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Research Article

No Association of the BDNF Val66met Polymorphism with Implicit Associative Vocabulary and Motor Learning

  • Nils Freundlieb,

    Affiliation: Brain Imaging and Neurostimulation (BINS) Laboratory, Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

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  • Stephan Philipp,

    Affiliation: Brain Imaging and Neurostimulation (BINS) Laboratory, Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

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  • Susanne A. Schneider,

    Affiliation: Schilling Section of Clinical and Molecular Neurogenetics, Department of Neurology, University of Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany

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  • Norbert Brüggemann,

    Affiliation: Schilling Section of Clinical and Molecular Neurogenetics, Department of Neurology, University of Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany

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  • Christine Klein,

    Affiliation: Schilling Section of Clinical and Molecular Neurogenetics, Department of Neurology, University of Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany

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  • Christian Gerloff,

    Affiliation: Brain Imaging and Neurostimulation (BINS) Laboratory, Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

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  • Friedhelm C. Hummel mail

    f.hummel@uke.de

    Affiliation: Brain Imaging and Neurostimulation (BINS) Laboratory, Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

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  • Published: November 13, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048327

About the Authors

Nils Freundlieb, Stephan Philipp, Christian Gerloff, Friedhelm C. Hummel
Brain Imaging and Neurostimulation (BINS) Laboratory, Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
Susanne A. Schneider, Norbert Brüggemann, Christine Klein
Schilling Section of Clinical and Molecular Neurogenetics, Department of Neurology, University of Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: f.hummel@uke.de

Competing Interests

NF reports having received a travel grant by the "GlaxoSmithKline-Stiftung" to attend “SfN Neuroscience 2011” in Washington, D.C. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FH NF SP. Performed the experiments: NF SP. Analyzed the data: NF SP FH SS NB CK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CK SS NB. Wrote the paper: NF SP FH CG CK SS NB.