NEWS - Cognitive Psychology
February 1, 2021
We welcome Moritz Schaaf as a new team member.
December 1, 2020
Sometimes we act to prevent an event from happening – and this is true not only during pandemic times. A new article investigates how such prevention actions are represented:
Pfister, R.*, Tonn, S.*, Weller, L., Kunde, W., & Schwarz, K. A. (2021). To prevent means to know: Explicit but no implicit agency for prevention behavior. Cognition, 206(104489), 1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104489 (* = equal author contribution) pdf.
November 22, 2020
Noah is born, Congratulations to Sonia and Thomas!
November 2, 2020
We welcome Julia Eck as a new team member.
October 30, 2020
Congratulations to Anna Förster and Katharina Schwarz for being awarded this year's Karl Marbe awards (1st and 2nd place)!
October 1, 2020
We welcome Philipp Raßbach as a new team member.
September 21, 2020
Roland Pfister has been awarded the Bertelson award 2021 of the European Society of Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP, https://www.escop.eu/news/escop-news/the-2021-bertelson-award). Congratulations!
June 24, 2020
Roland Pfister has been awarded the Early Career Award 2020 of the Psychonomic Society
May 7, 2020
Congratulations to Anna for defending her PhD thesis!
April 21, 2020
At a time of global changes and collapse theories, did you know that categorization processes also experienced bistability and catastrophic shifts? Furthermore, such shifts seem to be modulated by the type of action performed when categorizing. Toppling!
Read our new paper to know more:
Da Silva, F., Camus, T., Brouillet, D. et al. Is a letterbox always a letterbox? The role of affordances in guiding perceptual categorization. Psychological Research (2020). pdf. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-020-01328-x
January 27, 2020
Our research on proactive control of affective disturbance is mentioned in a news article on trigger warnings.
Schmidts, C., Foerster, A., Kleinsorge, T., & Kunde, W. (2020). Proactive control of affective distraction: Experience-based but not expectancy-based. Cognition, 194, 104072. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2019.104072
December 9, 2019
Folk psychology holds that we can feel agency and responsibility for consequence of not doing something. But how does the sense of agency for nonactions relate to the sense of agency for actions that we actually carry out? A new article answers this question:
Weller, L., Schwarz, K. A., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2020). Something from nothing: Agency for deliberate nonactions. Cognition, 104136, 1-10. pdf.
November 14, 2019
Congratulations to Roland for winning the E-Prime Challenge 2019!
October 1, 2019
Welcome to Benjamin Kunz, our new technician.
September 26, 2019
We welcome our very new team member Jasper! Congratulations to Annika and Colin.
September 1, 2019
We welcome Viola Mocke as a new team member.
July 30, 2019
Aron is born! Congratulations to Katha, Roland, Raya and Ava.
June 28, 2019
Join us for the TRACE Workshop on Intentionality and Agency! Read more here.
June 14, 2019
How do gender-related stereotypes affect our pain perception and processing? Read more about it in our new article:
May 21, 2019
What does it take to plan motor actions with the next step in mind? Find out in the following article:
Herbort, O. & Kunde, W. (2019) Emergence of anticipatory actions in a novel task. Experimental Brain Research, 237(6), 1421-1430. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-019-05516-z
April 25, 2019
Want to know how changing your body changes your action plans? Read about the end-state comfort effect in virtual reality in our latest paper:
Herbort, O., & Kunde, W. (2019). Precise movements in awkward postures: A direct test of the precision hypothesis of the end-state comfort effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 45(5), 681-696. https://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000639
The following papers have also been paginated:
Dignath, D., Herbort, O., Pieczykolan, A., Huestegge, L., & Kiesel, A. (2019). Flexible coupling of covert spatial attention and motor planning based on learned spatial contingencies. Psychological Research, 83(3), 476-484. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-018-1134-0
Huestegge, L., Herbort, O., Gosch, N., Kunde, W., & Pieczykolan, A. (2019). Free-choice saccades and their underlying determinants: Explorations of high-level voluntary oculomotor control. Journal of Vision, 19(3), 14. https://doi.org/10.1167/19.3.14
April 10, 2019
Stelle als Technischer Mitarbeiter (d/m/w) zum 15. Juli 2019 in Vollzeit zu besetzen. Link.
April 1, 2019
We welcome Lisa-Marie Krause and Francesca Incagli as new team members.
March 28, 2019
Even if it might be tempting to violate rules at times, there is still conflict if you follow through. The full story: Pfister, R., Wirth, R., Weller, L., Foerster, A., & Schwarz, K. A. (2019). Taking shortcuts: Cognitive conflict during motivated rule-breaking. Journal of Economic Psychology, 71, 138-147.
February 20, 2019
Our research on rule-violation behaviour is featured in a story of the Wirtschaftswoche (https://www.wiwo.de/my/erfolg/management/querdenker-nicht-jeder-regelbruch-bringt-einen-milliardenkonzern/23694302-2.html)
January 29, 2019
The upcoming project on the spatial interpretation of pointing gestures has been covered by the Deutschlandradio Kultur (8.1.2019) and the MainPost (19.1.2019, follow this link to an online version of the interview). Deutschlandradio Kultur. mainpost.
December 12, 2018
Katharina has been awarded a Preregistration Challenge prize of the Center for Open Science. Congratulations!
Read more about the related studies here: Schwarz, K. A., Pfister, R., Kluge, M., Weller, L., & Kunde, W. (2018). Do we see it or not? Sensory attenuation in the visual domain. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147(3), 418-430.
December 1, 2018
We welcome Dr. Thomas Camus and Marvin Liesner M.Sc. as new team members.
