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Markus Ploner

Prof. Dr. Markus Ploner

GSN associate faculty, regular member MCN


Research group leader and Consultant Neurologist


Klinikum rechts der Isar
der Technischen Universität München
Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik
im Neuro-Kopf-Zentrum
Ismaninger Str. 22
D-81675 Munich

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 4140-4608
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 4140-4867


Further Information

Research focus: Brain mechanisms of pain perception in health and disease

Key words: Pain, brain, neuronal oscillations, cerebral connectivity, electroencephalography, functional magnetic resonance imaging

Current GSN students:

Selected publications:

Rauschecker JP, May ES, Maudoux A, Ploner M. (2015) Frontostriatal gating of tinnitus and chronic pain. Trends Cogn Sci 19: 567-78.

Schulz E, May ES, Postorino M, Tiemann L, Nickel MM, Witkovsky V, Schmidt P, Gross J, Ploner M. (2015) Prefrontal gamma oscillations encode tonic pain in humans. Cereb Cortex 25: 4407-4414.

Tiemann L, May ES, Postorino M, Schulz E, Nickel MM, Bingel U, Ploner M. (2015) Differential neurophysiological correlates of bottom-up and top-down modulations of pain. Pain 156: 289-296.

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

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

Ploner M, Schoffelen JM, Schnitzler A and Gross J. (2009) Functional integration within the human pain system as revealed by Granger causality. Hum Brain Mapp 30: 4025-4032.

Gross J, Schnitzler A, Timmermann L and Ploner M. (2007) Gamma oscillations in human primary somatosensory cortex reflect pain perception. PloS Biol 5: e133.