Articles in 2020

Xin F, Zhou X, Dong D, Zhao Z, Yang X, Wang Q, Gu Y, Kendrick KM, Chen A CA, Becker B CA. (2020) Oxytocin differentially modulates amygdala responses during top-down and bottom-up aversive anticipation. Advanced Science, doi: 10.1002/advs.202001077. (IF = 15.84), pdf

Xu X #, Dai J #, Liu C, Chen Y, Xin F, Zhou F, Zhou X, Huang Y, Wang J, Zou Z, Li J, Ebstein RP, Kendrick KM, Zhou B CA, Becker B CA. (2020) Common and disorder-specific neurofunctional markers of dysregulated empathic reactivity in Major Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 89(2), 114-116. (IF = 14.86), pdf

Quintana D CA, Lischke A, Grace S, Scheele D, Ma Y, Becker B CA. (2020) Advances in the field of oxytocin research: lessons learned and future directions for clinical research. Molecular Psychiatry (Epub ahead of print, doi: 10.1038/s41380-020-00864-7). (IF = 11.5), pdf

Zhou F CA, Li J, Zhao W, Xu L, Zheng X, Fu M, Yao S, Kendrick KM, Wager TD, Becker B CA. (2020) Empathic pain evoked by sensory an

emotional-communicative cues share common and process-specific neural representations. Elife, 9, e56929. Doi: 10.7554/eLife.56929. (IF =

7.08), pdf

Xu X #, Dai J #, Chen Y, Liu C, Xin F, Zhou X, Zhou F, Stamatakis EA, Yao S, Luo L, Huang Y, Wang J, Zou Z, Vatansever D, Kendrick KM, Zhou

B CA,Becker B CA. (2020) Intrinsic connectivity of the prefrontal cortex and striato-limbic system respectively differentiate Major Depressive from

Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2020, doi:10.1038/s41386-020-00868-5. (IF = 6.75), pdf

 Li J, Yang X, Zhou F, Liu C, Wei Z, Xin F, Daumann B, Daumann J, Kendrick KM, Becker B CA. (2020) Modafinil enhances cognitive, but not emotional conflict processing via enhanced inferior frontal gyrus activation and its communication with the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex. Neuropsychopharmacology, 45(6):1026-1033. (IF = 6.75), pdf

Jiang X CA, Ma X, Geng Y, Zhao Z, Zhou F, Zhao W, Yao S, Yang S, Zhao Z, Becker B, Kendrick KM. Intrinsic, dynamic and effective

connectivity among large-scale brain networks modulated by oxytocin. NeuroImage. 2020. Accepted. (IF= 5.902)

Liu C, Xu L, Li J, Zhou F, Yang X, Zheng X, Fu M, Li K, Sindermann C, Montag C, Ma Y, Scheele D, Ebstein RP, Yao S, Kendrick KM, Becker

B CA.(2020) Serotonin and early life stress interact to shape brain architecture and anxious avoidant behavior - a TPH2 imaging genetics

approach. Psychological Medicine, 28:1-9. doi: 10.1017/S0033291720002809. (IF = 5.81), pdf

Kou J, Zhang Y, Zhou F, Sindermann C, Montag C, Becker B, Kendrick KM CA. (2020) Genotype and dose-frequency determine acute and

chronic effects of oxytocin on amygdala fear responses in humans: therapeutic implications. Psychological Medicine. In press. (IF = 5.81)

Le J, Kou J, Zhao W, Fu M, Zhang Y, Becker B, Kendrick KM CA. (2020) Oxytocin biases eye-gaze to dynamic and static social images and the eyes of fearful faces: associated with trait autism. Translational Psychiatry, 10(1), 1-12. (IF = 5.28), pdf

Zhou X, Wu R, Liu C, Kou J, Chen Y, Pontes HM, Yao D, Kendrick KM, Becker B CA, Montag, C CA. (2020) Higher levels of (Internet) gaming disorder symptoms according to the WHO and APA frameworks associate with lower striatal volume. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 9(3):598-605. (IF = 5.14), pdf

Xu L, Becker B, Luo R, Zheng X, Zhao W, Zhang Q CA, Kendrick KM CA. (2020) Oxytocin amplifies sex differences in human mate choice.

Psychoneuroendocrinology, 112:104483. (IF = 4.7), pdf

Zhao W #, Luo R #, Sinermann C, Li J, Wei Z, Zhang Y, Liu C, Le J, Quintana D, Montag C, Becker B CA, Kendrick K CA. (2020) Oxytocin modulation of self-referential processing is partly replicable and sensitive to oxytocin receptor genotye. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 96, 109734. (IF = 4.36), pdf

Yu F, Sariyska R, Lachmann B, Wang Q, Reuter M, Weber B, Trautner P, Yao S, Montag C CA, Becker B  CA. (2020) Convergent cross

‐sectional an longitudinal evidence for gaming‐cue specific posterior parietal dysregulations in early stages of internet gaming disorder. Addiction Biology.

doi:10.1111/adb.12933. (IF = 4.12), pdf

Chen Y, Becker B, Zhang Y, Cui H, Du J, Wernicke J, Montag C, Kendrick KM CA, Yao S CA. (2020) Oxytocin increases the pleasantness of

affective touch and orbitofrontal cortex activity independent of valence. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 39, 99-110. (IF = 3.85), pdf

Le J, Kou J, Zhao W, Fu M, Zhang Y, Becker, B, Kendrick KM CA. (2020) Oxytocin facilitation of emotional empathy is associated with increased eye gaze toward the faces of individuals in emotional contexts. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 14:803. (IF = 3.71),pdf

Chen Y, Li Q, Zhang Q , Kou J, Zhang Y, Cui H, Wernicke J, Montag C, Becker B, Kendrick KM CA, Yao S CA. (2020) The effects of intranasal oxytocin on neural and behavioral responses to social touch in the form of massage. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 14:589878. doi: 10.3389/ fnins.2020.589878 (IF = 3.71)

Xu L, Bolt T, Nomi JS, Li J, Zheng X, Fu M, Kendrick KM, Becker B CA, Uddin LQ. (2020) Inter-subject phase synchronization differentiates

neural networks underlying physical pain empathy. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 15(2):225-233. (IF = 3.57), pdf

Zhuang Q #, Yao SX #, Zhu SY, Yang X, Zhou XQ, Xu XL, Chen Z, Lan CM, Zhao WH, Becker B, Kendrick KM CA. (2020) Oxytocin-induced facilitation of

learning in a probabilistic task is associated with reduced feedback- and error-related negativity potentials. Journal of Psychopharmacology, in press. (IF =


Zhou X, Meng Y, Schmitt H, Montag C, Kendrick K, Becker B CA. (2020) Cognitive flexibility mediates the association between early life stress

and habitual behavior. Personality and Individual Differences, 167,110231. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2020.110231. (IF = 2.31), pdf

Wernicke J CA, Zhang Y, Felten A, Du J, Yao S, Kou J, Chen Y, Kendrick KM, Becker B, Reuter M, and Montag, C. (2020) Blood oxytocin levels are not associated with ADHD tendencies and emotionality in healthy adults. Neuroscience Letters738, 135312. (IF = 2.27)

Schmitt HS CA, Sindermann C, Li M, Ma Y, Kendrick KM, Becker B, Montag C. (2020) The dark side of emotion recognition-evidence from cross-cultural research in Germany and China. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1132. (IF = 2.07)