Erno J Hermans

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Effects of exogenous testosterone on the ventral striatal BOLD response during reward anticipation in healthy women
    Erno J Hermans
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Neuroimage 52:277-83. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Stress-related noradrenergic activity prompts large-scale neural network reconfiguration
    Erno J Hermans
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Science 334:1151-3. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Reduced spontaneous facial mimicry in women with autistic traits
    Erno J Hermans
    Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychol 80:348-53. 2009
  4. doi request reprint From specificity to sensitivity: how acute stress affects amygdala processing of biologically salient stimuli
    Hein J F van Marle
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Medical Center, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychiatry 66:649-55. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Understanding low reliability of memories for neutral information encoded under stress: alterations in memory-related activation in the hippocampus and midbrain
    Shaozheng Qin
    Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 32:4032-41. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Acute psychological stress reduces working memory-related activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex
    Shaozheng Qin
    Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychiatry 66:25-32. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Dynamically changing effects of corticosteroids on human hippocampal and prefrontal processing
    Marloes J A G Henckens
    Department of Memory and Emotion, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Hum Brain Mapp 33:2885-97. 2012
  8. pmc Changes in functioning of mesolimbic incentive processing circuits during the premenstrual phase
    Lindsey Ossewaarde
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Radboud University Nijmegen, P O Box 9101 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 6:612-20. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Two-week administration of the combined serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor duloxetine augments functioning of mesolimbic incentive processing circuits
    Lindsey Ossewaarde
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychiatry 70:568-74. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Exogenous testosterone enhances responsiveness to social threat in the neural circuitry of social aggression in humans
    Erno J Hermans
    Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychiatry 63:263-70. 2008

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Publications34

  1. doi request reprint Effects of exogenous testosterone on the ventral striatal BOLD response during reward anticipation in healthy women
    Erno J Hermans
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Neuroimage 52:277-83. 2010
    ..By showing a potential mechanism underlying central reinforcement of androgen use, the present findings may moreover have implications for our understanding of the pathophysiology of AAS dependency...
  2. doi request reprint Stress-related noradrenergic activity prompts large-scale neural network reconfiguration
    Erno J Hermans
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Science 334:1151-3. 2011
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  3. doi request reprint Reduced spontaneous facial mimicry in women with autistic traits
    Erno J Hermans
    Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychol 80:348-53. 2009
    ..These findings indicate that the degree to which individuals exhibit spontaneous mimicry may vary as a function of both gender and autistic traits...
  4. doi request reprint From specificity to sensitivity: how acute stress affects amygdala processing of biologically salient stimuli
    Hein J F van Marle
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Medical Center, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychiatry 66:649-55. 2009
    ..Hence, we developed an integrated design using functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate the immediate effects of controlled stress induction on amygdala function...
  5. doi request reprint Understanding low reliability of memories for neutral information encoded under stress: alterations in memory-related activation in the hippocampus and midbrain
    Shaozheng Qin
    Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 32:4032-41. 2012
    ..Thus, one may speculate that loss of specificity may yield less discrete memory representations at time of encoding, thereby causing a more liberal response bias when probing these memories...
  6. doi request reprint Acute psychological stress reduces working memory-related activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex
    Shaozheng Qin
    Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychiatry 66:25-32. 2009
    ..However, it remains unknown whether acute stress has immediate effects on WM-related prefrontal activity...
  7. doi request reprint Dynamically changing effects of corticosteroids on human hippocampal and prefrontal processing
    Marloes J A G Henckens
    Department of Memory and Emotion, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Hum Brain Mapp 33:2885-97. 2012
    ..Thereby, this study provides initial evidence for dynamically changing corticosteroid effects on brain regions involved in memory formation in humans...
  8. pmc Changes in functioning of mesolimbic incentive processing circuits during the premenstrual phase
    Lindsey Ossewaarde
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Radboud University Nijmegen, P O Box 9101 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 6:612-20. 2011
    ..Our findings therefore suggest that the sharp decline of gonadal hormone levels in the premenstrual phase may trigger a similar withdrawal-like state...
  9. doi request reprint Two-week administration of the combined serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor duloxetine augments functioning of mesolimbic incentive processing circuits
    Lindsey Ossewaarde
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychiatry 70:568-74. 2011
    ..However, not much is known about antidepressant effects on mesolimbic incentive processing in humans, which might be related to the effects on anhedonia...
  10. ncbi request reprint Exogenous testosterone enhances responsiveness to social threat in the neural circuitry of social aggression in humans
    Erno J Hermans
    Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychiatry 63:263-70. 2008
    ..Disorders of impulsive aggression in humans have likewise been associated with high testosterone levels, but human evidence for the link between testosterone and aggression remains correlational and inconclusive...
  11. ncbi request reprint Exogenous testosterone attenuates the integrated central stress response in healthy young women
    Erno J Hermans
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:1052-61. 2007
    ..The present findings highlight the importance of further investigation of the possible role of the HPG axis in disorders that are associated with HPA axis dysfunctions...
  12. ncbi request reprint A single administration of cortisol acutely reduces preconscious attention for fear in anxious young men
    Peter Putman
    Department of Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Utrecht University, P O Box 80125, 3508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:793-802. 2007
    ..This suggests interactions of HPA functioning and vigilant attention in the pathogenesis of anxiety disorders. Possible neuroendocrine mechanisms of action are discussed...
  13. doi request reprint Menstrual cycle-related changes in amygdala morphology are associated with changes in stress sensitivity
    Lindsey Ossewaarde
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Hum Brain Mapp 34:1187-93. 2013
    ..These results correspond with animal findings of gonadal hormone-mediated neural plasticity in the amygdala and have implications for understanding the pathogenesis of specific mood disorders associated with hormonal fluctuations...
  14. doi request reprint Stressed memories: how acute stress affects memory formation in humans
    Marloes J A G Henckens
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 29:10111-9. 2009
    ..Thus, acute stress affects neural correlates of memory formation in an unexpected manner, the understanding of which may elucidate mechanisms underlying psychological trauma etiology...
  15. doi request reprint The neural mechanisms by which testosterone acts on interpersonal trust
    Peter A Bos
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Utrecht University, Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Neuroimage 61:730-7. 2012
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  16. doi request reprint Prefrontal mechanisms of fear reduction after threat offset
    Floris Klumpers
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychiatry 68:1031-8. 2010
    ..Reducing fear when a threat has disappeared protects against a continuously elevated anxiety state. In this study, we investigated the brain mechanism involved in this process...
  17. ncbi request reprint A single administration of testosterone reduces fear-potentiated startle in humans
    Erno J Hermans
    Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychiatry 59:872-4. 2006
    ..Human data on this topic, however, are scarce and far less unequivocal. The present study therefore aimed to scrutinize anxiolytic effects of a single dose of testosterone, using a direct physiological index of fear in humans...
  18. doi request reprint Subjective sense of memory strength and the objective amount of information accurately remembered are related to distinct neural correlates at encoding
    Shaozheng Qin
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 31:8920-7. 2011
    ..Thus, our study dissociated two distinct phenomena that are usually described as memory strength...
  19. pmc Acute stress modulates genotype effects on amygdala processing in humans
    Helena Cousijn
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:9867-72. 2010
    ..Our results demonstrate that genetic effects on brain operations can be state dependent, such that they only become apparent under specific, often environmentally controlled, conditions...
  20. doi request reprint Testosterone administration modulates neural responses to crying infants in young females
    Peter A Bos
    Utrecht University, Department of Experimental Psychology, Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:114-21. 2010
    ..Furthermore, the data also suggest that exogenous testosterone, by itself or by way of its metabolite estradiol, in our group of young women acted on this thalamocinculate circuit to, provisionally, upregulate parental care...
  21. doi request reprint Neural mechanisms underlying changes in stress-sensitivity across the menstrual cycle
    Lindsey Ossewaarde
    Radboud University Nijmegen, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:47-55. 2010
    ..These results provide potential insights into how fluctuations in allopregnanolone that naturally occur during the menstrual cycle may change stress vulnerability...
