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Markus Werkle-Bergner

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Dr. rer. nat., 2009, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Dipl.-Psych., 2004, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken

Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship 2017-2019

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Research Interests: 
  • Lifespan development of memory and cognitive control functions
  • Neuronal correlates of lifespan plasticity and change
  • EEG methods in lifespan research
  • Multivariate statistical models of variability and change

Selected Literature: 
  • Keresztes, A., Bender, A. R., Bodammer, N. C., Lindenberger, U., Shing, Y. L., & Werkle-Bergner, M. (in press). Hippocampal maturity promotes memory distinctiveness in childhood and adolescence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

  • Grandy, T., Lindenberger, U., & Werkle-Bergner, M. (2017). When group means fail: Can one size fit all? BioRxiv. doi:10.1101/126490

  • Karch, J. D., Sander, M. C., von Oertzen, T., Brandmaier, A. M., & Werkle-Bergner, M. (2015). Using within-subject pattern classification to understand lifespan age differences in oscillatory mechanisms of working memory selection and maintenance. NeuroImage. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.04.038

  • Werkle-Bergner, M., Grandy, T. H., Chicherio C., Schmiedek, F., Lövdén, M., & Lindenberger, U. (in press). Coordinated within-trial dynamics of low-frequency neural rhythms controls evidence accumulation. Journal of Neuroscience

  • Sander, M. C., Lindenberger, U., & Werkle-Bergner, M., (2012). Lifespan age differences in working memory: A two-component framework. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 36, 2007-2033.

  • Werkle-Bergner, M., Freunberger, R., Sander, M. C., Lindenberger, U., & Klimesch, W. (2012). Inter-individual performance differences in younger and older adults differentially relate to amplitude modulations and phase stability of oscillations controlling working memory contents. NeuroImage,60, 71-82.

  • Werkle-Bergner, M., Shing, Y. L., Müller, V., Li, S.-C., & Lindenberger, U. (2009). EEG gamma band synchronization in visual coding from childhood to old age: Evidence from evoked power and inter-trial phase locking. Clinical Neurophysiology, 120, 1291–1302.

  • Shing, Y. L., Werkle-Bergner, M., Li, S.-C., & Lindenberger, U. (2008). Associative and strategic components of episodic memory: A lifespan dissociation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 137, 496-513.

  • Werkle-Bergner, M., Müller, V., Li, S.-C., & Lindenberger, U. (2006). Cortical EEG correlates of successful memory encoding: Implications for life-span comparisons. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 30, 839-854.

