1. Genetic, individual, and familial risk correlates of brain network controllability in major depressive disorder
    Hahn T, Winter NR, Ernsting J, Gruber M, Mauritz MJ, Fisch L, Leenings R, Sarink K, Blanke J, Holstein V, Emden D, Beisemann M, Opel N, Grotegerd D, Meinert S, Heindel W, Witt S, Rietschel M, Nöthen MM, Forstner AJ, Kircher T, Nenadic I, Jansen A, Müller-Myhsok B, Andlauer TFM, Walter M, van den Heuvel MP, Jamalabadi H, Dannlowski U, Repple J
    Mol Psychiatry. 2023 Mar;28(3):1057-1063
  2. Association between decreased interhemispheric functional connectivity of the insula and duration of illness in recurrent depression
    Guo ZP, Chen L, Tang LR, Gao Y, Chand T, Sen ZD, Li M, Walter M, Wang L, Liu CH
    J Affect Disord. 2023 May 15;329:88-95
  3. Correction: Trait anxiety is related to Nx4's efficacy on stress-induced changes in amygdala-centered resting state functional connectivity: a placebo-controlled cross-over trial in mildly to moderately stressed healthy volunteers
    Nanni-Zepeda M, Alizadeh S, Chand T, Kasties V, Fan Y, van der Meer J, Herrmann L, Vester JC, Schulz M, Naschold B, Walter M
    [BMC Neurosci. 2022 Nov 24;23(1):68.] BMC Neurosci. 2023 Feb 3;24(1):11
  4. Association of the delayed changes in glutamate levels and functional connectivity with the immediate network effects of S-ketamine
    Danyeli LV, Sen ZD, Colic L, Kurzweil L, Gensberger-Reigl S, Macharadze T, Götting F, Refisch A, Liebe T, Chand T, Kretzschmar M, Wagner G, Opel N, Jollant F, Speck O, Munk MHJ, Li M, Walter M
    Transl Psychiatry. 2023 Feb 16;13(1):60
  5. Functional connectivity signatures of major depressive disorder: machine learning analysis of two multicenter neuroimaging studies
    ElGazzar A, Gallo S, Zhutovsky P, Javaheripour N, Li M, Bartova L, Bathula DR, Dannlowski U, Davey C, Frodl T, Gotlib I, Grimm S, Grotegerd D, Hahn T, Hamilton JP, Harrison B, Jansen A, Kircher T, Meyer B, Nenadic I, Olbrich S, Paul E, Pezawas L, Sacchet M, Sämann P, Walter H, Walter M, Thomas R, Wagner G, Consortium PsyMRI, and van Wingen G
    Molecular Psychiatry. 2023 Feb 15
  6. Correction: Association of the delayed changes in glutamate levels and functional connectivity with the immediate network effects of S-ketamine
    Danyeli LV, Sen ZD, Colic L, Kurzweil L, Gensberger-Reigl S, Macharadze T, Götting F, Refisch A, Liebe T, Chand T, Kretzschmar M, Wagner G, Opel N, Jollant F, Speck O, Munk MHJ, Li M, Walter M
    [Transl Psychiatry. 2023 Feb 16;13(1):60.] Transl Psychiatry. 2023 Feb 28;13(1):73
  7. Neural Correlates of Impaired Cognitive Control in Individuals with Methamphetamine Dependence: An fMRI Study
    Zerekidze A, Li M, Javaheripour N, Huff L, Weiß T, Walter M, Wagner G
    Brain Sciences. 2023; 13(2):197
  8. The future German Center for Mental Health (Deutsches Zentrum für Psychische Gesundheit): a model for the co-creation of a national translational research structure
    Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Peter Falkai, Andreas J. Fallgatter, Rüdiger Hannig, Silke Lipinski, Silvia Schneider, Martin Walter & Andreas Heinz
    Nature Mental Health. volume 1, pages 153–156 (2023)
  9. Altered brain network organization in adults with Asperger's syndrome: decreased connectome transitivity and assortativity with increased global efficiency
    Javaheripour N, Wagner G, de la Cruz F, Walter M, Szycik GR, Tietze F-A
    Frontiers in Psychiatry. 2023;14
  10. Microbiome and immuno-metabolic dysregulation in patients with major depressive disorder with atypical clinical presentation
    Refisch A, Sen ZD, Klassert TE, Busch A, Besteher B, Danyeli LV, Helbing D, Schulze-Späte U, Stallmach A, Bauer M, Panagiotou G, Jacobsen ID, Slevogt H, Opel N, Walter M
    Neuropharmacology. 2023;235:109568
  11. Cross-sectional study of retrospective self-reported childhood emotional neglect and inhibitory neurometabolite levels in the pregenual anterior cingulate cortex in adult humans
    Herrmann L, Ade J, Kühnel A, Widmann A, Demenescu LR, Li M, Opel N, Speck O, Walter M, Colic L
    Neurobiol Stress. 2023 Jul 10
  12. The effect of ketamine on affective modulation of the startle reflex and its resting-state brain correlates
    Sen ZD, Chand T, Danyeli LV, Kumar VJ, Colic L, Li M, Walter M, et al
    Scientific Reports. 2023;13(1):13323
  13. Altered brain dynamic in major depressive disorder: state and trait features
    Javaheripour N, Colic L, Opel N, Li M, Maleki Balajoo S, Chand T, Van der Meer J, Krylova M, Izyurov I, Meller T, Goltermann J, Winter NR, Meinert S, Grotegerd D, Jansen A, Alexander N, Usemann P, Thomas-Odenthal F, Evermann U, Wroblewski A, Brosch K, Stein F, Hahn T, Straube B, Krug A, Nenadić I, Kircher T, Croy I, Dannlowski U, Wagner G, Walter M
    Transl Psychiatry. 2023 Jul 17;13(1):261


  1. Subcortical Shape Alterations in Major Depressive Disorder: Findings from the ENIGMA Major Depressive Disorder Working Group
    TC Ho, B Gutman,..., Walter M, ..., Schmaal L
    Hum Brain Mapp. 2022 Jan;43(1):341-351
  2. Comparison of fatigue, cognitive dysfunction and psychological disorders in post-COVID patients and patients after sepsis. Is there a specific constellation?
    Stallmach A, Kesselmeier M, Bauer M, Gramlich J, Finke K, Fischer A, Fleischmann-Struzek C, A, Katzer K, Mutschke S, Pletz MW, Quickert S, Reinhart K, Stallmach Z, Walter M, Scherag A, Reuken PA
    Infection. 2022 Jun;50(3):661-669.
  3. Prospective surveillance study in a 1,400-bed university hospital: COVID-19 exposure at home was the main risk factor for SARS-CoV-2 point seroprevalence among hospital staff
    Bahrs C, Kimmig A, Weis S, Ankert J, Hagel S, Maschmann J, Stallmach A, Steiner A, Bauer M, Behringer W, Baier M, Kesselmeier M, Richert C, Zepf F, Walter M, Scherag A, Kiehntopf M, Löffler B, Pletz MW
    Transbound Emerg Dis. 2022 Mar;69(2):720-730.
  4. The differential association between local neurotransmitter levels and whole-brain resting-state functional connectivity in two distinct ACC subregions
    Li M, Danyeli L, Colic L, Wagner G, Smesny Stefan, Chand T, Di X, Biswal Bharat, Kaufmann J, Reichenbach J, Speck O, Walter M, Sen DZ
    Hum Brain Mapp. 2022 Jun 15;43(9):2833-2844.
  5. Pregnancy and brain architecture–associations with hormones, cognition and affect
    Rehbein E, Kogler L, Kotikalapudi R, Sattler A, Krylova M, Kagan KO, Sundström‐Poromaa I, Derntl B
    J Neuroendocrinol. 2022 Feb;34(2):e13066.
  6. Increased prefrontal cortex connectivity associated with depression vulnerability and relapse
    Zhang ZQ, Yang MH, Guo ZP, Liao D, Sörös P, Li M, Walter M, Wang L, Liu CH
    J Affect Disord. 2022 May 1;304:133-141.
  7. Neural basis of impaired emotion recognition in adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
    Zuberer A, Schwarz L, Kreifelts B, Wildgruber D, Erb M, Fallgatter A, Scheffler K, Ethofer T
    Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging . 2022 Jul;7(7):680-687.
  8. Relapse Prevention Intervention after Suicidal Event (RISE): feasibility study of a psychotherapeutic short-term program for inpatients after a recent suicide attempt
    Bahlmann L, Lübbert MB, Sobanski T, Kastner UW, Walter M, Smesny S, Wagner G
    Front Psychiatry. 2022 Jul 22;13:937527.
  9. Neuroscience from the comfort of your home: repeated, self-administered wireless dry EEG measures brain function with high fidelity
    Barbey FM, Farina FR, Buick AR, Danyeli L, Dyer JF, Islam MN, Krylova M, Murphy B, Nolan H, Rueda-Delgado LM, Walter M, Whelan R
    Front Digit Health. 2022 Jul 29;4:944753.
  10. Neural processing associated with cognitive empathy in pedophilia and child sexual offending
    Schuler M, Mohnke S, Amelung T, Beier KM, Walter M, Ponseti J, Schiffer B, Krueger THC, Walter H
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2022 Aug 1;17(8):712-722.
  11. Interference inhibition in offending and non-offending pedophiles: A preliminary event-related fMRI study
    Weidacker K, Kärgel C, Massau C, Krueger THC, Walter M, Ponseti J, Walter H, Schiffe B
    Neuropsychologia. 2022 Aug 13;173:108301.
  12. Nx4 Attenuated Stress-Induced Activity of the Anterior Cingulate Cortex - A Post-Hoc Analysis of a placebo-Controlled Crossover Trial
    Herrmann L , Kasties V, Boden C, Li M, Fan Y, Van der Meer J, Vester JC, Seilheimer B, Schultz M, Alizadeh S, Walter M
    Hum Psychopharmacol. 2022 Sep;37(5):e2837.
  13. Altered mannose metabolism in chronic stress and depression is rapidly reversed by vitamin B12
    Engmann O, Franzka P, Turecki G, Cubillos S, Steiner J, Walter M, Hübner C
    Front Nutr. 2022 Oct 13;9:981511
  14. Functional connectivity of the reward circuit predicts changes in appetite in depression
    Kroemer NB, Opel N, Teckentrup V, Li M, Grotegerd D, Meinert S, … Walter M
    JAMA Psychiatry. 2022 Oct 1;79(10):993-1003.
  15. Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on suicide attempts in a rural region in Germany, a 5-year observational study
    Kastner UW, Javaheripour N, Arand J, Schönherr D, Sobanski T, Fehler SW, Walter M, Wagner G
    J Affect Disord. 2022 Dec 1;318:393-399.
  16. Nx4 Modulated Resting State Functional Connectivity between Amygdala and Prefrontal Cortex in a Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Trial
    Chand T, Alizadeh S, Li M, Fan Y, Jamalabadi H, Danyeli L, Zepeda MN, Herrmann L, Van der Meer J, Vester JC, Schultz M, Naschold B, Walter M
    Brain Connect. 2022 Nov;12(9):812-822.
  17. Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation boosts mood recovery after effort exertion
    Ferstl M, Teckentrup V, Lin WM, Kräutlein F, Kühnel A, Klaus J, Walter M, Kroemer NB
    Psychol Med., in press
  18. The Role of Atypical Sexual Preference and Behavior in Neuroelectrophysiological Research of Human Sexual Behavior
    Ristow I, Kärgel C
    Archives of Sexual Behavior, in press
  19. Estradiol Administration Modulates Neural Emotion Regulation
    Rehbein E , Kogler L, Hornung J, Morawetz C, Bayer J, Krylova M, Sundström-Poromaa I, Derntl B
    Psychoneuroendocrinology, in press
  20. Serotonin system-associated genetic and epigenetic changes in pedophilia and child sexual offending
    Jahn K, Kurz B, Sinke C, Kneer J, Riemer O, Ponseti J, Walter M, Beier KM, Walter H, Frieling H, Schiffer B
    Journal of Psychiatric Research, in press
  21. Post-COVID-19 condition is not only a question of persistent symptoms – structured screening including health related quality of life reveals two separate clusters of post-COVID
    Giszas B, Trommer S, Schüßler N, Rodewald A, Besteher B, Bleidorn J, Dickmann P, Finke K, Katzer K, Lehmann-Pohl K, Lemhöfer K, Pletz MW, Puta C, Quickert S, Walter M, Stallmach A, Reuken PA
    Infection, in press
  22. Larger gray matter volumes in neuropsychiatric long-COVID syndrome
    Besteher B, Machnik M, Troll M, Toepffer A, Zerekidze A, Rocktäschel T, Heller C, Kikinis Z, Brodoehl S, Finke K, Reuken PA, Opel N, Stallmach A, Gaser C, Walter M
    Psychiatry Research, in press
  23. In vivo tractography of human locus coeruleus—relation to 7T resting state fMRI, psychological measures and single subject validity
    Liebe T, Kaufmann J, Hämmerer D, Betts M, Walter M
    Molecular Psychiatry 2022 in press
  24. Hypothalamic Volume in Pedophilia With or Without Child Sexual Offense
    Storch M, Kanthack M, Amelung T, Beier KM, Krueger THC, Sinke C, Walter Henrik, Walter Martin, Schiffer B, Schindler S, Schoenknecht Peter
    European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 2022 in press
  25. Trait Anxiety Predicts Efficacy of Nx4 on Stress-Induced Changes in Amygdala-Centered Resting State Functional Connectivity: a Placebo-Controlled Cross-Over Trial in Mildly to Moderately Stressed Healthy Volunteers
    Nanni-Zepeda M, Alizadeh S, Chand T, Kasties V, Fan Y, van der Meer J, Herrmann L, Vester JC, Naschold B, Schulz M, Walter M*
    BMC Psychiatry 2022 in press
  26. Investigating the clinical profile of suicide attempters who chose a violent suicidal means
    Lübbert M, Bahlmann L, Sobanski T, Schulz A, Kastner UW, Walter M, Jollant F, Wagner G
    Journal of Clinical Medicine 2022 in press


