General Psychology

Recent Publications

in press/2021

Weigl, K., Schartmüller, C., Wintersberger, P., Steinhauser, M., & Riener, A. (in press). The influence of experienced severe road traffic accidents on take-over reactions and non-driving-related tasks in an automated driving simulator study. Accident Analysis & Prevention.

Weigl, K., Schartmüller, C., Riener, A., & Steinhauser, M. (in press). Development of the Questionnaire on the Acceptance of Automated Driving (QAAD): Data-driven models for Level 3 and Level 5 automated driving. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour.

Wurm*, F., Walentowska*, W., Ernst, B., Severo, M. C., Pourtois, G., & Steinhauser, M. (in press). Task learnability modulates surprise but not valence processing for reinforcement learning in probabilistic choice tasks. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. *Shared authorship

Steinhauser, R., Kübler, S., Steinhauser, M., & Schubert, T. (in press). Neural correlates of task-order preparation in dual tasks: an EEG study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Schartmüller, C., Weigl, K., Löcken, A., Wintersberger, P., Steinhauser, M., & Riener, A. (2021). Displays for productive non-driving related tasks: Visual behavior and its impact in conditionally automated driving. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 5, 21.

Moretti, L., Koch, I., Steinhauser, M., & Schuch, S. (in press). Errors in task switching: Investigating error aftereffects in a N-2 repetition cost paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition.

Rey-Mermet, A., Gade, M., & Steinhauser, M. (2021). Multiplicative priming of the correct response explains the interaction between Simon and flanker congruency. PLoS ONE, 16, e0248172. 

Steinhauser, R., & Steinhauser, M. (2021). Adaptive rescheduling of error monitoring during multitasking. NeuroImage, 232, 117888.

Kirst, L., Ernst, B., Kern, A., & Steinhauser, M. (in press). Research on motion sickness and implications for automated driving. Alvarez, I., Myounghoon, J., & Riener, A. (Eds.). User Experience Design in the Era of Automated Driving. Heidelberg: Springer.

Weigl, K., & Forstner, T. (2021). Design of paper-based visual analogue scale items. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 81, 595-611.


Reinmüller, K., Kiesel, A., & Steinhauser, M. (2020). Behavioral adaptation effects in adaptive forward collision warning systems: An investigation of primary and secondary task performance. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 146, 105718.

Wurm, F., Ernst, B., & Steinhauser, M. (2020). The influence of internal models on feedback-related brain activity. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 20, 1070-1089.

Ernst, B., & Steinhauser, M. (2020). The effect of feedback novelty on ERP correlates of feedback processing. Brain & Cognition, 144, 105610.

Steinhauser, M. (2020). Wie unser Gehirn Fehler verarbeitet: Implikationen für den Umgang mit Fehlern in der Schule. Böttger, H. & Sambanis, M. (Eds.). Focus on Evidence III - Fremdsprachendidaktik trifft Neurowissenschaften (pp. 59-72). Tübingen: Narr.

Rausch, M., Zehetleitner, M., Steinhauser, M., & Maier, M. E. (2020). Cognitive modelling reveals distinct electrophysiological markers of decision confidence and error monitoring. NeuroImage, 218, 116963.

Gade, M., & Steinhauser, M. (2020). The impact of cue format and cue transparency on task switching performance. Psychological Research, 84, 1346–1369.

Weigl, K., & Ponocny, I. (2020). Group sequential designs applied in psychological research. Methodology - European Journal of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, 16, 75-91.

Di Gregorio, F., Maier, M. E., & Steinhauser, M. (2020). Are errors detected before they occur? Early error sensations revealed by metacognitive judgments on the timing of error awareness. Consciousness & Cognition, 77, 102857.

Dignath, D., Eder, A., Steinhauser, M., & Kiesel, A. (2020). Conflict monitoring and the affective signaling hypothesis - an integrative review. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 27, 193-216.


Schartmüller, C., Weigl, K., Wintersberger, P., Riener, A., & Steinhauser, M. (2019). Text comprehension: Heads-up vs. auditory displays: Implications for a productive work environment in SAE level 3 automated vehicles. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (pp. 342-354). New York, NY: ACM.

Hartmann, E.-M., Rey-Mermet, A., & Gade, M. (2019). Same same but different? Modeling N-1 switch cost and N-2 repetition cost with the diffusion model and the linear ballistic accumulator model. Acta Psychologica, 198, 102858.

Flaisch, T., Steinhauser, M., & Schupp, H. T. (2019). Adaptive cognitive control attenuates the late positive potentials to emotional distractors. NeuroImage, 200, 51-58.

