Prof. Dr. Christiane Thiel

+49 (0)441 798-3641



Prof. Dr. Christoph Herrmann

+49 (0)441 798-4936



MRI Engineer

+49 (0)441 798-3671 (Office)

+49 (0)441 798-3131 (MRI)


MEG Engineer

Dr. Andreas Spiegler

+49 (0)441 798-3671 (Office)

+49 (0)441 798-3056 (MEG)



Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Fakulty VI - Medical and Health Science

Neuroimaging Unit

Küpkersweg 74

26111 Oldenburg



  • Danilin, Spindler, Sörös and Bantel (2022). Heart rate and heart rate variability in patients with chronic inflammatory joint disease: the role of pain duration and the insular cortex. BMV Musculoskeletal Disorders. DOI:
  • Klein, Debener, Witt and Kranczioch (2022). fMRI-based validation of continuous-wave fNIRS of supplementary motor area activation during motor exectution and motor imagery. Scientific Reports. DOI:


  • Dreyer and Rieger (2021). High-gamma mirror activity patterns in the human brain during reach-to-grasp movement observation, retention, and execution - An MEG study. Plos One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0260304.Anonymized MEG data used in this manuscript is available from the following repository:
  • Mehren, Thiel, Bruns, Philipsen and Özyurt (2021). Unimpaired social cognition in adult patients with ADHD: Brain volumentric and behavioral results. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.
  • Pauquet, Thiel, Mathys and Rosemann (2021). Relationship between memory load and listening demands in age-related hearing impairment. Neural Plasticity. -> This study was preregistered on on the 27th of March 2019 and has the document number 21386. The fMRI data used to support the findings of this study have been deposited under, DOI: as well as an example trial of the verbal working memory task. This article has been published as a preprint: Pauquet, J., Thiel, C., Mathys, C., & Rosemann, S. (2020, May 6). Neural Representation of Auditory Speech Processing in Age-Related Hearing Impairment DOI:
  • Rosemann and Thiel (2021). No association between age-related hearing loss and brain age derived from structural neuroimaging data. Neuroimage: Reports. ->  Data analysis was preregistered on OSF on June 22, 2020 and can be found at A preprint version of this manuscript was published on OSF on November 12, 2020 under
  • Rosemann, Gieseler, Tahden, Colonuis and Thiel (2021). Treatment of age-related hearing loss alters audiovisual integration and resting-state functional connectivity: A randomized controlled pilot trial. eNeuro.
  • Schmitt and Rieger (2021). Recommendations of choice of head coil and prescan normalize filter depend on region of interest and task. Frontiers in Neuroscience. Brain Imaging Methods.
  • Spindler and Thiel (2021). Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging for segmentation and white matter extraction of the hypothalamus. Journal of Neuroscience Research. A preprint, scripts and MRI protocol are available:
  • Treutler and Sörös (2021). Functional MRI of native and non-native speech sound production in sequential German-English bilinguals. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
  • Vogelzang, Thiel, Rosemann, Rieger and Ruigendijk (2021). Effects of age-related hearing loss and hearing aid experience on sentence processing. Scientific Reports.
  • Vogelzang, Thiel, Rosemann, Rieger and Ruigendijk (2021). When hearing does not mean understanding: on the neural processing of syntactically complex sentences by listeners with hearing loss. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research.


  • Behler and Uppenkamp (2020). Activation in human auditory cortex in relation to the loudness and unpleasentness of low-frequency and infrasound stimuli. PlosOne.
  • Rosemann and Thiel (2020). Neuroanatomical changes associated with age-related hearing loss and listening effort. Brain Structure and Function.
  • Rosemann and Thiel (2020). Neural signatures of working memory in age-related hearing loss. Neuroscience. -> The dataset for this study can be found in the Harvard Dataverse:
  • Rosemann, Smith, Dewenter and Thiel (2020). Age-related hearing loss influences functional connectivity of auditory cortex for McGurk illusion. Cortex. -> The dataset for this study can be found in the OSF project "McGurk in age-related hearing loss":
  • Schulte, Thiel, Gieseler, Tahden, Colonius and Rosemann (2020). Reduced resting state functional connectivity with increasing age-related hearing loss and McGurk susceptibility. Scientific Reports.
  • Sörös, Schäfer and Witt (2020). Model-based and model-free analyses of the neural correlates of tongue movements. Frontiers in Neuroscience.
  • Sörös, Wölk, Bantel, Bräuer, Klawonn and Witt (2020). Replicability, repeatability, and long-term reproducibility of cerebellar morphometry. Cerebellum.
  • Spindler, Özyurt and Thiel (2020). Automated diffusion-based parcellation of the hypothalamus reveals sub-unit specific associations with obesity. Scientific Reports.
  • Vogelzang, Thiel, Rosemann, Rieger and Ruigendijk (2020). Neural mechanisms underlying the processing of complex sentences: an fMRI study. Neurobiology of Language.


  • Habicht, Behler, Kollmeier and Uppenkamp (2019). Exploring differences in speech processing among older hearing-impaired listeners with and without hearing aid experience: Eye-tracking and fMRI measurements. Frontiers in Neuroscience.
  • Kasten, Duecker, Maack, Meiser and Herrmann (2019). Integrating electric field modeling and neuroimaging to explain inter-individual variability of tACS effects. Nature
  • Mehren, Diaz Luque, Brandes, Lam, Thiel, Philipsen and Özyurt (2019). Intensity-dependent effects of acute exercise on executive function. Neural Plasticity.
  • Mehren, Özyurt, Lam, Brandes, Mueller, Thiel and Philipsen (2019). Acute effects of aerobic exercise on executive function and attention in adult patients with ADHD. Frontiers in Psychiatry.
  • Mehren, Özyurt, Thiel, Brandes, Lam and Philipsen (2019). Effects of acute aerobic exercise on response inhibition in adult patients with ADHD. Scientific Reports.
  • Rosemann and Thiel (2019). The effect of age-related hearing loss and listening effort on resting state connectivity. Scientific Reports.
  • Sörös and Bantel (2019). Chronic noncancer pain is not associated with accelerated brain aging as assessed by structural magnetic resonance imaging in patients treated in specialized outpatient clinics. Pain.


  • Kasten, Negahbani, Fröhlich and Herrmann (2018). Non-linear transfer characteristics of stimulation and recording hardware account for spurious low-frequency artifacts during amplitude modulated transcranial alternating current stimulation (AM-tACS). Neuroimage.
  • Rosemann and Thiel (2018). Audio-visual speech processing in age-related hearing loss: Stronger integration and increased frontal lobe recruitment. Neuroimage.
(Changed: 11 Sep 2022)