Elisabeth Wenger

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Dipl. Psych., 2010, Freie Universität Berlin

Dr. rer. nat., 2014, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Research Interests: 
  • Brain plasticity across the lifespan
  • Timing and functional nature of anatomical brain changes
  • Structural neuroimaging

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Wenger, E., Brozzoli, C., Lindenberger, U., & Lövdén, M. (in press). Expansion and renormalization of human brain structure during skill acquisition. Trends in Cognitive Sciences.

Di Benedetto, S., Müller, L., Wenger, E., Düzel, S., & Pawelec, G. (2017). Contribution of neuroinflammation and immunity to brain aging and the mitigating effects of physical and cognitive interventions. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 75, 114-128. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.01.044
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Filevich, E., Lisofsky, N., Becker, M., Butler, O., Lochstet, M., Mårtensson, J., Wenger, E., Lindenberger, U., & Kühn, S. (2017). Day2day: Investigating daily variability of magnetic resonance imaging measures over half a year. BMC Neuroscience, 18:65. doi:10.1186/s12868-017-0383-y
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Lindenberger, U., Wenger, E., & Lövdén, M. (2017). Towards a stronger science of human plasticity. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 18, 261-262. doi:10.1038/nrn.2017.44
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Pannunzi, M., Hindriks, R., Bettinardi, R. G., Wenger, E., Lisofsky, N., Mårtensson, J., Butler, O., Filevich, E., Becker, M., Lochstet, M., Kühn, S., & Deco, G. (2017). Resting-state fMRI correlations: From link-wise unreliability to whole brain stability. NeuroImage, 157, 250-262. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.06.006
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Wenger, E., Kühn, S., Verrel, J., Mårtensson, J., Bodammer, N. C., Lindenberger, U., & Lövdén, M. (2017). Repeated structural imaging reveals non-linear progression of experience-dependent volume changes in human motor cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 27, 2911-2925. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhw141
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Bellander, M., Berggren, R., Mårtensson, J., Brehmer, Y., Wenger, E., Li, T.-Q., Bodammer, N. C., Shing, Y. L., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Lövdén, M. (2016). Behavioral correlates of changes in hippocampal grey matter structure during acquisition of foreign vocabulary. NeuroImage, 131, 205-213. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.10.020
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Kühn, S., Schubert, F., Mekle, R., Wenger, E., Ittermann, B., Lindenberger, U., & Gallinat, J. (2016). Neurotransmitter changes during interference task in anterior cingulate cortex: Evidence from fMRI guided functional MRS at 3T. Brain Structure and Function, 221, 2541-2551. doi:10.1007/s00429-015-1057-0
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Wenger, E., & Lövdén, M. (2016). The learning hippocampus: Education and experience-dependent plasticity. Mind, Brain, and Education, 10, 171-183. doi:10.1111/mbe.12112
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Wenger, E., & Shing, Y. L. (2016). Episodic memory. In T. Strobach & J. Karbach (Eds.), Cognitive training: An overview of features and applications (pp. 69-80). New York: Springer.

Brehmer, Y., Kalpouzos, G., Wenger, E., & Lövdén, M. (2014). Plasticity of brain and cognition in older adults. Psychological Research, 78, 790-802. doi:10.1007/s00426-014-0587-z
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Wenger, E. (2014). Brain plasticity: Temporal dynamics of training-induced gray matter alterations. Doctoral dissertation, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.

Wenger, E., Mårtensson, J., Noack, H., Bodammer, N. C., Kühn, S., Schäfer, S., Heinze, H.-J., Düzel, E., Bäckman, L., Lindenberger, U., & Lövdén, M. (2014). Comparing manual and automatic segmentation of hippocampal volumes: Reliability and validity issues in younger and older brains. Human Brain Mapping, 35, 4236-4248. doi:10.1002/hbm.22473
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Kühn, S., Schmiedek, F., Noack, H., Wenger, E., Bodammer, N. C., Lindenberger, U., & Lövdén, M. (2013). The dynamics of change in striatal activity following updating training. Human Brain Mapping, 34, 1530-1541. doi:10.1002/hbm.22007
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Lövdén, M., Wenger, E., Mårtensson, J., Lindenberger, U., & Bäckman, L. (2013). Structural brain plasticity in adult learning and development. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 37, 2296-2310. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2013.02.014
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Wenger, E., Schaefer, S., Noack, H., Kühn, S., Mårtensson, J., Heinze, H.-J., Düzel, E., Bäckman, L., Lindenberger, U., & Lövdén, M. (2012). Cortical thickness changes following spatial navigation training in adulthood and aging. NeuroImage, 59, 3389-3397. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.11.015
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Wenger, E. (2010). Brain plasticity: Gray matter alterations in younger and older adults caused by 100 days of cognitive training. Diploma thesis, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.