Das Forschungskolloquium
Allgemeine und Biologische Psychologie

wird wieder ab

Dienstag, den 08. April 2024


time 5:30 p.m.
building H1, room 205

You are cordially invited

Recent Publications

Weiler, S. M., Mühlenbeck, C., & Jacobsen, T. (2024). Body Alteration:  On the Mental Function of Body Modification and Body Decoration. Culture & Psychology, 0(0)[full text] [doi]

Kähler, S. T., Wendt, M., Dühnen I. M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., & Jacobsen, T. (2024). Preparation and persistence of deploying attention to locations or stimulus structures: Evidence from intermixed probe trials. Acta Psychologica, 245, 104205. [full text] [doi]


Peer-refereed journal contributions

Weiler, S. M., Mühlenbeck, C., & Jacobsen, T. (2024). Body Alteration:  On the Mental Function of Body Modification and Body Decoration. Culture & Psychology, 0(0)[full text] [doi]

Kähler, S. T., Wendt, M., Dühnen I. M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., & Jacobsen, T. (2024). Preparation and persistence of deploying attention to locations or stimulus structures: Evidence from intermixed probe trials. Acta Psychologica, 245, 104205. [full text] [doi]

Fricke, K., Alexander, N., Jacobsen, T., & Vogel, S. (2023). Comparison of two reaction-time-based and one foraging-based behavioral approach-avoidance tasks in relation to interindividual differences and their reliability. Scientific Reports13, 22376. [full text] [doi]

Tiihonen, M., Haumann, N., Shtyrov, Y., Vuust, P., Jacobsen, T., & Brattico, E. (2023). The impact of crossmodal predictions on the neural processing of aesthetic stimuli. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences, 379, 20220418. [doi]

Weigand, R., & Jacobsen, T. (accepted). Beauty lies in the eye of the mindful: Does mindfulness intensify aesthetic experience by freeing working memory resources? Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. [full text] [doi]

Reinhartz, A., Strohbach, T., Jacobsen, T., & von Bastian, C. A. (2023). Mechanisms of Training-Related Change in Processing Speed: A Drift-Diffusion Model Approach. Journal of Cognition, 6(1):46. [full text] [doi]

Nguyen, H., Albayay, J., Höchenberger, R., Bhutani, S., Boesveldt, S., Busch, N. A., Croijmans, I., Cooper, K. W., de Groot, J. H. B., Farruggia, M. C., Fjaeldstad, A. W., Hayes, J. E., Hummel, T., Joseph, P. V., Laktionova, T. K., Thomas-Danguin, T., Veldhuizen, M. G., Voznessenskaya, V. V., Parma, V., Pepino, M. Y., & Ohla, K. (2023). Covid-19 affects taste independent of taste–smell confusions: results from a combined chemosensory home test and online survey from a large global cohort. Chemical Senses, 48, bjad020. [doi]

Hosang, T. J., Laborde, S., Löw, A., Sprengel, M., Baum, N., & Jacobsen, T. (2023). How Attention Changes in Response to Carbohydrate Mouth Rinsing. Nutrients, 15(13), 3053. [full text] [doi]

Fricke, K., Alexander, N., Jacobsen, T., Krug, H., Wehkamp, K., & Vogel, S. (2023). The effects of hydrocortisone and yohimbine on human behavior in approach-avoidance conflicts. Psychopharmacology, 240, 1705-1717. [full text] [doi]

Marschallek, B. E., Löw, A., & Jacobsen. T. (2023). You Can Touch This! Brain Correlates of Aesthetic Processing of Active Fingertip Exploration of Material Surfaces, Neuropsychologia, 182, 108520. [full text] [doi]

Tomat, M., Wendt, M., & Jacobsen, T. (2023). Attentional adjustment in priming tasks: control strategies depend on context. Cognitive Processing, 24, 1-23. [full text] [doi]

Sprengel, M., Tomat, M., Wendt, M., Knoth, S., & Jacobsen, T. (2022). Dissociating selectivity adjustments from temporal learning–introducing the context-dependent proportion congruency effect. PLOS ONE, 17(12), e0276611. [full text] [doi]

Schindler, I., Wagner, V., Jacobsen, T., & Menninghaus, W. (2022). Lay conceptions of “being moved” (“bewegt sein”) include a joyful and a sad type: Implications for theory and research. PLOS ONE, 17(10), e0276808. [full text] [doi]

Hosang, T. J., Laborde, S., Sprengel, M., Löw, A., Baum, N., Hoffmann, S., & Jacobsen, T. (2022). Tasting Rewards. Effects of Orosensory Sweet Signals on Human Error Processing. Nutritional Neuroscience, 25:12, 2616-2626. [abstract] [doi]

Tiihonen, M., Jacobsen, T., Haumann, N. T., Saarikallio, S., & Brattico, E. (2022). I Know What I Like When I See It: Likability is Distinct from Pleasantness since Early Stages of Mulitmodal Emotion Evaluation. PLOS ONE, 17(9), e0274556. [full text] [doi]

Sprengel, M., Wendt, M., Hosang, T. J., & Jacobsen, T. (2023). A system for describing mechanisms underlying the congruency sequence effect or the proportion congruency effect. New Ideas in Psychology. [full text] [doi]

Marschallek, B. E., & Jacobsen, T. (2022). Materials Aesthetics: A Replication and Extension Study of the Conceptual Structure. PLOS ONE 17(11), e0277082. [full text] [doi]

Kähler, S. T., Abben, T., Luna-Rodriguez, A., Tomat, M., & Jacobsen, T. (2022). An assessment of the acceptance and aesthetics of UAVs and helicopters through an experiment and a survey. Technology in Society, 71, 102096. [doi]

