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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Lebenswissen­schaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Psychologie



Molekulare Psychologie

in press

Markett, S., Wudarczyk, O. A., Biswal, B. B., Jawinski, P., Montag, C., (accepted). Affective Network Neuroscience. Frontiers in Neuroscience.

Sindermann, C., Saliger, J., Nielsen, J., Karbe, H., Markett, S., Stavrou, M., Montag, C. (in press). Personality and Primary Emotional Traits: Disentangling Multiple Sclerosis related Fatigue and Depression. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.

Zhou, F., Montag, C., Sariyska, R., Lachmann, B., Reuter, M., Weber, B., Trautner, P., Kendrick, K. M., Markett, S., & Becker, B. (in press). Orbitofrontal grey matter deficits as marker of Internet Gaming Disorder: converging evidence from a cross-sectional and prospective longitudinal design. Addiction Biology.

Nielsen, J., Saliger, J., Montag, C., Markett, S., Nöhring, C., Karbe, H. (in press). Facing the unknown: fear of progression could be a relevant psychological risk factor for depressive mood states among patients with multiple sclerosis. Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics.

Sindermann, C.*, Markett, S.*, Jung, S., Montag, C. (in press). Genetic variation of COMT impacts mindfulness and self-reported everyday cognitive failures but not self-rated attentional control. Mindfulness. *equal contribution

Bewernick, B., Kilian, H.M., Schmidt, K., Reinfeldt, R.E., Kayser, S., Coenen, V. A., Markett, S., Schlaepfer, T. E. (in press). Deep brain stimulation of the supero-lateral branch of the medial forebrain bundle does not lead to changes in personality in patients suffering from severe depression. Psychological Medicine.

Zimmermann, J., Deris, N., Montag, C., Reuter, M., Felten, A., Becker, B., Weber, B., Markett, S. (accepted). A common polymorphism on the oxytocin receptor gene (rs2268498) and resting-state functional connectivity of amygdala subregions - a genetic imaging study. NeuroImage.

Rudorf, S., Baumgartner, T., Markett, S., Schmelz, K., Wiest, R., Fischbacher, U., Knoch, D. (accepted). Intrinsic connectivity networks underlying individual differences in control-averse behavior. Human Brain Mapping.


Plieger, T., Felten, A., Melchers, M., Markett, S., Montag, C., & Reuter, M. (2018). Association between a functional polymorphism on the dopamine-ß-hydroxylase gene and reward dependence in two independent samples. Personality & Individual Differences 121, 218 - 222.

Duke, É., Schnuerch, R., Heeren, G., Reuter, M, Montag, C., & Markett, S. (2018). Cortical alpha asymmetry at central and posterior - but not anterior - sites is associated with individual differences in behavioural loss aversion. Personality & Individual Differences 121, 206 - 212.

Markett, S., Reuter, M., Heeren, B., Lachmann, B., Weber, B., & Montag, C. (2018). Working memory capacity and the functional connectome - insights from resting-state fMRI and voxelwise centrality mapping. Brain Imaging and Behavior 12, 1, 238-246.

Prillwitz, C., Rüber, T., Reuter, M., Montag, C., Weber, B., Elger, C., & Markett, S. (2018). The salience network and human personality: Integrity of white matter tracts within anterior and posterior salience network relates to the self-directedness character trait. Brain Research 1692, 66-73

Markett, S., Montag, C., Reuter, M.(2018). Network Neuroscience and Personality. Personality Neuroscience,1,1-14


Markett, S., de Reus, M.A, Reuter, M., Montag, C., Weber, B., Schoene-Bake, J.C., & van den Heuvel, M.P. (2017). Variation on the Dopamine D2 Receptor gene (DRD2) is associated with basal ganglia-to-frontal structural connectivity. NeuroImage 155, 473 - 479.

Montag, C., Markowetz, A., Blaszkiewicz, L., Andone, I., Lachmann, B., Sariyska, R., Trendafilov, B., Eibes, M., Kolb, J., Reuter, M., Weber, B., & Markett, S. (2017). Facebook usage on smartphones and gray matter volume of the nucleus accumbens. Behavioural Brain Research 329, 221-228.

Melchers, M., Montag, C., Markett, S., Niazy, N., Groß-Bölting, J., Zimmermann, J., & Reuter, M. (2017). The OXTR gene, implicit learning, and social perception: Does empathy evolve from perceptual skills for details. Behavioural Brain Research 329, 35-40.

Markett, S., de Reus, M.A, Reuter, M., Montag, C., Weber, B., Schoene-Bake, J.C., & van den Heuvel, M.P. (2017). Serotonin and the brain’s rich club - association between molecular genetic variation on the TPH2 gene and the structural connectome. Cerebral Cortex 27(3), 2166 - 2174.

