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Psykologisk forskning med fokus på hjärnan
Psychological research focused on the brain.
 

Research themes

In the Fischer Lab we study different aspects of emotional, social, and cognitive information processing, and how age, gender, genetics, personality, and sleep deprivation affect these processes. In this research experimental psychological behavioral methodology is combined with brain activation techniques such as PET, Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and fMRI.

Read more about some of our research themes.

 

Primary investigator

Håkan Fischer, Professor of Human Biological Psychology
E-mail: hakan.fischer@psychology.su.se
Tel: +46-8-16 23 57

 

Collaborators at the Department of Psychology

 

Collaborators at other institutions and departments

  • Rebecca Addo, PhD Student, Västmanland Hospital.
  • Gerhard Andersson, Professor, Linköping University.
  • Artin Arshamian, Researcher, Karolinska Institutet.
  • John Axelsson, Associate Professor, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Dr Elina Birmingham, Simon Frazer University, Canada.
  • Fredrik Björklund, Professor, Lund University.
  • Magnus Boman, professor, SICS, KTH.
  • Carl-Johan Boraxbekk, Researcher, Umeå University.
  • Yvonne Brehmer, Researcher, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Lars Bäckman, Professor, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Erik Dahlqvist, Sociotar AB.
  • Natalie Ebner, Researcher, University of Florida, USA.
  • John Edens, Professor, Texas A&M University, USA.
  • Tomas Furmark, Professor, Uppsala University.
  • Joachim Gavazzeni, Researcher, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Martin Gumpert, Sociotar AB.
  • Marie Gustafsson Sendén, Researcher, Södertörns högskola, Stockholm.
  • Agneta Herlitz, Professor, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Benjamin Holding, PhD Student, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Katarina Howner, Researcher, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Anette Johansson, Löwenströmska Hospital, Upplands Väsby.
  • Kristina Johnell, Associate Professor, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Tomas Jonsson, Researcher, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Gregoria Kalpouzos, Researcher, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Göran Kecklund, Associate Professor, Stockholm University.
  • Marianne Kristiansson, Professor, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Francisco Lacerda, Professor, Stockholm University.
  • Martin Larsson, PhD Student, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Catharina Lavebratt, Associate Professor, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Mats Lekander, Professor, Stockholm University.
  • Olof Lindberg, Researcher, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Daniel Lundqvist, Researcher, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Stuart MacDonald, Professor, University of Victoria, Canada.
  • Dr Irena Makower, Evidens AB.
  • Gustav Nilsonne, Postdoc, Stockholm University.
  • Kent Nilsson, Professor, Västmanland Hospital.
  • Lars Nyberg, Professor, Umeå University.
  • Tom Palmstierna, Associate Professor, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Jonas Person, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Ninni Persson, Researcher, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Predrag Petrovic, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Tie Qiang Li, Associate Professor, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Anna Rieckmann, Researcher, Umeå University.
  • Bart Rypma, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Dallas, USA.
  • Johanna Schwarz, Researcher, Stockholm University.
  • Sofia Sjöberg, Hogrefe Publishing.
  • Tina Sundelin, Researcher, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Joakim Svärd, Researcher, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Karolina Sörman, Postdoc, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Jari Tihonen, Professor, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Fredrik Ullén, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Lars-Olof Wahlund, Professor, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Hui-Xin Wang, Professor, Stressforskningsinstitutet, Stockholm University.
  • Katja Werheid, Professor, Humboldt Universität, Germany.
  • Lars Westberg, Researcher, Gothenburg University.
  • Maryam Ziaei, University of Queensland, Australia.
  • Torbjörn Åkerstedt, Professor Emeritus, Karolinska Institutet.
  • Cecilia Åslund, Researcher, Västmanland Hospital.

 

Funding

Conference presentations 2018-2019

Döllinger, L., Högman, L., Bänziger, T., Laukka, P., Makower, I., Magnusson, T., Spejare, A., Cortes, D.S., Månsson, K., Fischer, H., & Hau, S. (2019). Effectively Training Emotion Recognition Accuracy: The Evaluation of Two Systematic Training Program. International convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Paris, France. [Poster]

Gerhardsson, A., Åkerstedt, T., Axelsson, J., Lekander, M., Kecklund, G., Fischer, H., & Schwarz J.
(2018). Working memory performance is better maintained in older compared with young adults after sleep deprivation. 24th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), Basel, Switzerland. [Poster]

Schwarz, J., Gerhardsson, A., M., Kecklund, G., Lekander,  Fischer, H., Axelsson, J., & Åkerstedt, T. (2018). Mood impairment is less strong in older than in young adults after sleep deprivation. 24th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), Basel, Switzerland. [Poster]

Syrjänen, E., Fischer, H., & Olofsson, J.K. (2018). The arousing properties of odors on facial perception – evidence from a dot-probe study. ECRO conference, Würtzburg, Germany. [Poster]

Horta, M., Ziaei, M., Lin, T., Porges, E.C., Fischer, H., Feifel, D., Cohen, R., Spreng, N., & Ebner, N.C. (2018). Oxytocin modulates patterns of brain activity and amygdalar connectivity by age during dynamic facial emotion identification. The Resting State and Brain Connectivity Conference, Montreal, Canada. [Poster]

