Martin Meyer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Zurich
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Hemodynamic responses in human multisensory and auditory association cortex to purely visual stimulation
    Martin Meyer
    Institute of Neuroradiology, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Neurosci 8:14. 2007
  2. ncbi The neural correlate of speech rhythm as evidenced by metrical speech processing
    Eveline Geiser
    Department of Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, University Zurich, Binzmühlestrasse 14 25, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Cogn Neurosci 20:541-52. 2008
  3. pmc Electrical brain imaging evidences left auditory cortex involvement in speech and non-speech discrimination based on temporal features
    Tino Zaehle
    Department of Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
    Behav Brain Funct 3:63. 2007
  4. ncbi Segmental processing in the human auditory dorsal stream
    Tino Zaehle
    Department of Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, Binzmühlestrasse 14 25, 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
    Brain Res 1220:179-90. 2008
  5. doi Cortical and subcortical correlates of functional electrical stimulation of wrist extensor and flexor muscles revealed by fMRI
    Armin Blickenstorfer
    Institute of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Hum Brain Mapp 30:963-75. 2009
  6. ncbi Spectro-temporal processing during speech perception involves left posterior auditory cortex
    Martin Meyer
    Department of Neuropsychology, Institute for Psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuroreport 16:1985-9. 2005
  7. ncbi Short-term plasticity in the auditory system: differential neural responses to perception and imagery of speech and music
    Martin Meyer
    Institute of Neuroradiology, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
    Restor Neurol Neurosci 25:411-31. 2007
  8. ncbi Electrical brain imaging reveals spatio-temporal dynamics of timbre perception in humans
    Martin Meyer
    Department of Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, Treichlerstrasse 10, CH 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuroimage 32:1510-23. 2006
  9. ncbi Distinct fMRI responses to laughter, speech, and sounds along the human peri-sylvian cortex
    Martin Meyer
    Department of Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, Treichlerstrasse 10, CH 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 24:291-306. 2005
  10. doi The spatiotemporal characteristics of elementary audiovisual speech and music processing in musically untrained subjects
    Stefan Elmer
    Division Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Psychophysiol 83:259-68. 2012

Detail Information

Publications52

  1. pmc Hemodynamic responses in human multisensory and auditory association cortex to purely visual stimulation
    Martin Meyer
    Institute of Neuroradiology, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Neurosci 8:14. 2007
    ..The participants had no other task than attending to the stimuli and indicating the end of each trial by pressing a button...
  2. ncbi The neural correlate of speech rhythm as evidenced by metrical speech processing
    Eveline Geiser
    Department of Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, University Zurich, Binzmühlestrasse 14 25, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Cogn Neurosci 20:541-52. 2008
    ....
  3. pmc Electrical brain imaging evidences left auditory cortex involvement in speech and non-speech discrimination based on temporal features
    Tino Zaehle
    Department of Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
    Behav Brain Funct 3:63. 2007
    ..abstract:..
  4. ncbi Segmental processing in the human auditory dorsal stream
    Tino Zaehle
    Department of Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, Binzmühlestrasse 14 25, 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
    Brain Res 1220:179-90. 2008
    ....
  5. doi Cortical and subcortical correlates of functional electrical stimulation of wrist extensor and flexor muscles revealed by fMRI
    Armin Blickenstorfer
    Institute of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Hum Brain Mapp 30:963-75. 2009
    ..Thus, both techniques demonstrate reliable activation of the sensorimotor network and eventually can be used for assessing plastic changes associated with FES rehabilitation treatment...
  6. ncbi Spectro-temporal processing during speech perception involves left posterior auditory cortex
    Martin Meyer
    Department of Neuropsychology, Institute for Psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuroreport 16:1985-9. 2005
    ..This finding demonstrates that the left posterior superior temporal lobe is essential for spectro-temporal processing during speech perception...
  7. ncbi Short-term plasticity in the auditory system: differential neural responses to perception and imagery of speech and music
    Martin Meyer
    Institute of Neuroradiology, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
    Restor Neurol Neurosci 25:411-31. 2007
    ..Finally we sought evidence supporting the notion that short-term training is sufficient to drive top-down activity in brain regions that are not normally recruited by sensory induced bottom up processing...
  8. ncbi Electrical brain imaging reveals spatio-temporal dynamics of timbre perception in humans
    Martin Meyer
    Department of Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, Treichlerstrasse 10, CH 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuroimage 32:1510-23. 2006
    ....
  9. ncbi Distinct fMRI responses to laughter, speech, and sounds along the human peri-sylvian cortex
    Martin Meyer
    Department of Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, Treichlerstrasse 10, CH 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 24:291-306. 2005
    ....
