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Unsere Forschung konzentriert sich auf die Mechanismen, die Diagnose und die Behandlung von neurologischen Entwicklungsstörungen wie Autismus-Spektrum-Störung (ASD) und Aufmerksamkeitsdefizit-/Hyperaktivitätsstörung (ADHS).

Neurologische Entwicklungsstörungen bleiben oft über die gesamte Lebensspanne bestehen und können von psychiatrischen Komorbiditäten begleitet sein. Ein Hauptschwerpunkt unserer Forschung liegt in der Untersuchung der Kommunikationsmuster in Interaktionen. Wichtig ist, dass die nonverbale Kommunikation bei ASD durch qualitative Unterschiede in den einzelnen kommunikativen Verhaltensweisen und in deren Integration (z. B. Blicke und Gesten) gekennzeichnet ist. Zeitliche Faktoren spielen bei diesen Unterschieden eine wichtige Rolle. Wir untersuchen diese und verwandte Faktoren mit Hilfe von Verhaltensexperimenten, Bewegungsanalysen, Eye-Tracking, psychophysiologischen Messungen, und Neuroimaging. Außerdem arbeiten wir an der Entwicklung von Diagnose- und Screening-Instrumenten. 

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Bierlich, A.M., Bloch, C., Spyra, T., Lanz, C., Falter-Wagner, C.M., & Vogeley, K. (2024). An evaluation of the German version of the Sensory Perception Quotient from an expert by experience perspective. Frontiers in Psychology, 15:1252277. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2024.1252277

NEVIA Publikationen: 

Bierlich*, A.M., Bloch*, C., Spyra, T., Lanz, C., Falter-Wagner^, C.M., & Vogeley^, K. (2024). An evaluation of the German version of the Sensory Perception Quotient from an expert by experience perspective. Frontiers in Psychology, 15:1252277. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2024.1252277 *shared first authorship; ^equally contributing senior authors

Koehler, J.C., Dong, M.S., Bierlich, A.M., Fischer, S., Späth, J., Plank, I.S., Koutsouleris, N., & Falter-Wagner, C.M. (2024). Machine learning classification of autism spectrum disorder based on reciprocity in naturalistic social interactions. Transl Psychiatry 14, 76. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41398-024-02802-5

Robles, M., Ramos-Grille I., Hervás, A., Duran-Tauleira, E., Galiano-Landeira, J., Wormwood, J., Falter-Wagner, C. M., & Chanes, L. (in press). Reduced stereotypicality and spared use of facial expression predictions for social evaluation in autism. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 24(2). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijchp.2024.100440

Bloch, C., Tepest, R., Koeroglu, S., Feikes, K. I., Jording, M., Vogeley, K., & Falter-Wagner, C. M. (in press). Interacting with autistic virtual characters: Intrapersonal synchrony of nonverbal behavior influences participants‘ perception. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/ukh9c

Thaler, H., & Falter-Wagner, C. M. (2023). Autismus-Spektrum-Störung im Erwachsenenalter TT – Autism spectrum disorder in adulthood. Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr, 91(11), 466–478. https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1898-5347

Plank, I. S., Koehler, J. C., Nelson, A., Koutsouleris, N., & Falter-Wagner, C. M. (2023). Automated extraction of speech and turn-taking parameters in autism allows for diagnostic classification using a multivariable prediction model. Frontiers in Psychiatryhttps://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/upz57

Plank, I. S., Traiger, L. S., Nelson, A. M., Koehler, J. C., Lang, S. F., Tepest, R., Vogeley, K., Georgescu, A. L., & Falter-Wagner, C. M. (2023). The role of interpersonal synchrony in forming impressions of autistic and non-autistic adults. Scientfic Reports 13, 15306. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-42006-3

Koehler, J. C., Dong, Sen, M., Song, D.-Y., Bong, G., Koutsouleris, N., Yoo, H., & Falter-Wagner, C. M. (2023). Classifying autism in a clinical population based on motion synchrony: a proof-of-concept study using real-life diagnostic interviews. MedRxiv.

Bloch, C., Viswanathan, S., Tepest, R., Jording, M., Falter-Wagner, C. M., & Vogeley, K. (2023). Differentiated, rather than shared, strategies for time-coordinated action in social and non-social domains in autistic individuals. Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior, 166, 207–232. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2023.05.008

Gernert, C. C., Nelson, A., Falkai, P., & Falter-Wagner, C. M. (2023). Synchrony in psychotherapy: High physiological positive concordance predicts symptom reduction and negative concordance predicts symptom aggravation. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, e1978. https://doi.org/10.1002/mpr.1978

Koehler, J. C., & Falter-Wagner, C. M. (2023). Digitally assisted diagnostics of autism spectrum disorder. Front. Psychiatry, 14. Preprint: 10.3389/fpsyt.2023.1066284

Falter-Wagner, C. M., Kiefer, C. M., Bailey, A. J., Vogeley, K., & Dammers, J. (2022). Perceptual Grouping in Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Exploratory Magnetoencephalography Study. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 10.1007/s10803-022-05844-0. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-022-05844-0 

Bloch, C., Tepest, R., Jording, M., Vogeley, K., & Falter-Wagner, C. M. (2022). Intrapersonal synchrony analysis reveals a weaker temporal coherence between gaze and gestures in adults with autism spectrum disorder. Scientific reports12(1), 20417. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-24605-8

Falter-Wagner, C. M., Bloch, C., Burghof, L., Lehnhardt, F.-G., & Vogeley, K. (2022). Autism traits outweigh alexithymia traits in the explanation of mentalising performance in adults with autism but not in adults with rejected autism diagnosis. Molecular Autism, 13, 32. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13229-022-00510-9

Espelöer, J., Proft, J., Falter-Wagner*, C. M., & Vogeley*, K. (2022). Alarmingly large unemployment gap despite of above-average education in adults with ASD without intellectual disability in Germany – a cross-sectional study. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciencehttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00406-022-01424-6. *equally contributing senior authors

Kalman, J. L., Burkhardt, G., Adorjan, K., Barton, B. B., De Jonge, S., Eser-Valeri, D., Falter-Wagner, C. M., Heilbronner, U., Jobst, A., Keeser, D., Koenig, C., Koller, G., Koutsouleris, N., Kurz, C., Landgraf, D., Merz, K., Musil, R., Nelson, A. M., Padberg, F., Papiol, S., Pogarell, O., Perneczky, R., Raabe, F., Reinhard, M. A., Richter, A., Ruether, T., Simon, M. S., Schmitt, A., Slapakova, L., Scheel, N., Schuele, C., Wagner, E., Wichert, S. P., Zill, P., Falkai, P., Schulze, T. G., & Schulte, E. C. (2022). A blueprint for biobanking in everyday clinical practice in psychiatry: The Munich Mental Health Biobank. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13, 934640. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2022.934640

Falter-Wagner, C. M., Bloch, C., Robles, M., Horch, L., Vogeley, K., & Georgescu, A. L. (2022). Figure-disembedding is inferior in non-autistic compared to autistic individuals but can be improved by training. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 857630. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.857630

Hemmers, J., Baethge, C., Vogeley, K., & Falter-Wagner, C. M. (2022). Are executive dysfunctions relevant for the autism-specific cognitive profile? Frontiers in Psychiatry13, 886588. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2022.886588

Falter-Wagner, C.M., & Koehler, J. C. (2022). Digital-unterstützte Diagnostik bei Autismus-Spektrum-Störung. Pädiatrische Praxis, 97 (4), 1-10.

