Dr. med. Karin Rosenkranz

Former Affiliation:
Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Horstmarer Landweg 62b
D-48149 Münster

Phone: +49 (0) 251 83-32467
Fax: +49 251(0) 83-32466

Research Areas

  • Cortical plasticity
  • Sensorimotor learning
  • Sensory integration
  • Non-invasive brain stimulation (transcranial magnetic stimulation) and neuroimaging (MRI)

Selected Publications

Rosenkranz K
, Seibel J, Kacar A, Rothwell J. Sensorimotor deprivation induces interdependent changes in excitability and plasticity of the human hand motor cortex. J Neurosci 2014; 34(21):7375–7382. Impact factor 7,93

Rosenkranz K, Rothwell JR. Modulation of proprioceptive integration in the motor cortex shapes human motor learning. J Neurosci 2012; 32(26):9000-6. Impact factor: 7,93

Rosenkranz K, Butler K, Williamon A, Rothwell JC. Regaining motor control in musician’s dystonia by restoring sensorimotor organization. J Neurosci 2009; 29:14627-14636. Impact factor: 7,93

Rosenkranz K, Kacar A, Rothwell JC. Differential modulation of motorcortical plasticity and excitability in early and late phases of human motor learning. J Neurosci 2007; 31:12058-66. Impact factor: 7,93

Rosenkranz K, Williamon A, Rothwell JC. Motorcortical excitability and plasticity is enhanced in professional musicians. J Neurosci 2007; 27: 5200-5206. Impact factor: 7,93

Academic CV

Since 2014 Institute of Sport Sciences, WWU Münster
2011-2013 Senior Research Fellow, University of Heidelberg, Central Institute of Mental Health
2002-2011 Senior Research fellow, University College London, Institute of Neurology
1996-2002 Specialist Registrar in Neurology/Neurophysiology and Psychiatry at the Medical School Hanover and University of Göttingen


2007 Specialist degree in Neurology
2000 Promotion (Dr. med.) summa cum laude
1996 State exam in human medicine

Honors and Awards

2002 DFG Research stipend
1999 International clinical neurophysiology award
1996 PhD Stipend of the graduate program of the Medical School Hannover