Peter Brugger

Summary

Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A disengagement deficit in representational space
    Tobias Loetscher
    Department of Neurology, Unit of Neuropsychology, University Hospital Zurich, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuropsychologia 45:1299-304. 2007
  2. pmc Superstitiousness in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Peter Brugger
    Neuropsychology Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Dialogues Clin Neurosci 12:250-4. 2010
  3. pmc Xenomelia: a social neuroscience view of altered bodily self-consciousness
    Peter Brugger
    Neuropsychology Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich Zurich, Switzerland Zurich Center for Integrative Human Physiology, University of Zurich Zurich, Switzerland Neuroscience Center Zurich, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich Zurich, Switzerland
    Front Psychol 4:204. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Semantic, perceptual and number space: relations between category width and spatial processing
    Peter Brugger
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Neurosci Lett 418:133-7. 2007
  5. doi request reprint The phantom limb in dreams
    Peter Brugger
    Neuropsychology Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Frauenklinikstrasses 26, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Conscious Cogn 17:1272-8; discussion 1279-80. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Dermo-optical perception: the non-synesthetic "palpability of colors" a comment on Larner (2006)
    Peter Brugger
    Neuropsychology Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Hist Neurosci 17:253-5. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Polyopic heautoscopy: Case report and review of the literature
    Peter Brugger
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Cortex 42:666-74. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Supernumerary phantoms: a comment on Grossi, et al.'s (2002) spare thoughts on spare limbs
    Peter Brugger
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Percept Mot Skills 97:3-10. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Leftward bias in number space is modulated by magical ideation
    Peter Brugger
    Neuropsychology Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Cogn Behav Neurol 23:119-23. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Dopamine, paranormal belief, and the detection of meaningful stimuli
    Peter Krummenacher
    University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    J Cogn Neurosci 22:1670-81. 2010

Detail Information

Publications56

  1. ncbi request reprint A disengagement deficit in representational space
    Tobias Loetscher
    Department of Neurology, Unit of Neuropsychology, University Hospital Zurich, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuropsychologia 45:1299-304. 2007
    ..However, the present report adds to our understanding of the heterogeneous nature of deficiencies in the representation of space...
  2. pmc Superstitiousness in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Peter Brugger
    Neuropsychology Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Dialogues Clin Neurosci 12:250-4. 2010
    ....
  3. pmc Xenomelia: a social neuroscience view of altered bodily self-consciousness
    Peter Brugger
    Neuropsychology Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich Zurich, Switzerland Zurich Center for Integrative Human Physiology, University of Zurich Zurich, Switzerland Neuroscience Center Zurich, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich Zurich, Switzerland
    Front Psychol 4:204. 2013
    ..This integrated view of xenomelia will promote the subfield of consciousness research concerned with the unity of body and self...
  4. ncbi request reprint Semantic, perceptual and number space: relations between category width and spatial processing
    Peter Brugger
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Neurosci Lett 418:133-7. 2007
    ..Linguistic and spatial cognition may be more tightly interwoven than is currently assumed...
  5. doi request reprint The phantom limb in dreams
    Peter Brugger
    Neuropsychology Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Frauenklinikstrasses 26, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Conscious Cogn 17:1272-8; discussion 1279-80. 2008
    ..Such projective types of anosognosia ("transitivism") in nocturnal dreams should also be experimentally induced in normally-limbed individuals, and some relevant techniques are mentioned...
  6. doi request reprint Dermo-optical perception: the non-synesthetic "palpability of colors" a comment on Larner (2006)
    Peter Brugger
    Neuropsychology Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Hist Neurosci 17:253-5. 2008
    ..These comprise functional reorganization after sensory loss, handedness effects, and differences between single fingers in the sensitivity to thermal changes...
  7. ncbi request reprint Polyopic heautoscopy: Case report and review of the literature
    Peter Brugger
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Cortex 42:666-74. 2006
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  8. ncbi request reprint Supernumerary phantoms: a comment on Grossi, et al.'s (2002) spare thoughts on spare limbs
    Peter Brugger
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Percept Mot Skills 97:3-10. 2003
    ..It also emphasizes the theoretical importance of this condition for understanding the neurological mechanisms subserving the experience of having a body...
  9. ncbi request reprint Leftward bias in number space is modulated by magical ideation
    Peter Brugger
    Neuropsychology Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Cogn Behav Neurol 23:119-23. 2010
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Dopamine, paranormal belief, and the detection of meaningful stimuli
    Peter Krummenacher
    University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    J Cogn Neurosci 22:1670-81. 2010
    ..These results stand at odd to the common view that DA generally improves signal-to-noise ratios. Paranormal ideation seems an important personality dimension and should be assessed in investigations on the detection of signals in noise...
