Philip Furley

Dr. Philip Furley

IG II , Raum 117

Institut für Trainingswissenschaft und Sportinformatik

E-Mail p.furley@­dshs-koeln.de
Telefon +49 221 4982-4310
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Kurzvita / Publikationen


Dr. Philip Furley (M. A.) ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Kognitions- und Sportspielforschung (IKS) der Deutschen Sporthochschule Köln. Er ist Abteilungsleiter der Abteilung "Kognition & Motivation" am IKS. Magisterstudium an der Universität Heidelberg mit den Fächern Sportwissenschaft & Psychologie. 2006/2007 Teilnahme am Masterstudiengang in Sport and Exercise Psychology an der San Diego State University, Kalifornien. 2012 Promotion mit dem Thema "Working Memory and the control of attention in sport: From general mechanisms to individual differences" an der Deutschen Sporthochschule Köln, welche mit dem 1. Platz beim Toyotapreis (Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Bereich) und dem 2. Platz beim DVS-Karl-Hofmann-Publikationspreis ausgezeichnet wurde.

Ad-hoc review


Cognition and Emotion

Frontiers in Psychology

International Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology 

International Journal of Sport Psychology

Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Journal of Sport Sciences

Movement & Sport Sciences

Perceptual & Motor Skills 


Psychological Research

Psychology of Sport and Excercise

RICYDE. Revista Internacional de Ciencias del Deporte

The German Journal of Sportscience (Sportwissenschaft)

The Open Sports Sciences Journal

The Sport Psychologist

Visual Cognition

Forschungsanträge und Bücher

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

The MIT Press



Journal Beiträge (peer reviewed)

44. Kreitz, C., Schnuerch, R., Furley, P. A., & Memmert, D. (2018). What’s past is past: Neither perceptual preactivation nor prior motivational relevance decrease subsequent inattentional blindness. Consciousness and cognition, 59, 1-9. [Link]

43. Furley, P., Schul, K., & Memmert, D. (2017). Das Experten-Novizen-Paradigma und die Vertrauenskrise in der Psychologie. Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie.   43. Kreitz, C., Furley, P., & Memmert, D. (2016). Inattentional blindness is influenced by exposure time not motion speed. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69(3), 495-505. [Link] 

42. Ryan, C., Furley, P., & Mulhall, K. (2016, accepted). Judgments of Nonverbal Behaviour by Children with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: Can they Detect Signs of Winning and Losing from Brief Video Clips? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

41. Furley, P., Noel, B., & Memmert, D. (2016, iFirst). Attention towards the goalkeeper and distraction during penalty shootouts in association football: A retrospective analysis of penalty shootouts from 1984 to 2012. Journal of Sport Science.

40. Furley, P., & Wood, G. (2016, iFirst). Working memory, attentional control, and expertise in sports: A review of current literature and directions for future research. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.

39. Furley, P., Schnuerch, R., & Gibbons, H. (2016, iFirst). The winner takes it all: Event-related brain potentials reveal enhanced motivated attention toward athletes’ nonverbal signals of leading. Social Neuroscience.

38. Furley, P., Memmert, D., & Weigelt, M. (2016). "How much is that player in the window? The one with the early birthday?" Relative age influences the value of the best soccer players, but not the best businesspeople. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 84.

37. Schweizer, G., & Furley, P. (2016, iFirst). Reproducible research in sport and exercise psychology: The role of sample sizes. Psychology of Sport & Exercise.

36. Kreitz, C., Furley, P., Simons, D. J., & Memmert, D. (2016). Does working memory capacity predict cross-modally induced failures of awareness? Consciousness and Cognition, 39, 18-27.

35. Gomez, M.-A., Ortega Toro, E., & Furley, P. (2015). The influence of unsportsmanlike fouls on basketball teams’ performance according to contextual-related variables. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.

