Markus Heinrichs

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Affiliation: University of Zurich
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Oxytocin, vasopressin, and human social behavior
    Markus Heinrichs
    Department of Psychology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg i Br, Germany
    Front Neuroendocrinol 30:548-57. 2009
  2. doi request reprint The level of physical activity affects adrenal and cardiovascular reactivity to psychosocial stress
    Ulrike Rimmele
    Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, University of Zurich, Binzmühlestrasse 14 Box 8, CH 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:190-8. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Trained men show lower cortisol, heart rate and psychological responses to psychosocial stress compared with untrained men
    Ulrike Rimmele
    Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, University of Zurich, Binzmühlestrasse 14 Box 8, CH 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:627-35. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Effects of different kinds of couple interaction on cortisol and heart rate responses to stress in women
    Beate Ditzen
    Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Zurich, Binzmuhlestrasse 14 Box 26, CH 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:565-74. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Glucocorticoids do not reduce subjective fear in healthy subjects exposed to social stress
    Leila M Soravia
    Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Biol Psychol 81:184-8. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Oxytocin shapes the neural circuitry of trust and trust adaptation in humans
    Thomas Baumgartner
    Center for the Study of Social and Neural Systems, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich, Blumlisalpstrasse 10, CH 8006 Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuron 58:639-50. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Intranasal oxytocin increases positive communication and reduces cortisol levels during couple conflict
    Beate Ditzen
    Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Biol Psychiatry 65:728-31. 2009
  8. doi request reprint The neural correlates of sex differences in emotional reactivity and emotion regulation
    Gregor Domes
    Department of Psychology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Hum Brain Mapp 31:758-69. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Effects of intranasal oxytocin on the neural basis of face processing in autism spectrum disorder
    Gregor Domes
    Department of Psychology, Laboratory for Biological and Personality Psychology, University of Freiburg, Germany
    Biol Psychiatry 74:164-71. 2013
  10. doi request reprint The social dimension of stress reactivity: acute stress increases prosocial behavior in humans
    Bernadette von Dawans
    Department of Psychology, Laboratory for Biological and Personality Psychology, University of Freiburg, Germany
    Psychol Sci 23:651-60. 2012

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Publications33

  1. doi request reprint Oxytocin, vasopressin, and human social behavior
    Markus Heinrichs
    Department of Psychology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg i Br, Germany
    Front Neuroendocrinol 30:548-57. 2009
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  2. doi request reprint The level of physical activity affects adrenal and cardiovascular reactivity to psychosocial stress
    Ulrike Rimmele
    Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, University of Zurich, Binzmühlestrasse 14 Box 8, CH 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:190-8. 2009
    ..More importantly, these findings imply a differential effect of the level of physical activity on different stress-related neurophysiological systems in response to psychosocial stress...
  3. ncbi request reprint Trained men show lower cortisol, heart rate and psychological responses to psychosocial stress compared with untrained men
    Ulrike Rimmele
    Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, University of Zurich, Binzmühlestrasse 14 Box 8, CH 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:627-35. 2007
    ..These results suggest that physical activity may provide a protective effect against stress-related disorders...
  4. ncbi request reprint Effects of different kinds of couple interaction on cortisol and heart rate responses to stress in women
    Beate Ditzen
    Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Zurich, Binzmuhlestrasse 14 Box 26, CH 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:565-74. 2007
    ..More importantly, these findings imply a direct protective effect of touch on stress-related neurobiological systems as a possible underlying mechanism of health beneficial effects of positive couple interaction...
  5. doi request reprint Glucocorticoids do not reduce subjective fear in healthy subjects exposed to social stress
    Leila M Soravia
    Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Biol Psychol 81:184-8. 2009
    ..Whether glucocorticoids reduce subjective fear also in healthy subjects exposed to a socially fearful situation is not known...
  6. doi request reprint Oxytocin shapes the neural circuitry of trust and trust adaptation in humans
    Thomas Baumgartner
    Center for the Study of Social and Neural Systems, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich, Blumlisalpstrasse 10, CH 8006 Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuron 58:639-50. 2008
    ..These findings may help to develop deeper insights into mental disorders such as social phobia and autism, which are characterized by persistent fear or avoidance of social interactions...
  7. doi request reprint Intranasal oxytocin increases positive communication and reduces cortisol levels during couple conflict
    Beate Ditzen
    Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Biol Psychiatry 65:728-31. 2009
    ..However, to date there have been no studies investigating the effects of central oxytocin mechanisms on behavior and physiology in human couple interaction...
  8. doi request reprint The neural correlates of sex differences in emotional reactivity and emotion regulation
    Gregor Domes
    Department of Psychology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Hum Brain Mapp 31:758-69. 2010
    ..Clinical implications of these findings are discussed...
  9. doi request reprint Effects of intranasal oxytocin on the neural basis of face processing in autism spectrum disorder
    Gregor Domes
    Department of Psychology, Laboratory for Biological and Personality Psychology, University of Freiburg, Germany
    Biol Psychiatry 74:164-71. 2013
    ..The present study examined the effects of oxytocin on the neural basis of face processing in adults with Asperger syndrome (AS)...
  10. doi request reprint The social dimension of stress reactivity: acute stress increases prosocial behavior in humans
    Bernadette von Dawans
    Department of Psychology, Laboratory for Biological and Personality Psychology, University of Freiburg, Germany
    Psychol Sci 23:651-60. 2012
    ..These results show that stress triggers social approach behavior, which operates as a potent stress-buffering strategy in humans, thereby providing evidence for the tend-and-befriend hypothesis...
  11. doi request reprint Dyadic coping, insecure attachment, and cortisol stress recovery following experimentally induced stress
    Nathalie Meuwly
    Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Fam Psychol 26:937-47. 2012
    ..This study highlights the value of examining the interplay between partners' behaviors and attachment orientations in order to understand the impact of stress on close relationships and partners' health...
  12. doi request reprint Neuropeptides and social behaviour: effects of oxytocin and vasopressin in humans
    Markus Heinrichs
    Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Prog Brain Res 170:337-50. 2008
    ..Finally, a model of the interactions of anxiety and stress, social approach behaviour, and the oxytocinergic system is presented, which integrates the novel approach of a psychobiological therapy in psychopathological states...
  13. doi request reprint Oxytocin differentially modulates eye gaze to naturalistic social signals of happiness and anger
    Gregor Domes
    Department of Psychology, Laboratory for Biological and Personality Psychology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 38:1198-202. 2013
    ..These results support the notion that OT differentially modulates visual attention toward social signals of positive approach and threat and thereby contributes to the modulation of non-verbal interpersonal communication...
  14. pmc Glucocorticoids reduce phobic fear in humans
    Leila M Soravia
    Institute of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Zurich, Zurichbergstrasse 43, CH 8044 Zurich, Switzerland
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:5585-90. 2006
    ..Cortisol treatment did not reduce general, phobia-unrelated anxiety. In conclusion, the present findings in two distinct types of phobias indicate that glucocorticoid administration reduces phobic fear...
  15. doi request reprint Effects of intranasal oxytocin on emotional face processing in women
    Gregor Domes
    Department of Psychology, University of Freiburg, D 79104 Freiburg, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:83-93. 2010
    ..Future studies should include both sexes to determine a possible sexual dimorphism in the neural effects of OXT, considering gonadal steroids and OXT receptor affinity...
  16. doi request reprint The acute effects of intranasal oxytocin administration on endocrine and sexual function in males
    Andrea Burri
    Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, University of Zurich, Binzmuhlestrasse 14, 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 33:591-600. 2008
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  17. doi request reprint Oxytocin makes a face in memory familiar
    Ulrike Rimmele
    Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, University of Zurich, 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurosci 29:38-42. 2009
    ..This pattern speaks for an immediate and selective effect of the peptide strengthening neuronal systems of social memory...
  18. doi request reprint The Trier Social Stress Test for Groups (TSST-G): A new research tool for controlled simultaneous social stress exposure in a group format
    Bernadette von Dawans
    Department of Psychology, Laboratory for Biological and Personality Psychology, University of Freiburg, Stefan Meier Strasse 8, D 79104 Freiburg, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 36:514-22. 2011
    ..The TSST-G provides a novel, effective, and economical protocol for experimental paradigms requiring simultaneous stress induction in multiple participants...
  19. ncbi request reprint Social support and oxytocin interact to suppress cortisol and subjective responses to psychosocial stress
    Markus Heinrichs
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Biol Psychiatry 54:1389-98. 2003
    ..This study was designed to determine the effects of social support and oxytocin on cortisol, mood, and anxiety responses to psychosocial stress in humans...
  20. doi request reprint Adult attachment and social support interact to reduce psychological but not cortisol responses to stress
    Beate Ditzen
    Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Psychosom Res 64:479-86. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of adult attachment and social support on psychological and endocrine responses to psychosocial stress...
  21. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine mechanisms of stress and social interaction: implications for mental disorders
    Markus Heinrichs
    Institute of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 20:158-62. 2007
    ..The purpose of the present review is to consider further evidence for the role of neuroendocrine mechanisms in mental disorders by focusing on recent trends and advances in the field of psychoneuroendocrinology...
