Andre Aleman

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Affiliation: Utrecht University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi Memory impairment in schizophrenia: a meta-analysis
    A Aleman
    Psychological Laboratory, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    Am J Psychiatry 156:1358-66. 1999
  2. ncbi Temporal stability of the Launay-Slade Hallucination Scale for high- and low-scoring normal subjects
    A Aleman
    Department of Psychonomics, Utrecht University
    Psychol Rep 85:1101-4. 1999
  3. ncbi Music training and mental imagery ability
    A Aleman
    Psychological Laboratory, Department of Psychonomics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Neuropsychologia 38:1664-8. 2000
  4. ncbi Hallucinatory predisposition and vividness of auditory imagery: self-report and behavioral indices
    A Aleman
    Psychological Laboratory, Utrecht University
    Percept Mot Skills 93:268-74. 2001
  5. ncbi Functional anatomy of top-down visuospatial processing in the human brain: evidence from rTMS
    Andre Aleman
    Helmholtz Instituut, Psychological Laboratory, Utrecht University, Heidelberglaan 2, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 14:300-2. 2002
  6. ncbi Cognitive basis of hallucinations in schizophrenia: role of top-down information processing
    Andre Aleman
    Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Schizophr Res 64:175-85. 2003
  7. doi Resting-state functional connectivity abnormalities in limbic and salience networks in social anxiety disorder without comorbidity
    J Nienke Pannekoek
    Department of Psychiatry, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 23:186-95. 2013
  8. ncbi Fearful faces in schizophrenia: the relationship between patient characteristics and facial affect recognition
    Mascha van't Wout
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, Heidelberglaan, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:758-64. 2007
  9. ncbi Emotional processing in a non-clinical psychosis-prone sample
    Mascha van 't Wout
    Helmholtz Research Instituut, Psychological Laboratory, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    Schizophr Res 68:271-81. 2004
  10. doi Aberrant limbic and salience network resting-state functional connectivity in panic disorder without comorbidity
    Justine Nienke Pannekoek
    Department of Psychiatry, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 145:29-35. 2013

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  1. ncbi Memory impairment in schizophrenia: a meta-analysis
    A Aleman
    Psychological Laboratory, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    Am J Psychiatry 156:1358-66. 1999
    ..In this article, the authors presented meta-analyses of the published literature on recall and recognition memory performance between patients with schizophrenia and normal comparison subjects...
  2. ncbi Temporal stability of the Launay-Slade Hallucination Scale for high- and low-scoring normal subjects
    A Aleman
    Department of Psychonomics, Utrecht University
    Psychol Rep 85:1101-4. 1999
    ..In addition, the mean rating of 19% of subjects changed enough so they did not receive the same classification, indicating that state characteristics may also affect these scores...
  3. ncbi Music training and mental imagery ability
    A Aleman
    Psychological Laboratory, Department of Psychonomics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Neuropsychologia 38:1664-8. 2000
    ..In contrast, the two groups did not differ on the visual imagery task. This finding is discussed in relation to theoretical proposals about music processing and brain activity...
  4. ncbi Hallucinatory predisposition and vividness of auditory imagery: self-report and behavioral indices
    A Aleman
    Psychological Laboratory, Utrecht University
    Percept Mot Skills 93:268-74. 2001
    ..We conclude that there is no straightforward relationship between imagery vividness and hallucinatory experiences and that subjective and objective indices of imagery vividness measure different aspects of mental function...
  5. ncbi Functional anatomy of top-down visuospatial processing in the human brain: evidence from rTMS
    Andre Aleman
    Helmholtz Instituut, Psychological Laboratory, Utrecht University, Heidelberglaan 2, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 14:300-2. 2002
    ..Performance deteriorated significantly after rTMS over the parietal, but not occipital, cortex. These data support a causal link between parietal activation and top-down spatial processing...
  6. ncbi Cognitive basis of hallucinations in schizophrenia: role of top-down information processing
    Andre Aleman
    Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Schizophr Res 64:175-85. 2003
    ..70, p=0.01. Although preliminary, this finding is consistent with recent theoretical proposals in which hallucinations have been suggested to result from an increased influence of top-down sensory expectations on conscious perception...
  7. doi Resting-state functional connectivity abnormalities in limbic and salience networks in social anxiety disorder without comorbidity
    J Nienke Pannekoek
    Department of Psychiatry, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 23:186-95. 2013
    ..These data demonstrate that drug-naive SAD patients without comorbidity show differences in functional connectivity of the amygdala, and of areas involved in self-awareness, some of which have not been implicated in SAD before...