  1. Evidence for modulation of EEG microstate sequence by vigilance level
    Krylova M, Alizadeh S, Izyurov I, Teckentrup V, Chang C, van der Meer J, Erb M, Kroemer, Koenig T, Walter M, Jamalabadi H
    Neuroimage. 2021 Jan 1;224:117393.
  2. Emotion processing and regulation in major depressive disorder: A 7T resting-state fMRI study
    Ebneabbasi A, Mahdipour M, Nejati V, Li M, Liebe T, Colic L, Leutritz AL, Vogel M, Zarei M, Walter M, Tahmasian M
    Hum Brain Mapp. 2021 Feb 15;42(3):797-810.
  3. The missing role of gray matter in studying brain controllability
    Jamalabadi H*, Zuberer A*, Kumar VJ, Li M, Alizadeh S, Moradi AA, Gaser C, Esterman M, Walter M
    Netw Neurosci. 2021 Mar 1;5(1):198-210.
  4. Integration and segregation across large-scale intrinsic brain networks as a marker of sustained attention and task-unrelated thought
    Zuberer A, Kucyi A, Yamashita A, Wu CM, Walter M, Valera E, Esterman M
    Neuroimage. 2021 Apr 1;229:117610.
  5. Linking atypical depression and insulin resistance-related disorders via low-grade chronic inflammation: integrating the phenotypic, molecular and neuroanatomical dimensions
    Sen ZD, Danyeli L, Woelfer M, Lamers F, Wagner G, Sobanski T, Walter M
    Brain Behav Immun. 2021 Mar;93:335-352.
  6. Functional network alterations differently associated with suicidal ideas and acts in depressed patients: an indirect support to the transition model
    Wagner G, Li M, Sacchet M, Richard-Devantoy S, Turecki G, Baer K, Gotlib I, Walter M, Jollant F
    Transl Psychiatry. 2021 Feb 4;11(1):100.
  7. A Psychophysical Window onto the Subjective Experience of Compulsion
    Schmidt S, Wagner G, Walter M, Stenner MP
    Brain Sci. 2021 Feb 2;11(2):182.
  8. Met carriers of the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism show reduced Glx/NAA in the pregenual ACC in two independent cohorts
    Martens L, Herrmann L, Colic L, Li M, Richter A, Behnisch G, Stork O, Seidenbecher C, Schott BH, Walter M
    Sci Rep. 2021 Mar 24;11(1):6742.
  9. Predicting Women with Depressive Symptoms Postpartum with Machine Learning Methods
    Andersson S, Bathula DR, Iliadis SI, Walter M, Skalkidou A
    Sci Rep. 2021 Apr 12;11(1):7877.
  10. MEG reveals preference specific increases of sexual-image-evoked responses in paedophilic sexual offenders and healthy controls
    Krylova M*, Ristow I*, Marr V, Borchardt V, Li M, Zacharias N, Harris JA, Witzel J, Drumkova K, Amelung T, Schiltz K, Beier KM, Kruger THC, Ponseti J, Schiffer B, Walter H, Kärgel C, Walter M
    World J Biol Psychiatry. 2021 Apr;22(4):257-270.
  11. Unwillingly traumatizing: is there a psycho-traumatologic pathway from general surgery to postoperative maladaptation?
    Vogel M, Meyer F, Frommer J, Walter M, Lohmann CH, Croner R
    Scandinavian Journal of Pain 2020, vol. 21, no. 2, 2021, pp. 238-246.
  12. Ketamine in psychiatric disorders
    Danyeli L, Goetting F, Sen Z, Li M, Walter M
    NeuroPsychopharmacotherapy, Springer, Cham. 2021
  13. Empathy in paedophilia and sexual offending against children: a longitudinal extension
    Schuler M, Mohnke S, Amelung T, Dziobek I, Borchardt V, Gerwinn H, Kärgel C, Kneer J, Massau C, Pohl A, Weiß S, Pieper S, Sinke C, Beier CM, Walter M, Ponseti J, Schiffer B, Kruger THC, Walter H
    Journal of Sexual Aggression, 2021, 1-18.
  14. The right hemisphere is responsible for the greatest differences in human brain response to high-arousing emotional versus neutral stimuli: a MEG study
    Kheirkhah M, Baumbach P, Leistritz L, OW Witte, M Walter, JR Gilbert, CA Zarate Jr, CM Klingner
    Brain Sci. 2021 Jul 21;11(8):960
  15. Altered resting-state functional connectome in major depressive disorder: a mega-analysis from the PsyMRI consortium
    Javaheripour N, Li M, Chand T, ..., Walter M, Wagner G
    Transl Psychiatry. 2021 Oct 7;11(1):511.
  16. Identifying distinguishable clinical profiles between single suicide attempters and reattempters
    Lübbert MB, Bahlmann L, Josfeld S, Bürger J, Schulz A, Bär KJ, Polzer U, Walter M, Kastner UW, Sobanski T, Wagner G
    Front Psychiatry. 2021 Sep 27;12:754402.
  17. Genetic, Individual, and Familial Risk Correlates of Brain Network Controllability in Major Depressive Disorder
    T Hahn, NR Winter,..., Walter M, ..., Jamalabadi H, Dannlowski U, Repple J
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2107.10169 (2021)
  18. Brain structural abnormalities in obesity: Relation to age, genetic risk, and common psychiatric disorders
    Opel N, ..., Li M, ..., Walter M, ..., Dannlowski U
    Mol Psychiatry. 2021 Sep;26(9):4839-4852.
  19. ENIGMA-Sleep: challenges, opportunities, and the road map
    Tahmasian M, ..., Li M,..., Walter M,..., Zarei, M
    J Sleep Res. 2021 Dec;30(6):e13347.
  20. CHIASM, the human brain albinism and achiasma MRI dataset
    Puzniak RJ, McPherson B, Ahmadi K, Herbik A, Kaufmann J, Liebe T, Gouws A, Morland AB, Gottlob I, Hoffmann MB, Pestilli F
    Sci Data. 2021 Nov 26;8(1):308.
  21. Progressive modulation of resting-state brain activity during neurofeedback of positive-social emotion regulation networks
    Krylova M, Skouras S, Razi A, Nicholson AA, Karner A, Steyrl D, Boukrina O, Rees G, Scharnowski F, Koush Y
    Sci Rep. 2021 Dec 3;11(1):23363
  22. EEG revealed improved vigilance regulation after stress exposure under Nx4 – a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, cross-over trial
    Chand T, Alizadeh S, Jamalabadi H, Herrmann L, Krylova M, Surova G, van der Meer J, Wagner G, Engert V, Walter M
    IBRO Neurosci Rep. 2021 Sep 25;11:175-182.
  23. Nx4 Reduced Susceptibility to Distraction in an Attention Modulation Task
    Mayer K, Krylova M, Alizadeh S, Jamalabadi H, Van Der Meer J, JC. Vester J, Naschold B, Schultz M, Walter M
    Front Psychiatry. 2021 Nov 29;12:746215.
  24. Depressionstherapie und Sucht: Neue Anwendungsgebiete für Ketamin. Therapeutische Bedeutung und Bedeutung des Missbrauchs von Ketamin
    Götting FN, Walter M
    Internistische Praxis/Tägliche Praxis/Gynäkologische Praxis, MGO Fachverlage, 2021
  25. EEG-Microstates Reflect Auditory Distraction After Attentive Audiovisual Perception Recruitment of Cognitive Control Networks.
    Korn U, Krylova M, Heck K, Häußinger FB, Stark RS, Alizadeh S, Jamalabadi H, Walter M, Galuske RAW and Munk MHJ
    Front Syst Neurosci. 2021 Dec 9;15:751226.
  26. Brain signaling dynamics after vagus nerve stimulation
    Teckentrup V, Krylova M, Jamalabadi H, Neubert S, Neuser MP, Hartig R, Fallgatter AJ, Walter M, Kroemer NB
    NeuroImage 245 (2021): 118679.
  27. Thermodynamic properties and Hilbert space of human brain
    Shi D, Li M, Walter M, Noori HR
    arXiv:2111.10578, 2021
  28. Thalamic hyperconnectivity as neurophysiological signature of major depressive disorder in two multicenter studies
    Gallo S, ..., Javaheripour N, Meng L, ..., Walter M, van Wingen GA
    PsyArXiv, 1 Oct. 2021. Web.


