Niels Birbaumer

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Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi Breaking the silence: brain-computer interfaces (BCI) for communication and motor control
    Niels Birbaumer
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Psychophysiology 43:517-32. 2006
  2. ncbi Tinnitus sensitization: Sensory and psychophysiological aspects of a new pathway of acquired centralization of chronic tinnitus
    Hans P Zenner
    Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Tübingen, Germany
    Otol Neurotol 27:1054-63. 2006
  3. doi Neural signatures of modified memories
    Niels Birbaumer
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Silcherstrasse 5, D 72076 Tubingen, Germany IRCCS Ospedale San Camillo, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, via Alberoni 70, 30126 Lido di Venezia, Italy Electronic address
    Neuron 81:3-5. 2014
  4. pmc Conditional associative learning examined in a paralyzed patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis using brain-computer interface technology
    Ih Iversen
    Institute of Medical Psychology, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Behav Brain Funct 4:53. 2008
  5. ncbi Motor learning: passing a skill from one hand to the other
    Niels Birbaumer
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tuebingen, Gartenstrasse 29, D 72074 Tuebingen, Germany
    Curr Biol 17:R1024-6. 2007
  6. ncbi Physiological regulation of thinking: brain-computer interface (BCI) research
    Niels Birbaumer
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Prog Brain Res 159:369-91. 2006
  7. doi Brain-computer interface in paralysis
    Niels Birbaumer
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany
    Curr Opin Neurol 21:634-8. 2008
  8. pmc Brain-computer interfaces: communication and restoration of movement in paralysis
    Niels Birbaumer
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioural Neurobiology, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany
    J Physiol 579:621-36. 2007
  9. ncbi SPR Award, 2004. For distinguished contributions to psychophysiology: Robert M. Stern
    Niels Birbaumer
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Psychophysiology 44:1. 2007
  10. ncbi An auditory brain-computer interface based on the self-regulation of slow cortical potentials
    Mirko Pham
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 19:206-18. 2005

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  1. ncbi Breaking the silence: brain-computer interfaces (BCI) for communication and motor control
    Niels Birbaumer
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Psychophysiology 43:517-32. 2006
    ..The newly developed fMRI-BCIs and NIRS-BCIs, like EEG BCIs, offer promise for the learned regulation of emotional disorders and also disorders of young children...
  2. ncbi Tinnitus sensitization: Sensory and psychophysiological aspects of a new pathway of acquired centralization of chronic tinnitus
    Hans P Zenner
    Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Tübingen, Germany
    Otol Neurotol 27:1054-63. 2006
    ..Although conditioned reflexes, as a causal agent of chronic tinnitus, respond to extinction procedures, sensitization may initiate a vicious circle of overexcitation of the auditory system, resisting extinction and habituation...
  3. doi Neural signatures of modified memories
    Niels Birbaumer
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Silcherstrasse 5, D 72076 Tubingen, Germany IRCCS Ospedale San Camillo, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, via Alberoni 70, 30126 Lido di Venezia, Italy Electronic address
    Neuron 81:3-5. 2014
    ..Modulation of memories using TMS may provide a powerful approach to improve human brain function in neurorehabilitation and cognitive neuroscience. ..
  4. pmc Conditional associative learning examined in a paralyzed patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis using brain-computer interface technology
    Ih Iversen
    Institute of Medical Psychology, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Behav Brain Funct 4:53. 2008
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  5. ncbi Motor learning: passing a skill from one hand to the other
    Niels Birbaumer
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tuebingen, Gartenstrasse 29, D 72074 Tuebingen, Germany
    Curr Biol 17:R1024-6. 2007
    ..A recent study has provided surprising new insights into the neural mechanisms underlying our ability to transfer a learned motor skill from one hand to the other...
  6. ncbi Physiological regulation of thinking: brain-computer interface (BCI) research
    Niels Birbaumer
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Prog Brain Res 159:369-91. 2006
    ..The newly developed fMRI-BCIs and NIRS-BCIs offer promise for the learned regulation of emotional disorders and also disorders of small children (in the case of NIRS)...
  7. doi Brain-computer interface in paralysis
    Niels Birbaumer
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany
    Curr Opin Neurol 21:634-8. 2008
    ..This review considers recent research in brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) as promising solutions to these challenges...
