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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Lebenswissen­schaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Psychologie



Prof. Dr. Torsten Schubert

Allgemeine Psychologie


Karbach, J., Strobach, T., & Schubert, T. (2015). Adaptive working-memory training benefits reading, but not mathematics in middle childhood. Child Neuropsychology, 21(3), 285-301.

Strobach, T., Soutschek, A., Antonenko, D., Flöel, A., & Schubert, T. (2015). Modulation of executive control in dual tasks with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). Neuropsychologia, 68, 8-20.

Weinreich, A., Strobach, T., & Schubert, T. (2015). Expertise in video game playing is associated with reduced valence concordant emotional expressivity. Psychophysiology, 52(1), 59-66.


Green, C. S., Strobach, T., & Schubert, T. (2014). On methodological standards in training and transfer experiments. Psychological Research, 78(6), 756-772.

Plessow, F., Fischer, R., Volkmann, J., & Schubert, T. (2014). Subthalamic deep brain stimulation restores automatic response activation and increases susceptibility to impulsive behavior in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Brain and cognition, 87, 16-21.

Schubert, T., Strobach, T., & Karbach, J. (2014). New directions in cognitive training: on methods, transfer, and application. Psychological Research, 78(6), 749-755.

Shi, Y., Meindl, T., Szameitat, A. J., Müller, H. J., & Schubert, T. (2014). Task preparation and neural activation in stimulus-specific brain regions: an fMRI study with the cued task-switching paradigm. Brain and cognition, 87, 39-51.

Soutschek, A., & Schubert, T. (2014). Dynamic adjustment of cognitive control during economic decision making. Acta psychologica, 152, 42-46.

Soutschek, A., Stelzel, C., Paschke, L., Walter, H., & Schubert, T. (2014). Dissociable Effects of Motivation and Expectancy on Conflict Processing: An fMRI Study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, [Epub ahead of print]

Soutschek, A., Strobach, T., & Schubert, T. (2014). Motivational and Cognitive Determinants of Control during Conflict Processing. Cognition & Emotion, 28(6), 1076-1089.

Strobach, T., & Schubert, T. (2014). Erfahrung in Actionvideospielen und Effekte auf exekutive Funktionen. In-Mind Magazine, 2.

Strobach, T., & Schubert, T. (2014). Positive consequences of action-video game experience on human cognition: Potential benefits on a societal level. Epidemiology of online game addiction. OMICS Group.

Strobach, T., Salminen, T., Karbach, J., & Schubert, T. (2014). Practice-related optimization and transfer of executive functions: A general review and a specific realization of their mechanisms in dual tasks. Psychological Research, 78(6), 836-851.

Strobach, T., Schubert, T., Pashler, H., & Rickard, T. (2014). The specificity of learned parallelism in dual memory retrieval. Memory & Cognition, 42(4), 552-569.


Karbach, J. & Schubert, T. (2013). Training-induced cognitive and neural plasticity. Frontiers of Human Neuroscience, 7:48.

Schubert, T., Palazova, M., & Hutt, A. (2013). The time course of temporal attention effects on nonconscious prime processing. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 75:1667–1686.

Soutschek, A., & Schubert, T. (2013). Domain-specific control mechanisms for emotional and nonemotional conflict processing. Cognition, 126(2), 234-245.

Soutschek, A., Müller, H.J., & Schubert, T. (2013). Conflict-Specific Effects of Accessory Stimuli on Cognitive Control in the Stroop Task and the Simon Task. Experimental Psychology, 60(2), 140-148.

Soutschek, A., Schwarzkopf, W., Finke, K., Hennig-Fast, K., Müller, H.J., Riedel, R., Möller, H.J., Sorg, C., & Schubert, T. (2013). Interference Control in Adult ADHD: No Evidence for Interference Control Deficits if Response Speed is Controlled by Delta Plots. ActaPsychologica 143(1), 71-78.