Plank, I. S., Christiansen, L. N., Kunas, S. L., Dziobek, I., & Bermpohl, F. (2022). Mothers need more information to recognise associated emotions in child facial expressions. Cognition & emotion, 1–14. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2022.2105819

Robles*, M., Namdarian*, N., Otto*, J., Wassiljew, E., Navab, N., Falter-Wagner, C.M., & Roth, D. (2022). A Virtual Reality Based System for the Screening and Classification of Autism. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics28(5), 2168–2178. https://doi.org/10.1109/TVCG.2022.3150489. *shared first authorship

Koehler, J. C., Georgescu, A., Weiske, J., Spangemacher, M., Burghof, L., Falkai, P., Koutsouleris N., Tschacher W., Vogeley K., & Falter-Wagner, C. (2021). Specificity of Interpersonal Synchrony Deficits to Autism Spectrum Disorder and Its Potential for Digitally Assisted Diagnostics. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders52, 3718-3726. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-021-05194-3

Plank, I. S., Hindi Attar, C., Kunas, S. L., Dziobek, I., & Bermpohl, F. (2021). Increased activation in the bilateral anterior insulae in response to others in pain in mothers compared to non-mothers. Scientific reports, 11(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-02162-w

​Plank, I. S., Hindi Attar, C., Kunas, S. L., Dziobek, I., & Bermpohl, F. (2021). Motherhood and theory of mind: increased activation in the posterior cingulate cortex and insulae. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience17(5), 470–481. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsab109

Gowen, E., Crane, L., & Falter-Wagner, C. M. (2022). Editorial on Autism: Innovations and Future Directions in Psychological Research. Frontiers in Psychology12, 832008. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.832008

Weber, S., Falter-Wagner*, C. M., & Stöttinger*, E. (2021). Brief Report: Typical Visual Updating in Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 51, 4711-4716. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-021-04895-z. *equally contributing senior authors

Bloch, C., Burghof, L., Lehnhardt, F. G., Vogeley, K., & Falter-Wagner, C. (2021). Alexithymia traits outweigh autism traits in the explanation of depression in adults with autism. Scientific Reports11(1), 2258. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-81696-5

Espelöer, J., Hellmich, M., Vogeley, K., & Falter-Wagner, C. M. (2021). Brief Report: Social Anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorder is Based on Deficits in Social Competence. Journal of autism and developmental disorders51, 315-322. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-020-04529-w

Allenmark, F., Shi, Z., Pistorius, R. L., Theisinger, L. A., Koutsouleris, N., Falkai, P., Müller, H. J., & Falter-Wagner, C. M. (2021). Acquisition and Use of ‘Priors’ in Autism: Typical in Deciding Where to Look, Atypical in Deciding What Is There. Journal of autism and developmental disorders51(10), 3744-3758. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-020-04828-2

Arstila, V., Georgescu, A. L., Lunn, D., Noreika, V., & Falter-Wagner, C. M. (2020). Event Timing in Human Vision: Modulating Factors and Independent Functions. PLoS ONE, 15(8), e0226122. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226122

Gernert, C. C., Falkai, P., & Falter-Wagner, C. M. (2020). The Generalized Adaptation Account of Autism. Frontiers in Neuroscience14, 534218. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2020.534218

Falter-Wagner, C. M. (2020). Erhöhtes Risiko für Komorbiditäten bei Autismus. InFo Neurologie + Psychiatrie, 22 (3), 1-2.

Georgescu, A. L., Koeroglu, S., Hamilton, A., Vogeley, K., Falter-Wagner*, C. M., & Tschacher*, W. (2020). Testing the Interactional Heterogeneity Hypothesis of Autism: Do Individuals Spontaneously Synchronize with others during Conversations? Molecular Autism, 11, 1-14.  https://doi.org/10.1186/s13229-019-0305-1. *equally contributing senior authors

Vogel, D. H. V., Falter-Wagner, C. M., Krämer, K., Schoofs, T., Kupke, C., & Vogeley, K. (2020). Flow and Structure of Time Experience – Concept, Empirical Validation and Implications for Psychopathology. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 19, 325-258. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11097-018-9573-z

Georgescu, A. L., Koehler, J. C., Weiske, J., Vogeley, K., Koutsouleris, N., & Falter-Wagner, C. M. (2019). Machine learning to study social interaction difficulties in ASD. Frontiers in Robotics and AIsection Human-Robot Interaction, 6(132), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2019.00132

Brown, P., RELISH Consortium, & Zhou, Y. (2019). Large expert-curated database for benchmarking document similarity detection in biomedical literature search. Database, 1-67. https://doi.org/10.1093/database/baz085

Falter-Wagner, C. M., Vogeley, K., & Kraemer, K. (2019). Psycho- und Pharmakotherapie bei Autismus-Spektrum-Störungen im Erwachsenenalter. InFo Neurologie & Psychiatrie, 21 (11), 1-12.

