Berger R, Hurlemann R, Shamay-Tsoory S, Kanterman A, Brauser M, Gorni J, Luhmann M, Schramm E, Schultz J, Philipsen A, Lieberz J, Scheele D (2024) Oxytocin-augmented modular-based group intervention for loneliness: A proof-of-concept randomized-controlled trial. Psychother & Psychosom 93:169-180. doi:10.1159/000538752

Basedow LA, Zerth SF, Salzmann S, Uecker C, Bauer N, Elsenbruch S, Rief W, Langhorst J (2024). Pre-treatment expectations and their influence on subjective symptom change in Crohn's disease. J Psychosom Res; 176:111567.

Bauer N, Löffler C, Oeznur O, Uecker C, Schlee C, Adamczyk A, Elsenbruch S, Pfuhlmann K, Reissmann R, Westendorf A, Keil T, Langhorst J (2024). Evaluation of a multimodal stress management and comprehensive lifestyle modification program on quality-of-life and gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with Crohn's Disease - A randomized controlled pilot trial with nine-month follow-up. Digestion (online ahead of print).

Mielacher C, Scheele D, Kiebs M, Schmitt L, Dellert T, Philipsen A, Lamm C, Hurlemann R (2024). Altered reward network responses to social touch in major depression. Psychol Med; 54(2):308-316.

Stevens L, Bregulla M, Scheele D (2024). Out of touch? How trauma shapes the experience of social touch – neural and endocrine pathways. Neurosci Biobehav Rev; 159:105595.


Aulenkamp JL, Icenhour A, Elsenbruch S (2023). Nocebo effects in visceral pain: concept and design of the experimental randomized-controlled pain study 'NoVis'. Front Psychiatry; 14:1270189.

Benson S, Labrenz F, Kotulla S, Brotte L, Rödder P, Tebbe B, Theysohn N, Engler H, Elsenbruch S (2023). Amplified gut feelings under inflammation and depressed mood: A randomized fMRI trial on interoceptive pain in healthy volunteers. Brain Behav Immun; 112:132-137.

Berger, R, Hurlemann R, Shamay-Tsoory SG, Kantermann A, Brauser M, Gorni J, Luhmann M, Schramm E, Schultz J, Philipsen A, Lieberz J, Scheele D (2023). Oxytocin-augmented modular-based group intervention for loneliness: A proof-of-concept randomized-controlled trial. medRxiv; 2023. 10.30.23297746.

Berretz G, Dutschke C, Leonard E, Packheiser J (2023). Ewww-Investigating the neural basis of disgust in response to naturalistic and pictorial nauseating stimuli. Front Psychiatry; 13:1054224.

Berretz G, Packheiser J, Wolf OT, Ocklenburg S (2023). A single dose of hydrocortisone does not alter interhemispheric transfer of information or transcallosal integration. Front Psychiatry; 14:1054168.

Borawski J, Papadatou-Pastou M, Packheiser J, Ocklenburg S (2023). Handedness in post-traumatic stress disorder: A meta-analysis. Neurosci Biobehav Rev; 145:105009.

Bosman M, Smeets F, Elsenbruch S, Tack J, Simrén M, Talley N, Winkens B, Masclee A, Keszthelyi D (2023). Placebo response in pharmacological trials in patients with functional dyspepsia-A systematic review and meta-analysis. Neurogastroenterol Motil; 35(2):e14474.

Coenjaerts M, Adrovic B, Trimborn I, Philipsen A, Hurlemann R, Scheele D (2023). Effects of exogenous oxytocin and estradiol on resting-state functional connectivity in women and men. Sci Rep; 13(1):3113.

De Baets L, Matheve T, Moog ME, Hasenbring MI, Levenig C (2023). Graded-Modelle in der Praxis. MSK; 27:83-91.

El Basbasse Y, Packheiser J, Peterburs J, Maymon C, Güntürkün O, Grimshaw G, Ocklenburg S (2023). Walk the plank! Using mobile electroencephalography to investigate emotional lateralization of immersive fear in virtual reality. R Soc Open Sci; 10(5):221239.

Fehrmann E, Ebenbichler G, Tüchler K, Habenicht R, Mair P, Fischer-Grote L, Hasenbring M, Kienbacher T (2023). Do the WHO-ICF personal factors "age" and "sex" impact limited activity and restricted participation category profiles differently between younger and older women and men in multimodal chronic back pain rehabilitation? Disabil Rehabil; 45(1):41-50.

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. Front Psychiatry; 14:1204136.

Matheve T, De Baets L, Moog ME, Hasenbring MI, Levenig C (2023). Graded-Modelle – eine Einführung. MSK; 27:73-82.

Michon F, Packheiser J, Gazzola V, Keysers C (2023). Sharing Positive Affective States Amongst Rodents. Affect Sci; 4(3):475-479.

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. J Crohns Colitis; 17(10):1639-1651.

Packheiser J, Papadatou-Pastou M, Koufaki A, Paracchini S, Stein CC, Schmitz J, Ocklenburg S (2023). Elevated levels of mixed-hand preference in dyslexia: Meta-analyses of 68 studies. Neurosci Biobehav Rev; 154:105420.

Packheiser J, Sommer L, Wüllner M, Malek IM, Reichart JS, Katona L, Luhmann M, Ocklenburg S (2023). A Comparison of Hugging Frequency and Its Association with Momentary Mood Before and During COVID-19 Using Ecological Momentary Assessment. Health Commun; 11:1-9.

