• E-mailJosef.Bless@uib.no
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  • fMRI and brain function
  • brain laterality: dichotic listening
  • cognitive training
  • hallucinations
  • app development
  • experience sampling
  • mHealth


Journal articles
  • Larøi, Frank; Bless, Josef J; Laloyaux, Julien Freddy; Kråkvik, Bodil; Vedul-Kjelsås, Einar; Kalhovde, Anne Martha; Hirnstein, Marco; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2019. An epidemiological study on the prevalence of hallucinations in a general-population sample: Effects of age and sensory modality. Psychiatry Research. 272: 707-714. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2019.01.003
  • Luhrmann, Tanya Marie; Alderson-Day, Ben; Bell, Vaughan; Bless, Josef J; Corlett, Philip; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Jones, Nev; Larøi, Frank; Mosley, Peter; Padmavati, Ramachandran; Peters, Emmanuelle; Powers, Albert R.; Waters, Flavie. 2019. Beyond trauma: A multiple pathways approach to auditory hallucinations in clinical and nonclinical populations. Schizophrenia Bulletin. 45: S24-S31. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sby110
  • Smelror, Runar; Bless, Josef J; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Agartz, Ingrid. 2019. Feasibility and Acceptability of Using a Mobile Phone App for Characterizing Auditory Verbal Hallucinations in Adolescents With Early-Onset Psychosis: Exploratory Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 3. 11 pages. doi: 10.2196/13882
  • Thomas, Neil; Bless, Josef J; Alderson-Day, Ben; Bell, Imogen H.; Cella, Matteo; Craig, Tom; Delespaul, Philippe; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Laloyaux, Julien Freddy; Larøi, Frank; Lincoln, Tania M.; Schlier, Björn; Urwyler, Prabitha; van den Berg, David; Jardri, Renaud. 2019. Potential applications of digital technology in assessment, treatment, and self-help for hallucinations. Schizophrenia Bulletin. 45: S24-S31. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sby103
  • Helland, Turid; Morken, Frøydis; Bless, Josef J; Valderhaug, Hanna Valkvæ; Eiken, Monica; Helland, Wenche A; Torkildsen, Janne von Koss. 2018. Auditive training effects from a dichotic listening app in children with dyslexia. Dyslexia. 24: 336-356. doi: 10.1002/dys.1600
  • Visser, Lucia; Sinkeviciute, Igne; Sommer, Iris E; Bless, Josef J. 2018. Training switching focus with a mobile-application by a patient suffering from AVH, a case report. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 59: 59-61. doi: 10.1111/sjop.12415
  • Beste, Christian; Arning, Larissa; Gerding, Wanda M.; Epplen, Jörg T.; Mertins, Alexandra; Röder, Melanie C.; Bless, Josef J; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Westerhausen, Rene; Güntürkün, Onur; Ocklenburg, Sebastian. 2017. Cognitive control processes and functional cerebral asymmetries: association with variation in the handedness-associated gene LRRTM1. Molecular Neurobiology. 55: 2268-2274. Published 2017-02-21. doi: 10.1007/s12035-017-0485-7
  • Bless, Josef J; Larøi, Frank; Laloyaux, Julien Freddy; Kompus, Kristiina; Kråkvik, Bodil; Vedul-Kjelsås, Einar; Kalhovde, Anne Martha; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2017. Do adverse life events at first onset of auditory verbal hallucinations influence subsequent voice characteristics? Results from an epidemiological study. Psychiatry Research. 261: 232-236. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.12.060
  • Strauss, Clara; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Waters, Flavie; Hayward, Mark; Bless, Josef J; Kråkvik, Bodil; Falkenberg, Liv Eggset; Asbjørnsen, Arve Egil; Johnsen, Erik; Sinkeviciute, Igne; Kroken, Rune Andreas; Løberg, Else-Marie; Thomas, Neil. 2017. The Beliefs about Voices Questionnaire - Revised: A factor structure from 450 participants. Psychiatry Research. 259: 95-103. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.09.089
  • Ocklenburg, Sebastian; Ströckens, Felix; Bless, Josef J; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Westerhausen, Rene; Manns, Martina. 2016. Investigating heritability of laterality and cognitive control in speech perception. Brain and Cognition. 109: 34-39. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2016.09.003
  • 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: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition. 20: 434-452. doi: 10.1080/1357650X.2014.997245
  • 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
  • Bless, Josef J; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Westerhausen, René; Løhaugen, Gro; Eidheim, Ole Christian; Brubakk, Ann-Mari; Skranes, Jon; Gramstad, Arne; Håberg, Asta. 2013. Cognitive control deficits in adolescents born with very low birth weight (<= 1500 g): Evidence from dichotic listening. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 54: 179-187. doi: 10.1111/sjop.12032
  • 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
  • Haug, Elisabeth Tangen; Havnen, Audun; Hansen, Bjarne; Bless, Josef J; Kvale, Gerd. 2013. Attention training with dichotic listening in OCD patients using an Iphone/ Ipod app. Clinical Neuropsychiatry. 10: 45-47.
  • 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
Reports and theses
  • Bless, Josef J. 2015. The smartphone as a research tool in psychology. Assessment of language lateralization and training of auditory attention. Universitetet i Bergen.

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