Anne Schienle

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Affiliation: University of Graz
Country: Austria

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Symptom provocation and reduction in patients suffering from spider phobia: an fMRI study on exposure therapy
    Anne Schienle
    Clinical Psychology, Karl Franzens Universitat Graz, Universitätsplatz 2 III, 8010 Graz, Austria
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 257:486-93. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Individual differences in disgust imagery: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study
    Anne Schienle
    Department of Psychology, University of Graz, Graz, Styria, Austria
    Neuroreport 19:527-30. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Disgust sensitivity in psychiatric disorders: a questionnaire study
    Anne Schienle
    Department of Clinical and Physiological Psychology, University of Giessen, Germany
    J Nerv Ment Dis 191:831-4. 2003
  4. doi request reprint Binge-eating disorder: reward sensitivity and brain activation to images of food
    Anne Schienle
    Department of Psychology, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Biol Psychiatry 65:654-61. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Placebo treatment can alter primary visual cortex activity and connectivity
    A Schienle
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Graz, Universitätsplatz 2 III, A 8010 Graz, Austria Electronic address
    Neuroscience 263:125-9. 2014
  6. doi request reprint Effects of cognitive behavior therapy on regional brain volume in spider-phobic patients: Preliminary results
    Anne Schienle
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Graz, Universitätsplatz 2 III, A 8010 Graz, Austria Electronic address
    J Anxiety Disord 28:276-9. 2014
  7. doi request reprint Cerebellar activity and connectivity during the experience of disgust and happiness
    A Schienle
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Graz, Universitätsplatz 2 III, A 8010 Graz, Austria
    Neuroscience 246:375-81. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Sex differences in the functional and structural neuroanatomy of dental phobia
    Anne Schienle
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Graz, Universitätsplatz 2 III, 8010, Graz, Austria
    Brain Struct Funct 218:779-87. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Long-term effects of cognitive behavior therapy on brain activation in spider phobia
    Anne Schienle
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Psychiatry Res 172:99-102. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Worry tendencies predict brain activation during aversive imagery
    Anne Schienle
    University of Graz, Department of Psychology, A 8010 Graz, Austria
    Neurosci Lett 461:289-92. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint Symptom provocation and reduction in patients suffering from spider phobia: an fMRI study on exposure therapy
    Anne Schienle
    Clinical Psychology, Karl Franzens Universitat Graz, Universitätsplatz 2 III, 8010 Graz, Austria
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 257:486-93. 2007
    ..This brain region is crucial for the self-regulation of emotions and the relearning of stimulus-reinforcement associations...
  2. doi request reprint Individual differences in disgust imagery: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study
    Anne Schienle
    Department of Psychology, University of Graz, Graz, Styria, Austria
    Neuroreport 19:527-30. 2008
    ..g. insula, amygdala, parietal cortex, anterior cingulate cortex) during disgust imagery. This study provides first evidence that disgust propensity is associated with brain activation during imagery of repulsive scenes...
  3. ncbi request reprint Disgust sensitivity in psychiatric disorders: a questionnaire study
    Anne Schienle
    Department of Clinical and Physiological Psychology, University of Giessen, Germany
    J Nerv Ment Dis 191:831-4. 2003
  4. doi request reprint Binge-eating disorder: reward sensitivity and brain activation to images of food
    Anne Schienle
    Department of Psychology, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Biol Psychiatry 65:654-61. 2009
    ..This functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study explored the neural correlates of visually induced food reward and loathing...
  5. doi request reprint Placebo treatment can alter primary visual cortex activity and connectivity
    A Schienle
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Graz, Universitätsplatz 2 III, A 8010 Graz, Austria Electronic address
    Neuroscience 263:125-9. 2014
    ..This was accompanied by a reduced activation of the primary visual cortex, which showed reduced interaction with the amygdala and the insula. Accordingly, placebos are able to affect basic perceptive processes. ..
  6. doi request reprint Effects of cognitive behavior therapy on regional brain volume in spider-phobic patients: Preliminary results
    Anne Schienle
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Graz, Universitätsplatz 2 III, A 8010 Graz, Austria Electronic address
    J Anxiety Disord 28:276-9. 2014
    ..Nevertheless, in both sessions the patients were characterized by increased amygdala volume relative to controls. Our findings have to be considered preliminary and need replication in a bigger sample. ..
  7. doi request reprint Cerebellar activity and connectivity during the experience of disgust and happiness
    A Schienle
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Graz, Universitätsplatz 2 III, A 8010 Graz, Austria
    Neuroscience 246:375-81. 2013
    ..The observed extended connectivity patterns can explain why cerebellar lesions are able to produce pronounced changes of affective experience in the afflicted patients...
