LIN Staff

Dr. Nicole Angenstein

Head of Working Group

Combinatorial NeuroImaging

Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology
Brenneckestr. 6
39118 Magdeburg
Phone: +49 391 6263 92182
ORCID: 0000-0002-1677-7063

  • Research interests

    Research interests

    • Lateralized auditory processing and hemispheric interaction in healthy adults
    • Effect of aging on lateralization of auditory processing and hemispheric interaction
    • Lateralized auditory processing in cochlear implant users
    • Training of basic acoustic parameters to improve hemispheric interaction during speech processing
    • Disturbance and compensation of hemispheric interaction during auditory learning in an animal model
    • Auditory processing in children with ADHD

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  • Curriculum vitae

    Curriculum vitae

    Nicole Angenstein studied Biology from 1997 until 1999 at the Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg and Neurobiology from 1999 until 2002 at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. She did her PhD in the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology and received her PhD in Neurobiology in 2009 from the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. Since 2007 she worked as researcher in different projects funded by the DFG, BMBF and the county Saxony-Anhalt. The topics of her research are the (1) lateralized processing in the human auditory cortex, (2) hemispheric interaction during auditory processing, (3) effects of feedback on auditory perception, (4) effects of training on the processing in the auditory cortex, (5) effects of aging on auditory processing, and (6) central auditory processing in Cochlear Implant users. For her investigations she uses fMRI and EEG and multimodal imaging combining fMRI, EEG, psychophysiological and behavioural measurements. Between 2011 and 2018 she was principal investigator for the DFG projects “Hemispheric interaction during the lateralized processing of acoustic parameters in humans“ and “Hemispheric interaction during lateralized auditory processing in humans: effects of task difficulty, training and age“. Since 2018 she is head of the AG “Central auditory functions and dysfunctions”.

  • Publications


    Angenstein N, Brancucci A. 2023. Editorial: Hemispheric asymmetries in the auditory domain, volume II. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 17:Article 1263317.

    Stadler J, Brechmann A, Angenstein N. 2023. Effect of age on lateralized auditory processing. Hearing Research. 434:Article 108791.

    Deliano M, Seidel P, Vorwerk U, Stadler B, Angenstein N. 2022. Effect of cochlear implant side on early speech processing in adults with single-sided deafness. Clinical Neurophysiology. 140:29-39.

    Brancucci A, Angenstein N. 2022. Editorial: Hemispheric Asymmetries in the Auditory Domain. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 16:Article 892786.

    Wendt B, Stadler J, Verhey JL, Hessel H, Angenstein N. 2021. Effect of contralateral noise on speech intelligibility. Neuroscience. 459:59-69.

    Wolff S, Kohrs C, Angenstein N, Brechmann A. 2020. Dorsal posterior cingulate cortex encodes the informational value of feedback in human-computer interaction. Scientific Reports. 10(1):Article 13030.

    Brechmann A, Angenstein N. 2019. The impact of task difficulty on the lateralization of processing in the human auditory cortex. Human Brain Mapping. 40(18):5341-5353.

    Angenstein N, Brechmann A. 2017. Effect of sequential comparison on active processing of sound duration. Human Brain Mapping. 38(9):4459-4469.

    Angenstein N, Stadler J, Brechmann A. 2016. Auditory intensity processing: Effect of MRI background noise. Hearing Research. 333:87-92.

    Kohrs C, Angenstein N, Brechmann A. 2016. Delays in human-computer interaction and their effects on brain activity. PLoS ONE. 11(1):Article e0146250.

    Angenstein N, Brechmann A. 2015. Auditory intensity processing: Categorization versus comparison. NeuroImage. 119:362-370.

    Kohrs C, Hrabal D, Angenstein N, Brechmann A. 2014. Delayed system response times affect immediate physiology and the dynamics of subsequent button press behavior. Psychophysiology. 51(11):1178-1184.

    Angenstein N, Brechmann A. 2013. Division of labor between left and right human auditory cortices during the processing of intensity and duration. NeuroImage. 83:1-11.

    Angenstein N, Brechmann A. 2013. Left auditory cortex is involved in pairwise comparisons of the direction of frequency modulated tones. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 7(7 JUL):Article Article 115.

    Kohrs C, Angenstein N, Scheich H, Brechmann A. 2012. Human striatum is differentially activated by delayed, omitted, and immediate registering feedback. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 6(AUGUST).

    Angenstein N, Scheich H, Brechmann A. 2012. Interaction between bottom-up and top-down effects during the processing of pitch intervals in sequences of spoken and sung syllables. NeuroImage. 61(3):715-722.

    Behne N, Scheich H, Brechmann A. 2008. The left dorsal striatum is involved in the processing of neutral feedback. NeuroReport. 19(15):1497-1500.

    Thaerig S, Behne N, Schadow J, Lenz D, Scheich H, Brechmann A, Herrmann CS. 2008. Sound level dependence of auditory evoked potentials: Simultaneous EEG recording and low-noise fMRI. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 67(3):235-241.

    Behne N, Wendt B, Scheich H, Brechmann A. 2006. Contralateral white noise selectively changes left human auditory cortex activity in a lexical decision task. Journal of Neurophysiology. 95(4):2630-2637.

    Behne N, Scheich H, Brechmann A. 2005. Contralateral white noise selectively changes right human auditory cortex activity caused by a FM-direction task. Journal of Neurophysiology. 93(1):414-423.
  • Third party funds

    Third party funds

    2021 - 2024 (DFG)
    Lateralisierung und Hemisphäreninteraktion bei auditorischer Verarbeitung in Kindern mit ADHS

    2015 - 2018 (DFG)
    Hemisphäreninteraktion bei lateralisierter akustischer Verarbeitung beim Menschen: Effekte von Aufgabenschwierigkeit, Training und Alter

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