Prof. Dr. Christiane Thiel

+49 (0)441 798-3641



Prof. Dr. Christoph Herrmann

+49 (0)441 798-4936


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



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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