Schülke, R., Schmitter, C., Straube, B. (2023). Improving Causality Perception Judgments in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder via Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience IF: 5.699

Flinkenflügel K, Meinert S, Thiel K, et al. Negative stressful life events and social support are associated with white matter integrity in depressed patients and healthy controls: a diffusion tensor imaging study [published online ahead of print, 2023 Apr 5]. Biol Psychiatry. 2023;S0006-3223(23)01173-3. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2023.03.022 IF: 12.810


Riedl, L., Nagels, A., Sammer, G., Choudhury, M., Nonnenmann, A., Sütterlin, A., Feise, C., Haslach, M., Bitsch, F., & Straube, B. (accepted). Multimodal Speech-Gesture Training in Patients With Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder: Effects on Quality of Life and Neural Processing. Schizophrenia Research IF: 4.939
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Heinig, I., Knappe, S., Hoyer, J., Wittchen, H.-U., Richter, J., Arolt, V., Deckert, J., Domschke, K., Hamm, A., Kircher, T., Lueken, U., Margraf, J., Neudeck, P., Rief, W., Straube, B., Ströhle, A., Pauli, P., & Pittig, A. (2022). Effective – and tolerable: Acceptance and Side Effects of Intensified Exposure for Anxiety Disorders. Behavior Therapy. IF: 4.796

Wroblewski, A., Hollandt, M., Yang, Y., Ridderbusch, I.C., Pietzner, A., Szeska, C., Lotze, M., Wittchen, H.-U., Heinig, I., Pittig, A., Arolt, V., Koelkebeck, K., Rothkopf, C.A., Adolph, D., Margraf, J., Lueken, U., Pauli, P., Herrmann, M.J., Winkler, M.H., Ströhle, A., Dannlowski, U., Kircher, T., Hamm, A.O., Straube, B.*, Richter, J.* (accepted). Sometimes I feel the fear of uncertainty: How Intolerance of Uncertainty and Trait Anxiety impact fear acquisition, extinction and the return of fear. International Journal of Psychophysiology; preprint: *contributed equally IF: 2.903

Lubinus, C., Einhäuser, W., Schiller, F., Kircher, T., Straube, B.* & van Kemenade, B.M.* (2022). Action-based predictions affect visual perception, neural processing, and pupil size, regardless of temporal predictability. NeuroImage, in press. IF: 7.400

O’Leary, A., Fernàndez-Castillo, N., Gan, G., Yang, Y., et al. (2022). Behavioural and functional evidence revealing the role of RBFOX1 variation in multiple psychiatric disorders and traits. Molecular Psychiatry, (July).

Schmitter, C.V. & Straube, B. (accepted). The impact of cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on sensorimotor and inter-sensory temporal recalibration. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, section Brain Imaging and Stimulation. IF: 3.473

Kavroulakis, E., van Kemenade, B. M., Arikan, B. E., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (accepted). The effect of self- vs. externally generated actions on timing, duration and amplitude of BOLD response for visual feedback processing. Human Brain Mapping, IF: 5.399 preprint

Cuevas, P.*, He, Y.*, Steines, M. & Straube, B.* (2022). The processing of semantic complexity and co-speech gestures in schizophrenia: a naturalistic, multimodal fMRI study. Schizophrenia Bulletin Open, Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2022 *contributed equally

Pittig, A., Heinig, I., Goerigk, S., Richter, J., Hollandt, M., Lueken, U., Pauli, P., Deckert, J., Kircher, T., Straube, B., Neudeck, P., Koelkebeck, K., Dannlowski, U., Arolt, V., Fydrich, T., Fehm, L., Ströhle, A., Totzeck, C., Margraf, J., Schneider, S., Hoyer, J., Rief, W., Craske, M.G., Hamm, A.O., & Wittchen, H-U. (accepted). Change of threat expectancy as mechanism of exposure-based psychotherapy for anxiety disorders: Evidence from 8484 exposure exercises of 605 patients. Clinical Psychological Science

Bruin, W. B., Zhutovsky, P., van Wingen, G., Bas-Hoogendam, J., Groenewold, N. A., Hilbert, K., … Aghajani, M. (2022, November 23). Brain-Based Classification of Youth with Anxiety Disorders: an ENIGMA-ANXIETY Transdiagnostic Examination using Machine Learning. Preprint

Kirchner, L., Eckert, A., Berg, M., Endres, D., Straube, B., & Rief, W. (2022, August 9). Better safe than sorry? – An active inference approach to biased inference on social contexts in depression. Preprint

Osorio, S., Straube, B., Meyer, L., & He, Y. (2022, July 6). Co-speech gestures enhance lexical-semantic prediction: Naturalistic evidence from time-resolved regression ERPs. Preprint


Steines, M., Nagels, A., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2021). The Role of the Left and Right Inferior Frontal Gyrus in Processing Metaphoric and Unrelated Co-speech Gestures. NeuroImage 15;237:118182. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.118182. IF: 6.556

Arikan, B. E., Kemenade, B. M. Van, Fiehler, K., Kircher, T., Straube, B.*, & Drewing, K.* (2021). Different contributions of efferent and reafferent feedback to sensorimotor temporal recalibration. Scientific Reports, 1–15. *contributed equally

Hahn, W., Domahs, F., Straube, B., Kircher, T., & Nagels, A. (2021). Neural processing of nouns and verbs in spontaneous speech of patients with schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 111395. IF: 2.376

