Department of Clinical Neurophysiology
University Medical Center
- Movement disorders
- motor cortex excitability
- Parkinson's disease
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation
- somatosensory evoked potentials
- structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging
Education and Employment
|2010 -||Professor, Clinical Neurophysiology, Medical Faculty of the University of Göttingen|
|2001 - 2002||Visiting Fellow at the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Neurology, University of Hamburg|
|1997 - 2010||Residency and Fellowship in Neurology, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, University Medical Center Göttingen|
|1996 - 1997||Visiting fellow in the Human Motor Control Section, National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH Bethesda, MD, USA|
|1997||Dr. med., RWTH Aachen|
Selected honours and awards
von Lewinski F., Schwan, M., Paulus, W., Trenkwalder, C., & Sommer, M. (2013). Impairment of brainstem implicit learning paradigms differentiates multiple system atrophy (MSA) from idiopathic Parkinson syndrom. BMJ Open 3(9): e003098.
Sommer, M., Norden, C., Schmack, L, Rothkegel, H, Lang, N. & Paulus, W. (2013): Opposite optimal current flow directions for induction of neuroplasticity and excitation threshold in the human motor cortex. Brain Stim. 6(3): 363-370.
Neef, N.E., Paulus, W., Neef, A., von Gudenberg, A.W. & Sommer, M. (2011). Reduced intracortical inhibition and facilitation in the primary motor tongue representation of adults who stutter Clin. Neurophysiol. 122(9): 1802-1811.
Sommer, M., Knappmeyer, K., Hunter, E.J., Gudenberg, A.W., Neef, N. & Paulus, W. (2009). Normal interhemispheric inhibition in persistent developmental stuttering. Mov. Disord. 24(5): 769-773.