Florian Kurth
Florian Kurth, M.D. Ph.D.
• Postdoctoral Scholar - Department of Neurology
635 Charles E. Young Dr. South
Suite 225
Los Angeles, CA 90095


• 2013 ECTRIMS Travel Grant
• 2013 Fellowship for the American Neurological Association’s Translational and Clinical Research Course
• 2010 Doctorate Degree (magna cum laude)
• 2008 Travel award from the German Research Foundation
• 2007 Travel award from the German Research Foundation
• 2007 OHBM Travel Award


A 12-step user guide for analyzing voxel-wise gray matter asymmetries in statistical parametric mapping (SPM).
Kurth F; Gaser C; Luders E;

PMID: 25591011    DOI: 10.1038/nprot.2015.014   
Shifting brain asymmetry: the link between meditation and structural lateralization.
Kurth F; MacKenzie-Graham A; Toga AW; Luders E;

PMID: 24643652    DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsu029   
Bringing CLARITY to gray matter atrophy.
Spence RD; Kurth F; Itoh N; Mongerson CR; Wailes SH; Peng MS; MacKenzie-Graham AJ;

PMID: 25038439    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.07.017   
Translating working memory into action: behavioral and neural evidence for using motor representations in encoding visuo-spatial sequences.
Langner R; Sternkopf MA; Kellermann TS; Grefkes C; Kurth F; Schneider F; Zilles K; Eickhoff SB;

PMID: 24222405    DOI: 10.1002/hbm.22415   
The perfect neuroimaging-genetics-computation storm: collision of petabytes of data, millions of hardware devices and thousands of software tools.
Dinov ID; Petrosyan P; Liu Z; Eggert P; Zamanyan A; Torri F; Macciardi F; Hobel S; Moon SW; Sung YH; Jiang Z; Labus J; Kurth F; Ashe-McNalley C; Mayer E; Vespa PM; Van Horn JD; Toga AW; Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative;

PMID: 23975276    DOI: 10.1007/s11682-013-9248-x    PMCID: NIHMS518504 [Available on 06/01/15]
Ictal alterations of consciousness during ecstatic seizures.
Picard F; Kurth F;

PMID: 24436968    DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M113.516898   
Neuroprotective effects of testosterone treatment in men with multiple sclerosis.
Kurth F; Luders E; Sicotte NL; Gaser C; Giesser BS; Swerdloff RS; Montag MJ; Voskuhl RR; Mackenzie-Graham A;

PMID: 24634831    DOI: 10.1016/j.nicl.2014.03.001    PMCID: PMC3952353
Forever Young(er): potential age-defying effects of long-term meditation on gray matter atrophy.
Luders E; Cherbuin N; Kurth F;

PMID: 25653628    DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01551    PMCID: PMC4300906
Global and regional alterations of hippocampal anatomy in long-term meditation practitioners.
Luders E; Thompson PM; Kurth F; Hong JY; Phillips OR; Wang Y; Gutman BA; Chou YY; Narr KL; Toga AW;

PMID: 22815233    DOI: 10.1002/hbm.22153   
The right inhibition? Callosal correlates of hand performance in healthy children and adolescents callosal correlates of hand performance.
Kurth F; Mayer EA; Toga AW; Thompson PM; Luders E;

PMID: 22438280    DOI: 10.1002/hbm.22060    PMCID: NIHMS353931 [Available on 09/01/14]
Relationships between gray matter, body mass index, and waist circumference in healthy adults.
Kurth F; Levitt JG; Phillips OR; Luders E; Woods RP; Mazziotta JC; Toga AW; Narr KL;

PMID: 22419507    DOI: 10.1002/hbm.22021   
Meditation effects within the hippocampal complex revealed by voxel-based morphometry and cytoarchitectonic probabilistic mapping.
Luders E; Kurth F; Toga AW; Narr KL; Gaser C;

PMID: 23847572    DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00398    PMCID: PMC3705194
Disease and genetic contributions toward local tissue volume disturbances in schizophrenia: a tensor-based morphometry study.
Yang Y; Nuechterlein KH; Phillips OR; Gutman B; Kurth F; Dinov I; Thompson PM; Asarnow RF; Toga AW; Narr KL;

PMID: 22241649    DOI: 10.1002/hbm.21349    PMCID: NIHMS290476
One-year test-retest reliability of intrinsic connectivity network fMRI in older adults.
Guo CC; Kurth F; Zhou J; Mayer EA; Eickhoff SB; Kramer JH; Seeley WW;

PMID: 22446491    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.03.027    PMCID: NIHMS639227
Bridging the hemispheres in meditation: thicker callosal regions and enhanced fractional anisotropy (FA) in long-term practitioners.
Luders E; Phillips OR; Clark K; Kurth F; Toga AW; Narr KL;

PMID: 22374478    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.02.026    PMCID: NIHMS360924
Activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis revisited.
Eickhoff SB; Bzdok D; Laird AR; Kurth F; Fox PT;

PMID: 21963913    DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.09.017    PMCID: NIHMS328039
The unique brain anatomy of meditation practitioners: alterations in cortical gyrification.
Luders E; Kurth F; Mayer EA; Toga AW; Narr KL; Gaser C;

PMID: 22393318    DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00034    PMCID: PMC3289949
Diminished gray matter within the hypothalamus in autism disorder: a potential link to hormonal effects?
Kurth F; Narr KL; Woods RP; O'Neill J; Alger JR; Caplan R; McCracken JT; Toga AW; Levitt JG;

PMID: 21531390    DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2011.03.026    PMCID: NIHMS286131
ALE meta-analysis on facial judgments of trustworthiness and attractiveness.
Bzdok D; Langner R; Caspers S; Kurth F; Habel U; Zilles K; Laird A; Eickhoff SB;

PMID: 20978908    DOI: 10.1007/s00429-010-0287-4    PMCID: NIHMS264587
Dissociating bottom-up and top-down processes in a manual stimulus-response compatibility task.
Cieslik EC; Zilles K; Kurth F; Eickhoff SB;

PMID: 20573974    DOI: 10.1152/jn.00261.2010    PMCID: PMC2944686
A link between the systems: functional differentiation and integration within the human insula revealed by meta-analysis.
Kurth F; Zilles K; Fox PT; Laird AR; Eickhoff SB;

PMID: 20512376    DOI: 10.1007/s00429-010-0255-z   
Cytoarchitecture and probabilistic maps of the human posterior insular cortex.
Kurth F; Eickhoff SB; Schleicher A; Hoemke L; Zilles K; Amunts K;

PMID: 19822572    DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhp208    PMCID: PMC2871375
[Meta-analyses in clinical brain research].
Eickhoff SB; Nickl-Jockschat T; Kurth F;

PMID: 20066395    DOI: 10.1007/s00115-009-2826-x   
ALE Meta-Analysis Workflows Via the Brainmap Database: Progress Towards A Probabilistic Functional Brain Atlas.
Laird AR; Eickhoff SB; Kurth F; Fox PM; Uecker AM; Turner JA; Robinson JL; Lancaster JL; Fox PT;

PMID: 19636392    DOI: 10.3389/neuro.11.023.2009    PMCID: PMC2715269
Brain Gray Matter Changes Associated with Mindfulness Meditation in Older Adults: An Exploratory Pilot Study using Voxel-based Morphometry.
Kurth F; Luders E; Wu B; Black DS;

PMID: 25632405    DOI: 10.17140/NOJ-1-106