Packheiser J, Soyman E, Paradiso E, Michon F, Ramaaker E, Sahin N, Muralidharan S, Wöhr M, Gazzola V, Keysers C (2023). Audible pain squeaks can mediate emotional contagion across pre-exposed rats with a potential effect of auto-conditioning. Commun Biol; 6(1):1085.

Pawlik RJPetrakova L, Cueillette A, Krawczyk K, Theysohn N, Elsenbruch S, Engler H (2023). Inflammation shapes neural processing of interoceptive fear predictors during extinction learning in healthy humans. Brain Behav Immun; 108:328-339.

Pertz M, Seidel S, Wiemann G, Kowalski T, Thoma P (2023). Social cognition and occupational reintegration in primary central nervous system lymphoma long-term survivors: a secondary analysis of a combined data set. J Psychosoc Oncol; 20:1-11.

Pertz M, Schlömer S, Seidel C, Hentschel B, Löffler M, Schackert G, Krex D, Juratli T, Tonn JC, Schnell O, Vatter H, Simon M, Westphal M, Martens T, Sabel M, Bendszus M, Dörner N, Wick A, Fliessbach K, Hoppe C, Klingner M, Felsberg J, Reifenberger G, Gramatzki D, Weller M, Schlegel U; German Glioma Network (2023). Long-term neurocognitive function and quality of life after multimodal therapy in adult glioma patients: a prospective long-term follow-up. J Neurooncol; 164(2):353-366.

Pusch R, Packheiser J, Azizi AH, Sevincik CS, Rose J, Cheng S, Stüttgen MC, Güntürkün O (2023). Working memory performance is tied to stimulus complexity. Commun Biol; 6(1):1119.

Sailer U, Riva F, Lieberz J, Campbell-Meiklejohn D, Scheele D, Pfabigan DM (2023). Hungry for compliments? Ghrelin is not associated with neural responses to social rewards or their pleasantness. Front Psychiatry; 14:1104305.

Schmidt K, Schlitt F, Wiech K, Merz CJ, Kleine-Borgmann J, Wolf OT, Engler H, Forkmann K, Elsenbruch S, Bingel U (2023). Hydrocortisone Differentially Affects Reinstatement of Pain-related Responses in Patients With Chronic Back Pain and Healthy Volunteers. J Pain; S1526-5900(23)00609-0.

Schneider E, Hopf D, Aguilar-Raab C, Scheele D, Neubauer AB, Sailer U, Hurlemann R, Eckstein M, Ditzen B (2023). Affectionate touch and diurnal oxytocin levels: An ecological momentary assessment study. Elife; 12:e81241.

Schneider E, Hopf D, Eckstein M, Scheele D, Aguilar-Raab C, Herpertz SC, Grinevich V, Ditzen B (2023). Stress during the COVID-19 Pandemic Moderates Pain Perception and Momentary Oxytocin Levels. J Clin Med; 12(6):2333.

Titze C, Konietzny K, Gajsar H, Koltyn K, Chehadi O, Hasenbring MI, Vaegter HB (2023). The role of spontaneous vs. experimentally induced attentional strategies for the pain response to a single bout of exercise in healthy individuals. Scand J Pain; 23(3):588-598.


Aulenkamp JL, Steinmüller K, Icenhour A, Elsenbruch S (2022). From gut feeling to visceral pain: Effects of negative expectations in the context of the gut-brain axis. Schmerz; 36(3):182-188.

Barazanji N, Hamilton PJ, Icenhour A, Simon RA, Bednarska O, Tapper S, Tisell A, Lundberg P, Engström M, Walter S (2022). Irritable bowel syndrome in women: Association between decreased insular subregion volumes and gastrointestinal symptoms. Neuroimage Clin; 35:103128.

Beckers AB, van Oudenhove L, Weerts ZZRM, Jacobs HIL, Priovoulos N, Poser BA, Ivanov D, Gholamrezaei A, Aziz Q, Elsenbruch S, Masclee AAM, Keszthelyi D (2022). Evidence for engagement of the nucleus of the solitary tract in processing intestinal chemonociceptive input irrespective of conscious pain response in healthy humans. Pain; 163(8):1520-1529.

Bellartz E, Pertz M, Jungilligens J, Kleffner I, Wellmer J, Schlegel U, Thoma P, Popkirov S (2022). Point-of-Care Testing Using a Neuropsychology Pocketcard Set: A Preliminary Validation Study. Brain Sci; 12(6):694.

Benson S, Theysohn N, Kleine-Borgmann J, Rebernik L, Icenhour AElsenbruch S (2022). Positive Treatment Expectations Shape Perceived Medication Efficacy in a Translational Placebo Paradigm for the Gut-Brain Axis. Front Psychiatry; 13:824468.

Berretz G, Cebula C, Wortelmann BM, Papadopoulou P, Wolf OT, Ocklenburg S, Packheiser J (2022). Romantic partner embraces reduce cortisol release after acute stress induction in women but not in men. PLoS One; 17(5):e0266887.

Berretz G, Packheiser J (2022). Altered hemispheric asymmetries as an endophenotype in psychological and developmental disorders: A theory on the influence of stress on brain lateralization. Front Behav Neurosci; 16:1054114.

Berretz G, Packheiser J, Wolf OT, Ocklenburg S (2022). Acute stress increases left hemispheric activity measured via changes in frontal alpha asymmetries. iScience; 25(2):103841.

Coenjaerts M, Trimborn I, Adrovic B, Stoffel-Wagner B, Cahill L, Philipsen A, Hurlemann R, Scheele D (2022). Estradiol and oxytocin modulate sex differences in hippocampal reactivity and episodic memory. Neuroimage; 264:119689.

