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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 (Berl.) 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 (Berl.) 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 (Berl.) 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 [IF 0.4] 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 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 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 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, Klingmuller 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 & 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 
  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 (published online) [IF 7.3] PDF 
  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. Bechdolf A et al.; PREVENT study group (2011) Rationale and baseline characteristics of PREVENT: a second-generation intervention trial in subjects at-risk (prodromal) of developing first-episode psychosis evaluating cognitive behavior therapy, aripiprazole, and placebo for the prevention of psychosis. Schizophrenia Bulletin 37 Suppl 2: S111 - S121 [IF 8.8] Link
  36. Patin A & Hurlemann R (2011) Modulating amygdala responses to emotion: Evidence from pharmacological fMRI. Neuropsychologia 49: 706 - 717 [IF 3.6] PDF
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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 
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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 
  43. 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
  44. Mihov Y, Hurlemann R (2012) Altered amygdala function in nicotine addiction: insights from human neuroimaging studies. Neuropsychologia 50: 1719 - 1729 [IF 3.5] PDF
  45. 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 
  46. 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
  47. 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 
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. *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
  52. 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
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. Bach DR, Hurlemann R, Dolan RJ (2013) Unimpaired discrimination of fearful prosody after amygdala lesion. Neuropsychologia 51: 2070 - 2074 [IF 3.5] PDF 
  56. 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 
  57. 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 
  58. 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 
  59. 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
  60. 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
  61. 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
  62. 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
  63. 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
  64. 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 5.1] PDF 
  65. 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 1.8] PDF
  66. 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
  67. 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
  68. 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
  69. 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
  70. Bach DR, Hurlemann R, Dolan RJ (2015) Impaired threat prioritisation after selective bilateral amygdala lesions. Cortex 63: 206 - 213 [IF 4.3] PDF
  71. 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 5.1] PDF
  72. 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 5.5] PDF
  73. 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 11.2] PDF Featured by Scientific American Link Commentary: Biological Psychiatry (2015) 78: 154 - 155 PDF
  74. 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 6.4] PDF
  75. 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 4.1] PDF
  76. 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 5.0] PDF
  77. 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 5.2] PDF
  78. 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 9.4] PDF
  79. 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 10.1] PDF
  80. 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
  81. Harrison L, Hurlemann R, Adolphs R (2015) An enhanced default approach bias following human amygdala lesions. Psychological Science 26: 1543 - 1555 [IF 5.5] PDF
  82. 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 0.8] PDF
  83. Fürst A, Thron J, Scheele D, Marsh N, Hurlemann R (2015) The neuropeptide oxytocin modulates consumer brand relationships. Scientific Reports 5: 14960 [IF 5.2] PDF
  84. Hurlemann R & Ziemann U (2015) Non-invasive brain stimulation. Der Nervenarzt 86: 1479 - 1480 [IF 0.8] PDF
  85. 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 5.9; AS 188] PDF 
  86. Angermann CE et al.; MOOD-HF study investigators & committee members (2016) Effect of escitalopram on all-cause mortality and hospitalization in patients with heart failure and depression: The MOOD-HF randomized clinical trial. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 315: 2683 - 2693 [IF 44.4] Link
  87. Hurlemann R, Maier W, Scheele D (2016) Interactions of noradrenaline and cortisol and the induction of indelible memories. Behavioral & Brain Sciences (BBS) 39: e213 [IF 14.2] PDF
  88. Hurlemann R & Scheele D (2016) Dissecting the role of oxytocin in the formation and loss of social relationships. Biological Psychiatry 79: 185 - 193 [IF 11.4] PDF
  89. 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 3.9] PDF 
  90. 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 4.3] PDF 
  91. 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 6.4] PDF
  92. 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 6.0] PDF Editor's choice PDF
  93. 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) 113: 7650 - 7654 [IF 9.7] PDF Press Release Link
  94. 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 37: 4047 - 4060 [IF 4.5] PDF
  95. 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 37: 4276 - 4285 [IF 4.5] PDF
  96. Kasparbauer AM, Meyhoefer I, Steffens M, Weber B, Aydin M, Kumari V, Hurlemann R, Ettinger U (2016) Neural effects of methylphenidate and nicotine during smooth pursuit eye movements. NeuroImage 141: 52 - 59 [IF 5.8] PDF
  97. Kaut O, Becker B, Schneider C, Zhou F, Fliessbach K, Hurlemann R, Wuellner U (2016) Stochastic resonance therapy induces increased movement-related caudate nucleus activity. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 48: 815 - 818 [IF 1.7] PDF
  98. Hurlemann R & Marsh N (2016) New insights into the neuroscience of human altruism. Der Nervenarzt 87: 1131 - 1135 [IF 0.8] PDF
  99. De Cort K, Schroijen M, Hurlemann R, Claassen S, Hoogenhout J, Van den Bergh O, Goossens L, Van Diest I, Schruers K (2017) Modeling the development of panic disorder with interoceptive conditioning. European Neuropsychopharmacology 27: 59 - 69 [IF 4.1] PDF
  100. Hurlemann R (2017) Oxytocin-augmented psychotherapy: Beware of context. Neuropsychopharmacology 42: 377 [IF 6.5] PDF
  101. Eckstein M, Markett S, Kendrick KM, Ditzen B, Liu F, Hurlemann R, Becker B (2017) Oxytocin differentially alters resting state functional connectivity between amygdala subregions and emotional control networks: inverse correlation with depressive traits. Neuroimage 149: 458 - 467 [IF 5.4] PDF
  102. Spengler FB, Becker B, Kendrick KM, Conrad R, Hurlemann R, Schade G (2017) Emotional dysregulation in psychogenic voice loss. Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics 86: 121 - 123 [IF 13.1] PDF
  103. Strang S, Gerhardt H, Marsh N, Oroz Artigas S, Hu Y, Hurlemann R, Park SQ (2017) A matter of distance - the effect of oxytocin on social discounting is empathy-dependent. Psychoneuroendocrinology 78: 229 - 232 [IF 4.7] PDF
  104. Becker B, Steffens M, Zhao Z, Kendrick KM, Neumann C, Weber B, Schultz J, Mehta MA, Ettinger U, Hurlemann R (2017) General and emotion-specific neural effects of ketamine during emotional memory formation. Neuroimage 150: 308 - 317 [IF 5.4] PDF
  105. Hurlemann R & Marsh N (2017) Deciphering the modulatory role of oxytocin in human altruism. Reviews in the Neurosciences 28: 335 - 342 [IF 2.6] PDF
  106. Hurlemann R, Scheele D, Maier W, Schultz J (2017) Oxytocin drives prosocial biases in favor of attractive people. Behavioral & Brain Sciences (BBS) 40: e30 [IF 15.1] PDF 
  107. Korn CW, Vunder J, Miro J, Fuentemilla J, Hurlemann R, Bach DR (2017) Amygdala lesions reduce anxiety-like behavior in a human benzodiazepine-sensitive approach-avoidance conflict test. Biological Psychiatry 82: 522 - 531 [IF 12.0] PDF
  108. Wang S, Yu R, Tyszka JM, Zhen S, Kovach C, Sun S, Huang Y, Hurlemann R, Ross IB, Chung J, Mamelak AN, Adolphs R, Rutishauser U (2017) The intensity of specific emotions and their categorical ambiguity in facial expressions are parametrically encoded in the human amygdala. Nature Communications 8:14821 [IF 12.4] PDF
  109. Spengler FB, Scheele D, Marsh N, Kofferath C, Flach A, Schwarz S, Stoffel-Wagner B, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2017) Oxytocin facilitates reciprocity in social communication. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) 2: 1325 - 1333 [IF 3.5] PDF
  110. Zimmermann K, Walz C, Derck RT, Kendrick KM, Weber B, Hurlemann R, Becker B (2017) Emotion Regulation Deficits in Regular Marijuana Users. Human Brain Mapping 38: 4270 - 4279 [IF 4.5] PDF
  111. Kreuder AK, Scheele D, Wassermann L, Wollseifer M, Stoffel-Wagner B, Lee M, Hennig J, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2017) How the brain codes intimacy: The neurobiological substrates of romantic touch. Human Brain Mapping 38: 4525 - 4534 [IF 4.9] PDF
  112. Spengler FB, Schultz J, Scheele D, Essel M, Maier W, Heinrichs H, Hurlemann R (2017) Kinetics and dose-dependency of intranasal oxytocin effects on amygdala reactivity. Biological Psychiatry 82: 885 - 894 [IF 12.0] PDF Comment in Biological Psychiatry PDF
  113. Kaut, Sharma, Schmitt, Hurlemann, Wüllner (2017) DNA methylation of DLG4 and GJA-1 of human hippocampus and prefrontal cortex in major depression is unchanged in comparison to healthy individuals. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 43: 261 - 263 [IF 1.6] PDF
  114. Marsh N, Scheele D, Feinstein JS, Gerhardt H, Strang S, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2017) Oxytocin-enforced norm compliance reduces xenophobic outgroup rejection. 
