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Prof. Ph. D. Patrick Ragert

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Abteilung für Bewegungsneurowissenschaft
Haus 1, T-Trakt
Jahnallee 59, Room T 2008
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-31704
Fax: +49 341 97-31679

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Prof. Ph. D. Patrick Ragert

Vice-Dean for Research

Faculty of Sport Science
Haus 1, T-Trakt
Jahnallee 59, Room T 2008
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-31704

Professional career

  • 10/2004 - 09/2005
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurology, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 10/2005 - 09/2007
    DFG Fellow, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA
  • 10/2007 - 03/2008
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurology, HHU Duesseldorf
  • since 04/2008
    Group leader "Motor Plasticity", Department of Neurology, MPI Leipzig, see also http://www.cbs.mpg.de/depts/n-3/mpgr
  • since 04/2015
    Professor, Faculty of Sport Science, University of Leipzig, Department of Human Movement Neuroscience

Education

  • 08/1995 - 07/2001
    Studies of Biology, Ruhr University Bochum
  • 07/2001
    Diploma in Biology, Ruhr University Bochum, Institute for Neuroinformatics
  • 07/2001 - 05/2004
    Doctorate (Stipend), International Graduate School of Neuroscience (IGSN), Bochum
  • 12/2004
    PhD in Neuroscience, International Graduate School of Neuroscience (IGSN), Bochum

Scientific Focus

  • Neurophysiology of the motor and sensory systems
  • Functional and structural neuroplasticity
  • Neuroplasticity of aging
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Basics of motor control and mechanisms of neuroplasticity of movement learning in normal participants, experts (musicians as well as athletes) and in patients with neurological disorders (e.g. stroke, Parkinson's disease)
  • Perceptual learning in normal participants and in patients with neurological disorders


  • Sehm, B.; Steele, C. J.; Villringer, A.; Ragert, P.
    Mirror Motor activity during right‐hand contractions and ist relation to White matter in the posterior midbody of the corpus callosum
    Cerebral cortex. 2016. 26 (11). pp. 4347-4355
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  • 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. 2012. pp. 864-870
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  • 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. 2014. pp. 232-239
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  • Maudrich, T.; Kenville, R.; Lepsien, J.; Villringer, A.; Ragert, P.
    Structural Neural Correlates of Physiological Mirror Activity During Isometric Contractions of Non-Dominant Hand Muscles
    Scientific Reports. 2018.
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  • Mizuguchi, N.; Maudrich, T.; Kenville, R.; Carius, D.; Maudrich, D.; Villringer, A.; Ragert, P.
    Structural connectivity prior to whole-body sensorimotor skill learning associates with changes in resting state functional connectivity
    NeuroImage. 2019. pp. 191-199
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Methodology (general) 


  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Repetitive TMS (rTMS)
  • Transcranial direct and alternating current stimulation (tDCS/ tACS)
  • Functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP)
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)
  • Sensory and motor behavior tests
  • Cognitive behavioral tests
  • Qualitative/quantitative movement analysis


Methodology in the field of sports science


  • Learning strategies of complex movement
  • Motor performance diagnostics
  • Motor learning with age and gender differentiation
  • Motor control and motor learning in competitive athletes
  • Neural mechanisms of use-dependent plasticity
  • Exercise science
  • Research Methodology