Tobias Kaufmann

Researcher - NORMENT part UiO
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Visiting address Oslo Universitetssykehus HF - Ullevål Avdeling for psykoseforskning Bygg 49 0424 Oslo
Postal address OUS, Postboks 4956 Nydalen 0424 OSLO

I am a Full Professor of Neurotechnology and Computational Psychiatry at University of Tübingen, Germany (>>, and a Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research in Oslo, Norway (>> In my research, I investigate pathophysiological changes in brain structure and function and their genetic underpinnings, applying computational tools to large-scale neuroimaging and genetics data.


Selected publications:

  • Computational psychiatry research
    • Elvsåshagen, T., …, Kaufmann, T. (preprint 2020). Genome-wide association analysis of the human thalamus identifies novel genomic loci and reveals genetic overlap with distinct cortical regions and ten brain disorders. preprint
    • van der Meer, D., …, Kaufmann, T. (preprint 2020). Improved prediction of schizophrenia by leveraging genetic overlap with brain morphology. preprint
    • Elvsåshagen, T., Bahrami, S., ..., Kaufmann, T. (2020). The genetic architecture of human brainstem structures and their involvement in common brain disorders. Nature Communications
    • Kaufmann, T., ..., Westlye, L.T. (2019). Common brain disorders are associated with heritable patterns of apparent aging of the brain. Nature Neuroscience
    • Kaufmann, T., Alnæs, D., Doan, N.T., Brandt, C.L.,Andreassen, O.A., Westlye, L.T. (2017). Delayed stabilization and individualization in connectome development are related to psychiatric disorders. Nature Neuroscience
    • Kaufmann, T., Alnæs, D., Brandt, C.L., Doan, N.T., Kauppi, K., Bettella, F., Lagerberg, T.V., Berg, A.O., Djurovic, S., Agartz, I., Melle, I.S., Ueland, T., Andreassen, O.A., Westlye, L.T. (2016). Task modulations and clinical manifestations in the brain functional connectome in 1615 fMRI datasets. NeuroImage
    • Kaufmann, T., Skåtun, K.C., Alnæs, D., Doan, N.T., Duff, E.P., Tønnesen, S., Roussos, E., Ueland, T. Aminoff, S.R., Lagerberg, T.V., Agartz, I., Melle, I., Smith, S.M., Andreassen, O.A., Westlye, L.T. (2015). Disintegration of Sensorimotor Brain Networks in Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin
    • Kaufmann, T., Elvsåshagen, T., Alnæs, D., Zak, N., Pedersen, P.Ø., Norbom, L.B., Quraishi, S.H., Tagliazucchi, E., Laufs, H., Bjørnerud, A., Malt, U.F., Andreassen, O.A., Roussos, E., Duff, E.P., Smith, S.M., Groote, I.R., Westlye, L.T. (2016). The brain functional connectome is robustly altered by lack of sleep. NeuroImage
  • Neurotechnology research
    • Kaufmann, T., & Kübler, A. (2014). Beyond maximum speed—a novel two-stimulus paradigm for brain–computer interfaces based on event-related potentials (P300-BCI). Journal of Neural Engineering
    • Kaufmann, T., Schulz, S. M., Köblitz, A., Renner, G., Wessig, C., & Kübler, A. (2013). Face stimuli effectively prevent brain-computer interface inefficiency in patients with neurodegenerative disease. Clinical Neurophysiology
    • Kaufmann, T., Schulz, S. M., Grünzinger, C., & Kübler, A. (2011). Flashing characters with famous faces improves ERP-based brain–computer interface performance. Journal of Neural Engineering
  • Software development
    • Kaufmann, T., Sütterlin, S., Schulz, S.M., & Vögele, C. (2011). ARTiiFACT: a tool for heart rate artifact processing and heart rate variability analysis. Behavior Research Methods


Published Jan. 20, 2014 12:51 PM - Last modified Dec. 18, 2020 1:36 PM

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