34. Memmert, D., Almond, L., Bunker, D., Butler, J., Fasold, F., Griffin, L., ... Furley, P. (2015). Top 10 Research Questions Related to Teaching Games for Understanding. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 86(4), 347-59. [PDF] 

33. Kreitz, C., Furley, P., Memmert, D., & Simons, D. J. (2015). The Influence of Attention Set, Working Memory Capacity, and Expectations on Inattentional Blindness. Perception. [PDF]

32. Furley, P., & Schweizer, G. (2016, iFirst). In a flash: Thin slice judgment accuracy of leading and trailing in sports. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior.

31. Furley, P., & Dörr, J. (2015). "Eddie would(n't) go!" Perceptual-cognitive expertise in surfing. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 22, 66-71. 

30. Furley, P., Moll, T., & Memmert, D. (2015). Put your Hands up in the Air? The Interpersonal Effects of Pride and Shame Expressions on Opponents and Teammates. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1361. [PDF]

29. Kreitz, C., Furley, P., Memmert, D., & Simons, D. J. (2015). Inattentional Blindness and Individual Differences in Cognitive Abilities. PLoS One, 10(8), e0134675. [PDF]

28. Furley, P., & Memmert, D. (2015, iFirst). Coaches' implicit associations between size and giftedness: Implications for the Relative Age Effect. Journal of Sport Sciences.

27. Kreitz, C., Furley, P., & Memmert, D. (2015, iFirst). Inattenional blindness is influenced by exposure time not motion speed. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. [PDF]

26. Furley, P., Schweizer, G., & Bertrams, A. (2015). The two modes of an athlete. Dual-Process theories in the field of sport. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 8, 106-124. [PDF]

25. Helmich, I., Saluja, R. S., Lausberg, H., Kempe, M., Furley, P., Berger, A., Chen, J.-K., Ptito, A. (2015, iFirst): Persistent postconcussive symptoms are accompanied by decreased functional brain oxygenation. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. DOI: 10.1176/appi.neuropsych.14100276 [PDF]

24. Furley, P., & Memmert, D. (2015). Creativity and working memory capacity in sports: Working memory capacity is not a limiting factor in creative decision making amongst skilled performers. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 115. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00115 [PDF]

23. Kreitz, C., Schnuerch, R., Furley, P., Gibbons, H., & Memmert, D. (2015). Does semantic preactivation reduce inattentional blindness? Attention Perception & Psychophysics, 77, 759-767. [PDF]

22. Englert, C., Bertrams, A., Furley, P., & Oudejans, R. (2015). Is ego depletion associated with increased distractibility? Results from a basketball free throw task. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 18, 26-31.

21. Kreitz, C., Furley, P., Memmert, D., & Simons, D. J. (2014). Working-memory performance is related to spatial breadth of attention. Psychological Research, 79(6), 1034-1041. [PDF]

20. Laborde, S., Furley, P., & Schempp, C. (2015).The relationship between working memory, reinvestment, and heart rate variability. Physiology & Behavior, 139, 430-436. [PDF]

19. Bertrams, A.,  Baumeister, R. F., Englert, C., & Furley, P. (2015). Ego depletion in color priming research: Self-control strength moderates the detrimental effect of red on cognitive test performance. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 311-322.

18. Furley, P., & Schweizer, G. (2014) “I’m Pretty Sure That We Will Win!” The Influence of Score-Related Nonverbal Behavioral Changes on the Confidence in Winning a Basketball Game. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 35, 316-320. [PDF]

17. Noël, B., Furley, P., van der Kamp, J., Dicks, M., & Memmert, D. (2014, iFirst). The development of a method for identifying penalty kick strategies in Association Football. Journal of Sports Sciences, 33. 1-10. [PDF]

16. Noël, B., Furley, P., Hüttermann, S., Nopp, S., Vogelbein, M. & Memmert, D. (2014, in press). Einflussfaktoren auf Erfolg und Misserfolg beim Elfmeterschießen Eine empiriegeleitete retrospektive Analyse der Europa- und Weltmeisterschaften von 1982 bis 2012. Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie, 21, 3–14. [PDF]

