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Pub­li­ca­tions 2018–2015


  1. Erb, J,. Armen­dariz, M., De Mar­ti­no, F., Goebel, R., Van­duf­fel, W., Formisano, E., Homol­o­gy and Speci­fici­ty of Nat­ur­al Sound-Encod­ing in Human and Mon­key Audi­to­ry Cor­tex. Cere­bral Cor­tex, Novem­ber 2018. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhy243
  2. Wöst­mann, M., Waschke, L., Obleser, J., Pres­tim­u­lus neur­al alpha pow­er pre­dicts con­fi­dence in dis­crim­i­nat­ing iden­ti­cal audi­to­ry stim­uli. Euro­pean Jour­nal of Neu­ro­science, Octo­ber 2018. doi: 10.1111/ejn.14226 
  3. Kre­it­e­wolf, J.Math­ias, S.R., Tra­peau, R., Obleser, J., Schön­wies­ner, M. Per­cep­tu­al group­ing in the cock­tail par­ty: Con­tri­bu­tions of voice-fea­ture con­ti­nu­ity. The Jour­nal of the Acousti­cal Soci­ety of Amer­i­ca, Octo­ber 2018. doi: doi.org/10.1121/1.5058684 
  4. Wilsch, A., Hen­ry, M.J., Her­rmann, B., Herrmann,C.S., & Obleser, J. Tem­po­ral expec­ta­tion mod­u­lates the cor­ti­cal dynam­ics of short-term mem­o­ry. The Jour­nal of Neu­ro­science.
  5. Wilsch, A., Neul­ing, T., Obleser, J., & Her­rmann, C.S. Tran­scra­nial alter­nat­ing cur­rent stim­u­la­tion with speech envelopes mod­u­lates speech com­pre­hen­sion. Neu­roim­age. May 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.01.038 PubMed PMID:29355765
  6. Herb­st, S.K., Fiedler, L., & Obleser, J.  Track­ing tem­po­ral haz­ard in the human elec­troen­cephalo­gram using a for­ward encod­ing mod­el.
  7. Wöst­mann, M., Vosskuhl, J., Obleser, J., & Her­rmann, C.S. Oppo­site effects of lat­er­alised tran­scra­nial alpha ver­sus gam­ma stim­u­la­tion on audi­to­ry spa­tial atten­tion. Brain Stim­u­la­tion,  April 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2018.04.006
  8. Erb, J., Lud­wig, A., Kunke, D., Fuchs, M., & Obleser, J. Tem­po­ral sen­si­tiv­i­ty mea­sured short­ly after cochlear implan­ta­tion pre­dicts six-month speech recog­ni­tion out­come. Ear and Hear­ing. April 2018. doi: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000588  PubMed  PMID:29697465
  9. Lim, S.J., Wöst­mann, M., Geweke, F., & Obleser, J. The ben­e­fit of atten­tion-to-mem­o­ry depends on the inter­play of mem­o­ry capac­i­ty and mem­o­ry load. Fron­tiers in Psy­chol­o­gy 9:184, Feb­ru­ary 2018. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00184
  10. Tune, S., Wöst­mann, M., Obleser, J. Prob­ing the lim­its of alpha pow­er lat­er­al­i­sa­tion as a neur­al mark­er of selec­tive atten­tion in mid­dle-aged and old­er lis­ten­ers. Euro­pean Jour­nal of Neu­ro­science, 28 Feb­ru­ary 2018. doi: 10.1111/ejn.13862. PubMed PMID:29430736
  11. Alavash, M, Lim, SJ, Thiel, CM, Sehm, B, Deser­no, L, Obleser, J. Dopamin­er­gic mod­u­la­tion of hemo­dy­nam­ic sig­nal vari­abil­i­ty and the func­tion­al con­nec­tome dur­ing cog­ni­tive per­for­mance. Neu­roIm­age (172):341–356. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.01.048. PubMed PMID:29410219


  1. Waschke, L, Wöst­mann, M, Obleser, J. States and traits of neur­al irreg­u­lar­i­ty in the age-vary­ing human brain. Sci Rep. 2017;7 (1):17381. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017–17766–4. PubMed PMID:29234128 . 
