Prof. Dr.

Anna Schuboe

Philipps-University Marburg FB 04 Psychology
Gutenbergstr. 18
35032 Marburg, Germany

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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.

project-related publications
Bergmann, N., Koch, D., & Schubö, A. (2019). Reward expectation facilitates context learning and attentional guidance in visual search. Journal of vision, 19(3), 10-10. find paper
Bergmann, N., Tünnermann, J. & Schubö, A. (2020). Which search are you on? Adapting to color while searching for shape. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 82, 457-477. find paper
Feldmann-Wüstefeld, T., Busch, N. A., & Schubö, A. (2020). Failed suppression of salient stimuli precedes behavioral errors. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 32(2), 367-377. find paper
Henare, D., Kadel, H. & Schubö, A. (2020). Voluntary control of task selection does not eliminate the impact of selection history on attention. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 32, 2159-2177. 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 DOI
Heuer, A., & Schubö, A. (2019). Cueing distraction: electrophysiological evidence for anticipatory active suppression of distractor location. Psychological research, 1-11. find paper DOI
Heuer, A., Wolf, C., Schütz, A. C., & Schubö, A. (2019). The possibility to make choices modulates feature-based effects of reward. Scientific reports, 9(1), 1-9. find paper DOI
former project-related publications
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., & Schubö, A. (2013). Context homogeneity facilitates both distractor inhibition and target enhancement. Journal of Vision, 13 (3): 11, 1-12.
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., 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
Heuer, A., Wolf, C., Schütz, A. C., & Schubö, A. (2017). The necessity to choose causes reward-related anticipatory biasing: Parieto-occipital alpha-band oscillations reveal suppression of low-value targets. Scientific reports, 7(1), 1-11. find paper DOI
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
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.
Oemisch, M., Watson, M. R., Womelsdorf, T., & Schubö, A. (2017). Changes of attention during value-based reversal learning are tracked by N2pc and feedback-related negativity. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 11, 540. find paper
Wolf, C., Heuer, A., Schubö, A., & Schütz, A. C. (2017). The necessity to choose causes the effects of reward on saccade preparation. Scientific reports, 7(1), 1-10. find paper DOI
Wolf, C., Heuer, A., Schubö, A., & Schütz, A.C. (2017). The necessity to choose causes the effects of reward on saccade preparation. Scientific Reports, 7:16966. find paper