Sven Bestmann - Publications#

Professor Bestmann’s research focuses on the non-invasive brain stimulation in health and disease, which has helped to understand the mechanistic basis of brain stimulation and its optimization for patient benefit. Professor’s Bestmann work on movement control and disorders of movement has been published in the highest-ranking journals in neuroscience, including Elife, PLoS Biology, Nature and Nature Communications, and he is well recognized as an extremely talented scientist with over 9000 citations and an h-factor of 45.

Total journal publications: 130
H-index: 45 (Web of Science); 47 (Scopus)
Citations: 9370 (Web of Science); 9585 (Scopus)
Average citations per paper: 68 (Web of Science); 75 (Scopus)

Major recent publications:

The uses and interpretations of the motor-evoked potential for understanding behaviour‎ (2015). Bestmann S, Krakauer JW.
Experimental Brain Research. 233, 3 679-689

Understanding the behavioural consequences of noninvasive brain stimulation‎ (2015). Bestmann S, de Berker AO, Bonaiuto J. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 19, 1 13-20

Computations of uncertainty mediate acute stress responses in humans‎. de Berker AO, Rutledge RB, Mathys C, Marshall L, Cross GF, Dolan R, Bestmann (2016). Nature Communications, 7, 10996

Lamina-specific cortical dynamics in human visual and sensorimotor cortices (2018). Bonaiuto JJ, Meyer SS, Little S, Rossiter H, Callaghan MF, Dick F, Barnes GR, Bestmann S. Elife. 22;7:e33977. doi: 10.7554/eLife.33977.

tDCS changes in motor excitability are specific to orientation of current flow‎ (2018). Rawji V, Ciocca M, Zacharia A, Soares Dm Truong D, Bikson M, Rothwell JC, Bestmann S. Brain Stimulation 11, 2 289-298.

Pharmacological Fingerprints of Contextual Uncertainty‎ (2016). Marshall L, Mathys C, Ruge D de Berker AO, Dayan P, Stephan KE, Bestmann S. PLOS Biology 14, 11 e1002575

Klein-Flugge M, Kennerley SW, Penny WD, Bestmann S (2015). Behavioral Modeling of Human Choices Reveals Dissociable Effects of Physical Effort and Temporal Delay on Reward Devaluation. PLoS Comp Biol 11(3):e1004116.

Moving magnetoencephalography towards real-world applications with a wearable system‎ (2018). Boto E, Holmes N, Leggett J, Roberts G, Shah V, Meyer SS, Muñoz LD, Mullinger KJ, Tierney TM, Bestmann S, Barnes GR, Bowtell R, Brookes MJ. Nature 555, 7698 657-661


Computational Neurostimulation (2015). Progress Brain Research. Editor: Sven Bestmann.

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