Martin Tik

Martin Tik is a research associate and PhD student at the Medical University of Vienna. His main research interests are at the interface of fMRI brain mapping and TMS brain stimulation.

Recent Publications

Most recent publications can be found on Martin Tik’s google scholar profile.

Tik, M, Hoffmann A, Sladky R, Tomova L, Hummer A, Navarro de Lara L, Bukowski H, Pripfl J, Biswal B, Lamm C, Windischberger C. (2017). Towards understanding rTMS mechanism of action: Stimulation of the DLPFC Causes Network-specific Increase in Functional Connectivity. NeuroImage.

Tik M, Woletz M, Navarro de Lara L, Sladky R, Hoffmann A, Hummer A, Windischberger C. Mapping TMS local and remote immediate effects by concurrent TMS/fMRI using a dedicated high-sensitivity coil array. Brain Stimulation: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation. 2017 Mar 1;10(2):489-91.

Navarro de Lara L¹, Tik M¹, Woletz M, Frass-Kriegl R, Moser E, Laistler E, Windischberger C. High-sensitivity TMS/fMRI of the Human Motor Cortex Using a Dedicated Multichannel MR Coil. NeuroImage. 2017 Apr 15;150:262-9.

Peer-reviewed Journal Papers

Kraus C, Seiger R, Pfabigan D, Sladky R, Tik M, Paul K, Woletz M, Gryglewski G, Vanicek T, Komorowski A, Kasper S, Lamm C, Windischberger C, Lanzenberger R. Hippocampal Subfields in Acute and Remitted Depression - an Ultra-High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study.. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2019 Jun 6. pii: pyz030. doi: 10.1093/ijnp/pyz030. 2019.

Rütgen M, Pletti C, Tik M, Kraus C, Pfabigan DM, Sladky R, Klöbl M, Woletz M, Vanicek T, Windischberger C, Lanzenberger R, Lamm C. Antidepressant treatment, not depression, leads to reductions in behavioral and neural responses to pain empathy. Transl Psychiatry. 2019 Jun 7;9(1):164. doi: 10.1038/s41398-019-0496-4. 2019.

Schuler A, Tik M, Sladky R, Luft CDB, Hoffmann A, Woletz M, Zioga I, Bhattacharya J, Windischberger C. Modulations in resting state networks of subcortical structures linked to creativity. Neuroimage. 2019 Mar 29;195:311-319. 2019.

Woletz M, Hoffmann A, Tik M, Sladky R, Lanzenberger R, Robinson S, Windischberger C. Beware detrending: Optimal preprocessing pipeline for low-frequency fluctuation analysis. Hum Brain Mapp. 2019 Apr 1;40(5):1571-1582. 2019.

Hummer A, Ritter M, Woletz M, Ledolter AA, Tik M, Dumoulin SO, Holder GE, Schmidt-Erfurth U, Windischberger C. Artificial scotoma estimation based on population receptive field mapping.. Neuroimage. 2018 Apr 1;169:342-351. 2018.

Kranz GS, Hahn A, Kaufmann U, Tik M, Ganger S, Seiger R, Hummer A, Windischberger C, Kasper S, Lanzenberger R. Effects of testosterone treatment on hypothalamic neuroplasticity in female-to-male transgender individuals.. Brain Struct Funct. 2018 Jan;223(1):321-328. 2018.

Kraus C, Klöbl M, Tik M, Auer B, Vanicek T, Geissberger N, Pfabigan DM, Hahn A, Woletz M, Paul K, Komorowski A, Kasper S, Windischberger C, Lamm C, Lanzenberger R. The pulvinar nucleus and antidepressant treatment: dynamic modeling of antidepressant response and remission with ultra-high field functional MRI. Mol Psychiatry. 2018 Feb 8. 2018.

Tik M, Sladky R, Luft CDB, Willinger D, Hoffmann A, Banissy MJ, Bhattacharya J, Windischberger C. Ultra-high-field fMRI insights on insight: Neural correlates of the Aha!-moment. Human Brain Mapping 2018 Apr 17. 2018.

Höflich A, Ganger S, Tik M, Hahn A, Kranz GS, Vanicek T, Spies M, Kraus C, Windischberger C, Kasper S, Winkler D, Lanzenberger R. Imaging the neuroplastic effects of ketamine with VBM and the necessity of placebo control. Neuroimage Feb 15;147:198-203, 2017.

