Sensory, Post-Perceptual, and Hemisphere-Specific Adjustment to Conflict Stimulation

(funded by a grant of the German Research Foundation [Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft], 2011-2016)

The research program aims at the specification of the adjustment of information processing evoked by (recently or frequently) experienced or explicitly expected conflicts in S-R translation. A distinction is made regarding adjustment at early, sensory-perceptual, and later processing stages as well as regarding quantitative (changes of attentional weightings) and qualitative (reconfiguration of S-R activation mappings, postponement of processing) forms of adjustment. A methodological approach optimized for this distinction, involving analyses of both behavioral and electrophysiological data is applied to increase our understanding of the triggering conditions regarding kind and degree of the adjustment processes.


Jost, K., Wendt, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., Löw, A., & Jacobsen, T. (2017). Strategic control over extent and timing of distractor-based response activation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43(2),326-333.

Wendt, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., & Jacobsen, T. (2014). Utility-based early modulation of processing distracting stimulus information. The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(50), 16720-16725.

Wendt, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., & Jacobsen, T. (2014). Sequential modulation of distractor-interference produced by semantic generalization of stimulus features. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1271.

Wendt, M., Garling, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., & Jacobsen, T. (2014). Exploring conflict- and target-related movement of visual attention. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67, 1053-1073.

Wendt, M., Kiesel, A., Geringswald, F., Purmann, S., & Fischer, R. (2014). Attentional adjustment to conflict strength: Evidence from the effects of manipulating flanker-target SOA on response times and prestimulus pupil size. Experimental Psychology, 61, 55-67.

Wendt, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., Kiesel, A., & Jacobsen, T. (2013). Conflict adjustment devoid of perceptual selection. Acta Psychologica, 144, 31-39.

Wendt, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., & Jacobsen, T. (2012). Conflict-induced perceptual filtering. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38, 675-686.

Wendt, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., Reisenauer, R., Jacobsen, T., & Dreisbach, G. (2012). Sequential modulation of cue use in the task switching paradigm. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 287.


Letzte Änderung: 2. Februar 2018