Publikationen Prof. Dr. Klaus Funke

Publikationen Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Funke

Stand: 26.01.2015

Peer-review articles


  1. Cirillo, G., Di Pino, G., Capone, F., Ranieri, F., Florio, L., Todisco, V., Tedeschi, G., Funke, K., Di Lazzaro, V., Neurobiological after-effects of non-invasive brain stimulation. Brain Stimulation (2016), doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2016.11.009.

  2. Castillo-Padilla, D.V. and Funke, K., Effects of chronic iTBS-rTMS and enriched environment on visual cortex early critical period and visual pattern discrimination in dark-reared rats. Developmental Neurobiology 76 (2016) 19-33 . doi: 10.1002/dneu.22296.

  3. Suppa, A., Huang, Y.Z., Funke, K., Ridding, M.C., Cheeran, B., Di Lazzaro, V., Ziemann, U. and Rothwell, J.C. Ten Years of Theta Burst Stimulation in Humans: Established Knowledge, Unknowns and Prospects. Brain Stimulation (2016) 9(3):323-335. doi:10.1016/j.brs.2016.01.006.

  4. Hoppenrath, K., Härtig, W. and Funke, K., Intermittent theta-burst transcranial magnetic stimulation alters electrical properties of fast-spiking neocortical interneurons in an age-dependent fashion. Frontiers in Neural Circuits 10 (2016) 22, doi:10.3389/fncir.2016.00022.

  5. Lenz, M., Galanis, C., Müller-Dahlhaus, F., Opitz, A., Wierenga, C.J., Szabó, G., Ziemann, U., Deller, T., Funke, K., Vlachos, A. Repetitive magnetic stimulation induces plasticity of inhibitory synapses. Nature Communications 7 (2016) 10020. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10020.


  1. Lenz, M., Müller-Dahlhaus, F., Ziemann, U., Deller, T., Funke, K., Vlachos, A., Repetitive magnetic stimulation induces plasticity of inhibitory postsynapses in mouse organotypic hippocampal slice cultures. Brain Stimulation 8(2) (2015) 418. DOI:10.1016/j.brs.2015.01.335.

  2. Thimm, A. and Funke, K., Multiple blocks of intermittent and continuous theta-burst stimulation applied via TMS differently affect sensory responses in rat barrel cortex. Journal of Physiology Lond., 593(4) (2015) 967–985.

  3. Mix, A., Hoppenrath, K., Funke, K., Reduction in cortical parvalbumin expression due to intermittent theta-burst stimulation correlates with maturation of the perineuronal nets in young rats. Developmental Neurobiology 75(1) (2015) 1-11.
  4. Sczesny-Kaiser, M., Bauknecht, A., Höffken, O., Tegenthoff, M., Dinse, H.R., Jancke, D., Funke K., Schwenkreis, P. Synergistic effects of noradrenergic modulation with atomoxetine and 10 Hz repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on motor learning in healthy humans. BMC Neuroscience 15(1) (2014) 46.
  5. Labedi, A., Benali, A., Mix, A., Neubacher, U., Funke, K., Modulation of inhibitory activity markers by intermittent theta-burst stimulation in rat cortex is NMDA-receptor dependent. Brain Stimulation, 7(3) (2014) 394-400.
  6. Mix, A., Benali, A., Funke K., Strain differences in the effect of rTMS on cortical expression of calcium binding proteins in rats. Experimental Brain Research, 232 (2014) 435-442.
  7. Funke, K., Quite simple at first glance - complex at a second: modulating neuronal activity by tDCS. Journal of Physiology Lond. 591 (2013) 3809.
  8. Volz, L.J., Benali, A., Mix, A., Neubacher, U. and Funke, K., Dose-dependence of changes in cortical protein expression induced with repeated transcranial magnetic theta-burst stimulation in the rat. Brain Stimulation, 6 (2013) 598-606.
  9. Hoppenrath, K. and Funke, K., Time-course of changes in neuronal activity markers following iTBS-rTMS of the rat neocortex. Neuroscience Letters, 536 (2013) 19-23.