  1. Impaired cognitive self-awareness mediates the association between alexithymia and excitation/inhibition balance in the pgACC
    Kühnel A, Widmann A, Colic L, Herrmann L, Demenescu LR, Leutritz AL, Li M, Grimm S, Nolte T, Fonagy P, Walter M
    Psychol Med. 2020 Jul;50(10):1727-1735.
  2. White matter disturbances in major depressive disorder: a coordinated analysis across 20 international cohorts in the ENIGMA MDD working group
    van Velzen LS, ..., Li M,...., Walter M,...,Schmaal L
    Mol Psychiatry. 2020 Jul;25(7):1511-1525.
  3. Default Mode Network connectivity change corresponds to ketamine's delayed glutamatergic effects
    Li M, Woelfer M, Colic L, Safron A, Chang C, Heinze HJ, Speck O, Mayberg HS, Biswal B, Salvadore G, Fejtova A, Walter M
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2020 Mar;270(2):207-216.
  4. Non-invasive stimulation of vagal afferents reduces gastric frequency
    Teckentrup V, Neubert S, Manfred H, Santiago J, Walter M, Kroemer NB
    Brain Stimul. Mar-Apr 2020;13(2):470-473.
  5. Altered global brain network topology as a trait marker in patients with anorexia nervosa
    Geisler D, Borchardt V, Boehm I, King JA, Tam FI, Marxen M, Biemann R, Roessner V, Walter M, Ehrlich S
    Psychol Med. 2020 Jan;50(1):107-115.
  6. Investigating the Temporal Dynamics of EEG Microstates using Recurrent Neural Networks
    Sikka A, Jamalabadi H, Krylova M, Alizadeh S, Van der Meer J, Danyeli L, Deliano M, Vicheva P, Hahn T, König T, Bathula D, Walter M
    Hum Brain Mapp. 2020 Jun 15;41(9):2334-2346.
  7. In vivo anatomical mapping of human locus coeruleus functional connectivity at 3T MRI
    Liebe T, Kaufmann J, Li M, Skalej M, Wagner G, Walter M
    Hum Brain Mapp. 2020 Jun 1;41(8):2136-2151.
  8. Neural networks and the anti-inflammatory effect of transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation in depression
    Liu CH,Yang MH, Zhang GZ, Wang XX, Li B, Li M, Woelfer W, Walter M, Wang L
    J Neuroinflammation. 2020 Feb 12;17(1):54.
  9. fMRI Revealed Reduced Amygdala Activation after Nx4 in Mildly to Moderately Stressed Healthy Volunteers in a Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Cross-Over Trial
    Herrmann L, Vicheva P, Kasties V, Szycik GR, Danyeli L, Denzel D, Fan Y, Van der Meer J, Vester JC, Eskoetter H, Schultz M, Walter M
    Sci Rep. 2020 Mar 2;10(1):3802.
  10. Stimulation of the vagus nerve reduces learning in a go/no-go reinforcement learning task
    Kühnel A , Teckentrup V, Neuser MP , Huys QJM, Burrasch C , Walter M , Kroemer NB
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2020 Jun;35:17-29.
  11. Local glutamate in cingulate cortex subregions differentially correlates with affective network activations during face processing
    Denzel D, Colic L, Demenescu LR, von Düring F, Ristow I, Nießen H, Hermann L, Kaufmann J, Dannlowski U, Frommer J, Vogel M, Li M, Walter M
    Eur J Neurosci. 2020 Aug;52(3):3047-3060.
  12. ENIGMA MDD: Seven Years of Global Neuroimaging Studies of Major Depression through Worldwide Data Sharing
    Schmaal L, ...,Li M, ..., Walter M,..., Aftanas L
    Transl Psychiatry. 2020 May 29;10(1):172.
  13. Vagus nerve stimulation boosts the drive to work for rewards
    Neuser MP, Teckentrup V, Kühnel A, Hallschmid M, Walter M, Kroemer NB
    Nat Commun. 2020 Jul 16;11(1):3555.
  14. Heart rate variability as an index of differential brain dynamics at rest and after acute stress induction
    Chand T, Li M, Jamalabadi H, Wagner G, Lord A, Alizadeh S, Danyeli L, Herrmann L, Walter M, Sen ZD
    Front Neurosci. 2020 Jul 2;14:645.
  15. Targeted mass spectrometry of ketamine and its metabolites cis-6-hydroxynorketamine and norketamine in human blood serum
    Kurzweil L, Danyeli L, Sen ZD, Fejtova A, Walter M, Gensberger-Reigl S
    J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2020 Sep 1;1152:122214.
  16. Psychosocial stress reactivity habituates following acute physiological stress
    Kühnel A, Kroemer NB, Elbau IG, Czisch M, Sämann PG, Walter M, BeCOME Study Team & Binder EB
    Hum Brain Mapp. 2020 Oct 1;41(14):4010-4023.
  17. Ketamine-induced changes in plasma brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels are associated with the resting-state functional connectivity of the prefrontal cortex
    Woelfer M, Li M, Colic L, Liebe T, Di X, Biswal B, Murrough J, Lessmann V, Brigadski T, Walter M
    World J Biol Psychiatry. 2020 Nov;21(9):696-710.
  18. The peripartum humanbrain: current understanding and future perspectives
    Sacher J, Chechko N, Dannlowski U, Walter M, Derntl B
    Front Neuroendocrinol. 2020 Oct;59:100859.
  19. Localized prediction of glutamate from whole-brain functional connectivity of the pregenual anterior cingulate cortex
    Martens L, Kroemer N, Teckentrup V, Colic L, Palomero-Gallagher N, Li M, Walter M
    J Neurosci. 2020 Nov 18;40(47):9028-9042.
  20. Evaluation of spontaneous regional brain activity in weight-recovered anorexia nervosa
    Seidel M, Geisler D, Borchardt V, King J, Bernadoni F, Jaite C, Roessner V, Calhoun VD, Walter M, S Ehrlich
    Transl Psychiatry. 2020 Nov 11;10(1):395.
  21. Brain structural correlates of insomnia severity in 1053 individuals with Major Depressive Disorder: Results from the ENIGMA MDD Working Group
    Leerssen J, ..., Meng Li, ..., Walter M,..., Someren EV
    Transl Psychiatry. 2020 Dec 8;10(1):425.
  22. Attachment-specific speech patterns induce dysphoric mood changes in the listener as a function of individual differences in attachment characteristics and psychopathology
    Leutritz AL, Colic L, Borchardt V, Cheng X, Zhang B, Lison S, Frommer J, Buchheim A, Strauss B, Fonagy P, Nolte T, Walter M
    Psychol Psychother . 2020 Dec;93(4):754-776.


