Deutsch Intern
Department of Psychology (III) - Psychological Methods, Cognition, and Applied Research

Prof. Dr. Lynn Huestegge

Consultation hour by appointment
Phone +49 931 3182612
Fax +49 931 3182616
Office Röntgenring 11 (red building)
Room H5

Research Interests

  • Cross-modal action control 
  • Visual processing of information and eye movements while reading
  • Long-term effects of chronic THC consumption on visual information processing
  • Eye movements during visual search
  • Visual orientation during traffic


Projects/third-part funding

  • Project "Improving visual orientation in traffic for novices" by order of the German Federal Road Research Laboratory (BASt) (2005/2006)
  • Project "Cross-modal action selection" DFG-Project HU 1847/3-1 (2011-2014)
  • Project "Prioritization of output systems in action control" DFG-Project HU 1847/4-1 (2016-2019)
  • Project "Feedback-guided control of gaze in social and non-social information processing contexts" HU 1847/7-1 (2016-2019)


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Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

in press

Breil, C., Huestegge, L., & Böckler, A. (in press). From eye to arrow: Attention capture by direct gaze requires more than just the eyes. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.

Castritius, S.-M., Schubert, P., Dietz, C. J., Hecht, H., Huestegge, L., Liebherr, M., & Haas, C. T. (in press). Driver situation awareness and perceived sleepiness during truck platoon driving - insights from eye-tracking data. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.

Grossheinrich, N., Schaeffer, J., Firk, C., Eggermann, T., Huestegge, L., & Konrad, K. (in press). Childhood adversity and approach/avoidance behaviour in boys. Journal of Neural Transmission.

Hoffmann, M. A., Koch, I., & Huestegge, L. (in press). Are some effector systems harder to switch to? In search of cost asymmetries when switching between manual, vocal, and oculomotor tasks. Memory and Cognition.

Huestegge, L., Hoffmann, M. A., & Strobach, T. (in press). Task order representations in dual tasks: Separate or integrated with component task sets? Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Huestegge, L., & Strobach, T. (in press). Structuralist mental representation of dual-action demands: Evidence for compositional coding from dual tasks with low cross-task dimensional overlap. Acta Psychologica.

Pfeuffer, C. U., Kiesel, A., & Huestegge, L. (in press). Similar Proactive Effect Monitoring in Free and Forced Choice Action Modes. Psychlogical Research.

Raettig, T., & Huestegge, L. (in press). Representing action in terms of what not to do: Evidence for inhibitory coding during multiple action control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

Schumann, F., Steinborn, M. B., Kürten, J., Cao, L., Haendel, B. F., & Huestegge, L. (in press). Restoration of attention by rest in a multitasking world: Theory, methodology, and empirical evidence. Frontiers in Psychology.

Weller, L., Pieczykolan, A., & Huestegge, L. (in press). Response modalities and the cognitive architecture underlying action control: Intra-modal trumps cross-modal action coordination. Cognition.

Wörle, J., Metz, B., Steinborn, M. B., Huestegge, L., & Baumann, M. (in press). Differential effects of driver sleepiness and sleep inertia on driving behavior. Transportation Research Part F.


Brych, M., Händel, B. F., Riechelmann, E., Pieczykolan, A., & Huestegge, L. (2021). Effects of vocal demands on pupil dilation. Psychophysiology, 58(2), e13729.

Riechelmann, E., Gamer, M., Böckler, A., & Huestegge, L. (2021). How ubiquitous is the direct gaze advantage? Evidence for an averted gaze advantage in a gaze discrimination task. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 83, 215-237.

Riechelmann, E., Raettig, T., Böckler, A., & Huestegge, L. (2021). Gaze Interaction: Anticipation-Based Control of the Gaze of Others. Psychological Research, 85, 302-321. doi: 10.1007/s00426-019-01257-4

Strobach, T., & Huestegge, L. (2021). Structuralist mental  representation of dual-action demands: Mechanisms of improved dual-task performance after practice in older adults. Experimental Aging Research, 47, 109-130.


Hoffmann, M., Pieczykolan, A., Koch, I., & Huestegge, L. (2020). Two sources of task prioritization: The interplay of effector-based and task order-based capacity allocation in the PRP paradigm. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 82, 3402-3414.

Hoffmann, M. A., Westermann, M., Pieczykolan, A., & Huestegge, L. (2020). Effects of input modality on vocal effector prioritization in manual-vocal dual tasks. Experimental Psychology, 67, 48-55.

