• Yves-Alain Kuhn, Sven Egger, Matteo Bugnon, Nico Lehmann, Marco Taubert and Wolfgang Taube
    Age-related decline in GABAergic intracortical inhibition can be counteracted by long-term learning of balance skills
    The Journal of Physiology,
  • Marco Taubert, Gabriel Ziegler and Nico Lehmann
    Higher surface folding of the human premotor cortex is associated with better long-term learning capability
    Communications Biology,


  • Nico Lehmann, Norman Aye, Jörn Kaufmann, Hans-Jochen Heinze, Emrah Düzel, Gabriel Ziegler and Marco Taubert
    Changes in cortical microstructure of the human brain resulting from long-term motor learning
    The Journal of Neuroscience, 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0537-23.202


  • Aye, N., Lehmann, N., Kaufmann, J., Heinze, H.-J., Düzel, E., Taubert, M. & Ziegler, G.
    Test-Retest Reliability of Multi-Parametric Maps (MPM) of Brain Microstructure.
  • Hinz, M., Lehmann, N., Aye, N., Melcher, K., Tolentino-Castro, W., Wagner, H. & Taubert, M.
    Differences in Decision-Making Behavior between Elite and Amateur Team-Handball Players in a Near-Game Test Situation.
    Frontiers in Psychology-Movement Science and Sport Psychology,
  • Lehmann, N., Kuhn, Y.A., Keller, M., Aye, N., Herold, F., Draganski, B., Taube, W. & Taubert, M.
    Brain Activation During Active Balancing and Its Behavioral Relevance in Younger and Older Adults: A Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) Study.
    Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 10.3389/fnagi.2022.828474

  • Lehmann, N., Villringer, A. & Taubert, M.
    Priming cardiovascular exercise improves complex motor skill learning by affecting the trajectory of learning-related brain plasticity
    Scientific Reports, doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-05145-7


  • Schmicker, M., Menze, I., Schneider, C., Taubert, M., Zaehle, T. & Mueller, N.G.
    Making the rich richer: Frontoparietal tDCS enhances transfer effects of a single-session distractor inhibition training on working memory in high capacity individuals but reduces them in low capacity individuals
    NeuroImage, 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.118438
  • Hinz, M., Lehmann, N., Melcher, K., Aye, N., Radić, V., Wagner, H. & Taubert, M.
    Reliability of Perceptual-Cognitive Skills in a Complex, Laboratory-Based Team-Sport Setting
    Applied Sciences,
  • Lehmann, N., Aye, N., Kaufmann, J., Heinze, H.-J., Düzel, E., Ziegler, G. & Taubert, M.
    Longitudinal reproducibility of neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging (NODDI) derived metrics in the white matter


  • Lehmann, N., Villringer, A. & Taubert, M.
    Intrinsic Connectivity Changes Mediate the Beneficial Effect of Cardiovascular Exercise on Sustained Visual Attention.
    Cerebral Cortex Communications, doi: 10.1093/texcom/tgaa075
  • Dordevic, M., Taubert, M., Müller, P., Riemer, M., Kaufmann, J., Hökelmann, A. & Müller, N.G.
    Which Effects on Neuroanatomy and Path-Integration Survive? Results of a Randomized Controlled Study on Intensive Balance Training.
    Brain Sciences, 4, 210. doi: 10.3390/brainsci10040210.
  • Herold, F., Aye, N., Lehmann, N., Taubert, M. & Müller, N.G.
    The Contribution of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging to the Understanding of the Effects of Acute Physical Exercise on Cognition.
    Brain Sciences, 3, 175. doi: 10.3390/brainsci10030175.
  • Lehmann, N., Villringer, A. & Taubert, M.
    Co-Localized White Matter Plasticity And Increased Cerebral Blood Flow Mediate The Beneficial Effect Of Cardiovascular Exercise On Long-Term Motor Learning.
    The Journal of Neuroscience, 12, 2416-29. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2310-19.2020.
  • Taubert, M., Roggenhofer, E., Melie-Garcia, L., Muller, S., Lehmann, N., Preisig, M., Vollenweider, P., Marques-Vidal, P., Lutti, A., Kherif, F. & Draganski, B.
    Converging patterns of aging-associated brain volume loss and tissue microstructure differences.
    Neurobiology of Aging, 88, 108-18. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2020.01.006.


