Prof. Dr. Marco Steinhauser

Marco Steinhauser
Prof. Dr. Marco Steinhauser
Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Allgemeine Psychologie
Gebäude Waisenhaus | Raum: WH-101
Ostenstraße 25
85072 Eichstätt
Donnerstag: 13.00-14.00 Uhr



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in press/2021

Weigl, K., Schartmüller, C., Wintersberger, P., Riener, A., & Steinhauser, M. (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.


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.

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.

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)

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.

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


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, 18, 1159-1171.

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.


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.

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.

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


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., 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.

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)

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.

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.

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

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)

2010 - 2015

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.

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.

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.

Achtziger, A., Alos-Ferrer, C., Hügelschäfer, S., & Steinhauser, M. (2014). The neural basis of belief updating and rational decision making. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9, 55-62.

Maier, M. E. & Steinhauser, M. (2013). Updating expected action outcome in the medial frontal cortex involves an evaluation of error type. Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 15705-15709.

Ernst, B. & Steinhauser, M. (2012). Feedback-related brain activity predicts learning from feedback in multiple-choice testing. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 323-336.

Maier, M. E., Di Pellegrino, G., & Steinhauser, M. (2012). Enhanced error-related negativity on flanker errors: Error expectancy or error significance? Psychophysiology, 49, 899-908.

Steinhauser, M. & Yeung, N. (2012). Error awareness as evidence accumulation: Effects of speed-accuracy trade-off on error signaling. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6:240. 

Steinhauser, M., Eichele, H., Juvodden, H. T., Huster, R. J., Ullsperger, M., & Eichele, T. (2012). Error-preceding brain activity reflects (mal-)adaptive adjustments of cognitive control: A modeling study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6:97. 

Maier, M. E., Yeung, N., & Steinhauser, M. (2011). Error-related brain activity and adjustments of selective attention following errors. Neuroimage, 56, 2339-2347.

Steinhauser, M. & Kiesel, A. (2011). Performance monitoring and the causal attribution of errors. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 11, 309-320.

Hübner, R., Steinhauser, M., & Lehle, C. (2010). A dual-stage two-phase model of selective attention. Psychological Review, 117, 759-784.

Kiesel, A., Steinhauser, M., Wendt, M., Falkenstein, M., Jost, K., Philipp, A.M., & Koch, I. (2010). Control and interference in task switching - A review. Psychological Bulletin, 136, 849-874.

Maier, M., Steinhauser, M., & Hübner, R. (2010). Effects of response-set size on error-related brain activity. Experimental Brain Research, 202, 571-581.

Steinhauser, M. (2010). How to correct a task error: Task-switch effects following different types of error correction. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 36, 1028-1035.

Steinhauser, M. & Yeung, N. (2010). Decision processes in human performance monitoring. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 15643-15653.

2009 and earlier

Danielmeier, C., Wessel, J., Steinhauser, M., & Ullsperger, M. (2009). Modulation of the error-related negativity by response conflict. Psychophysiology, 46, 1288-1298.

Lehle, C., Steinhauser, M., & Hübner, R. (2009). Serial or parallel processing in dual tasks: What is more effortful? Psychophysiology, 46, 502-509.

Steinhauser, M., & Hübner, R. (2009). Distinguishing response conflict and task conflict in the Stroop task: Evidence from ex-Gaussian distribution analysis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35, 1398-1412.

Steinhauser, M., Hübner, R., & Druey, M. (2009). Adaptive control of response preparedness in task switching. Neuropsychologia, 47, 1826-1835.

Maier, M.*, Steinhauser, M.*, & Hübner, R. (2008). Is the Error-related Negativity amplitude related to error detectability? Evidence from effects of different error types. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 2263-2273. (* shared first authors)

Steinhauser, M. & Hübner, R. (2008). How task errors affect subsequent behavior: Further evidence from distributional analyses of task switching effects. Memory & Cognition, 36, 979-990.

Steinhauser, M., Maier, M. & Hübner, R. (2008). Modeling behavioral measures of error detection in choice tasks: Response monitoring versus conflict monitoring. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34, 158-176.

Steinhauser, M. & Hübner, R. (2007). Automatic activation of task-related representations in task-shifting. Memory & Cognition, 35, 138-155.

Steinhauser, M., Maier, M., & Hübner, R. (2007). Cognitive control under stress: How stress affects strategies of task-set reconfiguration. Psychological Science, 18, 540-545.

Steinhauser, M. & Hübner, R. (2006). Response-based strengthening in task-shifting: Evidence from shift effects produced by errors. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 32, 517-534.

Steinhauser, M. & Hübner, R. (2005). Mixing costs in task-shifting reflect sequential processing stages in a multicomponent task. Memory & Cognition, 33, 1484-1494.

Hübner, R., Futterer, T. & Steinhauser, M. (2001). On attentional control as source of residual shift costs: Evidence from two-component task shifts. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 27, 640-653.


Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

  • seit 2012
    Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Psychologie
    an der Katholischen Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

  • 2010 – 2012
    Vertretung des Lehrstuhls für Allgemeine Psychologie
    an der Katholischen Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  • 2010
    Gastwissenschaftler am Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, Universität Bergen, Norwegen
  • 2009
    Habilitation, Universität Konstanz
  • 2008
    Gastwissenschaftler am Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK
  • 2002 - 2010        
    Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Universität Konstanz
  • 2002
    Dr. rer. nat., Universität Konstanz
  • 2000 - 2002
    Doktorand (Betreuer: Prof. Ronald Hübner), Universität Konstanz
  • 2000
    Diplom in Psychologie, Universität Konstanz
  • 1994 - 2000
    Studium der Psychologie, Universität Konstanz


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (German Society for Psychology)
  • European Society for Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychonomic Society (fellow)
  • Society for Psychophysiological Research

Ad-hoc reviewer

Acta Psychologica; Advances in Cognitive Psychology; Applied Cognitive Psychology; Biological Psychology; Brain & Cognition; Cerebral Cortex; Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience; Cognition; Cognition & Emotion; Cognitive Psychology; Consciousness and Cognition; European Journal of Neuroscience; Experimental Brain Research; Experimental Psychology; Frontiers in Cognition; Frontiers in Human Neuroscience; Human Brain Mapping; International Journal of Psychophysiology; Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience; Journal of Cognitive Psychology; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance; Journal of Neural Engineering; Journal of Neurophysiology; Journal of Neuroscience; Journal of Neuroscience Methods; Journal of Personality; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; Mind, Brain, and Education; Memory & Cognition; Motivation and Emotion; Neuroimage; Neuropsychologia; Neuroscience Letters; PLOS One; Psychological Research; Psychological Science; Psychology Science; Psychonomic Bulletin & Review; Psychophysiology; Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology; Science; Scientific Reports; Social Psychology; DFG (German Research Foundation); FWO (Research Foundation - Flanders)



Link zu "Laufende Projekte"

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Projekte vor 2012

  • 2008-2012
    Errors in action regulation: Origins, detection and consequences. DFG (German Research Foundation). STE 1708/1-1 and STE 1708/1-2
  • 2008-2010
    The role of error processing in learning and skill acquisition. Center for Psychoeconomics, University of Konstanz