October 11, 2018
Can cognitive flexibility be improved by playing specific computer games? Read more about it in our new article featuring a large sample, correlational online study:
Klaffehn, A. L., Schwarz, K. A., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2018). Similar task-switching performance of real-time strategy and first-person shooter players: Implications for cognitive training. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement, 2(3), 240-258. doi: 10.1007/s41465-018-0066-3
October 10, 2018
How is our sense of agency formed? Our new article shows that basic mechanisms of human action control contribute to our sense of agency:
Schwarz, K. A., Burger, S., Dignath, D., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2018). Action-effect binding and agency. Consciousness and Cognition, 65, 304-309. pdf.
August 30, 2018
We have two open positions for PhD Students (TV-L 13, 65%) in DFG-funded projects (granted to Oliver Herbort):
A three-year PhD-Position in the project: “Unraveling crosstalk from lower-level motor coordination to higher-levels in the cognitive-behavioural hierarchy” (Application deadline: October, 14th, 2018; starting as soon as possible) pdf.
A three-year PhD-Position in the project: “Spatial interpretation of pointing gestures” (Application deadline: November, 4th, 2018; scheduled to start in March 2019) pdf.
August 13, 2018
Anna has been awarded a Graduate Travel Award of the Psychonomic Society. Congratulations!
May 30, 2018
Are all aspects of action effect anticipation created equally? Read more in our new article:
Schwarz, K.A.*, Pfister, R.*, Wirth, R., & Kunde, W. (2018). Dissociating action-effect activation and effect-based response selection. Acta Psychologica, 188, 16-24. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2018.05.007 (* = equal author contribution) pdf.
May 22, 2018
Is there evidence for sensory attenuation for learned visual action effects? Read more in our new article:
Schwarz, K. A., Pfister, R., Kluge, M., Weller, L., & Kunde, W. (2018). Do we see it or not? Sensory attenuation in the visual domain. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147(3), 418-430. pdf.
April 27, 2018
Annika has been granted a PhD scholarship of the Studienwerk Villigst.
March 19, 2018
A recent Research Digest article (https://digest.bps.org.uk/2018/02/08/cognitive-approach-to-lie-detection-rendered-useless-by-made-up-alibi/) looks at the pitfalls of the application of cognitive approaches to lie detection based on research by Anna, Robert, Oliver, Wilfried and Roland.
You can find more details about our study here: Foerster, A., Wirth, R., Herbort, O., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2017). Lying upside-down: Alibis reverse cognitive burdens of dishonesty. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 23(3), 301-319. pdf. doi: 10.1037/xap0000129
March 5, 2018
Your pointing gestures may be understood better when you point with closed eyes. This and other means to improve the communication with pointing gestures have been evaluated in this recently paginated paper: Herbort, O., & Kunde, W. (2018). How to point and to interpret pointing gestures? Instructions can reduce pointer-observer misunderstandings. Psychological Research, 82(2), 395-406. pdf. doi:10.1007/s00426-016-0824-8
The DFG funds a project proposal by Oliver Herbort. We're now looking for a post-doc (job ad).
December 15, 2017
Does the feeling of being a patient make patients even worse off? A new article by Katharina and Roland in collaboration with Christian Büchel targets this question:
Schwarz, K. A., Pfister, R., & Büchel, C. (2017). The Being a Patient effect: Negative expectations based on group labeling and corresponding treatment affect patient performance. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 23(1), 99-105. pdf.
Pop-cultural wisdom holds that just because you're paranoid don't mean they're not after you. Here's an empirical take on what makes us feel watched:
Muth, F. V., Schwarz, K. A., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2017). Feeling watched: What determines perceived observation? Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 4(3), 298-309. pdf.
August 2, 2017
Convicted criminals not only come with a history of habitual and severe rule violations; they also process this type of behavior differently than most people. Learn more about this research in the following article:
Jusyte, A., Pfister, R., Mayer, S. V., Schwarz, K. A., Wirth, R., Kunde, W., & Schönenberg, M. (2017). Smooth criminal: Convicted rule-breakers show reduced cognitive conflict during deliberate rule violations. Psychological Research, 81(5), 939-946. pdf. doi: 10.1007/s00426-016-0798-6
July 3, 2017
Ava is born! Congratulations to Katha, Roland and Raya.
June 30, 2017
Lisa Weller has been awarded the Karl-Marbe Price for young female researchers at the Department of Psychology. Congratulations!
June 28, 2017
The student teaching award „Golden Fipsi“ has been awarded to Wilfried Kunde and Roland Pfister. Congratulations!
June 21, 2017
Commanding another person to perform an action bears the danger of misremembering this action as one's own after a short while. Find out more about this peculiar memory bias here:
Pfister, R., Schwarz, K. A., Wirth, R., & Lindner, I. (2017). My command, my act: Observation inflation in face-to-face interactions. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 13(2), 166-176. pdf. doi: 10.5709/acp-0216-8
June 19, 2017
Read about the cognitive consequences of dishonesty in this article which features data of Anna’s master thesis:
April 7, 2017
There may be no end-state comfort effect without an adequate task representation. Find out more in our new article.
Mathew, H., Kunde, W. & Herbort, O. (2017). Inverting the planning gradient - Adjustment of grasps to late segments of multi-step object manipulations. Experimental Brain Research, 235(5), 1397-1409. doi:10.1007/s00221-017-4892-9
April 3, 2017
A paper by Markus Janczyk, Juliane Büschelberger & Oliver Herbort has been published: Janczyk, M., Büschelberger, J., & Herbort, O. (2017). Larger between-task crosstalk in children than in adults: Behavioral results from the backward-crosstalk paradigm and a diffusion model analysis. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 155, 95-112. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.201611.007
We welcome Mareike Brych as a new team member.
March 28, 2017
Katharina has received the Selected Poster Award 2017 at the TeaP conference. Congratulations!
