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Virginia L. Flanagin

Dr. Virginia L. Flanagin

GSN associate faculty

Responsibilities

Research Group Leader

Contact

Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
German Center for Vertigo and Balance Disorders
Feodor-Lynen-Str. 19
D-81377 Munich

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 4400-74819
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 4400-74801

Website: http://www.klinikum.uni-muenchen.de/Deutsches-Schwindelzentrum-IFB-LMU/de/Forschung_und_Wissenschaft/Forschungsprojekte_young_scientist_group/Projekt-YSG4/index.html

Further Information

Research focus: Spatiotemporal dynamics in spatial perception and memory, vestibular and auditory spatial perception, behavioral strategies in spatial navigation, methods in fMRI analysis

Key words: Functional imaging, multisensory spatial processing, spatial navigation and memory, hippocampus

GSN students

Selected publications:

Flanagin VL, Schörnich, S, Schranner M, Hummel N, Wallmeier L, Wahlberg M, Stephan T, Wiegrebe L. (in press) Human exploration of enclosed spaces through echolocation. J Neurosci.

Brodt S, Pöhlchen D, Flanagin VL, Glasauer S, Gais S, Schönauer M. (2016) Rapid and independent memory formation in the parietal cortex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A; 113(46): 13251-13256.

Kremmyda O, Hüfner K, Flanagin VL, Hamilton DA, Linn J, Strupp M, Jahn K, Brandt T. (2016) Beyond Dizziness: Virtual Navigation, Spatial Anxiety and Hippocampal Volume in Bilateral Vestibulopathy. Front Hum Neurosci; 10: 139.

Hummel N, Cuturi LF, MacNeilage PR, Flanagin VL. (2016) The effect of supine body position on human heading perception. J Vis; 16(3): 19.

Feddersen B, Vollmar C, Rémi J, Stephan T, Flanagin VL, Noachtar S. (2015) Seizures From Solving Sudoku Puzzles. JAMA Neurol; 72(12): 1524-6.

Wallmeier L, Kish D, Wiegrebe L, Flanagin VL. (2015) Aural localization of silent objects by active human biosonar: neural representations of virtual echo-acoustic space. Eur J Neurosci; 41(5): 533-45.

Danek AH, Öllinger M, Fraps T, Grothe B, Flanagin VL. (2015) An fMRI investigation of expectation violation in magic tricks. Front Psychol; 6: 84.

Hummel N, Hüfner K, Stephan T, Linn J, Kremmyda O, Brandt T, Flanagin VL. (2014) Vestibular loss and balance training cause similar changes in human cerebral white matter fractional anisotropy. PLoS One; 9(4): e95666.

Fraedrich EM, Flanagin VL, Duann JR, Brandt T and Glasauer S. (2012) Hippocampal involvement in processing of indistinct visual motion stimuli. J Cogn Neurosci 24(6): 1344-57.

Wutte MG, Glasauer S, Jahn K and Flanagin VL. (2012) Moving and being moved: differences in cerebral activation during recollection of whole-body motion. Behav Brain Res 227(1): 21-9.

Wutte MG, Smith MT, Flanagin VL and Wolbers T. (2011) Physiological signal variability in hMT+ reflects performance on a direction discrimination task. Front Psychol 2: 185.

Hüfner K, Binetti C, Hamilton DA, Stephan T, Flanagin VL, Linn J, Labudda K, Markowitsch H, Glasauer S, Jahn K, Strupp M and Brandt T. (2011) Structural and functional plasticity of the hippocampal formation in professional dancers and slackliners. Hippocampus 21(8): 855-65.

Borst A, Flanagin VL and Sompolinsky H. (2005) Adaptation without parameter change: Dynamic gain control in motion detection. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 102(17): 6172-6.