Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences - Department of Psychology

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Isabel Dziobek

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Isabel Dziobek
isabel.dziobek (at)

Humboldt-Universität → Präsidium → Lebenswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Psychologie → Klinische Psychologie Sozialer Interaktion
Function / Working Area
Leiterin /
Hochschulambulanz für Psychotherapie und Psychodiagnostik
Visiting address
Rudower Chaussee 18 , Room 306
Phone number
(030) 2093-89758
(030) 2093-89751
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin


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2015: Approbation as Psychological Psychotherapist

2014: Habilitation in Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

2006: Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D), University Bielefeld, Germany (summa cum laude)

2000: Diploma (M.S.) in Psychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum


Research and Clinical Appointments


Since 2018: W3 Professorship Clinical Psychology of Social Interaction, Department for Psychology,  Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin

Since 2018: Head of the Specialized Outpatient Clinic for Social Interaction, University Outpatient Clinic for Psychotherapy and Diagnostics, Department of Psychology, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin

2014-2018: W2 Professor of Social Cognition, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin

2009-2014: Head of Junior Research Group „Understanding Interaffectivity“,

Cluster of Excellence Languages of Emotion, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin

2009 Fellow in Psychotherapy (CBT), Hospital Königin Elisabeth Herzberge, Berlin

2008-2012: Psychology Head of Outpatient Clinic for Adults with Autism, Charité University Medicine Berlin

2006-2009: Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurocognition of Decision Making, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

2001-2005: Ph.D. fellow, Center for Brain Health, New York University School of Medicine, New York, USA


Research Administration and Faculty Positions


Since 2019: Fellow of the Max Planck School of Cognition

Since 2019: Board Member Charité Mental Health

Since 2018: Principal Investigator, Cluster of Excellence Neurocure III

Since 2018: Commissioner of Equal Opportunity

Since 2016: Faculty Member Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin

Since 2014: Faculty Member of the Berlin School of Mind and Brain

Since 2008: Vice-President of the Society for Research in Autism Spectrum Conditions




2016: Teaching Award of the Faculty of Life Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2016: Anti-Stigma-Preis of the German Association for Psychiatriy, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN) for the Autism-Research-Cooperation

2014: Charlotte and Karl Bühler Award, German Psychological Association (DGPs)

2011: 2nd Place for „Amygdala anatomy and associated symptomalogy in autism“, Brain Art Competition 2011, Organisation for Human Brain Mapping, The Neuro Bureau (together with artist Michael Madore)

2010: Selected participant of the ProFiL leadership development program, Technical University Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Freie Universität Berlin

2007: Dissertation Award of the University Bielefeld

2007: 1st Place at Canadian Film Festival “Picture This” for autism documentary “on the spectrum” (together with Nathalie Dziobek)

2006: Young Scientist Award, Society for Neuropsychology

2006: Fellowship Award from the HealthEmotions Research Institute for the Wisconsin Symposium on Emotion: Order and Disorder in the Social Brain, Madison, USA


Research Interests


  • Bio-psycho-social mechanisms of social interaction disorders (autism spectrum disorder, social anxiety disorder, personality disorders)

  • Neurobiological correlates of socio-emotional Processes (MRI, EEG, psychophysiology, eyetracking, neuromodulation)

  • Development and evaluation of diagnostic and interventional approaches for social interaction disorders (individual and group-based CBT, E-mental health, robotics)

  • Identifications of treatment effects through targeted interventions (e.g. movement synchronization, social competency, augmentation of training via brain stimulation)

  • Affective Computing and Social Robotics

  • Participatory research in autism (





Matyjek, M, Bayer, M, & Dziobek, I. (2021). Pupillary Responses to Faces Are Modulated by Familiarity and Rewarding Context. Brain sciences, 11(6), 794.
Daedelow, LS, Beck, A, Romund, L, Mascarell-Maricic, L, Dziobek, I, Romanczuk-Seiferth, N, Wüstenberg, T, & Heinz, A. (2021). Neural correlates of RDoC-specific cognitive processes in a high-functional autistic patient: a statistically validated case report. Journal of neural transmission (Vienna, Austria : 1996), 128(6), 845–859.

Bayer, M, Berhe, O, Dziobek, I, & Johnstone, T. (2021). Rapid Neural Representations of Personally Relevant Faces. Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), 31(10), 4699–4708.

Chae, WR, Metz, S, Pantazidis, P, Dziobek, I, Hellmann-Regen, J, Wingenfeld, K, Otte, C. (2021). Effects of glucocorticoid and noradrenergic activity on implicit and explicit facial emotion recognition in healthy young men. Stress (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1–7. Advance online publication.

