My current research interests focus on neural plasticity following a therapy program for people suffering from schizophrenia. I am interested in the healing aspect of humor and positive emotions and how they can be enhanced in patients (EKFS project). Furthermore, my work focusses on the neural mechanisms of social cognition within a social decision environment in healthy humans and how these processes are altered due to mental disorders.
- Neural plasticity following a therapy program for people suffering from schizophrenia
- Social cognition within a social decision environment
- Healing aspect of humor and positive emotions as therapy approach
Bitsch, F., Berger, P., Nagels, A., Falkenberg, I., & Straube, B. (2018). Impaired right temporo-parietal junction – hippocampus connectivity in schizophrenia and its relevance for representing other minds. Schizophrenia Bulletin IF: 6.944
Bitsch, F. et al., (accepted). The role of the right temporo-parietal junction in social decision-making. Human Brain Mapping. IF: 4.530
Berger, P., Bitsch, F., Nagels, A., Straube, B., & Falkenberg, I. (2017). Personality modulates amygdala and insula connectivity during humor appreciation: an event-related fMRI study. Social Neuroscience. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17470919.2017.1403375.
Berger, P., Bitsch, F., Bröhl, H., & Falkenberg, I. (2017). Play and playfulness in psychiatry: a selective review. International Journal of Play, 1-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21594937.2017.1383341.