Current Publications


Buttlar, B., Walther, E., Pohl, C., & Gierens, A. (2020). Mind the gap between feeling bad and feeling dead: Stress but not death reminders elicit endocrine responses. Death Studies, 0(0), 1–8.

Domes, G., & Frings, C. (2020). Stress and Cognition in Humans. Experimental Psychology, 67(2), 73–76.

Geissler, C. F., Domes, G., & Frings, C. (2020). Shedding light on the frontal hemodynamics of spatial working memory using functional near-infrared spectroscopy. Neuropsychologia, 146, 107570.

Halbeisen, G., Buttlar, B., Kamp, S.-M., & Walther, E. (2020). The timing-dependent effects of stress-induced cortisol release on evaluative conditioning. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 152, 44–52.

Pastötter, B., von Dawans, B., Domes, G., & Frings, C. (2020). The Forward Testing Effect is Immune to Acute Psychosocial Encoding/Retrieval Stress. Experimental Psychology, 67(2), 112–122.

Schulz, A., Richter, S., Ferreira de Sá, D. S., Vögele, C., & Schächinger, H. (2020). Cortisol rapidly increases baroreflex sensitivity of heart rate control, but does not affect cardiac modulation of startle. Physiology & Behavior, 215, 112792.

Stächele, T., Domes, G., Wekenborg, M., Penz, M., Kirschbaum, C., & Heinrichs, M. (2020). Effects of a 6-Week Internet-Based Stress Management Program on Perceived Stress, Subjective Coping Skills, and Sleep Quality. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, 463.

von Dawans, B., Spenthof, I., Zimmer, P., & Domes, G. (2020). Acute Psychosocial Stress Modulates the Detection Sensitivity for Facial Emotions. Experimental Psychology, 67(2), 140–149.


Bachmann, P., Finke, J. B., Rebeck, D., Zhang, X., Larra, M. F., Koch, K. P., Turner, J. D., & Schächinger, H. (2019). Test-retest reproducibility of a combined physical and cognitive stressor. Biological Psychology, 148, 107729.

Domes, G., Stächele, T., von Dawans, B., & Heinrichs, M. (2019). Effects of internet-based stress management on acute cortisol stress reactivity: Preliminary evidence using the Trier Social Stress Test for Groups (TSST-G). Psychoneuroendocrinology, 105, 117–122.

Domes, G., & Zimmer, P. (2019). Acute stress enhances the sensitivity for facial emotions: A signal detection approach. Stress (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 22(4), 455–460.

Elwenspoek, M. M. C., Hengesch, X., Leenen, F. A. D., Sias, K., Fernandes, S. B., Schaan, V. K., Mériaux, S. B., Schmitz, S., Bonnemberger, F., Schächinger, H., Vögele, C., Muller, C. P., & Turner, J. D. (2019). Glucocorticoid receptor signaling in leukocytes after early life adversity. Development and Psychopathology, 1–11.

Frings, C., & Domes, G. (2019). Negative priming is diminished under high blood pressure in healthy subjects. Journal of Neural Transmission (Vienna, Austria: 1996), 126(8), 1111–1114.

Kamp, S.-M., Endemann, R., Domes, G., & Mecklinger, A. (2019). Effects of acute psychosocial stress on the neural correlates of episodic encoding: Item versus associative memory. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 157, 128–138.

Li-Tempel, T., Suer, T., Tempel, T., Larra, M. F., Winnikes, U., Schächinger, H., Meyer, J., & Schote, A. B. (2019). Promoter haplotypes of the corticotropin-releasing hormone encoding gene modulate the physiological stress response in vitro and in vivo. Stress (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 22(1), 44–52.

Schaan, L., Schulz, A., Nuraydin, S., Bergert, C., Hilger, A., Rach, H., & Hechler, T. (2019). Interoceptive accuracy, emotion recognition, and emotion regulation in preschool children. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 138, 47–56.

Schote, A. B., Jäger, K., Kroll, S. L., Vonmoos, M., Hulka, L. M., Preller, K. H., Meyer, J., Grünblatt, E., & Quednow, B. B. (2019). Glucocorticoid receptor gene variants and lower expression of NR3C1 are associated with cocaine use. Addiction Biology, 24(4), 730–742.

