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Seminar, Allgemeine Psychologie (2SWS);
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Seminar, Allgemeine Psychologie (2SWS);
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Inhalt (Seminarprogramm als .pdf)




Klärung inhaltlicher und organisatorischer Fragen

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(ppt-Präsentation Mittwochsseminar_Engl/Heine)



Genetische/ biologische Grundlagen


Kapitel 3 (Genetic and Biological Foundations), Gazzaniga & Heatherton, 2006.


Vertiefende Literatur:

1) Genetic foundations of behaviour: The role of FOXP2 in language development

*a) Marcus, G. F., & Fisher, S. E. (2003). FOXP2 in focus: what can genes tell us about speech and language? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 7, 257-62.

b) Watkins, K. E., Dronkers, N. F., & Vargha-Khadem, F. (2002).Behavioural analysis of an inherited speech and language disorder: comparison with acquired aphasia. Brain, 125, 452-64.

c) Liégeois, F., Baldeweg, T., Connelly, A., Gadian, D.G., Mishkin, M., & Vargha-Khadem, F. (2003). Language fMRI abnormalities associated with FOXP2 gene mutation. Nature Neuroscience, 6, 1230-7.


2) Biological foundations of behaviour: The somatic marker hypothesis

*a) Rahman, S., Sahakian, B. J., Cardinal, R. N., Rogers, R. D., & Robbins, T. W. (2001). Decision making and neuropsychiatry. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 5, 271-5.

b) Bechara, A., Damasio, H., & Damasio, A.. R. (2000). Emotion, Decision Making and the Orbitofrontal Cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 10, 295-307.

c) Maia, T.V., & McClelland, J. L. (2004). A re-examination of the evidence for the somatic marker hypothesis: What participants really know in the Iowa gambling task. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 101, 16075-80.

d) Fellows, L.K., & Farah, M.J. (2003). Ventromedial frontal cortex mediates affective shifting in humans: Evidence from a reversal learning paradigm. Brain, 126, 1830-37.







Kapitel 5 (Teil 1) (Sensation and Perception), Gazzaniga & Heatherton, 2006.


Vertiefende Literatur:

1) Sensation: Acoustic processing – speech vs. music

*a) Zatorre, R. J., Belin, P., & Penhune, V. B. (2002). Structure and function of auditory cortex: music and speech. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 6, 37-46.

b) Robin, D.A., Tranel, D., & Damasio, H. (1990). Auditory perception of temporal and spectral events in patients with focal left and right cerebral lesions. Brain and Language, 39, 539-55.

c) Nicholson, K. G., Baum, S., Kilgour, A., Koh, C. K., Munhall, K. G., & Cuddy, L. L. (2003). Impaired processing of prosodic and musical patterns after right hemisphere damage. Brain and Cognition, 52, 382-9.

d) Tervaniemi, M., & Hugdahl, K. (2003). Lateralization of auditory cortex functions. Brain Research Reviews, 43, 231-46.


2) Perception: Synaesthetic experience

*a) Mulvenna, C. M., & Walsh, V. (2006). Synaesthesia: supernormal integration? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 10, 350-2.

b) Dixon, M. J., Smilek, D. & Merikle, P. M. (2004). Not all synaesthetes are created equal: Projector versus associator synaesthetes. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 4, 335-43.

c) Rouw, R., & Scholte, H. S. (2007). Increased structural connectivity in grapheme-color synesthesia. Nature Neuroscience, 10, 792-7.

d) Cohen Kadosh, R., Henik, A., Catena, A, Walsh, V., & Fuentes, L. J. (2009). Induced cross-modal synaesthetic experiencewithout abnormal neuronal connections. Psychological Science, 20, 258-65.





Gehirn und Bewusstsein


Kapitel 4 (The Brain and Consciousness), Gazzaniga & Heatherton, 2006.


Vertiefende Literatur:

1) Integration of unconscious and conscious processes of the two hemispheres – Evidence from split-brain

Gazzaniga, M.S. (2000). Cerebral specialization and interhemispheric communication: does the corpus callosum enable the human condition? Brain, 123, 1293-326.


2) Blindsight: Processing visual information without conscious awareness

Ro, T., & Rafal, R. (2006). Visual restoration in cortical blindness: Insights from natural and TMS-induced blindsight.Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 16, 377-396.






