Fröhner, J.H., Teckentrup, V., Smolka, M.N., Kroemer, N.B. (2019) Addressing the reliability fallacy in fMRI: Similar group effects may arise from unreliable individual effects. NeuroImage, doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.03.053; preprint on bioRxiv.

Kühnel, A., Teckentrup, V., Neuser, M.P., Huys, Q.J.M., Burrasch, C., Walter, M., Kroemer, N.B. (2019) Stimulation of the vagus nerve reduces learning in a go/no-go reinforcement learning task. bioRxiv:535260.

Popescu, T., Neuser, M.P., Neuwirth, M., Bravo, F., Mende, W., Boneh, O., Moss, F.C., Rohrmeier, M. (2019) The pleasantness of sensory dissonance is mediated by musical style and expertise. Sci Rep, 9:1070.

Teckentrup, V., van der Meer, J.N., Borchardt, V., Fan, Y., Neuser, M.P., Tempelmann, C., Herrmann, L., Walter, M., Kroemer, N.B. (2019) The anterior insula channels prefrontal expectancy signals during affective processing. bioRxiv:536300.


Kroemer, N.B., Lee, Y., Pooseh, S., Eppinger, B., Goschke, T., Smolka, M.N. (2018) L-DOPA reduces model-free control of behavior by attenuating the transfer of value to action. NeuroImage, doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.10.075; preprint on bioRxiv.

Kroemer, N.B., Veldhuizen, M.G., Delvy, R., Batel, B.P., O’Malley, S.S., Small, D.M. (2018) Sweet taste potentiates the reinforcing effects of e-cigarettes, Eur Neuropsychopharmacol, 28:1089–1102. doi: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2018.07.102

Kuitunen-Paul, S., Scheffel, C., Böhme, F., Kroemer, N.B., Kuipers, L.Y., Kuitunen, P.T., Smolka, M.N., Bühringer, G. (2018) Interpersonal and intrapersonal relapse predictors in a structured group intervention for smoking cessation. J Subst Use. doi: 10.1080/14659891.2018.1489904

Lee, Y., Kroemer, N.B., Oehme, L., Beuthien-Baumann, B., Goschke, T., Smolka, M. N. (2018) Lower dopamine tone in the striatum is associated with higher body mass index, Eur Neuropsychopharmacol, 28:719–731. doi: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2018.03.009

Neukam, P.T., Kroemer, N.B., Deza Araujo, Y. I., Hellrung, L., Pooseh, S., Witt, S.H., Schwarzenbolz, U., Rietschel, M., Henle, T., Smolka, M.N. (2018) Risk-seeking for losses is associated with 5-HTTLPR, but not with transient changes in 5-HT levels, Psychopharmacology. doi: 10.1007/s00213-018-4913-9

Kroemer, N.B. (2018) Exaggerated control demands over reward-related behavior in anorexia nervosa. Biol Psychiatry, 83:194-196. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2017.11.024.


Gotting, F.N., Borchardt, V., Demenescu, L.R., Teckentrup, V., Dinica, K., Lord, A.R., Rohe, T., Hausdorfer, D.I., Li, M., Metzger, C.D., Walter, M. (2017) Higher interference susceptibility in reaction time task is accompanied by weakened functional dissociation between salience and default mode network. Neurosci Lett, 649:34-40.

Nebe, S., Kroemer, N.B., Schad, D.J., Bernhardt, N., Sebold, M., Muller, D.K., Scholl, L., Kuitunen-Paul, S., Heinz, A., Rapp, M.A., Huys, Q.J., Smolka, M.N. (2017) No association of goal-directed and habitual control with alcohol consumption in young adults. Addict Biol, 23:379-393. doi: 10.1111/adb.12490

Veldhuizen, M.G., Babbs, R.K., Patel, B., Fobbs, W., Kroemer, N.B., Garcia, E., Yeomans, M.R., Small, D.M. (2017) Integration of sweet taste and metabolism determines carbohydrate reward. Curr Biol, 27:2476-2485.


Gao, X., Sun, X., Veldhuizen, M.G., Nakamura, Y., Kroemer, N.B., Small, D.M. (2016) Micturition drive is associated with decreased brain response to palatable milkshake in the human anterior insular cortex. Chemosens Percept, 9:174-181.

Kroemer, N.B., Burrasch, C., Hellrung, L. (2016) To work or not to work: Neural representation of cost and benefit of instrumental action. Progress in Brain Research, 229:125-157.

Kroemer, N.B., Small, D.M. (2016) Fuel not fun: Reinterpreting attenuated brain responses to reward in obesity. Physiol Behav, 162:37-45.

Kroemer, N.B., Sun, X., Veldhuizen, M.G., Babbs, A.E., De Araujo, I.E., Small, D.M. (2016) Weighing the evidence: Variance in brain responses to milkshake receipt is predictive of eating behavior. NeuroImage, 128:273-283.

Sebold, M., Schad, D.J., Nebe, S., Garbusow, M., Junger, E., Kroemer, N.B., Kathmann, N., Zimmermann, U.S., Smolka, M.N., Rapp, M.A., Heinz, A., Huys, Q.J. (2016) Don’t think, just feel the music: Individuals with strong Pavlovian-to-instrumental transfer effects rely less on model-based reinforcement learning. J Cogn Neurosci, 8:985-995.


Ehrlich, S., Geisler, D., Ritschel, F., King, J.A., Seidel, M., Boehm, I., Breier, M., Clas, S., Weiss, J., Marxen, M., Smolka, M.N., Roessner, V., Kroemer, N.B. (2015) Elevated cognitive control over reward processing in recovered female patients with anorexia nervosa. J Psychiatry Neurosci, 40:307-15.

Jurk, S., Kuitunen-Paul, S., Kroemer, N.B., Artiges, E., Banaschewski, T., Bokde, A.L., Buchel, C., Conrod, P., Fauth-Buhler, M., Flor, H., Frouin, V., Gallinat, J., Garavan, H., Heinz, A., Mann, K.F., Nees, F., Paus, T., Pausova, Z., Poustka, L., Rietschel, M., Schumann, G., Struve, M., Smolka, M.N., IMAGEN consortium (2015) Personality and substance use: psychometric evaluation and validation of the Substance Use Risk Profile Scale (SURPS) in English, Irish, French, and German adolescents. Alcohol Clin Exp Res, 39:2234-48.

Knoll, M., Meyer, B., Kroemer, N.B., Schröder-Abé, M. (2015) It takes two to be yourself: An integrated model of authenticity, its measurement and its relationship to work-related variables. J Individ Differ, 36:38-53.

Kroemer, N.B., Wuttig, F., Bidlingmaier, M., Zimmermann, U.S., Smolka, M.N. (2015) Nicotine enhances modulation of food-cue reactivity by leptin and ghrelin in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex. Addict Biol, 20:832-44.

Sun, X., Kroemer, N.B., Veldhuizen, M.G., Babbs, A.E., de Araujo, I.E., Gitelman, D.R., Sherwin, R.S., Sinha, R., Small, D.M. (2015) Basolateral amygdala response to food cues in the absence of hunger is associated with weight gain susceptibility. J Neurosci, 35:7964-76.


Hahn, T., Notebaert, K., Anderl, C., Teckentrup, V., Kaßecker, A., Windmann, S. (2014) How to trust a perfect stranger: predicting initial trust behavior from resting-state brain-electrical connectivity. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci, 10:809-813.

Kobiella, A., Ripke, S., Kroemer, N.B., Vollmert, C., Vollstadt-Klein, S., Ulshofer, D.E., Smolka, M.N. (2014) Acute and chronic nicotine effects on behaviour and brain activation during intertemporal decision making. Addict Biol, 19:918-30.

Kroemer, N.B., Guevara, A., Ciocanea Teodorescu, I., Wuttig, F., Kobiella, A., Smolka, M.N. (2014) Balancing reward and work: anticipatory brain activation in NAcc and VTA predict effort differentially. Neuroimage, 102 Pt 2:510-9.

Pilhatsch, M., Scheuing, H., Kroemer, N.B., Kobiella, A., Bidlingmaier, M., Farger, G., Smolka, M.N., Zimmermann, U.S. (2014) Nicotine administration in healthy non-smokers reduces appetite but does not alter plasma ghrelin. Hum Psychopharmacol, 29:384-7.

Pilhatsch, M., Vetter, N.C., Hubner, T., Ripke, S., Muller, K.U., Marxen, M., Rodehacke, S., Mennigen, E., Schmidt, D., Kroemer, N.B., Smolka, M.N. (2014) Amygdala-function perturbations in healthy mid-adolescents with familial liability for depression. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 53:559-68 e6.


Kroemer, N.B., Guevara, A., Vollstadt-Klein, S., Smolka, M.N. (2013) Nicotine alters food-cue reactivity via networks extending from the hypothalamus. Neuropsychopharmacology, 38:2307-14.

Kroemer, N.B., Krebs, L., Kobiella, A., Grimm, O., Pilhatsch, M., Bidlingmaier, M., Zimmermann, U.S., Smolka, M.N. (2013) Fasting levels of ghrelin covary with the brain response to food pictures. Addict Biol, 18:855-62.

Kroemer, N.B., Krebs, L., Kobiella, A., Grimm, O., Vollstadt-Klein, S., Wolfensteller, U., Kling, R., Bidlingmaier, M., Zimmermann, U.S., Smolka, M.N. (2013) (Still) longing for food: insulin reactivity modulates response to food pictures. Hum Brain Mapp, 34:2367-80.

Pilhatsch, M., Kroemer, N.B., Schneider, C., Ebersbach, G., Jost, W.H., Fuchs, G., Odin, P., Reifschneider, G., Bauer, M., Reichmann, H., Storch, A. (2013) Reduced body mass index in Parkinson’s disease: contribution of comorbid depression. J Nerv Ment Dis, 201:76-9.


Grimm, O., Jacob, M.J., Kroemer, N.B., Krebs, L., Vollstadt-Klein, S., Kobiella, A., Wolfensteller, U., Smolka, M.N. (2012) The personality trait self-directedness predicts the amygdala’s reaction to appetizing cues in fMRI. Appetite, 58:1023-9.