Publications (past faculty members)

Haider / ROEhm

Submitted / under review

Freunberger, D. & Roehm, D. (under review). Predicting the Predictable: Neurocognitive Processing Strategies in Native and Non-Native Speakers of English as revealed by Event-Related Potentials. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.


Freunberger, D. & Roehm, D. (2016). Semantic Prediction in Language Comprehension: Evidence from Brain Potentials. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 21, 1193-1205.
Freunberger, D. & Nieuwland, M.S. (2016). Incremental comprehension of spoken quantifier sentences: Evidence from brain potentials. Brain Research, 1646, 475-481.


Kulakova, E., Freunberger, D., & Roehm D. (2014). Marking the counterfactual: ERP evidence for pragmatic processing of German subjunctives. Front. Hum. Neurosci., 8:548. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00548   impact 2.9

Representative faculty publications – H. Haider

Haider, H. (2010). The Syntax of German. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Syntax Guides).
Haider, H. (2011). Anomalies and exceptions. In: Horst J. Simon & Heike Wiese eds. Expecting the unexpected: Exceptions in Grammar. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. (p. 325-334).
Haider, H. (2013). Symmetry breaking in syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics).
Haider, H. (in press) “Intelligent design” of grammars – a result of cognitive evolution. In: Aria Adli & Marco García García & Göz Kauf­­mann (eds.): System, Usage, and Society. Berlin/New York: De Gruyter.

Kerschbaum / Pletzer


Himmelstoss, N.H., Brötzner, C.P., Zauner, A., Kerschbaum, H.H., Gruber, W., Lechinger, J., & Klimesch, W. (2015). Prestimulus amplitudes modulate P1 latencies and evoked traveling alpha waves. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9 (302), 1-12.   doi:10.3389/fnhum.2015.00302


Brötzner, C.P., Klimesch, W., Doppelmayr, M., Zauner, A., & Kerschbaum, H.H. (2014). Resting state alpha frequency is associated with menstrual cycle phase, estradiol and use of oral contraceptives. Brain Res 1577: 36-44. Impact Factor: 2.828
Brötzner, C.P., Klimesch, W., & Kerschbaum, H.H. (2014). Progesterone-associated increase in ERP amplitude correlates with an improvement in performance in a spatial attention paradigm. Brain Research. Impact Factor: 2.828
Brötzner, C.P., Klimesch, W., & Kerschbaum, H.H. (2014). Associations of endogenous 17-β-estradiol with theta amplitude and performance in semantic categorization in young women. Neuroscience. Impact Factor: 3.327        doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2014.10.047

Representative faculty publications – H. Kerschbaum

Ehring, G.R.*, Kerschbaum, H.H.*, Eder, C., Neben, A.L., Fanger, C.M., Khoury, R.M., Negulescu, P.A., and Cahalan, M.D. A Nongenomic Mechanism for Progesterone-mediated Immunosuppression: Inhibition of K+ Channels, Ca2+ Signaling, and Gene Expression in T Lymphocytes. J. Exp. Med. 1998.188(9):1593-1602  (*contributed equally to this work)
Pletzer B, Kerschbaum H, Klimesch W. When frequencies never synchronize: the golden mean and the resting EEG. Brain Res. 2010;1335:91-102.
Pletzer B, Kronbichler M, Ladurner G, Nuerk HC, Kerschbaum H. Menstrual cycle variations in the BOLD-response to a number bisection task: Implications for research on sex differences. Brain Res. 2011 Oct 28; 1420:37-47.

Klimesch / Schabus


Himmelstoss, N.H., Brötzner, C.P., Zauner, A., Kerschbaum, H.H., Gruber, W., Lechinger, J., & Klimesch, W. (2015). Prestimulus amplitudes modulate P1 latencies and evoked traveling alpha waves. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9 (302), 1-12. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2015.00302

Lechinger, J., Heib, D.P.J., Gruber, W., Schabus, M., & Klimesch, W. (2015). Heartbeat-related EEG amplitude and phase modulations from wakefulness to deep sleep: Interactions with sleep spindles and slow oscillations. Psychophysiology, 52(11), 1441 – 1450.


Gruber, W.R., Zauner, A., Lechinger, J., Schabus, M., Kutil, R., & Klimesch, W. (2014). Alpha phase, temporal attention, and the generation of early event related potentials. Neuroimage. 103, 119–129.
Schabus, M., Heib, D.P.J., Lechinger, J., Griessenberger, H., Klimesch, W., Pawlizki, A., Kunz, A.B., Sterman, B.M., & Hoedlmoser, K. (2014). Enhancing sleep quality and memory in insomnia using instrumental sensorimotor rhythm conditioning. Biological Psychology, 95, 126-134.
Zauner, A., Gruber, W., Himmelstoß,N.A., Lechinger, J., & Klimesch, W. (2014). Lexical access and evoked traveling alpha waves. Neuroimage 91, 252-261. (Impact Factor: 6.13)


Heib, D.P.J., Hoedlmoser, K., Anderer, P., Zeitlhofer, J., Gruber, G., Klimesch, W., & Schabus, M. (2013). Slow oscillation amplitudes and up-state lengths relate to memory improvement. PLoS ONE, 8(12), e82049. 5-Year Impact Factor = 4.015
Lechinger, J., Bothe, K., Pichler, G., Michitsch, G., Donis, J., Klimesch, W., & Schabus, M. (2013). Spectral EEG during rest is strongly related to CRS-R score in Disorders of Consciousness. Journal of Neurology, 260(9), 2348-2356.