  8. pmc Brain-computer interfaces: communication and restoration of movement in paralysis
    Niels Birbaumer
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioural Neurobiology, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany
    J Physiol 579:621-36. 2007
    ..A series of studies using BOLD response regulation with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and near infrared spectroscopy demonstrated a tight correlation between voluntary changes in brain metabolism and behaviour...
  9. ncbi SPR Award, 2004. For distinguished contributions to psychophysiology: Robert M. Stern
    Niels Birbaumer
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Psychophysiology 44:1. 2007
  10. ncbi An auditory brain-computer interface based on the self-regulation of slow cortical potentials
    Mirko Pham
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 19:206-18. 2005
    ..Therefore, the feasibility of a brain-computer interface (BCI) using auditory stimuli alone, based on the self-regulation of slow cortical potentials (SCPs), was investigated...
  11. ncbi Deficient fear conditioning in psychopathy: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study
    Niels Birbaumer
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology and Section of Experimental Resonance Imaging of the CNS, Department of Neuroradiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:799-805. 2005
    ..It was hypothesized that this behavior might be the consequence of deficient fear conditioning...
  12. doi Recognition of affective prosody in brain-damaged patients and healthy controls: a neurophysiological study using EEG and whole-head MEG
    Boris Kotchoubey
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 9:153-67. 2009
    ..We suggest that the component is related not to the recognition of affective prosody as such, but to the following detection of affective mismatch due to violations of emotional context of stimulation...
  13. ncbi Deactivation of brain areas during self-regulation of slow cortical potentials in seizure patients
    Ute Strehl
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Germany
    Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 31:85-94. 2006
    ..Decreased seizure frequency from SCP training may be the result of positively reinforced inhibition in cortical areas proximal to active electrode placement, the frontal cortex, and the thalamus...
  14. doi Acquired self-control of insula cortex modulates emotion recognition and brain network connectivity in schizophrenia
    Sergio Ruiz
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Germany
    Hum Brain Mapp 34:200-12. 2013
    ..These findings open the door for further studies of rtfMRI in severely ill psychiatric populations, and possible therapeutic applications...
  15. ncbi An EEG-driven brain-computer interface combined with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
    Thilo Hinterberger
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen 72076, Germany
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 51:971-4. 2004
    ..The technical aspects and pitfalls of combined fMRI data acquisition and EEG neurofeedback are discussed. First data of SCP feedback during fMRI are presented...
  16. ncbi Neural internet: Web surfing with brain potentials for the completely paralyzed
    Ahmed A Karim
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Germany
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 20:508-15. 2006
    ..The functioning of Neural Internet and its clinical implications for motor-impaired patients are highlighted...
  17. pmc When seeing outweighs feeling: a role for prefrontal cortex in passive control of negative affect in blindsight
    Silke Anders
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioural Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Germany
    Brain 132:3021-31. 2009
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  18. ncbi Neuronal mechanisms underlying control of a brain-computer interface
    Thilo Hinterberger
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Gartenstrasse 29, D 72074 Tubingen, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 21:3169-81. 2005
    ..This skill depends critically on an intact and flexible interaction between the cortico-basal ganglia-thalamic circuits...
  19. pmc An MEG-based brain-computer interface (BCI)
    Jurgen Mellinger
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, MEG Center, University of Tubingen, Otfried Müller Str 47, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Neuroimage 36:581-93. 2007
    ..For a subgroup of three participants, we localized the origin of the amplitude modulated signal to the motor cortex. Our results suggest that an MEG-based BCI is feasible and efficient in terms of user training...
  20. ncbi A multimodal brain-based feedback and communication system
    Thilo Hinterberger
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Gartenstrasse 29, 72074, Tubingen, Germany
    Exp Brain Res 154:521-6. 2004
    ..The data show that physiological regulation of SCPs can be learned with auditory and combined auditory and visual feedback although the performance of auditory feedback alone was significantly worse than with visual feedback alone...
  21. ncbi Conscious perception of brain states: mental strategies for brain-computer communication
    Nicola Neumann
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tuebingen, Gartenstrasse 29, D 72074 Tuebingen, Germany
    Neuropsychologia 41:1028-36. 2003
    ..The use of conscious cognitive strategies may, however, be incompatible with the complete automatization of the self-regulation skill...
