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Dr Susanne Weis

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Selected Publications

Journal Article

  • Do Lam,ATA, Axmacher,N, Fell,J, Staresina,BP, Gauggel,S, Wagner,T, Olligs,J & Weis, S (2012). Monitoring the Mind: The Neurocognitive Correlates of Metamemory. PLoS ONE 7(1): e30009.
  • Balthasar,AJR, Huber,W & Weis,S (2011). A supramodal brain substrate of word form processing - an fMRI study on homonym finding with auditory and visual input. Brain Research
  • Dinkelacker,V, Grüter,M, Klaver,P, Grüter,T, Specht,K, Weis,S, Kennerknecht,I, Elger,CE & Fernandez,G (2011). Congenital Prosopagnosia: Multistage Anatomical and Functional Deficits in Face Processing Circuitry. Journal of Neurology 258(5): 770-782.
  • Weis, S., Leube, D., Erb, M., Heun, R., Grodd, W. & Kircher, T. (2011). Different MTL structures sustain Memory Encoding Performance in Healthy Aging and in Alzheimer’s disease. International Journal of Neuroscience 121(7): 384-392.
  • Weis,S, Hausmann,M, Stoffers,B & Sturm,W (2011). Dynamic changes in functional cerebral connectivity of spatial cognition during the menstrual cycle. Human Brain Mapping 32(10): 1544-1556.
  • Sachs, O, Weis, S, Zellagui, N, Sass, K, Huber, W, Zvyaginstev, M, Mathiak, K & Kircher, T (2011). How different types of conceptual relations modulate brain activation during semantic priming. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 23(5): 1263-1273.
  • Alba-Ferrara, L., Hausmann, M., Mitchel, R. L. & Weis, S. (2011). The neural correlates of emotional prosody comprehension: Disentangling simple from complex emotion. PLoS ONE 6(12): e28701.
  • Weis, S. & Hausmann, M. (2010). Sex Hormones: modulators of interhemispheric inhibition in the human brain. Neuroscientist 16(2): 132-138
  • Specht, K, Zahn, R, Willmes, K, Weis, S, Holtel, C, Krause, BJ, Herzog, H & Huber, W (2009). Joint independent component analysis of structural and functional images reveals complex patterns of functional reorganisation in stroke aphasia. Neuroimage 47(4): 2057-2063.
  • Straube, B, Green, A, Weis, S, Chatterjee, A & Kircher, T (2009). Memory Effects of Speech and Gesture Binding: Cortical and Hippocampal Activation in Relation to Subsequent Memory Performance. Journal Of Cognitive Neuroscience 21(4): 821-836.
  • Whitney, C, Huber, W, Klann, J, Weis, S, Krach, S & Kircher, T (2009). Neural correlates of narrative shifts during auditory story comprehension. Neuroimage 47(1): 360-366.
  • Green, A, Straube, B, Weis, S, Jansen, A, Willmes, K, Konrad, K & Kircher, T (2009). Neural Integration of Iconic and Unrelated Coverbal Gestures: A Functional MRI Study. Human Brain Mapping 30(10): 3309-3324.
  • Kircher, T, Straube, B, Leube, D, Weis, S, Sachs, O, Willmes, K, Konrad, K & Green, A (2009). Neural interaction of speech and gesture: Differential activations of metaphoric co-verbal gestures. Neuropsychologia 47(1): 169-179.
  • Whitney, C, Weis, S, Krings, T, Huber, W, Grossman, M & Kircher, T (2009). Task-dependent Modulations of Prefrontal and Hippocampal Activity during Intrinsic Word Production. Journal Of Cognitive Neuroscience 21(4): 697-712.
  • Kircher, T, Weis, S, Leube, D, Freymann, K, Erb, M, Jessen, F, Grodd, W, Heun, R & Krach, S (2008). Anterior hippocampus orchestrates successful encoding and retrieval of non-relational memory: an event-related fMRI study. European Archives Of Psychiatry And Clinical Neuroscience 258(6): 363-372.
  • Sachs, O, Weis, S, Zellagui, N, Huber, W, Zvyagintsev, M, Mathiak, K & Kircher, T (2008). Automatic processing of semantic relations in fMRI: Neural activation during semantic priming of taxonomic and thematic categories. Brain Research 1218: 194-205.