  • Lehmann, N., Tolentino-Castro, J.W., Kaminski, E., Ragert, P., Villringer, A. & Taubert, M.
    Interindividual differences in gray and white matter properties are associated with early complex motor skill acquisition.
    Human Brain Mapping, 15, 4316-30. doi: 10.1002/hbm.24704.
  • Deeken, F., Rezo, A., Hinz, M., Discher, R., & Rapp, M. A.
    Evaluation of technology-based interventions for informal caregivers of patients with dementia - a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
    The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 27(4), 426-445.
  • Herold, F., Aye, N., Hamacher, D. & Schega, L.
    Towards the Neuromotor Control Processes of Steady-State and Speed-Matched Treadmill and Overground Walking.
    Brain Topography,
  • Müller, P., Taubert, M. & Müller, N.G.
    Physical Exercise as Personalized Medicine for Dementia Prevention?
    Frontiers in Physiology, 10, 672. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00672.


  • Woost, L., Bazin, P.L., Taubert, M., Trampel, R., Tardif, C.L., Garthe, A., Kempermann, G., Renner, U., Stalla, G., Ott, D.V.M., Rjosk, V., Obrig, H., Villringer, A., Roggenhofer, E. & Klein, T.
    Physical exercise and spatial training - a longitudinal study of effects on cognition, growth factors, and hippocampal plasticity.
    Scientific Reports, 1, 4239. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-19993-9.
  • Dordevic, M., Taubert, M., Müller, P., Kaufmann, J., Hökelmann, A. & Müller, N.G.
    Brain Gray Matter Volume Is Modulated by Visual Input and Overall Learning Success but Not by Time Spent on Learning a Complex Balancing Task.
    Journal of Clinical Medicine, 8, 1. doi: 10.3390/jcm8010009.
  • Dordevic, M., Schrader, R., Taubert, M., Müller, P., Hökelmann, A. & Müller, N.G.
    Vestibulo-Hippocampal Function Is Enhanced and Brain Structure Altered in Professional Ballet Dancers.
    Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 12, 50. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2018.00050.
  • Lehmann, N.
    Modulierung zentralnervaler Korrelate des motorischen Lernens durch Ausdauerinterventionen: Aktueller Sachstand und Perspektiven.
    Leipziger Sportwissenschaftliche Beiträge, 59(2), 206–220.
  • Lehmann, N., & Taubert, M.
    Exercise-Induced Improvement in Motor Learning. In H. Budde & M. Wegner (Eds.)
    The Exercise Effect on Mental Health. Neurobiological Mechanisms (pp. 188–224), Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. doi: 10.4324/9781315113906-8


  • Saavedra, J., Hinz, M., Halldórsson, K., & Kristjánsdóttir, H.
    Throwing Velocity in Youth Handball Players.
    13th Annual International Conference on Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences, Athen, 24.– 27.07.2017.
  • Orlowski, K., Eckardt, F., Herold, F., Aye, N., Edelmann-Nusser, J. & Witte, K.
    Examination of the reliability of an inertial sensor-based gait analysis system.
    Biomedical Engineering 62 (6), 615–622.
  • Rehfeld, K., Müller, P., Aye, N., Schmicker, M., Dordevic, M., Kaufmann, J., Hökelmann, A. & Müller, N.G.
    Dancing or Fitness Sport? The Effects of Two Training Programs on Hippocampal Plasticity and Balance Abilities in Healthy Seniors.
    Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 11, 305.
  • Hinz, M.
    Weltspiegel. Dem Geheimnis der Isländer auf der Spur - Ausländische Einflüsse.
    HANDBALLWOCHE, (2), 41.


