Dr. rer. nat. Sebastian Schindler

Von-Esmarch-Str. 52
D-48149 Muenster

phone:   +49 (0) 251 / 83 - 52 789
fax:   +49 (0) 251 / 83 - 55 494



Papers in peer-reviewed journals

  1. Vormbrock, R., Bruchmann, M., Menne, L., Straube, T., & Schindler, S. (in principle accepted). Testing stimulus exposure time as the critical factor of increased EPN and LPP amplitudes for fearful faces during perceptual distraction tasks. Cortex.
  2. Schindler, S.*, Heinemann, J.*, Bruchmann, M., Moeck, R., & Straube, T. (in press). No trait anxiety influences on early and late neuronal responses to aversively conditioned faces across three different tasks. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci.
  3. Mielke, M., Reisch, L., Mehlmann, A., Schindler, S., Bien, C., & Kissler, J. (in press). Right medial temporal lobe structures particularly impact early stages of affective picture processing. Human Brain Mapping.
  4. Weidner, E. M., Schindler, S., Grewe, P., Moratti, S., Bien, C. G., & Kissler, J. (2022). Emotion and attention in face processing: Complementary evidence from surface event-related potentials and intracranial amygdala recordings. Biological Psychology, 173, 108399. doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2022.108399
  5. Schindler, S.*, Richter, T. S.*, Bruchmann, M., Busch, N. A., & Straube, T. (2022). Effects of task load, spatial attention, and trait anxiety on neuronal responses to fearful and neutral faces. Psychophysiology, e14114. doi.org/10.1111/psyp.14114
  6. Schindler, S., Vormbrock, R., & Kissler, J. (2022). Encoding in a social feedback context enhances and biases behavioral and electrophysiological correlates of long-term recognition memory. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 3312. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-07270-9
  7. Schindler, S., Bruchmann, M., & Straube, T. (2022). Feature-based attention interacts with emotional picture content during mid-latency and late ERP processing stages. Biological Psychology, 170, 108310. doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2022.108310
  8. Brockhoff, L., Schindler, S., Bruchmann, M., & Straube, T. (2022). Effects of perceptual and working memory load on brain responses to task-irrelevant stimuli: Review and implications for future research. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 135, 104580. doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2022.104580
  9. Salzmann, S., Wilhelm, M., Schindler, S., Rief, W., & Euteneuer, F. (2022). Optimizing the efficacy of a stress-reducing psychological intervention using placebo mechanisms: A randomized controlled trial. Stress and Health. doi.org/10.1002/smi.3128
  10. Schindler, S., Busch, N., Bruchmann, M., Wolf, M.I., & Straube, T. (2021). Early ERP functions are indexed by lateralized effects to peripherally presented emotional faces and scrambles. Psychophysiology, 59(2), e13959. doi.org/10.1111/psyp.13959
  11. Bruchmann, M., Schindler, S., Dinyarian, M., & Straube, T. (2021). The role of phase and orientation for ERP modulations of spectrum-manipulated fearful and neutral faces. Psychophysiology, e13974. doi.org/10.1111/psyp.13974
  12. Wolf, M.-I., Bruchmann, M., Pourtois, G., Schindler, S., & Straube, T. (2021). Top-Down Modulation of Early Visual Processing in V1: Dissociable Neurophysiological Effects of Spatial Attention, Attentional Load and Task-Relevance. Cerebral Cortex, bhab342. doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhab342
  13. Bruchmann, M.,* Schindler, S.,* Heinemann, J., Moeck, R., & Straube, T. (2021). Increased early and late neuronal responses to aversively conditioned faces across different attentional conditions. Cortex. doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2021.07.003
  14. Schindler, S., Höhner, A., Moeck, R., Bruchmann, M., & Straube, T. (2021). Let's talk about each other: Neural responses to dissenting personality evaluations based on real dyadic interactions. Psychological Science. doi.org/10.1177/0956797621995197
  15. Schindler, S.*, Bruchmann, M.*, Krasowski, C., Moeck, R., & Straube, T. (2021). Charged with a crime: The neuronal signature of processing negatively evaluated faces under different attentional conditions. Psychological Science. doi.org/10.1177/0956797621996667
  16. Verschooren, S., Schindler, S., De Raedt, R., & Pourtois, G. (2021). Early reduction of sensory processing within the visual cortex when switching from internal to external attention. Biological Psychology. doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2021.108119
  17. Schindler, S.*, Querengässer, J.*, Bruchmann, M., Moeck, R., & Straube, T. (2021). Bayes Factors show evidence against systematic relationships between the anchoring effect and the Big Five personality traits. Scientific Reports. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-86429-2
  18. Steinweg, A.*, Schindler, S.*, Bruchmann, M., Moeck, R., & Straube, T. (2021). Reduced early fearful face processing during perceptual distraction in high trait anxious participants. Psychophysiology. doi.org/10.1111/psyp.13819
