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Ullrich Ecker

Assoc/Prof Ullrich Ecker

Research Associate Professor
Research Section (Psychology)

Contact details
Address
Research Section (Psychology)
The University of Western Australia (M304)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
6488 3257
Fax
6488 1006
Email
ullrich.ecker@uwa.edu.au
Personal homepage
www.cogsciwa.com
Qualifications
DipPsych PhD Saarland
Biography
APD Research Fellow of the Australian Research Council (2011-2015)

PhD (2007) and Dipl.Psych. (2003) from Saarland University, Germany
Key research
Binding in memory
Memory updating
The effects of misinformation on memory and reasoning
Publications
Ecker, U. K. H., Lewandowsky, S., & Oberauer, K. (in press).
Removal of information from working memory: A specific updating process.
Journal of Memory and Language.

Ecker, U. K. H., Lewandowsky, S., Fenton, O., & Martin, K. (in press).
Do people keep believing because they want to? Pre-existing attitudes and the continued influence of misinformation.
Memory & Cognition.

Hasan, A., Wobrock, T., Falkai, P., Schneider-Axmann, T., Guse, B., Backens, M., Ecker, U. K. H., Heimes, J., Scherk, H., & Gruber, O. (in press).
Hippocampal integrity and neurocognition in first-episode schizophrenia: A multidimensional study.
World Journal of Biological Psychiatry.

Ecker, U. K. H., Lewandowsky, S., & Oberauer, K. (2013).
Removal of information from working memory.
In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 400-405). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Ecker, U. K. H., Maybery, M. T., & Zimmer, H. D. (2013).
Binding of intrinsic and extrinsic features in working memory.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142, 218-234.

Lewandowsky, S., Ecker, U. K. H., Schwarz, N., Seifert, C., & Cook, J. (2012).
Misinformation and its correction: Continued influence and successful debiasing.
Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 13, 106-131.

Ecker, U. K. H., & Lewandowsky, S. (2012).
Computational constraints in cognitive theories of forgetting.
Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 400.

Kueper, K., Groh-Bordin, C., Zimmer, H. D., & Ecker, U. K. H. (2012).
Electrophysiological correlates of exemplar-specific processes in implicit and explicit memory.
Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 52-64.

Lewandowsky, S., Ecker, U. K. H., Farrell, S., & Brown, G. D. A. (2012).
Models of cognition and (unnecessary?) constraints from neuroscience: A case study involving consolidation.
Australian Journal of Psychology, 64, 37-45.

Ecker, U. K. H., Lewandowsky, S., Swire, B., & Chang, D. (2011).
Correcting false information in memory: Manipulating the strength of misinformation encoding and its retraction.
Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18, 570-578.

Ecker, U. K. H., Lewandowsky, S., & Apai, J. (2011). Terrorists brought down the plane!—No, actually it was a technical fault: Processing corrections of emotive information. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 283-310.

Ecker, U. K. H., Lewandowsky, S., & Tang, D. T. W. (2010). Explicit warnings reduce but do not eliminate the continued influence of misinformation. Memory & Cognition, 38, 1087-1100.

Lewandowsky, S., Oberauer, K., Yang, L. X., & Ecker, U. K. H. (2010). A working memory test battery for Matlab. Behavior and Research Methods, 42, 571-585.

Zimmer, H. D., & Ecker, U. K. H. (2010). Remembering perceptual features unequally bound in Object and Episodic tokens: Neural mechanisms and their electrophysiological correlates. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 34, 1066-1079.

Wobrock, T., Hasan, A., Malchow, B., Wolff-Menzler, C., Guse, B., Lang, N., Schneider-Axmann, T., Ecker, U. K. H., Falkai, P. (2010). Increased cortical inhibition deficits in first-episode schizophrenia with comorbid cannabis abuse. Psychopharmacology, 208, 353-363.

Ecker, U. K. H., Lewandowsky, S., Oberauer, K., & Chee, A. E. H. (2010). The components of working memory updating: An experimental decomposition and individual differences. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Ecker, U. K. H., Lewandowsky, S., & Oberauer, K. (2009).
Components of working memory updating.
In N. A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 347-352). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Ecker, U. K. H., Arend, A. M., Bergström, K., & Zimmer, H. D. (2009). Verbal predicates foster recollection but not familiarity of a task-irrelevant feature—an ERP study. Consciousness & Cognition, 18, 679-689.

