Institut für Medizinische Psychologie (IMP)


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..... at the IMP focuses on the following topics:

  • Working memory (visual and auditory)
  • Perception and attention (auditory and multisensory)
  • Motor activity, rhythmicity and learning
  • Nicotine addiction

Funding: German Research Society (DFG) and State of Hessen (LOEWE).

Selected cooperation partners:

  • Department of Neurology (Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis)
  • Department of Child and Youth Psychiatry (autism)
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (cancer therapy)
  • Institute of Psychology (attention and working memory)
  • Medical Psychology, Univ. of Freiburg (working memory)

More information:




Kaiser, J., Rieder, M., Abel, C., Peters, B. & Bledowski, C. (2017). Pre-encoding gamma-band activity during auditory working memory. Scientific Reports, 7, 42599.

Conradi, N., Abel, C., Frisch, S., Kell, C., Kaiser, J. & Schmidt-Kassow, M. (2016). Actively but not passively synchronized motor activity amplifies predictive timing. Neuroimage, 139, 211-216.

Galeano Weber, E. M., Peters, B., Hahn, T., Bledowski C. & Fiebach, C. J. (2016). Superior intraparietal sulcus controls the variability of visual working memory precision. Journal of Neuroscience, 36, 5623-5635.

Peters, B., Bledowski, C., Rieder, M. & Kaiser, J. (2016). Recurrence of task set-related MEG signal patterns during auditory working memory. Brain Research, 1640, 232-242.

Peters, B., Kaiser, J., Rahm, B. & Bledowski, C. (2015). Activity in human visual and parietal cortex reveals object-based attention in working memory. Journal of Neuroscience, 35, 3360-3369.

Rahm, B., Kaiser, J., Unterrainer, J. M., Simon, J. & Bledowski, C. (2014). fMRI characterization of visual working memory recognition. Neuroimage, 90, 413-422.

Wittekindt, A., Kaiser, J. & Abel, C. (2014). Attentional modulation of the inner ear: A combined otoacoustic emission and EEG study. Journal of Neuroscience, 34, 9995-10002.

Schmidt-Kassow, M., Heinemann, L. V., Abel, C. & Kaiser, J. (2013). Auditory-motor synchronization facilitates attention allocation. Neuroimage, 82, 101-106.

Yalachkov, Y., Kaiser, J., Görres, A., Seehaus, A. & Naumer, M. J. (2013). Sensory modality of smoking cues modulates neural cue reactivity. Psychopharmacology, 225, 461-471.

Bledowski C., Kaiser J., Wibral M., Erzberger K., Rahm B. (2012). Separable neuronal bases for subprocesses of recognition in working memory. Cerebral Cortex, 22, 1950-1958.