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  1. Kraus, F., Obleser, J. §, & Her­rmann, B .§ (2023). Pupil-size sen­si­tiv­i­ty to lis­ten­ing demand depends on moti­va­tion­al state. eNeu­ro. In press. https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.07.27.550804 
  2. Andreou, C, Eick­hoff, S., Hei­de, M., de Bock, R., Obleser, J., & Borg­wardt, S. (2023). Pre­dic­tors of tran­si­tion in patients with clin­i­cal high risk for psy­chosis: An umbrel­la review. Trans­la­tion­al Psy­chi­a­try. 13(1):286  doi: 10.1038/s41398-023–02586‑0
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  5. Kraus, F., Tune, S., & Obleser, J. §, Her­rmann, B. § (2023). Neur­al alpha oscil­la­tions and pupil size dif­fer­en­tial­ly index cog­ni­tive demand under com­pet­ing audio-visu­al task con­di­tions. The Jour­nal of Neu­ro­science. 43(23):4352–4364 doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2181–22.2023
  6. Her­rmann, B., Maess, B., Hen­ry, M.J., Obleser, J., & John­srude, I. (2023). Neur­al sig­na­tures of task-relat­ed fluc­tu­a­tions in audi­to­ry atten­tion and age-relat­ed changes. Neuroimage.268:119883 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2023.119883
  7. Ngo, H.V.V., Oster, H., Andreou, C., Obleser, J. (2023). Cir­ca­di­an Rhythms in Audi­to­ry Hal­lu­ci­na­tions and Psy­chosis. Acta Phys­i­o­log­i­ca. 00:e13944. doi: 10.1111/apha.13944
  8. Lubi­nus, C., Kei­t­el, A., Obleser, J., Poep­pel, D., & Rim­mele, J.M. (2023). Explain­ing flex­i­ble con­tin­u­ous speech com­pre­hen­sion from indi­vid­ual motor rhythms. Pro­ceed­ings of the Roy­al Soci­ety B. In presshttps://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2022.2410

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  1. Wöst­mann, M., Störmer, V., Obleser, J., Addle­man, D.A., Ander­sen, S.K., Gaspelin, N., Geng, J.J., Luck, S.J., Noo­nan, M.P., Slagter, H.A., Theeuwes, J. (2022). Ten sim­ple rules to study dis­trac­tor sup­pres­sion. Progress in Neu­ro­bi­ol­o­gy. 213. doi: doi.org/10.1016/j.pneurobio.2022.102269.
  2. Herb­st, S., Obleser, J., van Wassen­hove, V. (2022). Implic­it ver­sus explic­it tim­ing – sep­a­rate or shared mech­a­nisms. Jour­nal of Cog­ni­tive Neu­ro­science. 34(8):1447–1466 https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_01866
  3. Rysop, A., Schmitt, L.M., Obleser, J., & Hartwigsen, G. (2022). Age-relat­ed dif­fer­ences in the neur­al net­work inter­ac­tions under­ly­ing the pre­dictabil­i­ty gain. Cor­tex. 154:269–286 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2022.05.020
  4. Lim, S.J., Thiel, C., Sehm, B., Deser­no, L., Lep­sien, J., & Obleser, J., (2022). Dis­trib­uted net­works for audi­to­ry mem­o­ry dif­fer­en­tial­ly con­tribute to recall pre­ci­sion. Neu­roim­age. 256:119227 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2022.119227


  1. Schmitt, L.M., Erb, J., Tune, S., Rysop, A., Hartwigsen, G., & Obleser, J. (2021). Pre­dict­ing speech from a cor­ti­cal hier­ar­chy of event-based timescales. Sci­ence Advances, Vol­ume 7, Issue 49. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abi6070.