Tebartz van Elst, L, Fangmeier, T, Schaller, UM, Hennig, O, Kieser, M, Koelkebeck, K, Kuepper, C, Roessner, V, Wildgruber, D, Dziobek, I. (2021). FASTER and SCOTT&EVA trainings for adults with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 22(1), 261.

Drimalla, H, Baskow, I, Behnia, B, Roepke, S, & Dziobek, I. (2021). Imitation and recognition of facial emotions in autism: a computer vision approach. Molecular autism, 12(1), 27.

Holland, AC, O'Connell, G, Dziobek, I. (2021). Facial mimicry, empathy, and emotion recognition: a meta-analysis of correlations. Cognition & emotion, 35(1), 150–168.

Trilla, I, Weigand, A, & Dziobek, I. (2021). Affective states influence emotion perception: evidence for emotional egocentricity. Psychological research, 85(3), 1005–1015.

Weigand A, Trilla I, Enk L, O’Connell G, Prehn K, Brick TR, Dziobek I. (2021). How Much of Me Do I See in Other Minds? Modulating Egocentricity in Emotion Judgments by tDCS. Brain Sciences, 11(4), 512.



Schneider, JN, Brick, TR, & Dziobek, I. (2020). Distance to the Neutral Face Predicts Arousal Ratings of Dynamic Facial Expressions in Individuals With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder. Frontiers in psychology, 11, 577494.

Koenig, J, Abler, B, Agartz, I, Åkerstedt, T, Andreassen, OA, Anthony, M, Bär, KJ, Bertsch, K, Brown, RC, Brunner, R, Carnevali, L, Critchley, HD, Cullen, KR, de Geus, E, de la Cruz, F, Dziobek, I, Ferger, MD, Fischer, H, Flor, H, Gaebler, M., … Quintana, DS. (2020). Cortical thickness and resting-state cardiac function across the lifespan: A cross-sectional pooled mega-analysis. Psychophysiology, 10.1111/psyp.13688. Advance online publication.

Trilla, I, Wnendt, H, & Dziobek, I. (2020). Conditional effects of gaze on automatic imitation: the role of autistic traits. Scientific reports, 10(1), 15512.

Matyjek, M, Meliss, S, Dziobek, I, & Murayama, K. (2020). A Multidimensional View on Social and Non-Social Rewards. Frontiers in psychiatry, 11, 818.

Guhn A, Merkel L, Hübner L, Dziobek I, Sterzer P, & Köhler S. (2020). Understanding versus feeling the emotions of others: How persistent and recurrent depression affect empathy. Journal of psychiatric research, 130, 120–127. Advance online publication.

Golde S, Heine J, Pöttgen J, Mantwill M, Lau S, Wingenfeld K, Otte C, Penner IK, Engel AK, Heesen C, Stellmann JP, Dziobek I, Finke C, & Gold SM. (2020). Distinct Functional Connectivity Signatures of Impaired Social Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis. Frontiers in neurology, 11, 507.

Trilla I, Drimalla H, Bajbouj M, & Dziobek I. (2020). The Influence of Reward on Facial Mimicry: No Evidence for a Significant Effect of Oxytocin. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 14, 88.

Matyjek M, Bayer M, Dziobek I. (2020). Autistic Traits Affect Reward Anticipation but not Reception. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 8396. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-65345-x

Drimalla H, Scheffer T, Landwehr N, Baskow I, Roepke S, Behnia B, Dziobek I. (2020). Towards the automatic detection of social biomarkers in autism spectrum disorder: introducing the simulated interaction task (SIT). NPJ Digital Medicine, 3, 25. doi: 10.1038/s41746-020-0227-5

Goueli T, Nasreldin M, Madbouly N, Dziobek I, Farouk M. (2020). Social cognition in adolescent females with borderline personality traits. Psychology and Psychotherapy , 93(4), 739–753. . doi: 10.1111/papt.12257

Rosenblau G, O'Connell G, Heekeren H, & Dziobek I. (2020). Neurobiological mechanisms of social cognition treatment in high-functioning adults with autism spectrum disorder. Psychological Medicine, 50(14), 2374-2384.

Miano A, Dziobek I & Roepke S. (2020). Characterizing Couple Dysfunction in Borderline Personality Disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders, 34(2), 181–198.



Domes G, Ower N, von Dawans B, Spengler FB, Dziobek I, Bohus M, Matthies S, Philipsen A, Heinrichs M. (2019). Effects of intranasal oxytocin administration on empathy and approach motivation in women with borderline personality disorder: a randomized controlled trial. Translational Psychiatry, 9(1), 328. doi: 10.1038/s41398-019-0658-4

Hense M, Badde S, Köhne S, Dziobek I & Röder B. (2019). Visual and Proprioceptive Influences on Tactile Spatial Processing in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism Research. https://doi:10.1002/aur.2202

Abdel‐Hamid M, Niklewski F, Heßmann P, Guberina N, Kownatka M, Kraemer M, Scherbaum N, Dziobek I, Bartels C, Wiltfang J, Kis B. (2019). Impaired empathy but no theory of mind deficits in adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Brain and behavior, e01401.