January 12, 2017
You are feeling responsible for the outcomes of your actions - but what does your brain think? Read more about the dissociation of agency judgements and sensory attenuation in:
Weller, L., Schwarz, K.A., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2017). Was it me? - Filling the interval between action and effects increases agency but not sensory attenuation. Biological Psychology, 123, 241-249. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2016.12.015
January 2, 2017
We welcome Liyu Cao and Supriya Murali as our new team members.
December 13, 2016
The end-state comfort effect is more a result of habit than of planning:
November 22, 2016
Testosterone and oxytocin modulate attention towards infant faces. Read more in a new article co-authored by Katharina in cooperation with the human biology lab at the University of Hamburg:
Holtfrerich, S. K. C., Schwarz, K. A., Sprenger, C., Reimers, L., & Diekhof, E. K. (2016). Endogenous testosterone and exogenous oxytocin modulate attentional processing of infant faces. PLoS ONE, 11(11), e0166617. pdf doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0166617
November 18, 2016
Fresh EEG results document that stimulus-response translation is quite challenging when deliberatly violating a rule:
Pfister, R., Wirth, R., Schwarz, K. A., Foerster, A., Steinhauser, M., & Kunde, W. (2016). The electrophysiological signature of deliberate rule violations. Psychophysiology, 53, 1870-1877. pdf. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12771
September 14, 2016
Lilli is born! Congratulations to Julia and Olli.
September 12, 2016
Interested in styling the output of statistical tests in R? then schoRsch is the package for you!
Pfister, R., & Janczyk, M. (2016). schoRsch: An R package for analyzing and reporting factorial experiments. Tutorials in Quantitative Methods for Psychology, 12(2), 147-151. pdf. doi: 1020982/tqmp12.2.p147
August 30, 2016
Expectations can influence perception and behaviour in many ways. Listen to Katharina talking about expectancy effects with Stephan Karkowsky on Radio 1, Die Profis, and with Ralf Caspary on SWR2, Impuls. (German)
August 1, 2016
Behavioral responses are rapidly associated with concurrent stimulation and following events alike. Read more in the following papers:
Moeller, B., Frings, C., & Pfister, R. (2016). The structure of distractor-response bindings. Conditions for configural and elemental integration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42(4), 464-479. pdf. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000158
Moeller, B., Pfister, R., Kunde, W., & Frings, C. (2016). A common mechanism behind distractor-response and response-effect binding? Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78(4), 1074-86. pdf. doi: 10.3758/s13414-016-1063-1
Children who perform well in one motor task may show very different performance for slightly different variants of the same task:
Wunsch, K., Pfister, R., Henning, A., Aschersleben, G., & Weigelt, M. (2016). No interrelation of motor planning and executive functions across young ages. Frontiers in Cognition, 7, 1031. pdf.
July 22, 2016
A nice feature about Barbara Händel and her new project has been published here:
July 8, 2016
Anna Förster has been awarded aPhD-stipend by the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. Congratulations!
June 2, 2016
Roland received the Research Award 2016 of the Faculty of Human Sciences. Congratulations!
May 24, 2016
"Please forgive me for citing many longer parts from U[eberwassers ]'s writing [...]; this is because I hold this book so dear, because it is becoming so rare, and I would so like to keep these treasureable parts from becoming forgotten [...]." (Biunde, 1832, p.301)
A recent rediscovery of Ferndinand Ueberwasser's writings suggests that the foundation of psychology as an independent discipline was about to happen 100 years before Wilhelm Wundt would found the discipline's first official laboratory. Read more about this in:
Schwarz, K.A., & Pfister, R. (2016). Scientific psychology in the 18th century: A historical rediscovery. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11(3), 399-407. pdf.
May 18, 2016
Roland has been awarded the Heinz-Heckhausen young scientist price of the DGPs. Congratulations!
May 17, 2016
Explicit expectations have a profound impact on behavior and perception. A new review by Katharina, Roland, and Christian Büchel looks for similarities and differences in various expectancy effects.
Schwarz, K.A., Pfister, R., & Büchel C. (2016). Rethinking explicit expectations: Connecting placebos, social cognition, and contextual perception. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 20(6), 469-480. pdf.
January 28, 2016
Self-produced events are illusorily attracted to the agent's body, as shown in this recent publication:
Overcoming response conflict doesn't help to deal with affective distraction, but the reverse direction works just fine:
Wirth, R., Pfister, R., & Kunde, W. (2016). Asymmetric transfer effects between cognitive and affective task disturbances. Cognition and Emotion, 30(3), 399-416. pdf. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2015.1009002
January 11, 2016
Other people just don't understand your pointing gestures? Don't despair, consider reading the following paper: Herbort, O. & Kunde, W. (2016). Spatial (mis-)interpretation of pointing gestures to distal referents. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42(1), 78-89. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000126
November 30, 2015
The initial set of mouse-tracking experiments on deliberate rule violations has finally seen the light of day!
Pfister, R., Wirth, R., Schwarz, K. A., Steinhauser, M., & Kunde, W. (2016). Burdens of non-conformity: Motor execution reveals cognitive conflict during deliberate rule violations. Cognition, 147, 93-99. pdf doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2015.11.009
August 10, 2015
A paper by Robert Wirth, Roland Pfister, Anna Förster, Lynn Huestegge and Wilfried Kunde has been published: Wirth, R., Pfister, R., Foerster, A., Huestegge, L., & Kunde, W. (2015). Pushing the rules: Effects and aftereffects of deliberate rule violations. Psychological Research, (ahead of print), 1-15. pdf. doi: 10.1007/s00426-015-0690-9
May 22, 2015
A paper by Oliver Herbort is paginated: Herbort, O. (2015). Too much anticipation? Large anticipatory adjustments of grasping movements to minimal object manipulations. Human Movement Science 42, 100-116. doi:10.1016/j.humov.2015.05.002
February 16, 2015
Starting from March 1, 2015, Andrea Kiesel assumes the position of a Professor at the University of Freiburg. Congratulations and good luck!
