Erno Jan Hermans

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Affiliation: Utrecht University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi 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
  2. ncbi 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
  3. ncbi 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
  4. ncbi Testosterone administration reduces empathetic behavior: a facial mimicry study
    Erno Jan Hermans
    Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 31:859-66. 2006
  5. ncbi 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
  6. ncbi 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
  7. ncbi 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
  8. ncbi 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
  9. ncbi 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
  10. ncbi 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

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Publications14

  1. ncbi 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...
  2. ncbi 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...
  3. ncbi 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...
  4. ncbi Testosterone administration reduces empathetic behavior: a facial mimicry study
    Erno Jan Hermans
    Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University, Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 31:859-66. 2006
    ..These findings are consistent with models that assign a critical role to mimicry in the ability to develop and communicate empathy towards conspecifics, and provide a potential causal mechanism of effects of testosterone on empathy...
  5. ncbi 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...
  6. ncbi 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...
  7. ncbi 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...
  8. ncbi 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...
  9. ncbi 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...
  10. ncbi 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...
  11. ncbi 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...
  12. ncbi 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...
  13. doi 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...
  14. doi 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...