  2. Obleser, J, Hen­ry, MJ, Lakatos, P. What do we talk about when we talk about rhythm?. PLoS Biol. 2017;15 (9):e2002794. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2002794. PubMed PMID:28926570 PubMed Cen­tral PMC5604933
  3. Kre­it­e­wolf, J, Math­ias, SR, von Krieg­stein, K. Implic­it Talk­er Train­ing Improves Com­pre­hen­sion of Audi­to­ry Speech in Noise. Front Psy­chol. 2017;8 :1584. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01584. PubMed PMID:28959226 PubMed Cen­tral PMC5603660
  4. Alavash, M., Daube, C., Wöst­mann, M., Brand­mey­er, A., & Obleser, J. (2017). Large-scale net­work dynam­ics of beta-band oscil­la­tions under­lie audi­to­ry per­cep­tu­al deci­sion-mak­ing. Network
    Neu­ro­science, 1(2), 166–191. doi: 10.1162/netn_a_00009
  5. Hen­ry, MJ, Her­rmann, B, Kunke, D, Obleser, J. Aging affects the bal­ance of neur­al entrain­ment and top-down neur­al mod­u­la­tion in the lis­ten­ing brain. Nat Com­mun. 2017;8 :15801. doi: 10.1038/ncomms15801. PubMed PMID:28654081 .
  6. Herb­st, SK, Obleser, J. Implic­it vari­a­tions of tem­po­ral pre­dictabil­i­ty: Shap­ing the neur­al oscil­la­to­ry and behav­iour­al response. Neu­ropsy­cholo­gia. 2017; :. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.05.019. PubMed PMID:28527912
  7. Fiedler, L, Wöst­mann, M, Gra­versen, C, Brand­mey­er, A, Lun­ner, T, Obleser, J et al.. Sin­gle-chan­nel in-ear-EEG detects the focus of audi­to­ry atten­tion to con­cur­rent tone streams and mixed speech. J Neur­al Eng. 2017;14 (3):036020. doi: 10.1088/1741–2552/aa66dd.
    PubMed PMID:28384124.  
  8. Wöst­mann, M, Lim, SJ, Obleser, J. The Human Neur­al Alpha Response to Speech is a Proxy of Atten­tion­al Con­trol. Cereb. Cor­tex. 2017; :1–11. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhx074. PubMed PMID:28334352 .  


  1. Maess, B, Mamash­li, F, Obleser, J, Helle, L, Friederi­ci, AD. Pre­dic­tion Sig­na­tures in the Brain: Seman­tic Pre-Acti­va­tion dur­ing Lan­guage Com­pre­hen­sion. Front Hum Neu­rosci. 2016;10 :591. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00591.
    PubMed PMID:27895573 PubMed Cen­tral PMC5108799.  
  2. Wöst­mann, M, Obleser, J. Acoustic Detail But Not Pre­dictabil­i­ty of Task-Irrel­e­vant Speech Dis­rupts Work­ing Mem­o­ry. Front Hum Neu­rosci. 2016;10 :538. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00538. PubMed PMID:27826235 PubMed
    Cen­tral PMC5078496.
  3. Petersen, EB, Wöst­mann, M, Obleser, J, Lun­ner, T. Neur­al track­ing of attend­ed ver­sus ignored speech is dif­fer­en­tial­ly affect­ed by hear­ing loss. J. Neu­ro­phys­i­ol. 2017;117 (1):18–27. doi: 10.1152/jn.00527.2016.
    PubMed PMID:27707813 PubMed Cen­tral PMC5209541.  
  4. Her­rmann, B, Hen­ry, MJ, John­srude, IS, Obleser, J. Altered tem­po­ral dynam­ics of neur­al adap­ta­tion in the aging human audi­to­ry cor­tex. Neu­ro­bi­ol. Aging. 2016;45 :10–22. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2016.05.006.
    PubMed PMID:27459921 .  
  5. Obleser, J. Tell me some­thing I don’t know. Elife. 2016;5 :e15853. doi: 10.7554/eLife.15853. PubMed PMID:27090088 PubMed Cen­tral PMC4841769.
  6. Wöst­mann, M, Her­rmann, B, Maess, B, Obleser, J. Spa­tiotem­po­ral dynam­ics of audi­to­ry atten­tion syn­chro­nize with speech. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2016;113 (14):3873–8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1523357113.
    PubMed PMID:27001861 PubMed Cen­tral PMC4833226.  
  7. Hen­ry, MJ, Her­rmann, B, Obleser, J. Neur­al Microstates Gov­ern Per­cep­tion of Audi­to­ry Input with­out Rhyth­mic Struc­ture. J. Neu­rosci. 2016;36 (3):860–71. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2191–15.2016.
    PubMed PMID:26791216 .  


  1. Lim, SJ, Wöst­mann, M, Obleser, J. Selec­tive Atten­tion to Audi­to­ry Mem­o­ry Neu­ral­ly Enhances Per­cep­tu­al Pre­ci­sion. J. Neu­rosci. 2015;35 (49):16094–104. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2674–15.2015.
    PubMed PMID:26658862 .  
  2. Scharinger, M, Ben­dix­en, A, Her­rmann, B, Hen­ry, MJ, Mild­ner, T, Obleser, J et al.. Pre­dic­tions inter­act with miss­ing sen­so­ry evi­dence in seman­tic pro­cess­ing areas. Hum Brain Mapp. 2016;37 (2):704–16. doi: 10.1002/hbm.23060. PubMed PMID:26583355 .
