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Klaus Oberauer studied Psychology at the Free University Berlin and earned his doctoral degree (Dr. phil) at University of Heidelberg in 1995. He has held research positions at the University of Mannheim (1994-1997) and the University of Potsdam (1997-2005), and was appointed as Professor of Psychology at University of Bristol in 2005. He is currently Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Zurich (since 2009). His research interests include working memory, reasoning, and capacity limits of cognition. He investigates these topics through behavioral experiments, studies of individual and age differences, and computational modelling.