Dr. rer. nat. Torsten Wüstenberg

Dr. rer. nat. Torsten ­ Wüstenberg [✓]



Room: P016
Hauptstraße 51
69117 Heidelberg

  • Investigation of social exclusion experiences: Behavioral effects and modeling, neurobiological correlates
  • Neurobiology of mental illness (addiction, schizophrenia)
  • Methodology of cognitive neuroscience: Brain imaging (MRI, EEG, fNIRS), experimental design

Scientific head of Core Facility for Neuroscience of Self-Regulation (CNSR) in Field of Focus 4 (FoF4)ith the following topics

  • Coordination of the laboratory use
  • Set-up, development and maintenance of the laboratory infrastructure (neurophysiological data acquisition, data management and security, laboratory equipment)
  • Scientific consulting in the development of experimental designs as well as data acquisition and analysis
  • Instrument training (EEG, fNIRS, peripheral physiology, eye movement measurement)


Dr. rer. nat. Dipl.-Ing. Torsten Wüstenberg
born on 29.05.1964 in Berlin

  • since 05/2021 Scientific Head of Core Facility for Neuroscience of Self-Regulation (CNSR) at FoF4 of the University of Heidelberg
  • 2020 - 2021 Postdoctoral research fellow at the University Hospital Mannheim, II. Medical Clinic
  • 2019 - 2020 Postdoctoral research fellow at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Psychiatry & Psychotherapy, Campus Mitte
  • 2018 - 2019 Postdoctoral research fellow at the Central Institute of Mental Health Mannhein (ZI), Systems Neuroscience in Psychiatry (SNiP)
  • 2008 - 2018 Postdoctoral research fellow at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Psychiatry & Psychotherapy, Campus Mitte
  • 2011 PhD: "Neuroanatomical and cognitive effects of antipsychotic and neuroprotective medication in schizophrenic patients"
  • 2004 - 2008 Research associate at the University Hospital Göttingen, Dept. of Medical Psychology and Sociology
  • 2003 - 2004 Research associate at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Clinic for Neurology, Campus Mitte
  • 1999 - 2003 Research associate at the Psychological Institute II of the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, General Psychology

  • 1995 - 1999 Development engineer at the Center for Applied Microsystems Technology GmbH and µ-sen GmbH
  • 1995 Diploma: "Improvement of the metrological setup and the analysis software for an optical differential reflectometer".
  • 1990 - 1995 Studies of electrical engineering at the Humboldt University of Berlin, focus on semiconductor technology

Publications in peer-reviewed journals (in chronological order)

Pelz P, Genauck A, Lorenz RC, Wüstenberg T, Wackerhagen C, Charlet K, Gleich T, Geisel O, Heinz A, Müller CA, Beck A.
Effects of baclofen on insular gain anticipation in alcohol-dependent patients - a randomized, placebo-controlled, pharmaco-fMRI pilot trial.
Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2022 Dec 20. doi: 10.1007/s00213-022-06291-6

Thomann AK, Wüstenberg T, Wirbel J, Knoedler LL, Thomann PA, Zeller G, Ebert MP, Lis S, Reindl W.
Depression and fatigue in active IBD from a microbiome perspective-a Bayesian approach to faecal metagenomics.
BMC Medicine. 2022 Oct 17;20(1):366. doi: 10.1186/s12916-022-02550-7

Ekhtiari H, Zare-Bidoky M, Sangchooli A, Janes AC, Kaufman MJ, Oliver JA, Prisciandaro JJ, Wüstenberg T, Anton RF, Bach P, Baldacchino A, Beck A, Bjork JM, Brewer J, Childress AR, Claus ED, Courtney KE, Ebrahimi M, Filbey FM, Ghahremani DG, Azbari PG, Goldstein RZ, Goudriaan AE, Grodin EN, Hamilton JP, Hanlon CA, Hassani-Abharian P, Heinz A, Joseph JE, Kiefer F, Zonoozi AK, Kober H, Kuplicki R, Li Q, London ED, McClernon J, Noori HR, Owens MM, Paulus MP, Perini I, Potenza M, Potvin S, Ray L, Schacht JP, Seo D, Sinha R, Smolka MN, Spanagel R, Steele VR, Stein EA, Steins-Loeber S, Tapert SF, Verdejo-Garcia A, Vollstädt-Klein S, Wetherill RR, Wilson SJ, Witkiewitz K, Yuan K, Zhang X, Zilverstand A.
A methodological checklist for fMRI drug cue reactivity studies: development and expert consensus.
Nature Protocols. 2022 Feb 4. doi: 10.1038/s41596-021-00649-4  

