• Publications
  • Influence
Investigation of mindfulness meditation practitioners with voxel-based morphometry.
Mindfulness meditators practice the non-judgmental observation of the ongoing stream of internal experiences as they arise. Using voxel-based morphometry, this study investigated MRI brain images ofExpand
  • 463
  • 40
Differential engagement of anterior cingulate and adjacent medial frontal cortex in adept meditators and non-meditators
This study investigated differences in brain activation during meditation between meditators and non-meditators. Fifteen Vipassana meditators (mean practice: 7.9 years, 2h daily) and fifteenExpand
  • 419
  • 27
Psychobiology of altered states of consciousness.
The article reviews the current knowledge regarding altered states of consciousness (ASC) (a) occurring spontaneously, (b) evoked by physical and physiological stimulation, (c) induced byExpand
  • 208
  • 19
Anticipation of reward in a nonaversive differential conditioning paradigm and the brain reward system:: an event-related fMRI study
Findings from animal as well as human neuroimaging studies suggest that reward delivery is associated with the activation of subcortical limbic and prefrontal brain regions, including the thalamus,Expand
  • 231
  • 17
Binge-Eating Disorder: Reward Sensitivity and Brain Activation to Images of Food
BACKGROUND The underlying neurobiological mechanisms that account for the onset and maintenance of binge-eating disorder (BED) are not sufficiently understood. This functional magnetic resonanceExpand
  • 297
  • 16
Fear and the startle reflex: blink modulation and autonomic response patterns in animal and mutilation fearful subjects.
The present study was designed to examine the pattern of startle reflex modulation and autonomic responses for individuals high in animal or blood-injury fear when viewing pictures of their fearedExpand
  • 284
  • 15
Symptom provocation and reduction in patients suffering from spider phobia
Neurofunctional mechanisms underlying cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) are still not clearly understood. This functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study focused on changes in brain activationExpand
  • 139
  • 14
Neural activations of the acquisition of conditioned sexual arousal: effects of contingency awareness and sex.
INTRODUCTION Learning processes like classical conditioning are involved in mediating sexual behavior. Yet, the neural bases underlying these processes have not been investigated so far. AIM TheExpand
  • 89
  • 12
Using music to induce emotions: Influences of musical preference and absorption
The present research addresses the induction of emotion during music listening in adults using categorical and dimensional theories of emotion as background. It further explores the influences ofExpand
  • 192
  • 12
Erotic and disgust-inducing pictures—Differences in the hemodynamic responses of the brain
The aim of this fMRI study was to explore brain structures that are involved in the processing of erotic and disgust-inducing pictures. The stimuli were chosen to trigger approach and withdrawalExpand
  • 116
  • 11