Visual Universitätsmedizin Mainz

Publikationen Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Josef Unterrainer






Kaller CP, Debelak R, Köstering L, Egle J, Rahm B, Wild PS, Blettner M, Beutel ME, Unterrainer JM. (2015) Assessing Planning Ability Across the Adult Life Span: Population-Representative and Age-Adjusted Reliability Estimates for the Tower of London (TOL-F). Arch Clin Neuropsychol. Dec 29. pii: acv088. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26715472.

Loosli SV, Rahm B, Unterrainer JM, Mader I, Weiller C, Kaller CP. (2015) Age differences in behavioral and neural correlates of proactive interference: Disentangling the role of overall working memory performance. Neuroimage. Dec 17. pii: S1053-8119(15)01136-2. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.12.023. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26707888.

Loosli SV, Falquez R, Unterrainer JM, Weiller C, Rahm B, Kaller CP. (2015) Training of resistance to proactive interference and working memory in older adults: A randomized double-blind study. Int Psychogeriatr. Oct; 19:1-15. PubMed PMID: 26478277.

Unterrainer JM, Rauh R, Rahm B, Hardt J, Kaller CP, Klein C, Paschke-Müller M, Biscaldi M. (2015) Development of planning in children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders and / or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Autism Res. Oct 7; doi: 10.1002/aur.1574. PubMed PMID: 26442805.




Heinze K, Ruh N, Nitschke K, Reis J, Fritsch B, Unterrainer JM, Rahm B, Weiller C, Kaller CP. (2014) Transcranial direct current stimulation over left and right DLPFC: Lateralized effects on planning performance and related eye movements. Biol Psychol. 102:130-40. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2014.07.019. Epub 2014 Aug 4. PubMed PMID: 25101863.

Rahm B, Kaiser J, Unterrainer JM, Simon J, Bledowski C. (2014) fMRI characterization of visual working memory recognition. Neuroimage. Apr 15;90:413-22. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.12.017. Epub 2013 Dec 19. PubMed PMID: 24361661.

Loosli SV, Rahm B, Unterrainer JM, Weiller C, Kaller CP. (2014) Developmental changein proactive interference across the life span: evidence from two working memory tasks. Dev Psychol. Apr;50(4):1060-72. doi: 10.1037/a0035231. Epub 2013 Dec 2. PubMed PMID: 24294883.

Adler J, Beutel ME, Knebel A, Berti S, Unterrainer J, Michal M. (2014) Altered orientation of spatial attention in depersonalization disorder, Psychiatry Res. Feb 19. pii: S0165-1781(14)00139-5. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2014.02.021.

Unterrainer JM, Kaller CP, Loosli SV, Heinze K, Ruh N, Paschke-Müller M, Rauh R, Biscaldi M, Rahm B. (2014) Looking ahead from age 6 to 13: A deeper insight into the development of planning ability. British Journal of Psychology. Jan 13. doi: 10.1111/bjop.12065.




Unterrainer JM, Ruh N, Loosli SV, Heinze K, Rahm B, Kaller CP (2013) Planning Steps Forward in Development: In Girls Earlier than in Boys. PLoS ONE 8(11): e80772. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0080772.

Michal M, Simon P, Gori T, König J, Wild PS, Wiltink J, Tug S, Sterzing B, Unterrainer J, Münzel T, Beutel ME. (2013) Psychodynamic Motivation and Training program (PMT) for the secondary prevention in patients with stable coronary heart disease: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of feasibility and effects. Trials. Sep 25;14(1):314. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-14-314. PubMed PMID: 24066805; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3819661.

Kaller CP, Heinze K, Frenkel A, Läppchen CH, Unterrainer JM, Weiller C, Lange R, Rahm B. (2013) Differential impact of continuous theta-burst stimulation over left and right DLPFC on planning. Hum Brain Mapp. 2013 Jan;34(1):36-51. doi:10.1002/hbm.21423. Epub 2011 Oct 14. PubMed PMID: 22002416.



Kaller CP, Heinze K, Mader I, Unterrainer JM, Rahm B, Weiller C, Köstering L. (2012) Linking planning performance and gray matter density in mid-dorsolateral prefrontal cortex: Moderating effects of age and sex. Neuroimage. Nov 15;63(3):1454-63. doi:10.1016 /j.neuroimage.2012.08.032. Epub 2012 Aug 17. PubMed PMID: 22921922.

Ruh N, Rahm B, Unterrainer JM, Weiller C, Kaller CP. (2012) Dissociable stages of problem solving (II): first evidence for process-contingent temporal order of activation in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Brain Cogn. Oct;80(1):170-6. Epub 2012 Mar 23. PubMed PMID: 22445816.

Cheetham JM, Rahm B, Kaller CP, Unterrainer JM. (2012) Visuospatial over verbal demands in predicting Tower of London planning tasks. Br J Psychol. Feb;103(1):98-116.doi:10.1111/j.2044-8295.2011.02049.x. Epub 2011 Jun 6. PubMed.




Kaller CP, Heinze K, Frenkel A, Läppchen CH, Unterrainer JM, Weiller C, Lange R, Rahm B. (2011) Differential impact of continuous theta-burst stimulation over left and right DLPFC on planning. Hum Brain Mapp. Oct 14. doi: 10.1002/hbm.21423.[Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22002416.

Kaller CP, Unterrainer JM, Stahl C. (2011) Assessing planning ability with the Tower of London task: Psychometric propterties of a structurally balanced problem set. Psychol. Assess.  Aug 22 Epub ahead of print PMID: 21859218.

Kaller CP, Rahm B, Köstering L, Unterrainer JM. (2011) Reviewing the impact of problem structure on planning: A software tool for analyzing tower tasks. Behav. Brain Res.  Jan 1;216 (1):1-8. Epub 2010 Aug 17 PubMed PMID: 20723568.

Kaller CP, Rahm B, Spreer J, Weiller C, Unterrainer JM. (2011) Dissociable Contributions of Left and Right Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex in Planning. Cereb Cortex. Feb; 21(2):307-17. Epub 2010 Jun 3. PMID: 20522540.

Unterrainer JM, Kaller CP, Leonhart R, Rahm B. (2011) Revising superior planning performance in chess players: the impact of time restriction and motivational aspects. Am J Psychol. Summer;124(2):213-25 PMID. 21834406.

Delvendahl I, Kuhnke NG, Jung NH, Mainberg F, Cronjaeger M, Unterrainer J, Hauschke D, Mall V. (2011) The time course of motor cortex palsticity after spaced motor practice. Brain Stimul. Jul;4 (3): 156-64. Epub 2010 Nov. 13 PMID: 21777876.



2009 - 2007

Kloepfer C, Rieman D, Nofzinger EA, Feige B, Unterrainer J, O'Hara R, Sorichter S, Nissen C. (2009) Memory before and after sleep in patients with moderate obstructive sleep apnea. J Clin Sleep Med. 2009 Dec 15;5(6):540-8.

Kaller CP, Rahm B, Bolkenius K, Unterrainer JM. (2009) Eye movements and visuospatial problem solving: identifying separable phases of complex cognition. Psychophysiology, 46(4):818-30.

Kaller CP, Rahm B, Unterrainer JM. (2008) Thinking around the corner: the development of planning abilities. Brain and  Cognition, 67(3):360-70.

Unterrainer JM, Rauss K, Kaller CP, Leonhart R, Rahm B. (2008) Perceived conflictsand errors in complex problem solving. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 15:1-12.

Quiske A, Unterrainer J, Wagner K, Frings L, Breyer T, Halsband U, Ostertag C, Elger CE, Ebner A, Tuxhorn I, Ernst JP, Steinhoff BJ, Mayer T, Schulze-Bonhage A. (2007) Assessment of cognitive functions before and after stereotactic interstitial radiosurgery of hypothalamic hamartomas in patients with gelastic seizures. Epilepsy & Behavior, 10(2):328-32.

Ross UH, Lange O, Unterrainer J, Laszig R. (2007) Ericksonian hypnosis in tinnitus therapy: effects of a 28-day inpatient multimodal treatment concept measured by Tinnitus-Questionnaire and Health Survey SF-36. European Archives of Otorhinolaryngology, 264(5):483-8.



2006 - 2002

Frings L, Wagner K, Unterrainer JM, Spreer J, Halsband U, Schulze-Bonhage A. (2006) Gender-related differences in lateralisation of hippocampal activation and cognitive strategy. Neuroreport, 17(4):417-21.

Kuelz AK, Riemann D, Halsband H, Vielhaber K, Unterrainer J, Kordon A, Voderholzer U. (2006) Neuropsychological Impairment in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Improvement Over the Course of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 28:1–15.

Quiske A, Frings L, Wagner K, Unterrainer J, Schulze-Bonhage A. (2006) Cognitive functions in juvenile and adult patients with gelastic epilepsy due to hypothalamic hamartoma. Epilepsia, 47(1):153-8.

Rahm B, Opwis K, Kaller CP, Spreer J, Schwarzwald R, Halsband U, Unterrainer, JM. (2006) Tracking the stages of decision-based action in the human frontal lobes with FMRI. Neuroimage, 30(2):656-67.

Unterrainer JM, Kaller CP, Halsband U, Rahm B. (2006) Planning abilities and chess: a comparison of chess and non-chess players on the Tower of London task. British Journal of Psychology, 97:299-311.

Unterrainer JM, Owen AM. (2006) Planning and Problem Solving: from Neuropsychology to Functional Neuroimaging. Journal of Physiology, 99:308–317.

Unterrainer JM, Rahm B, Halsband U, Kaller CP. (2005) What is in a name: The Tower of London and its variants. Cognitive Brain Research, 23(2-3):418-428.

Unterrainer JM, Ruff CC, Rahm B, Kaller CP, Spreer J, Schwarzwald R, Halsband U. (2005) The influence of sex differences and individual task performance on brain activation during planning. Neuroimage, 15(2):586-90.

Wagner K, Frings L, Quiske A, Unterrainer J, Schwarzwald R, Spreer J, Halsband U, Schulze-Bonhage A. (2005) The reliability of fMRI activations in the medial temporal lobes in a verbal episodic memory task. Neuroimage, 15;28(1):122-31.

Kaller CP, Unterrainer JM, Rahm B, Halsband U. (2004) The impact of problem structure on planning: insights from the Tower of London task. Cognitive Brain Research, 20(3):462-72.

Trinka E, Baumgartner S, Unterberger I, Unterrainer J, Luef G, Haberlandt E, Bauer G. (2004) Long-term prognosis for childhood and juvenile absence epilepsy. Journal of Neurology, 251(10):1235-41.

Trinka E, Luef G, Unterberger I, Haberlandt E, Unterrainer J, Bauer G. (2004) A retrospective analysis of patients with febrile seizures followed by epilepsy. Seizure, 13(3):200-1.

Unterrainer JM, Rahm B, Kaller CP, Ruff CC, Spreer J, Krause BJ, Schwarzwald R, Hautzel H, Halsband U. (2004a) When planning fails: Individual differences and error related brain activity in problem solving. Cerebral Cortex, 14(12):1390-7.

Unterrainer JM, Rahm B, Kaller C, Quiske K, Hoppe-Seyler K, Meier C, Müller C, Leonhart R, Halsband U. (2004b) Planning abilities and the Tower of London: Is this task measuring a discrete cognitive function? Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 26(6):846-856.

Unterrainer J, Greimel KV, Leibetseder M, Köller T. (2003) Experiencing tinnitus: which factors are of importance for the perceived severity of the symptom? The International Tinnitus Journal, 9(2):130-3.

