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  • Neuroimaging with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
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Cognitiv Neuroscience

Functional and structural neuroanatomy

Neuroimaging methods

Journal articles
  • Hausmann, Markus; Brysbaert, Marc; van der Haegen, Lise; Lewald, Jörg; Specht, Karsten; Hirnstein, Marco; Willemin, Julie; Barton, Jack; Buchilly, Delia; Chmetz, Florian; Roch, Maja; Brederoo, Sanne; Dael, Nele; Mohr, Christine. 2019. Language lateralisation measured across linguistic and national boundaries. Cortex. 111: 134-147. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2018.10.020
  • Stavestrand, Silje Haukenes; Sirevåg, Kristine; Nordhus, Inger Hilde; Sjøbø, Trond; Endal, Torbjørn; Nordahl, Hans Morten; Specht, Karsten; Hammar, Åsa; Halmøy, Anne; Martinsen, Egil Wilhelm; Andersson, Eva; Hjelmervik, Helene; Mohlman, Jan; Thayer, Julian Francis; Hovland, Anders. 2019. Physical exercise augmented cognitive behaviour therapy for older adults with generalised anxiety disorder (PEXACOG): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 20 : 174: 1-14. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3268-9
  • Dwyer, Gerard Eric; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Specht, Karsten; Grüner, Renate. 2018. Current Practice and New Developments in the Use of In Vivo Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for the Assessment of Key Metabolites Implicated in the Pathophysiology of Schizophrenia. Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry. 18: 1908-1924. doi: 10.2174/1568026619666181130103559
  • Hjelmervik, Helene; Hausmann, Markus; Craven, Alexander R.; Hirnstein, Marco; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Specht, Karsten. 2018. Sex- and sex hormone-related variations in energy-metabolic frontal brain asymmetries: A magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. NeuroImage. 172: 817-825. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.01.043
  • Kandilarova, Sevdalina; Stoyanov, Drozdstoy; Kostianev, Stefan; Specht, Karsten. 2018. Altered resting state effective connectivity of anterior insula in depression. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 9:83: 1-7. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00083
  • Specht, Karsten; Wigglesworth, Philip. 2018. The functional and structural asymmetries of the superior temporal sulcus. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 59: 74-82. doi: 10.1111/sjop.12410
  • Vik, Berit; Skeie, Geir Olve; Vikane, Eirik; Specht, Karsten. 2018. Effects of music production on cortical plasticity within cognitive rehabilitation of patients with mild traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury. 32: 634-643. doi: 10.1080/02699052.2018.1431842
  • Vikene, Kjetil; Skeie, Geir Olve; Specht, Karsten. 2018. Abnormal phasic activity in saliency network, motor areas, and basal ganglia in Parkinson's disease during rhythm perception. Human Brain Mapping. 40: 916-927. doi: 10.1002/hbm.24421
  • Brodal, Hans Petter; Osnes, Berge; Specht, Karsten. 2017. Listening to rhythmic music reduces connectivity within the basal ganglia and the reward system. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 11:153: 1-7. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2017.00153
  • Robson, Holly; Specht, Karsten; Beaumont, Helen; Parkes, Laura M.; Sage, Karen; Lambon Ralph, Matthew A.; Zahn, Roland. 2017. Arterial spin labelling shows functional depression of non-lesion tissue in chronic Wernicke's aphasia. Cortex. 92: 249-260. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2016.11.002
  • Evensen, Marita Hovland; Fluge, Silje Segadal; Kjoberg, Trine Skeistrand; Støle-Hansen, Hanne; Specht, Karsten. 2016. Den blinde hjernen: Plastisk og fantastisk. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 53: 608-616.
