Christian Montag

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Affiliation: University of Bonn
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi Common genetic variation of the APOE gene and personality
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Kaiser Karl Ring 9, Bonn D 53111, Germany
    BMC Neurosci 15:64. 2014
  2. pmc An interaction of a NR3C1 polymorphism and antenatal solar activity impacts both hippocampus volume and neuroticism in adulthood
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn Bonn, Germany Center for Economics and Neuroscience, University of Bonn Bonn, Germany
    Front Hum Neurosci 7:243. 2013
  3. doi Imaging the structure of the human anxious brain: a review of findings from neuroscientific personality psychology
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Rev Neurosci 24:167-90. 2013
  4. doi Volumetric hemispheric ratio as a useful tool in personality psychology
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Germany
    Neurosci Res 75:157-9. 2013
  5. doi The role of the DRD2 C957T polymorphism in neuroticism in persons who stutter and healthy controls
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Neuroreport 23:246-50. 2012
  6. doi The role of the CHRNA4 gene in Internet addiction: a case-control study
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Kaiser Karl Ring 9, D 53111, Bonn, Germany
    J Addict Med 6:191-5. 2012
  7. doi Individual differences in trait anxiety are associated with white matter tract integrity in the left temporal lobe in healthy males but not females
    C Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Neuroscience 217:77-83. 2012
  8. ncbi The role of the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene in personality and related psychopathological disorders
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Germany
    CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets 11:236-50. 2012
  9. doi Does excessive play of violent first-person-shooter-video-games dampen brain activity in response to emotional stimuli?
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Germany
    Biol Psychol 89:107-11. 2012
  10. doi Interaction of 5-HTTLPR and a variation on the oxytocin receptor gene influences negative emotionality
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Germany
    Biol Psychiatry 69:601-3. 2011

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  1. ncbi Common genetic variation of the APOE gene and personality
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Kaiser Karl Ring 9, Bonn D 53111, Germany
    BMC Neurosci 15:64. 2014
    ....
  2. pmc An interaction of a NR3C1 polymorphism and antenatal solar activity impacts both hippocampus volume and neuroticism in adulthood
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn Bonn, Germany Center for Economics and Neuroscience, University of Bonn Bonn, Germany
    Front Hum Neurosci 7:243. 2013
    ..The present findings should encourage researchers in psychology and psychiatry to include also environmental influences such as solar activity besides genetics to better understand the etiogenesis of psychiatric disorders...
  3. doi Imaging the structure of the human anxious brain: a review of findings from neuroscientific personality psychology
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Rev Neurosci 24:167-90. 2013
    ..This review outlines how results from animal research can guide scientists in developing testable hypotheses in search of the anxious brain. Moreover, genetic imaging is presented as an interesting approach to mapping the anxious brain...
  4. doi Volumetric hemispheric ratio as a useful tool in personality psychology
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Germany
    Neurosci Res 75:157-9. 2013
    ..Higher gray matter volume in the left than in the right hemisphere was associated with higher extraversion in males. The results are discussed in the context of positive emotionality and laterality of the human brain...
  5. doi The role of the DRD2 C957T polymorphism in neuroticism in persons who stutter and healthy controls
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Neuroreport 23:246-50. 2012
    ..This idea is supported by an additional path model showing that the polymorphism DRD2 C957T influences the self-reported severity of stuttering mainly by its influence on neuroticism (independent of the variable sex)...
  6. doi The role of the CHRNA4 gene in Internet addiction: a case-control study
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Kaiser Karl Ring 9, D 53111, Bonn, Germany
    J Addict Med 6:191-5. 2012
    ..Combined with the findings from other studies, the present data point in the direction that rs1044396 exerts pleiotropic effects on a vast range of behaviors, including cognition, emotion, and addiction...
  7. doi Individual differences in trait anxiety are associated with white matter tract integrity in the left temporal lobe in healthy males but not females
    C Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Neuroscience 217:77-83. 2012
    ....
  8. ncbi The role of the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene in personality and related psychopathological disorders
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Germany
    CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets 11:236-50. 2012
    ..A final outlook considers new research strategies such as genetic imaging and epigenetics for a better understanding of human personality...
  9. doi Does excessive play of violent first-person-shooter-video-games dampen brain activity in response to emotional stimuli?
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Germany
    Biol Psychol 89:107-11. 2012
    ..Individual differences in brain activations of the contrast Counterstrike>neutral pictures potentially resemble the activation of action-scripts related to the video-game...
  10. doi Interaction of 5-HTTLPR and a variation on the oxytocin receptor gene influences negative emotionality
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Germany
    Biol Psychiatry 69:601-3. 2011
    ..Pharmacological studies indicate a functional interaction between the serotonergic and oxytocinergic system...
