Anna K. Kuhlen

Institut für Psychologie

Professur für Biologische Psychologie und Sozialpsychologie


Dennewartstraße 25-27

4. OG Raum B4.25

52068 Aachen


Telefon: +49 241 80 91914


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In press

  • Kuhlen, A. K., & Abdel Rahman, R. (in press). Beyond speaking: neurocognitive perspectives on language production in social interaction. Philosophical Transactions B. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2021.0483.


  • Kirtay, M., Hafner, V. V., Asada, M., Kuhlen, A. K.*, Oztop, E. *(2022). Multimodal reinforcement learning for partner specific adaptation in robot-multi-robot interaction. IEEE-RAS 21st International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids).
  • Kirtay, M., Oztop, E., Kuhlen, A. K., Asada, M., & Hafner, V. (2022). Forming robot trust in heterogeneous agents during a multimodal interactive game. 12th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL).
  • Kirtay, M., Oztop, E., Kuhlen, A. K., Asada, M., & Hafner, V. (2022). Trustworthiness assessment in multimodal human-robot interaction based on cognitive load. 31st IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN).
  • Lin, H.-P., Kuhlen, A. K., Melinger, A., Aristei, S., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2022). Concurrent semantic priming and lexical interference for close semantic relations in blocked-cyclic picture naming: Electrophysiological signatures. Psychophysiology, 59(4):e13990. doi: 10.1111/psyp.13990.
  • Kuhlen, A. K., Abdel Rahman, R. (2022). Mental chronometry of speaking in dialogue: semantic interference turns into facilitation. Cognition, 219,


  • Vogt, A., Hauber, R., Kuhlen, A. K., Abdel Rahman, R. (2021). Internet-based language production research with overt articulation: Proof of concept, challenges, and practical advice. Behavioral Research Methods, 19, 1–22. doi: 10.3758/s13428-021-01686-3.
  • Wudarczyk, O. A., Kirtay, M., Pischedda, D., Haynes, J. -D., Hafner, V. V., Kuhlen, A. K.*, & Abdel Rahman, R.* (2021). Robots facilitate human language production. Scientific Report, 11, 16737.
  • Lin, H.-P., Kuhlen, A. K., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2021). Ad-hoc thematic relations form through communication: effects on lexical-semantic processing during language production. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience.
  • Kuhlen, A. K., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2021). Joint language production: An electrophysiological investigation of simulated lexical access on behalf of a task partner. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 47(8), 1317–1337.
  • Wudarczyk, O.*, Kirtay, M.*, Kuhlen, A. K., Abdel Rahman, R., Haynes, J. -D., Hafner, V. V., & Pischedda, D. (2021). Bringing together robotics, neuroscience, and psychology: Lessons learned from an interdisciplinary project. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - Brain-Computer Interfaces.


  • Kirtay, M.*, Wudarczyk, O.*, Pischedda, D.*, Kuhlen, A. K., Abdel Rahman, R., Haynes, J. -D., & Hafner, V. V. (2020). Modeling robot co-representation: state-of-the-art, open issues, and predictive learning as a possible framework. Conference Proceedings at IEEE ICDL-EpiRob 2020.
  • Goregliad Fjaellingsdal, T., Schwenke, D., Scherbaum, S., Kuhlen, A. K., Bögels, S., Meekes, J., & Bleichner, M. G. (2020). Expectancy effects in the EEG during joint and spontaneous word-by-word sentence production in German. Scientific Report, 10, 5460.


  • Reverberi, C., Kuhlen, A. K., Seyed-Allaei, S., Greulich, R. S., Costa, A., Abutalebi, J., & Haynes, J.-D. (2018). The neural basis of free language choice in bilingual speakers: Disentangling language choice and language execution. NeuroImage, 15, 108-116. doi 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.05.025
  • Brennan, S. E., Kuhlen, A. K., & Charoy, J. (2018). Discourse and dialogue. In Thompson-Schill, L. (Ed.), Stevens' Handbook of Experimental Psychology (4th Edition, Vol. 3): Language & Thought. John Wiley & Sons.


  • Kuhlen, A. K., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2017). Having a partner affects lexical retrieval: Spoken word production in shared task settings. Cognition, 166, 94-106. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2017.05.024. Data published under the open science framework,
  • Kuhlen, A. K. *, Bogler, C. *, Brennan, S. E., & Haynes, J. D. (2017). Brains in dialogue: decoding neural preparation of speaking to a conversational partner. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12(6), 871-880. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsx018


  • Kuhlen, A. K., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2016). Language processing in shared task settings: How a partner influences spoken word production. In F. Salfner & U. Sauerland (Eds.), Pre-proceedings of Trends in Experimental Pragmatics (pp. 82-86). Retrieved from


  • Reverberi, C. *, Kuhlen, A. K. *, Abutalebi, J., Greulich, R. S., Costa, A., Seyed-Allaei, S., & Haynes, J. D. (2015). Language control in bilinguals: intention to speak vs. execution of speech. Brain and Language, 144, 1-9.
  • Kuhlen, A. K., Allefeld, C., Anders, S., & Haynes, J. D. (2015). Towards a multi-brain perspective on communication in dialogue. In R. Willems (Ed.), Cognitive Neuroscience of Natural Language Use. Cambridge University Press.


  • Kuhlen, A. K.*, Bogler, C.*, Swerts, M., & Haynes, J. D. (2014). Neural coding of assessing another person’s knowledge based on nonverbal cues. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10 (5), 729-734. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsu111


  • Mol, L., Kuhlen, A. K., van der Steen, R., & Obbens, M. (2013). Beliefs about a speaker affect feeling of another’s knowing. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. TBA). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Kuhlen, A. K., Brennan, S. E. (2013). Language in dialogue: When confederates might be hazardous to your data. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 20 (1), 54-72, doi: 10.3758/s13423-012-0341-8


  • Kuhlen, A. K.*, Allefeld, C.*, & Haynes, J. D. (2012). Content-specific coordination of listeners’ to speakers’ EEG during communication. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6:266, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00266
  • Kuhlen, A. K., Galati, A., Brennan, S. E. (2012). Gesturing integrates top-down and bottom-up information: Effects of speakers’ expectations and addressees’ feedback. Language and Cognition, 4, 17-41.


  • Kuhlen, A. K. (2011). Assessing and accommodating addressees’ needs: The role of speakers’ prior expectations and addressees’ needs. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, 71, 7128.


  • Kuhlen, A. K., Brennan, S. E. (2010). Anticipating distracted addressees: How speakers’ expectations and addressees’ feedback influence storytelling. Discourse Processes, 47, 567–587.
  • Brennan, S. E., Galati, A., Kuhlen, A. K. (2010). Two minds, one dialog: Coordinating speaking and understanding. In B. Ross (Ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation (Vol. 53). Elsevier.