Peer-reviewed publications – first or corresponding authorships (2023-2010)


100. Montag CCA, Marciano L, Schulz PJ, Becker BCA (2023) Unlocking social media’s brain secrets through neuroscience. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, in press [IF 19.901]

99. Zhuang Q, Qiao L, Xu L, Yao S, Chen S, Zheng X, Li J, Fu M, Li K, Vatansever D, Ferraro S, Kendrick KMCA, Becker BCA (2023) The right inferior frontal gyrus as a pivotal node and effective regulator of the basal ganglia-thalamocortical response inhibition circuit in humans. Psychoradiology (IF NYA).

98. LiuC, Li K, Fu M, Zhang Y, Sindermann C, Montag C, Zheng X, Zhang H, Yao S, Wang Z, Zhou B, Kendrick KM, Becker BCA (2023) A central serotonin regulating gene polymorphism (TPH2) determines vulnerability to acute tryptophan depletion-induced anxiety and ventromedial prefrontal threat reactivity. European Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, in press [IF 5.615]

97. Fan H, Liu Z, Wu X, Yu G, Gu X, Kuang N, Zhang K, Liu Y, Jia T, Sahakian BJ, Robbins TW, Schumann G, Cheng W, Feng J, Becker BCA, Zhang JCA (2023) Decoding anxiety-impulsivity subtypes in preadolescent internalizing disorders identifies distinct neurodevelopment, genetic, cognitive and clinical trajectory signatures. British Journal of Psychiatry, in press [IF 10.671]

96. Yu G#, Wu X#, Liu Z#, Becker B#, Kuang N, Kang J, Dong G, Zhao X, Schumann G, Feng J, Sahakian B, Robbins T, Palaniyappan L, Jie Z (2023) Common and disorders-specific cortical thickness alterations in internalizing, externalizing and thought disorders in the preadolescents of the ABCD study. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, in press [IF 5.699] (#shared first authors)

95. Wang L, Zhou X, Song X, Gan X, Zhang R, Liu X, Jiao G, Ferraro S, Bore MC, Yu F, Zhao W, Montag CCA, Becker BCA (2023) Fear of missing out (FOMO) associates with reduced cortical thickness in core regions of the posterior default mode network and higher levels of problematic smartphone and social media use. Addictive Behaviors, online ahead of print, DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2023.107709 [IF 4.591]

94. Zhang R, Zhao W, Qi Z, Xu T, Zhou FCA, Becker BCA (2023) Angiotensin II regulates the neural expression of subjective fear in humans – a precision pharmaco-neuroimaging approach. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging 8:262-270 [IF 6.050]. Solicited commentary by Y Paloyelis in Biological Psychiatry: CNNI 8:233-234

93. Xu T, Zhou X, Kanen JW, Wan L, Chen Z, Zhang R, Jiao G, Zhou F, Zhao W, Yao S, Becker BCA (2023) Angiotensin blockade enhances motivational reward learning via enhancing ventral striatal prediction error and frontostriatal communication. Molecular Psychiatry, online ahead of print, DOI: 10.1038/s41380-023-02001-6 [IF 13.437]

92. Xu S, Zhang Z, Li L, Zhou Y, Lin D, Zhang M, Zhang L, Huang G, Liu X, Becker BCA, Liang ZCA (2023) Functional connectivity profiles of the default mode and visual networks reflect temporal accumulative effects of sustained emotional experience. Neuroimage 269:119941

91. Zhou X, Xu T, Zeng Y, Zhang R, Qi Z, Zhao W, Kendrick KM, Becker BCA (2023) The angiotensin antagonist Losartan shifts social reward motivation and punishment feedback sensitivity via modulating midbrain-striato-frontal circuits. The Journal of Neuroscience 43:472-483 [IF 6.167]

90. Yang X, Zhou X, Becker BCA, Linden D, Hernaus DCA (2023) Age-dependent changes in the dynamic functional organization of the brain at rest – a cross cultural replication approach. Cerebral Cortex, online ahead of print, DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhac512 [IF 4.861]

89. Montag CCA, Becker BCA (2022) Neuroimaging the effects of smartphone (over-)use on brain function and structure – a review on the current state of MRI-based findings and roadmap for future research. Psychoradiology (IF NYA).

88. Chen Y, Liu C, Xin F, Zhou H, Huang Y, Wang J, dai J, Zou Z, Ferraro S, Kendrick KM, Zhou BCA, Xu XCA, Becker BCA (2023) Opposing and emotion-specific frontal alterations during facial emotion processing in generalized anxiety and depression. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry 123: 110716 [IF 5.201]


87. Montag CCA, Klugah-Brown B, Zhou X, Wernicke J, Liu C, Kou J, Chen Y, Haas BW, Becker BCA (2022). Trust towards humans and trust towards products with artificial intelligence are not associated: initial insights from self-report and neurostructural brain imaging. Personality Neuroscience (accepted) [IF NYA].

86. Klugah-Brown B, Zhou X, Wang L, Gan X,, Zhang R, Liu X, Song X, Zhao W, Biswal B, Yu F, Montag C, Becker BCA (2022) Associations between levels of internet gaming disorder symptoms and striatal morphology replicate and may mediate effects on elevated social anxiety. Psychoradiology [IF NYA].

85. Ferraro S, Klugah-Brown B, Tench C, Bazinet V, Bore MC, Nigri A, Bruzzone MG, Demichelis G, Palermo S, Kendrick KM, Jiang X, Yao S, Zhao W, Becker BCA (2022) The central autonomic system revised: convergent evidence for a regulatory role of the insular and midcingulate cortex from neuroimaging meta-analyses. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 142:104915 [IF 9.052]

84. Yu F, Li J, Xu L, Zheng X, Fu M, Li K, Yao S, Kendrick KM, Montag C, Becker BCA (2022) Opposing associations of Internet Use Disorder symptom domains with structural and functional organization of the striatum: a dimensional neuroimaging approach. Journal of Behavioral Addictions (in press) [IF 7.772]

83. Liu X, Klugah-Brown B, Zhang R, Zhang J, Becker B (2022) Distinct neurostructural signatures of anxiety-, fear-related and depressive disorders: a comparative voxel-based meta-analysis. Translational Psychiatry (in press) [IF 7.989]

82. Zhou X, Wu R, Zeng Y, Qi Z, Ferraro S, Yao S, Kendrick KM, Becker B (2022) Location, location, location – choice of Voxel-Based Morphometry processing pipeline drives variability in the location of neuroanatomical brain markers. Communications Biology (in press) [IF 6.55]]

81. Lan C, Liu C, Li K, Zhao Z, Yang J, Ma Y, Scheele D, Shuxia Y, Kendrick KM, Becker BCA (2022) Oxytocinergic modulation of stress-associated amygdala-hippocampus pathways in humans is mediated by serotonergic mechanisms. The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology (in press, doi: 10.1093/ijnp/pyac037) [IF 5.12]

80. Xu T, Zhou X, Jiao G, Zeng Y, Zhao W, Li J, Yu F, Zhou F, Yao S, Becker B (2022) Modulation of the renin-angiotensin system inhibits memory advantage for negative emotional material via decreasing hippocampus activation and its coupling with the amygdala. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging (in press) [IF 6.20]

79. XuX, Xin F, Liu C, Chen Y, Yao S, Zhou X, Zhou F, Huang Y, Dai J, Wang J, Zou Z, Kendrick KM, Zhou B, Becker B (2022) Disorder-and cognitive demand-specific neurofunctional alterations during social emotional working memory in generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders 308:98-105 [IF 4.83]

78. Morr M, Liu X, Hurlemann R, Becker B, Scheele D (2022) Chronic loneliness: Neurocognitive mechanisms and interventions. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (Epub ahead of print, doi: 10.1159/000524157) [IF 17.77]

