Sassenhagen, J., & Fiebach, C. J. (submitted). Traces of meaning itself: Encoding distributional word vectors in brain activity. bioRxiv:

Gagl, B., Sassenhagen, J., Haan, S., Gregorova, K., Richlan, F., Fiebach, C. J. (submitted). Visual word recognition relies on an orthographic prediction error signal. Pre-print on bioRxiv:

Heikel, E., Sassenhagen, J., & Fiebach, C. J. (under revision). Decoding semantic predictions from EEG prior to word onset. Pre-print on bioRxiv:

Gagl, B., Golch, J., Hawelka, S., Sassenhagen, J., Poeppel, D., & Fiebach, C. J. (submitted). Reading at the speed of speech: The rate of eye movements aligns with auditory language processing. Pre-print on bioRxiv:

Gagl, B., Richlan, F., Ludersdorfer, P., Sassenhagen, J., & Fiebach , C. J. (under revision). The lexical categorization model: A computational model of left occipito-temporal activation in visual word recognition. Pre-print on bioRxiv:

Sassenhagen, J., Bastiaansen, M., Lewis, A. G., Eisenhauer, S., Gagl, B., & Fiebach, C. J. (in principle acceptance). Does Gamma index semantic predictions? An adversarial collaboration. Registered Report, Cortex


Hilger, K., Fukushima, M., Sporns, O., & Fiebach, C. J. (2019). Temporal stability of functional brain modules associated withhuman intelligence. Human Brain Mapping, e-pub. (open access)

Sassenhagen, J. & Fiebach , C. J. (2019). Finding the P3 in the P600: Decoding shared neural mechanisms of responses to syntactic violations and oddball target detection. NeuroImage, 200, 425-436. (link to author post-print: )

Eisenhauer, S., Fiebach, C. J., & Gagl, B. (2019). Dissociable prelexical and lexical contributions to visual word recognition and priming: Evidence from MEG and behavior. eNeuro. (open access)

Hilger, K. & Fiebach, C. J. (2019). ADHD Symptoms are Associated with the Modular Structure of Intrinsic Brain Networks in a Representative Sample of Healthy Adults. Network Neuroscience, 3, 567-588. (open access)

Sassenhagen, J. & Draschkow, D. (2019). Cluster‐based permutation tests of MEG/EEG data do not establish significance of effect latency or location. Psychophysiology, epub.

Cornelissen, T., Sassenhagen, J., & Vo, M. (2019). Improving free-viewing fixation-related EEG potentials with continuous-time regression. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 313, 77-94.


Draschkow, D., Heikel, E., Vo, M. L.-H., Fiebach, C. J., & Sassenhagen, J. (2018). A single stage of semantic processing of scenes: MVPA evidence for the identity of N300 and N400. Neuropsycholpogia. 120, 9-17. DOI: (link to author post-print: )

Heikel, E., Sassenhagen, J., & Fiebach, C. J. (2018). Time-generalized multivariate analysis of EEG responses reveals a cascading architecture of semantic mismatch processing. Brain and Language, 184, 43-53. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2018.06.007 (link to author post-print: )

Wolf, K., Galeano Weber, E., van den Bosch, J. F. J., Volz, S., Nöth, U., Deichmann, R., Naumer, M. J., Pfeiffer, T., & Fiebach, C. J. (2018). Neurocognitive development of the resolution of selective visuo-spatial attention: A developmental functional MRI study. Frontiers in Developemental Psychology, 9, 1106. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01106

Mayer, J. S., Stäblein, M., Oertel-Knöchel, V., & Fiebach, C. J. (2018). Functional dissociation of confident and not-confident errors in the spatial delayed response task demonstrates impairments in working memory encoding and maintenance in schizophrenic patients. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9:202. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00202

Korinth. S. P., & Fiebach, C. J. (2018). Improving silent reading performance through feedback on eye movements: A feasibility study. Scientific Studies of Reading. 22, 4, 289-307. doi:10.1080/10888438.2018.1439036

