Publications

  • Cappucci, P., Correa, A., Fischer, R., Schubert, T., & Lupiáñez, J. (2021). Effects of acoustic warning signals in the control of visuospatial interference. Psicológica, 42, 27-52. DOI:10.2478/psicolj-2021-0002

  • Farmer, A. D., Strzelczyk, A., Finisguerra, A., Gourine, A. V.,  Gharabaghi, A., Hasan, A., Burger, A. M., Jaramillo, A. M., Mertens, A., Majid, A.,  Verkuil, B.,  Badran, B. W., Ventura-Bort, C., Gaul, C.,  Beste, C., Warren, C. M., Quintana, D. S., Hämmerer, D., Freri, E., Frangos, E., Tobaldini, E., Kaniusas, E., Capone, F., Rosenow, F., Panetsos, F.,  Ackland, G., Kaithwas, G., O’Leary, G. H., Genheimer, H., IL Jacobs, H.,  Van Diest, I., Schoenen, J., Redgrave, J., Fang, J.,  Deuchars, J., Széles, J. C., Thayer, J. F., More, K., Vonck, K., Steenbergen, L., Vianna, L. C., McTeague, L., Ludwig, M., Veldhuizen, M. G., De Couck, M., Casazza, M., Keute, M., Bikson, M., Andreatta, M., D’Agostini, M., Weymar, M., Betts, M., Prigge, M., Kaess, M., Roden, M.,  Thai, M., Schuster, N. M., Montano, N., Hansen, N., Kroemer, N. B., Rong, P., Fischer, R., Howland, R. H., Sclocco, R., Sellaro, R., Garcia, R. G., Bauer, S:, Gancheva, S., Stavrakis, S., Kampusch, S., Deuchars, S. A., Wehner, S., Laborde, S., Usichenko, T., Polak, T., Zaehle, T., Borges, U., Teckentrup, V., Jandackova, V. K., Napadow, V., & Koenig, J. (2020). International Consensus Based Review and Recommendations for Minimum Reporting Standards in Research on Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (Version 2020). Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2020.568051.
     
  • Kozlik, J., & Fischer, R. (2020). When a smile is a conflict: Affective mismatch between facial displays and group membership induces conflict and triggers cognitive control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 46, 551-568. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000732.
     
  • Möschl, M., Fischer, R., Bugg, J. M., Scullin, M. K., Goschke, T., & Walser, M. (2020). Aftereffects and Deactivation of Completed Prospective Memory Intentions: A Systematic Review. Psychological Bulletin, 146(3):245-278. doi: 10.1037/bul0000221
  • Fischer, R.* & Liepelt, R.* (2019). Embodied cognition in multitasking: Increased hand-specific task shielding when stimuli are presented near the hand. Psychological Research. *Both authors contributed equally, doi: 10.1007/s00426-019-01174-6
     
  • Berger, A., Fischer, R., & Dreisbach, G. (2019). It’s more than just conflict: The functional role of congruency in the sequential control adaptation. Acta Psychologica, 197, 64-72. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2019.04.016
     
  • Surrey, C., Kretschmer-Trendowicz, A., Altgassen, M., & Fischer, R. (2019). Contextual recruitment of cognitive control in preadolescent children and young adults. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 183, 189-207. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2019.02.002
  • Dreisbach, G., Fröber, K., Berger, A., & Fischer, R. (2018). Unexpected conflict signals loom larger in a positive context: Evidence from context-specific control adjustments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. doi: 10.5283/epub.37475
     
  • Dreisbach, G., Reindl, A.-L., & Fischer, R. (2018). Conflict and disfluency as aversive signals: Context-specific processing adjustments are modulated by affective location associations. Psychological Research, 82(2), 324-336doi: 10.1007/s00426-016-0822-x
     
  • Fischer, R., Fröber, K., & Dreisbach, G. (2018). Shielding and relaxation in multitasking: Prospect of reward counteracts relaxation of task shielding in multitasking. Acta Psychologica, 191, 112-123. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2018.09.002.
     