  8. ncbi Fearful faces in schizophrenia: the relationship between patient characteristics and facial affect recognition
    Mascha van't Wout
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, Heidelberglaan, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:758-64. 2007
    ..Findings are explained in the light of a neuroanatomical dysfunction accounting for both negative symptoms, such as reduced emotional expression and social-emotional dysfunction, for which men seem more vulnerable than women...
  9. ncbi Emotional processing in a non-clinical psychosis-prone sample
    Mascha van 't Wout
    Helmholtz Research Instituut, Psychological Laboratory, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    Schizophr Res 68:271-81. 2004
    ..We conclude that these findings lend partial support to the hypothesis of continuity between symptoms characteristic of schizophrenia and psychosis-related phenomena in the normal population...
  10. doi Aberrant limbic and salience network resting-state functional connectivity in panic disorder without comorbidity
    Justine Nienke Pannekoek
    Department of Psychiatry, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 145:29-35. 2013
    ..This could provide new insights in how functional integration of brain regions involved in fear and panic might relate to the symptomatology of PD...
  11. ncbi Transcranial magnetic stimulation of left auditory cortex in patients with schizophrenia: effects on hallucinations and neurocognition
    Alfredo A L d'Alfonso
    Psychological Laboratory, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 14:77-9. 2002
    ..A statistically significant improvement was observed on a hallucination scale after 10 days of TMS at the left auditory cortex...
  12. doi Insight in bipolar disorder: associations with cognitive and emotional processing and illness characteristics
    Marieke J van der Werf-Eldering
    Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Bipolar Disord 13:343-54. 2011
    ..To investigate the multifactorial relationship between illness insight, cognitive and emotional processes, and illness characteristics in bipolar disorder patients...
  13. ncbi What is said or how it is said makes a difference: role of the right fronto-parietal operculum in emotional prosody as revealed by repetitive TMS
    Sophie van Rijn
    Helmholtz Instituut, Psychological Laboratory, Universiteit Utrecht, PO Box 80125, 3508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Neurosci 21:3195-200. 2005
    ..We propose that the right fronto-parietal operculum is not globally involved in emotion evaluation, but sensitive to specific forms of emotional discrimination and emotion types...
  14. ncbi Exploring the nature of facial affect processing deficits in schizophrenia
    Mascha van 't Wout
    Helmholtz Institute, Experimental Psychology, Utrecht University, Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Psychiatry Res 150:227-35. 2007
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  15. doi Social behavior and autism traits in a sex chromosomal disorder: Klinefelter (47XXY) syndrome
    Sophie van Rijn
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Helmholtz Instituut, Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:1634-41. 2008
    ..Klinefelter syndrome might serve as a model for studying a role of the X chromosome in social behavioral dysfunction and autism-like behavior...
  16. doi Effects of an extra X chromosome on language lateralization: an fMRI study with Klinefelter men (47,XXY)
    Sophie van Rijn
    Utrecht University, Helmholtz Institute, Department of Experimental Psychology, Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Schizophr Res 101:17-25. 2008
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  17. pmc Deficits in implicit attention to social signals in schizophrenia and high risk groups: behavioural evidence from a new illusion
    Mascha van 't Wout
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 4:e5581. 2009
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  18. pmc Modulatory effects of the piccolo genotype on emotional memory in health and depression
    Saskia Woudstra
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e61494. 2013
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  19. ncbi What it is said versus how it is said: comprehension of affective prosody in men with Klinefelter (47,XXY) syndrome
    Sophie van Rijn
    Helmholtz Instituut, Department of Experimental Psychology, Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 13:1065-70. 2007
    ..Our findings may contribute to the development of more comprehensive models addressing the role of the X chromosome in normal and abnormal development of social communication...
  20. ncbi X Chromosomal effects on social cognitive processing and emotion regulation: A study with Klinefelter men (47,XXY)
    Sophie van Rijn
    Department of Psychiatry, Rudolf Magnus Institute for Neuroscience, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Schizophr Res 84:194-203. 2006
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  21. ncbi Schizophrenia and processing of facial emotions: sex matters
    Marion R M Scholten
    Department of Psychiatry, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Centre, Utrecht, Netherlands
    Schizophr Res 78:61-7. 2005
    ..In conclusion, emotion perception was disproportionally affected in men with schizophrenia relative to women. This may explain, in part, why women with schizophrenia are less impaired in social life than men suffering from this illness...