  • Folgerø, Per Olav; Hodne, Lasse; Johansson, Christer; Andresen, Alf Edgar; Sætren, Lill Charlotte; Specht, Karsten; Skaar, Øystein Olav; Reber, Rolf. 2016. Effects of facial symmetry and gaze direction on perception of social attributes: A study in experimental art history. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 10:452. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00452
  • Heggdal, Peder Olaf Laugen; Brännström, Jonas; Aarstad, Hans Jørgen; Vassbotn, Flemming; Specht, Karsten. 2016. Functional-structural reorganisation of the neuronal network for auditory perception in subjects with unilateral hearing loss: Review of neuroimaging studies. Hearing Research. 332: 73-79. doi: 10.1016/j.heares.2015.11.015
  • Morken, Frøydis; Helland, Turid; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Specht, Karsten. 2016. Reading in dyslexia across literacy development: A longitudinal study of effective connectivity. NeuroImage. 144: 92-100. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.09.060
  • Abel, Stefanie; Weiller, Cornelius; Huber, Walter; Willmes, Klaus; Specht, Karsten. 2015. Therapy-induced brain reorganization patterns in aphasia. Brain. 138: 1097-1112. doi: 10.1093/brain/awv022
  • Clark, Kristi A; Helland, Turid; Specht, Karsten; Narr, Katherine L; Manis, Franklin R; Toga, Arthur W; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2015. Reply: Cortical differences in preliterate children at familiar risk of dyslexia are similar to those observed in dyslexic readers. Brain. 138: e379. doi: 10.1093/brain/awv037
  • Hjelmervik, Helene; Westerhausen, Rene; Hirnstein, Marco; Specht, Karsten; Hausmann, Markus. 2015. The neural correlates of sex differences in left-right confusion. NeuroImage. 113: 196-206. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.02.066
  • Hugdahl, Kenneth; Craig-Craven, Alexander Richard; Nygård, Merethe; Løberg, Else-Marie; Berle, Jan Øystein; Johnsen, Erik; Kroken, Rune Andreas; Specht, Karsten; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Ersland, Lars. 2015. Glutamate as a mediating transmitter for auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia: A 1H MRS study. Schizophrenia Research. 161: 252-260. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2014.11.015
  • Hugdahl, Kenneth; Raichle, Marcus E.; Mitra, Anish; Specht, Karsten. 2015. On the existence of a generalized non-specific task-dependent network. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 9:430. 15 pages. Published 2015-08-06. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00430
  • 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
  • Passow, Susanne; Specht, Karsten; Adamsen, Tom Christian; Biermann, Martin; Brekke, Njål; Craig-Craven, Alexander Richard; Ersland, Lars; Grüner, Renate; Kleven-Madsen, Nina; Kvernenes, Ole Heine; Schwarzlmüller, Thomas; Olesen, Rasmus Aamand; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2015. Default-mode network functional connectivity is closely related to metabolic activity. Human Brain Mapping. 36: 2027-2038. Published 2015-02-03. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22753
  • Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Eichele, Tom; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Specht, Karsten; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf; Tungodden, Bertil. 2014. Equity theory and fair inequality: A neuroeconomic study. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 111: 15368-15372. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1414602111
  • Clark, Kristi A.; Helland, Turid; Specht, Karsten; Narr, Katherine L.; Manis, Franklin R.; Toga, Arthur W.; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2014. Neuroanatomical precursors of dyslexia identified from pre-reading through to age 11. Brain. 137: 3136-3141. doi: 10.1093/brain/awu229
  • Falkenberg, Liv Eggset; Westerhausen, René; Craig-Craven, Alexander Richard; Johnsen, Erik; Kroken, Rune; Løberg, Else-Marie; Specht, Karsten; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2014. Impact of glutamate levels on neuronal response and cognitive abilities in schizophrenia. NeuroImage: Clinical. 4: 576-584. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2014.03.014
  • Hjelmervik, Helene; Hausmann, Markus; Osnes, Berge; Westerhausen, René; Specht, Karsten. 2014. Resting states are resting traits - An fMRI study of sex differences and menstrual cycle effects in resting state cognitive control networks. PLoS ONE. 9. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103492
  • Morken, Frøydis; Helland, Turid; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Specht, Karsten. 2014. Children with dyslexia show cortical hyperactivation in response to increasing literacy processing demands. Frontiers in Psychology. 5. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01491
