M. Sc. Philip Schmalbrock

Building D  Room 407
Phone: +49 (0)651 201 2073

Professional / Educational History

Since August 2019
Research Assistant (PhD Student), Department of Cognitive Psychology , Prof. Dr. Christian Frings, University of Trier

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, University of Bielefeld and Dr. Daniel Ernst

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


Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

Schmalbrock,P., & Frings, C. (in press). Temporal expectancy modulates Stimulus-Response Integration. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics.

Schmalbrock, P., Laub, R., & Frings, C. (in press). Integrating Salience and Action – Increased Integration Strength through Salience. Visual Cognition. 

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

Laub, R., Schmalbrock, P., & Frings, C. (2020). Investigating the influence of salience on binding effects. Talk at the 62nd Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), March 22.-25., Jena, Germany. (Conference canceled)