Allgemeine Psychologie und Neuropsychologie

Professoren, Sekretariat

Meine Forschungsinteressen beinhalten die Untersuchung des Zusammenspiels von automatischen und kontrollierten Prozessen in verschiedenen Bereichen der menschlichen Informationsverarbeitung:

  • Prospektives Gedächtnis (die Fähigkeit, eine Absicht zu formulieren, zu behalten und wie geplant auszuführen)
  • Implizites Lernen von Regelhaftigkeiten
  • Kognitive Kontrolle insbesondere in ambiguen Situationen (z.B. beim Aufgabenwechseln)
  • Auswirkung von Synästhesie auf verschiedene kognitive Leistungen (Synästhesie ist eine relativ seltene Variation des Erlebens, bei der bestimmte Reize – z.B. Buchstaben oder Zahlen -- ein zusätzliches Erlebnis -- z.B. Farbe -- auslösen)


Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

Rey-Mermet, A., & Meier, B.  (in press) Post-conflict slowing after incongruent stimuli: From general to conflict-specific. Psychological Research. doi:10.1007/s00426-016-0767-0 [pdf]

Rothen, N. & Meier, B. (in press). Spontaneous retrieval reveals right ear advantage in prospective memory. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. [pdf]

Rothen, N. & Meier, B. (in press). Time-of-day affects prospective memory differently in young and older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology & Cognition. doi:10.1080/13825585.2016.1238444 [pdf]

Savic, B., Müri, R.M., & Meier, B. (in press). A single session of prefrontal cortex transcranial direct current stimulation does not modulate implicit task sequence learning and consolidation. Brain Stimulation. doi:10.1016/j.brs.2017.01.001 [pdf]

Walter, S. & Meier, B. (in press). Social importance enhances prospective memory: Evidence from an event-based task. Memory. doi:10.1080/09658211.2016.1221973 [pdf]

Meier, B. (2016). Auswirkungen von Synästhesie auf kognitive Leistungen. Education Permanente, 4, 69-71. [pdf]

Kemeny, F. & Meier, B. (2016). Multimodal sequence learning. Acta Psychologica, 164, 27-33. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2015.10.009 [pdf]

Lunke, K. & Meier, B. (2016). Disentangling the impact of artistic creativity on creative thinking, working memory, attention and intelligence: Evidence for domain-specific relationships with a new self-report questionnaire. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:1089. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01089 [pdf]

Rothen, N. & Meier, B. (2016). Time of day affects implicit memory for unattended stimuli. Consciousness and Cognition, 46, 1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2016.09.012 [pdf]

Savic, B. & Meier, B. (2016). How transcranial direct current stimulation can modulate implicit motor sequence learning and consolidation: A brief review. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10:26. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00026 [pdf]

Spiess, M.A., Meier, B., & Roebers, C. M. (2016). Development and longitudinal relationships between children's executive functions, prospective memory, and metacognition. Cognitive Development, 38, 99-113. doi:10.1016/j.cogdev.2016.02.003 [pdf]

Walter, S. & Meier, B. (2016). The impact of absolute importance and processing overlaps on prospective memory performance. Applied Cognitive Psychology, doi:10.1002/acp.3174 [pdf]

Meier, B., Lunke, K., & Rothen, N. (2015). How mirror-touch informs theories of synesthesia. Cognitive Neuroscience, 6, 142-144. doi:10.1080/17588928.2015.1057484 [pdf]

Meier, B., Rey-Mermet, A., & Rothen, N. (2015).Turning univalent stimuli bivalent: Synaesthesia can cause cognitive conflict in task switching. Cognitive Neuroscience, 6, 48-55. doi:10.1080/17588928.2015.1017449 [pdf]

Meier, B., & Rothen, N. (2015). Developing synaesthesia: A primer. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9:211. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00211 [pdf]

Meier, B., & Zimmermann, T.D. (2015). Loads and loads and loads: The influence of prospective load, retrospective load, and ongoing task load in prospective memory. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9:322. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00322 [pdf]

Rey-Mermet, A., & Meier, B. (2015). Age affects the adjustment of cognitive control after a conflict: Evidence from the bivalency effect. Aging, Neuropsychology & Cognition, 22, 72-94. doi:10.1080/13825585.2014.889070 [pdf]

Spiess, M.A., Meier, B. & Roebers, C. M. (2015). Prospective memory, executive functions, and metacognition are already differentiated in young elementary school children: Evidence from latent factor modelling. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 74, 229-241. DOI 10.1024/1421-0185/a000165 [pdf]

Meier, B., & Cock, J. (2014). Offline consolidation in implicit sequence learning. Cortex, 57, 156-166. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2014.03.009 [pdf]

Meier, B., Matter, S., Baumann, B., Walter, S., & Koenig, T. (2014). From episodic to habitual prospective memory: ERP-evidence for a linear transition. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:489. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00489 [pdf]

Meier, B., Rothen, N., & Walter, S. (2014). Developmental aspects of synaesthesia across the adult lifespan. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:129. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00129 [pdf]

Reber, R., Christensen, B. & Meier, B. (2014). Effects of meaning and symmetry on judgments of size. Frontiers in Psychology. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01270 [pdf]

Rey-Mermet, A., & Meier, B. (2014). More conflict does not trigger more adjustment of cognitive control for subsequent events: A study of the bivalency effect. Acta Psychologica, 145, 111-117. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.11.005. [pdf]

Rothen, N. & Meier, B. (2014). Acquiring synaesthesia: Insights from training studies. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:109. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00109 [pdf]

Rothen, N. & Meier, B. (2014). Psychophysiology of prospective memory. Memory, 22, 867-880. doi:10.1080/09658211.2013.847106 [pdf]

Walter, S. & Meier, B. (2014). How important is importance for prospective memory? A review. Frontiers in Psychology. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00657 [pdf]

Cock, J. & Meier, B. (2013). Correlation and response relevance in sequence learning. Psychological Research, 77, 449–462. doi:10.1007/s00426-012-0444-x [pdf]

Meier, B. (2013). Semantic representation of synaesthesia. Theoria et Historia Scientiarum, 10, 125-134. doi:10.2478/ths-2013-0006 [pdf]

Meier, B., Rey-Mermet, A., Rothen, N., & Graf, P. (2013). Recognition memory across the lifespan: The impact of word frequency and study-test interval on estimates of familiarity and recollection. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:787. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00787 [pdf]

Meier, B., Rey-Mermet, A., Woodward, T.S., Mueri, R. & Gutbrod, K. (2013). Episodic context binding in task switching: Evidence from amnesia. Neuropsychologia, 51, 886-892. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.01.025 [pdf]

Meier, B., & Rothen, N. (2013). Grapheme-colour synaesthesia is associated with a distinct cognitive style. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:632. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00632 [pdf]

Meier, B., Weiermann, B., Gutbrod, K., Stephan, M.A., Cock, J., Mueri, R. & Kaelin-Lang, A. (2013). Implicit task sequence learning in patients with Parkinson’s disease, frontal lesions and amnesia: The critical role of fronto-striatal loops. Neuropsychologia, 51, 3014-3024. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.10.009 [pdf]

Metzak, P.D., Meier, B., Graf, P., & Woodward, T.S. (2013). More than a surprise: The bivalency effect in task switching. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 25, 833-842. doi:10.1080/20445911.2013.832196 [pdf]

Rey-Mermet, A., Koenig, T., & Meier, B. (2013). The bivalency effect represents an interference-triggered adjustment of cognitive control: An ERP-study. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 13, 575–583. doi:10.3758/s13415-013-0160-z [pdf]

Rey-Mermet, A., & Meier, B. (2013). An orienting response is not enough: Bivalency not infrequency causes the bivalency effect. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 9, 146-155. doi:10.2478/v10053-008-0142-9 [pdf]

Rothen, N. & Meier, B. (2013). Why vicarious experience is not an instance of synaesthesia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7:128. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00128 [pdf]

Rothen, N., Nikolic, D., Jürgens, U.M., Mroczko-Wasowicz, A., Cock, J. & Meier, B. (2013). Psychophysiological evidence for the genuineness of swimming-style colour synaesthesia. Consciousness and Cognition, 22, 35-46. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2012.11.005 [pdf]

Rothen, N., Tsakanikos, E., Meier, B., & Ward, J. (2013). Coloured Letters and Numbers (CLaN): a reliable factor-analysis based synaesthesia questionnaire. Consciousness and Cognition, 22, 1047-1060[pdf]

Meier, B., & Rey-Mermet, A. (2012). Beyond monitoring: After-effects of responding to prospective memory targets. Consciousness and Cognition, 21, 1644-1653. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2012.09.003 [pdf]

Meier, B., & Rey-Mermet, A. (2012). Beyond feature binding: Interference from episodic context binding creates the bivalency effect. Frontiers in Psychology, 3:386. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00386 [pdf]