Verleger R, Keppeler M, Sassenhagen J, Śmigasiewicz K. (2018). The oddball effect on P3 disappears when feature relevance or feature-response mappings are unknown. Experimental Brain Research, 236(10), 2781-2796. doi: 10.1007/s00221-018-5334-z


Hilger, K., Ekman, M., Fiebach, C. J., & Basten, U. (2017). Modular structure of intrinsic brain networks explains differences in human intelligence. Scientific Reports, 7:16088.  doi:10.1038/s41598-017-15795-7

Kalisch, R., Baker, D. G., Basten, U., ..., Fiebach, C. J., ..., International Resilience Alliance (intresa), & DFG Collaborative Research Center CRC 1193 "Neurobiology of Resilience" (2017). The resilience framework as a strategy to combat stress-related disorders. Nature Human Behavior, 1, 784-790.  doi:10.1038/s41562-017-0200-8

Buckert, M., Schwieren, C., Kudielka, B., & Fiebach, C. J. (2017). How stressful are economic competitions in the lab? An investigation with physiological measures. Journal of Economic Psychology, 62, 238-245. DOI

Derrfuss, J., Ekman, M., Hanke, M., Tittgemeyer, M., & Fiebach, C. J. (2017). Distractor-resistant short-term memory is supported by transient changes in neural stimulus representation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 29, 1-19.

Hilger, K.Ekman, M.Fiebach, C. J., & Basten, U., (2017). Efficient hubs in the intelligent brain: Nodal efficiency of hub regions in the salience network is associated with general intelligence. Intelligence, 60, 10-25. LINK

Galeano Weber, E., Hahn, T., Hilger, K., & Fiebach, C. J. (2017). Distributed patterns of occipito-parietal functional connectivity predict the precision and variability of visual working memory. NeuroImage, 146, 404-418.


Galeano Weber, E. M., Peters, B., Hahn, T.,Bledowski, C., & Fiebach, C. J. (2016). Superior intraparietal sulcus controls the variability of visual working memory precision. Journal of Neuroscience, 36, 5623-35.

Gagl, B. (2016). Blue hypertext is a good design decision: no perceptual disadvantage in reading and successful highlighting of relevant information. PeerJ, 4, e2467. LINK

Eckart, C. Wozniak-Kwasniewska, A., Herweg, N. A., Fuentemilla, L., & Bunzeck, N. (2016). Acetylcholine modulates human working memory and subsequent familiarity based recognition via alpha oscillations. NeuroImage, e-pub ahead.

Armbruster-Genc, D. J. N., Ueltzhöffer, K., & Fiebach, C. J. (2016). Neural variability differentially affects cognitive flexibility and cognitive stability. Journal of Neuroscience, 36, 3978-3987.

Ekman, M., Fiebach, C. J., Melzer, C., Tittgemeyer, M., & Derrfuss, J., (2016). Different roles of direct and indirect frontoparietal pathwys for individual working memory capacity. Journal of Neuroscience, 36, 2894-2903.

Korinth, S. P., Dimigen, O., Sommer, W., & Breznitz, Z. (2016). Reading training by means of disappearing text: effects on reading performance and eye movements. Reading And Writing, pub ahead. DOI 10.1007/s11145-016-9635-y


Ueltzhoefer, K.Armbruster-Genc, D.J., & Fiebach, C. J. (2015). Stochatistic dynamics underlying cognitive stability and flexibility. PLOS Computational Biologye1004331.

Bonhage, C.E., Mueller, J.L. Friederici, A.D., Bahlmann, J., & Fiebach, C. J. (2015). Combined eye tracking and fMRI reveals neural basis of linguistic predictions during sentence comprehension. Cortex, 68, 33-47.

Basten, U.Hilger, K., & Fiebach, C. J. (2015). Where smart brains are different: A meta-analysis of brain imaging studies on intelligence. Intelligence, 51, 10-27.

Linkersdoerfer, J., Jurcoane, A., Lindberg, S., Kaiser, J., Hasselhorn, M., Fiebach, C. J., & Lonnemann, J. (2015). The association between gray matter volume and reading proficiency: A longitudinal study of beginning readers. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27, 308-318.

