List of publications

Berger C, Kühne D, Scheper V, Kral A (2017): Congenital deafness affects deep layers in primary and higher-order auditory cortex. J Comp Neurol (accepted, in press).

Konerding WS, Janssen H, Hubka P, Tornoe J, Mistrik P, Wahlberg L, Lenarz T, Kral A, Scheper V (2017): Encapsulated cell device approach for combined electrical stimulation and neurotrophic treatment of the deaf cochlea. Hear Res 350:110-121. >>> link

Voigt MB, Hubka P, Kral A (2017): Intracortical microstimulation differentially activates cortical layers based on stimulation depth. Brain Stim 10:684-694. >>> link

Avci E, Nauwealers T, Hamacher V, Kral A (2017): Three-dimensional force profile during cochlear implantation depends on individual geometry and insertion trauma. Ear Hear, accepted, in press.

Kral A, Yusuf PA, Land R (2017): Higher-order areas in congenital deafness: Top-down interactions and corticocortical decoupling. Hear Res 343: 50-63. PDF

Schierholz I, Finke M, Kral A, Büchner A, Rach S, Lenarz T, Dengler R, Sandmann S (2017): Auditory and audiovisual processing in patients with cochlear, auditory brainstem and auditory midbrain implants: an EEG study. Hum Brain Mapp 38:2206-2225. PDF

Finke M, Sandmann P, Bönitz H, Kral A, Büchner A (2016): Consequences of stimulus type on higher-order processing in single-sided deaf cochlear implant users. Audiol Neurootol 21: 305-315. PDF

Roemer A, Köhl U, Majdani O, Klöß S, Falk C, Haumann S, Lenarz T, Kral A, Warnecke A (2016): Biohybrid cochlear implants in human neurosensory restoration. Stem Cell Res & Ther 7: 148, DOI 10.1186/s13287-016-0408-y PDF

Land R, Burghard A, Kral A (2016): The contribution of inferior colliculus activity to the auditory brainstem response (ABR) in mice. Hear Res 341: 109-118 PDF

Kallweit N, Baumhoff P, Krueger A, Tinne N, Kral A, Ripken T, Maier H (2016): Optoacoustic effect is responsible for laser-induced cochlear responses. Nature Sci Rep 6:28141. PDF

Land R, Baumhoff P, Tillein J, Lomber SG, Hubka P, Kral A (2016): Cross-modal plasticity in higher-order auditory cortex does not limit auditory responsiveness to cochlear implants. J Neurosci 36(23):6175-6185. PDF

Kral A, Kronenberger WG, Pisoi DB, O`Donoghue GM (2016): Neurocognitive factors in sensory restoration of early deafness: a connectome model. Lancet Neurol 15(6): 610-621. >>> link

Blödow A, Begandt D, Bader A, Becker A, Burghard A, Kühne D, Kral A, Ngezahayo A (2016): ATP-sensitive K channels (Kir6.1/SUR1) regulate gap junctional coupling in cochlear supporting cells. Eur J Physiol 7(498): 1215-1222.

Tillein J*, Hubka P*, Kral A (2016): Monaural congenital deafness affects aural dominance and degrades binaural processing. Cereb Cortex  26: 1762-1777 PDF

Eggermont JJ, Kral A (2016): Somatic memory and gain increase as preconditions for tinnitus: insights from congenital deafness. Hear Res 333:37-48 PDF

Sato M, Baumhoff P, Kral A (2016): Cochlear implant stimulation of a hearing ear generates separate electroneural and electrophonic responses. J Neurosci 36(1): 54-64 PDF

Kral A, Lomber SG (2015): Deaf white cats. Curr Biol 25: 351-353. PDF

Gordon K, Henkin Y, Kral A (2015): Asymmetric hearing during development: The aural preference syndrome and treatment options. Pediatrics 136(1): 141-153 PDF

Kral A, Hubka P, Tillein J (2015): Strengthening of hearing ear representation reduces binaural sensitivity in single-sided deafness. Audiol Neurootol 20 (suppl. 1): 7-12. PDF

Hubka P, Konerding W, Kral A (2015): Auditory feedback modulates development of kitten vocalizations. Cell Tissue Res 361: 279-294. PDF

Tillein J, Hartmann R, Kral A (2015): Electric-acoustic interaction in the hearing cochlea: single fiber recordings. Hear Res 322: 112-126. PDF

Schultz M, Baumhoff P, Kallweit N, Sato M, Krüger A, Ripken T, Lenarz T, Kral A (2014): Optical stimulation of the hearing and deaf cochlea under thermal and stress confinement condition. Proc SPIE 8928: 892816 1-7.

Kallweit N, Maier H, Schultz M, Tinne N, Krüger A, Kral A, Ripken T (2014): Investigation of laser-tissue interaction for optical cochlea stimulation. Biomed Eng 59: 735.

Schopf C, Zimmermann E, Tünsmeyer J, Kästner SBR, Hubka P, Kral A (2014): Hearing and age-related changes in the gray mouse lemur. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol 15:993-1005 Link

Avci E, Nauwealers T, Lenarz T, Hamacher V, Kral A (2014): Variations in Microanatomy of the Human Cochlea. J Comp Neurol 522: 3245-3261. PDF

Senkowski D*, Pomper U*, Fitzner I, Engel AK, Kral A (2014): Beta-band activity in auditory pathways reflects speech localization and recognition in bilateral cochlear implant users. Human Brain Mapp 35:3107-3121. Link

Burghard A, Lenarz T, Kral A, Paasche G (2014): Insertion site and sealing technique affect residual hearing and tissue formation after cochlear implantation. Hear Res 312: 21-27.

Kral A, Hubka P, Heid S, Tillein J (2013): Unilateral hearing during development: hemispheric specificity in plastic reorganizations. Front Syst Neurosci 7: 93, 1-13. PDF

Rode T, Hartmann T, Hubka P, Scheper V, Lenarz M, Lenarz T, Kral A, Lim HH (2013): Neural representation in the auditory midbrain of the envelope of vocalizations based on a peripheral ear model. Front Neural Circuts 7: 166, 2-18. PDF

Land R, Engler G, Kral A*, Engel AK* (2013): Response properties of local field potentials and multiunit activity in mouse visual cortex. Neuroscience 254: 141-151. PDF

Kaiser O, Paasche G, Stöver T, Ernst S, Lenarz T, Kral A, Warnecke A (2013): TGF-beta suprefamily member activity A acts with BDNF and erythropoietin to improve survival of spiral ganglion cells in vitro. Neuropharmacology 75: 416-425. Link

Kral A (2013): Auditory critical periods: a review from system‘s perspective. Neuroscience 247: 117-133. PDF

Illg A, Giourgas A, Kral A, Büchner A, Lesinski-Schiedat A, Lenarz T (2013): Speech comprehension in children and adolescents after sequential bilateral implantation with long inter-implant interval. Otol Neurootol 34:682-689. PDF

Barone P, Lecassagne L, Kral A (2013): Reorganization of the connectivity of cortical field DZ in congenitally deaf cat. PLoS One 8(4): e60093. PDF

Kral A, Hubka P, Heid S, Tillein J (2013): Single-sided deafness leads to unilateral aural preference within an early sensitive period. Brain 136:180-193. PDF

Currasco A, Brown T, Kok M, Chabot N, Kral A, Lomber SG (2013): Influence of core auditory cortical areas on acoustically-evoked activity in contralateral primary auditory cortex. J Neurosci 33(2): 776-789.

Land R, Engler G, Kral A*, Engel AK* (2012): Auditory evoked bursts in mouse visual cortex during isoflurane anesthesia. PLoS One 7(11): e49855. PDF

Schultz M, Baumhoff P, Maier H, Teudt IU, Krüger A, Lenarz T, Kral A (2012): Nanosecond laser pulse stimulation of the cochlea - a wavelength study. Biomedical Optics Express 3(12): 3332-3345. PDF

Tillein J, Heid S, Lang E, Hartmann R, Kral A (2012): Development of brainstem-evoked responses in congenital auditory deprivation. Neural Plasticity 182767, doi 10.1155/2012/182767. PDF

Kral A, Sharma A (2012): Developmental Neuroplasticity after Cochlear Implantation. Trends Neurosci 35(2): 111-122.

Lomber SG, Meredith AM, Kral A (2011): Adaptive crossmodal plasticity in deaf auditory cortex: areal and laminar contributions to supranormal vision in deaf. Prog Brain Res 191: 251-270. PDF

Tillein J, Hubka P, Kral A (2011): Sensitivity to interaural time differences with binaural implants: Is it in the brain? Cochlear Implants Int 12 Suppl 1: 44-50.

Teudt IU, Maier H, Richter CP, Kral A (2011): Acoustic events and optophonic cochlear responses to near infrared laser stimulation. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 58(6): 1648-1655.

