C08: Publications


  1. Winker C, Rehbein MA, Sabatinelli D, Dohn M, Maitzen J, Roesmann, Arolt V, Wolters C, Junghöfer M (in press)
    Noninvasive stimulation of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex indicates valence ambiguity in sad compared to happy and fearful face processing. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
  2. Keuper K, Dellert T, Junghöfer M, Kissler J, Zwitzerlood P, Zwanzger P, Dobel C (2019)
    The casusal role of prefrontal asymmetry in bottom-up processing of valence – insights from a combined cTBS-MEG study. NeuroImage, 191:367-379. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.01.05
  3. Alexopoulos J, Steinberg C, Liebergesell-Kilian N, Höffkes B, Döring S, Junghöfer M (2019)
    Biased emotional attentional in patients with dental phobia. European Journal of Neuroscience 49(2):290-302. doi: 10.1111/ejn.1429


  1. Buff C, Schmidt C, Brinkmann L, Gathmann B, Tupak S, Straube T (2018)
    Directed threat imagery in generalized anxiety disorder. Psychol Med. 48(4):617-628.
  2. Feldker K, Heitmann CY, Neumeister P, Brinkmann L, Bruchmann M, Zwitserlood P, Straube T (2018) Cardiorespiratory concerns shape brain responses during automatic panic-related scene processing in patients with panic disorder. J Psychiatry Neurosci. 43(1):26-36.
  3. Brinkmann L, Buff C, Feldker K, Neumeister P, Heitmann CY, Hofmann D, Bruchmann M, Herrmann MJ, Straube T (2018)
    Inter-individual differences in trait anxiety shape the functional connectivity between the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis and the amygdala during brief threat processing. Neuroimage. 166:110-116.
  4. Keuper K, Terrighena EL, Chan CCH, Junghöfer M, Lee TMC (2018)
    How the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Controls Affective Processing in Absence of Visual Awareness – Insights from a Combined EEG-rTMS Study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12:412. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2018.00412.
  5. Rehbein MA, Pastor MC, Moltó J, Poy R, Penadés RL, Junghöfer M (2018)
    Identity and expression processing during classical conditioning with faces. Psychophysiology. 55(10):e13203.doi: 10.1111/psyp. 13203.
  6. Winker C, Rehbein MA, Sabatinelli D, Dohn M, Maitzen J, Wolters C, Arolt V, Junghöfer M (2018)
    Noninvasive stimulation of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex modulates emotional face processing, NeuroImage, 175:388-401. doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.03.067.
  7. Notzon S, Steinberg C, Zwanzger P, Junghöfer M (2018)
    Shifting emotion regulation – opposite effects of inhibitory and excitatory prefrontal cortex stimulation. Biological Psychiatry-CNNI 3(4):329-336. doi.org/10.1016/j.bpsc.2017.12.007.


  1. Heitmann CY, Feldker K, Neumeister P, Brinkmann L, Schrammen E, Zwitserlood P, Straube T (2017)
    Brain activation to task-irrelevant disorder-related threat in social anxiety disorder: The impact of symptom severity. Neuroimage Clin. 14:323-333.
  2. Neumeister P, Feldker K, Heitmann CY, Helmich R, Gathmann B, Becker MPI,
    Straube T (2017)
    Interpersonal violence in posttraumatic women: brain networks triggered by trauma-related pictures. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 12(4):555-568.
  3. Feldker K, Heitmann CY, Neumeister P, Tupak SV, Schrammen E, Moeck R, Zwitserlood P, Bruchmann M, Straube T (2017)
    Transdiagnostic brain responses to disorder-related threat across four psychiatric disorders. Psychol Med. 47(4):730-743.
  4. Bas-Hoogendam JM, van Steenbergen H, Nienke Pannekoek J, Fouche JP, Lochner C, Hattingh CJ, Cremers HR, Furmark T, Månsson KNT, Frick A, Engman J, Boraxbekk CJ, Carlbring P, Andersson G, Fredrikson M, Straube T, Peterburs J, Klumpp H, Phan KL, Roelofs K, Veltman DJ, van Tol MJ, Stein DJ, van der Wee NJA (2017)
    Voxel-based morphometry multi-center mega-analysis of brain structure in social anxiety disorder. Neuroimage Clin. 16:678-688.
  5. Schlossmacher I, Junghöfer M, Straube T, Bruchmann M (2017)
    No differential effects to facial expressions under continuous flash suppression: an event-related potentials study. NeuroImage, 163:276-28. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.09.034.
  6. Junghöfer M, Winker C, Rehbein MA, Sabatinelli D (2017)
    Noninvasive stimulation of the medial prefrontal cortex enhances pleasant scene processing. Cerebral Cortex 27(6):3449-3456 doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhx073.
  7. Klahn AL, Klinkenberg I, Lueken U, Notzon S, Arolt V, Pantev C, Zwanzger P, Junghöfer M (2017)
    Commonalities and differences in the neural substrates of threat predictability in panic disorder and specific phobia. NeuroImage: Clinical 14:530-537 doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2017.02.013.
  8. Junghöfer M, Rehbein MA, Maitzen J, Schindler S, Kissler J (2017)
    An evil face? - Verbal evaluative Multi-CS conditioning enhances face-evoked mid-latency magnetoencephalographic responses. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12(4), 695-705 doi: 10.1093/scan/nsw179.
  9. Wessing I, Romer G, Junghöfer M (2017)
    Hypervigilance-Avoidance in Children with Anxiety Disorders: Magnetoencephalographic Evidence. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 58(1):103-112.


