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 (206)

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. Zinchenko, A.; Obermeier, C.; Kanske, P.; Schröger, E.; Kotz, S. A.: Positive emotion impedes emotional but not cognitive conflict processing. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience 17 (3), pp. 665 - 677 (2017)
  4. McAuliffe, K.; Blake, P. R.; Steinbeis, N.; Warneken, F.: The developmental foundations of human fairness. Nature Human Behaviour (2017)
  5. Engen, H.; Kanske, P.; Singer, T.: The neural component-process architecture of endogenously generated emotion. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 12 (2), pp. 197 - 211 (2017)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. Böckler, A.; Sharifi, M.; Kanske, P.; Dziobek, I.; Singer, T.: Social decision making in narcissism: Reduced generosity and increased retaliation are driven by alterations in perspective-taking and anger. Personality and Individual Differences 104, pp. 1 - 7 (2017)
  9. Engen, H. G.; Smallwood, J.; Singer, T.: Differential impact of emotional task relevance on three indices of prioritised processing for fearful and angry facial expressions. Cognition & Emotion 31 (1), pp. 175 - 184 (2017)
  10. 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)
  11. 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)
  12. 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)
  13. 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)
  14. 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)
  15. 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)
  16. 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)
  17. 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)
  18. 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)
  19. 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)
  20. 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)
 
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