  1. Interpersonal and intrapersonal relapse predictors in a structured group intervention for smoking cessation
    Kuitunen-Paul S, Scheffel C, BöhmeF, Kroemer NB, Kuipers LY, Kuitunen PT, Smolka MN, Bühringer G
    J Subst Use, Jan 2019:1465-9891
  2. Diminished fronto-limbic functional connectivity in child sexual offenders
    Kneer J, Borchardt V, Kärgel C, Sinke C,Massau C, Tenbergen G, Ponseti J, Walter H, M. Beier B, Schiffer B, Schiltz K, Walter M, H.C. Kruger T
    J Psychiatr Res. 2019 Jan;108:48-56
  3. Child Sexual Offenders Show Prenatal and Epigenetic Alterations of the Androgen System
    Krueger T, Sinke C, Kneer J, Tenbergen G, Engler H, Gerwinn H, Schwank N v W , Pohl A, Weiss S, Amelung S, Mohnke S, Massau C, Kärgel C, Walter M, Beier K, Ponseti J, Schiffer B, Walter H, Jahn K, Frieling H, Khan AQ, Burkert A, and Engling LM
    Transl Psychiatry. 2019 Jan 18;9(1):28
  4. L-DOPA reduces model-free control of behavior by attenuating the transfer of value to action
    Kroemer NB, Lee Y, Pooseh S, Eppinger B, Goschke T, Smolka MN
    Neuroimage. 2019 Feb 1;186:113-125
  5. Dorsal and ventral PCC switch network assignment via changes in relative functional connectivity strength to non-canonical networks
    Fan Y, Borchardt V, von Düring F, Leutritz AL, Dietz M, Herrera-Meléndez AL, Bajbouj M, Li M, Grimm S, Walter M
    Brain Connect. 2019 Feb;9(1):77-94
  6. Neuronal glutamatergic changes and peripheral markers of cytoskeleton dynamics change synchronically 24h after sub–anaesthetic dose of ketamine in healthy subjects
    Colic L, McDonnell C, Li M, Woelfer M, Liebe T, Kretzschmar M, Speck O, Schott B H, Bianchi M, Walter M
    Behav Brain Res. 2019 Feb 1;359:312-319
  7. Serotonergic, Dopaminergic and Noradrenergic Modulation of Erotic Stimulus Processing in the Male Human Brain
    Graf H, Malejko K, Metzger CD, Walter M, Grön G, Abler B
    J Clin Med. 2019 Mar 14;8(3). pii: E363
  8. The role of depressive subtypes within the neuroinflammation hypothesis of Major Depressive Disorder
    Woelfer M, Kasties V, Kahlfuss S, Walter M
    Neuroscience. 2019 Apr 1;403:93-110.
  9. Translational machine learning for psychiatric neuroimaging
    Walter M, Alizadeh S, Jamalabadi H, Lueken U, Dannlowski U, Walter H, Olbrich S, Colic L, Kambeitz J, Koutsouleris N, Hahn T, Dwyer DB
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2019 Apr 20;91:113-121.
  10. Role of inflammation in depression relapse
    Liu CH, Zhang GZ, Li B, Li M, Woelfer M, Walter M, Wang L
    J Neuroinflammation. 2019 Apr 17;16(1):90
  11. Resting-state mapping of neural signatures of vulnerability to depression relapse
    Liu CH, Tang LR, Yueb G, Zhongc ZG, Li B, Li M, Woelfer M, Walter M, Wang L
    J Affect Disord. 2019 May 1;250:371-379
  12. A preliminary study of anti-suicidal efficacy of repeated ketamine infusions in depression with suicidal ideation
    Wang C, Li M, Zhan Y, Zhang B, li M, Li H, Chen L, Yu L, Liu W, Walter M, Zhou Y, Wei Z
    J Affect Disord. 2019 May 15;251:205-212
  13. Interactive impact of severity of childhood maltreatment, depression and age on cortical brain structure: mega-analytic findings from a large multi-site cohort
    Tozzi L, ..., Li M,...., Walter M,..., Frodl T
    Psychol Med. 2019 May 14:1-12.
  14. Neuroticism modulates the functional connectivity from amygdala to frontal networks in females when avoiding emotional negative pictures
    Zhou R, Y Deng, Li S, Walter M
    Front Behav Neurosci. 2019 May 9;13:102.
  15. Empathy in pedophilia and sexual offending against children: A multifaceted approach
    Schuler M, Mohnke S, Amelung T, Dziobek I, Lemme B, Borchardt V, Gerwinn H, Kärgel C, Kneer J, Massau C, Pohl A, Tenbergen G, Weiß S, Wittfoth M, Waller L, Beier KM, Walter M, Ponseti J, Schiffer B, Krüger TC, Walter H
    J Abnorm Psychol. 2019 Jul;128(5):453-464.
  16. Expectation of sexual images of adults and children elicits differential dorsal anterior cingulate cortex activation in pedophilic sexual offenders and healthy controls
    Ristow I, Foell J, Kärgel C Borchard V, Li S, Denzel D, Witzel J, Drumkova K, Beier K, Kruger THC, Ponseti J, Schiffer B, Schiltz K, Walter H, Walter M
    Neuroimage Clin. 2019;23:101863.
  17. Interaction of sex and age on the dissociative effects of ketamine action in young healthy participants
    Derntl B, Hornung J, Sen ZD, Colic L, Li M, Walter M
    Front Neurosci. 2019 Jun 18;13:616.
  18. The role of NMDA receptor in neurobiology and treatment of major depressive disorder: Evidence from translational research
    Amidfar M, Woelfer M, Reus GZ, Quevedo JLD, Walter M, Kim YK
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2019 Aug 30;94:109668.
  19. Two sides of one coin: A comparison of clinical and neurobiolog-ical characteristics of convicted and non-convicted pedophilic child sexual offenders
    Gibbels C, Sinke C, Kneer J, Amelung T, Mohnke S, Beier KM, Walter H, Schiltz K, Gerwinn H, Pohl A, Ponseti J, Foedisch C, Ristow I, Walter M, Kaergel C, Massau C, Schiffer B, Kruger THC
    J Clin Med. 2019 Jun 29;8(7). pii: E947.
  20. Alterations in Brain Structure and Amplitude of Low-frequency after 8 weeks of Mindfulness Meditation Training in Meditation-Naïve Subjects
    Yang CC, Loscertales AB, Li M, Pinazo D, Borchardt V, Ávila C, Walter M
    Sci Rep. 2019 Jul 29;9(1):10977.
  21. Glutamate in salience network predicts BOLD response in default mode network during salience processing
    von Düring F, Ristow I, Li M, Denzel D, Colic L, Demenescu LR, Li S, Borchardt V, Liebe T, Vogel M, Walter M
    Front Behav Neurosci. 2019 Oct 2;13:232.
  22. The anterior insula channels prefrontal expectancy signals during affective processing
    Teckentrup V, Van der Meer J, Borchardt V, Fan Y, Neuser MP, Tempelmann C, Herrmann L, Walter M, Kroemer NB
    Neuroimage. 2019 Oct 15;200:414-424.
  23. Auditory deficits in audiovisual speech perception in adult Asperger’s syndrome: fMRI study
    Tietze FA, Hundertmark L, Roy M, Zerr M, Sinke C, Wiswede D, Walter M, Münte MF, Szycik GR
    Front Psychol. 2019 Oct 10;10:2286.
  24. Recent Advances on the Multimodal Search for Markers of Treatment Response in Affective Disorders: From Bench to Bedside?
    Schmidt FR, Sander C, Walter M
    Front Psychiatry. 2019 Oct 30;10:790.
  25. Association between depression subtypes and response to repeated-dose intravenous ketamine
    Wang C, Zhou Y, Zheng W, Liu W, Zhan Y, Li H, Chen L, Zhang B, Walter M, Li M, Ning Y
    Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2019 Nov;140(5):446-457.
  26. Neuroimaging insights into the link between depression and Insomnia: A systematic review
    Bagherzadeh-Azbari S, Khazaie H, Zarei M, Spiegelhalder K, Walter M, Leerssen J, Van Someren EJW, Sepehry AA, Tahmasian M
    J Affect Disord. 2019 Nov 1;258:133-143
  27. Abnormal spontaneous regional brain activity in patients with anorexia nervosa
    Seidel M, Borchardt V, Geisler D, King JA, Boehm I, Paulik S, Bernardoni F, Biemann R, Roessner V, Walter M, Ehrlich S
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2019 Nov;58(11):1104-1114.
  28. Rostral anterior cingulate Gln/Glu disbalance in major depressive disorder depends on symptom severity
    Colic L, Düring FV, Denzel D, Demenescu LR, Lord A, Martens L, Lison S, Frommer J, Vogel M, Kaufmann J, Speck O, Li M, Walter M
    Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2019 Dec;4(12):1049-1058.
  29. No alterations of brain structural asymmetry in Major Depressive Disorder: An ENIGMA consortium analysis
    Carolien G.F. De Kovel, ..., Li M, ..., Walter M,..., Clyde Francks
    The American Am J Psychiatry. 2019 Dec 1;176(12):1039-1049.
  30. Concepts and Dysfunctions of Emotion in Neuropsychiatric Research
    Sen Z.D., Colic L., Kasties V., Walter M
    Kim YK. (eds) Frontiers in Psychiatry. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2019;1192:453-477. Springer, Singapore, 2019


  1. Neural Correlates of Sexual Orientation in Heterosexual, Bisexual, and Homosexual Women
    Safron A, Klimaj V, Sylva D, Rosenthal AM , Li M, Walter M, Bailey JM
    Sci Rep. 2018 Jan 12;8(1):673.
  2. Pedophilic sex offenders are characterised by reduced GABA concentration in dorsal anterior cingulate cortex
    Ristow I, Li M, Colic L, Marr V, Födisch C, Düring FV, Schiltz K, Drumkova K, Witzel J, Walter H, Beier K, Kruger THC, Ponseti J, Schiffer B, Walter M
    Neuroimage Clin. 2018 Jan 31;18:335-341.
  3. No association of goal-directed and habitual control with alcohol consumption in young adults
    Nebe S, Kroemer NB, Schad DJ, Bernhardt N, Sebold M, Müller DK, Scholl L, Kuitunen-Paul S, Heinz A, Rapp MA, Huys QJ, Smolka MN
    Addict Biol. 2018 Jan;23(1):379-393.
  4. Biomarkers of Major Depression Related to Serotonin Receptors
    Amidfar M, Colic L, Walter M, Kim YK
    Current Psychiatry Reviews, 2018, 14(4), 239-244.
  5. Exaggerated Control Demands Over Reward-Related Behavior in Anorexia Nervosa.
    Kroemer NB
    Biol Psychiatry. 2018 Feb 1;83(3):194-196.
  6. Functional connectivity changes following interpersonal reactivity
    Krause AL, Colic L , Borchardt V, Li M, Strauss B, Buchheim A, Wildgruber D, Fonagy P, Nolte T, Walter M
    Hum Brain Mapp. 2018 Feb;39(2):866-879.
  7. Motivation but not valence modulates neuroticism-dependent cingulate cortex and insula activity
    Deng Y, Li S, Zhou R*, Walter M
    Hum Brain Mapp. 2018 Apr;39(4):1664-1672.
  8. A GAD65 promoter polymorphism rs2236418 modulates harm avoidance in women via inhibition/excitation balance in the rostral ACC
    Colic L, Li M, Demenescu LR, Li S, Müller I, Richter A, Seidenbecher CI, Speck O, Schott BH, Stork O, Walter M
    J Neurosci. 2018 May 30;38(22):5067-5077.
  9. Clinical characteristics associated with paedophilia and child sex offending – Differentiating sexual preference from offence status
    Gerwinn H, Weiß S, Tenbergene G, Amelung T, Födisch C, Pohl A, Massau C, Mohnke S,Kärgel C, Wittfoth M, Jung S, Drumkova K, Walter M, Beier K M, Walter H, Ponseti J, Schiffer B, Kruger HC T
    Eur Psychiatry. 2018 Jun;51:74-85.
  10. Delayed increase of thrombocyte levels after a single sub–anesthetic dose of ketamine – a randomized trial
    Colic L, Wölfer M, Colic M, Krause AL, Liebe T, Fensky L, Sen ZD, Li M, Hoffmann J, Kretzschmar M, Isermann B, Walter M
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2018 Jun;28(6):701-709.
  11. Exposure to attachment narratives dynamically modulates cortical arousal during the resting state in the listener
    Borchardt V, Surova G , Van der Meer J,Bola M, Frommer J, Leutritz AL, Sweeney-Reed CM, Buchheim A, Strauß B,Nolte T, Olbrich S, Walter M
    Brain Behav. 2018 Jul;8(7):e01007.
  12. Multimodal neuroimaging measures and intelligence influence pedophile child sexual offense behavior
    Lett T A, Mohnke S, Amelung T, Brandl E J, Schiltz K, Pohl A, Gerwinn H, Kärgel C, Massau C, Tenbergen G, Wittfoth M, Kneer J, Beier KM, Walter M, Ponseti J, Krüger T, Schiffer B, Walter H
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2018 Jul;28(7):818-827.
  13. Book Chapter: Complex Role of the Serotonine Receptors in Depression: Implications for Treatment
    in "Understanding Depression: Volume 1. Biomedical and Neurobiological Background"
    Amidfar, M, Colic L, Walter, M, Kim, Y
    Springer 2018
  14. Differential noradrenergic modulation of monetary reward and visual erotic stimulus processing
    Graf H, Wiegers M, Metzger CD, Martin Walter M, Abler B
    Front Psychiatry. 2018 Jul 31;9:346.
  15. Lower dopamine tone in the striatum is associated with higher body mass index
    Lee Y, Kroemer NB, Oehme L, Beuthien-Baumann B, Goschke T, Smolka MN
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2018 Jun;28(6):719-731
  16. Motion and physiological noise effects on amygdala real-time fMRI neurofeedback learning
    Hellrung L, Borchardt V, Götting FN, Stadler J, Tempelmann V, Tobler PN, Walter M, Van der Meer J
    bioRxiv 2018 July
  17. Risk-seeking for losses is associated with 5-HTTLPR, but not with transient changes in 5-HT levels
    Neukam PT, Kroemer NB, Deza Araujo YI, Hellrung L, Pooseh S, Rietschel M, Witt SH, Schwarzenbolz U, Henle T, Smolka MN
    Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2018 Jul;235(7):2151-2165
  18. Deep Learning for Quality Control of Subcortical Brain 3D Shape Models
    Petrov D,..., Walter M,...,Li M,...,Thompson PM, for the ENIGMA consortium
    bioRxiv preprint Aug. 28, 2018
  19. Sweet taste potentiates the reinforcing effects of e-cigarettes
    Kroemer NB, Veldhuizen MG, Delvy R, Patel BP, O'Malley SS, Small DM
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol, 2018 Oct;28(10):1089-1102
  20. Ketamine influences the locus coeruleus norepinephrine network, with a dependency on norepinephrine transporter genotype - a placebo controlled fMRI study
    Liebe T, Li M, Colic L, Munk MHJ, Sweeney-Reed CM, Woelfer M, Kretzschmar M, Steiner J, Düring FV, Behnisch G, Schott B, Walter M
    Neuroimage Clin. 2018;20:715-723
  21. An exploratory study on the central nervous correlates of sexual excitation and sexual inhibition
    Unterhorst K, Gerwinn H, Pohl A, Kärgel C, Massau C, Ristow I, Kneer J, Amelung T, Walter H, Beier K, Walter M, Schiffer B, Krüger T, Stirn A, Ponseti J
    J Sex Res. 2018 Nov 29:1-12.
  22. Reply to: Sample Size, Model Robustness, and Classification Accuracy in Diagnostic Multivariate Neuroimaging Analyses
    Kambeitz J, Cabral C, Sacchet MD, Gotlib IH, Zahn R, Serpa MH, Walter M, Falkai P, Koutsouleris N
    Biol Psychiatry. 2018 Dec 1;84(11):e83-e84