Meier, B., Weiermann, B., & Cock, J. (2012). Only correlated sequences that are actively processed contribute to implicit sequence learning. Acta Psychologica, 141, 86-95. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2012.06.009 [pdf]

Rey-Mermet, A., & Meier, B. (2012). The bivalency effect: Evidence for flexible adjustment of cognitive control.Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38, 213-221.doi: 10.1037/a0026024 [pdf]

Rey-Mermet, A., & Meier, B. (2012). The bivalency effect: Adjustment of cognitive control without response set priming. Psychological Research, 76, 50-59. doi: 10.1007/s00426-011-0322-y [pdf]

Rothen, N., Meier, B. & Ward, J. (2012). Enhanced memory ability: Insights from synaesthesia. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 36, 1952-1963. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2012.05.004 [pdf]

Weiermann, B., & Meier, B. (2012). Incidental sequence learning across the lifespan. Cognition, 123, 380-391. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2012.02.010 [pdf]

Weiermann, B., & Meier, B. (2012). Implicit task sequence learning with auditory stimuli. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 24, 468-475. doi:10.1080/20445911.2011.653339 [pdf]

Meier, B., König, A., Parak, S. & Henke, K. (2011). Suppressed, but not forgotten. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 70, 5-11. doi:10.1024/1421-0185/a000033 [pdf]

Meier, B., von Wartburg, P., Matter, S., Rothen, N., & Reber, R. (2011). Performance predictions improve prospective memory and influence retrieval experience. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65, 12-18. doi: 10.1037/a0022784 [pdf]

Nikolić, D., Jürgens, U.M., Rothen, N., Meier, B., & Mroczko, A. (2011). Swimming-style synaesthesia. Cortex, 47, 874-879. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2011.02.008 [pdf]

Rothen, N., Wantz, A., & Meier, B. (2011). Training synaesthesia. Perception, 40, 1248-1250[pdf]

Stephan, M.A., Meier, B., Weber Zaugg, S., & Kaelin-Lang, A. (2011). Motor sequence learning performance in Parkinson's disease patients depends on the stage of disease. Brain & Cognition, 75, 135-140. doi:10.1016/j.bandc.2010.10.015 [pdf]

Meier, B., & Cock, J. (2010). Are correlated streams of information necessary for implicit sequence learning? Acta Psychologica, 133, 17-27. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2009.08.001 [pdf]

Jaeggi, S., Buschkuehl, M., Perrig, W. & Meier, B. (2010). The concurrent validity of the N-back task as a working memory measure. Memory, 18, 394-412. doi: 10.1080/09658211003702171 [pdf]

Rothen, N. & Meier, B. (2010). Grapheme-colour synaesthesia yields an ordinary rather than extraordinary memory advantage: Evidence from a group study. Memory, 18, 258-264. doi: 10.1080/09658210903527308 [pdf]

Rothen, N. & Meier, B. (2010). Higher prevalence of synaesthesia in art students. Perception, 5, 718-720. doi:10.1068/p6680 [pdf]

Rothen, N., Nyffeler, T., von Wartburg, R., Müri, R. & Meier, B. (2010). Parieto-occipital suppression eliminates implicit bidirectionality in grapheme-colour synaesthesia. Neuropsychologia, 48, 3482-3487. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.07.032 [pdf]

Weiermann, B., Cock, J., & Meier, B. (2010). What matters in implicit task sequence learning: Perceptual stimulus features, task-sets, or correlated streams of information? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 36, 1492-1509. doi: 10.1037/a0021038 [pdf]

Weiermann, B., Stephan, M.A., Kaelin-Lang, A., & Meier, B. (2010). Is there a recognition memory deficit in Parkinson’s disease? Evidence from estimates of recollection and familiarity. International Journal of Neuroscience, 120, 211-216. doi: 10.3109/00207450903506510 [pdf]

Zimmermann, T.D., & Meier, B. (2010). The effect of implementation intentions on prospective memory performance across the lifespan. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 24, 645-658. doi:10.1002/acp.1576 [pdf]

Meier, B. & Rothen, N. (2009). Training grapheme-colour associations produces a synaesthetic Stroop effect, but not a conditioned synaesthetic response. Neuropsychologia, 47, 1208-1211. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2009.01.009. [pdf]

Meier, B., Theiler-Bürgi, M. & Perrig, W. (2009). Levels of processing and amnesia affect perceptual priming in fragmented picture naming. International Journal of Neuroscience, 119, 1061-1075. doi: 10.1080/00207450802336691. [pdf]

Meier, B., Woodward, T.S., Rey-Mermet, A., & Graf, P. (2009). The bivalency effect in task switching: General and enduring. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63, 201-210. doi: 10.1037/a0014311 [pdf]

Rothen, N. & Meier, B. (2009). Do synesthetes have a general advantage in visual search and episodic memory? A case for group studies. PLOS One, 4:4, e5037. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005037 [pdf]

Stephan, M.A., Meier, B., Orosz, A., Cattapan-Ludewig, K., Kaelin-Lang, A. (2009). Interference during the implicit learning of two different motor sequences. Experimental Brain Research, 196, 253-261. doi: 10.1007/s00221-009-1845-y. [pdf]

Lüthi, M., Meier, B., & Sandi, C. (2008). Stress effects on working memory, explicit memory, and implicit memory for neutral and emotional stimuli in healthy men. Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience, 2:5. doi:10.3389/neuro.08.005.2008 [pdf]

Matter, S. & Meier, B. (2008). Prospective memory affects satisfaction with the contraceptive pill. Contraception, 78, 120-124. doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2008.04.007 [pdf]

Wirth, M., Horn, H., Koenig, T., Razafimandimby, A., Stein, M., Mueller, T., Federspiel, A., Meier, B., Dierks, T., & Strik, W. (2008) The early context effect reflects activity in the temporo-prefrontal semantic system – evidence from electrical neuroimaging of abstract and concrete word reading. Neuroimage, 42, 423-436. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2008.03.045 [pdf]

Woodward, T.S., Metzak, P.D., Meier, B., & Holroyd, C.B. (2008). Anterior cingulate cortex signals the requirement to break inertia when switching tasks: A study of the bivalency effect. Neuroimage, 40, 1311-1318. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2007.12.049 [pdf]

Cock, J. & Meier, B. (2007). Incidental task sequence learning: Perceptual rather than conceptual? Psychological Research, 71, 140-151. DOI 10.1007/s00426-005-0005-7 [pdf]

Meier, B., & Rothen, N. (2007). When conditioned responses "fire back": Bidirectional cross-activation creates learning opportunities in synaesthesia.Neuroscience, 147, 569-572. doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2007.04.008 [pdf]

Wirth, M., Horn, H., Koenig, T., Stein, M., Federspiel, A., Meier, B., Michel, C.M., & Strik, W. (2007). Sex differences in semantic processing: Event-related brain potentials distinguish between lower and higher order semantic analysis during word reading. Cerebral Cortex, 17, 1987-1997. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhl121 [pdf]

Meier, B., Zimmermann, T., & Perrig, W. (2006). Retrieval experience in prospective memory: Strategic monitoring and spontaneous retrieval. Memory, 14, 872-889. doi:10.1080/09658210600783774 [pdf]

Reber, R., Meier, B., Ruch, M., & Tiberini, M. (2006). Effects of processing fluency on comparative performance judgments. Acta Psychologica, 123, 337-354. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2006.02.001 [pdf]

Woodward, T.S., Meier, B., Cairo, T., & Ngan, E. (2006). Temporo-prefrontal coordination increases when semantic associations are strongly encoded.Neuropsychologia, 44, 2308-2314. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2006.05.008 [pdf]

Zimmermann, T. & Meier, B. (2006). The rise and decline of prospective memory across the lifespan. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 59, 2040-2046. doi:10.1002/acp.1576 [pdf]

Moritz, S., Meier, B., Hand, I., Schick, M., & Jahn, H. (2004). Dimensional structure of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychiatry Research, 125, 171-180. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2003.11.003 [pdf]

Meier, B., Morger, V. & Graf, P. (2003). Competition between automatic and controlled processes. Consciousness & Cognition, 12, 309-319. doi:10.1016/S1053-8100(02)00069-7 [pdf]

Woodward, T.S., Meier, B., Tipper, C., & Graf, P. (2003). Bivalency is costly: Bivalent stimuli elicit cautious responding. Experimental Psychology, 50, 233-238. doi: 10.1027//1618-3169.50.4.233 [pdf]

Meier, B., Perrig-Chiello, P., & Perrig, W.J. (2002). Personality and memory in old age. Aging, Neuropsychology & Cognition, 9,135-144. doi: 10.1076/anec. [pdf]

Moritz, S., Meier, B., Kloss, M., Jacobsen, D. Wein, C., Fricke, S. & Hand, I. (2002). Dimensional structure of the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS). Psychiatry Research, 109, 193-199. doi:10.1016/S0165-1781(02)00012-4 [pdf]