Kranz GS, Seiger R, Kaufmann U, Hummer A, Hahn A, Ganger S, Tik M, Windischberger C, Kasper S, Lanzenberger R. Effects of sex hormone treatment on white matter microstructure in individuals with gender dysphoria. Neuroimage Feb 13;150:60-67, 2017.

Navarro de Lara L &, Tik M, Woletz M, Frass-Kriegl R, Moser E, Laistler E, Windischberger C.. High-sensitivity TMS/fMRI of the Human Motor Cortex Using a Dedicated Multichannel MR Coil. NeuroImage. 150:262-9. 2017.

Sladky R, Geissberger N, Pfabigan DM, Kraus C, Tik M, Woletz M, Paul K, Vanicek T, Auer B, Kranz GS, Lamm C, Lanzenberger R, Windischberger C. Unsmoothed functional MRI of the human amygdala and bed nucleus of the stria terminalis during processing of emotional faces. Neuroimage Jan 17, 2017.

Spies M, Kraus C, Geissberger N, Auer B, Klöbl M, Tik M, Stürkat IL, Hahn A, Woletz M, Pfabigan DM, Kasper S, Lamm C, Windischberger C, Lanzenberger R. Default mode network deactivation during emotion processing predicts early antidepressant response. Transl Psychiatry Jan 24;7(1):e1008, 2017.

Tik M, Hoffmann A, Sladky R, Tomova L, Hummer A, Navarro de Lara L, Bukowski H, Pripfl J, Biswal B, Lamm C, Windischberger C. Towards understanding rTMS mechanism of action: Stimulation of the DLPFC causes network-specific increase in functional connectivity. Neuroimage. 2017 Nov 15;162:289-296. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.09.022, 2017.

Hummer A, Ritter M, Tik M, Ledolter AA, Woletz M, Holder GE, Dumoulin SO, Schmidt-Erfurth U, Windischberger C. Eyetracker-based gaze correction for robust mapping of population receptive fields. Neuroimage Nov 15;142:211-224, 2016.

Navarro de Lara LI, Tik M, Woletz M, Frass-Kriegl R, Moser E, Laistler E, Windischberger C. High-sensitivity TMS/fMRI of the Human Motor Cortex Using a Dedicated Multichannel MR Coil. Neuroimage Feb 22;150:262-269, 2016.

Sladky R, Stepniczka I, Boland E, Tik M, Lamm C, Hoffmann A, Buch JP, Niedermeier D, Field J, Windischberger C. Neurobiological differences in mental rotation and instrument interpretation in airline pilots. Sci Rep Jun 21;6:28104, 2016.

Peer-reviewed Conference Abstracts (* Talk)

Fischer R, Woletz M, Tik M, Windischberger C. . A novel setup for high-precision neuronavigated TMS pulses. 25th Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM - Rome. 2019.

Hummer A, Ritter M, Woletz M, Pawloff M, Tik M, Schmidt-Erfurth U, Windischberger C. . A novel approach for the assessment of population receptive field mapping results. 25th Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Rome. 2019.

Hummer A, Ritter M, Woletz M, Pawloff M, Tik M, Schmidt-Erfurth U, Windischberger C. . A novel approach for the assessment of population receptive field mapping results. 19th Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, VSS – St. Pete Beach. 2019.

Princic M, Tik M, Woletz M, Geissberger N, Windischberger C. . Functional localizers for improved DLPFC targeting: A comparison against standard rTMS targets. 3rd International Brain Stimulation Conference - Vancouver, Canada. 2019.

Princic M, Tik M, Woletz M, Geissberger N, Windischberger C. . Reproducibility of individualized TMS targets for treatment of depression based on functional MRI. 25th Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Rome. 2019.

Princic M, Tik M, Pfabigan D, Kranz G, Paul K, Kraus C, Woletz M, Auer B, Vanicek T, Lamm C, Rupert L, Windischberger C. . Emotion task as functional localiser for TMS: a 7 Tesla comparison study of MDD patients and healthy controls. 25th Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Rome. 2019.

Princic M, Tik M, Pfabigan D, Kranz G, Paul K, Kraus C, Woletz M, Auer B, Vanicek T, Lamm C, Rupert L, Windischberger C. . Emotion task as functional localiser for TMS: a 7 Tesla comparison study of MDD patients and healthy controls*. Brain Stimulation and Imaging Meeting, BrainSTIM - Rome. 2019.

Tik M, Woletz M, Princic M, Schuler A, Geissberger N, Hummer A, Windischberger C. . Individualizing Brainstimulation through concurrent TMS/fMRI. 3rd International Brain Stimulation Conference - Vancouver, Canada. 2019.

Tik M, Woletz M, G Kranz, D Pfabigan, N Geissberger, R Sladky, C Kraus, B Auer, T Vanicek, K Paul, R Lanzenberger, C Lamm, Windischberger C. . Remission from depression and tms over left DLPFC share the same network connectivity changes. 3rd International Brain Stimulation Conference - Vancouver, Canada. 2019.

Tik M, Woletz M, Princic M, Geissberger N, Schuler A, Hummer A, Windischberger C. . Imaging Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Reconsidering Placebo Control. 26th Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Rome. 2019.

Tik M, Woletz M, Schuler A, Princic M, Pratapa A, Hummer A, Windischberger C. . Explaining rTMS network effects by acute concurrent TMS/fMRI response. 26th Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Rome. 2019.

Tik M, Sladky R, Kranz G, Pfabigan D, Kraus G, Paul K, Reed S, Vanicek T, Auer B, Lanzenberger R, Lamm C, Windischberger C. . Right SMG during emotion discrimination distinguishes depression from remission: A new TMS target?. 26th Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Rome. 2019.

Tik M, Woletz M, Schuler A, Princic M, Pratapa A, Hummer A, Windischberger C. . Explaining rTMS network modulations by acute TMS/fMRI response*. Brain Stimulation and Imaging Meeting, BrainSTIM - Rome. 2019.

Woletz M, Tik M, M Princic, Schuler A, Windischberger C. . EPI-based target tracking in concurrent TMS-fMRI. 3rd International Brain Stimulation Conference - Vancouver, Canada. 2019.

Woletz M, Tik M, N Pratapa, M Prinčič, Schuler A, Windischberger C. . Real-time neuronavigation feedback in concurrent TMS-fMRI. 3rd International Brain Stimulation Conference - Vancouver, Canada. 2019.

Woletz M, Tik M, Pratapa NA, Princic M, Schuler AL, Windischberger C. . Motion reduction in concurrent TMS-fMRI using real-time feedback. 25th Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Rome. 2019.

Woletz M, Hummer A, Tik M, Windischberger C. . Decoding cortical responses to continuous visual stimuli. 25th Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Rome. 2019.

Geissberger N, Tik M, Sladky R, Woletz M, Hoffmann A, Prinčič M, Windischberger C. . The Necessity of Individualized TMS Targets: Inter-subject Variability of DLPFC Activation. 24th Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Singapore. 2018.

Hummer A, Ritter M, Woletz M, Ledolter A A, Tik M, Holder G E, Schmidt-Erfurth U, Windischberger C. . Multi-band accelerated high resolution population receptive field mapping on 7T*. 24th Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Singapore. 2018.

Hummer A, Ritter M, Woletz M, Ledolter A A, Tik M, Holder G E, Schmidt-Erfurth U, Windischberger C. . Population receptive field coverage provided by different retinotopic stimuli in healthy subjects. 24th Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Singapore. 2018.

Tik M, Bukowski H, Schuler AL, Hummer A, Lamm C, Windischberger C. . Theta burst stimulation of TPJ – a new potential target for depression treatment. 24th Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Singapore. 2018.

Tik M, Woletz M, Princic M, Geissberger N, Schuler A, Hummer A, Windischberger C. . Individual DLPFC Dose-Response Profiles through concurrent TMS/fMRI. 24th Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Singapore. 2018.

Tik M, Sladky R, Luft C, Willinger D, Hoffmann A, Banissy M, Bhattacharya J, Windischberger C. . Creative Insight: The role of Nucleus accumbens and the dopaminergic mid-brain. 25th Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Singapore. 2018.

Tik M, Woletz M, Princic M, Geissberger N, Schuler A, Hummer A, Windischberger C. . Individualizing Brainstimulation through concurrent TMS/fMRI*. Brain Stimulation and Imaging Meeting, BrainSTIM - Singapore. 2018.

Woletz M, Tik M, Princic M, Schuler A, Windischberger C. . TMS target tracking in TMS-fMRI experiments. 24th Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Singapore. 2018.

Woletz M, Tik M, Princic M, Windischberger C. . Online MR motion assessment using neuronavigation. 24th Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Singapore. 2018.

Geissberger N, Sladky R, Tik M, Hoffmann A, Woletz M, Willinger D, Robinson S, Windischberger C. . Explicit versus Implicit Emotion Processing: a 7 Tesla fMRI study. 23rd Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, 2017.

Hummer A, Kovac L, Ledolter A A, Ritter M, Woletz M, Tik M, Schmidt-Erfurth U, Windischberger C. . Effects of segmentation on population receptive field mapping in visual cortex. 23rd Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Vancouver. 2017.

Tik M, Woletz M, Navarro de Lara L, Sladky R, Hoffmann A, Schuler AL, Willinger D, Geissberger N, Hummer A, Windischberger C. . Mapping TMS immediate effects by concurrent TMS/fMRI using a dedicated high-sensitivity coil array. 23rd Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Vancouver, 2017.

Tik M, Woletz M, Kranz G, Pfabigan D, Geissberger N, Sladky R, Kraus C, Auer B, Vanicek T, Paul K, Lamm C, Lanzenberger R, Windischberger C. . Connectomic insights into depression and TMS as a treatment option *. 23rd Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Vancouver, 2017.

Tik M, Woletz M, Navarro de Lara L, Sladky R, Hoffmann A, Hummer A, Windischberger C. . Mapping TMS local and remote immediate effects by concurrent TMS/fMRI using a dedicated high-sensitivity coil array *. The triple M approach: Mapping, Modeling and Modulation in brain stimulation research @ 2nd International Brain Stimulation Conference - Barcelona, 2017.

Tik M, Woletz M, Navarro de Lara L, Sladky R, Hoffmann A, Hummer A, Windischberger C. . Insights into depression and TMS as a treatment option. Brain Stimulation and Imaging Meeting, BrainSTIM - Vancouver, 2017.

Tik M, Woletz M, Navarro de Lara L, Sladky R, Hoffmann A, Hummer A, Geissberger N, Windischberger C. . Mapping TMS immediate effects by concurrent TMS/fMRI using a dedicated high-sensitivity coil array. 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, ISMRM - Honolulu, Hawaii, 2017.

Tik M, Woletz M, Hummer A, Geissberger N, Windischberger C. . Individualized Thresholds: Calibrating brain stimulation through concurrent TMS/fMRI. 2nd European Conference on Brain Stimulation in Psychiatry, ECBSP - Munich, 2017.

Woletz M, Hoffmann A, Pfabigan D, Vanicek T, Geissberger N, Tik M, Auer B, Kranz GS, Paul K, Kraus C, Lamm C, Lanzenberger R, Windischberger C. . Informed N4 bias-field correction. 23rd Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Vancouver. 2017.

Woletz M, Hoffmann A, Tik M, Sladky R, Robinson S, Windischberger C. . The importance of proper preprocessing for (f)ALFF mapping. 23rd Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Vancouver. 2017.

Geissberger N, Sladky R, Tik M, Woletz M, Hoffmann A, Willinger D, Windischberger C. . High BOLD stability of emotional faces processing network in ultra-high field fMRI data. Restingstate and Brain Connectivity, 2016.

Geissberger N, Tik M, Sladky R, Woletz M, Hoffmann A, Willinger D, Windischberger C. . Reliability of Amygdala fMRI at Ultra-High Field*. Organization for Human Brain Mapping Alpine Chapter, *Talk, 2016.

Hoffmann A, Woletz M, Sladky R, Tik M, Windischberger C. . Influence of interpolation artifacts on resting-state fMRI functional connectivity. 22nd Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Geneva. 2016.

Hummer A, Ledolter A A, Ritter M, Tik M, Schmidt-Erfurth U, Windischberger C. . Retinotopic organisation of the primary visual cortex in patients with central vs peripheral retinal dysfunction. Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, ARVO - Seattle. 2016.

Hummer A, Tik M, Woletz M, Ritter M, Ledolter A A, Schmidt-Erfurth U, Windischberger C. . Scotoma detection based on population receptive field mapping. 22nd Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Geneva. 2016.

Tik M, Sladky R, Luft CDB, Hoffmann A, Willinger D, Banissy M, Bhattacharya J, Windischberger C. . Aha! Moments Inside: Self-arising creative solutions specified. 22nd Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Geneva, 2016.

Tik M, Woletz M, Navarro de Lara L, Sladky R, Hoffmann A, Hummer A, Windischberger C. . Multimodal assessment of TMS-induced acute effects *. 6th International Conference on Transcranial Brain Stimulation - Göttingen, 2016.

Tik M, Hoffmann A, Sladky R, Tomova L, Hummer A, Navarro de Lara L, Biswal B, Bukowski H, Pripfl J, Lamm C, Windischberger C. . Assessing effectiveness and specificity of DLPFC rTMS using an unbiased resting-state approach. 6th International Conference on Transcranial Brain Stimulation - Göttingen, 2016.

Tik M, Woletz M, Navarro de Lara L, Sladky R, Hoffmann A, Hummer A, Windischberger C. . Multimodal assessment of TMS acute and long-term changes *. Brain Stimulation and Imaging Meeting, BrainSTIM - Geneva, 2016.

Woletz M, Tik M, Lamm C, Windischberger C. . Comparison of fALFF at 3 Tesla and 7 Tesla. 22nd Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Geneva. 2016.

Woletz M, Tik M, Sladky R, Windischberger C. . The effects of preprocessing options on (f)ALFF maps. 5th Biennial International Conference on Resting State Brain Connectivity, Vienna. 2016.

Woletz M, Tik M, Sladky R, Lamm C, Windischberger C. . Comparing fALFF at 3 T and 7 T. 5th Biennial International Conference on Resting State Brain Connectivity, Vienna. 2016.

Hummer A, Ritter M, Tik M, Ledolter A, Schmidt-Erfurth U, Windischberger C. . ICA-based denoising of population receptive field maps. 21st Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Honolulu, 2015.

Hummer A, Ritter M, Tik M, Ledolter A, Schmidt-Erfurth U, Windischberger C. . Eyetracker-based gaze correction for robust mapping of population receptive fields. 21st Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Honolulu, 2015.

Navarro di Lara L, Tik M, Woletz M, Bukowski H, Stürkat IL, Lamm C, Moser E, Windischberger C. . Boosting the sensitivity of concurrent TMS/fMRI in motor cortex using a dedicated MR coil array. 1st Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Honolulu, 2015.

Sladky R, Hahn A, Stürkat IL, Hoffmann A, Kranz G, Tik M, Seiger R, Pfabigan D, Lanzenberger R, Lamm C, Windischberger C. . Modeling effective connectivity in the extended emotion processing network using DCM at 7T. 21st Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Honolulu, 2015.

Sladky R, Kraus C, Stürkat IL, Hoffmann A, Lamplmair D, Tik M, Spies M, Pfabigan D, Lamm C, Lanzenberger R, Windischberger C. . Effective connectivity of amygdala sub regions and OFC in acute and remitted MDD patients at 7T. 21st Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Honolulu, 2015.

Sladky R, Stepniczka I, Tik M, Hoffmann A, Buch JP, Lamm C, Niedermeier D, Field J, Windischberger C. . Manual control vs. automation monitoring: Inflight decision making in airline pilots. 21st Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Honolulu, 2015.

Sladky R, Stepniczka I, Tik M, Lamm C, Hoffmann A, Niedermeier D, Field J, Windischberger C. . Neurobiological differences in mental rotation and instrument interpretation in pilots. 21st Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Honolulu, 2015.

Stepniczka I, Sladky R, Tik M, Lamm C, Hoffmann A, Niedermeier D, Field J, Windischberger C. . Brain Mapping in Aircraft Pilots in-flight: Monitoring and Anticipation in challenging Situations. 21st Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Honolulu, 2015.

Tik M, Sladky R, Di Bernardi Luft C, Hoffmann A, Hummer A, Banassy M, Bhattacharya J, Windischberger C. . Ultra-high field fMRI insights on insight: Neural correlates of the “Aha!”-moment. 21st Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Honolulu, 2015.

Tik M, Hoffmann A, Sladky R, Tomova L, Hummer A, Navarro di Lara L, Biswal B, Pripfl J, Lamm C, Windischberger C. . 10Hz rTMS over the left DLPFC specifically modulates ACC connectivity within IC network 17. 21st Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Honolulu, 2015.

Tik M, Woletz M, Lucia Navarro de Lara, Sladky R, Hoffmann A, Hummer A, Windischberger C. . Multimodal Assessment of Local and Remote TMS-induced Effects. 21st Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, HBM – Honolulu, 2015.