C Breitenstein

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Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi Development and validation of a language learning model for behavioral and functional-imaging studies
    Caterina Breitenstein
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, 48129, Munster, Germany
    J Neurosci Methods 114:173-9. 2002
  2. ncbi D-amphetamine does not improve outcome of somatosensory training
    S Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Germany
    Neurology 57:2248-52. 2001
  3. ncbi [Language acquisition and statistical learning]
    C Breitenstein
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Neurologie, Universitat Munster
    Nervenarzt 74:133-43. 2003
  4. doi Levodopa improves skilled hand functions in the elderly
    Agnes Floel
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, 48129 Munster, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 27:1301-7. 2008
  5. ncbi Five days versus a lifetime: intense associative vocabulary training generates lexically integrated words
    Caterina Breitenstein
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Restor Neurol Neurosci 25:493-500. 2007
  6. pmc Compensatory weight gain due to dopaminergic hypofunction: new evidence and own incidental observations
    Julia Reinholz
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, 48129 Muenster, Germany
    Nutr Metab (Lond) 5:35. 2008
  7. pmc Imaging short- and long-term training success in chronic aphasia
    Ricarda Menke
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    BMC Neurosci 10:118. 2009
  8. ncbi Impaired perception of vocal emotions in Parkinson's disease: influence of speech time processing and executive functioning
    C Breitenstein
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Germany
    Brain Cogn 45:277-314. 2001
  9. ncbi Word learning can be achieved without feedback: implications for aphasia therapy
    Caterina Breitenstein
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Restor Neurol Neurosci 22:445-58. 2004
  10. ncbi Tonic dopaminergic stimulation impairs associative learning in healthy subjects
    Caterina Breitenstein
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    Neuropsychopharmacology 31:2552-64. 2006

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Publications39

  1. ncbi Development and validation of a language learning model for behavioral and functional-imaging studies
    Caterina Breitenstein
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, 48129, Munster, Germany
    J Neurosci Methods 114:173-9. 2002
    ..These findings indicate that the described associative learning program meets the requirements for a robust and ecologically meaningful model to study the neural mechanisms of language learning and plasticity...
  2. ncbi D-amphetamine does not improve outcome of somatosensory training
    S Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Germany
    Neurology 57:2248-52. 2001
    ..D-amphetamine has been shown to affect early stages of stroke recovery, and may have a beneficial effect on functions when administered later after stroke...
  3. ncbi [Language acquisition and statistical learning]
    C Breitenstein
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Neurologie, Universitat Munster
    Nervenarzt 74:133-43. 2003
    ..The crucial principle is a high cooccurrence of language and corresponding sensory processes. This requires a more intense training frequency than traditional aphasia treatment programs provide...
  4. doi Levodopa improves skilled hand functions in the elderly
    Agnes Floel
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, 48129 Munster, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 27:1301-7. 2008
    ..These results demonstrate that increasing the dopaminergic drive pharmacologically may be helpful when the motor system is challenged in the ageing process...
  5. ncbi Five days versus a lifetime: intense associative vocabulary training generates lexically integrated words
    Caterina Breitenstein
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Restor Neurol Neurosci 25:493-500. 2007
    ..It could merely produce superficial associations of acoustic-visual information, which remain outside lexical and conceptual networks...
  6. pmc Compensatory weight gain due to dopaminergic hypofunction: new evidence and own incidental observations
    Julia Reinholz
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, 48129 Muenster, Germany
    Nutr Metab (Lond) 5:35. 2008
    ..They further support the possibility that dopaminergic medication could be used to moderate food intake...
  7. pmc Imaging short- and long-term training success in chronic aphasia
    Ricarda Menke
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    BMC Neurosci 10:118. 2009
    ..In the present study, we show with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), that different brain regions may be involved in immediate versus long-term success of intensive language training in chronic post-stroke aphasia patients...
  8. ncbi Impaired perception of vocal emotions in Parkinson's disease: influence of speech time processing and executive functioning
    C Breitenstein
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Germany
    Brain Cogn 45:277-314. 2001
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  9. ncbi Word learning can be achieved without feedback: implications for aphasia therapy
    Caterina Breitenstein
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Restor Neurol Neurosci 22:445-58. 2004
    ..The present study examined if healthy adults and patients with chronic aphasia can acquire a new lexicon by intense frequency of exposure alone...
  10. ncbi Tonic dopaminergic stimulation impairs associative learning in healthy subjects
    Caterina Breitenstein
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    Neuropsychopharmacology 31:2552-64. 2006
    ..Thus, phasic signaling seems to be the critical mechanism by which dopamine enhances associative learning in healthy subjects and stroke patients...
  11. ncbi D-amphetamine boosts language learning independent of its cardiovascular and motor arousing effects
    Caterina Breitenstein
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Germany
    Neuropsychopharmacology 29:1704-14. 2004
    ..Our data show that AMPH's plasticity-enhancing effect in humans is not related to its cardiovascular arousal. This suggests that the beneficial effects in stroke patients could also be obtained by less cardiovascular active drugs...
  12. ncbi Hippocampus activity differentiates good from poor learners of a novel lexicon
    Caterina Breitenstein
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, 48129 Munster, Germany
    Neuroimage 25:958-68. 2005
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  13. doi [Intense language training for aphasia. Contribution of cognitive factors]
    C Breitenstein
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Neurologie, Universitatsklinikum Munster, Albert Schweitzer Str 33, 48149, Munster, Deutschland
    Nervenarzt 80:149-50, 152-4. 2009
    ..An empirically based allocation of patients to intense aphasia treatment awaits the results of multicenter trials with sufficiently large sample sizes...
  14. doi Lack of improvement in odor identification by levodopa in humans
    Nina Rösser
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Munster, Germany
    Physiol Behav 93:1024-9. 2008
    ..These hypotheses have to be tested in future experiments, but our study demonstrates that results from animal studies cannot be directly transferred to the human situation...
  15. doi Levodopa improves procedural motor learning in chronic stroke patients
    Nina Rösser
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1633-41. 2008
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  16. ncbi Familial aggregation of strong hemispheric language lateralization
    K Anneken
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Str 33, 48129 Muenster, Germany
    Neurology 63:2433-5. 2004
    ..These data strongly suggest a genetic determination of the degree of language lateralization...
  17. ncbi Behavioural relevance of atypical language lateralization in healthy subjects
    S Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Germany
    Brain 124:1657-65. 2001
    ..These findings suggest that atypical hemispheric specialization for language, i.e. right-hemisphere or bilateral specialization, is not associated with major impairments of linguistic faculties in otherwise healthy subjects...
  18. ncbi Changing cortical excitability with low-frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation can induce sustained disruption of tactile perception
    Stefan Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Biol Psychiatry 53:175-9. 2003
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  19. doi Physical activity and memory functions: are neurotrophins and cerebral gray matter volume the missing link?
    A Floel
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    Neuroimage 49:2756-63. 2010
    ..While mediating factors will need to be further elucidated, these findings indicate that even low-level physical activity exerts beneficial effects on memory functions in older individuals...
  20. ncbi Learning of tactile frequency discrimination in humans
    Tanya Imai
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    Hum Brain Mapp 18:260-71. 2003
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  21. pmc Levodopa increases memory encoding and dopamine release in the striatum in the elderly
    A Floel
    Human Cortical Physiology Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH, Bethesda, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 29:267-79. 2008
    ..These results demonstrate that levodopa may ameliorate dopamine deficiencies in the elderly by replenishing dopaminergic presynaptic stores, actively engaged in phasic dopamine release during motor training...
  22. doi Better than normal: improved formation of long-term spatial memory in healthy rats treated with levodopa
    Julia Reinholz
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, 48129, Munster, Germany
    Exp Brain Res 192:745-9. 2009
    ..This suggests that enhanced dopaminergic signaling may have predominantly acted on the cortical long-term consolidation of newly acquired spatial information...
  23. doi White matter integrity in the vicinity of Broca's area predicts grammar learning success
    Agnes Floel
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Neuroimage 47:1974-81. 2009
    ..The relevance of these findings for acquisition of a natural language has to be established in future studies...
  24. doi Noninvasive brain stimulation improves language learning
    Agnes Floel
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    J Cogn Neurosci 20:1415-22. 2008
    ..Our results demonstrate that anodal tDCS is a promising technique to enhance language learning in healthy adults and may also have the potential to improve language reacquisition after stroke...
  25. ncbi Levodopa: faster and better word learning in normal humans
    Stefan Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, D 48129 Munster, Germany
    Ann Neurol 56:20-6. 2004
    ..These findings indicate new ways to potentiate learning in a variety of domains if conventional training alone fails...