Steinhauser, R., & Steinhauser, M. (2019). Error-preceding brain activity links neural markers of task preparation to cognitive flexibility and stability. NeuroImage, 197, 344-353.

Reinmüller, K., & Steinhauser, M. (2019). Adaptive front collision warnings: The impact of imperfect technology on warning effectiveness and acceptance. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 128, 217-229.

Gbadeyan, O., Steinhauser, M., Hunold, A., Martin, A. K., Haueisen, J., & Meinzer, M. (2019). Modulation of adaptive cognitive control by prefrontal high definition transcranial direct current stimulation in older adults. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 74, 1086-1100.

Di Gregorio*, F., Ernst*, B., & Steinhauser, M. (2019). Differential effects of instructed and objective feedback reliability on feedback-related brain activity. Psychophysiology, 56, e13399. (*shared first authorship)

Rey-Mermet, A., Gade, M., Souza, A. S., von Bastian, C. C., & Oberauer, K. (2019). Is executive control related to working memory capacity and fluid intelligence? Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148, 1335-1372.

Schuch, S., Dignath, D., Steinhauser, M., & Janczyk, M. (2019). Monitoring and control in multitasking. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 26, 222-240.

Maier, M. E., Ernst, B., & Steinhauser, M. (2019). Error-related pupil dilation is sensitive to the evaluation of different error types. Biological Psychology, 141, 25-34.

Rey-Mermet, A., Gade, M., & Steinhauser, M. (2019). Sequential conflict resolution under multiple concurrent conflicts: An ERP study. NeuroImage, 188, 411–418. 

Steinhauser, M., & Andersen, S. K. (2019). Rapid adaptive adjustments of selective attention following errors revealed by the time course of steady-state visual evoked potentials. NeuroImage, 186, 83-92.


Steinhauser, K., Leist, F., Maier, K., Michel, V., Pärsch, N., Rigley, P., Wurm, F., & Steinhauser, M. (2018). Effects of emotions on driving behavior. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 59, 150-163.

Steinhauser, R., Wirth, R., Kunde, W., Janczyk, M., & Steinhauser, M. (2018). Common mechanisms in error monitoring and action effect monitoring. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 59, 1159-1171.

Rey-Mermet, A., Gade, M., & Oberauer, K. (2018). Should we stop thinking about inhibition? Searching for individual and age differences in inhibition ability. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 44(4), 501–526.

Reinmüller, K., Köhler, L., & Steinhauser, M. (2018). Adaptive warning signals adjusted to driver-passenger conversation: Impact of system awareness on behavioral adaptation. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 58, 242-252.

Steinhauser, R. & Steinhauser, M. (2018). Preparatory brain activity in dual-tasking. Neuropsychologia, 114, 32-40.

Ernst, B. & Steinhauser, M. (2018). Effects of feedback reliability on feedback-related brain activity: A feedback valuation account. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 18, 596-608.

Wirth, R., Steinhauser, R., Janczyk, M., Steinhauser, M., & Kunde, W. (2018). Long-term and short-term action-effect links and their impact on effect monitoring. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 44, 1186-1198.

Di Gregorio, F., Maier, M. E., & Steinhauser, M. (2018). Errors can elicit an error positivity in the absence of an error negativity: Evidence for independent systems of human error monitoring. Neuroimage, 172, 427-436.

Rey-Mermet, A., & Gade, M. (2018). Inhibition in aging: What is preserved? What declines? A meta-analysis. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 25(5), 1695–1716.

Wintersberger, P., Riener, A., Schartmüller, C., Frison, A. K., & Weigl, K. (2018). Let me finish before I take over: Towards attention aware device integration in highly automated vehicles. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (pp. 53-65). New York, NY: ACM. doi:10.1145/3239060.3239085

Kundinger, T., Riener, A., Sofra, N., & Weigl, K. (2018). Drowsiness detection and warning in manual and automated driving: Results from subjective evaluation. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (pp. 229-236). New York, NY: ACM. doi:10.1145/3239060.3239073


Steinhauser, M., Maier, M. E., & Ernst, B. (2017). Neural correlates of reconfiguration failure reveal the time course of task-set reconfiguration. Neuropsychologia, 106, 100-111.

Rey-Mermet, A., & Meier, B. (2017). How long-lasting is the post-conflict slowing after incongruent trials? Evidence from the Stroop, Simon, and flanker tasks. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 79, 1945-1967.

Ernst, B., Reichard, S. M., Riepl, R. F., Steinhauser, R., Zimmermann, S. F., & Steinhauser, M. (2017). The P3 and the subjective experience of time. Neuropsychologia, 103, 12-19.

