*** Save the date: Winter School "Human Action Control" organized by Markus Janczyk takes place from 13th-16th 2017 at the Department of Psychology in Tübingen.More information will be provided as soon as possible here *** Research focus: The main research interest of my group is on the interplay of perception and action.
One particularly influential framework is the Ideomotor Theory (dating back to 19th century philosophers such as Emil Harleß and also William James) ascribing to the action effects an important and generative role in selecting/initiating an action.I currently focus on the role of such action effects for dual-task performance.A second pillar of my research is the Perception-Action Model proposed by Milner and Goodale.Here I mostly focus on the role of (nominally) task-irrelevant variations of grasp-able stimulus objects.The project is on "The role of effect monitoring for dual-task performance" and is a joint project with Wilfried Kunde at University of Würzburg.
It is embedded into the DFG priority program 1772 "Human performance under multiple cognitive task requirements: From basic mechanisms to optimized task scheduling".1.6.2015: Both special issues on Cognitive Psychology in the context of everyday life that Markus and Roland Pfister (Würzburg) have edited for the German In-Mind Magazine are now online: Part 1: Perception and Action and Part 2: Learning and Memory. 2.3.2015: Christoph started his work in the lab today.4.2.2015: Markus got his certification about his Habilitation at the Faculty of Life Sciences at Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg.Further, I investigate whether skilled, right-handed grasping plays a special role compared to other grip types, such as left-handed, unskilled, transformed, ... Finally, I am interested in the interplay of attention and working memory, in particular how attention operates to select working memory content and what happens to such content when the focus of attention moves to another item. 7.12.2015: The 2nd edition of Markus and Roland's stats textbook "Inferenzstatistik verstehen.Von A wie Signifikanztest bis Z wie Konfidenzintervall" (published by Springer) is now available. 4.12.2015: New paper on the role of action effects for dual-tasking accepted for publication in the .1.11.2015: Sandra and Moritz joined the lab as Ph D students.