Prof. Dr. Edmund Wascher

Head of Department Ergonomics

Phone: +49 / 231 1084 362 (-361 Office)
Email: wascher@ifado.de

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:

  • 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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    https://doi.org/10.3390/safety7020036
  • 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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    https://dx.doi.org/10.17179/excli2021-3617
  • 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)
    https://doi.org/10.1177/00187208211007707
  • Wascher, E.; Reiser, J.; Rinkenauer, G.; Larrá, M.; Dreger, F. A.; Schneider, D.; Gutberlet, M.; 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)
    https://doi.org/10.1177/00187208211007707
  • 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)
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00204-021-03072-6
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  • Arnau, S.; Brümmer, T.; Liegel, N.; Wascher, E.: Inverse effects of time-on-task in task-related and task-unrelated theta activity
    Psychophysiology 58: e13805 (15 pp) (2021)
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/psyp.13805
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  • Hucke, C. I.; Heinen, R. M.; Pacharra, M.; Wascher, E.; van Thriel, C.: Spatiotemporal processing of bimodal odor lateralization in the brain using electroencephalography microstates and source localization
    Front. Neurosci. 14: 620723 (15 pp) (2021)
    https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2020.620723
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  • Thönes, S.; Wascher, E.; Gajewski, P. D.; Getzmann, S.: Time hurries on but does not fly in older age – no effect of depressive symptoms
    Timing Time Percept. 9: 241–256 (2021)
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    https://doi.org/10.1163/22134468-bja10007
  • Begau, A.; Klatt, L. I.; Wascher, E.; Schneider, D.; Getzmann, S.: Do congruent lip movements facilitate speech processing in a dynamic audiovisual multi-talker scenario?: An ERP study with older and younger adults
    Behav. Brain Res. 412: 113436 (16 pp) (2021)
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2021.113436
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  • Zickerick, B.; Kobald, S. O.; Thönes, S.; Küper, K.; Wascher, E.; Schneider, D.: Don't stop me now: Hampered retrieval of action plans following interruptions
    Psychophysiology 58: e13725 (17 pp) (2021)
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/psyp.13725
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