Böhm J, Dziobek I & Sappok T (2019). Emotionale Entwicklung, Aggressionsregulation und herausforderndes Verhalten bei Menschen mit Intelligenzminderung [Emotional development, aggression regulation and challenging behavior in individuals with intellectual disbility]. Fortschritte Der Neurologie-Psychiatrie.

Bast N, Banaschewski T, Dziobek I, Brandeis D, Poustka L, & Freitag CM. (2019). Pupil Dilation Progression Modulates Aberrant Social Cognition in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism Research, 12(11), 1680–1692.

Schuler M, Mohnke S, Amelung T, Dziobek I, Lemme B, Borchardt V, et al. (2019). Empathy in pedophilia and sexual offending against children: A multifaceted approach. Journal of abnormal psychology, 128(5), 453.

Bergmann T, Heinrich M, Ziegler M, Dziobek I, Diefenbacher A, & Sappok T. (2019). Developing a Diagnostic Algorithm for the Music-Based Scale for Autism Diagnostics (MUSAD) Assessing Adults with Intellectual Disability. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 1-21.

Madipakkam AR, Rothkirch M, Dziobek I, & Sterzer P. (2019). Access to awareness of direct gaze is related to autistic traits. Psychological medicine, 49(6), 980-986.

Drimalla H, Landwehr N, Hess U, & Dziobek I. (2019). From face to face: the contribution of facial mimicry to cognitive and emotional empathy. Cognition and Emotion, 1-15. http://doi: 10.1080/02699931.2019.1596068

Lipinski S, Blanke ES, Suenkel U & Dziobek I. (2019). Outpatient Psychotherapy for Adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Condition: Utilization, Treatment Satisfaction, and Preferred Modifications. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49(3), 1154–1168.

Dziobek I & Stoll S. (2019). Hochfunktionaler Autismus bei Erwachsenen: Ein kognitiv-verhaltenstherapeutisches Manual. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

Klebl C, Dziobek I & Diessner R (2019). The role of elevation in moral judgment. Journal of Moral Education, 29(3), 1–19.

Drimalla H, Landwehr N, Baskow I, Behnia B, Roepke S, Dziobek I & Scheffer T. (2019). Detecting Autism by Analyzing a Simulated Social Interaction. In S. Omagari (Ed.), Springer Theses, Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research. Energy Transfer Processes in Polynuclear Lanthanide Complexes (Vol. 50, pp. 193–208). Singapore: Springer Singapore.

Hartling C, Fan Y, Weigand A, Trilla I, Gärtner M, Bajbouj M, Dziobek I & Grimm S. (2019). Interaction of HPA axis genetics and early life stress shapes emotion recognition in healthy adults. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 99. 28-37.



Deuter CE, Nowacki J, Wingenfeld K, Kuehl LK, Finke JB, Dziobek I & Otte C. (2018). The role of physiological arousal for self-reported emotional empathy. Autonomic Neuroscience : Basic & Clinical, 214, 9–14.

Miano A, Weber T, Roepke S & Dziobek I. (2018). Childhood maltreatment and context dependent empathic accuracy in adult romantic relationships. Psychological Trauma : Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, 10(3), 309–318.

Madipakkam AR, Rothkirch M, Dziobek I & Sterzer P. (2018). Access to awareness of direct gaze is related to autistic traits. Psychological Medicine, 1–7.

Foell J, Brislin SJ, Drislane LE, Dziobek I & Patrick CJ. (2018). Creation and Validation of an English-Language Version of the Multifaceted Empathy Test (MET). Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 40(3), 431–439.

Wunderli MD, Vonmoos M, Treichler L, Zeller C, Dziobek I, Kraemer T, Baumgartner MR, Seifritz E, Quednow BB. (2018). Social Cognition and Interaction in Chronic Users of 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, "Ecstasy"). The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 21(4), 333–344.

Oliver LD, Vieira JB, Neufeld RW, Dziobek I & Mitchell DG. (2018). Greater involvement of action simulation mechanisms in emotional vs cognitive empathy. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 13(4), 367-380.

Fossati A, Borroni S, Dziobek I, Fonagy P & Somma A. (2018). Thinking about assessment: Further evidence of the validity of the movie for the assessment of social cognition as a measure of mentalistic abilities. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 35(1), 127–141.

