Max A. B. Hinrichs

Max A. B. Hinrichs

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • spatial navigation • cognitive maps • episodic memory • fMRI, MEG, (i)EEG • computational modelling and artificial intelligence


Academic education

since 2021  Doctoral candidate, Max Planck School of Cognition, Leipzig, Germany
                      Lab rotations in the orientation year:
                      Hauke Heekeren & Rasmus Bruckner,
                      Christian Doeller & Nicholas Menghi, and
                      Nicolas Schuck & Shany Grossman

2021            Master of Science in Psychology, Georg August University Göttingen, Germany

2019            Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Georg August University Göttingen, Germany



2020 “Lower Saxony scholarship” (Niedersachsenstipendium) for exceptionally gifted students, Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture, Germany

2019 Small grant for participant reimbursement for bachelor’s project „Enhancing the ecological validity in tasks of implicit theory of mind”, Fachgruppe Psychologie, Georg August University Göttingen, Germany

2018 PROMOS stipend for a 12-week internship at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany

2017 Erasmus+ Key Action 103 Grant for exchange studies at the University of Bergen, Norway


Kulke, L., & Hinrichs, M. (2021). Implicit Theory of Mind under realistic social circumstances measured with mobile eye-tracking. Scientific Reports, 11:1215. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-80614-5

Kulke, L., & Hinrichs, M. (2021). Measuring implicit Theory of Mind in live social situations with mobile eye-tracking. International Congress of Psychology, Prague, Czech Republic, 21 July. [Conference abstract]

Kulke, L., & Hinrichs, M. (2020). Monitoring gaze during live interactions – a mobile eye-tracking study investigating Theory of Mind. Online Poster Flash of the DGPs Conference, Vienna, Austria, 19 September. [Conference abstract]

Hinrichs, M., & Kulke, L. (2019). Testing anticipatory looking implicit Theory of Mind paradigms under
more realistic social circumstances. Preregistration with the Open Science Framework.



Bayramova, R.*, Goltermann, O.*, Enk, L., Hinrichs, M. A. B., Kamp, F., Serio, B., & Hofmann, S. (2022). Explainable AI for higher cognitive functions: How to provide explanations in the face of increasing complexity. Talk given at 22nd Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, Lille, France.

* shared first authorship


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