Lussier, D., Hayes, R., Horta, M., Lin, T., Frazier, I., Weir, D., Perez, E., Feifel, D., Månsson, K.N.T, Fischer, H., & Ebner,  N.C. (2018). Four-week intranasal oxytocin administration in older men modulates accumbens volume. OHBM Annual Meeting, Singapore. [Poster]

Koenig, J., Abler, B., Agartz, I., Åkerstedt, T., Andreassen, O.E., .. Fischer, H., .. Yoo, H. (78 authors in all). (2018). Cortical Thickness and Resting State Cardiac Function Across the Lifespan: A Cross-Sectional Pooled Mega Analysis. OSF Preprints. doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/BTJPW

Åkerstedt, T., Lekander, M., Nilsonne, G., Tamm, S., d'Onofrio, P., Kecklund, G., Fischer, H., Petrovic, P., & Månsson, K.N. (2018). Gray Matter Volume Correlates Of Sleepiness: A Voxel-based Morphometry Study In Younger And Older Adults. Sleep, 41(suppl_1), A58-A58. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsy061.148

Månsson, K.N.T., Cortes, S.D., Lin, T., Fischer, H., & Ebner,  N.C. (2018). Neuroplasticity after acute and repeated exposure to oxytocin: a multi-site MRI analysis. OHBM Annual Meeting, Singapore. [Poster]

Fischer,  H., Cortes, D.S.,  Laukka, P., Månsson, K.N.T., & Ebner, N.C. (2018). Single-dose intranasal oxytocin administration is associated with larger amygdala grey matter volume in younger, but smaller volume in older adult. The 11th Annual Meeting of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society, New York, USA. [Poster]

Cortes, D.S., Månsson, K.N.T., Laukka, P., Ebner, N.C., & Fischer, H. (2018). Single-dose intranasal oxytocin administration induces brain activity reductions to negative socioemotional stimuli in younger and older adults. The 11th Annual Meeting of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society, New York, USA. [Poster]

Månsson, K.N.T., Wager, T.D., Isacsson,N., Kolbeinsson, Ö., Andersson, G., Fischer, H., & Furmark, T. (2018). Brain Before Behavior: Temporal dynamics in the treatment of social anxiety - Neural changes occur early and precede clinical improvement. The 11th Annual Meeting of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society, New York, USA. [Poster]

Månsson,  K.N.T., Garrett, D., Wiegert, S., Manzouri, A., Furmark, T., & Fischer, H. (2018). Affective brain signal variability separates social anxiety disorder patients from healthy individuals. The 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, New York, USA. Biological Psychiatry, 83(9), S249-S250. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2018.02.644 [Poster]

Månsson,K.N.T., Lindqvist, D., Wolkowitz, O., Nilsonne, G., Isung, J., Svanborg, C., Yang, L., Boraxbekk, C.J., Fischer, H., Lavebratt, C., & Furmark, T. (2018). Can psychological treatment slow down cellular aging in social anxiety disorder? An intervention study evaluating changes in telomere length and telomerase activity. The 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, New York, USA. Biological Psychiatry, 83(9), S351-S352. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2018.02.904 [Poster]

Månsson, K.N.T., Wager, T.D., Isacsson,N., Kolbeinsson, Ö., Andersson, G., Fischer,H., & Furmark, T. (2018). Brain Before Behavior: Temporal dynamics in the treatment of social anxiety - Neural changes occur early and precede clinical improvement. The 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, New York, USA. Biological Psychiatry, 83(9), S130-S131. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2018.02.341 [Poster]

Cortes, D.S., Månsson, K.N.T., Laukka, P., Ebner, N.C., & Fischer, H. (2018). Single-dose intranasal oxytocin administration reduced brain activity to negative emotion displays in younger and older men and women. Consortium of European Research on Emotion (CERE), Glasgow (Scotland), April 4-5. www.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A1191203&dswid=6147 [Poster]

Lussier, D., Hayes, R., Horta, M., Lin, T., Frazier, I., Weir, D., Perez, E., Feifel, D., Månsson, K. N. T., Fischer, H., & Ebner, N. C. (June 2018). Four-week intranasal oxytocin vs placebo administration modulation of amygdala and accumbens volume. Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Singapore. [Poster]

Månsson, K. N. T., Cortes, D. S., Lin, T., Horta, M., Frazier, I., Lussier, D., Feifel, D., Fischer, H., & Ebner, N. C. (June, 2018). Neuroplasticity after acute and repeated exposure to oxytocin: a multi-site MRI analysis. Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Singapore. [Poster]

Frazier, I., Lin, T., Skarsten, S., Feifel, D., Cohen, R., Fischer, H., & Ebner, N. C. (May, 2018). Older adults show more trust than younger adults post-betrayal in trust/lottery game during fMRI. Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA. [Poster]

Frazier, I., Lin, T., Skarsten, S., Feifel, D., Cohen, R., Fischer, H., & Ebner, N. C. (April, 2018). Older adults show more trust than younger adults post-betrayal in trust/lottery game. 8th Annual Spotlight on Research in Aging, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. [Poster]

