Caroline Surrey, Dipl.-Psych.

Doctoral researcher VCF

Caroline Surrey

Contact information

Faculty of Science, Department of Psychology
Institute of General Psychology

Technische Universität Dresden
Zellescher Weg 17, 01069 Dresden

Phone: +49 (0)351 463-36011

Research Statement

How is flexible regulation of cognitive control adjusted to changing demands in the environment? What are the mechanisms serving these adjustments? How and when does the cognitive system use context features for the flexible adjustments? And how does it even know when and to what extent to control? These are the main questions that guide my research.

Scientific Education

10/2005 – 09/2011Diploma in Psychology at Technische Universität Dresden, Germany;  Thesis: „Effektives Multitasking durch dynamische Anpassung kognitiver Kontrollfunktionen: Der Einfluss von Kontext- und Vorinformationen“ (Advisor: Rico Fischer & Gesine Dreisbach)
09/2009 – 06/2010 Study visit in France, University „Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2“

Professional Experience

Since 10/2012research scientist at the Department of General Psychology, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
10/2011-09/2012research scientist at the Department of Methods of Psychology, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Other Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards

05/2012Start-up funding awarded by the Department of Psychology, Technische Universität Dresden, for the research project “The generalization of context-specific regulated cognitive control processes”

Selected Publications

Gottschalk, C., & Fischer, R. (2016). Activation of context-specific attentional control sets by exogenous allocation of visual attention to the context? Psychological Research, 1-14.

Scherbaum, S., Gottschalk, C., Dshemuchadse, M., & Fischer, R. (2015).

Action dynamics in multitasking: the impact of additional task factors on the execution of the prioritized motor movement. Frontiers in psychology, 6.