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Katharina Pauly
RWTH Aachen University
Neural correlates of consciousnessDevelopmental psychologyPsychologyCognitive psychologySchizophrenia
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#1Jonas Hornung (University of Tübingen)H-Index: 3
#2Elke Stefanie Smith (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 2
Last. Birgit Derntl (University of Tübingen)H-Index: 31
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While general self-referential processes and their neural underpinnings have been extensively investigated with neuroimaging tools, limited data is available on sex differences regarding self- and other-referential processing. To fill this gap, we measured 17 healthy women and men who performed a self- vs. other-appraisal task during functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) using gender-stereotypical adjectives. During the self-appraisal task, typical male (e.g. ‘dominant’, ‘competitive’) an...
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#1Elke Stefanie Smith (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 2
#2Jessica Junger (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 4
Last. Ute Habel (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 42
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Abstract Several studies report sex differences in sensitivity to gendered stimuli. We assume many of these to reflect differences as to the sex to which one feels attracted rather than to biological sex per se. Investigating voice perception, a function of high social relevance, we show that the behavioural and neural (BOLD) responses to male and female voices are mediated by sex and sexual orientation. In heterosexual men and women, we found an opposite-sex effect, reflected in higher classifi...
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#1Elke Stefanie Smith (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 2
#2Jessica Junger (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 4
Last. Ute Habel (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 42
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Abstract The phenomenon of gender incongruence is hypothesized to arise from a discrepant sexual development of the brain and the genitals, contingent on genetic and hormonal mechanisms. We aimed at visualizing transgender identity on a neurobiological level, assuming a higher functional similarity to individuals of the aspired rather than assigned sex. Implementing a gender perception paradigm featuring male and female voice stimuli, behavioral and functional imaging data of transmen were compa...
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#1Sarah Oetken (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 1
#2Katharina Pauly (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 17
Last. Anna Pohl (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 5
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Abstract Self-evaluation affects one's own mental state, social interactions and everyday life. Mood, in turn, has an impact on self-evaluation. However, the influence of mood on self-evaluation at the neural level has barely been examined. In this fMRI study, the interaction of mood and self-perception was investigated in 20 healthy participants. Happy, sad and neutral music was presented while participants were instructed to immerse themselves in the mood of the music and to rate how well pres...
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#1Benjamin Clemens (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 8
#2Jessica Junger (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 4
Last. Ute Habel (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 22
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Introduction Recent research found gender-related differences in resting-state functional connectivity (rs-FC) measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). To the best of our knowledge, there are no studies examining the differences in rs-FC between men, women, and individuals who report a discrepancy between their anatomical sex and their gender identity, i.e. gender dysphoria (GD). Methods To address this important issue, we present the first fMRI study systematically investigatin...
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#1Benjamin Clemens (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 8
#2Christina Regenbogen (KI: Karolinska Institutet)H-Index: 11
Last. Thilo Kellermann (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 33
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In functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies that apply a ‘subsequent memory’ approach, successful encoding is indicated by increased fMRI activity during the encoding phase for hits versus misses, in areas underlying memory encoding such as the hippocampal formation. Signal-detection theory (SDT) can be used to analyze memory-related fMRI activity as a function of the participant’s memory trace strength (d’). The goal of the present study was to use SDT to examine the relationship be...
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#1Jessica Junger (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 4
#2Ute Habel (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 42
Last. Katharina Pauly (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 17
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Gender dysphoria (also known as “transsexualism”) is characterized as a discrepancy between anatomical sex and gender identity. Research points towards neurobiological influences. Due to the sexually dimorphic characteristics of the human voice, voice gender perception provides a biologically relevant function, e.g. in the context of mating selection. There is evidence for a better recognition of voices of the opposite sex and a differentiation of the sexes in its underlying functional cerebral ...
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#1Katharina Pauly (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 17
#2Tilo Kircher (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 26
Last. Ute Habel (RWTH Aachen University)H-Index: 42
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Self-concept is deeply affected in schizophrenia. Positive symptoms in particular are related to disturbed self/other distinctions. The neural networks underlying self-evaluation in schizophrenia have barely been investigated. The study reported here involved 13 patients with schizophrenia and 13 matched controls. During functional MRI, participants decided in three conditions whether the presented positive and negative personality traits characterized themselves, an intimate person, or included...
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#1Axel KrugH-Index: 23
#2Maurice CabanisH-Index: 5
Last. Tilo KircherH-Index: 51
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Abstract Decision-making is an everyday routine that entails several subprocesses. Decisions under uncertainty occur when either prior information is incomplete or the outcomes of the decision are unclear. The aim of the present study was to disentangle the neural correlates of information gathering as well as reaching a decision and to explore effects of uncertainty acceptance or avoidance in a large sample of healthy subjects. Sixty-four healthy volunteers performed a decision-making under unc...
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#1Axel KrugH-Index: 23
#2Maurice CabanisH-Index: 5
Last. Tilo KircherH-Index: 51
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Abstract Decisions are called decisions under uncertainty when either prior information is incomplete or the outcomes of the decision are unclear. Alterations in these processes related to decisions under uncertainty have been linked to delusions. In patients with schizophrenia, the underlying neural networks have only rarely been studied. We aimed to disentangle the neural correlates of decision-making and relate them to neuropsychological and psychopathological parameters in a large sample of ...
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