Somerville, J., Salmeron, D., Horta, M., Plasencia, G. M., Weir, D. H., Hofmann, B., Anton, S. D., Cohen, R. A., Fischer, H., Feifel, D., Cruz-Almeida, Y., & Ebner, N. C. (April, 2018). Safety of acute intranasal oxytocin administration in healthy older adults. 8th Annual Spotlight on Research in Aging, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. [Poster]

Salmeron, D., Somerville, J., Horta, M., Plasencia, G. M., Weir, D. H., Hofmann, B., Anton, S. D., Cohen, R. A., Fischer, H., Feifel, D., Cruz-Almeida, Y., & Ebner, N. C. (March, 2018). Safety of acute intranasal oxytocin administration in healthy adults. 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. [Poster]

 

Manuscripts under review and under revision

Tamm, S., Nilsonne, G., Schwarz, J., Golkar, A., Kecklund, G., Petrovic, P., Fischer, H., Åkerstedt, T., & Lekander, M. Sleep restriction caused impaired emotional regulation without detectable brain changes - a functional magnetic resonance imaging study in younger and older adults (under review). Preprint: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/10/05/436048

Åkerstedt, T., Lekander, M., Nilsonne, G., Tamm, S., d’Onofrio, P., Kecklund, G., Fischer, H., Schwarz, J Petrovic, P., & Månsson, K.N.T. Gray matter volume correlates of sleepiness: a voxel-based morphometry study in younger and older adults (under review).

Monroe, T.P., Fischer, H., Sivakolundu, D.K., Hubbard, N.A., Rieckmann, A., Rypma, B., & Bäckman, L. Age-differential relationships among dopamine D1 Binding potential, fusiform BOLD signal, and face recognition performance (under review).

Cortes, D.S., Laukka, P., Ebner, N.C., & Fischer, H. Age-related differences in the evaluation of social dimensions from facial appearance: Older and younger adults differ in ratings of attractiveness and likeability. (revise and resubmit) Psychology and Aging (revise and resubmit).

Schwarz, Axelsson, Gerhardsson, Tamm, Fischer, Kecklund, & Åkerstedt. Mood impairment is stronger in young than in older adults after sleep deprivation. Journal of Sleep Research (revise and resubmit).

Horta, M., Ziaei, M., Lin, T., Porges, E., Fischer, H., Feifel, D., Spreng, N., & Ebner, N.C. Oxytocin modulates patterns of brain activity and amygdalar connectivity by age during dynamic facial emotion identification (under review).

Lin,T., Fischer, H., Johnson, M.K., & Ebner, N.C. The Effects of Face Attractiveness on Face Memory Depends on both Age of Perceiver and Age of Face (under review).

 

Publications

2018

Birmingham, E., Svärd, J., Kanan, C., & Fischer, H. (accepted). Exploring Emotional Expression Recognition in Aging Adults using the Moving Window Technique. PLOS ONE.

Månsson, K.N.T., Cortes, D.S., Manzouri, A., Hau, S., & Fischer, H. (preprint). Viewing pictures triggers rapid morphological enlargement in the visual cortex of the human brain. bioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/408658

Kraus, J., Frick, A.,  Fischer, H., Howner, K., Fredrikson, M., & Furmark, T. (2018). Amygdala reactivity and connectivity during social and non-social aversive stimulation in social anxiety disorder. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 280, 56-61. 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2018.08.012

Cortes, D.S., Skragge, M., Döllinger, L., Laukka, P., Fischer, H., Nilsson, M.E., Hovey, D., Westberg, L., Larsson, M., & Granqvist, P. (2018). Mixed support for a causal link between single dose intranasal oxytocin and spiritual experiences: Opposing effects depending on individual proclivities for absorption. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 13(9), 921-932. 10.1093/scan/nsy068

Åkerstedt, T., Lekander, M., Nilsonne, G., Tamm, S., d’Onofrio, P., Kecklund, G., Fischer, H., & Schwarz, J. (2018). Effects of late‐night short‐sleep on in‐home polysomnography: relation to adult age and sex. Journal of Sleep Research, 27(4), e12626. doi: 10.1111/jsr.12626.

Gerhardsson, A., Åkerstedt, T., Axelsson, J., Fischer, H., Lekander, M., & Schwarz, J. (in press). Effect of total sleep deprivation on emotional working memory. Journal of Sleep Research.

Schwarz, J., Gerhardsson, A., van Leeuwen, W., Lekander, M., Ericson, M., Fischer, H., Kecklund, G., & Åkerstedt, T. (2018). Does sleep deprivation increase the vulnerability to acute psychosocial stress in young and older adults? Psychoneuroendocrinology, 96, 155-165. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.06.003

Syrjänen, E., Wiens, S., Fischer, H., Zakrzewska, M., Wartel, A., Larsson, M., & Olofsson, J.K. (2018). Background Odors Modulate N170 ERP Component and Perception of Emotional Facial Stimuli. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:1000. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01000.