Javelle, F., Löw, A., Bloch, W., Hosang, T. J., Jacobsen, T., Johnson, S. L., Schenk, A., & Zimmer, P. (2022). Unraveling the contribution of serotonergic polymorphisms, prefrontal alpha asymmetry, and individual alpha peak frequency to the emotion-related impulsivity endophenotype. Molecular Neurobiology, 59, 6062-6075. [full text] [doi]

Laborde, S., Allen, M. S., Borges, U., Dosseville, F., Hosang, T., Iskra, M., Mosley, E., Salvotti, S., Spolverato, L., Zammit, N., & Javelle, F. (2022). Effects of voluntary slow breathing on heart rate and heart rate variability: A systematic review and a meta-analysis. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 138, 104711. [doi]

Jost, K., Wendt, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A. & Jacobsen, T. (2022). Electrophysiological correlates of proportion congruency manipulation in a temporal flanker task. Psychophysiology, 59(11), e14092. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Weigand, R., & Jacobsen, T. (2023). Looking at Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses: Dispositional Positive Affect is Related to the Intensity of Aesthetic Experiences. The Journal of Positive Psychology,18:4, 517-530. [full text] [doi]

Marschallek, B. E., & Jacobsen, T. (2022). Smooth and Hard or Beautiful and Elegant? Experts’ Conceptual Structure for the Aesthetics of Materials. SAGE Open, 12(2). [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Lim, S. X. L., Höchenberger, R., Busch, N. A., Bergmann, M., & Ohla, K. (2022). Associations between taste and smell sensitivity, preference, and quality of life in healthy aging – the NutriAct Family Study Examinations (NFSE) cohort. Nutrients, 14(6):1141. [doi]

Ohla, K., Veldhuizen, M. G., Green, T., Hannum, M. E., Bakke, A. J., Moein, S. T., Tognetti, A., Postma, E. M., Pellegrino, R., Hwang, D. L. D., Albayay, J., Koyama, S., Nolden, A. A., Thomas-Danguin, T., Mucignat-Caretta, C., Menger, N.S., Croijmans, I., Öztürk, L., Yanık, H., Pierron, D., Pereda-Loth, V., Nunez-Parra, A., Martinez Pineda, A. M., Gillespie, D., Farruggia, M. C., Cecchetto, C., Fornazieri, M.A., Philpott, C., Voznessenskaya, V., Cooper, K.W., Rohlfs Dominguez, P., Calcinoni, O., de Groot, J., Boesveldt, S., Bhutani, S., Weir, E. M., Exten, C., Joseph, P. V., Hayes, J. E., & Niv, M. Y. (2022). A follow-up on quantitative and qualitative olfactory dysfunction and other symptoms in patients recovering from COVID-19 smell loss. Rhinology. [doi]

Manolika, M. (2023). The Big Five and beyond: Which personality traits do predict movie and reading preferences? Psychology of Popular Media, 12(2), 197–206. [full text] [doi]

Manolika, M., & Baltzis, A. (2022). Concert Hall, Museum, Cinema, and Theater Attendance: What Difference Do Audience Motivations and Demographics Make? Empirical Studies of the Arts, 40(1), 37–56. [doi]

Gavanda, S., Hosang, T. J., Wagener, S., Sönmez, N., Kayser, I., & Knicker, A. J. (2022). The Influence of Relaxing and Self-Selected Stimulating Music on Vertical Jump Performance in Male Volleyball Players. International Journal of Exercise Science, 15(6), 15-24. [full text]

Laborde, S., Allen, M. S., Borges, U., Iskra, M., Zammit, N., You, M., Hosang, T., Mosley, E., & Dosseville, F. (2022). Psychophysiological effects of slow‐paced breathing at six cycles per minute with or without heart rate variability biofeedback. Psychophysiology, 59(1), e13952. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Weigand, R., Moosmayer, A., & Jacobsen, T. (2021). Does Self-Reported Chronic Pain Influence Savoring of Aesthetic Experiences? PLOS ONE,  16(11), e0259198. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Hosang, T. J., Laborde, S., Sprengel, M., Löw, A., Baum, N., Hoffmann, S., & Jacobsen, T. (2021, online). Tasting Rewards. Effects of Orosensory Sweet Signals on Human Error Processing. Nutritional Neuroscience.[abstract] [doi]

Cecchetto, C., Di Pizio, A., Genovese, F., Calcinoni, O., Macchi, A., Dunkel, A., Ohla, K., Spinelli, S., Farruggia, M.C., Joseph, P.V., Menini, A., Cantone, E., Dinnella, C., Cecchini, M.P., D’Errico, A., Mucignat-Caretta, C., Parma, V., & Dibattista, M. (2021). Assessing the extent and timing of chemosensory impairments during COVID-19 pandemic. Scientific Reports, 11(1):17504. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Weigand, R. & Jacobsen, T. (2022). Interruption, Work Rumination, and Stress as Indicators of Reduced Working Memory Resources Affect Aesthetic Experiences. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 75(7). 1272-1288. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Weiler, S. M., & Jacobsen, T. (2021). “I’m getting too old for this stuff”: The conceptual structure of tattoo aesthetics. Acta Psychologica, 219, 103390. [full text] [doi]

Marschallek, B. E., Wagner, V., & Jacobsen, T. (2023). Smooth as Glass and Hard as Stone? – On the Conceptual Structure of the Aesthetics of Materials. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 17(5), 632-644. [full text] [doi]

