In preparation

  • Brandi, ML, Lahnakoski, J & Schilbach, L (in preparation). Knowing what others will do next: Investigating the effects of predictability on the neural correlates of gaze-based social interaction.
  • Brandi, ML & Parpart, H,  Lahnakoski, J, Schilbach, L (in preparation). Investigating the effects of predictability on the neural correlates of gaze-based social interaction in high-functioning autism.
  • Bolis et al. (in preparation). Bayesian brains in interaction seen through the lens of psychiatry and social neuroscience.
  • Bolis et al. (in preparation). It takes two to tango: Investigating the behavioral mechanisms that underlie joint decision-making in dyadic social interactions.
  • Bolis, Folz, Schilbach (in preparation). I can feel the tango: Interaction-based meta cognition and its relation to dyadic movement patterns.
  • Bolis et al. (in preparation). I can see you: Gaze-based social interaction affects individual decision-making.
  • Bolis et al. (in preparation). A web-based survey of the effects of social isolation during a pandemic  on mental health.
  • Bolis et al. (in prepration). Investigating the neural mechanisms that underlie joint decision-making in dyadic social interactions.
  • Friedrich, EVC, Zillekens, IC, Biel, AL, Singer, J, O'Leary, D, Seegenschmiedt, V, Sauseng, P & Schilbach, L (in preparation). Seeing communicative intentions in one agent helps to see another one: An EEG study of interpersonal predictive coding
  • Henco, L, Bolis, D, Diaconescu, A, Schilbach, L & Mathys, C (in preparation). Investigating the behavioral effects of autistic traits on social decision-making by means of Bayesian modeling across the entire autism spectrum.
  • Henco et al. (in preparation). Using Bayesian modeling to investigate social learning and decision-making in anxiety disorders and depression.
  • Kamp D, Brouzou, KO, Lüdtke, J, Kujovic, M, Schilbach, L (in preparation). Non-invasive brain stimulation in autism spectrum disorder: a review.
  • Kiesewetter, A, Albantakis, L, Zebhauser, PT, Brandi, ML, Schilbach, L, Brem AK. Decision-making in adults with autism spectrum disorder: a neuropsychological investigation.
  • Lahnakoski et al. (in preparation). More in sync because of stress? Studying the effects of interpersonal stress on fMRI intersubject correlations.
  • Lahnakoski, J, Kunhardt, K, Albantakis, L, Schilbach, L (in preparation). Using observer-independent measures of gaze behavior to quantitatively investigate high-functioning autism.
  • Lahnakoski, J & Albantakis, L et al. (in preparation). Oxytocin and brain activity in adults with high-functioning autism.
  • Lahnakoski, Kopf-Beck, Brandi et al. (in preparation). The effects of interpersonal stress on the neural mechanisms of social interaction in patients with major depression.
  • Oberwelland-Weiss, E, Hartz, A, Henco, L, Schilbach, L & Schulte-Rüther, M (in preparation). Integration of social and non-social cues during reward-based decision-making: developmental effects and peer influence.
  • Quadflieg, S, Henco, L, Hasan, A, Schilbach, L (in preparation). Observing social interactions across autism and schizophrenia.
  • Schott, M, Wilchfort, D, Schilbach, L (in preparation). A web-based survey of relationship-specific interpretation biases and their impact on relationship satisfaction.
  • Thaler, H & Parpart, H, Albantakis, L, Richter, F, Bartholomäus, M, Schilbach, L (in preparation). Autism-specific, group-based cognitive behavioral therapy for adults with autism: Preliminary insights from the outpatient and day clinic for disorders of social interaction.
  • Westenberg, E, Albantakis, Lahnakoski, JM, Henco, L, Schilbach, L, Brandi, ML (in preparation). Increased cognitive load during explicit mentalizing in autism – A pupillometry study.
  • Zillekens, I & Dumas, G, Lahnakoski, J, Eickhoff, SB, Vogeley, K, Tittgemeyer, M, Schilbach, L. (in preparation). Differences in anatomical connectivity of the default mode network affect functional integration and social interactive abilities in high-functioning autism.

Submitted/Under review/Preprints

  • Bartholomäus, M & Schilbach, L (submitted). Cognitive-behavioral interventions during the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • dal Molin, JS, Schultz, H, Bruder, L, Schilbach, L, Peters, J (submitted). Ghrelin modulates food value representations in mesocorticolimbic circuits following short-term fasting.
  • Lahnakoski, J, Nolte, T, Solway, A, Vilares, I, Hula, A, Feigenbaum, J, Lohrenz, T, Fonagy, P, Personality and Mood Disorder Research Consortium, Montague PR, Schilbach, L (submitted). Multiscale classification reveals a multivariate connectivity fingerprint of the social brain in borderline personality.
  • Lahnakoski et al (submitted). Psychotherapy alleviates underactivity of the social brain in depression.

