In press:

  • Pfeffer, I. & Strobach, T. (in press). Die Bedeutung exekutiver Funktionen für die Selbstregulation des körperlichen Aktivitätsverhaltens.[The importance of executive functions in the self-regulation of physical activity behavior.] In S. Klatt & B. Strauss (Eds.), Kognition und Motorik. [Cognition and motor skills] Göttingen: Hogrefe.  
  • Alexander, N., Illius, S., Feyerabend, D., Wacker, J., & Liszkowski, U. (in press). Don’t miss the chance to reap the fruits of recent advances in behavioral genetics. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.


  • Fascher, M., Nowaczynski, S., Spindler, C., Strobach, T., Muehlhan, M.(2023). Neural underpinnings of response inhibition in substance use disorders: weak meta-analytic evidence for a widely used construct. Psychopharmacology.
  • Pfeifer LS, Schmitz J, Schwalvenberg M, Güntürkün O, Ocklenburg S. (2023). A deep phenotyping approach to assess the association of handedness, early life factors and mental health. Sci Rep, 13, 15348.
  • El Basbasse Y, Packheiser J, Peterburs J, Maymon C, Güntürkün O, Grimshaw G, Ocklenburg S. (2023). Walk the plank! Using mobile electroencephalography to investigate emotional lateralization of immersive fear in virtual reality. R Soc Open Sci. 10, 221239.
  • Salgirli Demirbas Y, Isparta S, Saral B, Keskin Yılmaz N, Adıay D, Matsui H, Töre-Yargın G, Musa SA, Atilgan D, Öztürk H, Kul BC, Şafak CE, Ocklenburg S, Güntürkün O. Acute and chronic stress alter behavioral laterality in dogs. Sci Rep. 2023 Mar 11;13(1):4092. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-31213-7
  • Weber-Goericke, F., & Muehlhan, M. (2023). High and low worriers do not differ in unstimulated resting-state brain connectivity. Scientific Reports13(1), Art. 1.
  • Sprengel, M., Wendt, M., Hosang, T. J., & Jacobsen, T. (2023). A system for describing mechanisms underlying the congruency sequence effect and the proportion congruency effect. New Ideas in Psychology, 68, 100980.
  • Steininger, Y., Braun, A. & Morgenroth, O. Becoming Self-Compassionate Step by Step — a Field Study on the Effect of Long-Distance Walking on Self-Compassion in Hikers Traveling the Camino Francés. (2023). Mindfulness 14, 101–112.


  • Tomat, M., Wendt, M., & Jacobsen, T. (2022). Attentional adjustment in priming tasks: control strategies depend on context. Cognitive Processing, 10.1007/s10339-022-01117-x. Advance online publication.
  • Sprengel, M., Tomat, M., Wendt, M., Knoth, S., & Jacobsen, T. (2022). Dissociating selectivity adjustments from temporal learning–introducing the context-dependent proportion congruency effect. PLoS ONE 17(12): e0276611.
  • Pfeifer LS, Heyers K, Berretz G, Metzen D, Packheiser J, Ocklenburg S (2022). Broadening the scope: Increasing phenotype diversity in laterality research 
    Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 16.   
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  • Wittgens, C., Muehlhan, M., Kräplin, A., Wolff, M., & Trautmann, S. (2022). Underlying mechanisms in the relationship between stress and alcohol consumption in regular and risky drinkers (MESA): Methods and design of a randomized laboratory study. BMC Psychology10(1), 233.

