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Dr. Philip Schmalbrock

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Phone: +49 (0)651 201 2907
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Twitter: @PSchmalbrock_TR

Professional / Educational History

since Aug. 2022
Postdoc position, Department of Cognitive Psychology , Prof. Dr. Christian Frings, University of Trier

July 2022
PhD, University of Trier
Title of dissertation: "Modulation of Integration and Retrieval in Stimulus-Response Binding Effectsl"
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Christian Frings, Trier University & Prof. Dr. Andrea Kiesel, University of Freiburg

Aug. 2019 - July 2022
Research Assistant (PhD Student), Department of Cognitive Psychology , Prof. Dr. Christian Frings, Trier University

Oct. 2017 – Aug. 2019
Master of Science Psychology, University of Bielefeld
Thesis Title: „A Double Surprise? Schema Adaptation in a Two Singleton Setup“, supervised by
apl. Prof. Dr. Gernot Horstmann and Dr. Daniel Ernst, University of Bielefeld

Oct. 2013 – Sep. 2017
Bachelor of Science Psychology, University of Bielefeld

Research Interests

  • Action Control
  • Visual Attention
  • Stimulus-Response Binding
  • Attentional Weighting
  • Perception & Action
  • Memory & Action Control
  • Expectancy

Reviewing Activity

Journals:

  • Journal of Cognition
  • Psychological Research

Institutes and Foundations:

  • Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

Publications

Journal articles (peer-reviewed) 
Münster, N. D., Schmalbrock, P., Bäumer, T., Hommel, B., Beste, C., Münchau, A., & Frings, C. (in press). Separating Binding and Retrieval of Event Files in Older Adults. Acta Psychologica. 
Frings*, C., Beste*, C., Benini*, E., Möller*, M., Dignath, D., Giesen, C., Hommel, B., Kiesel, A., Koch, I., Kunde, W., Mayr, S., Mocke, V., Moeller, B., Münchau, A., Parmar, J., Pastötter, B., Pfister, R., Philipp, A., Qiu, R., ... Schmalbrock, P. (2024). Consensus definitions of perception-action-integration in action control. Communications Psychology, 2, 7. *shared first authorship. https://doi.org/10.1038/s44271-023-00050-9Open Access
Friehs, M., Schmalbrock, P., Merz, S., Dechant, M., Hartwigsen, G., & Frings, C. (2024). A touching advantage: cross-modal stop-signals improve reactive response inhibition. Experimental Brain Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-023-06767-7Open Access
Schmalbrock, P., Liesefeld, H.R., & Frings, C. (2023). Increased Display Complexity Reveals Effects of Salience in Action Control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 49(10), 1345-1359. https://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0001151 
Soballa, P., Frings, C., Schmalbrock, P., & Merz, S. (2023). Multisensory integration reduces landmark distortions for tactile but not visual targets. Journal of Neurophysiology, 130(6),1403-1413. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00282.2023 
Schmalbrock, P., Hommel, B. , Münchau, A., Beste, C. , Frings, C.  (2022). Predictability Reduces Event-file Retrieval. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-022-02637-6 
Schmalbrock, P. & Frings, C. (2022). A mighty tool not only in perception: figure-ground mechanisms control binding and retrieval alike. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 84, 2255–2270. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-022-02511-5 
Schmalbrock, P., Kiesel, A., & Frings, C. (2022). What belongs together retrieves together – The role of perceptual grouping in stimulus-response binding and retrieval. Journal of Cognition, 5, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.5334/joc.217 
Schmalbrock, P., Frings, C., & Moeller, B. (2022). Pooling it all together - The role of distractor pool size on stimulus-response binding. Journal of Cognitive Psychology 34, 249-260.https://doi.org/10.1080/20445911.2022.2026363 
Schmalbrock,P., & Frings, C. (2022). Temporal expectancy modulates stimulus-response integration. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 84, 221-230. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-021-02361-7  
Schmalbrock, P., Laub, R., & Frings, C. (2021). Integrating salience and action – Increased integration strength through salience. Visual Cognition, 29, 91-104. https://doi.org/10.1080/13506285.2020.1871455 


Invited Talks

Schmalbrock, P. & Selimi, S. (2020). Integration and Retrieval in Action Control – The Binding of Stimuli and Responses?
Invited Talk at Kolloquium der Neuro-Kognitiven Psychologie (Unit Schneider), University Bielefeld, 08.12.2020.

Schmalbrock, P. (2020). Figure, Ground, Binding? – Figure-Ground Segmentation in a Distractor-Response Binding Task.
Invited Talk at Kolloquium der Psychologie & Musikpädagogik (Unit Mayr), University Passau, 02.12.2020.
 

Talks / Posters
Schmalbrock, P., Geißler, C.F., & Frings, C. (2023, June 13-16). Intentional Weighting is context-dependent Poster]. BRAC Annual Meeting 2023, Trier, Germany.
Geißler, C. F., Selimi, S., Schmalbrock, P., Frings, C., & Moeller, B. (2023, March 27-29). Binding Interactions in Working Memory. [Talk].  65th. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psycholog*innen (TeaP), Trier, Germany.
Schmalbrock, P., & Frings, C. (2023, March 27-29). S-R Binding and Figure-Ground Segmentation – Revealing Unanticipated Effects of Display Complexity [Poster]. 65th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psycholog*innen (TeaP), Trier, Germany.
Schmalbrock, P., Selimi, S., & Benini, E. (2023, March 2-29). Recent advances in binding and retrieval in action control [Talk]. 65th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psycholog*innen (TeaP), Trier, Germany.
Schmalbrock, P., & Selimi, S. (2023, March 27-29). Ask a PhDWorkshop [Talk]. 65th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psycholog*innen (TeaP), Trier, Germany.
Geißler, C.F., Selimi, S., Schmalbrock, P.P., Frings, C., & Moeller, B. (2022,  Oct. 7-9). Competition Without Unbinding: Event File Interaction in Response-Response Binding [Poster]. 54th Herbsttreffen der Experimentellen Kognitiven Psychologie (HexKop) Greifswald, Germany.
Schmalbrock, P., Geißler, C., & Frings, C. (2022, Oct. 7-9). Spatial Information and Predictability in Stimulus-Response Binding [Poster]. 54th Herbsttreffen der experimentellen Kognitiven Psychologie (HexKoP), Greifswald, Germany.
Schmalbrock, P., Geißler, C., & Frings, C. (2022, July 22-25). Predictability modulates distractor-response binding effects, but modulation depends on spatial information [Poster]. Handling Visual Distraction, Munich/Ammersee, Germany.
Schmalbrock, P., & Frings, C. (2022, March 21-23 ). Tracking DRB effects with the mouse [Talk]. 64th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psycholog*innen (TeaP), Virtual Meeting hosted in Cologne, Germany.
Schmalbrock, P. , & Frings, C. (2021, July, 16-18). Gestalt Principles in Stimulus-Response Binding [Talk]. 10. Doktorand*innen Workshop Allgemeine Psychologie (A-Dok), Würzburg, Germany.
Schmalbrock, P., & Frings, C. (2021, March 14-16). Figure-Ground Segmentation in a Distractor-Response Binding Task [Talk]. 63rd Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psycholog*innen (TeaP), Ulm, Germany. [Online conference].
Schmalbrock, P., Hommel, B., & Frings, C. (2020, Oct. 8-10). Predictability beats Retrieval – Predictable Distractors do not Retrieve S-R Bindings [Poster]. 53rd Herbsttreffen der experimentellen Kognitiven Psychologie (HexKoP), Würzburg, Germany.
Laub, R., Schmalbrock, P., & Frings, C. (2020, March 22-25). Investigating the influence of salience on binding effects [Talk]. 62nd Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psycholog*innen (TeaP), Jena, Germany. (Conference canceled)