January 19, 2015
A paper co-authored by Oliver Herbort in cooperation with Anna Belardinelli and Martin Butz (University of Tübingen) is printed: Belardinelli, A., Herbort, O., & Butz, M. V. (2015). Goal-oriented gaze strategies afforded by object interaction. Vision Research 106, 47-57. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2014.11.003
January 5, 2015
A new paper by Anna Foerster in cooperation with Rob Gray and Rouwen Canal-Bruland has just been published: Foerster, A., Gray, R., & Canal-Bruland, R. (2015). Size estimates remain stable in the face of differences in performance outcome variability in an aiming task. Consciousness and Cognition, 33, 47-52. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2014.12.004 pdf.
November 30, 2014
Raya Karolina is born! Congratulations to Katha and Roland.
September 28, 2014
Starting from October 1, Markus Janczyk assumes the position of a Juniorprofessor at the University of Tübingen. Congratulations and good luck!
September 25, 2014
Two articles have currently been printed by David Dignath, Roland Pfister, Andreas Eder, Andrea Kiesel and Wilfried Kunde:
Dignath, D., Pfister, R., Eder, A.B., Kiesel, A., & Kunde, W. (2014). Something in the way she moves - Movement trajectories reveal dynamics of self- control. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, 809-816. pdf.
by Carola Häring and Andrea Kiesel:
September 18, 2014
A new article by Anna, Roland and Wilfried examines the electrophysiology of lies and dishonesty:
Pfister, R., Foerster, A., & Kunde, W. (2014). Pants on fire: The electrophysiological signature of telling a lie. Social Neuroscience, 9(6), 562-572. doi: 10.1080/17470919.2014.934392
August 25, 2014
There is some science behind interdimensional portals and coloured cake:
Pfister, R., Janczyk, M., Wirth, R., Dignath, D., & Kunde W. (2014). Thinking with portals: Revisiting kinematic cues to intention. Cognition, 133(2), 464-473. doi: 10.1016/j.cogniton.2014.07.012
August 14, 2014
What's in a Grasp? Find out in a recent American Scientist article by David Rosenbaum, Oliver Herbort, Robrecht van der Wel and Dan Weiss: Rosenbaum, D. A., Herbort, O., van der Wel, R., & Weiss, D. J. (2014). What's in a grasp? American Scientist 102(5), 366-377. doi: 10.1511/2014.110.366
August 12, 2014
A new study by Roland Pfister has been published: Pfister, R., Obhi, S., Rieger, M., & Wenke, D. (2014). Action and perception in social contexts: Intentional binding for social action effects. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 667. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00667
July 21, 2014
A paper by Markus Janczyk, Susanne Augst and Wilfried Kunde has been printed: Janczyk, M., Augst, S., & Kunde, W. (2014). The locus of the emotional Stroop effect. A study with the PRP paradigm. Acta Psychologica. 151, 8-15. pdf.
July 4, 2014
Oliver Herbort has completed his habilitation, and he has received the corresponding official certification from the dean of the faculty.
June 6, 2014
A paper by Markus Janczyk and Wilfried Kunde has been printed:
Janczyk, M. & Kunde, W. (2014). The role of effect grouping in free-choice response selection. Acta Psychologica, 150, 49-54. pdf.
May 27, 2014
A new article by Roland Pfister and Wilfried Kunde has just been printed:
Pfister, R., Dolk, T., Prinz, W., & Kunde, W. (2014). Joint Response-Effekt Compatibility. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21(3), 817-822. doi: 10.3758/s13423-013-0528-7 pdf.
May 21, 2014
Roland Pfister has been accepted as a candidate for habilitation.
May 20, 2014
A new paper by Roland Pfister, Christina Pfeuffer, and Wilfried Kunde is going to appear in Cognition:
Pfister, R., Pfeuffer, C.U. & Kunde, W. (2014). Perceiving by proxy: Effect-based action control with unperceivable effects. Cognition, 132(3), 251-261. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2014.04.012. pdf.
March 31, 2014
The applicaton for a priority program by Andrea Kiesel, Iring Koch and Hermann Müller has been accepted. Congratulations! See here: http://www.dfg.de/service/presse/pressemitteilungen/2014/pressemitteilung_nr_10/
March 27, 2014
Roland Pfister has been awarded a price for his PhD-thesis (Gemeinsamer Promotionspreis der Unterfränkischen Gedenkjahrstifutung und der Universität Würzburg). Congratulations!
March 5, 2014
Following paper by Oliver Herbort, Martin Butz and Wilfried Kunde is printed now: The Contribution of Cognitive, Kinematic, and Dynamic Factors to Anticipatory Grasp Selection. Experimental Brain Research. doi: 10.1007/s00221-014-3849-5
February 28, 2014
A paper by Roland Pfister, Markus Janczyk, and Wilfried Kunde is printed:
Pfister, R., Janczyk, M., Gressmann, M., Fournier, L. R., & Kunde, W. (2014). Good vibrations? Vibrotactile self-stimulation reveals anticipation of body-related action effects in motor control. Experimental Brain Research, 232(3), 847-854. doi: 10.1007/s00221-013-3796-6. pdf.
February 5, 2014
A paper by Wilfried Kunde, Andrea Kiesel and Carsten Pohl has been printed:
Pohl, C., Kunde, W., Ganz, T., Conzelmann, A., Pauli, P. & Kiesel, A. (2014). Action Video Gaming is associated with enhanced processing of masked stimuli. Frontiers in Cognition, 5:70. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00070. pdf.