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS) 114: 9314 - 9319 [IF 9.5; AS 1018] PDF 
  115. Hurlemann R, Marsh N, Schultz J, Scheele D (2017) Oxytocin shapes the priorities and neural representations of attitudes and values. Behavioral & Brain Sciences (BBS) 40: e241 [IF 15.1] PDF 
  116. Zimmermann K, Yao S, Heinz M, Zhou F, Dau W, Banger M, Weber B, Hurlemann R, Becker B (2018) Altered orbitofrontal activity and dorsal striatal connectivity during emotion processing in dependent marijuana users after 28 days of abstinence. Psychopharmacology 235: 849 - 859 [IF 3.4] PDF
  117. Wasserthal S, Kloss C, Hurlemann R, Schultz J (2018) N-Acetylcystein (NAC) - eine neue Option zur frühen Bekämpfung von Schizophrenie. DNP - Der Neurologe & Psychiater 19: 28 - 38 PDF
  118. Schultz J, Wasserthal S, Kloss C, Schmidt S, Ruhrmann S, Hurlemann R (2018) Prävention einer ersten psychotischen Episode. Nervenheilkunde 37: 313 - 317 [IF n.a.] Link
  119. Kiebs M & Hurlemann R (2018) Innovative pharmakologische Strategien gegen Angststörungen. NeuroTransmitter 29: 32 - 35 [IF n.a.] PDF
  120. Geng Y, Zhao W, Zhou F, Ma X, Yao S, Hurlemann R, Kendrick KM (2018) Oxytocin enhancement of emotional empathy: generalization across cultures and effects on amygdala activity. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 12: 512 [IF 2.6] PDF
  121. Lendvai IS, Maier A, Scheele D, Hurlemann R, Kinfe TM (2018) Spotlight on cervical vagus nerve stimulation in patients with primary headache disorders: A Review. Journal of Pain Research 11: 1613 - 1625 [IF 2.2] PDF
  122. Luckhaus C, Juckel G, Hurlemann R (2018) Oxytocin in schizophrenia: Evidence for an etiological and therapeutic relevance of the social neuromodulator. Der Nervenarzt 90: 277 - 284 [IF 0.8] PDF
  123. Zhou F, Zimmermann K, Xin F, Scheele D, Dau W, Banger M, Weber B, Hurlemann R, Kendrick KM, Becker B (2018) Shifted balance of dorsal versus ventral striatal communication with frontal reward and regulatory regions in cannabis dependent males. Human Brain Mapping 39: 5062 - 5073 [IF 4.6] PDF
  124. Steffens M, Neumann C, Kasparbauer A.-M, Becker B., Weber B, Mehta M.A, Hurlemann R, Ettinger U (2018) Effects of ketamine on brain function during response inhibition. Psychopharmacology 235: 3559 - 3571 [IF 3.4] PDF
  125. Kinfe TM & Hurlemann R (2018) Is molecular inflammatory profiling a useful tool for personalized brain stimulation in psychiatric disorders? Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface 21: 826 - 827 [IF 2.1] PDF
  126. Schultz J & Hurlemann R (2018) Characterizing variations in perceptual decision-making. Behavioral & Brain Sciences (BBS) 41: e241 [IF 17.2] 
  127. Schultz J, Becker B, Preckel K, Seifert M, Mielacher C, Conrad R, Kleiman A, Maier W, Kendrick KM, Hurlemann R (2018) Improving therapy outcome prediction in major depression using multimodal functional neuroimaging - a pilot study. Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry 11 - 12: 7 - 15 [IF n.a.] PDF 
  128. Maier A, Scheele D, Spengler F, Menba T, Mohr F, Güntürkün O, Stoffel-Wagner B, Kinfe T, Maier W, Khalsa S, Hurlemann R (2019) Oxytocin reduces a chemosensory-induced stress bias in social perception. Neuropsychopharmacology 44: 281 - 288 [IF 7.2] PDF
  129. Eckstein M, Almeida de Minas AC, Scheele D, Kreuder AK, Hurlemann R, Grinevich V, Ditzen B (2019) Oxytocin for learning calm and safety. International Journal of Psychophysiology 136: 5 - 14 [IF 2.4] PDF
  130. Lefevre A, Hurlemann R, Grinevich V (2019) Imaging neuropeptide effects on human brain function. Cell & Tissue Research (CTR) 375: 279 - 286 [IF 3.4] PDF
  131. 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. Human Brain Mapping 40: 242 - 251 [IF 4.6] PDF
  132. 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: Profiling of saliva and serum molecular patterns. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface 22: 44 - 52 [IF 2.1] PDF