77. Lei X, Zheng X, Yao S, Li J, Fu M, Li K, Zhao W, Li H, Becker B, Kendrick KM (2022) The mirror neuron system compensates for amygdala dysfunction-associated social deficits in individuals with higher autistic traits. Neuroimage 251: 119010 [IF 6.56]

76. Gan X, Zhou X, Li J, Jiao G, Jiang X, Biswal B, Yao S, Klugah-Brown B, Becker B (2022) Common and distinct neurofunctional representations of core and social disgust in the brain: An ALE meta-analysis and MACM characterization. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 135: 104553 [IF 9.052]

75. LiuX, Zhou X, Zeng Y, Zhao W, Xu L, Zheng X, Fu M, Yao S, Cannistraci CV, Kendrick KM, Becker B (2022) Medial prefrontal activity at encoding determines recognition of threatening faces after 1.5 years. Brain Structure and Function 227: 1655-1672 [IF 3.27]

74. Wang J, Sun X, Becker B, Lei Y (2022) Common and separable behavioral and neural mechanisms underlie the generalization of fear and disgust. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry 116: 110519 [IF 5.07]

73. Kou J, Zhang Y, Zhou F, Gao Z, Yao S, Zhao W, Li H, Lei Y, Gao S, Kendrick KM, Becker B (2022) Anxiolytic effects of chronic oxytocin on neural responses to threat are dose-frequency dependent. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (Epub ahead of print, doi: 10.1159/000521348) [IF 17.66]


72. Ferraro SCA, Klugah-Brown B, Tench C, Yao S, Nigri A, Demichelis G, Bruzzone MG, Becker BCA (2021) Dysregulated anterior insula reactivity as robust functional biomarker for chronic pain: convergent evidence from neuroimaging meta-analyses. Human Brain Mapping 43:998-1010 [IF 5.04]

71. Zhou F, Zhao W, Qi Z, Geng Y, Yao S, Kendrick KM, Wager TDCA, Becker BCA (2021) A distributed fMRI-based neuromarker for the subjective experience of fear. Nature Communications 12:6643 [IF 14.91]

70. Klugah-BrownB, Jiang C, Agoalikum E, Zhou X, Zou L, Yu Q, Becker BCA, Biswal BCA (2021) Common abnormality of gray matter integrity in substance use disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder: A comparative voxel-based meta-analysis. Human Brain Mapping 42: 3871-3886 [IF 5.04]

69. Yang X, Liu X, Zeng Y, Wu R, Zhao W, Xin F, Yao S, Kendrick KM, Ebstein RPCA*, Becker BCA* (2021) Secondary rewards acquire enhanced incentive motivation via increasing anticipatory activity of the lateral orbitofrontal cortex. Brain Structure and Function 226: 2339-2355 [IF 3.27]

68. Zhuang Q, Xu L, Zhou F, Yao S, Zheng X, Zhou X, Li J, Xu X, Fu M, Li K, Vatansever D, Kendrick KMCA*, Becker BCA* (2021) Segregating domain-general from emotional context-specific inhibitory control systems – ventral striatum and orbitofrontal cortex serve as emotion-cognition integration hubs. Neuroimage 238: 118269 [IF 6.56]

67. Liu C, Lan C, Li K, Zhou F, Yao S, Xu L, Yang N, Yang J, Yong X, Ma Y, Scheele D, Kendrick KM, Becker BCA (2021) Oxytocinergic modulation of threat-specific amygdala sensitization in humans is critically mediated by serotonergic mechanisms. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging 6: 1081-1089 [IF 6.20]

66. Kendrick KM, Daumann J, Wagner D, Koester P, Tittgemeyer M, Luo Q, Gouzoulis-Mayfrank E, Becker BCA (2021) A prospective longitudinal study shows putamen volume is associated with moderate amphetamine use and resultant cognitive impairments. Psychoradiology 1: 3-12 [IF NYA]

65. Liu C, Dai J, Chen Y, Qi Z, Xin F, Zhuang Q, Zhou X, Zhou F, Luo L, Huang Y, Wang J, Zou Z, Chen H, Kendrick KM, Zhou BCA*, Xu XCA*, Becker BCA* (2021) Disorder- and emotional context-specific neurofunctional alterations during inhibitory control in generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder. Neuroimage: Clinical 30:102661 [IF 4.88]

64. Quintana DCA*, Lischke A, Grace S, Scheele D, Ma Y, Becker BCA* (2021) Advances in the field of oxytocin research: lessons learned and future directions for clinical research. Molecular Psychiatry 26: 80-91. [IF 15.99]

63. Klugah-Brown B, Zhou X, Pradhan BK, Zweerings, Mathiak K, Biswal BCA*, Becker BCA* (2021) Common and separable neurofunctional dysregulations characterize obsessive-compulsive, substance use, and gaming disorders – evidence from an activation likelihood meta-analysis of functional imaging studies. Addiction Biology 26:e1299. [IF 4.28]

62. Zhao Z, Yao S, Zweerings J, Zhou X, Zhou F, Chen H, Kendrick KM, Mathiak KCA*, Becker BCA* (2021) Putamen volume predicts real-time fMRI neurofeedback learning success across paradigms and target regions. Human Brain Mapping 42:1879-1887. [IF 5.04]


61. Zhou X, Wu R, Liu C, Kou J, Chen Y, Pontes HM, Yao D, Kendrick KM, Becker BCA*, Montag CCA* (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: 598-605 [IF 6.76]

60. 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 BCA*, Becker BCA* (2020) Intrinsic connectivity of the prefrontal cortex and striato-limbic system respectively differentiate Major Depressive from Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology 46: 791-798 [IF 7.85]

59. Zhou FCA*, Li J, Zhao W, Xu L, Zheng X, Fu M, Yao S, Kendrick KM, Wager TD, Becker BCA* (2020) Empathic pain evoked by sensory and emotional-communicative cues share common and process-specific neural representation. eLife 9:e56928. [IF 8.14]

58. LiuC, Xu L, Li J, Zhou F, Yang X, Zheng X, Fu M, Li K, Sindermann C, Montag C, Ma Y, Scheele D, Ebstein RP, Kendrick KM, Becker BCA (2020) Gene – Environment Interaction: A TPH2 polymorphism and early life stress shape brain architecture and anxious avoidant behavior. Psychological Medicine 51: 2476-2484 [IF 7.72]

57. Zhou X, Meng Y, Schmitt HS, Montag C, Kendrick KM, Becker BCA (2020)Cognitive flexibility mediates the association between early life stress and habitual behavior. Personality and Individual Differences 167: 110231. [IF 3.0]

56. YuF, SariyskaR, LachmannB, WangQ, ReuterM, WeberB, TrautnerP, YaoS, Montag CCA*, Becker BCA* (2020) Convergent cross-sectional and longitudinal evidence for gaming-cue specific posterior parietal dysregulations in early stages of Internet Gaming Disorder. Addiction Biology 26: 12933. [IF 4.28]

55. Xin F, Zhou X, Dong D, Zhao Z, Yang X, Wang Q, Gu Y, Kendrick KM, Chen ACA*, Becker BCA* (2020) Oxytocin differentially modulates amygdala responses during top-down and bottom-up aversive anticipation. Advanced Science 2001077. [IF 16.80]

54. Klugah-Brown B, Di X, Zweerings J, Mathiak K, Becker BCA*, Biswal BCA* (2020) Common and separable neural alterations in substance use disorders: evidence from coordinate-based meta-analyses of functional neuroimaging studies in humans. Human Brain Mapping 41: 4459-4477. [IF 5.04] 