Roehe, M. A., Kluger,  D. S, Schroeder, S. C. Y., Schliephake, L. M., Boelte, J., Jacobsen, T. & Schubotz, R. I. (2021). Early alpha/beta oscillations reflect the formation of face-related expectations in the brain, PLOS ONE, 16(7), e0255116. [full text] [doi]

Jacobsen, T., Bäß, P., Roye, A., Winkler, I., Schröger, E., & Horváth, J. (2021). Word class and word frequency in the MMN looking glass. Brain and Language, 218, 104964. [doi]

Laborde, S., Allen, M. S., Borges, U., Hosang, T. J., Furley, P., Mosley, E., & Dosseville, F. (2021). The Influence of Slow-Paced Breathing on Executive Function. Journal of Psychophysiology, 1–15. [doi]

Weigand, R., & Jacobsen, T. (2021). Beauty and the busy mind: Occupied working memory resources impair aesthetic experiences in everyday life. PLOS ONE, 16(3), e0248529. [full text] [doi] [data]

Tomat, M., Wendt, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., & Jacobsen, T. (2021). Adjustments of selective attention to response conflict – controlling for perceptual conflict, target-distractor identity, and congruency level sequence pertaining to the CSE. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 83, 2531–2550. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Weiler, S. M., Tetzlaff, B.-O., Herzberg, P. Y., & Jacobsen, T. (2021). When personality gets under the skin: Need for uniqueness and body modifications. PLOS ONE, 16(3), e0245158. [full text] [doi] [data]

Javelle, F., Laborde, S., Hosang, T. J., Metcalfe, A. J., & Zimmer, P. (2021). The importance of nature exposure and physical activity for psychological health and stress perception: Evidence from the first lockdown period during the coronavirus pandemic 2020 in France and Germany. Frontiers in Psychology 12:623946. [doi]

Abendroth, J., Heiß, A., Jacobsen, T., Röttger, S., & Kowalski, J. (2022). Job Mobility and Job Performance: Beliefs about Social and Occupational (dis-)advantages as mediators. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 28:1, 199-212. [abstract] [doi]

Laborde, S., Kauschke, D., Hosang, T. J., Javelle, F., & Mosley, E. (2020). Performance Habits: A Framework Proposal. Frontiers in Psychology, 11:1815. [doi]

Röttger, S., Theobald, D. A., Abendroth, J., & Jacobsen, T. (2021). The Effectiveness of Combat Tactical Breathing as Compared with Prolonged Exhalation. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 46(1), 19-28. [abstract] [doi]

Marschallek, B. E., Weiler, S. M., Jörg, M., & Jacobsen, T. (2021). Make It Special! Negative Correlations Between the Need for Uniqueness and Visual Aesthetic Sensitivity. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 39(1), 101–117. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Mühlenbeck, C., & Jacobsen, T. (2020). On the Origin of Visual Symbols. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 134(4), 435-452. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Menninghaus, W., Schindler, I., Wagner, V., Wassiliwizky, E., Hanich, J., Jacobsen, T., & Koelsch, S. (2020). Aesthetic emotions are a key factor in aesthetic evaluation: Reply to Skov and Nadal (2020). Psychological Review, 127(4), 650-654. [abstract] [doi]

Marschallek, B. E., & Jacobsen, T. (2020). Classification of Material Substances: Introducing a Standards-Based Approach. Materials and Design, 193, 108784. [full text] [doi]

Kähler, S. T., Jacobsen, T., Klein, S., & Wendt, M. (2020). Anticipatory Defocusing of Attention and Contextual Response Priming but no Role of Aesthetic Appreciation in Simple Symmetry Judgments when Switching between Tasks. Symmetry, 12(4), 577. [full text] [doi]

Strobach, T., Wendt, M., Tomat, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., & Jacobsen, T. (2020). No evidence for the reduction of task competition and attentional adjustment during task-switching practice. Acta Psychologica, 204, 103036. [abstract] [doi]

Tomat, M., Wendt, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., Sprengel, M., & Jacobsen, T. (2020). Target-distractor congruency: sequential effects in a temporal flanker task. Psychological Research, 84(2), 292-301. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Gillich, I. M., Jacobsen, T., Tomat, M., & Wendt, M. (2019). Independent control processes? Evidence for concurrent distractor inhibition and attentional usage of distractor information. Acta Psychologica, 198, 102879. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Laborde, S., Lentes, T., Hosang, T. J., Borges, U., Mosley, E., & Dosseville, F. (2019). Influence of slow-paced breathing on inhibition after physical exertion. Frontiers in Psychology, 10:1923. [abstract] [doi]

Löw, A., Frey, J. D., Gorzka, R., Engers, A., Wendt, M., Höllmer, H., & Jacobsen, T. (2019). Multifeature mismatch negativity in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, 50(3), 147-153. [abstract] [doi]

Laborde, S., Hosang, T., Mosley, E., & Dosseville, F. (2019). Influence of a 30-Day Slow-Paced Breathing Intervention Compared to Social Media Use on Subjective Sleep Quality and Cardiac Vagal Activity. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 8(2):193. [abstract] [doi]

Jost, K., Wendt, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., Löw, A., & Jacobsen, T. (2019). The time course of distractor-based response activation with predictable and unpredictable target onset. Psychological Research, 83(2), 297-307. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Menninghaus, W., Wagner, V., Wassiliwizky, E., Schindler, I., Hanich, J., Jacobsen, T., & Koelsch, S. (2019). What are aesthetic emotions? Psychological Review, 126(2), 171-195. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Leder, H., Tinio, P. P. L., Brieber, D., Kröner, T., Jacobsen, T., & Rosenberg, R. (2019). Symmetry is not a universal law of beauty. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 37(1), 104–114. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Hosang, T. J., Fischer, R., Pomp, J. & Liepelt, R. (2018). Dual-Tasking in the Near-Hand Space: Effects of Stimulus-Hand Proximity on Between-Task Shifts in the Psychological Refractory Period Paradigm. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:1942. [abstract] [doi]

