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  Neurolinguistics: Prof. Dr. Carsten Eulitz

Eulitz, Carsten, Professor for General Linguistics (specialization: Neurolinguistics)
Department of Linguistics 
University of Konstanz 
D 181 
78457 Konstanz 


phone:   +49 7531 88 4260
room: G 210



Cognitive neuroscience of language:

  • Auditory phonetics, Neurophonology and studies on morphophonological processing, morphological and sentence processing
  • Functional organisation of cortical language areas with focus on the mental lexicon
  • Approaches: Online processing in monolingual normal subjects; cross-linguistic studies; studies of multilingual subjects; disturbances in languages processing in clinical populations

Methods for the description of cognitive processes:

  • spatial-temporal characteristics of language processing using Electro- and Magnetoencephalography (EEG, MEG) including behavioural tasks and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
  • methods for the description of cognitive processes: event-related brain activity; topographical and source analyses; oscillatory brain dynamics using frequency-domain analyses



List of Journal Publications including Abstracts

PDFs of most publications can be downloaded using KOPS (the Institutional Repository of the University of Konstanz) or ResearchGate


Key publications
Eulitz, C., Diesch, E., Pantev, C., Hampson, S., Elbert, T. (1995). Magnetic and Electric Brain Activity Evoked by the processing of Tone and Vowel stimuli. The Journal of Neuroscience, 15(4), 2748-2755.  
Eulitz, C., Maess, B., Pantev, C., Friederici, A., Feige, B., Elbert, T. (1996). Oscillatory Neuromagnetic Activity Induced by Language and Non-Language Stimuli. Cognitive Brain Research, 4:121-132.  
Eulitz, C., Ullsperger, P., Freude, G., Elbert, T. (1998). Mobile phones modulate response patterns of human brain activity. NeuroReport, 9(4, 3229-3232.  
Eulitz, C., Lahiri, A. (2004). Neurobiological evidence for abstract phonological representations in speech recognition. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16(4), 577-583.  
Obleser J., Lahiri, A., Eulitz, C. (2004). Magnetic Brain Response Mirrors Extraction of Phonological Features from Spoken Vowels. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16(1), 31-39.  
Hannemann R, Obleser J, Eulitz C. (2007) Top-down knowledge supports the retrieval of lexical information from degraded speech. Brain Research, 1153:134-143.  
Friedrich, C.K., Lahiri, A., Eulitz, C. (2008). Neurophysiological evidence for underspecified representations: Asymmetries with word initial variations. J Exp Psychology: Hum Percept Perform, 34(6):1545-59.  
Meinzer, M., Lahiri, A., Flaisch, T., Hannemann, R., Eulitz, C. (2009). Opaque for the reader but obvious for the brain: Neural signatures of morphological complexity. Neuropsychologia, 47:1964-71.  
Cornell S., Lahiri A., Eulitz C. (2013). Inequality across consonantal contrasts in speech perception: Evidence from Mismatch Negativity. J Exp Psychology: Hum Percept Perform, 39; 757-772.  

Smolka E., Preller K. H., Eulitz C. (2014). 'Verstehen' ('understand') primes 'stehen' ('stand'): Morphological structure overrides semantic compositionality in the lexical representation of German complex verbs. Journal of Memory and Language, 72; 16-36.



Academic Affairs (selected)
since 10/2018

Head of the Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz


Board member of Senate's Committee for Research


Think Tank Member at the Expertenkommission "Kleine Fächer in Baden-Württemberg", Ministry for Science, Research and Art of Baden-Wuerttemberg


Vice-Rector Academics (Prorektor für Lehre) of the University of Konstanz


Board member of Senate’s Committee for Research (Ausschuss für Forschungsfragen), University of Konstanz


Dean (Studiendekan) at the Department of Linguistics, University of Konstanz

since 2006

Executive Board of Lurija Institute of Rehabilitation Science; Kliniken Schmieder & University of Konstanz


Executive Board of the Junior Fellow Research Centre at University of Konstanz


Academic Appointments
since 2005

Professor for General Linguistics/ Neurolinguistics; University of Konstanz


Hochschuldozent Neuropsychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the School of Medicine, University of Aachen


Hochschuldozent, Departments of Linguistics and Psychology, University of Konstanz


Hochschulassistent and Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Konstanz


Postdoctoral Fellow, Inst. of Experimental Audiology, University of Münster


Research Assistant, Federal Institute of Occupational Medicine, Berlin


Biographical Sketch

Habilitation in Psychology, University of Konstanz


M.D. (Doktor der Medizin) at Humboldt-University, Berlin


Licensed Physiologist (Facharzt für Physiologie)


Diploma in Medicine/ Biophysics, Russian State Medical University, Moscow


Letzte Aktualisierung: 25.10.2018        © 2006-18 : FB Sprachwissenschaft