Felix Blankenburg

Summary

Affiliation: Humboldt University
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Imperceptible stimuli and sensory processing impediment
    Felix Blankenburg
    Department of Neurology, Charite, Humboldt University, Schumannstrasse 20 21, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Science 299:1864. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Event-related fMRI of the somatosensory system using electrical finger stimulation
    Michael Deuchert
    Department of Neurology, Charite, Humboldt University, Schumannstrasse 20 21, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Neuroreport 13:365-9. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Evidence for a rostral-to-caudal somatotopic organization in human primary somatosensory cortex with mirror-reversal in areas 3b and 1
    Felix Blankenburg
    Department of Neurology, Charite, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
    Cereb Cortex 13:987-93. 2003
  4. doi request reprint Now you'll feel it, now you won't: EEG rhythms predict the effectiveness of perceptual masking
    Ruth Schubert
    Neurophysics Group, Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    J Cogn Neurosci 21:2407-19. 2009
  5. pmc Interhemispheric effect of parietal TMS on somatosensory response confirmed directly with concurrent TMS-fMRI
    Felix Blankenburg
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 28:13202-8. 2008
  6. pmc Studying the role of human parietal cortex in visuospatial attention with concurrent TMS-fMRI
    Felix Blankenburg
    Department of Neurology and Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Charite, Berlin, Germany
    Cereb Cortex 20:2702-11. 2010
  7. pmc Hemispheric differences in frontal and parietal influences on human occipital cortex: direct confirmation with concurrent TMS-fMRI
    Christian C Ruff
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, UK
    J Cogn Neurosci 21:1146-61. 2009
  8. pmc The role of contralesional dorsal premotor cortex after stroke as studied with concurrent TMS-fMRI
    Sven Bestmann
    Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, UCL Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 30:11926-37. 2010
  9. pmc Effects of parietal TMS on somatosensory judgments challenge interhemispheric rivalry accounts
    Neir Eshel
    UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, UK
    Neuropsychologia 48:3470-81. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Sub-area-specific Suppressive Interaction in the BOLD responses to simultaneous finger stimulation in human primary somatosensory cortex: evidence for increasing rostral-to-caudal convergence
    Jan Ruben
    Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin NeuroImaging Center and Department of Neurology, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Cereb Cortex 16:819-26. 2006

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Imperceptible stimuli and sensory processing impediment
    Felix Blankenburg
    Department of Neurology, Charite, Humboldt University, Schumannstrasse 20 21, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Science 299:1864. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Event-related fMRI of the somatosensory system using electrical finger stimulation
    Michael Deuchert
    Department of Neurology, Charite, Humboldt University, Schumannstrasse 20 21, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Neuroreport 13:365-9. 2002
    ..In conclusion, the feasibility to employ event-related somatosensory stimulation paradigms in fMRI studies is demonstrated...
  3. ncbi request reprint Evidence for a rostral-to-caudal somatotopic organization in human primary somatosensory cortex with mirror-reversal in areas 3b and 1
    Felix Blankenburg
    Department of Neurology, Charite, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
    Cereb Cortex 13:987-93. 2003
    ..In comparison to the representations of the finger and the distal palm, the proximal palm was found to be represented at a more medial position of the postcentral gyrus...
  4. doi request reprint Now you'll feel it, now you won't: EEG rhythms predict the effectiveness of perceptual masking
    Ruth Schubert
    Neurophysics Group, Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    J Cogn Neurosci 21:2407-19. 2009
    ....
  5. pmc Interhemispheric effect of parietal TMS on somatosensory response confirmed directly with concurrent TMS-fMRI
    Felix Blankenburg
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 28:13202-8. 2008
    ....
  6. pmc Studying the role of human parietal cortex in visuospatial attention with concurrent TMS-fMRI
    Felix Blankenburg
    Department of Neurology and Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Charite, Berlin, Germany
    Cereb Cortex 20:2702-11. 2010
    ....
  7. pmc Hemispheric differences in frontal and parietal influences on human occipital cortex: direct confirmation with concurrent TMS-fMRI
    Christian C Ruff
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, UK
    J Cogn Neurosci 21:1146-61. 2009
    ..These data directly confirm that the human frontal and parietal cortex show right-hemisphere specialization for causal influences on the visual cortex...
  8. pmc The role of contralesional dorsal premotor cortex after stroke as studied with concurrent TMS-fMRI
    Sven Bestmann
    Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, UCL Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 30:11926-37. 2010
    ..cPMd TMS was not found to influence activity in other brain regions in either hemisphere. This state-dependent influence on ipsilesional sensorimotor regions may provide a mechanism by which cPMd supports recovered function after stroke...
  9. pmc Effects of parietal TMS on somatosensory judgments challenge interhemispheric rivalry accounts
    Neir Eshel
    UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, UK
    Neuropsychologia 48:3470-81. 2010
    ..Our results argue against a strict rivalry interpretation, instead suggesting that parietal TMS can provide a pedestal-like increment in somatosensory response...
  10. ncbi request reprint Sub-area-specific Suppressive Interaction in the BOLD responses to simultaneous finger stimulation in human primary somatosensory cortex: evidence for increasing rostral-to-caudal convergence
    Jan Ruben
    Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin NeuroImaging Center and Department of Neurology, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Cereb Cortex 16:819-26. 2006
    ..2%, respectively). These findings on differences in the topographic as well as functional organization between sub-areas of SI support the notion of increasing convergence and integration from area 3b to areas 1 and 2 in human subjects...
  11. ncbi request reprint Concurrent TMS-fMRI and psychophysics reveal frontal influences on human retinotopic visual cortex
    Christian C Ruff
    UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 16:1479-88. 2006
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  12. pmc Influence of dopaminergically mediated reward on somatosensory decision-making
    Burkhard Pleger
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Biol 7:e1000164. 2009
    ..Dopaminergic reward-related influences extend even to early somatosensory cortex and sensory decision-making...
  13. pmc New approaches to the study of human brain networks underlying spatial attention and related processes
    Jon Driver
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging and UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, 12 Queen Square, London, UK
    Exp Brain Res 206:153-62. 2010
    ..Such approaches shed new light on how frontal cortex and parietal cortex modulate sensory areas in the service of attention and cognition, for the normal and damaged human brain...
  14. pmc Stimulus-dependent EEG activity reflects internal updating of tactile working memory in humans
    Bernhard Spitzer
    Department of Neurology and Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, 10115 Berlin, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:8444-9. 2011
    ..In particular, our findings suggest that such processing supports not only sustained maintenance but also purposeful modification and updating of the task-relevant working memory contents...
  15. doi request reprint Oscillatory correlates of vibrotactile frequency processing in human working memory
    Bernhard Spitzer
    Department of Neurology and Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Charite, Philippstrasse 13, House 6, 10115 Berlin, Germany
    J Neurosci 30:4496-502. 2010
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  16. pmc Dorsal premotor cortex exerts state-dependent causal influences on activity in contralateral primary motor and dorsal premotor cortex
    Sven Bestmann
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL, Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, UK
    Cereb Cortex 18:1281-91. 2008
    ..We conclude that left PMd can exert state-dependent interhemispheric influences on contralateral cortical motor areas relevant for a current motor task...
  17. doi request reprint Evidence for neural encoding of Bayesian surprise in human somatosensation
    Dirk Ostwald
    Department of Neurology and Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Germany
    Neuroimage 62:177-88. 2012
    ..In summary, the present study provides novel evidence for anatomical-temporal/functional segregation in human somatosensory processing that is consistent with the Bayesian brain hypothesis...
  18. doi request reprint Mapping causal interregional influences with concurrent TMS-fMRI
    Sven Bestmann
    Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, UK
    Exp Brain Res 191:383-402. 2008
    ..This can provide powerful new insights about causal interactions among brain regions in both health and disease that may ultimately lead to developing more efficient protocols for basic research and therapeutic TMS applications...
  19. ncbi request reprint Correlates of alpha rhythm in functional magnetic resonance imaging and near infrared spectroscopy
    Matthias Moosmann
    Department of Neurology, Charite, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
    Neuroimage 20:145-58. 2003
    ..Our data suggest that alpha activity in the occipital cortex is associated with metabolic deactivation. Mapping of spontaneously synchronizing distributed neuronal networks is thus shown to be feasible...
  20. pmc Image artifacts in concurrent transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and fMRI caused by leakage currents: modeling and compensation
    Nikolaus Weiskopf
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Magn Reson Imaging 29:1211-7. 2009
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  21. ncbi request reprint Now you feel it--now you don't: ERP correlates of somatosensory awareness
    Ruth Schubert
    Department of Neurology, Charite University Medicine, Campus Mitte, Berlin, Germany
    Psychophysiology 43:31-40. 2006
    ....
  22. pmc Tactile motion and pattern processing assessed with high-field FMRI
    Evelin Wacker
    Department of Neurology and Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Charite, Berlin, Germany
    PLoS ONE 6:e24860. 2011
    ..This connectivity pattern provides evidence for the direct engagement of these specialized cortical areas in tactile processing during somesthesis...
  23. pmc The cutaneous rabbit illusion affects human primary sensory cortex somatotopically
    Felix Blankenburg
    UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Biol 4:e69. 2006
    ..These results provide direct evidence that illusory somatosensory percepts can affect primary somatosensory cortex in a manner that corresponds somatotopically to the illusory percept...
  24. pmc Neural coding of tactile decisions in the human prefrontal cortex
    Burkhard Pleger
    Wellcome Center of Neuroimaging, University College London, London WC1N 3AR, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 26:12596-601. 2006
    ..Our findings suggest that activity in the left DLPFC encodes stimulus representations that underlie veridical tactile decisions in humans...
  25. doi request reprint Supramodal parametric working memory processing in humans
    Bernhard Spitzer
    Department of Neurology and Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, 10115 Berlin, Germany
    J Neurosci 32:3287-95. 2012
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  26. pmc Influence of uncertainty and surprise on human corticospinal excitability during preparation for action
    Sven Bestmann
    Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, UK
    Curr Biol 18:775-80. 2008
    ..Commensurate effects were observed in reaction times. We suggest that motor output is biased according to contextual probabilities that are represented dynamically in the brain...
  27. ncbi request reprint Preserved responsiveness of secondary somatosensory cortex in patients with thalamic stroke
    Birol Taskin
    Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin NeuroImaging Center, Germany
    Cereb Cortex 16:1431-9. 2006
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Recurrent neural processing and somatosensory awareness
    Ryszard Auksztulewicz
    Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, 10099 Berlin, Germany
    J Neurosci 32:799-805. 2012
    ....
  29. pmc Reward facilitates tactile judgments and modulates hemodynamic responses in human primary somatosensory cortex
    Burkhard Pleger
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL, London WC1N 3AR, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 28:8161-8. 2008
    ..These results indicate that rewards can influence not only classical reward-related regions, but also early somatosensory cortex when a decision is required for that modality...
  30. ncbi request reprint Neural correlates of crossmodal visual-tactile extinction and of tactile awareness revealed by fMRI in a right-hemisphere stroke patient
    Margarita Sarri
    UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University College London, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Neuropsychologia 44:2398-410. 2006
    ....
  31. pmc Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation-induced changes in sensorimotor coupling parallel improvements of somatosensation in humans
    Burkhard Pleger
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 26:1945-52. 2006
    ..Thus, our data demonstrate that rTMS can temporarily induce behaviorally relevant reorganization within a complex cortical network underlying human somatosensory experience...
  32. pmc Distinct causal influences of parietal versus frontal areas on human visual cortex: evidence from concurrent TMS-fMRI
    Christian C Ruff
    UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Cereb Cortex 18:817-27. 2008
    ..Our results show directly that parietal and frontal regions can indeed have distinct patterns of causal influence upon functional activity in human visual cortex...