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Oxytocin erhöht Vertrauen

Kosfeld, M.*, Heinrichs, M.*, Zak, P., Fischbacher, U. & Fehr, E. (2005). Oxytocin increases trust in humans. Nature, 435, 673-676. (* shared first authorship)


Neurohormone und
soziales Gehirn


Nature Podcast

Meyer-Lindenberg, A., Domes, G., Kirsch., P. & Heinrichs, M. (2011). Oxytocin and vasopressin in the human brain: social neuropeptides for translational medicine. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 12, 524-538.


Testosteron und Sozialverhalten

Eisenegger, C., Naef, M., Snozzi, R., Heinrichs, M. & Fehr, E. (2010). Prejudice and truth about the effect of testosterone on human bargaining behaviour. Nature, 463, 356-359.


Testosteron und Kooperation

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Eisenegger, C., Naef, M., Snozzi, R., Heinrichs, M. & Fehr, E. (2012). New evidence on testosterone and cooperation. Nature, 485, 5-6.

Genetik des Sozialen



Chen, F. S.*, Kumsta, R.*, von Dawans, B., Monakhov, M., Ebstein, R. P. & Heinrichs, M. (2011). Common oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) polymorphism and social support interact to reduce stress in humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 108, 19937-19942. (* shared first authorship)
Faculty of 1000: top 2% of published articles in biology and medicine

Stress und Sozialverhalten



Interview mit Prof. Heinrichs

von Dawans, B., Fischbacher, U., Kirschbaum, C., Fehr, E. & Heinrichs, M. (2012).
The social dimension of stress reactivity: acute stress increases prosocial behavior in humans.
Psychological Science
, 23, 651-660.


Blickkontakt und Überzeugungskraft



Chen, F. S., Minson, J. A., Schöne, M. & Heinrichs, M. (2013).
In the eye of the beholder: eye contact increases resistance to persuasion.
Psychological Science, 24, 2254-2261.

Neue Perspektiven der Schizophrenietherapie

Drug Discovery


Millan, M. J., Andrieux, A., Bartzokis, G., Cadenhead, K., Dazzan, P., Fusar-Poli, P., Gallinat, J., Giedd, J., Grayson, D. R., Heinrichs, M., Kahn, R., Krebs, M. O., Leboyer, M., Lewis, D., Marin, O., Marin, P., Meyer-Lindenberg, A., McGorry, P., McGuire, P., Owen, M. J., Patterson, P., Sawa, A., Spedding, M., Uhlhaas, P., Vaccarino, F., Wahlestedt, C. & Weinberger, D. (2016). Altering the course of schizophrenia: progress and perspectives. Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, 15, 485-515.

Genetik der Sensitivität für Oxytocin

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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.

Soziale Hormone und Gehirn

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Heinrichs, M., Chen, F. S. & Domes, G. (2013). Social neuropeptides in the human brain: oxytocin and social behavior. In S. Baron-Cohen, H. Tager-Flusberg & M. Lombardo (Eds.), Understanding other minds (3rd ed.) (pp. 291-307). Oxford: Oxyford University Press.

Sozialer Stress und soziale Nähe

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Heinrichs, M., Chen, F. S., Domes, G. & Kumsta, R. (2013). Social stress and social approach. In J. Armony & P. Vuilleumier (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Human Affective Neuroscience (pp. 509-532). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Oxytocin und psychobiologische Therapie

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Heinrichs, M., Chen, F. S. & Domes, G. (2012). Oxytocin. In S. G. Hofmann (Ed.), Psychobiological approaches for anxiety disorders: treatment combination strategies (pp. 123-143). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Oxytocin, Vasopressin
und Sozialverhalten

Heinrichs, M., von Dawans, B. & Domes, G. (2009). Oxytocin, vasopressin, and human social behavior. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 30, 548-557.


Cortison reduziert Angst
bei Phobiepatienten

Soravia, L. M., Heinrichs, M., Aerni, A., Maroni, C., Schelling, G., Ehlert, U., Roozendaal, B. & de Quervain, D. J.-F. (2006). Glucocorticoids reduce phobic fear in humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 103, 5585-5590.


Oxytocin, Vertrauen
und Hirnaktivierung

Baumgartner, T., Heinrichs, M., Vonlanthen, A., Fischbacher, U. & Fehr, E. (2008). Oxytocin shapes the neural circuitry of trust and trust adaptation in humans. Neuron, 58, 639-650.


Riskofaktoren für posttraumatische Belastungsstörung

Heinrichs, M., Wagner, D., Schoch, W., Soravia, L. M., Hellhammer, D. H. & Ehlert, U. (2005). Predicting posttraumatic stress symptoms from pretraumatic risk factors: A 2-year prospective follow-up study in firefighters. American Journal of Psychiatry, 162, 2276-2286.


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