Publications

Bold – current or former lab members

In principle accepted (IPA) registered reports and preprints

Weiß, M.*, Saulin, A.*, Iotzov, V., Hewig, J., & Hein, G. (2022). Can monetary incentives overturn fairness-based decisions? Royal Society Open Science.

Rodrigues*, J., Weiß, M.*, Hein, G., & Hewig, J. (2022). Electrophysiological correlates of why humans deviate from rational decision making: A registered replication study. Psychophysiology.

Most recent publications in Social Neuroscience

Weiß, M., Vassil, I., Zhou, Y., & Hein, G. (2022). The bright and dark sides of egoism. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13.

Iotzov, V., Saulin, A., Kaiser, J., Han, S., & Hein, G. (2022). Financial incentives facilitate stronger neural computation of prosocial decisions in lower empathic adult females. Social Neuroscience, 0(0) 1–21.

Zhou, Y., Lindström B., Soutchek, A., Kang, P., Tobler P. N.*, & Hein, G* (2022). Learning from ingroup experiences changes attitudes and neural responses towards outgroups. Journal of Neuroscience, 42(36), 6931–6945.

Saulin A., Horn U., Lotze M., Kaiser J., & Hein G. (2022). The neural computation of human prosocial choices in complex motivational states. NeuroImage, 247, 118827.

Kang, P., Burke, C. J., Tobler, P. N.*, & Hein, G.* (2021). Why we learn less from observing outgroups. Journal of Neuroscience, 41(1), 144-152.

Luo, S., Zhang, T., Li, W., Yu, M., Hein, G., & Han, S. (2019). Interactions between oxytocin receptor gene and intergroup relationship on empathic neural responses to others' pain. Social Cognitive und Affective Neuroscience, 14(5), 505-517.

Hein, G., Engelmann, J. B., & Tobler, P. N. (2018). Pain relief provided by an outgroup member enhances analgesia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 285(1887), 20180501.

Windmann, S., & Hein, G. (2018). Altruism from the perspective of the social neuroscience. Neuroforum, 24(1), A11-A18.

Hein, G., Engelmann, J. B., Vollberg, M., & Tobler P. N. (2016). How learning shapes the empathic brain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(1), 80-85.

Hein, G., Morishima, Y., Sul, S., Leiberg, S., & Fehr, E. (2016). The brain's functional architecture reveals human motives. Science, 351(6277), 1074-1078.

- Comment: Gluth, S., & Fontanesi, L. (2016). Wiring the altruistic brain. Science, 351(6277), 1028-1029.

Baumgartner, T., Saulin, A., Hein, G., & Knoch, D. (2016). Structural differences in insular cortex reflect vicarious injustice insensitivity. Plos One, 11(12), e0167538.

Most recent publications in Psychology and Clinical Sciences

Hübner, T., Wolfgang, T., Theis, A. C., Steber, M., Wiedenmann, L., Wöckel, A., Diessner, J., Hein, G., Gründahl, M., Kämmerer, U., Kittel-Schneider, S. & Bartmann, C. (2022). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on stress and other psychological factors in pregnant women giving birth during the first wave of the pandemic. Reproductive Health, 19(1), 189.

Gründahl M., Weiß M., Maier L., Hewig J., Deckert J., & Hein G. (2022). Construction and Validation of a Scale to Measure Loneliness and Isolation during Social Distancing and its Effect on Mental Health. Front Psychiatry, 13, 798596.

Weiß, M., Baumeister, H., Cohrdes, C., Deckert, J., Gründahl, M., Pryss, R., & Hein, G. (2022). Extraversion moderates the relationship between social media use and depression. Journal of Affective Disorders Reports, 8, 100343.

Gründahl M., Retzlaff L., Herrmann M., Andreatta M.*, & Hein G.* (2021). The skin conductance response indicating pain relief is independent of self or social influence on pain. Psychophysiology, 59(3), e13978.

Hein G.*, Gamer M.*, Gall D., Gründahl M., Domschke K., Andreatta M., Wieser M. J., & Pauli P. (2021). Social cognitive factors outweigh negative emotionality in predicting Covid-19 related safety behavior. Preventive Medicine Reports, 24, 101559.

Qi Y., Bruch D., Krop P., Herrmann M. J., Latoschik M. E., Deckert J., & Hein, G. (2021).Social buffering of human fear is shaped by gender, social concern and the presence of real vs virtual agents. Translational Psychiatry, 11(1), 641.

Weiß, M., Hein, G., & Hewig, J. (2021). Between joy and sympathy: smiling and sad recipient faces increase prosocial behavior in the dictator game. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(11), 6172.

Gründahl M., Deckert J., & Hein G. (2020). Three questions to consider before using ecological momentary interventions (EMI) in psychiatry. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, 333.

Qi Y., Herrmann M. J., Bell L., Fackler A., Han S., Deckert J., & Hein G. (2020). The mere physical presence of another person reduces human autonomic responses to aversive sounds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 287(1919) 20192241.

Schmid, B., Schulz, S. M., Schuler, M., Göpfert, D., Hein, G., Heuschmann, P., Wumb, T., Pauli, P., Meybohm, P., & Rittner, H. L. (2021). Impaired psychological well-being of healthcare workers in a German department of anesthesiology is independent of immediate SARS-CoV-2 exposure–a longitudinal observational study. German Medical Science: GMS e-journal, 19, Doc11.

Eichner, F. A., Gelbrich, G., Weißbrich, B., Dölken, L., Kurzai, O., Deckert, J., Ertl, G., Barth, M., Hein, G., Neuhauser, H., Morbach, C., Störk, S., & Heuschmann, P. (2021). Seroprävalenz von COVID-19 und psychosoziale Auswirkungen in der Allgemeinbevölkerung: Ergebnisse des STAAB-COVID-One Programms. Das Gesundheitswesen, 83(12), 965–975.

Beierle, F., Schobel, J., Vogel, C., Allgaier, J., Mulansky, L., Haug, F., Haug, J., Schlee, W., Holfelder, M., Stach, M., Schickler, M., Baumeister, H., Cohrdes, C., Deckert, J., Deserno, L., Edler, J. S., Eichner, F. A., Greger, H., Hein, G., Heuschmann, P., … Weiß, M., & Pryss, R. (2021). Corona Health – A Study- and Sensor-based Mobile App Platform Exploring Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(14), 7395.

Schütz, M., Ciaramidaro, A., Martinelli, A., Öller, R., Hartmann, D., Hein, G., Iotzov, V., Colle, L., Becchio, C., Walter, H., & Freitag, C. M. (2020). Communicative Intentions in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 79, 101666.

Books and chapters

Zhou, Y. Hein, G. (2022). The neuroscience of prosocial behavior towards in- and outgroup members. In P. Molenbergh (Ed.), The neuroscience of intergroup relations: Global perspectives on the neural underpinnings of intergroup behaviour, ingroup bias and prejudice (pp. 111-126). Routledge.

Hein, G., Qi, Y.,  & Han, S. (2021). The biological foundations and modulation of empathy. In P. M. A. van Lange, E. T. Higgins, & A. W. Kruglanski (Eds.), Social Psychology: Handbook of Basic Principles (3rd Ed.) (pp.127-140). The Guilford Press.

Saulin, A. & Hein, G. (2020). Empathie bei Mensch und Tier. In U. Lüke, & G. Souvignier (Eds.), Der Mensch - ein Tier. Und sonst? Interdisziplinäre Annäherungen (pp. 99-123). Verlag Herder.

Hein, G. (2018). Neurowissenschaftliche Sozialpsychologie oder Soziale Neurowissenschaften. In O. Decker (Ed.), Sozialpsychologie und Sozialtheorie, Band 1: Zugänge (pp. 189-202). VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Hein, G. (2013). Empathy and resilience in a connected world. In M. Kent, M. C. Davis, & J. W. Reich (Eds.), The resilience handbook: approaches to stress and trauma (pp. 144-155). Routledge.

Engelmann, J. B. Hein, G. (2013). Contextual and social influences on valuation and choice. In V. S. C. Pammi & N. Srinivasan (Eds.), Progress in Brain Research, (Vol. 202, pp. 215-237). Elsevier.

Singer, T., & Hein, G. (2012). Human empathy through the lens of psychology and social neuroscience. In F. B. M. de Waal & P. F. Ferrari (Eds.), The primate mind (pp. 158-174). Harvard University Press.

- Book review: Keysers, C. (2012). Primate cognition: Copy that. Nature, 482(7384), 158-159.

Hein, G. (2011). Glück in den Neurowissenschaften: Was zeigen bildgebende Verfahren? In D. Thomä, C. Henning, & O. Mitcherlich (Eds.), Glück: Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch (pp. 374-383). Metzler.

Hein, G. & Singer, T. (2009). Neuroscience meets social psychology: an integrative approach to human empathy and prosocial behavior. In M. Mikulincer & P. R. Shaver (Eds). Prosocial motives, emotions, and behavior: The better angels of our nature (pp. 109–125). APA press.

Publications in Social and Cognitive Neuroscience

Weiß, M., Vassil, I., Zhou, Y., & Hein, G. (2022). The bright and dark sides of egoism. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13.

Iotzov, V., Saulin, A., Kaiser, J., Han, S., & Hein, G. (2022). Financial incentives facilitate stronger neural computation of prosocial decisions in lower empathic adult females. Social Neuroscience, 0(0) 1–21.