Pittig, A., Heinig, I., Goerigk, S., Thiel, F., Hummel, K., Scholl, L., Deckert, J., Pauli, P., Domschke, K., Lueken, U., Fydrich, T., Fehm, L., Plag, J., Ströhle, A., Kircher, T., Straube, B., Rief, W., Koelkebeck, K., Arolt, V., Dannlowski, U., Margraf, J., Totzeck, C., Schneider, S., Neudeck, P., Craske, M.G., Hollandt, M., Richter, J, Hamm, A., & Wittchen, H.-U. (accepted). Efficacy of Temporally Intensified Exposure for Anxiety Disorders: A Multi-Center Randomized Clinical Trial. Depression & Anxiety IF: 6.505

Bitsch, F., Berger, P., Fink, A., Nagels, A., Straube, B., & Falkenberg, I. (2021). Antagonism Between Brain Regions Relevant for Cognitive Control and Emotional Memory Facilitates the Generation of Humorous Ideas. Scientific Reports. IF: 4.379

Ridderbusch, I. C., Wroblewski, A., Yang, Y., Richter, J., Hollandt, M., Hamm, A. O., … Straube, B. (2021). Neural adaptation of cingulate and insular activity during delayed fear extinction: A replicable pattern across assessment sites and repeated measurements. NeuroImage. IF: 6.556

Choudhury, M., Steines, M., Nagels, A., Riedl, L., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2021). Neural Basis of Speech-Gesture Mismatch Detection in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 47(6), 1761–1771. IF: 9.306

He, Y., Steines, M., Sammer, G., Nagels, A., Kircher, T., Straube, B. (2021). Modality-specific dysfunctional neural processing of social-abstract and non-social-concrete information in schizophrenia. NeuroImage: Clinical IF: 4.350

Uhlmann, L., Pazen, M., van Kemenade, B.M., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2021). Neural correlates of self-other distinction in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders: The roles of agency and hand identity. Schizophrenia Bulletin. IF: 9.306

Schmitter, C., Steinsträter, O., Kircher, T., van Kemenade, B.M.*, Straube, B.* (2021). Commonalities and differences in predictive neural processing of discrete vs continuous action feedback. NeuroImage, Volume 229, 1 April 2021, 117745; *contributed equally IF: 6.556

Cuevas, P., He, Y., Billino, J., Kozasa E. & Straube, B. (2021). Age-related effects on the neural processing of semantic complexity in a continuous narrative: Modulation by gestures already present in young to middle-aged adults. Neuropsychologia (**), 151, 107725. IF: 3.139

Bitsch, F., Berger, P., Nagels, A., Falkenberg, I., Straube,B. (2021). Characterizing the Theory of Mind Network in Schizophrenia Reveals a Sparser Network Structure. Schizophrenia Research, 228, 581-589. IF: 4.939

Sperl, M.F.J., Wroblewski, A., Mueller, M., Straube, B., Mueller E.M. (2021). Learning Dynamics of Electrophysiological Brain Signals During Human Fear Conditioning. NeuroImage, 226, 117569. IF: 6.556


Straube, B., van Kemenade, B.M., Kircher, T. & Schülke, R. (2020). Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Improves Action-Outcome Monitoring in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder. Brain Communications

He, Y., Lüll, S., Muralikrishnan, R., Straube, B., & Nagels, A. (2020). Gesture’s body orientation modulates the N400 for visual sentences primed by gestures. Human Brain Mapping, 41(17), 4901-4911. IF: 5.083

Kunas, S.L., Hilbert, K., Yang, Y., Richter, J., Hamm, A., Wittmann, A., Ströhle, A., Pfleiderer, B., Martin J. Herrmann, M.J., Lang, T., Lotze, M., Deckert, J., Arolt, V., Wittchen, H.-U., Straube, B., Kircher, T., Gerlach, A.L., & Lueken, U. (2020). The modulating impact of cigarette smoking on brain structure in panic disorder: a voxel-based morphometry study. Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience, 15(8), 849-859. IF: 3.436

Berking, A.-C., Thiel, C., Schiele, M.A., Baumann, C., Kalisch, R., Notzen, S., Zwanzger, P., Pané-Farré, C.A., Hamm, A., Alpers, G.W., Fydrich, T., Fehm, L., Gerlach, A.L., Straube, B., Kircher, T., Rief, W., Plag, J., Ströhle, A., Lang, T., Wittchen, H.-U., Arolt, V., Romanos, M., Pauli, P., Reif, A., Deckert, J., Domschke, K., Weber, H. (2020). An investigation of genetic variability of DNA methyltransferases DNMT3A and 3B does not provide evidence for a major role in the pathogenesis of panic disorder and dimensional anxiety phenotypes. J. Neural Transm. 1–11. doi:10.1007/s00702-020-02206-x IF: 3.575

Ridderbusch, I. C., Yang, Y., Weber, H., Reif, A., Herterich, S., Ströhle, A., … Straube, B. (2020). Neural correlates of NOS1 ex1f-VNTR allelic variation in panic disorder and agoraphobia during fear conditioning and extinction in fMRI: NOS1 ex1f-VNTR variation and fear processing. NeuroImage: Clinical, 27(April), 1–10. IF: 4.881

Hollandt, M., Wroblewski, A., Yang, Y., Ridderbusch, I. C., Kircher, T., Hamm, A. O., Straube, B. & Richter, J. (2020). Facilitating translational science in anxiety disorders by adjusting extinction training in the laboratory to exposure-based therapy procedures. Translational Psychiatry, 10(1). IF: 6.222

Suffel, A., Nagels, A., Steines, M., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2020). Feeling addressed ! The neural processing of social communicative cues in patients with major depression. Human Brain Mapping, (January), 1–14. IF: 5.038

Kircher, T., Krautheim, J., & Straube, B. (2020). “Automatic outgroup categorisation” and limbic brain activation: A mechanism underlying psychosis risk in migrants and city dwellers. Schizophrenia Research, (216), 541–542. IF: 4.939

Yang, Y., Lueken, U., Richter, J., Hamm, A., Wittmann, A., Konrad, C., … Straube, B.* & Kircher, T.* (2020). Effect of CBT on Biased Semantic Network in Panic Disorder: A Multicenter fMRI Study Using Semantic Priming. American Journal of Psychiatry, 177(3), 254–264. *contributed equally IF: 18.112

Uhlmann, L., Pazen, M., Van Kemenade, B. M., Steinsträter, O., Harris, L. R., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2020). Seeing your own or someone else ’ s hand moving in accordance with your action : The neural interaction of agency and hand identity. Human Brain Mapping (HBM), 41, 2474–2489. IF: 5.038

Wroblewski, A., He, Y., & Straube, B. (2020). Dynamic Causal Modelling suggests impaired effective connectivity in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders during gesture-speech integration. Schizophrenia Research, in press. IF: 4.939

Krautheim, J. T., Steines, M., Dannlowski, U., Neziroğlu, G., Acosta, H., Sommer, J., … Straube, B.* & Kircher, T.* (2020). Emotion specific neural activation for the production and perception of facial expressions. Cortex, 127, 17-28. *contributed equally IF: 4.027

Riedl, L., Nagels, A., Sammer, G., & Straube, B. (2020). A multimodal speech-gesture training intervention for patients with schizophrenia and its neural underpinnings – the study protocol of a randomized controlled pilot trial. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, 110. IF: 4.027

Pazen, M., Uhlmann, L., van Kemenade, B. M., Steinsträter, O., Straube, B., & Kircher, T. (2020). Predictive perception of self-generated movements: Commonalities and differences in the neural processing of tool and hand actions. NeuroImage, 206(116309), 1–11. IF: 6.556

Steines, M., Krautheim, J. T., Neziroğlu, G., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2020). Conflicting group memberships modulate neural activation in an emotional production-perception network. Cortex, 126, 153–172. Retrieved from IF: 4.027


Gechter, J., Liebscher, C., Geiger, M.J., Wittmann, A., Schlagenhauf, F., Lueken, U., Wittchen, H.-U., Bettina Pfleiderer, B., Arolt, V., Kircher, T., Straube, B., Deckert, J., Weber, H., Herrmann, M.J., Reif, A., Domschke, K., & Ströhle, A. (2019). Association of NPSR1 gene variation and neural activity in patients with panic disorder and agoraphobia and healthy controls. NeuroImage: Clinical, 24, 102029. IF: 3.943

Arikan, B.E., van Kemenade, B.M., Podranski, K., Steinsträter, O., Straube, B., & Kircher, T. (2019). Perceiving your hand moving: BOLD suppression in sensory cortices and the role of the cerebellum in the detection of feedback delays. Journal of Vision, 19(14):4, 1–22. IF: 2.089

Ridderbusch, I. C., Richter, J., Yang, Y., Hoefler, M., Weber, H., Reif, A., Hamm, A., Pané-Farré C.A., Gerlach, A.L., Stroehle, A., Pfleiderer, B., Arolt, V., Wittchen, H.-U., Gloster, A., Lang, T., Helbig-Lang, S., Fehm, L., Pauli, P., Kircher, T., Lueken, U.§, Straube, B. § (2019). Association of rs7688285 allelic variation coding for GLRB with fear reactivity and exposure-based therapy in patients with panic disorder and agoraphobia. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 29, 1138–1151. IF: 4.468  §Contributed equally

Krala, M., van Kemenade, B. M., Straube, B., Kircher, T., & Bremmer, F. (2019). Predictive coding in a multisensory path integration task: an fMRI study. Journal of Vision, 19(11)(13), 1–15. IF: 2.266

Krautheim, J., Dannlowski, U., Steines, M., Neziroğlu, G., Acosta, H., Sommer, J., Straube, B.*, & Kircher, T.* (2019). Intergroup empathy: enhanced neural resonance for ingroup facial emotion in a shared neural production-perception network. NeuroImage, 194(2019), 182-190. IF: 5.426 * contributed equally

Berger, P., Bitsch, F., Jakobi, B., Nagels, A., Straube, B., & Falkenberg, I. (2019). Cognitive and emotional empathy in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders: A replication and extension study. Psychiatry Research, 276, 56–59. IF: 2.208

Cuevas, P., Steines, M., He, Y., Nagels, A., Culham, J. & Straube, B. (2019). The facilitative effect of gestures on the neural processing of semantic complexity in a continuous narrative. NeuroImage, 195(2019), 38-47. IF=5.246

Schülke, R., & Straube, B. (2019). Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Improves Semantic Speech–Gesture Matching in Patients With Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 45(3), 522–530. IF: 7.289

