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Journal Publications 

  1. Hammers A, Koepp MJ, Hurlemann R, Thom M, Richardson MP, Brooks DJ, Duncan J (2002) Abnormalities of grey and white matter [(11)C]flumazenil binding in temporal lobe epilepsy with normal MRI. Brain 125: 2257 - 2271 [IF 7.1] PDF
  2. Hammers A, Koepp MJ, Richardson MP, Hurlemann R, Brooks DJ, Duncan JS (2003) Grey and white matter [(11)C]flumazenil binding in neocortical epilepsy with normal MRI. A PET study of 44 patients. Brain 126: 1300 - 1318 [IF 8.0] PDF
  3. Strange BA, Hurlemann R, Dolan RJ (2003) Feature article: An emotion-induced retrograde amnesia in humans is amygdala- and β-adrenergic-dependent. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS) 100: 13626 - 13631 [IF 10.3] PDF Supporting Information Link Comment in PNAS PDF Evaluated as 'must read' (article factor 8) by Faculty of 1000 Neuroscience 
  4. Strange BA, Hurlemann R, Duggins A, Heinze HJ, Dolan RJ (2005) Dissociating intentional learning from relative novelty responses in the medial temporal lobe. NeuroImage 25: 51 - 62 [IF 5.3] PDF
  5. Herzog H, Tellmann L, Fulton R, Stangier I, Rota-Kops E, Bente K, Boy C, Hurlemann R, Pietrzyk U (2005) Motion artefact reduction in parametric PET images of neuroreceptor binding. Journal of Nuclear Medicine 46: 1059 - 1065 [IF 5.0] PDF
  6. Hurlemann R, Hawellek B, Matusch A, Kolsch H, Wollersen H, Madea B, Vogeley K, Maier W, Dolan RJ (2005) Noradrenergic modulation of emotion-induced forgetting and remembering. The Journal of Neuroscience 25: 6343 - 6349 [IF 7.5] PDF
  7. Hurlemann R, Boy C, Meyer PT, Scherk H, Wagner M, Herzog H, Coenen HH, Vogeley K, Falkai P, Zilles K, Maier W, Bauer A (2005) Decreased prefrontal 5-HT(2A) receptor binding in subjects at enhanced risk for schizophrenia. Anatomy & Embryology (Berlin) 210: 519 - 523 [IF 1.3] PDF
  8. Hurlemann R, Tepest R, Maier W, Falkai P, Vogeley K (2005) Intact hippocampal gray matter in schizophrenia as revealed by automatized image analysis post-mortem. Anatomy & Embryology (Berlin) 210: 513 - 517 [IF 1.3] PDF
  9. Hurlemann R, Matusch A, Eickhoff SB, Palomero-Gallagher N, Meyer PT, Boy C, Maier W, Zilles K, Amunts A, Bauer A (2005) Analysis of neuroreceptor PET data based on cytoarchitectonic maximum probability maps – a feasibility study. Anatomy & Embryology (Berlin) 210: 447 - 453 [IF 1.3] PDF
  10. Dolan RJ, Heinze HJ, Hurlemann R, Hinrichs H (2006) Magnetoencephalography (MEG) determined temporal modulation of visual and auditory sensory processing in the context of classical conditioning to faces. NeuroImage 32: 778 - 789 [IF 5.6] PDF 
  11. Hurlemann R, Bauer A, Vogeley K, Falkai P, Wagner M, Maier W (2006) Molecular principles of schizophrenia: The 5-HT(2A) receptor. Nervenheilkunde 25:28 - 31 Link
  12. Hurlemann R, Wagner M, Hawellek B, Reich H, Pieperhoff P, Amunts K, Oros-Peusquens AM, Shah NJ, Maier W, Dolan RJ (2007) Amygdala control of emotion-induced forgetting and remembering: evidence from Urbach-Wiethe disease. Neuropsychologia 45: 877 - 884 [IF 3.6] PDF
  13. Hurlemann R (2006) Noradrenergic control of emotion-induced amnesia and hypermnesia. Reviews in the Neurosciences 17: 525 - 532 [IF 3.3] PDF
  14. Hurlemann R, Hawellek B, Maier W, Dolan RJ (2007) Enhanced emotion-induced amnesia in borderline personality disorder. Psychological Medicine 37: 971 - 982 [IF 4.2] PDF
  15. Matusch A, Hurlemann R, Rota-Kops E, Winz O, Elmenhorst D, Herzog H, Zilles K, Bauer A (2007) Acute S-ketamine application does not alter cerebral [(18)F]altanserin binding: a pilot PET study in humans. Journal of Neural Transmission 114: 1433 - 1442 [IF 2.7] PDF