Hawelka, S., Schuster, S., Gagl, B., & Hutzler, F. (2015) On forward inferences of fast and slow readers. An eye movement study. Scientific Reports, 5(8432).

Gagl, B., Hawelka, S., & Wimmer, H. (2015) On the nature of the word length effect in young readers, Scientific Studies of Reading, 19, 289-306.

Sassenhagen, J. & Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. (2015). The P600 as a correlate of ventral attention network reorientation. Cortex, 66, A3-A20.  

Nagler, T., Korinth, S.P., Linkersdörfer, J., Lonnemann, J., Rump, B. & Hasselhorn, M. (2015). Text-fading based training leads to transfer effects on children ’ s sentence reading fluency. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:119.


Richter, S.H., Vogel, A.S., Ueltzhöfer, K.,  Muzzillo, C., Vogt, M.A., Lankiisch, K., Armbruster-Genc, D.J., Riva, M.A., Fiebach, C. J., Gass, P., & Vollmayr, B. (2014). Touchscreen-paradigm for mice reveals cross-species evidence for an antagonistic relationship of cognitive flexibility and stability. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8, Article 154.

Buckert, M., Schweren, C., Kudielka, B.M., & Fiebach, C. J. (2014). Acute stress affects risk taking but not ambiguity aversion. Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience, Vol. 8, Article 82.

Bonhage, C.E., Fiebach, C.J., Bahlmann, J., & Mueller, J.L. (2014). Brain signature of working memory for sentence structure: Enriched encoding and facilitated maintenance. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26, 1654-1671.


Mayer, J.S., Kim, J., & Park, S. (2013). Failure to benefit from target novelty during encoding contributes to working memory deficits in schizophrenia. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, Epub 2013 Nov 11. 

Basten, U., Stelzel, C., & Fiebach, C. J. (2013). Intelligence is differentially related to neural effort in the task-positive and the task-negative brain network. Intelligence, 41, 517-528.

Stelzel, C., Fiebach, C. J., Cools, R., Tafazoli, S., & D'Esposito, M. (2013). Dissociable fronto-striatal effects of dopamine D2 receptor stimulation on cognitive vs. motor flexibility. Cortex, 49, 2799-2811.

Korinth, S. P., Sommer, W., & Breznitz, Z. (2013). Neuronal response specificity as a marker of reading proficiency: Twofold nature of the N170 revealed after massive repetition. NeuroReport, 24, 96-100.

Meital, N., Korinth, S. P., & Kami, A. (2013). Plasticity in the adult occulomotor system: Offline consolidation phase gains in saccade sequence learning. Brain Research, 1528, 42-48.


Ekman, M., Derrfuss, J., Tittgemeyer, M., & Fiebach, C. J. (2012). Predicting errors from reconfiguration patterns in human brain networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 16714-16719.

Mayer, J.S., & Park, S. (2012). Working memory encoding and false memory in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in a spatial delayed response task. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 784-794.

Mayer, J.S., Fukuda, K., Vogel, E. K., & Park, S. (2012). Impaired contingent attentional capture predicts reduced working memory capacity in Schizophrenia. PLOS One, 7(11): e48586.

Armbruster, D. J. N.Ueltzhöffer, K.Basten, U., & Fiebach, C. J. (2012). Prefrontal cortical mechanisms underlying individual differences in cognitive flexibility and stability. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. epub Aug 20.

Linkersdörfer, J., Lonnemann, J., Lindberg, S., Hasselhorn, M., & Fiebach, C. J. (2012). Grey matter alterations co-localize with functional abnormalities in developmental dyslexia: An ALE meta-analysis. PLOS One, 7(8), e43122.

Hummel, D., Rudolf, A. K.,Untch, K. H., Grabhorn, R., & Mohr, H. M. (2012). Visual adaptation to thin and fat bodies transfers across identity. PLOS One. 7(8), e43195.

Hummel, D., Rudolf, A. K., Brandi, M. L., Untch, K. H., Grabhorn, R., Hampel, H., & Mohr, H. M. (2012). Neural adaptation to thin and fat bodies in the fusiform body area and middle occipital gyrus: An fMRI adaptation study. Human Brain Mapping. Epub July 17.