  • Oser, Nadine; Hubacher, Martina; Specht, Karsten; Datta, Alexandre N.; Weber, Peter; Penner, Iris-Katharina. 2014. Default mode network alterations during language task performance in children with benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS). Epilepsy & Behavior. 33: 12-17. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.01.008
  • Ousdal, Olga Therese; Specht, Karsten; SERVER, ANDRES; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Dolan, Ray J; Jensen, Jimmy Kristian. 2014. The human amygdala encodes value and space during decision making. NeuroImage. 101: 712-719. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.07.055
  • Sandu, Anca-Larisa; Izard, Edouard; Specht, Karsten; Beneventi, Harald; Lundervold, Arvid; Ystad, Martin Andreas. 2014. Post-adolescent developmental changes in cortical complexity. Behavioral and Brain Functions. 10:44. doi: 10.1186/1744-9081-10-44
  • Specht, Karsten. 2014. Neuronal basis of speech comprehension. Hearing Research. 307: 121-135. doi: 10.1016/j.heares.2013.09.011
  • Specht, Karsten; Baumgartner, Florian; Stadler, Jörg; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Pollmann, Stefan. 2014. Functional asymmetry and effective connectivity of the auditory system during speech perception is modulated by the place of articulation of the consonant – A 7 T fMRI study. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00549
  • Enriquez-Geppert, Stefanie; Eichele, Tom; Specht, Karsten; Kugel, Harald; Pantev, Christo; Huster, René J. 2013. Functional Parcellation of the Inferior Frontal and Midcingulate Cortices in a Flanker-Stop-Change Paradigm. Human Brain Mapping. 34: 1501-1514. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22002
  • Hubacher, Martina; Weber, Peter; Stöcklin, Markus; Specht, Karsten; Kappos, Ludwig; Opwis, Klaus; Penner, Iris-Katharina. 2013. Case-based approach to evaluate the efficacy of working memory training in juvenile Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis. 19: 975-976. doi: 10.1177/1352458513490384
  • Penner, Iris-Katharina; Weber, P; Stoecklin, M; Specht, Karsten; Steinlin, Maja; Kappos, Ludwig; Opwis, Klaus; Hubacher, Martina. 2013. Efficacy of working memory training in juvenile multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis. 19: 94-95.
  • Specht, Karsten. 2013. Mapping a lateralization gradient within the ventral stream for auditory speech perception. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 7. 10 pages. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00629
  • Tzoulis, Charalampos; Tran, Gia Tuong Thi; Schwarzlmüller, Thomas; Specht, Karsten; Haugarvoll, Kristoffer; Balafkan, Novin; Lilleng, Peer Kåre; Miletic, Hrvoje; Biermann, Martin; Bindoff, Laurence. 2013. Severe nigrostriatal degeneration without clinical parkinsonism in patients with polymerase gamma mutations. Brain. 136: 2393-2404. doi: 10.1093/brain/awt103
  • Bechtel, Nina; Kobel, Maja; Penner, Iris-Katharina; Specht, Karsten; Klarhöfer, Markus; Scheffler, Klaus; Opwis, Klaus; Schmitt-Mechelke, Thomas; Capone, Andrea; Weber, Peter. 2012. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in childhood epilepsy: A neuropsychological and functional imaging study. Epilepsia. 53: 325-333. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2011.03377.x
  • Falkenberg, Liv Eggset; Westerhausen, René; Specht, Karsten; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2012. Resting-state glutamate level in the anterior cingulate predicts blood-oxygen level-dependent response to cognitive control. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109: 5069-5073. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1115628109
  • Hjelmervik, Helene; Westerhausen, René; Osnes, Berge; Endresen, Cecilie Byholt; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Hausmann, Markus; Specht, Karsten. 2012. Language lateralization and cognitive control across the menstrual cycle assessed with a dichotic-listening paradigm. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 37: 1866-1875. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2012.03.021
  • 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
  • Osnes, Berge; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Hjelmervik, Helene; Specht, Karsten. 2012. Stimulus expectancy modulates inferior frontal gyrus and premotor cortex activity in auditory perception. Brain and Language. 121: 65-69. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2012.02.002
  • Specht, Karsten. 2012. Synaesthesia: cross activations, high interconnectivity, and a parietal hub. Translational Neuroscience. 3: 15-21. doi: 10.2478/s13380-012-0007-z
  • Specht, Karsten. 2012. The neural basis of synaesthesia. European Journal of Neurology. 19: 820-820.
