LIN Staff

Prof. Dr. Nicole Wetzel

Head of Research Group

Neurocognitive Development

Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology
Brenneckestr. 6
39118 Magdeburg
Phone: +49 391 6263 93441

  • Publications


    Volkmer S, Wetzel N, Widmann A, Scharf F. 2022. Attentional control in middle childhood is highly dynamic - Strong initial distraction is followed by advanced attention control. Developmental Science. Article e13275.

    Scharf F, Widmann A, Bonmassar C, Wetzel N. 2022. A tutorial on the use of temporal principal component analysis in developmental ERP research – Opportunities and challenges. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 54:Article 101072.

    Ríos-López P, Widmann A, Aurelie-Bidet-Caulet , Wetzel N. 2022. The effect of background speech on attentive sound processing: A pupil dilation study. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 174:47-56.

    Selezneva E, Wetzel N. 2022. The Impact of Probabilistic Cues on Sound-related Pupil Dilation and ERP Responses in 7–9-year-old Children. Auditory Perception & Cognition. 5(1-2):86 - 106.

    Dercksen TT, Widmann A, Scharf F, Wetzel N. 2022. Sound omission related brain responses in children. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 53:Article 101045.

    Wetzel N, Widmann A, Schöllkopf U, Prigge M, Krauel K. 2022. A new paradigm to assess pupil dilation as a marker for a dysfunctional arousal regulation in children with ADHD. PsyArXiv.

    Debnath R, Wetzel N. 2022. Processing of task-irrelevant sounds during typical everyday activities in children. bioRxiv.

    Dercksen T, Widmann A, Noesselt T, Wetzel N. 2022. Somatosensory omissions reveal action-related predictive processing. PsyArXiv.

    Meinhardt-Injac B, Imhof M, Wetzel N, Klatte M, Schlittmeier S. 2022. The Irrelevant Sound Effect on Serial Recall is Independent of Age and Inhibitory Control.Auditory Perception & Cognition.

    Schöllkopf U, Krauel K, Widmann A, Prigge M, Wetzel N. 2022. Tonic pupil dilation during sustained attention in children with ADHD. Poster session presented at Psychologie und Gehirn 47. Jahrestagung, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

    Selezneva E, Brosch M, Rathi S, Vighneshvel T, Wetzel N. 2021. Comparison of Pupil Dilation Responses to Unexpected Sounds in Monkeys and Humans. Frontiers in Psychology. 12:Article 754604.

    Wetzel N, Kunke D, Widmann A. 2021. Tablet PC use directly affects children's perception and attention. Scientific Reports. 11(1):Article 21215.

    Bonmassar C, Scharf F, Widmann A, Wetzel N. 2021. On the relationship of behavioral distraction and pupil dilation caused by emotional novel sounds. PsyArXiv.

    Dercksen TT, Stuckenberg MV, Schröger E, Wetzel N, Widmann A. 2021. Cross-modal predictive processing depends on context rather than local contingencies. Psychophysiology. 58(6):Article e13811.

    Wetzel N, Widmann A, Scharf F. 2021. Distraction of attention by novel sounds in children declines fast. Scientific Reports. 11(1):Article 5308.

    Dercksen TT, Widmann A, Schröger E, Wetzel N. 2020. Omission related brain responses reflect specific and unspecific action-effect couplings. NeuroImage. 215:116840.

    Wetzel N, Einhäuser W, Widmann A. 2020. Picture-evoked changes in pupil size predict learning success in children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 192:Article 104787.

    Bonmassar C, Widmann A, Wetzel N. 2020. The impact of novelty and emotion on attention-related neuronal and pupil responses in children. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 42:Article 100766.

    Wetzel N, Scharf F, Widmann A. 2019. Can't Ignore-Distraction by Task-Irrelevant Sounds in Early and Middle Childhood. Child Development. 90(6):e819-e830.

    Widmann A, Schröger E, Wetzel N. 2018. Emotion lies in the eye of the listener: Emotional arousal to novel sounds is reflected in the sympathetic contribution to the pupil dilation response and the P3. Biological Psychology. 133:10-17.

    Wetzel N, Schröger E. 2018. Auditory attention in children and adults: A psychophysiological approach. Lachmann T, Weiss T, editors. In Invariances in Human Information Processing. 1st ed. New York: Taylor & Francis Group. pp. 223-248.