  22. ncbi Periventricular leukomalacia specifically affects cortical MEG response to biological motion
    Marina Pavlova
    Department of Paediatric Neurology and Child Development, Children s Hospital, University of Tubingen Medical School, Tubingen, Germany
    Ann Neurol 59:415-9. 2006
    ..Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) underlies most of the neurological morbidity including visual-perceptual deficits in survivors of premature birth. However, it is unknown whether and, if so, how PVL affects functional cortical activity...
  23. doi Electromagnetic evidence of altered visual processing in autism
    Nicola Neumann
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Neuropsychologia 49:3011-7. 2011
    ....
  24. ncbi An auditory brain-computer interface (BCI)
    Femke Nijboer
    Institute for Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Gartenstrasse 29, 72074 Tubingen, Germany
    J Neurosci Methods 167:43-50. 2008
    ..We conclude that with sufficient training time an auditory BCI may be as efficient as a visual BCI. Mood and motivation play a role in learning to use a BCI...
  25. doi Hand movement direction decoded from MEG and EEG
    Stephan Waldert
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    J Neurosci 28:1000-8. 2008
    ..In summary, our results show that neuronal activity associated with different movements of the same effector can be distinguished by means of noninvasive recordings and might, thus, be used to drive a noninvasive BMI...
  26. ncbi Regulation of emotional responses elicited by threat-related stimuli
    Falk Eippert
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tuebingen, Germany
    Hum Brain Mapp 28:409-23. 2007
    ..The present study demonstrates that amygdala responses to threat-related stimuli can be controlled through the use of cognitive strategies depending on recruitment of prefrontal areas, thereby changing the subject's affective state...
  27. ncbi Biological motion processing in adolescents with early periventricular brain damage
    Marina Pavlova
    Developmental Cognitive and Social Neuroscience Unit, Department of Paediatric Neurology and Child Development, Children s Hospital, University of Tubingen, Hoppe Seyler Str 1, D 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Neuropsychologia 44:586-93. 2006
    ..The findings point to specific restrictions on the brain's spontaneous compensatory plasticity in perceptual development...
  28. ncbi The thought-translation device (TTD): neurobehavioral mechanisms and clinical outcome
    Niels Birbaumer
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, D 72074 Tubingen, Germany
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 11:120-3. 2003
    ..The clinical outcome of 11 paralyzed patients using the TTD and quality of life of severely paralyzed patients is described. First attempts to improve learning of brain regulation with transcranial magnetic stimulation were successful...
  29. doi A portable auditory P300 brain-computer interface with directional cues
    Ivo Käthner
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Clin Neurophysiol 124:327-38. 2013
    ..The influence of workload, mood and motivation on BCI performance and P300 amplitude was investigated...
  30. ncbi Self-regulation of local brain activity using real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
    Nikolaus Weiskopf
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Germany
    J Physiol Paris 98:357-73. 2004
    ..Voluntary control of abnormal activity in circumscribed brain areas may even be applied as psychophysiological treatment...
  31. ncbi Brain activity underlying emotional valence and arousal: a response-related fMRI study
    Silke Anders
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Hum Brain Mapp 23:200-9. 2004
    ..Our data provide direct evidence for a functional segregation of brain structures underlying peripheral physiologic responses and verbal ratings along the emotional dimensions of valence and arousal...
  32. ncbi Parietal somatosensory association cortex mediates affective blindsight
    Silke Anders
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Gartenstrasse 29, 72074 Tuebingen, Germany
    Nat Neurosci 7:339-40. 2004
    ..Our data provide direct evidence that cortical activity representing physical emotional states governs emotional feelings...
  33. ncbi Predictors of seizure reduction after self-regulation of slow cortical potentials as a treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy
    Ute Strehl
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Epilepsy Behav 6:156-66. 2005
    ..Patients with complex partial and secondarily generalized seizures may be more likely to experience seizure reduction if they demonstrate good SCP control at the end of their training...
  34. ncbi Oscillatory MEG response to human locomotion is modulated by periventricular lesions
    Marina Pavlova
    Department of Paediatric Neurology and Child Development, Children s Hospital, University of Tubingen Medical School, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Neuroimage 35:1256-63. 2007
    ..The data suggest that PVL affects the brain connectivity with the right temporo-parietal cortex leading to disintegration of the neural network engaged in biological motion processing...
  35. doi Acquired control of ventral premotor cortex activity by feedback training: an exploratory real-time FMRI and TMS study
    Ranganatha Sitaram
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 26:256-65. 2012
    ..Despite the availability of various options for movement restoration in stroke patients, there is no effective treatment for patients who show little or no functional recovery of upper limb motor function...