Reinhard MA, Padberg F, Dewald-Kaufmann J, Wüstenberg T , Goerigk S, Barton BB, Zülch A, Brandl L, Windmüller H, Fernandes F, Brunoni AR, Musil R, Jobst A. Sequential Social Exclusion in a Novel Cyberball Paradigm Leads to Reduced Behavioral Repair and Plasma Oxytocin in Borderline Personality Disorder.
J Pers Disord. 2022 Feb;36(1):99-115. doi: 10.1521/pedi_2021_35_532

Barton BB, Goerigk S, Wüstenberg T , Dewald-Kaufmann J, Reinhard MA, Musil R, Ehring T, Jobst A, Padberg F.
Altered immediate behavioral response to partial social exclusion: A cross-diagnostic study in patients with borderline personality disorder and persistent depressive disorder.
J Psychiatr Res. 2021 Dec;144:177-183. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.10.005

Wilke E, Reindl W, Thomann PA, Ebert MP, Wuestenberg T , Thomann AK.
Effects of yoga in inflammatory bowel diseases and on frequent IBD-associated extraintestinal symptoms like fatigue and depression.

Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2021 Nov;45:101465. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101465

Daedelow LS, Beck A, Romund L, Mascarell‐Maricic L, Dziobek I, Romanczuk‐Seiferth N, Wüstenberg T , Heinz A.
Neural correlates of RDoC‐specific cognitive processes in a high‐functional autistic patient: a statistically validated case report.
Journal of Neural Transmission. 2021 May 8; doi: 10.1007/s00702-021-02352-w

Dewald-Kaufmann JF, Wüstenberg T , Barton BB, Goerigk S, Reinhard MA, Musil R, Werle J, Falkai P, Jobst A, Padberg F.
Dynamics of the immediate behavioral response to partial social exclusion.
Sci Rep. 2021 Jan 20;11(1):1853. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-80039-0.

Assmann A, Richter A, Schütze H, Soch J, Barman A, Behnisch G, Knopf L, Raschick M, Schult A, Wüstenberg T , Behr J, Düzel E, Seidenbecher CI, Schott BH. Neurocan genome-wide psychiatric risk variant affects explicit memory performance and hippocampal function in healthy humans.
Eur J Neurosci. 2020 Jun 24. doi: 10.1111/ejn.14872. Online ahead of print.

Thomann AK, Mak JWY, Zhang JW, Wüstenberg T , Ebert MP, Sung JJY, Bernstein ÇN, Reindl W, Ng SC. Bugs, inflammation and mood-a microbiota-based approach to psychiatric symptoms in inflammatory bowel diseases.
Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2020 Jul;52(2):247-266. doi: 10.1111/apt.15787. Epub 2020 Jun 11.

Hälbig TD, Wüstenberg T , Giess RM, Kunte H, Bellmann-Strobl J, Ruprecht K, Paul F.
Emotional experience in patients with clinically isolated syndrome and early multiple sclerosis. Eur J Neurol. 2020 Apr 20. doi: 10.1111/ene.14269.
Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32307769.

Roayaee M, Rahman RA, Danziger M, Tudge L, Daedelow LS, Heinz A, Wüstenberg T .
The others and I: How social interactions change the perception of other persons. The Cyberball paradigm and its indications in the migration context. Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr. 2020 Feb;88(2):109-117. doi: 10.1055/a-1033-7304. Epub 2020 Feb 26. PMID: 32102102.

Gorynia I, Heinz A, Wüstenberg T.
Laterality patterns in relation to schizophrenia patients' age at onset.
Laterality. 2020 May;25(3):349-362. doi: 10.1080/1357650X.2019.1690497. Epub 2019 Nov 18. PMID: 31739744.

Wackerhagen C, Veer IM, Erk S, Mohnke S, Lett TA, Wüstenberg T , Romanczuk-Seiferth NY, Schwarz K, Schweiger JI, Tost H, Meyer-Lindenberg A, Heinz A, Walter H. Amygdala functional connectivity in major depression - disentangling markers of pathology, risk and resilience. Psychol Med. 2019 Oct 22:1-11. doi: 10.1017/S0033291719002885. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 31637983.

Reinhard MA, Dewald-Kaufmann J, Wüstenberg T , Musil R, Barton BB, Jobst A, Padberg F. The vicious circle of social exclusion and psychopathology: a systematic review of experimental ostracism research in psychiatric disorders.
Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2019 Oct 4. doi: 10.1007/s00406-019-01074-1. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 31586242.

Paschke K, Bähr M, Wüstenberg T , Wilke M.
Trunk rotation and handedness modulate cortical activation in neglect-associated regions during temporal order judgments.
Neuroimage Clin. 2019;23:101898. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2019.101898. Epub 2019 Jun 22. PMID: 31491819; PMCID: PMC6627032.

Thomann AK, Reindl W, Wüstenberg T , Kmuche D, Ebert MP, Szabo K, Wolf RC, Hirjak D, Niesler B, Griebe M, Thomann PA.
Aberrant brain structural large-scale connectome in Crohn's disease. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2019 Jun;31(6):e13593.
doi: 10.1111/nmo.13593. Epub 2019 Apr 14. PMID: 30983094.

Schott BH, Wüstenberg T , Lücke E, Pohl IM, Richter A, Seidenbecher CI, Pollmann S, Kizilirmak JM, Richardson-Klavehn A.
Gradual acquisition of visuospatial associative memory representations via the dorsal precuneus. Hum
Brain Mapp. 2019 Apr 1;40(5):1554-1570. doi: 10.1002/hbm.24467. Epub 2018 Nov 15. PMID: 30430687; PMCID: PMC6865719.

Beck A, Pelz P, Lorenz RC, Charlet K, Geisel O, Heinz A, Wüstenberg T , Müller CA.
Effects of high-dose baclofen on cue reactivity in alcohol dependence: A randomized, placebo-controlled pharmaco-fMRI study. Eur
Neuropsychopharmacol. 2018 Nov;28(11):1206-1216. doi: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2018.08.507. Epub 2018 Sep 11. PMID: 30217552.

Genauck A, Quester S, Wüstenberg T , Mörsen C, Heinz A, Romanczuk-Seiferth N. Reduced loss aversion in pathological gambling and alcohol dependence is associated with differential alterations in amygdala and prefrontal functioning.
Sci Rep. 2017 Nov 24;7(1):16306. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-16433-y. PMID: 29176580; PMCID: PMC5701119.

Richter A, Barman A, Wüstenberg T , Soch J, Schanze D, Deibele A, Behnisch G, Assmann A, Klein M, Zenker M, Seidenbecher C, Schott BH. Behavioral and Neural Manifestations of Reward Memory in Carriers of Low-Expressing versus High-Expressing Genetic Variants of the Dopamine D2 Receptor. Front Psychol. 2017 May 1;8:654. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00654. PMID: 28507526; PMCID: PMC5410587.

Gelderblom H, Wüstenberg T , McLean T, Mütze L, Fischer W, Saft C, Hoffmann R, Süssmuth S, Schlattmann P, van Duijn E, Landwehrmeyer B, Priller J. Bupropion for the treatment of apathy in Huntington's disease: A multicenter, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, prospective crossover trial. PLoS One. 2017 Mar 21;12(3):e0173872. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173872. PMID: 28323838; PMCID: PMC5360242.

Wackerhagen C, Wüstenberg T , Mohnke S, Erk S, Veer IM, Kruschwitz JD, Garbusow M, Romund L, Otto K, Schweiger JI, Tost H, Heinz A, Meyer-Lindenberg A, Walter H, Romanczuk-Seiferth N. Influence of Familial Risk for Depression on Cortico-Limbic Connectivity During Implicit Emotional Processing. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2017 Jul;42(8):1729-1738. doi: 10.1038/npp.2017.59. PMID: 28294134; PMCID: PMC5518910.

Thomann PA, Wolf RC, Nolte HM, Hirjak D, Hofer S, Seidl U, Depping MS, Stieltjes B, Maier-Hein K, Sambataro F, Wüstenberg T .
Neuromodulation in response to electroconvulsive therapy in schizophrenia and major depression. Brain Stimul. 2017 May-Jun;10(3):637-644.
doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2017.01.578. Epub 2017 Jan 16. PMID: 28162976.

Herbort MC, Iseev J, Stolz C, Roeser B, Großkopf N, Wüstenberg T , Hellweg R, Walter H, Dziobek I, Schott BH. The ToMenovela - A Photograph-Based Stimulus Set for the Study of Social Cognition with High Ecological Validity. Front Psychol. 2016 Dec 2;7:1883.
doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01883. PMID: 27994562; PMCID: PMC5133259.

Herbort MC, Soch J, Wüstenberg T , Krauel K, Pujara M, Koenigs M, Gallinat J, Walter H, Roepke S, Schott BH. A negative relationship between ventral striatal loss anticipation response and impulsivity in borderline personality disorder.
Neuroimage Clin. 2016 Aug 11;12:724-736. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2016.08.011. PMID: 27766203; PMCID: PMC5067102.

