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?

Sex-specific medicine

How does an intervention with the hormone oxytocin differ between women and men? Does the sex hormone estrogen moderate the effects of oxytocin?