  • Fischer, R., Ventura-Bort, C., Hamm, A., & Weymar, M. (2018). Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS) enhances conflict-triggered adjustment of cognitive control. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 18(4), 680-693. doi: 10.3758/s13415-018-0596-2
     
  • Hosang, T. J., Fischer, R., Pomp, J., & Liepelt, R. (2018). Dual-tasking in the near-hand space: Effects of stimulus-hand proximity on between-task shifts in the psychological refractory period paradigm. Frontiers in Psychology 9, 1942. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01942
     
  • Scherbaum, S., Frisch, S., Dshemuchadse, M., Rudolf, M., & Fischer, R. (2018). The test of both worlds: Identifying feature binding and control processes in congruency sequence tasks by means of action dynamics. Psychological Research, 82(2), 337-352doi:10.1007/s00426-016-0823-9
  • Gottschalk, C. & Fischer, R. (2017). Activation of context-specific attentional control sets by exogenous allocation of visual attention to the context? Psychological Research, 81(2), 387-391doi: 10.1007/s00426-016-0746-5

  • Möschl, M., Walser, M., Plessow, F., Goschke, T., & Fischer, R. (2017). Acute stress shifts the balance between controlled and automatic processes in prospective memory. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 144, 53-67. doi: 10.1016/j.nlm.2017.06.002

  • Plessow, F. & Fischer, R. (2017). Multitasking. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T.K. Shackelford (eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences, Springer International Publishing, 1-4. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_985-1

  • Plessow, F., Schade, S., Kirschbaum, C., & Fischer, R. (2017). Successful voluntary recruitment of cognitive control under acute stress. Cognition, 168, 182-190. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2017.06.016

  • Surrey, C., Dreisbach, G., & Fischer, R. (2017). Context-specific adjustment of cognitive control: Transfer of adaptive control sets. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70(11), 2386-2401. doi:10.1080/17470218.2016.1239748.

  • Trikojat, K., Buske-Kirschbaum, A., Plessow, F., Schmitt, J., & Fischer, R. (2017). Memory and multitasking performance during acute allergic inflammation in seasonal allergic rhinitis. Clinical and Experimental Allergy, 47(4), 479-487. DOI: 10.1111/cea.12893

  • Walser, M., Goschke, T., Möschl, M., & Fischer, R. (2017). Intention Deactivation: Effects of Prospective Memory Task Similarity on Aftereffects of Completed Intentions. Psychological Research, 81(5), 961-981. doi: 10.1007/s00426-016-0795-9
  • Dreisbach, G. & Fischer, R. (2016). Conflicts as aversive signals: Motivation for control adaptation in the service of affect regulation. In Todd S. Braver (Ed.). Motivation and Cognitive Control. Psychology Press, New York, NY. (pp. 188-210).
  • Hommel, B., Sellaro, R., Fischer, R., Borg, S., & Colzato, L.S. (2016). High-frequency binaural beats increase cognitive flexibility: Evidence from dual-task crosstalk. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:1287. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01287

  • Liepelt, R.* & Fischer, R.* (2016). Task demands determine hand posture bias on conflict processing in a Simon task. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 23(2), 579-586. (*shared first authorship) doi: 10.3758/s13423-015-0901-9

  • Zhang, R., Stock, A.-K., Fischer, R., & Beste, C. (2016). The system neurophysiological basis of backward Inhibition. Brain Structure and Function, 221(9)4575-4587. doi: 10.1007/s00429-016-1186-0
  • Dreisbach, G. & Fischer, R. (2015). Conflicts as aversive signals for control adaptation.Current Directions in Psychological Science. 24(4), 255-260. doi: 10.1177/0963721415569569 

  • Fischer, R., & Dreisbach, G. (2015). Predicting high levels of multitasking reduces between-task interactions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 41(6), 1482-1487. Link

  • Fischer, R. & Plessow, F. (2015).Efficient Multitasking: Parallel versus Serial Processing of Multiple Tasks. Frontiers in Psychology. 6:1366. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01366 

  • Fischer, R., Plessow, F., Dreisbach, G., & Goschke, T. (2015). Individual differences in the context-dependent recruitment of cognitive control: Evidence from action versus state orientation. Journal of Personality, 83(5), 575-583. Link

  • Fritz, J., Fischer, R., & Dreisbach, G. (2015). The influence of negative stimulus features on conflict adaptation: Evidence from fluency of processing. Frontiers in Psychology. 6:185. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00185 

  • Scherbaum, S., Gottschalk, C., Dshemuchadse, M., & Fischer, R. (2015). Action dynamics in multitasking: The impact of additional task factors on the execution of the prioritized motor movement. Frontiers in Psychology. 6:934. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00934
  • Fischer, R., Gottschalk, C., & Dreisbach, G. (2014). Context-sensitive adjustment of cognitive control in dual-task performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 40(2), 399-416. Link

  • Fischer, R. & Zwosta, K. (2014). Der Einfluss von Stimmung auf Multitasking-Performanz [The Influence of Mood States on Multitasking Performance]. In C. Bermeitinger & D. Eckert (Eds.), Paradigmen der Kognitiven Psychologie: Stimmung I [Paradigms in Cognitive Psychology: Mood I] (Pp. 173-199). Berlin: Uni-Edition.