Meier, B. (2001). Verschwinden Dissoziationen zwischen implizitem und explizitem Gedächtnis, wenn die Reliabilität der Tests vergleichbar ist? Ein Beispiel. Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie, 48, 207-213. doi: 10.1026//0949-3946.48.3.207

Meier, B. & Graf, P. (2000). Transfer appropriate processing for prospective memory tests. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 14, S11-S27. doi:10.1002/acp.768 [pdf]

Meier, B. & Perrig, W.J. (2000). Low reliability in perceptual priming: Consequences for the interpretation of functional dissociations between explicit and implicit memory. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 53, 211-233. doi:10.1080/713755878 [pdf]

Meier, B. & Eckstein, D.J. (1998). Experimentiermaterial für die Untersuchung impliziter und expliziter Gedächtniseffekte mit der Wortanfangs-Ergänzungsaufgabe. Sprache & Kognition, 17, 89-105. [pdf]

Heinimann, K. Stähelin, H.B., Perrig-Chiello, P., Perrig, W.J. Ehrsam, R., Meier, B. & Krings, F. (1996). Lipoprotein(a) und Plasma-Lipide bei 429 Betagten und Hochbetagten: Bedeutung als Risikofaktor, Einfluss von Ernährung und Lebensstil. Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift, 126, 1487-1494.


Meier, B. (1999). Differentielle Gedächtniseffekte - Implizite und explizite Erfahrungsnachwirkungen aus experimenteller und psychometrischer Perspektive. Münster: Waxmann.

Edited eBook

Rothen, N., Simner, J., & Meier, B. (2015). Developing Synaesthesia. Lausanne: Frontiers Media. doi: 10.3389/978-2-88919-579-4 [link]

Book Chapters

Meier, B. (2015). Konnektionismus. In M. Galliker & U. Wolfradt (Hrsg.). Kompendium psychologischer Theorien (pp. 239-242). Berlin: Suhrkamp.

Meier, B. & Rothen, N. (2013). Synaesthesia and Memory. In J. Simner & E. Hubbard (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Synaesthesia (pp. 692-706). Oxford University Press. [pdf]

Meier, B. & Cock, J. (2012). The role of cues and stimulus valency in implicit task sequence learning – A task sequence is not enough. In A. L. Magnusson & D. J. Lindberg (Eds.). Psychology of Performance and Defeat (pp. 155-166). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publisher. [pdf]

Meier, B. & Cock, J. (2012). Implicit sequence learning. In N. M. Seel (Ed.). Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. Part 9 (pp. 1506-1509). Heidelberg: Springer.

Cock, J. & Meier, B. (2012). Task sequencing and learning. In N. M. Seel (Ed.). Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. Part 20 (pp. 3266-3269). Heidelberg: Springer.

Meier, B. & Matter, S. (2009). Gollin Incomplete Figures Test. In D. Schellig, R. Drechsler, D. Heinemann & W. Sturm (Hrsg.) Handbuch neuropsychologischer Testverfahren: Band 1. Aufmerksamkeit, Gedächtnis und exekutive Funktionen (pp. 647-650). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Matter, S. & Meier, B. (2009). Der fragmentierte Bildertest. In D. Schellig, R. Drechsler, D. Heinemann & W. Sturm (Hrsg.) Handbuch neuropsychologischer Testverfahren: Band 1. Aufmerksamkeit, Gedächtnis und exekutive Funktionen (pp. 651-656). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Perrig, W.J., Eckstein. D., Meier, B., & Sollberger, B. (2005). Unbewusste Wahrnehmung und ihre praktische Bedeutung. In B. Kersten & M. Groner (Eds.). Praxisfelder der Wahrnehmungspsychologie (pp. 52-69). Bern: Huber.

Meier, B. (1999). Verarbeitungskapazität im Alter. In P. Perrig-Chiello, W. Perrig & H.B. Stähelin (Hrsg.). Wohlbefinden, Gesundheit und kognitive Kompetenz im Alter: Ergebnisse der Basler IDA-Studie (pp. 123-130). Bern: Haupt.

Perrig, W.J., Meier, B. & Ruch-Monachon, M. (1999). Veränderungen der impliziten und expliziten Gedächtnisfunktionen im Alter. In P. Perrig-Chiello, W. Perrig & H.B. Stähelin (Hrsg.). Wohlbefinden, Gesundheit und kognitive Kompetenz im Alter: Ergebnisse der Basler IDA- Studie (pp. 121-123). Bern: Haupt.