Person

Dr.

Denise Nadine Stephan

Scientific employee

Copyright: Bénédicte Bauer
Institute of Psychology

Address

Room 310

Building 6011

Jaegerstrasse 17-19

52066 Aachen

Germany

Contact

workPhone
Phone: +49 241 80 96496
Fax: +49 241 80 92318

Office hours

by appointment
 

Research interests

  • Task Switching (executive functions)
  • Modality Compatibility
  • Crossmodal Learning
  • Postural control
 

Teaching

Psychology B.Sc.

  • Statistics
  • Tutorial Statistics
  • Perception and Attention
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Experimental lab course
  • Empirical lab course

Psychology M.Sc.

  • Project seminar: Performance and limits of human cognition

before 2019:

  • Experimental design and empirical methods (B.Sc.)
  • SPSS Basic (B. Sc.)
  • Experimental lab course (B.Sc.)
  • Empirical lab course (B.Sc.)
  • Motivation and Emotion (B.Sc.)
  • Research in Cognitive Psychology (M.Sc.)
  • Cognition and Action (M.Sc.)
  • Memory (M.Sc.)
 

Tasks

  • Advice and assistance for logopedics, B.Sc. and M.Sc.
  • Member of the board of examiners of logopedics
  • Laboratory management
 

Third-party funded research projects

  • RWTH Seed Fund Grant: Combining social science and life sciences in the study of basic motor learning capabilities: developing a novel methodological approach to assess locomotor sequence learning and transfer of learning in young and older adults as Co-PI in cooperation with the chair of geriatrics of RWTH Aachen University Hospital (2019/2020)
  • DFG KO 2045_19-2: Modality specific task interference in dual tasks: the role of modality compatibility in task switching as Co-PI in the SPP 1772 Human performance under multiple cognitive task requirements framework (2018-2021)
  • RWTH Start Up Grant: Multimodal learning within a multisensory environment - Beneficial or confusing? (2019)
  • RWTH Seed Fund Grant: The biomechanics of cognitive multitasking mechanisms: An approach to develop event-related measures of postural control as PI in cooperation with the chair of geriatrics of RWTH Aachen University (2018/2019)
  • DFG KO 2045_19-1: Modality specific task interference in dual tasks: the role of modality compatibility in task switching as Co-PI in the SPP 1772 Human performance under multiple cognitive task requirements framework (2015-2018)

 

Publications

  • Koch, I., Blotenberg, I., Fedosejew, V., & Stephan, D. N. (2020). Implicit learning of visual-auditory modality sequences. Acta Psychologica. doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2019.102979
  • Declerck, M., Koch, I., Duñabeitia, J. A., Grainger, J., & Stephan, D. N. (2019). What absent switch costs and mixing costs during bilingual language comprehension can tell us about language control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, in press.
  • Stephan, D. N., Hensen, S., Fintor, E., Krampe, R., & Koch, I. (2018). Influences of postural control on cognitive control in task switching. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1152.
  • Blotenberg, I., Stephan, D. N., & Koch, I. (2018). Consistent shifts of stimulus modality induce chunking in sequence learning. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 14, 100-110.
  • Fintor, E., Poljac, E., Stephan, D. N., & Koch, I. (2018). Modality compatibility biases voluntary choice of response modality in task switching. Psychological Research, online first
  • Fintor, E., Stephan, D. N., & Koch, I. (2018). Emerging features of modality mappings in task switching: Modality compatibility requires variability at the level of both stimulus and response modality. Psychological Research, 82, 121-133.
  • Fintor, E., Stephan, D. N., & Koch, I. (2018). The interplay of crossmodal attentional preparation and modality compatibility in cued task switching. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Advance Online Publication. doi: 10.1177/1747021818771836
  • Kreutzfeldt, M. Stephan, D. N., Willmes, K., & Koch, I. (2017). Modality-specific preparatory influences on the flexibility of cognitive control in task switching. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 29, 607-617.
  • Stephan, D. N., & Koch, I. (2016). Modality-specific effects on crosstalk in task switching – Evidence from modality compatibility. Psychological Research, 80, 935-943.
  • Kreutzfeldt, M., Stephan, D. N., Willmes, K., & Koch, I. (2016). Shifts in target modality cause attentional reset: Evidence from sequential modulation of crossmodal congruency effects. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23, 1466-1473. Featured content: http://www.psychonomic.org/news/292466/Groundhog-Day-is-better-for-your-homework.htm
  • Stephan, D. N., & Koch, I. (2015). Tactile stimuli increase effects of modality compatibility in task switching. Experimental Psychology, 62, 1-9.
  • Kreutzfeldt, M., Stephan, D. N., Sturm, W., Willmes, K., & Koch, I. (2015). The role of crossmodal competition and dimensional overlap in crossmodal attention switching. Acta Psychologica, 155, 67-76.
  • Stephan, D. N., & Koch, I. (2015). Tactile Stimuli Increase Effects of Modality Compatibility in Task Switching. Experimental Psychology. Experimental Psychology, 62, 1-9.
  • Stephan, D. N., Koch, I., Hendler, J., & Huestegge, L. (2013). Task switching, modality compatibility, and the supramodal function of eye movements. Experimental Psychology, 60, 90-99.
  • Stephan, D. N., & Koch, I. (2011). Modalitätseffekte im Aufgabenwechsel. Zeitschrift für Neuropsychologie, 22, 195.
  • Stephan, D. N., & Koch, I. (2011). The role of input-output modality compatibility in task switching. Psychological Research, 75, 491-498.
  • Stephan, D. N., & Koch, I. (2010). Central crosstalk in task switching – Evidence from manipulating input-output modality compatibility. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 36, 1075-1081.