Nils Wendel Heinrich

- Research Associate -

Cognitive modeling of the predictive active self in situated action (COMPAS)


Institute of Information Systems
University of Lübeck
Ratzeburger Allee 160 ( Building 64 - 2nd level, Room 64 )
D-23562 Lübeck

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Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 05/2023: Researcher in the DFG-funded projects RU1743/5-1 and RU1743/7-2, supervised by Prof. Dr. Nele Rußwinkel.
  • 03/2022 - 04/2023: Research Associate in the Cognitive Modeling in dynamic Human-Machine Systems Team at the Department of Psychology and Ergonomics, Technische Universität Berlin
  • 07/2021 - 02/2022: Scholarship holder of the Graduate School of Embodied Choices supervised by Prof. Markus Raab (German Sport University Cologne)
  • 03/2021: Master of Science
    Cognitive Science – Embodied Cognition, University of Potsdam, Master´s thesis: „Statistical inference for a computational model of eye-movement control in reading“ by Prof. Ralf Engbert
  • 03/2019 - 03/2020: Research assistant: General and biological psychology, University of Potsdam
    SFB 1294: Data assimilation; Project B03: Parameter inference and model comparison in dynamical cognitive models
  • 03/2018: Bachelor of Sience
    Psychology, FernUniversität in Hagen, Bachelor´s thesis: „The effect of memory retrieval on proactive inference – challenging the episodic context account“ by Prof. Robert Gaschler

Research Interests

  • Computational models of cognition
  • Dynamical systems for modeling cognitive processes
  • Embodied Cognition
  • Situated Cognition (situated action control)
  • Eye movements and their underlying cognitive processes


  • Heinrich, N. W., Russwinkel, N., Österdiekhoff, A., & Kopp, S. (2023, July). A Straightforward Implementation of Sensorimotor Abstraction in a Two-Layer Architecture for Dynamic Decision-Making. Paper presented at MathPsych/ICCM/EMPG 2023. Via