  • Sachs, O, Weis, S, Krings, T, Huber, W & Kircher, T (2008). Categorical and thematic knowledge representation in the brain: Neural correlates of taxonomic and thematic conceptual relations. Neuropsychologia 46(2): 409-418.
  • Tendolkar, I, Arnold, J, Petersson, KM, Weis, S, Brockhaus-Dumke, A, van Eijndhoven, P, Buitelaar, J & Fernandez, G (2008). Contributions of the medial temporal lobe to declarative memory retrieval: Manipulating the amount of contextual retrieval. Learning & Memory 15(9): 611-617.
  • Weis, S, Hausmann, M, Stoffers, B, Vohn, R, Kellermann, T & Sturm, W (2008). Estradiol Modulates Functional Brain Organization during the Menstrual Cycle: An Analysis of Interhemispheric Inhibition. The Journal Of Neuroscience 28(50): 13401-13410.
  • Kircher, T, Whitney, C, Krings, T, Huber, W & Weis, S (2008). Hippocampal dysfunction during free word association in male patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research 101(1-3): 242-255.
  • Leube, DT, Weis, S, Freymann, K, Erb, M, Jessen, F, Heun, R, Grodd, W & Kircher, TT (2008). Neural correlates of verbal episodic memory in patients with MCI and Alzheimer's disease-a VBM study. International Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry 23(11): 1114-1118.
  • Wellmer, J, Weber, B, Weis, S, Klaver, P, Urbach, H, Reul, J, Fernandez, G & Elger, CE (2008). Strongly lateralized activation in language fMRI of atypical dominant patients - Implications for presurgical work-up. Epilepsy Research 80(1): 67-76.
  • Kircher, TT, Weis, S, Freymann, K, Erb, M, Jessen, F, Grodd, W, Heun, R & Leube, DT (2007). Hippocampal activation in patients with mild cognitive impairment is necessary for successful memory encoding. Journal Of Neurology Neurosurgery And Psychiatry 78(8): 812-818.
  • Hugdahl, K, Specht, K, Biringer, E, Weis, S, Elliott, R, Hammar, A, Ersland, L & Lund, A (2007). Increased parietal and frontal activation after remission from recurrent major depression: A repeated fMRI study. Cognitive Therapy And Research 31(2): 147-160.
  • Green, A, Straube, B, Weis, S, Willmes, K, Konrad, K & Kircher, T (2007). Neuronal correlate of multi-modal integration: Processing of language and coverbal iconic gesticulation. Nervenarzt 78: 274-275.
  • Straube, B, Green, A, Weis, S, Sachs, O, Konrad, K, Willmes, K & Kircher, T (2007). Neuronal interaction of gesticulation and language: Integration and facilitation effect of metaphoric gesticulation. Nervenarzt 78: 274-274.
  • Tendolkar, I, Arnold, J, Petersson, KM, Weis, S, Brockhaus-Dumke, A, van Eijndhoven, P, Buitelaar, J & Fernandez, G (2007). Probing the neural correlates of associative memory formation: A parametrically analyzed event-related functional MRI study. Brain Research 1142: 159-168.
  • Weber, B, Hoppe, C, Faber, J, Axinacher, N, Fliessbach, K, Mormann, F, Weis, S, Ruhlmann, J, Elger, CE & Fernandez, G (2006). Association between scalp hair-whorl direction and hemispheric language dominance. Neuroimage 30(2): 539-543.
  • Weber, B, Wellmer, J, Reuber, M, Mormann, F, Weis, S, Urbach, H, Ruhlmann, J, Elger, CE & Fernandez, G (2006). Left hippocampal pathology is associated with atypical language lateralization in patients with focal epilepsy. Brain 129: 346-351.
  • Sturm, W, Schmenk, B, Fimm, B, Specht, K, Weis, S, Thron, A & Willmes, K (2006). Spatial attention: more than intrinsic alerting? Experimental Brain Research 171(1): 16-25.
  • Fliessbach, K, Weis, S, Klaver, P, Elger, CE & Weber, B (2006). The effect of word concreteness on recognition memory. Neuroimage 32(3): 1413-1421.
  • Dinkelacker, V, Weis, S, Klaver, P, Ruhlmann, J, Elger, CE & Fernandez, G (2005). A smile to remember: Recognition of familiar faces with positive facial expression is associated with orbitofrontal and posterior cingular processing. Journal Of Cognitive Neuroscience 137-137.