Hovey, D., Henningsson, S., Cortes Sanchez, D., Bänziger, T., Zettergren, A., Melke, J., Fischer, H., Laukka, P., & Westberg, L. (2018). Emotion recognition associated with polymorphism in oxytocinergic pathway gene ARNT2. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 13(2), 173-181. doi:10.1093/scan/nsx141

2017

Holding, B., Laukka, P., Fischer, H., Bänziger, T., Axelsson, J., & Sundelin, T. (2017). Multimodal emotion recognition is resilient to insufficient sleep: Results from cross-sectional and experimental studies. Sleep, 40(11), zsx145. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsx145.

Tamm, S., Nilsonne, G., Schwarz, J., Lamm, C., Kecklund, G., Petrovic, P., Fischer, H., Åkerstedt, T., & Lekander, M. (2017). The effect of sleep restriction on empathy for pain: An fMRI study in younger and older adults. Scientific Reports, 7:12236. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-12098-9.

Nilsonne, G., Tamm, S., Schwarz, J., Almeida, R., Fischer, H., Kecklund, G., Lekander, M., Fransson, P., & Åkerstedt, T. (2017). Intrinsic brain connectivity after partial sleep deprivation in young and older adults: Results from the Stockholm Sleepy Brain study. Scientific Reports, 7:9422. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-09744-7

Persson, N., Lavebratt, C., Ebner, N.C., & Fischer, H. (2017). Influence of DARPP-32 gene variation on BOLD activation to happy faces. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12(10), 1658-1667. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsx089

Syrjänen, E., Liuzza, M.T., Fischer, H., & Olofsson, J.K. (2017). Do valenced odors and trait body odor disgust affect evaluation of emotion in dynamic faces? Perception, 46(12), 1412-1426. doi: 10.1177/0301006617720831

Lundqvist, D., Svärd, J., Michelgård Palmquist, Å., Fischer, H., & Svenningsson, P. (2017). Patients With Parkinson's Disease Display a Dopamine Therapy Related Negative Bias and an Enlarged Range in Emotional Responses to Facial Emotional Stimuli. Neuropsychology, 31(6), 605-612. doi: 10.1037/neu0000371

Cortes, D.S., Laukka, P., Lindahl, C., & Fischer, H. (2017). Memory for faces and voices varies as a function of sex and expressed emotion. PLOS ONE, 12(6): e0178423. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178423

Persson, N., Persson, J., Lavebratt, C., & Fischer, H. (2017). Effects of DARPP-32 genetic variation on prefrontal cortex volume and episodic memory performance. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 11:244. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2017.00244

Schwarz, J.F.A., Åkerstedt, T., Lindberg, E., Gruber, G., Fischer, H., & Theorell-Hagloew, J. (2017). Age affects sleep microstructure more than sleep macrostructure. Journal of Sleep Research, 26(3), 277-287. doi: 10.1111/jsr.12478

2016

Holding, J.B.C., Laukka, P., Fischer, H., Axelsson, J., Sundelin T. (2016). Total sleep deprivation does not impact emotion categorisation in dynamic stimuli. Journal of Sleep Research, 25, 152-152.

Gerhardsson, A., Åkerstedt, T., Axelsson, J., Fischer, H., Kecklund, G., Lekander, M., Schwarz. J. (2016). The effect of sleep loss on emotional working memory. Journal of Sleep Research, 25, 17-18.

Schwarz, J., Gerhardsson, A., Van Leeuwen, W., Fischer, H., Lekander, M., Kecklund, G., Axelsson, J., Akerstedt., T. (2016). The effect of sleep loss on the response to acute psychosocial stress in young and elderly. Journal of Sleep Research, 25, 48-48.

Åkerstedt, T., Lekander, M., Nilsonne, G., Fischer, H., Kecklund, G., d'Onofrio, P., Gruber, G., Schwarz, J. (2016). Women sleep better and have a stronger response to late night curtailed sleep than men, particularly in older individuals-effects on polysomnographical sleep. Journal of Sleep Research, 25, 156-156.

Westberg, L., Henningsson, S., Zettergren, A., Svärd, J., Hovey, D., Lin, T., Ebner, N.C., & Fischer, H. (2016). Variation in the oxytocin receptor gene is associated with face recognition and its neural correlates. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 10:178. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2016.00178

Nilsonne, G., Tamm, S., Schwarz, J., Almeida, R., Fischer, H., Kecklund, G., Lekander, M., Fransson, P., & Åkerstedt, T. (in press). Intrinsic brain connectivity after partial sleep deprivation in young and older adults: Results from the Stockholm Sleepy Brain study. BioRxiv, 073494. doi: 10.1101/073494

Szymkowicz, S.M., Persson, J., Lin, T., Fischer, H., & Ebner, N.C. (2016). Hippocampal brain volume is associated with faster facial emotion identification in older adults: preliminary results. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 8:203. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2016.00203

Sörman, K., Nilsonne, G., Howner, K., Tamm, S., Caman, S., Wang, H.X., Edens, J.F., Lilienfeld, S.O., Petrovic, P., Fischer, H., & Kristiansson, M. (2016). Reliability and Construct Validity of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory-Revised in a Non-Criminal Sample of Swedish Males. PLOS ONE, 11(6):e0156570. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156570

Furmark, T., Marteinsdottir, I., Frick, A., Heurling, K., Tillfors, M., Appel, L., Antoni, G., Hartvig, P., Fischer, H., Långström, B., Eriksson, E., & Fredrikson, M. (2016). Serotonin Synthesis Rate and the Tryptophan Hydroxylase-2 G-703T Polymorphism in Social Anxiety Disorder. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 30(10), 1028-1035. doi: 10.1177/0269881116648317

Ebner, N.C., Chen, H., Porges, E., Lin, T., Fischer, H., Feifel, D., & Cohen, R.A. (2016). Oxytocin’s Effect on Resting-State Functional Connectivity Varies by Age and Sex. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 69, 50-59. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.03.013

Karlsson, S., Henningsson, S., Hovey, D., Zettergren, A., Jonsson, L., Sanchez Cortes, D., Melke, J., Fischer, H., Laukka, P., & Westberg, L. (2016). Social memory associated with estrogen receptor polymorphisms in women. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11(6) 877-883. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsw010

Persson, N., Lavebratt, C., & Fischer, H. (2016). Pulse Pressure magnifies the effect of COMTVal158Met on 15 years episodic memory trajectories. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 8:34. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2016.00034

Ziaei, M., & Fischer, H. (2016). Emotion and Aging: The impact of emotion on attention, memory, and face recognition in late adulthood ( Ziaei & Fischer, 2016 (696 Kb) , PDF). In J. R. Absher & J. Cloutier (Eds.), Neuroimaging Personality, Social Cognition, and Character. Academic Press. (ISBN: 9780128011669)

2015

Rypma, B., Fischer, H., Riekmann, A., Hubbard, N.A., Nyberg, L., & Bäckman, L. (2015). Dopamine D1 Binding Potential Predicts Fusiform BOLD Activity during Face-Recognition Performance. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(44), 14702-14707. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1298-15.2015

Henningsson, S., Zettergren, A., Hovey, D., Jonsson, L., Svärd, J., Cortes, D.S., Melke, J., Ebner, N.C., Laukka, P., Fischer, H., & Westberg, L. (2015). Association between polymorphisms in NOS3 and KCNH2 and social memory. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 9:393. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2015.00393

Ebner, N.C., Horta, M., Lin, T., Feifel, D., Fischer, H., & Cohen, R.A. (2015). Oxytocin modulates meta-mood as a function of age and sex. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 7, 175. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2015.00175

Gerhardsson, A., Högman, L., & Fischer, H. (2015). Viewing distance matters to perceived intensity of facial expressions. Frontiers in Psychology, Emotion Science, 6, 944. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00944

Harmat, L., de Manzano, Ö., Theorell, T., Högman, L., Fischer, H., & Ullén, F. (2015). Physiological correlates of psychological flow during computer game playing. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 97(1), 1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2015.05.001

Persson, J., Rieckmann, A., Kalpouzos, G., Fischer, H., & Bäckman, L. (2015). Influences of a DRD2 polymorphism on updating of long-term memory representations and caudate BOLD activity: Magnification in aging. Human Brain Mapping, 36(4), 1325-1334. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22704

2014

Ebner, N.C., & Fischer, H. (2014). Studying the Various Facets of Emotional Aging: An Introduction to the Current Frontiers Research Topic. Front. Psychol., 5, 1007. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01007

Ebner, N.C., & Fischer, H. (2014). Emotion and Aging: Evidence from Brain and Behavior. Front. Psychol., 5, 996. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00996

Sörman, K., Edens, J.F., Smith, S.T., Svensson, O., Howner, K., Kristiansson, M., & Fischer, H. (2014). Forensic Mental Health Professionals' Perceptions of Psychopathy: A Prototypicality Analysis of the Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality in Sweden. Law and Human Behavior. doi: 10.1037/lhb0000072

Svärd, J., Fischer, H., & Lundqvist, D. (2014). Adult age-differences in subjective impression of emotional faces are reflected in emotion-related attention and memory tasks. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 423. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00423

Salami, A., Rieckmann, A., Fischer, H., & Bäckman, L. (2014). A multivariate analysis of age-related differences in functional networks supporting conflict resolution. NeuroImage, 86, 150-163. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.08.002

Frick, A., Gingnell, M., Marquand, A.F., Howner, K., Fischer, H., Kristiansson, M., Williams, S.C.R., Fredrikson, M., & Furmark, T. (2014). Classifying social anxiety disorder using multivoxel pattern analyses of brain function and structure. Behavioural Brain Research, 259, 330-335. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2013.11.003

2013

Frick, A., Howner, K., Fischer, H., Ågren, T.,  Kristiansson, M., & Furmark, T. (2013). Altered fusiform connectivity during processing of fearful faces in social phobia. Translational Psychiatry, 3, e312. doi: 10.1038/tp.2013.85

Ebner, N.C., Maura, G.M., Macdonald, K., Westberg, L., & Fischer, H. (2013). Oxytocin and Socioemotional Aging-Current Knowledge and Future Trends. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 487. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00487

Lundqvist, D., Svärd, J., & Fischer, H. (2013). Age-related differences in sensitivity to emotional facial stimuli but age-independent association between arousal ratings and visual search efficiency. Psychological Topics : Psihologijske Teme, 22(2), 271-286.

