Dr. rer. nat. Sebastian Schindler

Kontextabhängige Verarbeitung emotionaler Relevanz

Von-Esmarch-Str. 52
48149 Münster

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  1. Schindler, S., Bruchmann, M., & Straube, T. (in press). Beyond facial expressions: a systematic review on effects of emotional relevance of faces on the N170. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.
  2. Schindler, S., Vormbrock, R., Helming, H., & Straube, T. (2023). Dissociating different temporal stages of emotional word processing by feature-based attention. Scientific Reports, 13(1), 16860. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-43794-4
  3. Kissler, J., Mielke, M., Reisch, L.M., Schindler, S., & Bien, C.G. (2023). Effects of unilateral anteromedial temporal lobe resections on event-related potentials when reading negative and neutral words. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 38(10), 1365-1383. doi.org/10.1080/23273798.2023.2222424
  4. Brockhoff, L., Elias, E.A., Bruchmann, M., Schindler, S., Moeck, R., & Straube, T. (2023). The effects of visual perceptual load on detection performance and event-related potentials to auditory stimuli. Neuroimage, 273, 120080. doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2023.120080
  5. Bruchmann, M.*, Mertens, L.*, Schindler, S., & Straube, T. (2023). Potentiated early neural responses to fearful faces are not driven by specific face parts. Scientific Reports, 13(1), 4613. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-31752-z
  6. Vormbrock, R., Bruchmann, M., Wolf, M.-I., Straube, T., & Schindler, S. (2023). Effects of emotion on auditory ERPs are independent of manipulated target relevance. Emotion. doi.org/10.1037/emo0001244
  7. Brockhoff, L., Vetter, L., Bruchmann, M., Schindler, S., Moeck, R., & Straube T. (2023). The effects of visual working memory load on detection and neural processing of task-unrelated auditory stimuli. Scientific Reports, 13(1), 4342. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-31132-7
  8. Vormbrock, R., Bruchmann, M., Menne, L., Straube, T., & Schindler, S. (2023). Testing stimulus exposure time as the critical factor of increased EPN and LPP amplitudes for fearful faces during perceptual distraction tasks. Cortex, 160, 9-23. doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2022.12.011
  9. Bruchmann, M., Fahnemann, K., Schindler, S., Busch, N.A., & Straube, T. (2023). Early neural potentiation to centrally and peripherally presented fear-conditioned faces. Psychophysiology, e14215. doi.org/10.1111/psyp.14215
  10. Schindler, S., Meyer, S., Bruchmann, M., Busch, N.A., & Straube, T. (2023). Fearful faces straight ahead or in the periphery: Early neuronal responses independently of trait anxiety. Emotion. doi.org/10.1037/emo0001184
  11. Dellert, T., Krebs, S., Bruchmann, M., Schindler, S., Peters, A., & Straube, T. (2022). Neural correlates of consciousness in an attentional blink paradigm with uncertain target relevance. NeuroImage, 264, 119679. doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2022.119679
  12. Schindler, S.*, Heinemann, J.*, Bruchmann, M., Moeck, R., & Straube, T. (2022). No trait anxiety influences on early and late neuronal responses to aversively conditioned faces across three different tasks. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci, 22(5), 1157-1171. doi.org/10.3758/s13415-022-00998-x
  13. Mielke, M., Reisch, L., Mehlmann, A., Schindler, S., Bien, C., & Kissler, J. (2022). Right medial temporal lobe structures particularly impact early stages of affective picture processing. Human Brain Mapping, 43(2), 787-798. doi.org/10.1002/hbm.25687
  14. Röseler, L., Weber, L., Helgerth, K.A.C., Stich, E., Günther, M., Tegethoff, P., ..., Schindler, S., ..., & Schütz, A. (2022). The Open Anchoring Quest Dataset: Anchored estimates from 96 studies on anchoring effects. Journal of Open Psychology Data, 10(1), 16. doi.org/10.5334/jopd.67
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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.
  32. 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
  33. 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.
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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.
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. 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
  52. 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
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. 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
  59. 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
  60. 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
  61. 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
  62. 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
  63. 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
  64. 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
  65. 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
  66. 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
  67. 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
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