Liu P, Chrysidou A, Doehler J, Hebart MN, Wolbers T, Kuehn E. The organizational principles of de-differentiated topographic maps in somatosensory cortex. Elife. 2021;10:e60090. Published 2021 May 18. doi:10.7554/eLife.60090 [link]

Riemer, M., Wolbers, T., & van Rijn, H. (2021). Age-related changes in time perception: The impact of naturalistic environments and retrospective judgements on timing performance. Quarterly journal of experimental psychology (2006), 17470218211023362. [link]

Diersch, N., Valdes-Herrera, J.P., Tempelmann, C., Wolbers T.(2021). Increased hippocampal excitability and altered learning dynamics mediate cognitive mapping deficits in human aging. Journal of Neuroscience 1 March 2021, JN-RM-0528-20; DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0528-20.2021 

Maaß S, Wolbers T, van Rijn H, Riemer M. (2021). Temporal context effects are associated with cognitive status in advanced age. Psychol Res. 2021 Mar 22.


Stangl, M., Kanitscheider, I., Riemer, M., Fiete, I., & Wolbers, T. (2020). Sources of path integration error in young and aging humans. Nature Communications.[link]

Stahn, A. C., Riemer, M., Wolbers, T., Werner, A., Brauns, K., Besnard, S., ... & Gunga, H. C. (2020). Spatial updating depends on gravity. Frontiers in Neural Circuits.​[link]


Shine, J. P., Valdés-Herrera, J. P., Tempelmann, C., Wolbers, T. (2019). Evidence for allocentric boundary and goal direction information in the human entorhinal cortex and subiculum. Nature Communications 10, Article number: 4004 [link

Chen, X., Vieweg, P., & Wolbers, T. (2019). Computing distance information from landmarks and self-motion cues - Differential contributions of anterior-lateral vs. posterior-medial entorhinal cortex in humans. NeuroImage, 202, 116074 [link]

Maaß, S. C., Riemer, M., Wolbers, T., & van Rijn, H. (2019). Timing deficiencies in amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: Disentangling clock and memory processes. Behavioural Brain Research, 373, 112110 [link]

Riemer, M., Kubik, V., & Wolbers, T. (2019). The effect of feedback on temporal error monitoring and timing behavior. Behavioural Brain Research, 369, 111929 [link]

Merhav, M., & Wolbers, T. (2019). Aging and spatial cues influence the updating of navigational memories. Scientific Reports, 9, 11469 [link]

Wiener, J. M., Carroll, D., Moeller, S., Bibi, I., Ivanova, D., AllenP., &  Wolbers, T. (2019). A novel virtual-reality-based route-learning test suite: Assessing the effects of cognitive aging on navigation. Behavior Research Methods, 1-11 [link]

Riemer, M., Wolbers, T., & Kühn, E. (2019). Preserved multisensory body representations in advanced age. Scientific Reports, 9, 2663 [link]

Craig, M., Wolbers T., Strickland S., Achtzehn J., Dewar M. (2019). Rapid improvement of cognitive maps in the awake state. Hippocampus. [link]

Diersch, N., & Wolbers, T. (2019). The potential of virtual reality for spatial navigation research across the adult lifespan. Journal of Experimental Biology, 222 [link]

Merhav, M., Riemer, M., & Wolbers, T. (2019). Spatial updating deficits in human aging are associated with traces of former memory representations. Neurobiology of Aging, 76, 53-61 [link]

Streck A., Stepnicka P.; Klaubert J. & Wolbers T. (2019). neomento SAD - VR treatment for social anxiety. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality (AIVR), 245-246.

Stangl, M., Wolbers, T. & Shine, J. (2019). Population-level analysis of human grid cell activation. In: Spatial Learning and Attention Guidance. Pollmann, S. (Ed.). Neuromethods. Humana Press. 


