Duecker, K., Shapiro, K.L., Hanslmayr, S., Wolfe, J., Pan, Y., Jensen, O. Alpha oscillations support the efficiency of guided visual search by inhibiting both target and distractor features in early visual cortex. bioRxiv, preprint

Chen, Q., McAllister, C.J., Elliott, M.T., Shapiro, K.L., Hanslmayr, S. Beta bursts correlate with synchronization of movements to rhythmic sounds. bioRxiv, preprint

Melcón, M., van Bree, S., Sánchez-Carro, Y., Barreiro-Fernández, L., Kolibius, L.D., Alzueta, E., Wimber, M., Capilla, A., Hanslmayr, S. The spotlight of attention turns from rhythmic exploration-exploitation to a stable exploitation state. bioRxiv, preprint

Peer-reviewed publications

2024 - in press

Wang, D., Marcantoni, E., Clouter, A., Shapiro, K.L., Hanslmayr, S. (in press) Rhythmic sensory stimulation as a non-1 invasive tool to study plasticity mechanisms in human episodic memory. Curr Opin Behav Sci, accepted.


Wang, D., Shapiro, K.L., Hanslmayr, S. (2023) Altering stimulus timing via fast rhythmic sensory stimulation induces STDP-like recall performance in human episodic memory. Curr Biol, Aug 7;33(15):3279-3288.e7. paper

Kolibius, L.D., Roux, F., Parish, G., Ter Wal, M., Van Der Plas, M., Chelvarajah, R., Sawlani, V., Rollings, D.T. Lang, J., Gollwitzer, S., Walther, K., Hopfengärtner, R., Kreiselmeyer, G., Hamer, H., Staresina, B.P., Wimber, M., Bowman, H., Hanslmayr, S. (2023) Hippocampal neurons code individual memory episodes in humans. Nat Hum Behav, Oct 5. paper

Wang, D., Parish, G., Shapiro, K.L., Hanslmayr, S. (2023) Interaction between theta-phase and spike-timing dependent plasticity simulates theta induced memory effects. eNeuro, March 10(3), 1-18. paper


Roux, F., Parish, G.M., Chelvarajah, R., Rollings, D.T., Sawlani, V., Hamer, H., Gollwitzer, S., Kreiselmeyer, G., Ter Wal, M. Kolibius, L., Staresina, B., Wimber, M., Self, M.W., Hanslmayr, S. (2022) Oscillations support short latency co-firing of neurons during human episodic memory formation. eLife, Nov 30;11:e78109. paper

Griffiths, B.J., Zaehle, T., Repplinger, S., Schmitt, F.C., Voges, J., Hanslmayr, S., Staudigl, T. (2022) Rhythmic interactions between the mediodorsal thalamus and prefrontal cortex precede human visual perception. Nat Comms, 13(1):3736. paper

van Bree, S., Melcon, M., Kolibius, L., Kerren, C., Wimber, M., Hanslmayr, S. (2022) Clock time: a foreign measure to brain dynamics. Nat Hum Behav, Jun 20. paper


Treder, M.S., Charest, I., Michelmann, S., Martín-Buro, M.-C., Roux, F., Benito, F.C., Ugalde-Canitrot, A., Rollings, D.T., Sawlani, V., Chelvarajah, R., Wimber, M., Hanslmayr, S., Staresina, B.P. (2021) The hippocampus as the switchboard between perception and memory. PNAS, 118(50): e2114171118. paper

Ter Wal, M., Domingo, J.-L., Lifanov, J., Roux, F., Kolibius, L., Gollwitzer, S., Lang, J., Hamer, H., Rollings, D., Sawlani, V., Chelvarajah, R., Staresina, B., Hanslmayr, S., Wimber, M. (2021) Theta rhythmicity governs the timing of behavioral and hippocampal responses in humans specifically during memory-dependent tasks. Nature Comms., 12(1):7048. paper

Griffiths, B.J., Martín-Buro, M.C., Staresina, B.P., Hanslmayr, S. (2021) Disentangling the roles of neocortical alpha/beta and hippocampal theta/gamma activity in human episodic memory. Neuroimage, 242, 118454. paper

van der Plas, M., Braun, V., Stauch, B.J., Hanslmayr, S. (2021) Slow rTMS to the left DLPFC enhances verbal memory formation. PLoS Biol, 19(9), e3001363. paper

