Longitudinal prevalence and determinants of pain in multiple sclerosis: results from the German National Multiple Sclerosis Cohort study.

Heitmann H, Haller B, Tiemann L, Mühlau M, Berthele A, Tölle TR, Salmen A, Ambrosius B, Bayas A, Asseyer S, Hartung HP, Heesen C, Stangel M, Wildemann B, Haars S, Groppa S, Luessi F, Kümpfel T, Nischwitz S, Meuth SG, Klotz L, Linker RA, Zettl UK, Ziemann U, Tumani H, Tackenberg B, Zipp F, Wiendl H, Gold R, Hemmer B, Ploner M.

Pain. 2020; 161(4): 787-796. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001767.

Neural oscillations and connectivity characterizing the state of tonic experimental pain in humans.

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

Hum Brain Mapp. 2020; 41(1):17-29. doi: 10.1002/hbm.24784.


Brain dysfunction in chronic pain patients assessed by resting-state electroencephalography.

Ta Dinh S, Nickel MM, Tiemann L, May ES, Heitmann H, Hohn VD, Edenharter G, Utpadel-Fischler D, Tölle TR, Sauseng P, Gross J, Ploner M.

Pain. 2019; 160(12):2751-2765. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001666. 

Perceptual and motor responses directly and indirectly mediate the effects of noxious stimuli on autonomic responses.

Tiemann L, Hohn VD, Ta Dinh S, May ES, Nickel MM, Heitmann H, Ploner M.

Pain. 2019; 160(12):2811-2818. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001661. 

From correlations to causality: modulating brain rhythms of pain using transcranial alternating current stimulation.

Hohn VD, May ES, Ploner M.

Pain Rep. 20194(4):e723. doi: 10.1097/PR9.0000000000000723. 

Gamma oscillations shape pain in animals and humans.

Ploner M, Gross J.

Trends Cogn Sci. 2019; 23(6):450-1. doi: 10.1016/J.TICS.2019.04.001. 

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. 2019 Jan;40(1):293-305. doi: 10.1002/hbm.24373. 


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. 2018 Nov 29;5(5). pii: ENEURO.0290-18.2018. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0290-18.2018.

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. 2018 Oct 26;9(1):4487. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-06875-x. 

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

Ploner M, May ES.

Pain. 2018 Feb;159(2):206-211. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001087. 


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. 2017 Nov;158(11):2129-2136. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001010. 

Influence of pain on motor preparation in the human brain.

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

J Neurophysiol. 2017 Oct 1;118(4):2267-2274. doi: 10.1152/jn.00489.2017. 

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. 2017 Oct;13(10):624-638. doi: 10.1038/nrneurol.2017.122. 

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. 2017 Jun 7;9(393). pii: eaal2999. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aal2999. 

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. 2017 Mar 9;7:44083. doi: 10.1038/srep44083. 

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. 2017 Mar 1;148:141-147. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.01.011. 

Brain Rhythms of Pain.

Ploner M, Sorg C, Gross J. 

Trends Cogn Sci. 2017 Feb;21(2):100-110. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2016.12.001. 


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. 2016 Aug;22(9):1224-30. doi: 10.1177/1352458515613643. Read pdf >

Spontaneous Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak With Venous Engorgement Mimicking a Contrast-Enhancing Cervical Mass.

Herwerth M, Prothmann S, Kreiser K, Hemmer B, Ploner M.

JAMA Neurol. 2016 Jul 1;73(7):886-7. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.0277. Read 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 U S A. 2016 Jan 12;113(2):428-33. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1513752113. Read 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. 2015 Nov;25(11):4407-14. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhv043. Read pdf >

Frontostriatal Gating of Tinnitus and Chronic Pain.

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

Trends Cogn Sci. 2015 Oct;19(10):567-578. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2015.08.002. Read pdf >

Extensive Recruitment of Plasma Blasts to the Cerebrospinal Fluid in Toscana Virus Encephalitis.

Schirmer L, Wölfel S, Georgi E, Ploner M, Bauer B, Hemmer B.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2015 Sep 1;2(3):ofv124. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofv124. Read pdf >

Towards a taxonomy of pain modulations.

Ploner M, Bingel U, Wiech K.

Trends Cogn Sci. 2015 Apr;19(4):180-2. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2015.02.007. Read 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. 2015 Feb;156(2):289-96. doi: 10.1097/01.j.pain.0000460309.94442.44. Read pdf >


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

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

PLoS One. 2014 Dec 15;9(12):e110654. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0110654. Read 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. 2014 Oct 2;9(9):e109014. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109014. Read pdf >

Dopamine precursor depletion influences pain affect rather than pain sensation.

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

PLoS One. 2014 Apr 23;9(4):e96167. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096167. Read 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. 2013 Aug 12;173(15):1468-9. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6705. Read 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. 2013 Jan;154(1):124-34. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2012.09.017. Read 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. 2012 Nov 15;63(3):1162-70. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.08.035. Read pdf >

γ Oscillations are involved in the sensorimotor transformation of pain.

Schulz E, Tiemann L, Witkovsky V, Schmidt P, Ploner M.

J Neurophysiol. 2012 Aug;108(4):1025-31. doi: 10.1152/jn.00186.2012. Read 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. 2012 May;22(5):1118-23. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhr186. Read 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. 2012;7(4):e35068. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035068. Read pdf >


Neurophysiological coding of traits and states in the perception of pain.

Schulz E, Tiemann L, Schuster T, Gross J, Ploner M.

Cereb Cortex. 2011 Oct;21(10):2408-14. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhr027. Read pdf >

Flexible cerebral connectivity patterns subserve contextual modulations of pain.

Ploner M, Lee MC, Wiech K, Bingel U, Tracey I.

Cereb Cortex. 2011 Mar;21(3):719-26. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhq146. Read pdf >

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

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

Sci Transl Med. 2011 Feb 16;3(70):70ra14. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3001244. Read pdf >

Modulation of human time processing by subthalamic deep brain stimulation.

Wojtecki L, Elben S, Timmermann L, Reck C, Maarouf M, Jörgens S, Ploner M, Südmeyer M, Groiss SJ, Sturm V, Niedeggen M, Schnitzler A.

PLoS One. 2011;6(9):e24589. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0024589. Read 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. 2010 Dec 28;5(12):e15804. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015804. Read 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. 2010 Dec 1;30(48):16324-31. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2087-10.2010. Read pdf >

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

Tiemann L, Schulz E, Gross J, Ploner M.

Pain. 2010 Aug;150(2):302-8. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2010.05.014. Read pdf >

Prestimulus functional connectivity determines pain perception in humans.

Ploner M, Lee MC, Wiech K, Bingel U, Tracey I.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Jan 5;107(1):355-60. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0906186106. Read pdf >


Functional integration within the human pain system as revealed by Granger causality.

Ploner M, Schoffelen JM, Schnitzler A, Gross J.

Hum Brain Mapp. 2009 Dec;30(12):4025-32. doi: 10.1002/hbm.20826. Read pdf >

Perceptual decisions: from sensory signals to behavior.

Gross J, Ploner M.

Curr Biol. 2009 Sep 29;19(18):R847-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2009.07.023. Read pdf >


Neurocognitive aspects of pain perception.

Wiech K, Ploner M, Tracey I.

Trends Cogn Sci. 2008 Aug;12(8):306-13. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2008.05.005. Read pdf >

Impaired cerebral oscillatory processing in hepatic encephalopathy.

Timmermann L, Butz M, Gross J, Ploner M, Südmeyer M, Kircheis G, Häussinger D, Schnitzler A.

Clin Neurophysiol. 2008 Feb;119(2):265-72. Read pdf >

Differential effects of levodopa and subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation on bradykinesia in Parkinson's disease.

Timmermann L, Braun M, Groiss S, Wojtecki L, Ostrowski S, Krause H, Pollok B, Südmeyer M, Ploner M, Gross J, Maarouf M, Voges J, Sturm V, Schnitzler A.

Mov Disord. 2008 Jan 30;23(2):218-27. Read 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. 2007 Jun;25(12):3734-41. Read pdf >

Gamma oscillations in human primary somatosensory cortex reflect pain perception.

Gross J, Schnitzler A, Timmermann L, Ploner M.

PLoS Biol. 2007 May;5(5):e133. Read pdf >


Wilson's disease tremor is associated with magnetic resonance imaging lesions in basal ganglia structures.

Südmeyer M, Saleh A, Wojtecki L, Cohnen M, Gross J, Ploner M, Hefter H, Timmermann L, Schnitzler A.

Mov Disord. 2006 Dec;21(12):2134-9. Read pdf >

Acute axonal neuropathy and Wernicke's encephalopathy.

Lehmann HC, Lindenberg R, Arendt G, Ploner M.

J Neurol. 2006 Nov;253(11):1516-7. Read pdf >

Pain processing is faster than tactile processing in the human brain.

Ploner M, Gross J, Timmermann L, Schnitzler A.

J Neurosci. 2006 Oct 18;26(42):10879-82. Read pdf >

Oscillatory activity reflects the excitability of the human somatosensory system.

Ploner M, Gross J, Timmermann L, Pollok B, Schnitzler A.

Neuroimage. 2006 Sep;32(3):1231-6. Read pdf >

Pain suppresses spontaneous brain rhythms.

Ploner M, Gross J, Timmermann L, Pollok B, Schnitzler A.

Cereb Cortex. 2006 Apr;16(4):537-40. Read pdf >


Herpes encephalitis after meningioma resection.

Ploner M, Turowski B, Wöbker G.

Neurology. 2005 Nov 22;65(10):1674-5. Read pdf >


[Cortical representation of pain].

Ploner M, Schnitzler A..

Nervenarzt. 2004 Oct;75(10):962-9. Read pdf >

Pain facilitates tactile processing in human somatosensory cortices.

Ploner M, Pollok B, Schnitzler A.

J Neurophysiol. 2004 Sep;92(3):1825-9. Read pdf >


Wernicke's encephalopathy.

Ploner M, Schnitzler A.

Lancet. 2003 Mar 22;361(9362):1000. Read pdf >


Cortical representation of first and second pain sensation in humans.

Ploner M, Gross J, Timmermann L, Schnitzler A.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Sep 17;99(19):12444-8. Read pdf >

Cortical representation of venous nociception in humans.

Ploner M, Holthusen H, Noetges P, Schnitzler A.

J Neurophysiol. 2002 Jul;88(1):300-5. Read 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. 2001 Sep;86(3):1499-503. Read pdf >

Behavioural relevance modulates access to spatial working memory in humans.

Ploner CJ, Ostendorf F, Brandt SA, Gaymard BM, Rivaud-Péchoux S, Ploner M, Villringer A, Pierrot-Deseilligny C.

Eur J Neurosci. 2001 Jan;13(2):357-63. Read pdf >


Neurophysiology and functional neuroanatomy of pain perception.

Schnitzler A, Ploner M.

J Clin Neurophysiol. 2000 Nov;17(6):592-603. Read pdf >

Separate representations of static and dynamic touch in human somatosensory thalamus.

Timmermann L, Ploner M, Freund HJ, Schnitzler A.

Neurology. 2000 May 23;54(10):2024-6. Read pdf >

Differential organization of touch and pain in human primary somatosensory cortex.

Ploner M, Schmitz F, Freund HJ, Schnitzler A.

J Neurophysiol. 2000 Mar;83(3):1770-6. Read pdf >


Parallel activation of primary and secondary somatosensory cortices in human pain processing.

Ploner M, Schmitz F, Freund HJ, Schnitzler A.

J Neurophysiol. 1999 Jun;81(6):3100-4. Read pdf >

Pain affect without pain sensation in a patient with a postcentral lesion.

Ploner M, Freund HJ, Schnitzler A.

Pain. 1999 May;81(1-2):211-4. Read pdf >