Prof. Dr. Axel Mecklinger

Tel: 0049-(0)681-302-6510 or -6515

Curriculum Vitae

 Journal articles
 (with peer review


Bridger, E., Bader, R., & Mecklinger, A. (in press). More ways than one: ERPs reveal multiple familiarity signals in the word frequency mirror effect. Neuropsychologia.

Bridger, E., & Mecklinger, A. (in press). Errorful and Errorless Learning: The Impact of Incorrect Guesses on Cued Recall. Memory & Cognition.

Mecklinger, A., Kriukova, O. Mühlmann, H., & Grunwald, T. (2014). Cross-cultural differences in processing of architectural ranking: Evidence from an event-related potential study. Cognitive Neuroscience, 5-1, 45-53.

Mecklinger, A., Sprondel V., & Kipp, K. H. (in press). The development of episodic memory: Evidence from event-related potentials. To appear in: A. Duarte, M. Barense, D.R. Addis (Eds). The Wiley-Blackwell Handbock on the Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory.

Opitz, B., Schneiders, J.A., Krick, C.M., & Mecklinger, A. (2014). Selective transfer of visual working memory training on Chinese character learning. Neuropsychologia, 53, 1-11.

Zhao, J., Kipp, K., Casper, C., Maurer, U., Weng, X., Mecklinger, A., & Li, S. (in press). Fine neural tuning for words emerges early in children reading alphabetic script. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.


Kriukova, O., Bridger, E., & Mecklinger, A. (2013). Semantic relations differentially impact associative recognition memory: Electrophysiological evidence. Brain & Cognition, 83, 93-103.

Mecklinger, A. (2013). Neurokognition des Erinners. In E. Schröger & S. Kölsch (Eds.) Affektive und Kognitive Neurowissenschaft. Enzyklopädie der Psychologie. Band C /II5. 155-188.

Rosburg, T., Johansson, M., & Mecklinger, A. (2013). Strategic retrieval and retrieval orientation in reality monitoring studied by event-related potentials. Neuropsychologia, 51, 557-571.

Sprondel, V. Kipp, K.H., & Mecklinger, A. (2013). Timing matters: Age-related changes in episodic retrieval control as revealed by event-related potentials. Brain Research, 1537, 143-155.

Yang, J., Zhao, P., Zhu, Z., Mecklinger, A., Fang, Z., Li, H. (2013). Memory asymmetry of forward and backward associations in recognition tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 39, 253-269.


Bridger, E. K., Bader, R., Kriukova, O., Unger, K. & Mecklinger, A. (2012). The FN400 is functionally distinct from the N400. NeuroImage, 63, 1334-1342.

Bridger, E.K. & Mecklinger, A. (2012). Electrophysiologically dissociating pre-retrieval processes in a criterial recollection task. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(6), 1476-1491.

Ferdinand, N.K., Mecklinger, A., Kray, J., & Gehring, W.J. (2012). The processing of unexpected positive response outcomes in the mediofrontal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(35), 12087-12092.

Halsband, T.M., Ferdinand, N.K. Bridger, E.K. & Mecklinger, A. (2012). Monetary rewards influence retrieval orientations. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 12(3), 430-445.

Kipp, K.H., Opitz, B. Becker, M. Hofmann, J., Krick, C., Gortner L. & Mecklinger, A. (2012). Selective modifications in the neural memory network in children with febrile seizures: Evidence from functional magnetic resonance imaging. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 6, 1-11.

Schneiders, J.A., Opitz, B., Tang, H., Deng, Y., Xie, C., Li, H., & Mecklinger, A. (2012). The impact of auditory working memory training on the fronto-parietal working memory network. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 6:173.

Sprondel, V. Kipp, K.H. & Mecklinger, A. (2012). Electrophysiological evidence for late maturation of strategic episodic retrieval processes. Developmental Science 15(3), 330-344.

Unger, K., Kray, J., & Mecklinger, A. (2012). Worse than feared? Failure induction modulates the electrophysiological signature of error monitoring during subsequent learning. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience 12, 34-51.