Lovén, J., Svärd, J., Ebner, N.C., Herlitz, A., & Fischer, H. (2013). Face Gender Modulates Women's Brain Activity during Face Encoding. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. Epub 2013 June 13. PubMed: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23698075

Ebner, N.C., Johnson, M.R., Rieckmann, A., Durbin, K.A., Johnson, M.K., & Fischer, H. (2013). Processing own-age vs. other-age faces: Neuro-behavioral correlates and effects of emotion. NeuroImage, 78, 363-71. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.04.029

Frick, A., Howner, K., Fischer, H., Fristed Eskildsen, S., Kristiansson, M., & Furmark, T. (2013). Cortical Thickness Alterations in Social Anxiety Disorder. Neuroscience Letters, 536, 52-5. Epub 2013 Jan 14.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030439401300027X

2012

Rieckmann, A., Karlsson, S., Fischer, H., & Bäckman, L. (2012). Increased Bilateral Frontal Connectivity during Working Memory in Young Adults under the Influence of a Dopamine D1 Receptor Antagonist. The Journal of Neuroscience, 32(48), 17067-17072. doi: 10.1523 ​/JNEUROSCI.1431-12.2012

Svärd, J., Wiens, S., & Fischer, H. (2012). Superior recognition performance for happy masked and unmasked faces in both younger and older adults. Front. Psychology, 3, 520. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00520

Kalpouzos, G., Fischer, H., Rieckmann, A., MacDonald, S.W., & Bäckman, L. (2012). Impact of negative emotion on the neural correlates of long-term recognition in younger and older adults. Front. Integr. Neurosci., 6:74. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2012.00074

Ebner, N.C., Johnson, M.K., & Fischer, H. (2012). Neural Mechanisms of Reading Emotions in Faces of Young and Older Adults. Frontiers in Emotion Science, 3:223. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00223

Gavazzeni, J., Andersson, T., Bäckman, L., Wiens, S., & Fischer, H. (2012, April 16). Age, Gender, and Arousal in Recognition of Negative and Neutral Pictures 1 Year Later. Psychology and Aging. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0027946

Howner, K., Eskildsen, S.F., Fischer, H., Dierks, T., Wahlund, L.-O., Jonsson, T., Kristoffersen Wiberg, M., & Kristiansson, M. (2012). Thinner cortex in the temporal lobes in mentally disordered offenders with psychopathy. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2011.12.011.

2011

Rieckmann, A., Karlsson, S., Fischer, H., Nyberg, L., & Bäckman, L. (2011). Caudate dopamine D1 receptor density is associated with individual differences in fronto-parietal connectivity during working memory. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 14284-14290. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21976513

Johnell, K., & Fischer, H. (2011). Dopaminergic and serotonergic drug use: A nationwide register-based study of over 1 300 000 older people. PLoS One, 6(8):e23750. Epub 2011 Aug 15. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21858217

Howner, K., Fischer, H., Dierks, T., Federspiel, A., Wahlund, L.-O., Jonsson, T., Kristoffersen Wiberg, M., & Kristiansson, M. (2011). Brain Processing of Fearful Facial Expression in Mentally Disordered Offenders. Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science, 1, 115-123. doi: 10.4236/jbbs.2011.13016

Brehmer, Y., Rieckmann, A., Bellander, M., Westerberg, H., Fischer, H., & Bäckman, L. (2011). Neural correlates of training-related working-memory gains in old age. NeuroImage, 58, 1110-1120. Epub 2011 Jul 2. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21757013

Rieckmann, A., Karlsson, S., Karlsson, P., Brehmer, Y., Fischer, H., Farde, L., Nyberg, L., & Bäckman, L. (2011). Dopamine D1 receptor associations within and between dopaminergic pathways in younger and elderly adults: Links to cognitive performance. Cerebral Cortex, 21, 2023-2032. Epub 2011 Jan 21. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21258043

Bäckman, L., Karlsson, S., Fischer, H., Karlsson P, Brehmer Y, Rieckmann A, Macdonald S.W.S., Farde L, Nyberg L. (2011). Dopamine D1 Receptors and Age Differences in Brain Activation During Working Memory. Neurobiology of Aging, 32(10), 1849-1856. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19962789

2010

Wahlund, K., Sörman, K., Gavazzeni, J., Fischer, H., & Kristiansson, M. (2010). Attenuated subjective ratings and skin conductance responses to neutral and negative pictures in non-psychopathic mentally disordered offenders with various diagnoses. Psychiatry Research, 180, 30-34. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20493542

Werheid, K., Gruno, M., Kathmann, N., Fischer, H., Almqvist, O., & Winblad, B. (2010). Biased recognition of positive faces on normal aging and amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Psychology and Aging, 25, 1-15. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20230123

Rieckmann, A., Fischer, H., & Bäckman, L. (2010). Activation in striatum and medial-temporal lobe during sequence learning in younger and older adults: Relations to performance. NeuroImage, 50, 1303-1312. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20079855

Fischer, H., Nyberg, L., Karlsson, S., Karlsson, P., Brehmer, Y., Rieckmann, A., MacDonald, S.W.S., Farde, L., & Bäckman, L. (2010). Simulating Neurocognitive Aging: Effects of a Dopaminergic Antagonist on Brain Activity During Working Memory. Biological Psychiatry, 67, 575-580. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20138255

Fischer, H., Nyberg, L., & Bäckman, L. (2010). Age-related differences in brain regions supporting successful encoding of emotional faces. Cortex, 46, 490-497. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19560133

Gordh, T., Vinnars, B., Fischer, H., Blomberg, H., Modig, J., Fredrikson, M., & Hartvig, P. (2010). Brain activation due to postoperative pain from the right hand measured with regional cerebral blood flow using positron emission tomography. Scandinavian Journal of Pain, 2010, 1, 115–119.