53. Xu L, Bolt T, Nomi J, Li J, Zheng X, Fu M, Kendrick KM, Becker BCA, Uddin LQ (2020) Inter-subject phase synchronization differentiates neural networks underlying physical pain empathy. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) 15:225-233. [IF 3.44]

52. Li J, Xi Y, Zhou F, Liu C, Wei Z, Xin F, Daumann B, Daumann J, Kendrick KM, Becker BCA (2020) Modafinil enhances cognitive, but not emotional conflict processing via enhanced inferior frontal gyrus activation and its communication with the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex. Neuropsychopharmacology 45:1026-1033. [IF 7.85]

51. Zhao W, Luo R, Sindermann C, Li J, Wei Z, Zhang Y, Liu C, Le J, Quintana, DS, Montag C, Becker BCA*, Kendrick KMCA* (2020) Oxytocin modulation of self-referential processing is partly replicable and sensitive to oxytocin receptor genotype. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry 96:109734. [IF 5.07]

50. Becker BCA*, Zhao W, Kendrick KMCA* (2020). Reply to ‘Lack of evidence for the effect of oxytocin on  placebo analgesia and nocebo hyperalgesia’.Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 89:188. [IF 17.66]


49. Han S*, Becker B*, Duan X, Cui Q, Xin F, Zong X, Hu M, Yang M, Li R, Yu Y, Liao W, Chen X, Chen H (2019) Distinct striatum pathways connected to salience network predict symptoms improvement and resilient functioning in schizophrenia following risperidone monotherapy. Schizophrenia Research 215:89-96. [IF 4.94] (*equal authors)  

48. 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 BCA*, Becker BCA* (2019) Common and disorder-specific neurofunctional markers of dysregulated empathic reactivity in major depression and generalized anxiety disorder. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 89: 114-116. [IF 17.66]

47. Zheng X, Luo L, Li J, Xu L, Zhou F, Gao Z, Becker BCA*, Kendrick KMCA* (2019) Romantic jealousy is positively associated with fronto-striatal, insula and limbic responses to angry faces. Brain Structure and Function 224:3201. [IF 3.27]

46. Zhou F, Geng Y, Li J, Feng P, Liu C, Zhao W, Feng T, Guastella A, Ebstein, RP, Kendrick KM, Becker BCA (2019) Human extinction learning is accelerated by an angiotensin antagonist via ventromedial prefrontal cortex and its connections with basolateral amygdala. Biological Psychiatry 86:910-920. [IF 13.38]

45. Xu X, Li J, Chen Z, Kendrick KMCA*, Becker BCA* (2019) Oxytocin reduces top-down control of attention by increasing bottom-up attention allocation to social but not non-social stimuli. Psychoneuroendocrinology 108:62-69. [IF 4.90]

44. Xu X, Liu C, Zhou X, Chen Y, Gao Z, Zhou F, Kou J, Becker BCA*, Kendrick KMCA* (2019) Oxytocin facilitates self-serving rather than altruistic tendencies in competitive social interactions via orbitofrontal cortex. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 22:501-512. [IF 5.18]

43. Li K, Jiang Y, Gong Y, Zhao W, Zhao Z, Liu X, Kendrick KM, Zhu CCA*, Becker BCA* (2019) Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) informed neurofeedback: regional-specific modulation of lateral orbitofrontal activation and cognitive flexibility. Neurophotonics 6:025011. [IF 3.60]

42. Zhao W, Zimmermann K, Zhou X, Zhou F, Fu M, Dernbach C, Scheele D, Weber B, Eckstein M, Hurlemann R, Kendrick KM, Becker BCA (2019) Impaired cognitive performance under psycho-social stress in cannabis dependence is associated with attenuated precuneus activity. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience 44:1-10. [IF 6.19]

41. Zhou X, Zimmermann K, Xin F, Zhao W, Derckx R, Sassmannshausen A, Scheele D, Hurlemann R, Weber B, Kendrick KM, Becker BCA (2019) Cue-reactivity in the ventral striatum characterizes heavy cannabis use, whereas reactivity in the dorsal striatum mediates dependent use. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging 4:751-762. [IF 6.20]

40. Xu L, Becker B, Kendrick KMCA (2019) Oxytocin facilitates social learning by promoting conformity to trusted individuals. Frontiers in Neuroscience 13:56. [IF 4.68]

39. Zimmermann K, Kendrick KM, Scheele D, Dau W, Banger M, Maier W, Weber B, Ma Y, Hurlemann R, Becker BCA (2019) Altered reward processing in abstinent dependent cannabis users: social context matters. European Neuropsychopharmacology 29:356-364. [IF 4.6]

38. Zhao Z, Yao S, Li K, Sindermann C, Zhou F, Zhao W, Li J, Luehrs M, Goebel R, Kendrick KM, Becker BCA (2019) Real-time functional connectivity-based neurofeedback of amygdala-frontal pathways reduces anxiety. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 88:5-15. [IF 17.66]

37. Li J, Xu L, Zheng X, Fu M, Zhou F, Xu X, Ma X, Li K, Kendrick KMCA*, Becker BCA* (2019) Common and dissociable contributions of alexithymia and autism to domain-specific interoceptive dysregulations – a dimensional approach. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 88: 187-189. [IF 17.66]


36. Zhao W*, Becker B*, Yao S, Ma X, Kou J, Kendrick KMCA (2019) Oxytocin enhancement of the placebo effect may be a novel therapy for working memory impairments. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 88:125-126. [IF 25.617] (*equal authors)  

35. Xin F, Zhou F, Zhou X, Ma X, Geng Y, Zhao W, Yao S, Dong D, Biswal B, Kendrick K, Becker BCA (2018) Oxytocin modulates the intrinsic dynamics between attention-related large-scale networks. Cerebral Cortex 31:1848-1860. [IF 4.861]

34. Li M*, Becker B*, Zheng J, Chen H, Liao W, Duan X, Liu H, Zhao J, Chen H (2018) Dysregulated maturation of the functional connectome in antipsychotic-naïve, first episode patients with adolescent-onset schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin 45:689-697. [IF 7.348] (*equal authors) 

33. Zhou F, Montag CCA*, Sariyaska R, Lachmann B, Reuter M, Weber B, Trautner P, Kendrick KM, Markett S, Becker BCA* (2017) Orbitofrontal grey matter deficits as marker for Internet Gaming Disorder: converging evidence from a cross-sectional and prospective longitudinal design. Addiction Biology 24:100-109. [IF 4.093]

32. Zhao Z, Ma X, Geng Y, Zhao W, Zhou F, Wang J, Markett S, Ma Y, Biswal B, Kendrick KM, Becker BCA (2019) Oxytocin differentially modulates specific dorsal and ventral striatal functional connections with frontal and cerebellar regions. Neuroimage 184:781-789. [IF 7.400]

31. Geng Y, Zhao W, Zhou F, Ma X, Yao S, Becker BCA*, Kendrick KMCA* (2018) Oxytocin facilitates empathic- and self-embarrassment ratings by attenuating amygdala and anterior insula responses. Frontiers in Endocrinology 9: 572 [IF 6.055]

30. Ma X, Zhao W, Luo R, Zhou F, Geng Y, Xu L, Gao Z, Zheng X, Becker BCA*, Kendrick KMCA* (2018) Sex- and context-dependent effects of oxytocin on social sharing. Neuroimage 183:62-72. [IF 7.400]

29. Yao S, Zhao W, Geng Y, Chen Y, Zhao Z, Ma X, Xu L, Becker BCA*, Kendrick KMCA* (2018) Oxytocin facilitates approach behavior to positive social stimuli via decreasing anterior insula activity. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 21:918-925. [IF 5.678]

