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Kristiina Kompus

Associate Professor
  • E-mailKristiina.Kompus@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 62 84+47 920 99 903
  • Visitor Address
    Jonas Lies vei 91
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7807
    5020 BERGEN

My research concentrates on the neural and cognitive underpinnings of auditory verbal hallucinations. In my work I use various behavioral paradigms and multiple neuroimaging methods (EEG, fMRI, MRS) to examine the brain processes which underlie our perception.

Journal articles
  • Bless, Josef J; Westerhausen, Rene; Torkildsen, Janne von Koss; Gudmundsen, Magne; Kompus, Kristiina; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2015. Laterality across languages: Results from a global dichotic listening study using a smartphone application. Laterality. 20: 434-452. doi: 10.1080/1357650X.2014.997245
  • Kompus, Kristiina; Løberg, Else-Marie; Posserud, Maj-Britt Rocio; Lundervold, Astri. 2015. Prevalence of auditory hallucinations in Norwegian adolescents: Results from a population-based study. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 56: 391-396. doi: 10.1111/sjop.12219
  • Kompus, Kristiina; Westerhausen, Rene; Craig-Craven, Alexander Richard; Kreegipuu, Kairi; Põldver, Nele; Passow, Susanne; Specht, Karsten; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Näätänen, Risto. 2015. Resting-state glutamatergic neurotransmission is related to the peak latency of the auditory mismatch negativity (MMN) for duration deviants: An 1H-MRS-EEG study. Psychophysiology. 52: 1131-1139. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12445
  • Kråkvik, Bodil; Larøi, Frank; Kalhovde, Anne Martha; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Kompus, Kristiina; Salvesen, Øyvind; Stiles, Tore C; Vedul-Kjelsås, Einar. 2015. Prevalence of auditory verbal hallucinations in a general population: A group comparison study. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 56: 508-515. doi: 10.1111/sjop.12236
  • Westerhausen, Rene; Bless, Josef J; Kompus, Kristiina. 2015. Behavioral laterality and aging: The free-recall dichotic-listening right-ear advantage increases with age. Developmental Neuropsychology. 40: 313-327. doi: 10.1080/87565641.2015.1073291
  • Westerhausen, Rene; Bless, Josef J; Passow, Susanne; Kompus, Kristiina; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2015. Cognitive control of speech perception across the lifespan: A large-scale cross-sectional dichotic listening study. Developmental Psychology. 51: 806-815. doi: 10.1037/dev0000014
  • Bless, Josef J; Westerhausen, René; Kompus, Kristiina; Gudmundsen, Magne; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2014. Self-supervised, mobile-application based cognitive training of auditory attention: A behavioral and fMRI evaluation. Internet Interventions. 1: 102-110. doi: 10.1016/j.invent.2014.06.001
  • Hugdahl, Kenneth; Nygård, Merethe; Falkenberg, Liv Eggset; Kompus, Kristiina; Westerhausen, René; Kroken, Rune; Johnsen, Erik; Løberg, Else-Marie. 2014. Failure of attention focus and cognitive control in schizophrenia patients with auditory verbal hallucinations: Evidence from dichotic listening. Schizophrenia Research. 147: 301-309. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2013.04.005
  • Johns, Louise C.; Kompus, Kristiina; Connell, Melissa; Humpston, Clara; Lincoln, Tania M.; Longden, Eleanor; Preti, Antonio; Alderson-Day, Ben; Badcock, Johanna C.; Cella, Matteo; Fernyhough, Charles; McCarthy-Jones, Simon; Peters, Emmanuelle; Raballo, Andrea; Scott, James; Siddi, Sara; Sommer, Iris E.; Larøi, Frank. 2014. Auditory verbal hallucinations in persons with and without a need for care. Schizophrenia Bulletin. 40: S255-S264. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbu005
  • Kroken, Rune; Løberg, Else-Marie; Drønen, Tore; Grüner, Renate; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Kompus, Kristiina; Skrede, Silje; Johnsen, Erik. 2014. A critical review of pro-cognitive drug targets in psychosis: convergence on myelination and inflammation. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 5:11. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00011
  • Westerhausen, René; Kompus, Kristiina; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2014. Mapping hemispheric symmetries, relative asymmetries, and absolute asymmetries underlying the auditory laterality effect. NeuroImage. 84: 962-970. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.09.074
  • Bless, Josef J; Westerhausen, René; Arciuli, Joanne; Kompus, Kristiina; Gudmundsen, Magne; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2013. “Right on all occasions?” - on the feasibility of laterality research using a smartphone dichotic listening application. Frontiers in Psychology. 4. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00042
  • Falkenberg, Liv Eggset; Kompus, Kristiina. 2013. Stemmer ikke om stemmer. Dagens næringsliv. 29. Published 2013-04-20.
  • Johnsen, Erik; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Fusar-Poli, Paolo; Kroken, Rune; Kompus, Kristiina. 2013. Neuropsychopharmacology of auditory hallucinations: Insights from pharmacological MRI and perspectives for future research. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics. 13: 23-36. doi: 10.1586/ERN.12.147
  • Kompus, Kristiina; Falkenberg, Liv Eggset; Bless, Josef J; Johnsen, Erik; Kroken, Rune; Kråkvik, Bodil; Larøi, Frank; Løberg, Else-Marie; Vedul-Kjelsås, Einar; Westerhausen, René; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2013. The role of the primary auditory cortex in the neural mechanism of auditory verbal hallucinations. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 7:144. 13 pages. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00144
  • Westerhausen, René; Kompus, Kristiina; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2013. Unaffected control of distractor interference in schizophrenia: A meta-analysis of incompatibility slowing in flanker tasks. Journal of Psychiatric Research. 47: 246-251. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2012.10.012
  • Westerhausen, René; Passow, Susanne; Kompus, Kristiina. 2013. Reactive cognitive-control processes in free-report consonant-vowel dichotic listening. Brain and Cognition. 83: 288-296. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2013.09.006
  • Hugdahl, Kenneth; Løberg, Else-Marie; Falkenberg, Liv Eggset; Johnsen, Erik; Kompus, Kristiina; Kroken, Rune; Nygård, Merethe; Westerhausen, René; Alptekin, Koksal; Özgören, Murat. 2012. Auditory verbal hallucinations in schizophrenia as aberrant lateralized speech perception: Evidence from dichotic listening. Schizophrenia Research. 140: 59-64. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2012.06.019
  • Kompus, Kristiina; Specht, Karsten; Ersland, Lars; Juvodden, Hilde T.; Wageningen, Heidi Karin van; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Westerhausen, René. 2012. A forced-attention dichotic listening fMRI study on 113 subjects. Brain and Language. 121: 240-247. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2012.03.004
  • Kompus, Kristiina. 2011. Default mode network gates the retrieval of task-irrelevant incidental memories. Neuroscience Letters. 487: 318-321. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2010.10.047
  • Kompus, Kristiina; Eichele, Tom; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Nyberg, Lars. 2011. Multimodal imaging of incidental retrieval: The low route to memory. Journal of cognitive neuroscience. 23: 947-960. doi: 10.1162/jocn.2010.21494
  • Kompus, Kristiina; Kalpouzos, Gregoria; Westerhausen, René. 2011. The size of the anterior corpus callosum correlates with the strength of hemispheric encoding-retrieval asymmetry in the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex. Brain Research. 1419: 61-67. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2011.08.052
  • Kompus, Kristiina; Westerhausen, René; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2011. The “paradoxical” engagement of the primary auditory cortex in patients with auditory verbal hallucinations: A meta-analysis of functional neuroimaging studies. Neuropsychologia. 49: 3361-3369. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.08.010
  • Kompus, Kristiina; Westerhausen, René; Nilsson, Lars-Göran; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Jongstra, Susan; Berglund, Alexander; Arver, Stefan; Savic, Ivanka. 2011. Deficits in inhibitory executive functions in Klinefelter (47, XXY) syndrome. Psychiatry Research. 189: 135-140. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2011.02.028
  • Westerhausen, René; Kompus, Kristiina; Dramsdahl, Margaretha; Falkenberg, Liv Eggset; Grüner, Renate; Hjelmervik, Helene; Specht, Karsten; Plessen, Kerstin J.; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2011. A critical re-examination of sexual dimorphism in the corpus callosum microstructure. NeuroImage. 56: 874-880. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.03.013
  • Westerhausen, René; Kompus, Kristiina; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2011. Impaired cognitive inhibition in schizophrenia: A meta-analysis of the Stroop interference effect. Schizophrenia Research. 133: 172-181. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2011.08.025
  • Kompus, Kristiina; Eichele, Tom; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Nyberg, L. 2010. The low route to episodic memory: The neural systems that trigger incidental retrieval. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 77: 225-225. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2010.06.320

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Kompus, K. & Hugdahl, K. (in press). Perception of voices that do not exist: Neuronal mechanisms in clinical and non-clinical hallucinations. The Oxford Handbook of Voice Perception.

