Virginia Conde




Dr. rer. med. (Biomedicine)

Research Interests

Brain network dynamics, Neuroplasticity, Connectivity, Neurophysiology methods, Multimodal imaging methods

Research Groups

Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain Stimulation
Interventional Neurophysiology

Curriculum Vitae



Dr. in Biomedicine, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Department of Neurology, University of Leipzig, Germany


Dipl. Psychology, University of Seville, Spain


Erasmus exchange at University of Utrecht, Faculty of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts, Utrecht, The Netherlands


2013 - Present

PostDoc at the DRCMR, Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen (Denmark)

2009 - 2013

Doctoral Student, the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Department of Neurology (Leipzig, Germany)

2009 - 2009

Predoctoral Researcher, Biomedicine Institute of Seville, University Hospital “Virgen del Rocío”, Seville, Spain

2007 - 2008

Final-year project of Psychology (Full-year Practicum) in Psychophysiological Research. University Hospital “Virgen del Rocío”, Seville.

Full CV


Vollmann, H., Ragert, P., Conde, V., Villringer, A., Classen, J., Witte, O.W., Steele, C.J. (2014). Instrument specific use-dependent plasticity shapes the anatomical properties of the corpus callosum: a comparison between musicians and non-musicians. Front Behav Neurosci. 2014 Jul 16;8:245. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00245. 

Conde, V., Vollmann, H., Taubert, M., Sehm, B., Cohen, L., Villringer, A. & Ragert, P. (2013). Reversed timing-dependent associative plasticity in the human brain through interhemispheric interactions. J Neurophysiol. 2013 May;109(9):2260-2271. 

Sehm, B., Taubert, M., Conde, V., Weise, D., Classen, J., Dukart, J., Draganski, B., Villringer & A., Ragert, P. Structural brain plasticity in Parkinson's disease induced by balance training. Neurobiol Aging (Article in Press). doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2013.06.021. 

Kaminski, E., Hoff, M., Sehm, B., Taubert, M., Conde, V., Steele, CJ., Villringer, A. & Ragert, P. Effect of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) during complex whole body motor skill learning. Neuroscience Letters (Article in Press). doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2013.07.034. 

Conde, V., Palomar, F.J., Lama, M.J., Martínez, R., Carrillo, F., Pintado, E. & Mir, P. (2012). Abnormal GABA-mediated and cerebellar inhibition in women with the fragile X premutation. J Neurophysiol. 2013 Mar;109(5):1315-22. Epub 2012 Dec 12. 

Conde, V., Vollmann, H., Sehm, B., Taubert, M., Villringer, A., & Ragert, P. (2012). Cortical thickness in primary sensorimotor cortex influences the effectiveness of paired associative stimulation. Neuroimage. 2012 60(2), 864-870. 

Conde, V., Altenmüller, E., Villringer, A. & Ragert, P. (2012). Task-irrelevant auditory feedback facilitates motor performance in musicians. Front Psychol. 2012:3:146. 

Vollmann, H., Conde, V., Sewerin, S., Taubert, M., Sehm, B., Witte, OW., Villringer, A. & Ragert P . (2012). Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over supplementary motor area (SMA) but not pre-SMA promotes short-term visuomotor learning. Brain Stimul. 2013 Mar;6(2):101-7. Epub 2012 May 7. 

Palomar, F.J., Conde, V., Carrillo, F., Fernandez-Del-Olmo, M., Koch, G., & Mir, P. (2012). Parieto-motor functional connectivity is impaired in Parkinson's disease. Brain Stimul. 2013 Mar;6(2):147-54. Epub 2012 Apr 15. 

Carrilo, F., Palomar, F.J., Conde, V., Diaz-Corrales, F.J., Porcacchia, P., Fernandez- del-Olmo, M., Koch, G. & Mir, P. (2013). Study of cerebello-thalamocortical pathway by transcranial magnetic stimulation in Parkinson’s disease. Brain Stimul (Article in Press). doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2012.12.004. 

Sehm B, Hoff M, Gundlach C, Taubert M, Conde V, Villringer A, Ragert P. (2012). A novel ring electrode setup for the recording of somatosensory evoked potentials during transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). J Neurosci Methods. 2013 Jan;212(2):234- 6. Epub 2012 Oct 26. 

Gryga, M., Taubert, M., Dukart, J., Vollmann, H., Conde, V., Sehm, B., Villringer, A. & Ragert, P. (2012). Bidirectional gray matter changes after complex motor skill learning. Front Syst Neurosci. 2012:6:37. 

Sehm, B., Schaefer, A., Kipping, J., Margulies, D., Conde, V., Taubert, M., Villringer, A. & Ragert, P . (2012). Dynamic modulation of intrinsic functional connectivity by transcranial direct current stimulation. J Neurophysiol. 2012 Dec;108(12):3253-63. Epub 2012 Sep 19. 

Sewerin, S., Taubert, M., Vollmann, H., Conde, V., Villringer, A., & Ragert, P. (2011). Enhancing the effect to repetitive I-wave paired-pulse TMS (iTMS) by adjusting for the individual I-wave periodicity. BMC Neuroscience. 2011 May;12:45