Visual Processing Lab
(Sektion für klinische und experimentelle Sinnesphysiologie)

Processing Lab

(Sektion für klinische und experimentelle Sinnesphysiologie)
Professor Dr. rer. nat. habil. Michael B. Hoffmann

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Haus 60b - map
Leipziger Str. 44
39120 Magdeburg
Fon: +49 391 67 13585
Fax: +49 391 67 13570

We are part of the Ophthalmic Department of the University of Magdeburg and use electrophysiological, psychophysical, and magnetic resonance imaging methods for two main purposes: For further information use the navigation bar on the left to inspect our site.
NEWS . . .
· Outreach
· activity
(06/18) - Long night of the sciences in Magdeburg
Date: 2nd June 2018
· upcoming Retreat
· Seminar -
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(04/18) Sehen Verstehen - Week-end seminar (Nationalpark Sächsische Schweiz)
Date: 13-15th April 2018
· accepted(02/18)Ahmadi K, Fracasso A, van Dijk J, Kruijt C, van Genderen M, Dumoulin SO, Hoffmann MB (2018)
Altered organization of the visual cortex in FHONDA syndrome.
Neuroimage (in press)
· accepted(02/18)Bach M, Hoffmann MB (2018)
Calculation and plotting of retinal nerve fiber paths based on Jansonius et al. 2009/2012 with an R program.
Data in brief (in press)
· lab trip(01/18)Cool trip to Phaeno in Wolfsburg
· in press(02/18)Bach M , Cuno A.-K., Hoffmann MB (2018)
Retinal conduction speed analysis reveals different origins of the P50 and N95 components of the (multifocal) pattern electroretinogram.
Experimental Eye Research (in press)
· published(12/17) Arngrim N', Hougaard A', Ahmadi K", Vestergaard MB", Schytz H, Amin FM, Larsson HBW, Olesen J, Hoffmann MB*, Ashina M* shared '1st,"2nd, *senior authors (2017)
Heterogenous migraine aura symptoms correlate with visual cortex fMRI responses.
Annals of Neurology 82:925-939
· published(12/17) Hoffmann MB, Brands J, Behrens-Baumann W, Bach M (2017)
VEP-based acuity assessment in low vision.
Documenta Ophthalmologica 135:209-218
· published(09/17) Yakupov R, Lei J, Hoffmann MB, Speck O (2017)
False fMRI activation after motion correction.
Human Brain Mapping 38: 4497-4510
· Outreach
· activity
(05/17) Long Night of the sciences - Kopfkino
Date: 20th May 2017
· published(04/17) Bach M, Hoffmann MB, Jägle H, Heinrich SP, Schiefer U, Wesemann W (2017)
Contrast vision-definitions, conversions, and equivalence tables.
Der Ophthalmologe 114:341-347
· published(03/17) Hoffmann MB, Thieme H, Ahmadi K (2017)
Potential of fMRI for the Functional Assessment of the Pathological Visual System.
Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde 234:303-310
· Retreat
· Seminar
(04/17) Sehen Verstehen - Week-end seminar (Nationalpark Sächsische Schweiz)
Date: 21-23th April 2017
· Course (03/17) Human Visual System - advances in research, diagnostics & therapy
Date: 04th Mar 2017
· Award
(10/16) Elfriede-Aulhorn Award to Michael Hoffmann donated by 'Gesellschaft zur Förderung der neuro-ophthalmologischen Forschung e.V.' for particularly valuable research in neuro-ophthalomology (DOG 2016 meeting in Berlin)
· published(10/16) Sengupta A, Kaule, FR, Guntupalli JS, Hoffmann MB, Häusler C, Stadler J, Hanke M (2016)
A studyforrest extension, retinotopic mapping and localization of higher visual areas.
Scientific Data 3:160093
· Outreach
· activity
(05/21/16) Long Night of the sciences - Kopfkino
· Defence
(16/03/16)Anne Herbik defended her PhD thesis "Multifokale Elektrophysiologie bei altersbedingter Makuladegeneration - Zusammenhänge von Pathophysiologie und Kognition"