Sariyska, R., Lachmann, B., Markett, S., Reuter, M., & Montag, C. (2017). Individual differences in implicit learning abilities and impulsive behavior in the context of Internet addiction and Internet Gaming Disorder under the consideration of gender. Addictive Behaviors Reports 5, 19 - 28.

Eckstein, M.*, Markett, S.*, Kendrick, K.*, Ditzen, D., Liu, F., Hurlemann, R., Becker, B. (2017). Oxytocin differentially alters resting state functional connectivity between amygdala subregions and emotional control networks: inverse correlation with depressive traits. NeuroImage 149, 458-467. *equal contribution

Deris, N., Montag, C., Reuter, M., Weber, B., & Markett, S. (2017). Functional connectivity in the resting brain as biological correlate of the Affective Neuroscience Personality Scales. NeuroImage 147, 423 - 431.


Markett, S., Bleek, B., Reuter, M., Prüß, H., Richardt, K., Müller, T., Yaruss, J.S., & Montag, C. (2016). Impaired motor inhibition in adults who stutter - evidence from speech-free stop-signal reaction time tasks. Neuropsychologia 91, 444 - 450.

Markett, S., Montag, C., Melchers, M., Weber, B., & Reuter, M. (2016). Anxious personality and functional efficiency of the insular-opercular network: A graph-analytic approach to resting-state fMRI. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience 16(6), 1039 - 1049.

Waskow, S.*, Markett, S.*, Montag, C., Weber, B., Trautner, P., Kramarz, V., & Reuter, M. (2016). Pay what you want! A pilot study on neural correlates of voluntary payments for music. Frontiers in Psychology 7, 1023. *equal contribution

Markett, S*., Montag, C.*, Heeren, B., Sariyska, R., Lachmann, B., Weber, B., & Reuter, M. (2016). Voxelwise eigenvector centrality mapping of the human functional connectome reveals an influence of the Catechol-O-Methyltransferase val158met polymorphism on the default mode and somatomotor network. Brain Structure and Function 221, 2755 - 2765 *equal contribution

Heeren, G., Markett, S., Montag, C., Gibbons, H., & Reuter, M. (2016). Decision Conflict and Loss Aversion - An ERP study. Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics 9(1), 50-63.

Markett, S.*, Heeren, G.*, Montag, C., Weber, B., & Reuter, M. (2016). Loss Aversion is Associated with Bilateral Insula Volume. A Voxel Based Morphometry study. Neuroscience Letters 619, 172-176. *equal contribution

Bey, K., Lennertz, L., Markett, S., Wagner, M., Petrovsky, N., Schulze-Rauschenbach, S., Frommann, I., Landsberg, M. W., Maier, W., Winterer, G., Mössner, R. (2016). Replication of the association between CHRNA4 rs1044396 and harm avoidance in a large population-based sample. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 26(1), 150-155.


Voigt, G., Montag, C., Markett, S. & Reuter, M. (2015). On the Genetics of Loss Aversion: An Interaction Effect of BDNF Val66Met and DRD2/ANKK1 Taq1a. Behavioral Neuroscience 129(6), 801-811.

Bey, K., Montag, C., Reuter, M, Weber, B., & Markett, S. (2015). Susceptibility to everyday cognitive failure is reflected in functional network interactions in the resting brain. NeuroImage 121, 1-9.

Reuter, M., Cooper, A., Smiley, L., Markett, S. & Montag, C. (2015). A new measurement for the revised reinforcement sensitivity theory: psychometric criteria and genetic validation. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 9, 38 .

Montag, C., Hall, J., Plieger, T., Felten, A., Markett, S., Melchers, M. & Reuter, M. (2015). The DRD3 Ser9Gly polymorphism, Machiavellianism and its link to schizotypal personality. Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics 8(1), 48.

Schneider, K.S., Schote, A.B., Meyer, J., Markett, S., Reuter, M., & Frings, C. (2015). Individual response speed is modulated by variants of the gene encoding the alpha 4 sub-unit of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (CHRNA4). Behavioural Brain Research 284, 11-18.

Melchers, M., Markett, S., Montag, C., Trautner, P., Weber, B., Lachmann, B., Buss, P., Heinen, R. & Reuter, M. (2015). Reality TV and vicarious embarrassment: an fMRI study. NeuroImage 109, 109-117.

Ahrens, S., Markett, S., Breckel, T., Behler, O., Reuter, M. & Thiel, C. (2015). Modulation of nicotine effects on selective attention by DRD2 and CHRNA4 gene polymorphisms. Psychopharmacology 232, 13, 2323-2331.

