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


  • Salehinejad, M. A.; Majidinezhad, M.; Ghanavati, E.; Kouestanian, S.; Vicario, C. M.; Nitsche, M. A.; Nejati, V.: Negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic on sleep quantitative parameters, quality, and circadian alignment: Implications for health and psychological well-being
    EXCLI J. 19: 1297-1308 (2020)
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  • Rostami, R.; Kazemi, R.; Jabbari, A.; Madani, A. S.; Kuo, M.-F.; Vicario, C. M.; Nitsche, M. A.; Salehinejad, M. A.: Efficacy and clinical predictors of response to rTMS treatment in pharmacoresistant obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): a retrospective study
    BMC Psychiatry 20: 372 (13 pp) (2020)
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  • Weller, S.; Nitsche, M. A.; Plewnia, C.: Cognitive control training and transcranial direct current stimulation: a systematic approach to optimisation
    Brain Stimul. 13: 1358-1369 (2020)
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  • Chen, P. S.; Jamil, A.; Liu, L.-C.; Wie, S.-Y.; Tseng, H.-H.; Nitsche, M. A.; Kuo, M.-F.: Nonlinear effects of dopamine D1 receptor activation on visuomotor coordination task performance
    Cerebral Cortex XX: epub ahead of print (2020)
  • Mosayebi-Samani, M.; Melo, L.; Agboada, D.; Nitsche, M. A.; Kuo, M.-F.: Ca2+ channel dynamics explain the nonlinear neuroplasticity induction by cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation over the primary motor cortex
    Eur. Neuropsychopharmacol. 38: 63-72 (2020)
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  • Saldanha, J. S. ; Zortea, M.; Deliberali, C. B.; Nitsche, M. A.; Kuo, M.-F.; Torres, I. L. D. S.; Fregni, F.; Caumo, W.: Impact of age on tDCS effects on pain threshold and working memory: Results of a proof of concept cross-over randomized controlled study
    Front. Aging Neurosci. 12: 189 (14 pp) (2020)
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  • Molavi, P.; Aziziaram, S.; Basharpoor, S.; Atadokht, A.; Nitsche, M. A.; Salehinejad, M. A.: Repeated transcranial direct current stimulation of dorsolateral-prefrontal cortex improves executive functions, cognitive reappraisal emotion regulation, and control over emotional processing in borderline personality disorder: A randomized, sham-controlled, parallel-group study
    J. Affect. Disord. 274: 93-102 (2020)
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  • Salehinejad, M. A.; Nejati, V.; Mosayebi-Samani, M.; Mohammadi, A.; Wischnewski, M.; Kuo, M.-F.; Vicario, C. M.; Nitsche, M. A.: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in ADHD: A systematic review of efficacy, safety, and protocol-induced electrical field modeling results
    Neurosci. Bull. XX: epub ahead of print (2020)
  • Abellaneda-Pérez, K.; Perellón-Alfonso, R.; Bargalló, N.; Kuo, M.-F.; Pascual-Leone, A.; Nitsche, M. A.; Bartrés-Faz, D.: Differential tDCS and tACS effects on working memory-related neural activity and resting-state connectivity
    Front. Neurosci. 13(!): 1440 (14 pp) (2020)
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  • Frase, L.; Jahn, F.; Tsodor, S.; Krone, L.; Selhausen, P.; Feige, B.; Nitsche, M. A.; Nissen, C.: Offline bi-frontal anodal transcranial direct current stimulation decreases total sleep time without disturbing overnight memory consolidation
    Neuromodulation XX: epub ahead of print (2020)
  • Salehinejad, M. A.; Ghayerin, E.; Nejati, V.; Yavari, F.; Nitsche, M. A.: Domain-specific involvement of the posterior parietal cortex in attention network and attentional control of ADHD: A randomized, cross-over, sham-controlled tDCS study
    Neuroscience XX: article in press (2020)
  • Guth, S.; Hüser, S.; Roth, A.; Degen, G.; Edlund, K.; Marchan, R.; Nitsche, M. A.; van Thriel, C.: Toxicity of fluoride: critical evaluation of evidence for human developmental neurotoxicity in epidemiological studies, animal experiments and in vitro analyses
    Arch. Toxicol. 94: 1375-1415 (2020)
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  • Agboada, D.; Mosayebi-Samani, M.; Kuo, M.-F.; Nitsche, M. A.: Induction of long-term potentiation-like plasticity in the primary motor cortex with repeated anodal transcranial direct current stimulation: Better effects with intensified protocols?
    Brain Stimul. 13: 987-997 (2020)
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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. XX: epub ahead of print (2020)
  • Hassanzahraee, M.; Nitsche, M. A.; Zoghi, M.; Jaberzadeh, S.: Determination of anodal tDCS duration threshold for reversal of corticospinal excitability: An investigation for induction of counter-regulatory mechanisms
    Brain Stimul. 13: 832-839 (2020)
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  • Moein, N.; Mohamadi, R.; Rostami, R.; Nitsche, M.; Zomorrodi, R.; Ostadi, A.; Keshtkar, A.: Delayed auditory feedback and transcranial direct current stimulation treatment for the enhancement of speech fluency in adults who stutter: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    JMIR Res. Protoc. 9: (4): e16646 (2020)
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  • Hadar, R.; Winter, R.; Edemann-Callesen, H.; Wieske, F.; Habelt, B.; Khadka, N.; Nitsche, M. A.; Winter, C.: Prevention of schizophrenia deficits via non-invasive adolescent frontal cortex stimulation in rats
    Mol. Psychiatry 25: 896–905 (2020)
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  • Alizadehgoradel, J.; Nejati, V.; Sadeghi Movahed, F.; Imani, S.; Mosayebi-Samani, M.; Vicario, C. M.; Nitsche, M. A.; Salehinejad, M. A.: Repeated stimulation of the dorsolateral-prefrontal cortex improves executive dysfunctions and craving in drug addiction: A randomized, double-blind, parallel-group study
    Brain Stimul. 13: 582-593 (2020)
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  • Mosbacher, J. A.; Brunner, C.; Nitsche, M. A.; Grabner, R. H.: Effects of anodal tDCS on arithmetic performance and electrophysiological activity
    Front. Hum. Neurosci. 14: 17 (14 pp) (2020)
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  • Samani, M. M.; Agboada, D.; Kuo, M.-F.; Nitsche, M. A.: Probing the relevance of repeated cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation over the primary motor cortex for prolongation of after-effects
    J. Physiol. (London) 598: 805-816 (2020)
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