Fachbereich Psychologie

In press

  • Dignath, D., Kiesel, A., Schiltenwolf, M., & Hazeltine, E. (in press). Multiple routes to control in the prime-target task: Congruence sequence effects emerge due to modulation of irrelevant prime activity and utilization of temporal order information. Journal of Cognition.
  • Dignath, D.*, Born, G.*, Eder, A., Topolinski, S., & Pfister, R. (in press). Imitation of action-effects increase social affiliation. Psychological Research. (* = shared first authorship)
  • Schuch, S. *, & Dignath, D.,* (in press). Task-Conflict biases Decision Making. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. (* = shared first authorship)
  • Ward J., Baykova, R., Dyson B., Chew J., Schreiter, M.L., Beste, C. & Sherman M. (in press). A Distinct Electrophysiological Signature for Synaesthesia that is Independent of Individual Differences in Sensory Sensitivity. Cortex
  • Monno, M., Spitzer, M., Miller, J., Dignath, D., & Kiesel, A. (in press). Scaling of the parameters for cost balancing in self-organized task switching. Journal of Cognition.
  • Pfister, R., Klaffehn, A., Kalckert, A., Kunde, W., & Dignath, D. (in press), How to lose a hand: Sensory updating drives disembodiment. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.


  • Dignath, D., Eder, A., Steinhauser, M., & Kiesel, A. (2020). Conflict monitoring and the affective signaling hypothesis -an integrative review. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 27,193–216.
  • Dignath, D., Wirth, R., Kühnhausen, J., Gawrilow, C., Kunde, W., & Kiesel, A. (2020). Motivation drives conflict adaptation. Motivation Science, 6(1), 84–89.
  • Dignath, D., Kiesel, A., Frings, C., & Pastötter, B. (2020) Electrophysiological evidence for action-effect prediction. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 149(6), 1148–1155.
  • Schreiter, M. L., & Beste, C. (2020). Inflexible adjustment of expectations affects cognitive-emotional conflict control in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Cortex, 130, 231-245.
  • Adelhöfer, N., * Schreiter, M. L., * & Beste, C. * (2020). Cardiac cycle gated cognitive-emotional control in superior frontal cortices. NeuroImage, 222, 117275. (* = shared first authorship)
  • Bluschke, A., Schreiter, M. L., Friedrich, J., Adelhöfer, N., Roessner, V., & Beste, C. (2020). Neurofeedback trains a superordinate system relevant for seemingly opposing behavioral control deficits depending on ADHD subtype. Developmental science, 23(6), e12956.
  • Berger, A.,Mitschke, V., Dignath, D., Eder, A., & van Steenbergen, H. (2020). The face of control: Corrugator supercilii tracks aversive conflict signals in the service of adaptive cognitive control. Psychophysiology, 57, e13524.
  • Rieger, T., C., Mittelstädt, V., Dignath, D., & Kiesel, A. (in press). Investigating limits of task prioritization in dual-tasking: Evidence from the prioritized processing and the psychological refractory period paradigms. Psychological Research.
  • Frings, C., Koch, I., Rothermund, K., Dignath, D., Giesen, C., Hommel, B., Kiesel, A., Kunde, W., Mayr, S., Moeller, B., Möller, M., Pfister, R. & Philipp, A. (2020). Merkmalsintegration und Abruf als wichtige Prozesse der Handlungssteuerung – eine Paradigmen-übergreifende Perspektive. Psychologische Rundschau, 71, 1-14.
  • Frings, C., Hommel, B., Koch, I., Rothermund, K., Dignath, D., Giesen, C., Kiesel, A., Kunde, W., Mayr, S., Moeller, B., Möller, M., Pfister, R. & Philipp, A. (2020). Binding and retrieval in action control (BRAC). Trends in Cognitive Science, 24 (5), 375-387.
  • Straub, E., Kiesel, A., & Dignath, D. (2020). Cognitive control of emotional distraction - valence-specific or general? Cognition and Emotion, 34(4), 807-821.


  • Dignath, D., Johannsen, L., Hommel, B., & Kiesel, A. (2019) Contextual control of conflict: Reconciling cognitive-control and episodic retrieval accounts of sequential conflict modulation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance,45(9), 1265-1270.
  • Dignath, D., Berger, A., Spruit, I., M., & van Steenbergen, H. (2019) Temporal dynamics of error-related corrugator supercilii and zygomaticus major activity: Evidence for implicit emotion regulation following errors. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 146, 208–216.
  • Dignath, D., Herbort, O., Pieczykolan, A., Huestegge, L., &  Kiesel, A. (2019). Flexible coupling of covert spatial attention and motor planning based on learned spatial contingencies. Psychological Research, 83(3), 476-484.
  • Schreiter, M. L., Chmielewski, W. X., Ward, J., & Beste, C. (2019). How non-veridical perception drives actions in healthy humans: evidence from synaesthesia. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 374(1787), 20180574.
  • Schreiter, M. L., Chmielewski, W. X., Mückschel, M., Ziemssen, T., & Beste, C. (2019). How the depth of processing modulates emotional interference–evidence from EEG and pupil diameter data. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 19(5), 1231-1246.
  • Schuch, S., Dignath, D., Steinhauser, M., & Janczyk, M. (2019). Monitoring and control in multitasking. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 26 (19), 222-240.
  • Schröder, P.A., Dignath, D., & Janczyk, M. (2019). Individual differences in uncertainty tolerance are not associated with cognitive control functions in the flanker task. Experimental Psychology. 65 (4), 245- 256.
  • Eder, A., & Dignath, D. (2019) Expected value of control and the motivational control of habitual action. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, Article 1812.
  • Bluschke, A., Friedrich, J., Schreiter, M. L., Roessner, V., & Beste, C. (2018). A comparative study on the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying effects of methylphenidate and neurofeedback on inhibitory control in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. NeuroImage: Clinical, 20, 1191-1203.
  • Zhang, J., Kiesel, A., & Dignath, D. (2019). Affective influence on context-specific proportion congruent (CSPC) effect: Neutral or affective facial expressions as context stimuli. Experimental Psychology, 66, 86-97.
  • Kunde, W., Foerster, A., Weigelt, M., & Dignath, D. (2019). On the ball: Short-term consequences of movement fakes. Acta Psychologica, 198, 102872.


