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Representative Publications of Faculty Members (3rd Funding Period)

J. Blechert (more)

Lender, A., Meule, A., Rinck, M., Brockmeyer, T., & Blechert, J. (2018). Measurement of food-related approach-avoidance biases: Larger biases when food stimuli are task relevant. Appetite, 125, 42–47. pdf

Blechert, J., Testa, G., Georgii, C., Klimesch, W., & Wilhelm, F.H. (2016). The Pavlovian craver: Neural and experiential correlates of single trial naturalistic food conditioning in humans. Physiology & Behavior, 158,18-25

Hofmann, J., Ardelt-Gattinger, E., Paulmichl, K., Weghuber, D., & Blechert, J. (2015). Dietary Restraint and Impulsivity Modulate Neural Responses to Food in Adolescents with Obesity and Healthy Adolescents. Obesity, 23, 2183-2189. html pdf

Blechert, J., Goltsche, J.E., Herbert, B.M., & Wilhelm, F.H. (2014). Eat your troubles away: Electrocortical and experiential correlates of food image processing are related to emotional eating style and emotional state. Biological Psychology, 96, 94-101. html / pdf

K. Hoedlmoser (more)

Bothe, K., Hirschauer, F., Wiesinger, H., Edfelder, J., Gruber, G., Birklbauer, J. & Hoedlmoser, K. (in press). The impact of sleep on complex gross-motor adaptation in adolescents. Journal of Sleep Research.

Hahn, M., Joechner, A., Roell, J., Schabus, M., Heib, D.P.J., Gruber, G., Peigneux, P., Hödlmoser, K. (2018). Developmental Changes of Sleep Spindles and their Impact on Sleep-Dependant Memory Consolidation and General Cognitive Abilities. Developmental Science.

King, B. R., Hoedlmoser, K., Hirschauer, F., Dolfen, N., & Albouy, G. (2017). Sleeping on the motor engram: The multifaceted nature of sleep-related motor memory consolidation. Neuroscience and Behavioral Reviews, 80, 1-22.

Hoedlmoser, K. , Birklbauer, J., Schabus, M., Eibenberger, P., Rigler, S., & Mueller, E. (2015). The impact of diurnal sleep on the consolidation of a complex gross motor adaptation task. Journal of Sleep Research, 24 (1), 100– 109. doi:10.1111/jsr.12207

Hoedlmoser, K ., Heib, D., Roell, J., Peigneux, P., Sadeh, A., Gruber, G., & Schabus, M. (2014). Slow sleep spindle activity, declarative memory and general cognitive abilities in children. SLEEP, 37 (9), 1501– 1512. doi:10.5665/sleep.4000

F. Hutzler (more)

Schuster, S., Hawelka, S., Hutzler F., Kronbichler, M. & Richlan F. (2016). Words in Context: The Effects of Length, Frequency, and Predictability on Brain Responses During Natural Reading. Cerebral Cortex, 1-16. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhw184

Schuster, S., Hawelka, S., Richlan, F., Ludersdorfer, P. & Hutzler, F. (2015). Eyes on words: A fixation-related fMRI study of the left occipito-temporal cortex during self-paced silent reading of words and pseudowords. Scientific Reports, 5, 12686,  doi: 10.1038/srep12686.

De Lissa, P., McArthur, G., Hawelka, S., Palermo, R., Mahajan, Y., Hutzler, F. (2014). Fixation location on upright and inverted faces modulates the N170. Neuropsychologia.

Richlan, F., Gagl, B., Hawelka, S., Braun, M., Schurz, M., Kronbichler, M., & Hutzler, F. (2014). Fixation-related fMRI analysis in the domain of reading research: using self-paced eye movements as markers for hemodynamic brain responses during visual letter string processing. Cereb Cortex., 24(10), 2647-2656.

Hutzler, F. (2014). Reverse inference is not a fallacy per se: Cognitive processes can be inferred from functional imaging data. NeuroImage, 84, 1061 – 1069, doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.12.075.

Schuster, S., Himmelstoss, N. A., Hutzler, F., Richlan, F., Kronbichler, M., & Hawelka, S. (in revision). Cloze enough? Haemodynamic effects of predictive processing during natural reading. NeuroImage.

E. Jonas (more)

Prokhorova, L., Klackl, J., Agroskin, D., Grossmann, I., Alexandrov, Y., Apanovich, … Jonas, E. (2018). Reaction to norm transgressions and Islamization threat in culturally tight and loose contexts: A case study of Germany vs. Russia. Culture and Brain. Advance online publication. doi:10.31234/

Mühlberger, C., Angus, D. J., Jonas, E., Harmon‐Jones, C., & Harmon‐Jones, E. (2017). Perceived control increases the reward positivity and stimulus preceding negativity. Psychophysiology, 54(2), 310-322. doi:10.1111/psyp.12786.

