PD Dr. rer. nat. Malte Wöstmann

Maria-Goeppert-Str. 9a
23562 Lübeck
Gebäude MFC 8, 1. OG, Raum 6

Phone:+49 451 3101 3621
Fax:+49 451 3101 3604




10/2021                        Habilitation,Universität zu Lübeck, venia legendi für das Fach Psychologie
Seit 04/2015

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Universität zu Lübeck, Institut für Psychologie


Doktorand in der "International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Neuroscience of Communication", Leipzig


Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Universität Osnabrück, Institut für Kognitionswissenschaften

04/2010-03/2012M. Sc. Kognitionswissenschaften, Universität Osnabrück

B. Sc. Kognitionswissenschaften, Universität Osnabrück




Lui, T.K.Y. & Wöstmann M. (2022). Effects of temporally regular versus irregular distractors on goal-directed cognition and behavior. Scientific Reports. 12, 10020. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-13211-3
Wöstmann M. (2022). Does Attention follow a Rhythm? Nature Human Behaviour. 6: 1192-1193. doi.org/10.1038/s41562-022-01365-z

Wöstmann M., Störmer V., Obleser J., Andersen S.K., Gaspelin N., Geng J.J., Luck S.J., Noonan M.P., Slagter H., & Theeuwes J. (2022). Ten simple rules to study distractor suppression. Progress in Neurobiology. 213, 102269. doi.org/10.1016/j.pneurobio.2022.102269

Wöstmann M., Erb J., Kreitewolf J., & Obleser J. (2021) Personality captures dissociations of subjective versus objective hearing in noise. R. Soc. Open Sci. 8: 210881. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.210881

Schneider D., Herbst S.K., Klatt L.I., & Wöstmann M. (2021). Target Enhancement or Distractor Suppression? Functionally Distinct Alpha Oscillations form the Basis of Attention. European Journal of Neuroscience 00:1-10. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejn.15309
Wöstmann M., Maess, B., & Obleser, J. (2021). Orienting auditory attention in time: Lateralized alpha power reflects spatio-temporal filtering. NeuroImage, Volume 228 (March 2021), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117711
Kraus, F., Tune, S., Ruhe, A., Obleser, J., & Wöstmann, M. (2021). Unilateral acoustic degradation delays attentional separation of competing speech. Trends in Hearing. In press.
Wöstmann M., Lui, T.K.-Y., Friese, K.H., Kreitewolf, J., Naujokat, M., & Obleser, J. (2020). The vulnerability of working memory to distraction is rhythmic. Neuropsychologia, Volume 146, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2020.107505

Wöstmann M., Schmitt L.-M., & Obleser J. (2020). Does closing the eyes enhance auditory attention? Eye closure increases attentional alpha-power modulation but not listening performance. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 32 (2), 212–225; doi: https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_01403

Wöstmann, M., Alavash, M. & Obleser, J. (2019). Alpha oscillations in the human brain implement distractor suppression independent of target selection. Journal of Neuroscience 39 (49), 9797-9805, https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1954-19.2019

Kreitewolf, J., Wöstmann, M., Tune, S., Plöchl, M., Obleser, J. (2019). Working-memory disruption by task-irrelevant talkers depends on degree of talker familiarity. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 81(4): 1108-1118. 

Fiedler, L., Wöstmann, M., Herbst, S. K., Obleser, M. (2019). Late cortical tracking of ignored speech facilitates neural selectivity in acoustically challenging conditions. Neuroimage 186, 33-42, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.10.057

Tune, S., Wöstmann, M., Obleser, J. (2018). Probing the limits of alpha power lateralisation as a neural marker of selective attention in middle‐aged and older listeners. European Journal of Neuroscience 48 (7), 2537-2550, https://doi.org/10.1111/ejn.13862

Wöstmann, M., Vosskuhl, J., Obleser, J., Herrmann, C. S. (2018). Opposite effects of lateralised transcranial alpha versus gamma stimulation on auditory spatial attention. Brain stimulation 11 (4), 752-758, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2018.04.006

Wöstmann, M., Waschke, L. & Obleser, J. Prestimulus neural alpha power predicts confidence in discriminating identical auditory stimuli. Eur. J. Neurosci. 285577 (2018). doi:10.1111/ejn.14226

Waschke L., Wöstmann, M. & Obleser J. (2017). States and traits of neural irregularity in the age-varying human brain. Scientific Reports (7:17381). doi:10.1038/s41598-017-17766-4

Fiedler L., Wöstmann M., Graversen C., Brandmeyer A., Lunner T., & Obleser J (2017). Single-channel in-ear-EEG detects the focus of auditory attention to concurrent tone streams and mixed speech. Journal of neural engineering, 14(3), doi: 10.1088/1741-2552/aa66dd
Wöstmann M., Lim S.J., & Obleser J. (2017). The Human Neural Alpha Response to Speech is a Proxy of Attentional Control. Cerebral Cortex, 27(6): 3307–3317, doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhx074.
Alavash M., Daube C., Wöstmann M., Brandmeyer A., Obleser J. (2017). Large-scale network dynamics of beta-band oscillations underlie auditory perceptual decision-making. Network Neuroscience, 1(2). doi:10.1162/netn_a_00009

Wöstmann, M. & Obleser, J. (2016). Acoustic detail but not predictability of task-irrelevant speech disrupts working memory. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10:538

Petersen, E.B., Wöstmann, M., Obleser, J., Lunner, T. (2016). Neural tracking of attended versus ignored speech is differentially affected by hearing loss. Journal of Neurophysiology. do: 10.1152/jn.00527.2016

Wöstmann, M., Herrmann, B., Maess, B., Obleser, J. (2016). Spatiotemporal dynamics of auditory attention synchronize with speech. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. pii: 201523357. 2016.

Lim, S-J, Wöstmann, M., & Obleser, J. (2015). Selective Attention to Auditory Memory Neurally Enhances Perceptual Precision. Journal of Neuroscience, 35 (49): 16094-16104.

Wöstmann, M., Schröger, E., & Obleser, J. (2015). Acoustic detail guides attention allocation in a selective listening task. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27 (5): 988-1000

Borch-Petersen, E., Wöstmann, M., Stenfelt, S., & Lunner, T. (2015). Hearing loss impact neural alpha oscillations under adverse listening conditions. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:177.

Wöstmann, M., Herrmann, B., Wilsch, A., & Obleser, J. (2015). Neural alpha dynamics in younger and older listeners reflect acoustic challenges and predictive benefits. Journal of Neuroscience, 35: 1458-1467.

Strauß, A.†, Wöstmann, M., & Obleser, J. (2014). Cortical alpha oscillations as a tool for auditory selective inhibition. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:350. † both authors contributed equally.

Obleser, J., Wöstmann, M., Hellbernd, N., Wilsch, A., Maess, B. (2012). Adverse listening conditions and memory load drive a common alpha oscillatory network. Journal of Neuroscience, 32 (36):12376 –12383.