  1. Funke, K. and Benali A., Modulation of Cortical Inhibition by rTMS – Findings Obtained from Animal Models. Journal of Physiology Lond. 589.18 (2011) 4423-4435.
  2. Benali, A., Trippe, J., Weiler, E., Mix, A., Petrasch-Parwez, E., Girzalsky, W., Eysel, U.T., Erdmann, R. and Funke, K., Theta-burst transcranial magnetic stimulation alters cortical inhibition. Journal of Neuroscience, 31 (2011) 1193-1203.
  3. Mix, A., Benali, A., Eysel, U.T., Funke, K., Continuous and intermittent transcranial magnetic theta-burst stimulation differently modify tactile learning performance and cortical protein expression in the rat. European Journal of Neuroscience, 32 (2010) 1575-1586. [featured article, editorial by H.R. Siebner] 
  4. Funke, K. and Benali, A. Experimental studies on the cellular actions of transcranial magnetic stimulation. Special issue of Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience: “Brain stimulation and repair: Mechanisms, behavioural and clinical effect (Guest editor: T. Platz, Greifswald), vol. 28 (2010) 399-417. 
  5. Trippe, J., Mix, A., Aydin-Abidin, S., Funke, K., Benali, A. Theta burst and conventional low frequency rTMS differentially affect GABAergic neurotransmission in the rat cortex. Experimental Brain Research 199 (2009) 411-421.
  6. Funke, K., Benali A. Short-latency afferent inhibition varies with cortical state in rat somatosensory cortex. NeuroReport 20 (2009) 1313-1318. 
  7. Lemon, N., Aydin-Abidin, S., Funke, K., Manahan-Vaughan, D. Locus coeruleus activation facilitates memory encoding and induces hippocampal LTD that depends on {beta}-adrenergic receptor activation. Cerebral Cortex 19 (2009) 2827-2837.
  8. Aydin-Abidin, S., Trippe, J., Funke, K., Eysel, U.T. and Benali, A., High- and low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation differentially activates c-fos and zif268 protein expression in the rat brain. Experimental Brain Research 188 (2008) 249-261.
  9. Funke, K., Kerscher, N.J. and Wörgötter, F., Noise-improved signal detection in cat primary visual cortex via a well-balanced stochastic resonance like procedure. European Journal of Neuroscience 26 (2007) 1322-1332.
  10. Aydin, S., Moliadze, V., Eysel, U.T. and Funke, K., Effects of repetitive TMS on visually evoked potentials and EEG in the anesthetized cat: dependence on stimulus frequency and train duration. Journal of Physiology Lond. 574.2 (2006) 443-455.


  1. Moliadze, V., Giannikopoulos, D., Eysel, U.T., Funke, K., Paired-pulse TMS protocol applied to visual cortex of anaesthetised cat: effects on visually evoked single unit activity. Journal of Physiology Lond. 566.3 (2005) 955-965.
  2. Böhme, K., Streitlein-Böhme, I., Klock, M., Funke, K., Rusche H., Interdisziplinäre Lehre am Beispiel einer theoretisch-praktischen Lehreinheit zum Thema EKG. Zeitschrift für Allgemeinmedizin 81 (2005) 571-575. 
  3. Moliadze, V., Zhao, Y., Eysel, U.T., Funke, K., Effect of transcranial magnetic stimulation on single-unit activity in the cat primary visual cortex. Journal Physiology London 553.2 (2003) 665-679.
  4. Eyding, D., Macklis, J.D., Neubacher, U., Funke, K. and Wörgötter, F., Selective elimination of corticogeniculate feedback abolishes the electroencephalogram dependence of primary visual cortical receptive fields and reduces their spatial selectivity. J. Neuroscience 23 (2003) 7021-7033.
  5. Hennig, M.H., Funke, K. and Wörgötter, F., The influence of different retinal sub-circuits on the non-linearity of ganglion cells behavior. J. Neuroscience 22 (2002) 8726-8738. 
  6. Hennig, M.H., Kerscher, N.J., Funke, K. and Wörgötter, F., Stochastic resonance in visual cortical neurons: does the eye-tremor actually improve visual acuity? Neurocomputing 44 (2002) 115-120. 
  7. Suder, K., Funke, K., Zhao, Y., Kerscher, N., Wennekers, T. and Wörgötter, F., Spatial dynamics of receptive fields in cat primary visual cortex related to the temporal structure of thalamo-cortical feedforward activity - experiments and models. Experimental Brain Research 144 (2002) 430-444. 
  8. Wörgötter, F., Eyding, D., Macklis, J.D. and Funke, K., The influence of the corticothalamic projection on responses in thalamus and cortex. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B 357 (2002) 1823-1834. 
  9. Zhao, Y., Kerscher, N., Eysel, U.T. and Funke, K., D1 and D2 receptor-mediated dopaminergic modulation of visual responses in cat dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus. Journal of Physiology London 539.1 (2002) 223-238. 
  10. Zhao, Y., Kerscher, N., Eysel, U.T. and Funke, K., Changes of contrast gain in cat dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus by dopamine receptor agonists. NeuroReport 12 (2001) 2939-2945.
  11. Hennig, M. and Funke, K., A biophysically realistic simulation of the vertebrate retina. Neurocomputing 38 (2001) 659-665.
  12. Funke, K., Zhao, Y. and Eysel, U.T., Changes in response modulation of cat perigeniculate neurons related to EEG state and application of neuromodulators. NeuroReport 12 (2001) 815-820.


  1. Quill, U., Funke, K., and Wörgötter, F. Investigations on emergent spatio-temporal neural response characteristics in a small network model. Biol. Cybern. 83 (2000) 461–470. 
  2. Funke, K. and Kerscher, N., High-frequency (300-800 Hz) components in cat geniculate (dLGN) early visual responses. Journal of Physiology, Paris 94 (2000) 411-425. 
  3. Funke, K. and Eysel, U.T., Quantitative aspects of the state-dependent co-variation of cat lateral geniculate and perigeniculate visual activity. NeuroReport 11 (2000) 1031-1037. 
  4. Li, B., Funke, K., Wörgötter, F. and Eysel, U.T., Correlated variations in EEG pattern and visual responsiveness of cat lateral geniculate relay cells. Journal of Physiology Lond. 514.3 (1999) 857-874. 
  5. Wörgötter, F., Suder, K. and Funke, K., The dynamic spatio-temporal behavior of visual responses in thalamus and cortex. Restorative Neurology & Neurosciences 15 (1999) 137-152. 
  6. Wörgötter, F., Suder, K., Zhao, Y., Kerscher, N., Eysel, U.T. and Funke, K., State-dependent receptive field restructuring in the visual cortex. Nature 396 (1998) 165-168. 
  7. Wörgötter, F., Nelle, E., Li, B. and Funke, K., The influence of the corticofugal feedback on the temporal structure of visual responses of cat thalamic relay cells. Journal of Physiology Lond. 509 (1998) 797-815. 
  8. Funke, K. and Eysel, U.T., Inverse correlation of firing patterns of single topographically matched perigeniculate neurons and cat dorsal lateral geniculate relay cells. Visual Neuroscience 15 (1998) 711-729. 
  9. Quill, U., Wörgötter, F., Funke, K., and Lansner, A., The role of spatio-temporal structures in the formation of synchrony. In: Perspectives in neural computing, Proc. ICANN98, edited by Niklasson, L and Boden, M and Ziemke, T. (Skovde), (1998) 997-1002.
  10. Suder, K., Funke, K., and Wörgötter, F., State-dependent spatio-temporal restructuring of receptive fields in the primary visual pathway. In: Perspectives in neural computing Proc. ICANN98, edited by Niklasson, L and Boden, M and Ziemke, T. (Skovde), (1998) 331-336.
  11. Funke, K. and Wörgötter, F., On the significance of temporally structured activity in the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN). Progress in Neurobiology 53 (1997) 67-119. 
  12. Funke, K., Meller, P., Pape, H.-C. and Eysel, U.T., Linear and non-linear components in the center-surround response of X- and Y-cells in the cat lateral geniculate nucleus. Brain Research 742 (1996) 50-62. 
  13. Funke, K., Nelle, E., Li, B. and Wörgötter, F., Corticofugal feedback improves the timing of retino-geniculate signal transmission. NeuroReport 7 (1996) 2130-2134. 
  14. Wörgötter, F., Opara, R., Funke, K. and Eysel, U.T., Utilizing latency for object recognition in neural networks. NeuroReport 7 (1996) 741-744. 
  15. Funke, K. and Eysel, U.T., Possible enhancement of GABAergic input to cat dorsal lateral geniculate relay cells by serotonin. NeuroReport 6 (1995) 474-476.