2009

Karlsson, S., Nyberg, L., Karlsson, P., Fischer, H., Thilers, P., MacDonald, S.W.S., Brehmer, Y., Rieckmann, A., Halldin, C., Farde, L., & Bäckman, L. (2009). Modulation of striatal dopamine D1 binding by cognitive processing. NeuroImage, 48, 398-404. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19539768

Wahlund, K., Kristiansson, M., Fischer, H., Dierks, T., Wahlund, L.-O., Kristoffersen-Wiberg, M., & Jonsson, T. (2009). Psychopathy and brain imaging-a litterature review with focus on functional magnetic resonance imaging. Läkartidningen, 6, 361-365. www.lakartidningen.se/07engine.php?articleId=11294

2008

MacDonald, S.W.S., Sandblom, J., Fischer, H., & Bäckman, L. (2008). Increased Response-Time Variability is Associated with Reduced Inferior Parietal Activation During Episodic Recognition in Aging. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 779-786. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18201127

Gavazzeni, J., Wiens, S., & Fischer, H. (2008). Age effects to negative arousal differ for self-report and electrodermal activity. Psychophysiology, 45, 148-151. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17850240

2007

Fischer, H., Sandblom, J., Nyberg, L., Herlitz, A., & Bäckman, L. (2007). Brain activation while forming memories of fearful and neutral faces in women and men. Emotion, 4, 767-773. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18039046

2006

Wik, G., Fischer, H., Bragée, B., Kristiansson, M., & Fredrikson, M. (2006). Retrosplenial cortical deactivation during painful stimulation of patients with fibromyalgia. International Journal of Neuroscience, 116, 1-8. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16318995

2005

Fischer, H., Sandblom, J., Gavazzeni, J., Fransson, P., Wright, C.I., & Bäckman, L. (2005). Age-differential patterns of brain activation during perception of angry faces. Neuroscience letters, 386, 99-104. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15993537

Wright, C.I., McMullin, K., Martis, B., Fischer, H., & Rauch, S.L. (2005). Brain correlates of negative visuospatial priming in healthy children. Psychiatry Research, 139(1), 41-52. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15932793

2004

Fischer, H., Fransson, P., Wright, C.I., & Bäckman, L. (2004). Enhanced occipital and anterior cingulate activation in men but not in women during exposure to aversive same-sex faces. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 4(3), 326-334. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15535168

Fischer, H., Sandblom, J., Herlitz, A., Fransson, P., Wright, C.I., & Bäckman, L. (2004). Sex- differential brain activation during exposure to female and male faces. NeuroReport, 15(2), 235-238. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15076743

2003

Wik, G., Fischer, H., Bragée, B., Kristiansson, M., & Fredrikson, M. (2003). Retrosplenial cortical activation in the fibromyalgia syndrome. NeuroReport, 14(4), 619-621. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12657898

Wright, C.I., Martis, B., Schwartz, C., Shin, L.M., Fischer, H., McMullin, K., & Rauch, S.L. (2003). Novelty responses and differential effects of order in the amygdala, substantia innominata and inferior temporal cortex. NeuroImage, 18(3), 660-669. doi: 10.1016/S1053-8119(02)00037-X

Fischer, H., Wright, C.I., Whalen, P.J., McInerney, S.C., Shin, L.M., & Rauch, S.L. (2003). Brain habituation during repeated exposure to fearful and neutral faces: A Functional MRI study. Brain Research Bulletin, 59(5), 387-392. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12507690

2002

Fischer, H., Andersson, J.L.R., Furmark, T., Wik, G., & Fredrikson, M. (2002). Right-sided human prefrontal brain activation during fear conditioning acquisition. Emotion, 2(3), 233-241. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12899356

Pissiota, A., Frans, Ö., Fernandez, M., von Knorring, L., Fischer, H., & Fredrikson, M. (2002). Neurofunctional correlates of post traumatic stress disorder: A PET symptom provocation study. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 252(2), 68-75. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12111339

Furmark, T., Tillfors, M., Marteinsdottir, I., Fischer, H., Pissiota, A., & Fredrikson, M. (2002). Common changes in cerebral blood flow in patients with social phobia reated with citalopram or cognitive-behavioral therapy. Archives of General Psychiatry, 59(5), 425-433. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11982446

Wright, C.I., Martis, B., Shin, L.M., Fischer, H., & Rauch, S.L. (2002). Enhanced amygdala responses to emotional versus neutral schematic facial expression. NeuroReport, 13(6), 785-790. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11997687