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Bache, C., Noack, H., Springer, A., Stadler, W., Kopp, F., Lindenberger, U., & Werkle-Bergner, M. (2017). Visual context modulates action perception in 10-month-old infants. BioRxiv. doi:10.1101/131524
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Bache, C., Springer, A., Noack, H., Stadler, W., Kopp, F., Lindenberger, U., & Werkle-Bergner, M. (2017). 10-month-old infants are sensitive to the time course of perceived actions: Evidence from a study combining eye-tracking and EEG. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:1170. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01170
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Grandy, T., Lindenberger, U., & Werkle-Bergner, M. (2017). When group means fail: Can one size fit all? BioRxiv. doi:10.1101/126490
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Keresztes, A., Bender, A. R., Bodammer, N. C., Lindenberger, U., Shing, Y. L., & Werkle-Bergner, M. (2017). Hippocampal maturity promotes memory distinctiveness in childhood and adolescence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114, 9212-9217. doi:10.1073/pnas.1710654114
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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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Grandy, T. H., Garrett, D. D., Schmiedek, F., & Werkle-Bergner, M. (2016). On the estimation of brain signal entropy from sparse neuroimaging data. Scientific Reports, 6:23073. doi:10.1038/srep23073
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Bache, C., Kopp, F., Springer, A., Stadler, W., Lindenberger, U., & Werkle-Bergner, M. (2015). Rhythmic neural activity indicates the contribution of attention and memory to the processing of occluded movements in 10-month-old infants. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 98, 201-212. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2015.09.003
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Brod, G., Lindenberger, U., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Shing, Y. L. (2015). Differences in the neural signature of remembering schema-congruent and schema-incongruent events. NeuroImage, 117, 358-366. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.05.086
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Karch, J. D., Sander, M. C., von Oertzen, T., Brandmaier, A. M., & Werkle-Bergner, M. (2015). Using within-subject pattern classification to understand lifespan age differences in oscillatory mechanisms of working memory selection and maintenance. NeuroImage, 118, 538-552. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.04.038
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Lever, A. G., Werkle-Bergner, M., Brandmaier, A. M., Ridderinkhof, K. R., & Geurts, H. M. (2015). Atypical working memory decline across the adult lifespan in autism spectrum disorder? Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 124, 1014-1026. doi:10.1037/abn0000108
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Meyberg, S., Werkle-Bergner, M., Sommer, W., & Dimigen, O. (2015). Microsaccade-related brain potentials signal the focus of visuospatial attention. NeuroImage, 104, 79-88. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.09.065
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Fandakova, Y., Sander, M. C., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Shing, Y. L. (2014). Age differences in short-term memory binding are related to working memory performance across the lifespan. Psychology and Aging, 29, 140-149. doi:10.1037/a0035347
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Werkle-Bergner, M., Grandy, T. H., Chicherio, C., Schmiedek, F., Lövdén, M., & Lindenberger, U. (2014). Coordinated within-trial dynamics of low-frequency neural rhythms controls evidence accumulation. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35, 8519-8528. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3801-13.2014
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Brod, G., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Shing, Y. L. (2013). The influence of prior knowledge on memory: A developmental cognitive neuroscience perspective. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7:139. doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00139
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Grandy, T. H., Werkle-Bergner, M., Chicherio, C., Lövdén, M., Schmiedek, F., & Lindenberger, U. (2013). Individual alpha peak frequency is related to latent factors of general cognitive abilities. NeuroImage, 79, 10-18. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.04.059
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Grandy, T. H., Werkle-Bergner, M., Chicherio, C., Schmiedek, F., Lövdén, M., & Lindenberger, U. (2013). Peak individual alpha frequency qualifies as a stable neurophysiological trait marker in healthy younger and older adults. Psychophysiology, 50, 570-582. doi:10.1111/psyp.12043
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Sander, M. C., Lindenberger, U., & Werkle-Bergner, M. (2012). Lifespan age differences in working memory: A two-component framework. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 36, 2007-2033. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2012.06.004
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Sander, M. C., Werkle-Bergner, M., Gerjets, P., Shing, Y. L., & Lindenberger, U. (2012). The two-component model of memory development and its potential implications for educational settings. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2(Suppl.1), S67-S77. doi:10.1016/j.dcn.2011.11.005
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Sander, M. C., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Lindenberger, U. (2012). Amplitude modulations and inter-trial phase stability of alpha-oscillations differentially reflect working memory constraints across the lifespan. NeuroImage, 59, 646-654. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.06.092
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Werkle-Bergner, M., Freunberger, R., Sander, M. C., Lindenberger, U., & Klimesch, W. (2012). Inter-individual performance differences in younger and older adults differentially relate to amplitude modulations and phase stability of oscillations controlling working memory contents. NeuroImage, 60, 71-82. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.11.071
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Freunberger, R., Werkle-Bergner, M., Griesmayr, B., Lindenberger, U., & Klimesch, W. (2011). Brain oscillatory correlates of working memory constraints. Brain Research, 1375, 93-102. doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2010.12.048
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Sander, M. C., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Lindenberger, U. (2011). Binding and strategic selection in working memory: A lifespan dissociation. Psychology and Aging, 26, 612-624. doi:10.1037/a0023055
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Sander, M. C., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Lindenberger, U. (2011). Contralateral delay activity reveals lifespan age differences in top-down modulation of working memory contents. Cerebral Cortex, 21, 2809-2819. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhr076
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Shing, Y. L., Rodrigue, K. M., Kennedy, K. M., Fandakova, Y., Bodammer, N. C., Werkle-Bergner, M., Lindenberger, U., & Raz, N. (2011). Hippocampal subfield volumes: Age, vascular risk, and correlation with associative memory. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 3:2. doi:10.3389/fnagi.2011.00002
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Lindenberger, U., Shing, Y. L., Werkle-Bergner, M., Li, S.-C., & Dauvier, B. (2010). Composantes stratégique et associative de la mémoire épisodique: Une évolution différenciée au cours de la vie. In A. de Ribaupierre, P. Ghisletta, T. Lecerf, & J.-L. Roulin (Eds.), Identité et spécificités de la psychologie différentielle (pp. 49-71). Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes.
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Shing, Y. L., Werkle-Bergner, M., Brehmer, Y., Müller, V., Li, S.-C., & Lindenberger, U. (2010). Episodic memory across the lifespan: The contributions of associative and strategic components. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 34, 1080-1091. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2009.11.002
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Benoit, R. G., Werkle-Bergner, M., Mecklinger, A., & Kray, J. (2009). Adapting to changing memory retrieval demands: Evidence from event-related potentials. Brain and Cognition, 70, 123-135. doi:10.1016/j.bandc.2009.01.004
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Li, S.-C., Lövdén, M., Schaefer, S., Schmiedek, F., Shing, Y. L., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Lindenberger, U. (2009). The Center of Lifespan Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development: Conceptual agenda and illustration of research activities. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 41, 1102-1122. doi:10.3724/SP.J.1041.2009.01102
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Naveh-Benjamin, M., Shing, Y. L., Kilb, A., Werkle-Bergner, M., Lindenberger, U., & Li, S.-C. (2009). Adult age differences in memory for name-face associations: The effects of intentional and incidental learning. Memory, 17, 220-232. doi:10.1080/09658210802222183
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Shing, Y. L., Werkle-Bergner, M., Li, S.-C., & Lindenberger, U. (2009). Committing memory errors with high confidence: Older adults do but children don't. Memory, 17, 169-179. doi:10.1080/09658210802190596
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Werkle-Bergner, M. (2009). Age differences in episodic memory and visual perception across the lifespan: Insights into dynamic structure-function relations from behavioral and electrophysiological investigations. Doctoral dissertation, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany. Berlin: Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung.

