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Department of Comparative Language Science Evolutionary Neuroscience of Language Group


Peer Reviewed Journal Papers



  • Kleinjung, T., Meyer, M. & Bickel, B. (2023). Neurofeedback for tinnitus treatment: an innovative method with promising potential. Brain Communications 5:fcad209,  doi: 10.1093/braincomms/fcad209
  • Isasi-Isasmendi, A., Sauppe, S., Andrews, C., Laka, I., Meyer, M. & Bickel, B. (2023). Incremental sentence processing is guided by preference for agents: EEG evidence from Basque. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience 8:32, doi: 10.1080/23273798.2023.2250023
  • Schmitt, R., Meyer, M. & Giraud, N. (2023). Improvements in naturalistic speech-in-noise comprehension in middle-aged and older adults after 3 weeks of computer-based speechreading training. NPJ Science of Learning, 8:32, doi: 10.1038/s41539-023-00179-6
  • Elmer, S., Kurthen, I., Meyer, M. & Giraud, N. (2023). A multidimensional characterization of the neurocognitive architecture underlying age-related temporal speech processing. NeuroImage 120285, doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2023.120285
  • Elmer, S., Schmitt, R., Giroud, N. & Meyer, M. (2023). The neuroanatomical hallmarks of chronic tinnitus in comorbidity with peripheral hearing loss. Brain Structure and Function 228:1511-1534, doi: 10.1007/s00429-023-02669-0
  • Isasi-Isasmendi, A., Andrews, C., Flecken, M., Laka, I., Daum, M. M., Meyer, M., Bickel, B. & Sauppe, S. (2023). The agent preference in visual apprehension. Open Mind 1-43, doi: 10.1162/opmi_a_00083
  • Neuschwander, P., Schmitt, R., Jagoda, L., Kurthen, I., Giroud, N. & Meyer, M. (2023). Different neuroanatomical correlates for temporal andspectral supra-threshold auditory tasks and speech in noise recognition in older adults with hearing impairment. European Journal of Neuroscience 57:981-1002, doi: 10.1111/ejn.15922


2021 - 2022




  • Kurthen, I., Christen, A., Meyer, M. and Giroud, N. (2022). Older adults' neural tracking of interrupted speech is a function of task difficulty. NeuroImage 262:119580, doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2022.119580

  • Riha, C., Güntensperger, D.,Kleinjung, T. and Meyer, M. (2022). Recovering hidden responder groups in individuals receiving neurofeedback for tinnitus. Frontiers in Neuroscience 16:867704, doi: 10.3389/fnins.2022.867704

  • Schmitt, R., Meyer, M. and Giroud, N. (2022). Better speech-in-noise comprehension is associated with enhanced neural speech tracking in older adults with hearing impairment. Cortex 151:133-146, doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2022.02.017

  • Egurtzegi, A. M., Blasi, D. E., Laka, I., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., Meyer, M, Bickel, B., and Sauppe, S. (2022). Cross-linguistic differences in case marking shape neural power dynamics and gaze behavior during sentence planning. Brain and Language 230:105127, doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2022.105127

  • Kliesch, M., Pfenninger, S. E., Wieling, M., Stark, E. & Meyer, M. (2022). Cognitive Benefits of Learning Additional Languages in Old Adulthood? Insights from an Intensive Longitudinal Intervention Study. Applied Linguistics 43:1-25, doi: 10.1093/applin/amab077

  • Isler, B., von Burg, N., Kleinjung, T., Meyer, M., Stämpfli, P., Zölch, N. & Neff, P. (2022). Lower glutamate and GABA levels in auditory cortex of tinnitus patients: a 2D-JPRESS MR spectroscopy study. Scientific Reports 12:4068, doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-07835-8

  • Martins, M. L., Kleinjung, T., Meyer, M., Raveenthiran, V., Wellauer, Z. Peter, N. & Neff, P. (2022). Transcranial electric and acoustic stimulation for tinnitus: study protocol for a randomized double-blind controlled trial assessing the influence of combined transcranial random noise and acoustic stimulation on tinnitus loudness and distress. Trials 23:418, doi: 10.1186/s13063-022-06253-5




  • Brueggemann, P, Neff, P., Meyer, M., Riemer, N., Rose, M. & Mazurek, B. (2021). On the Relationship Between Tinnitus Distress, Cognitive Performance and Aging. Progress in Brain Research 262:263-285, doi: 10.1016/bs.pbr.2021.01.028

