klö Adriane Icenhour  

Prof. Adriane Icenhour, PhD

Adresse: Universitätsstr. 105, 44789 Bochum
Raum 04/423

Tel: +49 234 32 27285
Email: adriane.icenhour@rub.de
ORCID-ID: 0000-0001-6323-0960


Methoden und Forschungsinteressen
  • Experimentelle und translationale Forschung zu Schmerz und Interozeption
  • Aversive Lern- und Gedächtnisprozesse
  • Angst, Furcht und Stress in der Modulation der menschlichen Gehirnfunktion und des Verhaltens
  • Magnetresonanztomographie (fMRI, MRS); Psychophysiologie; Psychoneuroendokrinologie
Ausgewählte Publikationen

Öhlmann H, Lanters LR, Theysohn N, Langhorst J, Engler H, Icenhour A*, Elsenbruch S* (2023) Distinct alterations in central pain processing of visceral and somatic pain in quiescent ulcerative colitis compared to irritable bowel syndrome and health. Journal of Crohns and Colitis 17(10):1639-1651. https://doi.org/10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjad080

Labrenz F, Merz CJ, Icenhour A (2023) Connecting dots in disorders of gut-brain interaction: the interplay of stress and sex hormones in shaping visceral pain. Frontiers in Psychiatry 14:1204136. https://doi.org/10.3389%2Ffpsyt.2023.1204136

Icenhour A, Petrakova L, Hazzan N, Theysohn N, Merz CJ, Elsenbruch S (2021) When gut feelings teach the brain to fear pain: Context-dependent activation of the central fear network in a novel interoceptive conditioning paradigm. Neuroimage 238:118229. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.118229

Koenen LR, Pawlik RJ, Icenhour A, Petrakova L, Forkmann K, Theysohn N, Engler H, Elsenbruch S (2021) Associative learning and extinction of conditioned threat predictors across sensory modalities. Communications Biology 4(1):553. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-021-02008-1

Norlin AK, Walter S, Icenhour A, Keita, ÅV, Elsenbruch S, Bednarska O, Jones MP, Simon R,

Engström M (2020) Fatigue in irritable bowel syndrome is associated with plasma levels of TNF-α and mesocorticolimbic connectivity. Brain Behavior and Immunity 92:211-222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2020.11.035

Icenhour A, Labrenz F, Roderigo T, Benson S, Elsenbruch S (2020) The role of chronic stress in

normal visceroception: Insights from an experimental visceral pain study in healthy volunteers. Frontiers in Psychiatry 11:107. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00107

Icenhour A, Tapper S, Bednarska O, Witt ST, Tisell A, Lundberg P, Elsenbruch S, Walter S (2019) Elucidating the putative link between prefrontal neurotransmission, functional connectivity, and affective symptoms in irritable bowel syndrome. Scientific Reports 9(1):13590.       


Bednarska O*, Icenhour A*, Tapper S, Witt ST, Tisell A, Lundberg P, Elsenbruch S, Engström M, Walter S (2019) Reduced excitatory neurotransmitter levels in anterior insulae are associated with abdominal pain in irritable bowel syndrome. Pain 160(9):2004-2012.


Benson S, Siebert C, Koenen LR, Engler H, Kleine-Borgmann J, Bingel U, Icenhour A, Elsenbruch S (2019) Cortisol affects pain sensitivity and pain-related emotional learning in experimental visceral but not somatic pain: a randomized controlled study in healthy men and women. Pain 160(8):1719-1728. 


Icenhour A, Witt ST, Elsenbruch S, Lowén M, Engström M, Tillisch K, Mayer EA, Walter S (2017) Brain functional connectivity is associated with visceral sensitivity in women with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Neuroimage: Clinical 15: 449-457. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nicl.2017.06.001

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