Prof. Dr. Christiane Thiel

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 A7 0-035

Department of Psychology
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Cluster of Excellence Hearing4all
Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
26111 Oldenburg

Maria Guerreiro


Academic positions 

Since 06/2020

Research associate in the research group Biological Psychology, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany.

03/2013 – 04/2020

Research associate in the research group Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology, University of Hamburg, Germany.

01/2009 – 01/2013

PhD in Neuropsychology (cum laude), Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

04/2012 – 07/2012 Visiting researcher at the Gazzaley Lab, University of California, San Francisco, USA.


09/2006 – 08/2008

Research master in Cognitive Science (cum laude), University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

09/2002 – 09/2006

Licentiate degree in Psychology (cum laude), University of the Algarve, Faro, Portugal.

09/2005 – 02/2006

Visiting student at the University of Turin, Italy.

Publication list

Journal articles

Guerreiro, M. J. S., Puschmann, S., Eck, J., Rienäcker, F., Van Gerven, P. W. M., & Thiel, C. M. (in press). The effect of hearing loss on age-related differences in neural distinctiveness. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition. dx.doi.org/10.1080/13825585.2023.2223904

Hölig, C., Guerreiro, M. J. S., Lingareddy, S., Kekunnaya, R., & Röder, B. (2023). Sight restoration in congenitally blind humans does not restore visual brain structure. Cerebral Cortex, 33, 2152-2161dx.doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhac197

Bruns, P., Li, L., Guerreiro, M. J. S., Shareef, I., Rajendran, S. S., Pitchaimuthu, K., Kekunnaya, R., & Röder, B. (2022). Audiovisual spatial recalibration but not integration is shaped by early sensory experience. iScience, 25, 104439. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2022.104439

Guerreiro, M. J. S., Kekunnaya, R., & Röder, B. (2022). Top-down modulation of visual cortical processing after transient congenital blindness. Neuropsychologia, 174, 108338. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2022.108338

Rączy, K., Hölig, C., Guerreiro, M. J. S., Lingareddy, S., Kekunnaya, R., & Röder, B. (2022). Typical resting state activity of the brain requires visual input during an early sensitive period. Brain Communications, 4, fcac146. dx.doi.org/10.1093/braincomms/fcac146 

Guerreiro, M. J. S., Linke, M., Lingareddy, S., Kekunnaya, R., & Röder, B. (2021). The effect of congenital blindness on resting-state functional connectivity revisited. Scientific Reports, 11, 12433. dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-91976-9

Pant, R., Guerreiro, M. J. S., Ley, P., Bottari, D., Shareef, I., Kekunnaya, R., & Röder, B. (2021). The size-weight illusion is unimpaired in individuals with a history of congenital visual deprivation. Scientific Reports, 11, 6693. dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-86227-w

Röder, B., Kekunnaya, R., & Guerreiro, M. J. S. (2021). Neural mechanisms of visual sensitive periods in humans. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 120, 86-99. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2020.10.030

Rienäcker, F., Van Gerven, P. W. M., Jacobs, H. I. L., Eck, J., Van Heugten, C. M., & Guerreiro, M. J. S. (2020). The neural correlates of visual and auditory cross-modal selective attention in aging. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 12, 498978. doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2020.498978

Guerreiro, M. J. S., & Van Gerven, P. W. M. (2017). Disregarding hearing loss leads to overestimation of age-related cognitive decline. Neurobiology of Aging, 56, 180-189. doi.org/10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2017.05.001

Guerreiro, M. J. S., Putzar, L., & Röder, B. (2016). Persisting cross-modal changes in sight-recovery individuals modulate visual perception. Current Biology, 26, 3096-3100. doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.08.069

Van Gerven, P. W. M. & Guerreiro, M. J. S. (2016). Selective attention and sensory modality in aging: Curses and blessings. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 147. doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2016.00147

Guerreiro, M. J. S., Putzar, L., & Röder, B. (2016). The effect of early visual deprivation on the neural bases of auditory processing. Journal of Neuroscience, 36, 1620-1630. doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2559-15.2016

Guerreiro, M. J. S., Erfort, M. V., Henssler, J., Putzar, L., & Röder, B. (2015). Increased visual cortical thickness in sight-recovery individuals. Human Brain Mapping, 36, 5265-5274. doi.org/10.1002/hbm.23009

Guerreiro, M. J. S., Putzar, L., & Röder, B. (2015). The effect of early visual deprivation on the neural bases of multisensory processing. Brain, 138, 1499-1504. doi.org/10.1093/brain/awv076

Guerreiro, M. J. S., Eck, J., Moerel, M., Evers, E. A. T., & Van Gerven, P. W. M. (2015). Top-down modulation of visual and auditory cortical processing in aging. Behavioural Brain Research, 278, 226-234. doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2014.09.049

Guerreiro, M. J. S., Anguera, J. A., Mishra, J., Van Gerven, P. W. M., & Gazzaley, A. (2014). Age-equivalent top-down modulation during cross-modal selective attention. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26, 2827-2839. doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_00685

Guerreiro, M. J. S., Adam, J. J., & Van Gerven, P. W. M. (2014). Aging and response interference across sensory modalities. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, 836-842. doi.org/10.3758/s13423-013-0554-5

Guerreiro, M. J. S., Murphy, D. R., & Van Gerven, P. W. M. (2013). Making sense of age-related distractibility: The critical role of sensory modality. Acta Psychologica, 142, 184-194. doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2012.11.007

Guerreiro, M. J. S., Adam, J. J., & Van Gerven, P. W. M. (2012). Automatic selective attention as a function of sensory modality in aging. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 67, 194-202. doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbr090

Guerreiro, M. J. S., & Van Gerven, P. W. M. (2011). Now you see it, now you don’t: Evidence for age-dependent and age-independent cross-modal distraction. Psychology and Aging, 26, 415-426. doi.org/10.1037/a0021507

Guerreiro, M. J. S., Murphy, D. R., & Van Gerven, P. W. M. (2010). The role of sensory modality in age-related distraction: A critical review and a renewed view. Psychological Bulletin, 136, 975-1022. doi.org/10.1037/a0020731

Harsay, H. A., Buitenweg, J. I. V., Wijnen, J. G., Guerreiro, M. J. S., & Ridderinkhof, K. R. (2010). Remedial effects of motivational incentive on declining cognitive control in healthy aging and Parkinson’s disease. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 2, 144. doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2010.00144


Guerreiro, M. J. S. (2013). The Role of Sensory Modality in Age-Related Distraction. ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands: Uitgeverij BOXPress.

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