  • Rimol, LM, Specht, K, Weis, S, Savoy, R & Hugdahl, K (2005). Processing of sub-syllabic speech units in the posterior temporal lobe: An fMRI study. Neuroimage 26(4): 1059-1067.
  • Tendolkar, I, Weis, S, Guddat, O, Fernandez, G, Brockhaus-Dumke, A, Specht, K, Klosterkotter, J, Reul, J & Ruhrmann, S (2004). Evidence for a dysfunctional retrosplenial cortex in patients with schizophrenia: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study with a semantic-perceptual contrast. Neuroscience Letters 369(1): 4-8.
  • Sturm, W, Longoni, F, Weis, S, Specht, K, Herzog, H, Vohn, R, Thimm, M & Willmes, K (2004). Functional reorganisation in patients with right hemisphere stroke after training of alertness: a longitudinal PET and fMRI study in eight cases. Neuropsychologia 42(4): 434-450.
  • Sturm, W, Longoni, F, Fimm, B, Dietrich, T, Weis, S, Kemna, S, Herzog, H & Willmes, K (2004). Network for auditory intrinsic alertness: a PET study. Neuropsychologia 42(5): 563-568.
  • Weis, S, Specht, K, Klaver, P, Tendolkar, I, Willmes, K, Ruhlmann, J, Elger, CE & Fernandez, G (2004). Process dissociation between contextual retrieval and item recognition. Neuroreport 15(18): 2729-2733.
  • Weis, S, Klaver, P, Reul, J, Elger, CE & Fernandez, G (2004). Temporal and cerebellar brain regions that support both declarative memory formation and retrieval. Cerebral Cortex 14(3): 256-267.
  • Klaver, P, Fell, R, Weis, S, de Greiff, A, Ruhlmann, J, Reul, J, Elger, CE & Fernandez, G (2004). Using visual advance information: an event-related functional MRI study. Cognitive Brain Research 20(2): 242-255.
  • Fernandez, G, Specht, K, Weis, S, Tendolkar, I, Reuber, M, Fell, J, Klaver, P, Ruhlmann, J, Reul, J & Elger, CE (2003). Intrasubject reproducibility of presurgical language lateralization and mapping using fMRI. Neurology 60(6): 969-975.
  • Specht, K, Holtel, C, Zahn, R, Herzog, H, Krause, BJ, Mottaghy, FM, Radermacher, I, Schmidt, D, Tellmann, L, Weis, S, Willmes, K & Huber, W (2003). Lexical decision of nonwords and pseudowords in humans: a positron emission tomography study. Neuroscience Letters 345(3): 177-181.
  • Fernández, G., Weis, S., Stoffel-Wagner, B., Tendolkar, I., Reuber, M., Beyenburg, S., Klaver, P., Fell, J., de Greiff, A., Ruhlmann, J., Reul, J. & Elger, C.E. (2003). Menstrual cycle-dependent neural plasticity in the adult human brain is hormone, task, and region specific. Journal Of Neuroscience 23(9): 3790-3795.
  • Grande, M, Weis, S, Willmes, K & Huber, W (2003). Recovery of word form processing after left inferior parietal lesion: A single case fMRI study. Brain And Language 87(1): 124-125.
  • Weis, S, Huber, W, Pollrich, S & Willmes, K (2001). Analysis of the temporal dynamics of event-related functional MRI activation studies. Neuroimage 13(6): S280-S280.
  • Nuerk, HC, Dambeck, N, Weis, S, Thron, A & Willmes, K (2001). Functional activation in number processing may be specific to notation, task, and individual strategy. Neuroimage 13(6): S579-S579.
  • Sturm, W, Schmenck, B, Fimm, B, Kottenhoff, R, Liebert, M, Weis, S, Kemeny, S, Erberich, SG & Willmes, K (2001). Overlapping networks for orienting and alerting: an fMRI study. Neuroimage 13(6): S364-S364.
  • Weis, S, Grande, M, Pollrich, S, Willmes, K & Huber, W (2001). Processing of homonyms: A functional MRI study on the separation of word forms from concepts. Cortex 37(5): 745-749.
  • Grande, M, Huber, W, Weis, S, Pollrich, S & Willmes, K (2001). The separation of word forms from concepts: a functional MRI study. Neuroimage 13(6): S536-S536.
  • Weis, S, Pollrich, S & Willmes, K (2001). The temporal dynamics of number processing: an event-related functional MRI study on magnitude comparison. Neuroimage 13(6): S625-S625.

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