2001

Tillfors, M., Furmark, T., Marteinsdottir, I., Fischer, H., Pissiota, A., & Fredrikson, M. (2001). Cerebral blood flow in social phobics during stressful speaking tasks: A PET-study. American Journal of Psychiatry, 158(8), 1220-1226. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11481154

Fischer, H., Tillfors, M., Furmark, T., & Fredrikson, M. (2001). Dispositional pessimism and amygdala activity: A PET study in healthy volunteers. NeuroReport, 12(8), 1635-1638. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11409730

Whalen, P.J., Shin, L.M., McInerney, S.C., Fischer, H., Wright, C.I., & Rauch, S.L. (2001). A functional MRI study of human amygdala responses to facial expressions of fear vs. anger. Emotion, 1(1), 70-83. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12894812

Wright, C.I., Fischer, H., Whalen, P.J., McInerney, S.C., Shin, L.M., & Rauch, S.L. (2001). Differential prefrontal cortex and amygdala habituation to repeatedly presented emotional facial stimuli. NeuroReport, 12 (2), 379-383. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11209954

Fernandes, M., Pissiota, A., Frans, Ö., von Knorring, L., Fischer, H., & Fredrikson, M. (2001). Brain function in a patient with torture related posttraumatic stress disorder before and after fluoxetine treatment. Neuroscience Letters, 297(2), 101-104. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11121880

2000

Hart, A.J., Whalen, P.J., Shin, L.M., McInerney, S.C., Fischer, H., & Rauch, S.L. (2000). Differential responses in the human amygdala to racial outgroup versus ingroup face stimuli. NeuroReport, 11(11), 2351-2355. journals.lww.com/neuroreport/Abstract/2000/08030/Differential_response_in_the_human_amygdala_to.4.aspx

Fischer, H., Andersson, J.L.R., Furmark, T., & Fredrikson, M. (2000). Fear conditioning and brain activity: A positron emission tomography study in humans. Behavioral Neuroscience, 114(4), 671-680. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10959525

Fischer, H., Furmark, T., Wik, G., & Fredrikson, M. (2000). Brain representation of habituation to repeated complex visual stimulation studied with PET. NeuroReport, 11(1), 123-126. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10683842

1999

Wik, G., Fischer, H., Finer, B., Bragee, B., & Fredrikson, M. (1999). Functional anatomy of hypnotic analgesia: A PET study of patients with fibromyalgia. European Journal of Pain, 3(1), 7-12. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10700332

Fredrikson, M., Wik, G., & Fischer, H. (1999). Higher hypothalamic and hippocampal neural activity in type A than type B women. Personality and Individual Differences, 26(2), 265-270. doi: 10.1016/S0191-8869(98)00127-5

1998

Fischer, H., Andersson, J.L.R., Furmark, T., & Fredrikson, M. (1998). Brain correlates of an unexpected panic attack: A human positron emission tomographic study. Neuroscience Letters, 251(2), 137-140. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9718993

1997

Imamura, K., Richter, H., Fischer, H., Lennerstrand, G., Franzén, O., Rydberg, A., Andersson, J., Scgneider, H., Onoe, H., Watanabe, Y., & Långström, B. (1997). Reduced activity in the extrastriate visual dcortex of individuals with strabismic amblyopia. Neuroscience Letters, 225(3), 173-176. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9147398

Fredrikson, M., Furmark, T., Tillfors Olsson, M., & Fischer, H. (1997). Functional neuroanatomical correlates of electrodermal activity: A positron emission tomography study. Psychophysiology 35(2), 179-185. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9529944

Wik, G., Fredrikson, M., & Fischer, H. (1997). Evidence of altered cerebral blood-flow relationships in acute phobia. International Journal of Neuroscience, 91(3-4), 253-263. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9394231

Fredrikson, M., Fischer, H., & Wik, G. (1997). Cerebral blood flow during anxiety provocation. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 58, Suppl 16, 16-21. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9430505

Furmark, T., Fischer, H., Wik, G., Larsson, M., & Fredrikson, M. (1997). The amygdala and individual differences in human fear conditioning. NeuroReport, 8(18), 3957-3960. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9462473

Fischer, H., Wik, G., & Fredrikson, M. (1997). Extraversion, Neuroticism and brain function: A PET study of personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 23(2), 345-352. doi: 10.1016/S0191-8869(97)00027-5

1996

Wik, G., Fredrikson, M., & Fischer, H. (1996). Cerebral correlates of anticipated fear: A PET study of specific phobia. International Journal of Neuroscience, 87(3-4), 267-276. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9003987

Fischer, H., Wik, G., & Fredrikson, M. (1996). Functional neuroanatomy of robbery re-experience: Affective memories studied with PET. NeuroReport, 7(13), 2081-2086. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8930963

Fredrikson, M., Annas, P., Fischer, H., & Wik, G. (1996). Gender and age differences in the prevalence of specific fears and phobias. Behavior Research and Therapy, 34(1), 33-39. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8561762

1995

Fredrikson, M., Wik, G., Fischer, H., & Andersson, J. (1995). Affective and attentive neural networks in humans: A PET-study of Pavlovian conditioning. NeuroReport, 7(1), 97-101. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8742426