  1. Buff C, Brinkmann L, Neumeister P, Feldker K, Heitmann C, Gathmann B, Andor
    T, Straube T (2016)
    Specifically altered brain responses to threat in generalized anxiety disorder relative to social anxiety disorder and panic disorder. Neuroimage Clin. 12:698-706. 
  2. Feldker K, Heitmann CY, Neumeister P, Bruchmann M, Vibrans L, Zwitserlood P,
    Straube T (2016)
    Brain responses to disorder-related visual threat in panic disorder. Hum Brain Mapp. 37(12):4439-4453. doi: 10.1002/hbm.23320. Epub 2016 Jul 20. PubMed PMID: 27436308.
  3. Heitmann CY, Feldker K, Neumeister P, Zepp BM, Peterburs J, Zwitserlood P,
    Straube T (2016)
    Abnormal brain activation and connectivity to standardized disorder-related visual scenes in social anxiety disorder. Hum Brain Mapp. 37(4):1559-72.
  4. Straube T (2016)
    Effects of Psychotherapy on Brain Activation Patterns in Anxiety Disorders. Zeitschrift für Psychologie. 224(2): 62-70.
  5. Klinkenberg AG, Rehbein MA, Steinberg C, Klahn AL, Zwanzger Z, Zwitserlood P, Junghöfer M (2016)
    Healthy individuals maintain adaptive stimulus evaluation under predictable and unpredictable threat. NeuroImage; 136:174-85.
  6. Klahn AL, Klinkenberg AG, Notzon S, Arolt V, Pantev C, Zwanzger P, Junghöfer M (2016)
    Prepare for scare – Impact of threat predictability on affective visual processing in spider phobia. Behavioural Brain Research; 307:84-91.
  7. Zwanzger P, Klahn AL, Arolt V, Ruland T, Zavorotnyy M, Sälzer J, Domschke K, Junghöfer M (2016)
    Impact of electroconvulsive therapy on magnetoencephalographic correlates of dys¬func-tional emotional processing in major depression. European Neuropsychopharmacology; 26(4):684-92.


  1. Domschke K, Zwanzger P, Rehbein MA, Steinberg C, Knoke K, Dobel C, Klinkenberg I, Kugel H, Kersting A, Arolt V, Pantev C, Junghofer M (2015)
    Magnetoecephalographic Correlates of Emotional Processing in Major Depression Before and After Pharmacological Treatment. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2015 Aug 9. pii: pyv093. doi: 10.1093/ijnp/pyv093. [Epub ahead of print].
  2. Rehbein MA, Wessing I, Zwitserlood P, Steinberg C, Eden A, Dobel C, Junghöfer M (2015)
    Rapid prefrontal cortex activation towards aversively paired faces and enhanced contingency detection are observed in high trait anxious women under challenging conditions. Front. Behav. Neurosci. 9:155.
  3. Wessing I, Rehbein M, Romer G, Achtergarde S, Dobel C, Zwitserlood P, Fürniss T, Junghöfer M (2015)
    Cognitive emotion regulation in children: Reappraisal of emotional faces modulates neural source activity in a fronto-parietal network. Develop. Cog. Neurosci.13, 1–10.
  4. Boehme S, Ritter V, Tefikow S, Stangier U, Strauss B, Miltner WH, Straube T (2015)
    Neural correlates of emotional interference in social anxiety disorder. PLoS One, Jun 4;10(6):e0128608.


  1. Boehme S, Miltner WH, Straube T (2014)
    Neural correlates of self-focused attention in social anxiety. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci., 9(9):1413-8.
  2. Boehme S, Mohr A, Becker MP, Miltner WH, 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.
  3. Hoffmann M, Mothes-Lasch M, Miltner WH, Straube T (2014) Brain activation to briefly presented emotional words: Effects of stimulus awareness. Hum Brain Mapp. 36(2):655-65.


  1. Steinberg C, Bröckelmann AK, Rehbein M, Dobel C, Junghöfer M (2013)
    Rapid and highly resolving associative affective learning: convergent electro- and magneto¬encephalo¬graphic evidence from vision and audition. Biol. Psychology, 92(3), 526-540.
  2. Wessing I, Rehbein MA, Postert C, Fürniss T, Junghöfer M (2013)
    The neural basis of cognitive change: reappraisal of emotional faces modulates neural source activity in a frontoparietal attention network. Neuroimage, 81:15-25.
  3. Lipka J, Hoffmann M, Miltner WH, Straube T (2013)
    Effects of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy on Brain Responses to Subliminal and Supraliminal Threat and Their Functional Significance in Specific Phobia. Biological Psychiatry, 76(11):869-77.


  1. Lipka J, Miltner WH, Straube T (2011) Vigilance for threat interacts with amygdala responses to subliminal threat cues in specific phobia. Biol Psychiatry 70(5): 472-8.
  2. Mothes-Lasch M, Mentzel HJ, Miltner WH, Straube T (2011) Visual attention modulates brain activation to angry voices. J Neurosci 31(26): 9594-8.
  3. Straube T, Lipka J, Sauer A, Mothes-Lasch M., Miltner WH (2011) Amygdala activation to threat under attentional load in individuals with anxiety disorder. Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders 1: 12.


  1. Straube T, Dietrich C, Mothes-Lasch M, Mentzel HJ, Miltner WH (2010) The volatility of the amygdala response to masked fearful eyes. Hum Brain Mapp 31: 1601-1608.