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Enrico Schulz

Dr. Enrico Schulz

MCN associate member, GSN associate faculty


Head - Pain Research Center


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Department of Neurology
Fraunhofer Str. 20
D-82152 Martinsried

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 4400-74826


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Research focus: My research is focussed on the the perception of pain in the human brain. I am using neuroimaging (MRI) and neurophysiology (EEG) to study the processes that generate a subjects’ individual percept of pain. I am pursuing two lines of research:

Which processes in the brain represent successful pain relief? The processes might be targeted in future therapeutic interventions.

Assessing the cortical activity patterns of pain processing that are unique for each individual.

Key words: pain, perception, neuroimaging, neurophysiology (EEG), brain mapping, pain attenuation

Selected publications:

Schulz E, Stankewitz A, Witkovsky V, WinklerAM, Tracey I (2019) Strategy- dependent modulation of cortical pain circuits for the attenuation of pain. Cortex.

Michail G, Dresel C, Witkovský V, Stankewitz A, Schulz E (2016) Neuronal oscillations in various frequency bands differ between pain and touch. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Schulz E, May ES, Postorino M, Tiemann L, Witkovsky V, Schmidt P, Gross J, Ploner M (2015) Prefrontal gamma oscillations encode tonic pain in humans. Cerebral Cortex.

Schulz E, Zherdin A, Tiemann L, Plant C, Ploner M. (2012) Decoding an Individual’s Sensitivity to Pain from the Multivariate Analysis of EEG Data. Cerebral Cortex.

Schulz E, Tiemann L, Schuster T, Gross J, Ploner M (2011) Neurophysiological Coding of Traits and States in the Perception of Pain. Cerebral Cortex.