B01: Publications


  1. Schulz SM, Ritter O, Zniva R, Nordbeck P, Wacker C, Jack M, Groschup G, Deneke T, Puppe F, Ertl G, Angermann C, Störk S, Pauli P (2019)
    Efficacy of a web-based intervention for improving psychosocial well-being in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: the randomized controlled ICD-FORUM trial
    European Heart Journal, ehz134, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehz134


  1. Andreatta M, Neueder D, Genheimer H, Schiele AM, Schartner C, Deckert J, Domschke K, Reif A, Wieser JM, Pauli P (2018)
    Human BDNF rs6265 polymorphisms as mediator for the generalization of contextual anxiety. Journal of Neuroscience Research 97(3):300-312. doi: 10.1002/jnr.24345
  2. Kastner-Dorn A K, Andreatta M, Pauli P, Wieser MJ (2018)
    Hyper-vigilance during anxiety and selective attention during fear: An ssVEP-study disentangling attention mechanisms during predictable and unpredictable threat. Cortex, 106, 120-131; doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2018.05.008


  1. Andreatta M, Pauli P (2017)
    Learning mechanisms underlying threat absence and threat relief: Influences of trait anxiety. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 145, 105-113.
  2. Andreatta M, Michelmann S, Pauli P, Hewig J (2017)
    Learning processes underlying avoidance of negative outcomes. Psychophysiology, 54, 578-590.
  3. Andreatta M, Neueder D, Glotzbach-Schoon E, Mühlberger A, Pauli P (2017)
    Effects of context pre-exposure and delay until anxiety retrieval on generalization of contextual anxiety. Learning & Memory, 24, 43-54.
  4. Baumann C, Schiele M A, Herrmann M J, Londorf TB, Zwanzger P, Domschke K, Reif A, Decker J,  Pauli P (2017)
    Effects of an Anxiety-Specific Psychometric Factor on Fear Conditioning and Fear Generalization. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 225(3), 200-213.
  5. Genheimer H, Andreatta M, Asan E, Pauli P (2017)
    Reinstatement of contextual conditioned anxiety in virtual reality and the effects of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation in humans. Scientific Reports, 7:17886.
  6. Herrmann MJ, Katzorke A, Busch Y, Gromer D, Polak T, Pauli P, Deckert J (2017)
    Medial prefrontal cortex stimulation accelerates therapy response of exposure therapy in acrophobia. Brain Stimulation, 10, 291-297.
  7. Shiban Y, Diemer J, Müller J, Brütting-Schick J, Pauli P, Mühlberger A (2017)
    Diaphragmatic breathing during virtual reality exposure therapy for aviophobia: functional coping strategy or avoicance behavior? a pilot study. BMC Psychiatry, 17:29. doi: 10.1186/s12888-016-1181-2


  1. Ahrens LM, Pauli P, Reif A, Mühlberger A, Langs G, Aalderink T, Wieser MJ (2016)
    Fear conditioning and stimulus generalization in patiens with social anxiety disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 44, 36-46.
  2. Andreatta M, Mühlberger A, Pauli P (2016)
    When does pleasure start after the end of pain. The Journal of Comparative Neuroscience, 524 (8), 1653-1667.
  3. Kastner AK, Flohr ELR, Pauli P, Wieser MJ (2016)
    A Scent of Anxiety: Olfactory Context Conditioning and its Influence on Social Cues. Chemical Senses, 41, 143-153.
  4. Shiban Y, Peperkorn H, Alpers GW, Pauli P, Mühlberger A (2016)
    Influence of perceptual cues and conceptual information on the activation and reduction of claustrophobic fear. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 51, 19-26.
  5. Walz N, Mühlberger A, Pauli P (2016)
    A Human Open Field Test Reveals Thigmotaxis Related to Agoraphobic Fear. Biological Psychiatry, 80, 390-397.
  6. Wiemer J, Pauli P (2016)
    Enhanced functional connectivity between sensorimotor and visual cortex predicts covariation bias in spider phobia. Biological Psychology, 121, 128-137. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2016.01.007
  7. Wiemer J, Pauli P (2016)
    How fear-relevant illusory correlations might develop and persist in anxiety disorders: A model of contributing factors. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 44, 55-62. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2016.10.008
  8. Wiemer J, Pauli P (2016)
    Fear-relevant illusory correlations in different fears and anxiety disorders: A review of the literature. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 42, 113–128. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2016.07.003


  1. Andreatta M, Leombruni E, Glotzbach-Schoon E, Pauli P, Mühlberger A (2015)
    Generalization of contextual fear in humans. Behavior Therapy 46, 583-596.
  2. Andreatta M, Glotzbach-Schoon E, Mühlberger A, Schulz SM, Wiemer J, Pauli P (2015)
    Initial and sustained brain responses to contextual conditioned anxiety in humans. Cortex 63:352-363.
  3. Glotzbach-Schoon E, Andreatta M, Mühlberger A, Pauli P (in press)
    Reinstatement of contextual anxiety in humans: Effects of affect and state anxiety. International Journal of Psychophysiology. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2015.07.013.
  4. Kastner AK, Pauli P, Wieser MJ (in press)
    Sustained attention in context conditioning: Evidence from steady-state VEPs. International Journal of Psychophysiology. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2015.03.005


  1. Mühlberger A, Andreatta M, Ewald H, Glotzbach-Schoon E, Troger C, Baumann C, Reif A, Deckert J, Pauli P (2014)
    The BDNF Val66Met polymorphism modulates the generalization of cued fear responses to a novel context. Neuropsychopharmacology 39:1187-1195.
  2. Wieser MJ, Flaisch T, Pauli P (2014)
    Raised middle-finger: electrocortical correlates of social conditioning with nonverbal affective gestures. PLoS One 9:e102937.
  3. Wieser MJ, Miskovic V, Rausch S, Keil A (2014)
    Different time course of visuocortical signal changes to fear-conditioned faces with direct or averted gaze: A ssVEP study with single-trial analysis. Neuropsychologia 62:101-110.


