Dr. Inga Schepers

  • Applied Neurocognitive Psychology Lab
    Department of Psychology
    School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Carl-von-Ossietzky University
    26111 Oldenburg

    Phone: +49 (0) 441 / 798-5491
    Email: inga.maren.schepers(at)uni-oldenburg.de

    Office: W30 1-117



Research Interests

My main research focuses on the neural basis of speech processing with an emphasis on speech cognition and hearing impairment. To study cortical speech processing, we record human brain activity using methods such as electrocorticography (ECoG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG). In collaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery at Hannover Medical School, we also investigate auditory and speech processing in subcortical structures (i.e. basal ganglia, thalamus).



since Sept. 2013
Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Psychology, University of Oldenburg (with Prof. Dr. Jochem W. Rieger)

Feb. 2012 - Aug. 2013
Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, USA (with Michael S. Beauchamp, Ph.D.)

Nov. 2011 - Jan. 2012
Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany (with Prof. Dr. Andreas K. Engel)

July 2006 - Nov. 2011
PhD in Psychology, University of Hamburg, Germany (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Andreas K. Engel)

Sept. 2004 - Aug. 2006
MSc Neuroscience, Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oct. 2001 - Sept. 2004
BSc Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück, Germany


Stipends - Awards

2006 - 2009
German Research Foundation (DFG) stipend in research training group 'International Cross-Modal Interaction in Natural and Artificial Cognitive Systems (CINACS)'

Best Poster Award (FENS-IBRO Summer School 'Development and Plasticity of Cortical Representation')

2012 - 2013
German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Fellowship (SCHE 1815/1-1)

Trainee Abstract Travel Award, Organization for Human Brain Mapping (2013)



Schepers, I.M., Beck, A.K., Bräuer, S., Schwabe, K., Abdallat, M., Sandmann, P., Dengler, R., Rieger, J.W., Krauss, J. K. (2017). Human centromedian-parafascicular complex signals sensory cues for goal-oriented behavior selection. Neuroimage, 152:390-399

Ozker, M., Schepers, I.M., Magnotti, J., Yoshor, D., Beauchamp, M.S. (2017). A double dissociation between anterior and posterior superior temporal gyrus for processing audiovisual speech demonstrated by electrocorticography. J Cogn. Neurosci, 2:1-18

Frye, M., Micheli, C., Schepers, I.M., Schalk, G., Rieger, J.W., Meyer, B.T. (2016). "Neural responses to speech-specific modulations derived from a spectro-temporal filter bank," in Proc Interspeech.

Schepers, I.M., Yoshor, D., Beauchamp, M.S. (2014). Electrocorticography reveals enhanced visual cortex responses to visual speech. Cerebral Cortex, June 5, 2014, doi:10.1093/cercor/bhu127 PubMed

Hawellek, D.J., Schepers, I.M., Roeder B., Engel A.K., Siegel M., Hipp, J.F. (2013). Altered intrinsic neuronal interactions in the visual cortex of the blind. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(43):17072-80. PubMed

Schepers, I. M., Schneider, T. R., Hipp, J. F., Engel, A.K., & Senkowski, D. (2013). Noise alters beta-band activity in superior temporal cortex during audiovisual speech processing. Neuroimage, 70:101-112. PubMed

Schepers, I. M., Hipp, J. F. , Schneider, T. R., Röder, B., & Engel, A. K. (2012). Functionally specific oscillatory activity correlates between visual and auditory cortex in the blind. Brain,135(3):922-934. Abstract

Beste, C., Saft, C., Konrad, C., Andrich, J., Habbel, A., Schepers, I., et al. (2008). Levels of error processing in Huntington's disease: a combined study using event-related potentials and voxel-based morphometry. Human Brain Mapping, 29(2), 121-130. PubMed

Pattij, T., Janssen M.C., Schepers, I., Gonzalez-Cuevas, G., de Vries, T.J., Schoffelmeer, A.N. (2007) Effects of the cannabinoid CB1 receptor antagonist rimonabant on distinct measures of impulsive behavior in rats. Psychopharmacology, 193(1):85-96. PubMed