Montag, C., Bey, K., Sha, P., Li, M., Chen, Y. F., Liu, W. Y., Zhou, Y. K., Li, C., Markett, S. & Reuter, M. (2015). Is it meaningful to distinguish between generalized and specific internet addiction? Evidence from a cross-cultural study from Germany, Sweden, Taiwan and China. Asia Pacific Psychiatry 7, 1, 20-26.

Melchers, M., Montag, C., Markett, S., Reuter, M. (2015). Assessment of empathy via self-report and behavioral paradigms: data on convergent and discriminant validity. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry 20(2), 157-171.


36) Montag, C., Felten, A., Markett, S., Winkel., K., Fischer, L. & Reuter, M. (2014). The role of the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism for individual differences in long-term- memory capacity. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience 54(4), 796-802.

Markett, S., Montag, C. & Reuter, M. (2014). In Favor of Behavior: On the importance of experimental paradigms in testing predictions from Gray’s revised reinforcement sensitivity theory. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 8, 184, 1-3.

Sariyska, R., Reuter, M., Bey, K., Sha, P., Li, M., Chen, Y. F., Liu, W. Y., Zhu, Y. K., Li, C., Suárez-Rivillas, A., Feldmann, M., Hellmann, M., Keiper, J., Markett, S., & Montag, C. (2014). Self-esteem, personality and Internet addiction: a cross-cultural comparison study. Personality and Individual Differences 61, 28-33.

Markett, S., Reuter, M., Montag, C., Voigt, G., Lachmann, B., Rudorf, S., Elger, C. E. & Weber, B. (2014). Assessing the attentional function of the fronto-parietal attention network: Insights from resting-state fMRI and the attentional network test. Human Brain Mapping 35(4), 1700-1709.

Markett, S., Montag, C., Diekmann, C., & Reuter, M. (2014). Dazed and confused. A molecular genetic approach to everyday cognitive failure. Neuroscience Letters 566, 216-220.


Becker, B., Androsch, L., Jahn, R. T., Alich, T., Striepens, N., Markett, S., Maier, W. & Hurlemann, R. (2013). Inferior frontal gyrus preserves working memory and emotional learning under conditions of impaired noradrenergic signaling. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 7, 197.

Melchers, M., Montag, C., Markett, S. & Reuter, M. (2013). Relationship between oxytocin receptor genotype and recognition of facial emotion. Behavioral Neuroscience, 127(5), 780-787.

Reuter, M., Felten, A., Penz, S., Mainzer, A., Markett, S. & Montag, C. (2013). The influence of dopaminergic gene variants on decision making in the ultimatum game. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 242.

Montag, C., Eichner, M., Markett, S., Quesada, C. M., Schöne-Bake, J. C., Melchers, M., Plieger, T., Weber, B. & Reuter, M. (2013). An interaction of a NR3C1 polymorphism and prenatal solar activity impacts both hippocampus volume and neuroticism in adulthood. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 243 [OA].

Pfister, D., Markett, S., Müller, M., Müller, S., Grützner, F., Rolke, R., Kern, M., Schmidt-Wolf, G., Radbruch, L. (2013). German Nursing Home Professionals’ Knowledge and specific Self-Efficacy related to Palliative Care. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 16, 794-8.

Liu, W. Y., Weber, B., Reuter, M., Markett, S., Chu, W. C. & Montag, C. (2013). The Big Five of Personality and structural brain imaging revisited: a VBM - DARTEL study. NeuroReport, 24, 375-80.

Deuker, L., Müller, A. R., Montag, C., Markett, S., Reuter, M., Fell, J., Trautner, T., Axmacher, N. (2013). Playing nice: A multi-methodological study on the effects of social conformity on memory. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 79 .

Markett, S., Weber, B., Voigt, G., Montag, C., Felten, A., Elger, C. & Reuter, M. (2013). Intrinsic connectivity networks and personality: the temperament dimension harm avoidance modulates functional connectivity in the resting brain. Neuroscience, 240C, 98-105.

Montag, C., Reuter, M., Jurkiewicz, M., Markett, S. & Panksepp, J. (2013). Imaging the structure of the human anxious brain: a review of findings from neuroscientific personality psychology. Reviews in the Neurosciences, 24, 167-190.

Montag, C., Schöne-Bake, J. C., Wagner, J., Reuter, M., Markett, S., Weber, B. & Quesada, C. (2013). Volumetric hemispheric ratio as a useful tool in personality psychology. Neuroscience Research, 75, 157-159.

Felten, A., Montag, C., Kranzioch, C, Markett, S., Walter, N. & Reuter, M. (2013). The DRD2 C957T polymorphism and the Attentional Blink - a genetic association study. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 23, 941-947.