  • Sætrevik, Bjørn; Specht, Karsten. 2012. Cognitive conflict in a syllable identification task causes transient activation of speech perception area. Brain and Cognition. 78: 200-205. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2011.12.006
  • Dinkelacker, Vera; Grüter, Martina; Klaver, Peter; Grüter, Thomas; Specht, Karsten; Weis, Susanne; Kennerknecht, Ingo; Elger, Christian E.; Fernandéz, Guillén. 2011. Congenital prosopagnosia: multistage anatomical and functional deficits in face processing circuitry. Journal of Neurology. 258: 770-782. doi: 10.1007/s00415-010-5828-5
  • Dramsdahl, Margaretha; Ersland, Lars; Haavik, Jan; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Specht, Karsten. 2011. Adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - a brain magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 2. 8 pages. Published 2011-11-23. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2011.00065
  • Falkenberg, Liv Eggset; Specht, Karsten; Westerhausen, René. 2011. Attention and cognitive control networks assessed in a dichotic listening fMRI study. Brain and Cognition. 76: 276-285. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2011.02.006
  • Laeng, Bruno; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Specht, Karsten. 2011. The neural correlate of colour distances revealed with competing synaesthetic and real colours. Cortex. 47: 320-331. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2009.09.004
  • Osnes, Berge; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Hjelmervik, Helene; Specht, Karsten. 2011. Increased activation in superior temporal gyri as a function of increment in phonetic features. Brain and Language. 116: 97-101. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2010.10.001
  • Osnes, Berge; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Specht, Karsten. 2011. Effective connectivity analysis demonstrates involvement of premotor cortex during speech perception. NeuroImage. 54: 2437-2445. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.09.078
  • Specht, Karsten; Laeng, Bruno. 2011. An independent component analysis of fMRI data of grapheme-colour synaesthesia. Journal of Neuropsychology. 5: 203-213. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-6653.2011.02008.x
  • 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; Luders, Eileen; Specht, Karsten; Ofte, Sonja Helgesen; Toga, Arthur W.; Thompson, Paul R.; Helland, Turid; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2011. Structural and Functional Reorganization of the Corpus Callosum between the Age of 6 and 8 Years. Cerebral Cortex. 21: 1012-1017. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhq165
  • Dos Santos Sequeira, Sarah; Specht, Karsten; Moosmann, Matthias; Westerhausen, René; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2010. The effects of background noise on dichotic listening to consonant-vowel syllables: An fMRI study. Laterality. 15: 577-596. doi: 10.1080/13576500903045082
  • Kobel, Maja; Bechtel, Nina; Specht, Karsten; Klarhöfer, Markus; Weber, Peter; Scheffler, Klaus; Opwis, Klaus; Penner, Iris-Katharina. 2010. Structural and functional imaging approaches in attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Does the temporal lobe play a key role? Psychiatry Research : Neuroimaging. 183: 230-236. doi: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2010.03.010
  • Minnerop, Martina; Luders, Eileen; Specht, Karsten; Ruhlmann, Jürgen; Schimke, Nicole; Thompson, Paul M.; Chou, Yi Y; Toga, Arthur W.; Abele, Michael; Wüllner, Ullrich; Klockgether, Thomas. 2010. Callosal tissue loss in multiple system atrophy-A one-year follow-up study. Movement Disorders. 25: 2613-2620. doi: 10.1002/mds.23318
  • Moen, Gunnar; Specht, Karsten; Taxt, Torfinn; Sundal, Endre; Grønning, Marit; Thorsen, Einar; Troland, Kari; Irgens, Ågot; Grüner, Renate. 2010. Cerebral diffusion and perfusion deficits in North Sea divers. Acta Radiologica. 51: 1050-1058. doi: 10.3109/02841851.2010.515245
  • Osnes, Berge; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Specht, Karsten. 2010. Effective connectivity analysis demonstrates involvement of premotor cortex during speech perception. NeuroImage. 54: 2437-2445. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.09.078
  • Vandenhirtz, Joerg; Eberius, Matthias; Jung, Axel; Koch, Martin; Specht, Karsten; Vandenhirtz, Dirk; van der Hejden, Ricarda. 2010. Future Developments for Non-destructive 3D Plant and Root Imaging. In vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Animal. 46: S172-S172.
