S Knecht

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Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Pattern of cortical reorganization in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study
    Carsten Konrad
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, 48129 Munster, Germany
    Exp Brain Res 143:51-6. 2002
  2. pmc Early microstructural white matter changes in patients with HIV: a diffusion tensor imaging study
    Bianca Stubbe-Drger
    Department of Neurology, University of M uumlnster, Albert Schweitzer Campus, Germany
    BMC Neurol 12:23. 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. ncbi request reprint D-amphetamine does not improve outcome of somatosensory training
    S Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Germany
    Neurology 57:2248-52. 2001
  6. pmc Rehabilitation after stroke
    Stefan Knecht
    Neurologische Universitätsklinik Münster
    Dtsch Arztebl Int 108:600-6. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint 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
  8. doi request reprint How much does hypertension affect cognition?: explained variance in cross-sectional analysis of non-demented community-dwelling individuals in the SEARCH study
    Stefan Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, 48149 Muenster, Germany
    J Neurol Sci 283:149-52. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint How atypical is atypical language dominance?
    S Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Neuroimage 18:917-27. 2003
  10. doi request reprint Atrial fibrillation in stroke-free patients is associated with memory impairment and hippocampal atrophy
    Stefan Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, A Schweitzer Street 33, 48129 Munster, Germany
    Eur Heart J 29:2125-32. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Pattern of cortical reorganization in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study
    Carsten Konrad
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, 48129 Munster, Germany
    Exp Brain Res 143:51-6. 2002
    ..Partial compensation between functionally related motor areas seems to be a strategy to optimize performance if the most efficient pathway is unavailable...
  2. pmc Early microstructural white matter changes in patients with HIV: a diffusion tensor imaging study
    Bianca Stubbe-Drger
    Department of Neurology, University of M uumlnster, Albert Schweitzer Campus, Germany
    BMC Neurol 12:23. 2012
    ..Previous studies have reported white matter (WM) brain alterations in asymptomatic patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint 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...
  6. pmc Rehabilitation after stroke
    Stefan Knecht
    Neurologische Universitätsklinik Münster
    Dtsch Arztebl Int 108:600-6. 2011
    ..Its long-term sequelae can be alleviated by early reperfusion in stroke units and by complication management and functional restoration in early-rehabilitation and rehabilitation centers...
  7. ncbi request reprint 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...
  8. doi request reprint How much does hypertension affect cognition?: explained variance in cross-sectional analysis of non-demented community-dwelling individuals in the SEARCH study
    Stefan Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, 48149 Muenster, Germany
    J Neurol Sci 283:149-52. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that in non-demented community-dwelling individuals hypertension may account for one tenth of cognitive impairment and thus for an increased risk for dementia...
  9. ncbi request reprint How atypical is atypical language dominance?
    S Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Neuroimage 18:917-27. 2003
    ..These findings support the view that in individuals with an unrevealing medical history right-hemispheric dominance constitutes a natural rather than an abortive variant of language lateralization...
  10. doi request reprint Atrial fibrillation in stroke-free patients is associated with memory impairment and hippocampal atrophy
    Stefan Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, A Schweitzer Street 33, 48129 Munster, Germany
    Eur Heart J 29:2125-32. 2008
    ..AF contributes to stroke and secondary cognitive decline. In the absence of manifest stroke, AF can activate coagulation and cause cerebral microembolism which could damage the brain...
  11. doi request reprint High-normal blood pressure is associated with poor cognitive performance
    Stefan Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, A Schweitzer Str 33, 48129 Munster, Germany
    Hypertension 51:663-8. 2008
    ..291, P<0.005). Thus, even in the normotensive range increasing systolic blood pressure is inversely related to cognition...
  12. ncbi request reprint Obesity in neurobiology
    Stefan Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, A Schweitzer Str 33, 48129 Munster, Germany
    Prog Neurobiol 84:85-103. 2008
    ..Changing the net balance of this system to prevent or reduce obesity requires multimodal and long-term interventions...