  22. ncbi request reprint Selective amnesic effects of oxytocin on human memory
    Markus Heinrichs
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Zurich, Zurichbergstrasse 43, CH 8044 Zurich, Switzerland
    Physiol Behav 83:31-8. 2004
    ..These findings concur with data from animal research suggesting that central oxytocin selectively influences memory performance depending on the kind of memory test used and, more importantly, the psychobiological relevance of stimuli...
  23. pmc Sex-specific effects of intranasal oxytocin on autonomic nervous system and emotional responses to couple conflict
    Beate Ditzen
    Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Zurich, Binzmuhlestrasse 14 Box 26, CH 8050 Zurich, Switzerland
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 8:897-902. 2013
    ..Our results imply sex-specific effects of oxytocin on sympathetic activity, to negative couple interaction, with the neuropeptide reducing sAA responses and emotional arousal in women while increasing them in men. ..
  24. doi request reprint Oxytocin, stress and social behavior: neurogenetics of the human oxytocin system
    Robert Kumsta
    Department of Psychology, Laboratory for Biological and Personality Psychology, University of Freiburg, D 79104 Freiburg, Germany
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 23:11-6. 2013
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  25. doi request reprint Neuropeptide S receptor gene is associated with cortisol responses to social stress in humans
    Robert Kumsta
    Department of Psychology, Laboratory for Biological and Personality Psychology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Biol Psychol 93:304-7. 2013
    ..This is the first report to show involvement of the NPS system in the regulation of the neuroendocrine stress response in humans...
  26. pmc Common oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) polymorphism and social support interact to reduce stress in humans
    Frances S Chen
    Department of Psychology, Laboratory for Biological and Personality Psychology, University of Freiburg, D 79104 Freiburg, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:19937-42. 2011
    ..These results indicate that genetic variation of the oxytocin system modulates the effectiveness of positive social interaction as a protective buffer against a stressful experience...
  27. ncbi request reprint Predicting posttraumatic stress symptoms from pretraumatic risk factors: a 2-year prospective follow-up study in firefighters
    Markus Heinrichs
    Institute of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Zurich, Zürichbergstr 43, CH 8044 Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Psychiatry 162:2276-86. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify predictive risk factors for posttraumatic stress symptoms and comorbid psychopathological symptoms present during the time before exposure to traumatic stress in a high-risk population...
  28. pmc Effects of oxytocin and prosocial behavior on brain responses to direct and vicariously experienced pain
    Tania Singer
    Center for the Study of Social and Neural Systems, University of Zurich, Blümlisalpstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland
    Emotion 8:781-91. 2008
    ..The results suggest that selfish individuals may not be as rational and unemotional as usually suggested, their actions being determined by their feeling anxious rather than by reason...
  29. doi request reprint Oxytocin promotes facial emotion recognition and amygdala reactivity in adults with asperger syndrome
    Gregor Domes
    1 Department of Psychology, Laboratory for Biological and Personality Psychology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany 2 Freiburg Brain Imaging Center, University Medical Center, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Neuropsychopharmacology 39:698-706. 2014
    ..Our data suggest that the amygdala, together with functionally associated cortical areas mediate the positive effect of oxytocin on social cognitive functioning in AS. ..
  30. ncbi request reprint Oxytocin increases trust in humans
    Michael Kosfeld
    University of Zurich, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, Blumlisalpstrasse 10, CH 8006 Zurich, Switzerland
    Nature 435:673-6. 2005
    ..These results concur with animal research suggesting an essential role for oxytocin as a biological basis of prosocial approach behaviour...
  31. pmc Epigenetic regulation of the oxytocin receptor gene: implications for behavioral neuroscience
    Robert Kumsta
    Laboratory for Biological and Personality Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Freiburg Freiburg, Germany
    Front Neurosci 7:83. 2013
    ..Epigenetic modification of genes involved in oxytocin signaling might be involved in the mechanisms mediating the long-term influence of early adverse experiences on socio-behavioral outcomes...
  32. doi request reprint Psychobiology of social support: The social dimension of stress buffering
    Beate Ditzen
    Division of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Restor Neurol Neurosci 32:149-62. 2014
    ..Thus, theories of socially-driven emotional learning and memory, as presented in this review, might eventually lead to psychobiology-based treatment concepts for mental disorders involving social deficits. ..
  33. doi request reprint Oxytocin sharpens self-other perceptual boundary
    Valentina Colonnello
    Department of Psychology, Laboratory for Biological and Personality Psychology, University of Freiburg, D 79104 Freiburg, Germany Electronic address
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 38:2996-3002. 2013
    ..Our findings are consistent with the hypothesis that impaired oxytocin signaling may be involved in the development and manifestation of human psychopathologies in which self-recognition is altered...