  • Vandenhirtz, Joerg; Vandenhirtz, Dirk; Eberius, Matthias; Jung, Axel; van der Heijden, R; Koch, M; Specht, Karsten. 2010. Future Developments for Non-Destructive 3D Plant and Root Imaging. Journal of Biotechnology. 150: S567-S567. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2010.10.039
  • Wageningen, Heidi Karin van; Jørgensen, Hugo A; Specht, Karsten; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2010. A 1H-MR spectroscopy study of changes in glutamate and glutamine (Glx) concentrations in frontal spectra after administration of memantine. Cerebral Cortex. 20: 798-803. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhp145
  • Westerhausen, René; Moosmann, Matthias; Alho, Kimmo; Belsby, Stein-Ove; Hämäläinen, Heikki; Medvedev, Svjatoslav; Specht, Karsten; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2010. Identification of attention and cognitive control networks in a parametric auditory fMRI study. Neuropsychologia. 48: 2075-2081. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.03.028
  • Hautzel, Hubertus; Mottaghy, Felix M.; Specht, Karsten; Müller, Hans-Wilhelm; Krause, Bernd J. 2009. Evidence of a modality-dependent role of the cerebellum in working memory? An fMRI study comparing verbal and abstract n-back tasks. NeuroImage. 47: 2073-2082. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.06.005
  • Kobel, Maja; Bechtel, Nina; Weber, Peter; Specht, Karsten; Klarhöfer, Markus; Scheffler, Klaus; Opwis, Klaus; Penner, Iris-Katharina. 2009. Effects of methylphenidate on working memory functioning in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. European journal of paediatric neurology. 13: 516-523. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpn.2008.10.008
  • Minnerop, Martina; Specht, Karsten; Ruhlmann, Jürgen; Grothe, Cristoph; Wüllner, Ullrich; Klockgether, Thomas. 2009. In vivo voxel-based relaxometry in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Journal of Neurology. 256: 28-34. doi: 10.1007/s00415-009-0947-6
  • Moosmann, Matthias; Schönfelder, Vinzenz H.; Specht, Karsten; Scheeringa, René; Nordby, Helge; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2009. Realignment parameter-informed artefact correction for simultaneous EEG–fMRI recordings. NeuroImage. 45: 1144-1150. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.01.024
  • Neufang, Susanne; Specht, Karsten; Hausmann, Markus; Güntürkün, Onur; Herpertz-Dahlmann, Beate; Fink, Gereon R.; Konrad, Kerstin. 2009. Sex differences and the impact of steroid hormones on the developing human brain. Cerebral Cortex. 19: 464-473. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhn100
  • Specht, Karsten; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Ofte, Sonja Helgesen; Nygard, M; Nygård, Merethe; Bjørnerud, Atle; Plante, Elena; Helland, Turid. 2009. Brain activation on pre-reading tasks reveals at-risk status for dyslexia in 6-year-old children. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 50: 79-91. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2008.00688.x
  • Specht, Karsten; Lie, Chuh-Hyoun; Shah, Nadim Jon; Fink, Gereon R. 2009. Disentangling the prefrontal network for rule selection by means of a non-verbal variant of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test. Human Brain Mapping. 30: 1734-1743. doi: 10.1002/hbm.20637
  • Specht, Karsten; Osnes, Berge; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2009. Detection of differential speech-specific processes in the temporal lobe using fMRI and a dynamic "sound morphing" technique. Human Brain Mapping. 30: 3436-3444. doi: 10.1002/hbm.20768
  • Specht, Karsten; Zahn, Roland; Willmes, Klaus; Weis, Susanne; Holtel, Christiane; Krause, Bernd J.; Herzog, Hans; Huber, Walter. 2009. Joint Independent Component Analysis of structural and functional images reveals complex patterns of functional reorganisation in stroke aphasia. NeuroImage. 47: 2057-2063. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.06.011
  • Sætrevik, Bjørn; Specht, Karsten. 2009. Cognitive conflict and inhibition in primed dichotic listening. Brain and Cognition. 71: 20-25. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2009.03.006
  • Wageningen, Heidi Karin van; Jørgensen, Hugo A; Specht, Karsten; Eichele, Tom; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2009. The effects of the glutamate antagonist memantine on brain activation to an auditory perception task. Human Brain Mapping. 30: 3616-3624. doi: 10.1002/hbm.20789
  • Wageningen, Heidi Karin van; Jørgensen, Hugo A; Specht, Karsten; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2009. Evidence for glutamatergic neurotransmission in cognitive control in an auditory attention task. Neuroscience Letters. 454: 171-175. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2009.03.043
  • Westerhausen, René; Belsby, S.O.; Moosmann, Matthias; Specht, Karsten; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2009. DYNAMIC MODULATION OF BRAIN ACTIVATION IN RESPONSE TO VARYING DEGREES OF TOP-DOWN/BOTTOM-UP PROCESSING CONFLICT. Psychophysiology. 46: S120-S120.
