Portrait Flor01

Department of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, Central Institute of Mental Health

University of Heidelberg



Prof. Dr. Herta Flor

Fellow-Class 2009-10



Psychobiology, Assessment and Treatment of Chronic and Acute Pain; Role of Cortical Reorganization in Chronic Pain; Emotional learning; Psychophysiology and Therapy of  Anxiety Disorders, Tinnitus, Drug Addiction; Brain Computer Interfaces; more than 250 publications on Chronic Pain and topics in Behavioral Medicine


Curriculum Vitae



Selected Publications:

  •  Birbaumer, N., Ghanayim, N., Hinterberger, T., Iversen, I., Kotchoubey, B., Kübler, A., Perelmouter, J., Taub, E., & Flor, H. (1999). A spelling device for the paralyzed. Nature, 398, 297-298.
  •  Flor, H., Denke, C., Schäfer M., & Grüsser, S. (2001). Effects of sensory discrimination training on cortical reorganization and phantom limb pain. Lancet, 357(9286), 1763-1764.
  • Flor, H., Nikolajsen, L., & Staehelin Jensen, T. S. (2006). Phantom limb pain - a case of maladaptive central nervous system plasticity? Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 7, 873-881.
  • Birbaumer, N., Veit, R., Lotze, M., Erb, M., Hermann, C., Grodd, W., & Flor, H. (2005). Decient fear conditioning in psychopathy: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Archives of General Psychiatry, 62, 799-805.
  •  Lotze, M., Grodd, W., Birbaumer, N., Erb, M., Huse, E., & Flor, H. (1999). Does use of a myoelectric prosthesis reduce cortical reorganization and phantom limb pain? Nature Neuroscience, 2, 501-502.
  •  Mühlnickel, W., Elbert, T., Taub, E., & Flor, H. (1998). Reorganization of auditory cortex in tinnitus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 95, 10340-10343.
  • Wessa, M. & Flor, H. (2007). Failure of extinction of fear responses in posttraumatic stress disorder: evidence from second-order conditioning. American Journal of Psychiatry, 164, 1684-1692.
  • Birbaumer, N., Lutzenberger, W., Montoya, P., Larbig, W., Unertl, K., Töpfner, S., Grodd, W., Taub, E., & Flor, H. (1997). Effects of regional anesthesia on phantom limb pain are mirrored in changes in cortical reorganization. Journal of Neuroscience, 17, 5503-5508.
  • Karl, A., Birbaumer, N., Lutzenberger, W. Cohen, L., & Flor, H. (2001). Reorganization of motor and somatosensory cortex in upper extremity amputees with phantom limb pain. Journal of Neuroscience, 21, 3609-3618.
  • Wessa, M., Rohleder, N., Kirschbaum, C., & Flor, H. (2006). Altered cortisol awakening response in posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 31, 209-215.


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