Prof. Dr. Schuboe

Determining priority in visual selection

Project B3 investigates how the valuation of irrelevant signals contributes to attentional selection in controlled and natural task settings. We examine how the visual system down-weights distractors that would otherwise capture attention and impair task performance, and use EEG markers of selection and suppression to do so. In addition, we examine distractor handling in more natural selection settings, in which irrelevant signals may also facilitate target selection, using behavioral measures, gaze and motion tracking. Our goal is to understand the processes involved in distractor handling to develop an integrative view of valuation in attentional selection.

new project-related publications
Abbasi, H., Henare, D., Kadel, H., & Schubö, A. (2023). Selection history and task predictability determine the precision expectations in attentional control. Psychophysiology, 60(1), e14151. find paper
Abbasi, H., Kadel, H., Hickey, C., & Schubö, A. (2022). Combined influences of strategy and selection history on attentional control. Psychophysiology, 59(4), e13987. find paper
Grössle, I. M., Schubö, A., & Tünnermann, J. (2023). Testing a relational account of search templates in visual foraging. Scientific Reports, 13(1), 12541. find paper DOI
Wagner, I., Henare, D., Tünnermann, J., Schubö, A., & Schütz, A. C. (2023). Humans trade off search costs and accuracy in a combined visual search and perceptual task. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 85(1), 23-40. find paper DOI
Wagner, I., Henare, D., Tünnermann, J., Schubö, A., & Schütz, A. C. (2023). Humans trade off search costs and accuracy in a combined visual search and perceptual task. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 85(1), 23-40. find paper DOI
former 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 DOI
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 DOI
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., Busch, N. A., & Schubö, A. (2020). Failed suppression of salient stimuli precedes behavioral errors. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 32(2), 367-377. find paper, DATA
Feldmann-Wüstefeld, T., Miyakoshi, M., Petilli, M. A., Schubö, A., & Makeig, S. (2017). Reduced visual attention in heterogeneous textures is reflected in occipital alpha and theta band activity. PloS one, 12(12). find paper DATA
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
Henare, D. & Schubö, A. (2021). Voluntary choice tasks increase control settings and reduce capture. Visual Cognition, 1-5. 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 DOI
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 DOI
Heuer, A., & Schubö, A. (2019). Cueing distraction: electrophysiological evidence for anticipatory active suppression of distractor location. Psychological research, 84(8), 2111-2121. find paper DOI
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
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
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
Koenig , S., Kadel , H., Uengoer, M., Schubö , A. & Lachnit , H. (2017). Reward draws the eye uncertainty holds the eye: Associative learning modulates distracter interference in visual search. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 11, 128. DOI find paper
Lockhofen, D. E. L., Hübner, N., Hemdan, F., Sammer, G., Henare, D., Schubö, A., & Mulert, C (2021). Differing Time Courses of Reward-Related Attentional Processing: An EEG Source-Space Analysis. Brain Topography, 34(3), 283-296. find paper
Meibodi, N., Abbasi, H., Schubö, A., and Endres, D. (2021a). A model of selection history in visual attention. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (Vol. 43, No. 43). find paper, DATA
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