28. Zhou F, Zimmermann K, Xin F, Scheele D, Dau W, Banger M, Weber B, Hurlemann R, Kendrick KM, Becker BCA (2018) Shifted balance of dorsal versus ventral striatal communication with frontal reward and regulatory regions in cannabis dependent males. Human Brain Mapping 39: 5062-5073. [IF 5.399]

27. Geng Y, Zhao W, Zhou F, Ma X, Yao S, Hurlemann R, Becker BCA*, Kendrick KMCA* (2018) Oxytocin enhancement of emotional empathy: generalization across cultures and effects on amygdala activity. Frontiers in Neuroscience 12:512. [IF 5.152]

26. Montag CCA*, Zhao Z, Sindermann C, Xu L, Meina Fu, Jialin Li, Zheng X, Li K, Kendrick KM, Dai J, Becker BCA* (2018) Internet Communication Disorder and the structure of the human brain: initial insights on WeChat addiction. Scientific Reports 8:2155 [IF 4.996]

25. Luo L*, Becker B*, Zheng X, Zhao Z, Xu X, Zhou F, Wang J, Kou J, Kendrick KM (2018) A dimensional approach to determine common and specific neurofunctional markers for depression and social anxiety during emotional face processing. Human Brain Mapping 39:758-771. [IF 5.399] (*equal authors)  

24. Feng P*, Becker B*, Zheng Y, Feng T (2018) Sleep deprivation affects fear memory consolidation: bi-stable amygdala connectivity with insula and ventromedial prefrontal cortex. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) 13:145-155. [IF 4.235] (*equal authors)  

23. Yao S*, Becker B*, Zhao W, Zhao Z, Kou J, Ma X, Geng Y, Ren P, Kendrick KM (2018) Oxytocin modulates attention switching between interoceptive signals and external social cues. Neuropsychopharmacology 43: 294-301 [IF 8.294] (*equal authors)

22. Zhao W, Ma X, Le J, Ling A, Xin F, Kou J, Zhang Y, Luo R, Becker BCA*, Kendrick KMCA* (2018) Oxytocin biases men to be more or less tolerant of others’ dislike dependent upon their relationship status.     Psychoneuroendocrinology 88:167-172 [IF 4.693]


21. Zimmermann K, Yao S, Heinz M, Zhou F, Dau W, Banger M, Weber B, Hurlemann R, Becker BCA (2017) Altered orbitofrontal activity and dorsal striatal connectivity during emotional processing in dependent marijuana users after 28-days of abstinence. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 235:849-859 [IF 4.415]

20. Luo L*, Becker B*, Geng Y, Zhao Z, Gao S, Zhao W, Yao S, Zheng X, Ma X, Zhao G, Hu J, Kendrick KM (2017) Sex-dependent neural effects of oxytocin during subliminal processing of negative emotional faces. Neuroimage 162:127-137 [IF 7.400] (*equal authors) 

19. Spengler F*, Becker B*CA, Kendrick KM, Conrad R, Hurlemann R, Schade G (2017) Emotional dysregulation in psychogenic voice loss. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 86:121-123.  [IF 25.617] (*equal authors)

18. Zimmermann K, Walz C, Derckx RT, Kendrick KM, Weber B, Dore B, Ochsner KN, Hurlemann R, Becker BCA (2017) Emotion regulation deficits in marijuana users. Human Brain Mapping 38:4270-4279. [IF 5.399]

17. Becker BCA*, Steffens M, Zhao Z, Kendrick KM, Neumann C, Weber B, Schultz J, Mehta MA, Ettinger U, Hurlemann RCA* (2017) General and emotion-specific neural effects of ketamine during emotional memory formation. Neuroimage 150:308-317. [IF 7.400]

16. Eckstein M, Markett S, Kendrick KM, Ditzen B, Liu F, Hurlemann R, Becker BCA (2017) Oxytocin differentially alters resting state functional connectivity between amygdala subregions and emotional control networks: inverse correlation with depressive traits. Neuroimage 149:458-467. [IF 7.400]


15. Gao S*, Becker B*, Luo L, Geng Y, Zhao W, Yin Y, Hu J, Gao Z, Gong C, Hurlemann R, Yao D, Kendrick KM (2016) Oxytocin, the peptide that bonds the sexes also divides them. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) 113:7650-7654. [IF 11.21] (*equal authors)

14. Zhang J, Cheng W, Liu Z, Lei X, Yao Y, Becker B, Liu Y, Kendrick KM, Lu G, Feng J (2016) Neural, electrophysiological and anatomical basis of brain-network variability and its characteristic changes in mental disorders. Brain 139:2307-2321. [IF 13.50]

13. Yao S*, Becker B*, Geng Y, Zhao Z, Xu X, Zhao W, Ren P, Kendrick KM (2016) Voluntary control of anterior insula and its functional connections is feedback-independent and increases pain empathy. Neuroimage 130, 230-240. [IF 6.56] (*equal authors)

12. Zimmermann K, Becker BCA (2016) Harmful effects of recreational ecstasy use on memory functioning. Journal of Addiction Research and Therapy 7:266.  [IF 0.53]


11. Becker BCA, Wagner D, Koester P, Tittgemeyer M, Mercer-Chalmers-Bender K, Hurlemann R, Zhang J, Gouzoulis-Mayfrank E, Kendrick KM, Daumann J (2015) Smaller amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex predict escalating stimulant use. Brain 138:2074-86. [IF 13.50]

10. Hu J*, Qi S*, Becker B*, Luo L, Gao S, Gong Q, Hurlemann R, Kendrick KM (2015) Oxytocin selectively facilitates learning with social feedback and increases activity and functional connectivity in emotional memory and reward processing regions. Human Brain Mapping 36:2132-2146. [IF 5.04] (*equal authors)         

9. Becker B, Androsch L, Jahn RT, Alich T, Striepens N, Markett S, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2014) Inferior frontal gyrus preserves working memory and emotional learning under conditions of impaired noradrenergic signaling. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 7:197. [IF 3.56]

8. Becker B, Klein EM, Striepens N, Mihov Y, Schlaepfer TE, Reul J, Goossens L, Schruers K, Kendrick KM, Hurlemann R (2013) Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors contribute to learning-induced metaplasticity in the hippocampus. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 25:986-997. [IF 3.23]

7. Becker B, Scheele D, Moessner R, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2013) Deciphering the neural signature of conversion blindness. American Journal of Psychiatry 170:121-122. [IF 18.11]

6. Becker BCA, Wagner D, Koester P, Bender K, Kabbasch C, Gouzoulis-Mayfrank E, Daumann J (2013) Memory-related hippocampal functioning in ecstasy and amphetamine users: a prospective fMRI study. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 225:923-934. [IF 4.53]

5. Striepens N*, Scheele D*, Kendrick KM*, Becker B*, Schafer L, Schwalba K, Reul J, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2012) Oxytocin facilitates protective responses to aversive social stimuli in males. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) 109:18144-18149. [IF 11.21] (*equal authors)

4. Schnell T, Kleiman A, Gouzoulis-Mayfrank E, Daumann J, Becker BCA (2012) Increased gray matter density in patients with schizophrenia and cannabis use: a voxel-based morphometric study using DARTEL.  Schizophrenia Research 138:183-187. [IF 4.94]

3. Becker B*, Mihov Y*, Scheele D*, Kendrick KM, Feinstein JS, Matusch A, Aydin M, Reich H, Urbach H, Oros-Peusquens AM, Shah NJ, Kunz WS, Schlaepfer TE, Zilles K, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2012) Fear processing and social networking in the absence of a functional amygdala. Biological Psychiatry 72:70-77. [IF 13.38] (*equal authors)

2. Becker B, Wagner D, Gouzoulis-Mayfrank E, Spuentrup E, Daumann J (2010) The impact of early-onset cannabis use on functional brain correlates of working memory. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry 34:837-845. [IF 5.04]