2024/in press

  • Haaf, R, Brandi, ML, Albantakis, L, Henco, L, Schilbach, L (in preparation).Peripheral oxytocin levels are linked to hypothalamic brain volume in adults with autism spectrum disorder


  • Breddemann A, Schilbach L, Kunerl E, Witzmann M, Schuwerk T. Geschlechtsunterschiede in der Autismusdiagnostik [Gender Differences in Autism Diagnostics]. Psychiatr Prax. 2023 Sep;50(6):299-307. German. doi: 10.1055/a-2043-9812. Epub 2023 May 5. PMID: 37146640.
  • Lehmann K, Bolis D, Friston KJ, Schilbach L, Ramstead MJD, Kanske P. An Active-Inference Approach to Second-Person Neuroscience. Perspect Psychol Sci. 2023 Aug 11:17456916231188000. doi: 10.1177/17456916231188000. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37565656.
  • Forbes PA, Chaliani I, Schilbach L, Kalenscher T. Autistic adults show enhanced generosity to socially distant others. Autism. 2023 Aug 22:13623613231190674. doi: 10.1177/13623613231190674. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37606240.
  • Schilbach L. Adding a mental health perspective on social timing: Comment on "The evolution of social timing" by Verga, Laura, Kotz, Sonja A., Ravignani, A. Phys Life Rev. 2023 Sep;46:277-280. doi: 10.1016/j.plrev.2023.07.017. Epub 2023 Aug 3. PMID: 37598629.
  • Christov-Moore L, Bolis D, Kaplan J, Schilbach L, Iacoboni M. Trust in Social Interaction: From Dyads to Civilizations. 2022 Nov 29. In: Boggio PS, Wingenbach TSH, da Silveira Coêlho ML, Comfort WE, Murrins Marques L, Alves MVC, editors. Social and Affective Neuroscience of Everyday Human Interaction: From Theory to Methodology [Internet]. Cham (CH): Springer; 2023. Chapter 8. PMID: 37988501.
  • Hahn, L, Eickhoff, SB, Mueller, K, Schilbach, L, Barthel, H, Fassbender, K, Fliessbach, K, Kornhuber, H, Prudlo, J, Synofzik, M, Wiltfang, J, Diehl-Schmid, J, Otto, M, for the FTLD consortium, Dukart, J,  &  Schroeter, ML (submitted). Resting-state alterations in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia are related to the distribution of monoamine and GABA neurotransmitter systems
  • Faustmann, Räuber, Kamp, Melzer, Schilbach (2023). Social interaction, inflammation and psychotic disorders: a tringle of interest. Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry, 122:110697.
  • Faustmann TJ, Paschali M, Kojda G, Schilbach L, Kamp D. Systematische Übersichtsarbeit Antipsychotische Behandlung des Alkoholentzugssyndroms: Fokus Delirium Tremens [Antipsychotic Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome with Focus on Delirium Tremens: a Systematic Review]. Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr. 2023 Mar 23. German. doi: 10.1055/a-2029-6387. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36958342.
  • Friedrich EVC, Zillekens IC, Biel AL, O'Leary D, Singer J, Seegenschmiedt EV, Sauseng P, Schilbach L. Spatio-temporal dynamics of oscillatory brain activity during the observation of actions and interactions between point-light agents. Eur J Neurosci. 2023 Feb;57(4):657-679. doi: 10.1111/ejn.15903. Epub 2023 Jan 6. PMID: 36539944.
  • Osman N, Michel C, Schimmelmann BG, Schilbach L, Meisenzahl E, Schultze-Lutter F. Influence of mental health literacy on help-seeking behaviour for mental health problems in the Swiss young adult community: a cohort and longitudinal case-control study. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2023 Apr;273(3):649-662. doi: 10.1007/s00406-022-01483-9. Epub 2022 Sep 11. PMID: 36088495; PMCID: PMC10085901.
  • Sun R, Fietz J, Erhart M, Poehlchen D, Henco L, Brückl TM; BeCOME study team; Czisch M, Saemann PG, Spoormaker VI. Free-viewing gaze patterns reveal a mood-congruency bias in MDD during an affective fMRI/eye-tracking task. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2023 Apr 23. doi: 10.1007/s00406-023-01608-8.
  • Fietz J, Pöhlchen D; BeCOME working group; Brückl TM, Brem AK, Padberg F, Czisch M, Sämann PG, Spoormaker VI. Data-Driven Pupil Response Profiles as Transdiagnostic Readouts for the Detection of Neurocognitive Functioning in Affective and Anxiety Disorders. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2023 Jun 20:S2451-9022(23)00149-0. doi: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2023.06.005. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37348604.
  • Bolis D, Dumas G, Schilbach L. Interpersonal attunement in social interactions: from collective psychophysiology to inter-personalized psychiatry and beyond. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2023 Feb 13;378(1870):20210365. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2021.0365.
  • Friedrich EVC, Zillekens IC, Biel AL, O'Leary D, Singer J, Seegenschmiedt EV, Sauseng P, Schilbach L. Spatio-temporal dynamics of oscillatory brain activity during the observation of actions and interactions between point-light agents. Eur J Neurosci. 2023 Feb;57(4):657-679. doi: 10.1111/ejn.15903. 


