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Michael A. Nitsche

Ardeystr. 67
44139 Dortmund



Professional biography:

Prof. Nitsche is Scientific Director of the Department of Psychology and Neurosciences at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors in Dortmund, Germany. He is furthermore staff member at the Dept. Neurology of the University Medical Hospital Bergmannsheil, Bochum, adjunct member of the psychological faculty oft he University of Bochum, and Member oft he International Graduate School for Neurosciences at Bochum University. Previously, he worked as neurologist at the University Medical Hospital Goettingen, Dept. Clinical Neurophysiology. His main research interest is focused on cognitive neuroscience, and non-invasive brain stimulation approaches in humans.

On August, 2017 Prof. Nitsche was presented with the TUMS Distinguished Visiting Professor Title for the duration of 2017-2020 by Head of Speech Therapy Department.


Research Interests:

  • Cognitive neurosciences

  • Non-invasive brain stimulation

  • Neuropsychopharmacology


Main 10 recent relevant publications

  • Fresnoza S, Stiksrud E, Klinker F, Liebetanz D, Paulus W, Kuo MF, Nitsche MA. Dosage-dependent effect of dopamine D2 receptor activation on motor cortex plasticity in humans. J Neurosci 34: 10701-10709 (2014).

  • Voss U, Holzmann R, Hobson A, Paulus W, Koppehele-Gossel J, Klimke A, Nitsche MA. Induction of self awareness in dreams through frontal low current stimulation of gamma activity. Nat Neurosci 17: 810-812 (2014).

  • Batsikadze G, Paulus W, Kuo M-F, Nitsche MA. Effect of Serotonin on Paired Associative Stimulation-Induced Plasticity in the Human Motor Cortex. Neuropsychopharmacology 38: 2260-2267 (2013).

  • Polanía R*, Nitsche MA*, Korman C, Batsikadze G, Paulus W. The Importance of Timing in Segregated Theta Phase-Coupling for Cognitive Performance. Curr Biol 22: 1314-1318 (2012).

  • Polanía R, Paulus W, Antal A, Nitsche MA. Introducing graph theory to track for neuroplastic alterations in the resting human brain: A transcranial direct current stimulation study. NeuroImage 54: 2287-2296 (2011).