  19. Krasowski, C.*, Schindler, S.*, Bruchmann, M., Moeck, R., & Straube, T. (2021). Electrophysiological responses to negative evaluative person-knowledge: Effects of individual differences. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience. doi.org/10.3758/s13415-021-00894-w
  20. Iffland, B., Klein, F., Schindler, S., Kley, H., & Neuner F. (2021). ‘She finds you abhorrent’ - The impact of emotional context information on the cortical processing of neutral faces in depression. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience.
  21. Schindler, S., Tirloni, C., Bruchmann, M., & Straube, T. (2021). Face and emotional expression processing under continuous perceptual load tasks: an ERP study. Biological Psychology. doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2021.108056
  22. Schindler, S., Wolf, M., Bruchmann, M., & Straube, T. (2021). Fearful face scrambles increase early visual sensory processing in the absence of face information. European Journal of Neuroscience.
  23. Schindler, S.*, Bruchmann, M.*, Gathmann, B., Moeck, R., & Straube, T. (2021). Effects of low-level visual information and perceptual load on P1 and N170 responses to emotional expressions. Cortex. doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2020.12.011
  24. Schindler, S., Bruchmann, M., & Straube, T. (2020). Imagined veridicality of social feedback amplifies early and late brain responses. Social Neuroscience. doi.org/10.1080/17470919.2020.185730
  25. Schindler, S., Gutewort, L., Bruchmann, M., Moeck, R., & Straube, T. (2020). Nonlinear Effects of Linearly Increasing Perceptual Load on ERPs to Emotional Pictures. Cerebral Cortex Communications, 1. doi.org/10.1093/texcom/tgaa040
  26. Schindler, S.*, Bruchmann, M.*, Steinweg, A.-L., Moeck, R., & Straube, T. (2020). Attentional conditions differentially affect early, intermediate and late neural responses to fearful and neutral faces. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 15(7), 765–774. doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsaa098.
  27. Schindler, S.,* & Bublatzky, F.* (2020). Attention and emotion: An integrative review of emotional face processing as a function of attention. Cortex, 130, 362–386. doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2020.06.010
  28. Bruchmann, M.*, Schindler, S.*, & Straube, T. (2020). The spatial frequency spectrum of fearful faces modulates early and mid-latency ERPs but not the N170. Psychophysiology, e13597. doi.org/10.1111/psyp.13597
  29. Schindler, S., Caldarone, F., Bruchmann, M., Moeck, R., & Straube, T. (2020). Time-dependent effects of perceptual load on processing fearful and neutral faces. Neuropsychologia, 146, 107529. doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2020.107529
  30. Schindler, S., & Straube, T. (2020). Selective visual attention to emotional pictures: Interactions of task-relevance and emotion are restricted to the late positive potential. Psychophysiology, e13585. doi.org/10.1111/psyp.13585
  31. Schindler, S., Bruchmann, M., Bublatzky, F., & Straube, T. (2019). Modulation of face- and emotion-selective ERPs by the three most common types of face image manipulations. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 14(5), 493–503. doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsz027
  32. Schindler, S., Miller, G. A., & Kissler, J. (2019). Attending to Eliza: Rapid brain responses reflect competence attribution in virtual social feedback processing. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 14(10), 1073–1086. doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsz075
  33. Schindler, S.*, Kruse, O.*, Stark, R., & Kissler, J. (2019). Attributed social context and emotional content recruit frontal and limbic brain regions during virtual feedback processing. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 19(2), 239–252. doi.org/10.3758/s13415-018-00660-5
  34. Schindler, S., & Querengässer, J. (2019). Coping with sadness—How personality and emotion regulation strategies differentially predict the experience of induced emotions. Personality and Individual Differences, 136, 90–95. doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2018.01.050
  35. Schindler, S.*, Vormbrock, R.*, & Kissler, J. (2019). Emotion in Context: How Sender Predictability and Identity Affect Processing of Words as Imminent Personality Feedback. Frontiers in Psychology, 10. doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00094
  36. Klein, F., Schindler, S., Neuner, F., Rosner, R., Renneberg, B., Steil, R., & Iffland, B. (2019). Processing of affective words in adolescent PTSD—Attentional bias toward social threat. Psychophysiology, e13444. doi.org/10.1111/psyp.13444
  37. Verschooren, S., Schindler, S., De Raedt, R., & Pourtois, G. (2019). Switching attention from internal to external information processing: A review of the literature and empirical support of the resource sharing account. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. doi.org/10.3758/s13423-019-01568-y
