PD Dr. Birte Moeller

Building D Room 434
Phone: +49 (0)651 201 2979
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Educational History

06/2012
Promotion
Titel: On the Influence of Ignored Stimuli: Generalization and Application of Distractor-Response Binding

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

Grants

2018: German Research Council (DFG) grant (MO2839/2-2)
Temporäre Reiz-Reaktionsbindungen als Mechanismus des inzidentellen Assoziationslernens II. B. Moeller & C. Frings

2014: German Research Council (DFG) grant (MO2839/2-1)
Temporäre Reiz-Reaktionsbindungen als Mechanismus des inzidentellen Assoziationslernens. B. Moeller & C. Frings

Publications

Journal articles (peer reviewed)

2020 / 2021 / in press

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (in press). Response-response bindings do not decay for six seconds after integration: A case for bindings’ relevance in hierarchical action control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

Pastötter, B., Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2021). Watching the brain as it (un)binds: Beta synchronization relates to distractor-response binding. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 8, 1581-1594.

Frings, C., Hommel, B., Koch, I., Rothermund, K., Dignath, D., Giesen, C., ... Philipp, A. (2020). Binding and Retrieval in Action Control (BRAC). Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 1-13. 10.1016/j.tics.2020.02.004. Open Access

Frings, C., Koch, I., Rothermund, K., Dignath, D., Giesen, C., Hommel, B., Kiesel, A., Kunde, W., Mayr, S., Moeller, B., Möller, M., Pfister, R. & Philipp, A. (2020). Merkmalsintegration und Abruf als wichtige Prozesse der Handlungssteuerung – eine Paradigmen-übergreifende Perspektive. Psychologische Rundschau, 71, 1-14. 10.1026/0033-3042/a000423.

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2020). Remote binding counts: Measuring distractor-response binding effects online. Psychological Research. 10.1007/s00426-020-01413-1. Open Access.

- 2018 / 2019

Moeller, B. & Frings, C. (2019). Lost time: Bindings do not represent temporal order information. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 26, 325-331. 10.3758/s13423-018-1493-y, .

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2019). Binding processes in the control of non-routine action sequences. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 45(9), 1135-1145. 10.1037/xhp0000665.

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2019). From simple to complex actions: Response-Response bindings as a new approach to action sequences. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148, 174-183. 10.1037/xge0000483

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2019). Response-response binding across effector-set switches. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 26, 1974-1979.

Moeller, B., Pfister, R., Kunde, W., & Frings, C. (2019). Selective Binding of Stimulus, Response, and Effect Features. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 26, 1627-1632.

Pfister, R., Frings, C., & Moeller, B. (2019). The role of congruency for distractor-response binding: A caveat. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 15, 127-132.

Wesslein, A. K., Moeller, B., Frings, C., & Giesen, C. (2019). Separating after-effects of target and distractor processing in the tactile sensory modality. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics81, 809-822. 10.3758/s13414-018-01655-7

Laub, R., Frings, C., & Moeller, B. (2018). Dissecting Stimulus-Response Binding Effects: Grouping By Color Separately Impacts Integration And Retrieval Processes. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 80, 1474-1488. 10.3758/s13414-018-1526-7.

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 . 10.3758/s13414-018-1498-7.

2016 / 2017

Frings, C., Koch, I., & Moeller, B. (2017). How The Mind Shapes Action: Offline-contexts Modulate Involuntary Episodic Retrieval. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 1-11.

Moeller, B. & Frings, C. (2017). Dissociation of binding and learning processes. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 79(8), 2590-2605

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

Singh, T., Frings, C., & Moeller B. (2017). Binding Abstract Concepts. Psychological Research, 1-7.

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. 10.3758/s13414-016-1210-8.

2014 / 2015

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.

2013 and earlier

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. (2020). Binding between responses: Action control beyond SR-binding. Invited Talk at the colloquium of the General Psychology II lab (Abteilung Rothermund), Universität Jena, 02.12.2020

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

2021

C. Frings, B. Pastötter, & B. Moeller (2021). Watching the brain as it binds: EEG Alpha/Beta Power Related to Distractor-Response Binding. Symposium talk at the ESCAN 2021, June 23rd. - 26th., Budapest, Hungary, [virtual meeting].