Yang, J., Zhu, Z., Mecklinger, A., Zhao, P., Fang, Z., Li, H. (in press). Memory asymmetry of forward and backward associations in recognition tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition.


Mecklinger, A., Brunnemann, N., & Kipp, K. (2011). Two processes for recognition memory in children of early school-age: An event-related potential study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 23-2, 435-446.

Opitz, B., Ferdinand, N.K., & Mecklinger, A. (2011). Timing matters: The impact of immediate and delayed feedback on artificial language learning. Frontiers in Neuroscience 5, 1-9.

Rosburg, T., Mecklinger, A., & Frings, C. (2011). When the brain decides: A familiarity-based approach to the recognition heuristic as evidenced by event-related brain potentials. Psychological Science 22(12), 1527-1534.

Rosburg, T., Mecklinger, A., & Johansson, M. (2011). Electrophysiological correlates of retrieval orientation in reality monitoring. Neuroimage 54, 3076-3084.

Rosburg, T., Mecklinger, A., & Johansson, M. (2011). Strategic retrieval in a reality monitoring task. Neuropsychologia 49(10), 2957-2969.

Schneiders, J.A., Opitz, B., Krick, C.M., & Mecklinger, A. (2011). Separating intra-modal and across-modal training effects in visual working memory: An fMRI investigation. Cerebral Cortex 21, 2555-2565.

Sprondel, V., Kipp. K.H., & Mecklinger, A. (2011). Developmental changes in item and source memory: Evidence from an ERP recognition memory study with children, adolescents, and adults. Child Development 82(6), 1938-1953.

Waldhauser, G.T., Johansson, M., Bäckström, M., & Mecklinger, A. (2011). Trait anxiety, working memory capacity, and the effectiveness of memory suppression. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 52, 21-27.


Kipp, K.H., Mecklinger, A., Becker, M., Reith, W., & Gortner, L. (2010). Infant febrile seizures: Changes in declarative memory as revealed by event-related potentials. Clinical Neurophsysiology 121, 2007-2016.

Ferdinand, N.K., Rünger, D., Frensch, P.A., & Mecklinger, A. (2010). Event-related potential correlates of declarative and non-declarative sequence knowledge. Neuropsychologia 48, 2665-2674.

Bader, R., Mecklinger, A., Hoppstädter, M., & Meyer, P. (2010). Recogniton memory for one-trial-unitized word pairs: Evidence from event-related potentials. NeuroImage 50(2), 772-781.

Jäger, T., Mecklinger, A., & Kliegel, M (2010). Associative Recognition Memory for Faces: More Pronounced Age-Related. Experimental Aging Research 36, 123-139.

Mecklinger, A. (2010). The control of long-term memory: Brain systems and cognitive processes.Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 34, 1055-1065.

Meyer, P., Mecklinger, A., & Friederici, A.D. (2010). On the Processing of Semantic Aspects of Experience in the Anterior Medial Temporal Lobe: An Event-related fMRI Study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 22(3), 590-601.

Wang, J., Tang, Y., Li, C., Mecklinger, A., Xiao, Z., Zhang, M., Hirayasu, Y., Hikama, H., & Li, H. (2010). Decreased P300 current source density in drug-naive first episode schizophrenics revealed by high density recording. International Journal of Psychophysiology 75(3), 249-257.

Wang, K., Mecklinger, A., Hofmann, J., & Weng, X. (2010). From orthography to meaning: an electrophysiological investigation of the role of phonology in accessing meaning of chinese single-character words. Neuroscience, 165, 101-106.

Wiegand, I., Bader, R., & Mecklinger, A. (2010). Multiple ways to the prior occurrence of an event: An electrophysiological dissociation of experimental and conceptually driven familiarity in recognition memory. Brain Research, 1360, 106-118.


Czernochowski, D., Mecklinger, A., & Johansson, M. (2009). Age-related changes in the control of episodic retrieval: An ERP study of recognition memory in children and adults. Developmental Science, 12(6), 1026-1040.