Luna-Rodriguez, A., Wendt, M., Kerner auch Koerner, J., Gawrilow, C., & Jacobsen, T. (2018). Selective impairment of attentional set shifting in adults with ADHD. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 14:18. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Wendt, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., & Jacobsen, T. (2018). Shifting the set of stimulus selection when switching between tasks. Psychological Research, 82(1), 134-145. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Jacobsen, T., Klein, S., & Löw, A. (2018). The posterior sustained negativity revisited – an SPN reanalysis of Jacobsen and Höfel (2003). Symmetry, 10(1), 27. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Puschmann, S., Steinkamp, S., Gillich, I., Mirkovic, B., Debener, S., & Thiel, C.M. (2017). The right temporoparietal junction supports speech tracking during selective listening: Evidence from concurrent EEG-fMRI. The Journal of Neuroscience, 37(47), 11505–11516. [abstract] [doi]

Liu, C., Brattico, E., Abu-Jamous, B., Pereira, C., Jacobsen, T., & Nandi, A. K. (2017). Effect of explicit evaluation on neural connectivity related to listening to unfamiliar music. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11:611. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Jacobsen, T., & Beudt, S. (2017). Domain generality and domain specificity in aesthetic appreciation. New Ideas in Psychology, 47, 97-102. [doi]

Menninghaus, W., Wagner, V., Hanich, J., Wassiliwizky, E., Jacobsen, T., & Koelsch, S. (2017). The distancing-embracing model of the enjoyment of negative emotions in art reception. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, e347. [full text] [abstract] [doi] 

Wassiliwizky, E., Koelsch, S., Wagner, V., Jacobsen, T., & Menninghaus, W. (2017). The emotional power of poetry: neural circuitry, psychophysiology and compositional principles. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12(8), 1229-1240. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Wendt, M., Klein, S., & Strobach, T. (2017). More than attentional tuning – investigating the mechanisms underlying practice gains and preparation in task switching. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:682. [abstract] [doi]

Menninghaus, W., Wagner, V., Wassiliwizky, E., Jacobsen, T., & Knoop, C. A. (2017). The emotional and aesthetic powers of parallelistic diction. Poetics, 63, 47-59. [doi] 

Wendt, M., Kähler, S. T., Luna-Rodriguez, A., & Jacobsen, T. (2017). Adoption of task-specific sets of visual attention. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:687. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Wirkner, J., Weymar, M., Löw, A., Hamm, C., Struck, A.-M., Kirschbaum, C., & Hamm, A. O. (2017). Cognitive functioning and emotion processing in breast cancer survivors and controls: An ERP pilot study. Psychophysiology, 54(8), 1209-1222. [abstract] [doi]

Frey, J. D., Wendt, M., Löw, A., Möller, S., Zölzer, U., & Jacobsen, T. (2017). Changes in room acoustics elicit a mismatch negativity in the absence of overall interaural intensity differences. Neuroscience Letters, 640, 13-20. [abstract] [doi]

Wassiliwizky, E., Jacobsen, T., Heinrich, J., Schneiderbauer, M., & Menninghaus, W. (2017). Tears falling on goosebumps: Co-occurrence of emotional lacrimation and emotional piloerection indicates a psychophysiological climax in emotional arousal. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:41. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Jacobsen, T., & Beudt, S. (2017). Stability and variability in aesthetic experience: a review. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:143. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Jost, K., Wendt, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., Löw, A., & Jacobsen, T. (2017). Strategic control over extent and timing of distractor-based response activation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43(2), 326-333. [abstract] [doi]

Mühlenbeck, C., Jacobsen, T., Pritsch,C., & Liebal, K. (2017). Cultural and species differences in gazing patterns for marked and decorated objects: a comparative eye-tracking study. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:6. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Wagner, V., Klein, J., Hanich, J., Shah, M., Menninghaus, W., & Jacobsen, T. (2016). Anger framed: A field study on emotion, pleasure, and art. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 10(2), 134-146. [abstract] [doi]

Mühlenbeck, C., Liebal, K., Pritsch, C., & Jacobsen, T. (2016). Differences in the visual perception of symmetric patterns in orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus abelii) and two human cultural groups: a comparative eye-tracking study. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:408. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Knoop, C., Wagner, V., Jacobsen, T., & Menninghaus, W. (2016). Mapping the aesthetic space of literature “from below”. Poetics, 56, 35-49. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Brattico, E., Bogert, B., Alluri, V., Tervaniemi, M., Eerola, T., & Jacobsen, T. (2016). It’s sad but I like it: The neural dissociation between musical emotions and liking in experts and laypersons. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9:676. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Jost, K., & Mayr, U. (2016). Switching between filter settings reduces the efficient utilization of visual working memory. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience,16(2), 207-218.

Khader, P. H., Pachur, T., Weber, L. A. E. & Jost, K. (2016). Neural signatures of controlled and automatic retrieval processes in memory-based decision making. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28(1), 69-83.