Kuehn, E., Chen, X., Geise, P., Oltmer, J., & Wolbers, T. (2018). Social targets improve body-based and environment-based strategies during spatial navigation. Experimental Brain Research, 236, 755-764. [link]

Kuehn, E., Perez-Lopez, M.B., Diersch, N., Döhler, J., Wolbers, T., & Riemer, M. (2018). Embodiment in the aging mind. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 86, 207–225. [link]

Müller, N. G., Riemer, M., Brandt, L., & Wolbers, T. (2018). Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation reveals a causal role of the human precuneus in spatial updating. Scientific Reports, 8, 10171. [link]

Riemer, M., Shine, J., & Wolbers, T. (2018). On the (a)symmetry between the perception of time and space in large‐scale environments. Hippocampus.​ [link]

Riemer, M., & Wolbers, T. (2018). Negative errors in time reproduction tasks. Psychological Research[link]

Stangl, M., Achtzehn, J., Huber, K., Dietrich, C., Tempelmann, C., & Wolbers, T. (2018). Compromised grid-cell-like representations in old age as a key mechanism to explain age-related navigational deficits. Current Biology, 28(7), 1108-1115. [link]

Streck, A., & Wolbers, T. (2018). Using Discrete Time Markov Chains for Control of Idle Character Animation. Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG'18), 381-384. [link]

Vieweg, P., Riemer, M., Berron, D., & Wolbers, T. (2018). Memory Image Completion (MIC): Establishing a task to behaviorally assess pattern completion in humans. Hippocampus[link]


Berron, D.*, Vieweg, P.*, Hochkeppler, A., Pluta, J.B., Ding, S.-L., Maass, A., Luther, A., Xie, L., Das, S., Wolk, D.A., Wolbers, T., Yushkevich, P.A.*, Düzel, E.*, & Wisse, L.E.M.* (2017). A protocol for manual segmentation of medial temporal lobe subregions in 7 Tesla MRI. NeuroImage: Clinical, 15C, 466–482. [link]
[* equal first and senior author contributions]

​Chen, X., McNamara, T.P., Kelly, J.W., & Wolbers, T. (2017). Cue combination in human spatial navigation. Cognitive Psychology, 95:105-144. [link]

Hartmeyer, S., Grzeschik, R., Wolbers, T., & Wiener, J. M. (2017). The Effects of Attentional Engagement on Route Learning Performance in a Virtual Environment: An Aging Study. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 9:235. [link]

Lester, A. W., Moffat, S. D., Wiener, J. M., Barnes, C. A., & Wolbers, T. (2017). The Aging Navigational System. Neuron, 95(5), 1019–1035. [link]

Stangl, M.*, Shine, J.*, & Wolbers, T. (2017). The GridCAT: A toolbox for automated analysis of human grid cell codes in fMRI. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 11:47. [link]
​[* equal contribution]


Baker, S., Vieweg, P., Gao, F., Gilboa, A., Wolbers, T., Black, S.E., & Rosenbaum, R.S. (2016). The Human Dentate Gyrus Plays a Necessary Role in Discriminating New Memories. Current Biology, 26(19):2629-2634. [link]

Craig, M., Dewar, M., Harris, M.A., Della Sala, S. & Wolbers, T. (2016). Wakeful rest promotes the integration of spatial memories into accurate cognitive maps. Hippocampus, 26(2):185-193. [link]

​Craig, M., Wolbers, T., Harris, M. A., Hauff, P., Della Sala, S., & Dewar, M. (2016). Comparable rest-related promotion of spatial memory consolidation in younger and older adults. Neurobiology of Aging, 48, 143–152. [link]

König, S. U., Schumann, F., Keyser, J., Goeke, C., Krause, C., Wache, S., Lytochkin, A., Ebert, M., Brunsch, V., Wahn, B., Kaspar, K., Nagel, S. K., Meilinger, T., Bülthoff, H., Wolbers, T., Büchel, C., König, P. (2016). Learning New Sensorimotor Contingencies: Effects of Long-Term Use of Sensory Augmentation on the Brain and Conscious Perception. PLOS ONE, 11(12), e0166647. [link]

Riemer, M., Diersch, N., Bublatzky, F. & Wolbers, T. (2016). Space, time, and numbers in the right posterior parietal cortex: Differences between response code associations and congruency effects. NeuroImage, 129:72-79. [link]

Riemer, M., Rhodes, D. & Wolbers, T. (2016). Systematic Underreproduction of Time Is Independent of Judgment Certainty. Neural Plasticity[link]

Shine, J., Valdes-Herrera, J.P., Hegarty, M. & Wolbers, T. (2016). The Human Retrosplenial Cortex and Thalamus Code Head Direction in a Global Reference Frame. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(24):6371-6381. [link]


Craig, M., Dewar, M., Della Sala, S. & Wolbers, T. (2015). Rest boosts the long-term retention of spatial associative and temporal order information. Hippocampus, 25(9): 1017-1027. [link]

Vierk, R., Bayer, J., Freitag, S., Muhia, M., Kutsche, K., Wolbers, T., Kneussel, M., Sommer, T. & Rune, G.M. (2015). Structure-function-behavior relationship in estrogen-induced synaptic plasticity. Hormones and Behavior, 74: 139-148. [link]

Vieweg, P., Stangl, M., Howard, L.R. & Wolbers, T. (2015). Changes in pattern completion - a key mechanism to explain age-related recognition memory deficits? Cortex, 64: 343-351. [link]

Wolbers, T. (2015). Spatial Navigation. In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 23. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 161–171. [link]


Bates, S.L. & Wolbers, T. (2014). How cognitive aging affects multisensory integration of navigational cues. Neurobiology of Aging, 35(12): 2761–2769. [link]

Harris, M. A. & Wolbers, T. (2014). How age-related strategy switching deficits affect wayfinding in complex environments. Neurobiology of Aging, 35(5):1095-1102. [link]

Ritter, C., Hebart, M.N., Wolbers, T. & Bingel, U. (2014). Representation of Spatial Information in Key Areas of the Descending Pain Modulatory System. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(13): 4634-4639. [link]

Wolbers, T., Dudchenko, P.A. & Wood, E.R. (2014). Spatial memory-a unique window into healthy and pathological aging. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 6:35. [link]

Wolbers, T. & Wiener, J.M. (2014). Challenges for identifying the neural mechanisms that support spatial navigation: the impact of spatial scale. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:571. [link]


Hötting, K., Holzschneider, K., Stenzel, A., Wolbers, T. & Röder, B. (2013). Effects of a cognitive training on spatial learning and associated functional brain activations. BMC Neuroscience, 14: 73. [link]

Wiener, J.M., de Condappa, O., Harris, M.A. & Wolbers, T. (2013). Maladaptive bias for extrahippocampal navigation strategies in aging humans. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(14): 6012-6017. [link]


Harris, M. A., Wiener, J. M. & Wolbers, T. (2012). Aging specifically impairs switching to an allocentric navigational strategy. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 4: 29. [link]

Harris M. A. & Wolbers T. (2012). Ageing Effects on Path Integration and Landmark Navigation. Hippocampus, 22: 1770-1780. [link]

Holzschneider, K., Wolbers, T., Röder, B. & Hötting, K. (2012). Cardiovascular fitness modulates brain activation associated with spatial learning. NeuroImage, 59(3): 3003-14. [link]


Wiener, J., Berthoz, A. & Wolbers T. (2011). Dissociable cognitive mechanisms underlying human path integration. Experimental Brain Research, 208(1): 61-71. [link]

Wolbers T., Klatzky R. L., Loomis J. M., Wutte M. G. & Giudice N. A. (2011). Modality-independent coding of spatial layout in the human brain. Current Biology, 21(11): 984-989. [link]

Wolbers, T., Zahorik, P & Giudice, N. A. (2011). Decoding the direction of auditory motion from hMT+ activity in blind humans. NeuroImage, Special Issue on Multivariate Decoding and Brain Reading, 56: 681-687. [link]