  10. doi The spatiotemporal characteristics of elementary audiovisual speech and music processing in musically untrained subjects
    Stefan Elmer
    Division Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Psychophysiol 83:259-68. 2012
    ..This study provides a novel approach to investigate the basic principles underlying elementary AV speech and music processing in subjects without formal musical education...
  11. doi Neurophysiological evidence of impaired musical sound perception in cochlear-implant users
    Pascale Sandmann
    Division of Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin Neurophysiol 121:2070-82. 2010
    ..The present study aimed at evaluating electrophysiological correlates of musical sound perception in CI users to help achieve the long-term goal of improved restoration of hearing in those individuals...
  12. doi The encoding of vowels and temporal speech cues in the auditory cortex of professional musicians: an EEG study
    Jürg Kühnis
    Division of Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich, Binzmühlestrasse 14 25, CH 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuropsychologia 51:1608-18. 2013
    ..These results shed light on the origin of the often reported advantage of musicians in processing a variety of speech sounds...
  13. doi An empirical reevaluation of absolute pitch: behavioral and electrophysiological measurements
    Stefan Elmer
    Institute of Psychology, Division Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Cogn Neurosci 25:1736-53. 2013
    ..Most notably, this behavioral superiority was reflected by an increased N400 effect and accompanied by a subsequent late positive component, the latter not being distinguishable in NAP musicians. ..
  14. doi Long-term exposure to music enhances the sensitivity of the auditory system in children
    Martin Meyer
    Department of Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, Binzmühlestrasse 14 25, CH 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Neurosci 34:755-65. 2011
    ....
  15. doi Early electrophysiological correlates of meter and rhythm processing in music perception
    Eveline Geiser
    Department of Neuropsychology, University Zurich, Switzerland
    Cortex 45:93-102. 2009
    ..Furthermore, the data indicate that non-musicians are as proficient as musicians when it comes to rhythm perception, suggesting that correct rhythm perception is crucial not only for musicians but for every individual...
  16. pmc Absolute pitch--functional evidence of speech-relevant auditory acuity
    Mathias S Oechslin
    Department of Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, CH 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
    Cereb Cortex 20:447-55. 2010
    ..Our results suggest that the neural underpinnings of pitch processing expertise exercise a strong influence on propositional speech perception (sentence meaning)...
  17. ncbi A network for audio-motor coordination in skilled pianists and non-musicians
    Simon Baumann
    Department of Neuropsychology, Institute for Psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Brain Res 1161:65-78. 2007
    ..Our data imply an intermodal transformation network of auditory and motor areas which is subject to a certain degree of plasticity by means of intensive training...
  18. ncbi A network for sensory-motor integration: what happens in the auditory cortex during piano playing without acoustic feedback?
    Simon Baumann
    Department of Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, Treichlerstrasse 10, CH 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1060:186-8. 2005
    ..We provide evidence for the existence of a neuronal network of secondary and higher-order areas belonging to the auditory and motor modality that is important in the integration of auditory and motor domains...
  19. ncbi Comparison of "silent" clustered and sparse temporal fMRI acquisitions in tonal and speech perception tasks
    Tino Zaehle
    Department of Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, and Institute of Neuroradiology, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuroimage 37:1195-204. 2007
    ..Furthermore, our data demonstrate the feasibility of the clustered acquisition of subsequent imaging volumes along the T1-decay...
  20. doi Musicianship boosts perceptual learning of pseudoword-chimeras: an electrophysiological approach
    Jürg Kühnis
    Division of Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Brain Topogr 26:110-25. 2013
    ..Hence, this study provides first evidence for a relationship between changes in microstates, musical expertise, and perceptual verbal learning mechanisms...
  21. doi Neurofunctional and behavioral correlates of phonetic and temporal categorization in musically trained and untrained subjects
    Stefan Elmer
    Division of Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich, CH 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
    Cereb Cortex 22:650-8. 2012
    ..These results have implications for our understanding of musical expertise in relation to segmental speech processing...
  22. doi Enhancement of auditory-evoked potentials in musicians reflects an influence of expertise but not selective attention
    Simon Baumann
    University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Cogn Neurosci 20:2238-49. 2008
    ..However, independent from the N1-P2 complex, attention evoked an Nd-like negative component in musicians but not in nonmusicians, which suggests that plasticity also affects top-down processes...
  23. pmc Pre-attentive modulation of brain responses to tones in coloured-hearing synesthetes
    Lutz Jancke
    Division Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Neurosci 13:151. 2012
    ..In addition, there is an on-going debate as to whether attention to the inducer is necessarily required for eliciting a visual concurrent, or whether the latter can emerge in a pre-attentive fashion...
  24. doi Computer-based learning of spelling skills in children with and without dyslexia
    Monika Kast
    Department of Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann Dyslexia 61:177-200. 2011
    ..Generally, our data showed that memory sources are supportive cognitive functions for acquiring spelling skills and for using the information cues of a multi-modal learning environment...