  26. doi New names for known things: on the association of novel word forms with existing semantic information
    Christian Dobel
    Institut für Biomagnetismus und Biosignalanalyse, Malmedyweg 15, 48149 Munster, Germany
    J Cogn Neurosci 22:1251-61. 2010
    ..Neural networks mediating these integration processes were found within left temporal lobe, an area typically described as one of the main generators of the N400 response...
  27. ncbi Reproducibility of hemispheric blood flow increases during line bisectioning
    Agnes Floel
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Munster, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, Munster, Germany
    Clin Neurophysiol 113:917-24. 2002
    ..To determine if attention-related changes of hemispheric perfusion increases, as assessed by blood-flow sensitive techniques, are as reliable as language-related hemispheric perfusion increases...
  28. ncbi High impact running improves learning
    Bernward Winter
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 87:597-609. 2007
    ..Thus, BDNF and two of the catecholamines seem to be mediators by which physical exercise improves learning...
  29. ncbi Transcranial direct current stimulation disrupts tactile perception
    Andreas Rogalewski
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, 48129 Muenster, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 20:313-6. 2004
    ..This finding offers a new perspective for the treatment of conditions characterized by alterations of cortical excitability...
  30. ncbi A shift of paradigm: from noradrenergic to dopaminergic modulation of learning?
    Caterina Breitenstein
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Germany IZKF Münster, University of Muenster, Germany
    J Neurol Sci 248:42-7. 2006
    ..Both d-amphetamine and levodopa are thus potent drugs in enhancing learning in humans. We here discuss why the efficiency of both d-amphetamine and levodopa may be related to dopaminergic rather than noradrenergic actions...
  31. ncbi Specific and nonspecific effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation on picture-word verification
    Bianca Dräger
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, 48129 Munster, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 20:1681-7. 2004
    ..These results demonstrate that low frequency rTMS has both general arousing effects and domain-specific effects...
  32. ncbi Degree of language lateralization determines susceptibility to unilateral brain lesions
    S Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Strabetae 33, D 48129 Munster, Germany
    Nat Neurosci 5:695-9. 2002
    ..Thus in some people, language processing seems to be distributed evenly between the hemispheres, allowing for ready compensation after a unilateral lesion...
  33. ncbi [Present status and future possibilities of adjuvant pharmacotherapy for aphasia]
    C Korsukewitz
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Neurologie, Universitat Munster
    Nervenarzt 77:403-15. 2006
    ..Furthermore, results of experimental animal studies of functional recovery in brain damage raise hopes that neurotrophic factors or stem cells might find a place in recovery from aphasia in the intermediate future...
  34. doi Walking the talk--speech activates the leg motor cortex
    Gianpiero Liuzzi
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Germany
    Neuropsychologia 46:2824-30. 2008
    ..In the frame of the motor theory of speech this finding suggests that the system of gestural communication, from which speech may have evolved, is not confined to the hand but includes gestural movements of other body parts as well...
  35. ncbi Language perception activates the hand motor cortex: implications for motor theories of speech perception
    Agnes Floel
    Human Cortical Physiology Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH, 10 Center Drive, Building 10, Bethesda, MD 20892 1430, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 18:704-8. 2003
    ..The amount of motor system activation was comparable in both hemispheres. Our data support the theory that language may have evolved within a general and bilateral action-perception network...
  36. ncbi Functional re-recruitment of dysfunctional brain areas predicts language recovery in chronic aphasia
    Marcus Meinzer
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology, University of Konstanz, Universitatsstrasse 10, Konstanz, Germany
    Neuroimage 39:2038-46. 2008
    ..We therefore provide first time direct evidence for the importance of treatment-induced functional reintegration of perilesional areas in a heterogeneous sample of chronic aphasia patients...
  37. ncbi Associations of the cortisol awakening response (CAR) with cortical activation asymmetry during the course of an exam stress period
    Johannes Hewig
    Department of Biological and Clinical Psychology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Am Steiger 3, Haus 1, 07743 Jena, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 33:83-91. 2008
    ..Lateralised cortical activation may be an important link between the CAR and health-related variables like experiences of stress and negative affect...
  38. ncbi Dopaminergic influences on formation of a motor memory
    Agnes Floel
    Human Cortical Physiology Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA
    Ann Neurol 58:121-30. 2005
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  39. ncbi The role of the left frontal lobe in action naming: rTMS evidence
    Agnes Floel
    Neurology 60:1052; author reply 1052. 2003