Dr. Bernhard Pastötter

PD Dr. Bernhard Pastötter

Regensburg University

Department of Psychology

Universitätsstr. 31

93053 Regensburg, Germany

 

Telefon: 0049-(0)941-943-3839

Fax: 0049-(0)941-943-3872

Büro: Gebäude PT, Raum 4.1.45

Sprechstunde: Do 11-14 u. n. V.

 

 Senatsbeauftragter für chronisch kranke und behinderte Studierende

 bernhard.pastoetter@psychologie.uni-regensburg.de

 

Research

The focus of my research is on the cognitive and neuronal dynamics of memory, learning, and attention, including research on (i) conflict adaptation and cognitive control, (ii) intentional and selective forgetting, (iii) context-dependent memory, effects of interference and contextual segregation, and the reset-of-encoding hypothesis, (iv) test-enhanced learning in healthy and clinical populations, and (v) the interplay of controlled and automatic processes in response conflict and action control.

 

Teaching


Summer Term 2014

  • Seminar - Bachelor: Developmental Psychology

Summer Term 2013

  • Seminar - Bachelor: Memory
  • Seminar - Master: EEG Data Analysis

Publications

  • Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2014). Distinct slow and fast cortical theta dynamics in episodic memory retrieval. NeuroImage, 94, 155-161.
  • Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2014). Retrieval practice enhances new learning: the forward effect of testing. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 286.
  • Pastötter, B., Dreisbach, G., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2013). Dynamic adjustments of cognitive control: Oscillatory correlates of the conflict adaptation effect. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25, 2167-2178.
  • Pastötter, B., Weber, J., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2013). Using testing to improve learning after severe traumatic brain injury. Neuropsychology, 27, 280-285.
  • Pastötter, B., Gleixner, S., Neuhauser, T., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2013). To push or not to push? Affective influences on moral judgment depend on decision frame. Cognition, 126, 373-377.
  • Kliegl, O., Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2013). List-method directed forgetting can be selective: Evidence from the 3-list and the 2-list tasks. Memory & Cognition, 41, 452-464.
  • Pastötter, B., Kliegl, O., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2012). List-method directed forgetting: The forget cue improves both encoding and retrieval of postcue information. Memory & Cognition, 40, 861-873.
  • Pastötter, B., Berchtold, F., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2012). Oscillatory correlates of controlled speed-accuracy tradeoff in a response-conflict task. Human Brain Mapping, 33, 1834-1849.
  • Pastötter, B., Schicker, S., Niedernhuber, J., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2011). Retrieval during learning facilitates subsequent memory encoding. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 37, 287-297.
  • Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2010). Retrieval inhibition in autobiographical memory. In J. H. Mace (Ed.), The act of remembering: Toward an understanding of how we recall the past (pp. 202–227). Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Bäuml, K.-H., Pastötter, B., & Hanslmayr, S. (2010). Binding and inhibition in episodic memory - Cognitive, emotional, and neural processes. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 34, 1047-1054.
  • Pastötter, B., Hanslmayr, S., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2010). Conflict processing in the anterior cingulate cortex constrains response priming. NeuroImage, 50, 1599-1605.
  • Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. (2010). Amount of postcue encoding predicts amount of directed forgetting. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 36, 54-65.
  • Kuhbandner, C., Hanslmayr, S., Maier, M. A., Pekrun, R., Spitzer, B., Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. (2009). Effects of mood on the speed of conscious perception: behavioral and electrophysiological evidence. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 4, 286-293.
  • Hanslmayr, S., Leipold, P., Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. (2009). Anticipatory signatures of voluntary memory suppression. The Journal of Neuroscience, 29, 2742-2747.
  • Pastötter, B., Bäuml, K.-H., & Hanslmayr, S. (2008). Oscillatory brain activity before and after an internal context change - Evidence for a reset of encoding processes. NeuroImage, 43, 173-181.
  • Bäuml, K.-H., Hanslmayr, S., Pastötter, B., & Klimesch, W. (2008). Oscillatory correlates of intentional updating in episodic memory. NeuroImage, 41, 596-604.
  • Hanslmayr, S., Pastötter, B., Bäuml, K.-H., Gruber, S., Wimber, M., & Klimesch, W. (2008). The electrophysiological dynamics of interference during the Stroop task. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 215-225.
  • Pastötter, B., Hanslmayr, S., & Bäuml, K.-H. (2008). Inhibition of return arises from inhibition of response processes: An analysis of oscillatory beta activity. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 65-75.
  • Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. (2007). The crucial role of postcue encoding in directed forgetting and context-dependent forgetting. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 33, 977-982.
  • Aslan, A., Bäuml, K.-H. & Pastötter, B. (2007). No inhibitory deficit in older adults’ episodic memory. Psychological Science, 18, 72-78.