  • Taubert, M.*, Stein, T.*, Kreutzberg, T., Stockinger, C., Hecker, L., Focke, A., Ragert, P., Villringer, A. & Pleger, P.
    Remote effects of non-invasive cerebellar stimulation on error processing in motor re-learning.
    Brain Stimulation, 5, 692-699. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2016.04.007.*shared first-authorship,
  • Taubert, M., Mehnert, J., Pleger, B. & Villringer
    Rapid and Specific Grey Matter Changes Induced by Balance Training.
    NeuroImage, 133, 399-407. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.03.017.,
  • Hinz, M.
    Weltspiegel. Dem Geheimnis der Isländer auf der Spur - Eine Kindheit in der Halle.
    HANDBALLWOCHE, (39), 40.,
  • Hinz, M.
    Weltspiegel. Dem Geheimnis der Isländer auf der Spur - Das Geheimnis der Isländer.
    HANDBALLWOCHE, (35), 32.
  • Wagner, H., Orwat, M., Hinz, M., Pfusterschmied, J., Bacharach, D. W., von Duvillard, S. P., & Müller, E.
    Testing Game- Based Performance in Team-Handball.
    The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 30(10), 2794-2801.


  • Cohen, N., Margulies, D.S., Ashkenazi, S., Schaefer, A., Taubert, M., Henik, A., Villringer, A. & Okon-Singer, H.
    Using executive control training to suppress amygdala reactivity to aversive information.
    NeuroImage, 125, 1022-1031. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.10.069.
  • Taubert, M., Villringer, A. & Lehmann, N.
    Endurance Exercise as an “Endogenous” Neuro-Enhancement Strategy to Facilitate Motor Learning.
    Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 692. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00692.
  • Taubert, M. & Krug, J.
    Intensivierung motorischer Lernprozesse in den technisch-akrobatischen Sportarten durch neuromodulatorische Voraktivierungen: Labor- und Feldstudie. In Bundesinstitut für Sportwissenschaft (Hrsg.)
    BISp-Jahrbuch Forschungsförderung 2013/14 (S. 87-94), Köln: Sportverlag Strauß.
  • Taubert, M., Wenzel, U., Draganski, B., Kiebel, S.J., Ragert, P., Krug, J. & Villringer, A.
    Investigating Neuroanatomical Features in Top Athletes at the Single Subject Level.
    PLoS One, 10, e0129508. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129508.
  • Lehmann, N.
    Bedeutung der individuellen Prädisposition für die Akquisition einer komplexen motorischen Fertigkeit: Skizzierung eines Forschungsvorhabens und Implikationen für die Untersuchung motorischer Lernprozesse.
    Leipziger Sportwissenschaftliche Beiträge, 56 (2), S. 168-177.


  • Taubert, M. & Pleger, B.
    A sound children's mind in a healthy children's body.
    Frontiers in Neuroscience, 8, 143. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2014.00143.
  • Warninck, W., Roßberg, C., Taubert, M. & Krug, J.
    Trainingsdatenanalyse mit utilius vimes in technisch-kompositorischen Sportarten.
    Zeitschrift für Angewandte Trainingswissenschaft,
  • Wenzel, U., Taubert, M., Ragert, P., Krug, J. & Villringer, A.
    Functional and structural correlates of motor speed in the cerebellar anterior lobe.
    PLoS One, 9, e96871. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096871.
  • Sehm, B., Taubert, M., Conde, V., Weise, D., Classen, J., Dukart, J., Draganski, B., Villringer, A. & Ragert, P.
    Structural brain plasticity in Parkinson's disease induced by balance training.
    Neurobiology of Aging, 1, 232-239. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2013.06.021.


