Bauer TDavid B, Ernst L, Becker AJ, Witt J-A, Helmstaedter C, Wagner J, Weber B, Elger CE,  Surges R, Rüber T (2020).  Structural network topology in limbic encephalitis is associated with amygdala enlargement, memory performance and serostatus. Epilepsia. [in press] doi: 10.1111/epi.16691.

Cox R, Rüber T, Staresina BP, Fell J (2020). Sharp wave-ripples in human amygdala and their coordination with hippocampus during NREM sleep. Cerebral Cortex Communications. [in press]


Schidlowski M, Boland M, Rüber T*, Stöcker T* (2020). Blood-brain barrier permeability measurement by biexponentially modeling whole-brain arterial spin labeling data with multiple T2-weightings. NMR Biomed 33:e4374 doi: 10.1002/nbm.4374.

Gaubatz J*, Prillwitz CC*, Ernst L, David B, Hoppe C, Hattingen E, Weber B, Vatter H, Surges R, Elger CE, Rüber T (2020). Contralesional White Matter Alterations in Patients After Hemispherotomy. Front Hum Neurosci 14:262. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2020.00262.

Bauer T*Ernst L*, David B, Becker AJ, Wagner J, Witt J-A, Helmstaedter C, Weber B, Hattingen E, Elger CE,  Surges R, Rüber T (2020).  Fixel-based analysis links white matter characteristics, serostatus and clinical features in limbic encephalitis. Neuroimage Clin. 27:e102289. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2020.102289.

Pitsch J, Kamalizade D, Braun A, Kuehn JC,  Gulakova PE, Rüber T, Lubec G, Dietrich D, von Wrede R, Helmstaedter C, Surges R,  Elger CE, Hattingen E, Vatter H, Schoch S, Becker AJ (2020). Drebrin autoantibodies in patients with seizures and suspected encephalitis. Ann Neurol (6):869-884. doi: 10.1002/ana.25720.

Cox R, Rüber T, Staresina BP, Fell J (2020). Phase-based coordination of hippocampal and neocortical oscillations during human sleep. Commun Biol 3(1):176. doi: 10.1038/s42003-020-0913-5.

Deuschl C, Rüber T, Ernst L, Fendler W, Kirchner J, Herrmann K, Quesada C, Forsting M, Elger CE , Umutlu L (2019). 18F-FDG-PET/MRI in the diagnostic work-up of limbic encephalitis. PLoS One 15(1) doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0227906

Gaubatz J*, Ernst L*, Prillwitz CC, David B, Lüchters G, Schramm J, Weber B, Surges R, Hattingen E, Schlaug G, Elger CE, Rüber T (2019). Pyramidal tract and alternate motor fibers complementarily mediate motor compensation in patients after hemispherotomy. SciRep 10(1) doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-57504-x


Reschke CR, Silva LFA, Vangoor VR, Rosso M, David B, Cavanagh BL, Connolly NMC,  Brennan GP, Sanz-Rodriguez A, Mooney C, Batool A,  Greene C, Brennan M, Conroy RM, Rüber T, Prehn JHM, Campbell M, Pasterkamp MJ, Henshall DC (2019). Potent and lasting seizure suppression by systemic delivery of antagomirs targeting miR-134 timed with blood-brain barrier disruption. doi: 10.1101/797621  [preprint]

Rings T, Cox R, Rüber T, Staresina B, Lehnertz K, Fell J (2019). No evidence for spontaneous cross-frequency phase-phase coupling in the human hippocampus. Eur J Neurosci 51(8):1735-1742. doi: 10.1111/ejn.14608.

Ernst L, David B, Gaubatz J, Domínguez-Narciso I, Lüchters G, Becker AJ, Weber B, Hattingen E, Elger CE, Rüber T. (2019) Volumetry of mesiotemporal structures reflects serostatus in patients with limbic encephalitis. AJNR 40:2081-89. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A6289.

Cox R, Rüber T, Staresina BP, Fell J. (2019) Heterogeneous profiles of coupled sleep oscillations in human hippocampus. NeuroImage 202:116178. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116178.


von Wrede R, Moskau-Hartmann S, Rüber T, Helmstaedter C, Surges R. (2019) Sustained seizure freedom with transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation in drug-resistant epilepsy caused by subcortical band heterotopias. Seizure 70:25-26. doi: 10.1016/j.seizure.2019.06.026.

David B, Prillwitz CC, Hoppe C, Sassen R, Hörsch S, Weber B, Hattingen E, Elger CE, Rüber T. (2019) Morphometric MRI findings challenge the concept of the "unaffected" hemisphere in Rasmussen encephalitis. Epilepsia. 60(5):e40-e46. doi: 10.1111/epi.14702.

Nass RD, Hansen N, Quesada C, Rüber T, Kornblum C, Zsurka G, Hermann P, Becker A, Gärtner F, Hattingen E, Block W, Steidl E, Elger CE, Surges R, Kunz WS. (2019) Retinoencephalopathy with occipital lobe epilepsy in an OPA-1 mutation carrier. Seizure.  66:1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.seizure.2019.01.029.

Rüber T*, David B*, Lüchters G, Nass RD, Friedman A, Surges R, Stöcker T, Weber B, Deichmann R, Schlaug G, Hattingen E, Elger CE. (2018) Evidence for peri-ictal blood-brain barrier dysfunction in patients with epilepsy. Brain 141(10):2952–2965. doi: 10.1093/brain/awy242.

Schievelkamp AH, Jurcoane A, Rüber T, Ernst L, Müller A, Mädler B, Schild HH, Hattingen E. (2018) Limbic Encephalitis in Patients with Epilepsy—is Quantitative MRI Diagnostic? Clin Neuroradiol. 29(4):623-630. doi: 10.1007/s00062-018-0705-1.

Prillwitz CC*, Rüber T*, Reuter M, Montag C, Weber B, Elger CE, Markett S. (2018) The salience network and human personality: Integrity of white matter tracts within anterior and posterior salience network relates to the self-directedness character trait. Brain Res 1692:66-73.

doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2018.04.035.

Rüber T, David B, Elger CE. (2018) MRI in epilepsy: clinical standard and evolution. Curr Opin Neurol 31(2):223-231.

doi: 10.1097/WCO.0000000000000539.

Hansen N, Ernst L, Rüber T, Widman G, Becker AJ, Elger CE, Helmstaedter C. (2018) Pre- and long-term postoperative courses of hippocampus-associated memory impairment in epilepsy patients with antibody-associated limbic encephalitis and selective amygdalohippocampectomy. Epilepsy Behav 79:93-99. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2017.10.033.

Rüber T, Schlaug G. (2018) Repair after brainstem ischemia involves neurogenesis and the rubrospinal system. Ann Neurol 83(6):1069-107.

doi: 10.1002/ana.25265.

Rüber T, Elger CE, Weber B. Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Tractography. In: Montag C, Reuter M, (Ed.). Neuroeconomics – Studies in Neuroscience, Psychology and Behavioral Economics. Luxemburg – Berlin, Springer, 2016.

*equal contribution

Former publications of individual group members

Hrynchak MV, Rierola M, Golovyashkina N, Penazzi L, Pump WC, David B, Sündermann F, Brandt R, Bakota L (2020). Chronic Presence of Oligomeric Aβ Differentially Modulates Spine Parameters in the Hippocampus and Cortex of Mice With Low APP Transgene Expression. Front Synaptic Neurosci [in press] doi: 10.3389/fnsyn.2020.00016

Neuhaus E, Weiss K, Bastkowski R, Koopmann J, Maintz D, Giese D. (2019) Accelerated aortic 4D flow cardiovascular magnetic resonance using compressed sensing: applicability, validation and clinical integration. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 21:65. doi: 10.1186/s12968-019-0573-0

David B, Hu Y, Krüger F, Weber B. (2017) Other-regarding attention focus modulates third-party altruistic choice: An fMRI study. Sci Rep 7:43024. doi: 10.1038/srep43024.


Emmerling F, Martijn C, Alberts HJ, Thomson AC, David B, Kessler D, Schuhmann T, Sack AT. (2017) The (non-)replicability of regulatory resource depletion: A field report employing non-invasive brain stimulation. PLoS One 12(3):e0174331. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0174331.

Hu Y, Scheele D, Becker B, Voos G, David B, Hurlemann R, Weber B. (2016) The Effect of Oxytocin on Third-Party Altruistic Decisions in Unfair Situations: An fMRI Study. Sci Rep 6:20236. doi: 10.1038/srep20236.

Rüber T, Lindenberg R, Schlaug G. (2015) Differential adaption of descending motor pathways in musicians. Cereb Cortex  25:1490-1498. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bht331.

Rüber T, Schlaug G, Lindenberg R. (2012) Compensatory role of the cortico-rubro-spinal tract in motor recovery after stroke. Neurology 79:515-522. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e31826356e8.

Halwani G, Loui P,  Rüber T, Schlaug G. Enhanced vocal-motor networks in singers as revealed by DTI. (2011)  Front Psychol 2:156.

doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00156.

Lindenberg R, Zhu LL, Rüber T, Schlaug G. Predicting functional motor recovery in chronic stroke patients using Diffusion Tensor Imaging. (2011) Hum Brain Mapp 33:1040-1051. doi: 10.1002/hbm.21266.

Wan CY, Rüber T, Hohmann A, Schlaug G. (2010) The therapeutic effects of singing in neurological disorders. Music Percept 27(4):287-295.

doi: 10.1525/mp.2010.27.4.287.

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