Jochen Mosbacher

Picture showing Jochen MosbacherJochen Mosbacher, Mag. Dr.rer.nat.
Senior Researcher
Phone: +43 (0)316 380 – 5082
E-Mail: jochen.mosbacher[at]
Address: Universitätsplatz 2/DG (Institut für Psychologie), 8010 Graz, Austria
Uni Graz Online: Link


Jochen A. Mosbacher is a psychologist and neuroscientist. He received his Dr. rer. nat. from the University of Graz for his work on the potentials of transcranial electrical stimulation to support arithmetic learning and the neurophysiological basics underlying these effects. Furthermore, he worked in the fields of neuropsychological diagnostics and dementia and is a registered clinical and health psychologist. Currently he is a senior researcher with the Cognitive Science Section, working on projects regarding an app-based resilience and stress training (AI-Refit), and the assessment and minimizing of cognitive load in human-robot interactions (EASIER). In both, his main research interest lies on the adaption and application of behavioural models to assess and optimize processes and procedures.


List of scientific publications:


Frering, L., Mohr-Ziak, P., Könczöl, C., Mosbacher, J., Eder, M., Albert, D., Kubicek, B., & Steinbauer-Wagner, G. (accepted). An Evaluation of Affordance Templates for Human-Robot Interaction. 2024 IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN). 26-30 August, 2024, Pasadena, California.

Pszeida, M., Schneeberger, M., Draxler, S., Mosbacher, J., Weiss, W., Russegger, S., Albert, D., & Paletta, L. (accepted). Towards the assessment of resilience parameters from wearable biosensors and eye-tracking. 15th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2024). 24-27 July 2024, Nice, France.


Frering, L., Koenczoel, C., Mosbacher, J. A., Kames, M., Eder, M., Mohr-Ziak, P., Gabl, S., Kalkofen, D., Albert, D., Kubicek, B., & Steinbauer-Wagner, G. (2023). Impact of Robot Related User Pre-Experience on Cognitive Load, Trust, Trustworthiness and Satisfaction with VR Interfaces. Advances in Service and Industrial Robotics. RAAD 2023 (pp. 123-131). Mechanisms and Machine Science (Vol. 135). Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-031-32606-6_15 [Springer] [doi]

Paletta, L., Russegger, S., Albert, D., Reininghaus, E., Lenger, M., Fellner, M., Lutz, T., Pszeida, M., Draxler, S., Orgel, T., Schneeberger, M., Guggemos, S., Mosbacher, J., Spat, S., & Pötz, G. (2023). AI-enabled playful enhancement of resilience and self-efficacy with psychological learning theory. In L. Paletta, H. Ayaz & U. Asgher (Eds.), Cognitive Computing and Internet of Things. AHFE (2023) International Conference. AHFE Open Access, vol 73. AHFE International, USA. 20 – 24 July 2023, San Francisco, USA. doi:10.54941/ahfe1003973 [Conference] [doi] [pdf (Conference)]


Brunner, C., Koren, N. A., Scheucher, J., Mosbacher, J. A., De Smedt, B., Grabner, R. H., & Vogel, S. E. (2021). Oscillatory electroencephalographic patterns of arithmetic problem solving in fourth graders. Scientific Reports, 11, 23278. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-02789-9 [doi]

Mosbacher, J. A., Waser, M., Garn, H., Seiler, S., Coronel, C., Dal-Bianco, P., Benke, T., Deistler, M., Ransmayr, G., Mayer, F., Sanin, G., Lechner, A., Lackner, H. K., Schwingenschuh, P., Grossegger, D., & Schmidt, R. (2021). Functional (un-)Coupling: Impairment, Compensation, and Future Progression  in Alzheimer’s Disease. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience. doi:10.1177/15500594211052208 [doi]

Mosbacher, J. A., Halverscheid, S., Pustelnik, K., Danner, M., Prassl, C., Brunner, C., Vogel, S. E., Nitsche, M. A., & Grabner, R. H. (2021). Theta Band Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation Enhances Arithmetic Learning: A Systematic Comparison of Different Direct and Alternating Current Stimulations. Neuroscience, 477, 89-105. doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2021.10.006 [doi]