  • Giroud, N., Keller, M. & Meyer, M. (2021). Interacting Effects of Frontal Lobe Neuroanatomy and Working Memory Capacity to Older Listeners’ Speech Recognition in Noise. Neuropsychologia 158:107892, doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2021.107892

  • Kliesch, M., Giroud, N & Meyer, M. (2021). EEG resting-state and event-related potentials as markers of learning success in older adults following second language training: a pilot study. Brain Plasticity 7:143-121, doi: 10.3233/BPL-200117

  • Riha, C., Güntensperger, D., Oschwald, J., Kleinjung, T. & Meyer, M. (2021). Application of Latent Growth Curve Modeling to Predict Individual Trajectories during Neurofeedback Treatment for Tinnitus. Progress in Brain Research 263:109-136, doi: 10.1016/bs.pbr.2021.04.013

  • Isler, B., Giroud, N., Hirsiger, S., Kleinjung T. & Meyer, M. (2021). Bilateral age-related atrophy in the planum temporale is associated with vowel discrimination in healthy older adults. Hearing Research 406:108252, doi: 10.1016/j.heares.2021.108252

  • Kurthen, I., Galbier, J., Jagoda, L., Neuschwander, P., Giroud, N. & Meyer, M. (2021). Selective Attention Modulates Neural Envelope Tracking of Informationally Masked Speech in Healthy Older Adults. Human Brain Mapping 42:3042-3057, doi: 10.1002/hbm.25415

  • Sauppe, S., Choudhary, K. K., Giroud, N., Blasi, D. E., Norcliffe, E., Bhattamishra, S., Gulati, M., Egurtzegi, A. M., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., Meyer, M. & Bickel, B. (2021). Neural signatures of syntactic variation in speech planning. PLOS Biology 19(1):3001038, doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001038

  • Brós, K., Meyer, M., Kliesch, M. & Dellwo, V. (2021). Word stress processing integrates phonological abstraction with lexical access – an ERP study. Journal of Neurolinguistics 57:100959


2018 - 2020




  • Güntensperger, D., Kleinjung, T., Neff, P., Thüring, C. & Meyer, M. (2020). Combining neurofeedback with source estimation: Evaluation of an sLORETA neurofeedback protocol for chronic tinnitus treatment. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 38:283-299, doi: 10.3233/RNN-200992.

  • Kurthen, I., Meyer, M., Schlesewsky, M. & Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. (2020). Individual Differences in Peripheral Hearing and Cognition Reveal Sentence Processing Differences in Healthy Older Adults. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience 14:573513, doi: 10.3389/fnins.2020.573513.

  • Dröge, A., Rabs, E., Fleischer, J., Billion, S. K. H., Meyer, M., Schmid, S., Schlesewsky, M., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. (2020). Case Syncretism, Animacy, and Word Order in Continental West Germanic: Neurolinguistic Evidence from a Comparative Study on Standard German, Zurich German, and Fering (North Frisian). Journal of German Linguistics 32:217-310.

  • Riha, C., Güntensperger, D., Kleinjung, T. & Meyer, M. (2020). Accounting for heterogeneity: Mixed-effects models in resting-state EEG data in a sample of tinnitus sufferers. Brain Topography 33:413-424, doi: 10.1007/s10548-020-00772-7

  • Schwab, S., Giroud, N., Meyer, M. & Dellwo, V. (2020). Working memory and not acoustic sensitivity is related to stress processing ability in a foreign language: An ERP study. Journal of Neurolinguistics 55:100897, doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroling.2020.100897.




  • Neuschwander, P., Hänggi, J., Zekveld, A. A. & Meyer, M. (2019). Cortical thickness of left Heschl’s gyrus correlates with hearing acuity in adults–A surface-based morphometry study. Hearing Research 384:107823, doi: 10.1016/j.heares.2019.107823.

  • Cederroth, C. R., Gallus, S., Hall, D. A., Kleinjung, T., Langguth, B., Maruotti, A., Meyer, M., Norena, A., Probst, T., Pryss, R., Searchfield, G., Shekhawat, G., Spiliopoulou, M., Vanneste, S. & Schlee, W. (2009). Towards an understanding of tinnitus heterogeneity. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience 11:53, doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2019.00053.