Schote, A. B., Sayk, C. A. L., Pabst, K., Meier, J. K., Frings, C., & Meyer, J. (2019). Sex, ADHD symptoms, and CHRNA5 genotype influence reaction time but not response inhibition. Journal of Neuroscience Research, 97(2), 215–224.

Schote, A. B., Sayk, C., Winnikes, U., Vonmoos, M., Hulka, L. M., Preller, K. H., Quednow, B., & Meyer, J. (2019). Stress and impulsivity: The effects of the variant (rs41423247) of the glucocorticoid receptor gene on impulsivity action and impulsivity choice. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 107, 12–13.

von Dawans, B., Ditzen, B., Trueg, A., Fischbacher, U., & Heinrichs, M. (2019). Effects of acute stress on social behavior in women. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 99, 137–144.

Yurtsever, T., Streit, F., Foo, J. C., Trifonova, S., Kumsta, R., Muller, C. P., Turner, J. D., Meyer, J., & Schote, A. B. (2019). Temporal dynamics of cortisol-associated changes in mRNA expression of glucocorticoid responsive genes FKBP5, GILZ, SDPR, PER1, PER2 and PER3 in healthy humans. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 102, 63–67.

Zimmer, P., Buttlar, B., Halbeisen, G., Walther, E., & Domes, G. (2019). Virtually stressed? A refined virtual reality adaptation of the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) induces robust endocrine responses. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 101, 186–192.

Zimmer, P., Wu, C. C., & Domes, G. (2019). Same same but different? Replicating the real surroundings in a virtual trier social stress test (TSST-VR) does not enhance presence or the psychophysiological stress response. Physiology & Behavior, 212, 112690.

Earlier Publications


Bachmann, P., Zhang, X., Larra, M. F., Rebeck, D., Schönbein, K., Koch, K. P., & Schächinger, H. (2018). Validation of an automated bilateral feet cold pressor test. International Journal of Psychophysiology: Official Journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology, 124, 62–70.

Finke, J. B., Behrje, A., & Schächinger, H. (2018). Acute stress enhances pupillary responses to erotic nudes: Evidence for differential effects of sympathetic activation and cortisol. Biological Psychology, 137, 73–82.

Finke, J. B., Kalinowski, G. I., Larra, M. F., & Schächinger, H. (2018). The socially evaluated handgrip test: Introduction of a novel, time-efficient stress protocol. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 87, 141–146.

Hengesch, X., Elwenspoek, M. M. C., Schaan, V. K., Larra, M. F., Finke, J. B., Zhang, X., Bachmann, P., Turner, J. D., Vögele, C., Muller, C. P., & Schächinger, H. (2018). Blunted endocrine response to a combined physical-cognitive stressor in adults with early life adversity. Child Abuse & Neglect, 85, 137–144.

Naumann, E., Svaldi, J., Wyschka, T., Heinrichs, M., & von Dawans, B. (2018). Stress-induced body dissatisfaction in women with binge eating disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 127(6), 548–558.

Schwabe, L., & Schächinger, H. (2018). Ten years of research with the Socially Evaluated Cold Pressor Test: Data from the past and guidelines for the future. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 92, 155–161.

Tarragon, E., Stein, J., & Meyer, J. (2018). Basal levels of salivary alpha-amylase are associated with preference for foods high in sugar and anthropometric markers of cardiovascular risk. Behavioral Sciences, 8(10), 94.

Zhang, X., Bachmann, P., Schilling, T. M., Naumann, E., Schächinger, H., & Larra, M. F. (2018). Emotional stress regulation: The role of relative frontal alpha asymmetry in shaping the stress response. Biological Psychology, 138, 231–239.


Elwenspoek, M. M. C., Hengesch, X., Leenen, F. A. D., Schritz, A., Sias, K., Schaan, V. K., Mériaux, S. B., Schmitz, S., Bonnemberger, F., Schächinger, H., Vögele, C., Turner, J. D., & Muller, C. P. (2017). Proinflammatory T Cell Status Associated with Early Life Adversity. Journal of Immunology (Baltimore, Md.: 1950), 199(12), 4046–4055.