Kapitel 7 (Teil 2) (Attention), Gazzaniga, Ivry, Mangun, 2002


Vertiefende Literatur:

1) Attention: early or late filter of perception- an overview

* Driver, J. (2001). A selective review of selective attention research from the past century. British Journal of Psychology, 92, 53-78.


2) The Feature-Integration Theory of Attention

* Treisman, A. M., & Gelade, G. (1980). A Feature-Integration Theory of Attention. Cognitive Psychology, 12, 97-136.




Gedächtnis 1: LTM


Kapitel 7 (Memory), Gazzaniga & Heatherton, 2006.


Vertiefende Literatur:

1) Dual-Process theories of recognition memory

*a) Rugg, M. D., & Yonelinas, A. P. (2003). Human recognition memory: a cognitive neuroscience perspective. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 7, 313-9.

b) Diana, R. A., Yonelinas, A. P., Ranganath, C. (2007). Imaging recollection and familiarity in the MTL: a three-component model.. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 11, 379-86.

c) Eichenbaum, H., Yonelinas, A. P., & Ranganath, C. (2007). The medial temporal lobe and recognition memory. Annual Review of Neuroscience, 30, 123-52.


2) Sleep and memory consolidation

*a) Marshall, L., & Born, J. (2007). The contributions of sleep to hippocampus-dependent memory consolidation. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 11, 442-50.

b) Plihal, W., & Born, J. (1997). Effects of early and late nocturnal sleep on declarative and procedural memory. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 9, 534–47.

c) Hornung, O. P., Regen, F., Danker-Hopfe, H., Schredl, M., & Heuser, I. (2007). The relationship between REM sleep and memory consolidation in old age and effects of cholinergic medication. Biological Psychiatry, 61, 750-7.




Gedächtnis 2: STM/WM


Kapitel 7 (Memory), Gazzaniga & Heatherton, 2006.


Vertiefende Literatur:

1) WM: Baddeley’s multi-modal approach

*a) Baddeley, A. (2000). The episodic buffer: a new component of working memory? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 4, 417-23.

b) Smith, E. E., Jonides, J., & Koeppe, R. A. (1996). Dissociating verbal and spatial working memory using PET. Cerebral Cortex, 6, 11-20.

c) Bruyer, R., & Scailquin, J.-Ch. (1998).The visuospatial sketchpad for mental images: Testing the multicomponent model of working memory. Acta Psychologica, 98, 17-36.


2) WM: Engle and Kane’s dynamic model

*a) Engle, R. W. (2002). Working memory capacity as executive attention. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 11, 19-23.

b) Engle, R. W., & Oransky, N. (1999). The evolution from short-term to working memory: Multi-store to dynamic models of temporary storage. In R. Sternberg (Ed.), The Nature of Cognition (pp. 514-555). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.



Lernen 1:


Kapitel 6 (Learning and Reward), Gazzaniga & Heatherton, 2006.


Vertiefende Literatur:

1) Classical Conditioning

* Domjan, M. (2005). Pavlovian Conditioning: A Functional Perspective. Annual Review of Psychology, 56, 179-206.


2) Operant Conditioning and Positive Reinforcement

a) Iversen, I. H. (1992). Skinner’s Early Research: From Reflexology to Operant Conditioning. American Psychologist, 47, 1318-1328.

* b) Premack, D. (1959). Toward empirical behavioural laws: I. Positive Reinforcement. Psychological Review, 66, 219-233.




Lernen 2:


Kapitel 6 (Learning and Reward), Gazzaniga & Heatherton, 2006.


Vertiefende Literatur:

1) The Role of Cognition in Conditioning

* Kirsch, I., Steven, J. L., Vigorito, M., & Miller, R. R. (2004). The Role of Cognition in Classical and Operant Conditioning. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 60, 369-392.


2) Emotional Learning: Panic Disorder

Bouton, M. E., Mineka, S., & Barlow, D. H. (2001). A Modern Learning Theory Perspective on the Etiology of Panic Disorder. Psychological Review, 108, 4-32.






Kapitel 9(Language and the Brain), Gazzaniga, Ivry & Mangun, 2002.