  36. ncbi Principles of a brain-computer interface (BCI) based on real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
    Nikolaus Weiskopf
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 51:966-70. 2004
    ..Technical and experimental aspects are discussed with respect to neurofeedback. The methodology now allows for studying behavioral effects and strategies of local self-regulation in healthy and diseased subjects...
  37. ncbi A device for the detection of cognitive brain functions in completely paralyzed or unresponsive patients
    Thilo Hinterberger
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tübingen 72074, Germany
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 52:211-20. 2005
    ..Two patients showing the highest responsiveness were selected for TTD training. The DCA integrated in the TTD allows screening of cognitive abilities and direct brain communication in the patients' home...
  38. ncbi Decoding performance for hand movements: EEG vs. MEG
    Stephan Waldert
    MEG Center, University of Tubingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2007:5346-8. 2007
    ..In conclusion, EEG and MEG yield approximately the same maximal DP in this paradigm with the MEG allowing for a slightly and significantly (p<0.05) earlier decoding than the EEG...
  39. ncbi Assessment of cognitive function and communication ability in a completely locked-in patient
    Thilo Hinterberger
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Neurology 64:1307-8. 2005
  40. ncbi Regulation of anterior insular cortex activity using real-time fMRI
    Andrea Caria
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, Eberhard Karls University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Neuroimage 35:1238-46. 2007
    ..This is the first group study investigating the volitional control of emotionally relevant brain region by using rtfMRI training and confirms that self-regulation of local brain activity with rtfMRI is possible...
  41. ncbi Effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on slow cortical potentials (SCP)
    Ahmed A Karim
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, International Max Planck Research School of Neural and Behavioral Sciences, Tubingen, Germany
    Suppl Clin Neurophysiol 56:331-7. 2003
  42. pmc Brain-machine interface in chronic stroke rehabilitation: a controlled study
    Ander Ramos-Murguialday
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology and Magnetoencephalography Center, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany Health Technologies Department, Tecnalia, San Sebastian, Spain
    Ann Neurol 74:100-8. 2013
    ....
  43. pmc Cerebrocortical beta activity in overweight humans responds to insulin detemir
    Otto Tschritter
    Department of Internal Medicine IV, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 2:e1196. 2007
    ....
  44. doi Brain communication in the locked-in state
    Daniele De Massari
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Germany
    Brain 136:1989-2000. 2013
    ..Rapid drop of vigilance was detected suggesting attentional variations or variations of circadian period as important factors in brain-computer interface communication with locked-in state and completely locked-in state...
  45. doi Resting state changes in functional connectivity correlate with movement recovery for BCI and robot-assisted upper-extremity training after stroke
    Bálint Várkuti
    University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 27:53-62. 2013
    ..Resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (RS-fMRI) may serve as a method to assess and predict changes in the motor network...
  46. pmc Using real-time fMRI to learn voluntary regulation of the anterior insula in the presence of threat-related stimuli
    Ralf Veit
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, Gartenstr 29, 72074 Tubingen, University of Tubingen, Germany
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 7:623-34. 2012
    ..These findings illustrate the functional interactions between different brain areas during regulation of anterior insula activity in the presence of threat-related stimuli...
  47. pmc The obese brain athlete: self-regulation of the anterior insula in adiposity
    Sabine Frank
    MEG Center, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e42570. 2012
    ..We conclude, that obese people possess an improved capacity to self-regulate the anterior insula, a brain system tightly related to bodily awareness and gustatory functions...
  48. doi Differential effects of intranasal insulin and caffeine on cerebral blood flow
    Yuko Grichisch
    Department of Internal Medicine IV, University Hospital, Tubingen, Germany
    Hum Brain Mapp 33:280-7. 2012
    ..The BOLD response was not altered by insulin or caffeine between pre- and postdose measurements. In conclusion, we found no evidence for a direct vasodilatory effect of intranasal insulin on the cerebral vascular system in this study...
  49. pmc Effects of aversive stimuli on prospective memory. An event-related fMRI study
    Massimiliano Rea
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 6:e26290. 2011
    ....
  50. ncbi Crossed cortico-spinal motor control after capsular stroke
    Christoph Braun
    Institute of Medical Psychology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 25:2935-45. 2007
    ..This renders it likely that maintaining or regaining use of crossed CST fibers is one way to achieve effective recovery...
