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

Key publications:

  • Reiser, J. E.; Arnau, S.; Rinkenauer, G.; Wascher, E.: Did you even see that? visual sensory processing of single stimuli under different locomotor loads
    Plos ONE 17: (5): e0267896 (23 pp) (2022)
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  • Larra, M. F.; Zhang, X.; Finke, J. B.; Schächinger, H.; Wascher, E.; Arnau, S.: Stress effects on the top-down control of visuospatial attention: Evidence from cue-dependent alpha oscillations
    Cogn., Affective & Behav. Neurosci. XX: epub ahead of print (2022)
  • Wascher, E.; Sharifian, F.; Gutberlet, M.; Schneider, D.; Getzmann, S.; Arnau, S.: Mental chronometry in big noisy data
    Plos ONE 17: (6): e0268916 (17pp) (2022)
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  • Bröde, P.; Claus, M.; Gajewski, P.; Getzmann, S.; Golka, K.; Hengstler, J. G.; Wascher, E.; Watzl, C.: Immune age, but not chronological age, together with obesity and independently from sex predicts low physical working capacity
    In: Technologie und Bildung in hybriden Arbeitswelten: 68. Kongress der Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft, Magdeburg, 02.-04.03.2022 (S. Beitrag A.1.2 (4 S)) / Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft (Hrsg.). St. Augustin: GfA-Press, 2022.
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  • Getzmann, S.; Arnau, S.; Gajewski, P. D.; Wascher, E.: When long appears short: Effects of auditory distraction on event-related potential correlates of time perception
    Eur. J. Neurosci. 55: 121-137 (2022)
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  • Metzen, D.; Genç, E.; Getzmann, S.; Larra, M. F.; Wascher, E.; Ocklenburg, S.: Frontal and parietal EEG alpha asymmetry: a large-scale investigation of short-term reliability on distinct EEG systems.: a large-scale investigation of short-term reliability on distinct EEG systems
    Brain Struct. Funct. 227: 725–740 (2022)
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  • Karthaus, M.; Wascher, E.; Getzmann, S.: Distraction in the driving simulator: An event-related potential (ERP) study with young, middle-aged, and older drivers
    Safety 7: (2): 36 (17 pp) (2021)
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  • Peifer, C.; Hagemann, V.; Claus, M.; Larra, M. F.; Broede, P.; Watzl, C.; Wascher, E.; Capellino, S.: Low self-reported stress despite immune-physiological changes in paramedics during rescue operations
    EXCLI J. 20: 792-811 (2021)
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  • Wascher, E.; Reiser, J.; Rinkenauer, G.; Larrá, M.; Dreger, F. A.; Karthaus, M.; Getzmann, S.; Arnau, S.: Neuroergonomics on the go: An evaluation of the potential of mobile EEG for workplace assessment and design
    Hum. Factors XX: epub ahead of print (2021)
  • Guth, S.; Hüser, S.; Roth, A.; Nitsche, M. A.; van Thriel, C.; Wascher, E.; Watzl, C.; Hengstler, J. G.: Contribution to the ongoing discussion on fluoride toxicity
    Arch. Toxicol. 95: 2571-2587 (2021)
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