  • Rufener, K., Krauel, K., Meyer, M., Heinze, H. J. & Zaehle, T. (2019). Transcranial electrical stimulation improves phoneme processing in developmental dyslexia. Brain Stimulation 12:930-937, doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2019.02.007.

  • Giroud, N., Keller, M., Hirsiger, S., Dellwo, V. & Meyer, M. (2019). Bridging the brain structure-brain function-behavior gap on prosodic speech processing in older adults. Neurobiology of Aging 80:116-126.

  • Güntensperger, D., Thüring, C., Kleinjung, T., Neff, P. & Meyer, M. (2019). Investigating the Efficacy of an Individualized Alpha/Delta Neurofeedback Protocol in the Treatment of Chronic Tinnitus. Neural Plasticity, 2019:3540898. doi: 0.1155/2019/3540898

  • Keller, M., Neuschwander, P. & Meyer, M. (2019). When right becomes less right: Neural dedifferentiation during suprasegmental speech processing in the aging brain. NeuroImage 189:886-895.

  • Neff, P., Zielonka, L., Meyer, M., Langguth, B., Schecklmann, M. & Schlee, W. (2019). Comparison of amplitude modulated sounds and pure tones at the Tinnitus Frequency: Residual Tinnitus Suppression and its stimulus evaluation. Trends in Hearing 23:1-16.

  • Neff, P., Hemsley, C., Kraxner, F., Weidt, S., Kleinjung, T. & Meyer, M. (2019). Active listening to tinnitus and its relation to resting state EEG activity. Neuroscience Letters 694:176-183.




  • Jagoda, L., Giroud, N., Neff, P., Kegel, A., Kleinjung, T. & Meyer, M. (2018). Speech perception in tinnitus is related to individual distress level – a neurophysiological study. Hearing Research 367:48-58.doi: 10.1016/j.heares.2018.07.001

  • Giroud, N., Lemke, N., Reich, P., Bauer, J., Widmer, S. & Meyer, M. (2018). Are you surprised to hear this? Longitudinal spectral speech exposure in older compared to middle-aged normal hearing adults. European Journal of Neuroscience 47:58-68. doi: 10.1111/ejn.13772

  • Giroud, N., Hirsiger, S., Muri, R., Kegel, A., Dillier, N. & Meyer, M. (2018). Neuroanatomical and resting state EEG power correlates of central hearing loss in older adults. Brain Structure and Function 223:145-163. doi: 10.1007/s00429-017-1477-0 

2015 - 2017




  • Wiepolski, J., Kleinjung, T., Koch, M., Peter, N., Meyer, M., Rufer, M. & Weidt, S. (2017).
    Alexithymia is associated with tinnitus severity.
    Frontiers in Psychiatry 8:223.
  • Güntensperger, D., Thüring, C., Meyer, M., Neff, P. & Kleinjung, T. (2017).
    Neurofeedback for tinnitus treatment – review and current concepts.
    Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience 9:386.
  • Giroud, N., Lemke, U., Reich, P., Matthes, K. L. & Meyer, M. (2017).
    The impact of hearing aids and age-related hearing loss on auditory plasticity across three months - an electrical neuroimaging study.
    Hearing Research 353:162-175, doi: 10.1016/j.heares.2017.06.012
  • Neff, P., Michels, J., Meyer, M., Schecklmann, M., Langguth, B. & Schlee, W. (2017).
    10 Hz amplitude modulated sounds induce short-term tinnitus suppression.
    Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience 9:130.
  • Meyer, M., Neff. P., Grest, A., Hemsley, C., Weidt, S. & Kleinjung, T. (2017).
    EEG oscillatory power dissociates between distress- and depression related psychopathology in subjective tinnitus.
    Brain Research 1663:194-204.
  • Giroud, N., Lemke, U., Reich, P., Matthes, K. L. & Meyer, M. (2017).
    Longitudinal auditory learning facilitates auditory cognition as revealed by microstate analysis.
    Biological Psychology, 123:25-36.




  • Meyer, M., Neff, P., Liem, F., Kleinjung, T., Weidt, S., Langguth, B. & Schecklmann, M. (2016).
    Differential tinnitus-related neuroplastic alterations of cortical thickness and surface area.
    Hearing Research, 342:1-12.
  • Finke, M., Büchner, A., Ruigendijk, E., Meyer, M. & Sandmann, P. (2016).
    On the relationship between auditory cognition and speech intelligibility in cochlear implant users: An ERP study.
    Neuropsychologia, 87:169-181.
  • Rufener, K., Zaehle, T., Oechslin, M. & Meyer, M. (2016).
    Transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) differentially modulates speech perception in young and older adults.
    Brain Stimulation, 9:560-565.
  • Peter, N., Kleinjung, T., Horat, L., Schmidt-Weitmann, S., Meyer, M., Büchi, S. & Weidt, S. (2016).
    Validation of PRISM (Pictorial Representation of Illness and Self Measure) as a novel visual assessment tool for the burden of suffering in tinnitus patients.
    BMC Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 14:47.
  • Weidt, S., Delsignore, A., Meyer, M., Rufer, M., Peter, N., Drabe, N. & Kleinjung, T. (2016).
    Which tinnitus-related characteristics affect current health-related quality of life and depression? A cross-sectional cohort study.
    Psychiatry Research, 237:114-137.
  • Rufener, K., Oechslin, M., Woestmann, M., Dellwo, V. & Meyer, M. (2016).
    Age-related neural oscillation patterns during processing of temporally manipulated speech.
    Brain Topography, 29:440-458.




  • Hurschler, M., Liem, F., Oechslin, M. S., Stämpfli, P. & Meyer, M. (2015).
    fMRI reveals lateralized pattern of brain activity modulated by the metrics of stimuli during auditory rhyme processing.
    Brain and Language, 147:41-50.

2012 - 2014




  • Meyer, M., Liem, F., Hirsiger, S., Jäncke, L. & Hänggi, J. (2014).
    Cortical surface area and cortical thickness demonstrate differential structural asymmetry in auditory-related areas of the human cortex.
    Cerebral Cortex, 24:2541-2552.
  • Liem, F., Hurschler, M., Jäncke, L. & Meyer, M. (2014).
    On the planum temporale lateralization in speech perception. Evidence from a study investigating behavior, structure, and function.
    Human Brain Mapping, 35:1779-1789.
  • Hänggi, J., Föveny, L., Liem, F., Meyer, M. & Jäncke, L. (2014).
    The hypothesis of neuronal interconnectivity as a function of brain size – A general organization principle of the human connectome.
    Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8:915.
  • Meyer, M., Luethi, M. S., Neff, P., Langer, N. & Büchi, S. (2014).
    Disentangling tinnitus distress and tinnitus presence by means of EEG power analysis.
    Neural Plasticity vol. 2014:468546.
  • Elmer, S., Klein, C., Kühnis, J., Liem, F., Meyer, M. & Jäncke, L. (2014).
    Music and language expertise influence the categorization of speech and musical sounds: behavioural and electrophysiological measurements.
    Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 26:2356-2369.
  • Rufener, K., Liem, F. & Meyer, M. (2014).
    Age-related differences in auditory evoked potentials as a function of task modulation during speech and non-speech processing.
    Brain and Behavior 4:21-28.
  • Clos, M., Langner, R., Meyer, M., Oechslin, M., Zilles, K. & Eickhoff, S. (2014).
    Effects of prior information on decoding degraded speech: an fMRI study.
    Human Brain Mapping 35, 61-74.




  • Hurschler, M., Liem, F., Jäncke, L. & Meyer, M. (2013).
    Right and left perisylvian cortex and left inferior frontal cortex mediate sentence-level rhyme detection in spoken language as revealed by sparse fMRI.
    Human Brain Mapping 34, 3182-3192.
  • Kühnis, J., Elmer, S., Meyer, M. & Jäncke, L. (2013).
    The encoding of vowels and temporal speech cues in the auditory cortex of professional musicians: an EEG study.
    Neuropsychologia 51, 1608-1618.
  • Elmer, S., Hänggi, J., Meyer, M. & Jäncke, L. (2013).
    Increased cortical surface area of the left planum temporale in musicians facilitates the categorization of phonetic and temporal speech sounds.
    Cortex 49, 2812-2821.
  • Kühnis, J., Elmer, S., Meyer, M. & Jäncke, L. (2013).
    Musicianship boosts perceptual learning of pseudoword-chimeras: an electrophysiological approach.
    Brain Topography 26(1), 110-125.