Keefer L, Ballou SK, Drossman DA, Ringstrom G, Elsenbruch S, Ljótsson B (2022). A Rome Working Team Report on Brain-Gut Behavior Therapies for Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction. Gastroenterology; 162(1):300-315.

Kiltz U, Buschhorn-Milberger V, Albrecht K, Lakomek HJ, Lorenz HM, Rudwaleit M, Schneider M, Schulze-Koops H, Aringer M, Hasenbring MI, Herzer P, von Hinüber U, Krüger K, Lauterbach A, Manger B, Oltman R, Schuch F, Schmale-Grede R, Späthling-Mestekemper S, Zinke S, Braun J (2022). Development of quality standards for patients with rheumatoid arthritis for use in Germany. Z Rheumatol; 81(9):744-759.

Kleine-Borgmann J, Schmidt K, Scharmach K, Zunhammer M, Elsenbruch S, Bingel U, Forkmann K (2022). Does pain modality play a role in the interruptive function of acute visceral compared with somatic pain? Pain; 163(4):735-744.

Kreddig N, Hasenbring MI, Keogh E (2022). Comparing the Effects of Thought Suppression and Focused Distraction on Pain-Related Attentional Biases in Men and Women. J Pain; ;23(11):1958-1972.

Labrenz F, Spisák T, Ernst TM, Gomes CA, Quick HH, Axmacher N, Elsenbruch S, Timmann D (2022). Temporal dynamics of fMRI signal changes during conditioned interoceptive pain-related fear and safety acquisition and extinction. Behav Brain Res; 427:113868.

Labrenz F, Woud ML, Elsenbruch SIcenhour A (2022). The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Chances, Challenges, and Clinical Implications of Avoidance Research in Psychosomatic Medicine. Front Psychiatry; 13:841734.

Lieberz J, Shamay-Tsoory SG, Saporta N, Kanterman A, Gorni J, Esser T, Kuskova E, Schultz J, Hurlemann R, Scheele D (2022). Behavioral and Neural Dissociation of Social Anxiety and Loneliness. J Neurosci; 42(12):2570-2583.

Morr M, Liu X, Hurlemann R, Becker B, Scheele D (2022). Chronic Loneliness: Neurocognitive Mechanisms and Interventions. Psychother Psychosom; 91(4):227-237.

Morr M, Noell J, Sassin D, Daniels J, Philipsen A, Becker B, Stoffel-Wagner B, Hurlemann R, Scheele D (2022). Lonely in the Dark: Trauma Memory and Sex-Specific Dysregulation of Amygdala Reactivity to Fear Signals. Adv Sci (Weinh); 9(15):e2105336.

Packheiser J, Malek IM, Reichart JS, Katona L, Luhmann M, Ocklenburg S (2022). The Association of Embracing with Daily Mood and General Life Satisfaction: An Ecological Momentary Assessment Study. J Nonverbal Behav; 46(4):519-536.

Pawlik RJPetrakova L, Brotte L, Engler H, Benson S, Elsenbruch S (2022). Circulating Pro-inflammatory Cytokines Do Not Explain Interindividual Variability in Visceral Sensitivity in Healthy Individuals. Front Neurosci; 16:876490.

Pertz M, Braunwarth JI, Steinbach J, Wißing S, Thoma P (2022). Social problem solving and trait socioemotional abilities in ambulatory stroke patients. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol; 44(3):195-209.

Pertz M, Kowalski T, Jetschke K, Schmieder K, Schlegel U, Miller D (2022). Pre- and postoperative self-reported and objectively assessed neurocognitive functioning in lower grade glioma patients. J Clin Neurosci; 106:185-193.

Pertz M, Schlegel U, Thoma P (2022). Sociocognitive Functioning and Psychosocial Burden in Patients with Brain Tumors. Cancers (Basel); 14(3):767.

Pfeifer LS, Heyers K, Berretz G, Metzen D, Packheiser J, Ocklenburg S (2022). Broadening the scope: Increasing phenotype diversity in laterality research. Front Behav Neurosci; 16:1048388.

Pusch R, Packheiser J, Koenen C, Iovine F, Güntürkün O (2022). Digital embryos: a novel technical approach to investigate perceptual categorization in pigeons (Columba livia) using machine learning. Anim Cogn; 25(4):793-805.

Saporta N, Peled-Avron L, Scheele D, Lieberz J, Hurlemann R, Shamay-Tsoory SG (2022). Touched by loneliness – how loneliness impacts the response to observed human touch: a tDCS study. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci; 17(1):142-150.

Saporta N, Scheele D, Lieberz J, Nevat M, Kanterman A, Hurlemann R, Shamay-Tsoory SG (2022). Altered activation in the action observation system during synchronization in high loneliness individuals. Cereb Cortex; 33(2):385-402.

Schäfer R, Niederer D, Levenig C, Hasenbring MI, Tas T, Fett D, Trompeter K, Haag T, Schneider C, Floessel P, Beck H, Schiltenwolf M, Wippert P-M, Engel T, Mayer F, Platen P (2022). Effectiveness and mechanisms of a multimodal treatment for low back pain: a pragmatic matched cohort study. medRxiv; 2022.09.28.22280380.

Schlitt F, Schmidt K, Merz CJ, Wolf OT, Kleine-Borgmann J, Elsenbruch S, Wiech K, Forkmann K, Bingel U (2022). Impaired pain-related threat and safety learning in patients with chronic back pain. Pain; 163(8):1560-1570.