Jäger, T. & Mecklinger, A. (2009). Familiarity supports associative recognition memory for face stimuli that can be unitized: Evidence from receiver operating characteristics. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 21, 35-60.

Mecklinger, A. & Parra, M., & Waldhauser. G.T. (2009). ERP correlates of intentional forgetting. Brain Research, 1255, 132–147.

Mecklinger, A. & Jäger, T. (2009). Episodic memory storage and retrieval: insights from electrophysiological measures. In F. Rösler, C. Ranganath, B. Röder & R.H. Kluwe. (Eds.), Neuroimaging and Psychological Theories of Human Memory, (pp 357-382). Oxford University Press.

Spitzer, B.J. Hanslmayr, S., Opitz, B., Mecklinger, A., & Bäuml, K.-H. (2009). Oscillatory Correlates of Retrieval-Induced Forgetting in Recognition Memory. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, 976–990.


Eppinger, B., Kray, J., Mock, B., & Mecklinger, A. (2008). Better or worse than expected? Aging, learning, and the ERN. Neuropsychologia, 46, 521-539.

Ferdinand, N.K., Mecklinger, A., & Kray, J. (2008). Error and deviance processing in implicit and explicit sequence learning. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20(4), 629–642.

König, S., & Mecklinger, A. (2008). Electrophysiological correlates of encoding and retrieving emotional events. Emotion, 8(2), 162-173.

Yang, J., Mecklinger, A., Weng, X., Xu, M., & Zhao, Y. (2008). Decreased parahippocampal activity in associative priming: Evidence from an event-related fMRI study. Learning & Memory, 15-9, 703-710.


Ecker, U.K. H., Zimmer, H.D. Groh-Bordin, C. & Mecklinger, A. (2007). Context effects on familiarity are familiarity effects of context – An electrophysiological study. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 64, 146-156.

Eppinger, B., Kray, J., Mecklinger, A. & John, O. (2007). Age differences in response monitoring: Evidence from ERPs. Biological Psychology, 75-1, 52-67.

Johansson, M., Aslan, A., Bäuml, K.-H., Gäbel, A., & Mecklinger, A. (2007). When remembering causes forgetting: Electrophysiological correlates of retrieval-induced forgetting. Cerebral Cortex, 17, 1335-1341.

Mecklinger, A., Johansson, M., Parra, M. & Hanslmayr, S. (2007). Source-retrieval requirements influence late ERP and EEG memory effects. Brain Research, 1172,110-123.

Meyer, P., Mecklinger, A. & Friederici, A.D. (2007). Bridging the gap between the semantic N400 and the early old/new memory effect. Neuroreport, 18-10, 1009-1013.


Doeller, C.F., Opitz, B., Krick, C.M., Mecklinger, A., & Reith, W. (2006). Differential hippocampal and prefrontal-striatal contributions to instance-based and rule-based learning. Neuroimage, 31, 1802-1816.

Jaeger, T., Mecklinger, A. & Kipp, K . (2006) Intra- and Inter-item Associations doubly dissociate the electrophysiological correlates of familiarity and recollection. Neuron, 52, 535-545.

Mecklinger, A. (2006) Electrophysiological Measures of Familiarity Memory. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, 37(4), 292-299.

Mecklinger, A., König, S., Ruffing, N., Reith, W., Müller, M., Kaul, H., Becker, G., & Röll, E.-M. (2006). Event-related potentials in people at risk for vascular dementia. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 59, 40-48.


Czernochowski, D., Mecklinger, A., Johansson, M., & Brinkmann, M. (2005). Age-related differences in familiarity and recollection: ERP evidence from a recognition memory study in children and young adults. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 5-4, 417-433.

Dietl, T., Trautner, P., Staedtgen, M., Vannuchi, M., Mecklinger, A., Grunwald, T., Elger, C.E., & Kurthen, M. (2005). Processing of famous faces and medial temporal lobe event-related potentials: A depth electrode study. NeuroImage, 25, 401-407.