  13. ncbi request reprint 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint Scalp position and efficacy of transcranial magnetic stimulation
    S Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, D 48129 Munster, Germany
    Clin Neurophysiol 116:1988-93. 2005
    ..To assess the impact of the scalp site on the biological effects of TMS...
  15. ncbi request reprint Language lateralization in healthy right-handers
    S Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Germany
    Brain 123:74-81. 2000
    ..iii) Right hemisphere dominance was found in 7.5% of subjects. These findings indicate that atypical language dominance in healthy right-handed subjects of either sex is considerably more common than previously suspected...
  16. ncbi request reprint Handedness and hemispheric language dominance in healthy humans
    S Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Germany
    Brain 123:2512-8. 2000
    ..gif" BORDER="0">. These results clearly demonstrate that the relationship between handedness and language dominance is not an artefact of cerebral pathology but a natural phenomenon...
  17. ncbi request reprint Phantom sensations following acute pain
    S Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Germany
    Pain 77:209-13. 1998
    ..This suggests that, even in the absence of deafferentation, pain can lead to a representational reorganization...
  18. ncbi request reprint Reproducibility of functional transcranial Doppler sonography in determining hemispheric language lateralization
    S Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Germany
    Stroke 29:1155-9. 1998
    ..Therefore, before fTCD is accepted as a tool for evaluation of changes in lateralization in the diseased state, its reliability in healthy subjects needs to be determined...
  19. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive determination of language lateralization by functional transcranial Doppler sonography: a comparison with the Wada test
    S Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Germany
    Stroke 29:82-6. 1998
    ..In the present study we investigated the validity of fTCD in determining the hemispheric dominance for language by direct comparison of fTCD with intracarotid amobarbital anesthesia (Wada test)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Regional cerebral blood flow increases during preparation for and processing of sensory stimuli
    S Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Germany
    Exp Brain Res 116:309-14. 1997
    ..We conclude that preparation of the cortex causes a stronger regional cerebral blood flow increase than the processing of the tactile stimulus itself...
  21. ncbi request reprint 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint Persistent unihemispheric perceptual impairments in humans following focal seizures
    S Knecht
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 217:66-8. 1996
    ..This in turn suggests that somatosensory testing may be of help in localizing, or at least lateralizing an epileptic focus...
  23. ncbi request reprint Language and spatial attention can lateralize to the same hemisphere in healthy humans
    A Floel
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Germany
    Neurology 57:1018-24. 2001
    ..Disorders of language classically occur after left brain lesions, and disorders of spatial attention after right brain lesions. It is unclear whether the hemispheric dissociation of functions is a fixed pattern of brain organization...
  24. doi request reprint Physical activity and memory functions: an interventional study
    R Ruscheweyh
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, Muenster, Germany
    Neurobiol Aging 32:1304-19. 2011
    ..Our findings may carry significant implications for prevention of cognitive decline in the elderly...
  25. doi request reprint Serum C-reactive protein is linked to cerebral microstructural integrity and cognitive function
    H Wersching
    Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Munster, Domagkstrasse 3, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Neurology 74:1022-9. 2010
    ..To better understand potential underlying mechanisms, we assessed microstructural brain integrity and cognitive performance relative to serum levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP)...
  26. doi request reprint Nerve fiber impairment of anterior thalamocortical circuitry in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
    M Deppe
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Str 33, 48129 Muenster, Germany
    Neurology 71:1981-5. 2008
    ..Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) is a syndrome of idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE) without structural brain abnormalities detectable by MRI or CT...
  27. ncbi request reprint Cortical asymmetries of the human somatosensory hand representation in right- and left-handers
    P Soros
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 271:89-92. 1999
    ..We conclude that a profound functional hemispheric asymmetry also exists in primary sensory cortices...
  28. doi request reprint Pattern and progression of white-matter changes in a case of posterior cortical atrophy using diffusion tensor imaging
    T Duning
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Munster, Munster, Germany
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 80:432-6. 2009
    ..Patient and..