Wesemann, U., Kowalski, J. T., Jacobsen, T., Beudt, S., Jacobs, H., Fehr, J., Büchler, J., & Zimmermann, P. L. (2016). Evaluation of a technology-based adaptive learning and prevention program for stress response – a randomized controlled trial. Military Medicine, 181,(8), 863-871. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Steinberg, J., Jacobsen, T. K. & Jacobsen, T. (2016). Repair or violation detection? Pre-attentive processing strategies of phonotactic illegality demonstrated on the constraint of g-deletion in German. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 59, 557-571. [abstract] [doi]

Ventura-Bort, C., Löw, A., Wendt, J., Dolcos, F., Hamm, A. O., & Weymar, M. (2016). When neutral turns significant: Brain dynamics of rapidly formed associations between neutral stimuli and emotional contexts. European Journal of Neuroscience, 44(5), 2176-2183.

Ventura-Bort, C., Löw, A., Wendt, J., Moltó, J., Poy, R., Dolcos, F., Hamm, A. O., & Weymar, M. (2016). Binding neutral information to emotional contexts: Brain dynamics of long-term recognition memory. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 16(2), 234-247.

Beudt, S. & Jacobsen, T. (2015). On the role of mentalizing processes in aesthetic appreciation: An ERP study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9:600. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Löw, A., Weymar, M., & Hamm, A. O. (2015). When threat is near, get out of here dynamics of defensive behavior during freezing and active avoidance. Psychological Science, 26, 1706-1716.

Wassiliwizky, E., Wagner, V., Jacobsen, T. & Menninghaus, W. (2015). Art-elicited chills indicate states of being moved. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 9(4), 405-416. [abstract] [doi]

Mühlenbeck, C.A., Liebal, K., Pritsch, C., & Jacobsen, T. (2015). Gaze duration biases for colours in combination with dissonant and consonant sounds: a comparative eye-tracking study with orangutans. PLOS ONE, 10(10), e013989. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Menninghaus, W., Wagner, V., Hanich, J., Wassiliwizky, E., Kuehnast, M., & Jacobsen, T. (2015). Towards a psychological construct of being moved, PLOS ONE, 10(6), e012845. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Frey, J.D., Wendt, M., & Jacobsen, T. (2015). Automatic detection of unattended changes in room acoustics. Neuroscience Letters, 584, 162-167. [abstract] [doi]

Michalowski, J. M., Pané-Farré, C. A., Löw, A., & Hamm, A. O. (2015). Brain dynamics of visual attention during anticipation and encoding of threat-and safe-cues in spider-phobic individuals. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, nsv002.

Wirkner, J., Loew, A., Hamm, A. O., & Weymar, M. (2015). New learning following reactivation in the human brain: Targeting emotional memories through rapid serial visual presentation. Neurobiology of learning and memory, 119, 63-68.

Alius, M. G., Pané‐Farré, C. A., Löw, A., & Hamm, A. O. (2015). Modulation of the blink reflex and P3 component of the startle response during an interoceptive challenge. Psychophysiology, 52(1), 140-148.

Wendt, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., & Jacobsen, T. (2014). Utility-based early modulation of processing distracting stimulus information. The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(50), 16720-16725. [abstract] [doi]

Truckenbrodt, H., Steinberg, J., Jacobsen, T. K., & Jacobsen, T. (2014). Evidence for the role of German final devoicing in pre-attentive speech processing: a Mismatch Negativity study. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1317. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Wendt, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., & Jacobsen, T. (2014). Sequential modulation of distractor-interference produced by semantic generalization of stimulus features. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1271. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Kuehnast, M., Wagner, V., Wassiliwizky, E., Jacobsen, T., & Menninghaus, W. (2014). Being moved: linguistic representation and conceptual structure. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1242. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Wendt, M., Garling, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., & Jacobsen, T. (2014). Exploring conflict- and target-related movement of visual attention. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67(6), 1053-1073. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Wendt, M., Kiesel, A., Geringswald, F., Purmann, S., & Fischer, R. (2014). Attentional adjustment to conflict strength: Evidence from the effects of manipulating flanker-target SOA on response times and prestimulus pupil size. Experimental Psychology, 61, 55-67.

Hanich, J., Wagner, V., Shah, M., Jacobsen, T. & Menninghaus, W. (2014). Why we like to watch sad films. The pleasure of being moved in aesthetic experiences. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 8(2), 130-143. [abstract] [doi]

Wagner, V., Menninghaus, W., Hanich, J. & Jacobsen, T. (2014). Art schema effects on affective experience: The case of disgusting images. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 8(2), 120-129. [abstract] [doi]

Jaworek, A., Weymar, M., Löw, A., & Hamm, A. O. (2014). Brain potentials reflecting spontaneous retrieval of emotional long-term memories. Cognitive neuroscience, 5(3-4), 168-176.

Merkt, J., Singmann, H., Bodenburg, S., Goossens-Merkt, H., Kappes, A., Wendt, M., & Gawrilow, C. (2013). Flanker performance in female college students with ADHD–a diffusion model analysis. ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, 5, 321-341.

Roye, A., Jacobsen, T. & Schröger, E. (2013). Discrimination of personally significant from non-significant sounds: A training study. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 13(4), 930-943. [doi] [abstract] [doi]

May, M., & Wendt, M. (2013). Visual perspective taking and laterality decisions: Problems and possible solutions. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 549. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Kappes, A., Wendt, M., Reinelt, T. & Oettingen, G. (2013). Mental contrasting changes the meaning of reality. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49(5), 797-810.

Wendt, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., Kiesel, A., & Jacobsen, T. (2013). Conflict adjustment devoid of perceptual selection. Acta Psychologica, 144(1), 31-39. [abstract] [doi]

Brattico, E., Bogert, B., & Jacobsen, T. (2013). Toward a neural chronometry for the aesthetic experience of music. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:206. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Wendt, M., Kiesel, A., Mathew, H., Luna-Rodriguez, A. & Jacobsen, T. (2013). Irrelevant stimulus processing when switching between tasks, Zeitschrift für Psychologie/Journal of Psychology, 221(1), 41-50. [abstract] [doi]

Istók, E., Brattico, E., Jacobsen, T., Ritter, A. & Tervaniemi, M. (2013). ‘I love rock ‘n’ roll’ – Music genre preference modulates brain responses to music. Biological Psychology, 92(2), 142-151. [abstract] [doi]

Jacobsen, T. K., Steinberg, J., Truckenbrodt, H. & Jacobsen, T. (2013). Mismatch negativity (MMN) to successive deviants within one hierarchically structured auditory object. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 87(1), 1-7. [abstract] [doi]

Wendt, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A., Reisenauer, R., Jacobsen, T. & Dreisbach, G. (2012). Sequential modulation of cue use in the task switching paradigm, Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 287. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Abraham, A., Beudt, S., Ott, D. V. M., & von Cramon, D. Y. (2012). Creative cognition and the brain: Dissociations between frontal, parietal-temporal and basal ganglia groups. Brain Research, 1482, 55-70.

Jenuwein, M., Zimmermann, P., Ungerer, J., Fuchs, S., Beudt, S., Jacobsen, T., Alliger-Horn, C., Gerber, W.D., Niederberger, U., Petermann, F. & Kowalski, J.T. (2012). Zum Schweregrad der Posttraumatischen Belastungsstörung im militärischen Kontext. Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie, Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 60(4), 309-314. [abstract] [doi]

May, M., & Wendt, M. (2012). Separating imagined spatial transformations and spatial compatibility effects in the own body transformation task. Cognitive Processing, 13(1), 257-260. [abstract]

Wendt, M., Luna-Rodriguez, A. & Jacobsen, T. (2012). Conflict-induced perceptual filtering. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38(3), 675-686. [abstract] [doi]

Rimmele, J., Sussman, E., Keitel, C., Jacobsen, T. & Schröger, E. (2012). Electrophysiological evidence for age effects on sensory memory processing of tonal patterns. Psychology and Aging, 27(2), 384-398. [abstract] [doi]

Steinberg, J., Truckenbrodt, H. & Jacobsen, T. (2012). The role of stimulus cross-splicing in an event-related potentials study. Misleading formant transitions hinder automatic phonological processing. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 131(4), 3120-3140. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Kirmse, U., Schröger, E. & Jacobsen, T. (2012). Familiarity of environmental sounds is used to establish auditory rules. NeuroReport, 23(5), 320-324. [abstract] [doi]

Brattico, E., Alluri, V., Bogert, B., Jacobsen, T., Vartiainen, N., Nieminen, S. K. & Tervaniemi, M. (2011). A functional MRI study of happy and sad emotions in music with and without lyrics. Frontiers in Psychology, 2, 308. [full text] [abstract] [doi]

Wendt, M. & Kiesel, A. (2011). Conflict adaptation in time: Foreperiods as contextual cues for attentional adjustment. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18, 910-916.

Müller, M., Klein, J. & Jacobsen, T. (2011). Beyond demand: Investigating spontaneous evaluation of chord progressions with the affective priming paradigm. Music Perception, 29(1), 93-108. [abstract] [doi]

Gawrilow, C., Merkt, J., Bodenburg, S., Goossens-Merkt, H. & Wendt, M. (2011). Multitasking in adults with ADHD. ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, 3, 253-264.

Baess, P., Horváth, J., Jacobsen, T. & Schröger, E. (2011). Selective suppression of self-initiated sounds in an auditory stream. An ERP study. Psychophysiology, 48(9), 1276-1283. [abstract] [doi]

Steinberg, J., Truckenbrodt, H. &  Jacobsen, T. (2011). Phonotactic constraint violations in German grammar are detected automatically in auditory speech processing – a human event-related potentials study. Psychophysiology, 48(9), 1208-1216. [abstract]

Purmann, S., Badde, S., Luna-Rodriguez, A., & Wendt, M. (2011). Adaptation to frequent conflict in the Eriksen flanker task: An ERP study. Journal of Psychophysiology, 25, 50-59.

Brattico, E., Jacobsen, T., De Baene, W., Glerean, E. & Tervaniemi, M. (2010). Cognitive vs. affective listening modes and judgments of music – An ERP study. Biological Psychology, 85(3) 393-409. [abstract]

Kiesel, A., Steinhauser, M., Wendt, M., Falkenstein, M., Jost, K., Philipp, A. M., & Koch, I. (2010). Control and interference in task switching –  A review. Psychological Bulletin, 136, 849-847. [abstract]

Steinberg, J., Truckenbrodt, H., & Jacobsen, T. (2010). Preattentive Phonotactic Processing as Indexed by the Mismatch Negativity. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(10), 2174-2185. [suppl. material] [abstract] [doi]

Roye, A., Schröger, E., Jacobsen, T. & Gruber, T. (2010). Is my mobile ringing? Evidence for rapid processing of a personally significant sound in humans. The Journal of Neuroscience, 30(21), 7310-7313. [abstract] [doi]

Jacobsen, T. (2010). Beauty and the brain: culture, history and individual differences in aesthetic appreciation. Journal of Anatomy, 216(2), 184-191. [full text] [abstract] [doi]


Wendt, M. (2013). Allgemeine Psychologie – Wahrnehmung. Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Contributed work

Jacobsen, T. (2022). A quest of beauty. In A. Chatterjee, & E. R. Cardillo (Eds.), Brain, Beauty & Art (pp. 56–60). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Jacobsen, T., Marschallek, B. E., & Weiler, S. (2021). The art of being unique. A speculation on the general role of need for uniqueness. In NODES – Journal of Art and Neurosciences 17-18 (Limited Edition Print) (pp. 89–95). Rome: Numero Cromatico, centro di ricerca sulla relazione tra arte e neuroscienze.