  1. Altered task-specific deactivation in the default mode network depends on valence in patients with major depressive disorder
    Zhang B, Li S, Zhuo C, Li M, Safron A, Genz A, Qin W, Yu C, Walter M
    Journal of affective disorders. 2017 Jan 1;207:377-83.
  2. Robust detection of impaired resting state functional connectivity networks in Alzheimer’s disease using elastic net regularized regression
    Teipel S, Grothe MJ, Metzger CD, Grimmer T, Sorg C, Ewers M, Franzmeier N, Meisenzahl E, Klöppel S, Borchardt V, Walter M, Dyrba M
    Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 2017 Jan 4;8:318.
  3. Multicenter stability of resting state fMRI in the detection of Alzheimer's disease and amnestic MCI
    Teipel S, Wohlert A, Metzger C, Grimmer T, Sorg C, Ewers M, Meisenzahl E, Klöppel S, Borchardt V, Grothe M, Walter M, Dyrba M.
    NeuroImage: Clinical. 2017 Jan 18;14:183-194.
  4. Evidence for superior neurobiological and behavioral inhibitory control abilities in non-offending as compared to offending pedophiles
    Kärgel C, Massau C, Weiß S, Walter M, Borchardt V, Krüger THC, Tenbergen G, Kneer J, Wittfoth M, Pohl A, Gerwinn H, Ponseti J, Amelung T, Beier K, Mohnke S, Walter H, Schiffer B
    Human brain mapping. 2017 Feb 1;38(2):1092-1104.
  5. Neural Correlates of Sexual Orientation in Heterosexual,Bisexual, and Homosexual Men
    Safron A, Sylva D, Klimaj V, Rosenthal A, Li M, Walter M, Bailey J.
    Scientific Reports. 2017 Feb 1;7:41314.
  6. A Spectroscopic Approach towards Depression Diagnosis: Local Metabolism Meets Functional Connectivity
    Demenescu LR, Colic L, Li M, Safron A, Biswal B, Metzger CD, Li S,Walter M
    European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. 2017 Mar;267(2):95-105.
  7. Multimodal brain imaging with magnetoencephalography: A method for measuring blood pressure and cardiorespiratory oscillations
    Myllylä T, Zacharias N, Korhonen V, Zienkiewicz A, Hinrichs H, Kiviniemi V, Walter M
    Scientific Reports (Nature Publisher Group). 2017 Mar 14;7(1):172.
  8. Habenula volume increases with disease severity in unmedicated major depressive disorder as revealed by 7T MRI
    Schmidt F, Schindlera S, Adamidisa M, Strauß M, Tränknera A,Trampel R, Walter M, Hegerl U, Turner R, Geyer S*, Schönknecht P
    European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience. 2017 Mar;267(2):107-115.
  9. Decreased resting-state activity in the precuneus is associated with depressive episodes in recurrent depression
    Liu C-H, Ma X, Yuan Z, Song L-P, Jing B, Lu H-Y, Tang L-R, Fan J, Walter M, Wang L, Wang C-Y
    The Journal of clinical psychiatry. 2017 Apr;78(4):e372-e382.
  10. Richness in Functional Connectivity Depends on the Neuronal Integrity within the Posterior Cingulate Cortex
    Lord A, Li M, Demenescu LR, van der Meer J, Borchardt V, Krause AL, Heinze HJ, Breakspear M, Walter M
    Frontiers in Neuroscience. 2017 Apr 7;11:184.
  11. Temporal Dynamics of Antidepressant Ketamine Effects on Glutamine Cycling Follow Regional Fingerprints of AMPA and NMDA Receptor Densities
    Li M, Demenescu LR, Colic L, Metzger C, Heinze H-J, Steiner J, Speck O, Fejtova A, Salvadore G, Walter M
    Neuropsychopharmacology. 2017 May;42(6):1201-1209.
  12. Increased levels of 5HT2A receptor mRNA expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients with major depression: correlations with severity and duration of illness
    Amidfar M, Kim YK, Colic L, Arbabi M, Mobaraki G, Hassanzadeh G, Walter M
    Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. 22017 May;71(4):282-288.
  13. Gray matter abnormalities in pedophiles with and without a history of child sexual offending
    Schiffer B, Amelung T, Pohl A, Kärgel C, Tenbergen G, Gerwinn H, Mohnke S, Massau C, Wittfoth M, Weiß S, Marr V, Beier KM, Walter M, Ponseti J, Krüger THC, Schiltz K, Walter H
    Translational Psychiatry. 2017 May;7(5):e1129.
  14. Higher interference susceptibility in reaction time task is accompanied by weakened functional dissociation between salience and default mode network
    Götting FN, Borchardt V, Demenescu LR, Teckentrup V, Dinica K, Lord AR, Rohe T, Hausdörfer DI, Li M, Metzger CD, Walter M
    Neuroscience Letters. 2017 May 10;649:34-40.
  15. Differentiation chronic post traumatic stress disorder patients from healthy subjects using objective and subjective sleep-related parameters.
    Tahmasian M, Jamalabadi H, Abedini M, Ghadami MR, Sepehry AA, Knight DC, Khazaie H.
    Neurosci Lett. 2017 May 22;650:174-179.
  16. Executive functioning in pedophilia and child sexual offending
    Massau C, Tenbergen G, Kärgel C, Weiß S, Gerwinnh H, Pohl A, Amelung T, Mohnke S, Kneer J, Wittfoth M, Ristow I, Schiltz K, Beier KM, Ponseti J, Walter M, Krüger THC, Walter H, Schiffer B
    Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 2017 Jul;23(6):460-470.
  17. Anterior Thalamic High Frequency Band Activity is Coupled with Theta Oscillations at Rest. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
    Sweeney-Reed CM, Zaehle T, Voges J, Schmitt FC, Buentjen L, Borchardt V, Walter M, Hinrichs H, Heinze H-J, Rugg MD, Knight RT
    Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.2017 Jul 20;11:358.
  18. Novelty seeking and reward dependence related large-scale brain networks functional connectivity variation during salience expectancy
    Li S, Demenescu LR, Sweeney-Reed CM, Krause AL, Metzger CD, Walter M
    Human Brain Mapping. 2017 Aug;38(8):4064-4077.
  19. Integration of Sweet Taste and Metabolism Determines Carbohydrate Reward
    Veldhuizen MG, Babbs RK, Patel B, Fobbs W, Kroemer NB, Garcia E, Yeomans MR, Small DM
    Curr Biol. 2017 Aug 21;27(16):2476-2485.
  20. Neural correlates of moral judgment in pedophilia.
    Massau C, C Kärgel, White S, Walter M, Ponseti J, Krueger THC, Walter H Schiffer B
    Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 2017 Sep 1;12(9):1490-1499.
  21. Noradrenergic modulation of neural erotic stimulus perception
    Graf H, Wiegers M, Metzger CD, Walter M, Grön G, Abler B­
    European Neuropsychopharmacology. 2017 Sep;27(9):845-853
  22. Detecting neuroimaging biomarkers for depression: A meta-analysis of multivariate pattern recognition studies
    Kambeitz J, Cabral C, Sacchet MD, Gotlib IH, Zahn R, Serpa MH, Walter M, Falkai P, Koutsouleris N
    Biological Psychiatry.2017 Sep 1;82(5):330-338.
  23. Decoding cognitive concepts from neuroimaging data using multivariate pattern analysis
    Alizadeh S, Jamalabadi H, Schönauer M, Leibold C, Gaism S
    Neuroimage. 2017 Oct 1;159:449-458.
  24. Factors influencing the cardiovascular response to sub-anesthetic ketamine – a randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    Liebe T, Li S, Lord A, Colic L, Krause AL, Batra A, Kretzschmar MA, Sweeney-Reed C, Behnisch G, Schott BH, Walter M
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2017 Nov 1;20(11):909-918.
  25. Therapieprädiktion und (f)MRT-basierte Biomarker bei Depression
    Wölfer M, Leutritz A L, Walter M
    NeuroTransmitter , 2017, 28(11).
  26. Echoes of Affective Stimulation in Brain Connectivity Networks
    Borchardt V*, Fan Y*, Dietz M, Herrera Melendez AL, Bajbouj M, Gärtner M, Li M, Walter M*, Grimm S*
    Cerebral Cortex, 2017 Nov 17:1-14.
  27. Cortical Abnormalities in Adults and Adolescents with Major Depression based on Brain Scans from 20 Cohorts Worldwide in the ENIGMA Major Depressive Disorder Working Group
    Schmaal L, ..., Li M, Walter M, ... and ENIGMA Major Depressive Disorder Working Group
    Molecular psychiatry. 2017 Jun;22(6):900-909.
  28. Addressing the reliability fallacy: Similar group effects may arise from unreliable individual effects
    Fröhner JH, Teckentrup V, Smolka MN, Kroemer NB
  29. Machine Learning for Large-Scale Quality Control of 3D Shape Models in Neuroimaging
    Petrov D, ..., Walter M, ..., Li M, ... and ENIGMA Major Depressive Disorder Working Group
    Mach Learn Med Imaging. 2017 Sep;10541:371-378


