Prof. Dr. Christoph Herrmann

+49 (0)441 798-4936



PD Dr. Stefan Uppenkamp

+49 (0)441 798-3955


MRT Ingenieurin

Dr. Tina Schmitt

+49 (0)441 798-3671 (Büro)

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


MEG Ingenieur

Dr.-Ing. Andreas Spiegler

+49 (0)441 798-3671 (Büro)

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



Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Fakultät VI Medizin und Gesundheitswissenschaften
Neuroimaging Unit
Küpkersweg 74
26111 Oldenburg



  • Boetzel, C., Stecher, H.I., Kasten, F.H., and Herrmann, C.S. (2024) Modulating the difficulty of a visual oddball-like task and P3m amplitude. Scientific Reports 14(1):1505. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-50857-z
  • Puschmann, S., Regev, M., Fakhar, K., Zatorre, R.J. and Thiel, C.M. (2024) Attention-driven modulation of auditory cortex activity during selective listening in a multi-speaker setting. Journal of Neuroscience, e1157232023, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1157-23.2023


  • Michalke, L., Dreyer, A. M., Borst, J. P., & Rieger, J. W. (2023). Inter-individual single-trial classification of MEG data using M-CCA. NeuroImage, 273, 120079. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2023.120079
  • Schill, J., Simonyan, K., Lang, S., Mathys, C., Thiel, C., & Witt, K. (2023). Parkinson's disease speech production network as determined by graph-theoretical network analysis. Network Neuroscience, 7(2), 712–730. https://doi.org/10.1162/netn_a_00310
  • Spindler, Palombo, Zhang and Thiel (2023). Dysfunction of the hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal axis and its influence on aging: the role of the hypothalamus. Scientific Reports. 13(1):6866. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-33922-5
  • Stalter, Yogeswaran, Vogel, Sörös, Mathys and Witt (2023). The impact of aging on morphometric changes in the cerebellum: A voxel-based morphometry study. Front Aging Neurosci. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2023.1078448
  • Uppenkamp, S., Bünker, E., Langner, D. and zur Horst, A. (2023). The processing of temporal pitch and melody information in auditory cortex - revisited. In: Proceedings of Forum Acusticum 2023 - 10th Convention of the European Acoustics Association, Torino, IT.  pp. 3363-3368. DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.61782/fa.2023.1059
  • Warneke, K., Keiner, M., Wohlann, T.,Lohmann, Lars H., Schmitt, T., Hillebrecht, M., Brinkmann, A., Hein, A., Wirth, K., and Schiemann, S (2023). Influence of long-lasting static stretching intervention on functional and morphological parameters in the plantar flexors: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 37(10):p 1993-2001, October 2023. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000004513
  • Wulbusch, N., Roden, R., Chernov, A., & Blau, M. (2023). Using a one-dimensional finite-element approximation of Webster's horn equation to estimate individual ear canal acoustic transfer from input impedances. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 153(5), 2826. https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0019378


  • von Conta, Kasten, Curcik-Blake, Schellhorn and Herrmann (2022). Characterizing low-frequency artifacts during transcranial temporal interference stimulation (tTIS). Neuroimage Reports.  DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.ynirp.2022.100113
  • von Conta, Kasten, Schellhron, Curcik-Blake, Aleman and Herrmann (2022). Benchmarking the effects of transcranial temporal interference stimulation (tTIS) in humans. Cortex. DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2022.05.017
  • 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: doi.org/10.1186/s12891-022-05009-1
  • Kasten and Herrmann (2022). The hidden brain-state dynamics of tACS aftereffects. NeuroImage. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2022.119713
  • 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: doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-06519-7
  • Schill, Simonyan, Corsten, Mathys, Thiel and Witt (2022). Graph-theoretical insights into the effects of aging on the speech production network. Cerebral Cortex, bhac198. DOI: doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhac198
  • Spindler and Thiel (2022). Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging for segmentation and white matter extraction of the hypothalamus. J Neurosci Res.  DOI: doi.org/10.1002/jnr.24988