  8. doi request reprint Sex differences in the functional and structural neuroanatomy of dental phobia
    Anne Schienle
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Graz, Universitätsplatz 2 III, 8010, Graz, Austria
    Brain Struct Funct 218:779-87. 2013
    ..The consideration of such differences could contribute to greater effectiveness in treating dental phobia...
  9. doi request reprint Long-term effects of cognitive behavior therapy on brain activation in spider phobia
    Anne Schienle
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Psychiatry Res 172:99-102. 2009
    ..Activity to disorder-irrelevant pictures decreased across the sessions in the lateral OFC and in the insula, which most likely reflects general habituation...
  10. doi request reprint Worry tendencies predict brain activation during aversive imagery
    Anne Schienle
    University of Graz, Department of Psychology, A 8010 Graz, Austria
    Neurosci Lett 461:289-92. 2009
    ..Our preliminary findings encourage future imagery studies on generalized anxiety disorder patients, as one of the main symptoms of this disorder is excessive worrying...
  11. doi request reprint Neural correlates of intolerance of uncertainty
    Anne Schienle
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Graz, Austria
    Neurosci Lett 479:272-6. 2010
    ..Moreover, IU correlated negatively with PFMC activity. This response pattern might reflect that uncertainty is threatening to individuals high in IU and that they lack adequate cognitive mechanism to cope with the uncertainty...
  12. doi request reprint Localized gray matter volume abnormalities in generalized anxiety disorder
    Anne Schienle
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Graz, Universitätsplatz 2 III, 8010, Graz, Austria
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 261:303-7. 2011
    ..This abnormality may represent either a predisposition for GAD or a consequence of disorder-specific behavior, such as chronic worrying. This issue should be addressed in future MRI studies...
  13. pmc Source localization of late electrocortical positivity during symptom provocation in spider phobia: an sLORETA study
    Wilfried Scharmüller
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Graz, Austria
    Brain Res 1397:10-8. 2011
    ..Our findings are in good accordance with existing brain imaging studies and underline that source localization is a useful alternative for identifying phobia-relevant cortical regions...
  14. doi request reprint Frontal late positivity in dental phobia: a study on gender differences
    Anne Schienle
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Graz, Austria
    Biol Psychol 88:263-9. 2011
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  15. doi request reprint Psychophysiology of spider phobia in 8- to 12-year-old girls
    Verena Leutgeb
    University of Graz, Department of Clinical Psychology, Austria
    Biol Psychol 85:424-31. 2010
    ..These aspects should be considered in psychotherapeutic treatment of childhood spider phobia...
  16. pmc Emotion recognition and experience in Huntington disease: a voxel-based morphometry study
    Rottraut Ille
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Graz, Austria
    J Psychiatry Neurosci 36:383-90. 2011
    ..We investigated whether Huntington disease-related deficits in emotion recognition and experience are associated with specific changes in grey matter volume...
  17. doi request reprint An event-related potential study on exposure therapy for patients suffering from spider phobia
    Verena Leutgeb
    University of Graz, Clinical Psychology, Universitätsplatz 2 III, A 8010 Graz, Austria
    Biol Psychol 82:293-300. 2009
    ..The therapy effect consisted of a significant enhancement of late LPP amplitudes in response to spider pictures. Results are discussed in terms of reduced attentional avoidance...
  18. pmc Exposure therapy leads to enhanced late frontal positivity in 8- to 13-year-old spider phobic girls
    Verena Leutgeb
    University of Graz, Department of Clinical Psychology, Austria
    Biol Psychol 90:97-104. 2012
    ..Moreover, the girls showed a therapy-specific reduction in overall disgust proneness, as well as in experienced arousal and disgust when viewing disgust pictures. Thus, exposure therapy seems to have broad effects in children...
  19. doi request reprint Are blood-injection-injury stimuli different from other negative categories? An ERP study
    Axel Schäfer
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Neurosci Lett 478:171-4. 2010
    ..Moreover, our data indicate that processing of distinct stimulus categories, in particular that of BII stimuli, evolves differentially in time. Altogether, ERPs rather reflect the motivational relevance of stimuli and not simple arousal...
  20. doi request reprint Investigating phobic specificity with standardized low resolution brain electromagnetic tomography (sLORETA)
    Wilfried Scharmüller
    University of Graz, Institute of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology, Universitätsplatz 2 III, A 8010 Graz, Austria
    Brain Res 1477:74-82. 2012
    ..Our findings are in good accordance with existing brain imaging studies and underline that source localization is a useful alternative for identifying relevant cortical regions in subtypes of specific phobia...