Elwenspoek, M. M. C., Sias, K., Hengesch, X., Schaan, V. K., Leenen, F. A. D., Adams, P., Mériaux, S. B., Schmitz, S., Bonnemberger, F., Ewen, A., Schächinger, H., Vögele, C., Muller, C. P., & Turner, J. D. (2017). T Cell Immunosenescence after Early Life Adversity: Association with Cytomegalovirus Infection. Frontiers in Immunology, 8, 1263.

Finke, J. B., Deuter, C. E., Hengesch, X., & Schächinger, H. (2017). The time course of pupil dilation evoked by visual sexual stimuli: Exploring the underlying ANS mechanisms. Psychophysiology, 54(10), 1444–1458.

Finke, J. B., Larra, M. F., Merz, M. U., & Schächinger, H. (2017). Startling similarity: Effects of facial self-resemblance and familiarity on the processing of emotional faces. PloS One, 12(12), e0189028.

Flack, F., Gerlach, A. L., Simons, L. E., Zernikow, B., & Hechler, T. (2017). Validation of the German fear of pain questionnaire in a sample of children with mixed chronic pain conditions. European Journal of Pain (London, England), 21(7), 1224–1233.

Flack, Florentina, Pané-Farré, C. A., Zernikow, B., Schaan, L., & Hechler, T. (2017). Do Interoceptive Sensations Provoke Fearful Responses in Adolescents With Chronic Headache or Chronic Abdominal Pain? A Preliminary Experimental Study. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 42(6), 667–678.

Hengesch, X., Larra, M. F., Finke, J. B., Blumenthal, T. D., & Schächinger, H. (2017). Enhanced startle reflexivity during presentation of visual nurture cues in young adults who experienced parental divorce in early childhood. International Journal of Psychophysiology: Official Journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology, 120, 78–85.

Isaksson, A., Martin, P., Kaufmehl, J., Heinrichs, M., Domes, G., & Rüsch, N. (2017). Social identity shapes stress appraisals in people with a history of depression. Psychiatry Research, 254, 12–17.

Kamp, S.-M., Bader, R., & Mecklinger, A. (2017). Erp subsequent memory effects differ between inter-item and unitization encoding tasks. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, 30.

Kozlik, J., & Neumann, R. (2017). Training the face: Strategic practice as a means to regulate affect-induced facial muscle contractions. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance, 43(5), 1013–1024.

Larra, M. F., Behrje, A., Finke, J. B., Blumenthal, T. D., & Schächinger, H. (2017). Filling the gap: Evidence for a spatial differentiation in trace eyeblink conditioning. Neuroscience Letters, 654, 33–37.

Schiller, B., von Dawans, B., Brustkern, J., & Heinrichs, M. (2017). Effects of stress on in-group favoritism and out-group discrimination are moderated by self-control. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 83, 70.

von Dawans, B., Trüg, A., Kirschbaum, C., Dziobek, I., Fischbacher, U., & Heinrichs, M. (2017). Effects of social and non-social stress on social behavior in health and social anxiety disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 83, 71.

Wunsch, K., Wurst, R., Kasten, N., von Dawans, B., Strahler, J., & Fuchs, R. (2017). The influence of habitual and acute exercise on SNS and HPA axis responses to psychosocial stress – A randomized, controlled trial. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 83, 77.


Berger, J., Heinrichs, M., von Dawans, B., Way, B. M., & Chen, F. S. (2016). Cortisol modulates men’s affiliative responses to acute social stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 63, 1–9.

Deuter, C. E., Schächinger, H., Best, D., & Neumann, R. (2016). Effects of two dominance manipulations on the stress response: Cognitive and embodied influences. Biological Psychology, 119, 184–189.

Dierolf, A. M., Arlt, L. E., Roelofs, K., Kölsch, M., Hülsemann, M. J., Schächinger, H., & Naumann, E. (2016). Effects of basal and acute cortisol on cognitive flexibility in an emotional task switching paradigm in men. Hormones and Behavior, 81, 12–19.

Domes, G., Marx, L., Spenthof, I., & Heinrichs, M. (2016). The German Version of the Gaze Anxiety Rating Scale (GARS): Reliability and Validity. PloS One, 11(3), e0150807.