  • Elmer, S., Meyer, M., & Jäncke, L. (2012).
    Neurofunctional and behavioural correlates of phonetic and temporal categorization in musically trained and untrained subjects.
    Cerebral Cortex 22, 650-658.
  • Jäncke, L., Rogenmoser, L., Meyer, M. & Elmer, S. (2012).
    Pre-Attentive modulation of brain responses to tones in coloured-hearing synesthetes.
    BMC Neuroscience 13:151.
  • Liem, F., Zaehle, T., Burkhard, A., Jäncke, L. & Meyer, M. (2012).
    Cortical thickness of supratemporal plane predicts auditory N1 amplitude.
    NeuroReport, 23(17), 1026-1030.
  • Sandmann, P., Dillier, N., Eichele, T., Meyer, M., Kegel, A., Pascual-Marqui, R. D., Marcar, V. L., Jäncke, L. & Debener, S. (2012).
    Visual activation of auditory cortex reflects maladaptive plasticity in cochlear-implant users.
    Brain 135, 555-568.
  • Liem, F., Lutz, K., Lüchinger, R., Jäncke, L. & Meyer, M. (2012).
    Reducing the interval between volume acquisitions improves "sparse" scanning protocols in event-related auditory fMRI.
    Brain Topography 25, 182-193.

2009 - 2011




  • Elmer, S., Hänggi, J., Meyer, M. & Jäncke, L. (2011).
    Differential language expertise related to white matter architecture in regions subserving sensory-motor coupling, articulation and interhemispheric transfer.
    Human Brain Mapping 32, 2064-2074.
  • Kast, M., Bezzola, L., Jäncke, L. & Meyer, M. (2011).
    Multi- and unisensory decoding of words and nonwords result in differential brain responses in dyslexic and non-dyslexic adults.
    Brain and Language 119, 136-148.
  • Elmer, S., Meyer, M., Marrama, L. & Jäncke, L. (2011).
    Intensive language training and attention modulate the involvement of fronto-parietal regions during a non-verbal auditory discrimination task.
    European Journal of Neuroscience 34, 165-175.
  • Kast, M., Baschera, G.-M., Gross, M., Jäncke, L. & Meyer, M. (2011).
    Computer-based learning of spelling skills in children with and without dyslexia.
    Annals of Dyslexia 61(2), 177-200.




  • Sandmann, P., Kegel, A., Eichele, T., Dillier, N., Lai, W., Bendixen, A., Debener, S., Jäncke, L. & Meyer, M. (2010).
    Neurophysiological evidence of impaired musical sound perception in cochlear-implant users.
    Clinical Neurophysiology 121, 2070-2082.
  • Oechslin, M., Imfeld, A., Loenneker, T., Meyer, M. & Jäncke, L. (2010).
    The plasticity of the superior longitudinal fasciculus as a function of musical expertise: a diffusion tensor imaging study.
    Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 3: 76.
  • Elmer, S., Meyer, M. & Jäncke, L. (2010).
    Simultaneous interpreters as a model for neuronal adaptation in the domain of language processing.
    Brain Research 1317, 147-156.
  • Oechslin, M., Meyer, M. & Jäncke, L. (2010).
    Absolute pitch - functional evidence of speech-relevant auditory acuity.
    Cerebral Cortex 20, 447-455.




  • Elmer, S., Burkhard, M., Renz, B., Meyer, M. & Jäncke, L. (2009).
    Direct current-induced short-term modulation of the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex while learning auditory presented nouns.
    Behavioral and Brain Functions 5:29.
  • Zaehle, T., Jäncke, L., Herrmann, C. & Meyer, M. (2009).
    Pre-attentive spectro-temporal feature processing in the human auditory system.
    Brain Topography 22, 97-108.
  • Imfeld, A., Oechslin, M., Meyer, M., Loeneker, T. & Jäncke, L. (2009).
    White matter plasticity in the corticospinal tract of musicians: a diffusion tensor imaging study.
    NeuroImage 46, 600-607.
  • Sandmann, P., Eichele, T., Buechler, M., Debener, S., Jäncke, L., Dillier, N., Hugdahl, K. & Meyer, M. (2009).
    Evaluation of evoked potentials to dyadic tones after cochlear implantation.
    Brain 132, 1967-1979.
  • Geiser, E., Ziegler, E., Jancke, L. & Meyer, M. (2009).
    Early electrophysiological correlates of meter and rhythm processing in music perception.
    Cortex 45, 93-102.
  • Keisker, B., Hepp-Reymond, M.-C., Blickenstorfer, A., Meyer, M. & Kollias, S. (2009).
    Differential force scaling of fine-graded power grip force in the sensorimotor network.
    Human Brain Mapping 30, 2453-2465.
  • Blickenstorfer, A., Kleiser, R., Keller, T., Keisker, B., Meyer, M., Riener, R. & Kollias, S. (2009).
    Cortical and subcortical correlates of funtional electrical stimulation (FES) of wrist extensor and flexor muscles revealed by fMRI.
    Human Brain Mapping 30, 963-975.

