Cognitive Dynamics Lab


Human behavior often unfolds in regular sequences and we are masters in terms of picking up and consciously or unconsciously reproducing such sequential regularities.

In our lab, we look both at our ability to make use of unconscious sequential regularities (e.g., Keele, Ivry, Mayr, Hazeltine, & Heuer, 2003) and at our ability to produce sequential behavior in a top-down manner (e.g., Bryck & Mayr, 2005; Krampe, Mayr, & Kliegl, 2005). In more recent work, we have been looking at the role of inhibition and binding during sequential control (Mayr, in press).

Bryck, R.L. & Mayr, U. (2005). Does executive task management require verbalization? Memory & Cognition, 33, 11-23. PDF

Krampe, R. T., Mayr, U., & Kliegl, R. (2005). Timing, sequencing, and executive control in repetitive movement production. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 31, 379-397. PDF

Keele, S., Ivry, R., Mayr, U., Hazeltine, E., & Heuer, H. (2003). The cognitive and neural architecture of sequence representation. Psychological Review, 110, 316-339. PDF

Helmuth, L., Mayr, U., & Daum, I. (2000). Sequence learning in patients with Parkinson's disease: A comparison between spatial-attention and number-response sequences. Neuropsychologia, 38, 1143-1451.

Krampe, R. T., Kliegl, R., Mayr, U., Engberg, R., & Vorberg, D. (2000) On the fast and slow of bimanual rhythm production: Parallel vs. integrated timing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 26, 206-233. PDF

Mayr, U. (1996). Spatial attention and implicit sequence learning: Evidence for independent learning of spatial and nonspatial sequences. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 19, 1297-1320.

Mayr U. (in press). Sticky plans: Inhibition and binding during serial task control. Cognitive Psychology.PDF

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