Director

Prof. Dr. Tania Singer
Prof. Dr. Tania Singer
Director, currently on sabbatical leave
Phone: +49 341 9940-149
Fax: +49 341 9940-2356

Lab manager

Matthias Bolz, Dipl.-Psych.
Matthias Bolz, Dipl.-Psych.
Lab manager Leipzig
Phone: +49 341 9940-2685

Newest Publications

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)
Grosse Wiesmann, C.; Schreiber, J.; Singer, T.; Steinbeis, N.; Friederici, A. D.: White matter maturation is associated with the emergence of Theory of Mind in early childhood. Nature Communications (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)
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)

Department of Social Neuroscience

Publications

Journal Article (200)

  1. 2018
    Hildebrandt, L. K.; McCall, C.; Singer, T.: Socio-affective versus socio-cognitive mental trainings differentially affect emotion regulation strategies. Emotion (accepted)
  2. Engert, V.; Kok, B. E.; Puhlmann, L. M.; Stalder, T.; Kirschbaum, C.; Papanastasopoulou, C.; Papassotiriou4, I.; Pervanidou, P.; Chrousos, G. P.; Singer, T.: Exploring the multidimensional complex systems structure of the stress response and its relation to health and sleep outcomes. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity (2018)
  3. Lumma, A.-L.; Valk, S. L.; Böckler, A.; Vrticka, P.; Singer, T.: Change in emotional self-concept following socio-cognitive training relates to structural plasticity of the prefrontal cortex. Brain and Behavior (2018)
  4. Ein-Dor, T.; Verbeke, W. J. M. I.; Mokry, M.; Vrticka, P.: Epigenetic modification of the oxytocin and glucocorticoid receptor genes is linked to attachment avoidance in young adults. Attachment & Human Development (2018)
  5. Fredrickson, B. L.; Kok, B. E.: Evidence for the upward spiral stands steady: A response to Nickerson. Psychological Science 29 (3), pp. 467 - 470 (2018)
  6. Chierchia, G.; Nagel, R.; Coricelli, G.: “Betting on nature” or “betting on others”: Anti-coordination induces uniquely high levels of entropy. Scientific Reports (2018)
  7. Engert, V.; Ragsdale, A. M.; Singer, T.: Cortisol stress resonance in the laboratory is associated with inter-couple diurnal cortisol covariation in daily life. Hormones and Behavior 98, pp. 183 - 190 (2018)
  8. Preckel, K.; Kanske, P.; Singer, T.: On the interaction of social affect and cognition: Empathy, compassion and theory of mind. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 19, pp. 1 - 6 (2018)
  9. Engen, H. G.; Kanske, P.; Singer, T.: Choosing how to feel: Endogenous emotion generation abilities mediate the relationship between trait affectivity and emotion management style. Scientific Reports (2018)
  10. Engen, H. G.; Kanske, P.; Singer, T.: Endogenous emotion generation ability is associated with the capacity to form multimodal internal representations. Scientific Reports (2018)
  11. Steinbeis, N.: Taxing behavioral control diminishes sharing and costly punishment in childhood. Developmental Science (2018)
  12. 2017
    Miller, R.; Wojtyniak, J.-G.; Weckesser, L. J.; Alexander, N. C.; Engert, V.; Lehr, T.: How to disentangle psychobiological stress reactivity and recovery: A comparison of model-based and non-compartmental analyses of cortisol concentrations. Psychoneuroendocrinology (2017)
  13. Mendes, N.; Steinbeis, N.; Bueno-Guerra, N.; Call, J.; Singer, T.: Preschool children and chimpanzees incur costs to watch punishment of antisocial others. Nature Human Behaviour (2017)
  14. Hildebrandt, L. K.; McCall, C.; Singer, T.: Differential effects of attention-, compassion- and socio-cognitively based mental practices on self-reports of mindfulness and compassion. Mindfulness 8 (6), pp. 1488 - 1512 (2017)
  15. Isgett, S. F.; Kok, B. E.; Baczkowski, B.; Algoe, S. B.; Grewen, K. M.; Fredrickson, B. L.: Influences of oxytocin and respiratory sinus arrhythmia on emotions and social behavior in daily life. Emotion 17 (8), pp. 1156 - 1165 (2017)
  16. Zinchenko, A.; Obermeier, C.; Kanske, P.; Schröger, E.; Villringer, A.; Kotz, S. A.: The influence of negative emotion on cognitive and emotional control remains intact in aging. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience (2017)
  17. Böckler, A.; Tusche, A.; Singer, T.: The structure of human prosociality revisited: Corrigendum and addendum to Böckler, Tusche, and Singer (2016). Social Psychological and Personality Science (2017)
  18. Engert, V.; Kok, B. E.; Papassotiriou, I.; Chrousos, G. P.; Singer, T.: Specific reduction in cortisol stress reactivity after social but not attention-based mental training. Science Advances (2017)
  19. Valk, S. L.; Bernhardt, B. C.; Trautwein, M.; Böckler, A.; Kanske, P.; Guizard, N.; Collins, D. L.; Singer, T.: Structural plasticity of the social brain: Differential change after socio-affective and cognitive mental training. Science Advances (2017)
  20. 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)
 
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