Oliver T Wolf

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bielefeld
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Mood changes in response to psychosocial stress in healthy young women: effects of pretreatment with cortisol
    Serkan Het
    Department of Psychology, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Behav Neurosci 121:11-20. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint The influence of stress hormones on emotional memory: relevance for psychopathology
    Oliver T Wolf
    Department of Psychology, University of Bielefeld, Postfach 10 01 31, D 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 127:513-31. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Anticipatory stress influences decision making under explicit risk conditions
    Katrin Starcke
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Behav Neurosci 122:1352-60. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint A non-arousing test situation abolishes the impairing effects of cortisol on delayed memory retrieval in healthy women
    Sabrina Kuhlmann
    Department of Psychology, University of Bielefeld, Postfach 100131, D 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 399:268-72. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Decision-making and neuroendocrine responses in pathological gamblers
    Kirsten Labudda
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Bielefeld, P O Box 100131, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 153:233-43. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Arousal and cortisol interact in modulating memory consolidation in healthy young men
    Sabrina Kuhlmann
    Department of Psychology, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Behav Neurosci 120:217-23. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Stress, health and ageing: a focus on postmenopausal women
    Oliver T Wolf
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitatsstrasse 150, D 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Menopause Int 14:129-33. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Hypothalamic blood flow correlates positively with stress-induced cortisol levels in subjects with social anxiety disorder
    Fredrik Ahs
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Box 1225, SE 751 42 Uppsala, Sweden
    Psychosom Med 68:859-62. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Endogenous cortisol level interacts with noradrenergic activation in the human amygdala
    Anda H van Stegeren
    University of Amsterdam, Department of Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Science Center, Roetersstraat 15, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 87:57-66. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysregulation and memory impairments in type 2 diabetes
    Hannah Bruehl
    Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, 550 First Avenue, New York, New York 10016, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:2439-45. 2007

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Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint Mood changes in response to psychosocial stress in healthy young women: effects of pretreatment with cortisol
    Serkan Het
    Department of Psychology, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Behav Neurosci 121:11-20. 2007
    ..Results are discussed with regard to the context of specific adaptive effects of cortisol and the role of cortisol in posttraumatic stress disorder...
  2. ncbi request reprint The influence of stress hormones on emotional memory: relevance for psychopathology
    Oliver T Wolf
    Department of Psychology, University of Bielefeld, Postfach 10 01 31, D 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 127:513-31. 2008
    ..Finally, the relevance of these findings for emotional memory disturbances in psychiatric disorders is exemplified by discussions on neuroendocrine alterations in depression, post traumatic stress disorder and phobias...
  3. doi request reprint Anticipatory stress influences decision making under explicit risk conditions
    Katrin Starcke
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Behav Neurosci 122:1352-60. 2008
    ..Our results indicate that stress can lead to disadvantageous decision making even when explicit and stable information about outcome contingencies is provided...
  4. ncbi request reprint A non-arousing test situation abolishes the impairing effects of cortisol on delayed memory retrieval in healthy women
    Sabrina Kuhlmann
    Department of Psychology, University of Bielefeld, Postfach 100131, D 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 399:268-72. 2006
    ..84). The results indicate that the experimental setting can influence the effect of cortisol on memory. Our findings suggest that glucocorticoid effects on memory retrieval require testing-associated arousal in humans...
  5. ncbi request reprint Decision-making and neuroendocrine responses in pathological gamblers
    Kirsten Labudda
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Bielefeld, P O Box 100131, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 153:233-43. 2007
    ..Accordingly, the increase of sAA--as an indirect marker of sympathetic nervous system activity--in those patients with less severe decision-making deficits could reflect the use of somatic markers biasing the decision-making process...
  6. ncbi request reprint Arousal and cortisol interact in modulating memory consolidation in healthy young men
    Sabrina Kuhlmann
    Department of Psychology, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Behav Neurosci 120:217-23. 2006
    ..No effects of cortisol treatment were observed for recognition memory or mood. Results support the notion that glucocorticoids specifically enhance the consolidation of emotional material...
  7. doi request reprint Stress, health and ageing: a focus on postmenopausal women
    Oliver T Wolf
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitatsstrasse 150, D 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Menopause Int 14:129-33. 2008
    ..At the end, the concept of allostatic load (AL) is described, which aims at a broader assessment of the impact of stress on the individual. The strengths and also the current limitations of the AL concept are highlighted...
  8. ncbi request reprint Hypothalamic blood flow correlates positively with stress-induced cortisol levels in subjects with social anxiety disorder
    Fredrik Ahs
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Box 1225, SE 751 42 Uppsala, Sweden
    Psychosom Med 68:859-62. 2006
    ..Another objective was to evaluate whether salivary cortisol levels correlated with rCBF in other brain areas...
  9. ncbi request reprint Endogenous cortisol level interacts with noradrenergic activation in the human amygdala
    Anda H van Stegeren
    University of Amsterdam, Department of Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Science Center, Roetersstraat 15, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 87:57-66. 2007
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  10. ncbi request reprint Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysregulation and memory impairments in type 2 diabetes
    Hannah Bruehl
    Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, 550 First Avenue, New York, New York 10016, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:2439-45. 2007
    ..There is evidence of both hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis and cognitive dysfunction in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, the exact nature and the associations between these abnormalities remain unclear...
  11. ncbi request reprint The cortisol awakening response is blunted in psychotherapy inpatients suffering from depression
    Thomas J Huber
    Department of Clinical Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Medical School Hannover, Carl Neuberg Strasse 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 31:900-4. 2006
    ..Further studies will be needed to disentangle the complex relationship between depression and the ACR...
  12. ncbi request reprint Basal hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis activity and corticotropin feedback in young and older men: relationships to magnetic resonance imaging-derived hippocampus and cingulate gyrus volumes
    Oliver T Wolf
    Center for Brain Health, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Neuroendocrinology 75:241-9. 2002
    ..It remains possible that age-associated changes in fast feedback may be related to changes to other brain sites, such as hypothalamus or pituitary...
  13. ncbi request reprint Subjective memory complaints in aging are associated with elevated cortisol levels
    Oliver T Wolf
    Institute for Experimental Psychology, University of Duesseldorf, Germany
    Neurobiol Aging 26:1357-63. 2005
    ..Differences in personality traits or in stress susceptibility might underlie the present findings. Future studies of memory complaints should take a comprehensive approach including relevant endocrine parameters...
  14. ncbi request reprint Moderate psychosocial stress appears not to impair recall of words learned 4 weeks prior to stress exposure
    Oliver T Wolf
    Institute of Experimental Psychology II, University of Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany
    Stress 5:59-64. 2002
    ..Among them is the small sample size, the moderate cortisol increase in response to the second stress exposure but also the long recall delay, which might lead to memory traces less susceptible to stress...
  15. ncbi request reprint Salivary cortisol day profiles in elderly with mild cognitive impairment
    Oliver T Wolf
    Center for Brain Health, Neuroimaging Laboratory, New York University School of Medicine, 560 First Avenue, NY, New York 10016, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 27:777-89. 2002
    ..Whether cortisol levels, in conjunction with other factors, such as hippocampal volume, will lead to improved prediction of future decline to AD in participants with MCI remains to be established in longitudinal studies...
  16. ncbi request reprint Impaired memory retrieval after psychosocial stress in healthy young men
    Sabrina Kuhlmann
    Institute of Experimental Psychology, University of Duesseldorf, D 40225 Duesseldorf, Germany
    J Neurosci 25:2977-82. 2005
    ..The present study thus demonstrates that psychosocial stress impairs memory retrieval in humans and suggests that emotionally arousing material is especially sensitive to this effect...
  17. doi request reprint Psychosocial stress induces working memory impairments in an n-back paradigm
    Daniela Schoofs
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitatsstr 150, D 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 33:643-53. 2008
    ..Thus, the effects of stress became smaller the longer the task was performed. Results provide further evidence for impaired working memory after acute stress and illustrate the time course of this phenomenon...
  18. doi request reprint Glucocorticoid therapy-induced memory deficits: acute versus chronic effects
    Daniel Coluccia
    Department of Psychiatry Research, University of Zurich, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurosci 28:3474-8. 2008
    ..Thus, these findings indicate that memory deficits observed under chronically elevated glucocorticoid levels result, at least in part, from acute and reversible glucocorticoid effects on memory retrieval...
  19. doi request reprint Salivary alpha amylase and cortisol responses to different stress tasks: impact of sex
    Anda H van Stegeren
    University of Amsterdam, Department of Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, Roetersstraat 15, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Psychophysiol 69:33-40. 2008
    ..Men had higher sAA levels than women during the complete course of the study, but men and women were comparable in their responsivity to the tasks. No strong correlations between sAA and CORT responses were found...
  20. ncbi request reprint Salivary alpha amylase as marker for adrenergic activity during stress: effect of betablockade
    Anda van Stegeren
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Roetersstraat 15, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 31:137-41. 2006
    ..The current pharmacological study in the human provides direct evidence for the sensitivity of sAA to changes in adrenergic activation, specifically in reaction to psychological stress...