Wacker R & Dziobek I. (2018). Preventing empathic distress and social stressors at work through nonviolent communication training: A field study with health professionals. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 23(1), 141–150.

Wingenfeld K, Duesenberg M, Fleischer J, Roepke S, Dziobek I, Otte C & Wolf OT. (2018). Psychosocial stress differentially affects emotional empathy in women with borderline personality disorder and healthy controls. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 137(3), 206–215.



Wacker R, Bölte S & Dziobek I. (2017). Women Know Better What Other Women Think and Feel: Gender Effects on Mindreading across the Adult Life Span. Frontiers in psychology, 8, 1324.

Pokorny T, Preller KH, Kometer M, Dziobek I & Vollenweider FX. (2017). Effect of psilocybin on empathy and moral decision-making. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 20(9), 747-757.

Dziobek I, Lucke U & Manzeschke A. (2017). Emotions-sensitive Trainingssysteme für Menschen mit Autismus. INFORMATIK 2017.

Kis B, Guberina N, Kraemer M, Niklewski F, Dziobek I & Wiltfang J. (2017). Abdel-Hamid M. Perception of Emotional Prosody in Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 135(6), 506-514.

Madipakkam AR, Rothkirch M, Dziobek I & Sterzer P (2017). Unconscious avoidance of eye contact in autism spectrum disorder. Scientific reports, 7(1), 13378.

Miano A, Fertuck EA, Roepke S & Dziobek I. (2017). Romantic relationship dysfunction in borderline personality disorder—a naturalistic approach to trustworthiness perception. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 8(3), 281.

Miano A, Dziobek I & Roepke S. (2017). Understanding Interpersonal Dysfunction in Borderline Personality Disorder: A Naturalistic Dyadic Study Reveals Absence of Relationship-Protective Empathic Inaccuracy. Clinical Psychological Science, 5(2), 355-366.

Miano A, Grosselli L, Roepke S & Dziobek I. (2017). Emotional dysregulation in borderline personality disorder and its influence on communication behavior and feelings in romantic relationships. Behaviour research and therapy, 95, 148-157.

Grimm S, Wirth K, Fan Y, Weigand A, Gärtner M, Feeser M, Dziobek I, Bajbouj M & Aust S. (2017). The interaction of corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor gene and early life stress on emotional empathy. Behavioral Brain Research, 329,180-185.>

Böckler A, Sharifi M, Kanske P, Dziobek I & Singer T. (2017). Social decision making in narcissism: Reduced generosity and increased retaliation are driven by alterations in perspective-taking and anger. Personality and Individual Differences, 104, 1-7.

Martinez G, Alexandre C, Mam-Lam-Fook C, Bendjemaa N, Gaillard R, Garel P, Dziobek I, Amado I & Krebs MO. (2017). Phenotypic continuum between autism and schizophrenia: Evidence from the Movie for the Assessment of Social Cognition (MASC).Schizophrenia Research, 185, 161-166.

Kanske P, Sharifi M, Smallwood J, Dziobek I, & Singer T. (2017). Where the Narcissistic Mind Wanders: Increased Self-Related Thoughts are More Positive and Future Oriented. Journal of personality disorders, 31(4), 553–566.

Rosenblau G, Kliemann D, Dziobek I, & Heekeren HR. (2017). Emotional prosody processing in autism spectrum disorder. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 12(2), 224–239.



Kirchner J, Ruch W, & Dziobek I. (2016). Brief report: character strengths in adults with autism spectrum disorder without intellectual impairment. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 46(10), 3330-3337.

Kanske P, Schulze L, Dziobek I, Scheibner H, Roepke S, & Singer T. (2016). The wandering mind in borderline personality disorder: Instability in self- and other-related thoughts. Psychiatry research, 242, 302–310.

Brockmeyer T, Pellegrino J, Münch H, Herzog W, Dziobek I, & Friederich HC. (2016). Social cognition in anorexia nervosa: Specific difficulties in decoding emotional but not nonemotional mental states. The International journal of eating disorders, 49(9), 883–890.

Müller N, Baumeister S, Dziobek I, Banaschewski T, & Poustka L. (2016). Validation of the Movie for the Assessment of Social Cognition in Adolescents with ASD: Fixation Duration and Pupil Dilation as Predictors of Performance. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 46(9), 2831–2844.

Strunz S, Schermuck C, Ballerstein S, Ahlers CJ, Dziobek I, & Roepke S. (2017). Romantic Relationships and Relationship Satisfaction Among Adults With Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism. Journal of clinical psychology, 73(1), 113–125.