Jacobsen, T. & Klein, S. (2020). Electrophysiology. In M. Nadal, & O. Vartanian (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Aesthetics (pp. 291–307). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [doi]

Klein, J., Jacobsen, T. & Hirte, M. (2015). Infame Perspektiven – Das Experiment. In Klein, J., von Koppenfels, M., Hirte, M. & Jacobsen, T., (Hrsg.) (2015). Infame Perspektiven. Grenzen und Möglichkeiten von Performativität und Imagination  . (S. 112-153). Berlin: Theater der Zeit.

Hirte, M., Jacobsen, T., Klein, J. & von Koppenfels, M. (2015). Vorbemerkung: Perspektive als Skandal. In Klein, J., von Koppenfels, M., Hirte, M. & Jacobsen, T., (Hrsg.) (2015). Infame Perspektiven. Grenzen und Möglichkeiten von Performativität und Imagination  (S. 6-11). Berlin: Theater der Zeit.

Jacobsen, T. (2013). On the electrophysiology of aesthetic processing. In S. Finger, D.W. Zaidel, F. Boller & J. Bogousslavsky (Eds.), The fine Arts, Neurology, and Neuroscience: New Discoveries and Changing Landscapes   (S. 159-168). New York: Elsevier.

Jacobsen, T. (2010). In der Tradition Fechners: zur psychologischen Ästhetik heute. In A. Meischner-Metge (Hrsg.), Gustav Theodor Fechner – Werk und Wirkung (S. 117-124). Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag.

Jacobsen, T. (2010). On the psychophysiology of aesthetics: Automatic and controlled processes of aesthetic appreciation. In I. Czigler & I. Winkler (Eds.), Unconscious memory representations in perception. Processes and mechanisms in the brain   (S. 245-257). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Jacobsen, T. (2009). Zur Psychologie der Ästhetik. Eine Brücke zwischen Kunst und Wissenschaft. In J. Klein (Hrsg.), per.Spice! Wirklichkeit und Relativität des Ästhetischen  S. 161-174). Berlin: Theater der Zeit.


Klein, J., von Koppenfels, M., Hirte, M. & Jacobsen, T., (Hrsg.) (2015). Infame Perspektiven. Grenzen und Möglichkeiten von Performativität und Imagination. Berlin: Theater der Zeit.

Journal publications without peer-review

Jacobsen, T. (2019). Settings, sensors, and tasks: Comment on Scherer, Trznadel, Fantini, and Coutinho (2019). Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 13(3), 261-263.  [doi] [full text]

Weidner, R., Otten, B., Schroeter, F., Dehmel, P., Wulfsberg, J. P., & Jacobsen, T. (2018). Effekte bei der Anwendung von Exoskeletten. Physische und kognitive Effekte beim Einsatz am Beispiel von Tätigkeiten in und über Kopfhöhe. wt Werkstattstechnik online, 108(9), 597-601.

Jacobsen, T. (2018). Cultural sciences and representation of culture in the mind, and body: Comment on “An integrative review of the enjoyment of sadness associated with music” by Tuomas Eerola et al. Physics of Life Reviews, 25, 122-123. [abstract] [doi]

Menninghaus, W., Wagner, V., Hanich, J., Wassiliwizky, E., Jacobsen, T., & Koelsch, S. (2017). Negative Emotions in Art Reception: Refining Theoretical Assumptions and Adding Variables to the Distancing-Embracing-Model. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, e380. [abstract] [doi]

Jacobsen, T. (2017). Aesthetic episodes, domains, and the mind. Comment on “Move me, astonish me… delight my eyes and brain: The Vienna Integrated Model of top-down and bottom-up processes in Art Perception (VIMAP) and corresponding affective, evaluative, and neurophysiological correlates” by Matthew Pelowski et al. Physics of Life Reviews, 21, 143-144. [abstract] [doi]

Jacobsen, T. (2014). Domain specificity and mental chronometry in empirical aesthetics. British Journal of Psychology, 105, 471-473. [doi]

Jacobsen, T., Felfe, J., Herzberg, P.Y., Erb, H.-P. & May, M. (2013). Die neuen Studiengänge Psychologie an der Helmut-Schmidt-Universität/Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg. Wehrmedizinische Monatszeitschrift, 57(8-9), 217-218.

Böhme, J., Ungerer, J. Klein, R., Jacobsen, T., Zimmermann, P. & Kowalski, J.T. (2011). Psychische Ressourcenstärkung bei VN-Beobachtern zur Prävention einsatzbedingter psychischer Störungen – eine Pilotstudie. Wehrmedizinische Monatszeitschrift, 55(10), 231-234.

Gabriel, U., Jacobsen, T., Hauffa, R., Zimmermann, P. & Kowalski, J.T. (2011). Evaluation des telefonischen Beratungsangebotes für Soldaten mit einsatzbedingten psychischen Belastungen und deren Angehörige. Wehrmedizinische Monatszeitschrift, 55(10), 228-230.

Published Proceedings

Schroeter, F., Kähler, S. T., Yao, Z., Jacobsen, T., & Weidner, R. (2020, July). Cognitive Effects of Physical Support Systems: A Study of Resulting Effects for Tasks at and above Head Level Using Exoskeletons. Annals of Scientific Society for Assembly, Handling and Industrial Robotics (p. 149-159). Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Vieweg.