    Buttelmann D, Schieler A, Wetzel N, Widmann A. 2017. Infants’ and adults’ looking behavior does not indicate perceptual distraction for constrained modelled actions − An eye-tracking study. Infant Behavior and Development. 47:103-111.

    Wetzel N, Buttelmann D, Schieler A, Widmann A. 2016. Infant and adult pupil dilation in response to unexpected sounds. Developmental Psychobiology. 58(3):382-392.

    Wetzel N, Schröger E, Widmann A. 2016. Distraction by novel and pitch-deviant sounds in children. Frontiers in Psychology. 7(DEC):Article 1949.

    Wetzel N. 2015. Effects of the short-term learned significance of task-irrelevant sounds on involuntary attention in children and adults. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 98(1):17-26.

    Max C, Widmann A, Kotz SA, Schröger E, Wetzel N. 2015. Distraction by emotional sounds: Disentangling arousal benefits and orienting costs. Emotion. 15(4):428-437.

    Wetzel N, Schröger E. 2014. On the development of auditory distraction: A review. PsyCh Journal. 3(1):72-91.

    Wetzel N. 2014. Development of control of attention from different perspectives. Frontiers in Psychology. 5(AUG):Article Article 1000.

    Wetzel N, Schröger E, Widmann A. 2013. The dissociation between the P3a event-related potential and behavioral distraction. Psychophysiology. 50(9):920-930.

    Wetzel N, Widmann A, Schröger E. 2012. Distraction and facilitation-two faces of the same coin?. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 38(3):664-674.

    Wetzel N, Widmann A, Schröger E. 2011. Processing of novel identifiability and duration in children and adults. Biological Psychology. 86(1):39-49.

    Ruhnau P, Wetzel N, Widmann A, Schröger E. 2010. The modulation of auditory novelty processing by working memory load in school age children and adults: A combined behavioral and event-related potential study. BMC Neuroscience. 11:Article 126.

    Mikkola K, Wetzel N, Leipälä J, Serenius-Sirve S, Schröger E, Huotilainen M, Fellman V. 2010. Behavioral and evoked potential measures of distraction in 5-year-old children born preterm. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 77(1):8-12.

    Bendixen A, Grimm S, Deouell LY, Wetzel N, Mädebach A, Schröger E. 2010. The time-course of auditory and visual distraction effects in a new crossmodal paradigm. Neuropsychologia. 48(7):2130-2139.

    Wetzel N, Widmann A, Schröger E. 2009. The cognitive control of distraction by novelty in children aged 7-8 and adults. Psychophysiology. 46(3):607-616.

    Wetzel N, Schröger E. 2007. Cognitive control of involuntary attention and distraction in children and adolescents. Brain Research. 1155(1):134-146.

    Wetzel N, Schröger E. 2007. Modulation of involuntary attention by the duration of novel and pitch deviant sounds in children and adolescents. Biological Psychology. 75(1):24-31.

    Wetzel N, Widmann A, Berti S, Schröger E. 2006. The development of involuntary and voluntary attention from childhood to adulthood: A combined behavioral and event-related potential study. Clinical Neurophysiology. 117(10):2191-2203.

    Wetzel N, Berti S, Widmann A, Schröger E. 2004. Distraction and reorientation in children: A behavioral and ERP study. NeuroReport. 15(8):1355-1358.
  • Third party funds

    Third party funds

    2020 - 2099 (DFG)
    Internationale wissenschaftliche Veranstaltung: "7. Internationale Hörkortextagung" Magdeburg

    2020 - 2023 (DFG)
    "Kontrolle der Aufmerksamkeit bei Kindern: Interaktion zwischen willkürlicher und unwillkürlicher Aufmerksamkeit"

    2018 - 2023 (WGL)
    SAW-2018-LIN-1-NeuroKid: Leibniz-Professorinnenprogramm "Professorship Neurocognitive Development"

    2017 - 2022 (LSA)
    Forschergruppe "Neurokognitive Entwicklung"

    2017 - 2021 (DFG)
    "Einflussfaktoren auf unwillkürliche Aufmerksamkeitsprozesse im Kindes- und Erwachsenenalter"

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