Freie Universität Berlin

Dr. Lüdtke received her PhD in 2009 from the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. She is currently a research associate in the division of Experimental and Neurocognitive Psychology and coordinates the laboratories at the psychological department including EEG, eye tracking and peripheral physiology. She is an expert in the field of language and text comprehension. Her current research projects deal with the interplay of language and emotion during reading of shorter and longer text units such as sentences or texts.  Focusing on the field neurocognitive poetics she works on the question how to combine online measures like eye tracking with offline measures like subjective ratings to get a detailed picture of how readers read and react to literary texts like poems, short stories, and narratives.

Fechino, M., Jacobs, A.M., & Lüdtke, J. (in press). Following in Jakobson and Lévi-Strauss’ footsteps: a neurocognitive poetics investigation of eye movements during the reading of Baudelaire’s ‘Les Chats’. Journal of Eye Movement Research. 

Xue, S., Jacobs, A.M. & Lüdtke, J., (2020). What is the Difference? Rereading Shakespeare’s Sonnets — an Eye Tracking Study. Frontiers in Psychology, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00421

Lüdtke, J., Froehlich, E., Jacobs, A.M., & Hutzler, F. (2019). The SLS-Berlin: Validation of a German computer-based screening test to measure reading proficiency in early and late adulthood. Frontiers in Psychology, 10:1682. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01682

Lüdtke, J., & Jacobs, A.M. (2015). The emotion potential of simple sentences: additive or interactive effects of nouns and adjectives?. Frontiers in psychology, 6, 1137., DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01137 (IF – 2.800)

Lüdtke, J., Meyer-Sickendieck, B., &, Jacobs, A.M. (2014). Immersing in the stillness of an early morning: Testing the mood empathy hypothesis of poetry reception. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 8(3), 363.