  21. doi request reprint Appetite regulation during food cue exposure: a comparison of normal-weight and obese women
    Wilfried Scharmüller
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Graz, Austria
    Neurosci Lett 518:106-10. 2012
    ..Our data point to an enhanced food cue reactivity and a more effortful strategy for appetite control in obese individuals...
  22. doi request reprint Cortical activation during auditory elicitation of fear and disgust: a near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) study
    Angelika Köchel
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Graz, Austria
    Neurosci Lett 549:197-200. 2013
    ..The hemodynamic responses to disgusting sounds (e.g., sniffing, diarrhea) were smaller. Our findings point to a differential neuronal sensitivity of the human brain to two basic emotion elicitors in the auditory domain...
  23. doi request reprint Affective inhibitory control in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: abnormalities in electrocortical late positivity
    Angelika Köchel
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Graz, Austria
    Neurosci Lett 530:47-52. 2012
    ..Interestingly, the reduced positivity correlated with lowered self-reported emotional intelligence in the ADHD group...
  24. doi request reprint Auditory symptom provocation in dental phobia: a near-infrared spectroscopy study
    Angelika Köchel
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Graz, A 8010 Graz, Austria
    Neurosci Lett 503:48-51. 2011
    ..We found no indication of an emotional modulation of parietal and dorsomedial prefrontal cortex activation...
  25. pmc Changes in facial electromyographic activity in spider-phobic girls after psychotherapy
    Verena Leutgeb
    University of Graz, Department of Clinical Psychology, Universitätsplatz 2 III, A 8010 Graz, Austria
    J Psychiatr Res 46:805-10. 2012
    ..Results emphasize the role of disgust feelings in spider-phobic children and suggest that overall disgust proneness should also be targeted in therapy...
  26. doi request reprint Propensity and sensitivity measures of fear and disgust are differentially related to emotion-specific brain activation
    Axel Schäfer
    Department of Psychology, University of Graz, Universitätsplatz 2 III, A 8010 Graz, Austria
    Neurosci Lett 465:262-6. 2009
    ..Thus, individuals high in disgust/anxiety sensitivity might have difficulties to successfully control the specific affective experience...
  27. doi request reprint Affective perception and imagery: A NIRS study
    Angelika Köchel
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Graz, Austria
    Int J Psychophysiol 80:192-7. 2011
    ..g. trait disgust) and oxygenation were nonsignificant, which might be due to the fact that those personality factors predominantly modulate the activation of subcortical limbic structures which are not accessible with NIRS...
  28. doi request reprint Event-related potentials during exposure to aversion and its anticipation: the moderating effect of intolerance of uncertainty
    Markus Gole
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Graz, Austria
    Neurosci Lett 507:112-7. 2012
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  29. doi request reprint Threat engagement, disengagement, and sensitivity bias in worry-prone individuals as measured by an emotional go/no-go task
    Markus Gole
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Graz, Austria
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 43:532-9. 2012
    ..The goal of the present study was to investigate a threat engagement, disengagement, and sensitivity bias in individuals suffering from pathological worry...
  30. doi request reprint Altered state and trait disgust in borderline personality disorder
    Anne Schienle
    Institute of Psychology, Karl Franzens University Graz, Graz, Austria
    J Nerv Ment Dis 201:105-8. 2013
    ..Consequently, the assessment of disgust reactivity should be introduced as a diagnostic tool for this disorder...
  31. doi request reprint Voxel-based morphometry of disgust proneness
    Wilfried Scharmüller
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Graz, Universitätsplatz 2 III, A 8010 Graz, Austria
    Neurosci Lett 529:172-4. 2012
    ..Our data implicate that only core disgust shows an association with the GMV of the gustatory cortex, whereas the reactivity to other disgust areas is linked with cognitive control areas...
  32. ncbi request reprint In search of specificity: functional MRI in the study of emotional experience
    Anne Schienle
    Department of Psychology, University of Graz, Universitätsplatz 2 III, A 8010 Graz, Austria
    Int J Psychophysiol 73:22-6. 2009
    ..Combined information on the source as well as the exact temporal pattern of a neural affective response will help to improve our understanding of emotion-specific brain activation...
