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(last updated Feb 2011)

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  • Shi Y, Meindl T, Szameitat AJ, Müller, HJ, Schubert, T (submitted). Task preparation and posterior brain regions: fMRI activity in posterior stimulus-specific brain regions and their functional connectivity.
  • Wei P, Szameitat AJ, Müller HJ, Schubert T (submitted). The interaction between attentional selection and conflict control in the human anterior cingulate cortex: An fMRI study.
  • Szameitat, AJ, Shen, S, Conforto, A, & Sterr, A (2012). Cortical activation during executed, imagined, observed, and passive wrist movements in healthy volunteers and stroke patients. Neuroimage, 62, pp. 266-280. DOI 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.05.009
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  • Szameitat, AJ, McNamara A, Shen S, Sterr A. (2012). Neural Activation and Functional Connectivity During Motor Imagery of Bimanual Everyday Actions. PlosOne.
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  • Szameitat, DP, Darwin, CJ, Wildgruber, D, Alter, K., Szameitat, AJ. (2011). Acoustic correlates of emotional dimensions in laughter: Arousal, valence, and dominance. Cognition & Emotion. 25(4), 599-611.
  • Szameitat, AJ, Schubert T, Müller HJ. (2011). How to test for dual-task specific effects in brain imaging studies ? An evaluation of potential analysis methods. NeuroImage, 54(3); 1765-73.9
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  • Szameitat, DP, Darwin, CJ, Szameitat, AJ, Wildgruber, D, Sterr, A, Dietrich, S, and Alter, K. (2011). Formant characteristics of human laughter. Journal of Voice, 25(1); 32-7.
  • Szameitat, AJ, Raabe, M, Müller, HJ, Greenlee, M, Mourão-Miranda, J; The NCP Students. (2010). Motor imagery of voluntary coughing-An fMRI study using a support vector machine. NeuroReport, 21(15), 980-984
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  • Szameitat, DP, Kreifelts, B, Alter, K, Szameitat, AJ, Sterr, A, Wildgruber, D. (2010). It is not always tickling: Distinct cerebral responses during perception of different laughter types. NeuroImage, 53(4), 1264-71.
  • Sterr A, Shen S, Szameitat AJ, Herron KA. (2010). The role of corticospinal tract damage in chronic motor recovery and neurorehabilitation: a pilot study. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 24(5), 413-9.
  • Shen S, Szameitat AJ, Sterr A. (2010). An improved lesion detection approach based on similarity measurement between fuzzy intensity segmentation and spatial probability maps. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 28(2), 245-54.
  • Szameitat AJ, Rummel J, Szameitat, DP, Sterr, A. (2009). Behavioral and emotional consequences of brief delays in human-computer interaction. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 67(7), 561-570.
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  • Szameitat AJ, Shen S, Sterr A. (2009). The functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) procedure as experienced by healthy participants and stroke patients – A pilot study. BMC Medical Imaging, 9(14).
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  • Szameitat DP, Alter K, Szameitat AJ, Wildgruber D, Sterr A, Darwin CJ. (2009). Acoustic profiles of distinct emotional expressions in laughter. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126(1), 354-366.
  • Sterr A, Shen S, Kranczioch C, Szameitat AJ, Hou W, Sorger B. (2009). fMRI effects of task demand and feedback accuracy on grip force tracking. Neuroscience Letters, 457(2), 61-65.
  • Szameitat DP, Alter K, Szameitat AJ, Darwin CJ, Wildgruber D, Dietrich S, Sterr A. (2009). Differentiation of emotions in laughter at the behavioral level. Emotion, 9(3), 397-405.
  • Shen S, Szameitat AJ, Sterr A. (2008). Detection of infarct lesions from single MRI modality using inconsistency between voxel intensity and spatial location – A 3-D automatic approach. IEEE Transactions on information technology in biomedicine, 12(4), 532-40.
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  • Szameitat AJ, Shen S, Sterr A. (2007). Effector-dependent activity in the left dorsal premotor cortex in motor imagery. European Journal of Neuroscience, 26(11), 3303-3308.
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  • Shen S, Szameitat AJ, Sterr A. (2007). VBM lesion detection depends on the normalization template: A study using simulated atrophy. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 25(10), 1385-1396.
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  • Sterr A, Shen S, Zaman A, Roberts N, Szameitat A. (2007). Activation of SI is modulated by attention: A random effects fMRI study using mechanical stimuli. Neuroreport. 18(6), 607-11.
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  • Szameitat AJ, Shen S, Sterr A. Motor imagery of complex everyday movements. An fMRI study. NeuroImage, 34(2), 702-713.
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  • Szameitat AJ, Lepsien J, von Cramon DY, Sterr A, Schubert T. (2006). Task-order coordination in dual-task performance and the lateral prefrontal cortex: An event-related fMRI study. Psychological Research. 70(6), 541-552.
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  • Tervaniemi M*, Szameitat AJ*, Kruck S, Schröger E, Alter K, De Baene W, Friederici AD. (2006). From air oscillations to music and speech: Functional magnetic resonance imaging evidence for fine-tuned neural networks in audition. The Journal of Neuroscience, 26(34), 8647-8652. [* these authors contributed equally to this work/ shared first-authorship]
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  • Sterr A, Szameitat A, Shen S, Freivogel S. (2006). Application of the CIT concept in the clinical environment: Hurdles, practicalities, and clinical benefits. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 19(1), 48-54.
  • Hou W, Zheng J, Jiang Y, Shen S, Sterr A, Szameitat AJ, van Loon M. (2006). A behavior study of the effects of visual feedback on motor output. Conference Proceedings IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1, 1273-1276
  • Shen S, Sterr A, Szameitat A. (2005). A template effect study on voxel-based morphometry in statistic parametric mapping. Conference Proceedings IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 3, 3051-3054.
  • Schubert T, Szameitat AJ. (2003). Functional neuroanatomy of interference in overlapping dual tasks: An fMRI study. Cognitive Brain Research, 17(3), 733-746.
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  • Szameitat AJ, Schubert T, Müller K, Von Cramon DY. (2002). Localization of executive functions in dual-task performance with fMRI. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 14(8), 1184-1199.
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Invited talks

  • 08/04/2008 "Motor imagery as an approach for motor rehabilitation"
    Ludwig Maximilians Universtiät München
  • 24/10/2007 "Understanding the human motor system. Insights from fMRI studies of motor imagery of complex everyday actions"
    University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
  • 28/11/2006 "Why it bothers to be held up : Understanding the adverse effects of temporal delays in action performance"
    Hope University, Liverpool, UK
  • 27 – 29/02/2004 "Is the whole more than the sum of its parts? Theoretical insights into dual-task processing from fMRI studies"
    Symposium "Process-Based and Code-Based Interference in Dual-Task Performance" in Ohlstadt
  • 23/11/2001 "Lokalisierung exekutiver Funktionen mittels des PRP-Doppelaufgaben-Paradigmas"
    Humboldt Universität Berlin
  • 02/06/2000 "Doppelaufgabenverarbeitung und der präfrontale Cortex"
    Technische Universität Braunschweig