Forkmann, T., Scherer, A., Meessen, J., Michal, M., Schächinger, H., Vögele, C., & Schulz, A. (2016). Making sense of what you sense: Disentangling interoceptive awareness, sensibility and accuracy. International Journal of Psychophysiology: Official Journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology, 109, 71–80.

Kamp, S.-M., Bader, R., & Mecklinger, A. (2016). The Effect of Unitizing Word Pairs on Recollection Versus Familiarity-Based Retrieval- Further Evidence From ERPs. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 12(4), 169–178.

Larra, M. F., Pramme, L., Schächinger, H., & Frings, C. (2016). Stress and selective attention: Immediate and delayed stress effects on inhibition of return. Brain and Cognition, 108, 66–72.

Li-Tempel, T., Larra, M. F., Sandt, E., Mériaux, S. B., Schote, A. B., Schächinger, H., Muller, C. P., & Turner, J. D. (2016). The cardiovascular and hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis response to stress is controlled by glucocorticoid receptor sequence variants and promoter methylation. Clinical Epigenetics, 8, 12.

Li-Tempel, T., Larra, M. F., Winnikes, U., Tempel, T., DeRijk, R. H., Schulz, A., Schächinger, H., Meyer, J., & Schote, A. B. (2016). Polymorphisms of genes related to the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis influence the cortisol awakening response as well as self-perceived stress. Biological Psychology, 119, 112–121.

Pramme, L., Larra, M. F., Schächinger, H., & Frings, C. (2016). Cardiac cycle time effects on selection efficiency in vision. Psychophysiology, 53(11), 1702–1711.

Schächinger, H. (2016). Stress: Psychobiologie eines Erfolgsrezeptes. PiD - Psychotherapie im Dialog, 17(02), 78–83.

Schneider, K. K., Frings, C., Meyer, J., & Schote, A. B. (2016). The role of the glucocorticoid receptor gene (NR3C1) for the processing of aversive stimuli. Neuroscience Research, 107, 8–13.

Schote, A. B., Bonenberger, M., Pálmason, H., Seitz, C., Meyer, J., & Freitag, C. M. (2016). Glucocorticoid receptor variants in childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and comorbid psychiatric disorders. Psychiatry Research, 246, 275–283.

Schulz, A., Matthey, J. H., Vögele, C., Schaan, V., Schächinger, H., Adler, J., Beutel, M. E., & Michal, M. (2016). Cardiac modulation of startle is altered in depersonalization-/derealization disorder: Evidence for impaired brainstem representation of baro-afferent neural traffic. Psychiatry Research, 240, 4–10.

Schulz, A., Schilling, T. M., Vögele, C., Larra, M. F., & Schächinger, H. (2016). Respiratory modulation of startle eye blink: A new approach to assess afferent signals from the respiratory system. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 371(1708).

Tempel, T., & Neumann, R. (2016). Taming test anxiety: The activation of failure-related concepts enhances cognitive test performance of test-anxious students. The Journal of Experimental Education, 84(4), 702–722.

von Dawans, B., & Heinrichs, M. (2016). Physiologische Stressreaktionen. In R. Fuchs & M. Gerber (Hrsg.), Handbuch Stressregulation und Sport (S. 1–15). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Yurtsever, T., Schilling, T. M., Kölsch, M., Turner, J. D., Meyer, J., Schächinger, H., & Schote, A. B. (2016). The acute and temporary modulation of PERIOD genes by hydrocortisone in healthy subjects. Chronobiology International, 33(9), 1222–1234.


Chen, F. S., Kumsta, R., Dvorak, F., Domes, G., Yim, O. S., Ebstein, R. P., & Heinrichs, M. (2015). Genetic modulation of oxytocin sensitivity: A pharmacogenetic approach. Translational Psychiatry, 5, e664.

Frings, C., Schneider, K. K., & Fox, E. (2015). The negative priming paradigm: An update and implications for selective attention. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 22(6), 1577–1597.

Heflick, N. A., Goldenberg, J. L., Hart, J., & Kamp, S.-M. (2015). Death awareness and body–self dualism: A why and how of afterlife belief. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45(2), 267–275.

Heinrichs, M., Stächele, T., & Domes, G. (2015). Stress und Stressbewältigung (Bd. 58). Hogrefe Verlag.

Kamp, S.-M., & Donchin, E. (2015). ERP and pupil responses to deviance in an oddball paradigm. Psychophysiology, 52(4), 460–471.

Kamp, S.-M., Potts, G. F., & Donchin, E. (2015). On the roles of distinctiveness and semantic expectancies in episodic encoding of emotional words. Psychophysiology, 52(12), 1599–1609.

Kamp, S.-M., & Zimmer, H. D. (2015). Contributions of attention and elaboration to associative encoding in young and older adults. Neuropsychologia, 75, 252–264.

Kuehl, L. K., Deuter, C. E., Richter, S., Schulz, A., Rüddel, H., & Schächinger, H. (2015). Two separable mechanisms are responsible for mental stress effects on high frequency heart rate variability: An intra-individual approach in a healthy and a diabetic sample. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 95(3), 299–303.

Larra, M. F., Schilling, T. M., Röhrig, P., & Schächinger, H. (2015). Enhanced stress response by a bilateral feet compared to a unilateral hand Cold Pressor Test. Stress (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 18(5), 589–596.

Peifer, C., Schächinger, H., Engeser, S., & Antoni, C. H. (2015). Cortisol effects on flow-experience. Psychopharmacology, 232(6), 1165–1173.

Pramme, L., Dierolf, A. M., Naumann, E., & Frings, C. (2015). Distractor inhibition: Evidence from lateralized readiness potentials. Brain and Cognition, 98, 74–81.

Pramme, L., Schächinger, H., & Frings, C. (2015). Baroreceptor activity impacts upon controlled but not automatic distractor processing. Biological Psychology, 110, 75–84.

Schneider, Katja K., Hüle, L., Schote, A. B., Meyer, J., & Frings, C. (2015). Sex matters! Interactions of sex and polymorphisms of a cholinergic receptor gene (CHRNA5) modulate response speed. Neuroreport, 26(4), 186–191.

Schneider, Katja Kerstin, Schote, A. B., Meyer, J., & Frings, C. (2015). Genes of the dopaminergic system selectively modulate top-down but not bottom-up attention. Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience, 15(1), 104–116.

Schneider, Katja Kerstin, Schote, A. B., Meyer, J., Markett, S., Reuter, M., & Frings, C. (2015). Individual response speed is modulated by variants of the gene encoding the alpha 4 sub-unit of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (CHRNA4). Behavioural Brain Research, 284, 11–18.

Tempel, T., & Neumann, R. (2015). Gender role orientation moderates effects of stereotype activation on test performances. Social Psychology.


Chen, F. S., Schmitz, J., Domes, G., Tuschen-Caffier, B., & Heinrichs, M. (2014). Effects of acute social stress on emotion processing in children. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 40, 91–95.

Deuter, C. E., Best, D., Kuehl, L. K., Neumann, R., & Schächinger, H. (2014). Effects of approach-avoidance related motor behaviour on the startle response during emotional picture processing. Biological Psychology, 103, 292–296.

Ferreira de Sá, D. S., Schulz, A., Streit, F. E., Turner, J. D., Oitzl, M. S., Blumenthal, T. D., & Schächinger, H. (2014). Cortisol, but not intranasal insulin, affects the central processing of visual food cues. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 50, 311–320.

Frings, C., Schneider, K. K., & Moeller, B. (2014). Auditory distractor processing in sequential selection tasks. Psychological Research, 78(3), 411–422.

Frings, C., & Wühr, P. (2014). Top-down deactivation of interference from irrelevant spatial or verbal stimulus features. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76(8), 2360–2374.

Gross, K. M., Schote, A. B., Schneider, K. K., Schulz, A., & Meyer, J. (2014). Elevated social stress levels and depressive symptoms in primary hyperhidrosis. PloS One, 9(3), e92412.

Henson, R. N., Eckstein, D., Waszak, F., Frings, C., & Horner, A. J. (2014). Stimulus-response bindings in priming. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 18(7), 376–384.

Klaperski, S., von Dawans, B., Heinrichs, M., & Fuchs, R. (2014). Effects of a 12-week endurance training program on the physiological response to psychosocial stress in men: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 37(6), 1118–1133.