Basten, U., Stelzel, C., & Fiebach, C. J. (2012). Trait anxiety and the neural efficiency of manipulation in working memory. Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 571-588.

Buckert, M., Kudielka, B. M., Reuter, M., Fiebach, C. J. (2012). The COMT Val158Met polymorphism modulates working memory performance under acute stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37, 1810-1821.

Derrfuss, J., Vogt, V. L., Fiebach, C. J., von Cramon, D. Y., Tittgemeyer, M. (2012). Functional organization of the left inferior precentral sulcus: Dissociating the inferior frontal eye field and the inferior frontal junction. NeuroImage, 59, 3829-3837.

Gilbert, S. J., Armbruster, D. J., Panagiotidi, M. (2012). Similarity between brain activity at encoding and retrieval predicts successful realization of delayed intentions. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24, 93-105.


Stelzel, C., Basten, U., & Fiebach, C. J. (2011). Functional connectivity separates task switching from response switching in the posterior lateral frontal cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 3529-3539.

Basten, U., Stelzel, C., & Fiebach, C. J. (2011). Trait anxiety modulates the efficiency of inhibitory control. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 23, 3132-3145.

Montag, C., Fiebach, C. J., Kirsch, P., & Reuter, M. (2011). Interaction of 5-HTTLPR and a variation on the oxytocin receptor gene OXTR influences negative emotionality. Biological Psychiatry, 69, 601-603.


Basten, U., Biele, G., Heekeren, H., & Fiebach, C. J. (2010). How the brain integrates costs and benefits during decision making. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107, 21767-72.

Stelzel, C.Basten, U., Montag, C., Reuter, M., Fiebach, C. J. (2010). Fronto-striatal involvement in task switching depends on genetic differences in D2 receptor density. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 14205-14212.

Montag, C., Fiebach, C. J.Basten, U.Stelzel, C., & Reuter, M. (2010). The BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and anxiety: Support for animal knock-in studies from a genetic association study in humans. Psychiatry Research, 179, 86-90.

Montag, C., Markett, S., Basten, U.Stelzel, C.Fiebach, C. J., Canli, T., & Reuter, M. (2010). Epistasis of the DRD2/ANKK1 Taq Ia and the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism impacts novelty seeking and harm avoidance. Neuropsychopharmacology, 35, 1860-1867.

Simon, J. J., Walther, S., Fiebach, C. J., Friederich, H.-C., Stippich, C., Weisbrod, M., & Kaiser, S. (2010). Neural reward processing is modulated by approach- and avoidance-related personality traits. NeuroImage, 49, 1868-1874.


Reuter, M., Weber, B., Fiebach, C. J., Elger, C., & Montag, C. (2009). The biological basis of anger: Association with the gene coding for DARPP-32 (PPP1R1B) and with amygdala volume. Behavioural Brain Research, 202, 179-183.

Stelzel, C., Basten, U., Montag, C., Reuter, M., & Fiebach, C. J. (2009). Effects of dopamine-related gene-gene interactions on working memory component processes. European Journal of Neuroscience, 29, 1056-1063. 


Montag, C., Basten, U.Stelzel, C.Fiebach, C. J., & Reuter, M. (2008). The BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and smoking. Neuroscience Letters, 442, 30-38.

Aziz-Zaideh, L., Fiebach, C. J., Naranayan, S., Feldman, J., Dodge, E., & Ivry, R. (2008). Modulation of the FFA and PPA for language related to faces and places. Social Neuroscience. 3, 229-238.


Fiebach, C. J., Friederici, A. D., Swinney, D., & Smith, E. E. (2007). Infero-temporal cortex maintains conceptual-semantic representations in verbal working memory. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19, 2035-2049. 

Fiebach, C. J., Ricker, B., Friederici, A. D., & Jacobs, A. M. (2007). Inhibition and facilitation in visual word recognition: Prefrontal contribution to the orthographic neighborhood size effect. NeuroImage, 36, 901-911. 