  11. ncbi request reprint Exploring number space by random digit generation
    Tobias Loetscher
    Neuropsychology Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Exp Brain Res 180:655-65. 2007
    ..We recommend the use of random digit generation for future explorations of spatial-attentional asymmetries in numerical processing and discuss methodological issues relevant to prospective designs...
  12. doi request reprint Functional ADA polymorphism increases sleep depth and reduces vigilant attention in humans
    Valérie Bachmann
    Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Cereb Cortex 22:962-70. 2012
    ..5-12 Hz), sleepiness, fatigue, and α-amylase in saliva were enhanced. These convergent data demonstrate that genetic reduction of ADA activity elevates sleep pressure and plays a key role in sleep and waking quality in humans...
  13. ncbi request reprint Linking out-of-body experience and self processing to mental own-body imagery at the temporoparietal junction
    Olaf Blanke
    Functional Brain Mapping Laboratory, Department of Neurology, University Hospital, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    J Neurosci 25:550-7. 2005
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  14. doi request reprint A left-hand superiority for the implicit detection of a rule
    Alexia Anagnostopoulos
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Cortex 49:582-90. 2013
    ..Longer (instead of shorter) RTs in the signal trials are discussed in the framework of interhemispheric inhibition...
  15. ncbi request reprint Implicit learning of sequential bias in a guessing task: failure to demonstrate effects of dopamine administration and paranormal belief
    John Palmer
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Conscious Cogn 16:498-506. 2007
    ..None of the hypotheses were supported by the data. It is suggested that a simple binary guessing task with a focus on prediction accuracy during early trials should be considered for future explorations...
  16. doi request reprint Asymmetric prefrontal cortex functions predict asymmetries in number space
    Valérie Bachmann
    Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Brain Cogn 74:306-11. 2010
    ..Random number generation may be a helpful method to further explore these associations uncontaminated by the asymmetric involvement of response effectors...
  17. ncbi request reprint Naloxone modulates visual judgments of similarity but not dissimilarity
    Peter Krummenacher
    Department of Neurology, Neuropsychology Unit, University Hospital Zurich, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 13:567-74. 2013
    ..The task introduced here could be used for the implicit study and quantification of subtle affective-cognitive processes beyond the level of mere questionnaire data...
  18. doi request reprint Paradoxical extension into the contralesional hemispace in spatial neglect
    Bigna Lenggenhager
    Neuropsychology Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Cortex 48:1320-8. 2012
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  19. ncbi request reprint Levodopa reverses gait asymmetries related to anhedonia and magical ideation
    Christine Mohr
    Functional Brain Mapping Laboratory, Dept of Neurology, University Hospital Geneva, Rue Micheli du Crest 24, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 255:33-9. 2005
    ..Also unexpectedly, levodopa made "anhedonics" veer like "magics" after placebo, suggesting that DA agonists suppress negative schizotypal symptoms...
  20. ncbi request reprint Mental rotation of congenitally absent hands
    Marion Funk
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 14:81-9. 2008
    ..They are further compatible with the view that phantom limbs in hand amelia may constrain motor imagery as much as do amputation phantoms...
  21. ncbi request reprint Synesthesia: when colors count
    Daria Knoch
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 25:372-4. 2005
    ..In a random color generation task, we found evidence for an implicit co-activation of digits by colors, a finding that constrains neurological theories concerning cross-modal associations in general and synesthesia in particular...
  22. doi request reprint Sensorimotor tongue representation in individuals with unilateral upper limb amelia
    Marion Funk
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuroimage 43:121-7. 2008
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Psychometric schizotypy modulates levodopa effects on lateralized lexical decision performance
    Christine Mohr
    Department of Neurology, Functional Brain Mapping Laboratory, University Hospital Geneva, Rue Micheli du Crest 24, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    J Psychiatr Res 39:241-50. 2005
    ..We conjecture that the healthy brain compensates through intact neurochemical mechanisms an increased DA concentration, in particular for persons with elevated positive psychotic-like features...
  24. doi request reprint Random number generation in neglect patients reveals enhanced response stereotypy, but no neglect in number space
    Tobias Loetscher
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuropsychologia 47:276-9. 2009
    ..We speculate that this may be the consequence of disrupted fronto-parietal functions normally serving in the sequential organization and manipulation of items in working memory...
  25. ncbi request reprint Disruption of right prefrontal cortex by low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation induces risk-taking behavior
    Daria Knoch
    Department of Neurology, PET Center, Division of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurosci 26:6469-72. 2006
    ..The ability to modify risk-taking behavior may be translated into therapeutic interventions for disorders such as drug abuse or pathological gambling...