  16. Hurlemann R, Matusch A, Klingmuller D, Kolsch H, Maier W, Dolan RJ (2007) Emotion-induced retrograde amnesia varies as a function of noradrenergic-glucocorticoid effects. Psychopharmacology (Berlin) 194: 261 - 269 [IF 3.6] PDF
  17. Hurlemann R, Matusch A, Kuhn KU, Berning J, Elmenhorst D, Winz O, Kolsch H, Zilles K, Wagner M, Maier W, Bauer A (2008) 5-HT(2A) receptor density is decreased in the at-risk mental state. Psychopharmacology (Berlin) 195: 579 - 590 [IF 3.7] PDF Awarded with the Gerd-Huber Prize 2008
  18. Hurlemann R (2008) Noradrenergic-glucococorticoid mechanisms in emotion-induced amnesia: from adaptation to disease. Psychopharmacology (Berlin) 197: 13 - 23 [IF 3.7] PDF
  19. Hurlemann R, Jessen F, Wagner M, Ruhrmann S, Brockhaus A, Picker H, Block W, Scheef L, Schild HH, Moller-Hartmann W, Krug W, Falkai P, Klosterkotter J, Maier W (2008) Interrelated functional and structural evidence of hippocampal pathology in the at-risk mental state. Psychological Medicine 38: 843 - 851 [IF 4.7] PDF
  20. Hurlemann R, Rehme AK, Diessel M, Kukolja J, Maier W, Walter H, Cohen MX (2008) Segregating intra-amygdalar responses to dynamic facial emotion with cytoarchitectonic maximum probability maps. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 172: 13 - 20 [IF 2.1] PDF
  21. Hurlemann R, Schlaepfer TE, Matusch A, Reich H, Shah NJ, Zilles K, Maier W, Bauer A (2009) Reduced 5-HT(2A) receptor signaling following selective bilateral amygdala damage. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) 4: 79 - 84 [IF 4.2] PDF
  22. Kukolja J, Schlaepfer TE, Keysers C, Klingmüller D, Maier W, Fink GR, Hurlemann R  (2008) Modeling a negative response bias in the human amygdala by noradrenergic–glucocorticoid interactions. The Journal of Neuroscience 28: 12868 - 12876 [IF 7.5] PDF Supporting Information Link
  23. Maier W, Mössner R, Quednow BB, Wagner M, Hurlemann R (2008) From genes to psychosis and back: The role of the 5-HT(2A) receptor and prepulse inhibition in schizophrenia. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 258: 40 - 43 [IF 2.9] PDF
  24. Onur OA, Walter H, Schlaepfer TE, Rehme AK, Schmidt C, Keysers C, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2009) Noradrenergic enhancement of amygdala responses to fear. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) 4: 119 - 126 [IF 4.2] PDF
  25. Goossens L, Kukolja J, Fink GR, Maier W, Griez EJ, Schruers K, Hurlemann R (2009) Selective processing of social stimuli in the superficial amygdala. Human Brain Mapping 30: 3332 - 3338 [IF 6.3] PDF
  26. Stamelou M, Matusch A, Elmenhorst D, Hurlemann R, Eggert KM, Oertel WH, Zilles K, Höglinger GU, Bauer A (2009) Up-regulation of 5-HT(2A) receptors in the substantia nigra and caudate nucleus in progressive supranuclear palsy correlates with clinical symptom severity. Movement Disorders 24: 1170 - 1175 [IF 4.0] PDF
  27. Bewernick B, Hurlemann R, Matusch A, Kayser S, Hadrysiewics B, Axmacher N, Grubert C, Lemke M, Cooper-Mahkorn D, Cohen MX, Brockmann H, Lenartz D, Sturm V, Schlaepfer TE (2010) Nucleus accumbens deep brain stimulation decreases ratings of depression and anxiety in treatment-resistent depression. Biological Psychiatry 67: 110 - 116 [IF 8.7] PDF
  28. Enkel T, Gholizadeh D, von Bohlen und Halbach O, Sanchis-Segura C, Hurlemann R, Spanagel R, Gass P, Vollmayr B (2010) Ambiguous-cue interpretation is biased under stress- and depression-like states in rats. Neuropsychopharmacology 35: 1008 - 1015 [IF 6.7] PDF Supporting Information Link
