Christian Frings

Summary

Affiliation: Saarland University
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi Center-surround or spreading inhibition: which mechanism caused the negative effect from repeated masked semantic primes?
    Christian Frings
    Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Exp Psychol 55:234-42. 2008
  2. doi Decomposing the emotional Stroop effect
    Christian Frings
    Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 63:42-9. 2010
  3. ncbi Response to Paller et al.: the role of familiarity in making inferences about unknown quantities
    Axel Mecklinger
    Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Campus D 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
    Trends Cogn Sci 16:315-6. 2012
  4. doi Prime retrieval of motor responses in negative priming: evidence from lateralized readiness potentials
    Christian Frings
    Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Brain Res 1407:69-78. 2011
  5. doi Analysing the relationship between target-to-target and distractor-to-target repetitions: evidence for a common mechanism
    Christian Frings
    Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 61:1641-9. 2008
  6. doi To be or not to be...included in an event file: integration and retrieval of distractors in stimulus-response episodes is influenced by perceptual grouping
    Christian Frings
    Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 37:1209-27. 2011
  7. doi The time-course of masked negative priming
    Christian Frings
    Saarland University, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, Department of Psychology, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Exp Psychol 56:301-6. 2009
  8. doi When seeing doesn't matter: assessing the after-effects of tactile distractor processing in the blind and the sighted
    Christian Frings
    Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 37:1174-81. 2011
  9. doi Binding targets' responses to distractors' locations: distractor response bindings in a location-priming task
    Christian Frings
    Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Atten Percept Psychophys 72:2176-83. 2010
  10. doi Crossmodal congruency effects based on stimulus identity
    Christian Frings
    Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Building A2 4, PO Box 15 11 50, Germany
    Brain Res 1354:113-22. 2010

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. ncbi Center-surround or spreading inhibition: which mechanism caused the negative effect from repeated masked semantic primes?
    Christian Frings
    Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Exp Psychol 55:234-42. 2008
    ..This is indicative of the repeated masked semantic priming effect being a negatively signed semantic priming effect due to a center-surround mechanism...
  2. doi Decomposing the emotional Stroop effect
    Christian Frings
    Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 63:42-9. 2010
    ....
  3. ncbi Response to Paller et al.: the role of familiarity in making inferences about unknown quantities
    Axel Mecklinger
    Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Campus D 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
    Trends Cogn Sci 16:315-6. 2012
    ..2011) and is also too limited to account for the midfrontal old/new effect (FN400), which, in our view, is a multiply determined familiarity-related brain signal...
  4. doi Prime retrieval of motor responses in negative priming: evidence from lateralized readiness potentials
    Christian Frings
    Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Brain Res 1407:69-78. 2011
    ..In addition, the results show that executing a prime response is not a precondition for stimulus-response bindings...
  5. doi Analysing the relationship between target-to-target and distractor-to-target repetitions: evidence for a common mechanism
    Christian Frings
    Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 61:1641-9. 2008
    ..This result is interpreted as evidence for a common retrieval mechanism...
  6. doi To be or not to be...included in an event file: integration and retrieval of distractors in stimulus-response episodes is influenced by perceptual grouping
    Christian Frings
    Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 37:1209-27. 2011
    ..In 6 experiments, we found evidence for the modulation of distractor-response bindings according to perceptual grouping principles...
  7. doi The time-course of masked negative priming
    Christian Frings
    Saarland University, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, Department of Psychology, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Exp Psychol 56:301-6. 2009
    ..This result is in line with the predictions of the temporal discrimination account and retrieval accounts of NP...
  8. doi When seeing doesn't matter: assessing the after-effects of tactile distractor processing in the blind and the sighted
    Christian Frings
    Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 37:1174-81. 2011
    ..These results suggest that non-spatial tactile distractors are processed and selected quite differently from visual distractors...
  9. doi Binding targets' responses to distractors' locations: distractor response bindings in a location-priming task
    Christian Frings
    Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Atten Percept Psychophys 72:2176-83. 2010
    ....
  10. doi Crossmodal congruency effects based on stimulus identity
    Christian Frings
    Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Building A2 4, PO Box 15 11 50, Germany
    Brain Res 1354:113-22. 2010
    ..Intriguingly, the magnitude of the crossmodal congruency effects differed as a function of the target modality, but were unaffected by the modality of the distractor...
  11. doi On the decay of distractor-response episodes
    Christian Frings
    Saarland University, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Exp Psychol 58:125-31. 2011
    ..In addition, distractor repetition effects were affected by the temporal separability. In concert, the data yield evidence for retrieval-based explanations of distractor-to-distractor repetitions...
  12. ncbi Selection in touch: negative priming with tactile stimuli
    Christian Frings
    Saarland University, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology, Saarbrülcken, Germany
    Percept Psychophys 70:516-23. 2008
    ..This result shows that tactile selection is in part achieved by active ignoring of distractor representations, as has been shown previously in both the visual and auditory modalities...
  13. doi Category priming with aliens: analysing the influence of targets' prototypicality on the centre surround inhibition mechanism
    Christian Frings
    Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Memory 19:585-96. 2011
    ..e., material that prevents experimental manipulation of prototypicality) observed mixed results concerning the prototypicality of targets...
  14. doi Trial-by-trial effects in the affective priming paradigm
    Christian Frings
    Saarland University, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 128:318-23. 2008
    ..Furthermore, our results can help to improve the statistical power of studies in which the affective priming task is used as a measure for automatic evaluations of attitude-objects...
  15. ncbi Negative priming with masked distractor-only prime trials: awareness moderates negative priming
    Christian Frings
    Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Exp Psychol 52:131-9. 2005
    ..e., the prime contains the to-be-attended vs. the to-be-ignored signal) did not moderate NP. These findings are discussed with regard to theories of negative priming and the debate on conscious vs. unconscious perception...
  16. ncbi Negative priming is stronger for task-relevant dimensions: Evidence of flexibility in the selective ignoring of distractor information
    Christian Frings
    Department of Psychology, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 59:683-93. 2006
    ..These results suggest that selective NP is a much more flexible process than previously assumed...
  17. ncbi Strategy effects counteract distractor inhibition: negative priming with constantly absent probe distractors
    Christian Frings
    Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 32:854-64. 2006
    ..For this reason, the data suggest that the absence of NP, which is usually observed under these conditions, may be due to a contingency-based component...
  18. ncbi Relevant distractors do not cause negative priming
    Christian Frings
    Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Psychon Bull Rev 13:322-7. 2006
    ..In contrast, no slowing was observed for participants' own names when those names had just previously been used as distractors...
  19. ncbi Prime display offset modulates negative priming only for easy-selection tasks
    Christian Frings
    Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Mem Cognit 35:504-13. 2007
    ..A modified version of the selective attention model can explain the results of the present study. However, we also discuss the results in light of episodic retrieval theory and temporal discrimination theory...
  20. ncbi Children do show negative priming: further evidence for early development of an intact selective control mechanism
    Christian Frings
    Saarland University, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Dev Psychol 43:1269-73. 2007
    ..The authors also linked this empirical finding to the broader literature on negative priming by a direct comparison with an adult sample...
  21. ncbi Distractor repetitions retrieve previous responses to targets
    Christian Frings
    Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 60:1367-77. 2007
    ..In three experiments we confirmed this prediction: Distractor repetition facilitated responding in the probe in the case of response repetition whereas repeating the distractor delayed responding in the case of response change...
  22. ncbi Electrophysiological correlates of visual identity negative priming
    Christian Frings
    Cognitive Psychology Unit, Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany
    Brain Res 1176:82-91. 2007
    ....
  23. doi Increased perceptual and conceptual processing difficulty makes the immeasurable measurable: negative priming in the absence of probe distractors
    Christian Frings
    Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology, Building A24, P O Box 15 11 50, D 66041 Saarbrucken
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 37:72-84. 2011
    ..In addition, our results also show that NP without probe distractors can be found by exclusively manipulating probe display processing. This finding furthers our understanding of the processes causing NP...
  24. doi Retrieval of event files can be conceptually mediated
    Christian Frings
    Department of Psychology, University of Trier, Campus I, 54286 Trier, Germany
    Atten Percept Psychophys 75:700-9. 2013
    ..This cross-modal priming effect indicates that distractors were integrated into event files on a conceptual level and that response retrieval processes were mediated by conceptual codes of the distractor stimuli...
  25. doi Reversing the N400: event-related potentials of a negative semantic priming effect
    Christina Bermeitinger
    Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Neuroreport 19:1479-82. 2008
    ..The result indicates that the N400 can reflect temporarily reduced access to semantic representations...
  26. doi Nature and facts about natural and artifactual categories: Sex differences in the semantic priming paradigm
    Christina Bermeitinger
    Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Campus A2 4, D 66123 Saarbrucken, Germany
    Brain Lang 106:153-63. 2008
    ..functional features. The results can be interpreted as first evidence that there are (eventually in addition to different "crystallized" semantic structures) specific default processing modes that differ for males and females...