  25. ncbi Evaluation of evoked potentials to dyadic tones after cochlear implantation
    Pascale Sandmann
    Institute of Psychology, Division of Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Brain 132:1967-79. 2009
    ....
  26. ncbi Right and left perisylvian cortex and left inferior frontal cortex mediate sentence-level rhyme detection in spoken language as revealed by sparse fMRI
    Martina A Hurschler
    Division of Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Institute of Psychology, Neuroplasticity and Learning in the Healthy Aging Brain HAB LAB, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Hum Brain Mapp 34:3182-92. 2013
    ..Our results suggest an involvement of these frontal regions not only in articulatory rehearsal processes, but especially in the detection of a matching syllable, as well as in the execution of rhyme judgment...
  27. doi Cortical thickness of supratemporal plane predicts auditory N1 amplitude
    Franziskus Liem
    Division of Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuroreport 23:1026-30. 2012
    ..In particular, lower cortical thickness was associated with larger N1 amplitudes. This is well in agreement with previous functional magnetic resonance studies reporting a thinner cortex to be related to a larger functional response...
  28. doi Musical expertise induces neuroplasticity of the planum temporale
    Martin Meyer
    Research Unit for Neuroplasticity and Learning in the Healthy Aging Brain, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1252:116-23. 2012
    ..In particular, we introduce two studies of our group that show to what extent brains of musicians are more proficient in phonetic task performance...
  29. doi Differential language expertise related to white matter architecture in regions subserving sensory-motor coupling, articulation, and interhemispheric transfer
    Stefan Elmer
    Division Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Hum Brain Mapp 32:2064-74. 2011
    ..These results have implications for our understanding of language expertise in relation to white matter adaptations...
  30. doi Simultaneous interpreters as a model for neuronal adaptation in the domain of language processing
    Stefan Elmer
    Department of Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, Binzmühlestrasse 14 25, CH 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
    Brain Res 1317:147-56. 2010
    ....
  31. ncbi How the brain laughs. Comparative evidence from behavioral, electrophysiological and neuroimaging studies in human and monkey
    Martin Meyer
    Institute of Neuroradiology, Department of Medical Radiology, University Hospital of Zurich, Frauenklinikstrasse 10, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Behav Brain Res 182:245-60. 2007
    ....
  32. doi Reducing the interval between volume acquisitions improves "sparse" scanning protocols in event-related auditory fMRI
    Franziskus Liem
    Division Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Brain Topogr 25:182-93. 2012
    ..Alternatively, a given number of stimuli can be presented in less time, and this broadens the spectrum of possible fMRI applications...
  33. doi Multi- and unisensory decoding of words and nonwords result in differential brain responses in dyslexic and nondyslexic adults
    Monika Kast
    Department of Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Brain Lang 119:136-48. 2011
    ..This problem may be caused by impaired audiovisual processing in multimodal areas...
  34. doi Intensive language training and attention modulate the involvement of fronto-parietal regions during a non-verbal auditory discrimination task
    Stefan Elmer
    Department of Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Neurosci 34:165-75. 2011
    ..Our results imply that language training modulates brain activity in regions involved in the top-down regulation of auditory functions...
  35. ncbi Induction of LTP-like changes in human auditory cortex by rapid auditory stimulation: an FMRI study
    Tino Zaehle
    Department of Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Restor Neurol Neurosci 25:251-9. 2007
    ..The goal of the present study was to investigate potential effects of LTP-like changes on the hemodynamic response of the human auditory cortex...
  36. ncbi Neuroplasticity of sign language: implications from structural and functional brain imaging
    Martin Meyer
    Institute of Neuroradiology, Department Medical Radiology, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
    Restor Neurol Neurosci 25:335-51. 2007
    ..In particular, was expected the impact of the visuo-spatial mode in sign language on underlying neural networks compared to the impact of the interpretation of linguistic information...
  37. ncbi ERP differences of pre-lexical processing between dyslexic and non-dyslexic children
    Monika Kast
    Department of Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Psychophysiol 77:59-69. 2010
    ..Our results indicate that dyslexic children commit fewer specialized neuronal circuits for processing print and confirm the reasoning that acquiring reading skills requires cortical reorganization over occipitotemporal regions...
  38. ncbi Neural control of playing a reversed piano: empirical evidence for an unusual cortical organization of musical functions
    Lutz Jancke
    Department of Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuroreport 17:447-51. 2006
    ..We suggest that C.S.'s pattern of functional asymmetry, characterized by audio-motor control using a right-sided network, could be a factor in his exceptional piano-playing ability on both the standard and reversed keyboard...
