published preprints

Andoh, J., Milde, C., Diers, M., Bekrater-Bodmann, R., Trojan, J., Fuchs, X., Becker, S., Desch, S., & Flor, H. (2019). Assessment of cortical reorganization and preserved function in phantom limb pain: a methodological perspective. arXiv:1902.07268.

Fuchs, X. Diers, M., Trojan, J., Kirsch, P., Milde, C., Bekrater-Bodmann, R., Rance, M., Foell, J., Andoh, J., Becker, S., & Flor, H. (2019). Phantom limb pain intensity is associated with generalized hyperalgesia. bioRxiv 538207. doi:10.1101/538207

accepted for publication

Cordier, L., Fuchs, X. Herpertz, S., Trojan, J., & Diers, M. (accepted). Synchronous stimulation with light and heat induces body ownership and reduces pain perception. The Journal of Pain. doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2019.10.009


Beinert, K., Sofsky, M., & Trojan, J. (2019). Train the brain! Immediate sensorimotor effects of mentally performed flexor exercises in patients with neck pain. A pilot study. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 55(1), 63-70. doi:10.23736/S1973-9087.18.05118-3

Grimminger-Seidensticker, E., Korte, J., Möhwald, A., & Trojan, J. (2019). Körperunzufriedenheit, Angsterleben und Präferenzen didaktischer Inszenierungen im Sportunterricht der Grundschule. Zeitschrift für sportpädagogische Forschung, 7, 73–87.

Riemer, M., Trojan, J., Beauchamp, M., & Fuchs, X. (2019). The rubber hand universe: On the impact of methodological differences in the rubber hand illusion. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 104, 268–280. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2019.07.008

Schweiker, M., Abdul-Zahra, A., André, M., Al-Atrash, F., Al-Khatri, H., Alprianti, R. R., Alsaad, H., Amin, R., Ampatzi, E., Arsano, A. Y., Azadeh, M., Azar, E., Bahareh, B., Batagarawa, A., Becker, S., Buonocore, C., Cao, B., Choi, J.-H., Chun, C., Daanen, H., Damiati, S., Daniel, L., De Vecchi, R., Dhaka, S., Domínguez-Amarillo, S., Dudkiewicz, E., Edappilly, L. P., Fernández-Agüera, J., Folkerts, M., Frijns, A., Gaona, G., Garg, V., Gauthier, S., Jabbari, S. G., Harimi, D., Hellwig, R. T., Huebner, G. M., Jin, Q., Jowkar, M., Kania, R., Kim, J., King, N., Kingma, B., Koerniawan, M. D., Kolarik, J., Kumar, S., Kwok, A., Lamberts, R., Laska, M., Lee, M. C. J., Lee, Y., Lindermayr, V., Mahaki, M., Marcel-Okafor, U., Marín-Restrepo, L., Marquardsen, A., Martellotta, F., Mathur, J., McGill, G., Mino-Rodriguez, I., Mou, D., Moujalled, B., Nakajima, M., Ng, E., Okafor, M., Olweny, M., Ouyang, W., Pabst de Abreu, A. L., Pérez-Fargallo, A., Rajapaksha, I., Ramos, G., Rashid, S., Reinhart, C. F., Rivera, M. I., Salmanzadeh, M., Schakib-Ekbatan, K., Schiavon, S., Shooshtarian, S., Shukuya, M., Soebarto, V., Suhendri, S., Tahsildoost, M., Tartarini, F., Teli, D., Tewari, P., Thapa, S., Trebilcock, M., Trojan, J., Tukur, R. B., Voelker, C., Yam, Y., Yang, L., Zapata-Lancaster, G., Zhai, Y., Zhu, Y., & Zomorodian, Z. S. (2019). The Scales Project: a cross-national dataset on the interpretation of thermal perception scales. Scientific Data, 6, 289. doi:10.1038/s41597-019-0272-6 [OPEN ACCESS]

Trojan, J., Speck, V., Kleinböhl, D., Benrath, J., Flor, H., & Maihöfner, C. (2019). Altered tactile localisation and spatiotemporal integration in CRPS patients. European Journal of Pain, 23(3), 472–482. doi:10.1002/ejp.1321 [free access via Wiley Content Sharing]


Erkic, M., Bailer, J., Fenske, S. C., Schmidt, S. N. L., Trojan, J., Schröder, A., Kirsch, P., & Mier, D. (2018). Emotion processing in patients with somatic symptom disorder. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 25(1), 163–172. doi:10.1002/cpp.2151 [free access via Wiley Content Sharing]

Grimminger-Seidensticker, E., Möhwald, A., Korte, J., & Trojan, J. (2018). Body dissatisfaction in normal weight children? Sports activities and motives for engaging in sports. European Journal of Sport Science, 18(7), 1013-1021. doi:10.1080/17461391.2018.1473498

Trojan, J., Fuchs, X., Speth, S., & Diers, M. (2018). The rubber hand illusion induced by visual-thermal stimulation. Scientific Reports, 8, 12417. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-29860-2 [OPEN ACCESS]

