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:

  • Ney, L. J.; Vicario, C. M.; Nitsche, M. A.; Felmingham, K. L.: Timing matters: transcranial direct current stimulation after extinction learning impairs subsequent fear extinction retention
    Neurobiol. Learn. Mem. 177: 107356 (2021)
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2020.107356
  • Agboada, Desmond; Nitsche, M. A. [1. Gutachter]: ¬A¬ systematic evaluation of stimulation-specific parameters of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation for inducing LTP-like plasticity in the primary motor cortexAgboada, Desmond; Nitsche, M. A. [1. Gutachter]. Bochum: Univ., 2020.
    Bochum, Univ., International Graduate School of Neuroscience, Diss., 2020
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  • Rauscher, M.; Yavari, F.; Batsikadze, G.; Ludolph, N.; Ilg, W.; Nitsche, M. A.; Timmann, D.; Steiner, K. M.: Lack of cerebellar tDCS effects on learning of a complex whole body dynamic balance task in middle-aged (50-65?years) adults
    Neurol. Res. Pract. 2: 38 (8 pp) (2020)
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    https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s42466-020-00085-x
  • 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)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41380-019-0356-x
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  • Salehinejad, Mohammad Ali; Nitsche, M. A. [Gutachter]: ¬The¬ impact of circadian factors on cortical excitability, neuroplasticity, and cognitionSalehinejad, Mohammad Ali; Nitsche, M. A. [Gutachter]. Bochum: Univ., 2020.
    Bochum, Univ. Bochum, International Graduate School of Neuroscience (IGSN), Diss., 2020
  • Ghobadi-Azbari, P.; Jamil, A.; Yavari, F.; Esmaeilpour, Z.; Malmir, N.; Mahdavifar-Khayati, R.; Nitsche, M. A.; Ekhtiari, H.: fMRI and transcranial electrical stimulation (tES): A systematic review of parameter space and outcomes
    Prog. Neuropsychopharmacol. Biol. Psychiatry XX: 110149 (epub ahead of print) (2020)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pnpbp.2020.110149
  • Molavi, P.; Nadermohammadi, M.; Salvat Ghojehbeiglou, H.; Vicario, C. M.; Nitsche, M. A.; Salehinejad, M. A.: ADHD subtype-specific cognitive correlates and association with self-esteem: a quantitative difference
    BMC Psychiatry 20: (1): 502 (10 pp) (2020)
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    https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12888-020-02887-4
  • Hassanzahraee, M.; Nitsche, M. A.; Zoghi, M.; Jaberzadeh, S.: Determination of anodal tDCS intensity threshold for reversal of corticospinal excitability: an investigation for induction of counter-regulatory mechanisms
    Sci. Rep. 10: 16108 (9 pp) (2020)
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    https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-72909-4
  • 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)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/JP278857
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  • Cheng, C. P.-W.; Chi, L. L. L.; Lung, W. Y.; Wong, C. S.-M.; Yin, L. W.; Nitsche, M. A.; Chi, C. W.: ¬The¬ effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on clinical symptoms in schizophrenia: A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Asian J. Psychiatry 53: 102392 (2020)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajp.2020.102392
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  • Vicario, C. M.; Nitsche, M. A.; Salehinejad, M. A.; Avanzino, L.; Martino, G.: Time processing, interoception, and insula activation: A mini-review on clinical disorders
    Front. Psychology 11: 1893 (8 pp) (2020)
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    https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01893
  • Dashtelei, A. A.; Nitsche, M. A.; Bakhtiari, J.; Habibi, S. A.; Sepandi, M.; Khatoonabadi, A. R.: ¬The¬ effects of spaced transcranial Direct Current Stimulation combined with conventional dysphagia therapy in Parkinson's disease: A case report
    EXCLI J. 19: 745-749 (2020)
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.17179/excli2020-2434
  • 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. 24: 1928–1943 (2020)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1087054717730611
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  • Ghasemian-Shirvan, E.; Farnad, L.; Mosayebi-Samani, M.; Verstraelen, S.; Meesen, R. L. J.; Kuo, M.-F.; Nitsche, M. A.: Age-related differences of motor cortex plasticity in adults: a transcranial direct current stimulation study
    Brain Stimul. 13: 1588-1599 (2020)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2020.09.004
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  • 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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    http://dx.doi.org/10.17179/excli2020-2831
  • Kimpel, O.; Hulst, T.; Batsikadze, G.; Ernst, T. M.; Nitsche, M. A.; Timmann, D.; Gerwig, M.: Long-term effects of cerebellar anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on the acquisition and extinction of conditioned eyeblink responses
    Sci. Rep. 10: (1): 22434 (2020)
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    https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-80023-8
  • 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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    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-020-02769-9
  • 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)
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2020.07.006
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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 30: 5346–5355 (2020)
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhaa116
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  • 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)
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.euroneuro.2020.07.011
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