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Kai Preuss


Research Assistant

Marchstraße 23
D-10587 Berlin
Room: MAR 3.037

Phone: +49 (0)30 314 27821




My main task lies in the contribution to the DPDU-Project. Its goal is the cognitive modelling of spatial processes, for instance mental folding of two-dimensional patterns into three-dimensional objects or the examination of these pattern through mental rotation, among others. Our focus lies on working out associated mental processes - which factors contribute to the difficulty of a mental transformation? Which brain areas are active during what process? On the basis of potential answers to these questions, modelling approaches could be created that would allow spatial-cognitive processes to be describable in general.

Aside from that, I support Nele Rußwinkel as a TA (currently Applied Cognitive Modelling).


Research Interests

  • Cognitive Modelling (ACT-R)
  • Extending ACT-R with representation and processing of spatial mechanisms
  • the role of the motor cortex in simulating movement patterns
  • Strategic choices and strategy development
  • Cognitively plausible learning and emergence in technical systems



  • since 09/2018: Research Assistant (KModyS, TU Berlin)
  • 07/2018: Graduated MSc in Cognitive Science
    (Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg)
  • 08/2013: Graduated BSc in Psychology
    (University of Osnabrück)


Cognitive Modelling of a Mental Rotation Task Using a Generalized Spatial Framework
Citation key preuss2021
Author Preuss, K. and Russwinkel, N.
Title of Book Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling
Year 2021
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