Schlömer S, Felsberg J, Pertz M, Hentschel B, Löffler M, Schackert G, Krex D, Juratli T, Tonn JC, Schnell O, Vatter H, Simon M, Westphal M, Martens T, Sabel M, Bendszus M, Dörner N, Fliessbach K, Hoppe C, Reifenberger G, Weller M, Schlegel U, Network FTGG (2022). Mid-term treatment-related cognitive sequelae in glioma patients. J Neurooncol; 159(1):65-79.

Schmidt K, Kleine-Borgmann J, Scharmach K, Müssgens D, Elsenbruch S, Bingel U, Forkmann K (2022). Greater interruption of visual processing and memory encoding by visceral than somatic pain in healthy volunteers - An fMRI study. Neuroimage; 257:119333.

Völter C, Fricke H, Götze L, Labrenz F, Tokic M, Wirth R, Nasreddine ZS, Dawes P (2022). Evaluation of the non-auditory neurocognitive test MoCA-HI for hearing-impaired. Front Neurol; 13:1022292.

Wick A, Sander A, Koch M, Bendszus M, Combs S, Haut T, Dormann A, Walter S, Pertz M, Merkle-Lock J, Selkrig N, Limprecht R, Baumann L, Kieser M, Sahm F, Schlegel U, Winkler F, Platten M, Wick W, Kessler T (2022). Improvement of functional outcome for patients with newly diagnosed grade 2 or 3 gliomas with co-deletion of 1p/19q - IMPROVE CODEL: the NOA-18 trial. BMC Cancer; 22(1):645.


Berretz G, Packheiser J, Höffken O, Wolf OT, Ocklenburg S (2021). Dichotic listening performance and interhemispheric integration after administration of hydrocortisone. Sci Rep; 11(1):21581.

Berretz G, Packheiser J, Kumsta R, Wolf OT, Ocklenburg S (2021). The brain under stress-A systematic review and activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis of changes in BOLD signal associated with acute stress exposure. Neurosci Biobehav Rev; 124:89-99.

Berretz G, Packheiser J, Wolf OT, Ocklenburg S (2021). Improved interhemispheric connectivity after stress during lexical decision making. Behav Brain Res; 418:113648.

Bosman M, Elsenbruch S, Corsetti M, Tack J, Simrén M, Winkens B, Boumans T, Masclee A, Keszthelyi D (2021). The placebo response rate in pharmacological trials in patients with irritable bowel syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol; 6(6):459-473.

Coenjaerts M, Pape F, Santoso V, Grau F, Stoffel-Wagner B, Philipsen A, Schultz J, Hurlemann R, Scheele D (2021). Sex differences in economic decision-making: Exogenous estradiol has opposing effects on fairness framing in women and men. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol; 50:46-54.

Donoso JR, Packheiser J, Pusch R, Lederer Z, Walther T, Uengoer M, Lachnit H, Güntürkün O, Cheng S (2021). Emergence of complex dynamics of choice due to repeated exposures to extinction learning. Anim Cogn; 24(6):1279-1297.

Förtsch EAD, Baumgart P, Teismann T, Ruscheweyh R, Hasenbring MI (2021). No game, more pain - Examining possible long term effects and underlying mechanisms of habitual violent video gaming on the acquired capability for suicide. Psychiatry Res; 295:113512.

Gajsar H, Meyer M, Hasenbring MI, Vaegter HB (2021). Pain and executive function: no association between remote exercise-induced hypoalgesia and cognitive inhibition in pain-free participants. Scand J Pain; 22(1):173-185.

Gomes CA, Steiner KM, Ludolph N, Spisak T, Ernst TM, Mueller O, Göricke SL, Labrenz F, Ilg W, Axmacher N, Timmann D (2021). Resection of cerebellar tumours causes widespread and functionally relevant white matter impairments. Hum Brain Mapp; 42(6):1641-1656.

Güntürkün O, von Eugen K, Packheiser J, Pusch R (2021). Avian pallial circuits and cognition: A comparison to mammals. Curr Opin Neurobiol; 71:29-36.

Hartanto G, Livesey E, Griffiths O, Lachnit H, Thorwart A (2021). Outcome unpredictability affects outcome-specific motivation to learn.  Psychon Bull Rev; 28(5):1648-1656.

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.

Koch AK, Schöls M, Haller H, Anheyer D, Cinar Z, Eilert R, Kofink K, Engler H, Elsenbruch S, Cramer H, Dobos G, Langhorst J (2021). Comprehensive Lifestyle Modification Influences Medium-Term and Artificially Induced Stress in Ulcerative Colitis-A Sub-Study within a Randomized Controlled Trial Using the Trier Social Stress Test. J Clin Med; 10(21):5070.

Koenen LR, Pawlik RJ, Icenhour A, Petrakova L, Forkmann K, Theysohn N, Engler H, Elsenbruch S (2021). Author Correction: Associative learning and extinction of conditioned threat predictors across sensory modalities. Commun Biol; 4(1):1000.

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. Commun Biol; 4(1):553.

Layer P, Andresen V, Allescher H, Bischoff SC, Classen M, Elsenbruch S, Freitag M, Frieling T, Gebhard M, Goebel-Stengel M, Haeuser W, Holtmann G, Keller J, Kreis ME, Kruis W, Langhorst J, Jansen PL, Madisch A, Moennikes H, Mueller-Lissner S, Niesler B, Pehl C, Pohl D, Raithel M, Roehrig-Herzog G, Schemann M, Schmiedel S, Schwille-Kiuntke J, Storr M, Preiss JC (2021). Update of the S3-Guideline for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Definition, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Therapy Joint Guideline of the German Society for Gastroenterology, Digestive and Metabolic Diseases (DGVS) and the German Society for Neurogastroenterology and Motility (DGNM) June 2021-AWMF Registration Number: 021/016. Z Gastroenterol; 59(12): 1323-1415.

