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Publication list per year


Edemann-Callesen, H., Habelt, B., Wieske, F., Jackson, M., Khadka, N., Mattei, D., Bernhardt, N., Heinz, A., Liebetanz, D., Bikson, M., Padberg, F., Hardar, R., Nitsche, M. A. & Winter, C. (2018). Non-invasive modulation reduces repetitive behavior in a rat model through the sensorimotor cortico-striatal circuit. Translational psychiatry8(1), 11.


Wörsching, J., Padberg, F., Goerigk, S., Heinz, I., Bauer, C., Plewnia, C., Hasan, A., Ertl-Wagner, B. & Keeser, D. (2018). Testing assumptions on prefrontal transcranial direct current stimulation: Comparison of electrode montages using multimodal fMRI. Brain stimulation.





Wörsching, J., Padberg, F., Helbich, K., Hasan, A., Koch, L., Goerigk, S., Stoecklein, S., Ertl-Wagner, B., & Keeser, D. (2017). Test-retest reliability of prefrontal transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) effects on functional MRI connectivity in healthy subjects. NeuroImage.


Gögler, N., Papazova, I., Oviedo-Salcedo, T., Filipova, N., Strube, W., Funk, J., Müller, H.J., Finke, K., & Hasan, A. (2017). Parameter-based evaluation of attentional impairments in schizophrenia and their modulation by prefrontal transcranial direct current stimulation. Frontiers in Psychiatry8, 259.


Bajbouj, M., Aust, S., Spies, J., Herrera-Melendez, A. L., Mayer, S. V., Peters, M., Plewnia, C., Fallgatter, A. J., Frase, L., Normann, C., Behler, N., Wulf, L., Brakemeier, E.-L.& Padberg, F. (2017). PsychotherapyPlus: augmentation of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with prefrontal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in major depressive disorder—study design and methodology of a multicenter double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial. European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience, 1-12.


Palm, U., Kumpf, U., Behler, N., Wulf, L., Kirsch, B., Wörsching, J., Keeser, D., Hasan, A. & Padberg, F. (2018). Home use, remotely supervised, and remotely controlled transcranial direct current stimulation: a systematic review of the available evidence. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface21(4), 323-333.


Brem, A. K., Lehto, S. M., Keeser, D., & Padberg, F. (2017). There is no magic in speaker policies: creating gender equality at brain stimulation conferences.




Wörsching, J., Padberg, F., Ertl-Wagner, B., Kumpf, U., Kirsch, B., & Keeser, D. (2016). Imaging transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) of the prefrontal cortex—correlation or causality in stimulation-mediated effects?. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 69, 333-356.


Strube, W., Bunse, T., Nitsche, M. A., Nikolaeva, A., Palm, U., Padberg, F., ... & Hasan, A. (2016). Bidirectional variability in motor cortex excitability modulation following 1 mA transcranial direct current stimulation in healthy participants. Physiological Reports, 4(15), e12884.


Gögler, N., Willacker, L., Funk, J., Strube, W., Langgartner, S., Napiórkowski, N., ... & Finke, K. (2016). Single-session transcranial direct current stimulation induces enduring enhancement of visual processing speed in patients with major depression. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 1-16.


Palm, U*, Keeser, D*, Hasan, A, Kupka, M, Blautzik, J, Sarubin, N, Kaymakanova, F, Unger, I, Kupka, MJ, Falkai, P, Ertl-Wagner, B,, Padberg, F.
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) changes negative symptoms and resting-state functional MRI connectivity in schizophrenia: A double-blind, sham-controlled, clinical trial.
Schizophrenia Bulletin. 2016 Sep;42(5):1253-61.doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbw041

Wörsching J*, Padberg F*, Ertl-Wagner B, Kumpf U, Kirsch B, Keeser D. 
Imaging transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) of the prefrontal cortex—correlation or causality in stimulation-mediated effects?
Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2016 Aug 2;69:333-356. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2016.08.001.
*equal contribution

Lenz, M., Galanis, C., Müller-Dahlhaus, F., Opitz, A., Wierenga, C. J., Szabó, G., ... & Vlachos, A.
Repetitive magnetic stimulation induces plasticity of inhibitory synapses.
Nature communications, 7. 2016

Faehling F, Plewnia C.
Controlling the Emotional Bias: Performance, Late Positive Potentials, and the Effect of Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS).
Front Cell Neurosci. 2016 Jun 17;10:159. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2016.00159. eCollection 2016.

Schroeder PA, Pfister R, Kunde W, Nuerk HC, Plewnia C.
Counteracting Implicit Conflicts by Electrical Inhibition of the Prefrontal Cortex.
J Cogn Neurosci. 2016 Jun 22:1-12. [Epub ahead of print]

Ehlis AC, Haeussinger FB, Gastel A, Fallgatter AJ, Plewnia C.
Task-dependent and polarity-specific effects of prefrontal transcranial direct current stimulation on cortical activation during word fluency.
Neuroimage. 2015 Dec 31. pii: S1053-8119(15)01160-X. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.12.047. [Epub ahead of print]

Schroeder PA, Lohmann J, Butz MV, Plewnia C.
Behavioral Bias for Food Reflected in Hand Movements: A Preliminary Study with Healthy Subjects.
Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2016 Feb;19(2):120-6.

Weiss D, Herrmann S, Wang L, Schulte C, Brockmann K, Plewnia C, Gasser T, Sharma M, Gharabaghi A, Krüger R.
Alpha-synuclein gene variants may predict neurostimulation outcome.
Mov Disord. 2016 Apr;31(4):601-3.