Larra, M. F., Schulz, A., Schilling, T. M., Ferreira de Sá, D. S., Best, D., Kozik, B., & Schächinger, H. (2014). Heart rate response to post-learning stress predicts memory consolidation. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 109, 74–81.

Mast, F., & Frings, C. (2014). The impact of the irrelevant: The task environment modulates the impact of irrelevant features in response selection. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance, 40(6), 2198–2213.

Moeller, B., Schächinger, H., & Frings, C. (2014). Irrelevant Stimuli and Action Control: Analyzing the Influence of Ignored Stimuli via the Distractor-Response Binding Paradigm. JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments), 87, e51571.

Neumann, R., & Lozo, L. (2012). Priming the activation of fear and disgust: Evidence for semantic processing. Emotion, 12(2), 223–228.

Neumann, R., Lozo, L., & Kunde, W. (2014). Not all behaviors are controlled in the same way: Different mechanisms underlie manual and facial approach and avoidance responses. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(1), 1.

Neumann, R., Schulz, S. M., Lozo, L., & Alpers, G. W. (2014). Automatic facial responses to near-threshold presented facial displays of emotion: Imitation or evaluation? Biological psychology, 96, 144–149.

Peifer, C., Schulz, A., Schächinger, H., Baumann, N., & Antoni, C. H. (2014). The relation of flow-experience and physiological arousal under stress—Can u shape it? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 53, 62–69.

Pramme, L., Larra, M. F., Schächinger, H., & Frings, C. (2014). Cardiac cycle time effects on mask inhibition. Biological Psychology, 100, 115–121.

Schilling, T. M., Larra, M. F., Deuter, C. E., Blumenthal, T. D., & Schächinger, H. (2014). Rapid cortisol enhancement of psychomotor and startle reactions to side-congruent stimuli in a focused cross-modal choice reaction time paradigm. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 24(11), 1828–1835.

Schilling, T. M., Sá, D. S. F. de, Westerhausen, R., Strelzyk, F., Larra, M. F., Hallschmid, M., Savaskan, E., Oitzl, M. S., Busch, H.-P., Naumann, E., & Schächinger, H. (2014). Intranasal insulin increases regional cerebral blood flow in the insular cortex in men independently of cortisol manipulation. Human Brain Mapping, 35(5), 1944–1956.

Tempel, T., & Neumann, R. (2014). Stereotype threat, test anxiety, and mathematics performance. Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 17(3), 491. 10.1007/s11218-014-9263-9

Tomova, L., von Dawans, B., Heinrichs, M., Silani, G., & Lamm, C. (2014). Is stress affecting our ability to tune into others? Evidence for gender differences in the effects of stress on self-other distinction. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 43, 95–104.


Cao-Lei, L., Suwansirikul, S., Jutavijittum, P., Mériaux, S. B., Turner, J. D., & Muller, C. P. (2013). Glucocorticoid receptor gene expression and promoter CpG modifications throughout the human brain. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47(11), 1597–1607.

Frings, C., Larra, M. F., Gräbener, A., Moeller, B., & Schächinger, H. (2013). Stress disrupts distractor-based retrieval of SR episodes. Biological Psychology, 93(1), 58–64.

Frings, C., Moeller, B., & Rothermund, K. (2013). Retrieval of event files can be conceptually mediated. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 75(4), 700–709.

Huggenberger, H. J., Suter, S. E., Blumenthal, T. D., & Schachinger, H. (2013). Maternal social stress modulates the development of prepulse inhibition of startle in infants. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 3, 84–90.

Kamp, S.-M., Brumback, T., & Donchin, E. (2013). The component structure of ERP subsequent memory effects in the Von Restorff paradigm and the word frequency effect in recall. Psychophysiology, 50(11), 1079–1093.

Kamp, S.-M., Murphy, A. R., & Donchin, E. (2013). The component structure of event-related potentials in the p300 speller paradigm. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering: A Publication of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 21(6), 897–907.

Klaperski, S., von Dawans, B., Heinrichs, M., & Fuchs, R. (2013). Does the level of physical exercise affect physiological and psychological responses to psychosocial stress in women? Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 14(2), 266–274.

Kozlik, J., & Neumann, R. (2013). Gaining the upper hand: Comparison of alphabetic and keyboard positions as spatial features of letters producing distinct S–R compatibility effects. Acta psychologica, 144(1), 51–60.