Vertiefende Literatur:

1) Modular vs. constraint-based approaches to sentence processing

*a) Friederici, A. D. (2002). Towards a neural basis of auditory sentence processing. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 6, 78-84.

b) Friederici, A. D., & Weissenborn, J. (2007). Mapping sentence form onto meaning: The syntax–semantic interface. Brain Research, 1146, 50-8.

c) Gibson, E. & Pearlmutter, N. J. (1998). Constraints on sentence comprehension. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 2, 262-8.

d) van Herten, M., Kolk, H. H. J., & Chwilla, D. J. (2005). An ERP study of P600 effects elicited by semantic anomalies. Cognitive Brain Research, 22, 241–55


2) Gesture and speech: the motor theory of speech perception

*a) Liberman, A. M, & Whalen, D. H. (2000) On the relation of speech to language. Trends in Cognitive Science, 4, 187-96.

b) Gentilucci, M., & Corballis, M. C. (2006). From manual gesture to speech: a gradual transition. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 30, 949-60.

c) Bernardis, P., Gentilucci, M., 2006. Speech and gesture share the same communication system. Neuropsychologia, 44, 178-90.

d) Watkins, K. E., Strafella, A. P., & Paus, T. (2003). Seeing and hearing speech excites the motor system involved in speech production. Neuropsychologia, 41, 989-94.

e) Pulvermuller, F., Huss, M., Kherif, F., Moscoso del Prado Martin, F., Hauk, O., & Shtyrov, Y. (2006). Motor cortex maps articulatory features of speech sounds. Proceedings of the Natural Acadamy of Sciences of the USA, 103, 7865-70.






Kapitel 9 (Motivation), Gazzaniga & Heatherton, 2006.


Vertiefende Literatur:

1) Habit and Drive

a) Yerkes, R. M., & Dodson, J. D. (1908). The relation of strength of stimulus to rapidity of habit-formation. Journal of Comparative Neurology and Psychology, 18, 459-482.

* b) Miller, N. E. (1992). Studies of Fear as an Acquirable Drive: I. Fear as Motivation and Fear-Reduction as Reinforcement in the Learning of New Responses. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 121, 6-11.


2) Intrinsic Motivation

Patall, E.A., Cooper, H., & Robinson, J.C. (2008). The effects of choice on intrinsic motivation and related outcomes: A meta-analysis of research findings. Psychological Bulletin, 134, 270-300.






Kapitel 10 (Emotion and Health), Gazzaniga & Heatherton, 2006.


Vertiefende Literatur:

1) Emotion and Cognition

*a) Olson, A., & Ochsner, K.N. (2007). The role of social cognition in emotion. Trends in Cognitive Neuroscience, 12, 65-71.

b) Storbeck, J., & Clore, G.L. (2007). On the interpendence of cognition and emotion. Cognition and Emotion, 21, 1212-37.


2) Emotional valence vs. arousal

*a) Hamann, S. (2003). Nosing in on the emotional brain. Nature Neuroscience, 6, 106-6.

*b) Das Modell aus: Russell, J. A. (1980). A circumplex model of affect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 39, 1161-1178.

c) Lang, P. J., Greenwald, M. K., Bradley, M. M., Hamm, A. O. (1988). Looking at pictures: Affective, facial, visceral, and behavioral reactions. Psychophysiology, 30, 261-273.

d) Lewis, P. A., Critchley, H. D., Rotshtein, P, & Dolan, R. J. (2007). Neural Correlates of Processing Valence and Arousal in Affective Words. Cerebral Cortex, 17, 742-48.






Kapitel 11 und 12 (Teil: Goal oriented Behavior), Gazzaniga, Ivry & Mangun, 2002


Vertiefende Literatur:

1) Understanding the actions and emotions of others

*a) Gallese, V., Keysers, C., & Rizzolatti, G. (2004). A unifying view of the basis of social cognition. Trends in Cognitive Science, 9, 396-403.

b) Rizzolatti, G., Fadiga, L., Gallese, V., & Fogassi, L. (1996). Premotor cortex and the recognition of motor actions. Cognitive Brain Research, 3, 131-41.

c) Nummenmaa, L., Hirvonen, J., Parkkola, R, & Hietanen, J. K. (2008). Is emotional contagion special? An fMRI study on neural systems for affective and cognitive empathy. NeuroImage, 43, 571–80.


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