Wutte M.G., Smith M.T., Flanagin V. & Wolbers T. (2011). Physiological signal variability in hMT+ reflects performance on a direction discrimination task. Frontiers in Psychology, 2: 185. [link]

2010 and before

Wolbers, T., Hegarty, M. (2010). What determines our navigational abilities? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 14(3): 138-146. [link]

Weiss, M., Wolbers, T., Peller, M., Witt, K., Marshall, L., Büchel, C. & Siebner, H. (2009). Rotated alphanumeric characters do not automatically activate frontoparietal areas subserving mental rotation. NeuroImage. 44(3), 1063-73. [link]

McNamara, A., Buccino, G., Menz, M., Gläscher, J., Wolbers, T., Baumgärtner, A. & Binkofski, F. (2008). Neural dynamics of learning sound-action associations. PLoS ONE, 3(12): e3845. [link]

Wolbers, T., Hegarty, M., Büchel, C. & Loomis, J.M. (2008). Spatial updating: how the brain keeps track of changing object locations during observer motion. Nature Neuroscience, 11(10): 1223-1230. [link]

Wolbers, T., Wiener, J.M., Mallot, H.A. & Büchel, C. (2007). Differential recruitment of the hippocampus, medial prefrontal cortex and the human motion complex during path integration in humans. Journal of Neuroscience, 27(35): 9408-9416. [link]

van Eimeren, T., Wolbers, T., Münchau, A., Büchel, C., Weiller, C. & Siebner, H. (2006). Implementation of visuospatial cues in response selection. NeuroImage, 29(1), 286-294. [link]

Wolbers, T., Schoell, E. & Büchel, C. (2006). The predictive value of white matter organization in posterior parietal cortex for spatial visualization ability. NeuroImage, 32(3), 1450-1455. [link]

Wolbers, T., Schoell, E., Verleger, R., Kraft, S., McNamara, A., Jaskowski, P. & Büchel, C. (2006). Changes in connectivity profiles as a mechanism for strategic control over interfering subliminal information. Cerebral Cortex, 16, 857-864. [link]

Breitenstein, C., Jansen, A., Deppe, M., Foerster, A.F., Sommer, J., Wolbers, T. & Knecht, S. (2005). Hippocampus activation differentiates good from poor learners of a novel lexicon. NeuroImage, 25(3), 958-968. [link]

Sommer, T., Rose, M., Gläscher, J., Wolbers, T. & Büchel, C. (2005). Dissociable contributions within the medial temporal lobe to encoding of object-location associations. Learning and Memory, 12(3), 343-351. [link]

Wolbers, T. & Büchel, C. (2005). Dissociable retrosplenial and hippocampal contributions to successful formation of survey representations. Journal of Neuroscience, 25(13): 3333-3340. [link]

Wolbers, T., Weiller, C. & Büchel, C. (2004). Neural foundations of emerging route knowledge in complex spatial environments. Cognitive Brain Research, 21, 401-411. [link]

Wolbers, T. (2004). Interaktive Fahrsimulation zur Diagnose und Rehabilitation der Fahreignung. In C. Dettmers & C. Weiller (Eds.), Fahreignung bei neurologischen Erkrankungen (pp. 32-35). Bad Honnef: Hippocampus Verlag.​

Wolbers, T., Weiller, C. & Büchel, C. (2003). Contralateral coding of imagined body parts in the superior parietal lobe. Cerebral Cortex, 13, 392-399. [link]

Netz, J. & Wolbers, T. (2001). Hemianopsia and driving. Europa Medicophysica, 4, 275-278. [link]

Wolbers, T. (2001). Interaktive Fahrsimulation zur Diagnose und Rehabilitation der Fahreignung. Neurologie & Rehabilitation, 7(5), 252-253.

Wolbers, T., Küst, J., Karbe, H., Netz, J., Hömberg, V. (2001). Interaktive Fahrsimulation – ein neuer Weg zur Diagnose und Rehabilitation der Fahrtauglichkeit. Die Rehabilitation, 40, 87-91. [link]

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