Santos, F. H., Mosbacher, J. A., Menghini, D., Rubia, K., Grabner, R. H., & Cohen Kadosh, R. (2021). Chapter 1 – Effects of transcranial stimulation in developmental neurocognitive disorders: A critical appraisal. In R. Cohen Kadosh, T. Zaehle, & K. Krauel (Eds.), Non-invasive Brain Stimulation (NIBS) in Neurodevelopmental Disorders (pp. 1-40). Progress in Brain Research (Vol. 264). Elsevier. doi:10.1016/bs.pbr.2021.01.012 [doi]

Schillinger, F. L., Mosbacher, J. A., Brunner, C., Vogel, S. E., & Grabner, R. H. (2021). Revisiting the Role of Worries in Explaining the Link Between Test Anxiety and Test Performance. Educational Psychology Review, 33, 1887–1906. doi:10.1007/s10648-021-09601-0 [doi]


Bergmann, J. C., Mües, H. M., Mosbacher, J. A., Eckerstorfer, L. V., Pomper, U., Malkoc, S., Hofer, G., Kachel, T. A., & Goller, F. (2020). Zur Situation der Jungwissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftler in der Psychologie in Österreich. Psychologische Rundschau, 71(4), 361-371. doi:10.1026/0033-3042/a000507 [doi]

Mosbacher, J. A., Brunner, C., & Grabner, R. H. (2020). More Problems After Difficult Problems? Behavioral and Electrophysiological Evidence for Sequential Difficulty Effects in Mental Arithmetic. Journal of Numerical Cognition, 6(1), 108-128. doi:10.5964/jnc.v6i1.223 [doi]

Mosbacher, J. A., Brunner, C., Nitsche, M. A., & Grabner, R. H. (2020). Effects of Anodal tDCS on Arithmetic Performance and Electrophysiological Activity. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 14, 17. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2020.00017 [doi]

Defrancesco, M., Marksteiner, J., Kemmler, G., Dal-Bianco, P., Ransmayr, G., Benke, T., Mosbacher, J., Holler, Y., & Schmidt, R. (2020). Specific Neuropsychiatric Symptoms Are Associated with Faster Progression in Alzheimer’s Disease: Results of the Prospective Dementia Registry (PRODEM-Austria). Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 73(1), 125-133. doi:10.3233/JAD-190662 [doi]


Waser, M., Benke, T., Dal-Bianco, P., Garn, H., Mosbacher, J. A., Ransmayr, G., Schmidt, R., Seiler, S., Sorensen, H. B. D., & Jennum P. J. (2019). Neuroimaging markers of global cognition in early Alzheimer’s disease: A magnetic resonance imaging–electroencephalography study. Brain and Behavior, 9(1), e01197. doi:10.1002/brb3.1197 [doi]


Pusswald, G., Lehrner, J., Hagmann, M., Dal-Bianco, P., Benke, T., Loitfelder, M., Marksteiner, J., Mosbacher, J., Ransmayr, G., Sanin, G., Schmidt, R., & PRODEM Study Group (2018). Genderspezifische Leistungsprofile des episodischen Gedächtnisses bei Patientinnen und Patienten mit Alzheimer Demenz. Zeitschrift für Neuropsychologie, 29(3), 161-167. doi:10.1024/1016-264X/a000227 [doi]


Pusswald, G., Lehrner, J., Hagmann, M., Dal-Bianco, P., Benke, T., Loitfelder, M., Marksteiner, J., Mosbacher, J., Ransmayr, G., Sanin, G., & Schmidt, R. (2015). Gender-Specific Differences in Cognitive Profiles of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease: Results of the Prospective Dementia Registry Austria (PRODEM-Austria). Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 46(3), 631-637.


Papousek, I., Weiss, E. M., Mosbacher, J. A., Reiser, E. M., Schulter, G., & Fink, A. (2014). Affective processing in positive schizotypy: Loose control of social-emotional information. Brain and Cognition, 92, 84-91. doi:10.1016/j.bandc.2014.10.008 [doi]