Motor Responses to Noxious Stimuli Shape Pain Perception in Chronic Pain Patients

Heitmann H, May ES, Tiemann L, Schmidt P, Nickel MM, Ta Dinh S, Hohn VD, Tölle TR, Ploner M

                            eNeuro 5: DOI:, 2018  pdf




Distinct patterns of brain activity mediate perceptual and motor and autonomic responses to noxious stimuli

Tiemann L, Hohn VD, Ta Dinh S, May ES, Nickel MM, Gross J, Ploner M

Nat Commun 9: 4487, 2018  pdf


Prefrontal gamma oscillations reflect ongoing pain intensity in chronic back pain patients

May ES, Nickel MM, Ta Dinh S, Tiemann L, Heitmann H, Voth I, Tölle TR, Gross J, Ploner M

                            Hum Brain Mapp doi: 10.1002/hbm.24373, 2018  pdf


Electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography in pain research - current state and future perspectives 

Ploner M, May ES

Pain 159: 206-211, 2018   pdf 


Brain imaging tests for chronic pain: medical, legal and ethical issues and recommendations 

Davis KD, Flor H, Greely HT, Iannetti GD, Mackey S, Ploner M, Pustilnik A, Tracey I, Treede RD, Wager TD

Nat Rev Neurol 13: 624-638, 2017   pdf 


The influence of pain on motor preparation in the human brain

Postorino M, May ES, Nickel MM, Tiemann L, Ploner M

J Neurophysiol 118: 2267-2274, 2017  pdf


The effects of treatment failure generalize across different routes of drug administration 

Zunhammer M, Ploner M, Engelbrecht C, Bock J, Kessner SS, Bingel U

Sci Transl Med 9: eaal2999, 2017   pdf 



Autonomic responses to tonic pain are more closely related to stimulus intensity than to pain intensity

Nickel MM, May ES, Tiemann L, Postorino M, Ta Dinh S, Ploner M

                                Pain 158: 2129-2136, 2017  pdf



Behavioral responses to noxious stimuli shape the perception of pain

May ES, Tiemann L, Schmidt P,  Nickel MM, Wiedemann N, Dresel C, Sorg C, Ploner M      

Sci Rep 9: 44083, 2017   pdf 



Brain oscillations differentially encode noxious stimulus intensity and pain intensity

Nickel MM, May ES, Tiemann L, Schmidt P, Postorino M, Ta Dinh S, Gross J, Ploner M      

                                Neuroimage 148: 141-147, 2017  pdf



Brain rhythms of pain

Ploner M, Sorg C, Gross J

                             Trends Cogn Sci 21: 100-110, 2017  pdf 



Metabolic connectivity mapping reveals effective connectivity in the resting human brain

Riedl V, Utz L, Castrillón G, Grimmer T, Rauschecker JP, Ploner M, Friston KJ, 

                               Drzezga A, Sorg C

                               Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 113: 428-433, 2016  pdf



Prevalence of neuropathic pain in early multiple sclerosis

Heitmann H, Biberacher V, Tiemann L, Buck D, Loleit V, Selter RC, Knier B, 

                           Tölle TR,  Mühlau M, Berthele A, Hemmer B, Ploner M

                           Mult Scler  22:1224-1230, 2016  pdf



Frontostriatal gating of tinnitus and chronic pain

Rauschecker JP, May ES, Maudoux A, Ploner M.

Trends Cogn Sci 19: 567-78, 2015   pdf 



Prefrontal gamma oscillations encode tonic pain in humans

Schulz E, May ES, Postorino M, Tiemann L, Nickel MM, Witkovsky V, Schmidt P, Gross J, Ploner M

Cereb Cortex 25: 4407-4414, 2015   p df 




Towards a taxonomy of pain modulations

Ploner M, Bingel U, Wiech K

                          Trends Cogn Sci 19: 180-182, 2015  pdf



Differential neurophysiological correlates of bottom-up and top-down modulations of pain

Tiemann L, May ES, Postorino M, Schulz E, Nickel MM, Bingel U, Ploner M

Pain 156: 289-296, 2015  pdf






Dissociable neural mechanisms underlying the modulation of pain and anxiety? An fMRI pilot study

Wiech K, Edwards E, Moseley GL, Berna C, Ploner M, Tracey I

PLoS One 9:e110654, 2014  pdf





 The effect of treatment history on therapeutic outcome: psychological and neurobiological underpinnings

 Kessner S, Forkmann K, Ritter C, Wiech K, Ploner M, Bingel U

 PLoS One 9:e109014, 2014  pdf



 Dopamine precursor depletion influences pain affect rather than pain  sensation

 Tiemann L, Heitmann H, Schulz E, Baumkötter J, Ploner M

 PLoS One 9:e96167, 2014  pdf



 The effect of treatment history on therapeutic outcome: an experimental  approach

 Kessner S, Wiech K, Forkmann K, Ploner M, Bingel U

 JAMA Intern Med 173:1468-9, 2013  pdf




Amygdala activity contributes to the dissociative effect of cannabis on pain perception

Lee MC, Ploner M, Wiech K, Bingel U, Wanigasekera V, Brooks J, Menon DK, Tracey I

Pain 154:124-34, 2013  pdf




Decoding the perception of pain from fMRI using multivariate pattern analysis  

Brodersen KH, Wiech K, Lomakina EI, Lin CS, Buhmann JM, Bingel U, Ploner M, Stephan KE, Tracey I  
Neuroimage 63:1162-70, 2012  pdf




 Gamma oscillations are involved in the sensorimotor transformation of pain

 Schulz E, Tiemann L, Witkovsky V, Schmidt P, Ploner M  
 J Neurophysiol 108:1025-31, 2012 pdf



 Behavioral and neuronal investigations of hypervigilance in patients with  fibromyalgia syndrome  
 Tiemann L, Schulz E, Winkelmann A, Ronel J, Henningsen P, Ploner M  
                           PLoS One 7:e35068, 2012 pdf



 Decoding an individual's sensitivity to pain from the multivariate analysis of EEG data  
 Schulz E, Zherdin A, Tiemann L, Plant C, Ploner M  
                         Cereb Cortex 22:1118-23, 2012 pdf



Neurophysiological coding of traits and states in the perception of pain

Schulz E, Tiemann L, Schuster T, Gross J, Ploner M  
                        Cereb Cortex 21:2408-14, 2011 pdf



The effect of treatment expectation on drug efficacy: imaging the analgesic benefit of the opioid remifentanil

Bingel U, Wanigasekera V, Wiech K, Mhuircheartaigh R, Lee MC, Ploner M, Tracey I 

Sci Transl Med 3:70ra14, 2011 pdf



Flexible cerebral connectivity patterns subserve contextual modulations of pain  
Ploner M, Lee MC, Wiech K, Bingel U, Tracey I  
Cereb Cortex 21:719-26, 2011 pdf



Differential effects of painful and non-painful stimulation on tactile processing in fibromyalgia syndrome and subjects with masochistic behaviour  
Pollok B, Krause V, Legrain V, Ploner M, Freynhagen R, Melchior I, Schnitzler A  
                       PLoS One 5:e15804, 2010  pdf



Anterior insula integrates information about salience into perceptual decisions about pain  
Wiech K, Lin CS, Brodersen KH, Bingel U, Ploner M, Tracey I  
J Neurosci 30:16324-31, 2010 pdf



Gamma oscillations as a neuronal correlate of the attentional effects of pain

Tiemann L, Schulz E, Gross J, Ploner M  
Pain 150:302-8, 2010 pdf



 Prestimulus functional connectivity determines pain perception in humans  
 Ploner M, Lee MC, Wiech K, Bingel U, Tracey I  
 Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 107:355-60, 2010 pdf



 Perceptual decisions: from sensory signals to behavior  
 Gross J, Ploner M  
 Curr Biol 19:R847-9, 2009 pdf



Functional integration within the human pain system as revealed by Granger causality
Ploner M, Schoffelen JM, Schnitzler A, Gross J  
                        Hum Brain Mapp 30:4025-32, 2009 pdf



Neurocognitive aspects of pain perception
Wiech K, Ploner M, Tracey I  
Trends Cogn Sci 12:306-13, 2008 pdf



Evoked response amplitudes from somatosensory cortices do not determine reaction times to tactile stimuli  
Ploner M, Platzen J, Pollok B, Gross J, Schnitzler A  
Eur J Neurosci 25:3734-41, 2007 pdf



 Gamma oscillations in human primary somatosensory cortex reflect pain  perception
 Gross J, Schnitzler A, Timmermann L, Ploner M  
                        PLoS Biol 5:e133, 2007 pdf



Pain processing is faster than tactile processing in the human brain  
Ploner M, Gross J, Timmermann L, Schnitzler A  
J Neurosci 26:10879-82, 2006 pdf



Oscillatory activity reflects the excitability of the human somatosensory system  
Ploner M, Gross J, Timmermann L, Pollok B, Schnitzler A  
Neuroimage 32:1231-6, 2006 pdf



Pain suppresses spontaneous brain rhythms  
Ploner M, Gross J, Timmermann L, Pollok B, Schnitzler A  
Cereb Cortex 16:537-40, 2006 pdf



Pain facilitates tactile processing in human somatosensory cortices  
Ploner M, Pollok B, Schnitzler A  
J Neurophysiol 92:1825-9, 2004 pdf



Cortical representation of first and second pain sensation in humans  
Ploner M, Gross J, Timmermann L, Schnitzler A  
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 99:12444-8, 2002 pdf



Cortical representation of venous nociception in humans
Ploner M, Holthusen H, Noetges P, Schnitzler A  
J Neurophysiol 88:300-5, 2002 pdf



Differential coding of pain intensity in the human primary and secondary somatosensory cortex  
Timmermann L, Ploner M, Haucke K, Schmitz F, Baltissen R, Schnitzler A  
J Neurophysiol 86:1499-503, 2001 pdf



Neurophysiology and functional neuroanatomy of pain perception  
Schnitzler A, Ploner M  
J Clin Neurophysiol 17:592-603,  2000 pdf



Differential organization of touch and pain in human primary somatosensory cortex  
Ploner M, Schmitz F, Freund HJ, Schnitzler A  
J Neurophysiol 83:1770-6, 2000 pdf



Parallel activation of primary and secondary somatosensory cortices in human pain processing
Ploner M, Schmitz F, Freund HJ, Schnitzler A  
J Neurophysiol 81:3100-4, 1999 pdf




Pain affect without pain sensation in a patient with a postcentral lesion  
Ploner M, Freund HJ, Schnitzler A  
Pain 81:211-4, 1999 pdf


Autonomic responses to tonic pain are more closely related to stimulus intensity than to pain intensity

Nickel MM, May ES, Tiemann L, Postorino M, Ta Dinh S, Ploner M

Pain 9, 2017  pdf