Birgit Derntl

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Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Multidimensional assessment of empathic abilities: neural correlates and gender differences
    Birgit Derntl
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:67-82. 2010
  2. pmc Menstrual cycle phase and duration of oral contraception intake affect olfactory perception
    Birgit Derntl
    Institute for Applied Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Liebiggasse 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria
    Chem Senses 38:67-75. 2013
  3. pmc Association of menstrual cycle phase with the core components of empathy
    Birgit Derntl
    Institute for Clinical, Biological and Differential Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Horm Behav 63:97-104. 2013
  4. pmc How specific are emotional deficits? A comparison of empathic abilities in schizophrenia, bipolar and depressed patients
    Birgit Derntl
    Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Schizophr Res 142:58-64. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Facial emotion recognition and amygdala activation are associated with menstrual cycle phase
    Birgit Derntl
    MR Centre of Excellence, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 33:1031-40. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Generalized deficit in all core components of empathy in schizophrenia
    Birgit Derntl
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    Schizophr Res 108:197-206. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Amygdala activity to fear and anger in healthy young males is associated with testosterone
    Birgit Derntl
    MR Centre of Excellence, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:687-93. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Emotion recognition accuracy in healthy young females is associated with cycle phase
    Birgit Derntl
    MR Centre of Excellence, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Horm Behav 53:90-5. 2008
  9. pmc Culture but not gender modulates amygdala activation during explicit emotion recognition
    Birgit Derntl
    MR Centre of Excellence, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    BMC Neurosci 13:54. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Amygdala activation and facial expressions: explicit emotion discrimination versus implicit emotion processing
    Ute Habel
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Aachen, Germany
    Neuropsychologia 45:2369-77. 2007

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  1. doi request reprint Multidimensional assessment of empathic abilities: neural correlates and gender differences
    Birgit Derntl
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:67-82. 2010
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  2. pmc Menstrual cycle phase and duration of oral contraception intake affect olfactory perception
    Birgit Derntl
    Institute for Applied Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Liebiggasse 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria
    Chem Senses 38:67-75. 2013
    ..Hence, our data show that odor performance is affected by menstrual cycle phase and duration of oral contraception intake and thus can be modulated by hormonal changes...
  3. pmc Association of menstrual cycle phase with the core components of empathy
    Birgit Derntl
    Institute for Clinical, Biological and Differential Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Horm Behav 63:97-104. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc How specific are emotional deficits? A comparison of empathic abilities in schizophrenia, bipolar and depressed patients
    Birgit Derntl
    Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Schizophr Res 142:58-64. 2012
    ..Our results suggest disorder-specific impairments in emotional competencies that enable better characterization of the patient groups investigated and indicate different psychotherapeutic interventions...
  5. doi request reprint Facial emotion recognition and amygdala activation are associated with menstrual cycle phase
    Birgit Derntl
    MR Centre of Excellence, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 33:1031-40. 2008
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Generalized deficit in all core components of empathy in schizophrenia
    Birgit Derntl
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    Schizophr Res 108:197-206. 2009
    ..The results suggest that all domains of empathy are affected in schizophrenia and have to be addressed independently in behavioral therapies, thereby offering a possibility to improve socio-occupational life...
  7. doi request reprint Amygdala activity to fear and anger in healthy young males is associated with testosterone
    Birgit Derntl
    MR Centre of Excellence, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:687-93. 2009
    ..We conclude that these findings add to our understanding of emotion processing and its modulation by neuroendocrine factors...
  8. ncbi request reprint Emotion recognition accuracy in healthy young females is associated with cycle phase
    Birgit Derntl
    MR Centre of Excellence, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Horm Behav 53:90-5. 2008
    ..Our results indicate a significant association of menstrual cycle phase and thus ovarian hormone concentration on facial emotion recognition, with progesterone exerting a special influence on this social-emotional ability...
  9. pmc Culture but not gender modulates amygdala activation during explicit emotion recognition
    Birgit Derntl
    MR Centre of Excellence, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    BMC Neurosci 13:54. 2012
    ..Therefore, we investigated 24 Asians students (12 females) and 24 age-matched European students (12 females) during an explicit emotion recognition task, using Caucasian facial expressions only, on a high-field MRI scanner...
  10. ncbi request reprint Amygdala activation and facial expressions: explicit emotion discrimination versus implicit emotion processing
    Ute Habel
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Aachen, Germany
    Neuropsychologia 45:2369-77. 2007
    ..A significant correlation between amygdala activation and emotion recognition, but not age discrimination performance, emphasizes the amygdala's enhanced role during conscious emotion processing...
  11. pmc General and specific responsiveness of the amygdala during explicit emotion recognition in females and males
    Birgit Derntl
    MR Centre of Excellence, Medical University of Vienna, Lazarettgasse 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria
    BMC Neurosci 10:91. 2009
    ..Stimuli were color photographs of emotional Caucasian and African American faces...
  12. doi request reprint Empathic behavioral and physiological responses to dynamic stimuli in depression
    Daniel Schneider
    Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Medical School, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 200:294-305. 2012
    ..Our findings support the dissociation of autonomic and subjective emotional responses which may account for interpersonal as well as emotional deficits in depression...
  13. doi request reprint Neural correlates of the core facets of empathy in schizophrenia
    Birgit Derntl
    Institute for Clinical, Biological and Differential Psychology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Schizophr Res 136:70-81. 2012
    ..Since empathy is related to psychosocial functioning and hence of high clinical relevance in schizophrenia, a more detailed understanding of the exact nature of these impairments is mandatory...
  14. doi request reprint Implicit and explicit behavioral tendencies in male and female depression
    Eva Maria Seidel
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 177:124-30. 2010
    ..Our data suggest that a cognitive bias negatively influences the unimpaired automatic reactions to emotional expressions in depressed patients, and this bias may result in the characteristic social withdrawal...
  15. doi request reprint Risk or resilience? Empathic abilities in patients with bipolar disorders and their first-degree relatives
    Eva Maria Seidel
    Institute for Clinical, Biological and Differential Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Psychiatr Res 46:382-8. 2012
    ..This has important implications for prevention strategies. Furthermore, changes in affective responsiveness in first-degree relatives show a potential resilience marker...
  16. doi request reprint The differential contribution of facial expressions, prosody, and speech content to empathy
    Christina Regenbogen
    Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Psychosomatics, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    Cogn Emot 26:995-1014. 2012
    ..Especially neutralised speech content has gained little attention with regards to influencing the perception of other emotional cues...
  17. doi request reprint Incongruence effects in crossmodal emotional integration
    Veronika I Müller
    Department of Psychiatry und Psychotherapy, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    Neuroimage 54:2257-66. 2011
    ..Furthermore in audiovisual pairing amygdala responses seem to signal also the absence of any neutral feature rather than only the presence of an emotionally charged one...
  18. doi request reprint Amygdala activation during recognition of emotions in a foreign ethnic group is associated with duration of stay
    Birgit Derntl
    Medical University of Vienna, and University of Vienna, Vienna 1090, Austria
    Soc Neurosci 4:294-307. 2009
    ..We conclude that exposure to a foreign culture and duration of stay affect the behavioral and neural response to facial expressions of emotions...
  19. pmc Neural correlates of social approach and withdrawal in patients with major depression
    Birgit Derntl
    Institute of Clinical, Biological, and Differential Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Soc Neurosci 6:482-501. 2011
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  20. doi request reprint Who is to blame? Neural correlates of causal attribution in social situations
    Eva Maria Seidel
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    Soc Neurosci 5:335-50. 2010
    ..Analysis of the self-serving bias yielded activation in the dorsal anterior cingulate and in the dorsal striatum, suggesting a rewarding value of these attributions...
  21. pmc The impact of facial emotional expressions on behavioral tendencies in women and men
    Eva Maria Seidel
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 36:500-7. 2010
    ..Moreover, our results highlight the importance of gender of poser effects when applying emotional expressions as stimuli...
  22. doi request reprint Inhibitory control and trait aggression: neural and behavioral insights using the emotional stop signal task
    Christina M Pawliczek
    Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Medical School, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    Neuroimage 79:264-74. 2013
    ..In contrast, the mechanisms of emotional response inhibition did not differ between groups. Hence, the specific emotional influence is not interacting with trait aggression...
  23. doi request reprint Sex matters: Neural correlates of voice gender perception
    Jessica Junger
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical School, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    Neuroimage 79:275-87. 2013
    ..We suggest that our results reflect higher sensitivity probably due to the evolutionary relevance of voice perception in mate selection...
  24. doi request reprint Deficits in social cognition: a marker for psychiatric disorders?
    Birgit Derntl
    Institute for Clinical, Biological and Differential Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Liebiggasse 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 261:S145-9. 2011
    ..On the other hand, results are needed that particularly address the disorder specificity of these impairments, as well as their potential as endophenotypes via analyzing people at high-risk and their relatives...
  25. ncbi request reprint Amygdala activation at 3T in response to human and avatar facial expressions of emotions
    Ewald Moser
    MR Centre of Excellence, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    J Neurosci Methods 161:126-33. 2007
    ..However, the finding of differences between human and avatar faces in face-sensitive regions indicates the presence of mechanisms by which human brains can differentiate between them. This mechanism merits further investigation...
  26. doi request reprint Facial emotion recognition in patients with bipolar I and bipolar II disorder
    Birgit Derntl
    Faculty of Psychology, Institute for Clinical, Biological and Differential Psychology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Br J Clin Psychol 48:363-75. 2009
    ..Methods and design: Sixty-two stable bipolar out-patients (37 females; 25 males) and 62 matched healthy controls participated in the study. Explicit facial emotion recognition accuracy was measured with a computerized task...
  27. pmc Anger under control: neural correlates of frustration as a function of trait aggression
    Christina M Pawliczek
    Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Medical School, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany JARA Translational Brain Medicine, Aachen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e78503. 2013
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  28. pmc Neural correlates of depressive realism--an fMRI study on causal attribution in depression
    Eva Maria Seidel
    Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    J Affect Disord 138:268-76. 2012
    ..Whereas depressed patients interpret events negatively, healthy people show a self-serving bias (internal attribution of positive events and external attribution of negative events)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Recognition of emotional expressions is affected by inversion and presentation time
    Birgit Derntl
    Institute for Clinical, Biological and Differential Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Perception 38:1849-62. 2009
    ..Hence, emotion recognition is affected by inversion--an indicator for configural processing, and presentation time--an indicator for cognitive effort of processing...
  30. ncbi request reprint The spectral diversity of resting-state fluctuations in the human brain
    Klaudius Kalcher
    Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria MR Centre of Excellence, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria Department of Statistics and Probability Theory, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
    PLoS ONE 9:e93375. 2014
    ..This underlines the advantages of low-TR EPI sequences for resting-state and potentially also task-related fMRI experiments. ..
  31. doi request reprint Empathic competencies in violent offenders
    Eva Maria Seidel
    Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Unit, Department of Basic Psychological Research and Research Methods, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Liebiggasse 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 210:1168-75. 2013
    ..This divergent impact of violent offending on the subcomponents of empathy suggests that all three empathy components can be targeted by therapeutic interventions separately. ..