  • Osman, N, Michel, B, Schimmelmann, G, Schilbach, L, Meisenzahl, E, Schultze-Lutter, F ( 2022). Mental health literacy and help-seeking for mental health problems.
  • Pott J, Schilbach L. Tracking and changing beliefs during social interaction: Where computational psychiatry meets cognitive behavioral therapy. Front Psychol. 2022 Oct 7;13:1010012.
  • Kieckhäfer, C, Schilbach, L & Bzdok, D (2022). Social belonging: Brain structure and function is linked to membership in sports teams, religious groups and social clubs. Cerebral Cortex.
  • Schilbach, L (2022). Autism and other disorders of social interaction: where we are and where to go from here. Eur Arch Psy Clin Neurosci.
  • Schilbach, L (2022). Mehr Autismus wagen: Ein Plädoyer für mehr Diversität in der Wahrnehmung des Normalen. Kursbuch 209.
  • Friedrich, EVC, Zillekens, I, Biel, AL, Sauseng, P, Schilbach, L (2022). The neurophysiological correlates of seeing a Bayesian ghost: an EEG study. iScience.
  • Schilbach et al. (2022). Kompetenz-orientiertes Manual zur psychotherapeutischen Behandlung von Störungen der sozialen Interaktion (KomSSI). Elsevier.
  • Schuwerk, T., Schilbach, L., Thaler, H., Menerich, I., Onishi, R., & Röhrig, M. (2022). Wege hin zu partizipativer Autismusforschung: Das Projekt Heureka! an der LMU München und dem Max-Planck-Institut für Psychiatrie. In Neurodiversität und Autismus, Kohlhammer Verlag.


  • Lahnakoski, J, Eickhoff, SB, Dukart, J & Schilbach, L (2021). Naturalizing psychopathology: towards a quantitative real-world psychiatry. Molecular Psychiatry.
  • Jergas, H, Grindegard, L, Schultze, T, Sritharan, S, Kalbe, E, van Eimeren, T, Dafsari, HS, Dembek, TA, Visser-Vandewalle, V, Fink, GR, Timmermann, L, Schilbach, L, Barbe MT (2021). The impact of subthalamic deep brain stimulation on belief revision and social validation. Parkinsonism Relat Disord.
  • Brandi et al. (2021). Imagery of negative interpersonal experiences influences the neural mechanisms of social interaction. Neuropsychologia.
  • Bartholomäus, M & Schilbach, L (2021). Psychische Folgen der Pandemie. Impulse.
  • Leong, V et al. (2021). Social Interaction in Neuropsychiatry. Frontiers Human Neuroscience.
  • Henco, L & Schilbach, L (2021). Studying social inferences in and across social brains. Biological Psychiatry.
  • Albantakis, L, Brandi, ML, Brückl, T, Gebert, D, Auer, M, Kopczak, A, Stalla, G, Neumann, I, Schilbach, L  (2021). A multi-modal investigation of the oxytocin system in adults with high-functioning autism. Comprehensive Psychoneuroendocrinology.


  • Schuwerk, T., Kunerl, E., Witzmann, M., & Schilbach, L. (2020). Bayerische Autismus-Umfrage 2019: Ergebnisbericht.
  • Bolis et al. (2020). Interpersonal mismatch of autistic traits predicts friendship quality. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience.
  • Kopf-Beck, J, Zimmermann, P, Egli, S, Rein, M, Kappelmann, N, Fietz, J, Tamm, J, Rek, K, Lucae, S, Brem, AK, Saemann, P, Schilbach, L, Keck ME (2020). Schema Therapy versus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy versus Individual Supportive Therapy for Depression: Design and Rationale of a Randomized Controlled Trial. BMC Psychiatry.
  • Albantakis & Schilbach (2020). Differentialdiagnostik von Störungen der sozialen Interaktion & Autismus im Erwachsenenalter. Psychotherapie im Dialog.
  • Henco, L, Diaconescu, A, Lahnakoski, H, Brandi, ML, Hörmann, S, Hennings, J, Hasan, A, Papazova, I, Strube, W, Bolis, D, Schilbach, L & Mathys, C (2020). Investigating the mechanisms of transdiagnostic social impairments in psychiatric disoders by means of computational modeling. PLoS Computational Biology.
  • Lahnakoski, J, Forbes, P, McCall, C, Schilbach, L (2020). Using observer-independent measures of gaze behavior to quantitatively investigate differences in cooperative and competitive interactions. Royal Society Open Science.
  • Dürler, P, Schilbach, L, Stämpfli, P, Vollenweider, FX, Preller, KH (2020). LSD increases social adaptation to opinions similar to one‘s own. Scientific Reports.
  • Lefort-Besnard, J, Vogeley, K, Schilbach, L, Varoquaux, G, Thirion, B, Dumas, G, Bzdok, D (2020). Patterns of Autism Symptoms: Hidden Structure in the ADOS and ADI Questionnaires. Translational Psychiatry.
  • Albantakis, L, Brandi, ML, Zillekens, I, Henco, L, Weindel, L, Thaler, H, Schliephake, L, Timmermans, B, Schilbach, L (2020). Autism and alexithymia - relevance for comorbid depression, social phobia, and psychosocial outcomes in adults with autism
  • Brückl, TM, Spoormaker, VI, Sämann, P, Brem, AK, Henco, L, Czamara, D, Elbau, I, Grandi, NC, Jollans, L, Kühnel, A, Leuchs, L, Pöhlchen, D, Rost, N, Schneider, M, Tontsch, A, Keck ME, Schilbach, L, Czisch, M, Lucae, S, Erhardt, A, Binder, EB (2020). The Biological Classification of Mental Disorders (BeCOME) Study: a protocol for an observational deep-phenotyping study for the identification of biological subtypes. BMC Psychiatry.
  • Taebi, Kiesow, Vogeley, Schilbach, Bernhardt, Bzdok (2020). Population variability in social brain morphology for social support, household size and friendship satisfaction. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience.
  • Cole, DM, Diaconescu, AO, Pfeiffer, UJ, Brodersen, KH, Mathys, C, Julkowski, D, Ruhrmann, S, Schilbach, L, Tittgemeyer, M, Vogeley, K, Stephan, KE (2020). Atypical processing of uncertainity in individuals at risk for psychosis. Neuroimage: Clinical.
  • Brandi, ML, Gebert, D, Kopczak, A, Auer, Mk, Schilbach, L. (2020). Oxytocin-release deficit and social cognition in craniopharyngioma patients. Journal of Neuroendocrinology.
  • Henco, L, Brandi, ML, Lahnakoski, J, Diaconescu, AO, Mathys, C & Schilbach, L (2020). Bayesian modelling captures inter-individual differences in social belief computations in the putamen and insula. Cortex.
  • Kiesow, H, Dunbar, RIM, Kabel, J, Kalenscher, T, Vogeley, K, Schilbach, L, Wiecki, T, Bzdok, D (2020). Sex differentiation in human brain anatomy. Science Advances.
  • Sevgi, M, Diaconescu, A, Henco, L, Tittgemeyer, M & Schilbach, L (2020). Social Bayes: Using Bayesian Modeling to Investigate Autistic Trait-Related Differences in Social Cognition. Biological Psychiatry.


