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Dr. Alodie Rey-Mermet, wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Alodie Rey-Mermet
Name: Dr. Alodie Rey-Mermet
Anschrift: Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Ostenstraße 27
85072 Eichstätt
Gebäude: Osten 27
Raum: O27-201
Telefon: +49 8421 93 – 23232
E-Mail: alodie.rey-mermet(at)
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Research Topics/ Main Interests

  • cognitive / executive control
  • task switching
  • inhibition in the cognitive system
  • control and inhibition processes in memory (e.g., in episodic memory or prospective memory) and across the lifespan


  • Rey-Mermet, A., Gade, M., Souza, A. S., von Bastian, C. C., & Oberauer, K. (in press). Is executive control related to working memory capacity and fluid intelligence? Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
  • Rey-Mermet, A., Gade, M., & Steinhauser, M. (2019). Sequential conflict resolution under multiple concurrent conflicts: An ERP study. NeuroImage, 188, 411–418.
  • 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.
  • Rey-Mermet, A., & Gade, M. (2018). Inhibition in aging: What is preserved? What declines? A meta-analysis. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 25(5), 1695–1716.
  • Meier, B., & Rey-Mermet, A. (2018). After-effects without monitoring costs: The impact of prospective memory instructions on task switching performance. Acta Psychologica, 184, 85–99.
  • 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(7), 1945–1967.
  • Rey-Mermet, A., & Meier, B. (2017). Post-conflict slowing after incongruent stimuli: from general to conflict-specific. Psychological Research, 81(3), 611–628.
  • Rey-Mermet, A., & Gade, M. (2016). Contextual within-trial adaptation of cognitive control: Evidence from the combination of conflict tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42(10), 1505-1532. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000229
  • Meier, B., Rey-Mermet, A., & Rothen, N. (2015). Turning univalent stimuli bivalent: Synesthesia can cause cognitive conflict in task switching. Cognitive Neuroscience, 6(2–3), 48–55.
  • Rey-Mermet, A., & Meier, B. (2015). Age affects the adjustment of cognitive control after a conflict: Evidence from the bivalency effect. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 22(1), 72–94. doi: 10.1080/13825585.2014.889070
  • Rey-Mermet, A., & Meier, B. (2014). More conflict does not trigger more adjustment of cognitive control for subsequent events: A study of the bivalency effect. Acta Psychologica, 145, 111-117. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.11.005
  • Meier, B., Rey-Mermet, A., Rothen, N., & Graf, P. (2013). Recognition memory across the lifespan: The impact of word frequency and study-test interval on estimates of familiarity and recollection. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 1-15. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00787
  • Rey-Mermet, A., & Meier, B. (2013). An orienting response is not enough: Bivalency not infrequency causes the bivalency effect. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 9(3), 146-155. doi: 10.2478/v10053-008-0142-9
  • Meier, B., Rey-Mermet, A., Woodward, T. S., Müri, R., & Gutbrod, K. (2013). Episodic context binding in task switching: Evidence from amnesia. Neuropsychologia, 51(5), 886-892. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.01.025
  • Rey-Mermet, A., Koenig, T., & Meier, B. (2013). The bivalency effect represents an interference-triggered adjustment of cognitive control: An ERP study. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 13(3), 575-583. doi:10.3758/s13415-013-0160-z
  • Meier, B., & Rey-Mermet, A. (2012a). Beyond feature binding: Interference from episodic context binding creates the bivalency effect in task-switching. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 386-394. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00386
  • Meier, B., & Rey-Mermet, A. (2012b). Beyond monitoring: After-effects of responding to prospective memory targets. Consciousness and Cognition, 21(4), 1644-1653. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2012.09.003
  • Rey-Mermet, A., & Meier, B. (2012a). The bivalency effect: Adjustment of cognitive control without response set priming. Psychological Research, 76(1), 50-59. doi: 10.1007/s00426-011-0322-y
  • Rey-Mermet, A., & Meier, B. (2012b). The bivalency effect: Evidence for flexible adjustment of cognitive control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38(1), 213-221. doi: 10.1037/a0026024
  • Meier, B., Woodward, T. S., Rey-Mermet, A., & Graf, P. (2009). The bivalency effect in task switching: General and enduring. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63(3), 201-210. doi: 10.1037/a0014311

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2016 Post-doc, Catholic-University of Eichstätt-Ingoldstadt
  • 2014 – 2016 Post-doc, University of Zurich
  • 2012 – 2013 Post-doc, University of Bern
  • 2012 PhD thesis defense, University of Bern
  • 2008 – 2012 PhD student (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Beat Meier), University of Bern
  • 2008 Licentiate (M.A.) in Experimental Psychology and Neuropsychology
  • 2003 – 2008 Study of Psychology and Mathematics


  • since 2016 Fellowship for the project “Interplay of cognitive control in behavioral and neurophysiological correlates: Towards an understanding of control in human behavior” funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation
  • 2014 – 2015 Grant for the project “Inhibition in Aging: What is preserved? What declines?” funded by the Velux Foundation together with Dr. Miriam Gade and Prof. Dr. Klaus Oberauer
  • 2013 Grant for the project “Adjustment of cognitive control after a conflict: An example with prospective memory targets and incongruent stimuli” funded by the Center for Cognition, Learning, and Memory of the University of Bern together with Prof. Dr. Beat Meier
  • 2010 – 2012 Fellowship for my PhD project funded by the Janggen-Pöhn Foundation

Ad-Hoc Reviews

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, Psychological Research, Frontiers in Psychology – section Cognitive Science, Frontiers in Psychology – section Cognition