Dr. rer. nat. Michael P. I. Becker

Von-Esmarch-Str. 52
D-48149 Muenster

phone:   +49 (0) 251 / 83 - 52 798
fax:   +49 (0) 251 / 83 - 55 494
michael.becker@uni-muenster.de
 

Research interests

  • Reward- and Feedback-Learning
  • Computational modelling of decision making processes in fMRI and behavioral data
  • Contextual factors (decision strategies, social context, anxiety) in Learning and Decision Making
  • Neural correlates of Social Anxiety and their relevance for avoidance behaviors
     

Publications

* co-first authors

  1. Simon, D.*, Becker, M. P. I.*, Mothes-Lasch, M., Miltner, W. H. R. & Straube, T. (2017). Loud and angry: Sound intensity modulates amygdala activation to angry voices in social anxiety disorder. Social, Cognitive, & Affective Neuroscience, doi: 10.1093/scan/nsw131
  2. Becker, M. P. I., Nitsch, A. M., Miltner, W. H. R., & Straube, T. (2014). A Single-Trial Estimation of the Feedback-Related Negativity and Its Relation to BOLD Responses in a Time-Estimation Task. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(8), 3005-3012. doi: 10.1523/Jneurosci.3684-13.2014
  3. Becker, M. P. I., Nitsch, A. M., Schlosser, R., Koch, K., Schachtzabel, C., Wagner, G., . . . Straube, T. (2014). Altered emotional and BOLD responses to negative, positive and ambiguous performance feedback in OCD. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci, 9(8), 1127-1133. doi: 10.1093/scan/nst095
  4. Boehme, S., Mohr, A., Becker, M. P., Miltner, W. H., & Straube, T. (2014). Area-dependent time courses of brain activation during video-induced symptom provocation in social anxiety disorder. Biol Mood Anxiety Disord, 4, 6. doi: 10.1186/2045-5380-4-6
  5. Simon, D.*, Becker, M. P. I.*, Mothes-Lasch, M., Miltner, W. H. R., & Straube, T. (2014). Effects of social context on feedback-related activity in the human ventral striatum. Neuroimage, 99, 1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.05.071
  6. Becker, M. P. I., Nitsch, A. M., Hewig, J., Miltner, W. H. R., & Straube, T. (2016). Parametric modulation of reward sequences during a reversal task in ACC and VMPFC but not amygdala and striatum. Neuroimage, 143, 50-57. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.09.022
  7. Herrmann, M. J., Boehme, S., Becker, M. P. I., Tupak, S. V., Guhn, A., Schmidt, B., . . . Straube, T. (2016). Phasic and sustained brain responses in the amygdala and the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis during threat anticipation. Hum Brain Mapp, 37(3), 1091-1102. doi: 10.1002/hbm.23088
  8. Mothes-Lasch, M., Becker, M. P. I., Miltner, W. H. R., & Straube, T. (2016). Neural basis of processing threatening voices in a crowded auditory world. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci, 11(5), 821-828. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsw022
  9. Voegler, R.*, Becker, M. P. I.*, Nitsch, A., Miltner, W. H. R., & Straube, T. (2016). Aberrant network connectivity during error processing in patients with schizophrenia. J Psychiatry Neurosci, 41(2), E3-E12. doi: 10.1503/jpn.150092
  10. Becker, M. P. I.*, Simon, D.*, Miltner, W. H. R., & Straube, T. (2017). Altered activation of the ventral striatum under performance-related observation in social anxiety disorder. Psychol Med, 47(14), 2502-2512. doi: 10.1017/S0033291717001076
  11. Brinkmann, L., Buff, C., Feldker, K., Tupak, S. V., Becker, M. P. I., Herrmann, M. J., & Straube, T. (2017). Distinct phasic and sustained brain responses and connectivity of amygdala and bed nucleus of the stria terminalis during threat anticipation in panic disorder. Psychol Med, 47(15), 2675-2688. doi: 10.1017/S0033291717001192
  12. Brinkmann, L., Buff, C., Neumeister, P., Tupak, S. V., Becker, M. P. I., Herrmann, M. J., & Straube, T. (2017). Dissociation Between Amygdala and Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis During Threat Anticipation in Female Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Patients. Hum Brain Mapp, 38(4), 2190-2205. doi: 10.1002/hbm.23513
  13. Buff, C., Brinkmann, L., Bruchmann, M., Becker, M. P. I., Tupak, S., Herrmann, M., & Straube, T. (2017a). Temporal dissociation of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis and amygdala during threat anticipation in patients suffering from generalized anxiety disorder. Journal of Neural Transmission, 124(10), 1306-1306.
  14. Buff, C., Brinkmann, L., Bruchmann, M., Becker, M. P. I., Tupak, S., Herrmann, M. J., & Straube, T. (2017b). Activity alterations in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis and amygdala during threat anticipation in generalized anxiety disorder. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci, 12(11), 1766-1774. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsx103
  15. Neumeister, P., Feldker, K., Heitmann, C. Y., Helmich, R., Gathmann, B., Becker, M. P. I., & Straube, T. (2017). Interpersonal violence in posttraumatic women: brain networks triggered by trauma-related pictures. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci, 12(4), 555-568. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsw165