About Me

Hi! I am Patrick, a cognitive scientist intrigued by the way humans incorporate the environment—laptops, smartphones, robots, but also fellow humans—into their cognitive processing. I have received a M.S. in Neuroscience (International Max Planck Research School and University of Tübingen) and a PhD in Psychology (George Mason University; concentration: Human Factors and Applied Cognition). During my studies, I have been generously supported by the German Academic Foundation (“Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”), a research stipend from the Hasso Plattner Institute, and a Presidential Scholarship from George Mason University. Currently, I am happy that the German Research Foundation is sponsoring my postdoc position on cognitive processes underlying the decision to outsource thought to tech-augmented environments (Cognition and Behavior group @ Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg). 

Cognitive Interactions with Computers, Artificial Agents, and Embodied Robots

  1. Weis, P. P., & Wiese, E. (2020). Know your cognitive environment! Mental models as crucial determinant of offloading preferences. Human Factors. 10.1177/0018720820956861. pdf
  2. Weis, P. P., & Wiese, E. (2018). Using tools to help us think: Actual but also believed reliability modulates cognitive offloading. Human Factors, 61(2), 243-254. 10.1177/0018720818797553. pdf
  3. Weis, P. P., & Herbert, C. (2021). Do I still like myself? Human-robot collaboration entails emotional consequences. Preprint. 10.31219/osf.io/6cmxd. pdf
  4. Weis, P. P., & Wiese, E. (2019). Problem Solvers Adjust Cognitive Offloading Based on Performance Goals. Cognitive Science, 43(12), e12802. 10.1111/cogs.12802. pdf
  5. Weis, P. P., & Wiese, E. (2019). Investing in brain-based memory leads to decreased use of technology-based memory. J Exp Psychol Appl.1037/xap0000259. pdf
  6. Wiese, E., Weis, P. P., & Lofaro, D. (2018). Embodied social robots trigger gaze following in real-time. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots (UR 2018). pdf
  7. Wiese, E., Weis, P. P., Yochanan, B., Kapsaskis, K., & Gray, K. (2021). It’s a match: Task assignment in human-robot collaboration depends on mind perception. Int J of Soc Robotics. 10.1007/s12369-021-00771-z. pdf
  8. Weis, P. P., & Wiese, E. (2018). Speed considerations can be of little concern when outsourcing thought to external devices. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 62, No. 1, pp. 14-18). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications. pdf

 Robot Appearance

  1. Wiese, E. *, & Weis, P. P. * (2020). It matters to me if you are human—Examining categorical perception in human and nonhuman agents. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies.1016/j.ijhcs.2019.08.002. pdf
  2. Weis, P. P., & Wiese, E. (2017). Cognitive conflict as possible origin of the uncanny valley. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting(Vol. 61, No. 1, pp. 1599-1603). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications. pdf
  3. Abubshait, A., Weis, P.P., & Wiese, E. (2020). Does Context Matter? Effects of Robot Appearance and Reliability on Social Attention Differs Based on Lifelikeness of Gaze Task. Int J of Soc Robotics. 10.1007/s12369-020-00675-4. pdf

 Other Topics

  1. Weis, P. P.*, & Herbert, C.* (2017). Bodily reactions to emotional words referring to own versus other people’s emotions. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1277. 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01277. pdf
  2. Feld, G. B., Weis, P. P., & Born, J. (2016). The limited capacity of sleep-dependent memory consolidation. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1368. 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01368. pdf

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* Authors have contributed equally and share first authorship.

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