  51. ncbi Electrocortical and behavioral effects of chronic immobility on word processing
    Boris Kotchoubey
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Gartenstr 29, 72074 Tubingen, Germany
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 17:188-99. 2003
    ..The more pronounced effects in the SCI group as compared with the ALS group may be attributed to somatosensory deafferentation in SCI patients, while the sensory inflow in ALS remains relatively intact...
  52. ncbi Brain areas activated in fMRI during self-regulation of slow cortical potentials (SCPs)
    Thilo Hinterberger
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioural Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Gartenstrasse 29, 72074 Tubingen, Germany
    Exp Brain Res 152:113-22. 2003
    ....
  53. ncbi Brain-computer communication and slow cortical potentials
    Thilo Hinterberger
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 51:1011-8. 2004
    ..A new method for control of eye movement is presented. Sequential effects of trial-to-trial interaction may also cause difficulties for the user. Finally, psychophysiological factors determining SCP communication are discussed...
  54. doi Volitional control of anterior insula activity modulates the response to aversive stimuli. A real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging study
    Andrea Caria
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, Eberhard Karls University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Biol Psychiatry 68:425-32. 2010
    ..Here, for the first time, we investigated the modulatory effect of learned regulation of blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) response in the left anterior insula on the perception of visual emotional stimuli...
  55. ncbi Brain circuits involved in emotional learning in antisocial behavior and social phobia in humans
    Ralf Veit
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Gartenstrasse 29, 72074, Tubingen, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 328:233-6. 2002
    ..Thus, a hypoactive frontolimbic circuit may represent the neural correlate of psychopathic behavior, whereas an overactive frontolimbic system may underly social fear...
  56. ncbi Physiological self-regulation of regional brain activity using real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI): methodology and exemplary data
    Nikolaus Weiskopf
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioural Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Neuroimage 19:577-86. 2003
    ..This methodology of fMRI-feedback can assess voluntary control of circumscribed brain areas. As a further extension, behavioral effects of local self-regulation become accessible as a new field of research...
  57. ncbi Task-specific plasticity of somatosensory cortex in patients with writer's cramp
    Christoph Braun
    Institute of Medical Psychology und Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Germany
    Neuroimage 20:1329-38. 2003
    ..Our data suggest that despite alterations in the organization of primary somatosensory cortex in writer's cramp, the capability of SI to adapt dynamically to different tasks is not impaired...
  58. ncbi Reciprocal modulation of neuromagnetic induced gamma activity by attention in the human visual and auditory cortex
    Alexander Sokolov
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, MEG Center, University of Tubingen, D 72074 Tubingen, Germany
    Neuroimage 22:521-9. 2004
    ..We assume that the gamma decrease reflects an active suppression of the task-irrelevant sensory input. This suppression occurs at lower frequencies, suggesting an involvement of larger scale cell assemblies...
  59. pmc Proprioceptive feedback and brain computer interface (BCI) based neuroprostheses
    Ander Ramos-Murguialday
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology and MEG Center, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e47048. 2012
    ..To summarize, we demonstrated that the use of contingent positive proprioceptive feedback BCI enhanced SMR desynchronization during motor tasks...
  60. ncbi Recruitment of periventricular parietal regions in processing cluttered point-light biological motion
    Marina Pavlova
    Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, Department of Paediatric Neurology and Child Development, Children s Hospital, University of Tubingen, Gartenstrasse 29, D 72074 Tubingen, Germany
    Cereb Cortex 15:594-601. 2005
    ..The functioning of this system seems to be vulnerable to bilateral periventricular damage even if it occurs very early in brain development...
  61. ncbi Abnormal reactivity of the primary somatosensory cortex during the experience of pain in complex regional pain syndrome: a magnetoencephalograhic case study
    Wolfgang Larbig
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Germany
    Neurocase 12:280-5. 2006
    ..The results revealed the existence of nociceptive-induced plastic changes in the central nervous system associated with CRPS type I...
  62. ncbi Perception and understanding of others' actions and brain connectivity
    Marina Pavlova
    Developmental Cognitive and Social Neuroscience Unit, Department of Pediatric Neuroscience and Child Development, Children s Hospital, University of Tubingen, Hoppe Seyler Strasse 1, Tubingen, Germany
    J Cogn Neurosci 20:494-504. 2008
    ..We assume that impairments in this ability in PVL patients are caused by disrupted brain connectivity to the right temporal cortex, a key node of the social brain...