  1. Glotzbach-Schoon, E., Tadda, R., Andreatta, M., Tröger, C., Ewald, H., Grillon, C., Pauli, P., & Mühlberger, A. (2013)
    Enhanced discrimination between threatening and safe contexts in high-anxious individuals. Biological Psychology 93:159-166.
  2. Shiban, Y., Pauli, P., & Mühlberger, A. (2013)
    Effect of multiple context exposure on renewal in spider phobia. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51, 68-74.
  3. Glotzbach-Schoon E, Andreatta M, Reif A, Ewald H, Tröger C, Baumann C, Deckert J, Mühlberger A, Pauli P (2013)
    Contextual fear conditioning in virtual reality is affected by 5HTTLPR and NPSR1 polymorphisms: effects on fear-potentiated startle. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7, doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00031.


  1. Andreatta, M., Fendt, M., Mühlberger, A., Wieser, J. M., Imobersteg, S., Yarali, A., Gerber, B., & Pauli, P. (2012). Onset and offset of aversive events establish distinct memories requiring fear- and reward network. Learning & Memory, 19, 518-526.
  2. Conzelmann, A., Reif, A., Jacob, C., Weyers, P., Lesch, K.-P., Lutz, B., & Pauli, P. (2012). A polymorphism in the gene of the endocannabinoid-degrading enzyme FAAH (FAAH C385A) is associated with emotional-motivational reactivity. Psychopharmacology, 224, 573-579.
  3. Domschke, K., Gajewska, A., Winter, B., Herrmann, M. J., Warrings, B., Mühlberger, A., Wosnitza, K., Glotzbach, E., Conzelmann, A., Dlugos, A., Fobker, M., Jacob, C., Arolt, V., Reif, A., Pauli, P., Zwanzger, P., & Deckert, J. (2012). ADORA2A gene variation, caffeine and emotional processing – a multi-level interaction on startle reflex. Neuropsychopharmacology, 37, 759–769.
  4. Domschke, K., Klauke, B., Winter, B., Gajewska, A., Herrmann, M. J., Warrings, B., Mühlberger, A., Wosnitza, K., Dlugos, A., Naunin, S., Nienhaus, K., Fobker, M., Jacob, C., Arolt, V., Pauli, P., Reif, A., Zwanzger, P., & Deckert, J. (2012). Modification of caffeine effects on the affect-modulated startle by neuropeptide S receptor gene variation. Psychopharmacology, 222, 533-541.
  5. Gajewska, A., Blumenthal, T. D., Winter, B., Herrmann, M. J., Conzelmann, A., Mühlberger, A., Warrings, B., Jacob, C., Arolt, V., Reif, A., Zwanzger, P., Pauli, P., Deckert, J., & Domschke, K. (2012). Effects of ADORA2A gene variation and caffeine on prepulse inhibition: A multi-level risk model of anxiety. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 40, 115-121.
  6. Glotzbach, E., Ewald, H., Andreatta, M., Pauli, P., & Mühlberger, A. (2012). Contextual fear conditioning predicts subsequent avoidance behaviour in a virtual reality environment. Cognition & Emotion, 26, 1256-1272.
  7. Klauke, B., Winter, B., Gajewska, A., Zwanzger, P., Reif, A., Herrmann, M. J., Dlugos, A., Warrings, B., Jacob, C., Mühlberger, A., Arolt, V., Pauli, P., Deckert, J., & Domschke, K. (2012). Affect-modulated startle: Interactive influence of Catechol-O-methyltransferase Val158Met genotype and childhood trauma. PLoS ONE, 7: e39709. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039709.
  8. Schwarz, K. A., Wieser, M. J., Gerdes, A. B. M., Mühlberger, A., & Pauli, P. (2012). Why are you looking like that? How the context influences evaluation and processing of human faces. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. doi:10.1093/scan/nss013.
  9. Tröger, C, Ewald, H., Glotzbach, E., Pauli, P., & Mühlberger, A. (2012). Does pre-exposure inhibit fear context conditioning? A Virtual Reality Study. Journal of Neural Transmission, 119, 709-719.
  10. Wiemer, J., Gerdes. A. B. M., & Pauli, P. (2012). The effects of an unexpected spider stimulus on skin conductance responses and eye movements: an inattentional blindness study. Psychological Research. www.springerlink.com/content/0xj4v73674n70x13/
  11. Wu, L., Winkler, M. H., Andreatta, M., Hajcak, G., & Pauli, P. (2012). Appraisal frames of pleasant and unpleasant pictures alter emotional responses as reflected in self-report and facial electromyographic activity. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 85, 224-229.


  1. Glotzbach, E., Mühlberger, A., Gschwendtner, K., Fallgatter, A. J., Pauli, P., & Herrmann, M. J. (2011). Prefrontal brain activation during emotional processing: A functional near infrared spectroscopy study (fNIRS). The Open Neuroimaging Journal, 5, 33-39.
  2. Mühlberger, A., Wieser, M. J. Gerdes, . B. M., Frey, M. C. M., Weyers, P., & Pauli, P. (2011). Stop looking angry and smile, please: start and stop of the very same facial expression differentially activated threat- and reward-related brain networks. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 6, 321-329.


  1. Andreatta, A., Mühlberger, A., Yarali, A., Gerber, B., & Pauli, P. (2010). A rift between implicit and explicit conditioned valence in human pain relief learning. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 277, 2411-2416.