  33. doi request reprint Elevated disgust proneness in schizophrenia
    Rottraut Ille
    Institute of Psychology
    J Clin Psychol 66:1090-100. 2010
    ..We found a positive relationship between disgust proneness and disgust sensitivity in controls and patients. The importance of disorder-specific disgust domains is discussed...
  34. pmc Emotion recognition and experience in Huntington's disease: is there a differential impairment?
    Rottraut Ille
    Institute of Psychology, Karl Franzens University Graz, Austria
    Psychiatry Res 188:377-82. 2011
    ..We found no significant correlations between emotion experience/recognition ratings and CAG repeats, symptom duration and UHDRS Motor Assessment in the patient group...
  35. doi request reprint Insulin and hippocampus activation in response to images of high-calorie food in normal weight and obese adolescents
    Sandra Wallner-Liebmann
    Institute of Pathophysiology and Immunology, Center for Molecular Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1552-7. 2010
    ..Interestingly, only the waist circumference, as a main indicator of abdominal obesity, correlated significantly with the hippocampal activation patterns, and not the BMI...
  36. doi request reprint Disrupted Response Inhibition Toward Facial Anger Cues in Children With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): An Event-Related Potential Study
    Angelika Köchel
    1Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Graz, Austria
    J Child Neurol 29:459-68. 2014
    ..The pronounced anger-processing deficit in ADHD patients might be linked to their interpersonal difficulties and should be addressed in psychotherapy. ..
  37. doi request reprint Cerebellar contribution to anger recognition deficits in Huntington's disease
    Wilfried Scharmüller
    Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Graz, Universitätsplatz 2 III, 8010, Graz, Austria
    Cerebellum 12:819-25. 2013
    ..The data imply that anger recognition deficits could potentially serve as indicators of disease onset and progression in HD. Furthermore, the patients might profit from specific affect trainings. ..
  38. pmc Can you read my pokerface? A study on sex differences in dentophobia
    Verena Leutgeb
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Eur J Oral Sci 121:465-70. 2013
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Regional grey matter volume abnormalities in bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder
    Axel Schäfer
    Department of Psychology, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Neuroimage 50:639-43. 2010
    ..The bulimia-specific volume enlargement of the ventral striatum is discussed in the framework of negative reinforcement through purging and associated weight regulation...
  40. ncbi request reprint Influence of the stress hormone cortisol on fear conditioning in humans: evidence for sex differences in the response of the prefrontal cortex
    Rudolf Stark
    Bender Institute of Neuroimaging, University of Giessen, Otto Behaghel Strasse 10F, 35394 Giessen, Germany
    Neuroimage 32:1290-8. 2006
    ..In sum, these findings demonstrate that in humans cortisol mostly influences prefrontal brain activation during fear conditioning and that these effects appear to be modulated by sex...
  41. ncbi request reprint Relationship between disgust sensitivity, trait anxiety and brain activity during disgust induction
    Anne Schienle
    Department of Clinical and Physiological Psychology and Bender Institute of Neuroimaging, University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany
    Neuropsychobiology 51:86-92. 2005
    ..This points to the role of the amygdala as an integrative brain structure, whose activation can be modulated by different affective styles...
  42. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamic responses to fear and disgust-inducing pictures: an fMRI study
    Rudolf Stark
    Department of Clinical and Physiological Psychology, Bender Institute of Neuroimaging, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Otto Behaghel Str 10, 35394, Giessen, Germany
    Int J Psychophysiol 50:225-34. 2003
    ..Thus, our data are in contrast with the idea of highly emotion-specific brain structures and rather suggest the existence of a common affective circuit...
  43. ncbi request reprint Diminished medial prefrontal cortex activity in blood-injection-injury phobia
    Andrea Hermann
    Bender Institute of Neuroimaging, University of Giessen, Otto Behaghel Str 10 H, 35394 Giessen, Germany
    Biol Psychol 75:124-30. 2007
    ..The latter response component might be a result of the elevated disgust sensitivity of BII phobics...
  44. ncbi request reprint fMRI responses to pictures of mutilation and contamination
    Anne Schienle
    Bender Institute of Neuroimaging, University of Giessen, Otto Behaghel Str 10, 35394 Giessen, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 393:174-8. 2006
    ..Our results are in disagreement with the idea of selective disgust processing at the insula. They point to a network of brain regions involved in the decoding of stimulus salience and the regulation of attention...
  45. ncbi request reprint Influences of disgust sensitivity on hemodynamic responses towards a disgust-inducing film clip
    Rudolf Stark
    Department of Clinical and Physiological Psychology, Bender Institute of Neuroimaging, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Otto Behaghel Str 10, 35394 Giessen, Germany
    Int J Psychophysiol 57:61-7. 2005
    ..The study stresses, in accordance to previous studies, the importance of considering personality traits when studying affective responses in fMRI studies...
