Plasticity of the Social Brain

The ReSource Project

Selected Publications
Böckler, A.; Herrmann, L.; Trautwein, F.-M.; Holmes, T.; Singer, T.: Know thy selves: Learning to understand oneself increases the ability to understand others. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement 1 (2), pp. 197 - 209 (2017)
Bornemann, B.; Singer, T.: Taking time to feel our body: Steady increases in heartbeat perception accuracy and decreases in alexithymia over 9 months of contemplative mental training. Psychophysiology 54 (3), pp. 469 - 482 (2017)
Lumma, A.-L.; Böckler, A.; Vrticka, P.; Singer, T.: Who am I? Differential effects of three contemplative mental trainings on emotional word use in self-descriptions. Self and Identity 16 (5), pp. 607 - 628 (2017)
Kok, B. E.; Singer, T.: Effects of contemplative dyads on engagement and perceived social connectedness over 9 months of mental training: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Psychiatry 74 (2), pp. 126 - 134 (2017)
Singer, T.; Kok, B. E.; Bornemann, B.; Zurborg, S.; Bolz, M.; Bochow, C.: The ReSource Project: Background, design, samples, and measurements. Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig (2016)
Trautwein, F.-M.; Singer, T.; Kanske, P.: Stimulus-driven reorienting impairs executive control of attention: Evidence for a common bottleneck in anterior insula. Cerebral Cortex 26 (11), pp. 4136 - 4147 (2016)
Molenberghs, P.; Trautwein, F.-M.; Böckler, A.; Singer, T.; Kanske, P.: Neural correlates of metacognitive ability and of feeling confident: A large scale fMRI study. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 11 (12), pp. 1942 - 1951 (2016)
Kok, B. E.; Singer, T.: Phenomenological fingerprints of four meditations: Differential state changes in affect, mind-wandering, meta-cognition and interoception before and after daily practice across nine months of training. Mindfulness 8 (1), pp. 218 - 231 (2017)
McCall, C.; Hildebrandt, L. K.; Hartmann, R.; Baczkowski, B. M.; Singer, T.: Introducing the Wunderkammer as a tool for emotion research: Unconstrained gaze and movement patterns in three emotionally evocative virtual worlds. Computers in Human Behavior 59, pp. 93 - 107 (2016)
Bornemann, B.; Kok, B. E.; Böckler, A.; Singer, T.: Helping from the heart: Voluntary upregulation of heart rate variability predicts altruistic behavior. Biological Psychology 119, pp. 54 - 63 (2016)
Kanske, P.; Böckler, A.; Trautwein, F.-M.; Parianen Lesemann, F. H.; Singer, T.: Are strong empathizers better mentalizers? Evidence for independence and interaction between the routes of social cognition. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 11 (9), pp. 1382 - 1392 (2016)
Valk, S. L.; Bernhardt, B. C.; Böckler, A.; Kanske, P.; Singer, T.: Substrates of metacognition on perception and metacognition on higher-order cognition relate to different subsystems of the mentalizing network. Human Brain Mapping 37 (10), pp. 3388 - 3399 (2016)
Böckler, A.; Tusche, A.; Singer, T.: The structure of human prosociality: Differentiating altruistically motivated, norm motivated, strategically motivated and self-reported prosocial behavior. Social Psychological and Personality Science 7 (6), pp. 530 - 541 (2016)
Hildebrandt, L. K.; McCall, C.; Engen, H. G.; Singer, T.: Cognitive flexibility, heart rate variability, and resilience predict fine-grained regulation of arousal during prolonged threat. Psychophysiology 53 (6), pp. 880 - 890 (2016)
Valk, S. L.; Bernhardt, B. C.; Böckler, A.; Trautwein, F.-M.; Kanske, P.; Singer, T.: Socio-cognitive phenotypes differentially modulate large-scale structural covariance networks. Cerebral Cortex 27 (2), pp. 1358 - 1368 (2017)
McCall, C.; Hildebrandt, L. K.; Bornemann, B.; Singer, T.: Physiophenomenology in retrospect: Memory reliably reflects physiological arousal during a prior threatening experience. Consciousness and Cognition 38, pp. 60 - 70 (2015)
Kanske, P.; Böckler, A.; Trautwein, F.-M.; Singer, T.: Dissecting the social brain: Introducing the EmpaToM to reveal distinct neural networks and brain-behavior relations for empathy and Theory of Mind. NeuroImage 122, pp. 6 - 19 (2015)
Lumma, A.-L.; Kok, B. E.; Singer, T.: Is meditation always relaxing? Investigating heart rate, heart rate variability, experienced effort and likeability during training of three types of meditation. International Journal of Psychophysiology 97 (1), pp. 38 - 45 (2015)
Bornemann, B.; Herbert, B. M.; Mehling, W. E.; Singer, T.: Differential changes in self-reported aspects of interoceptive awareness through three months of contemplative training. Frontiers in Psychology (2015)
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