Markett, S., Reuter, M., Montag, C. & Weber, B. (2013). The dopamine D2 receptor gene DRD2 and the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor gene CHRNA4 interact on striatal grey matter volume: Evidence from a genetic imaging study. NeuroImage, 64, 167-172.


Reuter, M., Markett, S., Melchers, M. & Montag, C. (2012). Interaction of the cholinergic system and the HPA-axis as a risk factor for depression: Evidence from a genetic association study. Neuroreport, 23, 717-720.

Montag, C., Kirsch, P., Sauer, C., Markett, S. & Reuter, M. (2012). The role of the CHRNA4 gene in internet addiction: a case-control study. The Journal of Addiction Medicine, 6, 191-195.

Montag, C., Reuter, M., Weber, B., Markett, S., & Schoene-Bake, J. C. (2012). Individual differences in trait anxiety are associated with white matter tract integrity in the left temporal lobe in healthy males but not females. Neuroscience, 217, 77-83.

Montag, C., Weber, B., Trautner, P., Newport, B., Markett, S., Walter, N. T., Felten, A. & Reuter, M. (2012). Does excessive play of violent first-person-shooter-video-games dampen brain activity in response to emotional stimuli? Biological Psychology, 89, 107-111.

Walter, N., Montag, C., Markett, S., Felten, A., Voigt, G. & Reuter, M. (2012). Ignorance is no excuse: Moral judgments are influenced by a genetic variation on the oxytocin receptor gene. Brain and Cognition, 78, 268-273.


Montag, C., Flierl, M., Markett, S., Walter, N., Jurkiewicz, M. & Reuter, M. (2011). Internet addiction and personality in first-person-shooter video gamers. The Journal of Media Psychology, 23, 163-173.

Felten, A., Montag, C., Markett, S., Walter, N.T. & Reuter, M. (2011). Genetically determined dopamine availability predicts disposition for depression. Brain and Behavior, 1, 109-118.

Walter, N. T., Montag, C., Markett, S. & Reuter, M. (2011). The authors reply. Psychosomatic Medicine, 73, 633-635.

Walter, N. T., Mutic, S., Markett, S., Montag, C., Klein, A. M. & Reuter, M. (2011). The influence of alcohol intake and alcohol expectations on the recognition of emotions. Alcohol & Alcoholism, 46, 680-685.

Markett, S., Montag, C., Walter, N. T., Plieger, T. & Reuter, M. (2011). On the molecular genetics of flexibility: The case of task-switching, inhibitory control and genetic variants. Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience, 11, 644-651.

Markett, S., Montag, C., Walter, N. T. & Reuter, M. (2011). Evidence for the modality independence of the genetic epistasis between the dopaminergic and cholinergic system on working memory capacity. European Neuropsychopharma-cology, 21, 216-220.

Walter, N. T., Montag, C., Markett, S. & Reuter, M. (2011). The interaction effect of functional variants of the BDNF and ANKK1 gene is associated with Alexithymia in healthy human subjects. Psychosomatic Medicine, 73, 23-28.

Markett, S., Montag, C. & Reuter, M. (2011). The nicotinic acetylcholine receptor gene CHRNA4 is associated with negative emotionality. Emotion, 11, 450-455.

Walter, N. T., Markett, S., Montag, C. & Reuter, M. (2011). A Genetic Contribution to Cooperation: Dopamine Relevant Genes are Associated with Social Facilitation. Social Neuroscience, 6, 289-301.

Reuter, M., Frenzel, C., Walter, N., Markett, S. & Montag, C. (2011). Investigating the Genetic Basis of Altruism: The Role of the COMT Val158Met Polymorphism. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, 6, 662-668.


Montag, C., Markett, S., Basten, U., Stelzel, C., Fiebach, C., Canli, T. & Reuter, M. (2010). Epistasis of the DRD2/ANKK1 Taq Ia and the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism impacts Novelty Seeking and Harm Avoidance. Neuropsychopharmacology, 35, 1860-1867.

Markett, S. , Montag, C. & Reuter, M. (2010). The association between dopamine DRD2 polymorphisms and working memory capacity is modulated by a functional polymorphism on the nicotinic receptor gene CHRNA4. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22, 1944-54.


Müller, M., Pfister, D., Markett, S., Jaspers, B. (2009). Wie viel Tod verträgt das Team? Schmerz, 23, 600-608 [German]. (ausgezeichnet mit dem Förderpreis (1. Platz) der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Palliativmedizin 2010).


Ostkirchen, G. G., Andler, F., Hammer, F., Pöhler, K. D., Snyder-Schendel, E., Werner, N. K., Markett, S., Horacek, U., Jöckel, K. H., Diener, H. C. (2006). Prevalences of primary headache symptoms at school-entry: a population-based epidemiological survey of preschool children in Germany. Journal of Headache and Pain, 7, 331-40.