Monika Sommer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Regensburg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi How should I decide? The neural correlates of everyday moral reasoning
    Monika Sommer
    University Medical Center Regensburg, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, D 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Neuropsychologia 48:2018-26. 2010
  2. ncbi Integration of emotion and cognition in patients with psychopathy
    Monika Sommer
    Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic, University of Regensburg, Universitatsstrasse 84, D 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Prog Brain Res 156:457-66. 2006
  3. doi Decoding of affective facial expressions in the context of emotional situations
    Monika Sommer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Neuropsychologia 46:2615-21. 2008
  4. ncbi Emotion-dependent modulation of interference processes: an fMRI study
    Monika Sommer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars) 68:193-203. 2008
  5. doi In psychopathic patients emotion attribution modulates activity in outcome-related brain areas
    Monika Sommer
    University Medical Center Regensburg, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Universitatsstrasse 84, Regensburg, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 182:88-95. 2010
  6. ncbi Neural correlates of true and false belief reasoning
    Monika Sommer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Neuroimage 35:1378-84. 2007
  7. doi Modulation of the cortical false belief network during development
    Monika Sommer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Brain Res 1354:123-31. 2010
  8. ncbi [The role of emotions in psychopathology]
    Monika Sommer
    Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie der Universität Regensburg am Bezirksklinikum
    Psychiatr Prax 31:S64-5. 2004
  9. doi Functional activity of the right temporo-parietal junction and of the medial prefrontal cortex associated with true and false belief reasoning
    Katrin Döhnel
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Neuroimage 60:1652-61. 2012
  10. ncbi Neural correlates of emotional working memory in patients with mild cognitive impairment
    Katrin Döhnel
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Universitatsstrasse 84, D 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Neuropsychologia 46:37-48. 2008

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. ncbi How should I decide? The neural correlates of everyday moral reasoning
    Monika Sommer
    University Medical Center Regensburg, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, D 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Neuropsychologia 48:2018-26. 2010
    ..Furthermore, the results show that the amydala region plays a central role in the processing of negative emotional consequences associated with immoral decisions...
  2. ncbi Integration of emotion and cognition in patients with psychopathy
    Monika Sommer
    Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic, University of Regensburg, Universitatsstrasse 84, D 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Prog Brain Res 156:457-66. 2006
    ..It is suggested that dysfunctions in the frontal cortex, especially the orbitofrontal cortex, the cingulate cortex and the amygdala are associated with the emotional and cognitive impairments...
  3. doi Decoding of affective facial expressions in the context of emotional situations
    Monika Sommer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Neuropsychologia 46:2615-21. 2008
    ..Furthermore, the involvement of the amygdala in the ToM precursor ability to link facial expressions with an emotional situation may indicate that the amygdala is involved in the development of stable ToM abilities...
  4. ncbi Emotion-dependent modulation of interference processes: an fMRI study
    Monika Sommer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars) 68:193-203. 2008
    ..The results first showed that especially the processing of negative emotions is resource competing and secondly that the competition concerns only the controlled route of cognitive processing...
  5. doi In psychopathic patients emotion attribution modulates activity in outcome-related brain areas
    Monika Sommer
    University Medical Center Regensburg, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Universitatsstrasse 84, Regensburg, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 182:88-95. 2010
    ....
  6. ncbi Neural correlates of true and false belief reasoning
    Monika Sommer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Neuroimage 35:1378-84. 2007
    ..Additionally we found common patterns of activation for true and false belief reasoning, including inferior parietal and precuneus activation, but we found no activation of the MPFC or the TPJ in general belief reasoning...
  7. doi Modulation of the cortical false belief network during development
    Monika Sommer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Brain Res 1354:123-31. 2010
    ..These results implicate modulation of the cortical network that underlies false belief reasoning during development and far beyond the time children successfully master false belief tasks...
  8. ncbi [The role of emotions in psychopathology]
    Monika Sommer
    Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie der Universität Regensburg am Bezirksklinikum
    Psychiatr Prax 31:S64-5. 2004
    ..In the present study, functional fMRI was used to test the influence of induced emotions on a non-affective, attention-demanding, cognitive task...
  9. doi Functional activity of the right temporo-parietal junction and of the medial prefrontal cortex associated with true and false belief reasoning
    Katrin Döhnel
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Neuroimage 60:1652-61. 2012
    ..False over true belief reasoning induced activation in the posterior MPFC (pMPFC), supporting its role in the decoupling mechanisms, which is defined as processing a mental state independently of the state of reality...
  10. ncbi Neural correlates of emotional working memory in patients with mild cognitive impairment
    Katrin Döhnel
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Universitatsstrasse 84, D 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Neuropsychologia 46:37-48. 2008
    ..This increase in precuneus activity, combined with a behavioural facilitation effect, may indicate a mechanism to compensate disease related processes in aMCI...
  11. ncbi Abnormalities in emotion processing within cortical and subcortical regions in criminal psychopaths: evidence from a functional magnetic resonance imaging study using pictures with emotional content
    Jürgen L Müller
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Biol Psychiatry 54:152-62. 2003
    ..Neurobiology of psychopathy is important for our understanding of current neuropsychiatric questions. Despite a growing interest in biological research in psychopathy, its neural underpinning remains obscure...
  12. doi Common and distinct neural networks for false-belief reasoning and inhibitory control
    Christoph Rothmayr
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Neuroimage 56:1705-13. 2011
    ..Also, the results indicate that neither the right TPJ nor MPFC is specific to the attribution of false beliefs...
  13. ncbi [Emotional processing in patients with a dissocial personality disorder subtype "psychopathy" according to PCL-R]
    Tatjana Weber
    Klinik für Forensische Psychiatrie der Universität Regensburg am Bezirksklinikum Regensburg
    Psychiatr Prax 31:S68-9. 2004
    ..Functional MRI was used to test the effects of the deficient emotional responsiveness of psychopathic patients on cognitive processes...
  14. ncbi [Functional neuroanatomy of emotions]
    Johannes Schwerdtner
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie der Universität Regensburg
    Psychiatr Prax 31:S66-7. 2004
    ..fMRI was used to test the influence of induced emotions on a non-affective, attention-demanding, cognitive task...
  15. ncbi Functional activity and effective connectivity of the posterior medial prefrontal cortex during processing of incongruent mental states
    Tobias Schuwerk
    Department of Psychology, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Germany
    Hum Brain Mapp 35:2950-65. 2014
    ..Hum Brain Mapp 35:2950-2965, 2014. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. ..
  16. ncbi Olfactometry in fMRI studies: odor presentation using nasal continuous positive airway pressure
    Roland Popp
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Regensburg, Universitätsstr 84, D 93053 Regensburg, Germany
    Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars) 64:171-6. 2004
    ..The relatively inexpensive olfactometer is reliable and permits constant odor concentrations during the inherently prolonged imaging studies...
  17. ncbi Combined measurement of event-related potentials (ERPs) and fMRI
    Monika Sommer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars) 63:49-53. 2003
    ..Thus, during an EPI sequence, it was possible to detect VEPs which had the same structure and latencies as VEPs outside the magnetic field and which corresponded well with the observed activated areas of the visual cortex...
  18. ncbi Gray matter changes in right superior temporal gyrus in criminal psychopaths. Evidence from voxel-based morphometry
    Jürgen L Müller
    Department of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Gottingen, Von Siebold Str 5, D 37075 Gottingen, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 163:213-22. 2008
    ....
  19. doi Disturbed prefrontal and temporal brain function during emotion and cognition interaction in criminal psychopathy
    Jürgen L Müller
    Department of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Gottingen, Von Siebold Strasse 5, D 37075 Gottingen, Germany
    Behav Sci Law 26:131-50. 2008
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  20. ncbi [Changes in the emotional processing in depressive patients: a study with functional magnetoresonance tomography under the employment of pictures with affective contents]
    Verena Wagner
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie der Universität Regensburg am Bezirksklinikum Regensburg
    Psychiatr Prax 31:S70-2. 2004
    ..The influence of emotional contents on brain activation was examined using functional magnetic resonance tomography (fMRT)...
  21. ncbi [Neurobiology of violence: results of empirical and experimental studies of reactive violence]
    Jürgen L Müller
    Klinik für Forensik der Universität Regensburg im Bezirkskrankenhaus
    Psychiatr Prax 31:S50-1. 2004
    ..Knowing that violence has multifactorial determinants, a model on the neurobiological findings on violence is given. Thus, neurobiology is just an important part of conditions correlated with violence...