  22. doi Resilience to childhood maltreatment is associated with increased resting-state functional connectivity of the salience network with the lingual gyrus
    Steven J A van der Werff
    Department of Psychiatry, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Child Abuse Negl 37:1021-9. 2013
    ..In this study, we found RSFC patterns specific for resilient individuals. Regions that are implicated are related on a functional level to declarative memory and the processing of emotional stimuli. ..
  23. pmc Can variation in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA)-axis activity explain the relationship between depression and cognition in bipolar patients?
    Marieke J van der Werf-Eldering
    Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e37119. 2012
    ..This study examined whether variation in HPA axis activity underlies the association between mood symptoms and cognitive functioning...
  24. doi Effect of testosterone supplementation on functional mobility, cognition, and other parameters in older men: a randomized controlled trial
    Marielle H Emmelot-Vonk
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    JAMA 299:39-52. 2008
    ..Serum testosterone levels decline significantly with aging. Testosterone supplementation to older men might beneficially affect the aging processes...
  25. doi The influence of semantic top-down processing in auditory verbal hallucinations
    Kirstin Daalman
    Department of Psychiatry, Neuroscience Division, University Medical Center Utrecht and Rudolf Magnus Institute for Neuroscience, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Schizophr Res 139:82-6. 2012
    ..g., expectations), reducing the influence of bottom-up information coming from the sense organs. This bias predisposes to false perceptions, i.e., hallucinations...
  26. doi Regional brain volume in depression and anxiety disorders
    Marie Jose van Tol
    Department of Psychiatry, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:1002-11. 2010
    ..Major depressive disorder (MDD), panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder are among the most prevalent and frequently co-occurring psychiatric disorders in adults and may have, at least in part, a common etiology...
  27. doi Evidence of altered cortical and amygdala activation during social decision-making in schizophrenia
    Daan Baas
    Helmholtz Instituut, Department of Experimental Psychology, Universiteit Utrecht, PO Box 80125, 3508 TC, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Neuroimage 40:719-27. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that the impairments in social cognition that are often observed in schizophrenia are, at least in part, related to altered brain activity in these areas...
  28. ncbi The functional neuroanatomy of metrical stress evaluation of perceived and imagined spoken words
    Andre Aleman
    Department of Psychiatry, Rudolf Magnus Institute for Neuroscience, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Cereb Cortex 15:221-8. 2005
    ..These results corroborate behavioral evidence regarding phonological loop involvement in auditory-verbal imagery...
  29. pmc Object versus spatial visual mental imagery in patients with schizophrenia
    Andre Aleman
    Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Psychiatry Neurosci 30:53-6. 2005
    ..It has been suggested that mental imagery may share processing systems with perception. We investigated whether patients with schizophrenia would show greater impairment regarding object imagery than spatial imagery...
  30. ncbi No words for feelings: alexithymia in schizophrenia patients and first-degree relatives
    Mascha van 't Wout
    Department of Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Utrecht University, 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Compr Psychiatry 48:27-33. 2007
    ..In addition, we investigated if alexithymia would be associated with vulnerability to schizophrenia, by studying unaffected first-degree relatives of schizophrenia patients. Furthermore, sex differences were taken into account...
  31. ncbi Childhood-onset growth hormone deficiency, cognitive function and brain N-acetylaspartate
    P Sytze van Dam
    Department of Clinical Endocrinology, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:357-63. 2005
    ..01) in GH deficient subjects. Specific cognitive defects indicating affected memory and attention were found in patients with childhood-onset GH deficiency. These defects occur simultaneously with reduced neuronal integrity...
  32. ncbi Brain volumes in relatives of patients with schizophrenia: a meta-analysis
    Heleen B M Boos
    Department of Psychiatry, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Utrecht, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:297-304. 2007
    ..Although several studies have investigated brain volumes in nonpsychotic relatives of patients with schizophrenia, results have been inconsistent...
  33. doi Family history of alcohol dependence and gray matter abnormalities in non-alcoholic adults
    Zsuzsika Sjoerds
    Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    World J Biol Psychiatry 14:565-73. 2013
    ..This study investigated whether a FH of AD in non-drinking adults is associated with abnormal GM-volumes similar to those observed in drinking and non-drinking adolescents with a FH of AD...
  34. ncbi Behavioral inhibition system (BIS), behavioral activation system (BAS) and schizophrenia: relationship with psychopathology and physiology
    Marion R M Scholten
    Department of Psychiatry, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Centre, P O Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, Referrence Nr A 00 241, The Netherlands
    J Psychiatr Res 40:638-45. 2006
    ..Since sensitivity to stress has been supposed to be a pathway for the development of psychotic symptoms, the aim of this study is to examine BIS and BAS scores in schizophrenia and their relationship with psychopathology and physiology...
