Herding J., Spitzer, B., & Blankenburg, F. (in press). Upper beta band oscillations in human premotor cortex encode subjective choices in a vibrotactile comparison task. J. Cogn. Neurosci.

Spitzer, B., Blankenburg, F., and Summerfield, C. (in press). Rhythmic gain control during supramodal integration of approximate number. Neuroimage.

Spitzer, B., Fleck, S., & Blankenburg, F. (2014). Parametric alpha- and beta-band signatures of supramodal numerosity information in human working memory. J Neurosci. 34, 4293-4302.

Limanowski, J., Lutti, A., & Blankenburg, F. (2014). The extrastriate body area is involved in illusory limb ownership. NeuroImage, in press

Horn A., Ostwald D., Reisert M. & Blankenburg F. (2014) The Structural-Functional Connectome and the Default Network of the Human Brain. Neuroimage, in press

van Kemenade B., Seymour K., Wacker E., Spitzer B., Blankenburg F. & Sterzer P. (2014) Tactile and visual motion direction processing in hMT+/V5. Neuroimage, in press

Auksztulewicz R. & Blankenburg F. (2013) Subjective rating of weak tactile stimuli is parametrically encoded in ERPs. J. Neurosci. 33:11878-87.

Spitzer, B., Goltz, D., Wacker, E., Auksztulewicz, R., and Blankenburg, F. (2013). Maintenance and manipulation of somatosensory information in ventrolateral prefrontal cortex. Hum. Brain Mapp., in press.

Spitzer B, Gloel M, Schmidt TT & Blankenburg F. (2013) Working Memory Coding of Analog Stimulus Properties in the Human Prefrontal Cortex. Cereb Cortex. 2013 Mar 31.

Ostwald D., Spitzer B., Guggenmos M., Schmidt T.T., Kiebel S. J. & Blankenburg F. (2012) Evidence for neural encoding of Bayesian surprise in human somatosensation. Neuroimage 62(1):177-88.

Spitzer B. & Blankenburg F. (2012) Supramodal parametric working memory processing in humans. J. Neurosci. 32(10):3287-95.

Auksztulewicz R., Spitzer B. & Blankenburg F. (2012) Recurrent neural processing and somatosensory awareness. J. Neurosci. 32(3):799-805.

Schaefer K., Blankenburg F., Kupers R., Grüner J.M., Law I., Lauritzen M. & Larsson H. (2012) Negative BOLD signal changes in ipsilateral primary somatosensory cortex are associated with perfusion decreases and behavioral evidence for functional inhibition. Neuroimage 59(4):3119-27.

Wacker E., Spitzer B., Lützkendorf R., Bernarding J. & Blankenburg F. (2011) Tactile motion and pattern processing assessed with high-field FMRI. PLoS One 6(9).  

Auksztulewicza R., Spitzer B., Goltz D. & Blankenburg F. (2011) Impairing somatosensory working memory using rTMS. Eur. J. Neurosci. 34(5):839-44.

Philiastides M.G., Auksztulewicz R., Heekeren H.R. & Blankenburg F. (2011) Causal role of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in human perceptual decision making. Curr. Biol. 21(11):980-3.

Spitzer B. & Blankenburg F. (2011) Stimulus-dependent EEG activity reflects internal updating of tactile working memory in humans. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108(20):8444-9.

Heinen K., Ruff C.C., Bjoertomt O., Schenkluhn B., Bestmann S., Blankenburg F., Driver J. & Chambers C.D. (2011) Concurrent TMS-fMRI reveals dynamic interhemispheric influences of the right parietal cortex during exogenously cued visuospatial attention. Eur. J. Neurosci. 33(5):991-1000.

Bestmann S., Swayne O., Blankenburg F., Ruff C.C., Teo J., Weiskopf N., Driver J., Rothwell J.C. & Ward N.S. (2010) The role of contralesional dorsal premotor cortex after stroke as studied with concurrent TMS-fMRI. J. Neurosci. 30(36):11926-37.