  133. Kinfe TM & Hurlemann R (2019) Non-invasive and invasive brain stimulation concepts for the targeted treatment of schizophrenia symptom domains. Der Nervenarzt 90: 73 - 88 [IF 0.8] PDF
  134. Waytz A, Cacioppo JT, Hurlemann R, Castelli F, Adolphs R, Paul LK (2019) Anthropomorphizing without social cues requires the basolateral amygdala. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 31: 482 - 496 [IF 3.0] PDF
  135. Hurlemann R, Scheele D, Kinfe TM, Berger R, Philipsen A, Voncken M, Kuypers KPC, Schruers K (2019) Increased temporal discounting in social anxiety disorder normalizes after oxytocin treatment. Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics 88: 55 - 57 [IF 13.7] PDF
  136. 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. European Neuropsychopharmacology 29: 356 - 364 [4.5] PDF
  137. Scheele D, Lieberz J, 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. Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics 88: 61 - 63 [IF 13.7] PDF 
  138. Chaudhry SR, Lendvai IS, Muhammad S, Westhofen P, Kruppenbacher J, Scheef L, Boecker H, Scheele D, Hurlemann R, Kinfe TM (2019) Interictal assay of peripheral circulating inflammatory mediators in migraine patients under adjunctive cervical non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation: a proof-of-concept study. Brain Stimulation 12: 643 - 651 [IF 6.9] Link
  139. Kiebs M, Hurlemann R, Mutz J (2019) Cognitive effects of non-surgical brain stimulation for major depressive disorder: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open 9: e023796 [IF 2.4] PDF
  140. Schmidt S, Hurlemann R, Schultz J, Wasserthal S, Kloss C, Maier W, Meyer-Lindenberg A, Hellmich M, Muthesius-Digon A, Wiesner PS, Klosterkötter J, Ruhrmann S (2019) Multimodal prevention of first psychotic episode through N-acetyl-L-cysteine and Integrated Preventive Psychological Intervention in individuals clinically at high risk for psychosis. Protocol of a randomised, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial. Early Intervention in Psychiatry (in press) [IF 3.3] PDF
  141. 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. Journal of Translational Medicine 17: 53 [IF 4.1] PDF
  142. Spengler FB, Scheele D, Kaiser S, Heinrichs M. Hurlemann R (2019) A protective mechanism against illusory perceptions is amygdala-dependent. The Journal of Neuroscience 39: 3301 - 3308 [IF 6.1] PDF
  143. Coenen V, Bewernick B, Kayser S, Kilian H, Boström J, Greschus S, Hurlemann R, Klein M, Spanier S, Sajonz B, Urbach H, Schlaepfer TE (2019) Superolateral medial forebrain bundle deep brain stimulation in major depression – a gateway trial. Neuropsychopharmacology 44: 1224 - 1232 [IF 7.2] PDF
  144. Mutz J, Vipulananthan V, Carter B, Hurlemann R, Fu CHY, Young AH (2019) Comparative efficacy and acceptability of non-surgical brain stimulation for the acute treatment of major depressive episodes in adults: systematic review and network meta-analysis. BMJ - British Medical Journal 364: l1079 [IF 27.6] PDF
  145. Kiebs M, Hurlemann R, Fu CHY, Mutz J (2019) rTMS in non-treatment-resistant depression. The British Journal of Psychiatry 215: 445 - 446 [IF 7.2] PDF
  146. Hasan MT, Althammer F, Silva da Gouveia M, Goyon S, Eliava M, Lefevre A, Kerspern D, Schimmer J, Raftogianni A, Wahis J, Knobloch-Bollmann HS, Tang Y, Liu X, Jain A,  Chavant V, Goumon Y, Weislogel J-M, Hurlemann R, Herpertz SC, Pitzer C, Darbon P, Dogbevia GK, Bertocchi I, Larkum ME, Sprengel R, Bading H, Charlet A, Grinevich V (2019) A fear memory engram and its plasticity in the hypothalamic oxytocin system. Neuron 103: 133 - 146.e8 [IF 14.4] PDF
  147. Zhou X, Zimmermann K, Xin F, Zhao W, Derckx R, 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. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience & Neuroimaging 4: 751 - 762 [IF n.a.] Link
