Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Lebenswissen­schaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Psychologie



Prof. Dr. Anna Kuhlen

Neurokognitive Psychologie (S)


Kuhlen, A.K., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2023). Beyond Speaking: Neurocognitive Perspectives on Language Production in Social Interaction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B


Kuhlen, A. K., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2021). Joint language production: an electrophysiological investigation of simulated lexical access on behalf of task partner. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Kuhlen, A.K. & Abdel Rahman, R. (2021). Mental Chronometry of Speaking in Dialogue: Semantic Interference Turns into Facilitation. Cognition

Lin, H.-P., Kuhlen, A. K., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2021). Ad-hoc thematic relations form through communication: effects on lexical-semantic processing during language production. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience.

Lin, H.P., Kuhlen, A.K., Melinger, A., Aristei, S., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2021). Concurrent semantic priming and lexical interference for close semantic relations in blocked-cyclic picture naming: Electrophysiological signatures. Psychophysiology

Vogt, A., Hauber, R. C., Kuhlen, A. K., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2021). Internet based language production research with overt articulation: Proof of concept, challenges, and practical advice. Behavior Research Methods.

Wudarczyk, O. A., Kirtay, M., Kuhlen, A. K., Abdel Rahman, R., Haynes, J. D., Hafner, V. V., & Pischedda, D. (2021). Bringing Together Robotics, Neuroscience, and Psychology: Lessons Learned From an Interdisciplinary Project. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 15, 630789.

Wudarczyk, O.A., Kirtay, M., Pischedda, D., Haynes, J. -D., Hafner, V. V., Kuhlen, A. K., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2021). Robots facilitate human language production. Scientific Reports, 11, 16737.


Goregliad Fjaellingsdal, T., Schwenke, D., Scherbaum, S., Kuhlen, A. K., Bögels, S., Meekes, J., & Bleichner, M. G. (2020). Expectancy effects in the EEG during joint and spontaneous word-by-word sentence production in German. Scientific Report, 10, 5460.

Kirtay, M., Wudarczyk, O., Pischedda, D., Kuhlen, A., Abdel Rahman, R., Haynes, J. -D., & Hafner, V. V. (2020). Modeling robot co-representation: state-of-the-art, open issues, and predictive learning as a possible framework. Joint IEEE 10th International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob), pp.1-8. DOI:10.1109/ICDL-EpiRob48136.2020.9278031


Reverberi, C., Kuhlen, A. K., Abutalebi, J., Greulich, R. S., Costa, A., Seyed-Allaei, S. & Haynes, J.-D. (2018). The neural basis of free language choice in bilingual speakers: Disentangling language choice and language execution. NeuroImage, 177, 108-116.


Brennan, S. E., Kuhlen, A. K., Charoy, J. (2017). Discourse and dialogue. In Thompson-Schill, L. (Ed.), Stevens' Handbook of Experimental Psychology (4th Edition, Vol. 3): Language & Thought. John Wiley & Sons.

Kuhlen, A. K., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2017). Having a partner affects lexical retrieval: Spoken word production in shared task settings. Cognition, 166, 94-106. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2017.05.024.

Kuhlen, A. K., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2017). Having a task partner affects lexical retrieval: Spoken word production in shared task settings. Cognition, 166, 94-106. doi:

Kuhlen, A. K., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2017, June). Electrophysiological underpinnings of partner-elicited semantic interference. Retrieved from

Kuhlen, A. K., Bogler, C., Brennan, S. E., & Haynes, J. D. (2017). Brains in dialogue: decoding neural preparation of speaking to a conversational partner. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 12(6), 871-880.


Kuhlen, A. K., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2016). Language processing in shared task settings: How a partner influences spoken word production. Pre-proceedings of Trends in Experimental Pragmatics, 82-86.


Anna K. Kuhlen*, Carsten Bogler*, Marc Swerts, John-Dylan Haynes; Neural coding of assessing another person’s knowledge based on nonverbal cues, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Volume 10, Issue 5, 1 May 2015, Pages 729–734, * equal contribution

Kuhlen, A. K., Allefeld, C., Anders, S., & Haynes, J. D. (2015). Towards a multi-brain perspective on communication in dialogue. In R. Willems (Ed.), Cognitive Neuroscience of Natural Language Use. Cambridge University Press.

Reverberi, C. *, Kuhlen, A. K. *, Abutalebi, J., Greulich, R. S., Costa, A., Seyed-Allaei, S., & Haynes, J. D. (2015). Language control in bilinguals: intention to speak vs. execution of speech. Brain and Language, 144, 1-9. * equal contribution


Kuhlen, A. K., Brennan, S. E. (2013). Language in dialogue: When confederates might be hazardous to your data. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 20 (1), 54-72, doi: 10.3758/s13423-012-0341-8

Mol, L., Kuhlen, A. K., van der Steen, R., & Obbens, M. (2013). Beliefs about a speaker affect feeling of another’s knowing. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. TBA). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.


Kuhlen, A. K.*, Allefeld, C.*, Haynes, J. D. (2012). Content-specific coordination of listeners’ to speakers’ EEG during communication. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6:266, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00266 * equal contribution

Kuhlen, A. K., Galati, A., Brennan, S. E. (2012). Gesturing integrates top-down and bottom-up information: Effects of speakers’ expectations and addressees’ feedback. Language and Cognition, 4, 17-41.


Kuhlen, A. K. (2011). Assessing and accommodating addressees’ needs: The role of speakers’ prior expectations and addressees’ needs. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, 71, 7128.


Brennan, S. E., Galati, A., Kuhlen, A. K. (2010). Two minds, one dialog: Coordinating speaking and understanding. In B. Ross (Ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation (Vol. 53). Elsevier.

Kuhlen, A. K., Brennan, S. E. (2010). Anticipating distracted addressees: How speakers’ expectations and addressees’ feedback influence storytelling. Discourse Processes, 47, 567–587.