· Defence
(05/02/16)Jan Brands defended his medical PhD thesis "VEP-basierte objektive Visusbestimmung im Low-Vision-Bereich"
· Retreat
· Seminar
(04/16) Sehen Verstehen - Week-end seminar (Nationalpark Sächsische Schweiz)
Date: 15-17th April 2016
· Kick-off
· HORIZON 2020
(04/16) International training network EGRET+ (European Glaucoma Research Training Program-Plus)
· published(04/16) Goll C, Thormann M, Hofmüller W, Friebe B, Behrens-Baumann W, Bley TA, Hoffmann MB, Speck O
Feasibility study: 7 T MRI in giant cell arteritis.
Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol view at PubMed
· Course (02/16) Human Visual System - Physiology, Pathophysiology, Rehabilitation & Restoration
Date: 13th Feb 2016
Registration Deadline: December 15th 2015
· published(01/16) Grzeschik R, Lewald J, Verhey JL, Hoffmann MB, Getzmann S
Absence of direction-specific cross-modal visual-auditory adaptation in motion-onset ERPs.
European Journal of Neuroscience view at PubMed
· Award
(11/15) Rupp+Hubrach-Preis für Augenoptik 2015 to Julia Löwen for her MSc thesis "Multifokale Elektrophysiologie bei Makuladegeneration mit Zentralskotom"
· in press(10/15) Hoffmann MB, Thieme H, Liedecke K, Meltendorf S, Zenker M, Wieland I
Visual pathways in humans with ephrin-B1 deficiency associated with the cranio-fronto-nasal syndrome.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences view at IOVS
· Methods Course (09/15) Klinische Elektrophysiologie in der Ophthalmologie - Hintergründe und Praxis
Date: 04th Sept 2015
· published(09/15) Geringswald F, Herbik A, Hoffmann MB, Pollmann S
Visual memory for objects following foveal vision loss.
Journal of Experimental Psychology view at PubMed
· Job opening
· PhD position
(08/15) PhD opportunity in Marie-Curie ITN NextGenVis
· published(08/15) Abd Hamid AI, Speck O and Hoffmann MB (2015)
Quantitative assessment of visual cortex function with fMRI at 7 Tesla -- test-retest variability.
Front. Hum. Neurosci. 9:477 view at Front. Hum. Neurosci
· in press(07/15) Untch E, Hoffmann MB, Thieme H, Schroeter J, Meltendorf C
Enlarged blind spot - optic neuritis?
Ophthalmologe view at PubMed
· published(05/15) Hougaard A, Hagström Jensen B, Amin FM, Rostrup E, Hoffmann MB, Ashina M
Cerebral asymmetry of fMRI-BOLD responses to visual stimulation.
PlosOne view at PlosOne
· Retreat
· Seminar
(04/15) Sehen Verstehen - Week-end seminar (Nationalpark Sächsische Schweiz)
Date: 17-19th April 2015
· HORIZON 2020
· Funding
(03/15) European Marie-Curie ITN "NextGenVis - Training the Next Generation of European Visual Neuroscientists"
· published(01/15) Hoffmann MB, Dumoulin SO
Congenital visual pathway abnormalities: a window onto cortical stability and plasticity
Trends in Neurosciences. view at PubMed
Rated 3rd in "The best publications 2014 ..." rating.
· published(01/15) Hougaard A, Amin FM, Hoffmann MB, Larsson HBW, Magon S, Sprenger T, Ashina M
Structural gray matter abnormalities in migraine relate to headache lateralization, but not aura.
Cephalagia view at PubMed
· Defence
(12/12/14)Julia Löwen defended her MSc thesis "Multifokale Elektrophysiologie bei Makuladegeneration mit Zentralskotom"
· published(12/14) Herbik A, Reupsch J, Thieme H, Hoffmann MB
Differential effects of optic media opacities on multifocal pattern electroretinograms and multifocal visual evoked potentials
Clinical Neurophysiology view at PubMed

Last update by Michael Hoffmann 10.03.2018