Doeller, C.F., Opitz, B., Krick, C., Mecklinger, A., & Reith, W. (2005). Prefrontal-hippocampal dynamics involved in learning regularities across episodes. Cerebral Cortex, 75, 1123-1133.

Groh-Bordin, C., Zimmer, H., & Mecklinger, A. (2005). Feature binding in perceptual priming and in episodic object recognition. Evidence from event-related brain potentials. Cognitive Brain Research, 24, 556-567.

Kray, J., Eppinger, B., & Mecklinger, A. (2005). Age differences in attentional control: An event-related potential approach. Psychophysiology, 42, 407-416.

Meyer, P., Mecklinger, A., Grunwald, T., Fell, J., Elger, C.E., & Friederici, A.D. (2005). Language processing within the human medial temporal lobe. Hippocampus, 15, 451-459.

Nessler, D., Mecklinger, A., & Penney, T.B. (2005). Perceptual fluency, Semantic familiarity, and recognition-related familiarity: An electrophysiological exploration. Cognitive Brain Research, 22-2, 265-288.

Werkle-Bergner, M., Mecklinger, A., Kray, J., Meyer, P., & Düzel, E. (2005). The control of memory retrieval: Insights from event-related potentials. Cognitive Brain Research, 24, 599-614.


Czernochowski, D., Brinkmann, M., Mecklinger, A., & Johansson, M. (2004). When binding matters: An ERP analysis of the development of recollection and familarity. In A. Mecklinger, H. Zimmer & U. Linderberger (Eds.), Bound in Memory: Insights from behavioral and neuropsychological studies (pp. 93-128).

Johansson, M., Mecklinger, A., & Treese, A.C. (2004). Recognition memory for emotional and neutral faces: An event-related potential study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16-10, 1840-1853.

Mecklinger; A., Gruenewald, C. Weiskopf, N., & Doeller, C.F. (2004). Motor affordance and its role for visual working memory. Experimental Psychology, Special Issue “Working Memory and Cognition, 51-4, 258-269.

Schröger, E., Mecklinger, A., & Pollmann, S. (2004). Editoral: Special Issue: Working Memory and Cognition. Experimental Psychology, 51, 229-230.

Trautner, P., Dietl, T., Staedtgen, M., Mecklinger, A., Grunwald,T., Elger, C.E., & Kurthen, M. (2004). Recognition of famous faces in the medial temporal lobe: An invasive ERP study. Neurology, 63, 1203-1208.


Döller, C., Opitz, B., Mecklinger, A., Krick, C., Reith, W., & Schröger, E. (2003). Prefrontal cortex involvement in preattentive auditory deviance detection: Neuroimaging and electrophysiological evidence. Neuroimage, 20, 1270-1282.

Johansson, M., & Mecklinger, A. (2003). Action monitoring and episodic memory retrieval: An ERP evaluation. Biological Psychology, 64 (1-2), 99-125.

Mecklinger, A., & Opitz, B. (2003). Neglecting the posterior parietal cortex. The role of higher order perceptual memories for working memory retention. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 26-6, 749.

Mecklinger, A., Weber, K., Gunter, T.C., & Engle, R.W. (2003). Dissociable brain mechanisms for inhibitory control: Effects of interference content and working memory capacity. Cognitive Brain Research, 18, 26-38.

Nessler, D., & Mecklinger, A. (2003). ERP correlates of true and false recognition after different retention delays: Stimulus and response related processes. Psychophysiology, 40, 1-14.

Penney, T.B., Maess, B., Busch, N., Derrfuss, J., & Mecklinger, A. (2003). Cortical activity reduction with stimulus repetition: A whole head MEG analysis. Cognitive Brain Research, 16, 226-231.


Bentin, S., Sagiv, N., Mecklinger, A., Friederici, A.D., von Cramon, D.Y. (2002). Priming visual face-processing mechanisms: Electrophysiological evidence. Psychological Science, 13-2, 190-193.

Mecklinger, A., Gruenewald, C., Besson, M., Magnié, & von Cramon, D.Y. (2002). Separable neuronal circuities for manipulable and non-manipulable objects in working memory. Cerebral Cortex, 12-111, 1115-1123.

