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Blume, C., Lechinger, J., Santhi, N., del Giudice, R., Gnjezda, M.-T., Pichler, G., Scarpatetti, M., Donis, J., Michitsch, G., & Schabus, M. (submitted). A clue to consciousness? Significance of circadian rhythms in severely brain-injured patients.

Heib, D.P.J.,  Luketina, N., Holterman, C., Bäuml, K.-H.T., & Schabus, M. (submitted). The role of memory strength for sleep-associated memory consolidation.

Schabus, M., Griessenberger, H., Gnjezda, M.T., Heib, D.P.J., Wislowska, M. & Hoedlmoser, K. (submitted). Neurofeedback myth or reality? – A double-blind placebo-controlled study in priamry insomnia.

Wislowska, M., del Giudice, R., Lechinger, J., Wielek, T., Heib, D., Pitiot, A., Pichler, G., Michitsch, G., Donis, J. and Schabus, M. (submitted). Night and day variations of sleep in patients with disorders of consciousness.

Zauner, A., Gruber, W., Himmelstoß, N.A., Lechinger, J., & Klimesch, W. (submitted). Processing complexity, orthographic neighborhood size and evoked traveling waves. Neurimage. (Impact Factor: 6.13)

In press & accepted:

Heib, D. P. J., Hoedlmoser, K., & Schabus, M. (in press). Experimentelle Manipulation von Prozessen der Gedächtniskonsolidierung im Schlaf. In H. Schulz, P. Geisler & A. Rodenbeck (Eds.), Kompendium Schlafmedizin (Vol. 21, Kapittel II-9.4.) Landsberg: ecomed Medizin.

Schabus, M., Heib, D. P. J., & Hoedlmoser, K. (in press). Informationsbahnung temporärer und dauerhafter Muster im Schlaf. In H. Schulz, P. Geisler & A. Rodenbeck (Eds.), Kompendium Schlafmedizin (Vol. 21, Kapittel II-4.1.) Landsberg: ecomed Medizin.

Wislowska, M. & Schabus, M. (accepted). What can we learn about brain functions from sleep EEG? Insights from sleep of DOC patients. In C. Schnakers, & S. Laureys (Eds), Coma and Disorders of Consciousness. London, UK: Springer-Press.


Wislowska, M., Heib, D.P.J., Griessenberger, H., Hoedlmoser, K. & Schabus, M. (2016). Individual baseline memory performance and its significance for sleep-dependent memory consolidation. Sleep Spindles & Cortical Up States: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 0, 1-12.

Blume, C., del Giudice, R., Lechinger, J., Wislowska, M., Heib, D. P. J., Hoedlmoser, K., & Schabus, M. (2016). Preferential processing of emotionally and self-relevant stimuli persists in unconscious N2 sleep. Brain and Language. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandl.2016.02.004.

del Giudice, R., Blume, C., Wislowska, M., Wielek T., Heib, D.P.J., & Schabus, M. (2016).  The Voice of Anger: Oscillatory EEG Responses to Emotional Prosody.  PLoS ONE, 11(7), e0159429. Impact Factor: 3.70   DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159429.

Blume, C., Santhi, N., & Schabus, M. (2016). ‘nparACT’package for R: A free software tool for the non-parametric analysis of actigraphy data. MethodsX.

del Giudice, R., Blume, C., Wislowska, M., Lechinger, J., Heib, D.P.J., Pichler, G., Donis, J., Michitsch, G., Gnjezda, M.T., Chinchilla, M., Machado, C. & Schabus, M. (2016). Can self-relevant stimuli help assessing patients with disorders of consciousness? Consciousness and Cognition, 44, 51-60. Impact Factor: 2.428   DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2016.06.013.

Thul, A., Lechinger, J., Donis, J., Michitsch, G., Pichler, G., Jordan, D., Ilg, R., & Schabus, M. (2016). EEG entropy measures indicate decrease of cortical information processing in Disorders of Consciousness. Clinical Neurophysiology, 127, 1419–1427.

Lechinger, J., Wielek, T., Blume, C., Pichler, G., Michitsch, G., Donis, J., Gruber, W., & Schabus, M. (2016). Event-related EEG power modulations and phase connectivity indicate the focus of attention in an auditory own name paradigm. Journal of Neurology, 263(8), 1530-1543.