  22. ncbi request reprint Testosterone shifts the balance between sensitivity for punishment and reward in healthy young women
    Jack van Honk
    Affective Neuroscience Section, Psychonomics, Helmholtz Research Institute, Utrecht University, Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 29:937-43. 2004
    ..These findings not only provide the first direct evidence for the effects of testosterone on punishment-reward contingencies in humans, but they also give further insights into the hypothetical link between testosterone and psychopathy...
  23. ncbi request reprint Low cortisol levels and the balance between punishment sensitivity and reward dependency
    Jack van Honk
    Helmholtz Research Institute, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Neuroreport 14:1993-6. 2003
    ..These findings suggest that low levels of cortisol may set the balance between the sensitivity for punishment and reward dependency towards a pre-disposition for psychopathy...
  24. doi request reprint Dissecting medial temporal lobe contributions to item and associative memory formation
    Shaozheng Qin
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Neuroimage 46:874-81. 2009
    ..Our findings therefore suggest that different MTL subregions indeed play distinct roles in the formation of item memory and inter-item associative memory as expected by several dual process models of the MTL memory system...
  25. doi request reprint Stress-induced reduction in reward-related prefrontal cortex function
    Lindsey Ossewaarde
    Radboud University Nijmegen, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, PO Box 9101 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Neuroimage 55:345-52. 2011
    ..Our findings thus suggest that stress-related increases in habitual and reward-seeking behaviors may be triggered primarily by an impairment of such PFC-dependent cognitive control mechanisms...
  26. ncbi request reprint Exogenous cortisol shifts a motivated bias from fear to anger in spatial working memory for facial expressions
    Peter Putman
    Department of Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:14-21. 2007
    ..Results largely confirmed the hypotheses. This is the first causal evidence that cortisol differentially regulates spatial working memory for different facial expressions. Possible biological mechanisms are discussed...
  27. pmc The effect of moderate acute psychological stress on working memory-related neural activity is modulated by a genetic variation in catecholaminergic function in humans
    Shaozheng Qin
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Front Integr Neurosci 6:16. 2012
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  28. pmc Persistent schema-dependent hippocampal-neocortical connectivity during memory encoding and postencoding rest in humans
    Marlieke T R van Kesteren
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:7550-5. 2010
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  29. ncbi request reprint Toward a framework for defective emotion processing in social phobia
    Erno J Hermans
    Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 11:307-31. 2006
    ..This paper explores and outlines an evolutionary approach to understanding social phobia (SP) as a developmental disorder in brain mechanisms that regulate socioemotional behaviour...
  30. ncbi request reprint Defective somatic markers in sub-clinical psychopathy
    Jack van Honk
    Helmholtz Research Institute, Affective Neuroscience Section, Utrecht University, Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Neuroreport 13:1025-7. 2002
    ..These findings provide further evidence for the hypothesized link between psychopathy and orbitofrontal dysfunction...
  31. ncbi request reprint Identity state-dependent attentional bias for facial threat in dissociative identity disorder
    Erno J Hermans
    Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Psychiatry Res 141:233-6. 2006
    ..Attentional bias for social threat proved state-dependent in the patients and deviated from the patterns observed in controls...
  32. doi request reprint Enhanced resting-state connectivity of amygdala in the immediate aftermath of acute psychological stress
    Hein J F van Marle
    Radboud University Nijmegen, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour, P O Box 9101, NL 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Neuroimage 53:348-54. 2010
    ..Characterization of the post-stress brain state may provide initial insight into the early phases of psychological trauma formation...
  33. doi request reprint Testosterone administration in women increases amygdala responses to fearful and happy faces
    Peter A Bos
    Utrecht University, Department of Experimental Psychology, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 38:808-17. 2013
    ..Furthermore, literature on the distinct roles of the SFA and BLA in fear processing show that increased activation of these subregions of the amygdala is consistent with a fear reducing effect of testosterone...
  34. ncbi request reprint A left-prefrontal lateralized, sympathetic mechanism directs attention towards social threat in humans: evidence from repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation
    Jack van Honk
    Helmholtz Research Institute, Affective Neuroscience Section, Utrecht University, Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Neurosci Lett 319:99-102. 2002
    ..Our data suggest that a left-PFC lateralized, sympathetic mechanism directs attention towards the angry facial expression...