  29. Hurlemann R, Walter H, Rehme AK, Kukolja J, Santoro SC, Schmidt C, Schnell K, Musshoff F, Keysers C, Maier W, Kendrick KM, Onur OA (2010) Human amygdala reactivity is diminished by the beta-noradrenergic antagonist propranolol. Psychological Medicine 27: 1 - 10 [IF 5.2] PDF
  30. Talmi D, Hurlemann R, Patin A, Dolan RJ (2010) Framing effect following bilateral amygdala lesion. Neuropsychologia 48: 1823 - 1827 [IF 4.0] PDF Supporting Information Link
  31. Onur OA, Schlaepfer TE, Kukolja J, Bauer A, Jeung H, Patin A, Otte DM, Shah NJ, Maier W, Kendrick KM, Fink GR, Hurlemann R (2010) The NMDA receptor co-agonist D-cycloserine facilitates declarative learning and hippocampal activity in humans. Biological Psychiatry 67: 1205 - 1211 [IF 8.7] PDF
  32. Hurlemann R, Patin A, Onur OA, Cohen MX, Baumgartner T, Metzler S, Dziobek I, Gallinat J, Wagner M, Maier W, Kendrick KM (2010) Oxytocin enhances amygdala-dependent, socially reinforced learning and emotional empathy in humans. The Journal of Neuroscience 30: 4999 - 5007 [IF 7.3] PDF Supporting Information Link Research Highlight: Nature (2010) 464: 1107 PDF Research in Germany - Land of Ideas PDF 
  33. Hurlemann & Kendrick (2010) The Journal of Neuroscience. Response to Journal Club Feature PDF [IF 7.3]
  34. Mihov Y, Mayer S, Musshoff F, Maier W, Kendrick KM, Hurlemann R (2010) Facilitation  of learning by social-emotion feedback is beta-noradrenergic-dependent. Neuropsychologia 48: 3168 - 3172 [IF 4.0] PDF
  35. Patin A & Hurlemann R (2011) Modulating amygdala responses to emotion: Evidence from pharmacological fMRI. Neuropsychologia 49: 706 - 717 [IF 3.6] PDF
  36. Bach DR, Talmi D, Hurlemann R, Patin A, Dolan RJ (2011) Automatic relevance detection in the absence of a functional amygdala. Neuropsychologia 49: 1302 - 1305 [IF 3.6] PDF
  37. Kukolja J, Klingmüller D, Maier W, Fink GR, Hurlemann R (2011) Noradrenergic glucocorticoid modulation of emotional memory encoding in the human hippocampus. Psychological Medicine 4: 1 - 10 [IF 6.2] PDF
  38. Onur OA, Patin A, Mihov Y, Buecher B, Stoffel-Wagner B, Schlaepfer TE, Walter H, Maier  W, Hurlemann R (2012) Feature article: deprivation from smoking disrupts amygdala responses to fear. Human Brain Mapping 33: 1407 - 1416 [IF 6.9] PDF Cover art based on this article Link Research in Germany - Land of Ideas PDF 
  39. Grubert C, Hurlemann R, Bewernick B, Kayser S, Hadrysiewicz B, Axmacher N, Sturm V, Schlaepfer TE (2011) Neuropsychological safety of nucleus accumbens deep brain stimulation for major depression - effects of 12-month stimulation. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry 12: 516 - 527 [IF 2.4] PDF
  40. Striepens N, Kendrick KM, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2011) Prosocial effects of oxytocin and clinical evidence for its therapeutic potential. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology 32: 426 - 450 [IF 11.4] PDF
  41. Becker B, Mihov Y, Scheele D, Kendrick KM, Feinstein JS, Matusch A, Aydin M, Reich H, Urbach H, Oros-Peusquens AM, Shah NJ, Kunz WS, Schlaepfer TE, Zilles K, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2012) Feature article: Fear processing and social networking in the absence of a functional amygdala. Biological Psychiatry 72: 70 - 77 [IF 9.3] PDF Supporting Information PDF Cover art based on this article Link 
  42. Scheele D, Mihov Y, Kendrick KM, Feinstein JS, Reich H, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2012) Amygdala lesion profoundly alters altruistic punishment. Biological Psychiatry 72: e5 - e7 [IF 9.3] PDF
  43. Mihov Y, Hurlemann R (2012) Altered amygdala function in nicotine addiction: insights from human neuroimaging studies. Neuropsychologia 50: 1719 - 1729 [IF 3.5] PDF
  44. Helmstaedter C, Mihov Y, Toliat MR, Thiele H, Nürnberg P, Schoch S, Surges R, Elger CE, Kunz WS, Hurlemann R (2013) Genetic variation in dopaminergic activity is associated with the risk for psychiatric side effects of levetiracetam. Epilepsia 54: 36 - 44 [IF 4.6] PDF Supporting Information PDF Research Highlight: Nature Reviews Neurology (2012) 8: 532 PDF 
  45. Yamasue H, Yee JR, Hurlemann R, Rilling JK, Chen FS, Meyer-Lindenberg A, Tost H (2012) Integrative approaches utilizing oxytocin to enhance prosocial behavior: from animal and human social behavior to autistic social dysfunction. The Journal of Neuroscience 32: 14109 - 14117 [IF 6.9] PDF
  46. Striepens N, Scheele D, Kendrick KM, Becker B, Schaefer L, Schwalba K, Reul J, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2012) Oxytocin facilitates protective responses to aversive social stimuli in males. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS) 109: 18144 - 18149 [IF 9.7] PDF Supporting Information PDF 
  47. Scheele D, Striepens E, Güntürkün O, Deutschländer S, Maier W, Kendrick KM, Hurlemann R (2012) Oxytocin modulates social distance between males and females. The Journal of Neuroscience 32: 16074 - 16079 [IF 6.9; AS 151] PDF Research Highlight: Nature (2012) 492: 157 PDF News Focus: Science (2013) 339: 267 - 269 PDF Society for Neuroscience (SfN) press release PDF Research in Germany - Land of Ideas PDF
  48. Mihov Y, Kendrick KM, Becker B, Zschernack J, Reich H, Maier W, Keysers C, Hurlemann R (2013) Mirroring fear in the absence of a functional amygdala. Biological Psychiatry 73: e9 - e11 [IF 9.5] PDF
  49. Becker B, Scheele D, Moessner R, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2013) Deciphering the neural signature of conversion blindness. The American Journal of Psychiatry 170: 121 - 122 [IF 13.6] PDF
  50. *Feinstein JS, *Buzza C, *Hurlemann R, Dahdaleh NS, Follmer RL, Coryell WH, Welsh MJ, Tranel D, Wemmie JA (2013) Fear and panic in humans with bilateral amygdala damage. Nature Neuroscience 16: 270 - 272 [IF 15.0; AS 243] (*co-lead authors) PDF
  51. Scheele D, Mihov Y, Schwederski O, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2013) A negative emotional and economic judgment bias in major depression. European Archives of Psychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience 263: 675 - 683 [IF 3.4] PDF
  52. Becker B, Klein EM, Striepens E, Mihov Y, Schlaepfer TS, Reul J, Goossens L, Schruers K, Kendrick KM, Hurlemann R (2013) Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors contribute to learning-induced metaplasticity in the hippocampus. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 25: 986 - 997 [IF 4.7] PDF
  53. Kayser S, Bewernick BH, Hurlemann R, Soehle M, Schlaepfer TE (2013) Comparable seizure characteristics in magnetic seizure therapy and electroconvulsive therapy for major depression. European Neuropsychopharmacology 23: 1541 - 1550 [IF 5.4] PDF
  54. Bach DR, Hurlemann R, Dolan RJ (2013) Unimpaired discrimination of fearful prosody after amygdala lesion. Neuropsychologia 51: 2070 - 2074 [IF 3.5] PDF 
  55. Eckstein M & Hurlemann R (2013) Oxytocin - Evidence for a therapeutic potential of the social neuromodulator. Der Nervenarzt 84: 1321 - 1328 (article in German) [IF 0.9] PDF 
