in press

Stegmann, Y., Schiele, M., Schümann, D., Lonsdorf, T.B., Zwanzger, P., Romanos, M., Reif, A., Domschke, K., Deckert, )J., Gamer, M., & Pauli, P. Individual Differences in Human Fear Generalization – Pattern Identification and Implications for Anxiety Disorders, Translational Psychiatry (in press)

Domschke, K., Gottschalk, M., Richter, J., Ziegler, C., Schiele, M., Mann, M., Geiger, M.,  Schartner, C., Homola, G., Alpers, G.,  Büchel, C.,  Fehm, L.,  Fydrich, T.,  Gerlach, A.,  Gloster, A.,  Helbig-Lang, S.,  Kalisch, R.,  Kircher, T.,   Lang,  T., Lonsdorf, T.B.,  Pané-Farré, C., Ströhle, A., Weber, H., Zwanzger, P., Arolt, V., Romanos, M., Wittchen, H-U.,  Hamm, A., Pauli, P., Reif, A.,  Deckert, J., Neufang, S. & Hoefler, M., Orexin in the anxiety spectrum: Association of a HCRTR1 polymorphism with panic disorder/agoraphobia, CBT treatment response and fear-related intermediate phenotypes, Translational Psychiatry (in press)
Bauer, E., McNamara, A-M., Sandree, A., Lonsdorf, T.B., Weinberg, A., Morris, J. & VanReekum C. Intolerance of Uncertainty and Threat Generalization: A Replication and Extension (Psychophysiology, accepted)


Sjouwerman, R., Scharfenort, R. & Lonsdorf, T.B. Individual differences in predicting fear: Specificity to trait anxiety and mediation via amygdala activation (in revision), BioRxiv:

Sjouwerman, R. & Lonsdorf, T.B. Experimental boundary conditions of reinstatement induced return of fear in humans: intensity of reinstatement (in revision); preprint:

key publications

 Lonsdorf, T. B., Klingelhöfer-Jens, M., Andreatta, M., Beckers, T., Chalkia, A., Gerlicher, A., Haaker, J., Jentsch, V., Meir Drexler, S., Mertens, G.,  Richter, J., Sjouwerman, R. & Wendt, J. & Merz, C. J. (2019) Navigating the garden of forking path for data exclusion in fear conditioning research. Elife, e52465

Kuhn, M., Wendt, J., Sjouwerman, R., Büchel, C., Hamm, A., & Lonsdorf, T.B. (2020) The neurofunctional basis of affective startle modulation in humans – evidence from combined facial EMG-fMRI, Biological Psychiatry (in press)

Haaker, J., Maren, S.,  Andreatta, M., Merz, C.J., Richter, J., Richter, H., Meir Drexler, S.,  Lange, M., KJüngling, K., Nees, F., 
Seidenbecher, T.,  Fullana, M.A.,  Wotjak C., & Lonsdorf, T. B. (2019) Making translation work: Harmonizing cross-species methodology in the behavioural neuroscience of Pavlovian fear conditioning. Neuroscience Biobehavioral Reviews, 107:329-345

Lonsdorf, T.B., Menz M.M., Andreatta, Fullana, M.A., Golkar, A., Haaker, J., Heitland, I, Hermann, A., Kuhn, M., Kruse, O.,,  Meir- Drexler, S., Meulders, A., Nees, F., Pittig, A., Richter, J., Römer, S., Shiban, J., Schmitz, A.,  Benjamin Straube, B., Vervliet, B., Wendt, J., Baas, J. & Merz, C.J., Don’t fear ‘fear conditioning’: Methodological considerations for the design and analysis of studies on human fear acquisition, extinction, and return of fear, Neurocience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 77:247-285.

Lonsdorf, T.B. & Merz, C.J. (2017) More than just noise: Individual differences in fear acquisition, extinction and return of
fear in humans – Biological, experiential, temperamental factors, and methodological pitfalls, Neurocience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 80:703-728

Sjouwerman, R., Kuhn, M., Niehaus, J. & Lonsdorf, T.B. Don’t startle me – Interference of startle probe presentations and intermittent ratings with fear acquisition. Psychophysiology, 53(12):1889-1899. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12761

Lonsdorf T.B.*, Haaker J* & Kalisch R. (2014) Long-term expression of human contextual fear and extinction memories involves amygdala, hippocampus and ventromedial prefrontal cortex: a reinstatement study in two independent samples. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9(12):1973-83.

Haaker J., Gaburro S., Sah A., Gartmann N., Lonsdorf T.B., Meier K., Singewald N., Pape H-C., Morellini F. * & Kalisch R..* (2013). A single dose of L-DOPA makes extinction memories context-independent and prevents the return of fear. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 110(26):E2428-36

Lonsdorf  T.B., Weike A.I., Nikamo P., Schalling M., Hamm A.O. & Ohman A. (2009). Genetic Gating of Human Fear Learning and Extinction: Possible Implications for Gene-Environment Interaction in Anxiety Disorder. Psychological Science, 20(2), 198-206.