  • Bolis & Schilbach (2019). ,Through others we become ourselves‘: The dialectics of predictive coding and active inference. Behavioral & Brain Sciences.
  • Brandi, Kaifel, Lahnakoski, Schilbach (2019). A naturalistic paradigm simulating gaze-based social interactions for the investigation of social agency. Behavior Research Methods.
  • Zillekens et al. (2019). A look at actions: Direct gaze modulates functional connectivity of the right TPJ with an action control network. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci.
  • Redcay, E & Schilbach, L (2019). Using second-person neuroscience to elucidate the mechanisms of social interaction. Nature Reviews Neuroscience.
  • Leong, V & Schilbach, L (2019). The promise of two-person neuroscience for developmental psychiatry: Using interaction-based sociometrics to identify disorders of social interaction. Br J Psychiatry.
  • Schilbach, L (2019). Using interaction-based phenotyping to assess the behavioral and neural mechanisms of transdiagnostic social impairments in psychiatry. European Archives of Psychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience.
  • Brandi, Kaifel, Bolis & Schilbach (2019). The interactive self - simulating social interactions and possible applications in clinical research. i-com - Journal of Interactive Media.
  • Zillekens, IC, Brandi, M, Lahnakoski, JM, Koul, A, Manera, V, Becchio, C, Schilbach, L (2019). Increased functional coupling of the left amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex during the perception of communicative point-light stimuli. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci.
  • Schilbach, L (2019). From one to many: Representing not only actions, but interactions in the brain. Trends in Cognitive Sciences.
  • Rihm, J, Menz, MM, Schultz, H, Bruder, L, Schilbach, L, Schmid, S, Peters, J (2019). Sleep deprivation selectively up-regulates an amygdala-hypothalamic circuit involved in food reward. J Neurosci.


  • Albantakis, L, Parpart, H, Thaler, H, Krankenhagen, M, Böhm, J, Schilbach, L (2018) Depression bei Erwachsenen mit  Autismus-Spektrum-Störung. Nervenheilkunde.
  • Bolis, D & Schilbach, L (2018). ,I interact therefore I am‘: The self as a historical product of dialectical attunement. Topoi.
  • Ciaunica, A, Schilbach, L & Deroy, O (2018). The Multisensory Base of Bodily Coupling in Face-to-Face Social Interactions: Contrasting the case of autism with Moebius syndrome. Philosophical Psychology.
  • Albantakis, L, Parpart, H, Krankenhagen, M, Böhm, J, Thaler, H, Schilbach, L (2018). The Munich Autism Cohort: Clinical characterization of adult individuals with high-functioning autism from a clinic for disorders of social interaction. Persönlichkeitsstörungen: Theorie und Therapie.
  • Preller, K, Schilbach, Pokorny, T, Flemming, J, Kraehenmann, R, Stämpfli, P, Liechti, ME, Seifritz, E, Vollenweider FX (2018). The role of the serotonin 2A receptor system in self- and other-initiated social interaction in LSD-induced states - a pharmacological fMRI study. The Journal of Neuroscience.
  • Zapata-Fonseca, L, Froese, T, Schilbach, L, Vogeley, K, Timmermans, B (2018). Sensitivity to social contingency in adults with high-functioning autism. Behavioral Sciences.
  • Peisker, C, Schüller, T, Peters, J, Wagner, BJ, Schilbach, L, Müller, U, Visser-Vandewalle, V, Kuhn J (2018). Nucleus Accumbens Deep Brain Stimulation in Patients with Substance Use Disorders and Delay Discounting. Brain Sciences.
  • Parpart, H, Krankenhagen, M, Albantakis, L, Henco, L, Friess, L & Schilbach, L (2018). Schematherapie-informiertes, soziales Interaktionstraining (STISI) für Erwachsene mit hochfunktionalem Autismus. Psychotherapeut.
  • Schuwerk, T, Thaler, H, Schilbach, L (2018). Online-Forschungsforum zur Förderung partizipativer Autismusforschung. autismus - Zeitschrift des Bundesverbandes Autismus Deutschland e.V.