Wobrock, T., Ecker, U. K. H., Scherk, H., Schneider-Axmann, T., Falkai, P., & Gruber, O. (in press). Cognitive impairment of executive function as a core symptom of schizophrenia. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry.

Bermeitinger, C., Goelz, R., Johr, N., Neumann, M., Ecker, U. K. H., & Doerr, R. (2009). The hidden persuaders break into the tired brain. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 320-326.

Ecker, U. K. H., & Zimmer, H. D. (2009). ERP evidence for flexible adjustment of retrieval orientation and its influence on familiarity. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, 1907-1919.

Wobrock, T., Schneider, M., Kadovic, D., Schneider-Axmann, T., Ecker, U. K. H., Retz, W., Rösler, M., & Falkai, P. (2008). Reduced cortical inhibition in first-episode schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 105, 252-261.

Ecker, U. K. H., Zimmer, H. D., & Groh-Bordin, C. (2007). The influence of object and background color manipulations on the electrophysiological indices of recognition memory. Brain Research, 1185, 221-230.

Ecker, U. K. H., Zimmer, H. D., & Groh-Bordin, C. (2007). Color and context: An ERP study on intrinsic and extrinsic feature binding in episodic memory. Memory & Cognition, 35, 1483-1501.

Ecker, U. K. H., Zimmer, H. D., Groh-Bordin, C., & Mecklinger, A. (2007). Context effects on familiarity are familiarity effects of context - An electrophysiological study. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 64, 146-156.

Groh-Bordin, C., Zimmer, H. D., & Ecker, U. K. H. (2006). Has the butcher on the bus dyed his hair? When color changes modulate ERP correlates of familiarity and recollection. NeuroImage, 32, 1879-1890.

Zimmer, H. D., Steiner, A., & Ecker, U. K. H. (2002). How "implicit" are implicit color effects in memory? Experimental Psychology, 49, 120-131.

Books

Ecker, U. K. H. (2007). Objects in context. The neurocognitive representation, binding, and processing of object and context features in recognition memory – An electrophysiological approach. Saarbruecken, Germany: VDM.

Book chapters

Ecker, U. K. H., Groh-Bordin, C., & Zimmer, H. D. (2004). Electrophysiological correlates of specific feature binding in remembering – Introducing a neurocognitive model of human memory. In A. Mecklinger, H. D. Zimmer, & U. Lindenberger (Eds.), Bound in Memory – Insights from Behavioral and Neuropsychological Studies (pp.159-193). Aachen, Germany: Shaker.
Funding received
ARC
Languages
German, English
Memberships
Association for Psychological Science
Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Psychologie
Honours and awards
2012 Finalist, Western Australian Early Career Scientist of the Year Award

2011/2012 Excellence in Coursework Teaching Award (Early Career); UWA Faculty of Life & Physical Sciences

2011 UWA Outstanding Young Investigator Award

2009 Postdoctoral Award for "Best work accepted for publication by a UWA early-career researcher"
Teaching
PSYC2215/3315 - Cognitive Psychology (UWA & PSB, 2010-)
PSYC1101 - Mind and Brain (Cognition module; 2012-2013)
PSYC3311 - Specialist Research Topics (PSB, 2012-2013)
Current projects
2013 WUN Research Development Award, Responding and adapting to climate change: Recognizing and
managing uncertainty in the physical, social, and public spheres, Lewandowsky et al., GBP13,300

2013 UWA Research Collaboration Award, Memory Models and Neuroimaging, Ecker, Lewandowsky, Bayliss, Jarrold, Farrell, Brooks, Thai, Briscoe, Cook, & Swire, AU$19,000

2011 ARC Discovery Project, Memory consolidation-Integrating cognitive science and neuroscience approaches to how we remember and how we forget, with M Maybery (UWA), G Brown (Warwick) & R Henson (Cambridge), AU$422,000
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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