Poetzsch, T. H., Germanakos, P., & Huestegge, L. (2020). Towards a taxonomy for adaptive data visualization in analytics applications. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, section AI for Human Learning and Behavior Change.

Rubo, M., Huestegge, L., & Gamer, M. (2020). Social anxiety modulates visual exploration in real life – but not in the laboratory. British Journal of Psychology, 111, 233-245.


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, 476-484

Hoffmann, M. A., Pieczykolan, A., Koch, I., & Huestegge, L. (2019). Motor sources of dual-task interference: Evidence for effector-based prioritization in dual-task control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 45, 1355-1374. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000677.

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 (14). doi: 10.1167/19.3.14.

Huestegge, S. M., Raettig, T., & Huestegge, L. (2019). Are face-incongruent voices harder to process? Effects of face-voice gender incongruency on basic cognitive information processing. Experimental Psychology, 66, 154-164.

Pieczykolan, A., & Huestegge, L. (2019). Action scheduling in multitasking – A multi-phase framework of response order control. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 81, 1464-1487.

Riechelmann*, E., Weller*, L., Huestegge, L., Böckler, A., & Pfister, R. (2019). Revisiting intersubjective action-effect binding: No evidence for social moderators. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 81(6), 1991–2002. doi:10.3758/s13414-019-01715-6
       * contributed equally

Schneider, N., & Huestegge, L. (2019). Interaction of oculomotor and manual behavior: Evidence from simulated driving in an approach-avoidance steering task. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 4(19). doi: 10.1186/s41235-019-0170-7

Steinborn, M. B., & Huestegge, L. (2019). Socially alerted cognition evoked by a confederate’s mere presence: Analysis of reaction-time distributions and delta plots. Psychological Research. doi:10.1007/s00426-019-01143-z pdf


Grossheinrich, N., Firk, C., Schulte-Rüther, M., von Leupoldt, A., Konrad, K., & Huestegge, L. (2018). Looking while unhappy: A mood-congruent attention bias toward sad adult faces in children. Frontiers Psychology, 9:2577. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02577

Huestegge, L., Pieczykolan, A., & Janczyk, M. (2018). Backward crosstalk and the role of dimensional overlap within and between tasks. Acta Psychologica, 188, 139–147. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2018.06.004 pdf

Huestegge, L., & Poetzsch, T. H. (2018). Integration processes during frequency graph comprehension: Performance and eye movements while processing tree maps vs. pie charts. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 32(2), 200–216. doi: 10.1002/acp.3396 pdf

Lange, E.B., Pieczykolan, A., Trukenbrod, H.A., & Huestegge, L. (2018). The rhythm of cognition – Effects of an auditory beat on oculomotor control in reading and sequential scanning. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 11(2):9. doi: 10.16910/jemr.11.2.9 pdf

Langner, R., Steinborn, M. B., Eickhoff, S. B., & Huestegge, L. (2018). When specific action biases meet nonspecific preparation: Event repetition modulates the variable-foreperiod effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 44(9), 1313–1323. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000561

Lemhöfer, K., Huestegge, L., & Mulder, K. (2018). Another cup of TEE? The processing of second language near-cognates in first language reading. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, 33(8), 968-991. doi: 10.1080/23273798.2018.1433863 pdf

Pieczykolan, A., & Huestegge, L. (2018). Sources of interference in cross-modal action - Response selection, crosstalk, and general dual-execution costs. Psychological Research, 82(1), 109-120. doi: 10.1007/s00426-017-0923-1  pdf

Raettig, T., & Huestegge, L. (2018). The hard work of doing nothing: Accounting for inhibitory costs during multiple action control. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 80(7), 1660–1666. doi: 10.3758/s13414-018-1577-9 pdf

Riechelmann, E., & Huestegge, L. (2018). Spatial legend compatibility within versus between graphs in multiple graph comprehension. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 80(2), 1011–1022. doi: 10.3758/s13414-018-1484-0 pdf

Steinborn, M., Langner, R., Flehmig, H., & Huestegge, L. (2018). Methodology of performance scoring in the d2 sustained-attention test: Cumulative-reliability functions and practical guidelines. Psychological Assessment, 30(3), 339-357. doi: 10.1037/pas0000482


Forster, Y., Naujoks, F., Neukum, A., & Huestegge, L. (2017). Driver compliance to take-over requests with different auditory outputs in conditional automation. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 109(Supplement C), 18–28. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2017.09.019  pdf

Janczyk, M., & Huestegge, L. (2017). Effects of a no-go task 2 on task 1 performance in dual-tasking: From benefits to costs. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 79(3), 796–806.

Pieczykolan, A., & Huestegge, L. (2017). Cross-modal action complexity - action- and rule-related memory retrieval in dual-response control. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:529. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00529  pdf

Riechelmann, E., Pieczykolan, A., Horstmann, G., Herwig, A., & Huestegge, L. (2017). Spatio-temporal dynamics of action-effect associations in oculomotor control. Acta Psychologica, 180, 130–136. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2017.09.003   pdf

Steinborn, M. B., & Huestegge, L. (2017). Phone conversation while processing information: Chronometric analysis of load effects in everyday-media multitasking. Frontiers Psychology, 8:896.

Steinborn, M., Langner, R., & Huestegge, L. (2017). Mobilizing cognition for speeded action: Try-harder instructions promote motivated readiness in the constant-foreperiod paradigm. Psychological Research, 81(6), 1135-1151. doi: 10.1007/s00426-016-0810-1

Strobach, T., & Huestegge, L. (2017). Evaluating the effectiveness of commercial brain game training with working-memory tasks. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement, 1(4), 539–558. doi: 10.1007/s41465-017-0053-0 pdf


Huestegge, L., & Böckler, A. (2016). Out of the corner of the driver's eye: Peripheral processing of hazards in static traffic scenes. Journal of Vision, 16(2): 11, 1-15

Pfeuffer, C., Kiesel, A., & Huestegge, L. (2016). A look into the future: Spontaneous anticipatory saccades reflect processes of anticipatory action control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 145(11), 1530–1547. doi: 10.1037/xge0000224

Steinborn, M. B., & Huestegge, L. (2016). A walk down the lane gives wings to your brain: Restorative benefits of rest breaks on cognition and self-control. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30(5), ,795–805. doi: 10.1002/acp.3255

Steinborn, M. B., Langner, R., Flehmig, H. C., & Huestegge, L. (2016). Everyday life cognitive instability predicts simple reaction-time variability: Analysis of reaction time distributions and delta plots. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30, 92-102. doi: 10.1002/acp.3172

Wirth, R., Pfister, R., Foerster, A., Huestegge, L., & Kunde, W. (2016). Pushing the rules: Effects and aftereffects of deliberate rule violations. Psychological Research, 80(5), 838-852. doi:10.1007/s00426-015-0690-9


Huestegge, L. (in press). Bottom-up-Verarbeitung , Top-down-Verarbeitung. In F. Petermann et al. (Eds.), Dorsch: Lexikon der Psychotherapie und Psychopharmakotherapie (pp. 149, 875). Bern: Hogrefe.

Philipp, A., & Huestegge, L. (2015). Language switching between sentences in reading: Exogenous and endogenous effects on eye movements and comprehension. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 18, 614-625. pdf


Huestegge, L., & Pimenidis, L. (2014). Visual search in face-based authentication systems. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 30, 604-611. 

Huestegge, L., Pieczykolan, A., & Koch, I. (2014). Talking while looking: On the encapsulation of output system representations. Cognitive Psychology, 73, 73-91. pdf

Huestegge, L., Rohrßen, J., Von Ermingen-Marbach, M., Pape-Neumann, J., & Heim, S. (2014). Devil in the details? Developmental dyslexia and visual long-term memory for details. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 686. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00686 pdf

Huestegge, L., & Koch, I. (2014). When two actions are easier than one: How inhibitory control demands affect response processing. Acta Psychologica, 151, 230-236. pdf

Pieczykolan, A., & Huestegge, L. (2014). Oculomotor dominance in multitasking - mechanisms of conflict resolution in cross-modal action. Journal of Vision, 14, 1-17. pdf

Skottke, E.-M., Wang, L., Debus, G., & Huestegge, L. (2014). Carry-over effects of highly automated convoy driving on subsequent manual driving behavior. Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society56 (7), 1272-1283. doi: 10.1177/0018720814524594 pdf


Huestegge, L., & Skottke, E.-M. (2013). Empirische Konsumforschung in der Psychologie: Kognitive Mechanismen bei der Produktwahl. [Empirical consumer psychology: Cognitive mechanisms of choice behavior.] In Kurz, M., & Fabo, S. (Eds.), Vielen Dank für ihren Einkauf. Konsumkultur aus Sicht von Design, Kunst und Medien (pp. 56-89). Bielefeld: transcript.

Huestegge, L., & Koch, I. (2013). Cross-modal HCI (human-computer-interaction). In Ferscha, A. (Eds.), Human Computer Confluence (pp. 43-44). Linz: Institute for Pervasive Computing. 

Huestegge, L., & Koch, I. (2013). Constraints in task-set control: Modality dominance patterns among effector systems. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142, 633-637. pdf

Huestegge, L. (2013). Bottom-up-Verarbeitung, distales Objekt, Enkodierung, intermodale Integration, Top-down-Verarbeitung. In Wirtz, M. A., (Eds.), Dorsch: Lexikon der Psychologie (pp. 307, 394, 453, 775-776, 1563). Bern: Huber.

Stephan, D. N., Koch, I., Hendler, J., & Huestegge, L. (2013). Task switching, modality compatibility, and the supra-modal function of eye movements. Experimental Psychology, 60, 90-99. pdf

Radach, R., Günther, T., & Huestegge, L. (2013). Leseentwicklung im Spannungsfeld von Praxis und Forschung [Reading development from the practitioner's and researcher's perspectives]. Lernen und Lernstörungen, 2, 51-56. pdf


Huestegge, L., & Radach, R. (2012). Visual and memory search in naturalistic environments: Determinants of eye movements and search performance. Ergonomics, 55, 1009-1027. pdf

Huestegge, L., & Kreutzfeldt, M. (2012). Action effects in saccade control. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 19, 198-203pdf

Huestegge, L., & Koch, I. (2012). Eye movements as a gatekeeper for memorization: Evidence for the persistence of attentional sets in visual memory search. Psychological Research, 76, 270-279. pdf

Huestegge, L., Heim, S., Zettelmeyer, E., & Lange-Küttner, C. (2012). Gender-specific contribution of a visual cognition network to reading abilities. British Journal of Psychology, 103, 117-128. pdf

Radach, R., Günther, T., & Huestegge, L. (2012). Blickbewegungen beim Lesen, Leseentwicklung und Legasthenie [Eye movements in reading, reading development, and dyslexia]. Lernen und Lernstörungen, 1, 185-204pdf


Huestegge, L., & Adam, J. J. (2011). Oculomotor interference during manual response preparation: Evidence from the response cueing paradigm. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 73, 702-707. pdf

Huestegge, L., & Philipp, A. (2011). Effects of spatial compatibility on integration processes in graph comprehension. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 73, 1903-1915. pdf

Huestegge, L., & Hazeltine, E. (2011). Crossmodal action: Modality matters. Psychological Research, 75, 445-451. pdf

Huestegge, L. (2011). The role of saccades during multitasking: Towards an output-related view of eye movements. Psychological Research, 75, 452-465. pdf


Huestegge, L., Kunert, H. J., & Radach, R. (2010). Long-term effects of cannabis on oculomotor control in reading. Psychopharmacology, 209, 77-84. pdf

Huestegge, L., Skottke, E.-M., Anders, S., Debus, G., & Müsseler, J. (2010). The development of hazard perception: Dissociation of visual orientation and hazard processing. Transportation Research, 13F, 1-8. pdf

Huestegge, L., & Koch, I. (2010). Fixation disengagement enhances peripheral perceptual processing: Evidence for a perceptual gap effect. Experimental Brain Research, 201, 631-640. pdf

Huestegge, L., & Koch, I. (2010). Crossmodal action selection: Evidence from dual-task compatibility. Memory and Cognition, 38, 493-501. pdf

Huestegge, L., & Bocianski, D. (2010). Effects of syntactic context on eye movements during reading. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 6, 79-87. pdf

Huestegge, L. (2010). Effects of vowel length on gaze durations in silent and oral reading. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 3(5):5, 1-18. pdf

Wühr, P., & Huestegge, L. (2010). The impact of social presence on voluntary and involuntary control of spatial attention. Social Cognition, 28, 145-160. 


Huestegge, L., Anders, S., Skottke, E.-M., Müsseler, J., & Debus, G. (2009). Maßnahmen zur Verbesserung der visuellen Orientierungsleistung bei Fahranfängern. [Improvement of visual orientation in novice drivers.] In Berichte der Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen. Mensch und Sicherheit. Bremerhaven: Wirtschaftsverlag NW.

