drapeau français Martin Constant

Dr. Martin Constant — Post-Doc at University of Geneva

I finished my PhD at the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences of the LMU München in December 2022.

My PhD supervisor was Heinrich R. Liesefeld.

I'm now a Post-Doc at the University of Geneva, working with Dirk Kerzel.

My current research topic is to understand how salience influences the encoding of information into visual working memory.

Aside from this topic, my main interests are about methodological and statistical issues in experimental psychology.


  • Kerzel, D., & Constant, M. (2024, accepted).
    Dense and uniform displays facilitate the detection of salient targets. Visual Cognition

  • Constant, M., Mandal, A., Asanowicz, D., Yamaguchi, M., Gillmeister, H., Kerzel, D., Luque, D., Pesciarelli, F., Fehr, T., Mushtaq, F., Pavlov, Y. G., & Liesefeld, H. R. (2023).
    A multilab investigation into the N2pc as an indicator of attentional selectivity: Direct replication of Eimer (1996).
    Registered Report aimed for Cortex. https://doi.org/grv7h2 [accepted version; in-principle acceptance]

  • Constant, M. & Liesefeld, H. R. (2023).
    Effects of salience are long-lived and stubborn.
    Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 152(9), 2685-2694. https://doi.org/gr6xzr [accepted version; data]

  • Liesefeld, H.,Constant, M. & Oberauer K. (2022).
    The consequences of effects of saliency are long-lived (and stubborn).
    Journal of Vision, 22(14), 4206. https://doi.org/jsvx (Conference abstract) [poster]

  • Constant, M. & Liesefeld, H. R. (2022).
    Examining the effect of saliency on EEG markers of attention allocation and maintenance in a visual-working-memory task.
    Journal of Vision, 22(14), 3512. https://doi.org/jsvw (Conference abstract) [poster]

  • Laybourn, S., Frenzel A. C., Constant M. & Liesefeld, H. R. (2022).
    Unintended emotions in the laboratory: Emotions incidentally induced by a standard visual working memory task predict task performance.
    Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 151(7), 1591-1605. https://doi.org/hh3g [accepted version; data]

  • Constant, M. & Liesefeld, H. R. (2021).
    Massive effects of saliency on information processing in visual working memory.
    Psychological Science, 32(5), 682-691. https://doi.org/gjk9jh [preprint V1; preprint V2; peer-reviewed]

  • Constant, M. & Liesefeld, H. R. (2020).
    The role of saliency for visual working memory in complex visual scenes.
    Journal of Vision, 20(11), 499. https://doi.org/fgf4 (Conference abstract) [poster]

  • Constant, M. & Mellet, E. (2018).
    The impact of handedness, sex, and cognitive abilities on Left–Right Discrimination: A behavioral study.
    Frontiers in Psychology, 9. https://doi.org/gdbb4f [pdf]