Mørch-Johnsen, L., Nesvåg, R., Jørgensen, K.N., Lange, E.H., Hartberg, C.B., Haukvik, U.K., Kompus, K., Westerhausen, R., Osnes, K., Andreassen, O.A., Melle, I., (2016). Auditory cortex characteristics in schizophrenia: associations with auditory hallucinations. Schizophrenia Bulletin, DOI: 10.1093/schbul/sbw130.

Kompus, K.*, Lundervold A.J., Løberg,  E.-M., Posserud, M.-B. R. (2015). Prevalence of auditory hallucinations in Norwegian adolescents: results from a population-based study. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, DOI:10.1111/sjop.12219

Kompus, K*., Westerhausen, R., Craig, A.R., Kreegipuu, K., Kuldkepp, K., Passow, S., Specht, K., Hugdahl, K., Näätänen, R. (2015). Resting-state glutamatergic neurotransmission is related to latency of mismatch negativity to duration deviants in healthy adults: a 1H-MRS-EEG study. Psychophysiology, DOI: 10.1111/psyp.12445

Bless, J. J., Westerhausen, R., Torkildsen, J. V. K., Gudmundsen, M., Kompus, K., & Hugdahl, K. (2015). Laterality across languages: Results from a global dichotic listening study using a smartphone application. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, 20(4), 434-452.

Kråkvik, B., Laroi, F., Kalhovde, A. M., Hugdahl, K., Kompus, K., Salvesen, Ø., Stiles, T., & Vedul-Kjelsås, E (2015). Prevalence of auditory verbal hallucinations in a general population: A group comparison study. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, DOI: 10.1111/sjop.12236.

Westerhausen, R., Bless, J., Kompus, K. (2015). Behavioral laterality and aging: the free-recall dichotic-listening right-ear advantage increases with age. Developmental Neuropsychology, 40(5), 313-327..

Westerhausen, R., Bless, J. J., Passow, S., Kompus, K., & Hugdahl, K. (2015). Cognitive Control of Speech Perception Across the Lifespan: A Large-Scale Cross-Sectional Dichotic Listening Study. Developmental Psychology, 51(6), 806-815.

Bless, J. J., Westerhausen, R., Kompus, K., Gudmundsen, M., & Hugdahl, K. (2014). Self-supervised, mobile-application based cognitive training of auditory attention: A behavioral and fMRI evaluation. Internet Interventions, 1(3), 102-110

Johns, L., Kompus, K.*, Connell, M., Humpston, C., Lincoln, T., Longden, E., Preti, A., Alderson-Day, B., Badcock, J.C., Cella, M., Fernyhough, C., McCarthy-Jones, S., Peters, E., Raballo, A., Scott, J., Siddi, S., Sommer, I., Larøi, F. (2014). Auditory verbal hallucinations in persons with and without a need for care. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40, S255-S264.

Kroken, R.A., Løberg, E.-M., Drønen, T.,  Grüner, R., Hugdahl, K., Kompus, K., Skrede, S., Johnsen E. (2014). A critical review of pro-cognitive drug targets in psychosis: Convergence on myelination and inflammation. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5.

Westerhausen, R., Kompus, K., Hugdahl, K. (2014). Mapping hemispheric symmetries, relative asymmetries, and absolute asymmetries underlying the auditory laterality effect. NeuroImage, 84, 962-970.

Westerhausen, R., Passow, S., Kompus, K. (2013). Reactive cognitive-control processes in free-report consonant-vowel dichotic listening. Brain and Cognition, 83, 288-296.

Kompus, K.*, Falkenberg, L. E., Bless, J. J., Johnsen, E., Kroken, R. A., Kråkvik, B., Larøi, F., Løberg, E.-M., Vedul-Kjelsås, E., Westerhausen, R., & Hugdahl, K. (2013). The role of the primary auditory cortex in the neural mechanism of auditory verbal hallucinations. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7.