  26. ncbi request reprint Preliminary evidence for a fronto-parietal dysfunction in able-bodied participants with a desire for limb amputation
    Olaf Blanke
    Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Brain Mind Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland Department of Neurology, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neuropsychol 3:181-200. 2009
    ..Here, we searched for potential neurological mechanisms in participants with desire for limb amputation in order to help develop adequate nosological classifications, diagnosis, and treatment...
  27. ncbi request reprint Magical ideation modulates spatial behavior
    Christine Mohr
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 15:168-74. 2003
    ..Across tasks, pronounced magical ideation was associated with reduced right-sided orientation preferences. This finding suggests a relative hyperdopaminergia of the right hemisphere as the biological basis of magical ideation...
  28. doi request reprint The desire for healthy limb amputation: structural brain correlates and clinical features of xenomelia
    Leonie Maria Hilti
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Brain 136:318-29. 2013
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  29. ncbi request reprint Evolution of neurological, neuropsychological and sleep-wake disturbances after paramedian thalamic stroke
    Dirk M Hermann
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Frauenklinikstrasse 26, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Stroke 39:62-8. 2008
    ..The clinical features and natural course of paramedian thalamic stroke is poorly known. The aim of this study was to characterize the evolution of neurological, neuropsychological, and sleep-wake deficits after paramedian thalamic stroke...
  30. ncbi request reprint Hemineglect: take a look at the back space
    Isabelle Viaud-Delmon
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Ann Neurol 62:418-22. 2007
    ..These observations suggest that of the three Euclidean dimensions (up/down, left/right, and front/back), at least the latter two are modularly and separately represented in the human brain...
  31. doi request reprint Subjective time in near and far representational space
    Peter Zäch
    Neuropsychology Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Cogn Behav Neurol 21:8-13. 2008
    ..We set out to measure healthy subjects' estimates of temporal duration during the imagination of left and right sides of an object located in either near or far representational space...
  32. ncbi request reprint Mitempfindung in synaesthetes: co-incidence or meaningful association?
    Anna Burrack
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Cortex 42:151-4. 2006
    ..To better characterize the nature of the purported neurophysiological peculiarities, prospective studies are needed that characterize Mitempfindung in synaesthetes and nonsynaesthetes...
  33. ncbi request reprint Semantic and phonemic sequence effects in random word generation: a dissociation between Alzheimer's and Huntington's disease patients
    Kirsten I Taylor
    Neuropsychology Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 11:303-10. 2005
    ..AD patients produced more semantic and HD patients more phonemic pairings compared to their respective control groups, indicating selective semantic and phonemic processing deficits in AD and HD patients, respectively...
  34. ncbi request reprint Is "left" always where the thumb is right?: stimulus-response compatibilities as a function of posture and location of the responding hand
    Jürg Leuthard
    Department of Neuropsychology Unit, University Hospital Zurich, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Cogn Behav Neurol 18:173-8. 2005
    ..To determine hand-centered coordinate systems for left-right discriminations in representational space, including scenes imagined behind one's head ("backspace")...
  35. doi request reprint Incarnation and animation: physical versus representational deficits of body integrity
    Leonie Maria Hilti
    Neuropsychological Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland
    Exp Brain Res 204:315-26. 2010
    ..They are mirror images of one another in that the former constitutes an "animation without incarnation" and, the latter, an "incarnation without animation"...
  36. ncbi request reprint Hands, arms, and minds: interactions between posture and thought
    Christine Mohr
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 25:1000-10. 2003
    ..This association is interpreted in the frame of lesser hemispheric asymmetries in subjects bordering to schizotypal personalities...
  37. ncbi request reprint Motor processes in children's imagery: the case of mental rotation of hands
    Marion Funk
    Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Dev Sci 8:402-8. 2005
    ..These results, together with other converging evidence, strongly suggest that young children's kinetic imagery is guided by motor processes, even more so than adults'...
  38. ncbi request reprint Audiovisual peduncular hallucinations: a release of cross-modal integration sites?
    Kirsten I Taylor
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Cogn Behav Neurol 18:135-6. 2005
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  39. ncbi request reprint Hand movement observation by individuals born without hands: phantom limb experience constrains visual limb perception
    Marion Funk
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland
    Exp Brain Res 164:341-6. 2005
    ..Additional research with aplasic individuals, having and lacking phantom sensations, is needed to resolve this issue...
  40. ncbi request reprint Suppressing versus releasing a habit: frequency-dependent effects of prefrontal transcranial magnetic stimulation
    Daria Knoch
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Cereb Cortex 15:885-7. 2005
    ..These findings confirm the functional importance of specifically the left DLPFC in sequential response production and show, for the first time, that rTMS affects cognitive processing in a frequency-dependent manner...
  41. doi request reprint Laterality of pain: modulation by placebo and participants' paranormal belief
    Caroline Klemenz
    Department of Neurology, Neuropsychology Unit, University of Zurich, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Cogn Behav Neurol 22:186-9. 2009
    ..To investigate the effects of placebo and paranormal belief on the laterality of pain perception...
  42. doi request reprint Colorful brains: 14 years of display practice in functional neuroimaging
    Markus Christen
    Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuroimage 73:30-9. 2013
    ..We discuss the importance of the finding for knowledge production in neuroimaging, and we make suggestions to improve the display practice in neuroimaging, especially on regimes of color coding...
  43. doi request reprint Cerebellum and source memory
    Corinne Tamagni
    Unit of Neuropsychology, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Neurol 63:234-6. 2010
    ..The present case suggests the existence of a strong functional connectivity between cerebellum and cortical regions underlying specific memory processes...
  44. doi request reprint Signed soliloquy: visible private speech
    Kathrin Zimmermann
    Dept of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Frauenklinikstrasse 26, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Deaf Stud Deaf Educ 18:261-70. 2013
    ..They underscore the benefits of self-talk in general and provide the first-ever description of an intriguing phenomenon in deaf signers' self-communication, that is, signed soliloquy...
  45. pmc Phenotypic variation of autosomal-dominant corticobasal degeneration
    Hans H Jung
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Neurol 67:142-50. 2012
    ..Clinical presentation and course might be determined by additional, yet unknown, genetic modifying factors...
  46. ncbi request reprint What disconnection tells about motor imagery: evidence from paraplegic patients
    Hatem Alkadhi
    Institute of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Zurich, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Cereb Cortex 15:131-40. 2005
    ..The present findings provide new insights on the neuroanatomy of motor imagery and the possible role of kinesthetic feedback in the suppression of cortical motor output required during covert movements...
  47. ncbi request reprint Why is magical ideation related to leftward deviation on an implicit line bisection task?
    Kirsten I Taylor
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Cortex 38:247-52. 2002
    ..Clinically, the Rey-Osterrieth test may provide a means to assess implicit hemispatial inattention in psychotic patients...
  48. ncbi request reprint Cognitive and emotional processing at high altitude
    Vojtech Pavlicek
    Institute of Physiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Aviat Space Environ Med 76:28-33. 2005
    ..We investigated the relationship between certain cognitive functions and cardiovascular and respiratory variables during acute hypobaric hypoxia...
  49. ncbi request reprint Human locomotion: levodopa keeps you straight
    Christine Mohr
    Department of Rehabilitation, University Hospital Geneva, CH 1211, Geneva, Switzerland
    Neurosci Lett 339:115-8. 2003
    ..We conjecture that a task-dependent dopamine demand during our task was satisfied by levodopa supplementation, and over-proportionately so by the right hemisphere...
  50. ncbi request reprint Pervasive influence of semantics in letter and category fluency: a multidimensional approach
    Sophie Schwartz
    Neurology and Imaging of Cognition, Departments of Physiology and Clinical Neurosciences, CMU, 1 Michel Servet, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Brain Lang 87:400-11. 2003
    ..Finally, our findings may help explain patterns of verbal-fluency measures obtained in focal brain lesion patients...
  51. ncbi request reprint The number space and neglect
    Patrik Vuilleumier
    Laboratory of Behavioural Neurology and Imaging of Cognition, University Hospital Geneva
    Cortex 40:399-410. 2004
    ..Our findings demonstrate that unilateral spatial neglect may produce specific representational deficits in number processing that implicate different spatial representations according to the task demands...
  52. ncbi request reprint Influence of color on number perseveration in a serial addition task
    Hariklia Proios
    Technological Institute Patras, Greece
    Percept Mot Skills 98:944-6. 2004
    ..e., in the thousands and tens but never in the hundreds...
  53. ncbi request reprint Nonstereotyped responding in positive schizotypy after a single dose of levodopa
    Christine Mohr
    Functional Brain Mapping Laboratory, University Hospital Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Neuropsychopharmacology 29:1741-51. 2004
    ..This dissociation may point to protective neurochemical mechanisms preventing healthy schizotypes from developing full-blown psychotic symptoms...
  54. ncbi request reprint Arm folding, hand clasping, and Luria's concept of "latent left-handedness"
    Christine Mohr
    University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Laterality 11:15-32. 2006
    ..Consistent left-top preference for the combined AF/HC measure appears to predict right-handedness...
  55. doi request reprint Head turns bias the brain's internal random generator
    Tobias Loetscher
    Curr Biol 18:R60-2. 2008
  56. ncbi request reprint Preservation of motor programs in paraplegics as demonstrated by attempted and imagined foot movements
    Sabina Hotz-Boendermaker
    Spinal Cord Injury Centre, Balgrist University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuroimage 39:383-94. 2008
    ....