Syed E, Sharott A, Moll Ch, Engel AK, Kral A (2011): Effect of sensory stimulation on rat barrel cortex, dorsolateral striatum and on corticostriatal functional connectivity. Eur J Neurosci 33:461-470.

Reimer A, Hubka P, Engel AK, Kral A (2011): Fast propagating waves in the rodent auditory cortex. Cereb Cortex 21:166-177. PDF

    (Selected as one of 2% top of published articles in biology and medicine by „Faculty of 1000“)

Kral A, O‘Donoghue GM (2010): Profound Deafness in Childhood. New England J Med 363:1438-50. PDF

Lomber SG, Meredith A, Kral A (2010): Crossmodal plasticity in specific auditory cortices underlies visual compensations in the deaf. Nat Neurosci 13(11): 1421-1427. 

Tillein J*, Hubka P*, Syed E, Hartmann R, Engel A, Kral A (2010): Cortical representation of interaural time differences in congenital deafness. Cereb Cortex 20: 492-506 (Epub Nov. 2009)

Kral A, Tillein J, Hubka P, Schiemann D, Heid S, Hartmann R, Engel AK (2009): Spatiotemporal patterns of cortical activity with bilateral cochlear implants in congenital deafness. J Neurosci 29(3): 811-827.

Kral A (2009): Early hearing experience and sensitive developmental periods (in German). HNO 57(1): 9-16. PDF

Kral A, Eggermont JJ (2007): What’s to lose and what’s to learn: Development under auditory deprivation, cochlear implants and limits of cortical plasticity. Brain Res Rev 56(1):259-69.

Kral A (2007): Unimodal and cross-modal plasticity in the “deaf” auditory cortex. Int J Audiol 46:479-493.

Kral A, Tillein J, Heid S, Klinke R, Hartmann R (2006): Cochlear implants: Cortical plasticity in congenital deprivation. Prog Brain Res 157: 283-314. PDF

Kral A, Tillein J (2006): Brain plasticity under cochlear implant stimulation. Adv Otorhinolaryngol 64: 89-108. PDF

Sharma A, Dorman M, Kral A (2005): The influence of a sensitive period on central auditory development in children with unilateral and bilateral cochlear implants. Hear Res 203: 134–143.

Kral A, Tillein J, Heid S, Hartmann R, Klinke R (2005): Postnatal cortical development in congenital auditory deprivation. Cereb Cortex 15: 552-562.

Kral A, Schröder J-H, Klinke R, Engel AK (2003): Absence of cross-modal reorganization in the primary auditory cortex of congenitally deaf cats. Exp Brain Res 153: 605-613.

Kral A, Hartmann R, Tillein J, Heid S, Klinke R (2002): Hearing after congenital deafness: central auditory plasticity and sensory deprivation. Cereb Cortex 12: 797-807.

Kral A, Hartmann R, Tillein J, Heid S, Klinke R (2001): Delayed maturation and sensitive periods in the auditory cortex. Audiol Neurootol 6: 346-362.

Klinke R, Hartmann R, Heid S, Tillein J, Kral A (2001): Plastic changes in the auditory cortex of congenitally deaf cats following cochlear implantation. Audiol Neurootol 6: 203-206.

Kral A, Hulin I (2001): Neurophysiological preconditions of consciousness. Psychiatria 8: 86-98.

Kral A, Hartmann R, Tillein J, Heid S, Klinke R (2000): Congenital auditory deprivation reduces synaptic activity within the auditory cortex in a layer-specific manner. Cereb Cortex 10: 714-726.

Kral A (2000): Temporal code and speech recognition. Acta Otolaryngol (Stockh) 120(4): 529-530.

Klinke R, Kral A, Heid S, Tillein J, Hartmann R (1999): Recruitment of the auditory cortex in congenitally deaf cats by long-term cochlear electrostimulation. Science 285:1729-1733.

Kral A, Tillein J, Hartmann R, Klinke R (1999): Monitoring of anaesthesia in neurophysiological experiments. NeuroReport 10: 781-787.

Kral A, Hartmann R, Mortazavi R, Klinke R (1998): Spatial resolution of cochlear implants: The electrical field and excitation of auditory afferents. Hear Res 121: 11-28.

Kral A, Majernik V (1996): On lateral inhibition in the auditory system. Gen Physiol Biophys 15: 109-127.

