Wissenschaftliche Publikationen


Barnhofer, T., Reess, T.J., Fissler, M., Winnebeck, E., Grimm, S., Gärtner, M., Fan, Y., Huntenburg, J. M., Schroeter, T.A., Gummersbach, M., Bajbouj, M. & Hölzel, B.K. (in press).

                                  Effects of mindfulness training on emotion regulation in patients with depression: Reduced dorsolateral prefrontal cortex activation indexes early beneficial

                                  changes. Psychosomatic Medicine

Sevinc, G., Greenberg, J., Hölzel, B.K., Gard, T., Calahan, T., Brunsch, V., Hashmi, J.A., Vangel, M., Orr, S.P., Milad, M.R., & Lazar, S.W. (2020). Hippocampal circuits underlie

                                  improvements in selfreported anxiety following mindfulness training. Brain and Behavior, 00:e01766.

Sevinc, G. Hölzel, B.K., Greenberg, J. Gard, T., Brunsch, V., Hashmi, J.A., Vangel, M., Orr, S.P., Milad, M.R., Lazar, S.W. (2019). Strengthened Hippocampal Circuits Underlie

Enhanced Retrieval of Extinguished Fear Memories Following Mindfulness Training. Biological Psychiatry, 86(9), 693-702. 

Sevinc, G., Hölzel, B.K., Hashmi, J., Greenberg, J., McCallister, A., Treadway, M., Schneider, M.L., Dusek, J.A., Carmody, J., Lazar, S.W. (2018). Common and dissociable neural 

activity after Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Relaxation Response Programs. Psychosomatic Medicine, 80(5), 439-451. 

DeJong, M., Lazar, S., Hug, K., Mehling, W.E., Hölzel, B.K., Sack, A.T., Peeters, F., Ashih, H., Mischoulon, D., & Gard, T. (2016).

Effects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on body awareness in patients with chronic pain and comorbid depression. Front. Psychol. 7:967. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00967

Hölzel, B.K., Brunsch, V., Gard, T., Greve, D.N., Koch, K., Sorg, C., Lazar, S., & Milad, M. (2016). Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Fear

Conditioning, and the Uncinate Fasciculus: A Pilot Study. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 10: 124, doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2016.00124

Doll, A., Hölzel, B.K., Mulej Bratec, S., Boucard, C., Xie, X., Wohlschläger, A., & Sorg, C. (2016).  Mindful attention to breath regulates emotions via increased amygdala-prefrontal cortex connectivity. NeuroImage.

Tang, Y.-Y., Hölzel, B.K., & Posner, M.I. (2015). Traits and states in mindfulness meditation (correspondence). Nature Reviews Neuroscience, doi: 10.1038/nrn.2015.7.

Doll, A., Hölzel, B.K., Boucard, C.C., Wohlschläger, A.M., & Sorg, C. (2015). Mindfulness is associated with intrinsic functional connectivity between default mode and salience networks. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9: 461. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00461

Gard, T., Taquet, M., Dixit, R., Hölzel, B.K., Dickerson, B.C., & Lazar, S.W. (2015) Greater widespread functional connectivity of the caudate in older adults who practice kripalu yoga and vipassana meditation than in controls. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9:137. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00137

Tang, Y.-Y., Hölzel, B.K., & Posner, M.I. (2015). The neuroscience of mindfulness meditation. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 16, 213-225.

Gard, T., Taquet, M., Dixit, R., Hölzel, B.K., de Montjoye, Y.-A., Brach, N., Salat, D., Dickerson, B.C., Gray, J.R., & Lazar, S. (2014). Fluid intelligence and brain functional organization in aging yoga and meditation practitioners. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

Singleton, O., Hölzel, B.K., Vangel, M., Brach, N., Carmody, J., & Lazar, S.W. (2014). Change in brainstem gray matter concentration following a mindfulness-based intervention is correlated with improvement in psychological well-being. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

Desbordes, G., Gard, T., Hoge, E.A., Hölzel, B.K., Kerr, C., Lazar, S.W., Olendzki, A., & Vago, D. (2014). Moving beyond mindfulness: Defining equanimity as an outcome measure in meditation and contemplative research. Mindfulness.

Gard, T., Hölzel, B.K., & Lazar, S. (2014). The potential effects of meditation on age-related cognitive decline : A systematic review. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1307 (1), 89–103.

Hoge, E.A., Hölzel, B.K., Marques, L., Metcalf, C., Brach, N., Lazar, S.W., & Simon, N.M. (2013). Mindfulness and Self-Compassion in Generalized Anxiety Disorder; Examining Predictors of Disability. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, doi :10.1155/2013/576258

Hölzel, B.K., Hoge, E.A., Greve, D.N., Gard, T., Creswell, J.D., Brown, K.W., Barrett, L.F., Vaitl, D., & Lazar, S. (2013). Neural mechanisms of symptom improvements in generalized anxiety disorder following mindfulness meditation training. NeuroImage : Clinical, 2, 448-458.