  29. pmc Common exonic missense variants in the C2 domain of the human KIBRA protein modify lipid binding and cognitive performance
    K Duning
    Internal Medicine D, Department of Nephrology, Hypertension and Rheumatology, University Hospital Munster, Munster, Germany
    Transl Psychiatry 3:e272. 2013
    ..Our results further implicate the KIBRA protein in higher brain function and provide direction to the cellular pathways involved...
  30. ncbi request reprint Functional reorganization of the human primary somatosensory cortex after acute pain demonstrated by magnetoencephalography
    P Soros
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, 48129, Munster, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 298:195-8. 2001
    ..A likely mechanism for this acute reorganization is that pain induced hyperresponsiveness of the left thenar to tactile input from neighboring body sites...
  31. ncbi request reprint The assessment of hemispheric lateralization in functional MRI--robustness and reproducibility
    A Jansen
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Germany
    Neuroimage 33:204-17. 2006
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  32. ncbi request reprint 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...
  33. ncbi request reprint Subcortical reorganization in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    C Konrad
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, IZKF, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Str 11, 48149 Muenster, Germany
    Exp Brain Res 172:361-9. 2006
    ....
  34. doi request reprint 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...
  35. doi request reprint Electrical stimulation of Broca's area enhances implicit learning of an artificial grammar
    Meinou H de Vries
    University of Munster, Germany
    J Cogn Neurosci 22:2427-36. 2010
    ..This is the first study that demonstrates that tDCS may facilitate acquisition of grammatical knowledge, a finding of potential interest for rehabilitation of aphasia...
  36. ncbi request reprint Language lateralization in young children assessed by functional transcranial Doppler sonography
    H Lohmann
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Germany
    Neuroimage 24:780-90. 2005
    ..87 (P <or= 0.05). With this degree of reliability, fTCD seems a promising tool for the assessment of changes in hemispheric involvement in language in young and very young children...
  37. ncbi request reprint A method for the automated assessment of temporal characteristics of functional hemispheric lateralization by transcranial Doppler sonography
    M Deppe
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Str 33, D 48129, Germany
    J Neuroimaging 14:226-30. 2004
    ..So far, however, the role of functional TCD has been limited by a lack of sensitivity...
  38. ncbi request reprint AVERAGE: a Windows program for automated analysis of event related cerebral blood flow
    M Deppe
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Germany
    J Neurosci Methods 75:147-54. 1997
    ..If investigated bilaterally with interhemispheric analysis even minimal activations can reliably be detected and quantified with a sensitivity known from positron emission tomography approaches...
  39. doi request reprint 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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  40. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Cortical processing of esophageal sensation is related to the representation of swallowing
    Rainer Dziewas
    Department of Neurology, Munster University Hospital, University of Munster, Germany
    Neuroreport 16:439-43. 2005
    ..The close anatomical vicinity of these two functions points to an important physiological link between the cortical processing of esophageal sensation and the cortical control of swallowing...
  42. ncbi request reprint When finding words becomes difficult: is there activation of the subdominant hemisphere?
    B Drager
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Germany
    Neuroimage 16:794-800. 2002
    ..This suggests that after stroke, language-related activation of the subdominant hemisphere is not simply an effort-related effect...
  43. pmc Impact of common KIBRA allele on human cognitive functions
    H Wersching
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Munster, Munster, Germany
    Neuropsychopharmacology 36:1296-304. 2011
    ..500, p=0.0072 and 0.029 after Bonferroni correction). The effect of KIBRA on cognitive function seems to be complex and modified by gender and arterial hypertension...
  44. ncbi request reprint How does the brain accommodate to increased task difficulty in word finding? A functional MRI study
    B Drager
    Department of Neurology and Psychology, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, D 48129 Munster, Germany
    Neuroimage 23:1152-60. 2004
    ..Thus, increased difficulty in word retrieval leads to coactivation of distinct brain areas, working together in a large cognitive network, rather than to increased activation of typically language-related areas...
  45. doi request reprint 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...
  46. doi request reprint Assessment of verbal memory by fMRI: lateralization and functional neuroanatomy
    Andreas Jansen
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 111:57-62. 2009
    ..Therefore, this study took a "step backwards" by first examining healthy subjects without known MTL pathology...