  • Kaminski, E., Hoff, M., Sehm, B., Taubert, M., Conde, V., Steele, C.J., Villringer, A. & Ragert, P.
    Effect of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) during complex whole body motor skill learning.
    Neuroscience Letters, 552, 76-80. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2013.07.034.
  • Kipping, J., Grodd, W., Kumar, V., Taubert, M., Villringer, A., & Margulies, D. S.
    Overlapping and parallel cerebello-cerebral networks contributing to sensorimotor control: An intrinsic functional connectivity study.
    NeuroImage, 83, 837-848. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.07.027.
  • Focke, A., Stockinger, C., Diepold, C., Taubert, M., & Stein, T.
    The influence of catch trials on the consolidation of motor memory in force field adaptation tasks.
    Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 479. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00479.
  • Hottenrott, K., Taubert, M. & Gronwald, T.
    Cortical brain activity is influenced by cadence in cyclists.
    The Open Sports Science Journal, 6, 9-14.
  • Conde, V., Vollmann, H., Taubert, M., Sehm, B., Cohen, L.G., Villringer, A. & Ragert, P.
    Reversed timing-dependent associative plasticity in the human brain through interhemispheric interactions.
    Journal of Neurophysiology, 109, 2260-2271. doi: 10.1152/jn.01004.2012.
  • Sehm, B., Hoff, M., Gundlach, C., Taubert, M., Conde, V., Villringer, A. & Ragert, P.
    A novel ring electrode setup for the recording of somatosensory evoked potentials during transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).
    Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 212, 234-236. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2012.10.006.
  • Lehmann, N.
    Auswirkung einer intensiven Ausdauerbelastung auf die Konsolidierung motorischer Gedächtnisinhalte.
    Leipziger Sportwissenschaftliche Beiträge, 54 (2), S. 129-144.


  • Sehm, B., Schaefer, A., Kipping, J., Margulies, D., Conde, V., Taubert, M., Villringer, A. & Ragert, P. (2012).
    Dynamic modulation of intrinsic functional connectivity by transcranial direct current stimulation.
    Journal of Neurophysiology, 108, 3253-3263. doi: 10.1152/jn.00606.2012.
  • Vollmann, H., Conde, V., Sewerin, S., Taubert, M., Sehm, B., Witte, O.W., Villringer, A. & Ragert, P.
    Anodal tDCS over supplementary motor area (SMA) enhances visuomotor learning.
    Brain Stimulation, 6, 101-107. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2012.03.018.
  • Gryga, M., Taubert, M., Dukart, J., Vollmann, H., Conde, V., Sehm, B., Villringer, A. & Ragert, P.
    Bidirectional gray matter changes after complex motor skill learning.
    Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 6, 37. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2012.00037.
  • Conde, V., Vollmann, H., Sehm, B., Taubert, M., Villringer, A. & Ragert, P.
    Cortical thickness in primary sensorimotor cortex influences the effectiveness of paired associative stimulation.
    NeuroImage, 2, 864-870. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.01.052.


  • Taubert, M., Lohmann, G., Margulies, D.S., Villringer, A. & Ragert, P. (2011).
    Long-term effects of motor training on resting-state networks and its underlying brain structure.
    NeuroImage, 4, 1492-1498. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.05.078.
  • Taubert, M.
    Strukturelle Neuroplastizität und motorisches Lernen.
    Leipziger Sportwissenschaftliche Beiträge, 52, 153-159
  • Sewerin, S., Taubert, M., Vollmann, H., Conde, V., Villringer, A. & Ragert, P.
    Enhancing the effect of repetitive I-wave paired-pulse TMS (iTMS) by adjusting for the individual I-wave periodicity.
    BMC Neuroscience, 12, 45. doi: 10.1186/1471-2202-12-45.
  • Taubert, M., Villringer, A. & Ragert, P.
    Learning-related gray and white matter changes in humans: an update.
    The Neuroscientist, 4, 320-325. doi: 10.1177/1073858411419048.


  • Taubert, M., Draganski, B., Anwander, A., Müller, K., Horstmann, A., Villringer, A. & Ragert, P.
    Dynamic properties of human brain structure: learning-related changes in cortical areas and associated fiber connections.
    The Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 11670-11677. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2567-10.2010.
  • Taubert, M., Dafotakis, M., Sparing, R., Eickhoff, S., Leuchte, S., Fink, G.R. & Nowak, D.A.
    Inhibition of the anterior intraparietal area and the dorsal premotor cortex interfere with arbitrary visuo-motor mapping.
    Clinical Neurophysiology, 3, 408-413. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2009.11.011.