Herbort MC, Iseev J, Stolz C, Roeser B, Großkopf N, Wüstenberg T, Hellweg R, Walter H, Dziobek I & Schott BH. (2016). The ToMenovela–A Photograph-Based Stimulus Set for the Study of Social Cognition with High Ecological Validity. Frontiers in psychology, 7, 1883.

Zörner D, Schütze J, Lucke U, Kirst S, Dziobek I. (2016). Zirkus Empathico - Mobile Training of Socio-Emotional Competences for Children with Autism. In Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), 2016 IEEE 16th International Conference on (pp. 448-452). IEEE. doi:10.1109/ICALT.2016.146

Koehne S, Behrends A, Fairhurst MT & Dziobek I. (2016). Fostering Social Cognition through an Imitation- and Synchronization-Based Dance/Movement Intervention in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Controlled Proof-of-Concept Study. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 2016, 85(1), 27-35.

Koehne S, Hatri A, Cacioppo JT & Dziobek I. (2016). Perceived interpersonal synchrony increases empathy: Insights from autism spectrum disorder. Cognition 2016, 146, 8-15.

Merkl A, Neumann WJ, Huebl J, Aust S, Horn A, Krauss JK, Dziobek I, Kuhn J, Schneider GH, Bajbouj M & Kühn AA. (2016). Modulation of Beta-Band Activity in the Subgenual Anterior Cingulate Cortex during Emotional Empathy in Treatment-Resistant Depression. Cerebral Cortex, 26 (6), 2626-2638. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhv100

Sowden S, Koehne S, Catmur C, Dziobek I & Bird G. (2016). Intact Automatic Imitation and Typical Spatial Compatibility in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Challenging the Broken Mirror Theory. Autism Research, 9, 292–300. doi:10.1002/aur.1511.

Rosenblau G, Kliemann D, Lemme B, Walter H, Heekeren HR & Dziobek I. (2016). The role of the amygdala in naturalistic mentalising in typical development and in autism spectrum disorder. The British Journal of Psychiatry Jun 2016, 208 (6), 556-564. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.159269.

Hoffmann F, Koehne S, Steinbeis N, Dziobek I & Singer T. (2016). Preserved Self-other Distinction During Empathy in Autism is Linked to Network Integrity of Right Supramarginal Gyrus. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, 637. doi:10.1007/s10803-015-2609-0.

Koehne S, Schmidt MJ, & Dziobek I. (2016). The role of interpersonal movement synchronisation in empathic functions: Insights from Tango Argentino and Capoeira. International Journal of Psychology, 51, 318–322. doi:10.1002/ijop.12213.

Wingenfeld K, Kuehl LK, Dziobek I, Roepke S, Otte C & Hinkelmann K. (2016). Effects of mineralocorticoid receptor blockade on empathy in patients with major depressive disorder. Cognitive, affective & behavioral neuroscience, 16(5), 902–910.



Schmidt L, Kirchner J, Strunz S, Broźus J, Ritter K, Roepke S & Dziobek I. (2015). Psychosocial Functioning and Life Satisfaction in Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder Without Intellectual Impairment. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 71(12), 1259-68.

Strunz S, Westphal L, Ritter K, Heuser I, Dziobek I & Roepke S. (2015). Personality Pathology of Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder Without Accompanying Intellectual Impairment in Comparison to Adults With Personality Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(12), 4026-38.

Wolf OT, Schulte JM, Drimalla H, Hamacher-Dang TC, Knoch D & Dziobek I. (2015). Enhanced emotional empathy after psychosocial stress in young healthy men. Stress, 18(6), 631-7.

Buhlmann U, Wacker R, Dziobek I. (2015). Inferring other people's states of mind: Comparison across social anxiety, body dysmorphic, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 34, 107-113.

Bergmann T, Sappok T, Diefenbacher A, Dames S, Heinrich M, Ziegler M, Dziobek I. (2015). Music-based Autism Diagnostics (MUSAD) - A newly developed diagnostic measure for adults with intellectual developmental disabilities suspected of autism. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 43-44, 123-35.

Vaskinn A, Antonsen BT, Fretland RA, Dziobek I, Sundet K, Wilberg T. (2015). Theory of mind in women with borderline personality disorder or schizophrenia: differences in overall ability and error patterns. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1239.

Moore RC, Dev SI, Jeste DV, Dziobek I & Eyler LT. (2015). Distinct neural correlates of emotional and cognitive empathy in older adults. Psychiatry Research, 232(1), 42-50.

Finger EC, MacKinley J, Blair M, Oliver LD, Jesso S, Tartaglia MC, Borrie M, Wells J, Dziobek I, Pasternak S, Mitchell DG, Rankin K, Kertesz A & Boxer A. (2015). Oxytocin for frontotemporal dementia: a randomized dose-finding study of safety and tolerability. Neurology, 84(2), 174-81.