  • Zillekens, I & Schilbach, L (2017). A measuring stick for other minds. Physics of Life Reviews.
  • Bolis, D, Wenderoth, N, Balsters, J, Becchio, C, Schilbach, L (2017). Autism & beyond: Introducing the dialectical misattunement hypothesis and a Bayesian account of intersubjectivity. Psychopathology.
  • Bolis, D & Schilbach, L (2017). Observing and being part of social interactions: Action perception and action control across the autistic spectrum. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.
  • Mulej Bratec, S, Xie, X, Wang, Y, Schilbach, L, Schmid, G, Zimmer, C, Wohlschläger, A, Riedl, V, Sorg, C (2017). Cognitive emotion regulation affects prediction error-related activity and functional connectivity in a ventral striatum-centered network of motivated behavior.
  • Oberwelland, E, Schilbach, L, Barisic, I, Krall, SC, Vogeley, K, Fink, GR, Herpertz-Dahlmann, B, Konrad, K, Schulte-Rüther, M (2017). Young adolescents with autism show abnormal joint attention network activity: a gaze-contingent fMRI study. Neuroimage: Clinical.
  • Bolis, D & Schilbach, L (2017). Beyond one Bayesian brain. Commentary, Neuropsychoanalysis.


  • Leder, J, Schilbach, L & Mojzisch, A (2016). Exploring the link between strategic decision-making and social abilities. Behavioral Economics and Strategy.
  • Xie, X, Mulej Bratec, S, Schmid, G, Meng, C, Wohlschläger, A, Riedl, V, Pekrun, R, Schilbach, L, Riedl, V, Sorg, C (2016). How do you make me feel better? Social cognitive emotion regulation and the default mode network. Neuroimage.
  • von der Lühe, T*, Manera, V*, Barisic, I, Becchio, C, Vogeley, K, Schilbach, L (2016). Interpersonal predictive coding, not action perception is impaired in autism. *Equal contributions. Phil Trans R Soc B.
  • Oberwelland, E, Schilbach, L, Barisic, I, Krall, SC, Vogeley, K, Fink, GR, Herpertz-Dahlmann, B, Konrad, K, Schulte-Rüther, M (2016). Look into my eyes: Investigating joint attention using interactive eyetracking and fMRI in a developmental sample. Neuroimage.
  • Schilbach, L*, Derntl, B*, Müller, VI, Cieslik, EC, Clos, M, Aleman, A, Caspers, S, Diederen, KJ, Liemburg, EJ, Sommer, IE, Eickhoff, SB (2016). Model-based resting state fMRI reveals dysconnectivity of the mirror neuron system in schizophrenia. *Equal contributions. Schizophrenia Bulletin.
  • Kühn, AB, Feis, DL, Schilbach, L, Mauer, H, Brüning, JC, Tittgemeyer M (2016). FTO gene variant modulates the neural correlates of visual food perception. Neuroimage.
  • Schilbach, L (2016). Toward a second-person neuropsychiatry. Phil Trans R Soc B; 371(1686).
  • Bzdok & Schilbach (2016). Contempt - Where modularity of the mind meets the modularity of the brain? Behavioral and Brain Sciences.


  • Schilbach, L (2015). Zweite-Person-Neurowissenschaft: Neue Perspektiven der sozialen Neurowissenschaften und Implikationen für die Untersuchung der Neurobiologie psychischer Erkrankungen. NeuroTransmitter, 26 (12).
  • Schilbach, L*, Hoffstaedter, F*, Müller, V, Cieslik, E, Goya-Maldonado, R, Trost, S, Sorg, C, Riedl, V, Jardri, R, Sommer, I, Derntl, B, Kogler, L, Gruber, O, Eickhoff, SB (2015). Transdiagnostic similarities and differences in resting state functional connectivity in schizophrenia and depression. Neuroimage: Clinical. *Equal contributions.
  • Manera, V, Iani, F, Bourgeois, J, Haman, M, Okruszek, L, Rivera, S, Robert, P, Schilbach, L, Sievers, E, Verfaillie, K, Vogeley, K, von der Lühe T, Willems, S, Becchio, C (2015). The multilingual CID-5: A new tool to investigate recognizability of communicative interactions in different languages. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • Manera, V, von der Lühe, T, Schilbach, L, Verfaillie, K, Becchio, C (2015). Communicative interactions in point-light displays: Choosing among multiple response alternatives. Behavior Research Methods.
  • Neufeld, J, Ioannou, C, Korb, S, Schilbach, L, Chakrabarti, B (2015). Mimicry of happy faces is modulated both by joint attention and autistic traits. Autism Research.
  • Mulej Bratec, S, Xie, X, Wang, Y, Schmid, G, Schilbach, L, Zimmer, C, Wohlschläger, A, Riedl, V, Sorg, C (2015). Cognitive emotion regulation anhances aversive prediction error activity while reducing emotional responses. Neuroimage.
  • Sevgi, M, Rigoux, L, Y, Kühn, A, Mauer, J, Schilbach, L, Hess, ME, Gründler, TOJ, Ullsperger, M, Stephan, KE, Brüning, JC, Tittgemeyer, M (2015). An Obesity-Predisposing Genetic Variant of the FTO Gene Regulates D2R-Dependent Reward Learning. J Neurosci.
  • Schilbach, L (2015). Eye to eye, face to face and brain to brain: Novel approaches to study the behavioral dynamics and neural mechanisms of social interactions. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences.
  • Schilbach, L (2015). The neural correlates of social cognition and social interaction. Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference, 159-164,