Zhou, Y., Lindström B., Soutchek, A., Kang, P., Tobler P. N.*, & Hein, G* (2022). Learning from ingroup experiences changes attitudes and neural responses towards outgroups. Journal of Neuroscience, 42(36), 6931–6945.

Saulin A., Horn U., Lotze M., Kaiser J., & Hein G. (2022). The neural computation of human prosocial choices in complex motivational states. NeuroImage, 247, 118827.

Kang, P., Burke, C. J., Tobler, P. N.*, & Hein, G.* (2021). Why we learn less from observing outgroups. Journal of Neuroscience, 41(1), 144-152.

Luo, S., Zhang, T., Li, W., Yu, M., Hein, G., & Han, S. (2019). Interactions between oxytocin receptor gene and intergroup relationship on empathic neural responses to others' pain. Social Cognitive und Affective Neuroscience, 14(5), 505-517.

Hein, G., Engelmann, J. B., & Tobler, P. N. (2018). Pain relief provided by an outgroup member enhances analgesia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 285(1887), 20180501.

Windmann, S., & Hein, G. (2018). Altruism from the perspective of the social neuroscience. Neuroforum, 24(1), A11-A18.

Hein, G., Engelmann, J. B., Vollberg, M., & Tobler P. N. (2016). How learning shapes the empathic brain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(1), 80-85.

Hein, G., Morishima, Y., Sul, S., Leiberg, S., & Fehr, E. (2016). The brain's functional architecture reveals human motives. Science, 351(6277), 1074-1078.

- Comment: Gluth, S., & Fontanesi, L. (2016). Wiring the altruistic brain. Science, 351(6277), 1028-1029.

Baumgartner, T., Saulin, A., Hein, G., & Knoch, D. (2016). Structural differences in insular cortex reflect vicarious injustice insensitivity. Plos One, 11(12), e0167538.

Sul, S., Tobler, P. N., Hein, G., Leiberg, S., Jung, D., Fehr, E., & Kim, H. (2015). Spatial gradient in other-regarding value representation along the medial prefrontal cortex predicts individual differences in altruism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(25), 7851-7856.

Hein, G., Silani, G., Preuschoff, K., Batson, C. D., & Singer, T. (2010). Neural responses to ingroup and outgroup members’ suffering predict individual differences in costly helping. Neuron, 68(1), 149-160.

Naumer, M. J., Ratz, L., Yalachkov, Y., Polony, A., Doehrmann, O., van de Ven, V., Müller, N. G., Kaiser, J., & Hein, G. (2010). Visuo-haptic convergence in a corticocerebellar network. European Journal of Neuroscience, 31(10), 1730-1736.

Naumer, M. J., Doehrmann O., Müller N. G., Muckli L., Kaiser J., & Hein, G. (2009). Learning-induced cortical plasticity of audio-visual object representations. Cerebral Cortex, 19(7), 1641-1653.

Hein, G. & Singer, T. (2008). I feel how you feel but not always: The Empathic Brain and its Modulation. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 18(2), 153-158.

Fuhrmann Alpert, G., Hein, G., Tsai, N., Naumer, M. J., & Knight, R. T. (2008). Temporal characteristics of audiovisual information processing. Journal of Neuroscience, 28(20), 5344-5349.

- Comment: Liang, M. van Leeuwen, T. M., & Proux, M. J. (2008). Propagation of brain activity during audiovisual integration. Journal of Neuroscience, 28(36), 8861.

Hein, G. & Knight, R. T. (2008). Superior temporal sulcus – It’s my area: Or is it? Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20(12), 2125-2136.

Hein, G., Alink, A., Kleinschmidt, A., & Mueller, N. G. (2008). The attentional blink modulates activity in early visual cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21(1), 197-206.

Hein, G., Alink, A., Kleinschmidt, A., & Müller, N. G. (2007). Competing neural responses for auditory and visual decisions. PloS One, 2(3), e320.

Hein, G., Doehrmann O., Müller N. G., Kaiser J., Muckli L., & Naumer M. J. (2007). Object familiarity and semantic congruency modulate responses in cortical audiovisual integration areas. Journal of Neuroscience, 27(30), 7881-7887.

Publications in Psychology and Clinical Sciences

Hübner, T., Wolfgang, T., Theis, A. C., Steber, M., Wiedenmann, L., Wöckel, A., Diessner, J., Hein, G., Gründahl, M., Kämmerer, U., Kittel-Schneider, S. & Bartmann, C. (2022). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on stress and other psychological factors in pregnant women giving birth during the first wave of the pandemic. Reproductive Health, 19(1), 189.

