Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg


Sebastian Kübler, M.Sc.

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Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Institut für Psychologie
06099 Halle (Saale)

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M.Sc. Sebastian Kübler

Research Interests

When subjects perform two tasks concurrently, performance is usually impaired compared to when subjects perform the same tasks separately. These dual task costs are often explained by a central processing stage with limited capacity that requires the serial processing of temporally overlapping tasks. In this context, my main research focuses on the control processes that regulate the processing order in dual task situations and on how these processes are modulated by different task contexts. In addition, I am interested in the neural implementation of task-order control. For this purpose, I employ non-invasive brain stimulation techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).

Also, I am interested in how increasing multitasking demands modulate neural activation patterns (cooperation with Marco Steinhauser, KH Eichstätt), in the similarities and differences of various multitasking paradigms (cooperation with Andrea Kiesel, ALU Freiburg, and Dietrich Manzey, TU Berlin), and in task-order control from an embodied cognition perspective (cooperation with Rico Fischer, EMAU Greifswald, and Roman Liepelt, DSHS Köln). Additionally, in cooperation with Veit Kubik (HU Berlin; SU Stockholm) I investigate the role of the motor cortex in memory processes.


Strobach, T., Kübler, S., & Schubert, T. (2019). Endogenous control of task-order preparation in variable dual tasks. Psychological Research, 1-19.

Kübler, S., Soutschek, A., & Schubert, T. (2019). The Causal Role of the Lateral Prefrontal Cortex for Task-order Coordination in Dual-task Situations: A Study with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 1-17.

Strobach, T., Hendrich, E., Kübler, S., Müller, H. , & Schubert, T. (in press). Processing order in dual-task situations: The “first come, first served” principle and the impact of task order instruction. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.

Schubert, T., Liepelt, R., Kübler, S., & Strobach, T. (2017). Transferability of Dual-Task Coordination Skills after Practice with Changing Component Tasks. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:956. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00956   

Kübler, S., Reimer, C.  B., Strobach, T., & Schubert, T. (2017). The impact of free-order and sequential-order instructions on task-order regulation in dual tasks. Psychological Research, 82(1). doi:10.1007/s00426-017-0910-6   

Kübler, S., & Schubert, T. (2017). Disrupting cognitive control in dual-task situations by transcranial magnetic stimulation of the lateral prefrontal cortex. Clinical Neurophysiology, 128(3). doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2016.10.334   

Lindau*, B., Kübler*, S., Spada, H. (2013). Developing and testing a model predicting male and female student teachers’ media and technology usage. Unterrichtswissenschaft, 1. doi:10.3262/UW1301020    (*Both first authors share a first authorship.)

Bachelor and Master Theses

I offer Bachelor and Master projects on action control/multi-tasking with a focus on task order control.