  • Timmermans, B & Schilbach, L (2014). Investigating alterations of social interaction in psychiatric disorders with dual interactive eyetracking. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
  • Pfeiffer, UJ, Schilbach, L, Timmermans, B, Kuzmanovic, B, Georgescu, A, Bente, G, Vogeley, K (2014). Why We Interact: On the functional role of the striatum during real-time social interactions. NeuroImage.
  • Schilbach, L (2014). On the relationship of online and offline social cognition. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
  • Schilbach, L, Müller, V, Hoffstaedter, F, Clos, M, Goya-Maldonado, R, Gruber, O, Eickhoff, SB (2014). Meta-analytically informed network analysis of resting state fMRI data reveals hyperconnectivity in individuals with depression. PLoS ONE.
  • Schwarzkopf, S, Schilbach, L, Vogeley, K, Timmermans, B (2014). Making it Explicit Makes a Difference: Automatic Level One Perspective-Taking is Intact in Adults with High-Functioning Autism. Cognition.
  • Kuzmanovic, B, Schilbach, L, Georgescu, AL, Kockler, H, Santos, NS, Shah, NJ, Bente, G, Fink, GR, Vogeley, K (2014). When seeing does not lead to feeling: Absent neural responses to increasing animacy judgements in high-functioning autism. Social Neuroscience.
  • Boeckler, A, Timmermans, B, Sebanz, N, Vogeley, K & Schilbach, L (2014). Effects of observed eye contact on gaze cueing in autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
  • Amft, M, Bzdok, D, Laird, AR, Fox, PT, Schilbach, L, Eickhoff, SB (2014). Definition and characterization of an extended social-affective default mode network (eDMN). Brain Structure & Function.
  • Preller, K, Herdener, M, Schilbach, L, Stämpfli, P, Hulka, LM, Vonmoos, M, Ingold, N, Vogeley, K, Tobler, P, Seifritz, E, Quednow, B (2014). Altered response to social gaze is associated with blunted activation of the brain‘s reward system in cocaine users. PNAS.
  • Vogeley, K, Schilbach, L & Newen, A (2014). Soziale Kognition. Zeitschrift für Interdisziplinäre Anthropologie.


  • Gamer, M, Schmitz, K, Tittgemeyer, M, Schilbach, L (2013). The amygdala is causally implicated in reflexively shifting gaze towards diagnostic facial features. Current Biology, vol. 23, no. 20.
  • Krug, A, Cabanis, M, Pyka, M, Pauly, K, Walter, H, Landsberg, M, Shah, NJ, Winterer, G, Wölwer, W, Musso, F, Müller, BW,  Wiedemann, G, Herrlich, J, Schnell, K, Vogeley, K, Schilbach, L, Langohr, K, Rapp, A, Klingberg, S, Kircher T (2013). Investigation of decision-making under uncertainty in healthy subjects: A multicentric fMRI study. Behavioral Brain Research.
  • Krug, A, Cabanis, M, Pyka, M, Pauly, K, Kellermann, T, Walter, H, Wagner, M, Landsberg, M, Shah, NJ, Winterer, G, Wölwer, W, Brinkmeyer, J, Müller, BW, Kärgel, C, Wiedemann, G, Herrlich, J, Vogeley, K, Schilbach L, Rapp, A, Klingberg, S, Kircher, T (2013). Attenuated prefrontal activation during decision-making under uncertainty in schizophrenia: A multi-centre fMRI study. Schizophrenia Research.
  • Georgescu, AL, Kuzmanovic, B, Schilbach, L, Tepest, R, Kulbida, R, Bente, G, Vogeley, K (2013). Neural correlates of social gaze processing in high-functioning autism under systematic variation of gaze duration. NeuroImage: Clinical.
  • Schilbach, L*, Timmermans, B*, Reddy, V, Costall, A, Bente, G, Schlicht, T, Vogeley, K (2013). A second-person neuroscience in interaction [Authors‘ Response]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. *Equal contributions.
  • Schilbach, L*, Timmermans, B*, Reddy, V, Costall, A, Bente, G, Schlicht, T, Vogeley, K (2013). Toward a second-person neuroscience. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. *Equal contributions.
  • Pfeiffer, UJ, Vogeley, K, Schilbach, L (2013). From gaze cueing to dual eyetracking: Novel methods to study the neural correlates of gaze in social interaction. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.
  • Lehnhardt, FG, Gawronski, A, Pfeiffer, K, Schilbach, L, Kockler, H, Vogeley, K (2013). Diagnostik und Differentialdiagnostik der Autismus-Spektrum-Störung im Erwachsenenalter. Dt Arztebl Int.
  • Bzdok, D, Langner, R, Schilbach, L, Engemann, DA, Laird, A, Fox, P, Eickhoff, SB (2013). Segregation of the human medial prefrontal cortex in social cognition. Frontiers Human Neuroscience.
  • Bzdok, D, Langner, R, Schilbach, L, Laird, AR, Fox, PT, Zilles, K, Eickhoff, SB (2013). The right temporo-parietal junction harbors two functionally anti-correlated cortical modules in humans. Neuroimage.
  • Barisic, I, Timmermans, B, Pfeiffer, UJ, Bente, G, Vogeley K & Schilbach, L (2013). In it together: Using dual eyetracking to investigate real-time social interactions. In: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 27 through May 2, 2013, Paris, France. Association for Computing Machinery.
  • Schilbach, L, Eickhoff, SB, Schultze, T, Mojzisch, A, Vogeley, K (2013). To you I am listening: Perceived competence of advisors influences judgement and decision-making via recruitment of the amygdala. Social Neuroscience.
  • Pfeiffer, UJ, Timmermans, B, Vogeley, K, Frith, CD, Schilbach, L (2013). Towards a neuroscience of social interaction. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.


