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Curriculum Vitae - Prof. Dr. Christian Beste


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Reviewer for

Archives of General Psychiatry; Biological Psychiatry; Biological Psychology; Brain; Brain, Behaviour and Immunity; Cerebral Cortex; Clinical Neurophysiology; Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology; Cognitive, Affective and Behavioural Neuroscience; Cortex; Current Biology; Depression and Anxiety; European Journal of Neuroscience; European Journal of Neurology; Frontiers in Cognition; Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience; Frontiers in Neuroscience; Human Brain Mapping; Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental; International Journal of Psychophysiology; Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience; Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society; Journal of Neuroscience; Journal of Neural Transmission; Journal of Neurology; Journal of Neuroscience; Journal of Psychophysiology; Neurobiology of Aging; NeuroImage; NeuroImage Clinical; Neurology; Nature Communications; Neuropsychologia; Neuroscience; Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews; Parkinsonism & Related Disorders; PLoS One; Psychophysiology; Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry; Schizophrenia Bulletin

Grant Reviewer for

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • Prinses Beatrix Fonds (Netherlands)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
  • FWF (Österreich)
  • Schweizerischer Nationalfonds (SNF)
  • European Research Concil (ERC)
  • Medical Research Council (MRC)

Bibliographic metrics

  • more than 235 publications in peer-reviewed journals since 2007 (i.e., year of PhD)
  • H-index = 38

Top10 Publications

  • Beste C, Moll CKE, Pötter-Nerger M, Münchau M (2018). Striatal microstructure and its relevance for cognitive control. Trends in Cognitive Sciences (Epub ahead of print) doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2018.06.007
  • Ocklenburg S, Friedrich P, Fraenz C, Schlüter C, Beste C, Güntürkün O, Genc E (2018) Neurite architecture of the planum temporale predicts neurophysiological processing of auditory speech. Science Advances 4:eaar680
  • Letzner S, Güntürkün O, Beste C (2017) How birds outperform humans in multi-component behavior. Current Biology 27:R996-998.
  • Beste C, Mückschel M, Rosales R, Domingo A, Lee L, Ng A, Klein C, Münchau A (2017) The basal ganglia striosomes affect the modulation of conflicts by subliminal information - evidence from X-linked dystonia parkinsonism. Cerebral Cortex doi:10.1093/cercor/bhx125
  • Dippel G, Beste C (2015) A causal role of the right inferior frontal cortex in implementing strategies for multi-component behavior. Nature Communications 6:6587.
  • Mückschel M, Stock AK, Beste C (2014) Psychophysiological mechanisms of interindividual differences in goal activation modes during action cascading. Cerebral Cortex 24:2120-2129.
  • Stock AK, Arning L, Epplen JT, Beste C (2014) DRD1 and DRD2 genotypes modulate modes of goal activation processes during action cascading. Journal of Neuroscience 34:5335-5341.
  • Beste C, Dinse HR (2013) Learning without training. Current Biology 23:R489-499.
  • Beste C, Wascher E, Dinse HR, Saft C (2012) Faster perceptual learning though excitotoxic neurodegeneration. Current Biology 22:1914-1917.
  • Beste C, Wascher E, Güntürkün O, Dinse HR (2011) Improvement and impairment of visually guided behavior through LTP- and LTD-like exposure-based visual learning. Current Biology 21:876-882.