Leon D. Lotter
Junior Researcher in Developmental Neuroscience & Psychiatry

Research

I am interested in atypical neurobiological processes involved in the development of psychiatric disorders. My work focuses on integrative neuroimaging-heavy data analysis to map multilevel neurobiological correlates of typical and atypical phenotypes, from behavior, to brain-regional, molecular and genetic processes.

Selected Preprints

Human cortex development is shaped by molecular and cellular brain systems

Lotter LD, Saberi A, Hansen JY, Misic B, Paquola C, ..., IMAGEN Consortium, Nees F, Banaschewski T, Eickhoff SB, Dukart J (2023). bioRxiv.

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Resting state changes in aging and Parkinson’s disease are shaped by underlying neurotransmission – a normative modeling study

Kasper J, Caspers S, Lotter LD, Hoffstaedter F, Eickhoff SB, Dukart J (2023). bioRxiv.

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Temporal dissociation between local and global functional adaptations of the maternal brain to childbirth - A longitudinal assessment

Lotter LD, Nehls S, Losse E, Dukart J, Chechko N (2023). bioRxiv.

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Selected Publications

Revealing the neurobiology underlying interpersonal neural synchronization with multimodal data fusion

Lotter LD, Kohl SH, Gerloff C, Bell L, Niephaus A, Kruppa JA, Dukart J, Schulte-Rüther M, Reindl V, Konrad K (2023). Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.

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Recovery-Associated Resting-State Activity and Connectivity Alterations in Anorexia Nervosa

Lotter LD, von Polier G, Offermann J, Buettgen K, Stanetzky L, Eickhoff SB, Konrad K, Seitz J*, & Dukart J* (2021). Biological Psychiatry - Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.

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Reflecting on the use of persuasive communication devices in academic writing

Corneille O, Havemann J, Henderson EL, Ijzerman H, Hussey I, Orban de Xivry J, Jussim L, Holmes NP, Pilacinski A, Beffara B, Carroll H, Outa NO, Lush P, Lotter LD (2023). eLife.

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About Me

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I am a PhD-doctoral candidate in developmental neuroscience and psychiatry and have a background in medicine. For my MD, I worked on resting-state functional MRI in Anorexia nervosa.

I am currently participating in a four-year interdisciplinary Clinician Scientist PhD-program at the Max Planck School of Cognition and am affiliated with Jürgen Dukart's Biomarker Development Group at Jülich Research Centre and University Hospital Düsseldorf, Germany.