15. Furley, P., Bertrams, A., Englert, C., & Delphia, A. (2013). Ego Depletion, attentional control, and decision making in sport. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 14, 900-9004. [PDF]

14. Furley, P., & Schweizer, G. (2013). The expression of victory and loss: Estimating who's leading or trailing from nonverbal cues in sport. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 38, 13-29. [PDF]

13. Furley, P., & Memmert, D. (2013). “Whom Should I Pass To?” The More Options the More Attentional Guidance from Working Memory. PLoS ONE 8(5): e62278. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062278 [PDF]

12. Furley, P., & Dicks, M. (2014). "White men can't jump." But can they throw? Social perception in European basketball. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 5, 857-867. [PDF]

11. Furley, P., Memmert, D., & Schmid. S. (2013). Perceptual load in sport and the heuristic value of the perceptual load paradigm in examining expertise related perceptual-cognitive adaptations. Cognitive Processing, 14, 31-42. [PDF]

10. Furley, P., & Memmert, D. (2012). Working Memory Capacity as controlled attention in tactical decision making. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 34, 322-344. [PDF]

9. Furley, P., Dicks, M., Stendtke, F., & Memmert, D. (2012). "Get it out the way. The wait's killing me." Hastening and hiding during soccer penalty kicks. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 13, 454-465. [PDF]

8. Furley, P., Dicks, M., & Memmert, D. (2012). Nonverbal Behavior in Soccer: The Influence of Dominant and Submissive Body Language on the Impression Formation and Expectancy of Success of Soccer Players. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 34, 61-82. [PDF]

7. Furley, P., & Dicks, M. (2012). “Hold your head high”. The influence of emotional versus neutral nonverbal expressions of dominance and submissiveness in baseball. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 43, 294-311. [PDF]

6. Furley, P., & Memmert, D. (2011). Studying cognitive adaptations in the field of sport: Broad or narrow transfer? A comment on Allen, Fioratou, and McGeorge (2011). Perceptual & Motor Skills, 113, 2, 481-488. [PDF]

5. Furley, P., & Memmert, D. (2010). The role of working memory in sports. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 3, 171-194. [PDF]

4. Memmert, D., & Furley, P. (2010). Beyond Inattentional Blindness and Attentional Misdirection: From Attentional Paradigms to Attentional Mechanisms. Consciousness and Cognition, 19, 1107-1109. [PDF]

3. Furley, P., Memmert, D., & Heller, C. (2010). The Dark Side of Visual Awareness in Sport – Inattentional Blindness in a Real-World Basketball Task. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 72, 1327-1337. [PDF]

2. Furley, P., & Memmert, D. (2010). Differences in spatial working memory as a function of team sports expertise: the Corsi Block-tapping Task in sport psychological assessment. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 110, 801-808. [PDF]

1. Memmert, D. & Furley, P. (2007). “I spy with my little eye!” – Breadth of Attention, Inattentional Blindness, and Tactical Decision Making in Team Sports. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 29, 365–381. [PDF]

Furley, P. & Memmert, D. (2007). Breadth of Attention, Inattentional Blindness, and Tactical Decision-making in Team Sports. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Supplement to Volume 29, 162.


Journal Beiträge (begutachtet)

Furley, P. & Memmert, D. (2009). Aufmerksamkeitstraining im Sportspiel. Leistungsport, 3, 33-36.

Furley, P., & Memmert, D. (2009). L‘allenamento dell’attenzione nei giochi sportive. Le componenti dell’attenzione e il paradigma della cecità attentiva. Scuola Dello Sport, 82, 51-56.

Furley, P. & Memmert, D. (2005). Provozieren vor instruieren! Zur Aufmerksamkeitsfokussierung im Sportspiel. Sportpraxis, 6, 22- 24.



Aufmerksamkeit (attention) und Arbeitsgedächtnis (working memory)

Personenwahrnehmung (person perception) und nonverbales Verhalten (nonverbal behavior) im Sport