  21. ncbi request reprint Interaction of endogenous cortisol and noradrenaline in the human amygdala
    Anda H van Stegeren
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Science Center, University of Amsterdam, Roetersstraat 15, 1018 WB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Prog Brain Res 167:263-8. 2008
    ..These data support the hypothesis that high endogenous cortisol levels at the time of encoding interact with noradrenergic activation in the amygdala in man...
  22. ncbi request reprint Hypercholesterolemia in Asperger syndrome: independence from lifestyle, obsessive-compulsive behavior, and social anxiety
    Isabel Dziobek
    Center for Brain Health, HN 400, New York University School of Medicine, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Psychiatry Res 149:321-4. 2007
    ..A potential role for dyslipidemia in the pathogenesis of some forms of autism is discussed...
  23. pmc Reduced glucose tolerance is associated with poor memory performance and hippocampal atrophy among normal elderly
    Antonio Convit
    Center for Brain Health, Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:2019-22. 2003
    ..This observation may bring to light a mechanism for aging brain injury that may have substantial medical impact, given the large number of elderly individuals with impaired glucose metabolism...
  24. ncbi request reprint No morning cortisol response in patients with severe global amnesia
    Oliver T Wolf
    Institute of Experimental Psychology, University of Duesseldorf, Geb 23 02, Ebene 01, Room 43, Universitaetsstrasse 1, D 40225 Duesseldorf, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:101-5. 2005
    ..Further studies are needed to understand the neurological or psychological mechanisms leading to a missing morning cortisol response in amnesic patients...
  25. ncbi request reprint Effects of the menstrual cycle on auditory event-related potentials
    Verena Walpurger
    Department of Psychoneuroendocrinology, University of Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Horm Behav 46:600-6. 2004
    ..Future ERP studies therefore need to be more attentive to the issue of menstrual phase when studying female subjects or female patients...
  26. ncbi request reprint Effects of oral cortisol treatment in healthy young women on memory retrieval of negative and neutral words
    Sabrina Kuhlmann
    Institute of Experimental Psychology, University of Duesseldorf, Germany
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 83:158-62. 2005
    ..01), while having no significant effect on neutral words (p=.47). The current findings could suggest that emotional material is especially sensitive to the memory modulating effects of stress hormones...
  27. ncbi request reprint Estradiol or estradiol/progesterone treatment in older women: no strong effects on cognition
    Oliver T Wolf
    Institute of Experimental Psychology, University of Duesseldorf, Universitaetsstrasse 1, D 40225 Duesseldorf, Germany
    Neurobiol Aging 26:1029-33. 2005
    ..The human brain might loose its responsiveness to gonadal steroids with aging or prolonged hormone depletion...
  28. ncbi request reprint Cortisol and memory retrieval in women: influence of menstrual cycle and oral contraceptives
    Sabrina Kuhlmann
    Institute of Experimental Psychology, University of Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 183:65-71. 2005
    ..Studies in rodents observed that the effects of stress on memory are modulated by gonadal hormones. In animals and humans, stress and cortisol treatment impairs memory retrieval...
  29. ncbi request reprint The 'amygdala theory of autism' revisited: linking structure to behavior
    Isabel Dziobek
    Center for Brain Health, HN 400, New York University School of Medicine, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Neuropsychologia 44:1891-9. 2006
    ..It may, however, be a mediator for narrow interest patterns and the imposition of routines and rituals. Our data, in conjunction with current literature, seem to argue for a modification of the 'amygdala theory of autism'...
  30. ncbi request reprint Influence of the stress hormone cortisol on fear conditioning in humans: evidence for sex differences in the response of the prefrontal cortex
    Rudolf Stark
    Bender Institute of Neuroimaging, University of Giessen, Otto Behaghel Strasse 10F, 35394 Giessen, Germany
    Neuroimage 32:1290-8. 2006
    ..In sum, these findings demonstrate that in humans cortisol mostly influences prefrontal brain activation during fear conditioning and that these effects appear to be modulated by sex...
  31. ncbi request reprint Endogenous estradiol and testosterone levels are associated with cognitive performance in older women and men
    Oliver T Wolf
    Institute of Experimental Psychology II, University of Duesseldorf, Germany
    Horm Behav 41:259-66. 2002
    ..In contrast to the positive findings in women endogenous sex steroids do not appear to be closely linked to better cognition in older men...