Birgit Abler

Summary

Affiliation: University of Ulm
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Anticipation of aversive stimuli activates extended amygdala in unipolar depression
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulm, Germany Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Program, McLean Hospital, Admissions Building, Rm 347, 115 Mill Street, Harvard University, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 41:511-22. 2007
  2. pmc Neural correlates of erotic stimulation under different levels of female sexual hormones
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e54447. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Modulation of frontostriatal interaction aligns with reduced primary reward processing under serotonergic drugs
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulm, 89075 Ulm, Germany
    J Neurosci 32:1329-35. 2012
  4. doi request reprint At-risk for pathological gambling: imaging neural reward processing under chronic dopamine agonists
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    Brain 132:2396-402. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Habitual emotion regulation strategies and depressive symptoms in healthy subjects predict fMRI brain activation patterns related to major depression
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulm, Leimgrubenweg 12 14, 89075 Ulm, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 183:105-13. 2010
  6. pmc Neural correlates of antidepressant-related sexual dysfunction: a placebo-controlled fMRI study on healthy males under subchronic paroxetine and bupropion
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    Neuropsychopharmacology 36:1837-47. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Habitual emotion regulation strategies and baseline brain perfusion
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry III, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    Neuroreport 19:21-4. 2008
  8. pmc Abnormal reward system activation in mania
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulm, Germany
    Neuropsychopharmacology 33:2217-27. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Human reward system activation is modulated by a single dose of olanzapine in healthy subjects in an event-related, double-blind, placebo-controlled fMRI study
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulm, Leimgrubenweg 12 14, 89075, Ulm, Germany
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 191:823-33. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Investigating directed influences between activated brain areas in a motor-response task using fMRI
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulm, 89075 Ulm, Germany
    Magn Reson Imaging 24:181-5. 2006