Lieberz J, Shamay-Tsoory SG, Saporta N, Esser T, Kuskova E, Stoffel-Wagner B, Hurlemann R, Scheele D (2021). Loneliness and the Social Brain: How Perceived Social Isolation Impairs Human Interactions. Adv Sci (Weinh); 8(21):e2102076.

Liu C, Lan C, Li K, Zhou F, Yao S, Xu L, Yang N, Zhou X, Yang J, Yong X, Ma Y, Scheele D, Kendrick KM, Becker B (2021). Oxytocinergic Modulation of Threat-Specific Amygdala Sensitization in Humans Is Critically Mediated by Serotonergic Mechanisms. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging; 6(11):1081-1089.

Liu C, Xu L, Li J, Zhou F, Yang X, Zheng X, Fu M, Li K, Sindermann C, Montag C, Ma Y, Scheele D, Ebstein RP, Yao S, Kendrick KM, Becker B (2021). Serotonin and early life stress interact to shape brain architecture and anxious avoidant behavior - a TPH2 imaging genetics approach. Psychol Med; 51(14): 2476-2484.

Marsh N, Scheele D, Postin D, Onken M, Hurlemann R (2021). Eye-Tracking Reveals a Role of Oxytocin in Attention Allocation Towards Familiar Faces. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne); 12:629760.

Michaelis R, Schlömer S, Lindemann A, Behrens V, Grönheit W, Pertz M, Rammé S, Seidel S, Wehner T, Wellmer J, Schlegel U, Popkirov S (2021). Screening for Psychiatric Comorbidities and Psychotherapeutic Assessment in Inpatient Epilepsy Care: Preliminary Results of an Implementation Study. Front Integr Neurosci; 15:754613.

Morr M, Lieberz J, Dobbelstein M, Philipsen A, Hurlemann R, Scheele D (2021). Insula reactivity mediates subjective isolation stress in alexithymia. Sci Rep; 11(1):15326.

Norlin AK, Walter S, Icenhour A, Keita ÅV, Elsenbruch S, Bednarska O, Jones MP, Simon R, Engström M (2021). Fatigue in irritable bowel syndrome is associated with plasma levels of TNF-α and mesocorticolimbic connectivity. Brain Behav Immun; 92:211-222.

Ocklenburg S, Berretz G, Packheiser J, Friedrich P (2021). Laterality 2020: Response to the article commentaries. Laterality; 26(3):348-357.

Öhlmann H, Koenen LR, Labrenz F, Engler H, Theysohn N, Langhorst J, Elsenbruch S (2021). Altered Brain Structure in Chronic Visceral Pain: Specific Differences in Gray Matter Volume and Associations with Visceral Symptoms and Chronic Stress. Front Neurol; 12:733035.

Packheiser J, Schmitz J, Stein CC, Pfeifer LS, Berretz G, Papadatou-Pastou M, Peterburs J, Ocklenburg S (2021). Handedness and depression: A meta-analysis across 87 studies. J Affect Disord; 294:200-209.

Packheiser J, Berretz G, Rook N, Bahr C, Schockenhoff L, Güntürkün O, Ocklenburg S (2021). Investigating real-life emotions in romantic couples: a mobile EEG study. Sci Rep; 11(1):1142.

Pertz M, Kowalski T, Schlegel U, Thoma P (2021). Mental time travel in patients "cured" from primary central nervous system lymphoma. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol; 43(3):264-275.

Pertz M, Kowalski T, Thoma P, Schlegel U (2021). What Is on Your Mind? Impaired Social Cognition in Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma Patients Despite Ongoing Complete Remission. Cancers (Basel); 13(5):943.

Pertz M, Popkirov S, Schlegel U, Thoma P (2021). Correction to: Research on cognitive and sociocognitive functions in patients with brain tumours: a bibliometric analysis and visualization of the scientific landscape. Neurol Sci; 42(8):3519.

Pertz M, Schlegel U (2021). Tracking the neurobiology of cognitive dysfunction in primary CNS lymphoma? Neuro Oncol; 23(10):1623-1624.

Quintana DS, Lischke A, Grace S, Scheele D, Ma Y, Becker B (2021). Advances in the field of intranasal oxytocin research: lessons learned and future directions for clinical research. Mol Psychiatry; 26(1):80-91.

Rook N, Tuff JM, Packheiser J, Güntürkün O, Beste C (2021). A hierarchical processing unit for multi-component behavior in the avian brain. iScience; 24(10):103195.

Saporta N, Scheele D, Lieberz J, Stuhr-Wulff F, Hurlemann R, Shamay-Tsoory SG (2021). Opposing Association of Situational and Chronic Loneliness with Interpersonal Distance. Brain Sci; 11(9):1135.

Simon RA, Barazanji N, Jones MP, Bednarska O, Icenhour A, Engström M, Hamilton JP, Keita Å, Walter S (2021). Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide plasma levels associated with affective symptoms and brain structure and function in healthy females. Sci Rep; 11(1):1406.

Titze C, Hasenbring MI, Kristensen L, Bendix L, Vaegter HB (2021). Patterns of Approach to Activity in 851 Patients with Severe Chronic Pain: Translation and Preliminary Validation of the 9-item Avoidance-Endurance Fast-Screen (AEFS) Into Danish. Clin J Pain; 37(3):226-236.

Zunhammer M, Spisák T, Wager TD, Bingel U, Placebo Imaging Consortium (2021). Meta-analysis of neural systems underlying placebo analgesia from individual participant fMRI data. Nat Commun; 12(1):1391.


Benson S, Engler H, Wegner A, Schedlowski M, Elsenbruch S (2020). Elucidating vulnerability to inflammation-induced hyperalgesia: Predictors of increased musculoskeletal pain sensitivity during experimental endotoxemia. Brain Behav Immun; 88:302-307.

Benson S, Rebernik L, Pastoors D, Brinkhoff A, Wegner A, Elsenbruch S, Engler H (2020). Impact of acute inflammation on the extinction of aversive gut memories. Brain Behav Immun; 88:294-301.

Berretz G, Packheiser J, Wolf OT, Ocklenburg S (2020). Dichotic listening performance and interhemispheric integration after stress exposure. Sci Rep; 10(1):20804.

Claassen J, Koenen LR, Ernst TM, Labrenz F, Theysohn N, Forsting M, Bingel U, Timmann D, Elsenbruch S (2020). Cerebellum is more concerned about visceral than somatic pain. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry; 91(2):218-219.

Elsenbruch S, Benson S, Koenen LR, Labrenz F, Icenhour A (2020). From gut feeling to memories of visceral pain. Neuroforum; 26(3):171-177.

Gajsar H, Titze C, Konietzny K, Meyer M, Vaegter HB, Hasenbring MI (2020). Cognitive Inhibition Correlates with Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia After Aerobic Bicycling in Pain-Free Participants. J Pain Res; 13:847-858.

Hasenbring MI, Andrews NE, Ebenbichler G (2020). Overactivity in Chronic Pain, the Role of Pain-related Endurance and Neuromuscular Activity: An Interdisciplinary, Narrative Review. Clin J Pain; 36(3):162-171.

Hasenbring MI, Fehrmann E, Ebenbichler G (2020). Embodied Pain: There is a Need to Reflect Interactions Between Cognitions, Behavior, and Neuromuscular Activity in Chronic Pain. Clin J Pain; 36(3):178-180.

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. Front Psychiatry; 11:107.

Kreuder AK, Scheele D, Schultz J, Hennig J, Marsh N, Dellert T, Ettinger U, Philipsen A, Babasiz M, Herscheid A, Remmersmann L, Stirnberg R, Stöcker T, Hurlemann R (2020). Common and dissociable effects of oxytocin and lorazepam on the neurocircuitry of fear. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA; 117(21):11781-11787.

Labrenz F, Knuf-Rtveliashvili, S, Elsenbruch S (2020). Sex Differences Linking Pain-Related Fear and Interoceptive Hypervigilance: Attentional Biases to Conditioned Threat and Safety Signals in a Visceral Pain Model. Front Psychiatry; 11:197.

Langhorst J, Schöls M, Cinar Z, Eilert R, Kofink K, Paul A, Zempel C, Elsenbruch S, Lauche R, Ahmed M, Haller D, Cramer H, Dobos G, Koch AK (2020). Comprehensive Lifestyle-Modification in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis-A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Clin Med; 9(10):3087.

Levenig C, Kellmann M, Kleinert J, Belz J, Hesselmann T, Heidari J, Hasenbring MI (2020). Body Image in Athletes and Nonathletes With Low Back Pain: Avoidance-Endurance-Related Subgroups and Sports Status Play a Role. J Sport Rehabil; 30(2):182-189.

Lieberz J, Scheele D, Spengler FB, Matheisen T, Schneider L, Stoffel-Wagner B, Kinfe TM, Hurlemann R (2020). Kinetics of oxytocin effects on amygdala and striatal reactivity vary between women and men. Neuropsychopharmacology; 45(7):1134-1140.

Maier A, Gieling C, Heinen-Ludwig L, Stefan V, Schultz J, Güntürkün O, Becker B, Hurlemann R, Scheele D (2020). Association of Childhood Maltreatment With Interpersonal Distance and Social Touch Preferences in Adulthood. Am J Psychiatry; 177(1):37-46.

Maier A, Heinen-Ludwig L, Güntürkün O, Hurlemann R, Scheele D (2020). Childhood Maltreatment Alters the Neural Processing of Chemosensory Stress Signals. Front Psychiatry; 11:783.

Maurer A, Deckert S, Levenig C, Schörkmaier T, Stangier C, Attenberger U, Hasenbring MI, Boecker H (2020). Body Image Relates to Exercise-Induced Antinociception and Mood Changes in Young Adults: A Randomized Longitudinal Exercise Intervention. Int J Environ Res Public Health; 17(18):6801.

Ocklenburg S, Berretz G, Packheiser J, Friedrich P (2020). Laterality 2020: entering the next decade. Laterality; 26(3):265-297.

Packheiser J, Donoso JR, Cheng S, Güntürkün O, Pusch R (2020). Trial-by-trial dynamics of reward prediction error-associated signals during extinction learning and renewal. Prog Neurobiol; 197:101901.

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Packheiser J, Schmitz J, Berretz G, Carey DP, Paracchini S, Papadatou-Pastou M, Ocklenburg S (2020). Four meta-analyses across 164 studies on atypical footedness prevalence and its relation to handedness. Sci Rep; 10(1):14501.

Packheiser J, Schmitz J, Metzen D, Reinke P, Radtke F, Friedrich P, Güntürkün O, Peterburs J, Ocklenburg S (2020). Asymmetries in social touch-motor and emotional biases on lateral preferences in embracing, cradling and kissing. Laterality; 25(3):325-348.

