Prof. Dr.

Anna Schuboe

Prof. Dr.  Anna Schuboe

Prof. Dr. Anna Schuboe

My research focuses on the role of visual attention in human information processing. I am particularly interested in how humans select visual information from their complex environments, and how attentional selection is affected by various factors such as visual salience, prior scene knowledge, and the observer’s current intention. 

In our experiments we combine different experimental and neurocognitive methods (behavioral measures, motion tracking and EEG) to understand how the brain implements selective attention and higher level visual processing.

Contact details
Philipps-University Marburg
FB 04 Psychology
Gutenbergstr. 18
35032 Marburg, Germany
+49 (0)6421 28 25 594


  • Dötsch, D., Vesper, C., & A. Schubö (2017). How you move is what I see: Planning an action biases a partner’s visual search. Frontiers in psychology, 8:77. find paper
  • Feldmann-Wuestefeld, T., & Schuboe, A. (2016). Intertrial priming due to distractor repetition is eliminated in homogeneous contexts. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 1-13. find paper
  • Feldmann-Wüstefeld, T. & Schubö, A. (2015). Action planning mediates guidance of visual attention from working memory. Journal of Ophthalmology, 2015, 387378. find paper
  • Feldmann-Wüstefeld, T., Brandhofer, R., & Schubö, A. (2016). Rewarded visual items capture attention only in heterogeneous contexts. Psychophysiology, 53, 1063-1073. DOI find paper
  • Feldmann-Wüstefeld, T., Uengoer, M. & Schubö, A. (2015). You see what you have learned. Evidence for an interrelation of associative learning and visual selective attention. Psychophysiology, 52, 1483–1497. DOI find paper
  • Heuer, A. & A. Schubö (2016). Selective weighting of action-related feature dimensions on visual working memory. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 1-6.DOI find paper
  • Heuer, A., & Schubö, A. (2018). Separate and combined effects of action relevance and motivational value on visual working memory. Journal of vision, 18(5), 14-14. find paper
  • Heuer, A., Crawford, J.D. & a. Schubö (2017). Action relevance induces an attentional weighting of representations in visual working memory. Memory & Cognition, 45,413-427. DOI find paper
  • Kadel, H., Feldmann-Wüstefeld, T. & A. Schubö (2017). Selection history alters attentional filter settings persistently and beyond top-down control. Psychophysiology, 54(5), 736-754. DOI find paper

former project-related publications

  • Akyürek, E. G., & Schubö, A. (2013). Electrophysiological correlates of early attentional feature selection and distractor filtering. Biological Psychology, 93(2), 269-278.
  • Feldmann-Wüstefeld, T., & Schubö, A. (2013). Context homogeneity facilitates both distractor inhibition and target enhancement. Journal of Vision, 13 (3): 11, 1-12.
  • Leszczynski, M., Myers, N., Akyürek, E. G., & Schubö, A. (2012). Recoding between two types of short-term memory representation revealed by the dynamics of memory search. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24, 653-663.
  • Schankin, A., & Schubö, A. (2009). Cognitive processes facilitated by contextual cueing. Evidence from eventrelated brain potentials. Psychophysiology, 46, 668-679.
  • Schankin, A., & Schubö, A. (2010). Contextual cueing effects despite of spatially cued target locations. Psychophysiology, 47, 717-727.
  • Schubö, A., & Müller, H. J. (2009). Selecting and ignoring salient objects in visual search. Brain Research, 1283, 84-101.
  • Schubö, A., Gendolla, G.H.E., Meinecke, C. & Abele, A.E. (2006). Detecting emotional faces and features in a visual search paradigm: are faces special? Emotion, 6, 246-256.
  • Schubö, A., Schlaghecken, F., & Meinecke, C. (2001). Learning to ignore the mask in texture segmentation tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 27, 919-931.
  • Wykowska, A., & Schubö, A. (2010). On the temporal relation of top-down and bottom-up mechanisms during guidance of attention. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22, 640-654.
  • Wykowska, A., & Schubö, A. (2011). Irrelevant singletons in visual search do not capture attention but can produce non-spatial filtering costs. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 645-660.
  • Wykowska, A., Hommel, B., & Schubö, A. (2011). Action-induced effects on perception depend neither on element-level nor on set-level similarity between stimulus and response sets. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 73, 1034–1041.
  • Wykowska, A., Schubö, A., & Hommel, B. (2009). How you move is what you see: action planning biases selection in visual search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35, 1755-1769.