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 research centre for working environment and human factors, IfADo
  • 2006-2015: Senior physician and head of epileptology (Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, University Medicine Göttingen)
  • 2006-2015: Neurology, Georg-August-University Goettingen
  • 2006: Habilitation (PD Dr. habil.)
  • 2005: Board Certification (Neurology)
  • 2000: Doctoral Degree (Dr. med.)
  • 1999-2005: Studies, assistant doctor clinical neurophysiology
  • 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

Key publications:

  • Lucifora, C.; Grasso, G.; Nitsche, M. A.; D'Italia, G.; Sortino, M.; Salehinejad, M. A.; Falzone, A.; Vicario, C. M.: Enhanced fear acquisition in individuals with evening chronotype: A virtual reality fear conditioning/extinction study
    J. Affect. Disord. XX: epub ahead of print (2022)
  • Mousavi, N.; Nitsche, M. A.; Jahan, A.; Nazari, M. A.; Hassanpour, H.: Efficacy of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) combined with intensive speech therapy for language production in monozygotic twins with corpus callosum dysgenesis (CCD): A sham-controlled single subject study
    Neurocase XX: epub ahead of print (2022)
  • Ghobadi-Azbari , P.; Malmir, N.; Vartanian, M.; Mahdavifar-Khayati, R.; Robatmili, S.; Hadian, V.; Nitsche, M. A.; Ekhtiari, H.: Transcranial direct current stimulation to modulate brain reactivity to food cues in overweight and obese adults: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial with fMRI (NeuroStim-Obesity)
    Trials 23: (1): 297 (11 pp) (2022)
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  • Verwey, W. B.; Glinski, B.; Kuo, M.-F.; Salehinejad, M. A.; Nitsche, M. A.: Consolidation of motor sequence learning eliminates susceptibility of SMAproper to TMS: a combined rTMS and cTBS study
    Exp. Brain Res. XX: epub ahed of print (2022)
  • Mirahadi, S. S.; Nitsche, M. A.; Pahlavanzadeh, B.; Mohamadi, R.; Ashayeri, H.; Abolghasemi, J.: Reading and phonological awareness improvement accomplished by transcranial direct current stimulation combined with phonological awareness training: A randomized controlled trial
    Appl. Neuropsychol. Child XX: epub ahead of print (2022)
  • Salehinejad, M. A.; Azarkolah, A.; Ghanavati, E.; Nitsche, M. A.: Circadian disturbances, sleep difficulties and the COVID-19 pandemic
    Sleep Med. 91: 246-252 (2022)
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  • Ghasemian-Shirvan, E.; Mosayebi-Samani, M.; Farnad, L.; Kuo, M.-F.; Meesen, R. L. J.; Nitsche, M. A.: Age-dependent non-linear neuroplastic effects of cathodal tDCS in the elderly population: a titration study
    Brain Stimul. 15: 296-305 (2022)
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  • Rivera-Urbina, G. N.; Molero-Chamizo, A.; Nitsche, M. A.: Discernible effects of tDCS over the primary motor and posterior parietal cortex on different stages of motor learning
    Brain Struct. Funct. 227: 1115–1131 (2022)
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  • Molero-Chamizo, A.; Nitsche, M. A.; Bolz, A.; Andújar Barroso, R. T. ; Alameda Bailén, J. R.; García Palomeque, J. C.; Rivera-Urbina, G. N.: Non-invasive transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation for the treatment of fibromyalgia symptoms: A study protocol
    Brain Sci. 12: (1):95 (12 pp) (2022)
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  • Ekhtiari, H.; Ghobadi-Azbari, P.; Thielscher, A.; Antal, A.; Li, L. M.; Shereen, A. D.; Nitsche, M. A.; Bikson, M.: ¬A¬ checklist for assessing the methodological quality of concurrent tES-fMRI studies (ContES checklist): a consensus study and statement
    Nat. Protocols 17: 596–617 (2022)
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  • Vicario, C. M.; Rafal, R. D.; di Pellegrino, G.; Lucifora, C.; Salehinejad, M. A.; Nitsche, M. A.; Avenanti, A.: Indignation for moral violations suppresses the tongue motor cortex: preliminary TMS evidence
    Soc. Cogn. Affect. Neurosci. 17: 151-159 (2022)
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  • Menardi, A.; Rossi, S.; Koch, G.; Hampel, H.; Vergallo, A.; Nitsche, M. A.; Pascual-Leone, A.; Santarnecchi, E.: Toward noninvasive brain stimulation 2.0 in Alzheimer's disease
    Ageing Res. Rev. 75: 101555 (2022)
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  • Nejati, V.; Majidinezhad, M.; Nitsche, M.: ¬The¬ role of the dorsolateral and ventromedial prefrontal cortex in emotion regulation in females with major depressive disorder (MDD): A tDCS study
    J. Psychiatr. Res. 148: 149-158 (2022)
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  • Nejati, V.; Rasanan, A. H. H.; Rad, J. A.; Alavi, M. M.; Haghi, S.; Nitsche, M. A.: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) alters the pattern of information processing in children with ADHD: Evidence from drift diffusion modeling
    Neurophysiol. Clin. 52: 17-27 (2022)
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  • Ghanavati, E.; Salehinejad, M. A.; De Melo, L.; Nitsche, M. A.; Kuo, M.-F.: NMDA receptor-related mechanisms of dopaminergic modulation of tDCS-induced neuroplasticity
    Cerebral Cortex XX: epub ahead of print (2022)
  • Palmisano, A.; Bossi, F.; Barlabà, C.; Febbraio, F.; Loconte, R.; Lupo, A.; Nitsche, M. A.; Rivolta, D.: Anodal tDCS effects over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (L-DLPFC) on the rating of facial expression: evidence for a gender-specific effect
    Heliyon 7: (11): e08267 (11 pp) (2021)
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  • Nejati, V.; Khalaji, S.; Goodarzi, H.; Nitsche, M.: ¬The¬ role of ventromedial and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in attention and interpretation biases in individuals with general anxiety disorder (GAD): A tDCS study
    J. Psychiatr. Res. 144: 269-277 (2021)
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  • Wang, L.; Nitsche, M. A.; Zschorlich, V. R.; Liu, H.; Kong, Z.; Qi, F.: 20 Hz transcranial alternating current stimulation inhibits observation-execution-related motor cortex excitability
    J. Pers. Med. 11: (10): 979 (10 pp) (2021)
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  • Mosbacher, J. A.; Halverscheid, S.; Pustelnik, K.; Danner, M.; Prassl, C.; Brunner, C.; Nitsche, M. A.; Grabner, R. H.: Theta band transcranial alternating current stimulation enhances arithmetic learning: A systematic comparison of different direct and alternating current stimulations
    Neuroscience 477: 89-105 (2021)
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  • Hosseinian, T.; Yavari, F.; Kuo, M.-F.; Nitsche, M. A.; Jamil, A.: Phase synchronized 6 Hz transcranial electric and magnetic stimulation boosts frontal theta activity and enhances working memory
    NeuroImage 245: 118772 (13 pp) (2021)
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