  63. ncbi Attentional modulation of cortical neuromagnetic gamma response to biological movement
    Marina Pavlova
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, MEG Center, University of Tubingen, Gartenstrasse 29, 72074 Tubingen, Germany
    Cereb Cortex 16:321-7. 2006
    ....
  64. doi The mind of the mnemonists: an MEG and neuropsychological study of autistic memory savants
    Nicola Neumann
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Gartenstr 29, 72074, Tubingen, Germany
    Behav Brain Res 215:114-21. 2010
    ..However, a different factor structure of these tests pointed to a different organization of memory in mnemonist savants compared to controls that is characterized by its relative independence of general intelligence...
  65. doi The truth about lying: inhibition of the anterior prefrontal cortex improves deceptive behavior
    Ahmed A Karim
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tuebingen, Gartenstrasse 29, Tuebingen, Germany
    Cereb Cortex 20:205-13. 2010
    ..These findings give causal support to recent correlative data obtained by functional magnetic resonance imaging studies indicating a pivotal role of the aPFC in deception...
  66. doi Enhancement of planning ability by transcranial direct current stimulation
    Colleen A Dockery
    Max Planck Graduate School of Neural and Behavioral Sciences, University of Tuebingen, D 72074 Tuebingen, Germany
    J Neurosci 29:7271-7. 2009
    ..In conclusion, the specific coupling of stimulation and training phase interventions may support the treatment of cognitive disorders involving frontal lobe functions...
  67. ncbi Subjective feeling of appetite modulates brain activity: an fMRI study
    Katarina Porubska
    MEG Center, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Neuroimage 32:1273-80. 2006
    ..These results provide further insights in the central nervous processing of food relevant stimuli in humans, specifically with respect to the subjective experience of appetite...
  68. doi Listening to factually incorrect sentences activates classical language areas and thalamus
    Tao Yu
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tuebingen, Germany
    Neuroreport 22:865-9. 2011
    ....
  69. doi Afferent and efferent activity control in the design of brain computer interfaces for motor rehabilitation
    Woosang Cho
    Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology Institute, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2011:7310-5. 2011
    ..These results suggest that to implement an on-line FES-BCI, afferent brain signals resulting from FES have to be filtered and time-frequency-spatial features need to be used...
  70. doi Detection of cerebral reorganization induced by real-time fMRI feedback training of insula activation: a multivariate investigation
    Sangkyun Lee
    University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 25:259-67. 2011
    ..Methods to better determine the nature of dynamic functional interactions between different brain regions and plasticity due to self-regulation training are still in development...
  71. ncbi Processing of a simple aversive conditioned stimulus in a divided visual field paradigm: an fMRI study
    Silke Anders
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioural Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Gartenstrasse 29, 72074, Tubingen, Germany
    Exp Brain Res 162:213-9. 2005
    ..These results suggest that emotional responses to an aversive conditioned expressively neutral face are similar in both visual hemifields. MPFC activity seems to be closely linked to the strength of these responses...
  72. ncbi Single-shot compensation of image distortions and BOLD contrast optimization using multi-echo EPI for real-time fMRI
    Nikolaus Weiskopf
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Neuroimage 24:1068-79. 2005
    ..Significant reduction in geometric distortion is shown both for phantom images and human fMRI data. Moreover, sensitivity to the blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) effect is increased by weighted summation of the undistorted images...
  73. ncbi A brain-computer interface (BCI) for the locked-in: comparison of different EEG classifications for the thought translation device
    Thilo Hinterberger
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, Gartenstrasse 29, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Clin Neurophysiol 114:416-25. 2003
    ..This study reports the comparison of different methods of electroencephalographic (EEG) analysis to improve spelling accuracy with the TTD on a data set of 6,650 trials of a severely paralyzed patient...
  74. doi The insulin effect on cerebrocortical theta activity is associated with serum concentrations of saturated nonesterified Fatty acids
    Otto Tschritter
    Department of Internal Medicine IV, University Hospital, University of Tubingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 94:4600-7. 2009
    ..We previously demonstrated by magnetoencephalography in lean humans that insulin stimulates activity in beta and theta frequency bands, whereas this effect was abolished in obese individuals...
