Publications

2021

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 
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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.
 [link]


2020

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]



2019

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. 



2018

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]



2017

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]



2016

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]



2015

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]



2014

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]



2013

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]



2012

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]



2011

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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