Sappok T, Gaul I, Dziobek I, Bölte S, Diefenbacher A & Bergmann T. (2015). The Diagnostic Behavioural Assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorders (DiBAS). Psychiatrische Praxis, 42(3), 140-6.

Oliver LD, Mitchell DG, Dziobek I, MacKinley J, Coleman K, Rankin KP & Finger EC. (2015). Parsing cognitive and emotional empathy deficits for negative and positive stimuli in frontotemporal dementia. Neuropsychologia, 67, 14-26.

Rosenblau G, Kliemann D, Heekeren HR, & Dziobek I. (2015). Approximating implicit and explicit mentalizing with two naturalistic video-based tasks in typical development and autism spectrum disorder. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 45(4), 953–965.



Lehmann A, Bahçesular K, Brockmann EM, Biederbick SE, Dziobek I, Gallinat J & Montag C. (2014). Subjective experience of emotions and emotional empathy in paranoid schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 220(3), 825-33.

Kuypers KPC, de la Torre R, Farre M, Yubero-Lahoz S, Dziobek I, Van den Bos W, Ramaekers JG. (2014). No Evidence that MDMA-Induced Enhancement of Emotional Empathy Is Related to Peripheral Oxytocin Levels or 5-HT1a Receptor Activation. PLoS One, 9(6), e100719.

Kirchner J & Dziobek I. (2014). Towards successful employment of adults with autism: A first analysis of special interests and factors deemed important for vocational performance. Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology 201, 2(2), 77-85.

Strunz S, Dziobek I & Röpke S. (2014). Komorbide psychiatrische Störungen und Differenzialdiagnostik bei nicht-intelligenzgeminderten Erwachsenen mit Autismus-Spektrum-Störung. Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik und Medizinische Psychologie, 64(6), 206-13.

Krämer M, Brauner S, Herold M, Diehl RR, Dziobek I & Berlit P. (2014). Theory of Mind, Perception of Affective Prosody and Empathy in Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. Aktuelle Neurologie, 41(04), 208-16.

Wingenfeld K, Kuehl LK, Janke K, Hinkelmann K, Dziobek I, Fleischer J, Otte C & Roepke S. (2014). Enhanced Emotional Empathy after Mineralocorticoid Receptor Stimulation in Women with Borderline Personality Disorder and Healthy Women. Neuropsychopharmacology, 39(8), 1799-1804.

Sappok T, Budczies J, Dziobek I, Bölte S, Dosen A & Diefenbacher A. (2014). The Missing Link: Delayed Emotional Development Predicts Challenging Behavior in Adults with Intellectual Disability. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(4), 786-800.

Preller KH, Hulka LM, Vonmoos M, Jenni D, Baumgartner MR, Seifritz E, Dziobek I & Quednow BB. (2014). Impaired emotional empathy and related social network deficits in cocaine users. Addiction Biology, 19(3), 452-66.



Kliemann D, Rosenblau G, Bölte S, Heekeren HR, Dziobek I. (2013). Face puzzle-two new video-based tasks for measuring explicit and implicit aspects of facial emotion recognition. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 376.

Vogeley K, Kirchner JC, Gawronski A, Tebartz van Elst L & Dziobek I. (2013). Towards the Development of a Supported Employment Program for Individuals with High-Functioning Autism in Germany. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 263 Suppl 2, 197-203.

Sappok T, Budczies J, Bölte S, Dziobek I, Dosen A & Diefenbacher A. (2013). Emotional Development in Adults with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities: A Retrospective, Clinical Analysis. PLoS One, 8(9), e74036.

Schulze L, Dziobek I, Vater A, Heekeren HR, Bajbouj M, Renneberg B, Heuser I & Roepke S. (2013). Gray matter abnormalities in patients with narcissistic personality disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47(10), 1363-9.

Bruehl H, Preißler S, Heuser I, Heekeren HR, Roepke S & Dziobek I. (2013). Increased prefrontal cortical thickness is associated with enhanced abilities to regulate emotions in PTSD-free women with borderline personality disorder. PLoS One, 8(6), e65584.

Sappok T, Diefenbacher A, Budczies J, Schade C, Grubich C, Bergmann T, Bölte S & Dziobek I. (2013). Diagnosing autism in a clinical sample of adults with intellectual disabilities: How useful are the ADOS and the ADI-R? Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 1642-1655.

Edele A, Dziobek I & Keller M. (2013). Explaining altruistic sharing in the dictator game: The role of affective empathy, cognitive empathy and justice sensitivity. Learning and Individual Differences, 24, 96-102.

Pöttgen J, Dziobek I, Reh S, Heesen C & Gold SM. Impaired social cognition in multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 84(5), 523-528.

Kraemer M, Herold M, Uekermann J, Kis B, Wiltfang J, Daum I, Dziobek I, Berlit P, Diehl RR & Abdel-Hamid M. (2013). Theory of mind and empathy in patients at an early stage of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, 115(7), 1016-1022.

Röpke S, Vater A, Preißler S, Heekeren HR, Dziobek I. (2013). Social cognition in borderline personality disorder. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 6, 195.



Kliemann D, Dziobek I, Hatri A, Baudewig J, Heekeren HR. (2012). The role of the amygdala in atypical gaze on emotional faces in autism spectrum conditions. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(28), 9469-9476.

Behrends A, Müller S & Dziobek I. (2012). Moving in and out of synchrony: A concept for a new intervention fostering empathy through interactional movement and dance. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 39(2), 107-116.

Kirchner JC, Schmitz F & Dziobek I. (2012). Brief report: stereotypes in autism revisited. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42(10), 2246-2251.

Dziobek I. (2012). Towards a more ecologically valid assessment of empathy. Emotion Review, 4(1), 18-19.

Montag C, Neuhaus K, Lehmann A, Krüger K, Dziobek I, Heekeren HR, Heinz A & Gallinat J. (2012). Subtle deficits of cognitive theory of mind in unaffected first-degree relatives of schizophrenia patients. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 262(3), 217-226.



Bergmann T, Dziobek I, Reimer S, Schumacher K, Diefenbacher A, Sappok T. (2011). Jenseits des Dialogs – Beziehungsqualität in der Musiktherapie bei Menschen mit Autismus und Intelligenzminderung. Medizin für Menschen mit geistiger oder mehrfacher Behinderung 2011, 8(1), 14-20.

Hepach R, Kliemann D, Grüneisen S, Heekeren HR & Dziobek I. (2011). Conceptualizing Emotions Along the Dimensions of Valence, Arousal, and Communicative Frequency – Implications for Social-Cognitive Tests and Training Tools. Frontiers in Psychology, 2, 266.

Dziobek I, Preißler S, Grozdanovic Z, Heuser I, Heekeren HR, & Roepke S. (2011). Neuronal correlates of altered empathy and social cognition in borderline personality disorder. NeuroImage, 57(2), 539-548.

Dziobek I & Köhne S. (2011). Bildgebung bei Autismus-Spektrum Störungen – Eine Übersicht. Der Nervenarzt, 82(5), 564-72.

Dziobek I & Bölte S. (2011). Neuropsychologische Modelle von Autismus-Spektrum-Störungen: Behaviorale Evidenz und neuro-funktionale Korrelate. Zeitschrift für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie, 39(2), 79-90.

Ritter K, Dziobek I, Preissler S, Rüter A, Vater A, Fydrich T, Lammers CH, Heekeren HR & Roepke S. (2011). Lack of Empathy in Patients with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Psychiatry Research, 187(1-2), 241-247.

Montag C, Dziobek I, Richter IS, Neuhaus K, Lehmann A, Sylla R, Heekeren HR, Heinz A, & Gallinat J. (2011). Different aspects of theory of mind in paranoid schizophrenia: Evidence from a video-based assessment. Psychiatry Research, 186(2-3), 203-209.

Kirchner JC, Hatri A, Heekeren HR & Dziobek I. (2011). Autistic symptomatology, face processing abilities, and eye fixation patterns. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41(2), 158-167.



Kliemann D, Dziobek I, Hatri A, Steimke R & Heekeren HR. (2010). Atypical Reflexive Gaze Patterns on Emotional Faces in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(37), 12281-12287.

Preißler S, Dziobek I, Ritter K, Heekeren HR & Roepke S. (2010). Social Cognition in Borderline Personality Disorder: Evidence for Disturbed Recognition of the Emotions, Thoughts, and Intentions of others. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 4, 182.

Yoshida W, Dziobek I, Kliemann D, Heekeren HR, Friston K & Dolan R. (2010). Cooperation and heterogeneity of the autistic mind. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(26), 8815-8818.

Poustka L, Rehm A, Holtmann M, Bock M, Böhmert C & Dziobek I. (2010). Dissoziation von kognitiver und affektiver Empathie bei Jugendlichen mit Autismus-Spektrum-Störung. Kindheit und Entwicklung, 19(3), 177-183.

Hurlemann R, Patin A, Onur OA, Cohen MX, Baumgartner T, Metzler S, Dziobek I, Gallinat J, Wagner M, Maier W & Kendrick KM. (2010). Oxytocin enhances amygdala-dependent, socially reinforced learning and emotional empathy in humans. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(14), 4999-5007.