Soutschek, A., Strobach, T., & Schubert, T. (2013). Working memory demands modulate cognitive control in the Stroop paradigm. Psychological Research, 77(3), 333-347.

Soutschek, A., Taylor, P., Müller, H.J., & Schubert, T. (2013). Dissociable Networks Control Conflict during Perception and Response Selection: A Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Study. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(13), 5647-5654.

Strobach, T., Liepelt, R., Pashler, H., Frensch, P.A., & Schubert, T. (2013). Effects of extensive dual-task practice on processing stages in simultaneous choice tasks Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 75(5), 900-920.

Wei, P., Szameitat, A.J., Müller, H.J., Schubert, T., & Zhou, X. (2013). The neural correlates of perceptual load induced attentional selection: An fMRI study. Neuroscience, 250, 372-380.


Hendrich, E., Strobach, T., Buss, M., Müller, H., & Schubert, T. (2012). Temporal-order judgment of visual and auditory stimuli: Modulations in situations with and without stimulus discrimination. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 6:63.

Salminen, T., Strobach, T., & Schubert, T. (2012). On the impacts of working memory training on executive functioning. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6: 166.

Schubert, T., & Strobach, T. (2012). Video game experience and optimized executive control skills - on false positives and false negatives: Reply to Boot & Simons (2012). Acta Psychologica, 141(2), 278-280.

Soutschek, A. & Schubert, T. (2012). Domain-specific Control Mechanisms for Emotional and Nonemotional Conflict Processing. Cognition. [Epub ahead of print]

Soutschek, A., Müller, H.J., & Schubert, T. (2012). Dissociable Effects of Accessory Stimuli on Cognitive Control in the Stroop and the Simon Task. Experimental Psychology. [Epub ahead of print]

Strobach, T., Frensch, P. A., & Schubert, T. (2012). Video game practice optimizes executive control skills in dual-task and task switching situations. Acta Psychologica, 140(1), 13-24.

Strobach, T., Frensch, P. A., Müller, H., & Schubert, T. (2012). Age- and practice-related influences on dual-task costs and compensation mechanisms under optimal conditions for dual-task performance. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 19(1-2), 222-247.

Strobach, T., Frensch, P. A., Müller, H., & Schubert, T. (2012). Testing the limits of optimizing dual-task performance in younger and older adults. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6:39.

Strobach, T., Frensch, P. A., Soutschek, A., & Schubert, T. (2012). Investigation on the improvement and transfer of dual-task coordination skills. Psychological Research, 76(6), 794-811..

Strobach, T., Liepelt, R., Schubert, T., & Kiesel, A. (2012). Task switching: effects of practice on switch and mixing costs. Psychological Research, 76(1), 74-83.

Töllner, T., Strobach, T., Schubert, T., & Müller, H. (2012). The effect of task order predictability in audio-visual dual task performance: Just a central capacity limitation? Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 6:75.

Völter, C., Strobach, T., Aichert, D. S., Wöstmann, N., Costa, A., Möller, H.-J., Schubert, T., & Ettinger, U. (2012). Schizotypy and behavioural adjustment and the role of neuroticism. PLoS One, 7(2), e30078.


Fischer, R., Kiesel, A., Kunde, W., & Schubert, T. (2011). Selective impairment of masked priming in dual-task performance. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 13, 1-24.

Hagendorf H., Krummenacher, J., Müller H.-J., Schubert, T. (2011). Wahrnehmung und Aufmerksamkeit. Allgemeine Psychologie für Bachelor.Springer-Verlag.

Krüger, M., Gaschler, R., & Schubert, T. (2011). Relaxed and successfully making exams. On the psychology of preparation to exams. (German). Ad Legendum, (accepted).

Liepelt, R., Fischer, R., Frensch, P.A. & Schubert, T., (2011). Practice-related reduction of dual-task costs under conditions of a manual-pedal response combination. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 23, 29-44.

