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PhD-Stipend for Yana Schwarze!

Great news and a big relief (!) that Yana received a stipend by the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes! Starting in September 2022, Yana Schwarze will examine the “Stress effects on the brain’s functional connectivity and associations with inflammation in major depression”. 

Mapping Research Domain Criteria using a transdiagnostic mini-RDoC assessment in mental disorders

Abstract This study aimed to build on the relationship of well-established self-report and behavioral assessments to the latent constructs positive (PVS) and negative valence systems (NVS), cognitive systems (CS), and social processes (SP) of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) framework in a large transnosological population which cuts across DSM/ICD-10 disorder criteria categories. One thousand four …

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Mapping Research Domain Criteria using a transdiagnostic mini-RDoC assessment in mental disorders

New publication with contribution by Annalina V. Mayer! Abstract This study aimed to build on the relationship of well-established self-report and behavioral assessments to the latent constructs positive (PVS) and negative valence systems (NVS), cognitive systems (CS), and social processes (SP) of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) framework in a large transnosological population which cuts …

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New publication out! Association of stress-related neural activity and baseline interleukin-6 plasma levels in healthy adults

Phantastic news! The first paper as part of the PhD by Johanna Voges is finally published! In this paper we assessed the link between baseline plasma levels of the cytokine interleukin (IL)-6 and neural markers of psychosocial stress. Using the Montreal Imaging Stress Task (MIST) we scanned 65 healthy individuals and found a negative association …

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Check out Deutschlandfunk Kultur with Frieder Paulus (in German)!

Schämen ist menschlich – wir schämen uns für uns und für andere. Aber warum ist den einen schnell etwas peinlich, während andere alles weglächeln? Welche Folgen hat die Scham für unsere Gesundheit, unsere Beziehungen? Wie können wir mit ihr umgehen? Die Scham hat viele Gesichter. Wer kennt nicht jene peinlichen Momente, bei denen man einfach …

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Association of stress-related neural activity and baseline interleukin-6 plasma levels in healthy adults

Abstract Several studies suggest a link between acute changes in inflammatory parameters due to an endotoxin or (psychological) stressor and the brain’s stress response. The extent to which basal circulating levels of inflammatory markers are associated with the brain’s stress response has been hardly investigated so far. In the present study, baseline plasma levels of …

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New publication out in Human Brain Mapping!

Abstract Accelerated maturation of brain parenchyma close to term-equivalent age leads to rapid changes in diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) metrics of neonatal brains, which can complicate the evaluation and interpretation of these scans. In this study, we characterized the topography of age-related evolution of diffusion metrics in neonatal brains. We included …

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