  1. Effects of Ketamine on Cognition-Emotion Interaction in the Brain.
    Scheidegger M, Henning A, Walter M, Boeker H, Weigand A, Seifritz E, Grimm S
    Neuroimage. 2016 Jan 1;124:8-15
  2. Serotonergic antidepressants decrease hedonic signals but leave learning signals in the nucleus accumbens unaffected.
    Graf H, Walter M, Metzger C, Abler B
    NeuroReport. 2016 Jan 6;27(1):18-22.
  3. Carbon-wire loop based artefact correction outperforms post-processing EEG/fMRI corrections—A validation of a real-time simultaneous EEG/fMRI correction method.
    van der Meer J, Pampel A, van Someren E, Ramautar J, van der Werf YD, Gomez-Herrero G, Lepsien J, Hellrung L, Hinrichs H, Möller H, Walter M
    Neuroimage. 2016 Jan 15;125:880-94.
  4. Brain parcellation choice affects disease-related topology differences increasingly from global to local network levels.
    Lord A, Ehrlich S, Borchardt V, Geisler D, Seidel M, Huber S, Murr J, Walter M.
    Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging. 2016 Mar 30;249:12-9.
  5. Preprocessing strategy influences graph-based exploration of altered functional networks in Major Depression.
    Borchardt V, Lord A, Li M, van der Meer J, Heinze H-J, Bogerts B, Breakspear M, Walter M
    Human brain mapping. 2016 Apr 1;37(4):1422-42.
  6. Altered functional connectivity density in major depressive disorder at rest.
    Zhang B, Li M, Demenescu LR, Metzger CD, Bogerts B, Yu C, Walter M
    European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience. 2016 Apr 1;266(3):239-48.
  7. State and Training Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Brain Networks Reflect Neuronal Mechanisms of Its Antidepressant Effect.
    Yang CC, Barrós-Loscertales A, Pinazo D, Ventura-Campos N, Borchardt V, Bustamante JC, Rodríguez-Pujadas A,Fuentes-Claramonte P, Balaguer R, Ávila C, Walter M.
    Neural plasticity. 2016;2016:9504642.
  8. Book Chapter: The Acute and Chronic Effects of Ketamine as Revealed by Noninvasive Brain Imaging
    in "Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse - Stimulants, Club and Dissociative Drugs, Hallucinogens, Steroids, Inhalants and International Aspects, Volume 2, Edition 1, Editor: V Preedy
    Meng Li and Martin Walter
    Elsevier press, ISBN: 9780128002124, 12th April 2016
  9. Ketamine administration reduces amygdalo-hippocampal reactivity to emotional stimulation
    Scheidegger M,Henning A, Walter M, Lehmann M, Kraehenmann R, Boeker H, Seifritz E, Grimm S
    Human brain mapping. 2016 May;37(5):1941-52.
  10. Dismissing attachment characteristics dynamically modulate brain networks subserving social aversion
    Krause AL, Borchardt V, Li M, van Tol M-J, Demenescu R, Strauss B, Kirchmann H, Buchheim A, Metzger CD, Nolte T, Walter M
    Frontiers in human neuroscience. 2016 Mar 9;10:77.
  11. "Eyes Open - Eyes Closed" EEG/fMRI data set for evaluating hardware motion sensors (Carbon-Wire Loops) with respect to corretion of the Helium pump artefact
    van der Meer J, Pampel A, van Someren E, Ramautar J, van der Werf Y, Gomez-Herrero G, Lepsien J, Hellrung L, Hinrichs H, Möller H, Walter M
    Data in Brief, 2016 Jun; 7: 990–994..
  12. Cognitive processing involves dynamic reorganization of the whole-brain network's functional community structure
    Bola M, Borchardt V
    Journal of Neuroscience. 2016 Mar 30;36(13):3633-5.
  13. Differential effects of rumination and distraction on ketamine induced modulation of resting state functional connectivity and reactivity of regions within the default-mode network
    Lehmann M, Seifritz E, Walter M, Böker H, Henning A, Scheidegger M, Grimm S.
    Social cognitive and affective neuroscience. 2016 Aug 1;11(8):1227-35.
  14. Brain Network Architecture and Plasticity: MR Neuroimaging Perspectives
    Shi F, Liu Y, Li S, Li X, Walter M
    Neural plasticity. 2016;2016.
  15. Metabolic mapping reveals sex dependent involvement of default mode and salience network in alexithymia.
    Colic L, Demenescu L R, Li M, Kaufmann J, Krause A L, Metzger C, Walter M
    Social cognitive and affective neuroscience. 2016 Feb;11(2):289-98.
  16. Abnormal functional global and local brain connectivity in patients with anorexia nervosa.
    Geisler D*, Borchardt V*, Lord AR, Boehm I, Ritschel F, Zwipp J, Clas S, King JA, Wolff-Stephan S, Roessner V, Walter M, Ehrlich S*.
    Journal of psychiatry & neuroscience: JPN.2016 Jan;41(1):6-15.


  1. How can we predict treatment outcome for depression?
    Walter M & Lord A
    EBioMedicine, 2015 Jan; 2(1): 9–10.
  2. Altered baseline brain activities before food intake in obese men: A resting state fMRI study.
    Zhang B, Tian D, Yu C, Zhang J, Tian X, von Deneen KM, Zang Y, Walter M, Liu Y.
    Neuroscience Letters, 2015 Jan 1;584:156-61.
  3. Graph Theory reveals hyper-functionality in visual cortices of Seasonal Affective Disorder patients.
    Borchardt V*, Krause AL*, Starck T, Nissilä J, Timonen M, Kiviniemi V, Walter M.
    The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 2015 Feb;16(2):123-34.
  4. ADRA2B genotype differentially modulates stress-induced neural activity in the amygdala and hippocampus during emotional memory retrieval.
    Li S, Weerda R, Milde C, Wolf OT, Thiel CM.
    Psychopharmacology. 2015 Feb;232(4):755-64.
  5. Diminished functional connectivity on the road to child sexual abuse in pedophilia.
    Kärgel C, Massau C, Weiß S, Walter M, Krüger THC, Schiffer B
    Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2015 Mar;12(3):783-95.
  6. Reduced functional connectivity in the thalamo-insular subnetwork in patients with acute anorexia nervosa.
    Ehrlich S, Lord AR, Geisler D, Borchardt V, Boehm I, Seidel M, Ritschel F, Schulze A, King JA, Weidner K, Roessner V, Walter M.
    Human Brain Mapping. 2015 May 1;36(5):1772-81.
  7. Pädophilie und sexueller Kindesmissbrauch- Klinik und Forschung.
    Beier KM, Krüger THC, Walter H, Schiffer B, Ponseti J, Walter M.
    Trauma and violence. 2015 May 1, 9 (2): 106-21.
  8. Reduced Default Mode Network Connectivity in Schizophrenia Patients.
    Pankow A, Deserno L, Walter M, Fydrich T, Bermpohl F, Schlagenhauf F, Heinz A.
    Schizophrenia research. 2015 Jun 30;165(1):90-3.
  9. The Neurobiology and Psychology of Pedophilia: Recent Advances and Challenges.
    Tenbergen G, Wittfoth M, Frieling H, Ponseti J, Walter M, Walter H, Beier K, Schiffer B, Kruger THC
    Frontiers in human neuroscience.2015 Jun 24;9:344.
  10. Altered baseline brain activity differentiates regional mechanisms subserving biological and psychological alterations in obese men.
    Zhang B, Tian D, Yu C, Li M, Zang Y-F, Liu Y, Walter M
    Scientific reports. 2015 Jun 23;5:11563.
  11. Automatic Voxel Positioning for MRS at 7T.
    Dou W, Speck O, Benner T, Kaufmann J, Li M, Zhong K, Walter M
    Magn Reson Mater Phy 2015 Jun;28(3):259-70.
  12. Local and global resting–state activity in the noradrenergic and dopaminergic pathway modulated by reboxetine and amisulpride in healthy subjects.
    Metzger CD, Wiegers M, Walter M, Abler B, Graf H
    International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015 Jul 25;19(2).
  13. 5-HTTLPR/rs25531 polymorphism and Neuroticism are linked by resting state functional connectivity of amygdala and fusiform gyrus.
    Kruschwitz JD*, Walter M*, Varikuti D, Jensen J, Plichta MM, Haddad L, Grimm O, Mohnke S, Pöhland L, Schott B, Mühleisen TW, Heinz A, Erk S, Seiferth N, Witt S, Nöthen MM, Rietschel M, Meyer-Lindberg A, Walter H
    Brain Structure and Function, 2015 Jul;220(4):2373-85.
  14. The separation of Gln and Glu in STEAM: a comparison study using short and long TE/TM at 3 and 7 T.
    Dou W, Kaufmann J, Li M, Zhong K, Walter M, Speck O
    Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine, 2015 Aug;28(4):395-405.
  15. Self-directedness and the Susceptibility to Distraction by Saliency.
    Dinica K, Demenescu LR, Lord A, Krause AL, Kaiser R, Horn D, Metzger CD, Walter M
    Cognition and Emotion. 2015 Aug 24:1-9.
  16. Reduced density of glutamine synthetase immunoreactive astrocytes in different cortical areas in major depression but not in bipolar I disorder.
    Bernstein H-G, Meyer-Lotz G, Dobrowlny H, Bannier J, Steiner J, Walter M, Bogerts B
    Frontiers in cellular neuroscience. 2015 Aug 10;9:273.
  17. Segregation of face sensitive areas within the Fusiform Gyrus by using Global Signal Regression? A study on Amygdala resting-state functional connectivity.
    Kruschwitz JD, Meyer-Lindenberg A, Veer IM, Wackerhagen C, Erk S, Mohnke S, Pöhl L, Haddad L, Grimm O, Tost H, Romanczuk-Seiferth N, Heinz A, Walter M, Walter H
    Human brain mapping. 2015 Oct 1;36(10):4089-103.
  18. Brain volume reduction predicts weight development in adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa.
    Seitz J, Walter M, Mainz V, Herpertz-Dahlmann B, Konrad K, von Polier G
    Journal of psychiatric research. 2015 Sep 30;68:228-37.
  19. Dynamic disconnection of the SMA after processing of dismissive biographic narratives.
    Borchardt V, Krause AL, Li M, van Tol M-J, Demesescu LR, Buchheim A, Metzger C, Sweeney-Reed CM, Nolte T, Lord A, Walter M
    Brain and behavior.2015 Sep 14;5(10):e00377.


  1. Regional Specificity of Sex Effects on Subcortical Volumes Across the Lifespan in Healthy Aging.
    Li W*, van Tol M-J*, Li M, Miao W, Jiao Y, Heinze H-J, Bogerts B, He H, Walter M.
    Human Brain Mapping,  2014 Jan;35(1):238-47.
  2. Antidepressant-related sexual dysfunction - perspectives from neuroimaging.
    Graf H, Walter M, Metzger CD, Abler B.
    Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 2014 Jun;121:138-45.
  3. Neurobiological augmentation of psychotherapy in treatment resistant depression.
    Li S*, Demenescu LR*, Krause AL, Neubacher K, Wölfer M, Langbein B, Walter M
    Journal of Depression and Anxiety, 2014;2:2167-1044.
  4. Multistage drug effects of ketamine in the treatment of major depression.
    Walter M, Li S, Demenescu LR
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci, Sept 2014(264), 1:55-65.
  5. Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Alzheimer's disease and affective disorders.
    Teipel SJ, Walter M, Likitjaroen Y, Schönknecht P, Gruber O
    European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. 2014 Sep;264(6):467-83.
  6. Increased resting state functional connectivity in the fronto-parietal and default mode network in anorexia nervosa.
    Boehm I, Geisler D, King JA, Ritschel F, Seidel M, Araujo YD, Petermann J, Lohmeier H, Weiss J, Walter M, Roessner V, Ehrlich S
    Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 2014 Oct 2;8:346.
  7. Erotic stimulus processing under amisulpride and reboxetine: a placebo controlled fMRI-study in healthy subjects.
    Graf H, Wiegers M, Metzger CD, Walter M,Grön G, Abler B
    Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2014 Oct 31;18(2).
  8. Brain Alterations In Paedophilia: A Critical Review Progress in Neurobiology.
    Mohnke S, Müller S, Amelung T, Krüger TH, Ponseti J, Schiffer B, Walter M, Beier KM, Walter H
    Progress In Neurobiology. 2014 Nov;122:1-23.
  9. Distribution of immunoreactive glutamine synthetase in the adult human and mouse brain. Qualitative and quantitative observations with special emphasis on extra-astroglial protein localization.
    Bernstein HG, Bannier J, Meyer-Lotz G, Steiner J, Keilhoff G, Dobrowolny H, Walter M, Bogerts B.
    J Chem Neuroanat. 2014 Nov;61-62:33-50.
  10. Effects of acute psychosocial stress on neural activity to emotional and neutral faces in a face recognition memory paradigm.
    Li S, Weerda R, Milde C, Wolf OT, Thiel CM.
    Brain Imaging Behav. 2014 Dec;8(4):598-610.
  11. Dissociation of glutamate and cortical thickness is restricted to regions subserving trait but not state markers in major depressive disorder.
    Li M*, Metzger CD*, Li W*, Safron A, van Tol M-J, Lord A, Krause AL, Borchardt V, Dou W, Genz A, Heinze H-J, He H, Walter M
    Journal of Affective Disorders. 2014 Dec;169:91-100.


