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Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Registered Reports

Knopf, L., Nennstiel, K., Domes, G., & Kamp, S.-M. (in-principle acceptance). Event-related potentials during episodic encoding and retrieval in a community sample of older adults with and without subjective cognitive decline (Stage I registered report). Journal of Neuropsychology. 


Kamp, S.-M., Buntić, N., Amtmann, J., Scharpf, A., Schönen, A., Wagner, L., & Schulz, A. (2023). Reduced concentration performance and heartbeat-evoked potential in individuals with a history of a SARS-CoV-2 infection. Neuroscience Letters, 814, 137466.

Mecklinger, A. & Kamp, S.-M. (2023). Observing memory encoding while it unfolds: Functional interpretation and current debates regarding the ERP subsequent memory effect. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 105347.

Kamp, S.-M., Forester, G., & Knopf, L. (2023). Reliability and stability of oddball P300 amplitude in older adults: The role of stimulus sequence effects. Brain and Cognition, 169, 105998.

Forester, G., & Kamp, S.-M. (2023). Pre-associative item encoding influences associative memory. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 1-17. 


Endemann, R. & Kamp, S.-M. (2022). An examination of task factors that influence the associative memory deficit in aging. Frontiers in Psychology, Section Psychology and Aging, 13, 991371.

Kamp, S.-M., Forester, G., Henken, M., Vittinghoff, M. & Knopf, L. (2022). On the role of item encoding mechanisms in associative memory in young and older adults: A mass univariate ERP study. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 189, 107588.

Kroneisen, M., Kriechbaumer, M., Kamp, S.-M. & Erdfelder, E. (2022). Realistic context doesn’t amplify the survival processing effect: Lessons learned from Covid-19 Scenarios. Acta Psychologica, 222, 103459.


Kamp, S.-M., Forester, G., Vatheuer, C. C., & Domes, G. (2021). Stress effects on the oddball P300 and N2 in males and females. Biological Psychology, 108095

Kamp, S.-M., Schulz, A., Forester, G. & Domes, G. (2021). Older adults show a higher heartbeat-evoked potential than young adults and a negative association with everyday metacognition. Brain Research, 1752, 147238.

Kroneisen, M., Kriechbaumer, M., Kamp, S.-M., & Erdfelder, E. (2021). How can I use it? The role of functional fixedness in the survival processing paradigm. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 28, 324-332.


Kamp, S.-M. (2020). Neurocognitive mechanisms of guided item and associative encoding in young and older adults. Brain and Cognition, 145, 105626.

Kamp, S.-M. (2020). Preceding stimulus sequence effects on the oddball-P300 in young and healthy older adults. Psychophysiology, 57, e13593

Forester, G., Kroneisen, M., Erdfelder, E., & Kamp, S.-M. (2020). Adaptive memory: Independent effects of survival processing and reward motivation on memory. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 14, 556.

Forester, G., Halbeisen, G., Walther, E. & Kamp, S.-M. (2020). Frontal ERP slow waves during memory encoding are associated with affective attitude formation. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 158, 389-399.

Forester, G., Kroneisen, M., Erdfelder, E., & Kamp, S.-M. (2020). Survival processing modulates the neurocognitive mechanisms of episodic encoding. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 20, 717-729.

Undorf, M., Amaefule, C. O., & Kamp, S.-M. (2020). The neurocognitive basis of metamemory: Using the N400 to study the contribution of fluency to judgments of learning. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 169, 107176

Halbeisen, G., Buttlar, B., Kamp, S.-M., & Walther, E. (2020). The timing-dependent effects of stress-induced cortisol release on evaluative conditioning. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 152, 44-52. 

2017 - 2019

Forester, G., Kroneisen, M., Erdfelder, E., & Kamp, S.-M. (2019). On the role of retrieval processes in the survival processing effect: Evidence from ROC and ERP analyses. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 166, 107083.

Kamp, S.-M., Endemann, R., Domes, G. & Mecklinger, A. (2019). Effects of acute psychosocial stress on the neural correlates of episodic encoding: Item versus associative memory. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 158, 128-138. 

Kamp, S.-M., Bader, R., & Mecklinger, A. (2018). Unitization of word pairs in young and older adults: Encoding mechanisms and retrieval outcomes. Psychology and Aging, 33(3), 497-511.

Kamp, S.-M., Bader, R., & Mecklinger, A. (2017). ERP subsequent memory effects differ between inter-item and unitization encoding tasks. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, 30.

2014 - 2016

Kamp, S.-M., Bader, R., & Mecklinger, A. (2016). The effect of unitizing word pairs on recollection- vs. familiarity-based retrieval – further evidence from ERPs. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 12(4), 168-177.

Kamp, S.-M., Lehman, M., Malmberg, K. J. & Donchin, E. (2016). A buffer model account of behavioral and ERP patterns in the Von Restorff paradigm. AIMS Neuroscience, 3(2), 181-202.

Kamp, S.-M., Potts, G. F., & Donchin, E. (2015). On the roles of distinctiveness and semantic expectancies in episodic encoding of emotional words. Psychophysiology, 52(12), 1599-1609.

Kamp, S.-M., & Zimmer, H. D. (2015). Contributions of attention and elaboration to associative encoding in young and older adults. Neuropsychologia, 15, 252-264.

Kamp, S.-M., & Donchin, E. (2015). ERP and pupil responses to deviance in an oddball paradigm. Psychophysiology, 52(4), 460-471.

Heflick, N. A., Goldenberg, J. L., Hart, J. J., & Kamp, S.-M. (2015). Death awareness and body-self dualism: The why and how of afterlife belief. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45(2), 267-275.

2011 - 2013

Kamp, S.-M., Brumback, T., & Donchin, E. (2013). The component structure of ERP subsequent memory effects in the Von Restorff paradigm and the word frequency effect in recall. Psychophysiology, 50(11), 1079-1093.

Kamp, S.-M., Murphy, A. R., & Donchin, E. (2013). The component structure of event-related potentials in the P300 Speller paradigm. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 21(6), 1534-4320.

Kamp, S.-M., Forester, G. R., Murphy, A. R., Brumback, T., & Donchin, E. (2012). Testing a distinctiveness explanation of the primacy effect in free recall using event-related potentials. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 539-544). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Potts, G. F., Martin, L. E., Kamp, S.-M., & Donchin, E. (2011). Neural response to action and reward prediction errors: Comparing the Error Related Negativity to behavioral errors and the Feedback Related Negativity to reward prediction violations. Psychophysiology, 48(2), 218-228.

Book chapters

Kroneisen, M., Forester, G. & Kamp., S.-M. (in press). Neurocognitive mechanisms of the survival processing effect. In: Toglia, M. P., Otgaar, H., Altarriba, J., & Erickson, W. B.: “Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Advances in Understanding Adaptive Memory.”


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