Gard, T., Brach, N., Hölzel, B.K., Noggle, J. J., Conboy, L. A., & Lazar, S. W. (2012). Effects of a yoga-based intervention for young adults on quality of life and perceived stress: The potential mediating roles of mindfulness and self-compassion. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 7(3), 165-175.

Deckersbach, T., Hölzel, B.K., Eisner, L.R., Stange, J.P., Peckham, A.D., Lazar, S.W., Daugherty, D.D., Rauch, S.L., Nierenberg, A.A. (2012). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for non-remitted patients with bipolar disorder. CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics, 18(2), 133-141.

Gard, T., Hölzel, B.K., Sack, A.T., Hempel, H., Lazar, S.W., Vaitl, D., & Ott, U. (2012). Pain attenuation through mindfulness is associated with decreased cognitive control and increased sensory processing in the brain. Cerebral Cortex, 22(11), 2692-2702.

Hölzel, B.K., Carmody, J., Vangel, M., Congleton, C., Yerramsetti, S.M., Gard, T., Lazar, S.W. (2011). Meditation practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter concentration. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 191, 36-42.

Hölzel, B.K., Lazar, S.W., Gard, T., Schuman-Olivier, Z., Vago, D.R., & Ott, U. (2011). How does mindfulness meditation work? Proposing mechanisms of action from a conceptual and neural perspective. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 6, 537-559.

Stange, J.P., Eisner, L.R., Hölzel, B.K., Peckham, A.D., Dougherty, D.D., Rauch, S.L., Nierenberg, A.A., Lazar, S.W., & Deckersbach, T. (2011). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for bipolar disorder: Effects on cognitive functioning. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 17(6), 410-419.

Hölzel, B.K., Carmody, J., Evans, K.C., Hoge, E.A., Dusek, J.A., Morgan, L., Pitman, R.K., & Lazar, S.W. (2010). Stress reduction correlates with structural changes in the amygdala. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 5, 11-17.

Hölzel, B.K., Ott, U., Gard, T., Hempel, H., Weygandt, M., Morgen, K., & Vaitl, D. (2008). Investigation of mindfulness meditation practitioners with voxel-based morphometry. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 3, 55–61.

Hölzel, B.K., Ott, U., Hempel, H., Hackl, A., Wolf, K., Stark, R., & Vaitl, D. (2007). Differential engagement of anterior cingulate and adjacent medial frontal cortex in adept meditators and non-meditators. Neuroscience Letters, 421, 16–21.

Hartig, J., Hölzel, B., & Moosbrugger, H. (2007). A confirmatory analysis of item reliability trends (CAIRT): Differentiating true score and error variance in the analysis of item context effects. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 42, 157–183.

Hölzel, B.K. & Ott, U. (2006). Relationships between meditation depth, absorption, meditation practice, andmindfulness:  A latent variable approach. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 38, 179–199. 

Weitere Publikationen

Deckersbach, T., Hölzel, B.K., Eisner, L., Lazar, S.W., & Nierenberg, A. (2015). Achtsamkeitsbasierte Kognitive Therapie bei Bipolaren Störungen: Das Therapiemanual. Stuttgart: Schattauer.

Deckersbach, T., Hölzel, B.K., Eisner, L., Lazar, S.W., & Nierenberg, A. (2014). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Bipolar Disorder. New York: Guilford.

Hölzel, B.K. (2014). Achtsamkeitsbasierte Programme. In Angerer, Glaser, Gündel, Henningsen, Lahmann, Letzel, & Nowak. (Eds.), Psychische und psychosomatische Gesundheit in der Arbeit. Heidelberg: ecomed Medizin.

Hölzel, B.K., Gard, T., & Ott, U. (2013). Mechanismen der Achtsamkeit: eine Betrachtung aus konzeptueller und neuronaler Perspektive. In A. Knuf & M. Hammer (Eds.), Die Entdeckung der Achtsamkeit in der Arbeit mit psychisch erkrankten Menschen. Köln: Psychiatrie Verlag.

Ott, U. & Hölzel, B.K. (2013). Meditation research. In A. Runehov & L. Oviedo (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag GmbH.

Ott, U., & Hölzel, B.K. (2011). Meditationsforschung: neuroanatomische Befunde [Meditation research: neuroanatomical findings]. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Akupunktur [German Journal for Acupuncture], 54, 17-19.

Ott, U., Hölzel, B.K., & Vaitl, D. (2011). Brain structure and meditation. How spiritual practice shapes the brain. In H.Walach & S.Schmidt (Eds.),

                                                Neuroscience, Consciousness and Spirituality. Proceedings of the Expert Meeting in Freiburg/Breisgau 2008. Berlin:                                                              Springer. PDF.

Hölzel, B. (2008). Eine betörende Flucht aus der Gedankenflut [Escaping the flood of thoughts]. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung [invited newspaper article], April 2008.