  148. Kinfe TM, Asif M, Chakravarthy KV, Deer TR, Kramer JM, Yearwood TL, Hurlemann R, Hussain MS, Motameny S, Wagle P, Nürnberg P, Gravius S, Randau T, Gravius N, Chaudhry SR, Muhammad S (2019) Unilateral L4-dorsal root ganglion stimulation evokes pain relief in chronic neuropathic postsurgical knee pain and changes of inflammatory markers: part II whole transcriptome profiling. Journal of Translational Medicine 17: 205 [IF 4.1] PDF
  149. Zhao W, Zimmermann K, Zhou X, Zhou F, Fu M, Dernbach C, Scheele D, Weber B, Eckstein M, Hurlemann R, Kendrick KM, Becker B (2019) Impaired cognitive performance under psycho-social stress in cannabis-dependent males is associated with attenuated precuneus activity. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience (in press) [IF 4.9] 
  150. Chakravarthy K, Xing F, Bruno K, Kent AR, Raza A, Hurlemann R, Kinfe TM (2019) A review of spinal and peripheral nneuromodulation and neuroinflammation: Lessons learned thus far and future prospects of biotype development. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface 22: 235 - 243 [IF 2.1] PDF
  151. Hurlemann R & Marsh N (2019) Unraveling the role of oxytocin in the motivational structure of conflict. Behavioral & Brain Sciences (BBS) (in press) [IF 17.2] Link
  152. Maier AM, Gieling C, Heinen-Ludwig L, Stefan V, Schultz J, Güntürkün O, Stoffel-Wagner B, Becker B, Hurlemann R, Scheele D (2019) Association of childhood maltreatment with interpersonal distance and social touch preferences in adulthood. The American Journal of Psychiatry (in press) [IF 13.7] Link
  153. Schultz J, Willems T, Gädeke M, Chakkour G, Franke A, Weber B, Hurlemann R (2019) Neural mechanisms underlying individual differences in social approach and avoidance. eLife (in press) [IF 7.6] Link 
  154. 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. The American Journal of Psychiatry (in press) [IF 13.7] 
  155. Bach DR, Hoffmann M, Finke C, Hurlemann R, Ploner C (2019) Disentangling hippocampal and amygdala contribution to human anxiety-like behavior. The Journal of Neuroscience (in press) [IF 6.1]

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 (2015) Social Cognition. In: Kantak KM & Wettstein J (Eds.) Cognitive Enhancement (Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology, Volume 228). Springer [ISBN-13: 978-3319165219]  
  3. Patin A & Hurlemann R (2016) Behavioral consequences and compensatory adaptations after early bilateral amygdala damage in monozygotic twins. In: Amaral DG & Adolphs R (Eds.) Living without an amygdala. Guilford Press [ISBN-13: 978-1462525942]
  4. Becker B & Hurlemann R (2016) Unraveling the role of the amygdala in nicotine addiction. In: Preedy RP (Ed.) Foundations of Understanding, Tobacco, Alcohol, Cannabinoids and Opioids (Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse, Volume 1) Academic Press [ISBN-13: 978-0128002131]
  5. Hurlemann R & Grinevich V (2018) Behavioral Pharmacology of Neuropeptides: Oxytocin (Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences, Volume 35) Springer [978-3319637389] Link
  6. Patin A, Hurlemann R, Scheele D (2018) Oxytocin and interpersonal relationships. Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences 35: 389 - 420 PDF
  7. Ettinger U, Hurlemann R, Chan RCK (2018) Oxytocin and schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences 35: 515 - 527 PDF
  8. Andari E, Hurlemann R, Young L (2018) A precision medicine approach to oxytocin trials. Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences 35: 559 - 590 PDF 
  9. Hoegenauer H & Hurlemann R (2018) Psychiatrie. In: Kraemer A (Ed.) Klinikleitfaden Nachtdienst - Sicher fühlen und kompetent handeln (German). Urban & Fischer / Elsevier [ISBN-13: 978-3437222733] Link