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  • fMRI and brain function
  • brain laterality: dichotic listening
  • cognitive training
  • hallucinations
  • app development
  • experience sampling
  • mHealth

 

Academic article
  • Bless, Josef J; Hjelmervik, Helene; Torsheim, Torbjørn; Gudmundsen, Magne; Larøi, Frank; Holma, Irina; Arola, Anne; Korkeila, Jyrki; Hirnstein, Marco ; Marquardt, Lynn Anne; Kusztrits, Isabella; Smelror, Runar; Agartz, Ingrid; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2019. Temporal Signatures of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations: An App-Based Experience Sampling Study. Schizophrenia Research. 3 pages.
  • 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. S24-S31.
  • Hjelmervik, Helene; Craig-Craven, Alexander Richard; Sinkeviciute, Igne; Johnsen, Erik; Kompus, Kristiina; Bless, Josef Johann; Kroken, Rune Andreas; Løberg, Else-Marie; Ersland, Lars; Gruner, Eli Renate; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2019. Intra-Regional Glu-GABA vs Inter-Regional Glu-Glu Imbalance: A 1H-MRS Study of the Neurochemistry of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations in Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin.
  • 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. 11 pages.
  • 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. S24-S31.
  • 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. 707-714.
  • 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. 59-61.
  • 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. 336-356.
  • 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. 95-103.
  • 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. 232-236.
  • 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. 2268-2274.
  • 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. 34-39.
  • 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. 434-452.
  • 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. 806-815.
  • 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. 313-327.
  • 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. 102-110.
  • 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.
  • 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. 13 pages.
  • 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. 179-187.
  • 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. 45-47.
Academic lecture
  • Haug, Elisabeth Tangen; Havnen, Audun; Hansen, Bjarne; Bless, Josef J; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Kvale, Gerd. 2013. Attention training with dichotic listening in OCD patients.
  • Westerhausen, René; Bless, Josef Johann; Kompus, Kristiina; Gudmundsen, Magne; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2012. Crowd-sourcing laterality research: Results of a three-month dichotic listening study using a mobile device application.
Letter to the editor
  • Laloyaux, Julien; Bless, Josef J; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Kråkvik, Bodil; Vedul-Kjelsås, Einar; Kalhovde, Anne Martha; Larøi, Frank. 2019. Multimodal hallucinations are associated with poor mental health and negatively impact auditory hallucinations in the general population: Results from an epidemiological study. Schizophrenia Research. 319-322.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Bless, Josef J. 2015. The smartphone as a research tool in psychology. Assessment of language lateralization and training of auditory attention.
Poster
  • Helland, Turid; Valderhaug, Hanne; Eiken, Monica; Bless, Josef J; Helland, Wenche A; Morken, Frøydis; Torkildsen, Janne von Koss. 2018. Auditive training effect in dyslexia using a dichotic listening paradigm.
  • Passow, Susanne; Craven, Alexander R.; Løberg, Else-Marie; Johnson, E.; Kroken, R.; Andreassen, Ole A.; Ersland, L.; Specht, Karsten; Nygård, Merethe; Berle, Jan Øystein; Falkenberg, Liv Eggset; Grüner, Renate; Kompus, Kristiina; Westerhausen, Rene; Hirnstein, Marco Andre; Kovalchuk, Galyna; Bless, Josef J; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2014. Glutamate as a mediating transmitter for auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia: A 1H-MRS study.
  • Bless, Josef Johann; Kompus, Kristiina; Gudmundsen, Magne; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Westerhausen, René. 2012. Science in your pocket: Smartphones als Plattform für Neuropsychologische Forschung.
  • Bless, Josef Johann; Westerhausen, René; Kompus, Kristiina; Gudmundsen, Magne; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2012. Science in your pocket: Results from a global field experiment on language laterality.

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