  • Westerhausen, René; Grüner, Renate; Specht, Karsten; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2009. Functional relevance of inter-individual differences in temporal lobe callosal pathways: A DTI tractography study. Cerebral Cortex. 19: 1322-1329. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhn173
  • Westerhausen, René; Luders, Eileen; Specht, Karsten; Ofte, Sonja Helgesen; Toga, Arthur W.; Thompson, P.M; Helland, Turid; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2009. A longitudinal study of inter-hemispheric interaction and corpus callosum development in 6 and 8 year old children. NeuroImage. 47: 151.
  • Dos Santos Sequeira, Sarah; Specht, Karsten; Hämäläinen, Heikki; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2008. The effects of background noise on dichotic listening to consonant-vowel syllables. Brain and Language. 107: 11-15. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2008.06.001
  • Eichele, Tom; Calhoun, Vince; Moosmann, Matthias Walter; Specht, Karsten; Jongsma, Marijtje L.A.; Quiroga, Rodrigo Quian; Nordby, Helge; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2008. Unmixing concurrent EEG-fMRI with parallel independent component analysis. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 67: 222-234. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2007.04.010
  • Eichele, Tom; Debener, Stefan; Calhoun, Vince; Specht, Karsten; Engel, Andreas K; Hugdahl, Kenneth; von Cramon, D. Yves; Ullsperger, Markus. 2008. Prediction of human errors by maladaptive changes in event-related brain networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 105: 6173-6178. Published 2008-04-22. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0708965105
  • Eichele, Tom; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Specht, Karsten. 2008. Hjerneaktivering som predikerer feilhandlinger. Nevropsykologi : Medlemsblad for Norsk Nevropsykologisk Forening. 1.
  • Gundersen, Hilde; Grüner, Renate; Specht, Karsten; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2008. The effects of alcohol intoxication on neuronal activation at different levels of cognitive load. The Open Neuroimaging Journal. 2: 65-72.
  • Gundersen, Hilde; Specht, Karsten; Grüner, Renate; Ersland, Lars; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2008. Separating the effects of alcohol and expectancy on brain activation: An fMRI working memory study. NeuroImage. 42: 1587-1596. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2008.05.037
  • Hugdahl, Kenneth; Korsnes, Maria Stylianou; Specht, Karsten. 2008. Funksjonell magnetresonansavbildning (fMRI) av hjernen prinsipper og klinisk anvendelse. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 45: 1089-1097.
  • Hugdahl, Kenneth; Løberg, Else-Marie; Specht, Karsten; Steen, Vidar Martin; Van, Wageningen, Heidi Karin; Jørgensen, Hugo Arild. 2008. Auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia: the role of cognitive, brain structural and genetic disturbances in the left temporal lobe. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 1. 10 pages. Published 2008-03-28. doi: 10.3389/neuro.09.006.2007
  • Kohler, Christian; Keck, Ingo; Gruber, Peter; Lie, Chuh-Hyoun; Specht, Karsten; Tome, AM; Lang, Elmar W. 2008. Spatiotemporal group ICA applied to fMRI datasets. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference Proceedings. 1: 4652-4655.
