Stephan Felber

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Sex differences in mental rotation tasks, favoring men, have been noted in behavioral studies and functional imaging studies. In the present study ten female and ten male volunteers underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging in a conventional block design. Regions of activation were detected after performance of a mental rotation task inside the(More)
The present fMRI study investigates, first, whether learning new arithmetic operations is reflected by changing cerebral activation patterns, and second, whether different learning methods lead to differential modifications of brain activation. In a controlled design, subjects were trained over a week on two new complex arithmetic operations, one operation(More)
PURPOSE Recent studies have claimed that language functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) can identify language lateralization in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and that fMRI-based findings are highly concordant with the conventional assessment procedure of speech dominance, the intracarotid amobarbital test (IAT). METHODS To establish(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the early angiographic and clinical outcomes of the first session of endovascular coil occlusion of a large number of patients with intracranial aneurysms treated by five neurointerventionalists during a decade at a single center. METHODS We performed retrospective analyses of pre- and postprocedural angiographic studies(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the fMRI response of the sensorimotor cortex to a vibration paradigm produced by a novel vibrotactile stimulator. Fifteen contiguous slices covering the sensorimotor cortex parallel to the anterior (AC) and posterior commissure (PC) line were obtained with echoplanar magnetic resonance imaging at 1.5T. Cortical(More)
To assess the effect of caffeine on the functional MRI signal during a 2-back verbal working memory task, we examined blood oxygenation level-dependent regional brain activity in 15 healthy right-handed males. The subjects, all moderate caffeine consumers, underwent two scanning sessions on a 1.5-T MR-Scanner separated by a 24- to 48-h interval. Each(More)
The aim of the study was to implement a vibrotactile stimulator using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). A fMRI compatible vibration device consisting of a pneumatically driven dual membrane pump was developed. Brain activation during 50 Hz vibrotactile stimulation of the right hand-palm were compared to a right 2 Hz finger-to-thumb-tapping in(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of electrical stimulation of the nerve afferents of the hand on cortical activity elicited by whole-hand subthreshold stimulation for sensation in healthy human subjects. METHODS Ten healthy volunteers were studied using BOLD-fMRI with 1) a test motor-task with finger-to-thumb tapping of the left hand, 2) a whole-hand(More)
Sex differences in executive speech tasks, favoring women, have been noted in behavioral studies and functional imaging studies. In the present study ten female and ten male volunteers underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging in a conventional block design. All subjects were selected on the basis of high performance on the verbal fluency task.(More)
Functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to compare cortical activation patterns in healthy volunteers with those in patients with schizophrenia during a modified verbal Stroop task. Healthy subjects (n=13) and patients with schizophrenia (n=13) on stable antipsychotic treatment, matched on demographic variables, were included. Patients were(More)