Dr. Birte Moeller

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German Research Council (DFG) grant (MO2839/2-1)

Temporäre Reiz-Reaktionsbindungen als Mechanismus des inzidentellen Assoziationslernens,
2015-2018, B. Moeller & C. Frings

Educational History

08/2009 - 09/2011
Postgraduate research scientist, Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Cognitive Psychology Unit

July 2009
Diploma in Psychology, Saarland University, Saarbruecken
Title of thesis: "Establishing Contact in Computer Mediated Communication: The Impact of Visualization, Gestalt Grouping Principles and Social Presence"

10/2006 ‐ 08/2009
Studies in Psychology, Saarland University in Saarbruecken, Germany

09/2005 ‐ 06/2006
Two semesters abroad at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA

10/2003 ‐ 09/2005
Studies in Psychology, Georg‐August University in Goettingen. Completion of Vordiplom

08/2001 ‐ 06/2003
Grotefend‐Gymnasium Muenden, Degree: Abitur

08/2000 ‐ 07/2001
High‐School Exchange in Williamsville, NY, USA

Professional Experience

since 07/2012
Post Doc, University of Trier, Germany, Cognitive Psychology Unit

10/2011-06/2012
PhD-Student, University of Trier, Germany, Cognitive Psychology Unit

08/2009-09/2011
PhD-Student, Saarland University, Germany, Cognitive Psychology Unit

11/2008 ‐ 07/2009
Teaching Assistent for the empirical practical in General Psychology I, Saarland University, Germany

09 - 12/2007
Internship, Olympic Training Center Rheinland‐Pfalz/Saarland

01 - 07/2007
Internship with a self‐employed Psychologist (six weeks of interruption)

02 - 03/2007
Internship, Departement for human resources at kohlpharma, Merzig, Germany

10/2004 - 07/2005
Teaching Assistant for the classes Quantitative Methods I and II, Georg‐August University, Germany

Publications

Journal articles (peer reviewed)

Frings, C., Koch, I., & Moeller, B. (in press). How The Mind Shapes Action: Offline-contexts Modulate Involuntary Episodic Retrieval. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.

Moeller, B. & Frings, C. (in press). Dissociation of binding and learning processes. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. 

Singh, T., Frings, C., & Moeller B. (in press). Binding Abstract Concepts. Psychological Research.

Moeller, B.., & Frings, C. (2017). Overlearned responses hinder S-R binding. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43, 1-5.. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000341

Moeller, B., Frings, C., & Pfister, R. (2016). The structure of distractor-response bindings: Conditions for configural and elemental integration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42, 464-479.

Moeller, B., Pfister, R., Kunde, W., & Frings, C. (2016). A common mechanism behind distractor-response and response-effect binding? Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78, 1074-1086.

Moeller, B., Zoppke, H., & Frings, C. (2016). What a  car does to your perception: Distance evaluations differ from within and outside of a car. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23, 781-788.

Singh, T., Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2016). Five shades of grey: Generalization in distractor-based retrieval of S-R episodes. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 78(8), 2307-2312. doi: 10.3758/s13414-016-1210-8.

Frings, C., Moeller, B., & Horner, A. (2015). On the durability of bindings between responses and response-irrelevant stimuli. Acta Psychologica, 161, 73-78.

Moeller, B., Hommel, B., & Frings, C. (2015). From hand to feet: Abstract response representations in distractor-response bindings. Acta Psychologica, 159, 69-75.

Moeller, B. & Frings, C. (2015). Distractor-response bindings in dual task scenarios. Visual Cognition, 23, 516-531.

Giesen, C., & Moeller, B. (2014). Von kleinen Helfern im Alltag: Wie Umgebungsreize unser Handeln beeinflussen. In-Mind (online-magazine).

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2014). Long term response-stimulus associations can influence distractor-response bindings. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 10, 68-80.

Moeller, B., Schächinger, H., & Frings, C. (2014). Irrelevant stimuli and action control: Analyzing the influence of ignored stimuli via the distractor-response binding paradigm. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 87, e51571.

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2014). Designers beware: Response retrieval effects influence drivers' response times to local danger warnings. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 24, 117-132.

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2014). Attention meets binding: Only attended distractors are used
for the retrieval of event files. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76, 959-978.

Frings, C., Schneider, K. K., & Moeller, B. (2014). Auditory Distractor Processing In Sequential Selection Tasks. Psychological Research, 78, 411–422.

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2014). How automatic is the Musical Stroop Effect? Commentary on The Musical Stroop Effect: Opening a new Avenue to Research on Automatisms? by Grégoire, Perruchet, and Poulin-Charronnant (2013). Experimental Psychology, 61, 68-70.

Moeller, B., Schneider, J., & Frings, C. (2013). Place it on the side! Evaluation of stickers' positions on test cars used in field studies. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 20, 1-5..

Frings, C., Moeller, B., & Rothermund, K. (2013). Retrieval of event files can be conceptually mediated. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 75, 700-709.

Frings, C., Larra, M., Gräbener, A., Moeller, B., & Schächinger, H. (2013). Stress disrupts distractor-based retrieval of SR episodes. Biological Psychology, 93, 58-64.

Moeller, B., Brezing, C., & Unz, D. (2012). What should an official website look like? On the influence of Gestalt principles and visualization in website design. Behaviour and Information Technology, 31, 739-751.

Frings, C. & Moeller, B. (2012). The horserace between distractors and targets: Retrieval-based probe responding depends on distractor-target asynchrony. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 24, 582-590.

Moeller, B., Rothermund, K., & Frings, C. (2012). Integrating the irrelevant sound - Grouping modulates the integration of irrelevant auditory stimuli into event files. Experimental Psychology, 59, 258-264.

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2011). Remember the touch: Tactile distractors retrieve previous responses to targets. Experimental Brain Research, 214, 121-130.

Frings, C.,& Moeller, B. (2010). Binding targets’ responses to distractors’ locations: Distractor response bindings in a location priming task. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 72, 2176-2183.

Books, book chapters, reports

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2013). Bindungsproblem. In M. Wirtz, H.-O. Häcker & K.H. Stapf (Eds.), Dorsch - Lexikon der Psychologie. Bern: Verlag Hans Huber.

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2013). Attentional Blink . In M. Wirtz, H.-O. Häcker & K.H. Stapf (Eds.),  Dorsch - Lexikon der Psychologie. Bern: Verlag Hans Huber.

Invited Talks

Moeller, B. (2015). Spielen Bindungsprozesse eine Rolle bei inzidentellem Assoziationslernen? Eingeladener Vortrag im Kolloquium der Allgemeinen Psychologie II (Abteilung Rothermund), Universität Jena, 28.10.2015.

Moeller, B. (2015). Handeln und Lernen: Die Rolle der Aufmerksamkeit bei Bindungs- und Lernprozessen. Eingeladener Vortrag im Kolloquium der Kognitiven Psychologie (Abteilung Kunde), Universität Würzburg, 21.01.2015.

Moeller, B. (2014). How can ignored stimuli influence our actions? Mechanisms and consequences of distractor-response binding . Invited Talk at Instituts-Kolloquium der Sozialwissenschaften, TU Kaiserslautern, 06.02.2014.

Moeller, B. (2014). Stromspeicher auf Rädern – econnect Trier Feldversuch. Vortrag beim Workshop Mobilität der Zukunft im Rahmen des Schwerpunktes „Intelligente Technologien für Nachhaltige Entwicklungen“ (ITNE), Hochschule Trier, 22.01.2014.

Talks/Poster

2017

Freitag, R., Moeller, B., & Frings, C., (2017) Two Principles of Retrieval Function in Binding: Stimulus Intensity and Encoding Specificity. Talk at the 59th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), 27.03 – 29.03, Dresden, Germany.

2015/2016

Singh, T., Moeller, B., Frings, C. (2016). Binding the Attended Feature. Talk at the 49th Herbsttreffen experimentelle Kognitionspsychologie, Nov. 4.-6., 2016, Tübingen Germany.

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2016). Mehr als eine Handlung pro Event File? Bindungen zwischen zwei Reaktionen? Forschungsreferat auf der 50. DGPs, Leipzig 18.-21.9.2016.

Freitag, R., Mast, F., Frings, C., & Moeller, B. (2016) The influence of color similarity on distractor-response binding and response retrieval. Talk at the 58th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), March 21st-23rd, Heidelberg, Germany.

Frings, C., Koch, I., & Moeller, B. (2016). Shifting internal context modulates episodic retrieval – implications for action control. Talk at the 58th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), March 21st-23rd, Heidelberg, Germany.

Moeller, B. & Frings, C. (2016). What’s the difference between Instances and Event-Files? Dissociation of binding and learning processes. Talk at the 58th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen, March 21st-23rd, Heidelberg, Germany.

Singh, T., Moeller, B., Frings, C. (2016). Talk at the 58th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen, March 21st-23rd, Heidelberg, Germany.

Freitag, R., Mast, F., Frings, C., & Moeller, B. (2015). It is binding and not retrieval: The influence of color similarity on distractor-response binding and response retrieval. . Vortrag auf dem 48. Herbsttreffen experimentelle Kognitionspsychologie, Nov. 13-15, 2015. Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Moeller, B. & Frings, C. (2015). Differentiation of stimulus-response binding and incidental association learning. Poster at the Psychonomic Society 56th Annual Meeting, Nov. 19-22, 2015, Chicago, USA.

Moeller, B. & Frings, C. (2015). Binding ≠ Lernen: Differenzierung von SR-Bindungseffekten und inzidentellem Assoziationslernen. Vortrag auf dem 48. Herbsttreffen experimentelle Kognitionspsychologie, Nov. 13-15, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Moeller, B., Pfister, R., & Frings, C. (2015). The structure of distractor-response bindings – or what is a feature in feature binding? Talk at the 19. Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, Sep. 17 - 20, 2015. Paphos, Cyprus.

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2015). Distractor-response bindings: Transition from short- to long-term associations? Talk at the 57th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen, March 8th-11th, Hildesheim, Germany.