  1. Neural correlates of erotic stimulation under different levels of female sexual hormones.
    Abler B, Kumpfmueller D, Grön G, Walter M, Stingl J, Seeringer A
    PLoS ONE 2013;8(2):e54447.
  2. Aberrant limbic and salience network resting-state functional connectivity in panic disorder without comorbidity.
    Pannekoek JN, Veer IM, van Tol MJ, van der Werff SJ, Demenescu LR, Aleman A, Veltman DJ, Zitman FG, Rombouts SA, van der Wee NJ.
    Journal of Affective Disorders, 2013 Feb 15;145(1):29-35.
  3. Association between heart rate variability and fluctuations in resting-state functional connectivity.
    Chang C*, Metzger CD*, Glover GH, Duyn JH, Heinze H-J, Walter M
    NeuroImage, 2013 Mar;68:93-104.
  4. Resting-state functional connectivity abnormalities in limbic and salience networks in social anxiety disorder without comorbidity.
    Pannekoek JN, Veer IM, van Tol MJ, van der Werff SJ, Demenescu LR, Aleman A, Veltman DJ, Zitman FG, Rombouts SA, van der Wee NJ.
    European Neuropsychopharmacolology,  2013 Mar;23(3):186-95.
  5. Modulation of attention network activation under antidepressant agents in healthy subjects.
    Graf H, Abler B, Hartmann A, Metzger CD, Walter M
    International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2013 Jul;16(6):1219-30
  6. Family history of alcohol dependence modulates functional neurophysiology in mood/anxiety disorders.
    Sjoerds Z, van Tol MJ, van den Brink W, van der Wee NJ, Aleman A, Beekman AJ, Penninx BW, Veltman DJ
    Psychological Medicine, 2013 Jul;43(7):1487-97.
  7. SSRI-related modulation of sexual functioning is predicted by pre-treatment resting state functional connectivity in healthy men.
    Metzger CD, Walter M, Graf H, Abler B
    Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2013 Aug;42(6):935-47
  8. Resilience to childhood maltreatment is associated with abnormal salience network resting-state functional connectivity
    van der Werff SJ, Pannekoek NJ, Veer IM, van Tol MJ, Aleman A, Veltman DJ, Zitman FG, Rombouts SA, Elzinga BM, van der Wee NJ
    Child Abuse & Neglect 2013 Aug 12. pii: S0145-2134(13)00188-9.
  9. Disruption of Glutamate-Glutamine-GABA cycle significantly impacts on suicidal behaviour: survey of the literature and own findings on glutamine synthetase.
    Bernstein H-G, Tausch A, Wagner R, Steiner J, Seeleke P, Walter M, Dobrowolny H and Bogerts B
    CNS & Neurological Disorders - Drug Targets, Jan 2013
  10. Increased Prevalence of Diverse N -Methyl-D-Aspartate Glutamate Receptor Antibodies in Patients With an Initial Diagnosis of Schizophrenia: Specific Relevance of IgG NR1a Antibodies for Distinction From N -Methyl-D-Aspartate Glutamate Receptor Encephalitis.
    Steiner J*, Walter M*, Glanz W, Sarnyai Z, Bernstein H-G, Vielhaber S, Kästner A, Skalej M, Jordan W, Schiltz K, Klingbeil C, Wandiger K-P, Bogerts B, Stoecker W.
    JAMA Psychiatry, 2013 Mar;70(3):271-8
  11. Functional mapping of thalamic nuclei and their integration into cortico-striatal-thalamo-cortical loops via ultra-high resolution imaging - From animal anatomy to in vivo imaging in humans.
    Metzger CD, van der Werf Y, Walter M
    Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2013 May 8;7:24. 
  12. Modulatory effects of the Piccolo genotype on emotional memory in health and depression.
    Woudstra S, van Tol M-J, Bochdanovits Z, van der Wee NJ, Zitman FG, van Buchem MA, Opmeer EM, Aleman A, Penninx BW, Veltman DJ, Hoogendijk WJ.
    Plos one. 2013 Apr 19;8(4):e61494.
  13. Amygdala activation and its functional connectivity during perception of emotional faces in social phobia and panic disorder.
    Demenescu LR, Cremers HJ, Kortekaas R, Renken RJ, van Tol M-J, van der Wee NJ, Veltman D, den Boer JA, Roelofs K, Aleman A.
    J Psychiatr Res., 2013 Aug;47(8):1024-31.
  14. Interaction of neuropeptide Y genotype and childhood emotional maltreatment on brain activity during emotional processing.
    Opmeer EM, Kortekaas R, van Tol M-J, van der Wee NJ, Woudstra S, van Buchem MA, Penninx BW, Veltman DJ, Aleman A
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2013 Apr 10.
  15. Detection of physiological noise in resting state fMRI using machine learning.
    Tom Ash, John Suckling, Martin Walter, Cinly Ooi, Claus Tempelmann, Adrian Carpenter, Guy Williams.
    Human Brain Mapping, 2013 Apr;34(4):985-98.
  16. Dynamic functional connectivity: Promises, issues, and interpretations.
    Hutchison RM, Womelsdorf T, Allen EA, Bandettini PA, Calhoun VD, Corbetta M, Penna SD, Duyn J, Glover G, Gonzalez-Castillo J, Handwerker DA,
    Keilholz S, Kiviniemi V, Leopold DA, de Pasquale F, Sporns O, Walter M, Chang C.
    NeuroImage, 2013 Oct 15;80:360-78.
  17. Systematic regional variations of GABA, Gln and Glu concentrations follow receptor fingerprints of human cingulate cortex.
    Dou W, Palomero-Gallagher N, van Tol M-J, Kaufmann J, Zhong K, Bernstein H-G, Heinze H-J, Speck O, Walter M
    Journal of Neuroscience, 2013 Jul 31;33(31):12698-12704.
  18. Integration of ultra-high field MRI and histology for connectome based research of brain disorders.
    Yang S*, Yang Z*, Fischer K, Zhong K, Stadler J, Godenschwenger F, Steiner J, Heinze H-J, Bernstein H-G, Bogerts B, Mawrin C, Reutens D, Speck O, Walter M.
    Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, 2013 Sept, PMCID: PMC3784919.
  19. Acoustic noise reduction in pseudo-Continuous Arterial Spin Labeling (pCASL).
    van der Meer JN*, Heijtel DFR*, van Hest G, Plattèl G, van Osch MJP, van Someren EJW, van Bavel ET, Nederveen AJ
    Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine, 2013, 1-8.
  20. Local cortical thinning links to resting state disconnectivity in major depressive disorder.
    van Tol M-J, Li M, Metzger CD, Hailla N, Horn DI, Heinze HJ, Bogerts B, Steiner J, He H, Walter M.
    Psychological Medicine, 2013, 1:1-13.


  1. Quantification of the human lateral geniculate nucleus in vivo using MR imaging based on morphometry: volume loss with age.
    Li M, He H, Wei S, Li J, Miao Q, Wang Ch, Wang Zh, Wang Ni, Walter M, Sabel BA.
    American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR), 2012 May;33(5):915-21
  2. Piccolo genotype modulates neural correlates of emotion processing but not executive functioning.
    Woudstra S, Bochdanovits Z, van Tol M-J, Veltman D J, Zitman F G, van Buchem M A, van der Wee N J, Opmeer E M, Demenescu L R, Aleman A, Penninx B W and Hoogendijk W J
    Translational Psychiatry. 2012 Apr 3;2:e99.
  3. Modulation of frontostriatal interaction aligns with reduced primary reward processing under serotonergic drugs.
    Abler B, Grön G, Hartmann A, Metzger C, Walter M.
    Journal of Neuroscience. 2012 Jan 25;32(4):1329-35
  4. Changes in community structure of resting state brain networks in unipolar depression.
    Lord A, Horn D, Breakspear M, Walter M.
    PLoS ONE 2012;7(8):e41282.
  5. Functional covariance networks: obtaining resting state networks from intersubject variability.
    Taylor P, Gohel SR, Di X, Walter M, Biswal B.
    Brain Connectivity 2012;2(4):203-17.
  6. Ketamine Decreases Resting State Functional Network Connectivity in Healthy Subjects: Implications for Antidepressant Drug Action.
    Scheidegger M*, Walter M*, Lehmann M, Metzger C, Grimm S, Boecker H, Boesiger P, Henning A, Seifritz E.
    PLoS ONE, 2012;7(9):e44799.
  7. Disease severity is correlated to tract specific changes of fractional anisotropy in MD and CM thalamus - A DTI study in major depressive disorder.
    Osoba A, Hänggi J, Li M, Horn DI, Metzger CD, Eckert U, Kaufmann J, Zierhut K, Steiner J, Schiltz K, Heinze H-J, Bogerts B, Walter M
    Journal of Affective Disorders, 2012 Nov;33(11):2627-37
  8. Orbitofrontal gray matter relates to early morning awakening: a neural correlate of insomnia complaints?
    Stoffers D, Moens S, Benjamins J, van Tol MJ, Penninx BW, Veltman DJ, Van der Wee NJ, Van Someren EJ
    Frontiers Neurology, 2012 Jun 28;3:105.
  9. Preferential networks of the mediodorsal nucleus and centromedian-parafascicular complex of the thalamus-A DTI tractography study.
    Eckert U, Metzger CD, Buchmann JE, Kaufmann J, Osoba A, Li M, Safron A, Liao W, Steiner J, Bogerts B, Walter M.
    Human Brain Mapping. 2012 Nov;33(11):2627-37
  10. Insight in schizophrenia: involvement of self-reflection networks?
    van der Meer EM, Vos A, Stiekema A, Peijnenborg, van Tol MJ, Nolen W, David A, Aleman A
    Schizophrenia Bulletin, 2012 Oct 27.
  11. Bridging the gap between the immune and glutamate hypotheses of schizophrenia and major depression: Potential role of glial NMDA receptor modulators and impaired bloodbrain barrier integrity
    Steiner J, Bogerts B, Sarnyai Z, Walter M., Gos T., Bernstein HG., Myint AM.
    World J Biol Psychiatry. 2012 Oct;13(7):482-92.