Nagels, A., Kircher, T., Grosvald, M., Steines, M., & Straube, B. (2019). Evidence for gesture-speech mismatch detection impairments in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 273, 15-22 IF: 2.223

Acosta, H., Straube, B., & Kircher, T. (2019). Schizotypy and mentalizing: an fMRI study. Neuropsychologia, 124(2019), 299-310. IF: 2.888

Kunas, S. L., Yang, Y., Straube, B., Kircher, T., Gerlach, A. L., Pfleiderer, B., … Lueken, U. (2019). The impact of depressive comorbidity on neural plasticity following cognitive-behavioral therapy in panic disorder with agoraphobia. Journal of Affective Disorders. 245, 451-460. IF: 3.786  Share Link

Seeger, F., Yang, Y., Straube, B., Kircher, T., Höfler, M., Wittchen, H.-U., … Lueken, U. (2019). Clinical and Neurofunctional Substrates of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on Secondary Social Anxiety Disorder in Primary Panic Disorder: A Longitudinal fMRI Study. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 88(1), 48–51. IF: 13.744

Bitsch, F., Berger, P., Nagels, A., Falkenberg, I., & Straube, B. (2019). Impaired Right Temporoparietal Junction – Hippocampus Connectivity in Schizophrenia and Its Relevance for Generating Representations of Other Minds. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 45(4), 934–945. IF: 7.289

Van Kemenade, B.M., Arikan, B.E., Podranski, K., Steinsträter, O., Kircher, T., & Straube, B (2019). Distinct roles for the cerebellum, angular gyrus and middle temporal gyrus in action-feedback monitoring. Cerebral Cortex, 29(4), 1520–1531. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhy048  IF: 6.559


Berger, P., Bitsch, F., Nagels, A., Straube, B., & Falkenberg, I. (2018). Frontal hypoactivation and alterations in the reward-system during humor processing in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Schizophrenia Research, 202(12),149-157. IF: 4.080

Wittmann, A., Schlagenhauf, F., Guhn, A., Lueken, U., Elle, M., Stoy, M., Liebscher, C., Bermpohl, F., Fydrich, T., Pfleiderer, B., Bruhn, H., Gerlach, A.L., Straube, B., Wittchen, H.-U., Arolt, V., Heinz, A., Kircher, T., & Ströhle, A. (2018). Effects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on Neural Processing of Agoraphobia-Specific Stimuli in Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 87(6), 350–365. IF: 13.122

Hommers, L., Richter, J., Yang, Y., Raab, A., Baumann, C., Lang, K., Schiele, M., Weber, H., Wittmann, A., Wolf, C., Alpers, G., Arolt, A., Domschke, K., Fehm, L., Fydrich, T., Gerlach, A., Gloster, A., Hamm, A., Helbig-Lang, S., Kircher, T., Lang, T., Pané-Farré, C., Pauli, P., Pfleiderer, B., Reif, A., Romanos, M., Straube, B., Ströhle, A., Wittchen, H.-U., Frantz, S., Ertl, G., Lohse, M., Lueken, U., & Deckert J. (2018). A functional genetic variation of SLC6A2 repressor hsa-miR-579-3p upregulates sympathetic noradrenergic processes of fear and anxiety. Translational Psychiatry, 8, 226. Doi: 10.1038/s41398-018-0278-4 (JCR 2017, 5-year IF: 5.470)

He, Y., Nagels, A., Schlesewsky, M., & Straube, B. (2018). The Role of Gamma Oscillations During Integration of Metaphoric Gestures and Abstract Speech. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(July), 1–11. IF: 2.089

Straube, B., Wroblewski, A., Jansen, A., & He, Y. (2018). The connectivity signature of co-speech gesture integration: The superior temporal sulcus modulates connectivity between areas related to visual gesture and auditory speech processing. NeuroImage, 181(2018), 539–549. IF: 5.426

He, Y., Steines, M., Sommer, J., Gebhardt, H., Nagels, A., Sammer, G., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2018). Spatial-temporal dynamics of gesture-speech integration: a simultaneous EEG-fMRI study. Brain Structure and Function.

Bitsch, F., Berger, P., Nagels, A., Falkenberg, I., Straube, B. (2018). The role of the right temporo-parietal junction in social decision-making. Human Brain Mapping, 39(7), 3072-3085. DOI:10.1002/hbm.24061 IF: 4.530

He, Y., Steines, M., Sammer, G., Nagels, A., Kircher, T., Straube, B. (2018). Action-Related Speech Modulates Beta Oscillations During Observation of Tool-Use Gestures. Brain Topography 31, 838–847. IF: 2.703

Via, E., Fullana, M.A., Goldberg, X., Tinoco-González, D., Martínez-Zalacaín, I., Soriano-Mas, C., Davey, C.G., Menchón, J.M., Straube, B., Kircher, T., Pujol, J., Cardoner, N., & Harrison, B.J. (2018). Ventromedial prefrontal cortex activity and pathological worry in generalised anxiety disorder. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 213(1), 437–443. IF: 6.347

Krautheim, J.*, Straube, B.*, Dannlowski, U., Pyka, M., Schneider-Hassloff, H., Drexler, R., Krug, A., Sommer, J., Rietschel, M., Witt, S.H., Kircher, T. (2018). Outgroup emotion processing in the vACC is modulated by childhood trauma and CACNA1C risk variant. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. IF=3.937 *contributed equally