  75. doi Chronic stroke recovery after combined BCI training and physiotherapy: a case report
    Andrea Caria
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioural Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Psychophysiology 48:578-82. 2011
    ..As a proof of concept investigation, these results encourage further research on a specific role of BCI on brain plasticity and recovery after stroke...
  76. ncbi Event-related brain potentials in a patient with akinetic mutism
    Boris Kotchoubey
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Gartenstr 29, 72074, Tubingen, Germany
    Neurophysiol Clin 33:23-30. 2003
    ..An ERP examination in AM patients can deliver information about their mental state, provided that the stimuli and tasks possess a wide range of informational complexity and motivational value...
  77. ncbi A long-term intensive behavioral treatment study in patients with persistent vegetative state or minimally conscious state
    Martin Lotze
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    J Rehabil Med 43:230-6. 2011
    ..This is also the case for patients in a minimally conscious state. In order to investigate possible improvements after this period we treated and observed 7 such patients over a period of 6 months...
  78. ncbi Benign partial epilepsy in childhood: selective cognitive deficits are related to the location of focal spikes determined by combined EEG/MEG
    Markus Wolff
    Department of Neuropediatrics, University Children s Hospital, Tuebingen, Germany
    Epilepsia 46:1661-7. 2005
    ..Magnetoencephalography (MEG) improves the accuracy of spike localization. Therefore by using combined MEG/EEG, we investigated the topographic relation between focal spikes and neuropsychological findings in children with BPE...
  79. doi Real-time support vector classification and feedback of multiple emotional brain states
    Ranganatha Sitaram
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Neuroimage 56:753-65. 2011
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  80. pmc The cerebrocortical response to hyperinsulinemia is reduced in overweight humans: a magnetoencephalographic study
    Otto Tschritter
    Medizinische Klinik der Universität, University of Tubingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:12103-8. 2006
    ..Moreover, cerebrocortical insulin resistance is found in individuals with the Gly972Arg polymorphism in IRS-1, which is considered a type 2 diabetes risk gene...
  81. pmc Quantifying the link between anatomical connectivity, gray matter volume and regional cerebral blood flow: an integrative MRI study
    Bálint Várkuti
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany
    PLoS ONE 6:e14801. 2011
    ..Local anatomical connectivity, gray matter volume and perfusion are traits of each brain region that are likely to be interdependent, however, particular patterns of systematic covariation have not yet been identified...
  82. doi Hemodynamic brain-computer interfaces for communication and rehabilitation
    Ranganatha Sitaram
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Gartenstr 29, 72074 Tubingen, Germany
    Neural Netw 22:1320-8. 2009
    ..In this review, we consider fundamental principles, recent developments, applications and future directions and challenges of NIRS-based and fMRI-based BCIs...
  83. doi Effective functional mapping of fMRI data with support-vector machines
    Sangkyun Lee
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Gartenstr 29, 72074 Tubingen, Germany
    Hum Brain Mapp 31:1502-11. 2010
    ..By applying this method on neuroimaging data of overt motor execution in nine healthy volunteers, we demonstrate higher decoding accuracy indicating the greater efficacy of this method...
  84. doi Combination of brain-computer interface training and goal-directed physical therapy in chronic stroke: a case report
    Doris Broetz
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, MEG Center, University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 24:674-9. 2010
    ..There is no accepted and efficient rehabilitation strategy to reduce focal impairments for patients with chronic stroke who lack residual movements...
  85. doi Self-regulation of regional cortical activity using real-time fMRI: the right inferior frontal gyrus and linguistic processing
    Giuseppina Rota
    Institute for Natural Language Processing, University of Stuttgart, Azenbergstrasse 12, Stuttgart, Germany
    Hum Brain Mapp 30:1605-14. 2009
    ..The present study confirms the efficacy of fMRI-biofeedback for noninvasive self-regulation of circumscribed brain activity...
  86. ncbi Infrared oculography-validation of a new method to monitor startle eyeblink amplitudes during fMRI
    Silke Anders
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Germany
    Neuroimage 22:767-70. 2004
    ..Thus, IOG provides a valid method to record startle eyeblinks and might be used to monitor affective state during fMRI...
  87. ncbi Perception and production of biological movement in patients with early periventricular brain lesions
    Marina Pavlova
    Department of Paediatric Neurology and Child Development, Children s Hospital, Italy
    Brain 126:692-701. 2003
    ..Motor experience per se does not appear to be necessary for the visual analysis of human movement...