  • Lycke, Christine; Specht, Karsten; Ersland, Lars; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2008. An fMRI study of phonological and spatial working memory using identical stimuli. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 49: 393-401. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2008.00672.x
  • Minnerop, Martina; Luders, Eileen; Specht, Karsten; Ruhlmann, Jürgen; Schneider-Gold, Christiane; Schröder, Rolf; Thompson, Paul R.; Toga, Arthur W.; Klockgether, Thomas; Kornblum, Cornelia. 2008. Grey and white matter loss along cerebral midline structures in myotonic dystrophy type 2. Journal of Neurology. 255: 1904-1909. doi: 10.1007/s00415-008-0997-1
  • Sandu, Anca-Larisa; Rasmussen, Inge-Andre; Lundervold, Arvid; Kreuder, Frank; Neckelmann, Gesche; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Specht, Karsten. 2008. Fractal dimension analysis of MR images reveals grey matter structure irregularities in schizophrenia. Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics. 32: 150-158. doi: 10.1016/j.compmedimag.2007.10.005
  • Sandu, Anca-Larisa; Specht, Karsten; Beneventi, Harald; Lundervold, Arvid; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2008. Sex-differences in grey-white matter structure in normal-reading and dyslexic adolescents. Neuroscience Letters. 438: 80-84. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2008.04.022
  • Sequeira, Sarah Dorothee Dos Santos; Specht, Karsten; Hämäläinen, Heikki; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2008. The effects of different intensity levels of background noise on dichotic listening to consonant-vowel syllables. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 49: 305-310. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2008.00664.x
  • Specht, Karsten; Huber, Walter; Willmes, Klaus; Shah, N. Jon; Jäncke, Lutz. 2008. Tracing the ventral stream for auditory speech processing in the temporal lobe by using a combined time series and independent component analysis. Neuroscience Letters. 442: 180-185. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2008.06.084
  • Van Den Noort, Maurits; Specht, Karsten; Rimol, Lars Morten; Ersland, Lars; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2008. A new verbal reports fMRI dichotic listening paradigm for studies of hemispheric asymmetry. NeuroImage. 40: 902-911. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2007.11.051
  • Abele, Michael; Minnerop, Martina; Urbach, H; Specht, Karsten; Klockgether, T. 2007. Sporadic adult onset ataxia of unknown etiology : A clinical, electrophysiological and imaging study. Journal of Neurology. 254: 1384-1389. doi: 10.1007/s00415-007-0556-1
  • Hugdahl, Kenneth; Specht, Karsten; Biringer, Eva Aaker; Weis, Susanne; Elliott, Rebecca; Hammar, Åsa; Ersland, Lars; Lund, Anders. 2007. Increased parietal and frontal activation after remission from recurrent major depression: A repeated fMRI study. Cognitive Therapy and Research. 31: 147-160. doi: 10.1007/s10608-006-9116-8
  • Minnerop, Martina; Specht, Karsten; Ruhlmann, Jürgen; Schimke, Nicole; Abele, Michael; Weyer, Alexandra; Wüllner, Ullrich; Klockgether, Thomas. 2007. Voxel-based morphometry and voxel-based relaxometry in multiple system atrophy-a comparison between clinical subtypes and correlations with clinical parameters. NeuroImage. 36: 1086-1095. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2007.04.028
  • Sandmann, Pascale; Eichele, Tom; Specht, Karsten; Jäncke, Lutz; Rimol, Lars Morten; Nordby, Helge; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2007. Hemispheric asymmetries in the processing of temporal acoustic cues in consonant-vowel syllables. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. 25: 227-240.
  • Dos Santos Sequeira, Sarah; Specht, Karsten; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2006. Does background noise affect hemisphere asymmetry for speech processing? Psychophysiology. 43: 35-35.
  • Eichele, Tom; Moosmann, Matthias Walter; Specht, Karsten; Jongsma, Marijtje L.A.; Quiroga, Rodrigo Quian; Nordby, Helge; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2006. Single-trial ERP-FMRI: The electric and hemodynamic correlates of expectancy in target processing. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 61: 323-324.
  • Eichele, Tom; Moosmann, Matthias Walter; Specht, Karsten; Jongsma, Marijtje L.A.; Quiroga, Rodrigo Quian; Nordby, Helge; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2006. Approaches to single-trial ERP-fMRI integration. Journal of Psychophysiology. 20: 106-106.
  • Neckelmann, Gesche; Specht, Karsten; Lund, Anders; Ersland, Lars; Smievoll, Alf Inge; Neckelmann, Dag; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2006. Mr morphometry analysis of grey matter volume reduction in schizophrenia: association with hallucinations. International Journal of Neuroscience. 116: 9-23. doi: 10.1080/00207450690962244
  • Rimol, Lars Morten; Specht, Karsten; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2006. Controlling for individual differences in fMRI brain activation to tones, syllables, and words. NeuroImage. 30: 554-562. doi: Se sammendrag
  • Eichele, Tom; Specht, Karsten; Moosmann, Matthias Walter; Jongsma, Marijtje L.A.; Quiroga, Rodrigo Quian; Nordby, Helge; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2005. Assessing the spatiotemporal evolution of neuronal activation with single-trial event-related potentials and functional MRI. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 102: 17798-17803.
  • Rimol, Lars Morten; Specht, Karsten; Weis, Susanne; Savoy, Robert; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2005. Processing of sub-syllabic speech units in the posterior temporal lobe: An fMRI study. NeuroImage. 26: 1059-1067.
  • Specht, Karsten; Minnerop, M; Muller-Hubenthal, J; Klockgether, T. 2005. Voxel-based analysis of multiple-system atrophy of cerebellar type: complementary results by combining voxel-based morphometry and voxel-based relaxometry. NeuroImage. 25: 287-293.
  • Specht, Karsten; Rimol, Lars Morten; Reul, Jürgen; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2005. "Soundmorphing": A new approach to studying speech perception in humans. Neuroscience Letters. 384: 60-65.
  • Sturm, Walter; Schmenk, Britta; Fimm, Bruno; Specht, Karsten; Weis, S; Thron, Armin; Willmes, Klaus. 2005. Spatial attention: more than intrinsic alerting? Experimental Brain Research.
  • Thomsen, Tormod; Specht, Karsten; Ersland, Lars; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2005. Processing of conflicting cues in an attention-shift paradigm studied with fMRI. Neuroscience Letters. 380: 138-142. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2005.01.026
  • Zahn, Roland; Buechert, Martin; Overmans, Jan; Talazko, Jochen; Specht, Karsten; Ko, Cheng-Weng; Thiel, Thorsten; Kaufmann, Robert; Dykierek, Petra; Juengling, Freimut; Hüll, Michael. 2005. Mapping of temporal and parietal cortex in progressive nonfluent aphasia and Alzheimer’s disease using chemical shift imaging, voxel-based morphometry and positron emission tomography. Psychiatry Research : Neuroimaging. 140: 115-131.
  • Specht, Karsten; Ersland, L; Andersen, E; Reul, J; Thomsen, Tormod; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2004. Plug & play fMRI. Rivista di neuroradiologia. 16: 965-968.
  • Thomsen, Tormod; Specht, Karsten; Hammar, Åsa; Nyttingnes, Jarle; Ersland, Lars; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2004. Brain localization of attentional control in different age groups by combining functional and structural MRI. NeuroImage. 22: 912-919.
  • Jäncke, Lutz; Specht, Karsten; Shah, J.N.; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2003. Focused attention in a simple dichotic listening task: an fMRI experiment. Cognitive Brain Research. 16: 257-266.
Reports and theses
  • Cappelen, Alexander Wright; Eichele, Tom; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Specht, Karsten; Sørensen, Erik Øiolf; Tungodden, Bertil. 2015. Equity theory and fair inequality: a neuroeconomic study. NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion papers. 19. Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi, NHH. 29 pages.
Book sections
  • Hugdahl, Kenneth; Specht, Karsten. 2005. Funksjonell magnetresonansavbildning (fMRI) av hjernen ved psykotiske lidelser. Kap 10, pages 173-191. In:
    • Rund, Bjørn Rishovd. 2005. Schizofreni.

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Publication list

  • PhD in Neuroscience
  • Habilitation in General Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience

 

  • When a sound becomes speech (BFS grant)
  • It's time for some music (NRF grant)
  • “When default is not default: Solutions to the replication crisis and beyond” 

 

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