PD Dr. Bernhard Pastötter

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  • Member of the Senate Research Commission
  • Assistant Manager of Psychology Department

Biographic Sketch

2018
Umhabilitation in Psychology, University of Trier

since 2016
Senior Lecturer at Psychology Department, University of Trier, Head: Prof. Dr. Christian Frings

2014-2016
Senior Lecturer at Psychology Department, University of Regensburg, Head: K.-H. Bäuml

2014
Habilitation in Psychology, University of Regensburg

2008-2014
Lecturer at Psychology Department, University of Regensburg, Head: K.-H. Bäuml

2008
Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Regensburg

2005-2008
Research Assistant at Psychology Department, University of Regensburg, Head: K.-H. Bäuml

2004
Diploma in Psychology, University of Regensburg

Reviewing Activity

Consulting Editor for:

  • Frontiers in Psychology
  • Memory & Cognition

Ad hoc Reviewer for:

  • Acta Psychologica
  • Advances in Cognitive Psychology
  • Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Brain and Cognition
  • British Journal of Psychology
  • Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology
  • Cerebral Cortex
  • Cognition
  • Cognition & Emotion
  • Cortex
  • Educational Psychology Review
  • Emotion
  • European Journal of Developmental Psychology
  • European Journal of Neuroscience
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • Frontiers in Psychology
  • International Journal of Psychophysiology
  • Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition
  • Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Journal of Cognitive Psychology
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition
  • Journal of Memory and Language
  • Journal of the American Aging Association
  • Memory
  • Memory & Cognition
  • Nature Communications
  • Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 
  • NeuroImage
  • Neuropsychologia
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Neuroscience Letters
  • Perceptual & Motor Skills
  • PLOS One
  • Psychological Research
  • Psychology Learning and Teaching
  • Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
  • Psychophysiology
  • Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
  • Scientific Reports
  • Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences

Grants

Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz) research group
Psychobiology of Stress, 2017-2020,
Principal investigators: G. Domes, C. Frings, T. Hechler, S. Kamp, J. Meyer, R. Neumann, B. Pastötter, H. Schächinger, E. Walther

Research grant University of Trier
Negative Priming – ein Aufmerksamkeits- und/oder Gedächtnisphänomen? Eine EEG-Studie zur Untersuchung von Gehirnoszillationen, 2017,
Principal investigators: B. Pastötter & C. Frings

German Research Council (DFG) grant (BA 1382/11-1)
Wie selektiv ist gerichtetes Vergessen? 2010-2013,
Principal investigators: K.-H. Bäuml & B. Pastötter

Publications

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

Tempel, T., & Pastötter, B. (in press). Abrufeffekte im Gedächtnis: Ein Überblick zur aktuellen Grundlagenforschung. Psychologische Rundschau.

Kliegl, O., Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2020). Does amount of precue encoding modulate selective list-method directed forgetting? Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1403.

Pastötter, B., von Dawans, B., Domes, G., & Frings, C. (2020). The forward testing effect is immune to acute psychosocial encoding/retrieval stress. Experimental Psychology, 67, 112-122.

Dignath, D., Kiesel, A., Frings, C., & Pastötter, B. (2020). Electrophysiological evidence for action-effect prediction. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 149, 1148-1155.

Tempel, T., Frings, C., & Pastötter, B. (2020). EEG beta power increase indicates inhibition in motor memory. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 150, 92-99.

Runge, Y., Frings, C., Tempel, T., & Pastötter, B. (2020). Electrophysiological correlates of saving-enhanced memory: Exploring similarities to list-method directed forgetting. European Journal of Neuroscience, Stage 1 Registered Report, date of in-principle acceptance: 30/01/2020. doi: 10.23668/psycharchives.2766 

Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2019). Testing enhances subsequent learning in older adults. Psychology and Aging, 34, 242-250.

Pastötter, B., & Frings, C. (2019). The forward testing effect is reliable and independent of learners’ working memory capacity. Journal of Cognition, 2, 37.

Pastötter, B., Engel, M., & Frings, C. (2018). The forward effect of testing: Behavioral evidence for the reset-of-encoding hypothesis using serial position analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1197.

Pastötter, B., & Frings, C. (2018). It’s the other way around! Early modulation of sensory distractor processing induced by late response conflict. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 30, 985-998.

Pastötter, B., Tempel, T., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2017). Long-term memory updating: The reset-of-encoding hypothesis in list-method directed forgetting. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 2076.

Pastötter, B., Eberle, H., Aue, I., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2017). Retrieval practice fails to insulate episodic memories against interference after stroke. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1074.

Kuhbandner, C., Spachtholz, P., & Pastötter, B. (2016). Bad things come easier to the mind but harder to the body: Evidence from brain oscillations. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience,16, 768-778.

Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2016). Reversing the testing effect by feedback: Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 16, 473-488.

Pastötter, B., Kliegl, O., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2016). List-method directed forgetting: Evidence for the reset-of-encoding hypothesis employing item-recognition testing. Memory, 24, 63-74.

Kliegl, O., Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2015). The contribution of encoding and retrieval processes to proactive interference. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41, 1778-1789.

Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2014). Distinct slow and fast cortical theta dynamics in episodic memory retrieval. NeuroImage, 94, 155-161.

Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2014). Retrieval practice enhances new learning: the forward effect of testing. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 286.

Pastötter, B., Dreisbach, G., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2013). Dynamic adjustments of cognitive control: Oscillatory correlates of the conflict adaptation effect. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25, 2167-2178.

Pastötter, B., Weber, J., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2013). Using testing to improve learning after severe traumatic brain injury. Neuropsychology, 27, 280-285.

Pastötter, B., Gleixner, S., Neuhauser, T., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2013). To push or not to push? Affective influences on moral judgment depend on decision frame. Cognition, 126, 373-377.

Kliegl, O., Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2013). List-method directed forgetting can be selective: Evidence from the 3-list and the 2-list tasks. Memory & Cognition, 41, 452-464.

Pastötter, B., Kliegl, O., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2012). List-method directed forgetting: The forget cue improves both encoding and retrieval of postcue information. Memory & Cognition, 40, 861-873.

Pastötter, B., Berchtold, F., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2012). Oscillatory correlates of controlled speed-accuracy tradeoff in a response-conflict task. Human Brain Mapping, 33, 1834-1849.

Pastötter, B., Schicker, S., Niedernhuber, J., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2011). Retrieval during learning facilitates subsequent memory encoding. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 37, 287-297.

Bäuml, K.-H., Pastötter, B., & Hanslmayr, S. (2010). Binding and inhibition in episodic memory - Cognitive, emotional, and neural processes. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 34, 1047-1054.

Pastötter, B., Hanslmayr, S., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2010). Conflict processing in the anterior cingulate cortex constrains response priming. NeuroImage, 50, 1599-1605.

Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. (2010). Amount of postcue encoding predicts amount of directed forgetting. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 36, 54-65.

Kuhbandner, C., Hanslmayr, S., Maier, M. A., Pekrun, R., Spitzer, B., Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. (2009). Effects of mood on the speed of conscious perception: Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 4, 286-293.

Hanslmayr, S., Leipold, P., Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. (2009). Anticipatory signatures of voluntary memory suppression. The Journal of Neuroscience, 29, 2742-2747.

Pastötter, B., Bäuml, K.-H., & Hanslmayr, S. (2008). Oscillatory brain activity before and after an internal context change - Evidence for a reset of encoding processes. NeuroImage, 43, 173-181.

Bäuml, K.-H., Hanslmayr, S., Pastötter, B., & Klimesch, W. (2008). Oscillatory correlates of intentional updating in episodic memory. NeuroImage, 41, 596-604.

Hanslmayr, S., Pastötter, B., Bäuml, K.-H., Gruber, S., Wimber, M., & Klimesch, W. (2008). The electrophysiological dynamics of interference during the Stroop task. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 215-225.

Pastötter, B., Hanslmayr, S., & Bäuml, K.-H. (2008). Inhibition of return arises from inhibition of response processes: An analysis of oscillatory beta activity. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 65-75.

Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. (2007). The crucial role of postcue encoding in directed forgetting and context-dependent forgetting. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 33, 977-982.

Aslan, A., Bäuml, K.-H. & Pastötter, B. (2007). No inhibitory deficit in older adults’ episodic memory. Psychological Science, 18, 72-78.

Book Chapters

Pastötter, B., Oberauer, K. & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2018). Gedächtnis und Wissen. In A. Kiesel & H. Spada (Hrsg.), Lehrbuch Allgemeine Psychologie, 4. Auflage (S. 121-195). Hogrefe.

Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2010). Retrieval inhibition in autobiographical memory.  In J. H. Mace (Ed.), The act of remembering: Toward an understanding of how we recall the past (pp. 202-227). Wiley-Blackwell.

Invited Talks

Pastötter, B. (2017). Der vorwärts gerichtete Abrufübungseffekt: Wie Abrufprozesse nachfolgendes Lernen verbessern. Universität Kassel, Germany.

Pastötter, B. (2017). Response conflict effects in the EEG: Theta oscillations in the ACC and visual cortex. Ghent University, Belgium.

Pastötter, B. (2017). Ist Gedächtnis trainierbar? - Aktuelle Erkenntnisse aus der Forschung. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany.

Pastötter, B. (2016). Conflict and ideomotor effects in the EEG. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany.

Pastötter, B. (2015). Theta-Oszillationen, kognitive Kontrolle und Interferenz. Universität Trier, Germany.

Pastötter, B. (2015). Theta-Oszillationen und kognitive Kontrolle. Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg, Germany.

