van Leeuwen, J. M. C., Vink, M., Fernandez, G., Hermans, E. J., Joëls, M., Kahn, R. S., & Vinkers, C. H. (2018). At-risk individuals display altered brain activity following stress. Neuropsychopharmacology, 18(Suppl 20), 1–7.

Luo, Y., Fernández, G., Hermans, E., Vogel, S., Zhang, Y., Li, H., & Klumpers, F. (2018). How acute stress may enhance subsequent memory for threat stimuli outside the focus of attention: DLPFC-amygdala decoupling. NeuroImage, 171, 311–322.

Zhang, W., van Ast, V.A., Klumpers, F., Roelofs, K., & Hermans, E.J. (2018). Memory contextualization: the role of the PFC in functional integration across item and context representational regions. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 30(4):579-593.

van Oort, J., Tendolkar, I., Hermans, E.J., Mulders, P.C., Beckmann, C.F., Schene, A.H., Fernández, G., & van Eijndhoven, P.F. (2017). How the brain connects in response to acute stress: a review at the human brain systems level. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 83, 281-297.

Kalisch, Baker, Basten, Boks, Bonanno, Brummelman, Chmitorz, Fernández, Fiebach, Galatzer-Levy, Geuze, Groppa, Helmreich, Hendler, Hermans, Jovanovic, Kubiak, Lieb, Lutz, Müller, Murray, Nievergelt, Reif, Roelofs, Rutten, Sander, Schick, Tüscher, Diest, van Harmelen, Veer, Vermetten, Vinkers, Wager, Walter, Wessa, Wibral, & Kleim (2017). The resilience framework as a strategy to combat stress-related disorders. Nature Human Behaviour, 1, 784-790.

Kohn, N., Hermans, E.J., & Fernández, G. (2017). Cognitive benefit and cost of acute stress is differentially modulated by individual brain state. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12(7), 1179-1187.

Roozendaal, B. & Hermans, E.J. (2017). Norepinephrine effects on the encoding and consolidation of emotional memory: improving synergy between animal and human studies. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 14: 115-122.

Young, C.B., Raz, G., Everaerd,D., Beckmann, C.F., Tendolkar, I., Hendler, T., Fernández, G., & Hermans, E.J. (2017). Dynamic shifts in large-scale brain network balance as a function of arousal. Journal of Neuroscience, 37, 281-290.

de Voogd, L.D., Klumpers, F., Fernández, G., & Hermans, E.J. (2017). Intrinsic functional connectivity between amygdala and hippocampus during rest predicts enhanced memory under stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 75, 192-202.

Hermans, E. J., Henckens, M. J. A. G., Joëls, M., & Fernandez, G. (2017). Time-dependent shifts in neural systems supporting decision-making under stress. In J.-C. Dreher & L. Tremblay (Eds.), Decision Neuroscience: An Integrative Perspective (1st edition). Academic Press, Elsevier.

Hermans, E. J., Kanen, J. W., Tambini, A., Fernández, G., Davachi, L., & Phelps, E. A. (2017). Persistence of Amygdala-Hippocampal Connectivity and Multi-Voxel Correlation Structures During Awake Rest After Fear Learning Predicts Long-Term Expression of Fear. Cerebral Cortex, 27(5), 3028-3041.

Roozendaal, B., & Hermans, E. J. (2016). Adrenal Stress Hormone Effects on Memory. In Hormones, Brain and Behavior (3rd edition). Elsevier.

de Voogd, L. D., Fernández, G., & Hermans, E. J. (2016). Disentangling the roles of arousal and amygdala activation in emotional declarative memory. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11, 1471-1480.

de Voogd, L. D., Fernández, G., & Hermans, E. J. (2016). Awake reactivation of emotional memory traces through hippocampal-neocortical interactions. NeuroImage, 134, 563–572.

Bos, P. A., Hofman, D., Hermans, E.J., Montoya, E. R., Baron-Cohen, S., & van Honk, J. (2016). Testosterone reduces functional connectivity during the ‘Reading the Mind in the Eyes’ test. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 68, 194-201.

Roozendaal, B., Luyten, L., de Voogd, L.D., & Hermans, E.J. (2016). Importance of amygdala noradrenergic activity and large-scale neural networks in regulating emotional arousal effects on perception and memory (commentary). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39:e222.

Rausch, A., Zhang, W., Haak, K.V., Mennes, M., Hermans, E.J., van Oort, E., van Wingen, G., Beckmann, C.F., Buitelaar, J.K., Groen, W.B. (2016). Altered functional connectivity of the amygdaloid input nuclei in adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder: a resting state fMRI study. Molecular Autism, 7-13.

Lojowska, M., Gladwin, T.E., Hermans, E.J., & Roelofs, R. (2015). Freezing promotes perception of coarse visual features. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144(6), 1080-1088.

Hermans, E. J., & Fernandez, G. (2015). Heterogeneity of cognitive-neurobiological determinants of resilience (commentary on Kalisch et al). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, e103.

Hermans, E. J., Henckens, M. J. A. G., Joëls, M., & Fernández, G. (2015). Toward a mechanistic understanding of interindividual differences in cognitive changes after stress: reply to van den Bos. Trends in Neurosciences, 38(7), 1–2.

Bos, P. A., Montoya, E. R., Hermans, E. J., Keysers, C., & van Honk, J. (2015). Oxytocin reduces neural activity in the pain circuitry when seeing pain in others. NeuroImage, 113, 217–224.

Hermans, E.J., Henckens, M.J.A.G., Joëls, M., Fernández, G. (2014). Dynamic adaptation of large-scale brain networks in response to acute stressors. Trends in Neurosciences, 37(6), 304–314.

Hermans, E.J., Battaglia, F.P., Atsak, P., de Voogd, L.D., Fernández, G., Roozendaal, B. (2014). How the amygdala affects emotional memory by altering brain network properties. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 112, 2–16.

van Marle, H.J.F., Hermans, E.J., Qin, S., Overeem, S., and Fernández, G. (2013). The effect of exogenous cortisol during sleep on the behavioral and neural correlates of emotional memory consolidation in humans. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(9), 1639–1649.

Hermans, E.J., Henckens, M.J.A.G., Roelofs, K., and Fernández, G. (2013). Fear bradycardia and activation of the human periaqueductal grey. NeuroImage, 66, 278–287.

Bos, P.A., van Honk, J., Ramsey, N.F., Stein, D.J., Hermans, E.J. (2013). Testosterone administration in women increases amygdala responses to fearful and happy facesPsychoneuroendocrinology, 38(6), 808–817.

Bos, P.A., Hermans, E.J., Ramsey, N.F., van Honk, J. (2012). The neural mechanisms by which testosterone acts on interpersonal trust. NeuroImage 61, 730-737.

Qin, S., Cousijn, H., Rijpkema, Luo, J., Franke, B., Hermans, E.J., and Fernández, G. (2012). The effect of acute moderate psychological stress on working memory-related neural activity is modulated by a genetic variation in catecholaminergic function in humans. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience 6(16), 1-12.

Qin, S., Hermans, E.J., van Marle, H.J.F., and Fernández, G. (2012). Understanding low reliability of memories for neutral information encoded under stress: Alterations in memory-related activation in the hippocampus and midbrain. Journal of Neuroscience 32, 4032-4041.

Henckens, M.J.A.G., Pu, Z., Hermans, E.J., van Wingen, G.A., Joëls, M., and Fernández, G. (2012). Dynamically changing effects of corticosteroids on human hippocampal and prefrontal processing. Human Brain Mapping 33(12), 2885-97.

Ossewaarde, L., van Wingen, G.A., Rijpkema, M., Bäckström, T., Hermans, E.J., and Fernández, G (in press). Menstrual cycle-related changes in amygdala morphology are associated with changes in stress sensitivity. Human Brain Mapping.

Hermans, E.J., van Marle, H.J.F., Ossewaarde, L., Henckens, M.J.A.G., Qin, S., van Kesteren, M.T.R., Schoots, V.C., Cousijn, H., Rijpkema, M., Oostenveld, R., and Fernández, G. (2011). Stress-related noradrenergic activity prompts large-scale neural network reconfiguration. Science 334, 1151-1153. full text pdf

Ossewaarde, L., Qin, S., van Marle, H.J.F., van Wingen, G.A., Fernández, G., and Hermans, E.J. (2011). Stress-induced reduction in reward-related prefrontal cortex function. NeuroImage 55, 345-352.

Ossewaarde, L., van Wingen, G.A., Kooijman, S.C., Bäckström, T., Fernández, G, and Hermans, E.J. (2011). Changes in functioning of mesolimbic incentive processing circuits during the premenstrual phase. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience 6, 612-620.

Qin, S., van Marle, H.J.F., Hermans, E.J., and Fernández, G. (2011). Subjective sense of memory strength and the objective amount of information accurately remembered are related to distinct neural correlates at encoding. Journal of Neuroscience 31, 8920-8927.

van Wingen, G.A., Ossewaarde, L., Bäckström, T., Hermans, E.J., and Fernández, G (2011). Gonadal hormone regulation of the emotion circuitry in humans. Neuroscience 191, 38-45.

Ossewaarde, L., Verkes, R.J., Hermans, E.J., Kooijman, S.C., Urner, M., Tendolkar, I., van Wingen, G.A., and Fernández, G (2011). Two-week administration of the combined serotonin/noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor duloxetine augments functioning of mesolimbic incentive processing circuits. Biological Psychiatry 70, 568-574.

van Kesteren, M.T.R., Fernández, G., Norris, D.G., and Hermans, E.J. (2010). Persistent schema-dependent hippocampal-neocortical connectivity during memory encoding and post-encoding rest in humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. 107, 7550-7555.

Klumpers, F., Raemaekers, M., Ruigrok, A., Hermans, E.J., Kenemans, J.L., and Baas, J. (2010). Prefrontal mechanisms of fear reduction after threat offset. Biological Psychiatry 68, 1031-1038.

Hermans, E.J., Bos, P.A., Ossewaarde, L., Ramsey, N.F., Fernández, G, and Van Honk, J. (2010). Effects of exogenous testosterone on the ventral striatal BOLD response during reward anticipation in healthy women. NeuroImage 52, 277-283.

van Marle, H.J.F., Hermans, E.J., Qin, S., and Fernández, G. (2010). Enhanced resting-state connectivity of amygdala in the immediate aftermath of acute psychological stress. NeuroImage 53, 348-354.

Cousijn, H., Rijpkema, M., Qin, S., van Marle, H.J.F., Franke, B., Hermans, E.J., van Wingen, G., and Fernández, G. (2010). Acute stress modulates genotype effects on amygdala processing in humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. 107, 9867-9872.

Putman, P., Hermans, E.J., and Van Honk, J. (2010). Cortisol administration acutely reduces threat-selective spatial attention in healthy young men. Physiology and Behavior 99, 294-300.

Bos, P.A., Hermans, E.J., Montoya, E.R., Ramsey, N.F., and van Honk, J. (2010). Testosterone administration modulates neural responses to crying infants in young females. Psychoneuroendocrinology 35, 114-121.

Ossewaarde, L., Hermans, E.J., van Wingen, G.A., Kooijman, S.C., Johansson, I., Bäckström, T., and Fernández, G. (2010). Neural mechanisms underlying changes in stress-sensitivity across the menstrual cycle. Psychoneuroendocrinology 35, 47-55.

Henckens, M.J.A.G.*, Hermans, E.J.*, Pu, Z., Joëls, M., and Fernández, G. (2009). Stressed Memories: How Acute Stress Affects Memory Formation in Humans. Journal of Neuroscience 29, 10111-10119. *authors contributed equally

van Marle, H.J.F., Hermans, E.J., Qin, S., and Fernández, G. (2009). From Specificity to Sensitivity: How Acute Stress Affects Amygdala Processing of Biologically Salient Stimuli. Biological Psychiatry 66, 649-655.

Hermans, E.J., van Wingen, G., Bos, P.A., Putman, P., and van Honk, J. (2009). Reduced spontaneous facial mimicry in women with autistic traits. Biological Psychology 80, 348-353.

Qin, S., Hermans, E.J., van Marle, H.J.F., Luo, J., and Fernández, G. (2009). Acute psychological stress reduces working memory-related activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Biological Psychiatry 66, 25-32.

Qin, S., Rijpkema, M., Tendolkar, I., Piekema, C., Hermans, E.J., Binder, M., Petersson, K.M., Luo, J., and Fernández, G. (2009). Dissecting medial temporal lobe contributions to item and associative memory formation. NeuroImage 46, 874-881.

Morgan, B., Honk, J., Hermans, E.J., Scholten, M., Stein, D., and Kahn, R. (2009). Gray’s BIS/BAS dimensions in non-comorbid, non-medicated social anxiety disorder. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry 10, 925-928.

Hermans, E.J., Ramsey, N.F., and van Honk, J. (2008). Exogenous testosterone enhances responsiveness to social threat in the neural circuitry of social aggression in humans. Biological Psychiatry 63, 263-270.

Neggers, S.F., Hermans, E.J., and Ramsey, N.F. (2008). Enhanced sensitivity with fast three-dimensional blood-oxygen-level-dependent functional MRI: comparison of SENSE-PRESTO and 2D-EPI at 3 T. NMR Biomedicine 21, 663-676.

Hermans, E.J., Putman, P., Baas, J.M., Gecks, N.M., Kenemans, J.L., and van Honk, J. (2007). Exogenous testosterone attenuates the integrated central stress response in healthy young women. Psychoneuroendocrinology 32, 1052-1061.

Putman, P., Hermans, E.J., and van Honk, J. (2007). Exogenous cortisol shifts a motivated bias from fear to anger in spatial working memory for facial expressions. Psychoneuroendocrinology 32, 14-21.

Roelofs, K., Bakvis, P., Hermans, E.J., van Pelt, J., and van Honk, J. (2007). The effects of social stress and cortisol responses on the preconscious selective attention to social threat. Biological Psychology 75, 1-7.

Putman, P., Hermans, E.J., Koppeschaar, H., van Schijndel, A., and van Honk, J. (2007). A single administration of cortisol acutely reduces preconscious attention for fear in anxious young men. Psychoneuroendocrinology 32, 793-802.

Hermans, E.J., Putman, P., Baas, J.M., Koppeschaar, H.P., and van Honk, J. (2006). A single administration of testosterone reduces fear-potentiated startle in humans. Biological Psychiatry 59, 872-874.

Hermans, E.J., Putman, P., and van Honk, J. (2006). Testosterone administration reduces empathetic behavior: a facial mimicry study. Psychoneuroendocrinology 31, 859-866.

Hermans, E.J., Nijenhuis, E.R., van Honk, J., Huntjens, R.J., and van der Hart, O. (2006). Identity state-dependent attentional bias for facial threat in dissociative identity disorder. Psychiatry Research 141, 233-236.

Putman, P., Hermans, E.J., and van Honk, J. (2006). Anxiety meets fear in perception of dynamic expressive gaze. Emotion 6, 94-102.

Hermans, E.J., and van Honk, J. (2006). Toward a framework for defective emotion processing in social phobia. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry 11, 307-331.

Putman, P., Hermans, E.J., and van Honk, J. (2004). Emotional stroop performance for masked angry faces: it’s BAS, not BIS. Emotion 4, 305-311.

van Honk, J., Schutter, D.J.L.G., Hermans, E.J., and Putman, P. (2004). Testosterone, cortisol, dominance, and submission: Biologically prepared motivation, no psychological mechanisms involved (Commentary). Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

van Honk, J., Schutter, D.J.L.G., Hermans, E.J., Putman, P., Tuiten, A., and Koppeschaar, H. (2004). Testosterone shifts the balance between sensitivity for punishment and reward in healthy young women. Psychoneuroendocrinology 29, 937-943.

van Honk, J., Hermans, E.J., d’Alfonso, A.A., Schutter, D.J.L.G., van Doornen, L., and de Haan, E.H. (2002). A left-prefrontal lateralized, sympathetic mechanism directs attention towards social threat in humans: evidence from repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation. Neuroscience Letters 319, 99-102.

van Honk, J., Hermans, E.J., Putman, P., Montagne, B., and Schutter, D.J.L.G. (2002). Defective somatic markers in sub-clinical psychopathy. Neuroreport 13, 1025-1027.

van Honk, J., Schutter, D.J.L.G., Hermans, E.J., and Putman, P. (2003). Low cortisol levels and the balance between punishment sensitivity and reward dependency. Neuroreport 14, 1993-1996.

Schutter, D.J.L.G., Putman, P., Hermans, E.J., and van Honk, J. (2001). Parietal electroencephalogram beta asymmetry and selective attention to angry facial expressions in healthy human subjects. Neuroscience Letters 314, 13-16.

van Honk, J., Tuiten, A., Hermans, E.J., Putman, P., Koppeschaar, H., Thijssen, J., Verbaten, R., and van Doornen, L. (2001). A single administration of testosterone induces cardiac accelerative responses to angry faces in healthy young women. Behavioral Neuroscience 115, 238-242.

d’Alfonso, A.A., van Honk, J., Hermans, E., Postma, A., and de Haan, E.H. (2000). Laterality effects in selective attention to threat after repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation at the prefrontal cortex in female subjects. Neuroscience Letters 280, 195-198.


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Other publications:

Hermans, E. J. (2006). Defy or ally: neuroendocrine regulation of human socio-emotional behavior (PhD dissertation). Utrecht: Utrecht University.

Hermans, E.J. (2002-16). SPM starter’s guide for SPM8 and for SPM12.  Introductory manual developed for neuroimaging courses.


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