  27. ncbi Further evidence for "hyper-priming" in thought-disordered schizophrenic patients using repeated masked category priming
    Dirk Wentura
    Saarland University, Department of Psychology, Saarbrucken, Germany
    Schizophr Res 102:69-75. 2008
    ..Previous research has yielded evidence for enhanced semantic priming in formal thought-disordered schizophrenia patients, a result that fits well with the hypothesis of disinhibited processes of spreading activation in this population...
  28. doi Remember the touch: tactile distractors retrieve previous responses to targets
    Birte Moeller
    Faculty of Behaviorial Sciences, Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Campus A2 4, 66123 Saarbrucken, Germany
    Exp Brain Res 214:121-30. 2011
    ..Our results indicate that binding of responses to distractors is a cognitive process that is independent of the stimulus' modality...
  29. doi How to switch on and switch off semantic priming effects for natural and artifactual categories: activation processes in category memory depend on focusing specific feature dimensions
    Christina Bermeitinger
    Department of Psychology, University of Hildesheim, Marienburger Platz 22, 31141, Hildesheim, Germany
    Psychon Bull Rev 18:579-85. 2011
    ....
  30. doi Where has all the inhibition gone? Insights from electrophysiological measures into negative priming without probe distractors
    Christian Groh-Bordin
    Clinical Neuropsychology Unit, Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany
    Brain Cogn 71:92-8. 2009
    ..This effect is interpreted as reflecting automatic retrieval of the prime episode occurring independently of the presence of probe distractors...
  31. doi Resolving interference between body movements: retrieval-induced forgetting of motor sequences
    Tobias Tempel
    Department of Psychology, University of Trier, Trier, Germany
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 39:1152-61. 2013
    ....
  32. ncbi Integrating the irrelevant sound
    Birte Moeller
    Department of Psychology, University of Trier, Germany
    Exp Psychol 59:258-64. 2012
    ..Distractor-based retrieval of the prime response was stronger for the grouped compared to the non-grouped presentation of stimuli indicating that binding of irrelevant auditory stimuli with responses is modulated by perceptual grouping...
  33. doi Differences in the strength of distractor inhibition do not affect distractor-response bindings
    Carina Giesen
    Department of Psychology, Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, Am Steiger 3, Haus 1, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Mem Cognit 40:373-87. 2012
    ..Instead, our results suggest that distractor-response binding and distractor inhibition are independent mechanisms that are recruited for the automatization of behavior and action control...
  34. doi Gestalt grouping effects on tactile information processing: when touching hands override spatial proximity
    Christian Frings
    Department of Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, University of Trier, Campus I, 54286 Trier, Germany
    Atten Percept Psychophys 75:468-80. 2013
    ..This pattern of results is interpreted in terms of the competing influences of two interacting Gestalt principles--namely, connectedness and proximity--on the processing of tactile distractors...
  35. ncbi Repeated masked category primes interfere with related exemplars: new evidence for negative semantic priming
    Dirk Wentura
    Department of Psychology, Saarland University, Saarbrucken, Germany
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 31:108-20. 2005
    ..The results are discussed with regard to different theories on semantic priming...
  36. doi Stress disrupts distractor-based retrieval of SR episodes
    Christian Frings
    Department of Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, University of Trier, Campus I, D 54286 Trier, Germany
    Biol Psychol 93:58-64. 2013
    ..Increases in cortisol and blood pressure are discussed as main reasons for decreased SR retrieval...
  37. doi When the brain decides: a familiarity-based approach to the recognition heuristic as evidenced by event-related brain potentials
    Timm Rosburg
    Saarland University, Department of Psychology, Experimental Neuropsychology Unit, Campus, Building A2 4, D 66123 Saarbrucken, Germany
    Psychol Sci 22:1527-34. 2011
    ..Specifically, the findings show that familiarity--that is, recognition in the absence of recollection--contributes to decisions made on the basis of such heuristics...
  38. ncbi Response interference in touch, vision, and crossmodally: beyond the spatial dimension
    Frank Mast
    Department of Psychology, Faculty 1, University of Trier, 54286, Trier, Germany
    Exp Brain Res 232:2325-36. 2014
    ....
  39. doi A case for inhibition: visual attention suppresses the processing of irrelevant objects
    Peter Wuhr
    Friedrich Alexander Universitat, Institut fur Psychologie I, Kochstrasse 4, Erlangen 91054, Germany
    J Exp Psychol Gen 137:116-30. 2008
    ..In summary, results support the notion of an inhibitory mechanism of object-based attention, which can be applied in addition to the amplification of relevant objects...