  56. Striepens N, Matusch A, Kendrick KM, Mihov Y, Elmenhorst D, Becker B, Lang M, Coenen HH, Maier W, *Hurlemann R, Bauer A (2014) Oxytocin enhances attractiveness of unfamiliar female faces independent of the dopamine reward system. Psychoneuroendocrinology 39: 74 - 87 [IF 4.9] (*corresponding author) PDF 
  57. Scheele D, Wille A, Kendrick KM, Stoffel-Wagner B, Becker B, Güntürkün O, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2013) Oxytocin enhances brain reward system responses in men viewing the face of their female partner. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS) 110: 20308 - 20313 [IF 9.8; AS 904] PDF News Focus in Science Link Research Highlight: Nature (2013) 504: 11 PDF 
  58. Striepens N, Kendrick KM, Hanking V, Landgraf R, Wuellner U, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2013) Elevated cerebrospinal fluid and blood concentrations of oxytocin following its intranasal administration in humans. Scientific Reports 3: 3440 [IF 5.1] PDF
  59. Becker B, Androsch L, Jahn RT, Alich T, Striepens N, Markett S, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2013) Inferior frontal gyrus preserves working memory and emotional learning under conditions of impaired noradrenergic signaling. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 7: 197 [IF 4.2] PDF
  60. Schlaepfer TE, Bewernick B, Kayser S, Hurlemann R, Coenen VA (2014) Deep brain stimulation of the human reward system for major depression - rationale, outcomes and outlook. Neuropsychopharmacology 39: 1303 - 1314 [IF 7.1] PDF
  61. Eckstein M, Scheele D, Weber K, Stoffel-Wagner B, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2014) Oxytocin facilitates the sensation of social stress. Human Brain Mapping 35: 4741 - 4750 [IF 6.0] PDF
  62. Scheele D, Kendrick KM, Khouri C, Kretzer E, Stoffel-Wagner B, Güntürkün O, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2014) An oxytocin-induced facilitation of neural and emotional responses to social touch correlates inversely with autism traits. Neuropsychopharmacology 39: 2078 - 2085 [IF 7.1] PDF
  63. Wang S, Tsuchiya N, New J, Hurlemann R, Adolphs R (2015) Preferential attention to animals and people is independent of the amygdala. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) 10: 371 - 380 [IF 7.3] PDF 
  64. Polster JD, Kayser S, Bewernick BH, Hurlemann R, Schlaepfer TE (2015) Effects of electroconvulsive therapy and magnetic seizure therapy on acute memory retrieval. The Journal of ECT 31: 13 - 19 [IF 1.4] PDF
  65. Preckel K, Scheele D, Kendrick KM, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2014) Oxytocin faciliatates social approach behavior in women. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 8: 191 [IF 3.3] PDF
  66. Klein JP, Becker B, Hurlemann R, Scheibe C, Colla M, Heuser I (2014) Effect of specific psychotherapy for chronic depression on neural responses to emotional faces. Journal of Affective Disorders 166: 93 - 97 [IF 3.4] PDF
  67. Scheele D, Striepens N, Kendrick KM, Schwering C, Noelle J, Wille A, Schlaepfer TE, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2014) Opposing effects of oxytocin on moral judgment in males and females. Human Brain Mapping 35: 6067 - 6076 [IF 6.0] PDF
  68. Wang S, Xu J, Jiang M, Zhao Q, Hurlemann R, Adolphs R (2014) Autism spectrum disorder, but not amygdala lesions, impairs social attention in visual search. Neuropsychologia 63: 259 - 274 [IF 3.3] PDF
  69. Bach DR, Hurlemann R, Dolan RJ (2015) Impaired threat prioritisation after selective bilateral amygdala lesions. Cortex 63: 206 - 213 [IF 5.1] PDF
  70. Preckel K, Scheele D, Eckstein M, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2015) The influence of oxytocin on volitional and emotional ambivalence. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) 10: 987 - 993 [IF 7.3] PDF
  71. Kayser S, Bewernick BH, Matusch A, Hurlemann R, Soehle M, Schlaepfer TE (2015) Magnetic seizure therapy in treatment-resistant depression: clinical, neuropsychological and metabolic effects. Psychological Medicine 45: 1073 – 1092 [IF 5.9] PDF
  72. Eckstein M, Becker B, Scheele D, Scholz C, Preckel K, Schlaepfer TE, Grinevich V, Kendrick KM, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2015) Oxytocin facilitates the extinction of conditioned fear in humans. Biological Psychiatry 78: 194 - 202 [IF 10.3] PDF Research in Germany - Land of Ideas Link Featured by Scientific American Link Commentary: Biological Psychiatry (2015) 78: 154 - 155 PDF
  73. Ziegler C, Dannlowski U, Bräuer D, Stevens S, Laeger I, Wittmann H, Kugel H, Dobel C, Hurlemann R, Reif A, Lesch KP, Heindel W, Kirschbaum C, Arolt V, Gerlach A, Hoyer J, Deckert J, Zwanzger P, Domschke K (2015) Oxytocin receptor gene methylation – converging multi-level evidence for a role in social anxiety. Neuropsychopharmacology 40: 1528 - 1538 [IF 7.1] PDF
  74. Kaut O, Schmitt I, Hoffmann A, Hoffmann P, Schlaepfer TE, Wuellner U, Hurlemann R (2015) Abberant NMDA receptor DNA methylation detected by epigenome-wide analysis of hippocampus and prefrontal cortex in major depression. European Archives of Psychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience 265:331 - 341 [IF 3.5] PDF
  75. Hu J, Qi S, Becker B, Luo L, Gao S, Gong Q, Hurlemann R, Kendrick KM (2015) Oxytocin selectively facilitates learning with social feedback and increases activity and functional connectivity in emotional memory and reward processing regions. Human Brain Mapping 36: 2132 - 2146 [IF 6.0] PDF
  76. Hurlemann R, Arndt S, Schlaepfer TE, Reul J, Maier W, Scheele D (2015) Diminished appetitive startle modulation following targeted inhibition of prefrontal cortex. Scientific Reports 5: 8954 [IF 5.6] PDF
  77. Spunt RP, Elison JT, Dufour N, Hurlemann R, Saxe R, Adolphs R (2015) Amygdala lesions do not compromise the cortical network for false-belief reasoning. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS) 112: 4827 - 4832 [IF 9.7] PDF
  78. Becker B, Wagner D, Koester P, Tittgemeyer M, Mercer-Chalmers-Bender K, Hurlemann R, Zhang J, Gouzoulis-Mayfrank E, Kendrick KM, Daumann J (2015) Smaller amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex predict escalating stimulant use. Brain 138: 2074 - 2086 [IF 9.2] PDF
  79. Scheele D, Schwering C, Spunt RP, Elison JT, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2015) A human tendency to anthropomorphize is enhanced by oxytocin. European Neuropsychopharmacology 25: 1817 - 1823 [IF 4.4] PDF
  80. Hurlemann R & Scheele D (2016) Dissecting the role of oxytocin in the formation and loss of social relationships. Biological Psychiatry 79: 185 - 193 [IF 10.3] PDF
  81. Eckstein M, Scheele D, Patin A, Preckel K, Becker B, Walther A, Domschke K, Grinevich V, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2016) Feature article: Oxytocin facilitates Pavlovian fear learning in males. Neuropsychopharmacology 41: 932 - 939 [IF 7.1] PDF
  82. Harrison L, Hurlemann R, Adolphs R (2015) An enhanced default approach bias following human amygdala lesions. Psychological Science 26: 1543 - 1555 [IF 4.9] PDF
  83. Mielacher C, Scheele D, Hurlemann R (2015) Experimental and therapeutic neuromodulation of emotion and social cognition using non-invasive brain stimulation. Der Nervenarzt 86: 1500 - 1507 [IF 0.9] PDF
  84. Fürst A, Thron J, Scheele D, Marsh N, Hurlemann R (2015) The neuropeptide oxytocin modulates consumer brand relationships. Scientific Reports 5: 14960 [IF 5.6] PDF
  85. Hurlemann R & Ziemann U (2015) Non-invasive brain stimulation. Der Nervenarzt 86: 1479 - 1480 [IF 0.9] PDF
  86. Marsh N, Scheele D, Gerhardt H, Strang S, Enax L, Weber B, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2015) The neuropeptide oxytocin induces a social altruism bias. The Journal of Neuroscience 35: 15696 - 15701 [IF 6.3; AS 188] PDF 
  87. Scheele D, Plota J, Stoffel-Wagner B, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2016) Hormonal contraceptives suppress oxytocin-induced brain reward responses to the partner’s face. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) 11: 767 - 774 [IF 7.3]
  88. Hu Y, Scheele D, Becker B, Voos G, David B, Hurlemann R, Weber B (2016) The effect of oxytocin on third-party altruistic decisions in unfair situations: an fMRI study. Scientific Reports 6: 20236 [IF 5.6] PDF 
  89. Khalsa S, Feinstein JS, Li W, Feusner J, Adolphs R, Hurlemann R (2016) Feature article: anxiety in humans with bilateral amygdala lesions: pharmacological induction via cardiorespiratory interoceptive pathways. The Journal of Neuroscience 36: 3559 –3566 [IF 6.3] PDF Editor's choice PDF
  90. Gaoa S, Becker B, Luoa L, Genga Y, Zhaoa W, Yina Y, Hua J, Gaoa Z, Gongc Q, Hurlemann R, Yaoa D, Kendrick KM (2016) Oxytocin, the peptide that bonds the sexes also divides them. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS) (in press) [IF 9.7]
  91. Hurlemann R, Maier W, Scheele D (2016) Interactions of noradrenaline and cortisol and the induction of indelible memories. Behavioral & Brain Sciences (BBS) (in press) [IF 20.8] 
  92. Hurlemann R, Scheele D, Maier W, Schultz J (2016) Oxytocin drives prosocial biases in favor of attractive people. Behavioral & Brain Sciences (BBS) (in press) [IF 20.8] 
  93. Steffens M, Becker B, Neumann C, Kasparbauer A, Meyhöfer I, Weber B, Mehta M, Hurlemann R, Ettinger U (2016) Effects of ketamine on brain function during smooth pursuit eye movements. Human Brain Mapping (in press) [IF 6.0]
  94. Striepens S, Schröter F, Stoffel-Wagner B, Maier W, Hurlemann R, Scheele D (2016) Oxytocin enhances cognitive control of food craving in women. Human Brain Mapping (in press) [IF 6.0]

 Abbreviations: AS, Article Altmetric Score; IF, Journal Impact Factor


Books & Chapters


  1. Hurlemann R (2007) The costs and benefits of emotional memory formation. Shaker [ISBN-13: 978-3832266356]
  2. Patin A & Hurlemann R (2016) Chapter 11: Behavioral consequences and compensatory adaptations after early bilateral amygdala damage in monozygotic twins (pp. 306 – 333). In Amaral DG & Adolphs R (Eds.): Living without an amygdala. Guilford Press [ISBN-13: 978-1462525942]
  3. Patin A & Hurlemann R (2015) Chapter 10: Social Cognition (pp. 271 – 303). In Kantak KM & Wettstein J (Eds.): Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology, Volume 228, Cognitive Enhancement. Springer [ISBN-13: 978-3319165219] 
  4. Becker B & Hurlemann R (2016) Chapter 26: Unraveling the role of the amygdala in nicotine addiction (pp. 272 – 281). In Preedy RP (Ed.): Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse, Volume 1, Foundations of Understanding, Tobacco, Alcohol, Cannabinoids, Opioids and Emerging Addiction. Academic Press [ISBN-13: 978-0128002131]