Deutsch Intern

    Prof. Dr. Lynn Huestegge

    Consultation hour by appointment
    E-Mail lynn.huestegge@uni-wuerzburg.de
    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


    Strobach, T., & Huestegge, L. (in press). Structuralist mental  representation of dual-action demands: Mechanisms of improved dual-task performance after practice in older adults. Experimental Aging Research. doi.org/10.1080/0361073X.2021.1873053

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

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

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

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

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

    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.

    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. doi.org/10.3389/frai.2020.00009


    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.

    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

    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

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

    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

    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.

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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


    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

    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

    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

    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. doi.org/10.3758/s13414-016-1257-6

    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

    Steinborn, M. B., & Huestegge, L. (2017). Phone conversation while processing information: Chronometric analysis of load effects in everyday-media multitasking. Frontiers Psychology, 8:896. doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00896

    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


    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

    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 doi.org/10.1167/16.2.11

    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


    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. (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.


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

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

    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., 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


    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., & 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.


    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., & 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


    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


    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., 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


    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

    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., 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

    Grossheinrich, N. , Schaeffer, J., Firk, C., Eggermann, T., Huestegge, L. & Konrad, K. (subm.). Childhood adversity interacts with Monoamine oxidase A genotype for the avoidance but not for the approach system in boys: an eye-tracking study investigating attentional biases.

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

    Pieczykolan, A., & Huestegge, L. (subm.). Cross-modal action – Evidence for effects of vocal demands on pupil dilation and blink rate.

    Riechelmann, E., Raettig, T., Boeckler-Raettig, A., & Huestegge, L. (subm.). Gaze interaction: Anticipation-based control of the gaze of others.

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

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

    Steinborn, M. B., & Huestegge, L. (subm.). Competition boosts cognition: a tournament in mental arithmetic increases motivation, processing efficiency, and psychometric quality.

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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