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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...