Bless J.J., Westerhausen, R., Arciuli, J., Kompus, K., Gudmundsen, M., Hugdahl, K. (2013). „Right on all occasions?“ – On the feasibility of laterality research using a smartphone dichotic listening application. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:42

Johnsen, E., Hugdahl, K., Fusar-Poli, P., Kroken, R.A., Kompus K*. (2013) Neuropsycopharmacology of auditory hallucinations: insights from pharmacological functional MRI and perspectives for future research. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 13, 23-36

Hugdahl, K., Nygård, M., Falkenberg, L.E., Kompus, K., Westerhausen, R., Kroken, R., Johnsen, E., Løberg, E.M. (2013). Failure of attention focus and cognitive control in schizophrenia patients with auditory verbal hallucinations: Evidence from dichotic listening. Schizophrenia Research, 147, 301-309

Westerhausen, R., Kompus, K., Hugdahl, K. (2013). Unaffected control of distractor interference in schizophrenia: a meta-analysis of incompatibility slowing in flanker tasks. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47, 246-51

Kompus, K*., Specht, K., Ersland, L., Juvodden, H.T., van Wageningen, H., Hugdahl, K., Westerhausen, R. (2012). A forced-attention dichotic listening fMRI study on 113 subjects. Brain and Language, 121, 240-247

Hugdahl, K., Løberg, E.-M., Falkenberg, L.E., Johnsen, E., Kompus, K., Kroken, R.A., Nygård, M., Westerhausen, R., Alptekin, K., Ôzgören, M. (2012). Auditory verbal hallucinations in schizophrenia as aberrant lateralized speech perception: Evidence from dichotic listening. Schizophrenia Research, 140, 59-64

Kompus, K.* (2011). Default mode network gates the retrieval of task-irrelevant incidental memories. Neuroscience Letters, 487, 318-321

Kompus K.*, Eichele T., Hugdahl K., Nyberg L. (2011). Multimodal imaging of incidental retrieval: the low route to memory. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 947-960

Kompus, K.*, Kalpouzos, G., Westerhausen, R. (2011). The size of the anterior corpus callosum correlates with the strength of hemispheric encoding-retrieval asymmetry in the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex. Brain Research, 1419, 61-67

Kompus, K.*, Westerhausen, R., Hugdahl, K. (2011). The „paradoxical“ engagement of the primary auditory cortex in patients with auditory verbal hallucinations: A meta-analysis of functional neuroimaging studies. Neuropsychologia, 49, 3361-3369

Kompus, K.*, Westerhausen, R., Nilsson, L.G., Hugdahl, K., Jongstra, S., Berglund, A., Arver, S., Savic, I. (2011). Deficits in inhibitory executive functions in Klinefelter (47, XXY) syndrome. Psychiatry Research, 189, 135-140

Westerhausen, R., Kompus, K., Dramsdahl, M., Falkenberg, L.E., Grüner, R., Hjelmervik, H., Specht, K., Plessen, K., Hugdahl, K. (2011). A critical re-examination of corpus callosum microstructure. NeuroImage, 56, 874-880

Westerhausen, R., Kompus, K., Hugdahl, K. (2011). Impaired cognitive inhibition in schizophrenia: a meta-analysis of the Stroop interference effect. Schizophrenia Research, 133, 172-181

Salami A., Eriksson J, Kompus K, Habib R, Kauppi K, Nyberg L (2010). Characterizing the neural correlates of modality-specific and modality-independent accessibility and availability signals in memory using partial-least squares. NeuroImage, 52, 686-698

Kompus K.*, Hugdahl K., Öhman A., Marklund P., Nyberg L. (2009). Distinct control networks for cognition and emotion in the prefrontal cortex. Neuroscience Letters, 467, 76-80

Kompus K.*, Olsson, C.J., Larsson A., Nyberg L. (2009). Dynamic switching between semantic and episodic memory systems. Neuropsychologia, 11, 2252-2260

Rakitin A., Kompus K., Braschinsky M., Nurm M. (2006). Wernicke-Korsakoff’s syndrome and memantine: a case report. Eesti Arst, 85(11), 766-771

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