2006 - 2008




  • Schmidt, C. F., Zaehle, T., Meyer, M., Geiser, E., Boesiger, P. & Jäncke, L. (2008)
    Silent and continuous fMRI scanning differentially modulate activation in an auditory language comprehension task.
    Human Brain Mapping 29, 46-56.
  • Zaehle, T., Geiser, E., Alter, K., Jancke, L. & Meyer, M. (2008)
    Segmental processing in the human auditory dorsal stream.
    Brain Research 1220, 179-190.




  • Zaehle, T., Jancke, L. & Meyer, M. (2007).
    Electrical brain imaging evidences left auditory cortex involvement in speech and non-speech discrimination based on temporal features.
    Behavioral and Brain Functions 3:63.
  • Stone, J., Zeman, A., Simonotto, E., Meyer, M., Azuma, R., Flett, S. & Sharpe, M. (2007).
    fMRI in motor conversion disorder and simulated weakness.
    Psychosomatic Medicine 69, 691-696.
  • Zaehle, T., Schmidt, C., Meyer, M., Baumann, S., Baltes, C., Boesiger, P. & Jancke, L. (2007).
    Comparison of "silent" clustered and sparse temporal fMRI acquisitions in tonal and speech perception tasks.
    NeuroImage 37, 1195-1204.
  • Baumann, S., Koeneke, S., Schmidt, C., Meyer, M., Lutz, K. & Jäncke, L. (2007).
    A network for audio-motor coordination in skilled pianists and non-musicians.
    Brain Research 1161, 65-78.
  • Meyer, M., Baumann, S., Wildgruber, D. & Alter, K. (2007).
    How the brain laughs. Comparative evidence from behavioral, electrophysiological and neuroimaging studies in human and monkey.
    Behavioural Brain Research 182, 245-260.
  • Meyer, M., Baumann, S., Marchina, S. & Jäncke, L. (2007).
    Hemodynamic responses in human multisensory and auditory association cortex to purely visual stimulation.
    BMC Neuroscience, 8:14.




  • Meyer, M., Baumann, S. & Jäncke, L. (2006).
    Electrical brain imaging reveals spatio-temporal dynamics of timbre perception in humans.
    NeuroImage 32(4), 1510-1523.
  • Jäncke, L., Baumann, S., Koeneke, S., Meyer, M., Laeng, B., Peters, M. & Lutz, K. (2006).
    Neural control of playing a reversed piano: Empirical evidence for an unusual cortical organisation of musical functions.
    NeuroReport 17, 447-451.

2003 - 2005




  • Meyer, M., Zaehle, T., Gountouna, V.-E., Barron, A., Jancke, L. & Turk, A. (2005)
    Spectral-temporal processing during speech perception involves left posterior auditory cortex.
    NeuroReport 16, 1985-1989.
  • Meyer, M., Zysset, S., von Cramon, D. Y. & Alter, K. (2005).
    Distinct fMRI responses to laughter, speech, and sounds along the human peri-sylvian cortex
    Cognitive Brain Research 24, 291-306.
  • Schwindack, C., Simonotto, E., Meyer, M., McNamara, A., Marshall, I., Wardlaw, J. & Whittle, I.R. (2005).
    Real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging (rt-fMRI) in patients with brain tumours: preliminary findings using motor and language paradigms.
    British Journal of Neurosurgery 19, 25-32.