Paschke K, Kagan I, Wüstenberg T , Bähr M, Wilke M.
Trunk rotation affects temporal order judgments with direct saccades: Influence of handedness.
Neuropsychologia. 2015 Dec;79(Pt A):123-37. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.10.031. Epub 2015 Oct 27. PMID: 26518506.

Seo S, Mohr J, Beck A, Wüstenberg T , Heinz A, Obermayer K.
Predicting the future relapse of alcohol-dependent patients from structural and functional brain images. Addict Biol. 2015 Nov;20(6):1042-55.
doi: 10.1111/adb.12302. Epub 2015 Oct 4. PMID: 26435383.

Schott BH, Voss M, Wagner B, Wüstenberg T , Düzel E, Behr J.
Fronto-limbic novelty processing in acute psychosis: disrupted relationship with memory performance and potential implications for delusions. Front Behav Neurosci. 2015 Jun 1;9:144. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00144. PMID: 26082697; PMCID: PMC4450169.

Lorenz RC, Gleich T, Kühn S, Pöhland L, Pelz P, Wüstenberg T , Raufelder D, Heinz A, Beck A.
Subjective illusion of control modulates striatal reward anticipation in adolescence. Neuroimage. 2015 Aug 15;117:250-7.
doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.05.024. Epub 2015 May 16. PMID: 25988224.

Barman A, Richter S, Soch J, Deibele A, Richter A, Assmann A, Wüstenberg T , Walter H, Seidenbecher CI, Schott BH.
Gender-specific modulation of neural mechanisms underlying social reward processing by Autism Quotient. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2015 Nov;10(11):1537-47. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsv044. Epub 2015 May 4. PMID: 25944965; PMCID: PMC4631150.

Zschucke E, Renneberg B, Dimeo F, Wüstenberg T , Ströhle A.
The stress- buffering effect of acute exercise: Evidence for HPA axis negative feedback.
Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2015 Jan;51:414-25. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2014.10.019. Epub 2014 Oct 25. PMID: 25462913.

Kallenberger SM, Schmidt C, Dechent P, Forster C, von Steinbüchel N, Wüstenberg T , Strasburger H.
Separating fusion from rivalry. PLoS One. 2014 Jul 23;9(7):e103037.
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103037. PMID: 25054904; PMCID: PMC4108392.

Romanczuk-Seiferth N, Pöhland L, Mohnke S, Garbusow M, Erk S, Haddad L, Grimm O, Tost H, Meyer-Lindenberg A, Walter H, Wüstenberg T , Heinz A. Larger amygdala volume in first-degree relatives of patients with major depression.
Neuroimage Clin. 2014 Jun 2;5:62-8. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2014.05.015. PMID: 25003028; PMCID: PMC4081974.

Trapp K, Spengler S, Wüstenberg T , Wiers CE, Busch NA, Bermpohl F.
Imagining triadic interactions simultaneously activates mirror and mentalizing systems.
Neuroimage. 2014 Sep;98:314-23. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.05.003. Epub 2014 May 11. PMID: 24825504.

Barman A, Assmann A, Richter S, Soch J, Schütze H, Wüstenberg T , Deibele A, Klein M, Richter A, Behnisch G, Düzel E, Zenker M, Seidenbecher CI, Schott BH. Genetic variation of the RASGRF1 regulatory region affects human hippocampus- dependent memory. Front Hum Neurosci. 2014 Apr 29;8:260. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00260. PMID: 24808846; PMCID: PMC4010733.

Romanczuk-Seiferth N, Koehler S, Dreesen C, Wüstenberg T , Heinz A.
Pathological gambling and alcohol dependence: neural disturbances in reward and loss avoidance processing. Addict Biol. 2015 May;20(3):557-69. doi: 10.1111/adb.12144. Epub 2014 Apr 22. PMID: 24754423.

Schott BH, Assmann A, Schmierer P, Soch J, Erk S, Garbusow M, Mohnke S, Pöhland L, Romanczuk-Seiferth N, Barman A, Wüstenberg T , Haddad L, Grimm O, Witt S, Richter S, Klein M, Schütze H, Mühleisen TW, Cichon S, Rietschel M, Noethen MM, Tost H, Gundelfinger ED, Düzel E, Heinz A, Meyer-Lindenberg A, Seidenbecher CI, Walter H. Epistatic interaction of genetic depression risk variants in the human subgenual cingulate cortex during memory encoding. Transl Psychiatry. 2014 Mar 18;4(3):e372. doi: 10.1038/tp.2014.10. PMID: 24643163; PMCID: PMC3966038.