Berger, P., Bitsch, F., Nagels, A., Straube, B., & Falkenberg, I. (2018). Personality modulates amygdala and insula connectivity during humor appreciation: An event-related fMRI study. Social Neuroscience, 13(6), 756–768. IF: 2.255


Schmalenbach, S. B., Billino, J., Kircher, T., Van Kemenade, B., & Straube, B. (2017). Links between gestures and multisensory processing: individual differences suggest a compensation mechanism. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1828. IF: 2.323

Lueken U, Kuhn M, Yang Y, Straube B, Kircher T, Wittchen HU, Pfleiderer B, Arolt V, Wittmann A, Ströhle A, Weber H, Reif A, Domschke K, Deckert J, Lonsdorf TB (2017) Modulation of defensive reactivity by GLRB allelic variation: converging evidence from an intermediate phenotype approach. Transl Psychiatry 7, e1227; doi:10.1038/tp.2017.186 IF: 4.730

Arikan, B.E., van Kemenade, B.M., Straube, B., Harris, L.H., & Kircher, T. (2017). Voluntary and involuntary movements widen the window of subjective simultaneity. i-Perception. IF: 1.051

van Kemenade, B.M., Arikan, E.A., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2017). The angular gyrus is a supramodal comparator area in action-outcome monitoring. Brain Structure and Functioning. IF: 4.698

Sundermann, B., Bode, J., Lueken, U., Westphal, D., Gerlach, A. L., Straube, B., … Pfleiderer, B. (2017). Support Vector Machine Analysis of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Interoception Does Not Reliably Predict Individual Outcomes of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 8, 99. IF: 3.532

Lonsdorf, T.B., Menz, M.M., Andreatta, M., Fullana, M.A., Golkar, A., Haaker, J., Heitland, I., Hermann, A., Kuhn, M., Kruse, O., Meir Drexler, S., Meulders, M., Nees, F., Pittig, A., Richter, J., Römer, S., Shiban, Y., Schmitz, A., Straube, B., Vervliet, B., Wendt, J., Baas, J.M.P., & Merz, Ch.J. (2017). Don’t fear ‘fear conditioning’: Methodological considerations for the design and analysis of studies on human fear acquisition, extinction, and return of fear. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. Doi: 1016/j.neubiorev.2017.02.026 IF: 8.299

Harrison, B. J., Fullana, M. A., Via, E., Soriano-Mas, C., Vervliet, B., Martínez-Zalacaín, I., Pujol, J., Davey, C. G., Kircher, T., Straube, B., Cardoner, N. (2017). Human ventromedial prefrontal cortex and the positive affective processing of safety signals. NeuroImage. IF: 5.835

Heinig, I., Pitting, A., Richter, J., Hummel, K., Alt, I., Dickhover, K., Gamer, J., Hollandt, M., Koelkebeck, K., Maenz, A., Tennie, S., Totzeck, C., Yang, Y., Arolt, V., Deckert, J., Domsche, K., Fydrich, T., Hamm, A., Hoyer, J., Kircher, T., Lueken, U., Margraf, J., Neudeck, P., Pauli, P., Rief, W., Schneider, S., Straube, B., Ströhle, A., & Wittchen, H-U. (2017). Optimising Exposure-Based CBT for Anxiety Disorders via Enhanced Extinction: Design and Methods of a Multicentre Randomised Clinical Trial. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research. Doi: 10.1002/mpr.1560 IF: 3.176

Straube, B., Kemenade, B. M. van, Arikan, B. E., Fiehler, K., Leube, D. T., Harris, L. R., & Kircher, T. (2017). Predicting the Multisensory Consequences of One’s Own Action: BOLD Suppression in Auditory and Visual Cortices. PLOS ONE, 12(1), e0169131. IF: 2.806

Schülke, R., & Straube, B. (2017). Modulating the assessment of semantic speech–gesture relatedness via transcranial direct current stimulation of the left frontal cortex. Brain Stimulation. 10(2), 223–230. IF: 6.078


Van Kemenade, B.M., Arikan, B.E., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2016). Predicting the sensory consequences of one’s own action: First evidence for multisensory facilitation. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. DOI: 10.3758/s13414-016-1189-1 IF: 1.863

Schneider-Hassloff, H., Straube, B., Nuscheler, B., Witt, SH., Rietschel, M., & Kircher T. (2016). Oxytocin receptor polymorphism and childhood social experiences shape adult personality, brain structure and neural correlates of mentalizing. NeuroImage. 134:671-84. IF: 5.835

Lueken, U., Zierhut, K.C., Hahn, T., Straube, B., Kircher, T., Domschke, K., Reif, A., Richter, J., Hamm, A., Wittchen, H.-U., & Deckert, J. (2016). Neurobiological markers predicting treatment response in anxiety disorders: A systematic review and implications for clinical application. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 66:143-162. IF: 8.299

Yang, Y., Lueken, U., Wittmann, A., Holtz, K., Kleint, N.I., Herrmann, M.J., Sass, K., Jansen, A., Konrad, C., Ströhle, A., Pfleiderer, B., Lotze, M., Hamm, A., Deckert, J., Arolt, V., Wittchen, H.-U., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2016). Neural Correlates of Individual Differences in Anxiety Sensitivity: An fMRI Study using Semantic Priming. SCAN. 11(8):1245-54. IF: 3.937

Liebscher, C., Wittmann, A., Gechter, J., Schlagenhauf, F., Lueken, U., Plag, J., Straube, B., Pfleiderer, B., Fehm, L., Gerlach, A.L., Kircher, T., Fydrich, T., Deckert, J., Wittchen, H.-U. Heinz, A., Arolt, V., and Ströhle, A. (2016). Facing the fear – clinical and neural effects of cognitive behavioural and pharmacotherapy in panic disorder with agoraphobia. European Neuropsychopharmacology 26(3):431-44. IF 4.239

Weber, H., Richter, J., Straube, B., Lüken, U., Domschke, K., Schartner, C., Klauke, B., Baumann, C., Pané-Farré, C., Jacob, C., Scholz, C.-J., Zwanzger, P., Lang, T., Fehm, L., Jansen, A., Konrad, C., Fydrich, T., Wittmann, A., Pfleiderer, B., Ströhle, A., Gerlach, A., Alpers, G., Arolt, V., Pauli, P., Wittchen, H.-U., Kent, L., Hamm, A., Kircher, T., Deckert, J., & Reif, A. (2016). Allelic variation in CRHR1 predisposes to panic disorder: Evidence for biased fear processing. Molecular Psychiatry 21, 813-822. IF: 13.204


Falkenberg, I, Valmaggia, L., Byrnes, M., Frascarelli, M., Jones, C., Straube, B., Badger, S., McGuire, P., and Fusar-Poli, P. (2015). Why are help-seeking subjects at ultra high risk for psychosis help-seeking? Psychiatry Research, 228, 3, 808–815. IF: 2.682

Nagels, A., Kircher, T., Steines, M., & Straube, B. (2015). Feeling Addressed! The Role of Body Orientation and Co-Speech Gesture in Social Communication. Human Brain Mapping, 36(5), 1925-36. IF: 5.969

Schneider-Hassloff, H., Straube, B., Nuscheler, B., Wemken, G., & Kircher T. (2015). Adult attachment style modulates neural responses in a mentalising task. Neuroscience, 303, 462-473. IF: 3.357

Lueken, U., Straube, B., Yang, Y., Hahn, T., Beesdo-Baum, K., Wittchen, H-U., Konrad, C., Ströhle, A., Wittmann, A., Gerlach, A. L., Pfleiderer, B., Arolt, V., & Kircher, T. (2015). Separating depressive comorbidity from panic disorder: a combined functional magnetic resonance imaging and machine learning approach. Journal of Affective Disorders, 184, 182-192. IF: 3.705

He, Y., Gebhardt, H., Steines, M., Sammer, G., Kircher, T., Nagels, A., & Straube, B. (2015). The spatial and temporal signatures of neural integration: an fMRI and EEG investigation of meaningful gestures and corresponding speech. Neuropsychologia, 72, 27-42. IF: 3.451

Nagels, A., Kircher, T., Steines, M., Grosvald, M., Straube, B. (2015). A Brief Self-Rating Scale for the Assessment of Individual Differences in Gesture Perception and Production. Learning and Individual Differences, 39, 73-80. IF: 1.565

Yang, Y., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2015). Neurale Korrelate von kognitiver Verhaltenstherapie bei Panikstörung. Zeitschrift für Psychiatr. Psychol. und Psychother., 63, 79–87. SJR IF: 1.260

Wende, K.C., Nagels, A., Stratmann, M., Chatterjee, A., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2015) Neural basis of altered physical and social causality judgments in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 161(2-3), 244-251. IF: 4.426

Straube, B.*, Reif, A.*, Richter, J.*, Lueken, U., Weber, H., Arolt, V., Jansen, A., Zwanzger, P., Domschke, K., Pauli, P., Konrad, C., Gerlach, A.L., Lang, T., Fydrich, T., Alpers, G.W., Ströhle, A., Wittmann, A., Pfleiderer, B., Wittchen, H.-U., Hamm, A.§, Deckert, J.§, & Kircher, T.§ (2014). The functional -1019C/G HTR1A polymorphism and mechanisms of fear. Translational Psychiatry, 4:e490. IF: 5.620 * & § contributed equally

Hahn, T., Kircher, T., Straube, B., Wittchen, H.-U., Konrad, C., Ströhle, A., Wittmann, A., Pfleiderer, B., Reif, A., Arolt, V., & Lueken, U. (2015). Predicting treatment response to cognitive-behavioral therapy in panic disorder with agoraphobia by integrating local neural information. JAMA Psychiatry, 72(1), 68-74. IF: 13.747

Lueken, U., Straube, B., Wittchen, H.-U., Konrad, C., Ströhle, A., Wittmann, A., Pfleiderer, B., Arolt, V., Kircher, T., Deckert, J., & Reif, A. (2015). Therapygenetics: anterior cingulate cortex – amygdala coupling is associated with 5-HTTLPR and treatment response in panic disorder and agoraphobia. Journal of Neural Transmission, 122(1), 135-44. IF: 2.871


Wittmann, A., Schlagenhauf, F., Guhn, A., Lueken, U., Stoy, M., Bermpohl, F., Fydrich, T., Pfleiderer, B., Bruhn, H., Gerlach, A.L., Kircher, T., Straube, B., Wittchen, H.-U., Arolt, V., Heinz, A., & Ströhle, A. (2014). Anticipating Agoraphobic Situations: The Neural Correlates of Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia. Psychological Medicine, 44(11), 2385-2396. IF: 5.428

van Kemenade, B. M., Seymour, K., Wacker, E., Spitzer, B., Blankenburg, F., & Sterzer, P. (2014). Tactile and visual motion direction processing in hMT+/V5. NeuroImage, 84, 420–7. IF: 6.132

van Kemenade, B. M., Seymour, K., Christophel, T. B., Rothkirch, M., & Sterzer, P. (2014). Decoding pattern motion information in V1. Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior, 57, 177–87. IF: 5.128