Schroeter, F., Weidner, R., Dehmel, P., Wulfsberg, J. P. & Jacobsen, T. (2018, Dezember). Der beflügelte Mensch – gesteigerte Konzentration durch Unterstützungssysteme in der Produktion. Dritte Transdisziplinäre Konferenz „Technische Unterstützungssysteme, die die Menschen wirklich wollen“ (S. 309-317). Hamburg: Helmut-Schmidt-Universität.

Knoop, C.A., Wagner, V., Menninghaus, W., & Jacobsen, T. (2014, August). Aesthetic evaluations of literary genres: An exploration study. In Kozbelt, A. (Ed.), Proceedings of the Twenty-third Biennial Congress of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics (IAEA)  (p. 269), New York.

Jacobsen, T. (2014). Neurocognitive psychology of aesthetics: A Hamburg view, In Kozbelt, A. (Ed.), Proceedings of the Twenty-third Biennial Congress of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics (IAEA)  (p. 25), New York.

Janska, A.C., Schröger, E., Jacobsen, T. & Clark R.A.J. (2012). Asymmetries in the perception of sythesized speech. 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012 (INTERSPEECH 2012), Vol. 3, 2203-2206.

Jacobsen, T. & Palm, K. (2011). Schönheit. In I. Albers, I. Dziobek & H. Hurtzig (Hrsg.), Fühlt Weniger! Dialoge über Emotionen   (S. 168-179). Berlin: Theater der Zeit.

Internet-report at arte FAQ, 3 May 2021, snapchat.com: ‘Wie stark würdest Du Deinen Körper verändern’ (season 2, episode 10)

Public Talk, 30 October 2019, ZiF (Center for Interdisciplinary Research), ‘Zur Psychologie der Ästhetik’ aus der Vortragsreihe Kunst trifft Wissenschaft

TV-report at ARD alpha, 13 November 2017, Campus: ‘Visitenkarte der HSU

TV-report at n-tv, 27 October 2015, Wirtschaftsreportage: ‘Das Geschäft mit der ewigen Jugend’

TV-report at MDR, 11 May 2014, Heute im Osten: ‘Ganz schön schön – Wo die hübschen Mädchen wachsen’

TV-report at ‘ARD’, 8 March 2014, neun 1/2 – Deine Reporter: ‘Was ist Schönheit?’

TV-report at ‘arte’, 23 December 2013, ‘Schöne Menschen – Warum bewundern wir sie?’

TV-report at ‘ZDF Info’, 18 May 2013, ‘Schönheit. Mythos und Wahrheit einer universellen Faszination?’

TV-report at ‘arte’, 11 June 2009, ‘Ist Schönheit messbar?’

Article in ‘ZEIT Wissen’, No. 03, May/June 2023, ‘Wie Schnell färbt die Umgebung auf uns ab?’

Article in ‘HAUT’, 5/2021, 15 October 2021, ‘Akzeptanz von Tätowierungen ist Generationenfrage’

Article in ‘bleibgesund.de’, 16 September 2021, ‘Zu alt, um Tattoos schön zu finden?’

Article in ‘DIE RHEINPFALZ – Ludwigshafener Rundschau’, 5 September 2021, ‘Tätowierungen – Nicht völlig akzeptiert’

Article in ‘HOMBURG1’, 31 August 2021, ‘Akzeptanz von Tätowierungen ist Generationenfrage’

Article in ‘Weser-Kurier Bremen’ , 24 August 2021, ‘Auf den Spuren der Schönheit’ by Jürgen Wendler

Article in ‘VOGUE’, July/August 2020, ‘Die Wissenschaft des Schönen’

Article in ‘Psychologie heute’, 4 June 2021, ‘Wenn wir Schönes nicht sehen’ by Susanne Ackermann

Article in ‘edit-magazin.de’, 17 May 2019, ‘Wahrnehmung – Die Verführung der Sinne’

Article in ‘Die Welt’, 17 May 2010, Thomas Jacobsen, ‘Erforscher des schönen Scheins’ 

Article in ‘Die Welt kompakt’, 15 October 2012, ‘Auch Punks sind konform’ 

Article in ‘pflichtektüre. Onlinemagazin für Studierende’, 3 May 2015, ‘Durchschnitt ist schön’ 

Article in ‘FAZ’, 24 January 2012, ‘Originalgenies in Berlin unter sich’

Article in ‘innovations-report.de’, 4 June 2010, ‘Der eigene Klingelton wird immer gehört’ 

Article in ‘faz.net’, 1 June 2010, ‘Der Handycode im Kopf’

Article in “teck.in”, 1 June 2010, ‘Is my mobile ringing?’ 

Article in ‘New Scientist’, 29 May 2010, Anja Roye, ‘How phones ring a bell in your head’ 

Article in ‘USA Today’, 21 May 2010, ‘Brain wired to hear own phone ringing fast’ 

Radio-report at ‘SWR2’, 1 January 2020, SWR2 Wissen – Feature am Feiertag: ‘Die Vermessung der Schönheit’

Radio-report at ‘Fritz rbb’, 4 November 2014, Aktuell – ‘Mut zur Sommersprosse’, Der Psychologe: ‘Ein Schönheitsfleck kann wie ein Ornament wirken.’

Radio-report at ‘NDR-Info’, 29 June 2012, Logo – Das Wissenschaftsmagazin:  ‘Was ist schön?’

Radio-report at ‘NDR-Info’, 8 July 2011, Logo – Das Wissenschaftsmagazin:  ‘Destroyed Jeans – Kaputt und schön? Zur Psychologie des Ästhetischen’