Prof. Dr. Jochem Rieger

+49 (0)441 798-4533

+49 (0)441 798-3865


Anna Eilers

+49 (0)441 798-5167

+49 (0)441 798-3865


Abteilung für Angewandte Neurokognitive Psychologie
Fakultät VI - Department für Psychologie
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118
26129 Oldenburg


Dr. Inga M. Schepers

  • Applied Neurocognitive Psychology Lab
    Department of Psychology
    School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Carl-von-Ossietzky University
    26111 Oldenburg

    Phone: +49 (0) 441 / 798-5491
    Email: indutgabk.maren.schepers(at)uni-oldenbrjurgagi5.dfk11esr9yk (inyaqtga.lo7imareqve/n.0exmschfvlepersjc5oo@u7qnol.dek4x88)

    Office: W30 1-117



Research Interests

In verbal communication, we are constantly confronted with speech that has a rich dynamic, time varying structure. This speech input is often challenging to comprehend due to environmental noise or multiple speakers talking at the same time. Several factors such as attention allocation, multisensory integration and extraction of the temporal speech dynamics, determine whether comprehension in such challenging listening scenarios is successful or breaks down. Individuals differ greatly in their ability to understand speech in noise and in their ability to integrate visual speech information such as lip movements with the auditory speech input. I am interested in studying the subcorticocortical network underlying successful speech comprehension. To characterize this subcorticocortical network and determine its functional role and relevance for successful speech comprehension, I combine challenging speech scenarios with non-invasive electrophysiological recordings (M/EEG) in healthy individuals and in collaboration with clinical partners with invasive electrophysiological recordings (ECoG, direct subcortical recordings) in patients.   



since Sept. 2013
Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Psychology, University of Oldenburg (with Prof. Dr. Jochem W. Rieger)

Feb. 2012 - Aug. 2013
Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, USA (with Michael S. Beauchamp, Ph.D.)

Nov. 2011 - Jan. 2012
Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany (with Prof. Dr. Andreas K. Engel)

July 2006 - Nov. 2011
PhD in Psychology, University of Hamburg, Germany (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Andreas K. Engel)

Sept. 2004 - Aug. 2006
MSc Neuroscience, Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oct. 2001 - Sept. 2004
BSc Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück, Germany



2017 - 2019
Associate Junior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst, Germany       

Trainee Abstract Travel Award, Organization for Human Brain Mapping

2012 - 2013
German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Fellowship (SCHE 1815/1-1)

Best poster (FENS-IBRO Summer School ‘Development and Plasticity of Cortical Representation’)

2006 - 2009
Stipend from International Research Training Group 'International Cross-Modal Interaction in Natural and Artificial Cognitive Systems (CINACS) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), University of Hamburg, Germany     


Micheli C., Schepers I.M., Ozker M., Yoshor D., Beauchamp M.S., Rieger J.W. (2018). Electrocorticography reveals continuous auditory and visual speech tracking in temporal and occipital cortex. Eur. J. Neurosci. doi: 10.1111/ejn.13992

Schepers, I.M., Beck, A.K., Bräuer, S., Schwabe, K., Abdallat, M., Sandmann, P., Dengler, R., Rieger, J.W., Krauss, J. K. (2017). Human centromedian-parafascicular complex signals sensory cues for goal-oriented behavior selection. Neuroimage, 152:390-399

Ozker, M., Schepers, I.M., Magnotti, J., Yoshor, D., Beauchamp, M.S. (2017). A double dissociation between anterior and posterior superior temporal gyrus for processing audiovisual speech demonstrated by electrocorticography. J Cogn. Neurosci, 2:1-18

Frye, M., Micheli, C., Schepers, I.M., Schalk, G., Rieger, J.W., Meyer, B.T. (2016). "Neural responses to speech-specific modulations derived from a spectro-temporal filter bank," in Proc Interspeech.

Schepers, I.M., Yoshor, D., Beauchamp, M.S. (2014). Electrocorticography reveals enhanced visual cortex responses to visual speech. Cerebral Cortex, June 5, 2014, doi:10.1093/cercor/bhu127 PubMed

Hawellek, D.J., Schepers, I.M., Roeder B., Engel A.K., Siegel M., Hipp, J.F. (2013). Altered intrinsic neuronal interactions in the visual cortex of the blind. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(43):17072-80. PubMed

Schepers, I. M., Schneider, T. R., Hipp, J. F., Engel, A.K., & Senkowski, D. (2013). Noise alters beta-band activity in superior temporal cortex during audiovisual speech processing. Neuroimage, 70:101-112. PubMed

Schepers, I. M., Hipp, J. F. , Schneider, T. R., Röder, B., & Engel, A. K. (2012). Functionally specific oscillatory activity correlates between visual and auditory cortex in the blind. Brain,135(3):922-934. Abstract

Beste, C., Saft, C., Konrad, C., Andrich, J., Habbel, A., Schepers, I., et al. (2008). Levels of error processing in Huntington's disease: a combined study using event-related potentials and voxel-based morphometry. Human Brain Mapping, 29(2), 121-130. PubMed

Pattij, T., Janssen M.C., Schepers, I., Gonzalez-Cuevas, G., de Vries, T.J., Schoffelmeer, A.N. (2007) Effects of the cannabinoid CB1 receptor antagonist rimonabant on distinct measures of impulsive behavior in rats. Psychopharmacology, 193(1):85-96. PubMed

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