  2. Alavash, M., Tune, S., & Obleser, J. (2021). Dynam­ic large-scale con­nec­tiv­i­ty of intrin­sic cor­ti­cal oscil­la­tions sup­ports adap­tive lis­ten­ing in chal­leng­ing con­di­tions. Plos Biol­o­gy, 19(10): e3001410. doi: doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3001410. PubMed PMID: 34634031.
  3. Lavan, N., Kre­it­e­wolf, J., Obleser, J., & McGet­ti­gan, C. (2021). Famil­iar­i­ty and task con­text shape the use of acoustic infor­ma­tion in voice iden­ti­ty per­cep­tion. Cog­ni­tion, 215, doi: doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2021.104780.
  4. Kraus, F., Tune, S., Ruhe, A., Obleser, J., & Wöst­mann, M. (2021). Uni­lat­er­al acoustic degra­da­tion delays atten­tion­al sep­a­ra­tion of com­pet­ing speech. Trends in Hear­ing. Jan­u­ary 2021. doi: doi:10.1177/23312165211013242.
  5. Tune, S., Fiedler, L., Alavash, M., & Obleser, J. (2021). Neur­al atten­tion­al-fil­ter mech­a­nisms of lis­ten­ing suc­cess in mid­dle-aged and old­er indi­vid­u­als. Nat Com­mun 12, 4533.
  6. Obleser, J., Kre­it­e­wolf, J., Viel­hauer, R., Lind­ner, F., David, C., Oster, H. §, & Tune, S. § (2021). Cir­ca­di­an fluc­tu­a­tions in glu­co­cor­ti­coid lev­el pre­dict per­cep­tu­al dis­crim­i­na­tion sen­si­tiv­i­ty. iScience (Cell Press). 24 (4): 102345 § shared senior authors.
  7. Waschke, L., Kloost­er­man, N.A., Obleser, J., & Gar­rett, D.D. § (2021). Behav­iour needs neur­al vari­abil­i­ty. Neu­ron, Vol­ume 109, Issue 5, 2021, Pages 751–766, ISSN 0896–6273. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2021.01.023.
  8. Kei­t­el, C., Obleser, J., Jessen, S., & Hen­ry, M.J. (2021). Fre­quen­cy-spe­cif­ic effects in the infant EEG do not require entrained neur­al oscil­la­tions. Psy­cho­log­i­cal Sci­ence, doi: doi.org/10.1177/09567976211001317.
  9. Wöstmann, M., Maess, B., & Obleser, J. (2021). Ori­ent­ing audi­to­ry atten­tion in time: Lat­er­al­ized alpha pow­er reflects spa­tio-tem­po­ral fil­ter­ing. Neu­roIm­age, Vol­ume 228 (March 2021), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117711.
  10. Wöst­mann, M., Erb, J., Kre­it­e­wolf, J., Obleser, J. (2021). Per­son­al­i­ty cap­tures dis­so­ci­a­tions of sub­jec­tive ver­sus objec­tive hear­ing in noise. Roy­al Soci­ety Open Sci­ence, 8, 11. doi: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.210881.
  11. Waschke, L., Donoghue, T., Fiedler, L., Smith, S., Gar­rett, D.D., Voytek, B., & Obleser, J. (2021). Modal­i­tyspe­cif­ic track­ing of atten­tion and sen­so­ry sta­tis­tics in the human elec­tro­phys­i­o­log­i­cal spec­tral expo­nent. eLife, 10:e70068. doi: 10.7554/eLife.70068.
  12. Jessen, S., Obleser, J., & Tune, S. (2021). Neur­al track­ing in infants – An ana­lyt­i­cal tool for mul­ti­sen­so­ry social pro­cess­ing in devel­op­ment. Devel­op­men­tal Cog­ni­tive Neu­ro­science. In press.
  13. Plöchl, M., Fiebelko­rn, I., Kast­ner, S., & Obleser, J. (2021). Atten­tion­al sam­pling of visu­al and audi­to­ry objects is cap­tured by theta-mod­u­lat­ed neur­al activ­i­ty. Euro­pean Jour­nal of Neu­ro­science. doi: 10.1111/ejn.15514.
