» The functional specificity of the parietal lobe for sensorimotor integration of movements

We investigate the functional relevance and the interaction with the primary motor cortex of parietal representation sites around the parietal sulcus for mental rotation and motor imagery. Furthermore, we are interested in the functional specifity of different locations for sensory guidance of motor tasks. For this we use functional lesions applied by rTMS navigated with magnetic resonance imaging and fMRI.

Strauss S., Barby S., Härtner J., Neumann N., Moseley G.L., Lotze M. (2021) Modifications in fMRI representation of mental rotation following a 6 week graded motor imagery training in chronic CRPS patients. Journal of Pain, accepted.
Ladda A.M.*, Wallwork S.*, Lotze M. (2020) The IPS as a multimodal sensory-spatial integration unit essential for body coordination in musicians and dancers, Frontiers Psychology,11:576120.
Kohler M., Strauss S., Horn U., Langner I., Usichenko T., Neumann N., Lotze M. (2019) Differences in neuronal representation of mental rotation in CRPS patients and healthy controls. The Journal of Pain, 20(8):898-907.
Berneiser J, Jahn G, Grothe M, Lotze M. (2016) From visual to motor strategies: training in mental rotation of hands. Neuroimage, in press.
Platz, T., Schüttauf, J., Aschenbach, J., Mengdehl C., Lotze, M. (2016) Effects of neuronavigated cTBS to different brain sites involved in visuospatial attention. Rest. Neurol Neurosci., in press.
Walz AD., Usichenko T., Moseley GL., Lotze M. (2012) Graded motor imagery and the impact on pain processing in a case of CRPS. Journal of Clinical Pain, 29(3):276-9.
Lebon F.*, Lotze M.*, Stinear CM, Byblow WD. (2012) Task-Dependent Interaction between Parietal and Contralateral Primary Motor Cortex during Explicit versus Implicit Motor Imagery; PlosOne in press (*equal contribution).
Lotze M. (2010) Functional lesions of the motor system with TMS--a challenge for individual functional mapping.Restor Neurol Neurosci. 28(4):469-76.
Lotze, M., Moseley, L. (2007) Role of Distorted Body Image for Pain, Current Rheumatology Reports 9:488-496.