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Articles in peer-reviewed journals 

  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 7.122] 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 7.967] PDF
  3. Strange BA, Hurlemann R, Dolan RJ (2003) 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 10.272] PDF Supporting Information Link Comment in PNAS PDF Evaluated as 'must read' (article factor 8) by Faculty of 1000 Neuroscience Link
  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 5.288] 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 4.986] 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 7.506] 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 1.255] 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 1.255] 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 1.255] PDF
  10. Hurlemann R (2006) Noradrenergic control of emotion-induced amnesia and hypermnesia. Reviews in the Neurosciences 17: 525 - 532 [IF 3.320] PDF
  11. 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 5.559] PDF
  12. 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 2.672] PDF
  13. 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. Neuropsychologia 45: 877 - 884 [IF 3.630] 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 4.212] PDF
  15. 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 3.561] PDF
  16. 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 3.676] PDF Awarded with the Gerd-Huber Prize 2008
  17. Hurlemann R (2008) Noradrenergic-glucococorticoid mechanisms in emotion-induced amnesia: from adaptation to disease. Psychopharmacology (Berlin) 197: 13 - 23 [IF 3.676] PDF
  18. 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 4.718] PDF
  19. 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 2.092] PDF
  20. 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 2.852] PDF
  21. 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 7.452] PDF Supporting Information Link
  22. 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 4.203] PDF
  23. 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 4.203] PDF
  24. 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 4.014] 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 6.256] PDF
  26. 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 8.674] PDF Supporting Information Link
  27. 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 6.685] PDF Supporting Information Link
  28. 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 5.200] PDF
  29. Talmi D, Hurlemann R, Patin A, Dolan RJ (2010) Framing effect following bilateral amygdala lesion. Neuropsychologia 48: 1823 - 1827 [IF 3.949] PDF Supporting Information Link
  30. 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 8.674] PDF Supporting Information Link
  31. 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 3.949] 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 7.271] PDF Supporting Information Link Research Highlight: Nature (2010) 464: 1107 PDF Journal Club Feature: The Journal of Neuroscience (2010) 30: 9347 - 9348 PDF & PDF Research in Germany - Land of Ideas PDF 
  33. Patin A & Hurlemann R (2011) Modulating amygdala responses to emotion: Evidence from pharmacological fMRI. Neuropsychologia 49: 706 - 717 [IF 3.636] PDF
  34. 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 3.636] PDF
  35. 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 2.385] PDF
  36. 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 6.159] PDF
  37. 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 11.429] PDF
  38. Onur OA, Patin A, Mihov Y, Buecher B, Stoffel-Wagner B, Schlaepfer TE, Walter H, Maier  W, Hurlemann R (2012) Overnight deprivation from smoking disrupts amygdala responses to fear. Human Brain Mapping 33: 1407 - 1416 [IF 6.878] PDF Cover art based on this article Link Research in Germany - Land of Ideas PDF eLetter in Science Link Research in Germany - Land of Ideas Link
  39. Mihov Y, Hurlemann R (2012) Altered amygdala function in nicotine addiction: insights from human neuroimaging studies. Neuropsychologia 50: 1719 - 1729 [IF 3.477] PDF
  40. 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) Fear processing and social networking in the absence of a functional amygdala. Biological Psychiatry 72: 70 - 77 [IF 9.247] PDF Supporting Information PDF Cover art based on this article Link 
  41. 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 9.247] PDF
  42. 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 6.901] PDF
  43. 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 9.737] PDF Supporting Information PDF 
  44. 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 6.901; 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
  45. 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 4.160] PDF
  46. 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 4.584] PDF Supporting Information PDF Research Highlight: Nature Reviews Neurology (2012) 8: 532 PDF 
  47. 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 13.559] PDF
  48. *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 14.976; AS 243] (*co-lead authors) 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 9.472] PDF
  50. 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 4.687] PDF
  51. Bach DR, Hurlemann R, Dolan RJ (2013) Unimpaired discrimination of fearful prosody after amygdala lesion. Neuropsychologia 51: 2070 - 2074 [IF 3.451] PDF 
  52. Eckstein M & Hurlemann R (2013) Oxytocin - Evidence for a therapeutic potential of the social neuromodulator. Der Nervenarzt 84: 1321 - 1328 (article in German) [IF 0.862] 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 5.395] PDF
  54. 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 and Clinical Neuroscience 263: 675 - 683 [IF 3.355] PDF
  55. 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 5.078] PDF
  56. 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 9.809; AS 904] PDF News Focus in Science Link Research Highlight: Nature (2013) 504: 11 PDF Research in Germany - Land of Ideas Link
  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 5.591] (*corresponding author) PDF 
  58. 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 4.160] PDF
  59. Wang S, Tsuchiya N, New J, Hurlemann R, Adolphs R (2014) Preferential attention to animals and people is independent of the amygdala. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) (in press) [IF 5.884] 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 7.833] PDF
  61. Polster JD, Kayser S, Bewernick BH, Hurlemann R, Schlaepfer TE (2014) Effects of electroconvulsive therapy and magnetic seizure therapy on acute memory retrieval. The Journal of ECT (in press) [IF 1.387] Link
  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 7.833] PDF
  63. 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 6.924] PDF
  64. 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 3.705] PDF
  65. 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 6.924] PDF
  66. 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 3.451] PDF
  67. Bach DR, Hurlemann R, Dolan RJ (2014) Impaired threat prioritisation after selective bilateral amygdala lesions. Cortex 63C: 206 - 213 [IF 6.042] PDF
  68. Preckel K, Scheele D, Eckstein M, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2014) The influence of oxytocin on volitional and emotional ambivalence. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) (in press) [IF 5.884] Link
  69. Kayser S, Bewernick BH, Matusch A, Hurlemann R, Soehle M, Schlaepfer TE (2014) Magnetic seizure therapy in treatment-resistant depression: clinical, neuropsychological and metabolic effects. Psychological Medicine (in press) [IF 5.428]
  70. Eckstein M, Becker B, Scheele D, Scholz C, Preckel K, Schlaepfer TE, Grinevich V, Kendrick KM, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2014) Oxytocin facilitates the extinction of conditioned fear in humans. Biological Psychiatry (in press) [IF 9.472] Link Research in Germany - Land of Ideas Link Featured by Scientific American Link
  71. 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 (in press) [IF 7.833]
  72. 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 and Clinical Neuroscience (in press) [IF 3.355]
  73. 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 (in press) [IF 6.924]
  74. 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 (in press) [IF 5.078]
  75. 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) (in press) [IF 9.809]

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




Hurlemann R (2007) The costs and benefits of emotional memory formation. Shaker Verlag GmbH, Aachen, Germany (ISBN-10: 3832266356; ISBN-13: 978-3832266356) Link