Academic Education

2004–2008Dr. phil. nat. Neurobiology, University of Frankfurt/Main, Germany
1997–2003Dipl. Biology, University of Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Professional Experience

Since 04/2014Head of Laboratory, Max-Planck-Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
2009–2014Research Fellow, Institute of Medical Psychology, University of Frankfurt/Main, Germany
2008Post-Doc Fellow of the FAZIT foundation, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
2004–2007PhD Fellow in the Research Training Group "Molecules, structures, functions" (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG)


Journal Articles

Conradi, N., Abel, C., Frisch, S., Kell, C. A., Kaiser, J., & Schmidt-Kassow, M. (2016). Actively but not passively synchronized motor activity amplifies predictive timing. NeuroImage, 139, 211-217. doi:  10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.06.033.

Schmidt-Kassow, M., Zink, N., Mock, J., Thiel, C., Vogt, L., Abel, C., & Kaiser, J. (2014). Treadmill walking during vocabulary encoding improves verbal long-term memory. Behavioral and brain functions, 10(1), 24. doi:10.1186/1744-9081-10-24 

Wittekindt, A., Kaiser, J., & Abel, C. (2014). Attentional modulation of the inner ear: a combined otoacoustic emission and EEG study. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(30), 9995-10002. doi:10.1523/jneurosci.4861-13.2014

Schmidt-Kassow, M., Heinemann, L., Abel, C. & Kaiser, J. (2013). Auditory–motor synchronization facilitates attention allocation, Neuroimage, 82C, 101-106. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.05.111

Otterbein, S., Abel, C., Heinemann, L., Kaiser, J. & Schmidt-Kassow, M. (2012). P3b reflects periodicity in linguistic sequences. PLoS One 7(12), e51419. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051419

Althen, H., Wittekindt, A., Gaese, B., Kössl, M. & and Abel, C. (2012). Effect of contralateral pure tone stimulation on distortion emissions suggests a frequency-specific functioning of the efferent cochlear control, Journal of Neurophysiology, 107(7), 1962-1969. doi:10.1152/jn.00418.2011

Abel, C., Wittekindt, A. & Kössl, M. (2009). Contralateral acoustic stimulation modulates low-frequency biasing of DPOAE - efferent influence on cochlear amplifier operating state?, Journal of Neurophysiology, 101(5), 2362-2371. doi:10.1152/jn.00026.2009

Abel, C. & Kössl, M. (2009). Sensitive response to low-frequency cochlear distortion products in the auditory midbrain. Journal of Neurophysiology, 101(3), 1560-74. doi:10.1152/jn.90805.2008

Macías, S., Mora, EC., Kössl, M., Abel, C. & Foeller, E. (2009). The auditory cortex of the bat Molossus molossus: Disproportionate search call frequency representation. Hearing Research, 250(1-2), 19-26. doi:10.1016/j.heares.2009.01.006

Book Sections

Wittekindt, A., Abel, C. & Kössl, M. (2008). Shifting the operating point of cochlear amplification? Impact of low frequency biasing and contralateral sound stimulation on DPOAE. In Cooper, N.P. & Kemp, D.T. (Eds.). Concepts and Challenges in the Biophysics of Hearing (pp. 190-195). Singapore, New Jersey, London, Hong Kong: World Scientific.