Klackl, J., Jonas, E., & Fritsche, I. (2017). Neural evidence that the behavioral inhibition system is involved in existential threat processing. Social Neuroscience, 13(3), 355-371. doi:10.1080/17470919.2017.1308880

Agroskin, D., Jonas, E., Klackl, J., & Prentice, M. (2016). Inhibition underlies the effect of high need for closure on cultural closed-mindedness under mortality salience. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(1583), 1–16.  doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01583

Jonas, E., McGregor, I., Klackl, J., Agroskin, D., Fritsche, I., Holbrook, C., … Quirin, M. (2014). Threat and Defense: From anxiety to approach. In Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (1st ed., Vol. 49, pp. 219–286). Elsevier Inc. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-800052-6.00004-4

M. Kronbichler (more)

Schurz, M., Kronbichler, M., Weissengruber, S. et al. (2018). Measuring visual perspective taking in the brain with avatars and arrows: Which question are we asking? NeuroImage, 81, 814­–817. doi:10.1016/j.NeuroImage.2018.07.048

Kronbichler, L., Stelzig-Schöler, R., Pearce, B. G., Tschernegg, M., Said-Yürekli, S., Reich, L. A, Weber, S., Aichhorn, W., & Kronbichler, M. (2018) Schizophrenia and Category-Selectivity in the Brain: Normal for Faces but Abnormal for Houses. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9, 47. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00047

Riva, F., Tschernegg, M., Chiesa, P., Wagner, I. C., Kronbichler, M., Lamm, C., & Silani, G., (2018) Age-related differences in the neural correlates of empathy for pleasant and unpleasant touch in a female sample. Neurobiology of Aging, 65(7–17). doi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2017.12.028

Kronbichler, L., Tschernegg, M., Martin, A. I., Schurz M., & Kronbichler M. (2017). Abnormal Brain Activation During Theory of Mind Tasks in Schizophrenia: A Meta-Analysis. Schizophr Bull., 43(6), 1240–1250. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbx073.

Schuster, S., Hawelka, S., Hutzler F., Kronbichler, M., & Richlan, F. (2016). Words in Context: The Effects of Length, Frequency, and Predictability on Brain Responses During Natural Reading. Cerebral Cortex, 1–16. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhw184

J. Perner (more)

Priewasser,B., Rafetseder, E., Gargitter, C. & Perner J. (2018). Helping as an early indicator of a theory of mind: Mentalism or Teleology? Cognitive Development, 46, 69-78.

Perner, J., Priewasser, B., & Roessler, J. (2018). The Practical Other: Teleology and its development.  Interdisciplinary Science Reviews. 43 (2), 99-114.

Rafetseder, E. & Perner, J. (2018). Belief and Counterfactuality: A teleological theory of belief attribution. Zeitschrift für Psychologie. 226(2), 110–121.

Huemer, M., Leahy, B. & Perner, J. (2018). Mental Files Theory of Mind: When do children consider agents acquainted with different identities of an object? Cognition. 171, 122-129.

Schurz, M., Tholen, M., Perner, J., Mars, R., & Sallet, J. (2017). Specifying the brain anatomy underlying temporo-parietal junction activations for theory of mind: A review with probabilistic atlases from different imaging modalities.  Human Brain Mapping. 38 (9), 4788–4805.

Arora, A., Schurz, M., & Perner, J. (2017). Systematic Comparison of Brain Imaging Meta-Analyses of ToM with vPT,” BioMed Research International,

B. Pletzer (more)

Pletzer, B., Harris, T. & Hidalgo-Lopez, E. (2018). Subcortical structural changes along the menstrual cycle: beyond the hippocampus. Scientific Reports.

Pletzer, B. (2016). Sex differences in number processing: Differential systems for subtraction and multiplication were confirmed in men, but not in women. Scientific reports 6.

Pletzer, B., Crone, J., Kronbichler, M., Kerschbaum, H. (2016). Menstrual Cycle and Hormonal Contraceptive-Dependent Changes in Intrinsic Connectivity of Resting-State Brain Networks Correspond to Behavioral Changes Due to Hormonal Status. Brain connectivity 6(7): 572-585.