Gründahl M., Weiß M., Maier L., Hewig J., Deckert J., & Hein G. (2022). Construction and Validation of a Scale to Measure Loneliness and Isolation during Social Distancing and its Effect on Mental Health. Front Psychiatry, 13, 798596.

Weiß, M., Baumeister, H., Cohrdes, C., Deckert, J., Gründahl, M., Pryss, R., & Hein, G. (2022). Extraversion moderates the relationship between social media use and depression. Journal of Affective Disorders Reports, 8, 100343.

Gründahl M., Retzlaff L., Herrmann M., Andreatta M.*, & Hein G.* (2021). The skin conductance response indicating pain relief is independent of self or social influence on pain. Psychophysiology, 59(3), e13978.

Hein G.*, Gamer M.*, Gall D., Gründahl M., Domschke K., Andreatta M., Wieser M. J., & Pauli P. (2021). Social cognitive factors outweigh negative emotionality in predicting Covid-19 related safety behavior. Preventive Medicine Reports, 24, 101559.

Qi Y., Bruch D., Krop P., Herrmann M. J., Latoschik M. E., Deckert J., & Hein, G. (2021).Social buffering of human fear is shaped by gender, social concern and the presence of real vs virtual agents. Translational Psychiatry, 11(1), 641.

Weiß, M., Hein, G., & Hewig, J. (2021). Between joy and sympathy: smiling and sad recipient faces increase prosocial behavior in the dictator game. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(11), 6172.

Gründahl M., Deckert J., & Hein G. (2020). Three questions to consider before using ecological momentary interventions (EMI) in psychiatry. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, 333.

Qi Y., Herrmann M. J., Bell L., Fackler A., Han S., Deckert J., & Hein G. (2020). The mere physical presence of another person reduces human autonomic responses to aversive sounds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 287(1919) 20192241.

Schmid, B., Schulz, S. M., Schuler, M., Göpfert, D., Hein, G., Heuschmann, P., Wumb, T., Pauli, P., Meybohm, P., & Rittner, H. L. (2021). Impaired psychological well-being of healthcare workers in a German department of anesthesiology is independent of immediate SARS-CoV-2 exposure–a longitudinal observational study. German Medical Science: GMS e-journal, 19, Doc11.

Eichner, F. A., Gelbrich, G., Weißbrich, B., Dölken, L., Kurzai, O., Deckert, J., Ertl, G., Barth, M., Hein, G., Neuhauser, H., Morbach, C., Störk, S., & Heuschmann, P. (2021). Seroprävalenz von COVID-19 und psychosoziale Auswirkungen in der Allgemeinbevölkerung: Ergebnisse des STAAB-COVID-One Programms. Das Gesundheitswesen, 83(12), 965–975.

Beierle, F., Schobel, J., Vogel, C., Allgaier, J., Mulansky, L., Haug, F., Haug, J., Schlee, W., Holfelder, M., Stach, M., Schickler, M., Baumeister, H., Cohrdes, C., Deckert, J., Deserno, L., Edler, J. S., Eichner, F. A., Greger, H., Hein, G., Heuschmann, P., … Weiß, M., & Pryss, R. (2021). Corona Health – A Study- and Sensor-based Mobile App Platform Exploring Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(14), 7395.

Schütz, M., Ciaramidaro, A., Martinelli, A., Öller, R., Hartmann, D., Hein, G., Iotzov, V., Colle, L., Becchio, C., Walter, H., & Freitag, C. M. (2020). Communicative Intentions in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 79, 101666.

Hein, G., Lamm C., Brodbeck C., & Singer T. (2011). Skin conductance response to the pain of others predicts later costly helping. PLoS One, 6(8), e22759.

Hein, G., Parr, A., & Duncan, J. (2006). Within modality and cross modality attentional blinks in a simple discrimination task. Perception & Psychophysics, 68(1), 54-61.

Hein, G., Schubert, T., & von Cramon, D. Y. (2005). Closed-head injury and perceptual processing in dual-task situations. Experimental Brain Research, 160(2), 223-234.

Hein, G. & Schubert, T. (2004). Aging and input processing in dual-task situations. Psychology and Aging, 19(3), 416-432.

Friederici, A. D., Kotz, S. A., Werheid K., Hein, G., & von Cramon, D. Y. (2003). Syntactic comprehension in Parkinson’s disease: investigating early automatic and late integrational processes using event-related brain potentials. Neuropsychology, 17(1), 133-142.

Kotz, S. A., Frisch, S., Werheid, K., Hein, G., von Cramon, D. Y., & Friederici, A. D. (2002). The role of the basal ganglia in syntactic language processing: Event-related potential evidence from different patient populations and syntactic paradigms. Brain and Language, 83(1), 68-70.

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