Fellinger, R., Gruber, W., Zauner, A., Freunberger, R., & Klimesch, W. (2012). Evoked traveling alpha waves predict visual-semantic categorization-speed. Neuroimage, 59, 3379–3388.
Griessenberger, H., Hoedlmoser, K., Heib, D., Lechinger, J., Klimesch, W., & Schabus, M. (2012). Consolidation of temporal order in episodic memories. Biological Psychology, 91(1), 150-155.   Impact factor: 4.120
Klimesch, W. & Arora, A. (2012). The EEG frequency architecture, coupled oscillations and consciousness: Comment on ‚Consciousness, biology and quantum hypotheses‘ by Baars and Edelman. Physics of Life Reviews, 9(3), 295-296.
Zauner, A., Fellinger, R., Gross, J., Hanslmayr, S., Gruber, W., Shapiro, K., Müller, S., & Klimesch, W. (2012). Alpha entrainment is responsible for the attentional blink phenomenon. NeuroImage, 63, 674-686. (Impact Factor: 6.13)

Representative faculty publications – W. Klimesch

Klimesch, W., Sauseng, P., & Hanslmayr, S. (2007). EEG alpha oscillations: The inhibition–timing hypothesis. Brain Research Reviews, 53, 63-88. Impact Factor: 6.402
Klimesch, W., Freunberger, R., Sauseng, P., & Gruber, W. (2008). A short review of slow phase synchronisation and memory: Evidence for control processes in different memory systems?. Brain Research, 1235, 31-44.
Klimesch, W. (2011). Evoked alpha and early access to the knowledge system: The P1 inhibition timing hypothesis. Brain Research, 1408, 52-71.

Perner & Wimmer / Kronbichler


Tschernegg, M., Pletzer, B., Schwartenbeck, P., Ludersdorfer, P., Hoffmann , U., & Kronbichler, M. (2015). Impulsivity relates to striatal gray matter volumes in humans: evidence from a delay discounting paradigm. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 384.   Impact Factor: 3,6   doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00384


Tschernegg, M., Crone, J. S., Eigenberger, T., Schwartenbeck, P., Fauth-Bühler, M., Lemènager, T., Mann, K., Thon, N., Wurst, F. M., & Kronbichler, M. (2013). Abnormalities of functional brain networks in pathological gambling: a graph-theoretical approach. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 625. doi: 10.3389/fnhum

Wimmer / Hutzler


Ludersdorfer, P., Wimmer, H., Richlan, F., Schurz, M., & Kronbichler, M. (2016). Left ventral occipitotemporal activations during orthographic and semantic processing of auditory words. NeuroImage, 124, 834-842.   Impact Factor: 6.357   doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.09.039


Schuster, S., Hawelka, S., Richlan, F., Ludersdorfer, P., & Hutzler, F. (2015). Eyes on words: A fixation-related fMRI study of the left occipito-temporal cortex during self-paced silent reading of words and pseudowords. Scientific Reports, 5, 12686, doi: 10.1038/srep12686.
Ludersdorfer, P., Kronbichler, M., & Wimmer, H. (2015). Accessing orthographic representations from speech: The role of left ventral occipitotemporal cortex in spelling. Human brain mapping, 36(4), 1393-1406.


Schurz, M., Wimmer, H., Richlan, F., Ludersdorfer, P., Klackl, J., & Kronbichler, M. (2014). Resting-State and Task-Based Functional Brain Connectivity in Developmental Dyslexia. Cerebral Cortex, (Online advance access). Impact Factor: 8.3


Ludersdorfer, P., Schurz, M., Richlan, F., Kronbichler, M., & Wimmer, H. (2013). Opposite effects of visual and auditory word-likeness on activity in the visual word form area. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7(491). Impact Factor: 2.9

Representative faculty publications – H. Wimmer

Hawelka, S., Gagl, B., & Wimmer, H. (2010) A Dual-route Perspective on Eye Movements of Dyslexic Readers. Cognition, 115(3), 367-379.
Richlan, F.,Kronbichler, M., & Wimmer, H. (2011). Meta-analyzing brain dysfunctions in dyslexic children and adults. NeuroImage, 56, 1735-1742.
Wimmer., H. & Schurz, M. (2010): Dyslexia in regular orthographies: manifestation and causation. Dyslexia, 16(4), 283-299.
Wimmer, H., Schurz, M., Sturm, D., Richlan, F.,Klackl, J, Kronbichler, M., & Ladurner, G. (2010). A dual-route perspective on poor reading in a regular orthography: An fMRI study. Cortex, 46, 1284-1298.