  88. ncbi Effects of hydration and hyperventilation on cortical complexity
    Viktor Müller
    Institute of Physiology, Eberhard Karls University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany
    Exp Brain Res 150:341-55. 2003
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  89. ncbi Dynamics of gamma-band activity induced by auditory pattern changes in humans
    Jochen Kaiser
    MEG Center, Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Germany
    Cereb Cortex 12:212-21. 2002
    ..Furthermore, earlier gamma-band responses to animal vocalizations may suggest faster processing of fear-relevant information...
  90. ncbi Dissociable cortical processing of recognizable and non-recognizable biological movement: analysing gamma MEG activity
    Marina Pavlova
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, MEG Center, University of Tubingen, Germany
    Cereb Cortex 14:181-8. 2004
    ..The stimulus-specific time course and topographic dynamics of cortical oscillatory activity indicate that the brain rapidly dissociates spatial coherence and meaning revealed through biological movement...
  91. ncbi Dynamics of gamma-band activity during an audiospatial working memory task in humans
    Werner Lutzenberger
    MEG Center, Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    J Neurosci 22:5630-8. 2002
    ..The comparison with S2 seemed to activate frontal and parietal neuronal ensembles. Gamma-band activity during the volume task may reflect auditory pattern encoding in auditory ventral stream areas...
  92. ncbi Modulation of slow cortical potentials by transcranial magnetic stimulation in humans
    Andrea Kubler
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tuebingen, Gartenstrasse 29, 72074 Tuebingen, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 324:205-8. 2002
    ..Additionally, the data raise the hypothesis that TMS delivered to bilateral midcentral regions could modulate the amplitude of negative SCPs...
  93. ncbi Effects of water on cortical excitability in humans
    Viktor Müller
    Institute of Physiology, Eberhard Karls University of Tubingen, Gartenstrasse 29, 72074 Tubingen, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 15:528-38. 2002
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  94. doi Aberrant social and cerebral responding in a competitive reaction time paradigm in criminal psychopaths
    Ralf Veit
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, Germany
    Neuroimage 49:3365-72. 2010
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  95. ncbi Complexity of visual stimuli and non-linear EEG dynamics in humans
    Viktor Müller
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, Eberhard Karls University of Tubingen, Gartenstrasse 29, 72074, Tubingen, Germany
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 16:104-10. 2003
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  96. ncbi Aversive Pavlovian conditioning in psychopaths: peripheral and central correlates
    Herta Flor
    Department of Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Heidelberg, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany
    Psychophysiology 39:505-18. 2002
    ..These data indicate a deficit in association formation in psychopaths that may be related to deficient interaction of limbic-subcortical and cortical structures...
  97. ncbi Psychophysiological and subjective indicators of aversive pavlovian conditioning in generalized social phobia
    Christiane Hermann
    Department of Neuropsychology at the University of Heidelberg, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany
    Biol Psychiatry 52:328-37. 2002
    ..Furthermore, delayed extinction of the conditioned response seems to contribute to the etiology and maintenance of generalized social phobia...
  98. ncbi Brain-computer interface technology: a review of the Second International Meeting
    Theresa M Vaughan
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 11:94-109. 2003
    ..The practical use of BCI technology will be determined by the development of appropriate applications and identification of appropriate user groups, and will require careful attention to the needs and desires of individual users...
  99. ncbi Pavlovian conditioning of opioid and nonopioid pain inhibitory mechanisms in humans
    Herta Flor
    Department of Neuropsychology at the University of Heidelberg, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany
    Eur J Pain 6:395-402. 2002
    ..Learning processes also influence pain inhibitory processes in humans and this effect might play a role in the development of chronic pain...
  100. ncbi Peripheral and electrocortical responses to painful and non-painful stimulation in chronic pain patients, tension headache patients and healthy controls
    Herta Flor
    Department of Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Heidelberg, Central Institute of Mental Health, Square J5, D 68159 Mannheim, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 361:147-50. 2004
    ..The observed lack of habituation may contribute to the persistence of chronic pain...
  101. ncbi Support vector channel selection in BCI
    Thomas Navin Lal
    Max Planck Institut for Biological Cybernetics, Spemannstr 38, Tubingen 72076, Germany
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 51:1003-10. 2004
    ..The resulting best channels agree well with the expected underlying cortical activity patterns during the mental tasks. Furthermore we show how time dependent task specific information can be visualized...