  • Sjouwerman, R., Illius, S., Kuhn, M., & Lonsdorf, T. (2022). A data multiverse analysis investigating non-model based SCR quantification approaches. Psychophysiology 00, e14130.
  • Zimmer, U.Wendt, M., & Pacharra, M. (2022). Enhancing allocation of visual attention with emotional cues presented in two sensory modalities. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 18:10.
  • Berretz, G., Cebula, C., Wortelmann, B. M., Papadopoulou, P., Wolf, O. T., Ocklenburg, S., & Packheiser, J. (2022). Romantic partner embraces reduce cortisol release after acute stress induction in women but not in men. PloS one17(5), e0266887. 
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  • Jost, K., Wendt, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A. & Jacobsen, T. (2022). Electrophysiological correlates of proportion congruency manipulation in a temporal flanker task. Psychophysiology, 00, e14092.
  • Kübler, S., Strobach, T., & Schubert, T. (2022). On the organisation of order and task-specific information in dual-task situations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance48(1), 94-113.
  • Kübler, S., Strobach, T., & Schubert, T. (2022). The role of working memory for task-order coordination in dual-task situations. Psychological Research, 86, 452-473.
  • Metzen, D., Genç, E., Getzmann, S., Larra, M. F., Wascher, E., Ocklenburg, S. (2022). Frontal and parietal EEG alpha asymmetry: a large-scale investigation of short-term reliability on distinct EEG systems. Brain structure & function227(2), 725–740.
  • Miethe, S., Muehlhan, M., Trautmann, S. (2022). The association between repetitive negative thinking and distress across mental disorders: Preliminary findings from an outpatient treatment-seeking sample. Psychiatry Research, 311, 114478. (Impact Factor: 3.222)
  • Ocklenburg, S., Metzen, D., Schlüter, C., Fraenz, C., Arning, L., Streit, F., Güntürkün, O., Kumsta, R., & Genç, E. (2022). Polygenic scores for handedness and their association with asymmetries in brain structure. Brain structure & function227(2), 515–527.
  • Pfeifer LS., Schmitz J., Papadatou-Pastou M., Peterburs J., Paracchini S., Ocklenburg S. Handedness in twins: meta-analyses. BMC Psychol. 2022 Jan 15;10(1):11. doi: 10.1186/s40359-021-00695-3. PMID: 35033205.
  • Pfeffer, I., & Strobach, T. (2022). Physical activity automaticity, intention, and trait self-control as predictors of physical activity behavior – a dual-process perspective. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 27(5), 1021-1034.
  • Spindler, C., Mallien, L., Trautmann, S., Alexander, N., & Muehlhan, M. (2022). A coordinate-based meta-analysis of white matter alterations in patients with alcohol use disorder. Translational Psychiatry, 12(1), 1–9. (Impact Factor: 6.222)
  • von Bastian, C. C., Belleville, S., Udale, R. C., Reinhartz, A., Essouni, M., & Strobach, T. (2022). Mechanisms underlying training-induced cognitive changes. Nature Reviews Psychology, 1, 30 - 41.
  • Morgenroth, O., Petersen, L.-E., Frey, N. & Reinecke, A. (2022). The predictive value of self-compassion for psychological adjustment in left ventricular assist device patients: an observational study. ESC Heart Failure, 9, 2378–2387.


  • Huestegge, L., Hoffmann, M., & Strobach, T. (2021). Task order representations in dual tasks: Separate or integrated with component task sets? Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 74(12), 2097-2111.
  • Müller, R., Utz, S., Carbon, C.-C., & Strobach, T. (2021). Face adaptation: Investigating non-configural saturation alterations. i-Perception, 12(6), 1-24.
  • Prehn, K., Skoglund, A., & Strobach, T. (2021). Enhancement of task-switching performance with transcranial direct current stimulation over the right lateral prefrontal cortex. Experimental Brain Research, 239(12), 3447-3456.
  • Herold, F., Törpel, A., Hamacher, D., Budde, H., Zou, L., Strobach, T., Müller, N. G., & Gronwald, T. (2021). Causes and consequences of interindividual response variability - A call to apply a more rigorous research design in acute exercise-cognition studies. Frontiers in Physiology12:682891.
  • Huestegge, L., & Strobach, T. (2021). Structuralist mental representation of dual-action demands: Evidence for compositional coding from dual tasks with low cross-task dimensional overlap. Acta Psychologica, 103298.
  • Jurkiewicz, M. M., Mueller-Alcazar, A., Moser, D. A., Jayatilaka, I., Mikhailik, A., Ferri, J., Fogelman, N., & Canli, T. (2021). Integrated microRNA and mRNA gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells in response to acute psychosocial stress: a repeated-measures within-subject pilot study. BMC Res Notes, 14(1), 222.
  • Mahmutoglu MA, Baumgärtner U, Rupp A. (2021) Posterior insular activity contributes to the late laser-evoked potential component in EEG recordings. Clin Neurophysiol 132: 770-781.
  • Mass, R., Schottke, M. L., Muller, M., Lubbers, F., Muller-Alcazar, A., Kolbeck, S., & Morgenroth, O. (2021). [Self-Responsibility: Relationship with Depression and Anxiety and Relevance for the Treatment Outcome of Inpatients with Major Depression]. Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol.
  • Müller, R., Utz, S., Carbon, C.-C., & Strobach, T. (2021). Face adaptation effects on non-configural face information. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 17(2), 176-192.
  • Penning, M. D., Ruiz-Rizzo, A. L., Redel, P., Müller, H. J., Salminen, T., Strobach, T., Behrens, S., Schubert, T., Sorg, C., & Finke, K. (2021). Alertness training increases visual processing speed in healthy older adults. Psychological Science, 32(3), 340 - 353.
  • Shabes P, Rosenberger D, Henrich F, Greffrath W, Treede RD, Baumgärtner U*, Magerl W* (2021) Modality-specific facilitation of non-injurious sharp mechanical pain by topical capsaicin. Pain 162:275-286. * equal contribution
  • Spindler, C., Trautmann, S., Alexander, N., Bröning, S., Bartscher, S., Stuppe, M., & Muehlhan, M. (2021). Meta-analysis of grey matter changes and their behavioral characterization in patients with alcohol use disorder. Scientific Reports11(1), 5238.
  • 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(2), 109 - 130.
  • Strobach, T., & Karbach, J. (2021). Cognitive training: An overview of features and applications (2nd edition). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Strobach, T., Kübler, S., & Schubert, T. (2021). A Gratton-like effect concerning task order in dual-task situations. Acta Psychologica, 217, 103328.
  • Strobach, T., Kübler, S., & Schubert, T. (2021). Endogenous control of task-order preparation in variable dual tasks. Psychological Research, 85(1), 345-363.
  • Tomat, M., Wendt., M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., & Jacobsen, T. (2021). Adjustments of selective attention to response conflict controlling for perceptual conflict, target-distractor identity, and congruency level sequence pertaining to the CSE. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 83, 2531-2550.
  • Morgenroth, O., Keck, M. & Gensicke, M. (2021). Time will tell: Time perspective as a source for metacognitive emotionfocused coping and its measurement. Personality and Individual Differences, 168, 110367.


