Th Elbert

Summary

Affiliation: University of Konstanz
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Early life stress and psychiatric disorder modulate cortical responses to affective stimuli
    Katja Weber
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Psychophysiology 46:1234-43. 2009
  2. pmc A pilot study on community-based outpatient treatment for patients with chronic psychotic disorders in Somalia: Change in symptoms, functioning and co-morbid khat use
    Michael Odenwald
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Fach D25, Constance, 78457, Germany
    Int J Ment Health Syst 6:8. 2012
  3. pmc Analyzing the microfoundations of human violence in the DRC - intrinsic and extrinsic rewards and the prediction of appetitive aggression
    Roos Haer
    Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz, Universitaetstrasse 10, Konstanz, 78457, Germany
    Confl Health 7:11. 2013
  4. pmc Relations among appetitive aggression, post-traumatic stress and motives for demobilization: a study in former Colombian combatants
    Roland Weierstall
    Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Confl Health 7:9. 2013
  5. pmc Rwanda - lasting imprints of a genocide: trauma, mental health and psychosocial conditions in survivors, former prisoners and their children
    Heide Rieder
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Confl Health 7:6. 2013
  6. pmc Posttraumatic stress disorder is associated with an enhanced spontaneous production of pro-inflammatory cytokines by peripheral blood mononuclear cells
    Hannah Gola
    Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 13:40. 2013
  7. pmc When combat prevents PTSD symptoms--results from a survey with former child soldiers in Northern Uganda
    Roland Weierstall
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 12:41. 2012
  8. pmc Provision of mental health services in resource-poor settings: a randomised trial comparing counselling with routine medical treatment in North Afghanistan (Mazar-e-Sharif)
    Sarah Ayoughi
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 12:14. 2012
  9. pmc Age-related changes in neural functional connectivity and its behavioral relevance
    Winfried Schlee
    Clinical and Biological Psychology, Institute of Psychology and Education, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    BMC Neurosci 13:16. 2012
  10. pmc PTSD, depression and anxiety among former abductees in Northern Uganda
    Anett Pfeiffer
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Box D23, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Confl Health 5:14. 2011

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  1. doi request reprint Early life stress and psychiatric disorder modulate cortical responses to affective stimuli
    Katja Weber
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Psychophysiology 46:1234-43. 2009
    ..Results confirmed specific contributions of ELS versus adult stress, comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder, or depression...
  2. pmc A pilot study on community-based outpatient treatment for patients with chronic psychotic disorders in Somalia: Change in symptoms, functioning and co-morbid khat use
    Michael Odenwald
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Fach D25, Constance, 78457, Germany
    Int J Ment Health Syst 6:8. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  3. pmc Analyzing the microfoundations of human violence in the DRC - intrinsic and extrinsic rewards and the prediction of appetitive aggression
    Roos Haer
    Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz, Universitaetstrasse 10, Konstanz, 78457, Germany
    Confl Health 7:11. 2013
    ..In this study, we examine how receiving rewards (intrinsic versus extrinsic) influence the level of appetitive aggression exhibited by former combatants...
  4. pmc Relations among appetitive aggression, post-traumatic stress and motives for demobilization: a study in former Colombian combatants
    Roland Weierstall
    Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Confl Health 7:9. 2013
    ....
  5. pmc Rwanda - lasting imprints of a genocide: trauma, mental health and psychosocial conditions in survivors, former prisoners and their children
    Heide Rieder
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Confl Health 7:6. 2013
    ....
  6. pmc Posttraumatic stress disorder is associated with an enhanced spontaneous production of pro-inflammatory cytokines by peripheral blood mononuclear cells
    Hannah Gola
    Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 13:40. 2013
    ..Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with an enhanced risk for cardiovascular and other inflammatory diseases. Chronic low-level inflammation has been suggested as a potential mechanism linking these conditions...
  7. pmc When combat prevents PTSD symptoms--results from a survey with former child soldiers in Northern Uganda
    Roland Weierstall
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 12:41. 2012
    ..We argue that perpetrating violence could actually 'immunize' a person against adverse effects of traumatic stressors, significantly reducing the risk of developing PTSD...