Pletzer, B., Kronbichler, M., Kerschbaum, H. (2015). Differential effects of androgenic and anti-androgenic progestins on fusiform and frontal gray matter volume and face recognition performance. Brain research 1596: 108-115.

Pletzer, B., Kerschbaum, H. (2014). 50 years of hormonal contraception—time to find out, what it does to our brain. Frontiers in Neuroscience 8.

M. Schabus (more)

Schabus, M., Gruber, G., Parapatics, S., Sauter, C., Klösch, G., Anderer, P., Klimesch, W., Saletu, B., & Zeitlhofer, J. (2004). Sleep spindles and their significance for declarative memory consolidation. SLEEP, 27(8), 1479-1485.

Schabus, M., Dang-Vu, T.T., Albouy, G., Balteau, E., Boly, M., Carrier, J., Darsaud, A., Degueldre, C., Desseilles, M., Gais, S., Phillips, C., Rauchs, G., Schnakers, C., Sterpenich, V., Vandewalle, G., Luxen, A., & Maquet, P. (2007). Hemodynamic cerebral correlates of sleep spindles during human non-REM sleep. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 104(32), 13164-13169.

Schabus, M., Griessenberger, H., Gnjezda, M.-T., Heib, D. P. J., Wislowska, M., & Hoedlmoser, K. (2017). Better than sham? A double-blind placebo-controlled neurofeedback study in primary insomnia. Brain, 140 (2), 1-12.   Impact factor: 10.545

Wislowska, M., del Giudice, R., Lechinger, J., Wielek, T., Heib, D., Pitiot, A., Pichler, G., Michitsch, G., Donis, J., & Schabus, M. (2017). Night and day variations of sleep in patients with disorders of consciousness. Scientific Reports, 7 (266), 1-11.

Schabus, M., Wislowska, M., Angerer, M., & Blume, C. (2018). Sleep and circadian rhythms in severely brain-injured patients. Clinical Neurophysiology, in press.

N. Weisz (more)

Weisz, N., Wühle, A., Monittola, G. , Demarchi, G., Frey, J., Popov, T. , Braun, C. (2014). Prestimulus oscillatory power and connectivity patterns predispose conscious somatosensory perception. PNAS USA, 111, E417-E425.

Weisz, N., Müller, N., Jatzev, S., & Bertrand, O. (2014). Oscillatory alpha modulations in right auditory regions reflect the validity of acoustic cues in an auditory spatial attention task.Cerebral Cortex, 24(10), 2579-2590.

Frey, J., Mainy, N., Lachaux, J.P., Müller, N., Bertrand, O., & Weisz, N. (2014). Selective modulation of auditory cortical alpha activity in an audiovisual spatial attention task. The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(19), 6634-6639.

Leske, S., Ruhnau, P., Frey, J., Lithari, C., Müller, N., Hartmann, T., & Weisz, N. (2015). Prestimulus network integration of auditory cortex predisposes near-threshold perception independently of local excitability. Cerebral Cortex, 25 (12), 4898-4907.

Weisz, N. & Lithari, C. (2017). Amplitude modulation rate dependent topographic organization of the auditory steady-state response in human auditory cortex. Hearing Research, 354, 102-108.

F. H. Wilhelm (more)

Rattel, J. A., Miedl, S. F., Grünberger, L. M., Blechert, J., Kronbichler, M., Spoormaker, V. I., & Wilhelm, F. H. (in press). Peritraumatic neural processing and intrusive memories: The role of lifetime adversity. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.

Miedl, S.F., Wegerer, M., Kerschbaum, H., Blechert, J., & Wilhelm, F.H. (2018). Neural activity during traumatic film viewing is linked to endogenous estradiol and hormonal contraception. Psychoneuroendocrinoloy, 87:20-26.

Wilhelm, F.H., Rattel, J., Wegerer, M., Liedlgruber, M., Schweighofer, S., Kreibig, S.D., Kolodyazhniy, V., & Blechert, J. (2017). Attend or defend? Sex differences in behavioral, autonomic, and respiratory response patterns to emotion-eliciting films. Biological Psychology, 130, 30-40.

Werner, G.G., Schabus, M., Blechert, J., Kolodyazhniy, V., & Wilhelm, F.H. (2015). Pre- to postsleep change in psychophysiological reactivity to emotional films: late-night REM sleep is associated with attenuated emotional processing. Psychophysiology, 52(6), 813-825.

De Quervain, D., Bentz, D., Michael, T., Bolt, O., Wiederhold, B., Margraf, J., & Wilhelm, F.H. (2011). Glucocorticoids enhance extinction-based psychotherapy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(16), 6621-6625.