  1. Funke, K. and Wörgötter, F., Differences in the temporal dynamics of the visual ON- and OFF-pathways. Experimental Brain Research 104 (1995) 171-176.
  2. Funke, K. and Wörgötter, F., Temporal structure in the light response of relay cells in the dorsal geniculate nucleus of the cat. Journal of Physiology Lond. 485 (1995) 715-737.
  3. Wörgötter, F. and Funke, K., Fine structure analysis of temporal patterns in the light response of cells in the lateral geniculate nucleus of the cat. Visual Neuroscience 12 (1995) 469-484.
  4. Funke, K. and Eysel, U.T., Pharmacological inactivation of pretectal nuclei reveals different modulatory effects on retino-geniculate transmission by X and Y cells in the cat. Visual Neuroscience 12 (1995) 21-33.
  5. FitzGibbon, T. and Funke, K., Retinal ganglion cell axon diameter spectrum of the cat: mean axon diameter varies according to retinal position. Visual Neuroscience 11 (1994) 425-439.
  6. Funke, K. and Eysel, U.T., Modulatory effects of acetylcholine, serotonin and noradrenaline on the activity of cat perigeniculate neurons. Experimental Brain Research 95 (1993) 409-420.
  7. Funke, K., Pape, H.-C. and Eysel, U.T., Noradrenergic modulation of retino-geniculate transmission in the cat. Journal of Physiology. Lond. 463 (1993) 169-191.
  8. Funke, K. and Eysel, U.T., EEG-dependent modulation of response dynamics of cat dLGN relay cells and the contribution of corticogeniculate feedback. Brain Research 573 (1992) 217-227.
  9. Funke, K., Eysel, UT. and FitzGibbon, T., Retinogeniculate transmission by NMDA and non-NMDA receptors in the cat. Brain Research 547 (1991) 229-238.
  10. FitzGibbon, T., Funke, K. and Eysel, UT., Anatomical correlations between soma size, axon diameter and intraretinal length for the alpha ganglion cells of the cat retina. Visual Neuroscience 6 (1991) 159-174.



  1. Funke, K., Somatosensory areas in the telencephalon of the pigeon. II. Spinal pathways and afferent connections. Experimental Brain Research 76 (1989) 620-638.
  2. Funke, K., Somatosensory areas in the telencephalon of the pigeon. I. Response characteristics. Experimental Brain Research 76 (1989) 603-619.
  3. Funke, K., Spinal projections to the dorsal column nuclei in pigeons. Neuroscience Letters 91 (1988) 295-300.
  4. Funke, K. and Necker, R., Cells of origin of ascending pathways in the spinal cord of the pigeon. Neuroscience Letters 71 (1986) 25-30.
  5. Textbook Chapters
  6. Funke, K., V-39 Tierexperimentelle Untersuchungen, In: Das TMS Buch -Transkranielle Magnetstimulation, H. Siebner & U. Ziemann (eds.), Springer Medizin Verlag GmbH, Heidelberg, 2007.
  7. Wörgötter, F., Suder, K. and Funke, K. Response characteristics in the lateral geniculate nucleus and their primary afferent influences on the visual cortex of cat. In: Modulation of Neuronal Responses: Implications for Active Vision. (G T Buracas, O Ruksenas, G M Boyton and T D Albright, eds.) NATO Science Series 1: Life and Behavioral Sciences 334 (2003) 165–188.
  8. Funke, K., Kisvarday, Z.F., Volgushev, M. and Wörgötter, F., Integrating anatomy and physiology of the primary visual pathway: from LGN to cortex. In: Models of Neural Networks IV: Early Vision and Attention, J.L. van Hemmen, J.D. Cowan & E. Domany eds., Springer Verlag, New York, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2002