Huestegge, L., & Koch, I. (2009). Behaviorale Methoden der experimentellen Psychologie [Methodology and behavioral research methods in experimental psychology]. In: W. Kempf, & M. Kiefer (Eds.): Forschungsmethoden der Psychologie III, pp. 155-206. Berlin: Regener.

Huestegge, L., Radach, R., & Kunert, H. J. (2009). Long-term effects of cannabis on oculomotor function in humans. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 23, 714-722. pdf

Huestegge, L., Radach, R., Corbic, D., & Huestegge, S. M. (2009). Oculomotor and Linguistic Determinants of Reading Development: A Longitudinal Study. Vision Research, 49, 2948-2959. pdf

Huestegge, L., & Koch, I. (2009). Dual-task crosstalk between saccades and manual responses. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 35, 352-362. pdf

Radach, R., Schmitten, C., Glover, L., & Huestegge, L. (2009). How children read for comprehension. In Wagner, R. K., Schatschneider, C., & Phythian-Sence, C. (Eds.), Reading Comprehension: Approaches to understanding its behavioral and biological origins (pp. 75-106). NY: Guilford Publications. pdf


Radach, R., Huestegge, L., & Reilly, R. (2008). The role of global top-down factors in local eye-movement control in reading. Psychological Research, 72, 675-688. pdf


Anders, S., Huestegge, L., Skottke, E.-M., Müsseler, J., & Debus, G. (2006). Becoming an expert: Eye movements in static traffic scenes. Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Ergonomics, IEA 2006, 1-5.

Huestegge, L. (2006). Effekte von chronischem Cannabiskonsum mit frühem age of onset auf okulomotorische Kontrolle und visuelle Informationsverarbeitung [Effects of early chronic THC consumption on oculomotor control and visual information processing]. Unpublished doctoral dissertation 


Huestegge, L., Grainger, J., & Radach, R. (2004). Visual word recognition and oculomotor control in reading. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 26, 487-488. pdf


Huestegge, L., Radach, R., & Debus, G. (2003). Visuelle Orientierung und Fahrausbildung [Visual orientation and driving instruction]. Bericht an die Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen. Bergisch-Gladbach: BAST.


Huestegge, L., Radach, R., Kunert, H. J., & Heller, D. (2002). Visual search in long term cannabis users with early age of onset. Progress in Brain Research, 140, 377-394. pdf

Radach, R., Heller, D., & Huestegge, L. (2002). Blickbewegungen beim Lesen: Neueste Entwicklungen und Ansatzpunkte für die Legasthenieforschung [Eye movements during reading: Recent developments and implications for research on dyslexia]. In: G. Schulte-Körne (Ed.) Legasthenie: Zum aktuellen Stand der Ursachenforschung, der diagnostischen Methoden und der Förderkonzepte (pp. 61-88). Bochum: Winkler.

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Submitted Manuscripts

Huestegge, L., Pieczykolan, A. , & Koch, I. (under revision). Towards a Gestalt view on human action: Evidence against a structural view of behavior.

Steinborn, M., & Huestegge, L. (under revision). Gamification and Cognition: Effects of a classroom duel in mental arithmetic on performance measures and experienced stress state.

Steinborn, M. B., Langner, R., & Huestegge, L. (under revision). Post-error slowing: demand and expectancy as principle determinants of error-related malfunctions in self-paced decisions.

Steinborn, M. B., Langner, R., & Huestegge, L., (under revision). Energetic arousal and the ability to overcome time uncertainty: A combined experimental and individual-differences approach.

Wörle, J., Metzulat, M., Metz, B., Baumann, M. (subm.). Sleep in automated driving – Experiencing sleep inertia after take-over.

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Conference Abstracts and List of Invited Talks

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Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition; Experimental Psychology; Psychological Research; Vision Research; Experimental Brain Research; Frontiers; Experimental Aging Research; Acta Psychologica; European Journal of Cognitive Psychology; Neuropsychobiology; Journal of Eye Movement Research; Educational Research and Reviews; Asia Pacific Education Review; German Israeli Foundation; Israel Science Foundation; DFG; Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics; Journal of Experimental Child Psychology; Applied Cognitive Psychology; Clinical Ophthalmology; Journal of Ophthalmology; Ergonomics; Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment; Psychopharmacology; Modern Language Journal; Frontiers; Ergonomics; Scientific Studies of Reading; Journal of Psychiatric Research; Open Research Area (DFG/NWO/ANR/ESRC); Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research; European Psychologist; Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology