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Peter Weiss-Blankenhorn

Prof. Dr. Peter Weiss-Blankenhorn

Head of the Motor Cognition group, Deputy Director, Neurologist

Research Interests:

  • Pathophysiology of apraxia (motor cognition)
  • Interaction of apraxia with other cognitive deficits after stroke (neglect, aphasia)
  • Pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease


Selected publications:

  • Achilles EIS, Ballweg CS, Niessen E, Kusch M, Ant JM, Fink GR, Weiss PH (2019). Neural correlates of differential finger gesture imitation deficits in left hemisphere stroke. NeuroImage: Clinical 23:101915.
  • Ant JA, Niessen E, Achilles EIS, Saliger J, Karbe H, Weiss PH, Fink GR (in press). Anodal tDCS over left parietal cortex expedites recovery from stroke-induced apraxic imitation deficits: a pilot study. Neurological Research and Practice.
  • Dafsari HS, Dovern A, Fink GR, Weiss PH (2019). Deficient body structural description contributes to apraxic end-position errors in imitation. Neuropsychologia, 133:107150.
  • Ubben SD, Fink GR, Kaesberg S, Kalbe E, Kessler J, Vossel S, Weiss PH (2019). Deficient allo-centric visuospatial processing contributes to apraxic deficits in sub-acute right hemisphere stroke. Journal of Neuropsychology.
  • Kleineberg NN, Dovern A, Binder E, Grefkes C, Eickhoff SB, Fink GR, Weiss PH (2018). Action and semantic tool knowledge - effective connectivity in the underlying neural networks. Human Brain Mapping, 39(9):3473-3486.
  • Binder E, Dovern A, Hesse MD, Ebke M, Karbe H, Saliger J, Fink GR, Weiss PH (2017). Lesion evidence for a human mirror neuron system. Cortex, 90:125-13
  • Weiss PH, Ubben SD, Kaesberg S, Kalbe E, Kessler J, Liebig T, Fink GR (2016). Where language meets meaningful action: a combined behavior and lesion analysis of aphasia and apraxia. Brain Structure & Function, 221:563-576



Institut für Neurowissenschaften und Medizin (INM-3)
Forschungszentrum Jülich
52425 Jülich


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