Andreas J. Fallgatter

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We investigated error processing of 39 subjects engaging the Eriksen flanker task. In all 39 subjects a pronounced negative deflection (ERN/Ne) and a later positive component (Pe) were observed after incorrect as compared to correct responses. The neural sources of both components were analyzed using LORETA source localization. For the negative component(More)
Prior work has highlighted the role of genetic variation within the repetitive sequence in the transcriptional control region of the serotonin (5-HT) transporter gene (5-HTT, SLC6A4) in modulating amygdala and prefrontal activation to negative emotional stimuli. However, these studies have not explicitly tested the assumption that the control condition(More)
OBJECTIVES Spatial analysis of the evoked brain electrical fields during a cued continuous performance test (CPT) revealed an extremely robust anteriorization of the positivity of a P300 microstate in the NoGo compared to the Go condition (NoGo-anteriorization in a previous study). To allow a neuroanatomical interpretation the NoGo-anteriorization was(More)
Event related potentials (ERPs) during the Go- and the NoGo-condition of the Continuous Performance Test (CPT) were applied to investigate the neurophysiological basis of cognitive response control. These conditions of the test represent the execution and the inhibition of an anticipated motor response. In a previous study, the comprehensive spatial(More)
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the retest reliability of event-related functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). Therefore, isolated functional activation was evoked in the occipital cortex by a periodic checkerboard stimulation. During a 52-channel fNIRS recording, 12 subjects underwent 60 trials of visual stimulation in two(More)
To validate the usefulness of a model-based analysis approach according to the general linear model (GLM) for functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) data, a rapid event-related paradigm with an unpredictable stimulus sequence was applied to 15 healthy subjects. A parametric design was chosen wherein four differently graded contrasts of a flickering(More)
The Continuous Performance Test (CPT) is successfully applied in clinical routine to evaluate attentional performance. The aim of the present study was to investigate the features of the ERPs related to the conditions of a cued CPT, in particular the Go-and the NoGo-condition demanding either the execution or the inhibition of a prepared motor response. For(More)
BACKGROUND Dysfunctional reward processing, accompanied by a limited ability to tolerate reward delays, has been proposed as an important feature in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), brain activation in adult patients with ADHD (n=14) and healthy control subjects (n=12) was(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate mechanisms and structures underlying prefrontal response control and inhibition in boys suffering from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHOD Sixteen boys with ADHD and 19 healthy controls were investigated electrophysiologically during performance of a visual Go-Nogo task (Continuous Performance Test, CPT). An(More)
Although therapeutic interventions in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) still focus on the dopaminergic system, recent studies indicate a serotonergic dysfunction in this disease as well. In that respect, several variants of the tryptophan hydroxylase gene (TPH2), which codes for the rate-limiting enzyme in the biosynthesis of serotonin(More)