Werkle-Bergner, M., Shing, Y. L., Müller, V., Li, S.-C., & Lindenberger, U. (2009). EEG gamma-band synchronization in visual coding from childhood to old age: Evidence from evoked power and inter-trial phase locking. Clinical Neurophysiology, 120, 1291-1302. doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2009.04.012
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Shing, Y. L., Werkle-Bergner, M., Li, S.-C., & Lindenberger, U. (2008). Associative and strategic components of episodic memory: A life-span dissociation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 137, 495-513.
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Nagel, I. E., Werkle-Bergner, M., Li, S.-C., & Lindenberger, U. (2007). Perception. In J. E. Birren (Ed.), Encyclopedia of gerontology: Age, aging, and the aged (Vol. 2, 2nd ed., pp. 334-342). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
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Li, S.-C., Brehmer, Y., Shing, Y. L., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Lindenberger, U. (2006). Neuromodulation of associative and organizational plasticity across the life span: Empirical evidence and neurocomputational modeling. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 30, 775-790. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2006.06.004
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Werkle-Bergner, M., Müller, V., Li, S.-C., & Lindenberger, U. (2006). Cortical EEG correlates of successful memory encoding: Implications for lifespan comparisons. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 30, 839-854. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2006.06.009
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Lindenberger, U., & Werkle-Bergner, M. (2005). Artikel des Quartals [Review of the article Reward-related fMRI activation of dopaminergic midbrain is associated with enhanced hippocampus-dependent long-term memory formation]. Neuroforum, 11(2), 67-69.
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Werkle-Bergner, M., Mecklinger, A., Kray, J., Meyer, P., & Düzel, E. (2005). The control of memory retrieval: Insights from event-related potentials. Cognitive Brain Research, 24, 599-614.