  • Dignath, D., & Lotze-Hermes, Farmer, H., & Pfister, R. (2018). Contingency and contiguity of imitative behaviour affect social affiliation. Psychological Research, 82 (4), 819-831.
  • Schreiter, M. L., Chmielewski, W. X., & Beste, C. (2018). How socioemotional setting modulates late-stage conflict resolution processes in the lateral prefrontal cortex. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 18(3), 521-535.
  • Schreiter, M. L., Chmielewski, W., & Beste, C. (2018). Neurophysiological processes and functional neuroanatomical structures underlying proactive effects of emotional conflicts. NeuroImage, 174, 11-21.
  • Mittelstädt, V., Dignath, D., Schmidt-Ott, M., & Kiesel, A. (2018). Exploring the Repetition Bias in Voluntary Task Switching. Psychological Research, 82(1), 78-91.
  • Schwarz, K. A., Burger, S., Dignath, D., Kunde, W., & Pfister, R. (2018). Action-effect binding and agency. Consciousness and Cognition. 65, 304-309.
  • Künzell, S., Bröker, L., Dignath,D.,  Ewolds, H., Raab, M., & Thomaschke, R. (2018). What is a task? An ideomotor perspective. Psychological Research, 82 (1), 4-11.
  • Foerster, A., Pfister, R., Schmidts, C.,  Dignath, D., Wirth, R., & Kunde, W. (2018).  Focused cognitive control in dishonesty: evidence for predominantly transient conflict adaptation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 44(4), 578-602.


  • Dignath, D., & Janczyk, M. (2017). Anticipation of delayed action-effect: Learning when an effect occurs, without knowing what this effect will be. Psychological Research 81 (5), 1072–1083.
  • Dignath, D., & Janczyk, M., & Eder, A.B. (2017) Phasic valence and arousal do not influence post-conflict adjustments in the Simon task. Acta Psychologica, 174, 31-39.
  • Eder, A. B., Dignath, D., Erle, T., & Wiemer, J. (2017). Shocking action: Facilitative effects of punishing electric shocks on action control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146, 1204-1215.
  • Eder, A. B., Pfister, R., Dignath, D., & Hommel, B. (2017). Anticipatory affect during action preparation: Evidence from backward compatibility in dual-task performance.Cognition and Emotion, 6, 1211-1224.
  • Pfister, R.*, Weller, L.*, Dignath, D., & Kunde, W. (2017). What or when? The impact of anticipated social action effects is driven by action-effect compatibility, not delay. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. 79 (7), 2132–2142. (* = shared first authorship)
  • Kiesel, A., & Dignath, D. (2017) Effort in Multitasking: Local and global assessment of effort. Frontiers in Psychology.


  • Wirth, R.*, Dignath, D.*, Pfister, R., Kunde, W., & Eder, A. B. (2016). Attracted by rewards: Disentangling the motivational influence of rewarding and punishing targets and distractors. Motivation Science, 2(3), 143-156.(* = shared first authorship)
  • Eder, A. B., & Dignath, D. (2016). Asymmetrical effects of posttraining outcome revaluation on outcome-selective Pavlovian-to-instrumental transfer in human adults. Learning & Motivation 54, 12-21.
  • Eder, A. B., & Dignath, D. (2016). Influence of verbal instructions on effect-based action control. Psychological Research,  81(2), 355-365.
  • Eder, A.B. & Dignath, D. (2016). Cue-elicited food seeking is eliminated with aversive outcomes following outcome devaluation. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 69(3), 574-588.


  • Dignath, D., & Eder, A.B. (2015). Stimulus Conflict Triggers Behavioral Avoidance. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience.15(4), 822-836.
  • Dignath, D., Kiesel, A., & Eder, A.B. (2015). Flexible Conflict Management: Conflict Avoidance and Conflict Adjustment in Reactive Cognitive Control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 41(4), 975-988.


  • Dignath, D., Pfister, R., Eder, A. B., Kiesel, A. & Kunde, W. (2014) Representing the hyphen in bi-directional action-effect associations: Automatic integration of time intervals into cognitive action structures. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 40(6), 1701-1712.
  • Dignath, D., Pfister, R., Eder, A. B., Kiesel, A., & Kunde, W. (2014) Something in the way she moves: Movement trajectories reveal dynamics of self-control. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21(3), 809-816.
  • Pfister, R., Janczyk, M., Wirth, R., Dignath, D. & Kunde, W. (2014) Thinking with portals: Revisiting kinematic cues to intention. Cognition, 133(2), 464-473.
  • Eder, A. B., & Dignath, D. (2014). I like to get nothing: Implicit and explicit evaluation of avoided negative outcomes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 40, 55-62.


  • Dignath, D. & Eder, A. B. (2013). Recall of observed actions modulates the end-state comfort effect just like recall of one's own actions. Experimental Brain Research, 231(1), 75-83.
  • Pfister, R., Dignath, D., Hommel, B., & Kunde, W. (2013). It takes two to imitate: Anticipation and imitation in social interaction. Psychological Science, 24. 2117-2121.
  • Foerster, A., Pfister, R., Schmidt, C., Dignath, D. & Kunde, W. (2013). Honesty saves time (and justifications). Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience, 4, 473