Yang, Y., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2014). The neural correlates of cognitive behavioral therapy: Recent progress in the investigation of patients with panic disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 62, 88-96. IF: 3.845

Straube, B., Lueken, U., Jansen, A., Konrad, C., Gloster, A. T., Gerlach, A. L., Ströhle, A., Wittmann, A., Pfleiderer, B., Gauggel, S., Wittchen, H.-U., Arolt, V., & Kircher, T. (2014). Neural correlates of procedural variants in cognitive behavioral therapy: A randomized, controlled multicentre fMRI study. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 83, 222-233. IF: 9.196

Straube, B., Green, A., Sass, K., & Kircher, T. (2014). Superior temporal sulcus disconnectivity during processing of metaphoric gestures in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40(4), 936–944. IF: 8.607

Straube, B., Meyer, L., Green, A., & Kircher, T. (2014). Semantic relation vs. surprise: The differential effects of related and unrelated co-verbal gestures on neural encoding and subsequent recognition. Brain Research, 1567, 42–56. IF: 2.828

Sass, K., Heim, S., Sachs, O., Straube, B., Schneider, F., Habel, U., & Kircher, T. (2014). Neural correlates of semantic associations in patients with schizophrenia. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 264(2), 143–54. IF: 3.355

Lueken, U.*, Straube, B.*, Reinhardt, I., Maslowski, N.I., Wittchen, H.-U., Ströhle, A., Wittmann, A., Pfleiderer, B., Konrad, C., Ewert, A., Uhlmann, C., Arolt, V., Reif, A., Deckert, J., Jansen, A., & Kircher, T. (2014). Altered top-down and bottom-up processing of fear conditioning in panic disorder with agoraphobia. Psychological Medicine, 44(2), 381–94. (*co-first authors). IF: 5.428

Reif, A., Richter, J., Straube, B., Höfler, M., Lueken, U., Gloster, A.T., Weber, H., Domschke, K., Fehm, L., Ströhle, A., Jansen, A., Gerlach, A.L., Pyka, M., Reinhardt, I., Konrad, C., Wittmann, A., Pfleiderer, B., Alpers, G.W., Pauli, P., Arolt, V., Wittchen, H.-U., Hamm, A., Kircher, T., & Deckert, J. (2014). MAOA and mechanisms of panic disorder revisited: from bench to molecular psychotherapy. Molecular Psychiatry, 19(1), 122–8. IF: 15.147


Nagels, A., Chatterjee, A., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2013). The role of semantic abstractness and perceptual category in processing speech accompanied by gestures. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7. doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00181 IF: 4.160

Nagels, A., Kauschke, C., Schrauf, J., Whitney, C., Straube, B., & Kircher, T. (2013). Neural substrates of figurative language during natural speech perception: an fMRI study. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7. doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00121 IF: 4.160

Straube, B., He, Y., Steines, M., Gebhardt, H., Kircher, T., Sammer, G., & Nagels, A. (2013). Supramodal neural processing of abstract information conveyed by speech and gesture. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7. doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00120 IF: 4.160

Wende, K.C., Nagels, A., Blos, J., Stratmann, M., Chatterjee, A., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2013). Differences and communalities in the judgment of causality in a physical and social context: An fMRI study. Neuropsychologia, 51(13):2572-80 IF: 3.451

Backasch, B., Straube, B., Pyka, M., Klöhn-Saghatolislam, F., Müller, M.J., Kircher, T., & Leube, D. (2013). Hyperintentionality during automatic perception of naturalistic cooperative behavior in patients with schizophrenia. Social Neuroscience, 8(5), 489-504. IF: 2.873

Lueken, U., Straube, B., Konrad, C., Wittchen, H.-U., Ströhle, A., Wittmann, A., Pfleiderer, B., Uhlmann, C., Arolt, V., Jansen, A., Deckert, J., & Kircher, T. (2013). Neural correlates of treatment response to cognitive behavioral therapy in panic disorder with agoraphobia. American Journal of Psychiatry, 170(11), 1345–55. IF: 13.559

Mainieri, A. G., Heim, S., Straube, B., Binkofski, F., & Kircher, T. (2013). Differential Role of Mentalizing and the Mirror Neuron System in the Imitation of Communicative Gestures. NeuroImage, 81, 294–305. IF: 6.132

Straube, B., Green, A., Sass, K., Kirner-Veselinovic, A., & Kircher, T. (2013). Neural integration of speech and gesture in schizophrenia: Evidence for differential processing of metaphoric gestures. Human Brain Mapping 34(7), 1696–1712. IF: 6.924

Kircher, T., Arolt, V., Jansen, A., Pyka, M., Reinhardt, I., Kellermann, T., Konrad, C, Lueken, U., Gloster, A., Gerlach, A.L., Ströhle, A., Wittmann, A., Pfleiderer, B., Wittchen, H.-U., & Straube, B. (2013). The effect of cognitive behavioural therapy on the neural correlates of fear conditioning in panic disorder. Biol. Psychiatry, 73(1), 93-101. IF: 9.472