Heinzel S, Lorenz RC, Brockhaus WR, Wüstenberg T , Kathmann N, Heinz A, Rapp MA.
Working memory load-dependent brain response predicts behavioral training gains in older adults. J Neurosci. 2014 Jan 22;34(4):1224-33.
doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2463-13.2014. PMID: 24453314; PMCID: PMC6705311.

Werner JD, Trapp K, Wüstenberg T , Voss M.
Self-attribution bias during continuous action-effect monitoring in patients with schizophrenia.
Schizophr Res. 2014 Jan;152(1):33-40. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2013.10.012. Epub 2013 Dec 14. PMID: 24332794.

Koehler S, Hasselmann E, Wüstenberg T , Heinz A, Romanczuk-Seiferth N.
Higher volume of ventral striatum and right prefrontal cortex in pathological gambling. Brain Struct Funct. 2015 Jan;220(1):469-77. doi: 10.1007/s00429-013-0668-6. Epub 2013 Nov 16. PMID: 24240601.

Richter A, Richter S, Barman A, Soch J, Klein M, Assmann A, Libeau C, Behnisch G, Wüstenberg T , Seidenbecher CI, Schott BH.
Motivational salience and genetic variability of dopamine D2 receptor expression interact in the modulation of interference processing. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013 Jun 5;7:250. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00250. PMID: 23760450; PMCID: PMC3672681.

Holtmann J, Herbort MC, Wüstenberg T , Soch J, Richter S, Walter H, Roepke S, Schott BH.
Trait anxiety modulates fronto-limbic processing of emotional interference in borderline personality disorder.
Front Hum Neurosci. 2013 Mar 1;7:54. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00054. PMID: 23459637; PMCID: PMC3585713.

Richter S, Gorny X, Machts J, Behnisch G, Wüstenberg T , Herbort MC, Münte TF, Seidenbecher CI, Schott BH.
Effects of AKAP5 Pro100Leu genotype on working memory for emotional stimuli. PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e55613.
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055613. Epub 2013 Jan 29. PMID: 23383244; PMCID: PMC3558499.

Thomann PA, Wüstenberg T , Nolte HM, Menzel PB, Wolf RC, Essig M, Schröder J.
Hippocampal and entorhinal cortex volume decline in cognitively intact elderly.
Psychiatry Res. 2013 Jan 30;211(1):31-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2012.06.002. Epub 2012 Nov 17. PMID: 23168382.

Bothe N, Zschucke E, Dimeo F, Heinz A, Wüstenberg T , Ströhle A.
Acute exercise influences reward processing in highly trained and untrained men.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013 Mar;45(3):583-91. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e318275306f. PMID: 23059859.

Lorenz RC, Krüger JK, Neumann B, Schott BH, Kaufmann C, Heinz A, Wüstenberg T .
Cue reactivity and its inhibition in pathological computer game players.
Addict Biol. 2013 Jan;18(1):134-46. doi: 10.1111/j.1369-1600.2012.00491.x. Epub 2012 Sep 12. PMID: 22970898.

Beck A, Wüstenberg T , Genauck A, Wrase J, Schlagenhauf F, Smolka MN, Mann K, Heinz A.
Effect of brain structure, brain function, and brain connectivity on relapse in alcohol-dependent patients.
Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012 Aug;69(8):842-52. doi: 10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.2026. PMID: 22868938.

Kong L, Herold C, Stieltjes B, Essig M, Seidl U, Wolf RC, Wüstenberg T , Lässer MM, Schmid LA, Schnell K, Hirjak D, Thomann PA.
Reduced gray to white matter tissue intensity contrast in schizophrenia. PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e37016.
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037016. Epub 2012 May 15. PMID: 22615876; PMCID: PMC3352852.

Paschke K, Jordan K, Wüstenberg T , Baudewig J, Leo Müller J.
Mirrored or identical--is the role of visual perception underestimated in the mental rotation process of 3D-objects?: a combined fMRI-eye tracking-study. Neuropsychologia. 2012 Jul;50(8):1844-51. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.04.010. Epub 2012 May 1. PMID: 22564482.

Schlagenhauf F, Rapp MA, Huys QJ, Beck A, Wüstenberg T , Deserno L, Buchholz HG, Kalbitzer J, Buchert R, Bauer M, Kienast T, Cumming P, Plotkin M, Kumakura Y, Grace AA, Dolan RJ, Heinz A. Ventral striatal prediction error signaling is associated with dopamine synthesis capacity and fluid intelligence. Hum Brain Mapp. 2013 Jun;34(6):1490-9. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22000. Epub 2012 Feb 17. PMID: 22344813; PMCID: PMC3731774.

Neef NE, Sommer M, Neef A, Paulus W, von Gudenberg AW, Jung K, Wüstenberg T .
Reduced speech perceptual acuity for stop consonants in individuals who stutter.
J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2012 Feb;55(1):276-89. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2011/10-0224). Epub 2012 Jan 31. PMID: 22337496.

Richter S, Gorny X, Marco-Pallares J, Krämer UM, Machts J, Barman A, Bernstein HG, Schüle R, Schöls L, Rodriguez-Fornells A, Reissner C, W üstenberg T , Heinze HJ, Gundelfinger ED, Düzel E, Münte TF, Seidenbecher CI, Schott BH.
A Potential Role for a Genetic Variation of AKAP5 in Human Aggression and Anger Control.
Front Hum Neurosci. 2011 Dec 29;5:175. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2011.00175. PMID: 22232585; PMCID: PMC3247758.

Deserno L, Sterzer P, Wüstenberg T , Heinz A, Schlagenhauf F.
Reduced prefrontal-parietal effective connectivity and working memory deficits in schizophrenia. J Neurosci. 2012 Jan 4;32(1):12-20.
doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3405-11.2012. PMID: 22219266; PMCID: PMC6621317.

Zweynert S, Pade JP, Wüstenberg T , Sterzer P, Walter H, Seidenbecher CI, Richardson-Klavehn A, Düzel E, Schott BH.
Motivational salience modulates hippocampal repetition suppression and functional connectivity in humans.
Front Hum Neurosci. 2011 Nov 17;5:144. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2011.00144. PMID: 22125521; PMCID: PMC3221473.

Schott BH, Wüstenberg T , Wimber M, Fenker DB, Zierhut KC, Seidenbecher CI, Heinze HJ, Walter H, Düzel E, Richardson-Klavehn A.
The relationship between level of processing and hippocampal-cortical functional connectivity during episodic memory formation in humans.
Hum Brain Mapp. 2013 Feb;34(2):407-24. doi: 10.1002/hbm.21435. Epub 2011 Oct 31. PMID: 22042493; PMCID: PMC6870091.

Schott BH, Seidenbecher CI, Richter S, Wüstenberg T , Debska-Vielhaber G, Schubert H, Heinze HJ, Richardson-Klavehn A, Düzel E.
Genetic variation of the serotonin 2a receptor affects hippocampal novelty processing in humans.
PLoS One. 2011 Jan 18;6(1):e15984. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015984. PMID: 21267461; PMCID: PMC3022731.

Dos Santos V, Thomann PA, Wüstenberg T , Seidl U, Essig M, Schröder J.
Morphological cerebral correlates of CERAD test performance in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2011;23(3):411-20. doi: 10.3233/JAD-2010-100156. PMID: 21116054.

Wüstenberg T , Begemann M, Bartels C, Gefeller O, Stawicki S, Hinze-Selch D, Mohr A, Falkai P, Aldenhoff JB, Knauth M, Nave KA, Ehrenreich H. Recombinant human erythropoietin delays loss of gray matter in chronic schizophrenia.
Mol Psychiatry. 2011 Jan;16(1):26-36, 1. doi: 10.1038/mp.2010.51. Epub 2010 May 18. PMID: 20479759.

Schlagenhauf F, Dinges M, Beck A, Wüstenberg T , Friedel E, Dembler T, Sarkar R, Wrase J, Gallinat J, Juckel G, Heinz A.
Switching schizophrenia patients from typical neuroleptics to aripiprazole: effects on working memory dependent functional activation.
Schizophr Res. 2010 May;118(1-3):189-200. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2010.01.022. Epub 2010 Feb 26. PMID: 20189356.

Beck A, Schlagenhauf F, Wüstenberg T , Hein J, Kienast T, Kahnt T, Schmack K, Hägele C, Knutson B, Heinz A, Wrase J.
Ventral striatal activation during reward anticipation correlates with impulsivity in alcoholics.
Biol Psychiatry. 2009 Oct 15;66(8):734-42. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2009.04.035. Epub 2009 Jun 27. PMID: 19560123.

Müller-Oehring EM, Schulte T, Kasten E, Poggel DA, Müller I, Wüstenberg T , Sabel BA.
Parallel interhemispheric processing in hemineglect: relation to visual field defects. Neuropsychologia. 2009 Oct;47(12):2397-408.
doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2009.04.014. Epub 2009 Apr 22. PMID: 19393255.

Hemmelmann D, Ungureanu M, Hesse W, Wüstenberg T , Reichenbach JR, Witte OW, Witte H, Leistritz L.
Modelling and analysis of time-variant directed interrelations between brain regions based on BOLD-signals. Neuroimage. 2009 Apr
15;45(3):722-37. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2008.12.065. PMID: 19280694.

Witte H, Ungureanu M, Ligges C, Hemmelmann D, Wüstenberg T , Reichenbach J, Astolfi L, Babiloni F, Leistritz L.
Signal informatics as an advanced integrative concept in the framework of medical informatics. New trends
demonstrated by examples derived from neuroscience. Methods Inf Med. 2009;48(1):18-28. PMID: 19151880.

Thomann PA, Wüstenberg T , Santos VD, Bachmann S, Essig M, Schröder J.
Neurological soft signs and brain morphology in first-episode schizophrenia.
Psychol Med. 2009 Mar;39(3):371-9. doi: 10.1017/S0033291708003656. Epub 2008 Jun 26. PMID: 18578894.

Schlagenhauf F, Wüstenberg T , Schmack K, Dinges M, Wrase J, Koslowski M, Kienast T, Bauer M, Gallinat J, Juckel G, Heinz A.
Switching schizophrenia patients from typical neuroleptics to olanzapine: effects on BOLD response during attention and working memory.
Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2008 Aug;18(8):589-99. doi: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2008.04.013. Epub 2008 Jun 12. PMID: 18554874.

Schubert R, Ritter P, Wüstenberg T , Preuschhof C, Curio G, Sommer W, Villringer A.
Spatial attention related SEP amplitude modulations covary with BOLD signal in S1--a simultaneous EEG--fMRI study.
Cereb Cortex. 2008 Nov;18(11):2686-700. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhn029. Epub 2008 Mar 27. PMID: 18372293.

Wrase J, Schlagenhauf F, Kienast T, Wüstenberg T , Bermpohl F, Kahnt T, Beck A, Ströhle A, Juckel G, Knutson B, Heinz A.
Dysfunction of reward processing correlates with alcohol craving in detoxified alcoholics. Neuroimage. 2007 Apr 1;35(2):787-94.
doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2006.11.043. Epub 2007 Feb 8. PMID: 17291784.

Zaehle T, Jordan K, Wüstenberg T , Baudewig J, Dechent P, Mast FW.
The neural basis of the egocentric and allocentric spatial frame of reference. Brain Res. 2007 Mar 16;1137(1):92-103.
doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2006.12.044. Epub 2006 Dec 21. PMID: 17258693.

Leistritz L, Hesse W, Wüstenberg T , Fitzek C, Reichenbach JR, Witte H.
Time- variant analysis of fast-fMRI and dynamic contrast agent MRI sequences as examples of 4-dimensional image analysis.
Methods Inf Med. 2006;45(6):643-50. PMID: 17149506.

Mattler U, Wüstenberg T , Heinze HJ.
Common modules for processing invalidly cued events in the human cortex. Brain Res. 2006 Sep 13;1109(1):128-41.
doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2006.06.051. Epub 2006 Jul 21. PMID: 16859648.

Juckel G, Schlagenhauf F, Koslowski M, Filonov D, Wüstenberg T , Villringer A, Knutson B, Kienast T, Gallinat J, Wrase J, Heinz A.
Dysfunction of ventral striatal reward prediction in schizophrenic patients treated with typical, not atypical, neuroleptics.
Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2006 Aug;187(2):222-8. doi: 10.1007/s00213-006-0405-4. Epub 2006 May 24. PMID: 16721614.

Jordan K, Wüstenberg T , Jaspers-Feyer F, Fellbrich A, Peters M.
Sex differences in left/right confusion. Cortex. 2006 Jan;42(1):69-78.
doi: 10.1016/s0010-9452(08)70323-x. PMID: 16509110.

Thomann PA, Wüstenberg T , Pantel J, Essig M, Schroder J.
Structural changes of the corpus callosum in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.
Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2006;21(4):215-20. doi: 10.1159/000090971. Epub 2006 Jan 13. PMID: 16415572.

Scheibe C, Wartenburger I, Wüstenberg T , Kathmann N, Villringer A, Heekeren HR.
Neural correlates of the interaction between transient and sustained processes: a mixed blocked/event-related fMRI study.
Hum Brain Mapp. 2006 Jul;27(7):545-51. doi: 10.1002/hbm.20199. PMID: 16142781; PMCID: PMC6871370.

Juckel G, Schlagenhauf F, Koslowski M, Wüstenberg T , Villringer A, Knutson B, Wrase J, Heinz A.
Dysfunction of ventral striatal reward prediction in schizophrenia. Neuroimage. 2006 Jan 15;29(2):409-16.
doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2005.07.051. Epub 2005 Sep 1. PMID: 16139525.

Bunzeck N, Wüstenberg T , Lutz K, Heinze HJ, Jancke L.
Scanning silence: mental imagery of complex sounds. Neuroimage. 2005 Jul 15;26(4):1119-27.
doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2005.03.013. PMID: 15893474.

Giesel FL, Wüstenberg T , Bongers A, Weber MA, Zechmann C, Baudendistel KT, von Tengg-Kobligk H, Hahn HK, Essig M, Kauczor HU.
MR-based methods of the functional imaging of the central nervous system. Rofo. 2005 May;177(5):714-30.
doi: 10.1055/s-2005-858108. PMID: 15871087.

Wüstenberg T , Giesel FL, Strasburger H.
Methodological principles for optimising functional MR experiments. Radiologe. 2005 Feb;45(2):99-112.
doi: 10.1007/s00117-004-1164-z. PMID: 15690208.

Lutz K, Koeneke S, Wüstenberg T , Jäncke L.
Asymmetry of cortical activation during maximum and convenient tapping speed.
Neurosci Lett. 2005 Jan 3;373(1):61-6. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2004.09.058. PMID: 15555778.

Zaehle T, Wüstenberg T , Meyer M, Jäncke L.
Evidence for rapid auditory perception as the foundation of speech processing: a sparse temporal sampling fMRI study.
Eur J Neurosci. 2004 Nov;20(9):2447-56. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2004.03687.x. PMID: 15525285.

Koeneke S, Lutz K, Wüstenberg T , Jäncke L.
Bimanual versus unimanual coordination: what makes the difference? Neuroimage. 2004 Jul;22(3):1336-50.
doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2004.03.012. PMID: 15219606.

Koeneke S, Lutz K, Wüstenberg T , Jäncke L.
Long-term training affects cerebellar processing in skilled keyboard players. Neuroreport. 2004 Jun
7;15(8):1279-82. doi: 10.1097/01.wnr.0000127463.10147.e7. PMID: 15167549.

Jordan K, Schadow J, Wüstenberg T , Heinze HJ, Jäncke L.
Different cortical activations for subjects using allocentric or egocentric strategies in a virtual navigation task. Neuroreport. 2004 Jan 19;15(1):135-40. doi: 10.1097/00001756-200401190-00026. PMID: 15106845.

Hempel A, Giesel FL, Garcia Caraballo NM, Amann M, Meyer H, Wüstenberg T , Essig M, Schröder J.
Plasticity of cortical activation related to working memory during training. Am J Psychiatry. 2004 Apr;161(4):745-7.
doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.161.4.745. PMID: 15056524.

Giesel FL, Hempel A, Schönknecht P, Wüstenberg T , Weber MA, Schröder J, Essig M.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging and dementia. Radiologe. 2003 Jul;43(7):558-61.
doi: 10.1007/s00117-003-0918-3. Epub 2003 Jun 24. PMID: 12955219.

Wüstenberg T , Jordan K, Giesel FL, Villringer A.
Physiological and technical limitations of functional magnetic resonance imaging
(fMRI)--consequences for clinical use. Radiologe. 2003 Jul;43(7):552-7.
doi: 10.1007/s00117-003-0917-4. Epub 2003 Jun 24. PMID: 12955218.

Jordan K, Wüstenberg T , Heinze HJ, Peters M, Jäncke L.
Women and men exhibit different cortical activation patterns during mental rotation tasks.
Neuropsychologia. 2002;40(13):2397-408. doi: 10.1016/s0028-3932(02)00076-3. PMID: 12417468.

Strasburger H, Wüstenberg T , Jäncke L.
Calibrated LCD/TFT stimulus presentation for visual psychophysics in fMRI.
J Neurosci Methods. 2002 Nov 15;121(1):103-10. doi: 10.1016/s0165-0270(02)00246-7. PMID: 12393166.

Jäncke L, Wüstenberg T , Schulze K, Heinze HJ.
Asymmetric hemodynamic responses of the human auditory cortex to monaural and binaural stimulation.
Hear Res. 2002 Aug;170(1-2):166-78. doi: 10.1016/s0378-5955(02)00488-4. PMID: 12208550.

Jäncke L, Wüstenberg T , Scheich H, Heinze HJ.
Phonetic perception and the temporal cortex. Neuroimage. 2002 Apr;15(4):733-46.
doi: 10.1006/nimg.2001.1027. PMID: 11906217.

Jäncke L, Gaab N, Wüstenberg T , Scheich H, Heinze HJ.
Short-term functional plasticity in the human auditory cortex: an fMRI study. Brain Res Cogn Brain
Res. 2001 Dec;12(3):479-85. doi: 10.1016/s0926-6410(01)00092-1. PMID: 11689309.