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Pennock, I. M. L., Schmidt, T. T., Zorbek, D., & Blankenburg, F. (2021). Representation of visual numerosity information during working memory in humans: An fMRI decoding study. Human Brain Mapping42(9), 2778-2789. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.25402

Schröder, P., Nierhaus, T., & Blankenburg, F. (2021). Dissociating perceptual awareness and postperceptual processing: The P300 is not a reliable marker of somatosensory target detection. Journal of Neuroscience41(21), 4686-4696. doi: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2950-20.2021

Gijsen, S., Grundei, M., Lange, R. T., Ostwald, D., & Blankenburg, F. (2021). Neural surprise in somatosensory Bayesian learning. PLoS computational biology17(2), e1008068. doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008068

Wu, Y. H., Velenosi, L. A., & Blankenburg, F. (2021). Response modality-dependent categorical choice representations for vibrotactile comparisons. NeuroImage226, 117592. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117592

Schmidt, T. T., Schröder, P., Reinhardt, P., & Blankenburg, F. (2021). Rehearsal of tactile working memory: Premotor cortex recruits two dissociable neuronal content representations. Human Brain Mapping42(1), 245-258. doi:  https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.25220


Velenosi, L. A., Wu, Y. H., Schmidt, T. T., & Blankenburg, F. (2020). Intraparietal sulcus maintains working memory representations of somatosensory categories in an adaptive, context-dependent manner. NeuroImage221, 117146. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117146

Limanowski, J., Lopes, P., Keck, J., Baudisch, P., Friston, K., & Blankenburg, F. (2020). Action-dependent processing of touch in the human parietal operculum and posterior insula. Cerebral Cortex30(2), 607-617. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhz111

Uluç, I., Velenosi, L. A., Schmidt, T. T., & Blankenburg, F. (2020). Parametric representation of tactile numerosity in working memory. Eneuro7(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.1523/ENEURO.0090-19.2019


Wu, Y. H., Velenosi, L. A., Schröder, P., Ludwig, S., & Blankenburg, F. (2019). Decoding vibrotactile choice independent of stimulus order and saccade selection during sequential comparisons. Human brain mapping40(6), 1898-1907. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.24499

Herding, J., Ludwig, S., von Lautz, A., Spitzer, B., & Blankenburg, F. (2019). Centro-parietal EEG potentials index subjective evidence and confidence during perceptual decision making. NeuroImage, 116011. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116011

Limanowski, J., Lopes, P., Keck, J., Baudisch, P., Friston, K., & Blankenburg, F. (2019). Action-Dependent Processing of Touch in the Human Parietal Operculum and Posterior Insula. Cerebral cortex (New York, NY: 1991). doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhz111

Schröder, P., Schmidt, T. T., & Blankenburg, F. (2019). Neural basis of somatosensory target detection independent of uncertainty, relevance, and reports. eLife, 8, e43410. doi: https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.43410.001

von Lautz A, Herding J, Blankenburg F (2019) Neuronal signatures of a random-dot motion comparison task. NeuroImage 193, 57-66. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.02.071

Schmidt TT*, McCormick Miller N*, Blankenburg F, Pulvermüller F (2019) Neuronal correlates of label facilitated tactile perception. Scientific Reports. 9(1):1606. doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-37877-w

Schmidt TT, Blankenburg F (2019) The somatotopy of tactile mental imagery. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 13:10. doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2019.00010


Wu Y, Velenosi LA, Schröder P, Ludwig S, Blankenburg F (2018) Decoding vibrotactile choice independent of stimulus order and saccade selection during sequential comparisons. Human Brain Mapping 40 (6): 1898-1907. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.24499

Uluc I, Schmidt TT, Wu Y-H, Blankenburg F (2018) Content-specific codes of parametric auditory working memory in humans. NeuroImage 183: 254-262 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.08.024

Schmidt TT, Blankenburg F (2018) Brain regions that retain the spatial layout of tactile stimuli during working memory – A ‘tactospatial sketchpad’? NeuroImage 178: 531-539. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.05.076

Lichtner G, Auksztulewicz R, Velten H, Mavrodis D, Scheel M, Blankenburg F, von Dincklage F (2018) Nociceptive activation in spinal cord and brain persists during deep general anaesthesia. British Journal of Anaesthesia 121 (1): 291-302. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bja.2018.03.031

Ludwig S, Herding J, Blankenburg F (2018) Oscillatory EEG signatures of postponed somatosensory decisions. Human Brain Mapping 39(9): 3611-3624. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.24198

