Tarini Singh

Dr. Tarini Singh

Building D  Room 430
Phone: +49 (0)651 201 1971


Biographic Sketch

since January 2022
Post-doctoral researcher, University of Trier, Department of Cognitive Psychology and the Department of Social Psychology

October 2018 – December 2021
Post-doctoral researcher, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Department for Experimental Psychology

April 2018 – September 2018
Post-doctoral researcher, University of Trier, Department of Cognitive Psychology and the Department of Biological and Clinical Psychology

March 2018
Ph.D. University of Trier
Thesis Title: Irrelevant Influences; when irrelevant stimuli influence our actions

April 2015 – March 2018
Postgraduate researcher, University of Trier, Department of Cognitive Psychology

October 2010 – March 2014
Master of Arts in Applied Sports Psychology, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

June 2006 – April 2009
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology Major), St. Xavier’s College, Goa University

Research interests

• Perception and Action Planning

• Feature Binding and Retrieval

• Stress


Journal Articles (peer-reviewed) 
Schäfer, S., Wentura, D., Singh, T., & Frings, C. (in press). The Functional Self: The minimal self-concept is protected against negative content. Experimental Psychology. 
Singh, T., Schöpper, L.-M., Domes, G., & Frings, C. (in press). Gaze Cues vs. Arrow Cues at short vs. long durations. Visual Cognition. 
Singh, T., & Schubert, T. (2021). The Influence of Cognitive Load on Distractor-Response Bindings. Frontiers in Psychology, 12:696353. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.696353Open Access
Singh, T., Domes, G., Frings, C. (2021). The influence of stress on distractor-response bindings. Stress, 24,. 795-804. https://doi.org/10.1080/10253890.2021.1920919 
Friehs, M. A., Klaus, J., Singh, T., Frings, C. & Hartwigsen, G. (2020). Perturbation of the right prefrontal cortex disrupts interference control. NeuroImage, 222, 117279. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117279Open Access
Schöpper, L.-M., Singh, T., & Frings, C. (2020). The official soundtrack to “Five shades of grey”: Generalization in multimodal distractor-based retrieval. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 82, 3479-3489. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-020-02057-4Open Access
Singh, T., & Frings, C. (2020). The role of location in the organization of bindings within short-term episodic traces. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 46(5), 512. https://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000729 
Singh, T. & Frings, C. (2019). David and Goliath - size does matter: size modulates feature-response binding of irrelevant features. Psychological Research, 84,  2034-2045. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-019-01188-0 
Singh, T., & Frings, C. (2018). The influence of visual noise in the binding of irrelevant features to responses. Visual Cognition, 26, 780-791. https://doi.org/10.1080/13506285.2018.1553812 
Singh, T., Laub, R., Burgard, J. P., & Frings, C. (2018). Disentangling Inhibition-based and Retrieval-based After-Effects of Distractors: Cognitive versus Motor Processes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 44, 797-805. https://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000496 
Singh, T., Moeller, B., Koch, I., Frings, C. (2018). May I have your attention please: Binding attended but response irrelevant features. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 80, 1143-1156. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-018-1498-7 
Singh, T., Frings, C., & Moeller B. (2017). Binding Abstract Concepts. Psychological Research,83, 878–884. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-017-0897-z 
Singh, T., Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2016). Five shades of grey: Generalization in distractor-based retrieval of S-R episodes. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 78, 2307-2312. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-016-1210-8 
Talks / Posters 
Singh, T., Walther, E., & Frings, C. (2023, March 27-29). Is Evaluative Conditioning Effector Specific [Poster]. 65th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psycholog*innen (TeaP), Trier, Germany. 
Singh, T., & Schubert, T. (2022, March 21-23). The effect of temporal attention on integration and retrieval of distractor response bindings [Poster].64th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psycholog*innen (TeaP), Virtual Meeting Cologne, Germany. 
Singh, T., & Schubert, T. (2021, October 08-10). On the influence of temporal expectation on distractor-response bindings [Poster]. 53. Herbsttreffen experimentelle Kognitionspsychologie (HexKoP), Würzburg, Germany. 
Singh, T., Kübler, S., Lauenroth, A., Schwesig, R., & Schubert, T. (2021, March 14-16). Disentangling the effect of working memory load on different postural subsystems. 63. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psycholog*innen (TeaP), Ulm, Germany 
Singh, T., & Schubert, T. (2019, oct. 18-20). Stimulus-Reaktionsbindung bei Kognitiver Load [Talk]. 52nd Herbsttreffen experimentelle Kognitionspsychologie (HexKoP), Hildesheim, Germany. 
Singh, T., & Frings, C. (2018, July, 12-15) The winner takes it all: Konkurrenz in der Integration von Reiz und Reaktionsmerkmalen [Poster]. 7th Doktoranden-Workshop Allgemeine Psychologie (A-Dok), Mainz, Germany. 
Singh, T., & Frings, C. (2018, March 11-13). Competition in feature-response binding for irrelevant features [Talk]. 60th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psycholog*innen (TeaP), Marburg, Germany. 
Singh, T., Moeller, F., Koch, I., & Frings, C. (2017, Nov. 3-6). Binding the Attended Feature [Talk]. 50th Herbsttreffen experimentelle Kognitionspsychologie (HexKoP), Ulm, Germany. 
Singh, T., Freitag, R., Burgard, J. P., & Frings, C. (2017, March 27-29). Distractor-Response Retrieval Effects are driven by Motor Processes [Talk]. 59th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psycholog*innen (TeaP), Dresden, Germany. 
Singh, T., Moeller, B., Frings, C. (2016, Nov. 4-6). Binding the Attended Feature [Talk]. 49th Herbsttreffen experimentelle Kognitionspsychologie, Tübingen Germany. 
Singh, T., Moeller, B., Frings, C. (2016, March 21-23). [Talk]. 58th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen, Heidelberg, Germany. 
Singh, T., Frings, C., Moeller, B. (2015, Nov. 13-15). Does the level of Perceptual Detail modulate the Distractor-Response Binding Effect? [Poster]. 48. Herbsttreffen experimentelle Kognitionspsychologie, Kaiserslautern, Germany. 

Reviewing Activity


  • Cognition and Emotion
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
  • Psychological Research

Journal of Cognitive Psychology