Our current projects
Neural correlates of loneliness
What are the neural and hormonal mechanisms of biased cognition in loneliness? How can we target these mechanisms in an intervention to reduce loneliness?
Social integration during inpatient treatment
What are the neurobiological mechanisms associated with successful social integration during psychiatric inpatient treatment?
Trauma and social support
How does loneliness affect the processing of traumatic experiences? Can we mimic the effects of social support by noninvasive brain stimulation?
Trauma and social perception
How do traumatic experiences in the childhood affect the perception of social stimuli and potential threats in adulthood?
How does an intervention with the hormone oxytocin differ between women and men? Does the sex hormone estrogen moderate the effects of oxytocin?