Kral A, Majernik V (1996): Neural networks simulating the frequency discrimination of hearing. Biol Cybern 74: 359-366.

Majernik V, Kral A (1993): Sharpening of Input Excitation Curves in Lateral Inhibition. Int J Neural Syst 4(1): 65-80. PDF

Kral A, Hartmann R, Klinke R (2000): Efficiency of cochlear implant stimulation: II. Configuration of the electrodes. Bratisl Med J 101: 170-172.

Kral A, Hartmann R, Klinke R (2000): Efficiency of cochlear implant stimulation: I. Position in the cochlea. Bratisl Med J 101: 112-114.

Kral A (1996): Tinnitus: a code of silence disease. Bratisl Med J 97: 575-580.

Bernadic M, Kral A, Ostatnikova D, Pogady J (1996): Neurofyziologia: sucasny stav a perspektivy dalsieho vyvoja. Psychiatria 3(2): 86-91.

Kral A (1994): Neuroscience and artificial neural networks. Lek a Tech 25(6): 142-144.

Kral A (1994): The role of pineal gland in circadian rhythms regulation. Bratisl Med J  95: 295-303

Kral A, Kral A sen., Majernik V (1991): Frekvencna analyza hláskoveho inventara slovenciny. Jazykovedny casopis 42(2): 105-114.

Books & Chapters:

Kral A, Popper AN, Fay RR (2013): Deafness. Springer Handbook of Auditory Research. Springer Verlag.

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Kral A, Pallas SL (2010): Development of the Auditory Cortex. In: Schreiner Ch, Winer J (eds): Auditory Cortex. Springer Verlag. pp. 443-461

Kral A, Hartmann R, Klinke R (2006): Recruitment of the auditory cortex in congenitally deaf cats. In: Lomber SG, Eggermont JJ (eds): Reprogramming the Cerebral Cortex. Oxford University Press, pp. 191-210.

Hartmann R, Kral A (2004): Central responses to cochlear implant stimulation. In: Zeng FG, Popper AN, Fay RR (eds): Springer Handbook of Auditory Research: Cochlear Implants. pp. 213-285.

Kral A, Kral A sen. (2005): Jazyk a nervovy system (Language and the Nervous System, in slovak). In: Kvasnicka V (ed): Jazyk a kognicia (Language and Cognition, in slovak). Kalligram, Bratislava, pp. 188-234.

Hubka P, Kral A, Klinke R (2004): Input desynchronization and impaired columnar activation in deprived auditory cortex revealed by independent component analysis. In: Syka J, Merzenich MM (eds): Plasticity and Signal Representation in the Auditory System. Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 161-165.

Klinke R, Kral A, Heid S, Hartmann R (2004): Plastic changes in the primary auditory cortex in cochlear implanted deaf cats. In: Syka J, Merzenich MM (eds): Plasticity and Signal Representation in the Auditory System. Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 151-160.

Kral A (2002): Patofyziologia zmyslovych organov (Pathophysiology of Sensory Systems, in slovak). In Hulin I (ed.): Patofyziologia, 6th Edition, Slovak Academic Press, Bratislava, 1262-1277.

Kral A, Hulin I (2002): Neurofyziologicke predpoklady vedomia (Neurophysiological precondictions of consciousness, in slovak). In Hulin I (ed.): Patofyziologia, 6th Edition, Slovak Academic Press, Bratislava, 1173-1183.

Bernadic M, Kral A, Holzerova J (2002): Epilepsia (Epilepsy, in slovak). In Hulin I (ed.): Patofyziologia, 6th Edition, Slovak Academic Press, Bratislava, 1224-1233.

Brezny I, Kral A, Bernadic M (2001): Epilepsia (Epilepsy, in slovak). In: Duris I, Hulin I, Bernadic M (eds): Principy internej mediciny, Slovak Academic Press, Bratislava, 2672-2683.

Kral A (1998): Autonomny nervovy system (Autonomous nervous system, in slovak). In Hulin I (ed.): Patofyziologia, 5th Edition, Slovak Academic Press, Bratislava, 990-999.

Kvasnicka V, Benuskova L, Farkas I, Pospichal J, Tino P, Kral A (1997): Uvod do teorie neuronovych  sieti (Introduction to the Theory of Neuronal Networks, in slovak). IRIS, Bratislava, 1997.

* denotes equal contribution for the first or senior authors.

Cummulative IF: ~ 357
H-Index: 27
Citations: ~ 3600
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