- Mirror neuron and theory of mind mechanisms involved in face-to-face interactions: a functional magnetic resonance imaging approach to empathyMartin Schulte-Rüther
Research Center Julich, Germany
J Cogn Neurosci 19:1354-72. 2007..An interplay between ToM and mirror neuron mechanisms may hold for the maintenance of a self-other distinction during empathic interpersonal face-to-face interactions...
- Gender differences in brain networks supporting empathyMartin Schulte-Rüther
Cognitive Neurology Section, Institute of Neuroscience and Biophysics INB3 Medicine, Research Center Julich, Leo Brand Str 5, 52425 Julich, Germany
Neuroimage 42:393-403. 2008....
- Dysfunctions in brain networks supporting empathy: an fMRI study in adults with autism spectrum disordersMartin Schulte-Rüther
University Hospital Aachen, Aachen, and Research Center Julich, Julich, Germany
Soc Neurosci 6:1-21. 2011..Such atypical patterns of activation may underlie disturbed empathy in individuals with ASD. Subjects with ASD may use an atypical cognitive strategy to gain access to their own emotional state in response to other people's emotions...
- Neural mechanisms of encoding social and non-social context information in autism spectrum disorderEllen Greimel
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University Hospital of the RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany
Neuropsychologia 50:3440-9. 2012..Increased activation in the dorsal MPFC in ASD individuals might reflect supervisory cognitive processes related to the suppression of a distracting non-social context...
- Changes in grey matter development in autism spectrum disorderEllen Greimel
Child Neuropsychology Section, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University Hospital of the RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany
Brain Struct Funct 218:929-42. 2013..Results on age-related changes of regional GM volumes suggest that ASD is characterized by complex alterations in lifetime trajectories of several brain regions that underpin social-cognitive and motor functions...
- Theory of mind and the brain in anorexia nervosa: relation to treatment outcomeMartin Schulte-Rüther
University Hospital Aachen UKA and the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine INM 3 at the Research Centre Jülich, Julich, Germany
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 51:832-841.e11. 2012..Converging evidence suggests deficits in theory-of-mind (ToM) processing in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN). The present study aimed at elucidating the neural mechanisms underlying ToM-deficits in AN...
- Positive facial affect - an fMRI study on the involvement of insula and amygdalaAnna Pohl
Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Psychosomatics, Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen University, Aachen, Germany Central Service Facility Functional Imaging at the Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research, Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen University, Aachen, Germany Jülich Aachen Research Alliance Translational Brain Medicine, Jülich Aachen, Germany Department of Neurology, Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
PLoS ONE 8:e69886. 2013..The activation specific for the happy facial expression of the amygdala during motor tasks, but not in the observation condition, might reflect increased autonomic activity or feedback from facial muscles to the amygdala. ..
- Neurofunctional modulation of brain regions by distinct forms of motor cognition and movement featuresMartina Piefke
Department of Medicine, Institute of Neuroscience and Biophysics, Research Center Julich, Germany
Hum Brain Mapp 30:432-51. 2009..We conclude that subregions of a frontal-parietal network differentially interact during the cognitive processing of body movements according to the specific motor-related task at hand and the particular movement features involved...
- Atypical brain responses to reward cues in autism as revealed by event-related potentialsGregor Kohls
Child Neuropsychology Section, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
J Autism Dev Disord 41:1523-33. 2011..Thus, our findings suggest a general reward processing deficit rather than a specific social reward dysfunction in autism...
- Structural brain abnormalities in adolescent anorexia nervosa before and after weight recovery and associated hormonal changesVerena Mainz
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital of the RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany
Psychosom Med 74:574-82. 2012..In particular, little is known about the changes in and the recovery of gray matter (GM) volumes after weight gain and the relation to hormonal normalization in adolescent patients with AN...