Publikationen von Nicolas Rothen, Prof. Dr.

Artikel und Beiträge in der Fachpresse (peer-reviewed)


Schwartzman, D. J., Bor, D., Rothen, N., & Seth, A. K. (2019). Neurophenomenology of induced and natural synaesthesia. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 374(1787), 20190030.

Reber, T.P*., & Rothen, N*. (2018). Educational App-Development needs to be informed by the Cognitive Neurosciences of Learning & Memory. Npj Science of Learning, 3(1), 22.

Rothen, N., & Meier, B. (2018). Spontaneous retrieval reveals right-ear advantage in prospective memory. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71(4), 940–948.

Rothen, N., Schwartzman, D. J., Bor, D., & Seth, A. K. (2018). Coordinated neural, behavioral, and phenomenological changes in perceptual plasticity through overtraining of synesthetic associations. Neuropsychologia, 111, 151–162.

Rothen, N., Seth, A. K., & Ward, J. (2018). Synesthesia improves sensory memory, when perceptual awareness is high. Vision Research, 153, 1–6.


Rothen, N., Bartl, G., Franklin, A., & Ward, J. (2017). Electrophysiological correlates and psychoacoustic characteristics of hearing-motion synaesthesia. Neuropsychologia, 106(Supplement C), 280–288.

Rothen, N., & Meier, B. (2017). Time-of-day affects prospective memory differently in younger and older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 24(6), 600–612.

Ward, J., Rothen, N., Chang, A., & Kanai, R. (2017). The structure of inter-individual differences in visual ability: Evidence from the general population and synaesthesia. Vision Research, 141, 293–302.


Mealor, A. D., Simner, J., Rothen, N., Carmichael, D. A., & Ward, J. (2016). Different Dimensions of Cognitive Style in Typical and Atypical Cognition: New Evidence and a New Measurement Tool. PLoS ONE, 11(5), e0155483.

Rothen, N., Jünemann, K., Mealor, A. D., Burckhardt, V., & Ward, J. (2016). The sensitivity and specificity of a diagnostic test of sequence-space synesthesia. Behavior Research Methods, 48(4), 1476–1481.

Rothen, N., & Meier, B. (2016). Time of day affects implicit memory for unattended stimuli. Consciousness and Cognition, 46, 1–6.


Meier, B., Lunke, K., & Rothen, N. (2015). How mirror-touch informs theories of synesthesia. Cognitive Neuroscience, 0(0), 1–3.

Meier, B., Rey-Mermet, A., & Rothen, N. (2015). Turning univalent stimuli bivalent: Synesthesia can cause cognitive conflict in task switching. Cognitive Neuroscience, 0(0), 1–8.

Meier, B., & Rothen, N. (2015). Developing synaesthesia: A primer. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 211.


Bor, D., Rothen, N., Schwartzman, D. J., Clayton, S., & Seth, A. K. (2014). Adults can be trained to acquire synesthetic experiences. Scientific Reports, 4(7089), 1–8.

Meier, B., Rothen, N., & Walter, S. (2014). Developmental aspects of synaesthesia across the adult lifespan. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 129.

Pfeifer, G., Rothen, N., Ward, J., Chan, D., & Sigala, N. (2014). Associative memory advantage in grapheme-color synesthetes compared to older, but not young adults. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 696.

Rothen, N., & Meier, B. (2014a). Acquiring synaesthesia: Insights from training studies. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 109.

Rothen, N., & Meier, B. (2014b). Psychophysiology of prospective memory. Memory, 22(7), 867–880.


Meier, B., Rey-Mermet, A., Rothen, N., & Graf, P. (2013). Recognition memory across the lifespan: the impact of word frequency and study-test interval on estimates of familiarity and recollection. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 787.

Meier, B., & Rothen, N. (2013). Grapheme-color synaesthesia is associated with a distinct cognitive style. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 632.

Pritchard, J., Rothen, N., Coolbear, D., & Ward, J. (2013). Enhanced associative memory for colour (but not shape or location) in synaesthesia. Cognition, 127(2), 230–234.

Rothen, N., & Meier, B. (2013). Why vicarious experience is not an instance of synesthesia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 128.

Rothen, N., Nikolić, D., Jürgens, U. M., Mroczko-Wąsowicz, A., Cock, J., & Meier, B. (2013). Psychophysiological evidence for the genuineness of swimming-style colour synaesthesia. Consciousness and Cognition, 22(1), 35–46.

Rothen, N., Scott, R. B., Mealor, A. D., Coolbear, D. J., Burckhardt, V., & Ward, J. (2013). Synesthetic experiences enhance unconscious learning. Cognitive Neuroscience, 4(3–4), 231–238.

Rothen, N., Seth, A. K., Witzel, C., & Ward, J. (2013). Diagnosing synaesthesia with online colour pickers: Maximising sensitivity and specificity. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 215(1), 156–160.

Rothen, N., Tsakanikos, E., Meier, B., & Ward, J. (2013). Coloured Letters and Numbers (CLaN): A reliable factor-analysis based synaesthesia questionnaire. Consciousness and Cognition, 22(3), 1047–1060.

Terhune, D. B., Rothen, N., & Cohen Kadosh, R. (2013). Correcting misconceptions about synaesthesia. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 103, 1–2.

Ward, J., Hovard, P., Jones, A., & Rothen, N. (2013). Enhanced recognition memory in grapheme-color synaesthesia for different categories of visual stimuli. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 762.


Rothen, N., Meier, B., & Ward, J. (2012). Enhanced memory ability: Insights from synaesthesia. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 36(8), 1952–1963.

Rothen, N., & Terhune, D. B. (2012). Increased Resting State Network Connectivity in Synesthesia: Evidence for a Neural Basis of Synesthetic Consistency. The Journal of Neuroscience, 32(40), 13641–13643.


Meier, B., von Wartburg, P., Matter, S., Rothen, N., & Reber, R. (2011). Performance predictions improve prospective memory and influence retrieval experience. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology/Revue Canadienne de Psychologie Expérimentale, 65(1), 12–18.

Nikolić, D., Jürgens, U. M., Rothen, N., Meier, B., & Mroczko, A. (2011). Swimming-style synesthesia. Cortex, 47(7), 874–879.

Rothen, N., Wantz, A.-L., & Meier, B. (2011). Training synaesthesia. Perception, 40(10), 1248–1250.


Rothen, N., & Meier, B. (2010a). Grapheme–colour synaesthesia yields an ordinary rather than extraordinary memory advantage: Evidence from a group study. Memory, 18(3), 258–264.

Rothen, N., & Meier, B. (2010b). Higher prevalence of synaesthesia in art students. Perception, 39(5), 718–720.

Rothen, N., Nyffeler, T., von Wartburg, R., Müri, R., & Meier, B. (2010). Parieto-occipital suppression eliminates implicit bidirectionality in grapheme-colour synaesthesia. Neuropsychologia, 48(12), 3482–3487.


Frey, S., Balu, S., Greusing, S., Rothen, N., & Cajochen, C. (2009). Consequences of the Timing of Menarche on Female Adolescent Sleep Phase Preference. PLoS ONE, 4(4), e5217.

Meier, B., & Rothen, N. (2009). Training grapheme-colour associations produces a synaesthetic Stroop effect, but not a conditioned synaesthetic response. Neuropsychologia, 47(4), 1208–1211.

Rothen, N., & Meier, B. (2009). Do synesthetes have a general advantage in visual search and episodic memory? A case for group studies. PLoS ONE, 4(4), e5037.


Meier, B., & Rothen, N. (2007). When conditioned responses “fire back”: Bidirectional cross-activation creates learning opportunities in synesthesia. Neuroscience, 147(3), 569–572.


Meier, B., & Rothen, N. (2013). Synaesthesia and memory. In J. Simner & E. M. Hubbard (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Synaesthesia (pp. 692–706). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

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