Rene Westerhausen

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Academic interest

  • Cognition and functional differences between the cerebral hemispheres

  • Interaction between the cerebral hemispheres in a lateralized brain

  • Structure-function associations of the human brain and their development across the lifespan

  • Dichotic-listening paradigm

Teaching

Course coordinator

PSY1300 / PSYC1230 - Cognitive Psychology

PSY4317 - Hemispheric asymmetry and cognition

Additional teaching in:

PSY4310 / PSY4320 - Research methods in cognitive neuroscience

PSY4312 - Cognitive Control in Action

Education

2010 Habilitation in Psychology, University of Trier, Trier, Germany

2006 Ph.D. in Psychobiology (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Trier, Trier, Germany

2003 Degree in Psychology (German: Diplom Psychologe), University of Trier, Trier, Germany

Employment history

  • Since 04/2016 Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway

  • 01/2015 to 04/2016  Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway

  • 07/2011 to 12/2014 Researcher (20% position) at the Division of Psychiatry, Haukeland Hospital, Bergen, Norway

  • 01/2011 to 12/2014 Senior Researcher, Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

  • 09/2006 to  12/2010 Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

  • 07/2003 to 06/2006 Research assistant, Center for Neuropsychological Research, University of Trier, Trier, Germany

Awards

2010 Young researcher award (“Yngre fremragende forsker“), School of Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway

2007 Dissertation award (“Förderpreis für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs”), Freundeskreis Trierer Universität e.V., Trier, Germany

Tags: Cognitive neuroscience

Publications

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  • Passow, Susanne; Craven, Alexander R.; Løberg, Else-Marie; Johnson, E.; Kroken, R. & Andreassen, Ole A. [Show all 18 contributors for this article] (2014). Glutamate as a mediating transmitter for auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia: A 1H-MRS study.
  • Oltedal, Leif; Westerhausen, René & Hugdahl, Kenneth (2012). A dichoptic analog to the Bergen dichotic listening paradigm: A pilot study. .
  • Hirnstein, Marco; Westerhausen, René & Hugdahl, Kenneth (2012). Sex differences in schizophrenia – is there a link to brain asymmetry?
  • Hirnstein, Marco; Westerhausen, René & Hugdahl, Kenneth (2012). Der “kleine Unterscheid” ist... klein! Geschlechtsunterschiede in funktionellen, verbalen Hirnasymmetrien.
  • Hirnstein, Marco; Westerhausen, René & Hugdahl, Kenneth (2012). The little difference is very little indeed – A large scale study on sex differences in dichotic listening.
  • Passow, Susanne; Müller, Maike; Westerhausen, René; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Wartenburger, Isabell & Heekeren, Hauke R [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2012). The Development of Attentional Control of Auditory Perception from Middle to Late Childhood and Comparisons to Aging.
  • Westerhausen, René (2012). Cognitive control of auditory speech perception.
  • Falkenberg, Liv Eggset; Westerhausen, René; Løberg, Else-Marie; Kroken, Rune; Johnsen, Erik & Specht, Karsten [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2012). N-acetyl aspartate and glutamate levels of the anterior cingulate predict symptoms severity in schizophrenia: a magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) study.
  • Westerhausen, René; Kompus, Kristiina & Hugdahl, Kenneth (2012). Meta-analystic evidence for impaired cognitive inhibition in schizophrenia.
  • Bless, Josef Johann; Kompus, Kristiina; Gudmundsen, Magne; Hugdahl, Kenneth & Westerhausen, René (2012). Science in your pocket: Smartphones als Plattform für Neuropsychologische Forschung.
  • Westerhausen, René; Bless, Josef Johann; Kompus, Kristiina; Gudmundsen, Magne & Hugdahl, Kenneth (2012). Crowd-sourcing laterality research: Results of a three-month dichotic listening study using a mobile device application.
  • Bless, Josef Johann; Westerhausen, René; Kompus, Kristiina; Gudmundsen, Magne & Hugdahl, Kenneth (2012). Science in your pocket: Results from a global field experiment on language laterality.
  • Jacobsen, Kaya; Westerhausen, René; Dramsdahl, Margaretha; Plessen, Kerstin J.; Johansson, S & Haavik, Jan (2012). An Association Between DISC1 Genotype and White Matter Integrity Using DTI.
  • Passow, Susanne; Müller, Maike; Westerhausen, René; Hugdahl, Kenneth; Wartenburger, Isabell & Heekeren, Hauke R. [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2012). The Development of Attentional Control of Auditory Perception from Middle to Late Childhood and Comparisons to Healthy Aging.
  • Hjelmervik, Helene; Westerhausen, René; Osnes, Berge; Endresen, Cecilie Byholt; Hugdahl, Kenneth & Hausmann, Markus [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2012). Intra-individual differences in cognitive control across the menstrual cycle assessed with the dichotic listening paradigm.
  • Hjelmervik, Helene; Westerhausen, René; Osnes, Berge; Endresen, Cecilie Byholt; Hugdahl, Kenneth & Hausmann, M. [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2012). Executive functions & frontal lobe: Cognitive control modulation of ear advantage across the menstrual cycle assessed by a dichotic listening paradigm.
  • Falkenberg, Liv Eggset; Westerhausen, René; Løberg, Else-Marie; Kroken, Rune; Johnsen, Erik & Specht, Karsten [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2012). Anterior cingulate biochemistry predicts symptom severity in schizophrenia: a magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) study.
  • Passow, Susanne; Westerhausen, René; Wartenburger, I.; Heekeren, Hauke R; Lindenberger, U. & Li, Shu-Chen (2011). Adult Age and Individual Differences in Attentional Control of Auditory Perception: Behavioral, Electrophysiological and Genetic Findings.
  • Westerhausen, René (2011). Struktur-Funktions-Zusammenhänge in der ontogenetischen Entwicklung des Balkens (Corpus callosum).
  • Kompus, Kristiina; Westerhausen, René & Hugdahl, Kenneth (2011). Auditory hallucinations and external auditory stimulation: a meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies.
  • Westerhausen, René; Kompus, Kristiina; Dramsdahl, Margaretha; Falkenberg, Liv Eggset; Grüner, Renate & Hjelmervik, Helene [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2011). Sexual dimorphism in corpus callosum microstructure: a critical re-evaluation.
  • Falkenberg, Liv Eggset; Westerhausen, René; Specht, Karsten & Hugdahl, Kenneth (2011). Anterior cingulate glutamate levels differentially modulate BOLD response to cognitive conflict.
  • Kompus, Kristiina; Kalpouzos, Gregoria & Westerhausen, René (2011). Anterior corpus callosum size is associated to the strength of hemispheric encoding-retrieval asymmetry in ventrolateral prefrontal cortex.
  • Westerhausen, René (2011). Callosal structure and lateralized perception: longitudinal development in children from the age of 5 to 8 years.
  • Westerhausen, René (2011). Research in your coat pocket: on the usage of a mobile device application (App) to assess auditory laterality.
  • Westerhausen, René (2011). Structure-function associations in the ontogenetic development of the corpus callosum.
  • Bless, Josef J & Westerhausen, Rene (2015). The smartphone as a research tool in psychology. Assessment of language lateralization and training of auditory attention. Universitetet i Bergen. ISSN 978-82-308-3480-0.

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