Bloch, C., Vogeley, K., Georgescu, A. L., & Falter-Wagner, C. M. (2019). Intrapersonal synchrony as constituent of interpersonal synchrony and its relevance for autism spectrum disorder. Frontiers in Robotics and AIsection Human-Robot Interaction, 6(73), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2019.00073

Kuschefski, M., Falter-Wagner, C. M., Bente, G., Vogeley, K., & Georgescu, A. L. (2019). Inferring Power and Dominance from Dyadic Nonverbal Interactions in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism Research, 12, 505–516. https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.2069

Vogel, D. H. V., Falter-Wagner, C. M., Krämer, K., Schoofs, T., Kupke, C., & Vogeley, K. (2019). Interrupted Time Experience in Autism Spectrum Disorder – Empirical Evidence from Content Analysis. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49 (1), 22-33. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-018-3771-y

Intaite, M., Georgescu, A. L., Noreika, V., von Saldern, M. A. O., Vogeley, K., & Falter-Wagner, C. M. (2019). Adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have atypical perception of ambiguous figures when bottom-up and top-down interactions are incongruous. Autism, 23 (5), 1133-1142. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361318782221

Menassa, D., Braeutigam, S., Bailey, A. J., & Falter-Wagner, C. M. (2018). The neurophysiological correlates of perceptual simultaneity in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Neuroscience Letters, 665, 86-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2017.11.045

Lambrechts*, A., Falter-Wagner*, C. M., & van Wassenhove, V. (2018). Diminished neural resources allocation to time processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders. NeuroImage: Clinical, 176, 124-136. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nicl.2017.09.023. *shared first authorship

Isaksson, S., Salomaeki, S., Tuominen, J., Arstila, V., Falter-Wagner*, C. M., & Noreika*, V. (2018). Generalised timing impairment in Autism Spectrum Disorders across time scales and paradigms. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 99, 111-121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2018.01.017. *equally contributing senior authors

Rohde, M. S., Georgescu, A. L., Vogeley, K., Fimmers, R., & Falter-Wagner, C. M. (2018). Absence of Sex Differences in Mental Rotation Performance in ASD. Autism, 22 (7), 855-865. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361317714991

Lehnhard, F.-G., Falter, C. M., Gawronski, A., Volpert, K., Tepest, R., Franklin, J., & Vogeley, K. (2016). Sex-related cognitive profile in Autism Spectrum Disorders diagnosed late in life: implications for the female autistic phenotype. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46 (1), 139-154. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-015-2558-7

Krämer, K., Falter, C. M., Gawronski, A., & Vogeley, K. (2016). Autismus-Spektrum-Störungen im Erwachsenenalter. In: S. Herpertz, F. Caspar, & K. Lieb (Eds.), Psychotherapie. Munich: Elsevier. 

Krämer, K., Gawronski, A., Falter, C. M., & Vogeley, K. (2015). Die doppelte Unsichtbarkeit autistischer Störungen und ihre Herausforderungen für Therapeuten und Angehörige. Psychotherapeutenjournal, 3, 231-239.

Zapf, A. C., Glindemann, L. A., Vogeley, K., & Falter, C. M. (2015). Sex Differences and Autistic Superiority in Mental Rotation. PLoS ONE, 10 (4), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0124628

Allman, M. J., & Falter, C. M. (2015). Timing Processes in Autism Spectrum Disorders. In: A. Vatakis, & M. J. Allman (Eds.), Time Distortions in Mind – Temporal Processing in Clinical Populations. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishers.

