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Thomas Töllner

PD Dr. Thomas Töllner

Akademischer Oberrat a.Z.

Organizer of GSN Teaching Section: "Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience"

Head of EEG & Behavior Lab


Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

¹Department of Experimental Psychology
Leopoldstr. 13
80802 Munich

²Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (GSN)
Großhaderner Straße 2
82152 Planegg-Martinsried

Raum: 3209 (Leo 13)

Room: 3209


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  • The Interplay between Top-down Expectancy, Bottom-up Saliency, and Intertrial History Biases in Human (Visual, Crossmodal, and Memory) Search Behavior

  • Dimensional Weighting in Visual Selective Attention and Working Memory

  • Cognitive Control and Conflict Adaptation

  • Cognitive Aging and Interindividual Differences

  • Exercise and Mobile Brain Imaging (MoBI)



How the speed of motor-response decisions, but not focal-attentional selection, differs as a function of task set and target prevalence. 

Töllner T. et al, (2012), Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 109, E1990-E1999

Top-down dimensional weight set determines the capture of visual attention: Evidence from the PCN component. 

Töllner T. et al, (2012), Cereb Cortex, 22, 1554-1563

Event-related potentials dissociate perceptual from response-related age effects in visual search.

Wiegand I., ... , & Töllner T. (2013), Neurobiol Aging, 34, 973-985.

Predictive distractor context facilitates attentional selection of high, but not intermediate and low, salience targets.

Töllner T. et al, (2015), Hum Brain Mapp, 36, 935-944

Searching for targets in visual working memory: Investigating a dimensional feature bundle (DFB) model. 

Töllner T. et al, (2015), Ann N Y Acad Sci, 1339, 32-44

The speed of visual attention and motor-response decisions in adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Cross-Villasana F., ... , & Töllner T. (2015), Biol Psychiatry, 78, 107-115

Two independent frontal midline theta oscillations during conflict detection and adaptation in a Simon-type manual reaching task.

Töllner T. et al, (2017), The Journal of Neuroscience, 37(9):2504-2515.

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  • DFG grant: 'Dynamic shifts from working memory to long-term memory control of visual selection during exercise' (Dec 2016)

  • DFG grant: 'Adaptive Attentional Orienting to Multisensory Events' (Jul 2015)

  • 'Select-Speaker Award' - elected by the Psychonomic Society (Nov 2014)

  • 'Junior Researcher in Residence' - awarded by the Center for Advanced Studies, LMU Munich (Apr 2014)

Lateralized Attention Workshop

In March 2015, the 1st edition of the 'Lateralized Attention Workshop' (LAW) took place at the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS-LMU) in Munich. The workshop featured a selected group of leading experts in the field who provided, according to my view, inspiring new insights into the neural mechanisms of visual search and selective attention. You can view the program (including abstracts) here.

Relevant Web Sites

Google scholar profile 

EEG & Behavior Lab

Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences


Mobi Research