Peter Brugger


Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Switzerland


  1. Hänggi J, Bellwald D, Brugger P. Shape alterations of basal ganglia and thalamus in xenomelia. Neuroimage Clin. 2016;11:760-769 pubmed publisher
    ..It adds to previously described neural correlates of a condition one can barely empathize with and invites future connectivity analyses in cortico-subcortical networks. ..
  2. McKay R, Buchmann A, Germann N, Yu S, Brugger P. Unrealistic optimism and 'nosognosia': illness recognition in the healthy brain. Cortex. 2014;61:141-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The signal detection approach to nosognosia developed here may open up new avenues for the understanding of anosognosia in neurological patients. ..
  3. Brugger P, Meier R. A New Illusion at Your Elbow. Perception. 2015;44:219-21 pubmed publisher
    ..Like previously described illusions, the elbow crook illusion is larger on the nondominant arm. Women showed a smaller illusion than men, giving testimony to their reportedly superior cutaneous sensitivity. ..
  4. Brugger P. Animal behavior. Chicks with a number sense. Science. 2015;347:477-8 pubmed publisher
  5. Geisseler O, Pflugshaupt T, Buchmann A, Bezzola L, Reuter K, Schuknecht B, et al. Random number generation deficits in patients with multiple sclerosis: Characteristics and neural correlates. Cortex. 2016;82:237-243 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, our test results illustrate a loss of behavioral complexity in the course of MS, while the imaging results suggest an association between this loss and cortical pathology. ..
  6. Brugger P. The phantom limb in dreams. Conscious Cogn. 2008;17:1272-8; discussion 1279-80 pubmed publisher
    ..Such projective types of anosognosia ("transitivism") in nocturnal dreams should also be experimentally induced in normally-limbed individuals, and some relevant techniques are mentioned. ..
  7. Brugger P, Christen M, Jellestad L, Hänggi J. Limb amputation and other disability desires as a medical condition. Lancet Psychiatry. 2016;3:1176-1186 pubmed publisher
    ..Irrespective of cause, disability desires are accompanied by a disabling bodily dysphoria, in many respects similar to gender dysphoria, and we suggest that they should be considered a mental disorder. ..