Muth, A., Hohnekopp, J., & Falter, C. M. (2014). Visuo-Spatial Performance in Autism: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 3245-3263. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-014-2188-5

Mueller, A. K., Berger, J., Tucha, O. M., & Falter, C. M. (2014). Selective Impairment of Timing Functions in Non-Clinical Impulsiveness. Timing & Time Perception, 2, 20-34. https://doi.org/10.1163/22134468-00002008

Falter, C. M., & Noreika, V. (2014). Time Processing in Developmental Disorders: A Comparative View. In: D. Lloyd, & V. Arstila (Eds.), Subjective Time: the philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience of temporality. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Noreika, V., Falter, C. M., & Wagner, T. M. (2014). Variability of duration perception: From natural and induced alterations to psychiatric disorders. In: D. Lloyd, & V. Arstila (Eds.), Subjective Time: the philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience of temporality. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Intaite, M., Noreika, V., Soliunas, A., & Falter, C. M. (2013). Interaction of bottom-up and top-down processes in the perception of ambiguous figures. Vision Research, 89, 24-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2013.06.011

Mueller, A. K., Falter, C. M., & Tucha, O. M. (2013). Distinct Attentional Mechanisms for Social Information Processing as Revealed by Event-related Potential Studies. International Journal of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, 2 (2),23-37. https://doi.org/10.5923/j.ijbcs.20130202.03

Falter, C. M., Braeutigam, S., Nathan, R., Carrington, S., & Bailey, A. (2013). Enhanced Access to Early Visual Processing of Perceptual Simultaneity in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43 (8), 1857-1866. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-012-1735-1

Falter, C. M. (2013). Impaired and superior mirror symmetry perception in autism. Autism, 17 (1), 117-118.https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361312438618

Noreika, V., Falter, C. M., & Rubia, K. (2013). Timing deficits in Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Evidence from neurocognitive and neuroimaging studies. Neuropsychologia, 51, 235-266. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.09.036

Falter, C. M. & Bailey, A. (2012). Perception of Mirror Symmetry in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism, 16(6), 622-626. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361311407353

Falter, C. M., Elliott, M., & Bailey, A. (2012). Enhanced Visual Temporal Resolution in Autism Spectrum Disorders. PLoS ONE, 7 (3), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0032774

Noreika, V., Falter, C. M., Arstila, V., Wearden, J., & Kallio, S. (2012). Perception of short time scale intervals in a hypnotic virtuoso. The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 60 (3), 318-337. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207144.2012.675296

Falter, C. M., Noreika, V., Wearden, J., & Bailey, A. J. (2012). More Consistent, yet Less Sensitive: Interval Timing in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65 (11), 2093-2107.https://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2012.690770

Falter, C. M., & Noreika, V. (2011). Interval timing deficits and abnormal cognitive development. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 5 (26), 1-2. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnint.2011.00026

Falter, C. M., Plaisted Grant, K., & Davis, G. (2010). Object-based attention benefits reveal selective abnormalities of visual integration in autism. Autism Research, 3 (3), 128-136. https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.134

Seifert, D., Falter, C. M., Strasburger, H., & Elliott, M. A. (2010). Bandpass Characteristics of High-Frequency Sensitivity and Visual Experience in Blindsight. Consciousness and Cognition, 19 (1), 144-151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2010.01.005

Falter, C. M., Noreika, V., Kiverstein, J., & Moelder, B. (2009). Concrete Magnitudes: From Numbers to Time. Open Peer Commentary. Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 32 (3-4), 335-336. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X09990045

Falter, C. M., Plaisted, K., & Davis, G. (2008). Male Brains, Androgen, and the Cognitive Profile in Autism: Convergent Evidence from 2D:4D and Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. Response. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38 (5), 997-998. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-008-0552-z

Falter, C. M., Plaisted, K., & Davis, G. (2008). Visuo-spatial Processing in Autism – Testing the Predictions of Extreme Male Brain Theory. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38 (3), 507-515. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-007-0419-8

Falter, C. M., Arroyo, M., & Davis, G. J. (2006). Testosterone: Activation or organization of spatial cognition? Biological Psychology, 73, 132-140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2006.01.011

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