  • 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 & Cognition, 87, 16-21. Link

  • Walser, M. Goschke, T., & Fischer, R. (2014). The difficulty of letting go: Moderators of the deactivation of completed intentions. Psychological Research. 78(4): 574-83. doi: 10.1007/s00426-013-0509-5

  • Walser, M., Plessow, F., Goschke, T., & Fischer, R. (2014). The role of temporal delay and repeated prospective memory cue exposure on the deactivation of completed intentions. Psychological Research. 78(4): 584-96. doi: 10.1007/s00426-013-0510-z

  • Wendt, M., Kiesel, A., Gehringswald, F., Purmann, S., & Fischer, R. (2014). Attentional adjustment to conflict strength: Evidence from the effects of manipulationg flanker-target SOA on response times and prestimulus pupil size. Experimental Psychology, 61, 55-67. Link
  • Ahnert, L., Milatz, A., Kappler, G., Schneiderwind, J., & Fischer, R. (2013). The impact of teacher-child relationships on child performance as explored by a priming paradigm.Developmental Psychology, 49(3), 554-567. doi: 10.1037/a0031283

  • Fischer, R., Plessow, F., & Kiesel, A. (2013). The effects of alerting signals in masked priming. Frontiers in Psychology. 4:448. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00448

  • Fischer, R., Plessow, F., & Ruge, H. (2013). Priming of visual cortex by temporal attention? The effects of temporal predictability on stimulus(-specific) processing in early visual cortical areas. NeuroImage, 66, 261-269. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.10.091

  • Liepelt, R., Wenke, D., & Fischer, R. (2013). Effects of feature integration in a hands-crossed version of the Social Simon paradigm. Psychological Research. 77(2),240-248. doi: 10.1007/s00426-012-0425-0

  • Walser, M., Fischer, R., Goschke, T., Kirschbaum, C., & Plessow, F. (2013). Intention retrieval and deactivation following an acute psychosocial stressor. PLoS ONE 8(12):e85685. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085685

  • Wenke, D. & Fischer, R. (2013). Anticipation and the control of voluntary action.Frontiers in Psychology. 4:341. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00341

  • Zwosta, K., Hommel, B., Goschke, T., & Fischer, R. (2013). Mood states determine task shielding in dual-task performance. Cognition & Emotion. 27(6), 1142-1152. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2013.772047
  • Dreisbach, G. & Fischer, R. (2012b). The role of affect and reward in the conflict-triggered adjustment of cognitive control. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 6:342. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00342

  • Dreisbach, G. & Fischer, R. (2012a). Conflicts as aversive signals. Brain & Cognition, 78(2), 94-98. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2011.12.003

  • Fischer, R. & Hommel, B. (2012). Deep thinking increases task-set shielding and reduces shifting flexibility in dual-task performance. Cognition, 123, 303-307. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2011.11.015

  • Fischer, R., Plessow, F., & Kiesel, A. (2012). The effects of alerting signals in action control: Activation of S-R associations or inhibition of executive control processes?Psychological Research, 76, 317-328. doi: 10.1007/s00426-011-0350-7

  • Hommel, B., Fischer, R., Colzato, L.S., van den Wildenberg, W.P.M., & Cellini, C. (2012). The effect of fMRI (noise) on cognitive control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38, 290-301. doi: 10.1037/a0026353

  • Plessow, F., Schade, S., Kirschbaum, C., & Fischer, R. (2012). Better not to deal with two tasks at the same time when stressed? Acute psychosocial stress reduces task shielding in dual-task performance. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience. 12(3), 557-570. doi: 10.3758/s13415-012-0098-6

  • Walser, M., Fischer, R., & Goschke, T. (2012). The failure of deactivating intentions: Aftereffects of completed intentions in the repeated prospective memory cue paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition. 38(4), 1030-1044. doi: 10.1037/a0027000
  • Dreisbach, G. & Fischer, R. (2011). If it's hard to read… try harder! Processing fluency as signal for effort adjustments. Psychological Research, 75, 376-383. doi: 10.1007/s00426-010-0319-y

  • Fischer, R., Kiesel, A., Kunde, W., & Schubert, T. (2011). Selective impairment of masked priming in dual-task performance. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 572-595. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2010.505984

  • Hommel, B., Colzato, L.S.,Fischer, R., Christoffels, I.K. (2011). Bilingualism and creativity: Benefits in convergent thinking come with losses in divergent thinking.Frontiers in Psychology, 2:273. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00273

  • Liepelt, R., Fischer, R., Frensch, A.P., & Schubert, T. (2011). Practice-related reduction of dual-task costs under conditions of a manual-foot response combination. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 23, 29-44. doi: 10.1080/20445911.2011.448025

