- Noninvasive brain stimulation with transcranial magnetic or direct current stimulation (TMS/tDCS)-From insights into human memory to therapy of its dysfunctionRoland Sparing
Institute of Neuroscience and Biophysics, Research Centre Juelich, Juelich, Germany
Methods 44:329-37. 2008....
- Task-dependent modulation of functional connectivity between hand motor cortices and neuronal networks underlying language and music: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study in humansR Sparing
Institute of Neuroscience and Biophysics, Department of Medicine, Research Centre Juelich, Leo Brandt Strasse 1, 52428 Juelich, Germany
Eur J Neurosci 25:319-23. 2007..TMS may constitute a useful tool to further investigate the relationship between cortical representations of motor functions, music and language using comparative approaches...
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation and the challenge of coil placement: a comparison of conventional and stereotaxic neuronavigational strategiesRoland Sparing
Department of Medicine, Institute of Neuroscience and Biophysics, Research Center Juelich, Juelich, Germany
Hum Brain Mapp 29:82-96. 2008..Very consistent results were also obtained with the "probabilistic" approach. In view of these findings, we discuss the methods and special characteristics of each localization strategy...
- Enhancing language performance with non-invasive brain stimulation--a transcranial direct current stimulation study in healthy humansRoland Sparing
Institute of Neurosciences and Biophysics, Department of Medicine, Research Centre Juelich, Germany
Neuropsychologia 46:261-8. 2008..Whether this safe, low cost, and easy to use brain stimulation technique can be used to ameliorate deficits of picture naming in aphasic patients needs further investigations...
- Paroxysmal right-sided muscular flaccidityRoland Sparing
Institute of Neuroscience and Biophysics, Research Centre Juelich, Leo-Brandt Str. 1, 52428 Juelich, Juelich, Germany
J Clin Neurosci 15:913, 959. 2008
- Excitability of human motor and visual cortex before, during, and after hyperventilationRoland Sparing
Institute of Neuroscience and Biophysics, Department of Medicine, Research Centre Juelich, Juelich, Germany
J Appl Physiol 102:406-11. 2007..The further exploration of these physiological mechanisms may contribute to the understanding of the various HV-related clinical phenomenona...
- On the role of the ventral premotor cortex and anterior intraparietal area for predictive and reactive scaling of grip forceManuel Dafotakis
Institute of Neuroscience and Biophysics, Research Centre Julich, Julich, Germany
Brain Res 1228:73-80. 2008..The findings highlight the differential involvement of PMv in the predictive scaling of grip force and of AIP in the reactive online adjustment of grip force during object manipulation...
- [Acute spinal cord ischemia following deep injection therapy of the neck]M Dafotakis
Institut für Neurowissenschaften und Biophysik Medizin, Forschungszentrum Julich, Leo Brandt Strasse 1, 52428, Julich
Nervenarzt 79:927-31. 2008..We discuss potential pathomechanisms of this very rare complication and give a review of the literature...
- End or means--the "what" and "how" of observed intentional actionsMaike D Hesse
Cognitive Neurology, Institute of Neurosciences and Biophysics Medicine INB 3, Research Centre Juelich, Juelich, Germany
J Cogn Neurosci 21:776-90. 2009..Consequently, in addition to inferring action goals, a key function of the hMNS may be to anticipate the trajectories and dynamics of observed actions, which is a prerequisite for any timely interaction...
- Action verbs and the primary motor cortex: a comparative TMS study of silent reading, frequency judgments, and motor imageryBarbara Tomasino
Cognitive Neurology, Institute of Neuroscience and Biophysics Department of Medicine INB 3, Research Centre Juelich, Germany
Neuropsychologia 46:1915-26. 2008..This task-dependent effect of hand motor cortex TMS on the processing of hand-related action verbs is discussed with respect to the notion of embodied cognition and the associationist theory...
- Transdermal dopaminergic stimulation with rotigotine in Parkinsonian akinetic crisisManuel Dafotakis
Institute of Neuroscience and Biophysics Medicine, Research Centre Julich, Leo Brandt Str 1, D 52428 Julich, Germany
J Clin Neurosci 16:335-7. 2009..However, experience of the use of the rotigotine patch in this clinical setting is rather sparse and the patch is currently not approved for this indication...
- Ameliorating spatial neglect with non-invasive brain stimulation: from pathophysiological concepts to novel treatment strategiesM D Hesse
Cognitive Neurology Section, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine INM 3, Research Center Juelich, Juelich, Germany
Neuropsychol Rehabil 21:676-702. 2011....
- Enhancing picture naming with transcranial magnetic stimulationFelix M Mottaghy
Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Ulm, Robert Koch Str 8, 89081 Ulm, Germany
Behav Neurol 17:177-86. 2006..Whether TMS or rTMS can be used to aid linguistic therapy in the rehabilitation phase of aphasic patients should be subject of further investigations...
- Visual and motor cortex excitability: a transcranial magnetic stimulation studyBabak Boroojerdi
Neurologische Klinik, Universitatsklinikum, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52074, Aachen, Germany
Clin Neurophysiol 113:1501-4. 2002..The aims of this study were to compare the PTs to MTs; to assess their stability across sessions; and to investigate their relation to MTs...
- Motor cortex hand area and speech: implications for the development of languageIngo Gerrit Meister
Department of Neurology, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, Aachen 52074, Germany
Neuropsychologia 41:401-6. 2003..Our results are consistent with previous findings and may indicate a specific functional connection between the hand motor area and the cortical language network...
- Power grip disinhibits the ipsilateral sensorimotor cortex: a TMS and fMRI studyHenrik Foltys
Department of Neurology, University of Aachen, Germany
Neuroimage 19:332-40. 2003..The results may be important for a variety of studies as they suggest that fMRI may show decreased hemodynamic response under conditions in which other neurophysiological methods have shown increased functional activity...
- Subthreshold low frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation selectively decreases facilitation in the motor cortexJose Rafael Romero
Laboratory for Magnetic Brain Stimulation, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Avenue, Kirstein Building KS 454, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Clin Neurophysiol 113:101-7. 2002..CONCLUSIONS: Subthreshold low frequency rTMS depresses cortical excitability beyond the duration of the train. This effect seems primarily due to cortical dysfacilitation. These results have implications on the therapeutic use of rTMS...
- Motor representation in patients rapidly recovering after stroke: a functional magnetic resonance imaging and transcranial magnetic stimulation studyHenrik Foltys
Department of Neurology, University of Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52075 Aachen, Germany
Clin Neurophysiol 114:2404-15. 2003..Here we were interested in the early brain activation pattern in patients who showed a good and rapid recovery after stroke...
- Neural correlates of phosphene perceptionIngo G Meister
Department of Neurology, University Hospital Aachen, D-52057 Aachen, Germany
Suppl Clin Neurophysiol 56:305-11. 2003
- Investigation of the primary visual cortex using short-interval paired-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)Roland Sparing
Department of Neurology, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstr 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany
Neurosci Lett 382:312-6. 2005..Inhibition was not observed in any condition. Our results indicate that the mechanisms underlying phosphene induction in the visual cortex are different from those underlying intracortical inhibition and facilitation in the motor cortex...
- A repetition suppression effect lasting several days within the semantic networkIngo G Meister
Department of Neurology, University Hospital Cologne, Kerpener Strasse 62, 50924, Cologne, Germany
Exp Brain Res 183:371-6. 2007..Thus, priming-related mechanisms in the semantic network may be robust over several days...
- The role of the anterior intraparietal sulcus in crossmodal processing of object features in humans: an rTMS studyDorothee Buelte
Department of Neurology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Brain Res 1217:110-8. 2008..The differential effect of rTMS on tactile and visual encoding and recognition are not consistently explained by previous concepts of visuo-tactile integration...
- Postinfectious focal necrotizing myopathyManuel Dafotakis
Department of Neurology, University Hospital, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Clin Nucl Med 33:500-1. 2008..A muscle biopsy revealed a vasculitic necrotizing myopathy predominantly affecting the small vessels of the lower legs. We diagnosed it as a postinfectious immunologic reaction...
- Interhemispheric imbalance during visuospatial attention investigated by unilateral and bilateral TMS over human parietal corticesNina Dambeck
Department of Neurology, Technical University of Aachen, Neurologische Klinik, , Pauwelsstr. 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany
Brain Res 1072:194-9. 2006..The abolition of behavioral deficits during simultaneous biparietal TMS underlines the common hypothesis that an interhemispheric imbalance might underlie the disorders of neglect and extinction seen following unilateral brain damage...
- On the functional role of human parietal cortex in number processing: How gender mediates the impact of a 'virtual lesion' induced by rTMSAndre Knops
Section Neuropsychology, Department of Neurology, University Hospital, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstr 30, D 52074 Aachen, Germany
Neuropsychologia 44:2270-83. 2006..Relative hemispheric specialization of the hIPS with respect to two-digit magnitude comparison is discussed...
- Visual cortex excitability increases during visual mental imagery--a TMS study in healthy human subjectsRoland Sparing
Laboratory for Magnetic Brain Stimulation, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02214, USA
Brain Res 938:92-7. 2002..These findings demonstrate for the first time a short-term, task-dependent modulation of PT. These results constitute evidence that early visual areas participate in visual imagery processing...
- Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the parietal cortex transiently ameliorates phantom limb pain-like syndromeRudolf Topper
Department of Neurology, Universitatsklinikum Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, RWTH D 52057 Aachen, Germany
Clin Neurophysiol 114:1521-30. 2003..Phantom pain is linked to a reorganization of the partially deafferented sensory cortex. In this study we have investigated whether the pain syndrome can be influenced by repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)...