  1. Directional diffusivity changes in the optic nerve and optic radiation in optic neuritis.
    Li M, Li J, He H, Wang Z, Lv B, Li W, Hailla N, Yan F, Xian J and Ai L.
    The British Journal of Radiology. 2011 Apr;84(1000):304-14.
  2. Severe depression is associated with increased microglial quinolinic acid in subregions of the anterior cingulate gyrus: Evidence for an immune-modulated glutamatergic neurotransmission?
    Steiner J, Walter M, Gos T, Gilles J, Guillemin, Bernstein HG, Sarnyai Z, Mawrin C, Brisch R, Bielau H, Schwabedissen L, Bogerts B, Myint AM.
    Journal of Neuroinflamation. 2011 Aug 10;8:94.
  3. Aberant resting state mechanisms in major depression - converging evidence from histopathology and non invasive imaging reveal the importance of glial dysfunction.
    Walter M, Horn D, Steiner J, Bogerts B.
    Nervenheilkunde, 2011. (Review, German)
  4. Neural Correlates of Antidepressant-Related Sexual Dysfunction: A Placebo-Controlled fMRI Study on Healthy Males Under Subchronic Paroxetine and Bupropion.
    Abler B, Seeringer A, Hartmann A, Grön G, Metzger C, Walter M, Stingl J.
    Journal Neuropsychopharmacology, 2011 Aug;36(9):1837-47.
  5. Functional segregation of the human cingulate cortex is confirmed by functional connectivity based neuroanatomical parcellation.
    Yu C, Zhou Y, Liu Y, Jiang T, Dong H, Zhang Y, Walter M.
    Neuroimage. 2011 Feb 14;54(4):2571-81.
  6. Resting State Functional Connectivity in Perfusion Imaging: Correlation Maps with BOLD Connectivity and Resting State Perfusion.
    Viviani R, Messina I, Walter M.
    Journal PlosOne 2011;6(11):e27050. 


  1. Haloperidol and clozapine decrease S100B release from glial cells
    Steiner J, Schroeter M, Schiltz K, Bernstein H.G, Müller U, Walter M, Gosz T, Keilhoff G, Bogerts B.
    Neuroscience. 2010 Jun 2;167(4):1025-31.
  2. The role of hippocampus dysfunction in deficient memory encoding and positive symptoms in schizophrenia.
    Zierhut K, Bogerts B, Schott B, Fenker D, Walter M, Albrecht D, Steiner J, Schütze H, Northoff G, Düzel E, Schiltz K.
    Psychiatry Res. 2010 Sep 30;183(3):187-94.
  3. S100B serum levels are closely correlated with body mass index: an important caveat in neuropsychiatric research.
    Steiner J, Schiltz K, Walter M, Wunderlich MT, Keilhoff G, Brisch R., Bielau H, Bernstein HG, Bogerts B, Schroeter ML, Westphal S.
    Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2010 Feb;35(2):321-4.
  4. Elevated S100B levels in schizophrenia are associated with insulin resistance.
    Steiner J, Walter M, Guest PC, Myint AM, Panteli B, Brauner M, Schiltz K, Bernstein HG, Gos T, Herberth M, Schroeter ML, Schwarz MJ, Westphal S, Bahn S, Bogerts B.
    Molecular Psychiatry. 2010 Jan;15(1):3-4.
  5. High Field fMRI Reveals Thalamocortical Integration of Segregated Cognitive and Emotional Processing in Mediodorsal and Intralaminar Thalamic Nuclei.
    Metzger CD, Eckert U, Steiner J, Sartorius A, Buchmann JE, Stadler J, Tempelmann C, Speck O, Bogerts B, Abler B and Walter M.
    Frontiers in Neuroanatomy. 2010 Nov 1;4:138.
  6. Toward discovery science of human brain function.
    Biswal BB, Mennes M, Zuo XN, Gohel S, Kelly C, Smith SM, Beckmann CF, Adelstein JS, Buckner RL, Colcombe S, Dogonowski AM, Ernst M, Fair D, Hampson M, Hoptman MJ, Hyde JS, Kiviniemi VJ, Kötter R, Li SJ, Lin CP, Lowe MJ, Mackay C, Madden DJ, Madsen KH, Margulies DS, Mayberg HS, McMahon K, Monk CS, Mostofsky SH, Nagel BJ, Pekar JJ, Peltier SJ, Petersen SE, Riedl V, Rombouts SA, Rypma B, Schlaggar BL, Schmidt S, Seidler RD, Siegle GJ, Sorg C, Teng GJ, Veijola J, Villringer A, Walter M, Wang L, Weng XC, Whitfield-Gabrieli S, Williamson P, Windischberger C, Zang YF, Zhang HY, Castellanos FX, Milham MP.
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).  2010 Mar 9;107(10):4734-9. 
  7. Acute schizophrenia is accompanied by reduced T cell and increased B cell immunity
    Steiner, J; Jacobs, R; Panteli, B; Brauner M, Schiltz, K; Bahn, S; Herberth, M; Westphal, Sabine; Gos, Tomasz; Walter, M; Bernstein, H-G; Myint, A M; Bogerts, B.
    European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. 2010 Oct;260(7):509-18.
  8. S100B Serum Levels in Schizophrenia Are Presumably Related to Visceral Obesity and Insulin Resistance.
    Steiner J., Myint AM, Schiltz K, Westphal S, Bernstein HG, Walter M, Schroeter M, Schwarz M, Bogerts B.
    Cardiovascular Psychiatry and Neurology, 2010:480707.
  9. Glutamatergic and resting-state functional connectivity correlates of severity in major depression - the role of pregenual anterior cingulate cortex and anterior insula.
    Horn DI, Yu C, Steiner J, Buchmann J, Kaufmann J, Osoba A, Eckert U, Zierhut KC, Schiltz K, He H, Biswal B, Bogerts B, Walter M.
    Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. 2010 Jul 15;4.
  10. Sex in the brain – imaging neural correlates of sexual stimulation.
    Seeringer A, Walter M, Kirchheiner J, Abler B.
    Nervenheilkunde. 2010. Juli (review, German).
  11. Altered effective connectivity network of the amygdala in social anxiety disorder: a resting-state FMRI study.
    Liao W, Qiu C, Gentili C, Walter M, Pan Z, Ding J, Zhang W, Gong Q, Chen H.
    PLoS One. 2010 Dec 22;5(12):e15238.
  12. Spectral clustering of resting state fMRI reveals default mode network with specifically reduced network homogeneity in major depression.
    Sojoudi A, Shams S, Hossein-Zadeh A, Soltanian-Zadeh H, Bogerts B, Schiltz K, Walter M.
    17th Iranian Conference of Biomedical Engineering (ICBME). 2010 Nov.
  13. Neurobiological markers for the diagnosis and treatment of pedophiliacs and their role in prevention of sexual abuse of children.
    Walter M, Ponseti J, Witzel J, Bogerts B.
    Forensic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 2010 Dec.


  1. Attentional modulation of emotional stimulus processing in patients with major depression – alterations in prefrontal cortical regions.
    Bermpohl F, Walter M, Sajonz B, Lücke C, Hägele C, Sterzer P, Adli M, Heinz A,Northoff G.
    Neuroscience Letters. 2009 Oct 2;463(2):108-13.
  2. Altered negative blood oxygenation level – dependent responses in the ventral defaultmode network during emotion processing in depressed subjects.
    S. Grimm, P. Boesiger; J. Beck, D. Schuepbach, F. Bermpohl, M. Walter, J. Ernst, Hell D, Boeker H, Northoff G.
    Neuropsychopharmacology. 2009 Mar;34(4):932-43.
  3. Preceding attention and the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex: Process specificity versus domain dependence.
    Walter M, Matthiä C, Rotte M, Bogerts B, Heinze HJ, Northoff G.
    Human Brain Mapping. 2009 Jan;30(1):312-26.
  4. Differential parametric modulation of self-relatedness and emotions in different brain regions.
    Northoff G, Schneider F, Rotte M, Matthiae C, Tempelmann C, Wiebking C, Bermpohl F, Heinzel A, Danos P, Heinze HJ, Bogerts B, Walter M, Panksepp J.
    Human Brain Mapping, 2009 Feb;30(2):369-82.
  5. The relationship between aberrant neuronal activation patterns in the pregenual anterior cingulate, altered glutamatergic metabolism and anhedonia in Major Depression.
    Walter M, Henning A, Grimm S, Beck J, Schulte RF, Dydak U, Boeker H, Boesiger P, Northoff G
    Archives of General Psychiatry 2009 May;66(5):478-86.
  6. Neurobiology of sexual offense.
    Walter M, Schiltz K, Peter E, Bogerts B.
    Neurotransmitter.2009 May. (review, German).
  7. A new pathophysiological aspect of S100B in schizophrenia: Potential regulation of S100B by its scavenger soluble RAGE.
    Steiner J, Walter M, Bernstein HG, Wunderlich M, Panteli B, Brauner M, Jacobs R, Gos T, Rothermundt M, Bogerts B.
    Biological Psychiatry. 2009 Jun 15;65(12):1107-10.


  1. Distinguishing sexual and emotional effects during erotic picture viewing in subcortical and cortical regions.
    M. Walter, F. Bermpohl, H. Mouras, K. Schiltz, C. Tempelmann, M.Rotte, H. J. Heinze, B. Bogerts, G. Northoff.
    Neuroimage, 2008 May 1;40(4):1482-94. 
  2. High resolution fMRI of subcortical regions during visual erotic stimulation at 7 Tesla.
    Walter M, Stadler J, Tempelmann C, Speck O, Northoff G.
    Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics (Magma). 2008 Mar;21(1-2):103-11.
  3. Forensic Psychiatry meets neuroscience – Do we need a paradigm shift to Forensic Neuropsychiatry.
    Witzel J, Walter M, Bogerts B, Northoff G.
    Behav. Sciences and the Law - Neuroimaging, 2008.
  4. The resting brain and our Self: Stimulus-associated self-relatedness modulates subsequent resting state neural activity in cortical midline structures.
    Schneider F, Bermpohl F, Heinzel A, Rotte M, Walter M, Tempelmann C, Wiebking C, Dobrowolny H, Heinze HJ, Northoff G.
    Neuroscience.  2008 Nov 11;157(1):120-31.

2007 and earlier

  1. GABA concentration in the human anterior cingulate cortex predicts negative BOLD response in fMRI.
    Northoff G, Walter M, Schulte DF, Beck J, Dydak U, Henning A, Boeker H, Grimm S, Boesiger P.
    Nature Neuroscience, 2007 Dec;10(12):1515-7.
  2. Pedophilia is linked to reduced activation in hypothalamus and lateral prefrontal cortex during visual erotic stimulation.
    Walter M, Witzel J, Wiebking C, Gubka U, Rotte M, Schiltz K, Tempelmann C, Bogerts B, Heinze HJ, Northoff G.
    Biological Psychiatry, 2007 Sep 15;62(6):698-701.
  3. Emerging aspects of novel brain imaging techniques for major depressive disorder.
    Walter M.
    Neuropsychiat. Nachr. 2007 (review, German) 2006
  4. Self related processing in the sexual domain: a parametric event elated fMRI study.
    Heinzel A, Walter M, Schneider F, Rotte M, Matthiae C, Tempelmann C, Heinze HJ, Bogerts B, Northoff G.
    Social Neuroscience. 2006;1(1):41-51.
  5. Deficits in emotion processing and decision making in pedophilia - a combined fMRI and neuropsychological study.
    Wiebking C, Witzel J, Walter M, Gubka U, Northoff G.
    Forensic Psychiatry & Psychotherapy. 2006.
  6. What is pedophilia? A neuropsychological and neurobiological model.
    Walter M, Wiebking C, Northoff G.
    Forens. Psych. & Psychother. 2005 (review, German)
* these authors contributed equally to the work.