Cognitive and Experimental Psychology: Iring Koch


Cognitive Control of Attention, Action, and Language

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Our research program aims to investigate the cognitive control mechanisms underlying flexible and context-sensitive control of action in complex task environments. This investigation comprises the cognitive representations of task requirements, so-called mental task set, the specification of so-called functional bottlenecks in multitask performance, and the cognitive underpinnings of compatibility phenomena. This more structurally oriented research is complemented by investigations of the processes of dynamic adaptation to the event structure of the environment, that is, in studies on learning of action and event sequences.

Mental Task Set

Cognitive Underpinnings of Multitask Performance

Compatibility Phenomena

Learning of Action and Event Sequences