Prof. Dr. Tania Singer
Prof. Dr. Tania Singer
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


Journal Article (196)

  1. 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)
  2. Engert, V.; Koester, A. M.; Riepenhausen, A.; Singer, T.: Boosting recovery rather than buffering reactivity: Higher stress-induced oxytocin secretion is associated with increased cortisol reactivity and faster vagal recovery after acute psychosocial stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology 74, pp. 111 - 120 (2016)
  3. Scheibner, H. J.; Spengler, S.; Kanske, P.; Roepke, S.; Bermpohl, F.: Behavioral assessment of mindfulness difficulties in borderline personality disorder. Mindfulness 7 (6), pp. 1316 - 1326 (2016)
  4. Trautwein, F.-M.; Naranjo, J. R.; Schmidt, S.: Decentering the self? Preliminary evidence for changes in self- vs. other related processing as a long-term outcome of loving-kindness meditation. Frontiers in Psychology (2016)
  5. 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)
  6. Dedovic, K.; Giebl, S.; Duchesne, A.; Lue, S. D.; Andrews, J.; Efanov, S.; Engert, V.; Beaudry, T.; Baldwin, M. W.; Pruessner, J. C.: Psychological, endocrine, and neural correlates of attentional bias in subclinical depression. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping 29 (5), pp. 479 - 496 (2016)
  7. 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)
  8. Preckel, K.; Kanske, P.; Singer, T.; Paulus, F. M.; Krach, S.: Clinical trial of modulatory effects of oxytocin treatment on higher-order social cognition in autism spectrum disorder: A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind and crossover trial. BMC Psychiatry (2016)
  9. 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)
  10. 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)
  11. Kanske, P.; Schulze, L.; Dziobek, I.; Scheibner, H.; Roepke, S.; Singer, T.: The wandering mind in borderline personality disorder: Instability in self- and other-related thoughts. Psychiatry Research 242, pp. 302 - 310 (2016)
  12. 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)
  13. Steinbeis, N.; Crone, E. A.: The link between cognitive control and decision-making across child and adolescent development. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 10, pp. 28 - 32 (2016)
  14. Reuter, E. M.; Voelcker-Rehage, C.; Vieluf, S.; Parianen Lesemann, F. H.; Godde, B.: The P3 parietal-to-frontal shift relates to age-related slowing in a selective attention task. Journal of Psychophysiology (2016)
  15. Hoffmann, F.; Banzhaf, C.; Kanske, P.; Gärtner, M.; Bermpohl, F.; Singer, T.: Empathy in depression: Egocentric and altercentric biases and the role of alexithymia. Journal of Affective Disorders 199, pp. 23 - 29 (2016)
  16. Bernhardt, B. C.; Bernasconi, N.; Hong, S.-J.; Dery, S.; Bernasconi, A.: Subregional mesiotemporal network topology is altered in temporal lobe epilepsy. Cerebral Cortex 26 (7), pp. 3237 - 3248 (2016)
  17. Hoffmann, F.; Banzhaf, C.; Kanske, P.; Bermpohl, F.; Singer, T.: Where the depressed mind wanders: Self-generated thought patterns as assessed trough experience sampling as a state marker of depression. Journal of Affective Disorders 198, pp. 127 - 134 (2016)
  18. Baker, J. M.; Liu, N.; Cui, X.; Vrticka, P.; Saggar, M.; Hosseini, S. M. H.; Reiss, A. L.: Sex differences in neural and behavioral signatures of cooperation revealed by fNIRS hyperscanning. Scientific Reports (2016)
  19. Bosworth, S. J.; Singer, T.; Snower, D. J.: Cooperation, motivation and social balance. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 126, pp. 72 - 94 (2016)
  20. 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)
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