Dr. Florian Scharf

Position Postdoc


E-Mail florian.scharf[at]uni-muenster.de
Room 241
Phone +49 (2 51) 83 - 39 41 8
Consultation Hours Tuesday, 17 to 18 o'clock

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  • Research Interests

    • Structural Equation Modeling of neurophysiological data
    • Regularized Structural Equation Modeling of psychological data
    • Performance of Dimension Reduction Techniques for EEG data
    • Validity and Reliability of Electrophysiological Measures
    • Prediction in Auditory Perception


  • Selected Publications

    Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

    Scharf, F., Widmann, A., Bonmassar, C. & Wetzel, N. (in press). A Tutorial on the Use of Temporal Principal Component Analysis in Developmental ERP Research – Opportunities and Challenges. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

    von Dercksen, T., Widmann, A., Scharf, F., & Wetzel, N. (in press). Sound omission related brain responses in children. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

    Scharf, F.*, Pförtner, J.*, & Nestler, S. (2021). Can ridge and elastic net structural equation modeling be used to stabilize parameter estimates when latent factors are correlated? Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 62, 928-940. (*shared first autorship)

    Wetzel, N., Widmann, A., & Scharf, F. (2021). Distraction of attention by novel sounds in children declines fast. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 5308doi

    Wetzel, N., Scharf, F., & Widmann, A. (2019). Can’t Ignore—Distraction by Task‐Irrelevant Sounds in Early and Middle Childhood. Child Development, 90(6), 454–464.  doi

    Scharf, F., & Nestler, S. (2019a). A comparison of simple structure rotation criteria in temporal exploratory factor analysis for event-related potential data. Methodology, 15, 43-60osf  pdf

    Scharf, F., & Nestler, S. (2019b). Exploratory structural equation modeling for event-related potential data – an all-in-one approach? Psychophysiology. DOI 10.1111/psyp.13303 osf  pdf

    Scharf, F., & Nestler, S. (2019c). Should regularization replace simple structure rotation in Exploratory Factor Analysis? Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 26, 576-590. osf  pdf

    Scharf, F., & Nestler, S. (2018). Principles behind variance misallocation in tem-poral exploratory factor analysis for ERP data: Insights from an inter-factor covariance decomposition. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 128, 119-136. osf  pdf