  • Pfeiffer, UJ, Schilbach, L, Jording, M, Timmermans, B, Bente, G, Vogeley, K (2012). Eyes on the Mind: An Investigation of the Sense of Agency and the Awareness of Others in Joint Attention. Frontiers in Cognitive Science.
  • Bayliss, AP, Murphy, E, Kritikos, A, Schilbach, L, Becker SI (2012). Am eye being followed? Initiating joint attention influences social referencing and choice behavior. JEP: General.
  • Dratsch, T, Schwartz, C, Yanev, K, Schilbach, L, Vogeley, K, Bente, G (2012). Getting a grip on social gaze: Control over others‘ gaze helps gaze detection in high-functioning autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
  • Engemann, DA, Bzdok, D, Eickhoff, SB, Vogeley K & Schilbach, L (2012). Games People Play: Towards an Enactive View of Cooperation in Social Neuroscience. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
  • Bzdok, D, Schilbach, L, Vogeley, K, Schneider, K, Zilles, K, Laird, AR, Eickhoff, SB (2012). Parsing the neural correlates of moral cognition: An ALE meta-analysis on morality, theory of mind and empathy. Brain Structure & Function. DOI: 10.1007/s00429-012-0380-y.
  • Timmermans, B, Schilbach, L, Pasquali, A, Cleeremans, A (2012). Higher-Order Thoughts in Action: Consciousness as an unconscious redescription process. Phil Trans R Soc B., vol. 367 no. 1594 1412-1423.
  • Timmermans, B, Schlicht, T & Schilbach, L (2013). Social interaction builds the we-mode. Comment on: Gallotti & Frith (2013). Social Cognition in the We-mode, TiCS, vol 17, issue 4, p160-165.
  • Kuzmanovic, B, Bente, G, von Cramon, DY, Schilbach, L, Tittgemeyer, M, Vogeley, K (2012). Imaging first impressions: Distinct neural processing of verbal and nonverbal social information. NeuroImage,
  • Schilbach, L, Bzdok, D, Timmermans, B, Fox, PT, Laird, AR, Vogeley, K, Eickhoff, SB (2012). Introspective minds: Using ALE meta-analyses to investigate commonalities in the neural correlates of socio-emotional processing and unconstrained cognition. PLoS ONE, 7(2): e30920.
  • Schilbach, L, Eickhoff, SB, Cieslik, E, Kuzmanovic, B, Vogeley, K (2012). Shall we do this together? Social gaze influences action control in a comparison group, but not in individuals with high-functioning autism. Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice, Aug 2.


  • Pfeiffer, UJ, Timmermans, B, Bente, G, Vogeley, K, Schilbach, L (2011). A Nonverbal Turing Test: Differentiating mind from machine in gaze-based social interaction. PLoS ONE, 6(11):e27591.
  • Gangopadhyay, N & Schilbach, L (2011). Seeing Minds: A neurophilosophical investigation of the role of perception-action coupling in social perception. Social Neuroscience, Nov 7.
  • Gawronski, A, Georgescu, A, Kockler, H, Kuzmanovic, B, Lehnhardt, FG, Schilbach, L, Volpert, K, Vogeley, K (2011). Erwartungen an eine Psychotherapie von erwachsenen Personen mit einer Autismus-Spektrum Störung. Fortschritte Neurologie Psychiatrie, 79(11):647-54. Epub 2011 Oct 17.
  • Lehnhardt, FG, Gawronski, A, Volpert, K, Schilbach, L, Tepest, R, Huff, W, Vogeley, K (2011). Das psychosoziale Funktionsniveau spätdiagnostizierter PatientInnen einer Spezialsprechstunde für Autismus-Spektrum-Störungen im Erwachsenenalter: Hinweise auf einen „ultrahochfunktionalen“ Subtyp? Fortschritte Neurologie Psychiatrie, Nov 15. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Scheel, C, Rotarska-Jagiela, A, Schilbach, L, Lehnhardt, FG, Krug, B, Vogeley, K, Tepest, R (2011). Imaging derived cortical thickness in autism: key regions and temporal slope - a morphometric study. NeuroImage, 58(2):391-400. Epub 2011 Jul 1.
  • Schilbach, L, Weiss-Blankenhorn, P, Kuhn, J, Timmermann, L, Klosterkötter, J, Huff, W (2011). Manic Episodes Induced by Deep Brain Stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus: Clinical and Neurophysiological Aspects. Neurocase: The Neural Basis of Cognition. Sep 15.
  • Lehnhardt, FG, Gawronski, A, Volpert, K, Schilbach, L, Tepest, R, Huff, W, Vogeley, K (2011). Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adulthood: Clinical and Neuropsychological Findings of Asperger‘s Syndrome Diagnosed Late in Life. Fortschritte Neurologie Psychiatrie, 79: 1-8.
  • Kuzmanovic, B, Schilbach, L, Lehnhardt, F-G, Bente, G, Vogeley, K (2011). A matter of words: Impact of verbal and nonverbal information on impression formation in high-functioning autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 604-613.
  • Schilbach, L, Eickhoff, SB, Cieslik, E, Shah, NJ, Fink, GR, Vogeley, K (2011). Eyes on me. The neural correlates of the effects of social gaze on action control. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 6: 393-403.