Moeller, B., Zoppke, H., & Frings, C. (2015). Autofahren beeinflusst die Umgebungswahrnehmung. Poster at the 1st Kongress der Fachgruppe Verkehrspsychologie, Feb. 25th-27th, 2015, Braunschweig, Germany.

Singh, T., Frings, C., Moeller, B. (2015). Does the level of Perceptual Detail modulate the Distractor-Response Binding Effect? Poster auf dem 48. Herbsttreffen experimentelle Kognitionspsychologie, Nov. 13-15, 2015. Kaiserslautern, Germany.

2013/2014

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2014). Distractor-response and response-effect binding are mediated by a common mechanism. Vortrag auf dem 47. Herbsttreffen experimentelle Kognitionspsychologie, Nov. 07-09, 2014. Trier, Germany.

Frings, C., Rothermund, K., Giesen, C., & Moeller, B. (2014). Distraktor-Reaktions-Bindungen in Handlung und Wahrnehmung. Vortrag auf dem 49. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, 21. - 24. September 2014, Bochum, Germany. 

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2014). Distraktor-Reaktionsbindung in Doppelaufgaben . Vortrag auf dem 49. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Sep., 21 - 25, 2014, Bochum, Germany.

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2014). How distractors influence our actions: Integration of responses with irrelevant features that belong to irrelevant stimuli. Talk at the 56th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen, March 30th-April 2nd, Gießen, Germany.

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2013). Von Distraktor-Reaktionsbindungen zum Lernen - Lernen von Distraktor-Reaktionsbindung?. Vortrag auf dem 46. Herbsttreffen experimentelle Kognitionspsychologie, Nov. 22-24, 2013, Göttingen, Germany.

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2013). Attention modulates binding: Only attended distractors are used for the retrieval of event files. Talk at the 18. Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, Aug. 29 - Sep. 1 , 2013. Budapest, Hungary.

Frings, C., & Moeller, B. (2013). From hands to feet: Response representations in distractor-based SR retrieval. Talk at the 55th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen, March 24th-27th, Vienna, Austria. 

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2013). Ignoring relevant and irrelevant stimuli: Attending to one additional stimulus prevents the integration of another additional stimulus into evetn files. Talk at the 55. Conference of Experimental Psychologists, March 24 - 27 , 2013. Vienna, Austria.

2011/2012

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2012). Vom Ignorieren wichtiger und unwichtiger Reize: Distraktor-Reaktions Bindungen treten mit beachteten aber nicht mit unbeachteten Distraktoren auf. Vortrag auf dem 45. Herbsttreffen experimentelle Kognitionspsychologie, Nov. 23-25, 2012. Paderborn, Germany.

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2012). Wettlauf von Zielreizen und Distraktoren: Abrufbasierte Reaktionen werden von der zeitlichen Verzögerung zwischen Distraktor- und Zielreiz-Onset beeinflusst. Vortrag auf dem 48. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Sep., 23 - 27, 2012, Bielefeld, Germany.

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2012). Keep your heads down! Ignored features of driver assistance systems can influence drivers’ responses. Talk at the European Conference of Cognitive Ergonomics, 2012, Aug. 29-31, 2012. Edinburgh, UK.

Nett, N., Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2012). Effects of motoric and perceptual distance in distractor processes. In A. Bröder, E. Erdfelder, B. E. Hilbig, T. Meiser, R. F. Pohl & D. Stahlberg (Hrsg.), Beiträge zur 54. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (S. 348). Lengerich: Pabst.

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2012). Heads Down! Irrelevant aspects of warning displays can influence drivers' response times. Talk at the 54. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen, April 1-4 , 2012. Mannheim, Germany.

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2011). Konzeptuelle Mediation von Distraktor-Reaktions-Bindungen. Vortrag auf der 53. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen, March 13-16, 2011. Halle, Germany.

2009/2010

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2010). Zur Wirkung irrelevanter Reize. Generalisierbarkeit und Anwendung von Distraktor-Reaktions-Bindungen. Vortrag auf dem 43. Herbsttreffen experimentelle Kognitionspsychologie, Nov. 26-28, 2010. Halle, Germany.

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2010). Are Warning Signals Always Helpful? Links Between Perception and Action in Driving Situations. Poster presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter Annual Meeting, Oct. 13-15, 2010. Berlin, Germany.

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2010). Gibt es Distraktor-Reaktions-Bindungen auch bei auditiven Reizen? Vortrag auf der 52. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen, March 22-24, 2010. Saarbruecken, Germany.

Moeller, B., & Unz, D. (2009). Establishing contact in computer mediated communication: The impact of visualization, Gestalt grouping principles and Social Presence. Poster presented at the 6th Conference of the Media Psychology Division of the German Psychological Society, Sep. 09-11, 2009. Duisburg, Germany.

Reviewing Activity

Journals

Ad-Hoc Gutachen:

  • Experimental Psychology
  • MIT Presence
  • In-Mind (online magazine)

Co-Gutachten:

  • Acta Psychologica
  • Memory & Cognition
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance

Institutes

  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
  • International Student Exchange Programs
  • Cusanuswerk

Research Interests

  • Action Control
  • Association Learning
  • Cognitive Ergonomics
  • Human-Machine-Interaction