Straube B.*, Green, A.*, Weis, S., & Kircher, T. (2012). A supramodal neural network for speech and gesture semantics. PlosOne, 7(11), e51207. DOI: 10.1371 (*co-first authors). IF: 4.092

Blos, J., Chatterjee, A., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2012). Neural correlates of causality judgment in physical and social context – the reversed effects of space and time. NeuroImage, 63(2), 882-93. IF: 6.252

van Kemenade, B. M., Muggleton, N., Walsh, V., & Saygin, A. P. (2012). Effects of TMS over premotor and superior temporal cortices on biological motion perception. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(4), 896–904. IF: 5.357

Straube, B. (2012). An overview of the neuro-cognitive processes involved in the encoding, consolidation, and retrieval of true and false memories. Behavioural and Brain Functions. 8(1):35. DOI: 10.1186/1744-9081-8-35. IF: 2.789

Leube, D., Straube, B., Green, A., Blümel, I., Prinz, S., Schlotterbeck, P., & Kircher, T. (2012). A possible brain network for representation of cooperative behavior and its implications for the psychopathology of schizophrenia. Neuropsychobiology, 66(1), 24-32. IF: 2.675

Wende, K.C., Straube, B., Stratmann, M., Sommer, J., Kircher, T., & Nagels, A. (2012). Neural correlates of continuous causal word generation. NeuroImage, 62(3), 1399-1407. IF: 6.252

Until 2012

Straube, B., Wolk, D., & Chatterjee, A. (2011). The role of the parietal lobe in perceptual causality: A tDCS study. Experimental Brain Research, 215(3), 315-325. IF: 2.296

Straube, B., Green, A., Bromberger, B., & Kircher, T. (2011). The differentiation of iconic and metaphoric gestures: Common and unique integration processes. Human Brain Mapping, 32, 520-533. IF: 5.107

Straube, B., Green, A., Chatterjee, A., & Kircher, T. (2011). Encoding social interactions: The neural correlates of true and false memories. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 306-324. IF: 5.357

Straube, B., & Chatterjee, A. (2010). Space and time in perceptual causality. Frontiers in Human Neurosciences 4, 28. IF: 1.940

Straube, B., Green, A., Jansen, A., Chatterjee, A., & Kircher, T. (2010). Social cues, mentalizing and the neural processing of speech accompanied by gestures. Neuropsychologia 48, 382-393. IF: 3.949

Green, A., Straube, B., Weis, S., Jansen, A., Willmes, K., Konrad, K., & Kircher, T. (2009). Neural integration of iconic and unrelated coverbal gestures: A functional MRI study. Human Brain Mapping, 30(10), 3309-3324. IF: 5.107

Straube, B., Green, A., Weis, S., Chatterjee, A., & Kircher, T. (2009). Memory effects of speech and gesture binding: Cortical and hippocampal activation in relation to subsequent memory performance. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21(4), 821–836. IF: 5.357

Kircher, T.*, Straube, B.*, Leube, D., Weis, S., Sachs, O., Willmes, K., Konrad, K., & Green, A. (2009). Neural interaction of speech and gesture: Differential activation of metaphoric coverbal gestures. Neuropsychologia, 47, 169-179. (*co-first authors) IF: 3.949

Brehmer, Y., Li, S.C., Straube, B., Stoll, G., Oertzen, T. v., Müller, V., & Lindenberger, U. (2008). Comparing Memory Skill Maintenance Across the Lifespan: Preservation in Adults, Increase in Children. Psychology and Aging, 23, 227-238. IF: 2.733

Book Chapters

Nagels, A., Kelly, S. D., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (2018). Hand Gestures Alert Auditory Cortices. In Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, O., Wittum, G. & Dengel, A. (Eds.). Positive Learning in the Age of Information (pp. 53-66). Springer VS, Wiesbaden.

Krug, A., Straube, B., Jansen, A., & Kircher, T. (2013). Multizentrische MRT Studien. In: Gruber, O., Falkai, P. (Hsg). Systemische Neurowissenschaften in der Psychiatrie: Methoden und Anwendung in der Praxis. Kapitel 18. pp. 350-360. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer. ISBN-10: 3170220012; ISBN-13: 978-3170220010

Balser, A., Straube, B., Konrad, C., & Kircher (2012). Die neuralen Korrelate von Psychotherapie. In: Böker, H., Seifritz, E. (Hsg). Psychiatrie und Neurowissenschaften, pp. 290-305. Bern: Huber. ISBN: 978-3456850474

Straube, B., Krug, A., & Kircher, B. (2012). Neurobiologie der Psychotherapie am Beispiel von Schizophrenie und Panikstörung. In: Schneider, F. (eds.; 1st Edition): Positionen der Psychiatrie, pp. 127-134. Heidelberg: Springer. ISBN 978-3-642-25475-8

Straube, B., Green, A. & Kircher, T. (2008). Sprachverständnis – Psychologie. In: Kircher, T. & Gauggel, S. (eds.): Neuropsychologie der Schizophrenie, pp. 316-331. Heidelberg: Springer. ISBN: 978-3-540-71146-9

Green, A., Straube, B. & Kircher, T. (2008). Sprachverständnis – Bildgebung. In: Kircher, T. & Gauggel, S. (eds.): Neuropsychologie der Schizophrenie, pp. 332-347. Heidelberg: Springer. ISBN: 978-3-540-71146-9