Unterrainer JM, Rahm B, Leonhart R, Ruff CC, Halsband U. (2003) The Tower of London: the impact of instructions, cueing, and learning on planning abilities. Cognitive Brain Research,17 (3): 675-683.

Golaszewski S, Abel E, Siedentopf C, Baldauf E, Eisner W, Unterrainer J, Guendisch G, Mottaghy F, Felber S. (2002) Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the human sensorimotor cortex by means of a novel vibrotactile stimulator. Neuroimage. 17(1):421-30.

Golaszewski S, Zschiegner F, Siedentopf C, Unterrainer J, Mottaghy FM, Sweeney RA, Eisner W, Lechner-Steinleitner S, Felber S. (2002) A new pneumatic vibrator for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the human sensorimotor cortex. Neuroscience Letters, 17;324(2):125-8.

Staffen W, Mair A, Zauner H, Unterrainer J, Niederhofer H, Kutzelnigg A, Ritter S, Golaszewski S, Iglseder B, Ladurner G. (2002) Cognitive Function and fMRI in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: evidence for compensatory cortical activation during an attention task. Brain. 125(Pt 6):1275-1282.

Trinka E, Unterrainer J, Haberlandt E, Luef G, Unterberger I, Niedermuller U, Haffner B, Bauer G. (2002) Childhood febrile convulsions-which factors determine the subsequent epilepsy syndrome? A retrospective study. Epilepsy Research, 50(3):283-292.

Trinka E, Unterrainer J, Luthringshausen G, Iglseder B, Ladurner G, Loew T, Trzopek HG. (2002) An auditory electrophysiological intervention in migraine: A randomized placebo controlled add on trial. Journal of Neurotherapy, 6(2), 21-30.




Trinka E, Unterrainer J, Luef G, Ladurner G. (2001) Multimodal P3 under different attentional states in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. European Journal of Neurology. 8 (3): 261-267.

Trinka E, Unterrainer J, Unterberger I, Luef G, Bauer G. (2001) Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: medical treatment response and prognostic factors for complete seizure remission. Epilepsia; 42(suppl 7)158.

Unterrainer J, Greimel KV, Leibetseder M. (2001) Are demographic and socio-economic factors predictive for perceived tinnitus impairment? The International Tinnitus Journal, 7, (2),109-111.

Greimel KV, Leibetseder M, Unterrainer J, Biesinger E, Albegger K. (2000) Der Tinnitus-Beeinträchtigungs-Fragebogen (TBF-12). Übersetzung und Adaptation. Verhaltenstherapie und Verhaltensmedizin, 1, 39-49.

Staffen W, Mair A, Unterrainer J, Trinka E, Ladurner G. (2000) Measuring the progression of idiopathic Parkinson's disease with [123I] beta-CIT SPECT. Journal of Neural Transmission. 107(5):543-52.

Staffen W, Meier A, Unterrainer J, Bsteh C, Ladurner G. (2000) [123I] b-CIT binding and SPET compared with clinical diagnosis in parkinsonism. Nuclear Medicine Communications, 21, 417-424.

Trinka, E., Pfisterer, G., Unterrainer, J., Staffen, W., Wranek, U., Löscher, N.W., Ladurner, G. (2000). Multimodal event-related potential P3 after transient global amnesia. European Journal of Neurology, 7(1), 81-85.

Trinka, E., Unterrainer, J., Staffen, W., Löscher, N.W., Ladurner, G. (2000). Delayed visual P3 in unilateral thalamic stroke. European Journal of Neurology. 7(5): 517-22.

Unterrainer J, Wranek U, Staffen W, Gruber T, Ladurner G. (2000) Lateralized  cognitive visuospatial processing: Is it primarily gender-related, or due to quality of performance? A HMPAO-SPECT study. Neuropsychobiology, 41, 95-101.

