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Dr. Julia Wendt


Koenig, J., Abler, B., Agartz, I., Åkerstedt, T., Andreasson, O.A., Anthony, M., Bertsch, K., Brown, R.C., Brunner, R., Carnevali, L., Critchley, H.D., Cullen, K.R., de Geus, E.J.C., Dziobekl, I., Fischer, H., Flor, H., Gaebler, M., Gianaros, P.J., Giummarra, M.J., Greening, S.G., Guendelman, S., Heathers, J.A.J., Herpertz, S.C., Hu, M.X., Jentschke, S., Kaess, M., Kaufmann, T., Klimes-Dougan, B., Koelsch, S., Krauch, M., Kumral, D., Lamers, F., Lee, Tae-Ho, Lekander, M., Lin, F., Lotze, M., Makovac, E., Mancini, M., Mancke, F., Månsson, K.N.T., Manuck, S.B., Mather, M., Meeten, F., Min, J., Mueller, B., Muench, V., Nees, F., Nga, L., Nilsonne, G., Ordonez Acuna, D., Osnes, B., Ottaviani, C., Penninx, B.W.J.H., Ponzio, A., Poudel, G.R., Reinelt, J., Ren, P., Sakaki, M., Sørensen, L., Specht, K., Straub, J., Tamm, S., Thayer, J.F., Ubani, B., van der Mee, D.J., van Velzen, L.S., Ventura-Bort, C., Villringer, A., Watson, R.R., Wei, L., Wendt, J., Westlund Schreiner, M., Westlye, L.T., Weymar, M., Winkelmann, T. Wu, G.-R., Yoo, H.J., & Quintana, D.S. (in press). Cortical thickness and resting state cardiac function across the lifespan: a cross-sectional pooled mega analysis. Psychophysiology (prä-registriert 2018 über Open Science Framework

Ventura-Bort, C., Wendt, J., Wirkner, J., König, J., Lotze, M., Hamm, A.O., Dolcos, F., & Weymar, M. (2020). Neural substrates of long-term item and source memory for emotional associates: An fMRI study. Neuropsychologia, 107561.

Szeska, C., Richter, J., Wendt, J., Weymar, M. & Hamm, A. O. (2020). Promoting long-term inhibition of human fear responses by non-invasive transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation during extinction training. Scientific Reports10(1), 1-16.

Kuhn, M., Wendt, J., Sjouwerman, R., Büchel, C., Hamm, A. & Lonsdorf, T. B. (2020). The neurofunctional basis of affective startle modulation in humans: evidence from combined facial electromyography and functional magnetic resonance imaging. Biological psychiatry87(6), 548-558.


Ventura-Bort, C., Wirkner, J., Dolcos, F., Wendt, J., Hamm, A. O. & Weymar, M. (2019). Enhanced spontaneous retrieval of cues from emotional events: An ERP study. Biological psychology, 148, 107742.

Wendt, J., König, J., Hufenbach, M. C., Kornig, J., Thayer, J. F. & Hamm, A. O. (2019). Vagally mediated heart rate variability and safety learning: Effects of instructions and number of extinction trials. Psychophysiology, e13404.

Wendt, J., Weymar, M., Junge, M., Hamm, A. O. & Lischke, A. (2019). Heartfelt memories: Cardiac vagal tone correlates with increased memory for untrustworthy faces. Emotion, 19(1), 178-182.

Lischke, A., Pahnke, R., Koenig, J., Homuth, G., Hamm, A. O. & Wendt, J. (2019). COMTVal158Met genotype affects complex emotion recognition in healthy men and women. Frontiers in neuroscience, 12, 1007.

Pahnke, R., Mau-Moeller, A., Junge, M., Wendt, J., Weymar, M., Hamm, A. O. & Lischke, A. (2019). Oral contraceptives impair complex emotion recognition in healthy women. Frontiers in neuroscience, 12, 1041.


Wendt, J., Hamm, A. O., Pané-Farré, C. A., Thayer, J. F., Gerlach, A., Gloster, A. T., ... & Richter, J. (2018). Pretreatment cardiac vagal tone predicts dropout from and residual symptoms after exposure therapy in patients with panic disorder and agoraphobia. Psychotherapy and psychosomatics, 87, 187-189.

Steinfurth, E. C., Wendt, J., Geisler, F., Hamm, A. O., Thayer, J. F. & Koenig, J. (2018). Resting State vagally-mediated heart rate variability is associated with neural activity during explicit emotion regulation. Frontiers in neuroscience, 12, 794.

Ventura-Bort, C., Wirkner, J., Genheimer, H., Wendt, J., Hamm, A. O. & Weymar, M. (2018). Effects of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS) on the P300 and alpha-amylase level: a pilot study. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 12:202.


Wendt, J., Löw, A., Weymar, M., Lotze, M. & Hamm, A. O. (2017). Active avoidance and attentive freezing in the face of approaching threat. NeuroImage, 158, 196-204.

Ventura-Bort, C., Dolcos, F., Wendt, J., Wirkner, J., Hamm, A. O. & Weymar, M. (2017). Item and source memory for emotional associates is mediated by different retrieval processes. Neuropsychologia.

Lonsdorf, T. B., Menz, M. M., Andreatta, ..., Wendt, J. Baas, J. M. P. & Merz, C. J. (2017). Don’t fear ‘fear conditioning’: Methodological considerations for the design and analysis of studies on human fear acquisition, extinction, and return of fear. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 77, 247-285.

Neubert, J., Hillbrandt, K., Weymar, M., Hamm, A. O. & Wendt, J. (2017). Acquisition and inhibition of conditioned fear is modulated by individual stimulus fear-relevance. Neurobiology of learning and memory, 137, 114-122.

Hamm, A., Wendt, J. & Volkmann, M. (2017). Extinktion: Neurowissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse zur Frage, wie Menschen sich ändern. Verhaltenstherapie, 27, 16-26.

Steinfurth, E. C., Alius, M. G., Wendt, J. & Hamm, A. O. (2017). Physiological and neural correlates of worry and rumination: Support for the contrast avoidance model of worry. Psychophysiology, 54(2), 161-171.


Ventura‐Bort, C., Löw, A., Wendt, J., Dolcos, F., Hamm, A. O. & Weymar, M. (2016). When neutral turns significant: brain dynamics of rapidly formed associations between neutral stimuli and emotional contexts. European Journal of Neuroscience, 44(5), 2176-2183.

Ventura-Bort, C., Löw, A., Wendt, J., Moltó, J., Poy, R., Dolcos, F., ... & Weymar, M. (2016). Binding neutral information to emotional contexts: brain dynamics of long-term recognition memory. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 16(2), 234-247.


Wendt, J., Neubert, J., Koenig, J., Thayer, J. F. & Hamm, A. O. (2015). Resting heart rate variability is associated with the inhibition of conditioned fear. Psychophysiology, 52(9), 1161-1166.

Lindner, K., Neubert, J., Pfannmöller, J., Lotze, M., Hamm, A.O. & Wendt, J. (2015). Fear-potentiated startle processing in humans: Parallel fMRI and orbicularis EMG assessment during cue conditioning and extinction. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 98(3), 535-545.

Wendt, J., Neubert, J., Lindner, K., Ernst, F.D., Homuth, G., Weike, A.I. & Hamm, A.O. (2015). Genetic influences on the acquisition and inhibition of fear. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 98(3), 499-505.

Herzer, F., Wendt, J. & Hamm, A. O. (2015). Discriminant validity of constructs derived from the self-regulative model for evaluation anxiety for predicting clinical manifestations of test anxiety. Behaviour research and therapy, 73, 52-57.


Kinder, M., Lotze, M., Davids, S, Domin, M., Thoms, K., Wendt, J., Hirschfeld, Hamm, A.O. & Lauffer, H. (2014). Functional imaging in obese children responding to long-term sports therapy. Behavioral Brain Research, 272, 25-31.

*Berneiser, J., Wendt, J., Grothe, M., Kessler, C., Hamm, A.O. & Dressel, A. (2014). Impaired recognition of emotional facial expressions in patients with multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis and related disorders3(4), 482-488.

Herzer, F., Wendt, J. & Hamm, A. O. (2014). Discriminating clinical from non-clinical manifestations of test anxiety: A validation study. Behavior Therapy, 45, 222-231.

*Shared first authorship


Steinfurth, E., Wendt, J. & Hamm, A. O. (2013). Neurobiologische Grundlagen der Emotionsregulation [Neurobiological foundations of emotion regulation]. Psychologische Rundschau, 64, 208-216.


Wendt, J., Schmidt, L. E., Lotze, M. & Hamm, A. O. (2012), Mechanisms of change: Effects of repetitive exposure to feared stimuli on the brain's fear network. Psychophysiology, 49, 1319–1329.

Holtz, K., Pané-Farré, C.A., Wendt, J., Lotze, M., & Hamm A.O. (2012). Brain activation during anticipation of interoceptive threat. Neuroimage, 61, 857-865.

Jahn, G., Wendt, J., Lotze, M., Papenmeier, F. & Huff, M. (2012). Brain activation during spatial updating and attentive tracking of moving targets. Brain and Cognition, 78, 105-113.


Wendt, J., Weike, A.I., Lotze, M. & Hamm, A.O. (2011). The functional connectivity between amygdala and extrastriate visual cortex activity during emotional picture processing depends on stimulus novelty. Biological Psychology, 86, 203-209.


*Scharpf, K., Wendt, J., Lotze, M. & Hamm, A. O. (2010). The brain's relevance detection network works independently of stimulus modality. Behavioral Brain Research, 210, 16-23.

*Shared first authorship


Krause, M., Wendt, J., Dressel, A., Berneiser, J., Kessler, C., Hamm, A. O. & Lotze, M. (2009). Prefrontal function associated with impaired emotion recognition in patients with multiple sclerosis. Behavioral Brain Research, 205, 280-285.


Wendt, J., Lotze, M., Weike, A. I., Hosten, N. & Hamm, A. O. (2008). Brain activation and defensive response mobilization during sustained exposure to phobia-related and other affective pictures in spider phobia. Psychophysiology, 45, 205–215.