  14. Schmitt, L.M., Erb, J., Tune, S., Rysop, A., Hartwigsen, G., & Obleser, J. (2021). Pre­dict­ing speech from a cor­ti­cal hier­ar­chy of event-based timescales. Sci­ence Advances. 7(49): eabi6070. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abi6070.


  1. Erb J, Kre­it­e­wolf J, Pin­heiro AP, & Obleser J (2020).  Aber­rant per­cep­tu­al judge­ments on speech-rel­e­vant acoustic fea­tures in hal­lu­ci­na­tion-prone indi­vid­u­als. Schiz­o­phre­nia Bul­letin Open.
  2. Erb, J., Schmitt, L.M., & Obleser, J. (2020). Tem­po­ral selec­tiv­i­ty declines in the aging human audi­to­ry cor­tex. eLife. 9:e55300, doi: doi.org/10.7554/eLife.55300.
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  5. Wilsch, A., Merci­er, M., Obleser, J., Schroed­er, C.E., & Hae­gens, S. (2020). Spa­tial Atten­tion and Tem­po­ral Expec­ta­tion Exert Dif­fer­en­tial Effects on Visu­al and Audi­to­ry Dis­crim­i­na­tion. Jour­nal of Cog­ni­tive Neu­ro­science 2020; 32 (8): 1562–1576. doi: https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_01567.
  6. Wöst­mann M., Schmitt L.-M., & Obleser J. (2020). Does clos­ing the eyes enhance audi­to­ry atten­tion? Eye clo­sure increas­es atten­tion­al alpha-pow­er mod­u­la­tion but not lis­ten­ing per­for­mance. Jour­nal of Cog­ni­tive Neu­ro­science, 32 (2), 212–225; doi: doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_01403.


  1. Wöst­mann, M., Alavash, M., & Obleser, J., (2019). Alpha oscil­la­tions in the human brain imple­ment dis­trac­tor sup­pres­sion inde­pen­dent of tar­get selec­tion. Jour­nal of Neu­ro­science 4 Decem­ber 2019, 39 (49) 9797–9805; doi: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1954–19.2019.
  2. Herb­st, S.K. & Obleser, J., (2019). Implic­it tem­po­ral pre­dictabil­i­ty enhances pitch dis­crim­i­na­tion sen­si­tiv­i­ty and bias­es the phase of delta oscil­la­tions in audi­to­ry cor­tex. Neu­roim­age. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116198.
  3. Obleser, J., & Kayser, C. (2019). Neur­al entrain­ment and atten­tion­al selec­tion in the lis­ten­ing brain. Trends in Cog­ni­tive Sci­ences. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2019.08.004.
  4. Jessen, S., Fiedler, L., Münte T.F., Obleser J. (2019). Quan­ti­fy­ing the indi­vid­ual audi­to­ry and visu­al brain response in 7- month-old infants watch­ing a brief car­toon movie. Neu­roIm­age 2019 Jul 27:116060. doi: doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116060.
  5. Kre­it­e­wolf, J., Wöst­mann, M., Tune, S., Plöchl, M., & Obleser, J. (2019). Work­ing-mem­o­ry dis­rup­tion by task-irrel­e­vant talk­ers depends on degree of talk­er famil­iar­i­ty. Atten­tion, Per­cep­tion, & Psy­chophysics, 81(4), 1108–1118. doi: doi.org/10.3758/s13414-019–01727‑2 .
  6. van der Burght, C. L., Goucha, T., Friederi­ci, A. D., Kre­it­e­wolf, J.*, & Hartwigsen, G.* (2019). Into­na­tion guides sen­tence pro­cess­ing in the left infe­ri­or frontal gyrus. Cor­tex, 117, 122–134. (*joint last author). doi: doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2019.02.011.
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