  38. Schindler, S.*, Schettino, A.*, & Pourtois, G. (2018). Electrophysiological correlates of the interplay between low-level visual features and emotional content during word reading. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 12228. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-30701-5
  39. Schindler, S., & Kissler, J. (2018). Too hard to forget? ERPs to remember, forget, and uninformative cues in the encoding phase of item-method directed forgetting. Psychophysiology, 55(10), e13207. doi.org/10.1111/psyp.13207
  40. Schindler, S., & Kissler, J. (2018). Language-based social feedback processing with randomized “senders”: An ERP study. Social Neuroscience, 13(2), 202–213. doi.org/10.1080/17470919.2017.1285249
  41. Schindler, S., Zell, E., Botsch, M., & Kissler, J. (2017). Differential effects of face-realism and emotion on event-related brain potentials and their implications for the uncanny valley theory. Scientific Reports, 7, 45003. doi.org/10.1038/srep45003
  42. Junghöfer, M., Rehbein, M. A., Maitzen, J., Schindler, S., & Kissler, J. (2017). An evil face? Verbal evaluative multi-CS conditioning enhances face-evoked mid-latency magnetoencephalographic responses. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12(4), 695–705. doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsw179
  43. Wolff, W.*, Schindler, S.*, Englert, C., Brand, R., & Kissler, J. (2016). Uninstructed BIAT faking when ego depleted or in normal state: Differential effect on brain and behavior. BMC Neuroscience, 17(1), 18. doi.org/10.1186/s12868-016-0249-8
  44. Schindler, S., & Kissler, J. (2016). People matter: Perceived sender identity modulates cerebral processing of socio-emotional language feedback. NeuroImage, 134, 160–169. doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.03.052
  45. Schindler, S., & Kissler, J. (2016). Selective visual attention to emotional words: Early parallel frontal and visual activations followed by interactive effects in visual cortex. Human Brain Mapping, 37(10), 3575–3587. doi.org/10.1002/hbm.23261
  46. Schindler, S., Wegrzyn, M., Steppacher, I., & Kissler, J. (2015). Perceived Communicative Context and Emotional Content Amplify Visual Word Processing in the Fusiform Gyrus. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(15), 6010–6019. doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3346-14.2015
  47. Schindler, S., & Wolff, W. (2015). Automatic or Deliberate? Cerebral correlates of automatic associations towards performance enhancing substances. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1923. doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01923
  48. Schindler, S.*, Wolff, W.*, Kissler, J. M., & Brand, R. (2015). Cerebral correlates of faking: Evidence from a brief implicit association test on doping attitudes. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9, 139. doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00139
  49. Wolff, W., Schindler, S., & Brand, R. (2015). The Effect of Implicitly Incentivized Faking on Explicit and Implicit Measures of Doping Attitude: When Athletes Want to Pretend an Even More Negative Attitude to Doping. PLOS ONE, 10(4), e0118507. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0118507
  50. Steppacher, I., Schindler, S., & Kissler, J. (2015). Higher, faster, worse? An event-related potentials study of affective picture processing in migraine. Cephalalgia. doi.org/10.1177/0333102415587705
  51. Klein, F., Iffland, B., Schindler, S., Wabnitz, P., & Neuner, F. (2015). This person is saying bad things about you: The influence of physically and socially threatening context information on the processing of inherently neutral faces. Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience, 15(4), 736–748. doi.org/10.3758/s13415-015-0361-8
  52. Zwissler, B.*, Schindler, S.*, Fischer, H., Plewnia, C., & Kissler, J. M. (2015). ‘Forget me (not)?’ – Remembering Forget-Items Versus Un-Cued Items in Directed Forgetting. Frontiers in Psychology, 1741. doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01741
  53. Querengässer, J., & Schindler, S. (2014). Sad but true? - How induced emotional states differentially bias self-rated Big Five personality traits. BMC Psychology, 2. doi.org/doi:10.1186/2050-7283-2-14
  54. Zwissler, B., Sperber, C., Aigeldinger, S., Schindler, S., Kissler, J., & Plewnia, C. (2014). Shaping Memory Accuracy by Left Prefrontal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation. The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(11), 4022–4026. doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5407-13.2014
  55. Schindler, S., Wegrzyn, M., Steppacher, I., & Kissler, J. M. (2014). It´s all in your head—How anticipating evaluation affects the processing of emotional trait adjectives. Frontiers in Psychology, 5. doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01292
  56. Schindler, S., Kissler, J., Kühl, K.-P., Hellweg, R., & Bengner, T. (2013). Using the yes/no recognition response pattern to detect memory malingering. BMC Psychology, 1(1), 12. doi.org/10.1186/2050-7283-1-12

* co-first authors

Chaired symposia

  1. Bublatzky, F. & Schindler, S., (2021). It matters how you look at faces: Modulations of event-related potentials for inherently emotional faces and faces acquiring emotional and personal relevance across different task-demands. European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN), Budapest (virtual), Hungary, 23.-26. June.
  2. Schindler, S., (2019). Electrocortical responses in emotion processing – Insights from healthy participants, amygdala-resection and psychopathological patients.
    59. Annual Meeting Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), Washington DC, USA, 25.-29. September.
  3. Schindler, S., (2019). Processing of faces and emotional expressions under difficult conditions: unawareness, blindness, threat, or amygdala damage.
    Psychologie und Gehirn (PUG), Dresden, 19.-22. June.
  4. Schindler, S., (2018). Socio-affective influences on stimulus perception and memory formation.
    European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN), Leiden, 18.-22. Juli.
  5. Schindler, S., & Rehbein, M. (2018). Biased emotion processing in affective disorders – Influences of learning experience, context information, and brain stimulation.
    European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN), Leiden, 18.-22. Juli.
  6. Schindler, S., & Kissler, J. (2018, angenommen). Emotion in words: Shedding light on emotional language production, perception and evaluation.
    Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), 60. Jahrestreffen, Marburg, 11.-14. März.
  7. Schindler, S., & Kissler, J. (2017). Getting social – The impact of social presence on our perception, thoughts and behavior.
    Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), 57. Jahrestreffen, Wien, 11.-15. Oktober.