Fabian Kessler

Fabian Kessler

Fabian Kessler joined the lab in February 2020.

Research interests

My current research focuses on questions concerning human spatial navigation behavior. My work is centered around the question: How do Humans get from point A to B?

More specifically, I’m interested in how humans represent their own belief about where they are in the world and how they use it to inform their navigational decisions. I combine work from navigation experiments in virtual environments with probabilistic computational models in order to understand complex navigation behavior, where information from multiple sources is integrated over time and space.

Professional Experience

Since 2020 PhD student Psychology of Information Processing
2017-2019 Research Assistant Psychology of Information Processing
2014-2016 Student Teaching Assistant: Grundlagen der Programmierung
2015-2016 Student Teaching Assistant: Einführung in Software Engineering
2014-2015 Student Teaching Assistant: Grundlagen der Informatik I

Presentations and publications

  • J. Frankenstein, F. Kessler, C. Rothkopf. Applying psychophysics to applied spatial cognition research. Spatial Cognition XII, 2020 [submitted]


Summer 2020 Cognitive Science III: Action (Seminar)


2017 – 2020 M.Sc. Psychology in IT, TU Darmstadt, Germany
2013 – 2017 B.Sc. Psychology in IT, TU Darmstadt, Germany