Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Michael Nitsche

Nitsche_web Head of Department

Psychology and neurosciences

Phone: +49 / 231 1084 301 (-302 Office)
Email: nitsche@ifado.de

Curriculum Vitae:

  • 2015-present: W3 Full Professor and Scientific Director, Leibniz Institut für Arbeitsforschung an der TU Dortmund, IfADo
  • 2006-2015: Consultant (chief epileptologist) at Dept. Clinical Neurophysiology, University Medical Center, Goettingen
  • 2006-2015: Neurology, Georg-August-University Goettingen
  • 2006: Habilitation (PD Dr. habil.)
  • 2005: Board Certification (Neurology)
  • 2000: Doctoral Degree (Dr. med.)
  • 1999-2005: Neurophysiology, Georg-August-University Goettingen
  • 1999: License to practice medicine, M.D.
  • 1995: Diploma Psychology
  • 1991-1998: Study of Medicine, Georg-August-University Goettingen
  • 1987-1995: Study of Psychology, Georg-August-University Goettingen
Publications in Pubmed


  • Oliveira, B.; Mitjans, M.; Nitsche, M. A.; Kuo, M.-F.; Ehrenreich, H.: Excitation-inhibition dysbalance as predictor of autistic phenotypes
    J. Psychiatr. Res. 104: 96-99 (2018)
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  • Klauss, J.; Anders, Q. S.; Felippe, L. V.; Nitsche, M. A.; Nakamura-Palacios, E. M.: Multiple sessions of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) reduced craving and relapses for alcohol use: a randomized placebo-controlled trial in alcohol use disorder
    Front. Pharmacol. 9: 716 (11 pp) (2018)
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  • Wischnewski, M.; Engelhardt, M.; Salehinejad, M. A.; Schutter, D. J. L. G.; Kuo, M. F.; Nitsche, M. A.: NMDA receptor-mediated motor cortex plasticity after 20 Hz transcranial alternating current stimulation
    Cerebral Cortex XX: epub ahead of print (2018)
  • Foerster, A. S.; Rezaee, Z.; Paulus, W.; Nitsche, M. A.; Dutta, A.: Effects of cathode location and the size of anode on anodal transcranial direct current stimulation over the leg motor area in healthy humans
    Front. Neurosci. 12: 443 (12 pp) (2018)
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  • Grundey, J.; Thirugnasambandam, N.; Amu, R.; Paulus, W.; Nitsche, M. A.: Nicotinic restoration of excitatory neuroplasticity is linked to improved implicit motor learning skills in deprived smokers
    Front. Neurol. 9: article 367 (10 pp) (2018)
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  • Stagg, C. J.; Antal, A.; Nitsche, M. A.: Physiology of transcranial direct current stimulation
    J. ECT XX: Epub ahead of print (2018)
  • Kha, V.; Foerster, A. S.; Bennett, S.; Nitsche, M. A.; Stefanovic, F.; Dutta, A.: Systems analysis of human visuo-myoelectric control facilitated by anodal transcranial direct current stimulation in healthy humans
    Front. Neurosci. 12: 278 (13 pp) (2018)
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  • Trenado, C.; Pedroarena-Leal, N.; Cif, L.; Nitsche, M.; Ruge, D.: Neural oscillatory correlates for conditioning and extinction of fear
    Biomedicines 6: 49 (10 pp) (2018)
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  • Yavari, F.; Jamil, A.; Samani, M. M.; Vidor, L. P.; Nitsche, M. A.: Basic and functional effects of transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tES): an introduction
    Neurosci. Biobehav. Rev. 85: 81-92 (2018)
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  • Zare Khormizi, H.; Salehinejad, M. A.; Nitsche, M. A.; Nejati, V.: Sleep-deprivation and autobiographical memory: evidence from sleep-deprived nurses
    J. Sleep Res. 6: e12683 (8 pp) (2018)
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  • Shahbabaie, A.; Ebrahimpoor, M.; Hariri, A.; Nitsche, M. A.; Hatami, J.; Fatemizadeh, E.; Oghabian, M. A.; Ekhtiari, H.: Transcranial DC stimulation modifies functional connectivity of large-scale brain networks in abstinent methamphetamine users
    Brain Behav. 8: e00922 (13 pp.) (2018)
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  • Polania, R.; Nitsche, M. A.; Ruff, C. C.: Studying and modifying brain function with non-invasive brain stimulation
    Nature Neurosci. 21: 174-187 (2018)
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  • Foerster, A.; Dutta, A.; Kuo, M.-F.; Paulus, W.; Nitsche, M. A.: Effects of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation over lower limb primary motor cortex on motor learning in healthy individuals
    Eur. J. Neurosci. 47: 779-789 (2018)
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  • Edemann-Callesen, H.; Habelt, B.; Wieske, F.; Jackson, M.; Khadka, N.; Mattei, D.; Nitsche, M.; Winter, C.: Non-invasive modulation reduces repetitive behavior in a rat model through the sensorimotor cortico-striatal circuit
    Transl. Psychiatry 8: (1): 11 (13 pp) (2018)
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  • Molero-Chamizo, A.; Alameda Bailen, J. R.; Garrido Bejar, T.; Garcia Lopez, M.; Jaen Rodriguez, I.; Gutierrez Lerida, C.; Nitsche, M.; Rivera-Urbina, G. N.: Poststimulation time interval-dependent effects of motor cortex anodal tDCS on reaction-time task performance
    Cogn., Affective & Behav. Neurosci. 18: 167-175 (2018)
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  • Nejati, V.; Salehinejad, M. A.; Nitsche, M. A.: Interaction of the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (l-DLPFC) and right orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) in hot and cold executive functions: evidence from transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
    Neuroscience 369: 109-123 (2018)
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  • Costantino, A. I.; Titoni, M.; Bossi, F.; Premoli, I.; Nitsche, M. A.; Rivolta, D.: Preliminary evidence of "other-race effect"-like behavior induced by cathodal-tDCS over the right occipital cortex, in the absence of overall effects on face/object processing
    Front. Neurosci. 11: 661 (8 pp) (2017)
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  • Huang, Y-Z.; Lu, M.-K.; Antal, A.; Classen, J.; Nitsche, M.; Ziemann, U.; Ridding, M.; Rothwell, J.: Plasticity induced by non-invasive transcranial brain stimulation: a position paper
    Clin. Neurophysiol. 128: 2318-2329 (2017)
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  • Nejati, V.; Salehinejad, M. A.; Nitsche, M. A.; Najian, A.; Javadi, A.-H.: Transcranial direct current stimulation improves executive dysfunctions in ADHD: implications for inhibitory control, interference control, working memory, and cognitive flexibility
    J. Atten. Disord. XX: epub ahead of print (2017)
  • Jackson, M. P.; Bikson, M.; Liebetanz, D.; Nitsche, M.: How to consider animal data in tDCS safety standards
    Brain Behav. Immun. 66: 1141-1142 (2017)
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