Weiss D, Klotz R, Govindan RB, Scholten M, Naros G, Ramos-Murguialday A, Bunjes F, Meisner C, Plewnia C, Krüger R, Gharabaghi A.
Subthalamic stimulation modulates cortical motor network activity and synchronization in Parkinson's disease.
Brain. 2015 Mar;138(Pt 3):679-93.

Weiss D, Mielke C, Wächter T, Bender B, Liscic RM, Scholten M, Naros G, Plewnia C, Gharabaghi A, Krüger R.
Long-term outcome of deep brain stimulation in fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome.
Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2015 Mar;21(3):310-3.

Nieratschker V, Kiefer C, Giel K, Krüger R, Plewnia C.
The COMT Val/Met polymorphism modulates effects of tDCS on response inhibition.
Brain Stimul. 2015 Mar-Apr;8(2):283-8.

Hoppenrath, K., Härtig, W. and Funke, K.
Intermittent theta-burst transcranial magnetic stimulation alters electrical properties of fast-spiking neocortical interneurons in an age-dependent fashion.
Frontiers in Neural Circuits 10 (2016) 22, doi:10.3389/fncir.2016.00022.

Suppa, A., Huang, Y.Z., Funke, K., Ridding, M.C., Cheeran, B., Di Lazzaro, V., Ziemann, U. and Rothwell, J.C.
Ten Years of Theta Burst Stimulation in Humans: Established Knowledge, Unknowns and Prospects.
Brain Stimulation (2016) 9(3):323-335. doi:10.1016/j.brs.2016.01.006.

Lenz, M., Galanis, C., Müller-Dahlhaus, F., Opitz, A., Wierenga, C.J., Szabó, G., Ziemann, U., Deller, T., Funke, K., Vlachos, A.
Repetitive magnetic stimulation induces plasticity of inhibitory synapses.
Nature Communications 7 (2016) 10020. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10020.

Castillo-Padilla, D.V. and Funke, K.
Effects of chronic iTBS-rTMS and enriched environment on visual cortex early critical period and visual pattern discrimination in dark-reared rats.
Developmental Neurobiology
76 (2016) 19-33. doi: 10.1002/dneu.22296;jsessionid=632E61DE298E3E0CD923DD6686CF693B.f01t03






Schroeder P A, Ehlis A, Wolkenstein L, Fallgatter A J, Plewnia C
Emotional distraction and bodily reaction: Modulation of autonomous responses by anodal tDCS to the prefrontal cortex.
Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 9:482. 2015

Plewnia C (2015)
'Cosmetic Neurosurgery', Ethics and Enhancement - Author’s reply.
Lancet Psychiatry 2 (2015) 586-587

Hasan A, Wobrock T, Palm U, Strube W, Padberg F, Falkai P, Fallgatter A, Plewnia C
Non-invasive brain stimulation for treatment of schizophrenic psychoses.
Nervenarzt 86 (12) (2015) 1481-1491. 2015

Shin Y-I, Foerster A, Nitsche M.A.
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) – Application in neuropsychology.
Neuropsychologia 69 (2015) 154–175. 2015

Plewnia C, Schroeder PA, Wolkenstein L
Targeting the biased brain: non-invasive brain stimulation to ameliorate cognitive control.
Lancet Psychiatry 2 (2015) 351–56. 2015

Plewnia C, Schroeder PA, Kunze R, Faehling F, Wolkenstein L
Keep Calm and Carry On: Improved Frustration Tolerance and Processing Speed by Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS).
PLoS ONE 10(4): e0122578. 2015

Voget M, Rummel J, Avchalumov Y, Sohr R, Haumesser JK, Rea E, Mathé AA, Hadar R, van Riesen C, Winter C
Altered local field potential activity and serotonergic neurotransmission are further characteristics of the Flinders sensitive line rat model of depression.
Behavioural Brain Research 291 (2015) 299–305. 2015

Aust S, Palm U, Padberg F, Bajbouj M (2015).
Transcranial direct current stimulation for depressive disorders.
Nervenarzt, 86(12), 1492-1499

Thimm, A. and Funke, K.
Multiple blocks of intermittent and continuous theta-burst stimulation applied via TMS differently affect sensory responses in rat barrel cortex.
Journal of Physiology Lond., 593(4) (2015) 967–985. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2014.282467.

Mix, A., Hoppenrath, K., Funke, K.
Reduction in cortical parvalbumin expression due to intermittent theta-burst stimulation correlates with maturation of the perineuronal nets in young rats. 
Developmental Neurobiology 75(1) (2015) 1-11. doi: 10.1002/dneu.22205







Bajbouj M, Padberg F
A perfect match: noninvasive brain stimulation and psychotherapy.
European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 264 (Suppl 1) 27–33. 2014

Sczesny-Kaiser, M., Bauknecht, A., Höffken, O., Tegenthoff, M., Dinse, H.R., Jancke, D., Funke K., Schwenkreis, P.
Synergistic effects of noradrenergic modulation with atomoxetine and 10 Hz repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on motor learning in healthy humans.
BMC Neuroscience 15(1) (2014) 46. doi: 10.1186/1471-2202-15-46.

Labedi, A., Benali, A., Mix, A., Neubacher, U., Funke, K.
Modulation of inhibitory activity markers by intermittent theta-burst stimulation in rat cortex is NMDA-receptor dependent.
Brain Stimulation, 7(3) (2014) 394-400. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2014.02.010.

Mix, A., Benali, A., Funke K.
Strain differences in the effect of rTMS on cortical expression of calcium binding proteins in rats.
Experimental Brain Research, 232 (2014) 435-442. doi: 10.1007/s00221-013-3751-6.