Meconi, F., Linde-Domingo, J., Ferreira, C.S., Michelmann, S., Staresina, B., Apperly, I., Hanslmayr, S. (2021) Autobiographical memory reactivation in empathy. Hum Brain Mapp, ;42(14): 4448-4464. paper

Biau, E., Wang, D., Park, H., Jensen, O., Hanslmayr, S. (2021) Auditory detection is modulated by theta phase of silent lip movements. Curr Res Neurobiol, 2, 100014. paper

Parish, G., Michelmann, S., Hanslmayr, S., Bowman, H. (2021) Modelling the Replay of Dynamic Memories from Cortical Alpha Oscillations with the Sync-Fire/deSync Model. Neuropsychologia, 158:107867. paper

Chen, Q., Wang, D., Shapiro, K.L., Hanslmayr, S. (2021) Using fast visual rhythmic stimulation to control inter-hemispheric phase offsets in visual areas. Neuropsychologia, 157:107863. paper

Griffiths, B.J., Martín-Buro, M.C., Staresina, B.P., Hanslmayr, S., Staudigl, T. (2021) Alpha/beta power decreases during episodic memory formation predict the magnitude of alpha/beta power decreases during subsequent retrieval. Neuropsychologia, 153:107755. paper


Van Der Plas, M., Hanslmayr, S. (2020) Entraining Neurons Via Non-Invasive Electric Stimulation Improves Cognition. PLoS Biol, Oct 22;18(10):e3000931. paper

van der Plas, M., Brittain, J.-S., Hanslmayr, S. (2020) Investigating the Role of Phase-Synchrony During Encoding of Episodic Memories Using Electrical Stimulation. Cortex, 133, 37-47. paper

Stauch, B., Braun, V., Hanslmayr, S. (2020) Probing the causal involvement of dlPFC in directed forgetting using rTMS - A replication study. PLoS One, 15(8):e0236287. paper


Griffiths, B.J., Mayhew, S.D., Mullinger, K.J, Jorge, J., Charest, I., Wimber, M., Hanslmayr, S. (2019) Alpha/beta power decreases track the fidelity of stimulus-specific information. eLife, doi: 10.7554/eLife.49562. paper

MacDonald, H.J., Brittain, J.-S., Spitzer, B., Hanslmayr, S., Jenkinson, N. (2019) Impaired Desynchronization of Beta Activity Underlies Episodic Memory Deficits in Parkinson’s Disease. Brain Comms, 1(1): fcz040. paper

Griffiths, B.J., Michelmann, S., Roux, F., Chelvarajah, R., Rollings, D.T., Sawlani, V., Hamer, H., Gollwitzer, S., Kreiselmeyer, G., Staresina, B., Wimber, M., Hanslmayr, S. (2019) Hippocampal synchrony and neocortical desynchrony cooperate to encode and retrieve episodic memories. PNAS, 116(43): 21834-21842. paper

Ferreira, C.S., Maraver, M.J., Hanslmayr, S., Bajo, T. (2019) Theta oscillations show impaired interference detection in the elderly during selective memory retrieval. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 9977. paper

Fellner, M.C., Gollwitzer, S., Rampp, S., Kreiselmeyer, G., Bush, D., Diehl, B., Axmacher, N., Hamer, H., Hanslmayr, S. (2019) Spectral fingerprints or spectral tilt? Evidence for distinct oscillatory signatures of memory formation. PLoS Biol, 17(7), e3000403. paper

Sokoliuk ,R., Mayhew, S.D., Aquino, K.M., Wilson, R., Brookes, M.J., Francis, S.T., Hanslmayr, S., Mullinger, K.J. (2019) Two spatially distinct posterior alpha sources fulfill different functional roles in attention. J Neurosci, 39(36), 7138-7194. paper

Gehrig, J., Michalareas, G., Forster, M.-T., Lei, J., Hok, P., Laufs, H., Senft, C., Seifert, V., Schoffelen, J.-M., Hanslmayr, S., Kell, C.A. (2019) Endogenous Beta Oscillations Code Speech during Verbal Working Memory. J Neurosci, 39(33), 6498-6512. paper