  • Alexander, N., Kirschbaum, C., Stalder, T., Muehlhan, M., & Vogel, S. (2020). No association between FKBP5 gene methylation and acute and long-term cortisol output. Translational Psychiatry10(1), 175. 
  • Fresnoza, S., Christova, M., Bieler, L., Körner, C., Zimmer, U., Gallasch, E., & Ischebeck, A. (2020). Age-Dependent Effect of Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation on Motor Skill Consolidation. Frontiers in aging neuroscience12, 25.
  • Fricke, K., & Vogel, S. (2020). How interindividual differences shape approach-avoidance behavior: Relating self-report and diagnostic measures of interindividual differences to behavioral measurements of approach and avoidance. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 111, 30-56.
  • Heid C, Mouraux A, Treede R-D, Schuh-Hofer S, Rupp A, Baumgärtner U (2020) Early gamma-oscillations as correlate of localized nociceptive processing in primary sensorimotor cortex. J Neurophysiol 123:1711-1726.
  • Heidemann, F., Rickard, T., Schubert, T., & Strobach, T. (2020). Dual-memory retrieval efficiency after practice: Effects of strategy manipulations. Psychological Research, 82, 2210-2236.
  • Kähler, S. T., Klein, S., Jacobsen, T., & Wendt, M. (2020). Anticipatory defocusing of attention and contextual response priming but no role of aesthetic appreciation in simple symmetry judgments when switching between tasks. Symmetry, 12, 577.
  • Martens, T., Niemann, M., & Dick, U. (2020). Sensor Measures of Affective Leaning. Frontiers in Psychology, 11(379). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00379  
  • Muehlhan, M., Alexander, N., Trautmann, S., Weckesser, L. J., Vogel, S., Kirschbaum, C., & Miller, R. (2020). Cortisol secretion predicts functional macro-scale connectivity of the visual cortex: A data-driven Multivoxel Pattern Analysis (MVPA). Psychoneuroendocrinology117, 104695. 
  • Muehlhan, M., Höcker, A., Miller, R., Trautmann, S., Wiedemann, K., Lotzin, A., Barnow, S., & Schäfer, I. (2020). HPA axis stress reactivity and hair cortisol concentrations in recently detoxified alcoholics and healthy controls with and without childhood maltreatment. Addiction Biology25(1), e12681. 
  • Muehlhan, M., Miller, R., Strehle, J., Smolka, M. N., & Alexander, N. (2020). FKBP5 methylation predicts functional network architecture of the rostral anterior cingulate cortex. Brain Structure & Function225(1), 33–43.
  • Müller, R., Utz, S., Carbon, C.-C., & Strobach, T. (2020). Face adaptation and face priming as tools for getting insights into the quality of face space. Frontiers in Psychology, 11:166.
  • Pfeffer, I., Englert, C., & Müller-Alcazar, A. (2020). Perceived stress and trait self-control interact with the intention-behavior-gap in physical activity behavior. Sport, Exercise & Performance Psychology9(2), 244–260.
  • Pfeffer, I. & Strobach, T. (2020). Physical activity automaticity, intention, and trait self-control as predictors of physical activity behavior – a dual-process perspective. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 1-14.
  • Pfeffer, I. & Strobach, T. (2020). Influence of a planning intervention on physical activity behavior: The moderating role of intentions and executive functions in a randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 27, 506-519.
  • Strobach, T. (2020). The dual-task practice advantage: Empirical evidence and cognitive mechanisms. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 27, 3-14.
  • Strobach, T. (2020). Kognitive Psychologie. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.
  • Strobach, T., Englert, C., Jekauc, D. & Pfeffer, I. (2020). Predicting adoption and maintenance of physical activity in the context of dual-process theories. Performance Enhancement & Health, 8, 100162.
  • Strobach, T., & Karbach, J. (2020). Investigating dual-task interference in children versus young adults with the overlapping task paradigm. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 197, 104866.
  • Strobach, T.Wendt, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., Tomat, M., & Jacobsen, T. (2020). No evidence for the reduction of task competition and attentional adjustment during task-switching practice. Acta Psychologica, 204, 103036.
  • Tomat, M., Wendt. M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., Sprengel, M., & Jacobsen, T. (2020). Target-distractor congruency: sequential effects in a temporal flanker task. Psychological Research, 84(2), 292-301.