Fachbereich Psychologie

The role of effect monitoring for dual-task performance

Funded by the "Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft" (DFG; German Research Foundation) Grant Ja2307/3-1

Interacting with the environment means to produce perceivable effecs in the environment. Multitasking then means to produce multiple such effects at the same time, and to monitor whether these effects indeed occurred was suggested being a capacity-limited process. In this project, we investigate (1) if dual-task interference can be ascribed to effect monitoring (at least in parts) and (2) if it is possible to improve performance by monitoring task-relevant effects.

This project is part of the DFG priority program 1772 "Human performance under multiple cognitive task requirements: From basic mechanisms to optimized task scheduling".

Recent publications:

Schuch, S., Dignath, D., Steinhauser, M., & Janczyk, M. (accepted/in press). Monitoring and control in multitasking. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review.

Steinhauser, R., Wirth, R., Kunde, W., Janczyk, M., & Steinhauser, M. (2018). Common mechanisms in error monitoring and action effect monitoring. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 18, 1159-1171.

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 and Performance, 44, 1186-1198.

Kunde, W., Wirth, R., & Janczyk, M. (2018). The role of feedback delay in dual task performance. Psychological Research, 82, 157-166.

Wirth, R., Janczyk, M., & Kunde, W. (2018). Effect monitoring in dual-task performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 44, 553-571.