  3. Wilsch, A, Obleser, J. What works in audi­to­ry work­ing mem­o­ry? A neur­al oscil­la­tions per­spec­tive. Brain Res. 2016;1640 (Pt B):193–207. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2015.10.054. PubMed PMID:26556773 .
  4. Her­rmann, B, Hen­ry, MJ, Hae­gens, S, Obleser, J. Tem­po­ral expec­ta­tions and neur­al ampli­tude fluc­tu­a­tions in audi­to­ry cor­tex inter­ac­tive­ly influ­ence per­cep­tion. Neu­roim­age. 2016;124 (Pt A):487–97. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.09.019.
    PubMed PMID:26386347 .  
  5. Her­rmann, B, Parthasarathy, A, Han, EX, Obleser, J, Bartlett, EL. Sen­si­tiv­i­ty of rat infe­ri­or col­licu­lus neu­rons to fre­quen­cy dis­tri­b­u­tions. J. Neu­ro­phys­i­ol. 2015;114 (5):2941–54. doi: 10.1152/jn.00555.2015.
    PubMed PMID:26354316 PubMed Cen­tral PMC4737421.  
  6. Obleser, J. Re-vis­it­ing the elec­tro­phys­i­ol­o­gy of lan­guage. Brain Lang. 2015;148 :23–4. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2015.06.001. PubMed PMID:26188384 .  
  7. Petersen, EB, Wöst­mann, M, Obleser, J, Sten­felt, S, Lun­ner, T. Hear­ing loss impacts neur­al alpha oscil­la­tions under adverse lis­ten­ing con­di­tions. Front Psy­chol. 2015;6 :177. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00177.
    PubMed PMID:25745410 PubMed Cen­tral PMC4333793.  
  8. Strauß, A, Hen­ry, MJ, Scharinger, M, Obleser, J. Alpha phase deter­mines suc­cess­ful lex­i­cal deci­sion in noise. J. Neu­rosci. 2015;35 (7):3256–62. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3357–14.2015. PubMed
  9. Wilsch, A, Hen­ry, MJ, Her­rmann, B, Maess, B, Obleser, J. Slow-delta phase con­cen­tra­tion marks improved tem­po­ral expec­ta­tions based on the pas­sage of time. Psy­chophys­i­ol­o­gy. 2015;52 (7):910–8. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12413.
    PubMed PMID:25684032 .  
  10. Her­rmann, B, Hen­ry, MJ, From­bo­lu­ti, EK, McAuley, JD, Obleser, J. Sta­tis­ti­cal con­text shapes stim­u­lus-spe­cif­ic adap­ta­tion in human audi­to­ry cor­tex. J. Neu­ro­phys­i­ol. 2015;113 (7):2582–91. doi: 10.1152/jn.00634.2014.
    PubMed PMID:25652920 PubMed Cen­tral PMC4416562.
  11. Her­rmann, B, Hen­ry, MJ, From­bo­lu­ti, EK, McAuley, JD, Obleser, J. Sta­tis­ti­cal con­text shapes stim­u­lus-spe­cif­ic adap­ta­tion in human audi­to­ry cor­tex. J. Neu­ro­phys­i­ol. 2015;113 (7):2582–91. doi: 10.1152/jn.00634.2014. PubMed PMID:25652920 PubMed Cen­tral PMC4416562.  
  12. Wöst­mann, M, Her­rmann, B, Wilsch, A, Obleser, J. Neur­al alpha dynam­ics in younger and old­er lis­ten­ers reflect acoustic chal­lenges and pre­dic­tive ben­e­fits. J. Neu­rosci. 2015;35 (4):1458–67. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3250–14.2015. PubMed PMID:25632123 .  
  13. Scharinger, M, Hen­ry, MJ, Obleser, J. Acoustic cue selec­tion and dis­crim­i­na­tion under degra­da­tion: dif­fer­en­tial con­tri­bu­tions of the infe­ri­or pari­etal and pos­te­ri­or tem­po­ral cor­tices. Neu­roim­age. 2015;106 :373–81. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.11.050. PubMed PMID:25481793 . 
  14. Hartwigsen, G, Golombek, T, Obleser, J. Repet­i­tive tran­scra­nial mag­net­ic stim­u­la­tion over left angu­lar gyrus mod­u­lates the pre­dictabil­i­ty gain in degrad­ed speech com­pre­hen­sion. Cor­tex. 2015;68 :100–10. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2014.08.027. PubMed PMID:25444577 . 
  15. Wöst­mann, M, Schröger, E, Obleser, J. Acoustic detail guides atten­tion allo­ca­tion in a selec­tive lis­ten­ing task. J Cogn Neu­rosci. 2015;27 (5):988‑1000. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00761. PubMed PMID:25390200 .