Maier, M. E., & Steinhauser, M. (2017). Working memory load impairs the evaluation of behavioral errors in the medial frontal cortex. Psychophysiology, 54, 1472-1482.

Ernst, B. & Steinhauser, M. (2017). Top-down control over feedback processing: The probability of valid feedback affects feedback-related brain activity. Brain & Cognition, 115, 33-40.

Steinhauser, M., Ernst, B., & Ibald, K. W. (2017). Isolating component processes of post-error slowing with the psychological refractory period paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 43, 653-659.

Garofalo, S., Timmermann, C., Battaglia, S., Maier, M. E., & di Pellegrino, G. (2017). Mediofrontal negativity signals unexpected timing of salient outcomes. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 29, 718-727.

Steinhauser, R., Maier, M. E., & Steinhauser, M. (2017). Neural signatures of adaptive post-error adjustments in visual search, Neuroimage, 150, 270-278.


Bastian, C. C. von, Souza, A. S., & Gade, M. (2016). No Evidence for Bilingual Cognitive Advantages: A Test of Four Hypotheses. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145, 246-258. doi: 10.1037/xge0000120.

Di Gregorio, F., Steinhauser, M., & Maier, M.E. (2016). Error-related brain activity and error awareness in an error classification paradigm. Neuroimage, 139, 202-210.

Flaisch, T., Steinhauser, M., & Schupp, H.T. (2016). Emotional aftereffects: When emotion impairs subsequent picture recognition. Emotion, 16, 987-996.

Gbadeyan, O., McMahon, K., Steinhauser*, M., & Meinzer*, M. (2016). Stimulation of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex enhances adaptive cognitive control: A high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation study. Journal of Neuroscience, 36, 12530-12536. (*shared senior authorship)

Gbadeyan, O., Steinhauser, M., McMahon, K., & Meinzer, M. (2016). Safety, tolerability, blinding efficacy and behavioural effects of a novel MRI-compatible high-definition tDCS set-up. Brain Stimulation, 9, 545-552.

Maier, M. E., & Steinhauser, M. (2016). Error significance but not error expectancy predicts error-related negativities for different error types. Behavioral Brain Research, 297, 259-267.

Maier, M. E., Scarpazza, C., Starita, F., Filogamo, R., & Làdavas, E. (2016). Error monitoring is related to processing internal affective states. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 16, 1050-1062.

Pfister R., Wirth R., Schwarz K., Förster, A., Steinhauser, M., & Kunde, W. (2016). The electrophysiological signature of deliberate rule violations. Psychophysiology, 53, 1870-1877.

Pfister, R., Wirth, R., Schwarz, K., Steinhauser, M., & Kunde, W. (2016). Burdens of non-conformity: Motor execution reveals cognitive conflict during deliberate rule violations. Cognition, 147, 93-99.

Rey-Mermet, A., & Gade, M. (2016). Contextual within-trial adaption of cognitive control: Evidence from the combination of conflict tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42, 1505-1532.

Steinhauser*, M., Flaisch*, T., Meinzer, M., & Schupp, H. T. (2016). Cognitive control modulates preferential processing of affective stimuli. Neuropsychologia, 91, 435-443. (*shared first authorship)


Dundon, N., Làdavas, E., Maier, M. E., & Bertini, C. (2015). Multisensory stimulation in hemianopic patients boosts orienting responses to the hemianopic field and reduces attentional resources to the intact field. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 33, 405-419.

Achtziger, A., Alos-Ferrer, C., Hügelschäfer, S., & Steinhauser, M. (2015). Higher incentives can impair performance: Neural evidence on reinforcement and rationality. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience,10, 1477–1483.

Borhani, K., Làdavas, E., Maier, M. E., Avenanti, A. & Bertini, C. (2015). Emotional and movement-related body postures modulate visual processing. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, 10, 1092-1101. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsu167. 

Ernst, B., & Steinhauser, M. (2015). Effects of invalid feedback on learning and feedback-related brain activity in decision-making. Brain and Cognition, 99, 78–86.

Gade, M. (2015). On tasks and cognitive constructs for the bilingual (non-) advantage. Cortex.

Maier, M. E., Di Gregorio, F., Muricchio, T., Di Pellegrino, G. (2015). Impaired rapid error monitoring but intact error signaling following rostral anterior cingulate cortex lesions in humans. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 339, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00339.

Steinhauser, M., Gade, M. (2015). Distractor onset but not preparation time affects the frequency of task confusions in task switching. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1671. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01671