January 29, 2014
A new paper by Oliver Herbort and David Rosenbaum has been printed now:
Herbort, O., & Rosenbaum, D.A. (2014). What is chosen first, the hand used for reaching or the target that is reached? Psychonomic Bulletin and Review 21(1), 170-177. doi: 10.3758/s13423-013-0488-y
January 27, 2014
Moritz Herbort is born! Congratulations to Oli and Julia.
January 27, 2014
A new paper by Andrea Kiesel has been printed now:
Wendt, M.*, Kiesel, A.*, Geringswald, F., Purmann, S., & Fischer, R. (2014). Attentional adjustment to conflict strength: Evidence from the effects of manipulating flanker-target SOA on response times and prestimulus pupil size. Experimental Psychology, 61, 55-67. pdf.
January 24, 2014
A new paper by Elisabeth Königstein, Wladimir Kirsch and Wilfried Kunde is published now: Kirsch, W., Königstein, E., & Kunde, W. (2014). Action feedback affects the perception of action-related objects beyond actual action success. Frontiers in Movement Science and Sport Psychology. 5:17. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00017
January 21, 2014
A paper by Markus on spatial perspective taking has been printed:
Janczyk, M. (2013). Level-2 perspective taking entails two processes: Evidence from PRP experiments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39, 1878-1887.
January 3, 2014
A new paper by Roland Pfister and Andrea Kiesel has just been printed:
Pfister, R.*, Melcher, T.* Kiesel, A., Dechent, P., & Gruber, O. (2014). Neural correlates of ideomotor effect anticipations. Neuroscience, 259, 164-171. doi: 10.10167/j.neuroscience.2013.11.061 (* = equal author contribution)" pdf.
December 11, 2013
A paper by Florian Weber, Carola Häring and Roland Thomaschke is available now: Weber, F., Haering, C., & Thomaschke, R. (2013). Improving the human computer dialogue with increased temporal predictability. Human Factors 55, 881-892. doi:10.1177/0018720813475812. pdf.
October 28, 2013
Three new papers are published now:
Kirsch, W. & Kunde, W. (2013). Visual near space is scaled to parameters of current action plans. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 39. 1313-1325.
Kozlik, J., Neumann, R., & Kunde, W. (2013). ABC versus QWERTZ: Interference from mismatching sequences of letters in the alphabet and on the PC-keyboard. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39. 1085-1099.
Pfister, R., Dignath, D., Hommel, B., & Kunde, W. (2013). It takes two to imitate: Anticipation and imitation in social interaction. Psychological Science, 24. 2117-2121. pdf.
October 17, 2013
A paper on Garner-Interference in Human-Computer Interaction by Markus, Roland and Wilfried has been published: Janczyk, M., Pfister, R., & Kunde, W. (2013). Mice move smoothly: Irrelevant object variation affects perception, but not computer-mouse actions. Experimental Brain Research, 231, 97-106. pdf.
October 2, 2013
A paper by Alexander, Roland and Markus is printed: Heinemann, A., Pfister, R., & Janczyk, M. (2013). Manipulating number generation: Loud + long = large? Consciousness and Cognition, 22, 1332-1339. pdf.
A paper by Roland Pfister and Markus Janczyk together with Katharina Schwarz, Rick Dale and Jonathan Freeman is printed: Pfister, R., Schwarz, K.A., Janczyk, M., Dale, R., & Freeman, J. (2013). Good things peak in pairs: A note on the bimodality coefficient. Frontiers in Psychology - Quantitative Psychology and Measurement, 4, 700. pdf.
September 16, 2013
Following paper by Oliver Herbort is printed now: Optimal versus heuristic planning of object manipulations: A review and a computational model of the continuous end-state comfort effect. New Ideas in Psychology, 31, 291-301. doi: 10.1016/j.newideapsych.2013.01.003
August 21, 2013
A paper by Johannes Lohmann, Oliver Herbort and Martin V. Butz is available now: Lohmann, J., Herbort, O., & Butz, M.V. (2013). Modeling the temporal dynamics of visual working memory. Cognitive Systems Research, 24, 80-86. doi: 10.1016/j.cogsys.2012.12.009
July 31, 2013
Roland Pfister has finished his PhD. Congratulations!
July 23, 2013
A new article has just been published:
Foerster, A., Pfister, R., Schmidt, C., Dignath, D. & Kunde, W. (2013). Honesty saves time (and justifications). Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience, 4, 473. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00473 pdf.
July 18, 2013
A paper by Rico Fischer, Franziska Plessow and Andrea Kiesel is available now: Fischer, R., Plessow, F., & Kiesel, A. (2013). The effects of alerting signals in masked priming. Frontiers in Cognition. 4:448. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00448. pdf.
June 6, 2013
A paper by Mike Wendt, Aquiles Luna-Rodriguez, Andrea Kiesel and Thomas Jacobsen is printed:
Wendt, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., Kiesel, A., & Jacobsen, T. (2013). Conflict adjustment devoid of perceptual selection. Acta Psychologica, 144, 31-39. pdf.
May 31, 2013
Anna Förster has been awarded a poster prize at this year's "Psychologie und Gehirn". Congratulations!
Winning poster: Foerster, A., Pfister, R., & Kunde, W. (2013). "Pants on fire: The electrophysiological signature of telling a lie."
May 29, 2013
Prof. Dr. Lynn Huestegge leitet ab 1. April die Abteilung Methodenlehre am Lehrstuhl III.
Herzlich willkommen! Hier eine kurze Vorstellung:
Janczyk, M., & Pfister, R. (2013). Inferenzstatistik verstehen. Von A wie Signifikanztest bis Z wie Konfidenzintervall. [Understanding inferential statistics. From A as in significance test to Z as in confidence interval]. Heidelberg: Springer.
Click here for the book's homepage at Springer.
March 04, 2013
Vincent Julian is born. Congratulations to Carola and Mondrian Häring.