Packheiser J, Schmitz J, Pan Y, El Basbasse Y, Friedrich P, Güntürkün O, Ocklenburg S (2020). Using Mobile EEG to Investigate Alpha and Beta Asymmetries During Hand and Foot Use. Front Neurosci; 14:109.

Pertz M, Okoniewski A, Schlegel U, Thoma P (2020). Impairment of sociocognitive functions in patients with brain tumours. Neurosci Biobehav Rev; 108:370-392.

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Rahal H, Videlock EJ, Icenhour A, Shih W, Naliboff B, Gupta A, Mayer EA, Chang L (2020). Importance of trauma-related fear in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and early adverse life events. Neurogastroenterol Motil; 32(9):e13896.

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Ruscheweyh R, Pereira D, Hasenbring MI, Straube A (2020). Pain-related avoidance and endurance behaviour in migraine: an observational study. J Headache Pain; 20(1):9.

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Titze C, Fett D, Trompeter K, Platen P, Gajsar H, Hasenbring MI (2020). Psychosocial subgroups in high-performance athletes with low back pain: eustress-endurance is most frequent, distress-endurance most problematic! Scand J Pain; 21(1):59-69.

Vaegter HB, Fehrmann E, Gajsar H, Kreddig N (2020). Endogenous Modulation of Pain: The Role of Exercise, Stress, and Cognitions in Humans. Clin J Pain; 36(3):150-161.

Vaegter HB, Thinggaard P, Madsen CH, Hasenbring MI, Thorlund JB (2020). Power of Words: Influence of Preexercise Information on Hypoalgesia after Exercise-Randomized Controlled Trial. Med Sci Sports Exerc; 52(11):2373-2379.

Wiemann G, Pertz M, Kowalski T, Seidel S, Schlegel U, Thoma P (2020). Complete response to therapy: why do primary central nervous system lymphoma patients not return to work? J Neurooncol; 149(1):171-179.

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Zhao W, Zimmermann K, Zhou X, Zhou F, Fu M, Dernbach C, Scheele D, Weber B, Eckstein M, Hurlemann R, Kendrick KM, Becker B (2020). Impaired cognitive performance under psychosocial stress in cannabis-dependent men is associated with attenuated precuneus activity. J Psychiatry Neurosci; 45(2):88-97.


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, Elsenbruch S (2019). No Reason to Feel Sick? Nocebo Responses in the Placebo Arms of Experimental Endotoxemia Studies. Front Psychiatry; 10:511.

Benson S, Hagen S, Hoffmann O, Pasler A, Bingel U, Schedlowski M, Peters J, Elsenbruch S, Frey UH (2019). Can a brief psychological expectancy intervention improve postoperative pain? A randomized, controlled trial in patients with breast cancer. Pain; 160(7):1562-1571.

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.

Boström A, Scheele D, Stoffel-Wagner B, Hönig F, Chaudhry SR, Muhammad S, Hurlemann R, Krauss JK, Lendvai IS, Chakravarthy KV, Kinfe TM (2019). Saliva molecular inflammatory profiling in female migraine patients responsive to adjunctive cervical non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation: the MOXY Study. J Transl Med; 17(1):53.

Böttcher B, Gizewski ER, Siedentopf C, Steiger R, Verius M, Riedl D, Ischebeck A, Schmid J, Wildt L, Elsenbruch S (2019). Behavioural and neural responses to aversive visceral stimuli in women with primary dysmenorrhea. Eur J Pain; 23(2):272-284.

Chaudhry SR, Lendvai IS, Muhammad S, Westhofen P, Kruppenbacher J, Scheef L, Boecker H, Scheele D, Hurlemann R, Kinfe TM (2019). Inter-ictal assay of peripheral circulating inflammatory mediators in migraine patients under adjunctive cervical non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS): A proof-of-concept study. Brain Stimul; 12(3):643-651.

Eckstein M, Almeida de Minas AC, Scheele D, Kreuder AK, Hurlemann R, Grinevich V, Ditzen B (2019). Oxytocin for learning calm and safety. Int J Psychophysiol; 136:5-14.

Elsenbruch S, Roderigo T, Enck P, Benson S (2019). Can a Brief Relaxation Exercise Modulate Placebo or Nocebo Effects in a Visceral Pain Model? Front Psychiatry; 10:144.

Gajsar H, Titze C, Levenig C, Kellmann M, Heidari J, Kleinert J, Rusu AC, Hasenbring MI (2019). Psychological pain responses in athletes and non-athletes with low back pain: Avoidance and endurance matter. Eur J Pain; 23(9):1649-1662.

Gomolka S, Vaegter HB, Nijs J, Meeus M, Gajsar H, Hasenbring MI, Titze C (2019). Assessing Endogenous Pain Inhibition: Test-Retest Reliability of Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia in Local and Remote Body Parts After Aerobic Cycling. Pain Med; 20(11):2272-2282.

Gravius N, Chaudhry SR, Muhammad S, Boström A, Gravius S, Randau T, Scheele D, Westhofen P, Kruppenbacher J, Stoffel-Wagner B, Maier C, Weidlich A, Yearwood TL, Chakravarthy KV, Kramer JM, Hurlemann R, Kinfe TM (2019). Selective L4 Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Evokes Pain Relief and Changes of Inflammatory Markers: Part I Profiling of Saliva and Serum Molecular Patterns. Neuromodulation; 22(1):44-52.

Heidari J, Belz J, Hasenbring MI, Kleinert J, Levenig C, Kellmann M (2019). Examining the Presence of Back Pain in Competitive Athletes: A Focus on Stress and Recovery. J Sport Rehabil; 28(2):188-195.