Geißler, C. F., Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2021). Binding under light: An fNIRS study to the prefrontal neural correlates of response-response binding. Talk at the 63rd. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), March 14th.-16th., Ulm, Germany. [Online conference].

Giesen, C., Pfister, R., & Moeller, B., (2021). Binding and Retrieval in Action Control. Symposium at the 63rd Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), March 14th – 16th, Ulm, Germany.

Foerster, A., Moeller, B., Huffman, G., Kunde, W., Frings, C., & Pfister, R. (2021). Binding for action slips. Talk at the 63rd Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), March 14th – 16th, Ulm, Germany.

Pastötter, B., Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2021). Watching the brain as it binds: Beta synchronization relates to distractor-response binding. Talk at the 63rd. TeaP, March 14th - 16th, Ulm, Germany. [Online conference].

Selimi, S., Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2021). The role of distance in binding responses. Talk at the 63rd Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), March 15th – 16th, Ulm, Germany.

2020

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2020). Time for integration: Durations of response-response bindings allow for a hierarchical view on binding and retrieval in action control. Poster at the 61st. Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, (Psychonomics), Nov 19th. – 22nd, Virtual Psychonomics.

Pfister, R., Foerster, A., Moeller, B., Huffman, G., Kunde, W., & Frings, C. (2020). Binding for action slips. Talk at the 61st. Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, (Psychonomics), Nov 19th. – 22nd, Virtual Psychonomics.

2019

Frings, C., Moeller, B., & Pastötter, B. (2019). Watching the brain as it binds: EEG Alpha/Beta Power Related to Distractor-Response Binding.. Poster at the Psychonomic Society 60th Annual Meeting, Nov. 14-17, 2019, Montréal, Canada.

Moeller, B. & Frings, C. (2019). Response-response binding: Representation of complex actions in human action control.. Poster at the Psychonomic Society 60th Annual Meeting, Nov. 14-17, 2019, Montréal, Canada.

Moeller, B. & Frings, C. (2019). Bindings between responses across effector-switches. Poster at the 21th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, Sept. 25th – 28th 2019, Tenerife, Spain.

Moeller, B., & Frings, C., (2019). Hierarchical bindings in action control. Poster at the 61th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), April 15th-17th, London, United Kingdom.

2018

Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2018). Bindungen zwischen nicht benachbarten Reaktionen in Handlungsabfolgen. Forschungsreferat auf der 51. DGPs, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. 15. - 20.9.2018.

Laub, R., Moeller, B., & Frings, C. (2018) Time will tell: Binding and Retrieval of temporal Distractors. Talk at the 60th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), March 12th.-14th., Marburg, Germany.

Moeller, B., & Frings, C., (2018) Response-response bindings are binary. Talk at the 60th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), March 11th. – 14th., Marburg, Germany.

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.

Moeller, B., & Frings, C., (2017) Searching for event-file borders: Separate responses can be bound to each other. Poster at the 59th Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), March 27th – 29th, Dresden, Germany.

Moeller, B. & Frings, C. (2017). Overlearned responses hinder SR-binding. Talk at the 20th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, Sep. 3rd - 6th, Potsdam, Germany.

Moeller, B. & Frings, C. (2017). Response-response binding indicates higher order representations in action control. Poster at the 50th Herbsttreffen experimentelle Kognitionspsychologie (HexKoP), Nov. 3rd - 6th, Ulm, Germany.

Singh, T., Moeller, F., Koch, I., & Frings, C. (2017). Binding the Attended Feature. Talk at the 50th Herbsttreffen experimentelle Kognitionspsychologie (HexKoP), Nov. 3rd - 6th , Ulm, 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.

Reviewing Activity

Journals

Ad-Hoc Gutachen:

  • Acta Psychologica
  • Advances in Cognitive Psychology
  • Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics
  • Emotion
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Frontiers in Cognition
  • Frontiers in Psychology
  • In-Mind (Onlinezeitschrift)
  • Journal of Cognitive Psychology
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition
  • MIT Presence
  • Psychological Research

Institutes

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

Research Interests

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