Staudigl, T., Hanslmayr, S. (2019) Reactivation of neural patterns during memory reinstatement supports encoding specificity. Cogn Neurosci, 10(4), 175-185. paper

Hanslmayr, S., Axmacher, N., Inman, C.S. (2019) Modulating human memory via entrainment of brain oscillations. Trends Neurosci, 42(7), 485-499. paper

Salvidegoitia, M.P., Jacobsen, N., Griffiths, B., Hanslmayr, S., Debener, S. (2019) Out and about: subsequent memory effect captured in a natural environment with smartphone EEG. Psychophysiology, 45(5), e13331. paper

Aquino, K., Sokoliuk, R., Pakenham, D., Sanchez-Panchuelo, R., Hanslmayr, S., Mayhew, S.J., Mullinger, K.J., Francis, S.T. (2018) The challenges of using high spatial resolution, ultra-high field fMRI data for group analysis of higher-order cognitive tasks; demonstrated with a task directing attention between visual and somatosensory domains. Hum Brain Mapp, 40(4), 1298-1316. paper

Michelmann, S., Staresina, B., Bowman, H., Hanslmayr, S. (2019) Speed of time-compressed forward replay flexibly changes in human episodic memory. Nat Hum Behav, 3, 143–154. paper


Kerren, C., Linde-Domingo, J., Hanslmayr, S., Wimber, M. (2018) An optimal oscillatory phase for pattern reactivation during memory retrieval. Curr Biol, 28(21), 3383-3392. paper

Waldhauser, G.T., Dahl, M.J., Ruf-Leutschner, M., Mueller-Bamouh, V., Schauer, M., Axmacher, N., Elbert, T., Hanslmayr, S. (2018) The neural dynamics of deficient memory control in heavily traumatized refugees. Sci Rep, 8(10), 13132. paper

Oehrn, C.R., Fell, J., Baumann, C., Rosburg, T., Ludowig, E., Kessler, H., Hanslmayr, S., Axmacher, N. (2018) Direct electrophysiological evidence for prefrontal control of hippocampal processing during voluntary forgetting. Curr Biol, 28(18), 3016-3022. paper

Michelmann, S., Treder, M.S., Griffiths, B.J., Kerrén, C., Roux, F., Wimber, M., Rollings, D., Sawlani, V., Chelvarajah, R., Gollwitzer, S., Kreiselmeyer, G., Hamer, H., Bowman, H., Staresina, B., Hanslmayr, S. (2018) Data-driven re-referencing of intracranial EEG based on independent component analysis (ICA). J Neurosci Meth, 307, 125-137. paper

Michelmann, S., Bowman, H., Hanslmayr, S. (2018) Replay of Stimulus Specific Temporal Patterns during Associative Memory Formation. J Cogn Neurosci, 30(11), 1577-1589. paper

Wang, D., Clouter, A., Chen, Q., Shapiro, K.L., Hanslmayr, S. (2018) Single-trial Phase Entrainment of Theta Oscillations in Sensory Regions Predicts Human Associative Memory Performance. J Neurosci, 38(28), 6299-6309. paper

Parish, G., Hanslmayr, S., Bowman, H. (2018) The Sync/de-Sync Model: How a synchronized hippocampus and a de-synchronized neocortex code memories. J Neurosci, 38(14), 3428-3440. paper

Westner, B., Dalal, S.S., Hanslmayr, S., Staudigl, T. (2018) Across-subjects classification of stimulus modality from human MEG high-frequency activity. PLoS Comp Biol, 14(3), e1005938. paper


Clouter, A., Shapiro, K.L., Hanslmayr, S. (2017) Theta phase synchronization is the glue that binds human associative memory. Curr Biol, 27(20), 3143–3148. paper see Commentary by Berens, S.C. & Horner, A.J. Theta Rhythm: Temporal Glue for Episodic Memory

Braun, V., Sokoliuk, R., Hanslmayr, S. (2017) On the Effectiveness of Event-related Beta tACS on Episodic Memory Formation and Motor Cortex Excitability. Brain Stim, 10(5), 910-918. paper

