Cornelia Kranczioch


Fakultät VI 
Department für Psychologie 
Abteilung Neuropsychologie 
26111 Oldenburg 

Tel.: +49 (0)441 - 798-2172
Fax.:+49 (0)441 - 798-5522 

Email: cornelia.kranczioch(at)
Raum: Gebäude A07–0–038

Research interests

In my research I am interested in two main topics. The first is the investigation of variables that influence attentional capabilities. Here we work mainly but not exclusively with paradigms that target temporal attention such as the Attentional Blink. Among other things we compare brain activity in instances in which attention fails and in which it helps to successfully solve a task or we study brain activity to better understand interindividual variations in task performance.

My second main research interest is in clinical neuropsychology and neurorehabilitation. Here we conduct research in which we use lab-based and mobile BCI systems with the aim to advance the application of these technologies in the rehabilitation of neurological pathology.


I am supervising Practical Projects, Master’s theses, and Bachelor’s theses. If you are interested in doing either in one of the research areas sketched out above please get in touch to discuss potential projects.

Education - Career

Since 2010
Emmy Noether fellow, Department of Psychology, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

2008 – 2009
Postdoctoral research fellow and Emmy Noether fellow, Biomagnetic Center, University Hospital Jena

Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth

Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Surrey, UK

2005 – 2006
Postdoctoral research fellow, Inst. of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

2004 – 2005
Clinical neuropsychologist, Saxon Centre for Epilepsy (Sächsisches Epilepsiezentrum Radeberg, Germany).

2001 – 2004
PhD Student at the Institute of Medicine, Research Centre Jülich and at the Institute of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany (Supervisor Prof. Dr. A.K. Engel)

Reviewer activities

I am acting as ad-hoc reviewer for a number of journals and funding bodies, for instance for Hormones and Behaviour, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroimage, Psychophysiology and for the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).

Some recent publications

Dhinakaran J, De Vos M, Thorne JD, Braun N, Janson J, Kranczioch C. (2013).
Tough doughnuts: affect and the modulation of attention.
Front Hum Neurosci; 7:876.

Janson J, De Vos M, Thorne JD, Kranczioch C (2014).
Endogenous and Rapid Serial Visual Presentation-induced Alpha Band Oscillations in the Attentional Blink.
J Cogn Neurosci; 26(7):1454-68.

Kranczioch C, Zich C, Schierholz I, Sterr A. (2014).
Mobile EEG and its potential to promote the theory and application of imagery-based motor rehabilitation.
Int J Psychophysiol; 91(1):10-5.

Kranczioch C, Thorne JD. (2015).
The beneficial effects of sounds on attentional blink performance: An ERP study.
Neuroimage ;117:429-38.

Zich C, Debener S, De Vos M, Frerichs S, Maurer S, Kranczioch C. (2015).
Lateralization patterns of covert but not overt movements change with age: An EEG neurofeedback study.
Neuroimage. 116:80-91.

Zich C, Debener S, Kranczioch C, Bleichner MG, Gutberlet I, De Vos M. (2015).
Real-time EEG feedback during simultaneous EEG-fMRI identifies the cortical signature of motor imagery.

PhD students

  • Janani Dhinakaran (finished)
  • Jolanda Janson (finished)
  • Catharina Zich (ongoing)