Hurlemann R, Scheele D, Kinfe TM, Berger R, Philipsen A, Voncken MJ, Kuypers KPC, Schruers K (2019). Increased Temporal Discounting in Social Anxiety Disorder Normalizes after Oxytocin Treatment. Psychother Psychosom; 88(1):55-57.

Icenhour A, Labrenz F, Roderigo T, Siebert C, Elsenbruch S, Benson S (2019). Are there sex differences in visceral sensitivity in young healthy men and women? Neurogastroenterol Motil; 31(9):e13664.

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. Sci Rep; 9(1):13590.

Konietzny K, Chehadi O, Levenig C, Kellmann M, Kleinert J, Mierswa T, Hasenbring MI (2019). Depression and suicidal ideation in high-performance athletes suffering from low back pain: The role of stress and pain-related thought suppression. Eur J Pain; 23(6):1196-1208.

Kreuder AK, Wassermann L, Wollseifer M, Ditzen B, Eckstein M, Stoffel-Wagner B, Hennig J, Hurlemann R, Scheele D (2019). Oxytocin enhances the pain-relieving effects of social support in romantic couples. Hum Brain Mapp; 40(1):242-251.

Labrenz F, Ferri F, Wrede K, Forsting M, Schedlowski M, Engler H, Elsenbruch S, Benson S, Costantini M (2019). Altered temporal variance and functional connectivity of BOLD signal is associated with state anxiety during acute systemic inflammation. Neuroimage; 184:916-924.

Levenig C, Kellmann M, Kleinert J, Belz J, Hesselmann T, Hasenbring MI (2019). Body image is more negative in patients with chronic low back pain than in patients with subacute low back pain and healthy controls. Scand J Pain; 19(1):147-156.

Maier A, Scheele D, Spengler FB, Menba T, Mohr F, Güntürkün O, Stoffel-Wagner B, Kinfe TM, Maier W, Khalsa SS, Hurlemann R (2019). Oxytocin reduces a chemosensory-induced stress bias in social perception. Neuropsychopharmacology; 44(2):281-288.

Mayer EA, Labus J, Aziz Q, Tracey I, Kilpatrick L, Elsenbruch S, Schweinhardt P, Van Oudenhove L, Borsook D (2019). Role of brain imaging in disorders of brain-gut interaction: a Rome Working Team Report. Gut; 68(9):1701-1715.

Packheiser J, Güntürkün O, Pusch R (2019). Renewal of extinguished behavior in pigeons (Columba livia) does not require memory consolidation of acquisition or extinction in a free-operant appetitive conditioning paradigm. Behav Brain Res; 370:111947.

Packheiser J, Pusch R, Stein CC, Güntürkün O, Lachnit H, Uengoer M (2019). How competitive is cue competition? Q J Exp Psychol (Hove); 73(1):104-114.

Packheiser J, Schmitz J, Berretz G, Papadatou-Pastou M, Ocklenburg S (2019). Handedness and sex effects on lateral biases in human cradling: Three meta-analyses. Neurosci Biobehav Rev; 104:30-42.

Rice D, Nijs J, Kosek E, Wideman T, Hasenbring MI, Koltyn K, Graven-Nielsen T, Polli A (2019). Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia in Pain-Free and Chronic Pain Populations: State of the Art and Future Directions. J Pain; 20(11):1249-1266.

Scheele D, Lieberz J, Goertzen-Patin A, Engels C, Schneider L, Stoffel-Wagner B, Becker B, Hurlemann R (2019). Trauma Disclosure Moderates the Effects of Oxytocin on Intrusions and Neural Responses to Fear. Psychother Psychosom; 88(1):61-63.

Scheele D, Zimbal S, Feinstein JS, Delis A, Neumann C, Mielacher C, Philipsen A, Hurlemann R (2019). Treatment-Resistant Depression and Ketamine Response in a Patient With Bilateral Amygdala Damage. Am J Psychiatry; 176(12):982-986.

Schmitz J, Packheiser J, Birnkraut T, Hinz NA, Friedrich P, Güntürkün O, Ocklenburg S (2019). The neurophysiological correlates of handedness: Insights from the lateralized readiness potential. Behav Brain Res; 364:114-122.

Simon RA, Engström M, Icenhour A, Lowén M, Ström M, Tillisch K, Mayer E, Elsenbruch S, Walter S (2019). On Functional Connectivity and Symptom Relief After Gut-directed Hypnotherapy in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Preliminary Study. J Neurogastroenterol Motil; 25(3):478-479.

Spengler FB, Scheele D, Kaiser S, Heinrichs M, Hurlemann R (2019). A Protective Mechanism against Illusory Perceptions Is Amygdala-Dependent. J Neurosci; 39(17):3301-3308.

Witt ST, Bednarska O, Keita ÅV, Icenhour A, Jones MP, Elsenbruch S, Söderholm JD, Engström M, Mayer EA, Walter S (2019). Interactions between gut permeability and brain structure and function in health and irritable bowel syndrome. Neuroimage Clin; 21:101602.

Zimmermann K, Kendrick KM, Scheele D, Dau W, Banger M, Maier W, Weber B, Ma Y, Hurlemann R, Becker B (2019). Altered striatal reward processing in abstinent dependent cannabis users: Social context matters. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol; 29(3):356-364.

Zhou X, Zimmermann K, Xin F, Zhao W, Derckx RT, Sassmannshausen A, Scheele D, Hurlemann R, Weber B, Kendrick KM, Becker B (2019). Cue Reactivity in the Ventral Striatum Characterizes Heavy Cannabis Use, Whereas Reactivity in the Dorsal Striatum Mediates Dependent Use. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging; 4(8):751-762.