), ISBN 1-897233-05-1, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Franz, G. & Wiener, J.M. (2005). Exploring isovist-based correlates of spatial behavior and experience. Proceeding of the 5th Space Syntax Symposium, Delft, 503-517.

Wiener, J.M., Schnee, A. & Mallot, H.A. (2004). Use and interaction of navigation strategies in regionalized environments. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 24(4), 475-493.

Wiener, J.M. & Mallot, H.A. (2003). ‘Fine-to-coarse’ route planning and navigation in regionalized environments. Spatial Cognition and Computation 3(4), 331-358.



Ramsey, C., Miellet, S., Gatzidis, C., Wiener, J.M.  (under review). Visual search, Virtual Reality and 3D Fixation Patterns

McMah R., Moseley R, Wiener J.M. (under review) Autistic traits affect the encoding of spatial information from a different perspective

Ring et al., (under review) Spatial navigation from same and different directions: The role of executive functions, memory and attention in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder


MPI-Technical Reports

Wiener, J.M., Schnee, A. & Mallot, H.A. (2004). Navigation Strategies in Regionalized Environments, 121.

Wiener, J.M., & Mallot, H.A. (2003) Navigating Regionalized Environments, (115) (18).

PhD Theses

Wiener, J.M. (2004). Places and Regions in Perception, Route Planning, and Spatial Memory.

Diploma Theses

Wiener, J.M. (2000) Kontext-Generalisierung in Drosophila melanogaster. Lehrstuhl für Genetik, Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg WÜRZBURG.