Weber, A. & Trojan, J. (2018). The restorative value of the urban environment: A systematic review of the existing literature. Environmental Health Insights, 12, 1–13. doi:10.1177/1178630218812805 [OPEN ACCESS]


Brooks, J. & Trojan, J. (2017). The Cutaneous Rabbit Effect: Phenomenology and saltation. Scholarpedia, 12(12), 52363. doi:10.4249/scholarpedia.52363 [OPEN ACCESS]

Löffler, A., Trojan, J., Zieglgänsberger, W., & Diers, M. (2017). Visually induced analgesia during massage treatment in chronic back pain patients. European Journal of Pain, 21(10), 1623–1631. doi:10.1002/ejp.1066 [free access via Wiley Content Sharing]

Meinke, A., Hawighorst, M., Wagner, A., Trojan, J., & Schweiker, M. (2017). Comfort-related feedforward information: occupants’ choice of cooling strategy and perceived comfort. Building Research & Information, 45(1–2), 222–238. doi:10.1080/09613218.2017.1233774


Diers, M., Löffler, A., Zieglgänsberger, W., & Trojan, J. (2016). Watching your pain site reduces pain intensity in chronic back pain patients. European Journal of Pain, 20(4), 581–585. doi:10.1002/ejp.765

Fuchs, X., Riemer, M., Diers, M., Flor, H., & Trojan, J. (2016). Perceptual drifts of real and artificial limbs in the rubber hand illusion. Scientific Reports, 6, 24362. doi:10.1038/srep24362 [OPEN ACCESS]

Torta, D. M., Tatu, M. K., Cotroneo, D., Alamia, A., Folegatti, A., & Trojan, J. (2016). Prism adaptation contrasts perceptual habituation for repetitive somatosensory stimuli. Acta Psychologica, 165, 24–33. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2016.01.009


Bekrater-Bodmann, R., Schredl, M., Diers, M., Reinhard, I., Foell, J., Trojan, J., Fuchs, X., & Flor, H. (2015). Post-amputation pain is associated with the recall of an impaired body representation in dreams – results from a nation-wide survey on limb amputees. PLOS ONE, 10(3), e0119552. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0119552 [OPEN ACCESS]

Diers, M., Kamping, S., Kirsch, P., Rance, M., Bekrater-Bodmann, R., Foell, J., Trojan, J., Bach, F., Maaß, H., Çakmak, H., & Flor, H. (2015). Illusion-related brain activations: A new virtual reality mirror box system for use during functional magnetic resonance imaging. Brain Research, 1594, 173–182. doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2014.11.001

Milde, C., Rance, M., Kirsch, P., Trojan, J., Fuchs, X., Foell, J., Bekrater-Bodmann, R., Flor, H., & Diers, M. (2015). Do mirror glasses have the same effect on brain activity as a mirror box? Evidence from a functional magnetic resonance imaging study with healthy subjects. PLOS ONE, 10(5), e0127694. do:10.1371/journal.pone.0127694 [OPEN ACCESS]

Riemer, M., Bublatzky, F., Trojan, J., & Alpers, G. W. (2015). Defensive activation during the rubber hand illusion: Ownership versus proprioceptive drift. Biological Psychology, 109, 86–92. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2015.04.011

Trojan, J. (2015). Representations of body and space: theoretical concepts and controversies. Cognitive Processing, 16(1), 417–420. doi:10.1007/s10339-015-0724-7 [free access via Springer Nature SharedIt]


Bekrater-Bodmann, R., Foell, J., Diers, M., Kamping, S., Rance, M., Kirsch, P., Trojan, J., Fuchs, X., Bach, F., Çakmak, H.K., Maaß, H., & Flor, H. (2014). The importance of synchrony and temporal order of visual and tactile input for illusory limb ownership experiences – an fMRI study applying virtual reality. PLOS ONE, 9(1), e87013. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087013 [OPEN ACCESS]

Riemer, M., Fuchs, X., Bublatzky, F., Kleinböhl, D., Hölzl, R., & Trojan, J. (2014). The rubber hand illusion depends on a congruent mapping between real and artificial fingers. Acta Psychologica, 152, 34–41. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2014.07.012

Steenbergen, P., Buitenweg, J. R., Trojan, J., & Veltink, P. H. (2014). Tactile localization depends on stimulus intensity. Experimental Brain Research, 232(2), 597–607. doi:10.1007/s00221-013-3768-x [free access via Springer Nature SharedIt]

Trojan, J., Diers, M., Fuchs, X., Bach, F., Bekrater-Bodmann, R., Foell, R., Kamping, S., Rance, M., Maaß, H., & Flor, H. (2014). An augmented reality home-training system based on the mirror training and imagery approach. Behavior Research Methods, 46(3), 634–640. doi:10.3758/s13428-013-0412-4 [OPEN ACCESS]

Trojan, J., Diers, M., Valenzuela Moguillansky, C., & Torta, D. M. E. (2014). Body, space, and pain. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 369. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00369 [OPEN ACCESS]

Trojan, J., Heil, M., Maihöfner, C., Hölzl, R., Kleinböhl, D., Flor, H., & Benrath, J. (2014). Spatiotemporal integration of tactile patterns along and across fingers. Neuropsychologia, 53, 12–24. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.10.019 [OPEN ACCESS]


Diers, M., Zieglgänsberger, W., Trojan, J., Drevensek, A. M., Erhardt-Raum, G., & Flor, H. (2013). Site-specific visual feedback reduces pain perception. Pain, 154(6), 890–896. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2013.02.022

Riemer, M., Kleinböhl, D., Hölzl, R., & Trojan, J. (2013). Action and perception in the rubber hand illusion. Experimental Brain Research, 229(3), 383-393. doi:10.1007/s00221-012-3374-3 [free access via Springer Nature SharedIt]

Steenbergen, P., Buitenweg, J. R., Trojan, J., & Veltink, P. H. (2013). Reproducibility of somatosensory spatial perceptual maps. Experimental Brain Research, 224(3), 417-427. doi:10.1007/s00221-012-3321-3 [free access via Springer Nature SharedIt]

Trojan, J. & Diers, M. (2013). Update: Physiologie und Psychologie des Schmerzes. Manuelle Therapie, 17(4), 153–161. doi:10.1055/s-0033-1356787


Kleinböhl, D., Hölzl, R., & Trojan, J. (2012). Nociception and pain in thermal skin sensitivity. In B. Berglund, G. B. Rossi, J. Townsend & L. Pendrill (Hrsg.), Measurements with Persons. Theory, methods and implementation areas (S. 255–280). New York: Psychology Press.

Riemer, M., Trojan, J., Kleinböhl, D., & Hölzl, R. (2012). A “view from nowhen” on time perception experiments. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance, 38(5), 1118–1124. doi:10.1037/a0027073

Steenbergen, P., Buitenweg, J. R., Trojan, J., Klaassen, B., & Veltink, P. H. (2012). Subject-level differences in reported locations of cutaneous tactile and nociceptive stimuli. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6, 325. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2012.00325 [OPEN ACCESS]

Steenbergen, P., Buitenweg, J. R., Trojan, J., Van der Heide, E., Van den Heuvel, T., Flor, H., & Veltink, P. H. (2012). A system for inducing concurrent tactile and nociceptive sensations at the same site using electrocutaneous stimulation. Behavior Research Methods, 44(4), 924-933. doi:10.3758/s13428-012-0216-y [OPEN ACCESS]


Riemer, M., Trojan, J., Kleinböhl, D., & Hölzl, R. (2010). Body posture affects tactile discrimination and identification of fingers and hands. Experimental Brain Research, 206(1), 47–57. doi:10.1007/s00221-010-2396-y [free access via Springer Nature SharedIt]

Trojan, J., Stolle, A. M., Mršić Carl, A., Kleinböhl, D., Tan, H. Z., & Hölzl, R. (2010). Spatiotemporal integration in somatosensory perception: effects of sensory saltation on pointing at perceived positions on the body surface. Frontiers in Psychology, 1, 206. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2010.00206 [OPEN ACCESS]


Trojan, J., Getzmann, S., Möller, J., Kleinböhl, D., & Hölzl, R. (2009). Tactile-auditory saltation: spatiotemporal integration across sensory modalities. Neuroscience Letters, 460(2), 156–160. doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2009.05.053 [postprint available on ResearchGate]

Trojan, J., Kleinböhl, D., Stolle, A. M., Andersen, O. K., Hölzl, R., & Arendt-Nielsen, L. (2009). Independent psychophysical measurement of experimental modulations in the somatotopy of cutaneous heat-pain stimuli. Somatosensory and Motor Research, 26(1), 11–17. doi:10.1080/08990220902813491 [postprint available on ResearchGate]


Kleinböhl, D., Trojan, J., Konrad, C., & Hölzl, R. (2006). Sensitization and habituation of AMH and C-fiber related percepts of repetitive radiant heat stimulation. Clinical Neurophysiology, 117(1), 118–130. doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2005.08.023

Trojan, J., Kleinböhl, D., Stolle, A. M., Andersen, O. K., Hölzl, R., & Arendt-Nielsen, L. (2006). Psychophysical “perceptual maps” of heat and pain sensations by direct localization of CO2 laser stimuli on the skin. Brain Research, 1120(1), 106–113. doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2006.08.065 [postprint available on ResearchGate]

Trojan, J., Stolle, A. M., Kleinböhl, D., Mørch, C. D., Arendt-Nielsen, L., & Hölzl, R. (2006). The saltation illusion demonstrates integrative processing of spatiotemporal information in thermoceptive and nociceptive networks. Experimental Brain Research, 170(1), 88–96. doi:10.1007/s00221-005-0190-z [free access via Springer Nature SharedIt]


Meyer, H., Kleinböhl, D., Baudendistel, K., Bock, M., Trojan, J., Rabuffetti-Lehle, M., Hölzl, R., & Schad, L. R. (2001). Ereigniskorrelierte funktionelle Magnetresonanztomographie zur Erforschung der zerebralen Schmerzverarbeitung. Zeitschrift für Medizinische Physik, 11(1), 5–13.