  • Meyer, M., Steinhauer, K., Alter, K., Friederici, A.D. & von Cramon, D. Y. (2004).
    Brain activity varies with modulation of dynamic pitch variance in sentence melody.
    Brain and Language 89, 277-289.
  • Friederici, A.D. & Meyer, M. (2004).
    The brain knows the difference: two types of grammatical violations.
    Brain Research 1000, 72-77.
  • Heinke, W., Fiebach, C.J., Schwarzbauer, C., Meyer, M., Olthoff, D. & Alter, K. (2004).
    Sequential effects of Propofol on functional brain activation induced by auditory language processing: an event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging study.
    British Journal of Anaesthia 92, 641-650.
  • Deary, I.J., Simonotto, E., Meyer, M., Marshall, A., Marshall, I., Goddard, N. & Wardlaw, J. M. (2004).
    The functional anatomy of inspection time: an event-related fMRI study.
    NeuroImage 22, 1466-1479.
  • Steele, J. D, Meyer, M. & Ebmeier, K.P. (2004).
    Neural predictive error signal correlates with depressive illness severity in a game paradigm.
    NeuroImage 23, 269-280.




  • Kotz, S. A., Meyer, M., Alter, K., Besson, M., von Cramon, D.Y. & Friederici, A.D. (2003).
    On the lateralization of emotional prosody: An event-related functional MR investigation.
    Brain and Language 86, 366-376.
  • Meyer, M., Alter, K. & Friederici, A.D. (2003).
    Functional MR imaging exposes differential brain responses to syntax and prosody during auditory sentence comprehension.
    Journal of Neurolinguistics 16, 277-300.

2000 - 2002




  • Meyer, M., Alter, K., Friederici, A.D., Lohmann, G. & von Cramon, D.Y. (2002).
    Functional MRI reveals brain regions mediating slow prosodic modulations of spoken sentences.
    Human Brain Mapping 17(2), 73-88.




  • Friederici, A.D., Meyer, M. & von Cramon, D.Y. (2000).
    Auditory language comprehension: an event-related fMRI study on the processing of syntactic and lexical information.
    Brain and Language 75, 465-477.
  • Meyer, M., Friederici, A.D. & von Cramon, D.Y. (2000).
    Neurocognition of auditory sentence comprehension: event related fMRI reveals sensitivity to syntactic violations and task demands.
    Cognitive Brain Research 9, 19-33.

1997 - 1999




  • Friederici, A.D., Steinhauer K., Mecklinger, A. & Meyer, M. (1998).
    Working memory constraints on syntactic ambiguity resolution as revealed by electrical brain responses.
    Biological Psychology 47(3), 193-221.




  • Steinhauer K., Friederici, A.D., Mecklinger, A. & Meyer, M. (1997).
    Probability and strategy: an event-related potential study of processing syntactic anomalies.
    Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie 44(2), 305-331.

Book Chapters


  • Meyer, M., Keller, M. & Giroud, N. (2018). Suprasegmental speech prosody and the human brain. In P. Belin & S. Frühholz (ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Voice Perception. Oxford: University Press (pp. 143-166).


  • Kliesch, M., Giroud, N., Pfenninger, S. E. & Meyer, M. (2018). Research on second language acquisition in old adulthood: What we have and what we need. In D. Gabrys-Barker (ed.). Third age learners of foreign languages. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 48-76.


  • Meyer, M. (2017). Sprache. In: Lutz Jäncke, “Kognitive Neurowissenschaften”. Huber: Bern, (pp. 623-660).


  • Meyer, M. (2013). Auditives System. In: Frank Schneider, Gereon R. Fink, Editoren. “Funktionelle MRT in Psychiatrie und Neurologie”. Springer: Heidelberg, (pp. 345-358).


  • Meyer, M. (2009). Neuroimaging of Speech and Language. In: David Eddington, Editor. “Experimental and Quantitative Linguistics”. München: Lincom Press, (pp. 283-350).


  • Meyer, M. & Jäncke, L. (2006). Involvement of the left and right frontal operculum in speech and nonspeech perception and production. In: Y.Grodzinsky & K. Amunts, Eds. “Broca's region”. Oxford University Press, (pp. 218-241).


  • Meyer, M. (2003) Bildgebende Verfahren. In: G. Rickheit, T. Herrmann & W. Deutsch (Hrsg.). Psycholinguistik - Ein internationales Handbuch. Reihe Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft. Berlin: Verlag Walter de Gruyter, (pp. 181-189).



  • Glaser, E., Kolmer, A., Meyer, M., Stark, E. (2014). Sprache verstehen. Zürich: vdf Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zürich.

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