Opitz, B., Rinne, T., Mecklinger, A., von Cramon, D.Y., & Schröger, E. (2002). The frontal generator of the mismatch negativity. Its role in deviancy processing. NeuroImage, 15, 167-174.


Bosch, V., Mecklinger, A., & Friederici, A. D. (2001). Slow cortical potentials during reions: A spatio-temporal analysis of event-related brain potentials. Cognitive Brain Research, 10, 219-237.

Friederici, A.D., Mecklinger, A., Spencer, K., Steinhauer, K. & Donchin, E. (2001). Syntactic parsing preferences and their on-line revisions: A spatio-temporal analysis of event-related brain potentials. Cognitive Brain Research, 11, 305-323.

Herrmann, C.S. & Mecklinger, A. (2001). Gamma activity in human EEG is related to high-speed memory comparisons during object selective attention. Visual Cognition, 8, 3-4-5, 593-608.

Müller, H.J., Elliott, M. A., Herrmann, C.S., & Mecklinger, A. (2001). Neural binding of space and time: An introduction. Visual Cognition, 8, 273-285.

Nessler, D., Mecklinger, A., & Penney, T.B. (2001). Event-related potentials and illusory memories: The effects of differential encoding. Cognitive Brain Research, 10, 283-301.

Penney, T.B., Mecklinger, A., & Nessler, D. (2001). Repetition related ERP effects in a visual object target detection task. Cognitive Brain Research, 10, 239-250.

Von Zerssen, G.C., Mecklinger, A., Opitz, B., & von Cramon, D.Y (2001). Conscious recollection and illusory recognition: an event-related fMRI study. European Journal of Neuroscience, 13, 1-13.


Berti, S., Schröger, E., & Mecklinger, A.(2000). Attentive and pre-attentive periodicity analysis in auditory memory: An event-related brain potential study. NeuroReport. 11, 1883-1887.

Berti, S., Geissler, H.-G., Lachmann, T., & Mecklinger, A. (2000). Event-related brain potentials dissociate visual working memory processes under categorial and identical comparison conditions. Cognitive Brain Research, 9, 147-155.

Elliott, M. A., Herrmann, C. S., Mecklinger, A., & Herrmann, C. S. (2000). The loci of oscillatory visual-object priming: A combined electroencephalographic and reaction-time study. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 38-3, 225-241.

Herrmann, C. S. & Mecklinger, A. (2000). Magnetoencephalic responses to illusory figures: early evoked gamma is affected by processing of stimulus features. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 38-3, 265-281.

Mecklinger, A., Bosch, V., Grünewald, C., Bentin, S., & von Cramon, D.Y. (2000). What have klingon letters and faces in common? An fMRI study on content-specific working memory systems. Human Brain Mapping, 11-3, 146-161.

Mecklinger, A. (2000). Interfacing mind and brain: A neurocognitive model of recognition memory. Psychophysiology, 37, 565-582.

Opitz, B., Mecklinger, A., & Friederici, A. D. (2000). Functional asymmetry of human prefrontal cortex: Encoding and retrieval of verbally and nonverbally coded information. Learning & Memory, 7, 85-96.

Penney, T. B., Mecklinger, A., Hilton, H. J., & Cooper, L. A. (2000). Priming and recognition of novel 3D objects: Guidance from event-related potentials. Cognitive Science Quarterly, 1, 67-90.

Ullsperger, M., Mecklinger, A., & Müller, U. (2000). An electrophysiological test of directed forgetting: Differential encoding or retrieval inhibition. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 12, 924-940.

Ullsperger, M., Mecklinger, A., Matthes-von Cramon, G., & von Cramon, D. Y. (2000). Transient global ischemia specifically modulates visual P300 scalp distribution. Clinical Neurophysiology, 111, 2245-2254.


Herrmann, C. S., Mecklinger, A., & Pfeifer, E. (1999). Gamma responses and ERPs in a visual classification task. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 110, 636-642.