Dziobek I, Bahnemann M, Convit A & Heekeren HR. (2010). The role of the fusiform-amygdala system in the pathophysiology of autism. Archives of General Psychiatry, 67(4), 397-405.

Bahnemann M, Dziobek I, Prehn K, Wolf I & Heekeren HR. (2010). Sociotopy in the temporoparietal cortex: Common versus distinct processes. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 5(1), 48-58.

Montag C, Ehrlich A, Neuhaus K, Dziobek I, Heekeren HR, Heinz A & Gallinat J. (2010). Theory of mind impairments in euthymic bipolar patients. Journal of Affective Disorders, 123(1-3), 264-9.

Wolf I, Dziobek I & Heekeren HR. (2010). Neural correlates of social cognition in naturalistic settings: a model-free analysis approach. Neuroimage 2010, 49(1), 894-904.



Smeets T, Dziobek I & Wolf O. (2009). Social cognition under stress: Differential effects of stress-induced cortisol elevations in healthy young men and women. Hormones and Behavior, 55(4), 507-13.

Beste C, Dziobek I, Hielscher H, Willemseen R & Falkenstein M. (2009). Effects of stimulus-response compatibility on inhibitory processes in Parkinson’s disease. European Journal of Neuroscience, 29(4), 855-60.

Bölte S, Dziobek I & Poustka F. (2009). Brief Report: The level and nature of autistic intelligence revisited. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39(4), 678-82.



Dziobek I, Rogers K, Fleck S, Bahnemann M, Heekeren HR, Wolf OT & Convit A. (2008). Dissociation of cognitive and emotional empathy in adults with Asperger syndrome using the Multifaceted Empathy Test (MET). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38(3), 464-73.



Dziobek I, Gold S, Wolf OT & Convit A. (2007). Hypercholesterolemia in Asperger syndrome: independence from lifestyle, obsessive-compulsive behavior, and social anxiety. Psychiatry Research. 2007, 149(1-3), 321-4.

Bruehl H, Rueger M, Dziobek I, Sweat V, Tirsi A, Javier E, Arentoft A, Wolf OT & Convit A. (2007). Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Dysregulation and Memory Impairments in Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 92(7), 2439-45.

Gold SM/Dziobek I, Sweat V, Tirsi A, Rogers K, Bruehl H, Tsui W, Richardson S, Javier E & Convit A. (2007). Hippocampal damage and memory impairments as possible early brain complications of type 2 diabetes. Diabetologia, 50(4), 711-9.

Hassenstab J, Dziobek I, Rogers K, Wolf, OT & Convit A. (2007). Knowing What Others Know, Feeling What Others Feel: A Controlled Study of Empathy in Psychotherapists. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 195(4), 277-281.

Rogers K, Dziobek I, Hassenstab J, Wolf OT & Convit A. (2007). Who cares? Revisiting empathy in Asperger syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37(4), 709-15.



Dziobek I, Fleck S, Rogers K, Wolf OT & Convit A. (2006). The ‘amygdala theory of autism’ revisited: linking structure to behavior. Neuropsychologia, 44(10), 1891-9.

Dziobek I, Fleck S, Kalbe E, Rogers K, Hassenstab J, Brand M, Kessler JK, Woike J, Wolf OT & Convit A. (2006). Introducing MASC: A Movie for the Assessment of Social Cognition. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 36(5), 623-36.



Wolf OT, Dziobek I, McHugh P, Sweat V, Javier E, de Leon MJ & Convit A. (2005). Subjective memory complaints in aging are associated with elevated cortisol levels. Neurobiology of Aging, 26(10), 1357-1363.

Dziobek I, Rogers K, Fleck S, Hassenstab J, Gold S, Wolf OT & Convit A. (2005). In search of “master mindreaders”: are psychics superior in reading the language of the eyes? Brain and Cognition, 58(2), 240-4.

Gold SM, Dziobek I, Rogers K, Bayoumy A, McHugh PF & Convit A. (2005). Hypertension and Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Hyperactivity Affect Frontal Lobe Integrity. Journal of Clinical Endocrinolgy and Metabolism, 90(6), 3262-7.



Friedman D, Cycowicz YM & Dziobek I. (2003). Cross-form conceptual relations between sounds and words: effects on the novelty P3. Cognitive Brain Research, 18(1), 58-64.



Falkenstein M, Hielscher H, Dziobek I, Schwarzenau P, Hoormann J, Sundermann B, Hohnsbein J. (2001). Action monitoring, error detection, and the basal ganglia: an ERP study. NeuroReport, 1(1)2, 157-61.