1. Resting-state networks in healthy adult subjects: a comparison between a 32-element and an 8-element phased array head coil at 3.0 Tesla.

    Acta Radiologica 56(5):605 (2015) PMID 25585849

    Little research exists on the influence of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) head coil's channel count on measured resting-state functional connectivity. To compare a 32-element (32ch) and an 8-element (8ch) phased array head coil with respect to their potential to detect functional connectivit...
  2. Modulation of Craving Related Brain Responses Using Real-Time fMRI in Patients with Alcohol Use Disorder.

    PLoS ONE 10(7):e0133034 (2015) PMID 26204262 PMCID PMC4512680

    One prominent symptom in addiction disorders is the strong desire to consume a particular substance or to display a certain behaviour (craving). Especially the strong association between craving and the probability of relapse emphasises the importance of craving in the therapeutic process. Neuro...
  3. Compassion, guilt and innocence: An fMRI study of responses to victims who are responsible for their fate.

    Social Neuroscience 10(3):243 (2015) PMID 25398075

    Compassion is a human feeling towards an individual who is suffering. However, the responses toward a victim are not always compassionate and may, for example, be moderated by the perceived responsibility of the victim. In the present study, we investigated the neural correlates of compassion an...
  4. Neurofunctional correlates of environmental cognition: an FMRI study with images from episodic memory.

    PLoS ONE 10(4):e0122470 (2015) PMID 25875000 PMCID PMC4397013

    This study capitalizes on individual episodic memories to investigate the question, how dif-ferent environments affect us on a neural level. Instead of using predefined environmental stimuli, this study relied on individual representations of beauty and pleasure. Drawing upon episodic memories w...
  5. Dysregulated daily rhythmicity of neuronal resting-state networks in MCI patients.

    Chronobiology International 31(9):1041 (2014) PMID 25099642

    In young healthy participants, the degree of daily rhythmicity largely varies across different neuronal resting-state networks (RSNs), while it is to date unknown whether this temporal pattern of activity is conserved in healthy and pathological aging. Twelve healthy elderly (mean age=65.1±5.7 y...
  6. Dysregulated daily rhythmicity of neuronal resting-state networks in MCI patients.

    Chronobiology International 31(9):1041 (2014) PMID 25099642

    In young healthy participants, the degree of daily rhythmicity largely varies across different neuronal resting-state networks (RSNs), while it is to date unknown whether this temporal pattern of activity is conserved in healthy and pathological aging. Twelve healthy elderly (mean age=65.1±5.7 y...
  7. Existential neuroscience: effects of mortality salience on the neurocognitive processing of attractive opposite-sex faces.

    Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 9(10):1601 (2014) PMID 24078106 PMCID PMC4187282

    Being reminded of the inherently finite nature of human existence has been demonstrated to elicit strivings for sexual reproduction and the formation and maintenance of intimate relationships. Recently, it has been proposed that the perception of potential mating partners is influenced by mortal...
  8. Existential neuroscience: effects of mortality salience on the neurocognitive processing of attractive opposite-sex faces.

    Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 9(10):1601 (2014) PMID 24078106 PMCID PMC4187282

    Being reminded of the inherently finite nature of human existence has been demonstrated to elicit strivings for sexual reproduction and the formation and maintenance of intimate relationships. Recently, it has been proposed that the perception of potential mating partners is influenced by mortal...
  9. Self processing in the brain: a paradigmatic fMRI case study with a professional singer.

    Brain and Cognition 87:104 (2014) PMID 24732954

    Understanding the mechanisms involved in perception and conception of oneself is a fundamental psychological topic with high relevance for psychiatric and neurological issues, and it is one of the great challenges in neuroscientific research. The paradigmatic single-case study presented here aim...
  10. Self processing in the brain: a paradigmatic fMRI case study with a professional singer.

    Brain and Cognition 87:104 (2014) PMID 24732954

    Understanding the mechanisms involved in perception and conception of oneself is a fundamental psychological topic with high relevance for psychiatric and neurological issues, and it is one of the great challenges in neuroscientific research. The paradigmatic single-case study presented here aim...
  11. Self processing in the brain: A paradigmatic fMRI case study with a professional singer

    Brain and Cognition 87:104 (2014) PMID 24732954

    Understanding the mechanisms involved in perception and conception of oneself is a fundamental psychological topic with high relevance for psychiatric and neurological issues, and it is one of the great challenges in neuroscientific research. The paradigmatic single-case study presente...
  12. Differences between musicians and non-musicians in neuro-affective processing of sadness and fear expressed in music

    Neuroscience Letters 566:120 (2014) PMID 24582901

    • Musicians rate “negative” emotions expressed in music as more arousing. • For sadness, musicians show higher activation in the right prefrontal cortex. ...
  13. Differences between musicians and non-musicians in neuro-affective processing of sadness and fear expressed in music

    Neuroscience Letters 566:120 (2014)

    • Musicians rate “negative” emotions expressed in music as more arousing. • For sadness, musicians show higher activation in the right prefrontal cortex. ...
  14. Differences between musicians and non-musicians in neuro-affective processing of sadness and fear expressed in music

    Neuroscience Letters 566:120 (2014)

    • Musicians rate “negative” emotions expressed in music as more arousing. • For sadness, musicians show higher activation in the right prefrontal cortex. ...
  15. Differences between musicians and non-musicians in neuro-affective processing of sadness and fear expressed in music

    Neuroscience Letters 566:120 (2014)

    • Musicians rate “negative” emotions expressed in music as more arousing. • For sadness, musicians show higher activation in the right prefrontal cortex. ...
  16. Differences between musicians and non-musicians in neuro-affective processing of sadness and fear expressed in music.

    Neuroscience Letters 566:120 (2014) PMID 24582901

    Music is known to convey and evoke emotional states. Musical training has been argued to lead to changes in neural architecture and enhanced processing of emotions. It is not clear, however, whether musical training is also associated with changes in behavioral and neural responses to musically ...
  17. Differences between musicians and non-musicians in neuro-affective processing of sadness and fear expressed in music

    Neuroscience Letters 566:120 (2014)

    • Musicians rate “negative” emotions expressed in music as more arousing. • For sadness, musicians show higher activation in the right prefrontal cortex. ...
  18. Sadness is unique: neural processing of emotions in speech prosody in musicians and non-musicians.

    Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8:1049 (2014) PMID 25688196

    Musical training has been shown to have positive effects on several aspects of speech processing, however, the effects of musical training on the neural processing of speech prosody conveying distinct emotions are yet to be better understood. We used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) ...
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  19. Neural correlates of moral judgments in first- and third-person perspectives: implications for neuroethics and beyond.

    BMC Neuroscience 15:39 (2014) PMID 24742205 PMCID PMC3991864

    There appears to be an inconsistency in experimental paradigms used in fMRI research on moral judgments. As stimuli, moral dilemmas or moral statements/ pictures that induce emotional reactions are usually employed; a main difference between these stimuli is the perspective of the participants r...
  20. An open science resource for establishing reliability and reproducibility in functional connectomics.

    Scientific data 1:140049 (2014) PMID 25977800 PMCID PMC4421932

    Efforts to identify meaningful functional imaging-based biomarkers are limited by the ability to reliably characterize inter-individual differences in human brain function. Although a growing number of connectomics-based measures are reported to have moderate to high test-retest reliability, the...