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Cognitive Modeling in dynamic Human-Machine SystemsMaria Wirzberger


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Maria Wirzberger, M.Sc.


(01/2015 - 03/2015)

Student Employee
(05/2014 - 12/2014)







Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching within the module "Modeling and simulation in human-machine systems" in winter term 2014/15
  • Website establishment and maintenance



Research interests

  • Cognitive modeling of interruption with ACT-R
  • Visual attention and distraction in applied settings
  • Mental/ cognitive load in human-technology interaction
  • Instructional design in multimedia learning



Academic memberships



Awards and Achievements

  • Germany scholarship 2013/14 at the TU Berlin, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and IBM Germany; within this context media feature for the Germany scholarship website of the BMBF




Wirzberger, M. and Russwinkel, N. (2015). Modeling interruption and resumption in a smartphone task: An ACT-R approach. i-com, 14(2), p. 147-154doi: 10.1515/icom-2015-0033.

Russwinkel, N., Prezenski, S., Lindner, S., Halbrügge, M., Schulz, M. and Wirzberger, M. (2014). Modeling of cognitive aspects of mobile interaction. Cognitive Processing, 15(Suppl. 1), p. S22-S24. doi: 10.1007/s10339-014-0632-2 (Symposium im Rahmen der KogWis 2014) Link to publication

Wirzberger, M. and Russwinkel, N. (2014). "I don't need it" - Modeling ad-induced interruption while using a smartphone-app. Vortrag auf der Crosswolds 2014: Theory, Development and Evaluation of Social Technology, Technische Universität Chemnitz.

Wirzberger, M., Lüderitz, C., Rohrer, S. and Karrer-Gauß, K. (2014). „Keep green!“ – Nachhaltige Förderung ökologischen Fahrens durch Simulatortraining?. In Güntürkün, O. (Eds.), 49. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie. Abstractband (p. , p. 570), Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers.. Link to publication

Wirzberger, M. (2014). Smart@load? Modeling interruption while using a Smartphone-app under alternating workload conditions (Masterarbeit). Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin..

Wirzberger, M. and Rey, G. D. (2013). Inducing impaired attention within the seductive detail effect: Do already distracted learners suffer more?. In Ansorge, U. and Kirchler, E. and Lamm, C. and Leder, H. (Eds.), Abstracts of the 55th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (p. , p. 314), Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers..

Wirzberger, M. and Rey, G. D. (2013). Attention impairment in multimedia learning: Does initial task attention act as moderator?. In Schwab, F. and Carolus, A. and Brill, M. and Hennighausen, C. (Eds.), Media Psychology: Media Research: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Proceedings of the 8th Conference of the Media Psychology Division of the German Psychological Society (p. , p. 11), Würzburg: Universität Würzburg.. Link to publication

Wirzberger, M. (2012). Experimentelle Induktion beeinträchtigter Aufmerksamkeit im Kontext des seductive detail Effekts (Bachelorarbeit). FernUniversität in Hagen, Hagen..


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