1. Becker B, Wagner D, Gouzoulis-Mayfrank E, Spuentrup E, Daumann J (2010) Altered parahippocampal functioning in cannabis users is related to the frequency of use. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 209:361-374. [IF 4.53]

Peer-reviewed publications as co-author (2022-2010)

102. Jiang X, Yan J, Zhao Y, Jiang M, Chen Y, Zhou J, Xiao Z, Wang Z, Zhang R, Becker B, Zhu D, Kendrick K, Liu T (2022) Characterizing functional brain networks via spatio-temporal attention 4D convolutional neural networks (STA-4DCNNs). Neural Networks (in press) [IF 9.657]

101. Benjamin Klugah-Brown, Pan Wang, Yuan Jiang, Benjamin Becker, Peng Hu, Lucina Q Uddin, Bharat Biswal (2022) Structural – functional connectivity mapping of the insular cortex : a combined data-driven and meta-analytic topic mapping. Cerebral Cortex [IF 4.861]

100. Benjamin Klugah-Brown, Yue Yu, Peng Hu, Elijah Agoalikum, Congcong Liu, Xiqin Liu, Xi Yang, Yixu Zeng, Xinqi Zhou, Xin Yu, Bart Rypma, Andrew M Michael, Xiaobo Li, Benjamin Becker, Bharat Biswal (2022) Effect of surgical mask on fMRI signals during task and rest, Communications Biology 5 (1) [IF 6.268]

99. Li Y, Yu X, Ma Y, Su J, Li Y, Zhu S, Bai T, Wei Q, Becker B, Ding Y, Wang K, Tian Y, Wang J (2022) Neural signatures of default mode network in major depression disorder after electroconvulsive therapy. Cerebral Cortex (online ahead of print, doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhac311) [IF 4.861]

98. Zhuang Q, Zheng X, Yao S, Zhao W, Becker B, Xu X, Kendrick K (2022) Oral, similar to intranasal, administration of oxytocin decreases top-down social attention. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology (online ahead of print, doi: 10.1093/ijnp/pyac059) [IF 5.678]

97. Zhang Y, Yao S, Schmitt H, Becker B, Kendrick K, Montag C (2022) Molecular genetic associations between a prominent serotonin transporter gene polymorphism (5-HTTLPR/rs25531) and individual differences in tendencies towards autistic traits and generalized Internet Use Disorder in China and Germany (accepted) Brain and Behavior [IF 2.091]

96. Jiang M, Chen Y, Yan J, Xiao Z, Mao W, Zhao B, Yang S, Zhao Z, Zhang T, Guo L, Becker B, Yao D, Kendrick K, Jiang X (2022) Anatomy-guided spatio-temporal graph convolution networks (AG-STGCNs) for modelling functional connectivity between gyri and sulci across multiple task domains. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (accepted) [IF 14.255]

95. Feng P, Becker B, Zhou F, Feng T, Chen Z (2022) Sleep deprivation altered encoding of the basolateral amygdala during fear conditioning. Cerebral Cortex (online ahead of print, doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhac233) [IF 4.861]

94. Yan J, Chen Y, Xiao Z, Zhang S, Jiang M, Wang T, Zhang T, Lv J, Becker B, Zhang R, Zhu D, Han J, Yao D, Kendrick KM, Jiang X (2022) Modeling spatio-temporal patterns of holistic functional brain networks via multi-head guided attention graph neural networks (Multi-Head GAGNNs). Medical Image Analysis (in press) [IF 13.828]

93. Taebi A, Becker B, Klugah-Brown, Roecher E, Biswal B, Zweerings J, Mathiak K (2022) Shared network-level functional alterations across substance use disorders: a multi-level kernel density meta-analysis of resting-state functional connectivity studies. Addiction Biology (in press) [IF 4.093]

92. Ma X, Fu M, Zhang X, Song X, Becker B, Wu R, Xu X, Gao Z, Kendrick KM, Zhao W (2022) Own race eye-gaze bias for all emotional faces but accuracy bias only for sad expressions. Frontiers in Neuroscience (in press) [IF 5.152]

91. Bago B, Aczel B, Kekecs Z, Protzko J, Kovacs M, Nagy T, Hoekstra R, Li M, Musser ED, Arvantis A, Iones MT, Bayrak F, Papadatou-Pastou M, Belaus A, Thomas AG, Storage D, Buchanan EM, Becker B, […] Aczel B (2022) Situational factors shape moral judgements in the trolley dilemma in Eastern, Southern and Western countries in a culturally diverse sample. Nature Human Behavior (online ahead of print, doi: 10.1038/s41562-022-01319-5) [IF 24.252]

90. Le J, Zhang L, Zhao W, Zhu S, Lan C, Kou J, Zhang Q, Zhang Y, Li Q, Chen Z, Fu M, Montag C, Zhang R, Yang W, Becker B, Kendrick KM (2022) Infrequent intranasal oxytocin followed by positive social interaction improves symptoms in autistic children: a randomized clinical trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (online ahead of print, doi: 10.1159/000524543) [IF 25.617]

89. Klugah-Brown B, Wang P, Jiang Y, Becker B, Hu P, Biswal B (2022) Structural-functional connectivity mapping of the insular cortex system: A combined data-driven and meta-analytic topic mapping approach. Cerebral Cortex (online ahead of print, doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhac168) [IF 4.861]

88. Gao Z, Ma X, Zhou X, Xin F, Gao S, Kou J, Becker B, Kendrick KM (2022) Oxytocin reduces the attractiveness of silver-tongued men for women during mid-cycle. Frontiers in Neuroscience 16:76069 [IF 5.152]

87. Morr M, Noell J, Sassin D, Daniels J, Philipsen A, Becker B, Stoffel-Wagner B, Hurlemann R, Scheele D (2022) Lonely in the dark: trauma memory and sex-specific dysregulations of amygdala reactivity to fear signals. Advanced Science (online ahead of print, doi: 10.1002/advs.202105336) [IF 17.521]

86. Luo L, Yang T, Zheng X, Zhang X, Gao S, Li Y, Stamatakis E, Sahakian B, Becker B, Lin Q, Kendrick KM (2022) Altered centromedial amygdala functional connectivity in adults is associated with childhood emotional abuse and predicts levels of depression and anxiety. Journal of Affective Disorders 303: 148-154 [IF 6.533]

85. Demichelis G, Pinardi C, Giani L, Medina JP, Gianeri R, Bruzzone MG, Becker B, Proietti A, Leone M, Chiapparini L, Ferraro S, Nigri A (2021) Chronic cluster headache: a study of the telencephalic and cerebellar cortical thickness. Cephalagia 42: 444-454 [IF 6.075]

84. Yang P, Yu Q, Montag C, Becker B, Cheval B, Herold F, Delphine C, Li J, Szabo A, Zou L (2021) Validation of the Chinese version of the Exercise Dependence Scale-Revised (EDS-R). International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction (online ahead of print, doi: 10.1007/s11469-021-00654-4) [IF 11.555]

83. Zhuang Q, Zheng X, Becker B, Lei W, Xu X, Kendrick KM (2021) Intranasal vasopressin like oxytocin increases social attention by influencing top-down control, but additionally enhances bottom-up control. Psychoneuroendocrinology 133: 105412 [IF 4.693]

82. Chen Z, Feng P, Becker B, Xu T, Nassar MR, Sirois F, Hommel B, Zhang C, He Q, Qiu J, He L, Lei X, Chen H, Feng T (2021) Neural connectome prospectively encodes the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom during the COVID-19 pandemic. Neurobiology of Stress 15: 100378. [IF 7.142]

81. Lin J, Zou L, Lin W, Becker B, Yeung A, Cuijpers P, Li H (2021) Does gender role explain a high risk of depression? A meta-analytic review of 40 years of evidence. Journal of Affective Disorders 294:261-278 [IF 6.533]

80. Zhang Y, Sindermann C, Kendrick KM, Becker B, Montag C (2021) Individual differences in tendencies towards Internet use disorders, Internet literacy and their link to autistic traits in both China and Germany. Frontiers in Psychiatry 12:638655 [IF 5.435]

79. Chong A, Tolomeo S, Angeles D, Cheung M, Becker B, Lai PS, Lei Z, Malavasi F, Tang Q, Chew SH, Ebstein RP (2021) Blending oxytocin, dopamine with everyday creativity. Scientific Reports 11: 16185 [IF 4.996]

78. Yu Q, Cheval B, Becker B, Herold F, Chan C, YN Delevoye-Turrell, Guerin SMR, Loprinzi P, Mueller N, Zou L (2021) Episodic memory encoding and retrieval in face-name paired paradigm: an fNIRS study. Brain Sciences 11: 951 [IF 3.333]

77. Feng P, Chen Z, Becker B, Liu X, Zhou F, He Q, He Q, Qiu J, Lei X, Chen H, Feng T (2021) Predisposing variations in fear-related brain networks prospectively predict fearful feelings during the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Cerebral Cortex (online ahead of print, doi:10.1093/cercor/bhab232) [IF 4.861]

76. Chen Z, Becker B, Qin P, Lei W, Chen J, Liu P, Lin T, Zhang C, Zhang R, Wang M, Xu T, Yang Y, Feng P, Feng T (2021) Neural networks during delay discounting as trans-disease marker: a meta-analytical review. Journal of Psychiatric Research 139: 62-70 [IF 5.250]

75. Yao S, Zhou M, Zhang Y, Zhou F, Zhang Q, Zhao Z, Jiang X, Xu X, Becker B, Kendrick KM (2021) Decreased homotopic interhemispheric functional connectivity in children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Research 14: 1609-1620 [IF 4.633]

74. Haugg A, Renz FM, Nicholson AA, Lor C, Goetzendorfer SJ, Sladky R, Skouras S, McDonald A, Craddock C, Hellrung L, Kirschner M, Herdener M, Koush Y, Papoutsi M, Keynan JN, Hendler T, Cohen Kaddosh k, Zich C, Kohl SH, Hallschmid M, MacInnes J, Adock RA, Dickerson K, Chen NK, Young K, Bodurka J, Marxen M, Yao S, Becker B, […] Steyrl D (2021) Determinants of real-time fMRI neurofeedback performance and improvement: a machine learning mega-analysis. Neuroimage 237: 118207 [IF 7.400]

73. Jiao L, Weihua Z, Kou J, Meina F, Yingying Z, Becker B, Kendrick KM (2021) Oxytocin facilitates socially directed attention. Psychophysiology 58: e13852 [IF 4.348]

72. Liu X, Becker B, Luo C, Chun M, Biswal B (2021) Disentangling age- and disease-related alterations in schizophrenia brain networks using structural equation modelling: a graph theoretical study based on minimum spanning tree. Human Brain Mapping 42:3023-3041 [IF 5.399]

71. Yao S, Becker B, Kendrick KM (2021) Reduced resting state inter-hemispheric functional connectivity and its associations with social deficits in autism. Frontiers in Psychiatry 12: 244 [IF 5.435]

70. Liu, X., Lai, H., Li, J., Becker, B., Zhao, Y., Cheng, B., & Wang, S. (2021). Gray matter structures associated with neuroticism: A meta‐analysis of whole‐brain voxel‐based morphometry studies. Human Brain Mapping, 42(9), 2706-2721. [IF 5.399]

69. Yu Q, Herold F, Becker B, Klugah-Brown B, Zhang Y, Perrey S, Veronese N, Mueller NG, Kramer AF, Zhou L (2021) Cognitive benefits of exercise interventions: an fMRI activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis. Brain Structure and Function 226: 601-619 [IF 3.748]

68. Feng C, Eickhoff S, Li T, Wang L, Becker B, Camilleri J, Hetu S, Luo Y (2021) Common brain networks underlying human social interactions: evidence from large-scale neuroimaging meta-analysis. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 126: 289-303 [IF 9.052]

67. Chen K, Yang H, Zhang H, Meng C, Becker B, Biswal B (2021) Altered cerebrovascular reactivity due to respiratory rate and breath holding: a BOLD-fMRI study on healthy adults. Brain Structure and Function 226:1229-1239. [IF 3.748]

66. Kou J, Lan C, Zhang Y, Wang Q, Zhou F, Zhao Z, Montag C, Yao S, Becker B, Kendrick KM (2021) In the nose or on the tongue? Contrasting motivational effects of oral and intranasal oxytocin on arousal and reward during social processing. Translational Psychiatry 11: 94 [IF 7.989]

65. Jiang X, Ma X, Geng Y, Zhao Z, Zhou F, Zhao W, Yao S, Yang S, Zhao Z, Becker B, Kendrick KM (2021) Intrinsic, dynamic and effective connectivity among large-scale brain networks modulated by oxytocin. Neuroimage 227: 117668. [IF 7.400]

64. Chen Y, Li Q, Zhang Q, Kou J, Zhang Y, Cui H, Wernicke J, Montag C, Becker B, Kendrick KM, Yao S (2020) The effects of intranasal oxytocin on neural and behavioral responses to social touch in the form of massage. Frontiers in Neuroscience 11: 3389. [IF 5.152]

63. Lin J, Guo T, Becker B, Yu Q, Chen S, Brendon S, Hossain M, Cunha PM, Soares FC, Veronese N, Yu JJ, Grabovac I, Lee S, Yeung A, Li H, Zou L (2020) Depression is associated with moderate-intensity physical activity among college students during the COVID-19 pandemic: differs by activity level, gender and gender-role. Psychology Research and Behavior Management 13: 1123-1134. [IF 3.974]

62. Kou J, Zhang Y, Zhou F, Sindermann C, Montag C, Becker B, Kendrick KM (2020) A randomized trial shows dose-frequency and genotype may determine the therapeutic efficacy of oxytocin. Psychological Medicine (Epub ahead of print, doi: 10.1017/S0033291720003803). [IF 10.592]

61. Dou H, Zou L, Becker B, Lei Y (2020) Intranasal oxytocin decreases fear generalization in males but does not modulate discrimination threshold. Psychopharmacology 238:677-689. [IF 4.415]

60. Zweerings J, Sarkheil P, Keller M, Dyck M, Klasen M, Becker B, Gaebler A, Ibrahim C, Turetsky B, Zvyagintsev M, Flatten G, Mathiak K (2020) Rt-fMRI neurofeedback-guided cognitive reappraisal training modulates amygdala responsivity in posttraumatic stress disorder. Neuroimage: Clinical (Epub ahead of print, doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2020.102483). [IF 4.891]

59. Lu C, Zou L, Becker B, Griffiths MD, Yu Q, Chen S, Demetrovics Z, Jiao C, Chi X, Chen A, Yeung A, Liu S, Zhang Y (2020) Comparative effectiveness of mind-body exercise versus cognitive behavioral therapy for college students with problematic smartphone use: a randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion 22: 271-282. [IF 1.086]

58. Yue C, Yu Q, Zhang Y, Herold F, Mei J, Kong Z, Perrey S, Liu J, Muller NG, Zhang Z, Tao Y, Kramer A, Becker B, Zou L (2020) Regular Tai Chi practice is associated with improved memory as well as structural and functional integrity of the hippocampal formation in the elderly. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience 12:586770. [IF 5.702]