Mecklinger, A., von Cramon, D. Y., Springer, A., & Matthes-von Cramon, G. (1999). Executive control functions in task switching: Evidence from brain injured patients. Journal of Experimental and Clinical Neuropsychology, 21, 606-619.

Opitz, B., Mecklinger, A., Friederici, A. D., & von Cramon, D. Y. (1999). The functional neuroanatomy of novelty processing: Integrating ERP and fMRI results. Cerebral Cortex, 9, 379-391.

Opitz, B., Mecklinger, A., von Cramon, D. Y., & Kruggel, F. (1999). Combining electrophysiological and hemodynamic measures of the auditory oddball. Psychophysiology, 36, 142-147.


Friederici, A. D., Steinhauer, K., Mecklinger, A., & Meyer, M. (1998). Working memory constraints on syntactic ambiguity resolution as revealed by electrical brain responses. Biological Psychology, 47, 193-221.

Hälbig, T. D., Mecklinger, A., Schriefers, H., & Friederici, A. D. (1998). Double dissociation of processing temporal and spatial information in working memory. Neuropsychologia, 36, 305-331.

Mecklinger, A. & Meinshausen, R. (1998). Recognition memory for object forms and spatial locations: An event-related potential study. Memory & Cognition, 26, 1068-1088.

Mecklinger, A., Maess, B., Opitz, B., Pfeifer, E., Cheyne, D., & Weinberg, H. (1998). An MEG analysis of the P300 in visual discrimination tasks. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 108, 45-56.

Mecklinger, A., von Cramon, D. Y., & Matthes-von Cramon, G. (1998). Event-related potential evidence for a specific recognition memory deficit in adult survivors of cerebral hypoxia. Brain, 121, 1919-1935.

Mecklinger, A. (1998). On the modularity of recognition memory for object form and spatial location. Neuropsychologia, 36, 441-460.


Mecklinger, A., Opitz, B., & Friederici, A. D. (1997). Semantic aspects of novelty detection in humans. Neuroscience Letters, 234, 1-4.

Mecklinger, A. & Friederici, A. D. (1997). Elektrophysiologische Dissoziationen beim Einprägen abstrakter und konkreter Wörter. Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie, 44, 62-81.

Steinhauer, K., Mecklinger, A., Friederici, A. D., & Meyer, M. (1997). Wahrscheinlichkeit und Strategie: Eine EKP Studie zur Verarbeitung syntaktischer Anomalien. Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie, 44, 305-331.


Friederici, A. D. & Mecklinger, A. (1996). Syntactic parsing as revealed by brain responses: First-pass and second-pass parsing processes. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 25, 157-176.

Friederici, A. D., Hahne, A., & Mecklinger, A. (1996). The temporal structure of syntactic parsing: Event-related potentials during speech perception and word-by-word reading. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 22(5), 1-31.

Mecklinger, A. & Pfeifer, E. (1996). Event-related potentials reveal topographical and temporal distinct neuronal activation patterns for spatial and object working memory. Cognitive Brain Research. 4(3), 211-224.

Mecklinger, A. & Müller, N. (1996). Dissociations in the processing of "what" and "where" information in working memory: An event-related potential analysis. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 8(5), 453-473.


Mecklinger, A. & Ullsperger, P. (1995). The P300 to novel and target events: A spatio-temporal dipole model analysis. NeuroReport, 7, 241-245.

Mecklinger, A., Schriefers, H., Steinhauer, K., & Friederici, A. D. 1995). Processing relative clauses varying on syntactic and semantic dimensions: An analysis with event-related potentials. Memory & Cognition, 23, 477-494.

Schwarz, W. & Mecklinger, A. (1995). Relationship between flanker identifiability and compatibility effect. Perception & Psychophysics, 57, 1045-1052.


Grune, K., Ullsperger, P., Mölle, M., & Mecklinger, A. (1994). Mental comparison of visually presented two-digit numbers - A P300 study. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 17, 47-56.

Mecklinger, A., Ullsperger, P., Mölle, M., & Grune, K. (1994). Event-related potentials indicate information extraction in a comparative judgement task. Psychophysiology, 31, 23-28.

Mecklinger, A., Friederici, A. D., & Güssow, T. (1994). Confinement affects the detection of low frequency events: An analysis with event-related potentials. Journal of Psychophysiology, 8, 98-113.

Pennekamp, P., Bösel, R., Mecklinger, A., & Ott, H. (1994). Differences in EEG-Theta for responded and omitted targets in a sustained attention task. Journal of Psychophysiology, 8, 131-141.


Grune, K., Mecklinger, A., & Ullsperger, P.(1993). Mental comparison: P300 component of the event-related brain potential reflects the symbolic distance effect. NeuroReport, 4, 1272-1274.

Mecklinger, A. & Ullsperger, P. (1993). P3 varies with stimulus categorization rather than probability. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 86, 395-407.


Mecklinger, A., Kramer, A. F., & Strayer, D. (1992). Event-related potentials and EEG components in a semantic memory search task. Psychophysiology, 29, 104-119.


Bösel, R., Mecklinger, A., & Stolpe, R. (1990). Changes in spontaneous EEG activity indicate a special kind of information processing in concept learning. Biological Psychology, 31, 257-269.


Mecklinger, A. & Bösel, R. (1989). Veränderungen im EEG Frequenzspektrum bei verschiedenen Phasen mentaler Belastung. Zeitschrift für Experimentelle und Angewandte Psychologie, 36, 453-475.

 Books and
 book chapters


Mecklinger, A. & Jäger, T. (in press). Episodic memory storage and retrieval: insights from electrophysiological measures. In F. Rösler, C. Ranganath, B. Röder & R.H. Kluwe. (Eds.), Neuroimaging and Psychological Theories of Human Memory. Oxford University Press.


Frings, C., Mecklinger, A., Opitz, B., Pospeschill, M., Wentura, D. & Zimmer, H.D. (2007). Kognitionsforschung 2007. Beiträge zur 8. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Kognitionswissenschaft. Aachen: Shaker.


Zimmer, H.D., Mecklinger, A., & Lindenberger, U. (2006). Levels of binding: types, mechanisms, and functions of binding in remembering. In H.D. Zimmer, A. Mecklinger, & U. Lindenberger (Eds), Handbook of Binding and Memory: Perspectives from Cognitive Neuroscience. Oxford University Press: NY.

Zimmer, H.D., Mecklinger, A., & Lindenberger, U. (2006). Handbook of Binding and Memory: Perspectives from Cognitive Neuroscience. Oxford University Press: NY.


Mecklinger, A., Zimmer, H. D., & Lindenberger, U. (2004). Bound in memory: Insights from behavioral and neuropsychological studies. Aachen: Shaker.

Schröger, E., Mecklinger, A., & Pollmann, S. (2004). Working Memory and Cognition. Experimental Psychology, Special Issue. Vol 51.


Mecklinger, A. (2001). Beiträge „Aktivierung“, „Distraktor“, „Explizites Gedächtnis“, „Positionseffekt“, „Rückwirkende Maskierung“, „Verarbeitungstiefe“. In N. Pethes & J. Ruchatz (Hrsg), Gedächtnis und Erinnerung (rororo Sachbuch 556367) Rinbeck: Rowolth.

Müller, H.J., Elliott, M.A., Herrmann, C.S., & Mecklinger, A. (2001). Neural Binding of Space and Time: An Introduction. In H.J. Müller, M.A Elliott, C.S. Herrmann & A. Mecklinger (Eds.) Visual Cognition. Special Issuue: Neuronal binding of space and time: Spatial and temporal mechanisms of feature-object binding. 8, 3-4-5, 273-285.


Elliot, M.A., Müller, H.J., & Mecklinger, A. (2000). Oscillatory characteristics of visual persistence. In E. Schröger, A. Mecklinger, & A.D. Friederici (Eds.), Working on Working Memory (pp. 27-42). Leipzig: Universitätsverlag.

