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Caroline Max

Caroline Max


University of Leipzig
Faculty of Biosciences, Pharmacy and Psychology
Institute for Psychology
BioCog - Cognitive incl. Biological Psychology
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig

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Fax: +49 (0)341 97-35969

Email: caroline.max[at]

PhD project

Attentional capture by affective sounds


Diploma thesis

Effects of attention on auditory processing of sequentially presented sounds. An electrophysiological and behavioral study





Conference contributions

Max C, Widmann A, Kotz AS, & Schröger E. (2012).
Attentional capture and distraction by environmental sounds: Effects of sound repetition and temporal order.
Poster presented at the "Sixth Conference on Mismatch Negativity (MMN) and its Clinical and Scientific Application", New York, USA.

Max C, Widmann A, Kotz AS, & Schröger E. (2012).
Unwillkürliche Aufmerksamkeitsablenkung durch unerwartet auftretende Umweltgeräusche: Effekte von spezifischer und unspezifischer Wiederholung.
Poster presented at "Psychologie und Gehirn", Jena, Germany.

Max C, Widmann A, Kotz AS, & Schröger E. (2011).
Effects of emotiona valence on the processing of unexpected environmental sounds.
Poster presented at the "XI International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (IOP)", Palma, Mallorca, Spain.

Max C, Widmann A, Kotz AS, & Schröger E. (2011).
Emotionale Valenz beeinflusst die Verarbeitung von überraschend auftretenden Umweltgeräuschen.
Poster presented at "Psychologie und Gehirn", Heidelberg, Germany.

Max C, Widmann A, Sussman E, & Schröger E. (2010).
Attentional focus and behavioral relevance affect auditory memory representation of sequentially presented sounds.
Talk presented at the "15th World Congress of Psychophysiology (IOP)", Budapest, Hungary.


Research interests

Influence of emotion and attention on the processing of complex environmental sounds, Dynamics of auditory distractor processing, Predictive modeling in audition