  39. pmc The plasticity of the superior longitudinal fasciculus as a function of musical expertise: a diffusion tensor imaging study
    Mathias S Oechslin
    Department of Neuropsychology, Division of Psychology, University of Zurich Zurich, Switzerland
    Front Hum Neurosci 3:76. 2009
    ..In order to reconcile our observations with general aspects of development of fibre bundles, we introduce the Pioneer Axon Thesis, a theoretical approach to formalize axonal arrangements of major white matter pathways...
  40. ncbi Brain activity varies with modulation of dynamic pitch variance in sentence melody
    Martin Meyer
    Max Planck Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Leipzig, Germany
    Brain Lang 89:277-89. 2004
    ..Finally, it appears that brain areas which subserve speech (frontal operculum) and premotor functions (Rolandic operculum) coincidently support the processing of intonation contour in spoken sentence comprehension...
  41. doi On the planum temporale lateralization in suprasegmental speech perception: evidence from a study investigating behavior, structure, and function
    Franziskus Liem
    Division Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland Research Unit for Neuroplasticity and Learning in the Healthy Aging Brain HAB LAB, Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Hum Brain Mapp 35:1779-89. 2014
    ..In addition, the present data yield support for a structural-behavioral relationship in the nonprimary auditory cortex...
  42. doi White matter plasticity in the corticospinal tract of musicians: a diffusion tensor imaging study
    Adrian Imfeld
    Department of Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, Binzmuehlestr 14, CH 8050 Zurich Switzerland
    Neuroimage 46:600-7. 2009
    ..Our results imply that training-induced changes in diffusion characteristics of the axonal membrane may lead to increased radial diffusivity as reflected in decreased FA values...
  43. doi Differential force scaling of fine-graded power grip force in the sensorimotor network
    Birgit Keisker
    Institute of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Hum Brain Mapp 30:2453-65. 2009
    ..These findings demonstrate that various regions of the sensorimotor network participate differentially in the production and control of fine-graded grip forces...
  44. pmc Direct current induced short-term modulation of the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex while learning auditory presented nouns
    Stefan Elmer
    Department of Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Behav Brain Funct 5:29. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  45. ncbi On the lateralization of emotional prosody: an event-related functional MR investigation
    Sonja A Kotz
    Max Planck Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Stephanstrasse 1a, P O Box 500355, Leipzig D 04317, Germany
    Brain Lang 86:366-76. 2003
    ..The current results call into question an exclusive right hemisphere lateralization of emotional prosody and expand patient data on the functional role of the basal ganglia during the perception of emotional prosody...
  46. ncbi Computer-based multisensory learning in children with developmental dyslexia
    Monika Kast
    Department of Computer Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Restor Neurol Neurosci 25:355-69. 2007
    ..Using specifically designed training software, we examined whether establishing a multitude of visuo-auditory associations might help to mitigate writing errors in children with developmental dyslexia...
  47. ncbi FMRI in patients with motor conversion symptoms and controls with simulated weakness
    Jon Stone
    Division of Clinical Neurosciences, School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
    Psychosom Med 69:961-9. 2007
    ..It is a common clinical problem in neurology but its neural correlates remain poorly understood...
  48. ncbi The functional anatomy of inspection time: an event-related fMRI study
    Ian J Deary
    Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH8 9JZ, UK
    Neuroimage 22:1466-79. 2004
    ..fMRI can thus reveal information about the neural correlates of mental events which occur over very short durations...
  49. ncbi Silent and continuous fMRI scanning differentially modulate activation in an auditory language comprehension task
    Conny F Schmidt
    Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University and ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
    Hum Brain Mapp 29:46-56. 2008
    ..Our findings implicate that silent fMRI is advantageous when it comes to the exploration of auditory and speech functions residing in the supratemporal plane...
  50. ncbi Lateralization of emotional prosody in the brain: an overview and synopsis on the impact of study design
    Sonja A Kotz
    Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Stephanstrasse 1a, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Prog Brain Res 156:285-94. 2006
    ..These findings suggest a strong interaction between language and emotional prosodic processing...
  51. ncbi The brain knows the difference: two types of grammatical violations
    Angela D Friederici
    Max Planck Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, P O Box 500 355, 04303 Leipzig, Germany
    Brain Res 1000:72-7. 2004
    ..The different ERP patterns clearly suggest that the theoretically assumed difference between local syntactic structure building and argument structure processing is neurophysiologically real...
  52. ncbi FMRI reveals brain regions mediating slow prosodic modulations in spoken sentences
    Martin Meyer
    Max Planck Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Leipzig, Germany
    Hum Brain Mapp 17:73-88. 2002
    ..Generally, brain responses to speech melody were stronger in right than left hemisphere sites, suggesting a particular role of right cortical areas in the processing of slow prosodic modulations...