Liepelt, R., Strobach, T., Frensch, P.A., & Schubert, T. (2011). Improved Inter-task Coordination Skills afterextensive Dual-task Practice. Quarterly Journal of ExperimentalPsychology, 64(7), 1251 – 1272. (*Both first authors share first-authorship and contributed equally to this work.)

Salminen, T., Strobach, T., & Schubert, T. (2011). Working memory training: Transfer effects on executive control processes. In Özyurt, J., Anschütz, A., Bernholt, S., Lenk, J. (Eds.). Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Cognition, Education, and the Brain. Hanse Studies, Vol. 7, pp. 121 - 129. Oldeburg: BIS-Verlag.

Stelzel, C. & Schubert, T. (2011). Interference effects of stimulus-response modality pairings in dual tasks and their robustness. Psychological Research.75(6). 476-90.

Szameitat, A.J., Schubert, T., Müller, H.J. (2011). How to test for dual-task specific effects in brain imaging studies – An evaluation of potential analysis methods. Neuroimage, 54, 1765-1773.


Jonikaitis, D., Schubert, T., & Deubel, H. (in press). Preparing coordinated eye and hand movements: Dual task costs are not attentional. Journal of Vision.

Preuschhof, C., Schubert, T., Heekeren, H., & Villringer, A. (2010). Brain activation related to time-order effects in vibrotactile discrimination. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22, 875-887.

Shi, Y., Zhou, X., Müller, H.J., & Schubert, T. (2010). The neural implementation of task rule activation in the cued task switching paradigm: an event-related fMRI study. Neuroimage, 51, 1253-1264.


Stelzel, C., Brandt, S. & Schubert, T. (2009). Neural mechanisms of attentional task setting in dual tasks. Neuroimage, 48, 237-248.


Fischer, R. & Schubert, T. (2008). Valence processing bypassing the response selection bottleneck? Evidence from the psychological refractory period paradigm. Experimental Psychology. 55, 203-211.

Schubert, T. (2008). The central attentional limitation and executive control. Frontiers of Bioscience, 13, 3569-3580.

Schubert, T., Fischer, R., & Stelzel, C. (2008). Response Activation and the Central Bottleneck in Overlapping Tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34, 376-97.

Stelzel, C., Kraft, A., Brandt, S. & Schubert, T. (2008). Dissociable effects of task-order control and working-memory load in the lateral prefrontal cortex during dual-task processing: a study with fMRI. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 613-28.

Strobach, T., Frensch, P. A., & Schubert, T. (2008). The Temporal Stability of Skilled Dual-Task Performance. In H. D. Zimmer, C. Frings, A. Mecklinger, B. Opitz, M. Pospeschill, & D. Wentura (Eds.), Cognitive Science 2007. Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society of Germany. Saarbrücken.


Fischer, R., Miller, J., & Schubert, T. (2007). Parallel memory retrieval in dual tasks? Memory & Cognition. 35, 1685-99.

Fischer, R., Schubert, T., & Liepelt, R. (2007). Accessory stimuli modulate effects of non-conscious priming. Perception & Psychophysics, 69, 9-22.


Preuschhof, C., Heekeren, H., Taskin, B., Schubert, T., & Villringer, A. (2006). Neural correlates of vibrotactile working memory in the human brain. Journal of Neuroscience, 26, 13231-13239.

Schubert, T.. Planning and co-ordination of multiple actions (German). In J. Funke und P. Frensch (Eds.) Handbook of Psychology. General Psychology: Cognition (German). Göttingen: Hogrefe, pp. 519-528.

Schubert, T.. The Psychologoical Refractory Period (German). In J. Funke und P. Frensch (Eds.) Handbook of Psychology. General Psychology: Cognition (German). Göttingen: Hogrefe, pp. 556-562

Stelzel, C., Schumacher, E.H., Schubert, T., & D'Esposito, M. (2006). The neural effect of stimulus-response modality on dual-task performance - study with fMRI. Psychological Research, 6, 514-525.