Talks and Posters (as presenting author)

  • Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2014). Distinct slow and fast theta dynamics in episodic memory retrieval. 20th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Hamburg, Germany. [poster]
  • Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2013). Using testing to improve learning after severe traumatic brain injury. 55. TeaP, Vienna, Austria. [talk]
  • Pastötter, B. (2013). Oscillatory dynamics of cognitive control and the processing of response conflict. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany. [talk, invited]
  • Pastötter, B., Kliegl, O., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2012). Selectivity of directed forgetting in multiple-list learning. 54. TeaP, Mannheim, Germany. [talk]
  • Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2011). List-method directed forgetting: How the forget cue affects items’ serial position curves. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Seattle, Washington, USA. [poster]
  • Pastötter, B., Kliegl, O., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2011). Beneficial memory effects of directed forgetting: An update of the two-mechanism account. 5th International Conference on Memory, York, England. [talk]
  • Pastötter, B. (2011). Intentional forgetting: Retrieval inhibition of outdated memories. 17th Annual German-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, Irvine, California, USA. [poster, invited]
  • Pastötter, B., Kliegl, O., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2011). Nutzeneffekte beim gerichteten Vergessen: ein Update des Zwei-Mechanismen-Modells. 53. TeaP, Halle, Germany. [talk]
  • Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2010). Wie Abrufprozesse die Enkodierung nachfolgend gelernter Information verbessern: eine Analyse oszillatorischer Gehirnaktivität. 52. TeaP, Saarbrücken, Germany. [talk]
  • Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. (2009). Testing during learning facilitates encoding of new information. 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. [poster]
  • Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. (2009). Postcue encoding in directed forgetting: The more you learn, the more you forget. 51. TeaP, Jena, Germany. [talk]
  • Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. (2008). Directed forgetting: The role of amount and strength of postcue encoding. 49th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, Illinois, USA. [poster]
  • Pastötter, B., Hanslmayr, S., & Bäuml, K.-H. (2008). Oscillatory brain activity during encoding predicts beneficial and detrimental effects of an internal context change. 29th International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany. [talk]
  • Pastötter, B., Hanslmayr, S., & Bäuml, K.-H. (2007). Two separate mechanisms predict forgetting and enhancement in the context-change paradigm: An analysis of oscillatory brain activity. 15th ESCoP Conference, Marseille, France. [poster]
  • Pastötter, B., Bäuml, K.-H., Hanslmayr, S., & Klimesch, W. (2006). Two distinct physiological mechanisms predict costs and benefits in directed forgetting. 32nd Annual Meeting of the German Society of Psychophysiology and its Applications (DGPA), Dresden, Germany. [poster]
  • Pastötter, B., Hanslmayr, S., Bäuml, K.-H., & Klimesch, W. (2006). Vergessen um zu erinnern? Zur Unabhängigkeit von Kosten und Nutzen beim gerichteten Vergessen. 48. TeaP, Mainz, Germany. [poster]
  • Pastötter, B., Elsner, T., & Bäuml, K.-H. (2005). Ist geteiltes Leid halbes Leid? Wie sich Hemmung auf interferierende Items verteilt. 47. TeaP, Regensburg, Germany. [poster]

Grants

 

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 2010-2013

Selectivity of Intentional Forgetting

with Karl-Heinz T. Bäuml

 

People can intentionally forget irrelevant memories when cued to do so. In a series of experiments, we examine the extent to which such intentional forgetting can be directed to specific (irrelevant) target episodes, preventing related, but relevant memories from unwanted forgetting. The results will shed light on the nature of the mechanisms underlying intentional forgetting.

CV

 

Education October, 2004
Diploma in Psychology (University of Regensburg)
January, 2008

Ph.D. in Psychology (University of Regensburg)

Updating processes in episodic memory

April, 2014

Habilitation in Psychology (University of Regensburg)

Memory effects of interference and contextual segregation:
Insights from intentional forgetting, output interference,
and interpolated testing

Professional Experience 2005 – 2008

Research Assistant at Psychology Department

(Head: K.-H. T. Bäuml, University of Regensburg)

2008 - now

Post-Doctoral Position at Psychology Department

(Head: K.-H. T. Bäuml, University of Regensburg)

Ad hoc Reviewer for

Biological Psychology / Brain and Cognition / Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology / Cerebral Cortex / Chemical Senses / Cognition & Emotion / Emotion / Experimental Psychology / International Journal of Psychophysiology / Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience / Journal of Cognitive Psychology / Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied / Journal of Experimental Psychology: General / Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition / Journal of the American Aging Association / Memory / Memory & Cognition / NeuroImage / Neuropsychologia / Psicothema / Psychonomic Bulletin & Review / Psychophysiology / Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology