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Professor Martin Brüne

PhD UMG, Habilitation .

Martin Brüne

Partner Investigator

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External Address

Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Preventive Medicine
LWL University Hospital, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany


Martin Brüne is a Professor of Psychiatry and head of the Division of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry at the Ruhr-University in Bochum. He completed training in neurology in 1993 and in psychiatry in 1995, and subsequent training included a visiting research fellowship at "Centre of Mind", Australia.

His main research interests concern various aspects of social cognition, in particular in psychoses and personality disorders. He co-edited the book "The social brain: Evolution and pathology" in 2003, and current research includes empathy for pain, nonverbal behaviour, oxytocin and its relationship to the experience of early adversity in people with borderline personality disorder.

Brüne also has longstanding interest in the evolutionary aspects of psychiatric disorders, and he is the author of the recent "Textbook of evolutionary psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine" Second Edition published by Oxford University Press in 2015.

External Memberships

  • Scientific Committee Member, ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (2011-2015)

Recent Grants Awarded

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft [German Research Foundation] (2015 - 2018) "Metacognitive training for patients with psychosis." (€550,000) Brüne, M., & Moritz, S. ($852,500)
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft [German Research Foundation] (2015 - 2018) "Social brain functioning in forensic patients with antisocial personality disorder." (€229,000) Brüne, M., & Schiffer, B. ($351,700)
  • ARC Discovery Project Grant [DP120101014] (2012 - 2014) "Moral reasoning and mental illness: Towards a model of moral judgment and moral accountability." Langdon, R., & Brüne, M. ($180,000)

Selected Publications


  • Brüne, M. (2015). Textbook of Evolutionary Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine: The Origins of Psychopathology. (2nd ed.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Lysaker, P.H., Dimaggio, G., & Brüne, M. (Eds.). (2014). Social Cognition and Metacognition in Schizophrenia. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier.
  • Payk, T.R., & Brüne, M. (2013). Checkliste Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie. Stuttgart, Germany: Thieme.
  • Brüne, M. (2008). Textbook of Evolutionary Psychiatry. The Origins of Psychopathology. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Brüne, M. (2016). Evolution and mental health. In H.S. Friedman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Mental Health (2nd ed., pp. 170-174). Waltham, USA: Academic Press.
  • Brown, E.C., Tas, C., Gonzalez, C., & Brüne, M. (2014). Neurobiological underpinnings of social cognition and metacognition in schizophrenia spectrum disorders. In P.H. Lysaker, G. Dimaggio, & M. Brüne (Eds.), Social Cognition and Metacognition in Schizophrenia (pp. 1-28). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier.
  • Lysaker, P.H., Dimaggio, G., & Brüne, M. (2014). Social cognition and metacognition in schizophrenia: Research to date and directions for the future. In P.H. Lysaker, G. Dimaggio, & M. Brüne (Eds.), Social Cognition and Metacognition in Schizophrenia (pp. 313-327). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier.
  • Tas, C., Brown, E.C., Gonzalez, C., & Brüne, M. (2014). Experimental usage of oxytocin to combat deficits in social cognition in schizophrenia. In P.H. Lysaker, G. Dimaggio, & M. Brüne (Eds.), Social Cognition and Metacognition in Schizophrenia (pp. 301-312). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier.


  • Brüne, M., O, J., Schojai, M., Decker, C., & Edel, M.-A. (2017). Mating strategies and experience of early adversity in female patients with borderline personality disorder: Insights from life history theory. Personality and Individual Differences, 113, 147-154. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2017.03.024
  • Edel, M.-A., Raaff, V., Dimaggio, G., Buchheim, A., Brüne, M. (2017). Exploring the effectiveness of combined dialectical behavior therapy for inpatients with borderline personality disorder - a pilot study. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 56(1), 1-15. doi:10.1111/bjc.12123
  • Flasbeck, V., & Brüne, M. (In Press). Neural correlates of empathy for physical and psychological pain. Journal of Psychophysiology.
  • Flasbeck, V., Enzi, B., & Brüne, M. (2017). Altered empathy for psychological and physical pain in Borderline Personality Disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders, 31(5), 689-708. doi:10.1521/pedi_2017_31_276
  • Langdon, R., Flynn, M., Connaughton, E., & Brüne, M. (2017). Impairments of spontaneous and deliberative mentalising co-occur, yet dissociate, in schizophrenia. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 56(4), 372-387. doi:10.1111/bjc.12144
  • Martin, F., Flasbeck, V., Brown, E.C., & Brüne, M. (2017). Altered mu-rhythm suppression in Borderline Personality Disorder. Brain Research, 1659(1), 64-70. doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2017.01.023
  • McGuire, J., Brüne, M., & Langdon, R. (2017). Judgment of moral and social transgression in schizophrenia. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 76, 160-168. doi:10.1016/j.comppsych.2017.04.008
  • McGuire, J., Brüne, M., & Langdon, R. (2017). Outcome-focused judgements of moral dilemmas in schizophrenia. Consciousness and Cognition, 52, 21-31. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2017.04.004
  • Schiffer, B., Pawliczek, C., Müller, B.W., Wiltfang, J., Brüne, M., Forsting, M., Gizewski, E.R., Leygraf, N., & Hodgins, S. (2017). Neural mechanisms underlying affective theory of mind in violent antisocial personality disorder and/or schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 43(6), 1229-1239. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbx012
  • Aydin, O., Balikci, K., Tas, C., Aydin, P.U., Danaci, A.E., Brüne, M., & Lysaker, P.H. (2016). The developmental origins of metacognitive deficits in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 245, 15-21. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2016.08.012
  • Brown, E.C., Gonzalez-Liencres, C., Tas, C., & Brüne, M. (2016). Reward modulates the mirror neuron system in schizophrenia: A study into the mu rhythm suppression, empathy, and mental state attribution. Social Neuroscience, 11(2), 175-186. doi:10.1080/17470919.2015.1053982
  • Brüne, M. (2016). On the role of oxytocin in borderline personality disorder. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 55(3), 287-304. doi:10.1111/bjc.12100
  • Brüne, M. (2016). Borderline Personality Disorder: Why “fast and furious”? Evolution, Medicine and Public Health, 1, 52-66. doi:10.1093/emph/eow002
  • Brüne, M., Walden, S., Edel, M.-A., & Dimaggio, G. (2016). Mentalization of complex emotions in borderline personality disorder: The impact of parenting and exposure to trauma on the performance in a novel cartoon-based task. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 64, 29-37. doi:10.1016/j.comppsych.2015.08.003
  • Burger Watson, I.P., Brüne, M., & Bradley, A.J. (2016). The evolution of the molecular response to stress and its relevance to trauma and stressor-related disorders. Neuroscience Biobehavioral Reviews, 68, 134-147. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2016.05.010
  • Dimaggio, G., & Brüne, M. (2016). Dysfunctional understanding of mental states in personality disorders: What is the evidence? Comprehensive Psychiatry, 64, 1-3. doi:10.1016/j.comppsych.2015.09.014
  • Enzi, B., Amirie, S., & Brüne, M. (2016). Empathy for pain-related dorsolateral prefrontal activity is modulated by angry face perception. Experimental Brain Research, 234, 3335-3345. doi:10.1007/s00221-016-4731-4
  • Faísca, L., Fonseca, S., Brüne, M., Gonçalves, G., Gomes, A., & Martins, A.T. (2016). Portuguese adaptation of a faux pas test and a theory of mind picture stories task. Psychopathology, 49, 143-152. doi:10.1159/000444689
  • Gonzalez-Liencres, C., Breidenstein, A., Wolf, O.T., & Brüne, M. (2016). Sex-dependent effects of stress on brain correlates to empathy for pain. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 105, 47-56. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2016.04.011
  • Gonzalez-Liencres, C., Brown, E.C., Tas, C., Breidenstein, A., & Brüne, M. (2016). Alterations in event-related potential responses to empathy for pain in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 241, 14-21. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2016.04.091
  • Gonzalez-Liencres, C., Juckel, G., Esslinger, M., Wachholz, S., Manitz, M.P., Brüne, M., & Friebe, A. (2016). Emotional contagion is not altered in mice prenatally exposed to poly (I:C) on gestational day 9. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 10, 134. doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2016.00134
  • Haag, S., Haffner, P., Quinlivan, E., Brüne, M., & Stamm, T. (2016). No differences in visual theory of mind abilities between euthymic bipolar patients and healthy controls. International Journal of Bipolar Disorders, 4, 20. doi:10.1186/s40345-016-0061-5
  • Krause, M., Brüne, M., & Theiß, C. (2016). Preparation of human formalin-fixed brain slices for electron microscopic investigations. Annals of Anatomy, 206, 27-33. doi:10.1016/j.aanat.2016.04.030
  • Mavrogiorgou, P., Bethge, M., Luksnat, S., Nalato, F., Buckel, G., & Brüne, M. (2016). Social cognition and metacognition in obsessive-compulsive disorder: an explorative pilot study. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 266, 209-216. doi:10.1007/s00406-016-0669-6
  • Neufeld, E., Brown, E.C., Lee-Grimm, S.-I., Newen, A., & Brüne, M. (2016). Intentional action processing results from automatic bottom-up attention: An EEG-investigation into the social relevance hypothesis using hypnosis. Consciousness and Cognition, 42, 101-112. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2016.03.002
  • Schmidt, T., Roser, P., Juckel, G., Brüne, M., Suchan, B. & Thoma, P. (2016). Social cognition and social problem solving abilities in individuals with alcohol use disorder. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 38, 974-990. doi:10.1080/13803395.2016.1180346
  • Schneider, B.C., Brüne, M., Bohn, F., Veckenstedt, R., Kolbeck, K., Krieger, E., Englisch, S., Lee-Grimm, S.-I., Drommelschmidt, K., Eisenacher, S., Nagel, M., Zink, M. & Moritz, S. (2016). Investigating the efficacy of an individualised metacognitive therapy program (MCT+) for psychosis: study protocol of a multi-center randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry, 16, 51. doi:10.1186/s12888-016-0756-2
  • Awam, K.A., Haußleiter, I.S., Dudley, E., Donev, R., Brüne, M., Juckel, G., & Thome, J. (2015). Multiplatform metabolome and proteome profiling identifies serum metabolite and protein signatures as prospective biomarkers for schizophrenia. Journal of Neural Transmission, 122, 111-122. doi:10.1007/s00702-014-1224-0
  • Brüne, M., Kolbe, M., Ebert, A., Roser, P., & Edel, M.-A. (2015). Nonverbal communication of patients with borderline personality disorder during clinical interviews: A double-blind placebo-controlled study using intranasal oxytocin. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 203(2), 107-111. doi:10.1097/NMD.0000000000000240
  • de Montis, I.A., Fresán, A., Brüne, M.Paas-Oliveros, L.K., Villaneuva-Valle, J., Gonzalez-Arredondo, S.I., Fresán, A., de Montis, I.A., Brüne, M., & Delgado, J.M. (2015). Estudio de traducción y validez del Sistema de Codificación Etológica para Entrevistas ECSI (Ethological Coding System for Interviews). Salud Mental, 38(1), 41-46.
  • Edel, M.-A., Edel, S., Kruger, M., Assion, H.-J., Juckel, G., & Brüne, M. (2015). Attachment, recalled parental rearing, and ADHD symptoms predict emotion processing and alexithymia in adults with ADHD. Annals of General Psychiatry, 14, 43. doi:10.1186/s12991-015-0082-y
  • Edel, M.-A., Weber, J., Brüne, M., & Assion, H.-J. (2015). Posttraumatic stress disorder and attachment features in adults with ADHD. Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders & Treatment, 4, 3. doi:10.4172/2324-8947.1000144
  • McGuire, J., Barbanel, L., Brüne, M., & Langdon, R. (2015). Re-examining Kohlberg's conception of morality in schizophrenia. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 20(5), 377-381.
  • Minovi, A., Dombrowski, T., Brüne, M., Dazert, S., & Juckel, G. (2015). Olfactory function and morphology of olfactory epithelium in an adult population with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 161(2-3), 513-514. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2014.11.023
  • Schlaffke, L., Lissek, S., Lenz, M., Juckel, G., Schultz, T., Tegenthoff, M., Schmidt-Wilcke, T., & Brüne, M. (2015). Shared and nonshared neural networks of cognitive and affective theory-of-mind: A neuroimaging study using cartoon picture stories. Human Brain Mapping, 36(1), 29-39. doi:10.1002/hbm.22610
  • Tas, C., Brown, E.C., Onur, E., Aydemir, O., & Brüne, M. (2015). The associations between endogenous oxytocin levels and emotion recognition in bipolar disorder. Bulletin of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 25(1), 19-26.
  • Ball, A., Wolf, C.C., Ocklenburg, S., Brüne, M., Wolf, O.T., Güntürkün, O., & Pinnow, M. (2014). The type of implicit motive enactment is modulated by sex hormones in naturally cycling women. Physiology & Behavior, 123, 119-126. doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2013.09.016
  • Brown, E.C., & Brüne, M. (2014). Reward in the mirror neuron system, social context, and the implications on psychopathology: A commentary on Cook, et al's "Mirror neurons: From origin to function". Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(2), 196-197.
  • Brown, E.C., Tas, C., Can, H., Esen-Danaci, A., & Brüne, M. (2014). A closer look at the relationship between the subdomains of social functioning, social cognition and symptomatology in clinically stable patients with schizophrenia. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55(1), 25-32. doi:10.1016/j.comppsych.2013.10.001
  • Brown, E.C., Tas, C., Kuzu, D., Esen-Danaci, A., Roelofs, K., & Brüne, M. (2014). Social approach and avoidance behaviour for negative emotions is modulated by endogenous oxytocin and paranoia in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 219(3), 436-442. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2014.06.038
  • Brüne, M. (2014). On aims and methods of psychiatry: A reminiscence of 50 years of Tinbergen’s famous questions about the biology of behavior. BMC Psychiatry, 14, 1695. doi:10.1186/s12888-014-0364-y
  • Brüne, M. (2014). Life History Theory as organizing principle of psychiatric disorders: Implications and prospects exemplified by borderline personality disorder. Psychological Inquiry, 25(3-4), 311-321.
  • Brüne, M. (2014). Metacognition in schizophrenia: A concept coming of age. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 51(1), 63-67.
  • de Montis, I.A., Fresán, A., Brüne, M., Ortega-Font, V., Villaneuva-Valle, J., Saracco, R., & Muñoz-Delgado, J. (2014). Evaluation of the capacity to recognize the facial expression of emotions in psychiatry residents throughout three years of training. Salud Mental, 37(6), 455-460.
  • Gonzalez-Liencres, C., Juckel, G., Tas, C., Friebe, A., & Brüne, M. (2014). Emotional contagion in mice: The role of familiarity. Behavioural Brain Research, 263, 16-21. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2014.01.020
  • Gonzalez-Liencres, C., Tas, C., Brown, E.C., Erdin, S., Onur, E., Cubukcoglu, Z., Aydemir, O., Esen-Danaci, A., & Brüne, M. (2014). Oxidative stress in schizophrenia: A case-control study on the effects on social cognition and neurocognition. BMC Psychiatry, 14, 268. doi:10.1186/s12888-014-0268-x
  • Lysaker, P.H., Leonhardt, B.L., Brüne, M., Buck, K.D., James, A., Vohs, J., Francis, M., Hamm, J.A., Salvatore, G., Ringer, J.M., & Dimaggio, G. (2014). Capacities for theory of mind, metacognition, and neurocognitive function are independently related to emotional recognition in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 219(1), 79-85. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2014.05.004
  • McGuire, J., Langdon, R., & Brüne, M. (2014). Moral cognition in schizophrenia. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 19(6), 495-508.
  • Schlaffke, L., Lissek, S., Lenz, M., Brüne, M., Juckel, G., Hinrichs, T., Platen, P., Tegenthoff, M., & Schmidt-Wilcke, T. (2014). Sports and brain morphology: A voxel-based morphometry study with endurance athletes and martial artists. Neuroscience, 259, 35-42. doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2013.11.046
  • Tas, C., Brown, E.C., Aydemir, O., Brüne, M., & Lysaker, P.H. (2014). Metacognition in psychosis: Comparison of schizophrenia with bipolar disorder. Psychiatry Research, 219(3), 464-469. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2014.06.040
  • Thoma, P., Bauser, D.S., Norra, C., Brüne, M., Juckel, G., & Suchan, B. (2014). Do you see what I feel? Electrophysiological correlates of emotional face and body perception in schizophrenia. Clinical Neurophysiology, 25(6), 1152-1163. doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2013.10.046
  • Ball, A., Wolf, C.C., Ocklenburg, S., Herrmann, B.L., Pinnow, M., Brüne, M., Wolf, O.T., & Güntürkün, O. (2013). Variability in ratings of trustworthiness across the menstrual cycle. Biological Psychology, 93(1), 52-57. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2013.01.005
  • Brown, E.C., Wiersema, J.R., Pourtois, G., & Brüne, M. (2013). Modulation of motor cortex activity when observing rewarding and punishing actions. Neuropsychologia, 51(1), 52-58. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.11.005
  • Brüne, M., & Hochberg, Z. (2013). Secular trends in new childhood epidemics: Insights from evolutionary medicine. BMC Medicine, 11, 226. doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-226
  • Brüne, M., & Hochberg, Z. (2013). Evolutionary medicine: The quest for a better understanding of health, disease and prevention [Editorial]. BMC Medicine, 11, 116. doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-116
  • Brüne, M., Dimaggio, G., & Edel, M.-A. (2013). Mentalization-based group therapy for inpatients with borderline personality disorder: Preliminary findings. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 10(5), 196-201.
  • Brüne, M., Ebert, A., Kolb, M., Tas, C., Edel, M.-A., & Roser, P. (2013). Oxytocin influences avoidant reactions to social threat in adults with borderline personality disorder. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical & Experimental, 28(6), 552-561. doi:10.1002/hup.2343
  • Brüne, M., Juckel, G., & Enzi, B. (2013). An eye for an eye? Neural correlates of retribution and forgiveness. PLoS ONE, 8(8), e73519. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073519
  • Brüne, M., Nadolny, N., Güntürkün, O., & Wolf, O.T. (2013). Stress induces a functional asymmetry in an emotional attention task. Cognition and Emotion, 27(3), 558-566. doi:10.1080/02699931.2012.726211
  • Brüne, M., Tas, C., Brown, E.C., Armgart, C., Dimaggio, G., & Lysaker, P. (2013). Metakognitive und sozial-kognitive Defizite bei Schizophrenien. Funktionelle Bedeutung und Behandlungsstrategien [Metacognitive and social cognitive deficits in schizophrenia. Impact on functioning and treatment strategies]. Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie, Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 61, 231-237. doi:10.1024/1661-4747/a000165
  • de Montis, I.A., Brüne, M., Fresán, A., Ortega-Font, V., Villaneuva-Valle, J., Saracco, R., & Muñoz-Delgado, J. (2013). Recognition of facial expression of the emotions and their relation to attachment styles and psychiatric symptoms: Preliminary study on psychiatric residents. Salud Mental, 36(2), 95-100.
  • Ebert, A., Kolb, M., Heller, J., Edel, M.-A., Roser, P., & Brüne, M. (2013). Modulation of interpersonal trust in borderline personality disorder by intranasal oxytocin and childhood trauma. Social Neuroscience, 8(4), 305-313. doi:10.1080/17470919.2013.807301
  • Ferdowsian, H., Durham, D., & Brüne, M. (2013). Mood and anxiety disorders in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): A response to Rosati, et al (2012). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 127(3), 337-340. doi:10.1037/a0032823
  • Fischer-Shofty, M., Brüne, M., Ebert, A., Shefet, D., Levkovitz, Y., & Shamay-Tsoory, S.G. (2013). Improving social perception in schizophrenia: The role of oxytocin. Schizophrenia Research, 146(1-3), 357-362. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2013.01.006
  • Gonzalez-Liencres, C., Shamay-Tsoory, S.G., & Brüne, M. (2013). Towards a neuroscience of empathy: Ontogeny, phylogeny, brain mechanisms, context and psychopathology. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 37(8), 1537-1548. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2013.05.001
  • Heinisch, C., Wiens, S., Gründl, M., Juckel, G., & Brüne, M. (2013). Self-face recognition in schizophrenia is related to insight. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 263(8), 655-662. doi:10.1007/s00406-013-0400-9
  • MacDonald, K., Feifel, D., Brüne, M., Lamb, K., Wilson, M.P., Golshan, S., & MacDonald, T. (2013). Not disappointed by anxiety: A reply to Cardoso and Ellenbogen's commentary “Oxytocin and psychotherapy: Keeping context and person in mind”. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(12), 3173-3175. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.08.003
  • MacDonald, K., MacDonald, T.M., Brüne, M., Lamb, K., Wilson, M.P., Golshan, S., & Feifel, D. (2013). Oxytocin and psychotherapy: A pilot study of its physiological, behavioral and subjective effects in males with depression. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(12), 2831-2843. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.05.014
  • Nemeroff, C.B., Weinberger, D., Rutter, M., MacMillan, H.L., Bryant, R.A., Wessely, S., Stein, D.J., Pariante, C.M., Seemüller, F., Berk, M., Malhi, G.S., Preisig, M., Brüne, M., & Lysaker, P. (2013). DSM-5: A collection of psychiatrist views on the changes, controversies, and future directions. BMC Medicine, 11, 202. doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-202
  • Saft, C., Lissek, S., Hoffmann, R., Nicolas, V., Tegenthoff, M., Juckel, G., & Brüne, M. (2013). Mentalizing in preclinical Huntington’s disease: An fMRI study using cartoon picture stories. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 7(2), 154-162. doi:10.1007/s11682-012-9209-9
  • Tas, C., Brown, E.C., Cubukcuoglu, Z., Aydemir, O., Danaci, A.E., & Brüne, M. (2013). Towards an integrative approach to understanding quality of life in schizophrenia: The role of neurocognition, social cognition, and psychopathology. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 54(3), 262-268. doi:10.1016/j.comppsych.2012.08.001
  • Wischniewski, J., & Brüne, M. (2013). How do people with borderline personality disorder respond to norm violations? Impact of personality factors on economic decision-making. Journal of Personality Disorders, 27(4), 531-546. doi:10.1521/pedi_2012_26_036
  • Annen, S., Roser, P., & Brüne, M. (2012). Nonverbal behavior during clinical interviews: Similarities and dissimilarities among schizophrenia, mania, and depression. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 200(1), 26-32. doi:10.1097/NMD.0b013e31823e653b
  • Bauser, D.S., Thoma, P., Aizenberg, V., Brüne, M., Juckel, G., & Daum, I. (2012). Face and body perception in schizophrenia: A configural processing deficit? Psychiatry Research, 195(1-2), 9-17. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2011.07.017
  • Brown, E.C., & Brüne, M. (2012). Evolution of social predictive brains? Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 414.
  • Brown, E.C., & Brüne, M. (2012). The role of prediction in social neuroscience. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6, 147. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2012.00147
  • Brown, E.C., Tas, C., & Brüne, M. (2012). Potential therapeutic avenues to tackle social cognition problems in schizophrenia. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 12(1), 71-81. doi:10.1586/ern.11.183
  • Brüne, M. (2012). The cognitive neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's disease [Book Review]. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 17(5), 451-453. doi:10.1080/13546805.2012.694216
  • Brüne, M. (2012). Does the oxytocin receptor polymorphism (rs2254298) confer 'vulnerability' for psychopathology or 'differential susceptibility'? Insights from evolution. BMC Medicine, 10, 38. doi:10.1186/1741-7015-10-38
  • Brüne, M., & Schaub, D. (2012). Mental state attribution in schizophrenia: What distinguishes patients with “poor” from patients with “fair” mentalising skills? European Psychiatry, 27(5), 358-364. doi:10.1016/j.eurpsy.2010.10.002
  • Brüne, M., Belsky, J., Fabrega, H., Feierman, H.R., Gilbert, P., Glantz, K., Polimeni, J., Price, J.S., Sanjuan, J., Sullivan, R., Troisi, A., & Wilson, D.R. (2012). The crisis of psychiatry: Insights and prospects from evolutionary theory. World Psychiatry, 11(1), 55-57. doi:10.1016/j.wpsyc.2012.01.009
  • Brüne, M., Scheele, D., Heinisch, C., Tas, C., Wischniewski, J., & Güntürkün, O. (2012). Empathy moderates the effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex on costly punishment. PLoS ONE, 7(9), e44747. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0044747
  • Brüne, M., Tas, C., Wischniewski, J., Welpinghus, A., Heinisch, C., & Newen, A. (2012). Hypnotic ingroup–outgroup suggestion influences economic decision-making in an ultimatum game. Consciousness and Cognition, 21(2), 939-946. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2012.02.009
  • Ebert, A., Haussleiter, I.S., Juckel, G., Brüne, M., & Roser, P. (2012). Impaired facial emotion recognition in a ketamine model of psychosis. Psychiatry Research, 200(2-3), 724-727. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2012.06.034
  • Ferdowsian, H.R., Durham, D.L., Johnson, C.M., Brüne, M., Kimwele, C., Kranendonk, G., Otali, E., Akugizibwe, T., Mulcahy, J.B., & Ajarova, L. (2012). Signs of generalized anxiety and compulsive disorders in chimpanzees. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 7(6), 353-361. doi:10.1016/j.jveb.2012.01.006
  • Haußleiter, I.S., Emons, B., Schaub, M., Borowski, K., Brüne, M., Wandinger, K.-P., & Juckel, G. (2012). Investigation of antibodies against synaptic proteins in a cross-sectional cohort of psychotic patients. Schizophrenia Research, 140(1-3), 258-259.
  • Heinisch, C., Krüger, M.C., & Brüne, M. (2012). Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation over the temporoparietal junction influences distinction of self from famous but not unfamiliar others. Behavioral Neuroscience, 126(6), 792-796. doi:10.1037/a0030581
  • Juckel, G., Friedel, E., Koslowski, M., Witthaus, H., Özgürdal, S., Gudlowski, Y., Knutson, B., Wrase, J., Brüne, M., Heinz, A., & Schlagenhauf, F. (2012). Ventral striatal activation during reward processing in subjects with ultra-high risk for schizophrenia. Neuropsychobiology, 66(1), 50-56. doi:10.1159/000337130
  • Millan, M.J., Agid, Y., Brüne, M., Bullmore, E.T., [...], & Young, L.J. (2012). Cognitive dysfunction in psychiatric disorders: Characteristics, causes and the quest for improved therapy. Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, 11, 141-168. doi:10.1038/nrd3628
  • Roser, P., Lissek, S., Tegenthoff, M., Nicolas, V., Juckel, G., & Brüne, M. (2012). Alterations of theory of mind network activation in chronic cannabis users. Schizophrenia Research, 139(1-3), 19-26. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2012.05.020
  • Schaub, D., Brüne, M., Bierhoff, H.-W., & Juckel, G. (2012). Comparison of self- and clinician’s ratings of personal and social performance in patients with schizophrenia: The role of insight. Psychopathology, 45(2), 109-116. doi:10.1159/000330260
  • Tas, C., Brown, E.C., Esen-Danaci, A., Lysaker, P.H., & Brüne, M. (2012). Intrinsic motivation and metacognition as predictors of learning potential in patients with remitted schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 46(8), 1086-1092. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychires.2012.04.027
  • Tas, C., Danaci, A.E., Cubukcuoglu, A., & Brüne, M. (2012). Impact of family involvement on social cognition training in clinically stable outpatients with schizophrenia: A randomized pilot study. Psychiatry Research, 195(1-2), 32-38. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2011.07.031
  • Wolfkühler, W., Majorek, K., Tas, C., Küper, C., Saimed, N., Juckel, G., & Brüne, M. (2012). Emotion recognition in pictures of facial affect: Is there a difference between forensic and non-forensic patients with schizophrenia? The European Journal of Psychiatry, 26(2), 73-85. doi:10.4321/S0213-61632012000200001
  • Brüne, M., Dimaggio, G., & Lysaker, P. (2011). Metacognition and social functioning in schizophrenia: Evidence, mechanisms of influence and treatment implications. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 7(3), 239-247. doi:10.2174/157340011797183210
  • Brüne, M., Schaub, D., Juckel, G., & Langdon, R. (2011). Social skills and behavioral problems in schizophrenia: The role of mental state attribution, neurocognition and clinical symptomatology. Psychiatry Research, 190(1), 9-17.
  • Juckel, G., Manitz, M.P., Brüne, M., Friebe, A., Heneka, M.T., & Wolf, R.J. (2011). Microglial activation in a neuroinflammational animal model of schizophrenia: A pilot study. Schizophrenia Research, 131(1-3), 96-100. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2011.06.018
  • Brüne, M., Abdel-Hamid, M., Sonntag, C., Lehmkamper, C., & Langdon, R. (2009). Linking social cognition with social interaction: Non-verbal expressivity, social competence and "mentalising" in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 5, 6. doi:10.1186/1744-9081-5-6

Published Abstracts

  • Brown, E.C., Tas, C., Danaci, A.E., Lysaker, P., & Brüne, M. (2012). How separable are the domains of social cognitive deficits in schizophrenia? [Abstract]. Schizophrenia Research, 136, S174.
  • Tas, C., Brown, E.C., Danaci, A.E., Lysaker, P., & Brüne, M. (2012). Motivation and metacognition as predictors of occupational functioning in remitted schizophrenia patients [Abstract]. Schizophrenia Research, 136, S174.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Brüne, M. (2017, May). Mentalisation-based group therapy as an add-on to dialectical behaviour therapy in borderline patients. Invited symposium conducted at the 6th Psychopathology Summer School, 57th International Neuropsychiatric Congress, Pula, Croatia.
  • Brüne, M. (2017, March). Are mental disorders specifically human? Similarities and differences between human and animal minds. Presentation given at the Brain Café, Collaborative Research Centre SFB 874, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany.
  • Brüne, M. (2015, November). Is oxytocin a useful therapeutic agent in borderline personality disorder? Paper presented at the Congress of the German Association of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Berlin, Germany.
  • Brüne, M. (2015, November). Behavioural ecology as scientific concept for psychiatry. Paper presented at the Congress of the German Association of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Berlin, Germany.
  • Brüne, M. (2015, October). Io so che tu sai che io so: Il cervello sociale e la psicopatologia [I know that you know that I know: The social brain and psychopathology]. Invited paper presented at the XIII Edition of the BergamoScienza Festival, Bergamo, Italy.
  • Brüne, M. (2015, May). Borderline personality disorder: Insights from life history theory. Paper presented at the 55th International Neurpsychiatric Congress, Pula, Croatia.
  • Brüne, M. (2015, May). Cognitive-behavioural approaches to social interaction in psychiatric conditions. Invited colloquium at the Movement to Health Laboratory, University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France.
  • Brüne, M. (2015, February). Deficit or adaptation? A fresh look at borderline personality disorder through the lens of evolutionary theory. Invited paper presented at the SNCC5: V Seminario de Neurociencia Clinica, Segovia, Spain.
  • Brüne, M. (2014, November). Developmental aspects and disorders of social cognition in psychiatric disorders. Colloquium at the Journal Club, Martin Luther Hospital, Bochum, Germany.
  • Brüne, M. (2014, October). Mentalization in borderline personality disorder: An explorative study using a novel cartoon-based task. Paper presented at the 3rd International Congress on Borderline Personality Disorder and Allied Disorders, Rome, Italy.
  • Brüne, M. (2014, September). Is oxytocin the wonder drug for patients with borderline personality disorder? Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the German Society of Biological Psychiatry, Aachen, Germany.
  • Brüne, M. (2014, September). Nonverbal behaviour and psychopathology: Reviving the interpersonal dimension. Paper presented at the XVI World Congress of Psychiatry, Madrid, Spain.
  • Brüne, M. (2014, September). Borderline personality as a short-term social strategy. Paper presented at the XVI World Congress of Psychiatry, Madrid, Spain.
  • Brüne, M. (2014, June). Nonverbal behaviour and psychopathology: Why we need to revive the interpersonal dimension in clinical psychiatry. Colloquium at the Borderline Outpatient Clinic, Gevelsberg, Germany.

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