Institute of Medical Psychology
Goethe University Frankfurt am Main


Institute of Medical Psychology (IMP)
Goethe University

Research Topics

Our research focuses on perceptual and memory processing, including, auditory perception, visual attention, audio-visual integration and working memory. We study these cognitive functions using behavioral experiments in conjuction with brain imaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG).

Current Projects

Research Community

We form part of the neuroscience community within the Medical Faculty: We are member of the Frankfurt Brain Imaging Center (BIC) and the Frankfurt Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience (ICNF). 

BIC Frankfurt

ICN Frankfurt

Medical Faculty Frankfurt


Head of Institute

Kaiser, Jochen


Esch-Pohl, Petra

Staff with teaching duties

Staff without teaching duties



2017 & in press...

Peters B., Rahm B., Czoschke S., Barnes C., Kaiser J., Bledowski C.(in press). Sequential whole report accesses different states in visual working memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.
Schmidt-Kassow, M., Thöne, K. & Kaiser, J.(in press). Auditory-motor coupling affects phonetic encoding. Brain Research.
Isik, A. I., Naumer, M. J., Kaiser, J., Buschenlange, C., Wiesmann, S., Czoschke, S. & Yalachkov, Y.(2017). Automatized smoking-related action schemata are reflected by reduced fMRI activity in sensorimotor brain regions of smokers. Neuroimage: Clinical, 15, 753-760.
Kaiser J., Rieder M., Abel C., Peters B., Bledowski C.(2017). Pre-encoding gamma-band activity during auditory working memory. Scientific Reports, 7, 42599.
Kurtz, P., Shapcott, K. A., Kaiser, J., Schmiedt, J. T. & Schmid, M. C. (in press). The influence of endogenous and exogenous spatial attention on decision confidence. Scientific Reports.
Polyakova, M., Schlögl, H., Sacher, J., Schmidt-Kassow, M., Kaiser, J., Stumvoll, M., Kratzsch, J. & Schroeter, M. L. (2017). Stability of BDNF in human samples stored up to 6 months and correlations of serum and EDTA-plasma concentrations. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 18, 1189.
Yalachkov, Y., Kaiser, J. & Naumer, M. J.(2017). Functional reorganization of reward- and habit-related brain networks in addiction. In R. R. Watson and S. Zibadi (Eds.), Addictive substances and neurological disease(S. 193-200). London: Elsevier.



Weiterführende Informationen zur Lehre am Institut für Medizinische Psychologie


Institute of Medical Psychology (IMP)
Goethe University

Heinrich-Hoffmann-Str. 10
Haus 93A
60528 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: 069-6301-7604
Fax: 069-6301-7606