General and experimental psychology

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Prof. Dr. Torsten Schubert

Prof. Dr. Torsten Schubert


Leopoldstr. 13
80802 München
room: 3217

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 5216
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 5211

Further Information

Ad-hoc Reviewer for

Advances in Experimental Psychology; Cognitive Brain Research; European Journal of Cognitive Psychology; Experimental Brain Research; Journal of Experimental Psychology: HPP; Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry; Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews; Psychologische Rundschau; Psychology and Aging; Psychological Research; Psychological Science; Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology; Zeitschrift für Psychologie

Research topics and methods

We investigate how putative processing limitations of the cognitive system influence the stream of processing operations when humans perform two or more actions simultaneously. Which processing operations are subjected to capacity limitations and how humans cope with these capacity limitations during task performance? What are the psychological mechanisms as well as the neural implementation of executive control in multi-tasking situations? We use research methods from experimental psychology, e.g. reaction times and errors, as well as methods from modern cognitive neuroscience, e.g. fMRI. In addition, we investigate patients with different neurological disorders.


  • Dual-task situations and non-conscious information processing
  • Learning in dual-task situations
  • Localisation of executive functions in the brain with fMRI
  • Impairments of executive functions in patients with neurological disorders and in old aged persons
  • Deep brain stimulation of the basal ganglia in patients with Parkinson's disease