Pastötter, B. (2014). Effektives Lernen durch Abrufübung: Der förderliche Einfluss von Gedächtnistests auf nachfolgendes Lernen. Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen, Germany.

Pastötter, B. (2013). Oscillatory dynamics of cognitive control and the processing of response conflict. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany.

Talks and Posters (as presenting author)

Pastötter, B., Bäuml, K.-H. T., & Frings, C. (2019). Benefits for everyone: Testing enhances new learning independent of learners’ working memory capacity and age. 60th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Montréal, Québec, Canada. [talk]

Pastötter, B., & Frings, C. (2019). The forward testing effect is reliable and unrelated to working memory capacity. 61. TeaP, London, England. [talk]

Pastötter, B., Dignath, D., Kiesel, A., & Frings, C. (2018). Action effect anticipation of flickering lights: Electrophysiological evidence for the ideomotor theory of action control. 3rd Psychonomics International, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. [poster]

Pastötter, B., & Frings, C. (2018). It’s the other way around! Early modulation of sensory distractor processing induced by late response conflict. 60. TeaP, Marburg, Germany. [talk]

Pastötter, B., Brinkmann, T. A., & Frings, C. (2017). Rapid modulation of sensory distractor processing induced by response conflict. 43rd Annual Meeting of the German Society of Psychophysiology and its Applications (DGPA), Trier, Germany. [poster]

Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2016). Beneficial memory effects of a forget cue: Reconciling prominent views on list-method directed forgetting. 6th International Conference on Memory, Budapest, Hungary. [talk]

Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2016). Retrieval practice fails to insulate episodic memories against interference after stroke. 58. TeaP, Heidelberg, Germany. [talk]

Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2014). Reversing the testing effect by feedback: Behavioral results and neural correlates. 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, California, USA. [poster]

Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2014). Distinct slow and fast theta dynamics in episodic memory retrieval. 20th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Hamburg, Germany. [poster]

Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2013). Using testing to improve learning after severe traumatic brain injury. 55. TeaP, Vienna, Austria. [talk] 

Pastötter, B., Kliegl, O., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2012). Selectivity of directed forgetting in multiple-list learning. 54. TeaP, Mannheim, Germany. [talk]

Pastötter, B. (2011). Intentional forgetting: Retrieval inhibition of outdated memories. 17th Annual German-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, Irvine, California, USA. [poster, invited]

Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2011). List-method directed forgetting: How the forget cue affects items’ serial position curves. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Seattle, Washington, USA. [poster]

Pastötter, B., Kliegl, O., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2011). Beneficial memory effects of directed forgetting: An update of the two-mechanism account. 5th International Conference on Memory, York, England. [talk]

Pastötter, B., Kliegl, O., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2011). Nutzeneffekte beim gerichteten Vergessen: ein Update des Zwei-Mechanismen-Modells. 53. TeaP, Halle, Germany. [talk]

Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. T. (2010). Wie Abrufprozesse die Enkodierung nachfolgend gelernter Information verbessern: eine Analyse oszillatorischer Gehirnaktivität. 52. TeaP, Saarbrücken, Germany. [talk]

Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. (2009). Testing during learning facilitates encoding of new information. 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. [poster]

Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. (2009). Postcue encoding in directed forgetting: The more you learn, the more you forget. 51. TeaP, Jena, Germany. [talk]

Pastötter, B., & Bäuml, K.-H. (2008). Directed forgetting: The role of amount and strength of postcue encoding. 49th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, Illinois, USA. [poster]

Pastötter, B., Hanslmayr, S., & Bäuml, K.-H. (2008). Oscillatory brain activity during encoding predicts beneficial and detrimental effects of an internal context change. 29th International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany. [talk]

Pastötter, B., Hanslmayr, S., & Bäuml, K.-H. (2007). Two separate mechanisms predict forgetting and enhancement in the context-change paradigm: An analysis of oscillatory brain activity. 15th ESCoP Conference, Marseille, France. [poster]

Pastötter, B., Bäuml, K.-H., Hanslmayr, S., & Klimesch, W. (2006). Two distinct physiological mechanisms predict costs and benefits in directed forgetting. 32nd Annual Meeting of the German Society of Psychophysiology and its Applications (DGPA), Dresden, Germany. [poster]

Pastötter, B., Hanslmayr, S., Bäuml, K.-H., & Klimesch, W. (2006). Vergessen um zu erinnern? Zur Unabhängigkeit von Kosten und Nutzen beim gerichteten Vergessen. 48. TeaP, Mainz, Germany. [poster]

Pastötter, B., Elsner, T., & Bäuml, K.-H. (2005). Ist geteiltes Leid halbes Leid? Wie sich Hemmung auf interferierende Items verteilt. 47. TeaP, Regensburg, Germany. [poster]

Research Interests

  • Electrophysiology
  • Memory
  • Cognitive Control
  • Action Control