57. Wernicke J, Zhang Y, Jun D, Kou J, Chen Y, Yao S, Becker B, Felten A, Reuter M, Kendrick K, Montag C (2020). Blood oxytocin levels are not associated with ADHD tendencies and emotionality in healthy adults. Neuroscience Letters 738: 135312. [IF 3.197]

56. Chen Y, Becker B, Zhang Y, Cui H, Du J, Wernicke J, Kendrick K, Yao S (2020) Oxytocin increases the pleasantness of affective touch and orbitofrontal cortex activity independent of valence. European Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 39: 99-110. [IF 5.415]

55. Sindermann C, Sha P, Wernicke J, Schmitt H, Li M, Saryaska R, Stavrou M, Becker B, Montag C (2020) Assessing the attitude towards artificial intelligence: introduction of a short measure in German, Chinese and English language. Kuenstliche Intelligenz – German Journal of Artificial Intelligence (Epub ahead of print, doi: 10.1007/s13218-020-00689-0). [IF NYA]

54. Chi X, Becker B, Yu Q, Hossain MM, Lin J, Yeung A, Seiler-Ramadas R, Grabovac I, Bu H, Xie F, Zou L (2020) Persistence and remission of depressive symptoms and psycho-social correlates in Chinese early adolescents. BMC Psychiatry 20:406. [IF 4.144]

53. Chi X, Becker B, Yu Q, Willeit P, Jiao C, Huang L, Hossein MM, Grabovac I, Yeung A, Lin J, Veronese N, Wang J, Zhou X, Doig SR, Liu X, Carvalho AF, Yang L, Xiao T, Zou L, Fusar-Poli P, Solmi M (2020) Prevalence and psychosocial correlates of mental health outcomes among Chinese college students during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Frontiers in Psychiatry 11:803. [IF 5.435]

52. Le J, Kou J, Zhao W, Fu M, Zhang Y, Becker B, Kendrick KM (2020) Oxytocin facilitation of emotional empathy is associated with increased eye-gaze towards the faces of individuals in emotional contexts. Frontiers in Neuroscience 14:803. [IF 5.152]

51. Haugg A, Sladsky R, Skouras S, Mc Donald A, Craddock C, Kirschner M, Herdener M, Koush Y, Papoutsi

M, Keynan JN, Hendler T, Kadosh KC, Zich C, MacInnes J, Adcock A, Dickerson K, Chen NK, Young K, Bodurka J, Yao S, Becker B, […] Scharnowski F (2020) Can we predict neurofeedback learning success from pre-training brain activity? Human Brain Mapping 41: 3839-3854. [IF 5.399]

50. Schmitt HS, 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 4.232]

49. Le J, Kou J, Zhao W, Fu M, Zhang Y, Becker B, Kendrick KM(2020) Oxytocin biases eye-gaze to dynamic and static social images and the eyes of fearful faces: associations with trait autism. Translational Psychiatry 10:142. [IF 7.989]

48. Sindermann C, Luo R, Becker B, Kendrick KM, Montag C (2020) The role of oxytocin on self-serving lying. Brain and Behavior 10:e01518. [IF 3.405]

47. Xu L, Becker B, Luo R, Zheng X, Zhao W, Zhang Q, Kendrick KM (2020) Oxytocin amplifies sex differences in human mate choice. Psychoneuroendocrinology 112:104483. [IF 4.693]

46. Maier A, Gieling C, Heinen-Ludwig L, Schulz J, Stefan V, Gunturkun O, Becker B, Hurlemann R, Scheele D (2020) Association of childhood maltreatment with interpersonal distance and touch preferences in adulthood. American Journal of Psychiatry 177:356-364. [IF 19.242]

45. Wernicke J, Zabel JT, Zhang Y, Becker B, Montag C (2019) Association between tendencies for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the 2D:4D digit ratio: a cross-cultural replication in Germany and China. Early Human Development 143:104943. [IF 2.699]

44. Wang J, Becker B, Wang L, Li H, Zhao X, Jiang T (2019) Corresponding anatomical and coactivation architecture of the human precuneus showing similar connectivity patterns with macaques. Neuroimage 200:562-574. [IF 7.400]

43. Kou J, Le J, Fu M, Lan C, Chen Z, Li Q, Zhao W, Xu L, Becker B, Kendrick KM (2019) Comparison of three different eye-tracking tasks for distinguishing autistic from typically developing children and autism symptom severity. Autism Research 12:1529-1540. [IF 4.633].

42. Li Q, Becker B, Jiang X, Zhao Z, Zhang Q, Yao S, Kendrick KM (2019) Decreased interhemispheric functional connectivity rather than corpus callosum volume as a potential biomarker for autism spectrum disorder. Cortex 119:258-266. [IF 4.644]

41. Yang S, Zhao Z, Cui H, Zhang T, He Z, Liu H, Guo L, Liu T, Becker B, Kendrick KM, Jiang X (2019) Temporal variability of cortical gyral-sulcal resting state functional activity correlates with fluid intelligence. Frontiers in Neural Circuits 13:36. [IF 3.342]

40. Pontes HM, Schivinski B, Sindermann C, Li M, Becker B, Zhou M, Montag C (2019) Measurement and conceptualization of gaming disorder according to the World Health Organization framework: the development of the gaming disorder test. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction doi: 10.1007/s11469-019-00088-z. [IF 11.555]

39. Montag C, Becker B (2019) Psychological and neuroscientific advances to understand Internet Use Disorder. Neuroforum – the Journal of the German Neuroscience Society 25:99-107. [IF 0.28]

38. Scheele D, Lieberz J, Patin A, Engels C, Schneider L, Stoffel-Wagner B, Becker B, Hurlemann, R (2019) Trauma disclosure moderates the effects of oxytocin on intrusions and neural responses to fear.  Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 88:61-63. [IF 25.617]

37. Wernicke J, Li M, Zhou M, Sha P, Sindermann C, Becker B, Kendrick KM, Montag C (2018) Individual differences in tendencies to attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder and emotionality: Empirical evidence in young healthy adults from Germany and China. ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders 11:167-182. [IF 0.74]

36. Zhang S, Becker B, Chen Q, Feng T (2019) Insufficient task-outcome association promotes task procrastination through a decrease of hippocampal-striatal interaction. Human Brain Mapping 40:597-607 [IF 5.399]

35. Li Q, Becker B, Wernicke J, Chen Y, Zhang Y, Li R, Le J, Kou J, Zhao W, Kenrick KM (2018) Foot massage evokes oxytocin release and activation of orbitofrontal cortex and superior temporal sulcus. Psychoneuroendocrinology 101:193-203. [IF 4.693] 

34. Montag C, Becker B, Gan C (2018) The multi-purpose application WeChat: a review on recent research. Frontiers in Psychology 9: 2247 [IF 4.232]

33. Schultz J, Becker B, Preckel K, Seifert M, Mielbacher C, Conrad R, Kleiman A, Maier W, Kendrick KM, Hurlemann R (2018) Improving therapy outcome prediction major depression using multimodal functional imaging: a pilot study. Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry 11: 7-15 [IF NYA]

32. Steffens M, Neumann C, Kasparbauer AM, Becker B, Weber B, Mehta MA, Hurlemann R, Ettinger U (2018) Effects of ketamine on brain function during response inhibition. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 235:3559-3571. [IF 4.415]

31. Chen T, Becker B, Camilleri J, Wang L, Yu S, Eickhoff S, Feng C (2018) A domain-general brain network underlying emotional and cognitive interference processing: evidence from coordinate-based and functional connectivity meta-analyses. Brain Structure and Function 223:3813-3840. [IF 3.748]

30. Sindermann S, Luo R, Zhang Y, Kendrick KM, Becker B, Montag C (2018) The COMT Val158Met polymorphism and reaction to a transgression: findings of genetic associations in both Chinese and German samples. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 12:148. [IF 3.617]

29. Zimmermann J, Derris N, Montag C, Reuter M, Felten A, Becker B, Weber B, Markett S (2018) A common polymorphism on the oxytocin receptor gene (rs2268498) and resting-state functional connectivity of amygdala subregions – a genetic imaging study. Neuroimage 179:1-10. [IF 7.400]

28. Lachmann B, Sindermann C, Sariyaska R, Luo R, Melchers M, Becker B, Cooper J, Montag C (2018) The role of empathy and life satisfaction in internet and smartphone use disorder. Frontiers in Psychology 9:38. [IF 4.232]

27. Feng C, Becker B, Huang W, Wu X, Eickhoff S, Chen T (2018) Neural substrates of the emotion-word and emotional counting Stroop task in healthy and clinical populations: a meta-analysis of functional brain imaging studies. Neuroimage 173:258-274. [IF 7.400]

26. Feng P, Becker B, Feng T, Zheng F (2018) Altered spontaneous activity in amygdala and vmPFC during fear consolidation following 24h sleep deprivation. Neuroimage 172:461-469. [IF 7.400]

25. Gao Z, Yang Q, Ma X, Becker B, Li K, Zhou F, Kendrick KM (2017) Men who compliment a woman’s appearance using metaphorical language: associations with creativity, masculinity, intelligence and attractiveness. Frontiers in Psychology 8:2185. [IF 4.232]

24. Sindermann C, Kendrick KM, Becker B, Li M, Lie S, Montag C (2017) Does growing up in urban compared to rural areas shape primary emotional traits? Behavioral Sciences (Basel) 7:60. [IF 2.286]

23. Wang J, Wei Q, Bai T, Zhou X, Sun H, Becker B, Tian Y, Wang K, Kendrick KM (2017) Electroconvulsive therapy selectively enhances feedforward connectivity from fusiform face area to amygdala in major depressive disorder. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) 12:1983-1992. [IF 4.235]

22. Montag C, Sindermann C, Melchers M, Jung S, Luo R, Becker B, Xie J, Xu W, Guastella A, Kendrick KM (2017) A functional polymorphism of the OXTR gene is associated with autistic traits in Caucasian and Asian populations. American Journal of Medical Genetics (Neuropsychiatric Genetics) 174:808-816. [IF 3.358]

21. Luo R, Xu L, Zhao W, Ma X, Xu X, Kou J, Gao Z, Becker B, Kendrick KM (2017) Oxytocin facilitation of acceptance of social advice is dependent upon the perceived trustworthiness of individual advisors. Psychoneuroendocrinology 83:1-8. [IF 4.693]

20. Wang J, Xie S, Guo X, Becker B, Fox P, Eickhoff S, Tianzi J (2017) Correspondent functional topography of the human left inferior parietal lobule at rest and under task revealed using resting-state fMRI and coactivation based parcellation. Human Brain Mapping 38:1659-1675. [IF 5.399]

19. Montag C, Sindermann C, Becker B, Panksepp J (2016) An affective neuroscience framework for the molecular study of internet addiction. Frontiers in Psychology 7:1906. [IF 4.232]

18. Kaut O, Becker B, Schneider C, Zhou F, Fliessbach K, Hurlemann R, Wuellner U (2016) Stochastic resonance therapy induces increased movement-related caudate nucleus activity. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 48:815-818. [IF 3.959]

17. Steffens M, Becker B, Neumann C, Kasparbauer A, Meyhoefer I, Weber B, Mehta M, Hurlemann R, Ettinger U (2016) Effects of ketamine on brain function during smooth eye movements. Human Brain Mapping 37:4047-4060. [IF 5.399]

16. Hu Y, Scheele D, Becker B, Voos G, David B, Hurlemann R, Weber B (2016) The effects of oxytocin on third-party altruistic decisions in unfair situations: an fMRI study. Scientific Reports 6:20236. [IF 4.996]

15. Wagner D, Tkotz S, Koester P, Becker B, Gouzoulis-Mayfrank E, Daumann J (2015) Learning, memory and executive function in new MDMA users: a 2-year follow-up study. Frontiers in Neuroscience 9:445. [IF 5.152]

14. Eckstein M, Scheele D, Patin A, Preckel K, Becker B, Walther A, Domschke K, Grinevich V, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2015) Oxytocin facilitates Pavlovian fear learning in males. Neuropsychopharmacology 41, 932-939. [IF 8.294]

13. Luo L, Ma X, Zheng X, Zhao W, Xu L, Becker B, Kendrick KM (2015) Neural systems and hormones mediating attraction to infant and child faces. Frontiers in Psychology 6:970. [IF 4.232]

12. Häusler AN, Becker B, Bartling M, Weber B (2015) Goal or Gold: overlapping reward processes in soccer players upon scoring and winning money. PLoS ONE 10:e0122798. [IF 3.752]

11. Eckstein M, Becker B, Scheele D, Scholz C, Preckel K, Schlaepfer TE, Grinevich V, Kendrick KM, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2015) Oxytocin facilitates the extinction of conditioned fear in humans. Biological Psychiatry 78:194-202. [IF 12.810]

10. Wagner D, Koester P, Becker B, Gouzoulis-Mayfrank E, Hellmich M, Daumann J (2014) A longitudinal study of self-reported psychopathology in early ecstasy and amphetamine users. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 232:897-905. [IF 4.415]

9. Klein JP, Becker B, Hurlemann R, Scheibe C, Colla M, Heuser I (2014) Effect of specific psychotherapy for chronic depression on neural responses to emotional faces. Journal of Affective Disorders 166: 93-97. [IF 6.533]

8. Striepens N, Matusch A, Kendrick KM, Mihov Y, Elmenhorst D, Becker B, Lang M, Coenen HH, Maier W, Hurlemann R, Bauer A (2014) Oxytocin enhances attractiveness of unfamiliar female faces independent of the dopamine reward system. Psychoneuroendocrinology 39:74-87. [IF 4.693]

7. Scheele D, Wille A, Kendrick KM, Stoffel-Wagner B, Becker B, Güntürkün O, Maier W, Hurlemann R (2013) Oxytocin enhances brain reward system responses in men viewing the face of their female partner. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) 110:20308-20313. [IF 12.779]

6. Koester P, Volz KG, Tittgemeyer M, Wagner D, Becker B, Gouzoulis-Mayfrank E, Daumann J (2013) Decision-making in polydrug amphetamine-type stimulant users: an fMRI study. Neuropsychopharmacology 38:1377-1386. [IF 8.294]

5. Mihov Y, Kendrick KM, Becker B, Zschernack J, Reich H, Maier W, Keysers C, Hurlemann R (2013) Mirroring fear in the absence of a functional amygdala. Biological Psychiatry 73:9-11. [IF 12.810]

4. Wagner D, Becker B, Koester P, Gouzoulis-Mayfrank E, Daumann J (2013) A prospective study of learning, memory, and executive function in new MDMA users. Addiction 108:136-145. [IF 7.256]

3. Koester P, Tittgemeyer M, Wagner D, Becker B, Gouzoulis-Mayfrank E, Daumann J (2012) Cortical thinning in amphetamine-type stimulant users. Neuroscience 221:182-192. [IF 3.708]

2. Daumann J, Koester P, Becker B, Wagner D, Imperati D, Gouzoulis-Mayfrank E, Tittgemeyer M (2011) Medial prefrontal gray matter volume reductions in users of amphetamine-type stimulants revealed by combined tract-based spatial statistics and voxel-based morphometry. Neuroimage 54:794-801. [IF 7.400]

1. Wagner D, Becker B, Gouzoulis-Mayfrank E, Daumann J (2010) Interactions between specific parameters of cannabis use and verbal memory. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry 34:871-876. [IF 5.201]