  35. ncbi Affective state and decision-making in the Ultimatum Game
    Mascha van 't Wout
    Department of Psychonomics, Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Exp Brain Res 169:564-8. 2006
    ..This provides direct support for economic models that acknowledge the role of emotional brain systems in everyday decision-making...
  36. doi Is the lack of association between cognitive complaints and objective cognitive functioning in patients with bipolar disorder moderated by depressive symptoms?
    Marieke J van der Werf-Eldering
    Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 130:306-11. 2011
    ..To investigate the association between cognitive complaints and objective cognitive functioning in bipolar patients, with a focus on the moderating role of depressive symptoms...
  37. ncbi Do women really have more bilateral language representation than men? A meta-analysis of functional imaging studies
    Iris E C Sommer
    Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Brain 127:1845-52. 2004
    ..It is therefore not likely that differences in language lateralization underlie the general sex differences in cognitive performance, and the neuronal basis for these cognitive sex differences remains elusive...
  38. ncbi Neurobiology of emotion and high risk for schizophrenia: role of the amygdala and the X-chromosome
    Sophie van Rijn
    Department of Psychiatry, Rudolf Magnus Institute for Neuroscience, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 29:385-97. 2005
    ..We propose that amygdala abnormalities are an endophenotype in schizophrenia and may account for subtle emotional processing deficits that have been described in these high-risk groups...
  39. ncbi Klinefelter's syndrome (karyotype 47,XXY) and schizophrenia-spectrum pathology
    Sophie van Rijn
    Experimental Experimental Psychology, Helmholtz Instituut, Universiteit Utrecht, PO Box 80125, 3508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Br J Psychiatry 189:459-60. 2006
    ..This may have implications for treatment of have implications for treatment of Klinefelter's syndrome and suggests that the X chromosome may be involved in the aetiology of schizophrenia...
  40. ncbi A single administration of testosterone improves visuospatial ability in young women
    Andre Aleman
    Psychological Laboratory, Helmholtz Research Instituut, The Netherlands
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 29:612-7. 2004
    ..Testosterone is suggested to be causally related to visuospatial ability in young women...
  41. ncbi Vascular risk factors and cognitive function in a sample of independently living men
    Andre Aleman
    Helmholtz Research Institute, Psychological Laboratory, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    Neurobiol Aging 26:485-90. 2005
    ..Our results indicate that the combination of several independent vascular risk factors predicts performance on cognitive tests of information processing capacity and speed in a population-based sample of middle-aged and elderly men...
  42. ncbi Intensity, but not duration, of physical activities is related to cognitive function
    Maaike Angevaren
    Research Department Health and Lifestyle, University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:825-30. 2007
    ..This study aimed to investigate the association between the time spent on physical activity as well as the average intensity of these activities and cognitive function...
  43. ncbi No relationship between risk of schizophrenia and prenatal exposure to stress during the Six-Day War or Yom Kippur War in Israel
    Jean Paul Selten
    Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center, P O Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, Ref Nr A00 241, The Netherlands
    Schizophr Res 63:131-5. 2003
    ..Maternal stress during pregnancy is a possible risk factor for schizophrenia in the offspring. Using data from the Israel Psychiatric Registry we examined the impact of wars in Israel...
  44. ncbi Sex differences in the risk of schizophrenia: evidence from meta-analysis
    Andre Aleman
    Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:565-71. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to integrate results from the published literature and to provide a quantitative index of the male-female ratio for the incidence of schizophrenia...
  45. ncbi Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation over the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex affects strategic decision-making
    Mascha van 't Wout
    Department of Psychonomics, Helmholtz Research Institute, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Neuroreport 16:1849-52. 2005
    ..We conclude that the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is causally implicated in strategic decision-making in healthy human study participants...
  46. pmc Comparing cognitive and somatic symptoms of depression in myocardial infarction patients and depressed patients in primary and mental health care
    Nynke A Groenewold
    Interdisciplinary Center for Psychopathology and Emotion regulation, Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e53859. 2013
    ..Future studies should investigate the etiological factors predictive of symptom dimensions in myocardial infarction and late-onset depression patients...
  47. ncbi Lateralization of amygdala activation: a systematic review of functional neuroimaging studies
    Daan Baas
    Helmholz Instituut, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    Brain Res Brain Res Rev 45:96-103. 2004
    ..The results are discussed in relation to methodological and theoretical issues regarding functional brain asymmetry...