  8. pmc Provision of mental health services in resource-poor settings: a randomised trial comparing counselling with routine medical treatment in North Afghanistan (Mazar-e-Sharif)
    Sarah Ayoughi
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 12:14. 2012
    ..In an exemplary setting, the present study compares the efficacy of psychosocial counselling with routine pharmacological treatment in a randomised trial in Mazar-e-Sharif (Afghanistan)...
  9. pmc Age-related changes in neural functional connectivity and its behavioral relevance
    Winfried Schlee
    Clinical and Biological Psychology, Institute of Psychology and Education, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    BMC Neurosci 13:16. 2012
    ....
  10. pmc PTSD, depression and anxiety among former abductees in Northern Uganda
    Anett Pfeiffer
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Box D23, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Confl Health 5:14. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  11. pmc Trauma, poverty and mental health among Somali and Rwandese refugees living in an African refugee settlement - an epidemiological study
    Lamaro P Onyut
    Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda
    Confl Health 3:6. 2009
    ..A mental health outreach program was initiated based on this study...
  12. pmc Childhood adversity, mental ill-health and aggressive behavior in an African orphanage: Changes in response to trauma-focused therapy and the implementation of a new instructional system
    Katharin Hermenau
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Box 23 25, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health 5:29. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  13. pmc The mental health disaster in conflict settings: can scientific research help?
    Frank Neuner
    Dept Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Public Health 7:275. 2007
  14. pmc Internet-based self-assessment after the Tsunami: lessons learned
    Stefan Vetter
    Centre for Disaster and Military Psychiatry, University of Zurich, Militaerstrasse 8, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 11:18. 2011
    ..The objective of the study was to report the lessons learnt that were made using an Internet-based, self-screening instrument after a large-scale disaster and to discuss its outreach and usefulness...
  15. pmc Psychological trauma and evidence for enhanced vulnerability for posttraumatic stress disorder through previous trauma among West Nile refugees
    Frank Neuner
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz and Center for Psychiatry Reichenau, D 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 4:34. 2004
    ..High exposure to traumatic experiences has been particularly prominent in the Ugandan and Sudanese of the West Nile Region, representing an indication of the psychological strain posed by years of armed conflict...
  16. pmc Treating children traumatized by war and Tsunami: a comparison between exposure therapy and meditation-relaxation in North-East Sri Lanka
    Claudia Catani
    Department of Psychology, University of Bielefeld, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 9:22. 2009
    ..In the acute aftermath of the Tsunami we tested the efficacy of two pragmatic short-term interventions when applied by trained local counselors...
  17. pmc Rates and risks for prolonged grief disorder in a sample of orphaned and widowed genocide survivors
    Susanne Schaal
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 10:55. 2010
    ..Using these most recent criteria defining PGD, the aim of this study was to determine rates of and risks for PGD in survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide who had lost a parent and/or the husband before, during or after the 1994 events...
  18. pmc Lack of cortisol response in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) undergoing a diagnostic interview
    Iris Tatjana Kolassa
    Clinical and Neuropsychology, University of Konstanz, Universitatsstr, 10, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 7:54. 2007
    ..This study investigated the cortisol response in traumatized refugees with PTSD during a detailed and standardized interview about their personal war and torture experiences...
  19. pmc The consumption of Internet child pornography and violent and sex offending
    Jerome Endrass
    Department of Justice, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Psychiatry 9:43. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the recidivism rates for hands-on and hands-off sex offenses in a sample of child pornography users using a 6 year follow-up design...
  20. pmc Mental health of refugees following state-sponsored repatriation from Germany
    Ulrike von Lersner
    Psychotrauma Research and Outpatient Clinic for Refugees, University of Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 8:88. 2008
    ..The present pilot study investigated refugees who returned to their country of origin after having lived in exile in Germany for some 13 years...
  21. pmc Negative and positive childhood experiences across developmental periods in psychiatric patients with different diagnoses - an explorative study
    Evangelia Saleptsi
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Fach D 25, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 4:40. 2004
    ..The present survey explores the relationship between psychiatric diagnoses and positive and negative life events during childhood and adulthood in psychiatric samples...
  22. pmc Women convicted for violent offenses: adverse childhood experiences, low level of education and poor mental health
    Astrid Rossegger
    Psychiatric Psychological Service, Criminal Justice System, Canton of Zurich, Feldstrasse 42, Zurich, 8090, Switzerland
    BMC Psychiatry 9:81. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of female violent offending in a Swiss offender population and to compare possible socio-demographic and offense-related gender differences...
  23. pmc Abnormal oscillatory brain dynamics in schizophrenia: a sign of deviant communication in neural network?
    Brigitte S Rockstroh
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, PO Box D23 D 78457, Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 7:44. 2007
    ....
  24. pmc Disordered semantic representation in schizophrenic temporal cortex revealed by neuromagnetic response patterns
    Andreas Löw
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 6:23. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that in contrast to controls, schizophrenic patients exhibit disordered representations of semantic categories...
  25. pmc Word Processing differences between dyslexic and control children
    Isabella Paul
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, PO Box D 25, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 6:5. 2006
    ..Therefore, we hypothesised that dyslexic children should mainly differ from controls processing low frequent words that are unfamiliar to the reader...
  26. pmc Altered oscillatory brain dynamics after repeated traumatic stress
    Iris Tatjana Kolassa
    Department of Psychology, Clinical and Neuropsychology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 7:56. 2007
    ..Abnormal slow waves produced within circumscribed brain regions during a resting state have been associated with lesioned neural circuitry in neurological disorders and more recently also in mental illness...
  27. pmc Mapping the brain's orchestration during speech comprehension: task-specific facilitation of regional synchrony in neural networks
    Markus Härle
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Neurosci 5:40. 2004
    ....
  28. pmc Abnormal auditory mismatch response in tinnitus sufferers with high-frequency hearing loss is associated with subjective distress level
    Nathan Weisz
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Neurosci 5:8. 2004
    ....
  29. pmc Hippocampal activity during the transverse patterning task declines with cognitive competence but not with age
    Vera M Leirer
    Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology, University of Konstanz, Universitatsstr, 10, Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Neurosci 11:113. 2010
    ....
  30. pmc Attentional influences on functional mapping of speech sounds in human auditory cortex
    Jonas Obleser
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Neurosci 5:24. 2004
    ..Auditory evoked fields were recorded using 148-channel magnetoencephalography (MEG), and magnetic source imaging was obtained for 17 subjects...
  31. pmc Khat use as risk factor for psychotic disorders: a cross-sectional and case-control study in Somalia
    Michael Odenwald
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Fach D25, D 78476 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Med 3:5. 2005
    ..We aimed to explore the prevalence of psychotic disorders among the general population and the association between khat use and psychotic symptoms...
  32. pmc Intensive language training enhances brain plasticity in chronic aphasia
    Marcus Meinzer
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Universitatsstrasse 10, 78464 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Biol 2:20. 2004
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Reorganization of human cerebral cortex: the range of changes following use and injury
    Thomas Elbert
    University of Konstanz, Germany
    Neuroscientist 10:129-41. 2004
    ..This will be illustrated in examples of motor and language rehabilitation after stroke, the treatment of focal hand dystonia, and concomitants of injury-related reorganization such as phantom limb pain...
  34. ncbi request reprint Input-increase and input-decrease types of cortical reorganization after upper extremity amputation in humans
    T Elbert
    University of Konstanz, Germany
    Exp Brain Res 117:161-4. 1997
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Expansion of the tonotopic area in the auditory cortex of the blind
    Thomas Elbert
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, D 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    J Neurosci 22:9941-4. 2002
    ..It is consistent with and well suited to mediate the demonstrated increased ability of the blind to accurately localize acoustic sources in peripheral auditory fields and to decode speech...
  36. ncbi request reprint [New developments in stroke rehabilitation based on behavioral and neuroscientific principles: constraint-induced therapy]
    Th Elbert
    Fachbereich Psychologie, Universität Konstanz und Lurija Institut für Gesundheitsforschung und Rehabilitationswissenschaften
    Nervenarzt 74:334-42. 2003
    ..Constraint-induced therapy is shown to produce large changes in the organization and function of the brain,which emphasizes the significance of cortical reorganization and learning for neurorehabilitation...
  37. doi request reprint Fascination violence: on mind and brain of man hunters
    Thomas Elbert
    Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 260:S100-5. 2010
    ..This may explain the fascination with gladiatorial combat, violent computer games but as well ritualized forms like football...
  38. ncbi request reprint Source distribution of neuromagnetic slow-wave activity in schizophrenic patients--effects of activation
    Thorsten Fehr
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, P O Box D23, D 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Schizophr Res 63:63-71. 2003
    ..Results suggest that the distribution of slow-wave activity, measured in a standardized setting, might add diagnostic information about brain abnormalities in schizophrenia...
  39. ncbi request reprint Frequency organization of the 40-Hz auditory steady-state response in normal hearing and in tinnitus
    Christian Wienbruch
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Box D25, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Neuroimage 33:180-94. 2006
    ..Degraded frequency representations in tinnitus may reflect a loss of intracortical inhibition in deafferented frequency regions of the PAC after hearing injury...
  40. ncbi request reprint The neural code of auditory phantom perception
    Nathan Weisz
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, D 78464 Konstanz, Germany
    J Neurosci 27:1479-84. 2007
    ..The change results in enhanced slow-wave activity reflecting altered corticothalamic and corticolimbic interplay. Such enhancement facilitates and sustains gamma activity as a neural code of phantom perception, in this case auditory...
  41. pmc Tinnitus perception and distress is related to abnormal spontaneous brain activity as measured by magnetoencephalography
    Nathan Weisz
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
    PLoS Med 2:e153. 2005
    ..Surprisingly, there have been no group studies comparing abnormalities in ongoing, spontaneous neuronal activity in individuals with and without tinnitus perception...
  42. doi request reprint Tsunami, war, and cumulative risk in the lives of Sri Lankan schoolchildren
    Claudia Catani
    Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Psychotherapy, Bielefeld University, Post Box 100131, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
    Child Dev 81:1176-91. 2010
    ..Findings of regression analyses indicated that all 3 event types--tsunami and disaster, war, and family violence--significantly contributed to poorer child adaptation...
  43. ncbi request reprint Left-hemispheric abnormal EEG activity in relation to impairment and recovery in aphasic patients
    Sandra Hensel
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz and Lurija Institute of Neurorehabilitation, Kliniken Schmieder, Allensbach, Germany
    Psychophysiology 41:394-400. 2004
    ..Results suggest that abnormal slow waves in the vicinity of brain lesions may be related to impairment in brain function, and that their measurement may assist in depicting the course of functional recovery...
  44. ncbi request reprint Semantic categorization in the human brain: spatiotemporal dynamics revealed by magnetoencephalography
    Andreas Löw
    University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Psychol Sci 14:367-72. 2003
    ....
  45. doi request reprint Narrative exposure therapy versus interpersonal psychotherapy. A pilot randomized controlled trial with Rwandan genocide orphans
    Susanne Schaal
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Psychother Psychosom 78:298-306. 2009
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of treatment modules for trauma spectrum disorders in a sample of Rwandan genocide orphans...
  46. ncbi request reprint Tonotopic organization of the human auditory cortex probed with frequency-modulated tones
    Nathan Weisz
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Box D25, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Hear Res 191:49-58. 2004
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Can asylum-seekers with posttraumatic stress disorder be successfully treated? A randomized controlled pilot study
    Frank Neuner
    Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University, Germany
    Cogn Behav Ther 39:81-91. 2010
    ..Although treatment gains were moderate, these results indicate that NET is a promising approach for the treatment of PTSD in asylum-seekers living in unstable conditions...
  48. doi request reprint Female dissociative responding to extreme sexual violence in a chronic crisis setting: the case of Eastern Congo
    Inga Schalinski
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    J Trauma Stress 24:235-8. 2011
    ..The findings suggest that shutdown dissociation may have value in predicting PTSD, and there is evidence of differential effects of threat to oneself as opposed to witnessing trauma...
  49. ncbi request reprint Prolonged grief disorder and depression in widows due to the Rwandan genocide
    Susanne Schaal
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
    Omega (Westport) 59:203-19. 2009
    ..The two syndromes were strongly associated. No discriminant validity was found between the two constructs suggesting that PGD may rather be an appearance of depression than a separate nosological entity...
  50. doi request reprint Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder by trained lay counselors in an African refugee settlement: a randomized controlled trial
    Frank Neuner
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    J Consult Clin Psychol 76:686-94. 2008
    ..Short-term psychotherapy carried out by lay counselors with limited training can be effective to treat war-related PTSD in a refugee settlement...
  51. doi request reprint Narrative exposure therapy for the treatment of traumatized children and adolescents (KidNET): from neurocognitive theory to field intervention
    Frank Neuner
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Box D25, D 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 17:641-64, x. 2008
    ..Early treatment trials, including randomized controlled studies, show promising results for the treatment of children and adolescents who have PTSD living in war-affected countries and refugee communities...
  52. pmc Using auditory steady state responses to outline the functional connectivity in the tinnitus brain
    Winfried Schlee
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    PLoS ONE 3:e3720. 2008
    ..We tested this assumption using auditory steady state responses to entrain the tinnitus network and investigated long-range functional connectivity across various non-auditory brain regions...
  53. doi request reprint No PTSD-related differences in diurnal cortisol profiles of genocide survivors
    Cindy Eckart
    Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology, Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:523-31. 2009
    ..Future research should therefore closely monitor these possible confounds to optimize models for cortisol in research on stress-dependent illnesses...
  54. doi request reprint Narrative exposure therapy for 7- to 16-year-olds: a randomized controlled trial with traumatized refugee children
    Martina Ruf
    University of Konstanz and Vivo, Konstanz, Germany
    J Trauma Stress 23:437-45. 2010
    ..However, it also shows that it is possible to effectively treat chronic PTSD and restore functioning in traumatized refugee children in only 8 treatment sessions...
  55. doi request reprint Local Heschl's Gyrus-based coordinate system for intersubject comparison of M50 auditory response modeled by single equivalent current dipole
    Todor Jordanov
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
    J Neurosci Methods 192:121-6. 2010
    ..We suggest to use the HG-coordinate system for localization of functional measures and evaluation of brain activity differences between groups or measurement conditions...
  56. doi request reprint Validation of a mental health assessment in an African conflict population
    Verena Ertl
    Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
    Psychol Assess 22:318-24. 2010
    ..Results show that mental health assessments in African languages can produce reliable and valid data but that caution is warranted in the unevaluated transfer of cutoff scores and scoring algorithms...
  57. doi request reprint Traces of fear in the neural web--magnetoencephalographic responding to arousing pictorial stimuli
    Brigitte Rockstroh
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
    Int J Psychophysiol 78:14-9. 2010
    ..As a result, the brain's architecture is changed from a careful analyzer of the environment to a rapid threat detector with a low threshold to engage in costly defense...
  58. doi request reprint Adverse experiences in childhood influence brain responses to emotional stimuli in adult psychiatric patients
    Katharina Matz
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
    Int J Psychophysiol 75:277-86. 2010
    ..High intraindividual correlations of activity patterns between sessions suggest lasting effects of ELS on processing modes...
  59. doi request reprint Use of khat and posttraumatic stress disorder as risk factors for psychotic symptoms: a study of Somali combatants
    Michael Odenwald
    University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Soc Sci Med 69:1040-8. 2009
    ..However, the proposed causal chain needs to be confirmed in longitudinal studies. Demobilization and reintegration programs in Somalia need to be prepared to deal with complex psychological problems...
  60. doi request reprint Association study of trauma load and SLC6A4 promoter polymorphism in posttraumatic stress disorder: evidence from survivors of the Rwandan genocide
    Iris Tatjana Kolassa
    Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology and Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, Universitatsstrasse 10, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    J Clin Psychiatry 71:543-7. 2010
    ..The SLC6A4 gene, which encodes serotonin transporter, has been identified as predisposing toward differential emotional processing between genotypes of its promoter polymorphism...
  61. ncbi request reprint 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...
  62. ncbi request reprint Extending the Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) approach to cognitive functions: Constraint-Induced Aphasia Therapy (CIAT) of chronic aphasia
    Marcus Meinzer
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
    NeuroRehabilitation 22:311-8. 2007
    ..The observation of reorganizational changes in brain activity following intensive language training add to previous evidence that CIMT-based therapy may lead to macroscopic remodelling of cortical network architecture...
  63. ncbi request reprint Neurofeedback for treating tinnitus
    Katalin Dohrmann
    University of Konstanz, Department of Psychology, Konstanz, Germany
    Prog Brain Res 166:473-85. 2007
    ..Overall, this neurofeedback training was significantly superiorin reducing tinnitus-related distress than frequency discrimination training...
  64. ncbi request reprint Post-tsunami stress: a study of posttraumatic stress disorder in children living in three severely affected regions in Sri Lanka
    Frank Neuner
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Box D25, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    J Trauma Stress 19:339-47. 2006
    ..The results confirm the relevance of the individual history of traumatic events for the genesis of PTSD and indicate a high need of mental health assistance among the tsunami-affected children in Sri Lanka...
  65. ncbi request reprint Cerebral lateralization in schizophrenia and dyslexia: neuromagnetic responses to auditory stimuli
    Sabine Heim
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, P O Box D25, D 78457, Konstanz, Germany
    Neuropsychologia 42:692-7. 2004
    ..The nonspecific finding of reduced cerebral laterality may be accounted for by population-specific differences in the functional organization of perisylvian sites...
  66. ncbi request reprint Cortical representation of vowels reflects acoustic dissimilarity determined by formant frequencies
    Jonas Obleser
    University of Konstanz, Department of Clinical Psychology, P O Box D25, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 15:207-13. 2003
    ..This pattern of results was reliably found in a second experimental session after at least 5 days. The results suggest the preservation of spectral dissimilarities as mapped in a F(1)-F(2) vowel space in a cortical representation...
  67. ncbi request reprint Reduced hemispheric asymmetry of the auditory N260m in dyslexia
    Isabella Paul
    University of Konstanz, Department of Psychology, PO Box D 25, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Neuropsychologia 44:785-94. 2006
    ..This might be the consequence of a more symmetrical PT organisation, which in turn might be the result of maturational delay...
  68. ncbi request reprint Long-term stability of improved language functions in chronic aphasia after constraint-induced aphasia therapy
    Marcus Meinzer
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Stroke 36:1462-6. 2005
    ..This program is founded on the learning principles of prevention of compensatory communication (constraint), massed practice, and shaping (induced)...
  69. pmc Effective behavioral treatment of focal hand dystonia in musicians alters somatosensory cortical organization
    Victor Candia
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Fach D25, D 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:7942-6. 2003
    ..These results confirm that plastic changes in parallel with emergent neurological dysfunction may be reversed by context-specific, intensive training-based remediation...
  70. ncbi request reprint A comparison of narrative exposure therapy, supportive counseling, and psychoeducation for treating posttraumatic stress disorder in an african refugee settlement
    Frank Neuner
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    J Consult Clin Psychol 72:579-87. 2004
    ..These results indicate that NET is a promising approach for the treatment of PTSD for refugees living in unsafe conditions...
  71. pmc Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in patients with traumatic brain injury
    Judith Glaesser
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    BMC Psychiatry 4:5. 2004
    ..Pathological memory formation during an alarm response may set the precondition for PTSD to occur. If true, a lack of memory formation by extended unconsciousness in the course of the traumatic experience should preclude PTSD...
  72. ncbi request reprint Electromagnetic brain activity evoked by affective stimuli in schizophrenia
    Brigitte Rockstroh
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Psychophysiology 43:431-9. 2006
    ..Together with group differences in the lateral topography of valence effects, these results are discussed as evidence of deficient automatic processing of emotionally potent stimuli in schizophrenia...
  73. ncbi request reprint Sensory motor retuning: a behavioral treatment for focal hand dystonia of pianists and guitarists
    Victor Candia
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:1342-8. 2002
    ..To evaluate the long-term effectiveness of sensory motor retuning (SMR), a new treatment for focal hand dystonia in musicians...
  74. ncbi request reprint Neuromagnetic indicators of auditory cortical reorganization of tinnitus
    Nathan Weisz
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Brain 128:2722-31. 2005
    ..Overall, the present study suggests that mechanisms of map reorganization, although present in the data, cannot satisfactorily explain the emergence of tinnitus and that differential hemispheric involvement must be considered...
  75. ncbi request reprint Narrative exposure therapy for political imprisonment-related chronic posttraumatic stress disorder and depression
    Dana Bichescu
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Fach D 25, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Behav Res Ther 45:2212-20. 2007
    ..These results indicate that NET may lead to the alleviation of post-traumatic and depression symptoms even when the conditions persist for excessive time periods...
  76. ncbi request reprint Large-scale neural correlates of affective picture processing
    Andreas Keil
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
    Psychophysiology 39:641-9. 2002
    ..Sources of slow wave modulation were located in occipital and posterior parietal cortex, with a right-hemispheric dominance...
  77. ncbi request reprint Tuning the tinnitus percept by modification of synchronous brain activity
    Katalin Dohrmann
    University of Konstanz, Department of Psychology, Box D 25, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Restor Neurol Neurosci 25:371-8. 2007
    ..By operantly modifying corresponding aspects of spontaneous EEG activity, the aim of the present study was to corroborate the assumption that tinnitus should be reduced if patterns of ongoing synchronous brain activity are normalised...
  78. doi request reprint Trauma-related impairment in children--a survey in Sri Lankan provinces affected by armed conflict
    Thomas Elbert
    University of Konstanz, Department of Psychology, Feuersteinstr 55, Haus 22, D 78479 Reichenau Lindenbühl, Germany
    Child Abuse Negl 33:238-46. 2009
    ..The present study examined traumatic experiences, PTSD, and co-morbid symptoms in relation to neuropsychological and school performance in school children affected by two decades of civil war and unrest...
  79. ncbi request reprint Ten years after the genocide: trauma confrontation and posttraumatic stress in Rwandan adolescents
    Susanne Schaal
    Department of Psychology, Center for Psychiatry Reichenau, University of Konstanz, Germany
    J Trauma Stress 19:95-105. 2006
    ..Furthermore, a significant relationship was found between the number of traumatic experiences and subsequent stress responses...
  80. ncbi request reprint Source distribution of neuromagnetic slow wave activity in schizophrenic and depressive patients
    Christian Wienbruch
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, D 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Clin Neurophysiol 114:2052-60. 2003
    ..Here we examine, to what extent distribution of slow wave generators differentiates schizophrenic from depressive syndromes...
  81. ncbi request reprint Burnt into memory
    Thomas Elbert
    Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Nature 419:883. 2002
  82. ncbi request reprint Altered hemispheric asymmetry of auditory P100m in dyslexia
    Sabine Heim
    Center for Molecular and Behavioural Neuroscience, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 197 University Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07102, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 17:1715-22. 2003
    ..Our results suggest that the altered hemispheric asymmetry reflects an atypical organization of the right hemisphere in children and adolescents with dyslexia...
  83. ncbi request reprint Longer versus shorter daily constraint-induced movement therapy of chronic hemiparesis: an exploratory study
    Annette Sterr
    Department of Psychology, University of Liverpool
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:1374-7. 2002
    ..To evaluate and compare the effects of 3-hour versus 6-hour daily training sessions in constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT)...
  84. ncbi request reprint New treatments in neurorehabilitation founded on basic research
    Edward Taub
    Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, CPM 712, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0018, USA
    Nat Rev Neurosci 3:228-36. 2002
    ..The ongoing changes in rehabilitation strategies might well amount to an impending paradigm shift in this field...
  85. ncbi request reprint Temporal dynamics of linguistic processes are reorganized in aphasics' cortex: an EEG mapping study
    Alessandro Angrilli
    Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Neuroimage 20:657-66. 2003
    ..These results suggest that the concept of language plasticity should include, in addition to spatial aspects of linguistic reorganization, the reorganized temporal dynamics associated with recovery of impaired functions...
  86. ncbi request reprint Functional organization of primary somatosensory cortex depends on the focus of attention
    Christoph Braun
    Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tubingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Neuroimage 17:1451-8. 2002
    ..A greater capacity for modulation of the functional cortical organization was positively correlated with superior learning and task performance...
  87. ncbi request reprint Focal temporoparietal slow activity in Alzheimer's disease revealed by magnetoencephalography
    Alberto Fernandez
    Centro MEG Dr Pérez Modrego, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
    Biol Psychiatry 52:764-70. 2002
    ..This activity concurs with atrophy and reduced metabolic and perfusion rates, particularly in temporoparietal structures...
  88. ncbi request reprint Sensory mapping of lip representation in brass musicians with embouchure dystonia
    Yoshihiro Hirata
    Institute of Biomagnetism and Biosignalanalysis, Munster University Hospital, Munster, Germany
    Neuroreport 15:815-8. 2004
    ..Patients' upper lips showed decreased sensitivity compared to their lower lips (p < 0.01). This asymmetry result was absent in controls. Abnormal somatosensory reorganization may contribute to the disorder...
  89. doi request reprint Emotion processing in the visual brain: a MEG analysis
    Peter Peyk
    Department of Psychology, University of Basel, Missionsstrasse 60 62, 4055 Basel, Switzerland
    Brain Topogr 20:205-15. 2008
    ..Confirming previous ERP studies showing facilitated emotion processing, the present data suggest that MEG provides a complementary look at the spread of activation in the visual processing stream...
  90. ncbi request reprint The relevance of spontaneous activity for the coding of the tinnitus sensation
    Nathan Weisz
    INSERM U821, Brain Dynamics and Cognition, Lyon, France
    Prog Brain Res 166:61-70. 2007
    ..We conclude that such an oscillatory model of tinnitus can explain many different observations regarding tinnitus...
  91. ncbi request reprint A deletion variant of the alpha2b-adrenoceptor is related to emotional memory in Europeans and Africans
    Dominique J F de Quervain
    Division of Psychiatry Research, University of Zurich, Lenggstr 31, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
    Nat Neurosci 10:1137-9. 2007
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  92. ncbi request reprint Innovative clinical assessment technologies: challenges and opportunities in neuroimaging
    Gregory A Miller
    Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Champaign, IL 61820 6232, USA
    Psychol Assess 19:58-73. 2007
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  93. ncbi request reprint Decoupling neural networks from reality: dissociative experiences in torture victims are reflected in abnormal brain waves in left frontal cortex
    William J Ray
    University of Konstanz and Center for Psychiatry, Reichenau, Germany
    Psychol Sci 17:825-9. 2006
    ..This interpretation is consistent with the fact that disturbed access to structured verbal memory concerning traumatic events is a core feature of the dissociative experience...
  94. ncbi request reprint Changing the brain through therapy for musicians' hand dystonia
    Victor Candia
    Collegium Helveticum ETH Zentrum STW, Schmelzbergstrasse 25, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1060:335-42. 2005
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  95. ncbi request reprint Judging psychiatric disorders in refugees
    Gregory A Miller
    Lancet 366:1604-5; author reply 1605. 2005
  96. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive detection of functional brain activity with near-infrared diffusing-wave spectroscopy
    Jun Li
    Universitat Konstanz, Fachbereich Physik and Fachbereich Psychologie, Universitätsstr 10, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    J Biomed Opt 10:44002. 2005
    ..Our results support the interpretation of the increase of the cortical diffusion coefficient during finger opposition being due to the functional increase in cortical blood flow rate related to vasodilation...
  97. pmc Narrative Exposure Therapy as a treatment for child war survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder: two case reports and a pilot study in an African refugee settlement
    Lamaro P Onyut
    vivo Uganda, Mbarara, Uganda
    BMC Psychiatry 5:7. 2005
    ..We created and evaluated the efficacy of KIDNET, a child-friendly version of Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), as a short-term treatment for children...
  98. pmc Traumatic events and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder amongst Sudanese nationals, refugees and Ugandans in the West Nile
    Unni Krishnan Karunakara
    Medecins Sans Frontieres, PO Box 10014, 1001 EA Amsterdam, The Netherlands uk at jhu edu
    Afr Health Sci 4:83-93. 2004
    ..To compare the incidence of traumatic events and its association with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in three population groups in northern Uganda and southern Sudan...
  99. ncbi request reprint Altered hemispheric asymmetry of auditory N100m in adults with developmental dyslexia
    Sabine Heim
    Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ 07102, USA
    Neuroreport 14:501-4. 2003
    ..The N100 m dipoles in dyslexic adults did not exhibit the same interhemispheric asymmetry (difference = -0.06 cm). The results indicate that reduced hemispheric laterality of perisylvian regions in dyslexia persists into adulthood...
  100. pmc Dissociation in human prefrontal cortex of affective influences on working memory-related activity
    William M Perlstein
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology and McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:1736-41. 2002
    ..Findings suggest a conceptualization of DLPFC and its involvement in WM that takes into account a role for affective parameters...
  101. ncbi request reprint High resolution EEG indicators of pain responses in relation to hypnotic susceptibility and suggestion
    William J Ray
    Department of Psychology, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    Biol Psychol 60:17-36. 2002
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