February 27, 2013
A paper by Mike Wendt, Andrea Kiesel, Hanna Mathew, Aquiles Luna-Rodriguez and Thomas Jacobsen is printed: Wendt, M.*, Kiesel, A.*, Mathew, H., Luna-Rodriguez, A., & Jocobsen, T. (2013). Irrelevant stimulus processing when switching between tasks. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 221, 41-50 (*shared first authorship) The paper contains data of Hanna's bachelor thesis - Congratulations to her!
February 13, 2013
Heiko Reuß has finished his PhD. Congratulations!
February 04, 2013
Two brand-new papers have just gone in print: Pfister, R., & Kunde, W. (2013). Dissecting the response in response-effect compatibility. Experimental Brain Research, 224(4), 647-655. DOI: 0.1007/s00221-012-3343-x. pdf.
Melcher, T., Winter, D., Hommel, B., Pfister, R., Dechent, P., & Gruber, O. (2013) The neural substrate of the ideomotor principle revisited: Evidence for asymmetries in action-effect learning. Neuroscience, 231, 13-27. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2012.11.035. pdf.
January 23, 2013
The German Research Council (DFG) has awarded Dr. Oliver Herbort a grant for three years. Congratulations.
October 29, 2012
The German Research Council (DFG) has awarded Dr. Markus Janczyk a grant for two years. Congratulations.
October 24, 2012
Wir trauern um Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Krüger, der am 24.10.2012 viel zu früh verstorben ist. Wir werden ihm ein ehrendes Andenken bewahren. Die Kolleginnen und Kollegen, die Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter des Lehrstuhls III für Psychologie.
October 17, 2012
The page numbers for an article of Carola and Andrea are fixed now: Nolden, S., Haering, C., & Kiesel, A. (2012). Assessing Intentional Binding with the Method of Constant Stimuli. Consciousness and Cognition, 21, 1176-1185. pdf.
October 15, 2012
A paper by Heiko Reuss, Andrea Kiesel, Wilfried Kunde and Peter Wühr is printed: Reuss, H., Kiesel, A., Kunde, W., & Wühr, P. (2012). A cue from the unconscious - masked symbols prompt spatial anticipation. Frontiers in Psychology, 3:397.doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00397 pdf.
October 10, 2012
A paper by Waldemar Kirsch and E. Hennighausen is now printed: Kirsch, W. & Hennighausen, E. (2012). Electrophysiological indicators of visuomotor planning: delay-dependent changes. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 115(1), 69-89. link
October 8, 2012
A paper by Andrea Kiesel and Carola Häring is now printed: Haering, C., & Kiesel, A. (2012). Mine is earlier than yours: Causal beliefs influence the perceived time of action effects. Frontiers in Cognition, 3. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.201200393 pdf.
August 2, 2012
A Journal of Experimental Psychology: General paper by Markus, Roland, Mike Crognale (Reno, USA) and Wilfried is printed: Janczyk, M., Pfister, R., Crognale, M., & Kunde, W. (2012). Effective rotations: Action-effects determine the interplay of mental and manual rotations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141, 489-501. pdf.
A brief history paper by Roland, Katharina Schwarz and Markus has been printed in Cortex: Pfister, R. Schwarz, K.A., & Janczyk, M. (2012). Ubi irritatio, ibi affluxus: A 19th century perspective on haemodynamic brain activity. Cortex, 48, 1061-1063.
July 5, 2012
The page numbers of this JEP:HPP-paper have been fixed. Kunde, W., Pfister, R. & Janczyk, M. (2012). The locus of tool-transformation costs. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 38. 703-714. pdf.
June 13, 2012
A paper by Roland Pfister, Alexander Heinemann, Andrea Kiesel, Roland Thomaschke und Markus Janczyk is now printed: Pfister, R., Heinemann, A., Kiesel, A., Thomaschke, R., Janczyk, M. (2012). Do endogenous and exogenous action control compete for perception? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38, 279-284. pdf.
May 11, 2012
A paper by Markus Janczyk and Wilfried Kunde is now printed: Janczyk, M., Kunde, W. (2012). Visual processing for action resists similarity of relevant and irrelevant object features. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 19, 412-417. DOI 10.3758/s13423-012-0238-6 pdf.
May 7, 2012
A paper by Waldemar Kirsch, Oliver Herbort, Martin Butz and Wilfried Kunde is now available: Kirsch, W., Herbort, O., Butz, M.V., & Kunde, W. (2012). Influence of Motor Planning on Distance Perception within the Peripersonal space. PLoS ONE 7(4): e34880. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034880 pdf.
April 25, 2012
A paper by Rico Fischer, Franziska Plessow and Andrea Kiesel is now printed: Fischer, R., Plessow, F., & Kiesel, A. (2012). The Effects of Alerting Signals in Action Control: Activation of S-R Association or Inhibition of Executive Control Processes? Psychological Research, 76, 317-328. pdf.
April 24, 2012
A paper by Carola Häring and Andrea Kiesel is now printed: Time in action contexts: learning when an action effect occurs. Psychological Research, 76(3), 336-344. doi:10.1007/s00426-011-0341-8 pdf.
April 18, 2012
Andrea Kiesel wurde zur außerplanmässigen Professorin ernannt. Herzlichen Glückwunsch!
March 14, 2012
The department is going to host a brand new workshop for PhD students in Experimental Psychology:
March 13/14, 2012
The researchers of the DFG-funded research network "Neuro-cognitive mechanisms of conscious and unconscious visual perception" met at a workshop in Würzburg. More info: http://www.uni-ulm.de/unbewusst/index-Dateien/workshops.htm
March 12, 2012
The page numbers of a review by Wilfried, Heiko and Andrea are now fixed: Kunde,W., Reuss, H., & Kiesel, A. (2012). Consciousness and Cognitive Control. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 8, 9-18. pdf.
