Prof. Dr. Edmund Wascher

head of department ergonomics

Phone: +49 / 231 1084 362 (-361 Office)

Curriculum Vitae:

  • 2004 to present Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors, full professor for Ergonomics, Technical University of Dortmund
  • 2000–2004 head of the Junior Research Group „Cognitive psychophysiology“ at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Munich
  • 1997–2000 assistant professor at the University of Tübingen (Clinical Psychology)
  • 1992–1997 research associate at the Medical University Lübeck (Clinic for Neurology)
  • 1992 PhD in psychology, University of Graz (Austria) and University of Munich
  • 1989 Diploma, University of Graz (Austria)

Research topics:

  • information processing in human-machine systems
  • adaptive interfaces
  • perception-action integration
  • visual attention
  • neurophysiology of cognitive processing


  • Getzmann, S.; Wascher, E.; Schneider, D.: The role of inhibition for working memory processes: ERP evidence from a short-term storage task
    Psychophysiology XX: epub ahead of print (2017)
  • Schneider, D.; Barth, A.; Wascher, E.: On the contribution of motor planning to the retroactive cuing benefit in working memeory: evidence by mu and beta oscillatory activity in the EEG
    NeuroImage 162: 73-85 (2017)
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  • Hoppe, K.; Küper, K.; Wascher, E.: Sequential modulations in a combined horizontal and vertical Simon task: is there ERP evidence for feature integration effects?
    Front. Psychology 8: article 1094 (16 pp) (2017)
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  • Pacharra, M.; Debener, S.; Wascher, E.: Concealed around-the-ear EEG captures cognitive processing in a visual Simon task
    Front. Hum. Neurosci. 11: article 290 (11 pp.) (2017)
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  • Arnau, S.; Möckel, T.; Rinkenauer, G.; Wascher, E.: The interconnection of mental fatigue and aging: an EEG study
    Int. J. Psychophysiol. 117: 17-25 (2017)
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  • Mertes, C.; Wascher, E.; Schneider, D.: Compliance instead of flexibility?: on age-related differences in cognitive control during visual search
    Neurobiol. Aging 53: 169-180 (2017)
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  • Getzmann, S.; Wascher, E.: Visually guided auditory attention in a dynamic "cocktail-party" speech perception task: ERP evidence for age-related differences
    Hearing Res 344: 98-108 (2017)
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  • Schneider, D.; Barth, A.; Getzmann, S.; Wascher, E.: On the neural mechanisms underlying the protective function of retroactive cuing against perceptual interference: evidence by event-related potentials of the EEG
    Biol. Psychol. 124: 47-56 (2017)
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  • Getzmann, S.; Wascher, E.: Postdeviance distraction in younger and older adults: neuro-behavioral evidence from speech perception
    Psychol. Aging 31: 943-957 (2016)
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  • Kobald, S. O.; Getzmann, S.; Beste, C.; Wascher, E.: The impact of simulated MRI scanner background noise on visual attention processes as measured by the EEG
    Sci. Rep. 6: 28371 (10 pp) (2016)
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