Affiliated Researcher

Research Interests: Neuropsychology / Neurophysiology in general

Development of ecological valid cognitive assessments

Cognitive psychology in particular cognitive requirements of behavioral regulation

Psychiatric conditions and offensive behavior

Neuropsychology of dementia in particular neuropsychology of dementia of Alzheimer’s type

Research Methodology/ Mathematics


  • 1: Pflueger MO, Gschwandtner U, Stieglitz RD, Riecher-Rössler A. Neuropsychological deficits in individuals with an at risk mental state for psychosis - working memory as a potential trait marker. Schizophr Res. 2007 Dec;97(1-3):14-24. PubMed PMID: 17936587.
  • 2: Yildiz M, Pflüger M, Riecher-Rössler A, Berger G. Aneurysms of pericallosal cerebral artery haemorrhage with consecutive psychosis. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2007 Jun;41(6):554. PubMed PMID: 17508327.
  • 3: Riecher-Rössler A, Gschwandtner U, Borgwardt S, Aston J, Pflüger M, Rössler W. Early detection and treatment of schizophrenia: how early? Acta Psychiatr Scand Suppl. 2006;(429):73-80. PubMed PMID: 16445487.
  • 4: Gschwandtner U, Pflueger MO, Semenin V, Gaggiotti M, Riecher-Rössler A, Fuhr P. EEG: a helpful tool in the prediction of psychosis. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2009 Aug;259(5):257-62. doi: 10.1007/s00406-008-0854-3. PubMed PMID: 19363667.
  • 5: Riecher-Rössler A, Pflueger MO, Aston J, Borgwardt SJ, Brewer WJ, Gschwandtner U, Stieglitz RD. Efficacy of using cognitive status in predicting psychosis: a 7-year follow-up. Biol Psychiatry. 2009 Dec 1;66(11):1023-30. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2009.07.020. PubMed PMID: 19733837.
  • 6: Gschwandtner U, Pflüger M, Aston J, Borgwardt S, Drewe M, Stieglitz RD, Riecher-Rössler A. Fine motor function and neuropsychological deficits in individuals at risk for schizophrenia. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2006 Jun;256(4):201-6. PubMed PMID: 16283597.
  • 7: Gschwandtner U, Zimmermann R, Pflueger MO, Riecher-Rössler A, Fuhr P. Negative symptoms in neuroleptic-naïve patients with first-episode psychosis correlate with QEEG parameters. Schizophr Res. 2009 Dec;115(2-3):231-6. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2009.06.013. PubMed PMID: 19683895.
  • 8: Borgwardt SJ, McGuire PK, Aston J, Gschwandtner U, Pflüger MO, Stieglitz RD, Radue EW, Riecher-Rössler A. Reductions in frontal, temporal and parietal volume associated with the onset of psychosis. Schizophr Res. 2008 Dec;106(2-3):108-14. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2008.08.007. PubMed PMID: 18789654.
  • 9: Borgwardt SJ, Riecher-Rössler A, Dazzan P, Chitnis X, Aston J, Drewe M, Gschwandtner U, Haller S, Pflüger M, Rechsteiner E, D'Souza M, Stieglitz RD, Radü EW, McGuire PK. Regional gray matter volume abnormalities in the at risk mental state. Biol Psychiatry. 2007 May 15;61(10):1148-56. PubMed PMID: 17098213.
  • 10: Borgwardt SJ, McGuire PK, Aston J, Berger G, Dazzan P, Gschwandtner U, Pflüger M, D'Souza M, Radue EW, Riecher-Rössler A. Structural brain abnormalities in individuals with an at-risk mental state who later develop psychosis. Br J Psychiatry Suppl. 2007 Dec;51:s69-75. doi: 10.1192/bjp.191.51.s69. PubMed PMID: 18055941.
  • 11: Pflueger MO, Franke I, Graf M, Hachtel H. Predicting general criminal recidivism in mentally disordered offenders using a random forest approach. BMC Psychiatry. 2015 Mar 29;15:62. doi: 10.1186/s12888-015-0447-4. PubMed PMID: 25885691; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4384374.