  11. doi How one's favorite song activates the reward circuitry of the brain: personality matters!
    C Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Kaiser Karl Ring 9, D 53111 Bonn, Germany
    Behav Brain Res 225:511-4. 2011
    ..Moreover, we could demonstrate that activity within the ventral striatum was modulated by the subscale 'self-forgetfulness' of the character dimension 'self-transcendence'...
  12. doi Does speed in completing an online questionnaire have an influence on its reliability?
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Cyberpsychol Behav 11:719-21. 2008
    ..Interestingly, Cronbach's alpha remained stable in this extremely fast group, which spent less than 2 SD below mean-completion time on the questionnaire...
  13. doi Genetic variation on the BDNF gene is not associated with differences in white matter tracts in healthy humans measured by tract-based spatial statistics
    C Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Germany
    Genes Brain Behav 9:886-91. 2010
    ..Although not in the focus of this study, we also investigated the influence of Eysenck's Personality Questionnaire on the white matter tracts. No significant results could be observed...
  14. pmc Epistasis of the DRD2/ANKK1 Taq Ia and the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism impacts novelty seeking and harm avoidance
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, Laboratory of Neurogenetics, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Neuropsychopharmacology 35:1860-7. 2010
    ..This is one of the first genetic association studies to show a modulatory role for BDNF genetic variation on genetically mediated differences in the mesolimbic dopaminergic system in the context of human personality...
  15. doi The BDNF Val66Met polymorphism affects amygdala activity in response to emotional stimuli: evidence from a genetic imaging study
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Kaiser Karl Ring 9 D 53111 Bonn, Germany
    Neuroimage 42:1554-9. 2008
    ..The results of this study add to growing literature, showing that it is the 66Met, which is associated with higher trait anxiety...
  16. doi An epistasis effect of functional variants on the BDNF and DRD2 genes modulates gray matter volume of the anterior cingulate cortex in healthy humans
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Germany
    Neuropsychologia 48:1016-21. 2010
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  17. ncbi D2 receptor density and prepulse inhibition in humans: negative findings from a molecular genetic approach
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Römerstr 164, D 53117 Bonn, Germany
    Behav Brain Res 187:428-32. 2008
    ..Further molecular genetic studies investigating other variants on dopaminergic genes have to be conducted...
  18. doi The BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and smoking
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Kaiser Karl Ring 9, D 53111 Bonn, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 442:30-3. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to replicate this association in a sample nearly twice as large consisting of N=614 German Caucasian participants. A link between smoking and the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism could not be found in our data...
  19. doi The BDNF Val66Met polymorphism impacts parahippocampal and amygdala volume in healthy humans: incremental support for a genetic risk factor for depression
    C Montag
    Department of Psychology, Laboratory of Neurogenetics, University of Bonn, Germany
    Psychol Med 39:1831-9. 2009
    ..Given that stress-induced atrophy of the hippocampus is associated with the pathogenesis of affective disorders, the functional BDNF Val66Met polymorphism could be an incremental risk factor...
  20. doi COMT genetic variation affects fear processing: psychophysiological evidence
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Behav Neurosci 122:901-9. 2008
    ..The findings support prior genetic and neuroimaging associations of the COMT 158Met allele to affective psychopathology and alterations in neural systems for emotional arousal and regulation...
  21. doi Frontostriatal involvement in task switching depends on genetic differences in d2 receptor density
    Christine Stelzel
    Department of Psychology, University of Heidelberg, D 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
    J Neurosci 30:14205-12. 2010
    ..We suggest that individual differences in striatal D2 signaling in healthy humans modulate goal-directed gating to prefrontal cortex, thus leading to individual differences in switching intentionally to newly relevant behaviors...
  22. doi Effects of dopamine-related gene-gene interactions on working memory component processes
    Christine Stelzel
    Department of Psychology, University of Heidelberg, Hauptstr 47 51, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur J Neurosci 29:1056-63. 2009
    ..This beneficial effect of a balance between prefrontal dopamine availability and D2 receptor density reveals the importance of considering epistasis effects and different working memory subprocesses in genetic association studies...
  23. doi The BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and anxiety: support for animal knock-in studies from a genetic association study in humans
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 179:86-90. 2010
    ..Importantly, the present results furthermore suggest that it is the occurrence of not one but two 66Met alleles that is associated with high trait anxiety...
  24. doi On the molecular genetics of flexibility: the case of task-switching, inhibitory control and genetic variants
    Sebastian Markett
    University of Bonn, Germany
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 11:644-51. 2011
    ..The discussion relates the present finding to those of previous studies assessing the neurogenetic foundations of inhibitory control...
  25. pmc Investigating the genetic basis of altruism: the role of the COMT Val158Met polymorphism
    Martin Reuter
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn Kaiser Karl Ring 9, D 53111 Bonn, Germany
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 6:662-8. 2011
    ..01). Cooperativeness and the Val allele of COMT additively explained 14.6% of the variance in donation behaviour. Results indicate that the Val allele representing strong catabolism of dopamine is related to altruism...
  26. ncbi An interaction between oxytocin and a genetic variation of the oxytocin receptor modulates amygdala activity toward direct gaze: evidence from a pharmacological imaging genetics study
    Christian Montag
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 263:S169-75. 2013
    ..In sum, the study shows the importance of combining a pharmacological challenge with genetic imaging to better understand the biological basis of social cognition...
  27. doi The biological basis of anger: associations with the gene coding for DARPP-32 (PPP1R1B) and with amygdala volume
    Martin Reuter
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Behav Brain Res 202:179-83. 2009
    ..The present findings yield genetic evidence for the importance of dopaminergic signal transduction for the personality trait of ANGER. In addition volumetric MRI data support the role of the amygdala for the processing of anger...
  28. doi Interaction effect of functional variants of the BDNF and DRD2/ANKK1 gene is associated with alexithymia in healthy human subjects
    Nora T Walter
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Kaiser Karl Ring 9, Bonn, Germany
    Psychosom Med 73:23-8. 2011
    ..An interaction between two polymorphisms on the BDNF and DRD2/ANKK1 gene has been recently associated with reduced gray matter volume in the ACC and higher trait anxiety...
  29. doi The nicotinic acetylcholine receptor gene CHRNA4 is associated with negative emotionality
    Sebastian Markett
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany sebastian markettuni bonn diff de
    Emotion 11:450-5. 2011
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  30. doi The DRD2 C957T polymorphism and the attentional blink--a genetic association study
    Andrea Felten
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 23:941-7. 2013
    ..However, as our results do not parallel previous findings the exact nature of this influence and its dependence on task parameters will have to be examined in further genetic association studies...
  31. doi Ignorance is no excuse: moral judgments are influenced by a genetic variation on the oxytocin receptor gene
    Nora T Walter
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Kaiser Karl Ring 9, 53111 Bonn, Germany
    Brain Cogn 78:268-73. 2012
    ..001, η(2)=.07) indicating that carriers of the C-allele rated accidentally committed harm as significantly more blameworthy than non-carriers. This is the first study providing evidence for a genetic contribution to moral judgments...
  32. doi A genetic contribution to cooperation: dopamine-relevant genes are associated with social facilitation
    Nora T Walter
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Soc Neurosci 6:289-301. 2011
    ..Our results suggest that epistasis between COMTval158met and the two DRD2 SNPs contributes to individual differences in cooperativeness in teamwork settings...
  33. doi The dopamine D2 receptor gene DRD2 and the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor gene CHRNA4 interact on striatal gray matter volume: evidence from a genetic imaging study
    Sebastian Markett
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Germany
    Neuroimage 64:167-72. 2013
    ..This genotype combination has previously proven to be beneficial for working memory capacity. Results are in line with the idea that the two genes jointly influence the gating signals from subcortical structures to the prefrontal cortex...
  34. doi The influence of alcohol intake and alcohol expectations on the recognition of emotions
    Nora T Walter
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Kaiser Karl Ring 9, Bonn, Germany
    Alcohol Alcohol 46:680-5. 2011
    ..To investigate the effects of actual and expected alcohol intake on the detection and interpretation of the basic emotions happiness and anger in facial expressions...
  35. doi Evidence for the modality independence of the genetic epistasis between the dopaminergic and cholinergic system on working memory capacity
    Sebastian Markett
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Laboratory of Neurogenetics, University of Bonn, Kaiser Karl Ring 9, Bonn, Germany
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 21:216-20. 2011
    ..Given the functional independence of the two systems we hypothesize that the genetic interaction targets the central executive which is the common control process for both systems...
  36. doi Assessing the function of the fronto-parietal attention network: insights from resting-state fMRI and the attentional network test
    Sebastian Markett
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Germany Center for Economics and Neuroscience, University of Bonn, Germany
    Hum Brain Mapp 35:1700-9. 2014
    ..The results provide further evidence for the functional significance of ICN and the hypothesized role of the fronto-parietal attention network...
  37. ncbi Relationship between oxytocin receptor genotype and recognition of facial emotion
    Martin Melchers
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn
    Behav Neurosci 127:780-7. 2013
    ..There was no influence of gender or age. Results support recent findings, demonstrating the importance of the oxytocin system for affect processing and related social behavior...