  47. ncbi request reprint Diffusion-tensor imaging at 3 T: detection of white matter alterations in neurological patients on the basis of normal values
    Michael Deppe
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Munster, Munster, Germany
    Invest Radiol 42:338-45. 2007
    ..We attempted to develop an observer-independent, fully automated technique for quantitative FA assessment...
  48. ncbi request reprint Responsiveness to repeated speech stimuli persists in left but not right auditory cortex
    Inga K Teismann
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Str 33, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Neuroreport 15:1267-70. 2004
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Learning of tactile frequency discrimination in humans
    Tanya Imai
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    Hum Brain Mapp 18:260-71. 2003
    ....
  50. doi request reprint 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...
  51. 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...
  52. ncbi request reprint Orthopedic and neurological complications of cervical dystonia--review of the literature
    C Konrad
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Munster, Germany
    Acta Neurol Scand 109:369-73. 2004
    ..Complications of cervical dystonia need to be taken into consideration when weighting risks and calculating costs of the disease and its treatment...
  53. doi request reprint [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...
  54. ncbi request reprint [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...
  55. ncbi request reprint [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...
  56. ncbi request reprint [Neuropsychological disorders in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis]
    A Floel
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Neurologie, Universitatsklinikum Munster
    Nervenarzt 73:1144-52. 2002
    ..It is still not known whether patients with ALS and neuropsychological impairment form a distinct subgroup or if they are part of a continuous spectrum that runs from pure motor impairment to pure neuropsychological impairment...
  57. ncbi request reprint Functional transcranial Doppler sonography
    Hubertus Lohmann
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Front Neurol Neurosci 21:251-60. 2006
    ..This chapter delineates the physical and physiological principles of the technique. A prototypical experimental setup and analysis techniques are described. Scientific and clinical applications of fTCD are presented...
  58. ncbi request reprint 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...
  59. doi request reprint 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...
  60. doi request reprint The role of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) in the healthy brain: a characterization of G-CSF-deficient mice
    Kai Diederich
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, 48149 Muenster, Germany
    J Neurosci 29:11572-81. 2009
    ....
  61. doi request reprint Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging at 3.0 Tesla in alcohol intoxication
    Thomas Duning
    University Hospital of Munster, Department of Neurology, Albert Schweitzer Str 33, 48149 Munster, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 163:52-60. 2008
    ..Second, processes involving neurotransmitters that are primarily linked to cognitive function might not be viewable with high-field diffusion MRI...
  62. doi request reprint Detection of asymptomatic cerebral microbleeds: a comparative study at 1.5 and 3.0 T
    Christoph Stehling
    Department of Clinical Radiology, University of Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Str 33, D 48129 Munster, Germany
    Acad Radiol 15:895-900. 2008
    ..0 T. To test these hypotheses, we prospectively examined individuals with documented CMBs at 1.5 and 3.0 T...
  63. ncbi request reprint 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...
  64. doi request reprint Structural correlates of functional language dominance: a voxel-based morphometry study
    Andreas Jansen
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    J Neuroimaging 20:148-56. 2010
    ..The goal of this study was to explore the structural correlates of functional language dominance by directly comparing the brain morphology of healthy subjects with left- and right-hemisphere language dominance...
  65. doi request reprint Pain sensitivity can be assessed by self-rating: Development and validation of the Pain Sensitivity Questionnaire
    Ruth Ruscheweyh
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Str 33, 48129 Munster, Germany
    Pain 146:65-74. 2009
    ..This shows that the PSQ may be a simple alternative to experimental pain intensity rating procedures in healthy subjects and makes the PSQ a highly promising tool for clinical and experimental pain research...
  66. ncbi request reprint Is hemispheric language dominance relevant in musical hallucinations? Two case reports
    Stefan Evers
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, 48129 Munster, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 252:299-302. 2002
    ..The musical ability as measured by the Seashore test was not impaired. We conclude that the language dominance of the hemisphere is not primarily relevant for the development of musical hallucinations...