Lichtner G, Auksztulewicz R, Kirilina E, Velten H, Mavrodis D, Scheel M, Blankenburg F, von Dincklage F (2018) Effects of propofol anesthesia on the processing of noxious stimuli in the spinal cord and the brain. Neuroimage 172, 642-653. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.02.003

Limanowski J, Blankenburg F (2018) Fronto-parietal brain responses to visuotactile congruence in an anatomical reference frame. Frontiers in human neuroscience 12:84. doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2018.00084

Miller TMC*, Schmidt TT*, Blankenburg F, Pulvermüller F (2018) Verbal labels facilitate tactile perception. Cognition 171: 172-179. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2017.10.010

Wu, Y.-H.*, Uluc I*, Schmidt TT, Tertel K, Kirilina E, Blankenburg F (2018): Overlapping frontoparietal networks for tactile and visual parametric working memory representations. NeuroImage 166:325-334. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.10.059

Limanowski J, Sarasso P, Blankenburg F (2018) Different responses of the right superior temporal sulcus to visual movement feedback during self‐generated vs. externally generated hand movements. European Journal of Neuroscience 47 (4): 314-320. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/ejn.13824


von Lautz AH, Herding J, Ludwig S, Nierhaus T, Maess B, Villringer A, Blankenburg F (2017) Gamma and beta oscillations in human MEG encode the contents of vibrotactile working memory. Frontiers in human neuroscience 11:576. doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00576

Limanowski J, Blankenburg F (2017) Posterior parietal cortex evaluates visuoproprioceptive congruence based on brief visual information. Scientific reports 7 (1):16659. doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-16848-7

Schmidt TT, Wu Y.-H., Blankenburg F (2017): Content-specific codes of parametric vibrotactile working memory in humans. Journal of Neuroscience 37(40):9771-9777. doi: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1167-17.2017

Herding J, Ludwig S, Blankenburg F (2017) Response-Modality-Specific Encoding of Human Choices in Upper Beta Band Oscillations during Vibrotactile Comparisons. Frontiers in human neuroscience 11:118. doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00118

Limanowski J, Kirilina E, Blankenburg F (2017) Neuronal correlates of continuous manual tracking under varying visual movement feedback in a virtual reality environment. Neuroimage 146: 81-89. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.11.009


Herding J, Spitzer B, Blankenburg F (2016) Upper beta band oscillations in human premotor cortex encode subjective choices in a vibrotactile comparison task. J. Cogn. Neurosci. 28(5), 668-679. doi: https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_00932

Spitzer B, Blankenburg F, Summerfield C (2016) Rhythmic gain control during supramodal integration of approximate number. NeuroImage 129: 470-479. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.12.024

Limanowski J, Blankenburg F (2016) Integration of visual and proprioceptive limb position information in human posterior parietal, premotor, and extrastriate cortex. Journal of Neuroscience 36 (9): 2582-2589. doi: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3987-15.2016

Kirilina E, Lutti C, Poser BA, Blankenburg F, Weiskopf N (2016) The quest for the best: the impact of different EPI sequences on the sensitivity of random effect fMRI group analyses. NeuroImage 126: 49-59. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.10.071

Horn A, Blankenburg F (2016) Toward a standardized structural–functional group connectome in MNI space. NeuroImage 124: 310-322. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.08.048


Ludwig S, Spitzer B, Jacobs AM, Sekutowicz M, Sterzer P, Blankenburg F (2015) Spectral EEG abnormalities during vibrotactile encoding and quantitative working memory processing in schizophrenia. NeuroImage: Clinical 11, 578-587. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nicl.2016.04.004

Limanowski J, Blankenburg F (2015) That’s not quite me: limb ownership encoding in the brain. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience 11 (7), 1130-1140. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsv079

Limanowski J, Blankenburg F (2015) Network activity underlying the illusory self‐attribution of a dummy arm. Human Brain Mapping 36 (6), 2284-2304. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.22770


Preusser S, Thiel SD, Rook C, Roggenhofer E, Kosatschek A, Draganski B, Blankenburg F, Driver J, Villringer A, Pleger B (2014) The perception of touch and the ventral somatosensory pathway. Brain 138 (3), 540-548. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/brain/awu370

Horn A, Ostwald A, Reisert M, Blankenburg F (2014) The structural–functional connectome and the default mode network of the human brain. Neuroimage 102, 142-151. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.09.069

Schmidt TT, Ostwald D, Blankenburg F (2014):Imaging Tactile Imagery: Changes in brain connectivity support perceptual grounding of mental images in primary sensory cortices. NeuroImage 98:216-224. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.05.014

Ostwald D, Kirilina E, Starke L, Blankenburg F (2014) A tutorial on variational Bayes for latent linear stochastic time-series models. Journal of Mathematical Psychology 60, 1-19. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmp.2014.04.003

Wold A, Limanowski J, Walter H, Blankenburg F (2014) Proprioceptive drift in the rubber hand illusion is intensified following 1 Hz TMS of the left EBA. Frontiers in human neuroscience 8, 390. doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2014.00390

Spitzer, B., Fleck, S., and Blankenburg, F. (2014). Parametric alpha- and beta-band signatures of supramodal numerosity information in human working memory. J Neurosci. 34, 4293-4302. doi: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4580-13.2014

Bitzer S, Park H, Blankenburg F, Kiebel SJ (2014) Perceptual decision making: drift-diffusion model is equivalent to a Bayesian model. Frontiers in human neuroscience 8, 102. doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2014.00102

Limanowski J, Lutti A, Blankenburg F. (2014). The extrastriate body area is involved in illusory limb ownership. Neuroimage 86, 514-524. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.10.035

van Kemenade B, Seymour K, Wacker E, Spitzer B, Blankenburg F, Sterzer P (2014) Tactile and visual motion direction processing in hMT+/V5.Neuroimage 84, 420-427. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.09.004


Limanowski J, Blankenburg F (2013) Minimal self-models and the free energy principle. Frontiers in human neuroscience 7, 547. doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2013.00547

Spitzer B, Goltz D, Wacker E, Auksztulewicz R, Blankenburg F (2013) Maintenance and manipulation of somatosensory information in ventrolateral prefrontal cortex. Human brain mapping 35 (5), 2412-2423. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.22337

Auksztulewicz R, Blankenburg F (2013) Subjective rating of weak tactile stimuli is parametrically encoded in ERPs. J. Neurosci. 33:11878-87. doi: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4243-12.2013

Spitzer B, Gloel M, Schmidt TT, Blankenburg F (2013) Working Memory Coding of Analog Stimulus Properties in the Human Prefrontal Cortex. Cereb Cortex 24 (8), 2229-2236. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bht084


Ostwald D, Spitzer B, Guggenmos M, Schmidt TT, Kiebel SJ, Blankenburg F (2012) Evidence for neural encoding of Bayesian surprise in human somatosensation. Neuroimage 62(1):177-88. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.04.050

Spitzer B, Blankenburg F (2012) Supramodal parametric working memory processing in humans. J. Neurosci. 32(10):3287-95. doi: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5280-11.2012

Schäfer K, Blankenburg F, Kupers R, Grüner JM, 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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.11.085

Auksztulewicz R, Spitzer B, Blankenburg F (2012) Recurrent neural processing and somatosensory awareness. J. Neurosci. 32(3):799-805. doi: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3974-11.2012


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). doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0024860  

Auksztulewicz R, Spitzer B, Goltz D, Blankenburg F (2011) Impairing somatosensory working memory using rTMS. Eur. J. Neurosci. 34(5):839-44. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-9568.2011.07797.x

Philiastides MG, Auksztulewicz R, Heekeren HR, Blankenburg F (2011) Causal role of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in human perceptual decision making. Curr. Biol. 21(11):980-3. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2011.04.034

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1104189108


Spitzer B, Wacker E, Blankenburg F (2010) Oscillatory correlates of vibrotactile frequency processing in human working memory. J. Neurosci. 30(12):4496-502. doi: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.6041-09.2010

Earlier publications

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5642-09.2010

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhq015

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.07.031

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.09.011

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). doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1000164

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn.2009.21097

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/jmri.21749

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2008.04.051

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhm159

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3043-08.2008

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1093-08.2008

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhm128

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn.2008.21174

Penny W.D., Kilner J. & Blankenburg F. (2007) Robust Bayesian General Linear Models. Neuroimage 36(3):661-71. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2007.01.058

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). doi:  https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.0040069

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4097-05.2006

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4275-06.2006

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhj025

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2006.06.057

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2006.04.032

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2006.00379.x

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhj080

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/13.9.987

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. doi: 10.1126/science.1080806

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1053-8119(03)00344-6

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1053-8119(02)00054-X

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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00234-002-0873-0