1. Neurocognitive development and brain plasticity, in typically developing, impaired, and specially trained (e.g. musically) populations
  2. Neural correlates of music and language perception and their interrelation
  3. Neural correlates underlying differences in memory performance, academic achievement, and general cognitive skills in children who perinatally suffered from hypoxia / ischemia
  4. Induction of emotions (e.g., through music), exploration of their psycho- and neurophysiological correlates and their relation with other aspects of personality
  5. Psychological and neuroscientific methods (including writing purpose-made software)




Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2021. The illusion of absence: how a common feature of magic shows can explain a class of road accidents. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications.
  • Show author(s) 2021. Neocortical substrates of feelings evoked with music in the ACC, insula, and somatosensory cortex. Scientific Reports.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Volume reduction of caudate nucleus is associated with movement coordination deficits in patients with hippocampal atrophy due to perinatal hypoxia-ischaemia. NeuroImage: Clinical. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Cortical thickness and resting‐state cardiac function across the lifespan: A cross‐sectional pooled mega‐analysis. Psychophysiology. 16 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2019. When the statistical MMN meets the physical MMN. Scientific Reports.
  • Show author(s) 2019. The association between juvenile onset of depression and emotion regulation difficulties. Frontiers in Psychology. 1-12.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Heroic music stimulates empowering thoughts during mind-wandering . Scientific Reports.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Under the hood of statistical learning: A statistical MMN reflects the magnitude of transitional probabilities in auditory sequences. Scientific Reports.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Sexual Dimorphism in White Matter Developmental Trajectories Using Tract-Based Spatial Statistics. Brain Connectivity. 37-47.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Optic radiation structure and anatomy in the normally developing brain determined using diffusion MRI and tractography. Brain Structure and Function. 291-306.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Neonatal hypoxia, hippocampal atrophy, and memory impairment: evidence of a causal sequence. Cerebral Cortex. 1469-1476.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Music Perception Influences Language Acquisition – Melodic and Rhythmic-Melodic Perception in Children with Specific Language Impairment. Behavioural Neurology.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Hippocampal Volume Reduction in Humans Predicts Impaired Allocentric Spatial Memory in Virtual-Reality Navigation. Journal of Neuroscience. 14123-14131.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Neural correlates of music-syntactic processing in two-year old children. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 200-208.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Differential effects of early life stress on hippocampus and amygdala volume as a function of emotional abilities. Hippocampus. 1094-1101.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Neural correlates of emotional personality: a structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging study. PLOS ONE.
  • Show author(s) 2013. From Understanding to Appreciating Music Cross-Culturally. PLOS ONE.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Normative development of white matter tracts: similarities and differences in relation to age, gender, and intelligence. Cerebral Cortex. 1738-1747.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Cardiac signatures of personality. PLOS ONE.
  • Show author(s) 2012. A Rapid, Hippocampus-Dependent, Item-Memory Signal that Initiates Context Memory in Humans. Current Biology. 2369-2374.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Neurokognition von Musik und Sprache [Neurocognition of music and language]. Sprachheilarbeit. 178-185.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Differences in Electric Brain Responses to Melodies and Chords. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 2251-2262.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Universal Recognition of Three Basic Emotions in Music. Current Biology. 573-576.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Musical training modulates the development of syntax processing in children. NeuroImage. 735-744.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Short-term effects of processing musical syntax: An ERP study. Brain Research. 55-62.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Processing of musical syntax in children with and without Specific Language Impairment. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 1940-1951.
  • Show author(s) 2008. EEG correlates of moderate intermittent explosive disorder. Clinical Neurophysiology. 151-162.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Untangling syntactic and sensory processing: An ERP study of music perception. Psychophysiology. 476-490.
  • Show author(s) 2007. A cardiac signature of emotionality. European Journal of Neuroscience. 3328-3338.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Brain, Music, Plasticity, and Development. Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft. 51-70.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Neural Correlates of Processing Structure in Music and Language – Influences of Musical Training and Language Impairment. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 231-242.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Interaktionen zwischen Musik und Sprache [Interactions between language and music] .
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2019. Statistical learning in the developing brain: Towards early diagnosis of impaired language acquisition.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Modulation of syntax processing in music and language by musical training and language impairment.
Academic monograph
  • Show author(s) 2007. Neural Correlates of Processing Syntax in Music and Language – Influ­ences of Development, Musical Training, and Language Impairment.
  • Show author(s) 2021. SEMLj: A Suite for Structural Equation Models in jamovi.
  • Show author(s) 2020. jmvReadWrite: Routines to read and write (jamovi) OMV-files from R.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) 2018. Interaktionen zwischen Sprache und Musik [Interactions between Language and Music]. 26 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2016. The Relationship between Music and Language. 13 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Einflüsse von Entwicklungsveränderungen auf die Musikwahrnehmung und die Beziehung von Musik und Sprache [The relationship of music and language and developmental influences on music perception]. 24 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Statistical learning in the developing brain.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

I have created various webpages with resources for psychological methods, for statistical package jamovi (in Norwegian, English and German) and for user of statistical package R. Feel free to take a look!