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  • E-mailKristiina.Kompus@uib.no
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In my work I use various behavioral paradigms and multiple neuroimaging methods (EEG, fMRI, MRS) to examine the brain processes which underlie our ability to construct perceptual representations of the world around us.

Academic article
  • Løberg, Else-Marie; Gjestad, Rolf; Posserud, Maj-Britt Rocio; Kompus, Kristiina; Lundervold, Astri. 2019. Psychosocial characteristics differentiate non-distressing and distressing voices in 10,346 adolescents. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 1353-1363.
  • Dwyer, Gerard Eric; Craven, Alexander R.; Hirnstein, Marco ; Kompus, Kristiina; Assmus, Jörg; Ersland, Lars; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Grüner, Renate. 2019. No effects of anodal tDCS on local GABA and GLx levels in the left posterior superior temporal gyrus. Frontiers in Neurology. 1-10.
  • 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.
  • Hugdahl, Kenneth; Kazimierczak, Katarzyna Anna; Beresniewicz, Justyna; Kompus, Kristiina; Westerhausen, René; Ersland, Lars; Grüner, Renate; Specht, Karsten. 2019. Dynamic up- and down-regulation of the default (DMN) and extrinsic (EMN) mode networks during alternating task-on and task-off periods. PLOS ONE. 1-15.
  • Roe, James Michael; Vidal-Piñeiro, Didac; Sneve, Markus Handal; Kompus, Kristiina; Greve, Douglas N.; Walhovd, Kristine B; Fjell, Anders Martin; Westerhausen, René. 2019. Age-Related Differences in Functional AsymmetryDuring Memory Retrieval Revisited: No Evidence forContralateral Overactivation or Compensation. Cerebral Cortex. 1-19.
  • Aase, Ingvild; Kompus, Kristiina; Gisselgård, Jens; Joa, Inge; Johannessen, Jan Olav; Brønnick, Kolbjørn Selvåg. 2018. Language lateralization and auditory attention impairment in young adults at ultra-high risk for psychosis: A dichotic listening study. Frontiers in Psychology. 1-9.
  • Kompus, Kristiina; Westerhausen, René. 2018. Increased MMN amplitude following passive perceptual learning with LTP-like rapid stimulation. Neuroscience Letters. 28-31.
  • Westerhausen, René; Põldver, Nele; Naar, Richard; Radziun, Dominika; Kaarep, Maria Silvia; Kreegipuu, Kairi; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Lippus, Pärtel; Kompus, Kristiina. 2017. Effect of voicing on perceptual auditory laterality in Estonian and Norwegian native speakers. Applied Psycholinguistics. 259-273.
  • 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.
  • Mørch-Johnsen, Lynn; Nesvåg, Ragnar; Jørgensen, Kjetil Nordbø; Lange, Elisabeth; Hartberg, Cecilie Bhandari; Haukvik, Unn Kristin H.; Kompus, Kristiina; Westerhausen, Rene; Osnes, Kåre; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Melle, Ingrid; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Agartz, Ingrid. 2016. Auditory cortex characteristics in schizophrenia: Associations with auditory hallucinations. Schizophrenia Bulletin. 75-83.
  • 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. 1131-1139.
  • 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. 508-515.
  • 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. 391-396.
  • 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.
  • Westerhausen, René; Kompus, Kristiina; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2014. Mapping hemispheric symmetries, relative asymmetries, and absolute asymmetries underlying the auditory laterality effect. NeuroImage. 962-970.
  • 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. 301-309.
  • 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. S255-S264.
  • 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.
  • Westerhausen, René; Passow, Susanne; Kompus, Kristiina. 2013. Reactive cognitive-control processes in free-report consonant-vowel dichotic listening. Brain and Cognition. 288-296.
  • 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. 59-64.
  • 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. 240-247.
  • 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. 3361-3369.
  • 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. 61-67.
  • Kompus, Kristiina; Eichele, Tom; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Nyberg, Lars. 2011. Multimodal imaging of incidental retrieval: The low route to memory. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 947-960.
  • 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. 135-140.
  • Kompus, Kristiina. 2011. Default mode network gates the retrieval of task-irrelevant incidental memories. Neuroscience Letters. 318-321.
  • 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. 874-880.
Academic lecture
  • Westerhausen, René; Kompus, Kristiina; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2012. Meta-analystic evidence for impaired cognitive inhibition in schizophrenia.
  • 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.
  • Kompus, Kristiina. 2012. Auditory verbal hallucinations in a non-clinical population.
Popular scientific article
  • Falkenberg, Liv Eggset; Kompus, Kristiina. 2013. Stemmer ikke om stemmer. Dagens næringsliv. 29.
Programme participation
  • Kompus, Kristiina. 2012. "Puust ja punaseks".
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Kompus, Kristiina; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2019. Perception of voices that do not exist: neuronal mechanisms in clinical and non-clinical hallucinations. 15 pages.
Abstract
  • 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. 225-225.
Poster
  • Aase, Ingvild; Kompus, Kristiina; Joa, Inge; Johannessen, Jan Olav; Gisselgård, Jens P.; Brønnick, Kolbjørn Selvåg. 2016. Language lateralization and attention impairment in young adults at ultra-high risk for psychosis: a dichotic listening study.
  • 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.
  • Westerhausen, René; Kompus, Kristiina; Dramsdahl, Margaretha; Falkenberg, Liv Eggset; Grüner, Renate; Hjelmervik, Helene; Specht, Karsten; Plessen, Kerstin J.; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2011. Sexual dimorphism in corpus callosum microstructure: a critical re-evaluation.
  • Kompus, Kristiina; Westerhausen, René; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2011. Auditory hallucinations and external auditory stimulation: a meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies.
  • Kompus, Kristiina; Kalpouzos, Gregoria; Westerhausen, René. 2011. Anterior corpus callosum size is associated to the strength of hemispheric encoding-retrieval asymmetry in ventrolateral prefrontal cortex.
  • Kompus, Kristiina; Nyberg, Lars; Kalpouzos, Gregoria; Westerhausen, René. 2010. Anterior corpus callosum size modulates hemispheric asymmetry during episodic memory processes.
Academic literature review
  • Kompus, Kristiina. 2018. Virtual-reality-assisted therapy in patients with psychosis.
  • Westerhausen, René; Kompus, Kristiina. 2018. How to get a left-ear advantage: A technical review of assessing brain asymmetry with dichotic listening. 66-73.
  • 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.
  • Westerhausen, René; Kompus, Kristiina; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2013. Unaffected control of distractor interference in schizophrenia: A meta-analysis of incompatibility slowing in flanker tasks. 246-251.
  • 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. 23-36.
  • Westerhausen, René; Kompus, Kristiina; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2011. Impaired cognitive inhibition in schizophrenia: A meta-analysis of the Stroop interference effect. 172-181.

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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