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint Anticipation of aversive stimuli activates extended amygdala in unipolar depression
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulm, Germany Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Program, McLean Hospital, Admissions Building, Rm 347, 115 Mill Street, Harvard University, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 41:511-22. 2007
    ..Supporting cognitive theories, this finding does represent evidence that altered cognitions as potentially involved in expectation result in differences in brain activity...
  2. pmc Neural correlates of erotic stimulation under different levels of female sexual hormones
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e54447. 2013
    ..Results may provide a basis for future imaging studies on sexual processing in females, especially in the context of less explicit erotic stimulation...
  3. doi request reprint Modulation of frontostriatal interaction aligns with reduced primary reward processing under serotonergic drugs
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulm, 89075 Ulm, Germany
    J Neurosci 32:1329-35. 2012
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  4. doi request reprint At-risk for pathological gambling: imaging neural reward processing under chronic dopamine agonists
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    Brain 132:2396-402. 2009
    ..Our results support the notion of a general medication effect in patients under dopamine receptor agonists in terms of a sensitization towards impulse control disorders...
  5. doi request reprint Habitual emotion regulation strategies and depressive symptoms in healthy subjects predict fMRI brain activation patterns related to major depression
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulm, Leimgrubenweg 12 14, 89075 Ulm, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 183:105-13. 2010
    ..Decreased anticipatory oMFC activation may parallel a lack of antecedent emotion regulation in subjects with high suppression scores, representing another neurobiological predictor of lower mental well-being...
  6. pmc Neural correlates of antidepressant-related sexual dysfunction: a placebo-controlled fMRI study on healthy males under subchronic paroxetine and bupropion
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    Neuropsychopharmacology 36:1837-47. 2011
    ..Drug effects on these regions may be part of the mechanism underlying SSRI-related sexual dysfunction. Increased activation under bupropion may point to an opposite effect that may relate to the lack of impaired sexual functioning...
  7. doi request reprint Habitual emotion regulation strategies and baseline brain perfusion
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry III, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    Neuroreport 19:21-4. 2008
    ..By linking default brain functioning to emotional styles, we provide an insight into the neurobiology of the predisposition to depression...
  8. pmc Abnormal reward system activation in mania
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulm, Germany
    Neuropsychopharmacology 33:2217-27. 2008
    ..These deficits in prediction error processing in acute mania may help to explain symptoms of disinhibition and abnormal goal pursuit regulation...
  9. ncbi request reprint Human reward system activation is modulated by a single dose of olanzapine in healthy subjects in an event-related, double-blind, placebo-controlled fMRI study
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulm, Leimgrubenweg 12 14, 89075, Ulm, Germany
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 191:823-33. 2007
    ..Although it is long known that modulation of the dopamine system is a basic mechanism of action of neuroleptics, their impact on reward functions mediated by dopamine is still poorly understood...
  10. ncbi request reprint Investigating directed influences between activated brain areas in a motor-response task using fMRI
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulm, 89075 Ulm, Germany
    Magn Reson Imaging 24:181-5. 2006
    ..Temporally optimized scanning should increase that potential...
  11. pmc From uncertainty to reward: BOLD characteristics differentiate signaling pathways
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulm, Leimgrubenweg 12 14, 89075 Ulm, Germany
    BMC Neurosci 10:154. 2009
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  12. doi request reprint Modulation of attention network activation under antidepressant agents in healthy subjects
    Heiko Graf
    Department of Psychiatry, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 16:1219-30. 2013
    ..Concurrent alterations of brain regions within a fronto-parietal and cingulo-opercular attention network for top-down control could point to basic neural mechanisms of antidepressant action irrespective of receptor profiles...
  13. ncbi request reprint Prediction error as a linear function of reward probability is coded in human nucleus accumbens
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulm, Leimgrubenweg 12 14, 89075 Ulm, Germany
    Neuroimage 31:790-5. 2006
    ..We therefore identify two different covariates that model activity in the Nac: specific properties of a psychological task and individual character traits...
  14. doi request reprint Altered reward functions in patients on atypical antipsychotic medication in line with the revised dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia
    Henrik Walter
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Medical Psychology, Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University Bonn, Sigmund Freud Str 25, 53105, Bonn, Germany
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 206:121-32. 2009
    ..To study the mesolimbic dopamine system during expectation and receipt or omission of rewards in partially remitted patients with schizophrenia treated with the atypical antipsychotic olanzapine...
  15. doi request reprint Cigarette smoking modulates medication-associated deficits in a monetary reward task in patients with schizophrenia
    Birgit Lernbass
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulm, Leimgrubenweg 12 14, 89075, Ulm, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 263:509-17. 2013
    ..In line with clinical observations, our findings support the notion that smoking modulates medication-associated side effects on reward processing in patients with schizophrenia...
  16. ncbi request reprint Side effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation biased task performance in a cognitive neuroscience study
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulm, Germany
    Brain Topogr 17:193-6. 2005
    ..We emphasize the importance of controlling side effects of the stimulation as a source of biasing effects in TMS studies...
  17. doi request reprint SSRI-related modulation of sexual functioning is predicted by pre-treatment resting state functional connectivity in healthy men
    Coraline D Metzger
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Centre for Behavioral Brain Sciences, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
    Arch Sex Behav 42:935-47. 2013
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  18. ncbi request reprint Neural correlates of frustration
    Birgit Abler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulm, Leimgrubenweg 12 14, 89075 Ulm, Germany
    Neuroreport 16:669-72. 2005
    ..Increased activation for this contrast was found in areas previously related to emotional pain: the right anterior insula and the right ventral prefrontal cortex. We interpreted this as a neural correlate of the egocentric effect...
  19. ncbi request reprint Motivating forces of human actions. Neuroimaging reward and social interaction
    Henrik Walter
    Department of Psychiatry, Laboratory for Neuroimaging and Neurophysiology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Heinrich Hoffmann Str 10, 60598 Frankfurt, Germany
    Brain Res Bull 67:368-81. 2005
    ..We will discuss implications of this study for neuromarketing as well as general implications of these results that may help to provide deeper insights into the motivating forces of human behaviour...
  20. doi request reprint Age-related physiological responses to emotion anticipation and exposure
    Susanne Erk
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Medical Psychology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Neuroreport 19:447-52. 2008
    ..The observed results might reflect reduced focusing on negative future events with age, and are in line with an age-related shift of motivational priorities for the pursuit of emotional satisfaction and well being...
  21. doi request reprint Neural correlates of error monitoring modulated by atomoxetine in healthy volunteers
    Heiko Graf
    Department of Psychiatry, Ulm University Hospital, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany
    Biol Psychiatry 69:890-7. 2011
    ..We investigated the effects of atomoxetine (80 mg) on error monitoring as a second key component of cognitive control...
  22. doi request reprint Cognitive reappraisal modulates expected value and prediction error encoding in the ventral striatum
    Markus R Staudinger
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Medical Psychology, University of Bonn, Sigmund Freud Strasse 25, D 53105 Bonn, Germany
    Neuroimage 47:713-21. 2009
    ..Moreover, increased recruitment of prefrontal reflective subsystems might enhance deliberate control over both reward processing and hedonic experience...
  23. doi request reprint Effect of paroxetine and bupropion on human resting brain perfusion: an arterial spin labeling study
    Roberto Viviani
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy III, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    Neuroimage 61:773-9. 2012
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  24. ncbi request reprint Cognitive modulation of emotion anticipation
    Susanne Erk
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Medical Psychology, University of Bonn, Sigmund Freud Strasse 25, D 53105 Bonn, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 24:1227-36. 2006
    ..These results help in the understanding of general mechanisms of emotion regulation and have implications for applied fields like cognitive behavioral therapy...
  25. pmc Further evidence for aberrant prefrontal salience coding in schizophrenia
    Henrik Walter
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Medical Psychology, University of Bonn Bonn, Germany
    Front Behav Neurosci 3:62. 2010
    ..In summary, we conclude that the right VLPFC might play a crucial role in salience coding and is impaired in schizophrenia...
  26. doi request reprint Neural reward processing under dopamine agonists: imaging
    Jan Kassubek
    Department of Neurology, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    J Neurol Sci 310:36-9. 2011
    ..A synopsis is given on the applications of functional neuroimaging to investigate reward processing and the influence of dopaminergic medication...
  27. pmc Neural correlates of the perception of dynamic versus static facial expressions of emotion
    Henrik Kessler
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Medical Psychology, University of Ulm, Germany
    Psychosoc Med 8:Doc03. 2011
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  28. doi request reprint Effects of amisulpride on human resting cerebral perfusion
    Roberto Viviani
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy III, University of Ulm, Leimgrubenweg 12, 89075 Ulm, Germany
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 229:95-103. 2013
    ..These differences may represent signatures of the action of medication on distinctive receptor combinations...
  29. doi request reprint Development, implementation, and evaluation of a movie-based curriculum to teach psychopathology
    Heiko Graf
    a Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy III, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    Teach Learn Med 26:86-9. 2014
    ..Because medical students' attitudes toward psychiatry are often fostered by media, we provided an elective movie-based seminar to teach psychopathology...
  30. ncbi request reprint Modulation of anticipatory emotion and perception processing by cognitive control
    Uwe Herwig
    Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuroimage 37:652-62. 2007
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  31. ncbi request reprint Expecting unpleasant stimuli--an fMRI study
    Uwe Herwig
    Psychiatric University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychiatry Res 154:1-12. 2007
    ..They are known as well to be altered in depression. Disorders of this network may be relevant for psychiatric disorders such as depression...