Fiebach, C. J., Rissman, J., & D’Esposito, M. (2006). Modulation of inferotemporal cortex during verbal working memory maintenance. Neuron, 51, 251-261. 

Fiebach, C. J., & Schubotz, R. I. (2006). Dynamic anticipatory processing of hierarchical sequential events: A common role for Broca’s area and ventral premotor cortex across domains? Cortex, 42, 499-502.

Friederici, A. D., Fiebach, C. J., Schlesewsky, M., Bornkessel, I. D., & von Cramon, Y. D. (2006). Processing linguistic complexity and grammaticality in the left frontal cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 16, 1709-1707. 

Hernandez, A. E., & Fiebach, C. J. (2006). The brain bases of reading late learned words: Evidence from functional MRI. Visual Cognition, 13, 1027-1043.


Rüschemeyer, S.-A., Fiebach, C. J., Kempe, V., & Friederici, A. D. (2005). Processing lexical-semantic and syntactic information in first and second language: fMRI evidence from German and Russian. Human Brain Mapping, 25, 266-286.

Fiebach, C. J., Gruber, T., & Supp, G. G. (2005). Neuronal mechanisms of repetition priming in occipito-temporal cortex: Spatio-temporal evidence from fMRI and EEG. Journal of Neuroscience, 25, 3414-3422.

Supp, G. G., Schlögl. A., Fiebach, C. J., Gunter, T. C., Vigliocco, G., Pfurtscheller, G., & Petsche, H. (2005). Semantic memory retrieval during N400: Cortical couplings in object recognition. European Journal of Neuroscience, 21, 1139-1143.

Fiebach, C. J., Schlesewsky, M., Lohmann, G., von Cramon, D. Y. & Friederici, A. D. (2005). Revisiting the localization of syntax: Syntactic integration vs. syntactic working memory. Human Brain Mapping, 24, 79-91.


Bornkessel, I. D., Fiebach, C. J., & Friederici, A. D. (2004). Capacity reconsidered: Interindividual differences in language comprehension and individual alpha frequency. Experimental Psychology, 51, 279-289. 

Fiebach, C. J., Vos, S. H., & Friederici, A. D. (2004). Neural Correlates of Syntactic Ambiguity in Sentence Comprehension for Low and High Span Readers. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16, 1562-1575. 

Bornkessel, I. D., Fiebach, C. J., & Friederici, A. D. (2004). On the cost of syntactic ambiguity in human language comprehension: An individual differences approach. Cognitive Brain Research, 21, 11-21. 

Heinke, W., Fiebach, C. J., Schwarzbauer, C., Meyer, M., Olthoff, D., & Alter, K. (2004). Sequential Effects of Propofol on Functional Brain Activation induced by Auditory Language Processing: An Event-related Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 92, 641-650.


Fiebach, C. J., & Friederici, A. D. (2003). Processing concrete words: fMRI evidence against a specific right hemispheric involvement. Neuropsychologia, 42, 62-70.
(see also comment by S. K. Scott (2004). The neural representation of concrete nouns: what's right and what's left?. Trends in Cognitive Science, 8(4), 151-153.

Fiebach, C. J., Friederici, A. D., Müller, K., von Cramon, D. Y. & Hernandez, A. (2003). Distinct brain representations for early and late learned words. NeuroImage,19, 1627 - 1637.

Friederici, A. D., Rüschemeyer, S.-A., Hahne, A., & Fiebach, C. J. (2003). Localization of syntactic and semantic processing networks: An event-related fMRI study. Cerebral Cortex, 13, 170-177.


Fiebach, C. J., Schlesewsky, M. & Friederici, A. D. (2002). Separating syntactic memory costs and syntactic integration costs during parsing: The processing of German WH-questions. Journal of Memory and Language, 47, 250-272.

Fiebach, C. J., Friederici, A. D., Müller, K. & von Cramon, D. Y. (2002). fMRI evidence for dual routes to the mental lexicon in visual word recognition. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 14, 11-23.


Fiebach, C. J., Schlesewsky, M. & Friederici, A. D. (2001). Syntactic working memory and the establishment of filler-gap dependencies: Insights from ERPs and fMRI. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 30, 321-338.