Szameitat, A.J., Lepsien, J., von Cramon, D.Y., Sterr, A. & Schubert, T. (2006). Task-Order Coordination in Dual-Task Performance and the Lateral Prefrontal Cortex: An event-related fMRI study. Psychological Research, 6, 541-552.


Hein, G., Schubert, T., & von Cramon, D.Y. (2005). Closed head injury and input processing in dual-task situations. Experimental Brain Research, 160, 223-34.

Schubert, T. (2005). Experimental and neuro-physiological investigations of bottleneck interference in dual-task processing. Unpublished Second Dissertation (Habilitation), (German), Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät II der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.


Hein, G. & Schubert, T. (2004). Aging and Input Processing in Dual-Task Situations. Psychology and Aging, 19, 416 - 432.


Schubert, T. & Szameitat, A. (2003). Funtional neuroanatomy of interference in overlapping dual tasks: a study with fMRI. Cognitive Brain Research, 17, 733-746.


Schubert, T., Volkmann, J., Müller, U., Sturm, V., Voges, J., Freund, H.-J. & von Cramon, D.Y. (2002). Effects of pallidal deep brain stimulation and levodopa treatment on reaction-time performance in Parkinson's disease. Experimental Brain Research, 144, 8-16.

Szameitat, A.J., Schubert, T., Müller, K., & von Cramon, D.Y. (2002). Localization of Executive Functions in Dual-Task Performance with fMRI. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 14, 1184-1199.


Schubert, T., Frensch, P.A. (2001). How unitary is the capacity-limited attention focus? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 24, 146-147.

Sommer, W., Leuthold, H., Schubert, T. (2001). Multiple bottlenecks in informa¬tion processing? An electrophysiological examination. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 8, 81-88.


Bublak, P., Schubert, T., Matthes-von Cramon, G., von Cramon, D.Y. (2000). Differential demands on working memory for guiding simple action sequence: evidence from closed-head injured subjects. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology 22, 176-189.

Dove, A., Pollmann, S., Schubert, T., Wiggins, C.J, von Cramon, D.Y. (2000). Prefrontal cortex activation in task switching: an event-related fMRI study. Cognitive Brain Research 9, 103 ? 109.


Schubert, T. (1999). Processing Differences Between Simple and Choice Reactions Affect Bottleneck Localization in Overlapping Tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human, Perception, & Performance, Vol. 25, 2, 1-18.


Pollmann, S., Wiggins, C.J., Norris, D.G., von Cramon, D.Y., & Schubert, T. (1998). Use of Short Intertrial Intervals in Single-Trial Experiments: A 3T fMRI-Study. NeuroImage, 8, 314-339.

Schubert, T., von Cramon, D.Y., Niendorf, T., Pollmann, S., & Bublak, P. (1998). Cortical areas and the control of self-determined finger movements: an fMRI study. NeuroReport, 9, 3171-3176.


Schubert, T. (1996). Interference during the simultaneous performance of two tasks (German). Z. exp. Psychol., 4, 625 - 656.


Schubert, T. (1995). Working Memory and order information: Storage and encoding of linear orders. Z. Psychol., 203, 221 - 244.


Schubert, T. (1994). The acquisition of mental representations during problem solving. (German), Berlin Humboldt-University Berlin. Unpublished Dissertation (PhD).


Schubert, T. (1990). Strukturaufbauprozesse beim Lösen elementarer Probleme. In: Interferenz- und Interpretationsprozesse. Hrsg.: Krause, W., Zießler, M. & Sommerfeld, E., Universitätsverlag Jena, 180-194.


Schubert, T., Finke, K., Redel, P., Kluckow, S., Müller, H., & Strobach, T. (2015). Video game experience and its influence on visual attention parameters: an investigation using the framework of the Theory of Visual Attention (TVA). Acta psychologica, 157, 200-214.