Hanslmayr, S., Roux, F. (2017) Human Memory: Brain-State-Dependent effects of Stimulation. Curr Biol, 27(10), R385-R387. paper

Shapiro, K.L., Hanslmayr, S., Enns, J.T., Lleras, A. (2017) Alpha, Beta: The Rhythm of the Attentional Blink. Psych Bull Rev, 24, 1862-1869. paper

Fellner, M.-C., Volberg, G., Wimber, M., Goldhacker, M., Greenlee, M.W., Hanslmayr, S. (2017) Spatial mnemonic encoding is related to theta power decreases and medial temporal lobe BOLD increases. eNeuro, 3(6), 0184-16.2016. paper


Griffiths, B.J., Mazaheri, A., Debener, S., Hanslmayr, S. (2016). Brain Oscillations track the formation of episodic memories in the real world. NeuroImage, 143, 256-266. paper

Meconi, F., Anderl-Straub, S., Raum, H., Landgrebe, M., Langguth, B., Bäuml, K-H.T., Hanslmayr, S. (2016) Aberrant prefrontal beta oscillations predict episodic memory encoding deficits in schizophrenia. NeuroImage: Clinical, 12, 499-505. paper

Stonkus, R., Braun, V., Kerlin, J., Volberg, G., Hanslmayr, S. (2016) Probing the causal role of prestimulus interregional synchrony for perceptual integration via tACS. Sci Rep 6: 32065. paper

Michelmann, S., Bowman, H., Hanslmayr, S. (2016). The temporal signature of dynamic memories - Identification of a general replay mechanism for human memories. PLoS Biol 14(8): e1002528. paper

Fellner, M.-C., Volberg, G., Mullinger, K.J., Goldhacker, M., Wimber, M., Greenlee, M.W., Hanslmayr, S. (2016) Spurious correlations in simultaneous EEG-fMRI driven by in-scanner movement. NeuroImage, 133, 354-366. paper

Backus, A.R., Schoffelen, J.M., Szebényi, S., Hanslmayr, S., Doeller, C.F. (2016). Inference through communication: Hippocampal-prefrontal theta oscillations support memory integration. Curr Biol, 26, 450-457.

Hanslmayr, S., Staresina, B., Bowman, H. (2016) Oscillations and episodic memory - Addressing the synchronization / desynchronization conundrum. Trends Neurosci, 39, 16-25.

Waldhauser, G., Braun, V., Hanslmayr, S. (2016). Episodic memory retrieval relies on very rapid reactivation of sensory information. J Neurosci, 36, 251-60.

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Book Chapters

Parish, G., Michelmann, S., Hanslmayr, S. (in press) How should I re-reference my intracranial EEG data? In N. Axmacher (Ed) Intracranial EEG for Cognitive Neuroscience, Berlin: Springer. pdf

Michelmann, S., Griffiths, B.J., Hanslmayr, S. (2022). The role of alpha and beta oscillations in the human EEG during perception and memory processes. In M.W. Miller, P. Gable & E. Bernat (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Human EEG Frequency Analysis, New York, NY: Oxford University Press. pdf

Hanslmayr, S., Jensen, O., Staresina, B. (in press). Brain oscillations in the service of encoding, consolidating and retrieving episodic memories. In M.J. Kahana & A.D. Wagner (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Human Memory, New York, NY: Oxford University Press. pdf

Jensen, O., Hanslmayr, S. (2019) The role of alpha oscillations for attention and working memory. In M.S. Gazzaniga, G.R. Mangun, D. Poeppel (Eds.) The Cognitive Neurosciences, Cambridge, MA: MIT press.

Hanslmayr, S., Fellner, M.C. (2017) Brain oscillations, semantic processing and long-term memory. In M. Mody (Ed.) Neural Mechanisms of Language, New York: Springer.

Waldhauser, G., Hanslmayr, S. (2015). Forgetting – A cognitive neuroscience perspective. In G. Galizia, and D. Shulman (Eds). Forgetting, Jerusalem: Magnes Press.

Shapiro, K.L., Hanslmayr, S. (2014). The role of brain oscillations in temporal attention. In A.C. Nobre and S. Kastner (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Attention, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.