Kozlik, J., Neumann, R., & Kunde, W. (2013). ABC versus QWERTZ: Interference from mismatching sequences of letters in the alphabet and on the keyboard. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39(4), 1085.

Kranz, T. M., Ekawardhani, S., Lin, M. K., Witzmann, S. R., Streit, F., Schuelter, U., Bauer, H., Henseler, D., Turner, J. D., Muller, C. P., Reif, A., Schote, A. B., & Meyer, J. (2012). The chromosome 15q14 locus for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia: Is C15orf53 a major candidate gene? Journal of Psychiatric Research, 46(11), 1414–1420.

Schilling, T. M., Kölsch, M., Larra, M. F., Zech, C. M., Blumenthal, T. D., Frings, C., & Schächinger, H. (2013). For whom the bell (curve) tolls: Cortisol rapidly affects memory retrieval by an inverted U-shaped dose-response relationship. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(9), 1565–1572.

Schulz, A., Lass-Hennemann, J., Sütterlin, S., Schächinger, H., & Vögele, C. (2013). Cold pressor stress induces opposite effects on cardioceptive accuracy dependent on assessment paradigm. Biological Psychology, 93(1), 167–174.

Schulz, A., Strelzyk, F., Ferreira de Sá, D. S., Naumann, E., Vögele, C., & Schächinger, H. (2013). Cortisol rapidly affects amplitudes of heartbeat-evoked brain potentials—Implications for the contribution of stress to an altered perception of physical sensations? Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(11), 2686–2693.

Trifonova, S. T., Gantenbein, M., Turner, J. D., & Muller, C. P. (2013). The use of saliva for assessment of cortisol pulsatile secretion by deconvolution analysis. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(7), 1090–1101. ttps://

Trifonova, S. T., Zimmer, J., Turner, J. D., & Muller, C. P. (2013). Diurnal redistribution of human lymphocytes and their temporal associations with salivary cortisol. Chronobiology International, 30(5), 669–681.

Vernocchi, S., Battello, N., Schmitz, S., Revets, D., Billing, A. M., Turner, J. D., & Muller, C. P. (2013). Membrane Glucocorticoid Receptor Activation Induces Proteomic Changes Aligning with Classical Glucocorticoid Effects. Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, 12(7), 1764–1779.

Walter, M., Gerber, H., Kuhl, H. C., Schmid, O., Joechle, W., Lanz, C., Brenneisen, R., Schächinger, H., Riecher-Rössler, A., Wiesbeck, G. A., & Borgwardt, S. J. (2013). Acute Effects of Intravenous Heroin on the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Response: A Controlled Trial. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 33(2), 193–198.

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Daskalakis, N. P., Oitzl, M. S., Schächinger, H., Champagne, D. L., & Ronald de Kloet, E. (2012). Testing the cumulative stress and mismatch hypotheses of psychopathology in a rat model of early-life adversity. Physiology & Behavior, 106(5), 707–721.

Deuter, C. E., Kuehl, L. K., Blumenthal, T. D., Schulz, A., Oitzl, M. S., & Schachinger, H. (2012). Effects of Cold Pressor Stress on the Human Startle Response. PLoS ONE, 7(11), e49866.

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Strelzyk, F., Hermes, M., Naumann, E., Oitzl, M., Walter, C., Busch, H.-P., Richter, S., & Schachinger, H. (2012). Tune It Down to Live It Up? Rapid, Nongenomic Effects of Cortisol on the Human Brain. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(2), 616–625.

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Römer, S., Schulz, A., Richter, S., Lass-Hennemann, J., & Schächinger, H. (2011). Oral cortisol impairs implicit sequence learning. Psychopharmacology, 215(1), 33–40.

Schulz, A., Plein, D. E., Richter, S., Blumenthal, T. D., & Schächinger, H. (2011). Cold pressor stress affects cardiac attenuation of startle. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 79(3), 385–391.

Suter, S. E., Huggenberger, H. J., Blumenthal, T. D., & Schachinger, H. (2011). Differential effect of ill-being and chronic stress on cradling behavior of first and multi-time parents. Infant Behavior and Development, 34(1), 170–178.

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