Grünewald, C., Mecklinger, A., & Friederici, A.D. (2000). Segregating semantic from phonological codes in working memory: a dual task interference approach. In E. Schröger, A. Mecklinger, & A.D. Friederici (Eds.), Working on Working Memory. (pp. 61-78). Leipzig: Universitätsverlag.

Schröger, E., Mecklinger, A., & Friederici, A.D. (2000). Working on Working Memory. Leipzig: Universitätsverlag.


Mecklinger, A. & Bosch, V. (1999). Recognition memory of objects and spatial locations: Image-based and verbal representations. In A.D. Friederici, & R. Menzel (Eds.), Learning: Rule Extraction and Representation (pp. 187-214). Berlin: Walter De Gruyter.

Mecklinger, A. (1999). Das Erinnern von Orten und Objekten. Zur Neurobiologie des visuellen Arbeitsgedächtnisses. Lehr- und Forschungstexte Psychologie. Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Mecklinger, A. (1999). Buchrezension "Ergebnisse und Anwendungen der Psychophysiologie", Biologische Psychologie (Vol. 5), erschienen in der Enzyklopädie der Psychologie. Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie, 46, 72-76.

Schröger, E., Mecklinger, A., & Widmann, A. (1999). Experimentelle Psychologie: Beiträge zur 41. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP). Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers.


Bosch, V., Mecklinger, A., & Friederici, A. D. (1997). Brain activation associated with rehearsal of object and spatial information. In H. Witte, U. Zwiener, B. Schack, A. Doering (Eds.), Quantitative and Topological EEG and MEG Analysis (pp. 127 - 129). Erlangen: Druckhaus Mayer Verlag.

Opitz, B., Mecklinger, A., Maeß, B., & Pfeifer, E. (1997). The P300 evoked by visual object and spatial target stimuli: A whole head MEG analysis. In H. Witte, U. Zwiener, B. Schack & A. Doering (Eds.), Quantitative and Topological EEG and MEG Analysis (pp. 130 - 132). Erlangen: Druckhaus Mayer Verlag.


Mecklinger, A., Friederici, A.D., & Hahne, A. (1996). Syntaktische und semantische Aspekte der Sprachverarbeitung. In W. Widdig, I.M. Ohlendorf, & J.P. Malin (Eds.), Aphasietherapie im Wandel (4. Rhein-Ruhr-Meeting in Bochum) (pp. 123-138). Freiburg: HochschulVerlag.

Ullsperger, P. & Mecklinger, A. (1996). P300 as an index of cognitive adaptation. In C. Ogura, Y. Koga, & M. Shimokochi (Eds.), Recent Advances in Event-Related Potentials (Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Event-related Potentials (EPCI)) (pp. 47-51). Amsterdam: Elsevier.


Mecklinger, A., Ullsperger, P. (1995). What makes a category a category? Event-related potential correlates of stimulus-to-category assignments. In G. Karmos, M. Molnár, V. Cséspe, I. Czigler & J.E. Desmedt (Eds.), Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, Suppl. 44: Perspecitves of Event-Related-Potential Research (pp 255 - 259). North Holland: Elsevier.

Mecklinger, A., Friederici, A.D., & Güssow, T. (1995). Attention and mental performance in confinement: Evidence from cognitive psychophysiology. In S. L. Bonting (Ed.), Advances in Spaces Biology and Medicine, Vol. 5 (pp. 183 - 200). Greenwich: JAI Press.


Bösel, R., Mecklinger, A., Kranz-Raphaelian, M., & Stolpe, R. (1993). Evozierte Frequenzen: Neue Indikatoren in der Aufmerksamkeitsforschung. In J. Beckmann, H. Strang & E. Hahn (Eds.), Konzentration und Leistung. Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Mecklinger, A., Ullsperger, P., & Baldeweg, T. (1993). In search of the internal model: P300 amplitude in a multiple stimulus paradigm. In H.J. Heinze, F. Münte, & G.R. Mangun (Eds.), New Developments in Event-Related Potentials (pp 131-137). Boston: Birkhäuser.


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