  46. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamic brain correlates of disgust and fear ratings
    Rudolf Stark
    Department of Clinical and Physiological Psychology and Bender Institute of Neuroimaging, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Otto Behaghel Str 10F, 35394 Giessen, Germany
    Neuroimage 37:663-73. 2007
    ..However, insula activations were only significantly correlated with subjective ratings of disgust, pointing to a specific role of this brain structure in the processing of disgust...
  47. ncbi request reprint Stimulus type and design influence hemodynamic responses towards visual disgust and fear elicitors
    Axel Schäfer
    Bender Institute of Neuroimaging, Giessen, Germany
    Int J Psychophysiol 57:53-9. 2005
    ..The face stimuli which were presented together with the more complex scenes in a passive viewing paradigm possibly were not salient enough to trigger emotional processing...
  48. ncbi request reprint Brain activation of spider phobics towards disorder-relevant, generally disgust- and fear-inducing pictures
    Anne Schienle
    Bender Institute of Neuroimaging, University of Giessen, Otto Behaghel Strasse 10, 35394 Giessen, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 388:1-6. 2005
    ..This points to an elevated sensitivity to repulsive and threatening stimuli in spider phobics and implicates the amygdala as a crucial neural substrate...
  49. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the processing of disgust- and fear-inducing pictures: an fMRI study
    Anne Schienle
    Department of Clinical and Physiological Psychology and Bender Institute of Neuroimaging, University of Giessen, Otto Behaghel Str 10, 35394 Giessen, Germany
    Neuroreport 16:277-80. 2005
    ..This response pattern may reflect greater attention from males to cues of aggression in their environment. Further, the lateralization of brain activation was comparable in the two genders during both aversive picture conditions...
  50. ncbi request reprint Neural responses of OCD patients towards disorder-relevant, generally disgust-inducing and fear-inducing pictures
    Anne Schienle
    Bender Institute of Neuroimaging, University of Giessen, Germany, Department of Psychology, University of Trier, Germany
    Int J Psychophysiol 57:69-77. 2005
    ..The increased insular reactivity of OCD patients during all aversive picture conditions might mirror their susceptibility to experience negative somatic states...
  51. ncbi request reprint Neurobiology of fear and disgust
    Dieter Vaitl
    Int J Psychophysiol 57:1-4. 2005
  52. ncbi request reprint [Patterns of neuronal activity related to emotional stimulation in alexithymia]
    Frank Leweke
    Klinik für Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie der Justus Liebig Universität Giessen
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 54:437-44. 2004
    ..g. medial prefrontal cortex, anterior cingulum) and affect generating structures (e. g. amygdala). Furthermore our findings confirm the hypothesis that alexithymia is a disorder of higher cerebral function...
  53. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamic effects of negative emotional pictures - a test-retest analysis
    Rudolf Stark
    Department of Clinical and Physiological Psychology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany
    Neuropsychobiology 50:108-18. 2004
    ..An additional analysis, which compared the emotion-related activation patterns during the two presentations, showed that the responses to the fear-inducing pictures were more stable than the responses to the disgust-inducing ones...
  54. ncbi request reprint Erotic and disgust-inducing pictures--differences in the hemodynamic responses of the brain
    Rudolf Stark
    Department of Clinical and Physiological Psychology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Otto Behaghel Str 10, 35394 Giessen, Germany
    Biol Psychol 70:19-29. 2005
    ..The ventral striatum was specifically activated when subjects saw highly sexually arousing pictures. This indicates the involvement of the human reward system during the processing of visual erotica...
  55. pmc Cerebellar and hippocampal activation during eyeblink conditioning depends on the experimental paradigm: a MEG study
    Peter Kirsch
    Department of Clinical and Physiological Psychology, University of Giessen, Germany
    Neural Plast 10:291-301. 2003
    ..The results reflect differential brain activation patterns during the two types of eyeblink conditioning...
  56. ncbi request reprint Anticipation of reward in a nonaversive differential conditioning paradigm and the brain reward system: an event-related fMRI study
    Peter Kirsch
    Bender Institute of Neuroimaging and Department of Clinical and Physiological Psychology, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
    Neuroimage 20:1086-95. 2003
    ..The results are interpreted as reflecting the motivation-dependent reactivity of the brain reward system with highly motivating stimuli (monetary reward) leading to a stronger activation than those less motivating ones (verbal reward)...