Copyright: © Iring Koch


Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil.

Iring Koch

Institute of Psychology


Room 202

Building 6011

Jaegerstrasse 17-19

52066 Aachen



Phone: +49 241 80 96012
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 92318

Office hours

By Appointment


Please, look here for a list of all publications.


Research interests

  • Cognitive Control and task coordination (multitasking)
  • Bilingual control and speech production
  • Attention: Auditory and crossmodal attention
  • Action planning and perception-action compatibility
  • Sequence learning, implicit learning


Psychology B.Sc.

Current courses: Learning and cognition; Experimental lab course

Psychology M.Sc.

Current courses: Cognition and action; Executive functions; Project seminar; Research colloquium



Associate Editor:

  • Journal of Cognition (since 2022)
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance (since 2021)
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2007 - 2012
  • Experimental Psychology, 2006 - 2011

Member of the editorial board:

  • Acta Psychologica
  • Advances in Cognitive Psychology (2004 - 2018)
  • BMC Neuroscience (2004 - 2019)
  • European Journal of Cognitive Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Journal of Cognition
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
  • Psychological Research

Third-party funded research projects

  • DFG Priority Program 1772 Human performance under multiple cognitive task requirements. Coordination-Team: Prof. Andrea Kiesel, Freiburg, Prof. Iring Koch, Aachen, Prof. Hermann Müller, Giessen
  • DFG-Project: Modalitäts-spezifische Aufgabeninterferenz in Mehrfachtätigkeiten: Der Einfluss von Modalitätskompatibilität beim Aufgabenwechsel. PI Iring Koch; Co-PI Dr. Denise N. Stephan.
  • DFG-Project: Exploring modality-specificity and conceptual generalization of response-effect anticipation. PI Iring Koch; Co-PI Dr. Andrea M. Philipp; cooperation partner: Dr. Arnaud Badets, Université de Poitiers, FR. Beginn Dezember 2014.
  • DFG-Project: Crossmodale selektive Aufmerksamkeit und Inhibition beim Aufgabenwechsel: Studien zu modalitätsspezifischen Prozessen in der kognitiven Kontrolle. PI Iring Koch; Co-PI Prof. Klaus Willmes. Mitarbeiterin: Magali Kreutzfeldt M.Sc.; 2013-2015-2017
  • DFG-Project: Intentionales Wechseln der auditiven selektiven Aufmerksamkeit. PI Iring Koch; Gemeinschaftsprojekt, Co-PI Prof. Dr. Janina Fels; 2011-2014, 2015-2018.
  • DFG-Project: Kognitive Aufgabenrepräsentation: Input-Output Modalitätskompatibilität als Determinante von Aufgabeninterferenz, 2009-2014.
  • BMBF-Project: Common coding in the perception and the execution of socially relevant actions, 2008-2011.
  • DFG-Project: Task-set decay, response set, and action monitoring, 2007-2010.
  • DFG-Project: Response selection account of task-set shifting, 2001-2007.
  • German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development. G.I.F; Co-PIs Dr. Nachshon Meiran, Prof. Wolfgang Prinz, Prof. D. Ives von Cramon: Neurocognitive analysis of executive functions in task switching. 2001-2003.