Greimel KV, Leibetseder M, Unterrainer J. (1999) The role psychological and social variables play in predecting tinnitus impairments. Proceedings of the Sixth International Tinnitus Seminar 1999. (pp 381-383). Cambridge: British Society of Audiology.

Greimel KV, Leibetseder M, Unterrainer J, Albegger K. (1999) Ist Tinnitus meßbar? Methoden zur Erfassung tinnitusspezifischer Beeinträchtigungen und Präsentation des Tinnitus-Beeinträchtigungs-Fragebogens (TBF-12). HNO. 47:196-201.

Staffen W, Hondl N, Trinka E, Iglseder B, Unterrainer J, Ladurner G. (1998) Clinical relevance of 201TI-chloride SPET in the differential diagnosis of brain tumors. Nuclear Medicine Communications 19, 335-340.

Staffen W, Trinka E, McCoy M, Iglseder B, Unterrainer J, Ladurner G. (1998) Die Wertigkeit von Klinik und bildgebenden Methoden in der Diagnostik von intrazerebralen Blutungen bei 100 Patienten. Aktuelle Neurologie 25, 69-73.

Trinka E, Unterrainer J, Trzopek HG. (1998) Ein auditorisches neurophysiologisches Interventionsverfahren bei Migräne - Eine offene Anwendungsbeobachtung. Forschende Komplementärmedizin, 5, 110-113.

Unterrainer J, Meier AM, Wranek U, Boné G, Gruber T, Ladurner G. (1998) Verbal performances and their relation to the corpus callosum depending on gender. Klinische Neuroradiologie, 8, 22-29.

Leibetseder M, Unterrainer J, Greimel KV. (2001) Eine Kurzversion des Tinnitus-Fragebogens von Goebel und Hiller (1998). Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 30 (2): 118-122.

Unterrainer J, Meier AM, Wranek U, Boné G, Gruber T, Ladurner G. (1997) Visual spatial processing and its relation to the corpus callosum: are there any sex differences? Klinische Neuroradiologie 7, 122-128.


Unterrainer J, Rahm B, Kaller CP. (im Druck) The Two Sides that make the Coin: Cognitive and Differential Perspectives on Planning in the Tower of London Task. In: A. Danek, A. M. Hinz & F. Gauzy (Hrsg.) Edouard Lucas and His Tower of Hanoi: History, Mathematics and Cognition. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.

Bucher L, Kaller C, Unterrainer J, Rahm B, Knauff M. (2013) Neuronale Grundlagen komplexer Kognition. In: E. Schröger & S. Kölsch (Hrsg.). Affektive und Kognitive Neurowissenschaft. Enzyklopädie der Psychologie, Themenbereich: Kognition, Bd. 5. Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Fischbeck S, Leschnik E, Mauch M, Laubach W, Unterrainer J. (2013) Ärztliche Gesprächsführung: individuelle Kompetenzförderung in der Massenuniversität bei Studierenden der Medizin. In Gutenberg Lehrkolleg der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Hg.), Gute Lehre - von der Idee zur Realität. Bielefeld: UniversitätsVerlagWebler.

Unterrainer JM. (2009) Testrezension: Turm von London – Deutsche Version (TL-D). In D. Schellig, R. Drechsler, D. Heinemann & W. Sturm (Hrsg.) Handbuch Neuropsychologischer Tests - Band 1. Aufmerksamkeit, Gedächtnis und exekutive Funktionen. Göttingen: Hogrefe-Verlag.

Halsband U, Kaller C, Lange R, Unterrainer J. (2003) Neuronale Mechanismen impliziten und expliziten Lernens. In: B.J. Krause & H.W. Müller-Gärtner (Hrsg.) Bildgebung des Gehirns und Kognition. München: EcoMed Verlag.

Halsband U, Unterrainer J. (2001) Neuropsychologische Funktionsdiagnostik. In: R-D. Stieglitz, U. Baumann & H.J. Freyberger (Hrsg.) Psychodiagnostik in Klinischer Psychologie, Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie. Stuttgart: Georg Thieme Verlag.