Blankenburg F., Ruff C.C., Bestmann S., Bjoertomt O., Josephs O., Deichmann R. & Driver J. (2010) Studying the role of human parietal cortex in visuospatial attention with concurrent TMS-fMRI. Cereb. Cortex 20(11):2702-11.

Eshel N., Ruff C.C., Spitzer B., Blankenburg F. & Driver J. (2010) Effects of parietal TMS on somatosensory judgments challenge interhemispheric rivalry accounts. Neuropsychologia 48(12):3470-81.

Rosa M.J., Kilner J., Blankenburg F., Josephs O. & Penny W. (2010) Estimating the transfer function from neuronal activity to BOLD using simultaneous EEG-fMRI. Neuroimage 49(2):1496-509.

Spitzer B., Wacker E. & Blankenburg F. (2010) Oscillatory correlates of vibrotactile frequency processing in human working memory. J. Neurosci. 30(12):4496-502.

Pleger B., Ruff C.C., Blankenburg F., Klöppel S., Driver J. & Dolan R.J. (2009) Influence of dopaminergically mediated reward on somatosensory decision-making. PLoS Biol. 7(7).

Ruff C.C., Blankenburg F., Bjoertomt O., Bestmann S., Weiskopf N. & Driver J. (2009) Hemispheric differences in frontal and parietal influences on human occipital cortex: direct confirmation with concurrent TMS-fMRI. J. Cognitive Neurosci. 21(6):1146-61.

Weiskopf N., Josephs O., Ruff C.C., Blankenburg F., Featherstone E., Thomas A., Bestmann S., Driver J. & Deichmann R. (2009) Image artifacts in concurrent transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and fMRI caused by leakage currents: modeling and compensation. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging 29(5):1211-7.

Bestmann S., Harrison L.M., Blankenburg F., Mars R.B., Haggard P., Friston K.J. & Rothwell J.C. (2008) Influence of uncertainty and surprise on human corticospinal excitability during preparation for action. Curr. Biol. 18(10):775-80.

Bestmann S., Swayne O., Blankenburg F., Ruff C.C., Haggard P., Weiskopf N., Josephs O., Driver J., Rothwell J.C. & Ward N.S. (2008) Dorsal premotor cortex exerts state-dependent causal influences on activity in contralateral primary motor and dorsal premotor cortex. Cereb. Cortex 18(6):1281-91.

Blankenburg F., Ruff C.C., Bestmann S., Bjoertomt O., Eshel N., Josephs O., Weiskopf N. & Driver J. (2008) Interhemispheric effect of parietal TMS on somatosensory response confirmed directly with concurrent TMS-fMRI. J. Neurosci. 28(49):13202-8.

Pleger B., Blankenburg F., Ruff C.C., Driver J. & Dolan R.J. (2008) Reward facilitates tactile judgments and modulates hemodynamic responses in human primary somatosensory cortex. J. Neurosci. 28(33):8161-8.

Ruff C.C., Bestmann S., Blankenburg F., Bjoertomt O., Josephs O., Weiskopf N., Deichmann R. & Driver J. (2008) Distinct causal influences of parietal versus frontal areas on human visual cortex: evidence from concurrent TMS-fMRI. Cereb. Cortex 18(4):817-27.

Schubert R., Haufe S., Blankenburg F., Villringer A. & Curio G. (2008) Now You'll Feel It-Now You Won't: EEG Rhythms Predict the Effectiveness of Perceptual Masking. J. Cognitive Neurosci. 21(12):2407-19.

Penny W.D., Kilner J. & Blankenburg F. (2007) Robust Bayesian General Linear Models. Neuroimage 36(3):661-71.

Blankenburg F., Ruff C.C., Deichmann R., Rees G. & Driver J. (2006) The cutaneous rabbit illusion affects human primary sensory cortex somatotopically. PLoS Biol. 4(3).

Pleger B., Blankenburg F., Bestmann S., Ruff C.C., Wiech K., Stephan K.E., Friston K.J. & Dolan R.J. (2006) Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation-induced changes in sensorimotor coupling parallel improvements of somatosensation in humans. J. Neurosci. 26(7):1945-52.

Pleger B., Ruff C.C., Blankenburg F., Bestmann S., Wiech K., Stephan K.E., Capilla A., Friston K.J. & Dolan R.J. (2006) Neural coding of tactile decisions in the human prefrontal cortex. J. Neurosci. 26(48):12596-601.

Ruben J., Krause T., Taskin B., Blankenburg F., Moosmann M. & Villringer A. (2006) Sub-area-specific Suppressive Interaction in the BOLD responses to simultaneous finger stimulation in human primary somatosensory cortex: evidence for increasing rostral-to-caudal convergence. Cereb. Cortex 16(6):819-26.

Ruff C.C., Blankenburg F., Bjoertomt O., Bestmann S., Freeman E., Haynes J.D., Rees G., Josephs O., Deichmann R. & Driver J. (2006) Concurrent TMS-fMRI and psychophysics reveal frontal influences on human retinotopic visual cortex. Curr. Biol. 16(15):1479-88.

Sarri M., Blankenburg F. & Driver J. (2006) Neural correlates of crossmodal visual-tactile extinction and of tactile awareness revealed by fMRI in a right-hemisphere stroke patient. Neuropsychologia 44(12):2398-410.

Schubert R., Blankenburg F., Lemm S., Villringer A. & Curio G. (2006) Now you feel it-now you don't: ERP correlates of somatosensory awareness. Psychophysiology 43(1):31-40.

Taskin B., Jungehulsing G.J., Ruben J., Brunecker P., Krause T., Blankenburg F. & Villringer A. (2006) Preserved Responsiveness of Secondary Somatosensory Cortex in Patients with Thalamic Stroke. 
Cereb. Cortex 16(10):1431-9.

Blankenburg F., Ruben J., Meyer R., Schwiemann J. & Villringer A. (2003) Evidence for a rostral-to-caudal somatotopic organization in human primary somatosensory cortex with mirror-reversal in areas 3b and 1. Cereb. Cortex 13(9):987-93.

Blankenburg F., Taskin B., Ruben J., Moosmann M., Ritter P., Curio G. & Villringer A. (2003) Imperceptible stimuli and sensory processing impediment. Science 299(5614): 1864.

Moosmann M., Ritter P., Krastel I., Brink A., Thees S., Blankenburg F., Taskin B., Obrig H. & Villringer A. (2003) Correlates of alpha rhythm in functional magnetic resonance imaging and near infrared spectroscopy. Neuroimage 20(1):145-58.

Thees S., Blankenburg F., Taskin B., Curio G. & Villringer A. (2003) Dipole source localization and fMRI of simultaneously recorded data applied to somatosensory categorization. Neuroimage 18(3):707-19.

Deuchert M., Ruben J., Schwiemann J., Meyer R., Thees S., Krause T., Blankenburg F., Villringer K., Kurth R., Curio G. & Villringer A. (2002) Event-related fMRI of the somatosensory system using electrical finger stimulation. Neuroreport 13(3):365-9

Schilling A.M., Blankenburg F., Bernarding J., Heidenreich J.O. & Wolf K.J. (2002) Intracerebral pH affects the T2 relaxation time of brain tissue. Neuroradiology 44(12): 968-72


Limanowski J. & Blankenburg F. (in press) Minimal Self-Models and the Free Energy Principle. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Driver J., Blankenburg F., Bestmann S., Vanduffel W. & Ruff C. (2009) Concurrent brain-stimulation and neuroimaging for studies of cognition. Trends Cogn. Sci. 13(7): 319-27.

Driver J., Blankenburg F., Bestmann S. & Ruff C.C. (2010) New approaches to the study of human brain networks underlying spatial attention and related processes. Exp. Brain Res. 206(2):153-62.

Bestmann S., Ruff C.C., Blankenburg F., Weiskopf N., Driver J. & Rothwell J.C. (2008) Mapping causal interregional influences with concurrent TMS-fMRI. Exp. Brain Res. 191(4) 383-402.

Book chapters

Bestmann S., Ruff C., Driver J. & Blankenburg F. Concurrent TMS and fMRI: Methods and Current Advancements. In: Oxford Handbook of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Wassermann E (Eds.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK