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25.09.2017

New paper published

Tamm, S., Nilsonne, G., Schwarz, J., Lamm, C., Kecklund, G., Petrovic, P., Fischer, H., Akerstedt, T., & Lekander, M. (2017).The effect of sleep restriction on empathy for pain: An fMRI study in younger and older adults. Scientific Reports, 7.  doi:10.1038/s41598-017-12098-9

 

09.08.2017

New publication

Bukowski, H., & Lamm, C. (2017). Temporoparietal Junction. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences (pp. 1–5). New York, NY: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_863-1

 

13.07.2017

Featured on Servus.tv: "Ehrenamt - Kein Staat ohne Freiwillige"


http://www.servustv.com/at/Medien/Servus-Reportage-Leben7

 

18.05.2017

New paper published

Huber, L., & Lamm, C. (2017). Understanding dog cognition by functional magnetic resonance imaging. Learning & Behavior, 1-2. doi:10.3758/s13420-017-0261-6

 

04.05.2017

Research featured on SWR 3 Odysso


http://www.swr.de/odysso/schmerzmittel-blockieren-mitgefuehl/-/id=1046894/did=19239086/nid=1046894/1006grn/index.html

 

26.04.2017

New paper published

Rütgen, M., Seidel, E. M., Pletti, C., Riečanský, I., Gartus, A., Eisenegger, C., & Lamm, C. (2017). Psychopharmacological modulation of event-related potentials suggests that first-hand pain and empathy for pain rely on similar opioidergic processes. Neuropsychologia. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.04.023

 

14.04.2017 

New paper published

Gangl, K., Pfabigan, D., Lamm, C., Kirchler, E., & Hoffmann, E. (2017) Coercive and legitimate authority impact tax honesty. Evidence from behavioral and ERP experiments. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 1-10. doi:10.1093/scan/nsx029

 

04.04.2017

New paper published

Tomova, L., Majdandžić, J., Hummer, A., Windischberger, C., Heinrichs, M., & Lamm, C. (2017) Increased neural responses to empathy for pain might explain how acute stress increases prosociality. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12(3), 401-408. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsw146

 

27.02.2017

New paper published

Huber, L., & Lamm, C. (2017). Understanding dog cognition by functional magnetic resonance imaging. Learning & Behavior. doi:10.3758/s13420-017-0261-6

 

19.10.2016

New paper published

Tomova, L., Majdandzic, J., Hummer, A., Windischberger, C., Heinrichs, M., & Lamm, C. (2016). Increased neural responses to empathy for pain might explain how acute stress increases prosociality. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12, 401-408. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsw146

 

06.09.2016

New paper published

Majdandžić, J., Amashaufer S., Hummer, A., Windischberger, C., & Lamm, C. (2016). The selfless mind: How prefrontal involvement in mentalizing with similar and dissimilar others shapes empathy and prosocial behavior. Cognition 157, 24-38. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2016.08.003

 

06.09.2016

New paper published

Rauchbauer, B., Majdandžić, J., Stieger, S., & Lamm, C. (2016). The modulation of mimicry by ethnic group-membership and emotional expressions. PLoS ONE, 11(08): e0161064. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0161064

 

07.06.2016

Master thesis and internships available -> you can find more information here.

 

20.05.2016

New paper published

Pfabigan, D. M., Holzner, M.-T., & Lamm, C. (2016). Performance monitoring during a minimal group manipulation. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsw071

 

26.04.2016

New paper published

Riva, F., Triscoli, C., Lamm, C., Carnaghi, A., & Silani, G. (2016). Emotional Egocentricity Bias across the life-span. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 8, 74. dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2016.00074

 

10.03.2016

New paper published

Pintzinger, N. M., Pfabigan, D. M., Tran, U. S., Kryspin-Exner, I., & Lamm, C. (2016). Attentional biases in healthy adults: Exploring the impact of temperament and gender. Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry, 52, 29-37.

 

Prof. Lamm: new office hours

From now on, office hours of Prof. Lamm are on Tuesday, 16:45 - 17:15.
Obligatory reservation via sigrid.hager@univie.ac.at needed (in advance)!

 

29.09.2015

New paper published

Rütgen M, Seidel, E.A., Silani, G., Riecansky, G., Hummer, A., Windischberger, C., Petrovic, P., Lamm, C. (2015). Placebo analgesia and its opioidergic regulation suggest that empathy for pain is grounded in self pain. Proc Natl Acad Sci,112(41), E5638–E5646. . doi:10.1073/pnas.1511269112

 

21.09.2015

New paper published 

Pfabigan, D. M., Pripfl, J., Kroll, S. L., Sailer, U., & Lamm, C. (2015).
Event-related potentials in performance monitoring are influenced by the 
endogenous opioid system. Neuropsychologica, 77, 242-252
doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.08.028

 

18.08.2015

New paper published

Lamm, C.*, Silani, G.*, & Singer, T. (2015). Distinct neural networks underlying
empathy for pleasant and unpleasant touch. Cortex, 70, 79-89.
doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2015.01.021

 

18.08.2015

New paper published

Rauchbauer, B., Majdandžić, J., Hummer, A., Windischberger, C., & Lamm, C.
(2015). Distinct neural processes are engaged in the modulation of mimicry by
social group-membership and emotional expressions. Cortex, 70, 49-67.
doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2015.03.007

 

03.07.2015

New paper published

Riecansky, I., Paul, N., Kölble, S., Stieger, S., & Lamm, C. (2015). Beta oscillations reveal ethnicity ingroup bias in sensorimotor resonance to pain ofothers. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10(7): 893-901. doi:10.1093/scan/nsu1392015

 

11.06.2015

New paper published

Rütgen, M., Seidel, E.M., Riecansky, I., Lamm, C. (2015). Reduction of empathy for pain by placebo analgesia suggests functional equivalence of empathy and first-hand emotion experience. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(23): 8938-8947. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3936-14.2015

media coverage:

www.science.apa.at/rubrik/medizin_und_biotech/Wer_weniger_Schmerz_empfindet_hat_auch_weniger_Mitgefuehl/SCI_20150609_SCI39371351223810678

www.wienerzeitung.at/themen_channel/wissen/mensch/756531_Wer-weniger-Schmerz-spuert-hat-weniger-Mitgefuehl.html

www.salzburg.com/nachrichten/gesundheit/sn/artikel/wer-weniger-schmerz-empfindet-hat-auch-weniger-mitgefuehl-153290/

science.orf.at/stories/1759692/

www.20min.ch/wissen/news/story/Nur-wer-Leid-selbst-kennt--kann-mitfuehlen-10629859

 

15.05.2015

New paper published

Votinov, M., Pripfl, J., Windischberger, C., Sailer , U., & Lamm, C. (2015). Better you lose than I do: neural networks involved in winning and losing in a real time strictly competitive game. Scientific Reports 5, 11017. doi:10.1038/srep11017

 

13.04.2015

Prof. Lamm: new office hours

Office hours of Prof. Lamm are from now on Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:00.
Obligatory reservation via sigrid.hager@univie.ac.at needed (in advance)!

 

03.03.2015

Prof. Lamm: office hours cancelled

No office hours of Prof. Lamm will be held on March 9th. The next office hours will be held on March 16th from 4-4.30pm. In urgent cases, please ask for an alternative date via e-mail.

 

25.02.2015

New paper published

Lamm C. & Majdandžić Y. (2015). The role of shared neural activations, mirror neurons, and morality in empathy – A critical comment. Neuroscience Research, 90C, 15-24.

 

03.02.2015

Diploma/Master thesis available -> you can find more information here.

 

21.01.2015

Prof. Lamm: office hours cancelled

No office hours of Prof. Lamm will be held on January 26th. In urgent cases, please ask for an alternative date via e-mail.

 

15.12.2014

Prof. Lamm: office hours cancelled

No office hours of Prof. Lamm will be held on December 22nd. The next office hours will be held on December 29th. In urgent cases, please ask for an alternative date via e-mail.

 

05.11.2014

Prof. Lamm: office hours cancelled

No office hours of Prof. Lamm will be held on November 10th. The next office hours will be held on November 17th. In urgent cases, please ask for an alternative date via e-mail.

 

23.10.2014

New paper published

Koller, I., & Lamm, C. (2014). Psychometric investigation of the IRI empathy questionnaire using the partial credit model: Implications for analyses of group differences. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 1-11.

 

09.10.2014

Prof. Lamm: new office hours

Office hours of Prof. Lamm are now Mondays 15:00 - 15:30.

 

30.09.2014

Prof. Lamm: office hours cancelled

No office hours of Prof. Lamm will be held on October 1st. In urgent cases, please ask for an alternative date via e-mail.

 

24.06.2014

Prof. Lamm: office hours cancelled

No office hours of Prof. Lamm will be held on June 25th. In urgent cases, please ask for an alternative date via e-mail.

 

16.06.2014

Prof. Lamm: office hours cancelled

No office hours of Prof. Lamm will be held on June 18th. The next office hours will be held on June 25th. In urgent cases, please ask for an alternative date via e-mail.

 

23.04.2014

Prof. Lamm: office hours cancelled

No office hours of Prof. Lamm will be held on May 28th. The next office hours will be held on June 4th. In urgent cases, please ask for an alternative date via e-mail.

 

01.04.2014

New paper published

Tomova, L., von Dawans, B., Heinrichs, M., Silani, G., Lamm, C. (2014). Is stress affecting our ability to tune into others? Evidence for gender differences in the effects of stress on self-other distinction. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 43, 95—104.

Selected media coverage:

medienportal.univie.ac.at/uniview/forschung/detailansicht/artikel/maenner-und-frauen-reagieren-unterschiedlich-auf-stress/

www.science.apa.at/site/kultur_und_gesellschaft/detail.html

 

14.03.2014

New paper published

Votinov, M., Pripfl, J., Windischberger, C., Kalcher, K., Zimprich, A., Zimprich, F., Moser, E., Lamm, C.*, & Sailer, U. (2014)*. A genetic polymorphism of the endogenous opioid dynorphin modulates monetary reward anticipation in the corticostriatal loop. PLoS ONE, 9(2), e89954.

 

20.01.2014

Prof. Lamm: office hour change on the 29th of January

Next week's office hour of Prof. Lamm will take place from 15.00 to 16.00.

 

05.12.2013

New paper published

Seidel, E.M.*, Pfabigan, D.M.*, Keckeis, K., Wucherer, A.M., Jahn, T., Lamm, C., &
Derntl, B. (2013). Empathic competencies in violent offenders. Psychiatry Research, 210, 1168–1175.

 

20.11.2013

New paper published

Pripfl, J., Tomova, L., Riecansky, I., & Lamm, C. (2013). Transcranial magnetic stimulation of the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex decreases cue-induced nicotine craving and EEG delta power. Brain Stimulation, in press.

 

19.11.2013

Prof. Lamm: office hour change on the 27th of Nov.

Next week's office hour of Prof. Lamm will take place from 13.40 to 14.00.

 

16.10.2013

New paper published

Pripfl, J., Neumann, R., Köhler, U., & Lamm, C. (2013). Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on risky decision making are mediated by ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ decisions, personality, and hemisphere. European Journal of Neuroscience, in press.

 

01.10.2013

New paper published

Silani, G., Lamm, C., Ruff, C.C., & Singer, T. (2013). Right supramarginal gyrus is crucial to overcome emotional egocentricity bias in social judgements. Journal of neuroscience, 33 (39), 15466-15476.

 

24.09.2013

Office hours Prof. Lamm

Prof. Lamms office hour starts again on 9th  of October 2013 - every Wednesday 13:15-14:00. No office hour on 2nd of October!

 

24.09.2013

Herbert Bauer, Ph.D. and retired Professor of Biological Psychology, is celebrating his 70th birthday on September 25 2013.

Herbert was the founder and head of the Brain Research Laboratory (the predecessor of the SCAN-Unit) and performed pioneering work in the field of EEG research and in mapping the neural bases of cognitive and emotional function.

The SCAN-Unit builds up directly on his achievements and on establishing Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience and Biological Psychology at Vienna University. Despite being retired, he is still a regular member of the SCAN-Unit, and keeps inspiring us with his never-ending flow of new research ideas and enthusiasm.

Last but not least he was the postdoc, Ph.D., or M.Sc. supervisor of several SCAN-Unit members, including its head Claus Lamm, and his birthday is a great opportunity for us to say "Thank You Herbert" - not only for your mentoring and support, but especially for instilling in us the senses of rigor, creativity and curiosity that makes up good scientists - like yourself.

Herbert - Happy Birthday and we look forward to many more years of collaboration and your mentoring.

The SCAN-U team

 

13.09.2013

New paper published

Riecansky, I., Tomova, L., Katina, S., Bauer, H., Fischmeister, F.P.S., Lamm, C. (2013). Visual image retention does not contribute to modulation of event-related potentials by mental rotation. Brain and Cognition, 83, 163-170.

 

13.09.2013

New paper published

Seidel, E.M., Silani, G., Metzler, H., Thaler, H., Lamm, C., Gur, R.C., Kryspin-Exner, I., Habel, U., Derntl, B. (2013). The impact of social exclusion vs. inclusion on subjective and hormonal reactions in females and males. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38, 2925-2932.

 

06.06.2013

New paper from Research Cluster Multimodal Imaging

Hahn, A., Kranz, G.S., Seidel, E.M., Sladky, R., Kraus, C., Küblböck, M., Pfabigan, D.M., Hummer, A., Grahl, A., Ganger, S., Windischberger, C., Lamm, C., & Lanzenberger, R. (2013). Comparing neural response to painful electrical stimulation with functional MRI at 3 and 7 T. NeuroImage, 82, 336-343.

 

04.06.2013

ACHTUNG: Änderung des Modus der Vorlesungen der Biologischen Psychologie ab WS 2013/14

(Auf wiederholtes Bitten vieler Studierender)

nähere Informationen siehe SSC: hier

nächste Prüfungstermine VO Biologische Psychologie I:

  • 26.6.2013, 9:45 Uhr (4. Termin zum WS 2012/13)
  • Anfang/Mitte Okt. 2013 (5., außerordentlicher Termin zum WS 2012/13)
  • danach voraussichtl. erst wieder Ende Juni 2014

nächste Prüfungstermine VO Biologische Psychologie II:

  • 26.6.2013, 11:30 Uhr (1. Termin zum SS 2013)
  • Anfang/Mitte Okt. 2013 (2. Termin zum SS 2013)
  • Ende Nov./Anf. Dez. 2013 (3. Termin zum SS 2013)
  • Mitte/Ende Jän. 2014 (4. Termin zum SS 2013)
  • Anf./Mitte März 2014 (außerordentl. 5. Termin zum SS 2013)
  • danach voraussichtl. erst wieder Ende Jän. 2015

 

03.06.2013

Prof. Lamm: office hours cancelled

No office hours of Prof. Lamm will be held on June 5th. The next office hours will be held on June 12th. In urgent cases, please ask for an alternative date via e-mail.

 

04.03.2013

Prof. Lamm office hours: summer term 2013

Office hours of Prof. Lamm are Wednesdays 13:15 - 14:00.

 

18.02.2013

New paper published

Pfabigan, D.M., Pintzinger, N.M., Siedek, D.R., Lamm, C., Derntl, B., & Sailer, U. (2013). Feelings of helplessness increase ERN amplitudes in healthy individuals. Neuropsychologia, 51, 613-621.

 

03.02.2013

New paper published

Kalcher, K., Boubela, R.N., Huf, W., Biswal, B.B., Baldinger, P., Sailer, U., Filzmoser, P., Kasper, S., Lamm, C., Lanzenberger, R., Moser, E., & Windischberger, C. (2013). RESCALE: Voxel-specific task-fMRI scaling using resting state fluctuation amplitude. NeuroImage, 70, 80-88.

 

30.1.2013

Prof. Lamm: shifted office hours

Today's office hours of Prof. Lamm are shifted to 15.00 - 16.00.

 

9.1.2013

Prof. Lamm: no office hours today

No office hours of Prof. Lamm will be held today. The next office hours will be held on January 16th.

 

4.1.2013

New paper published

Pfabigan, D.M., Pintzinger, N.M., Siedek, D.R., Lamm, C., Derntl, B., & Sailer, U. (2013). Feelings of helplessness increase ERN amplitudes in healthy individuals. Neuropsychologia. 51(4), 613-621.

 

14.12.2012

Embodiment - Unser Körper denkt mit ("Dimensionen - Die Welt der Wissenschaft") - broadcasted 13.12.12, 19.05h

Radio Interview with Claus Lamm for Ö1 (Austrian National Radio, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation)

 

27.11.2012

"Wie kann man Emotionen messen?"

An article about empathy research has been published in Heureka (in Falter 47/12). It pursues the question which neural structures and processes are involved in human social behavior.

 

26.11.2012

Claus Lamm is now functioning as Advisory Editor of the journal Cognitive Processing.

http://www.springer.com/biomed/neuroscience/journal/10339?detailsPage=editorialBoard

 

25.10.2012

Entfall der Vorlesung Biologische Psychologie I und der Sprechstunde von Prof. Lamm am Mittwoch, 31.10.2012

 

17.10.2012

New paper published

Majdandžić J., Bauer H., Windischberger C., Moser M., Engl E., & Lamm, C. (2012). The human factor: Behavioral and neural correlates of humanized perception in moral decision making. PLoS ONE, 7(10), 1-14.

Media coverage:

 

04.06.2012

New paper published

Klimecki O.M., Leiberg S., Lamm C. & Singer T. (2012). Functional Neural Plasticity and Associated Changes in Positive Affect After Compassion Training. Cerebral Cortex.

 

28.03.2012

New paper published

Alexopoulos, J., Pfabigan, D.M., Lamm, C., Bauer, H., Fischmeister F.P.S. (2012). Do we care about the powerless third? An ERP study of the three-person ultimatum game. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6:59.

 

09.12.2011

New paper published

Yamada, M., Lamm, C., Decety, J. (2011). Pleasing frowns, disappointing smiles – an ERP investigation of counter-empathy. Emotion, 11(6), 1336-1345.

 

09.11.2011

Claus Lamm has received two grants (as PI and co-PI) by the Viennese Science and Technology Fund (WWTF)

Claus Lamm has received two grants (as PI and co-PI) by the Viennese Science and Technology Fund (WWTF), with a total grant sum of € 1 Mill.

The projects are:

„The role of the opioid system for empathic responses to pain and their link to prosocial behaviour - OPIOIDEMPATHY” (PI),

and “Like me: The evolutionary and neuro-cognitive basis of the link between imitation, empathy and prosocial behaviour in dogs and humans” (co-PI; PI: Ludwig Huber).

See www.wwtf.at/programmes/ci/index.php for more details.

 

18.10.2011

Recent paper rated as Top 2% in Biology and Medicine

Recent Paper by Hein, G.*, Lamm, C.*, Brodbeck, C., Singer, T. (2011). Skin conductance response to other’s pain predicts later costly helping. PloS One, 19, e22759. rated as "Top 2% in Biology and Medicine", Faculty of 1000.


http://f1000.com/13254956

 

28.09.2011

Presentation of diploma/master thesis topics, winterterm 2011

On Tuesday, 4th of October, 2011, 10-12 am, open topics for diploma/master theses for the winterterm 2011 are presented at the SCAN-Unit by Prof. Lamm and his team.

Location: Data analysis room, SCAN-Unit
Liebiggasse 5, 3rd floor (left wing)

For further information on diploma theses supervision please see the follwing page


http://ppcms.univie.ac.at/index.php?id=2521

 

15.09.2011

New Paper published soon

Pfabigan D.*, Alexopoulos J., Bauer H., Lamm C. & Sailer U. (2011). All about the money - External performance monitoring is affected by monetary, but not by socially conveyed feedback cues in more antisocial individuals. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, in Press.

 

14.09.2011

New Paper online

Hein, G.*, Lamm, C.*, Brodbeck, C., Singer, T. (2011). Skin conductance response to other’s pain predicts later costly helping. PloS One, 19, e22759.

 

11.02.2011

Presentation of diploma/master thesis topics, summerterm 2011

On the 9th of March, 2011, 4-6 pm, open topics for diploma/master theses for the summerterm 2011 are presented at the SCAN-Unit by Prof. Lamm and his team.

Location: Data analysis room, SCAN-Unit
Liebiggasse 5, 3rd floor (left wing)

For further information on diploma theses supervision please see the follwing page


http://ppcms.univie.ac.at/index.php?id=2521

 

22.11.2010

Claus Lamm recently published two papers:

Lamm, C., Decety, J., Singer, T. (2011). Meta-analytic evidence for common and distinct neural networks associated with directly experienced pain and empathy for pain. NeuroImage, 54, 2492-2502.

Using a meta-analytic approach, this paper demonstrates that

1. a core network consisting of anterior insular cortex and medial cingulate cortex is involved in empathy for pain,
2. that this network is also involved in the experience of pain in oneself, providing evidence for "shared representations" accounts of intersubjectivity which propose that sharing the sensations and emotions of others entails self-related representations of those sensations and emotions,
3. that empathy can be triggered using different neuro-functional mechanisms. 

Perry, A., Bentin, S., Bartal, I. B., Lamm, C., Decety, J. (2010). "Feeling" the pain of those who are different from us: Modulation of EEG in the mu/alpha range.
Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience (2010), 10, 493-504.

This study suggests, using electroencephalographic measures, that sharing the sensorimotor consequences of pain in others
- relies on both automatic and controlled processes
- that sensorimotor resonance also occurs in situations when dissimilar others do not feel pain in situations that are painful for ourselves,
- which implies the need for self/other distinction and top-down regulation during empathy for dissimilar others. 

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