  67. pmc Comprehension of complex instructions deteriorates with age and vascular morbidity
    Elina Sakellaridou
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Age (Dordr) 33:101-6. 2011
    ..Therefore, medical counseling appropriate for midlife individuals may be less successful in elderly people and particularly in those with metabolic disturbances...
  68. ncbi request reprint 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...
  69. ncbi request reprint 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...
  70. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Abnormal brain activation during movement observation in patients with conversion paralysis
    Markus Burgmer
    Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Munster, Domagkstr 22, D 48149 Munster, Germany
    Neuroimage 29:1336-43. 2006
    ..This raises the possibility that strategies targeted at reestablishing appropriate movement conceptualization may contribute to the therapy of dissociative paralysis...
  72. ncbi request reprint 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...
  73. ncbi request reprint Treatment of cremaster synkinesias with botulinum toxin A: a video case report
    Martin A Ritter
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Mov Disord 21:1787-8. 2006
    ..Electromyography-guided injections of BTx A in both cremaster muscles (15 MU on the right and 10 on the left) led to significant symptom relief for an average of 8 weeks. We present the case including pre- and posttreatment video clips...
  74. ncbi request reprint 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...
  75. ncbi request reprint Dominance for language and spatial processing: limited capacity of a single hemisphere
    Andreas Jansen
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Neuroreport 16:1017-21. 2005
    ..These findings suggest that hemispheric specializations for language and spatial functions interfere to some extent and favour additional recruitment of the opposite hemispheres for spatial functions...
  76. ncbi request reprint Task repetition can affect functional magnetic resonance imaging-based measures of language lateralization and lead to pseudoincreases in bilaterality
    Hubertus Lohmann
    Department of Neurology, University of Muenster, Germany
    J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 24:179-87. 2004
    ..Thus task repetition can lead to changes in task-related autonomic drive and an augmentation of bihemispheric blood flow. This can mimic increasing bilaterality of brain activation...
  77. doi request reprint 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...
  78. doi request reprint 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...
  79. ncbi request reprint Determining the hemispheric dominance of spatial attention: a comparison between fTCD and fMRI
    Andreas Jansen
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, D 4829 Münster, Germany
    Hum Brain Mapp 23:168-80. 2004
    ..Therefore, scanning large cohorts with fTCD for hemispheric dominance during Landmark task will provide results consistent with fMRI. FMRI can then be used for in depth assessment of the specific patterns of activation...
  80. ncbi request reprint 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...
  81. doi request reprint Comparison of the cold pressor test and contact thermode-delivered cold stimuli for the assessment of cold pain sensitivity
    Ruth Ruscheweyh
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, Munster, Germany
    J Pain 11:728-36. 2010
    ....
  82. ncbi request reprint Shifting of cortical somatosensory areas in a man with amelia
    Sandra Kamping
    Department of Neurology, 48149 Muenster, Germany
    Neuroreport 15:2365-8. 2004
    ..These data illustrate a case of extensive cortical reorganization and suggest that the potential overlap of different body parts is much greater than previously anticipated...
  83. doi request reprint Individual white matter fractional anisotropy analysis on patients with MRI negative partial epilepsy
    Thomas Duning
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Muenster, Albert Schweitzer Str 33, 48149 Muenster, Germany
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 81:136-9. 2010
    ..The objectives of the present study were to identify focal FA abnormalities in patients with CPE who were deemed MRI negative during routine presurgical evaluation...
  84. ncbi request reprint 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...
  85. ncbi request reprint 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...
  86. pmc Synergetic effects of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor and cognitive training on spatial learning and survival of newborn hippocampal neurons
    Kai Diederich
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    PLoS ONE 4:e5303. 2009
    ..Due to its easy applicability and its history as a well-tolerated hematological drug, the use of G-CSF opens up new neurological treatment opportunities in conditions where learning and memory-formation deficits occur...
  87. ncbi request reprint 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...
  88. ncbi request reprint The association between scalp hair-whorl direction, handedness and hemispheric language dominance: is there a common genetic basis of lateralization?
    Andreas Jansen
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Germany
    Neuroimage 35:853-61. 2007
    ..These results strongly argue against a common genetic basis of handedness or language lateralization with scalp hair-whorl direction. Inspection of hair patterns will not help us to determine language dominance...
  89. ncbi request reprint Cerebral small vessel diseases: manifestations in young women
    E Bernd Ringelstein
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Munster, Munster, Germany
    Curr Opin Neurol 19:55-62. 2006
    ..Less known than the manifestations in old age are those in young women comprising posterior encephalopathy and Susac's syndrome...
  90. ncbi request reprint Fracture of the odontoid process complicating tardive dystonia
    Carsten Konrad
    Department of Neurology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Germany
    Mov Disord 19:983-5. 2004
    ..Neurologists with a focus on movement disorders should screen for diseases putting the patient at risk for spinal lesions and consider early treatment...
  91. doi request reprint 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...
  92. ncbi request reprint Excellent cognitive performance despite massive cerebral white matter changes
    Thomas Duning
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Strasse 33, 48129 Munster, Germany
    Neuroradiology 47:749-52. 2005
    ..Here we present a case of massive white matter changes but excellent cognitive performance, to avoid the automatism of drawing conclusions on intellectual ability by just interpreting the imaging data of elderly patients...
  93. ncbi request reprint Syntactic structure and artificial grammar learning: the learnability of embedded hierarchical structures
    Meinou H de Vries
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, A Schweitzerstrasse 33, D 48129 Munster, Germany
    Cognition 107:763-74. 2008
    ..We claim that the learnability of hierarchical embeddings in AGL tasks remains to be demonstrated...
  94. doi request reprint Lifestyle and memory in the elderly
    Agnes Floel
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Neuroepidemiology 31:39-47. 2008
    ..This study aims to analyze the association between a composite lifestyle index and memory performance...
  95. ncbi request reprint Crossed cerebro-cerebellar language dominance
    Andreas Jansen
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Hum Brain Mapp 24:165-72. 2005
    ..The functional significance of the reported activations can now be tested in patients with lesions of the lateral posterior cerebellum...
  96. doi request reprint Pain is associated with regional grey matter reduction in the general population
    Ruth Ruscheweyh
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Pain 152:904-11. 2011
    ..The lack of morphometric anomalies in subjects with past pain supports recent evidence suggesting that pain-related grey matter changes are reversible after cessation of pain...
  97. pmc G-CSF prevents the progression of structural disintegration of white matter tracts in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a pilot trial
    Thomas Duning
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    PLoS ONE 6:e17770. 2011
    ..It therefore appears as an attractive and feasible drug candidate for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The current pilot study was performed to determine whether treatment with G-CSF in ALS patients is feasible...
  98. doi request reprint Decomposing the Hounsfield unit: probabilistic segmentation of brain tissue in computed tomography
    A Kemmling
    Department of Clinical Radiology, University of Munster, Munster, Germany
    Clin Neuroradiol 22:79-91. 2012
    ....
  99. ncbi request reprint Functional magnetic resonance imaging mirrors recovery of visual perception after repetitive tachistoscopic stimulation in patients with partial cortical blindness
    Burkhard Pleger
    Department of Neurology, Ruhr University Bochum, BG Kliniken Bergmannsheil, Buerkle de la Camp Platz 1, D 44789 Bochum, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 335:192-6. 2003
    ....
  100. ncbi request reprint [Blood pressure reduction to lower the risk of stroke]
    E B Ringelstein
    Poliklinik für Neurologie, Universitatsklinikum Munster, Munster, Germany
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 131:S135-8. 2006
  101. ncbi request reprint Dehydration confounds the assessment of brain atrophy
    T Duning
    Department of Neurology, University of Munster, Albert Schweitzer Str 22, 48129 Munster, Germany
    Neurology 64:548-50. 2005
    ..55% (SD, +/-0.69), and after rehydration total cerebral volume increased by 0.72% (SD, +/-0.21)...