  • Liepelt, R., Wenke, D., Fischer, R., & Prinz, W. (2011). Trial-to-trial sequential dependencies in a social and non-social Simon task. Psychological Research, 75, 366-375. doi: 10.1007/s00426-010-0314-3

  • Plessow, F.*, Fischer, R.*, Kirschbaum, C., & Goschke, T. (2011). Inflexibly focused under stress: Acute psychosocial stress leads to increased goal shielding at the expense of reduced cognitive flexibility. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 3218-3227. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00024   (*shared first authorship)

  • Scherbaum, S., Fischer, R., Dshemuchadse, M., & Goschke T. (2011). The dynamics of cognitive control: Evidence for within trial conflict adaptation from frequency tagged EEG. Psychophysiology, 48, 591-600. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2010.01137.x
  • Fischer, R., Plessow, F., & Kiesel, A. (2010). Auditory warning signals affect mechanisms of response selection: Evidence from a Simon task. Experimental Psychology, 57,89-97. doi: 10.1027/1618-3169/a000012

  • Fischer, R., Plessow, F., Kunde, W., & Kiesel, A. (2010). Trial-to-trial modulations of the Simon effect in conditions of attentional limitations: Evidence from dual-tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36, 1576-1594. doi: 10.1037/a0019326

  • Scherbaum, S., Dshemuchadse, M., Fischer, R., & Goschke, T. (2010). How decisions evolve: The temporal dynamics of action selection. Cognition115, 407-416. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2010.02.004
  • Fischer, R., Dreisbach, G., & Goschke, T. (2008). Context-sensitive adjustments of cognitive control: Conflict-adaptation effects are modulated by processing demands of the ongoing task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 34(3), 712-718. doi: 10.1037/0278-7393.34.3.712

  • Fischer, R. & Miller, J. (2008). Differential redundancy gain in onset detection versus offset detection. Perception & Psychophysics, 70(3), 431-436. Link

  • Fischer, R. & Miller, J. (2008). Does the semantic activation of quantity representations influence motor parameters? Experimental Brain Research, 189, 379-391. doi: 10.1007/s00221-008-1434-5

  • Fischer, R. & Schubert, T. (2008). Valence processing bypassing the response selection bottleneck? Evidence from the psychological refractory period paradigm. Experimental Psychology, 55(3), 203-211. Link

  • Schubert, T., Fischer, R., & Stelzel, C. (2008). Response activation in overlapping tasks and the response selection bottleneck. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34(2), 376-397. doi: 10.1037/0096-1523.34.2.376
  • Fischer, R., Miller, J., & Schubert, T. (2007). Evidence for parallel semantic memory retrieval in dual-tasks. Memory & Cognition, 35, 1685-1695. Link

  • Fischer, R., Schubert, T., & Liepelt, R. (2007). Accessory stimuli modulate effects of non-conscious priming. Perception & Psychophysics, 69(1),9-22. Link

  • Krüger, F., Fischer, R., Heinecke, A., & Hagendorf, H. (2007). An fMRI investigation into the neural mechanisms of spatial attentional selection in a location-based negative priming task. Brain Research, 1174, 110-119. Link

  • Fischer, R. (2006). Parallel memory retrieval in dual-task situations? Psychologia Universalis (36). Pabst Science Publishers, Lengerich (ISBN: 978-3-89967-361-6).

  • Fischer, R. & Hagendorf, H. (2006). The control of visual attention and its influence on prioritized processing in a location negative priming paradigm. Psychological Research, 70, 317-335. Link

  • Schiessl, M., Duda, S., Thölke, A., & Fischer, R. (2003). Eye tracking and its application in usability and media research. MMI-Interaktiv, No.6, 41-50.

  • Duda, S., Schiessl, M., & Fischer, R. (2001). The relation of Usability and Branding of Financial Web-Sites. An Integration of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods. In M.J. Smith, G. Salvendy, D. Harris & R. J. Koubeck (Eds.), Usability Evaluation and Interface Design: Cognitive Engineering, Intelligent Agents and Virtual Reality. Lawrence Erlbaum Association Mahwah, N. J.

  • Schiessl, M., Duda, S., & Fischer, R. (2001).Kids´ Space. In M. J. Smith, G. Salvendy, D. Harris & R. J. Koubeck (Eds.), Usability Evaluation and Interface Design: Cognitive Engineering, Intelligent Agents and Virtual Reality. Lawrence Erlbaum Association Mahwah, N. J.

  • Fischer, R., Haase, A., & Hagendorf, H. (2000). Priming of mental transformations. Psychologische Beiträge, 42, 590-613.

  • Hagendorf, H., Goertz, C., & Fischer, R. (1999). Mentale Transformationsregeln: Vorbereitung und Ausführung. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 207,173-206.