  38. doi Interaction of the cholinergic system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis as a risk factor for depression: evidence from a genetic association study
    Martin Reuter
    Laboratory of Neurogenetics, Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Neuroreport 23:717-20. 2012
    ..This is the first evidence from molecular genetics to show that the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and the cholinergic system--both involved in stress reactivity--represent a combined risk factor for depression...
  39. doi Memory consolidation by replay of stimulus-specific neural activity
    Lorena Deuker
    Department of Epileptology, University of Bonn, D 53127 Bonn, Germany, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University, 6525 HR Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Helmholtz Institute for Radiation and Nuclear Physics, University of Bonn, D 53115 Bonn, Germany, Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, 53111 Bonn, Germany, Center for Economics and Neuroscience, University of Bonn, 53127 Bonn, Germany, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases DZNE, 53175 Bonn, Germany
    J Neurosci 33:19373-83. 2013
    ..They move beyond previous studies because replay was investigated on the level of individual stimuli and because reactivations were not evoked by sensory cues but occurred spontaneously. ..
  40. doi Relationships between personality characteristics of people who stutter and the impact of stuttering on everyday life
    Benjamin Bleek
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    J Fluency Disord 37:325-33. 2012
    ..The OASES measures the adverse impact of stuttering on a person's life...
  41. pmc The opioid peptides enkephalin and beta-endorphin in alcohol dependence
    Ildiko Racz
    Institute of Molecular Psychiatry, Life and Brain Center, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Biol Psychiatry 64:989-97. 2008
    ..Because stress is an important factor contributing to drug dependence and relapse, we have now studied ethanol preference in enkephalin- and beta-endorphin-deficient mice under baseline conditions and after stress exposure...
  42. doi Investigating personality in stuttering: results of a case control study using the NEO-FFI
    Benjamin Bleek
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Kaiser Karl Ring, D 53117 Bonn, Germany
    J Commun Disord 44:218-22. 2011
    ..With respect to other personality dimensions such as Conscientiousness or Agreeableness the picture is much more difficult...
  43. pmc Playing nice: a multi-methodological study on the effects of social conformity on memory
    Lorena Deuker
    Department of Epileptology, University of Bonn Bonn, Germany
    Front Hum Neurosci 7:79. 2013
    ..Overall, this study demonstrates how the mechanisms leading to complex social behavior such as conformity can be studied by combining genetic analyses and fMRI in social neuroscience paradigms...
  44. doi The association between dopamine DRD2 polymorphisms and working memory capacity is modulated by a functional polymorphism on the nicotinic receptor gene CHRNA4
    Sebastian A Markett
    University of Bonn, Germany
    J Cogn Neurosci 22:1944-54. 2010
    ..The results are discussed with regard to their implication for working memory theories and their clinical relevance for treatment of substance abuse and schizophrenia...
  45. ncbi The serotonin transporter polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) and personality: response style as a new endophenotype for anxiety
    Thomas Plieger
    Department of Psychology, Laboratory of Neurogenetics, University of Bonn, Germany
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 17:851-8. 2014
    ..Given the positive findings of the present study, ERS qualifies as a promising endophenotype in future genetic association studies on personality and affective disorders...
  46. pmc The influence of dopaminergic gene variants on decision making in the ultimatum game
    Martin Reuter
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn Bonn, Germany Center for Economics and Neuroscience, University of Bonn Bonn, Germany
    Front Hum Neurosci 7:242. 2013
    ..005) but not with the decision of player 2. Results support the importance of the dopaminergic system for pro-social behavior...
  47. doi The Big Five of Personality and structural imaging revisited: a VBM - DARTEL study
    Wei Yin Liu
    Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Neuroreport 24:375-80. 2013
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  48. ncbi The role of the TPH1 and TPH2 genes for nicotine dependence: a genetic association study in two different age cohorts
    Martin Reuter
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Neuropsychobiology 56:47-54. 2007
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  49. ncbi Dazed and confused: a molecular genetic approach to everyday cognitive failure
    Sebastian Markett
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany Laboratory for Neurogenetics, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany Center for Economics and Neuroscience, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany Electronic address
    Neurosci Lett 566:216-20. 2014
    ..The DRD2 C/C variant constitutes a protective factor for the susceptibility to everyday cognitive failure. Results point towards at least two biopsychological pathways that may explain the observed effect. ..
  50. pmc The Modulatory Influence of the Functional COMT Val158Met Polymorphism on Lexical Decisions and Semantic Priming
    Martin Reuter
    Department of Psychology, University of Bonn Bonn, Germany
    Front Hum Neurosci 3:20. 2009
    ..5% of the variance. Therefore, the findings indicate that COMT mainly influences more general executive control functions in the PFC supporting the speed of lexical decisions...