A paper by Roland Pfister, Carsten Pohl, Andrea Kiesel and Wilfried Kunde is now available: Pfister, R., Pohl, C., Kiesel, A., & Kunde, W. (2012). Your unconscious knows your name. PLoS ONE, 7(3), e32402. pdf.
February 29, 2012
A paper by Franziska Plessow, Andrea Kiesel and Clemens Kirschbaum is now printed: Plessow, F., Kiesel, A., & Kirschbaum, C. (2012). The Stressed Prefrontal Cortex and Goal-Directed Behaviour: Acute Psychosocial Stress Impairs the Flexible Implementation of Task Goals. Experimental Brain Research, 216, 397-408. pdf.
February 10, 2012
A paper by Oliver Herbort, Arno Koning, Janet van Uem and Ruud Meulenbroek is now available: Herbort, O., Koning, A., van Uem, J., & Meulenbroek, R. (2012). The End-State Comfort Effect Facilitates Joint Action. Acta Psychologica 139 (3), 404-416. Link.
January 12, 2012
A paper by Tilo Strobach, Roman Liepelt, Torsten Schubert and Andrea Kiesel is now available: Strobach, T., Liepelt, R., Schubert, T., & Kiesel, A. (2012). Task switching: Effects of practice on switch and mixing costs. Psychological Research, 76, 74-83. pdf.
January 6, 2012
A paper by Markus Janczyk, Roland Pfister and Wilfried Kunde is now available: Janczyk, M., Pfister, R., & Kunde, W. (2012). On the persistence of tool-based compatibility effects. Journal of Psychology, 220, 16-22. pdf.
A paper by Oliver Herbort is now available: Herbort, O. (2012) Where to grasp a tool? Task-dependent adjustments of tool transformations by tool users. Journal of Psychology, 220 (1): 37-43.Link
January 5, 2012
A paper by Heiko Reuss, Carsten Pohl, Andrea Kiesel and Wilfried Kunde is now available: Reuss, H., Pohl, C., Kiesel A., & Kunde, W. (2011). Follow the sign! Top-down contingent attentional capture of masked arrow cues. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 7, 82-91. pdf.
7 December 2011
A paper by Roland Thomaschke, Annika Wagener, Andrea Kiesel and Joachim Hoffmann is now available: The specificity of temporal expectancy: Evidence from a variable foreperiod paradigm. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 2289-2300. pdf.
15 November 2011
Carsten Pohl has finished his PhD. Congratulations!
2 November 2011
A recent paper by Roland Thomaschke, Andrea Kiesel and Joachim Hoffmann is now printed: Thomaschke, R., Kiesel, A., & Hoffmann, J. (2011). Response specific temporal expectancy: Evidence from a variable foreperiod paradigm. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 7, 2309-2322. pdf.
31 Oktober 2011
A paper by Markus Janczyk in collaboration with Carolin Wienrich (TU Berlin) is now available. The paper reports a failure to replicate an attentional capture phenomenon: Wienrich, C. & Janczyk, M. (2011). Absence of attentional capture in parallel search is possible - A failure to replicate attentional capture in a non-singleton-target search task. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 73, 2044-2052. pdf.
29. September 2011
The DFG has awarded Wilfried Kunde and Andrea Kiesel a grant for 3 years. The project studies the impact of unconscious stimuli on cognitive control operations.
26. September 2011
A paper by Mike Wendt and Andrea Kiesel is now available: Wendt M., & Kiesel A. (2011). Conflict adaptation in time: Foreperiods as contextual cues for attentional adjustment. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 18, 910-916.
26. August 2011
A paper by Iris Güldenpenning, Dirk Koester, Wilfried Kunde, Matthias Weigelt and Thomas Schack is now available: Motor expertise modulates the unconscious processing of human body postures (2011). Experimental Brain Research, 213, 383-391.
A paper by Oliver Herbort and Martin Butz is printed: Herbort, O. & Butz, M. V. (2011). Habitual and Goal-directed Factors in (Everyday) Object Handling. Experimental Brain Research, 213(4), 371-382. doi: 10.1007/ s00221-011-2787-8.
18 August 2011
A paper by Ulrich Ansorge, Isabella Fuchs, Shad Kalid & Wilfried Kunde is now available: Ansorge, U., Fuchs, I., Khalid, S., & Kunde, W. (2011). No conflict control in the absence of awareness. Psychological Research. 351-365. pdf.
Markus Janczyk has been awarded the Early Career Publication Award 2010 of the European Society of Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP) for his recent Neuropsychologia paper. For more information: http://www.escop.eu/images/newsletter/ESCoP_2011newsletter.pdf Congratulations!
16 August 2011
A recent paper by Marco Steinhauser and Andrea Kiesel is now available: Steinhauser, M., & Kiesel, A. (2011). Performance monitoring and the causal atttribution of errors. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 11, 309-320. pdf.
11 July 2011
A recent paper by Wilfried Kunde, Ljubica Lozo, and Roland Neumann is now available: Kunde, W., Lozo,L., & Neumann, R. (2011). Effect-based control of facial expressions. Evidence from action-effect compatibility. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18, 820-826. pdf.
08 July 2011
Roland's paper on internet behaviour is printed: Pfister, R. (2011). Wardrobe malfunctions and the measurement of internet behaviour. Psychology, 2(3), 265-267. DOI: 10.4236/psych. 2011.23042. pdf.
27 June 2011
A recent paper by Wilfried Kunde, Stefanie Skirde and Matthias Weigelt is now available: Kunde, W., Skirde, S. & Weigelt, M. (2011). Trust my face: Cognitive factors of head fakes in Sports. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. 17. 110-127. pdf.
