Sophie A. Nolden


Scientific employee

Sophie A. Nolden
Institute of Psychology


Institut für Psychologie
Arbeitseinheit Entwicklungspsychologie

Sophie A. Nolden, Ph. D.
PEG-Gebäude, Raum 5.071
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
D-60629 Frankfurt am Main


Phone: +49 (0)69/798-35274
Fax: +49 241 80 92318

Office hours

By appointment

Research interests

  • Selective attention
  • Working memory
  • Cognitive control and ageing
  • Processing of emotional music and language


Psychology B.Sc.

  • Memory (Summer 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Experimental course (Summer 2015, 2017)

Psychology M.Sc.

  • Cognitive neurosciences (Winter 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18)
  • Methods of cognitive neurosciences (Winter 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18)


  • Advice and assistance for minor subjects, B.Sc. Psychology
  • Homepage design

Third-party funded research projects

  • RWTH Start-Up 2015, funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments, German Research Foundation (DFG)


  • Nolden, S., Rigoulot, S., Jolicoeur, P., & Armony. J. (2017). Effects of musical expertise on oscillatory brain activity in response to emotional sounds. Neuropsychologia, 103, 96-105.
  • Seibold, J. C., Nolden, S., Oberem, J., Fels, J., & Koch, I. (in press). Intentional Preparation of Auditory Attention-Switches: Explicit Cueing and Sequential Switch-Predictability. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.
  • Hirsch, P., Nolden, S., Philipp, A. M., & Koch, I. (2017). Hierarchical task organization in dual tasks: Further evidence for higher-level task representations. Psychological Research. Advance online publication.
  • Nolden, S., & Koch, I. (2017). Cognitive control of auditory selective attention to long or short melodic patterns. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. 79(4), 1132-1146.
  • Hirsch, P., Nolden, S., & Koch, I. (2017). Higher-order cognitive control in dual tasks: Evidence from task-pair switching. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43(3), 567-580.
  • Nolden, S. (2015). Brain activity related to the retention of tones in auditory short-term-memory. In: P. Jolicoeur, C. Lefebvre, & J. Martinez-Trujillo (Eds.), Mechanisms of Sensory Working Memory. Attention and Performance XXV (pp. 201-2014). London, UK: Academic Press.
  • Janczyk, M., Nolden, S., & Jolicoeur, P. (2015). No differences in dual-task costs between forced- and free-choice tasks. Psychological Research, 79(3), 463-477.
  • Alunni-Menichini, K., Guimond, S., Bermudez, P., Nolden, S., Lefebvre, C., & Jolicoeur, P. (2014). Saturation of auditory short-term memory causes a plateau in the sustained anterior negativity potential. Brain Research, 1592, 55-64.
  • Grimault, S., Nolden, S., Lefebvre, C., Vachon, F., Hyde, K., Peretz, I., & Zatorre, R., Robitaille, N., & Jolicoeur, P. (2014). Brain activity is related to individual differences in the number of items stored in auditory short-term memory for pitch: evidence from magnetoencephalography. NeuroImage, 94, 96-106.
  • Nolden, S., Bermudez, P., Alunni-Menichini, K., Lefebvre, C., Grimault, S., & Jolicoeur, P. (2013). Electrophysiological correlates of the retention of tones differing in timbre in auditory short-term memory. Neuropsychologia, 51(13), 2740-2746.
  • Nolden, S., Grimault, S., Guimond, S., Lefebvre, C., Bermudez, P., & Jolicoeur, P. (2013). The retention of simultaneous tones in auditory short-term memory: a magnetoencephalography study. NeuroImage, 82, 384-392.
  • Nolden, S., Haering, C., Kiesel, A. (2012). Assessing intentional binding with the method of constant stimuli. Consciousness and Cognition, 21(3), 1176-1185.
  • Guimond, S., Vachon, F., Nolden, S., Lefebvre, C., Grimault, S., & Jolicoeur, P. (2011). Electrophysiological correlates of the maintenance of the representation of pitch objects in acoustic short-term memory. Psychophysiology, 48(11), 1500-1509.