2010 und früher

  • Schilbach, L (2010). A second-person approach to other minds. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 11(6), 449. doi: 10.1038/nrn2805-c1.
  • Wilms, M*, Schilbach, L*, Pfeiffer, U, Bente, G, Fink, GR, Vogeley, K (2010). It’s in your eyes. Using gaze feedback to create truly interactive paradigms for social cognitive and affective neuroscience. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 5(1): 98-107. *Equal contributions.
  • Schwartz, C, Bente, G, Gawronski, A, Schilbach, L, Vogeley, K (2010). Responses to Nonverbal Behavior of Dynamic Virtual Characters in High-Functioning Autism. J Autism Dev Disord. 40(1):100-11.
  • Schilbach, L, Wilms, M, Eickhoff, SB, Romanzetti, S, Tepest, R, Bente, GB, Shah, NJ, Fink, GR, Vogeley, K (2010). Minds made for sharing. Initiating joint attention recruits reward-related neurocircuitry. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(12): 2702-15.
  • Schilbach, L, Eickhoff, SB, Rotarska-Jagiela, A, Fink, GR, Vogeley, K (2008). Minds at rest? Social cognition as the default mode of cognizing and its putative relation to the „default system“ of the brain. Consciousness & Cognition (Special Issue: Social Cognition), 17: 457-467.
  • Schilbach, L, Eickhoff, SB, Mojzisch, A, Vogeley, K (2008). What’s in a smile? Neural correlates of facial embodiment in social interaction. Social Neuroscience, 3 (1): 37-50.
  • Schilbach, L, Koubeissi, MZ, David, N, Vogeley, K, Ritzl, EK (2007). Being With Virtual Others: Studying social cognition in temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior, 11, 316-323.
  • Mojzisch, A, Schilbach, L, Pannasch, S, Helmert, JR, Velichkovsky, BM, & Vogeley, K (2006). Attention and Facial Mimicry during Social Interaction with Virtual Others. Social Neuroscience, 1, 184-195.
  • Schilbach, L, Wohlschläger, AM, Newen, A, Krämer, N, Shah, NJ, Fink, GR, Vogeley, K (2006). Being With Others: Neural Correlates of Social Interaction. Neuropsychologia, 44(5): 718-30.


  • Bzdok, D, Leong, V, Paulus, F, Pelphrey, K Redcay, E, Schilbach, L (2021). Social Interaction in Neuropsychiatry. Frontiers Research Topic.
  • Pfeiffer, U, Timmermans, B, Vogeley, K, Frith, CD, Schilbach, L (2013). Toward a neuroscience of social interaction. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.


  • Christov-Moore, L, Bolis, D, Schilbach, L, Iacoboni, M (submitted).Trust in Social Interaction: From Dyads to Mass Movements.
  • Schilbach, L (in press). The neurosemiotics of face-to-face interactions: from social neuroscience to second-person neuropsychiatry.
  • Schilbach, L (in press). Differenzialdiagnostik depressiver Störungen.
  • Schilbach, L & Lahnakoski, J (in press). Clinical neuroscience meets second-person neuropsychiatry.
  • Thaler, H, Albantakis, L, Schilbach, L (in press). Social cognitive and interactive abilities in autism.
  • Schilbach, L (2016). The neuroscience of mimicry during social interactions. Emotional mimicry in social context. Cambridge University Press.
  • Vogeley, K & Schilbach, L (2012). Soziale Kognition. In: Schneider, F & Fink, GR (Hrsg.): Funktionelle MRT in Psychiatrie und Neurologie. Springer Verlag.
  • Vogeley, K & Schilbach, L (2010). Neurobiologie sozialer Prozesse: Soziale Neurowissenschaft. In: Schiepek, G (Hrsg.): Neurobiologie der Psychotherapie. Schattauer Verlag.
  • Schilbach, L & Vogeley, K (2008). Virtuelle Begegnungen – Über die neurobiologischen Grundlagen des Erlebens von sozialer Präsenz. In: Matthias Bauer, Fabienne Liptay, Susanne Marschall (Hrsg.): Kunst und Kognition. Wilhelm Fink Verlag, pp. 67-85.
  • Schilbach, L & Vogeley, K (2007). Neurale Korrelate der sozialen Kognition bei Schizophrenie. In: Kircher, TA, Gaugel, S (Hrsg.): Neuropsychologie der Schizophrenie. Springer Verlag, pp. 357-366.