22 June 2011
A recent paper by Franziska Plessow, Andrea Kiesel, Antje Petzold and Clemens Kirschbaum is now printed: Plessow, F., Kiesel, A., Petzold, A., & Kirschbaum, C. (2011). Chronic Sleep Curtailment Impairs the Flexible Implementation of Task Goals in New Parents. Journal of Sleep Research, 20, 279-287. pdf.
30 April 2011
Markus Janczyk has won the 3rd Prize (together with Karin Bausenhart, Tübingen) in the 2011 Dissertation contest of the section for Experimental Psychology of the German Society of Psychology. Congratulations!
28 March 2011
A recent paper by Roland Thomaschke, Annika Wagener, Andrea Kiesel, and Joachim Hoffmann is now printed:
Thomaschke, R., Wagener A., Kiesel, A., & Hoffmann, J. (2011). The scope and precision of specific temporal expectancy: Evidence from a variable foreperiod paradigm. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 73, 953-964. pdf.
22 March 2011
The DFG has awarded Wladimir Kirsch a grant for 3 years. The project studies the role of movement planning on space perception in grasping space.
19 March 2011
Milla is born! Congratulations to Julia and Oliver.
24 February 2011
A recent paper by Tom Verguts, Wim Notebaert, Peter Wühr and Wilfried is now printed:
Verguts, T., Notebaert, W., Kunde, W., & Wühr, P. (2011). Post-conflict slowing: Cognitive adaptation after conflict processing. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18, 76-82. pdf.
Andrea's and Wilfried's work on masked priming in cooperation with Rico Fischer and Torsten Schubert is published:
Fischer, R., Kiesel, A., Kunde, W., & Schubert, T. (2011). Selective impairment of masked priming in dual-task performance. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 572-595. pdf.
16 February 2011
Markus paper in cooperation with Joachim Grabowski on the focus of attention is printed: Janczyk, M. & Grabowski, J. (2011). The focus of attention in working memory: Evidence from a word updating task. Memory, 19, 211-225.
26 January 2011
The fMRI study on chess expertise of Andrea and Carsten in cooperation with Merim Bilalic is printed: Bilalic, M., Kiesel, A., Pohl, C., Erb, M., & Grodd, W. (2011). It Takes Two - Skilled Recognition of Objects Engages Lateral Areas in Both Hemispheres. PLoS ONE, 6, 1-11.
24 January 2011
Roland's, Markus and Wilfried's review on ideomotor theory is published:
Pfister, R., Janczyk, M., & Kunde, W. (2010). Los, beweg dich! - Aber wie? Ideen zur Steuerung menschlicher Handlungen. In-Mind Magazine, 4. Available online.
The COBOSLAB is organizing the workshop ABiALS 2011 (Anticipatory Behavior in Adaptive Learning Systems) with the focus on "Spatial Representations and Dynamic Interactions" at the ZIF in Bielefeld on the 21st and 22nd of February. The Program, including presentation and poster abstracts, is now online."
Change of Date: Research Colloquium by Prof. Dr. Rothermund (Jena) postponed to February 7th, 2011
07 January 2011
Starting with 2011 Andrea has taken over the responsibility as Associate Editor for Experimental Psychology.
Wilfried stepped in for Herbert Heuer as Associate Editor for Psychological Research.
03 January 2011
Roland, Andrea and Joachims's paper on action-effect learning is printed: Pfister, R., Kiesel, A., & Hoffmann, J. (2011). Learning at any rate: Action-effect learning for stimulus-based actions. Psychological Research. Psychological Research, 75(1), 61-65. DOI: 10.1007/s00426-010-0288-1.
16. December 2010
The DFG has awarded Wilfried Kunde a grant (3 years) in collaboration with PD Dr. Thomas Kleinsorge (IfADo, Dortmund).
Wilfried's and Andrea's cooperation paper with Rico and Franziska on the Simon effect is printed: Fischer, R., Plessow, F., Kunde, W. Kiesel, A. (2010). Trial-to-trial modulations of the Simon effect in conditions of attentional limitations: Evidence from dual-tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36, 1576-1594.
06. December 2010
Research Colloquium by Dipl.-Psych. Henning Kienast (TU Chemnitz): "Vorwärts-Rückwärts, Links-Rechts- wo liegen die Schwierigkeiten beim Einparken"
03. November 2010
Oliver Herbort has been accepted as candidate for habilitation.
29. October 2010
Martin, Roland, Matthias and Oliver's new paper on cross-modal perception is printed:
Butz, M.V., Thomaschke, R., Linhardt, M.J., & Herbort, O. (2010). Remapping motion across modalities: Tactile rotations influence visual motion judgments. Experimental Brain Research 207(1), 1-11.
01. October 2010
We welcome Alexander Heinemann, Markus Janczyk and Roland Pfister as new members of our Team.
The Schedule of the Research Colloquium is now available.
21. September 2010
Roland Pfister has received an award from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes.
13. September 2010
We welcome Johannes Lohmann as a new member of Coboslab!
02. September 2010
Andrea's review on task switching is printed: Kiesel, A., Steinhauser, M, Wendt, M., Falkenstein, M., Jost, K., Phillip, A., & Koch, I. (2010). Control an interference in task switching - A review. Psychological Bulletin, 136, 849-874.
01. September 2010
We welcome Wilfried Kunde as our new professor for Cognitive Psychology!
26. August 2010
Roland and Andrea have a new paper in press in Acta Psychologica: Pfister, R., Kiesel, A., & Melcher, T. (in press). Adaptive control of ideomotor effect anticipations. Acta Psychologica.
A paper by Iris Güldenpenning, Dirk Koester, Wilfried Kunde, Matthias Weigelt and Thomas Schack is now available: Motor expertise modulates the unconscious processing of human body postures (2011). Experimental Brain Research, 213, 383-391.