Affiliation: University of Zurich
- Effects of limb immobilization on brain plasticityN Langer
Division of Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, and International Normal Aging and Plasticity Imaging Center, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Neurology 78:182-8. 2012....
- Resting-state functional and structural connectivity within an insula-amygdala route specifically index state and trait anxietyVolker Baur
Division Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich, Binzmühlestrasse 14 25, Zurich, Switzerland
Biol Psychiatry 73:85-92. 2013..Studying whether inter-individual differences in anxiety reflect variation in insula-amygdala connectivity is a way to push forward the understanding of network-related aspects underlying anxious behavior...
- The effects of working memory training on functional brain network efficiencyNicolas Langer
Division Neuropsychology, Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience, Division of Developmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
Cortex 49:2424-38. 2013..Taken together, this is the first longitudinal study that provides evidence for the plasticity of the functional brain network underlying WM. ..
- Functional brain network efficiency predicts intelligenceNicolas Langer
Division of Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich 8050, Switzerland
Hum Brain Mapp 33:1393-406. 2012..These theories are currently the most established intelligence theories in neuroscience. Our findings revealed robust evidence of an efficiently organized resting state functional brain network for highly productive cognitions...
- When the sun prickles your nose: an EEG study identifying neural bases of photic sneezingNicolas Langer
Psychological Institute, Division of Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
PLoS ONE 5:e9208. 2010..Exposure to bright light such as sunlight elicits a sneeze or prickling sensation in about one of every four individuals. This study presents the first scientific examination of this phenomenon, called 'the photic sneeze reflex'...
- The problem of thresholding in small-world network analysisNicolas Langer
Division Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
PLoS ONE 8:e53199. 2013..Consequently alternative approaches are presented, which overcome these methodological issues...
- Perspective and agency during video gaming influences spatial presence experience and brain activation patternsMichael Havranek
Clinic for Affective Disorders, University Clinic of Psychiatry Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Behav Brain Funct 8:34. 2012..In this study, two main media factors (perspective and agency) were investigated while participants played a commercially available video game...
- Diminished whole-brain but enhanced peri-sylvian connectivity in absolute pitch musiciansLutz Jancke
University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
J Cogn Neurosci 24:1447-61. 2012..Taken together, whereas AP musicians demonstrate decreased global interconnectedness, the local connectedness in peri-sylvian brain areas is significantly higher than for relative pitch musicians and nonmusicians...
- Electroencephalographic topography measures of experienced utilityAndreas Pedroni
Division of Neuropsychology, Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, CH 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
J Neurosci 31:10474-80. 2011..The results provide important new evidence regarding "how," "when," and "where" the brain evaluates outcomes with different hedonic impact...
- Effects of working memory training in young and old adultsClaudia C von Bastian
Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Binzmühlestrasse 14 22, Zurich, Switzerland
Mem Cognit 41:611-24. 2013..However, in contrast to a previous study in which each facet of working memory capacity was trained separately, the present study showed that training multiple functional categories simultaneously induces less transfer...
- Fatigue-induced increase in intracortical communication between mid/anterior insular and motor cortex during cycling exerciseLea Hilty
Exercise Physiology, Institute of Human Movement Sciences, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Eur J Neurosci 34:2035-42. 2011..To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to empirically demonstrate that muscle fatigue leads to changes in interaction between structures of a brain's neural network...
- A strong parietal hub in the small-world network of coloured-hearing synaesthetes during resting state EEGLutz Jancke
Division Neuropychology, Psychological Institute, University of Zurich, Switzerland
J Neuropsychol 5:178-202. 2011..A further important point is that these hub regions are even differently operating at rest supporting the idea that these hub characteristics are predetermining factors of coloured-hearing synaesthesia...
- Processing of voiced and unvoiced acoustic stimuli in musiciansCyrill Guy Martin Ott
Division Neuropsychology, Psychological Institute, University of Zurich Zurich, Switzerland
Front Psychol 2:195. 2011..As a further explanation it is also possible that musicians devote more neurophysiological resources into the analysis of unvoiced segments...