  • Behler, O. and Uppenkamp, S. (2021) Contextual effects on loudness judgments for sounds with continuous changes of intensity are reflected in nonauditory areas, Human Brain Mapping 42 (6), 1742-1757. DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.25325
  • von Conta, Kasten, Curcik-Blake, Aleman, Thielscher and Herrmann (2021). Interindividual Variability of Electric Fields during Transcranial Temporal Interference Stimulation (tTIS). Scientific Reports. DOI: doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-99749-0
  • 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: doi.org/10.12751/g-node.76bq1r.
  • 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. doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsab060
  • Pauquet, Thiel, Mathys and Rosemann (2021). Relationship between memory load and listening demands in age-related hearing impairment. Neural Plasticity. doi.org/10.1155/2021/8840452 -> This study was preregistered on AsPredicted.com/ 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 osf.io/rs62e/, DOI: https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/RS62E 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: doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/bpgr6
  • Roden, R., & Blau, M. (2021). The IHA database of human geometries including torso, head and complete outer ears for acoustic research. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5528765
  • Rosemann and Thiel (2021). No association between age-related hearing loss and brain age derived from structural neuroimaging data. Neuroimage: Reports. doi.org/10.1016/j.ynirp.2021.100020 ->  Data analysis was preregistered on OSF on June 22, 2020 and can be found at osf.io/z7k9h. A preprint version of this manuscript was published on OSF on November 12, 2020 under osf.io/kasbt
  • 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. doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2021.735290
  • Spindler and Thiel (2021). Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging for segmentation and white matter extraction of the hypothalamus. Journal of Neuroscience Research. doi.org/10.1002/jnr.24988. A preprint, scripts and MRI protocol are available: osf.io/fvwrt/
  • Treutler and Sörös (2021). Functional MRI of native and non-native speech sound production in sequential German-English bilinguals. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2021.683277
  • Vogelzang, Thiel, Rosemann, Rieger and Ruigendijk (2021). Effects of age-related hearing loss and hearing aid experience on sentence processing. Scientific Reports. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-85349-5
  • Uppenkamp S (2021) Functional neuroimaging in hearing research and audiology. Zeitschrift für Medizinische Physik 31(3), 289-304. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.zemedi.2021.03.003
  • Urbschat, A., Uppenkamp, S. and Anemüller, J. (2021) Searchlight classification informative region mixture model (SCIM): Identification of cortical regions showing discriminable BOLD patterns in event-related auditory fMRI data. Frontiers in Neuroscience 14, article No. 616906. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2020.616906
  • 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. doi.org/10.1044/2020_JSLHR-20-00262


  • Behler and Uppenkamp (2020). Activation in human auditory cortex in relation to the loudness and unpleasentness of low-frequency and infrasound stimuli. PlosOne. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0229088
  • Gießing, Alavash, Herrmann, Hilgetag and Thiel (2020). Individual differences in local functional brain connectivity affect TMS effects on behavior. Scientific Reports. DOI:  doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-67162-8
  • Roden, R., & Blau, M. (2020). The IHA database of human geometries including torso, head and complete outer ears for acoustic research. In Proceedings of the 49th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, Seoul, Korea.
  • Rosemann and Thiel (2020). Neuroanatomical changes associated with age-related hearing loss and listening effort. Brain Structure and Function. doi.org/10.1007/s00429-020-02148-w
  • Rosemann and Thiel (2020). Neural signatures of working memory in age-related hearing loss. Neuroscience. doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroscience.2019.12.046 -> The dataset for this study can be found in the Harvard Dataverse: doi.org/10.7910/DVN/OU4DC0
  • Rosemann, Smith, Dewenter and Thiel (2020). Age-related hearing loss influences functional connectivity of auditory cortex for McGurk illusion. Cortex. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2020.04.022 -> The dataset for this study can be found in the OSF project "McGurk in age-related hearing loss": https://osf.io/umypq/
  • Schulte, Thiel, Gieseler, Tahden, Colonius and Rosemann (2020). Reduced resting state functional connectivity with increasing age-related hearing loss and McGurk susceptibility. Scientific Reports. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-74012-0
  • Sörös, Schäfer and Witt (2020). Model-based and model-free analyses of the neural correlates of tongue movements. Frontiers in Neuroscience. doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2020.00226
  • Sörös, Wölk, Bantel, Bräuer, Klawonn and Witt (2020). Replicability, repeatability, and long-term reproducibility of cerebellar morphometry. Cerebellum. doi.org/10.1007/s12311-020-01227-2
  • Spindler, Özyurt and Thiel (2020). Automated diffusion-based parcellation of the hypothalamus reveals sub-unit specific associations with obesity. Scientific Reports. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-79289-9
  • Vogelzang, Thiel, Rosemann, Rieger and Ruigendijk (2020). Neural mechanisms underlying the processing of complex sentences: an fMRI study. Neurobiology of Language. https://doi.org/10.1162/nol_a_00011


  • 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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2019.00420
  • Kasten, Duecker, Maack, Meiser and Herrmann (2019). Integrating electric field modeling and neuroimaging to explain inter-individual variability of tACS effects. Nature Communicationsdoi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-13417-6
  • Mehren, Diaz Luque, Brandes, Lam, Thiel, Philipsen and Özyurt (2019). Intensity-dependent effects of acute exercise on executive function. Neural Plasticity. doi.org/10.1155/2019/8608317
  • 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. doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00132
  • Mehren, Özyurt, Thiel, Brandes, Lam and Philipsen (2019). Effects of acute aerobic exercise on response inhibition in adult patients with ADHD. Scientific Reports. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-56332-y
  • Rosemann and Thiel (2019). The effect of age-related hearing loss and listening effort on resting state connectivity. Scientific Reports. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-38816-z
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001756


  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.05.068
  • Rosemann and Thiel (2018). Audio-visual speech processing in age-related hearing loss: Stronger integration and increased frontal lobe recruitment. Neuroimage. doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.04.023
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