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PD Dr. Susanne Becker

Bach P, Becker S, Kleinböhl D, Hölzl R. The thermal grill illusion and what is painful about it. Neurosci Lett. 2011 505(1):31-5.
Becker S, Ceko M, Louis-Foster M, Elfassy NM, Leyton M, Shir Y, Schweinhardt P. Dopamine and Pain Sensitivity: Neither Sulpiride nor Acute Phenylalanine and Tyrosine Depletion Have Effects on Thermal Pain Sensations in Healthy Volunteers. PLoS ONE. 2013 8(11):e80766.
Becker S, Diers M. [Chronic pain : Perception, reward and neural processing]. Schmerz. 2016 30(5):395-406. Epub 2016 Aug 30.
Becker S, Gandhi W, Chen YJ, Schweinhardt P. Subjective utility moderates bidirectional effects of conflicting motivations on pain perception. Sci Rep. 2017 7(1):7790.
Becker S, Gandhi W, Elfassy NM, Schweinhardt P. The role of dopamine in the perceptual modulation of nociceptive stimuli by monetary wins or losses. Eur J Neurosci. 2013 38(7):3086-8. Epub 2013 Jul 10.
Becker S, Gandhi W, Kwan S, Ahmed A-K, Schweinhardt P. Doubling your pay-off : winning pain relief engages endogenous pain inhibition. eNeuro. 2015 2(4):1-11.
Becker S, Gandhi W, Pomares F, Wager TD, Schweinhardt P. Orbitofrontal cortex mediates pain inhibition by monetary reward. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2017 12(4):651-661. Epub 2017 Jan 24.
Becker S, Gandhi W, Schweinhardt P. Cerebral interactions of pain and reward and their relevance for chronic pain. Neurosci Lett. 2012 520(2):182-7.
Becker S, Kleinböhl D, Baus D, Hölzl R. Operant learning of perceptual sensitization and habituation is impaired in fibromyalgia patients with and without irritable bowel syndrome. Pain. 2011 152(6):1408-17.
Becker S, Kleinböhl D, Hölzl R. Awareness is awareness is awareness? Decomposing different aspects of awareness and their role in operant learning of pain sensitivity. Conscious Cogn. 2012 21(3):1073-84.
Becker S, Kleinböhl D, Klossika I, Hölzl R. Operant conditioning of enhanced pain sensitivity by heat-pain titration. Pain. 2008 140(1):104-14.
Becker S, Schweinhardt P. Dysfunctional neurotransmitter systems in fibromyalgia, their role in central stress circuitry and pharmacological actions on these systems. Pain Res Treat. 2012 2012:741746.
Bräscher AK, Becker S, Hoeppli ME, Schweinhardt P. Different Brain Circuitries Mediating Controllable and Uncontrollable Pain. J Neurosci. 2016 36(18):5013-25.
Bräscher AK, Kleinböhl D, Hölzl R, Becker S. Differential Classical Conditioning of the Nocebo Effect: Increasing Heat-Pain Perception without Verbal Suggestions. Front Psychol. 2017 8:2163.
Ewald A, Becker S, Heinrich A, Banaschewski T, Poustka L, Bokde A, Büchel C, Bromberg U, Cattrell A, Conrod P, Desrivieres S, Frouin V, Papadopoulos-Orfanos D, Gallinat J, Garavan H, Heinz A, Walter H, Ittermann B, Gowland P, Paus T, Martinot JL, Martinot MP, Smolka MN, Vetter N, Whelan R, Schumann G, Flor H, Nees F, Diesch E, Gebicke-Haerter PJ, Kiefer F, Vollstädt-Klein S, Rietschel M, Schulze TG, Spanagel R, IMAGEN consortium . The role of the Cannabinoid Receptor 1 in adolescents' processing of facial expressions. Eur J Neurosci. 2016 43(1):98-105. Epub 2015 Nov 3.
Fuchs X, Becker S, Kleinböhl D, Diers M, Flor H. Respondent learning in chronic pain: how precise is imprecision?. Pain. 2015 156(10):2108-9.
Gandhi W, Becker S, Schweinhardt P. Pain increases motivational drive to obtain reward, but does not affect associated hedonic responses: A behavioural study in healthy volunteers. Eur J Pain. 2013 17(7):1532-2149. Epub 2013 Jan 24.
Nees F, Becker S, Millenet S, Banaschewski T, Poustka L, Bokde A, Bromberg U, Büchel C, Conrod PJ, Desrivieres S, Frouin V, Gallinat J, Garavan H, Heinz A, Ittermann B, Martinot JL, Papadopoulos Orfanos D, Paus T, Smolka MN, Walter H, Whelan R, Schumann G, Flor H, Hohmann S, IMAGEN consortium . Brain substrates of reward processing and the μ-opioid receptor: a pathway into pain?. Pain. 2017 158(2):212-219.
Schweiker M, Fuchs X, Becker S, Shukuya M, Dovjak M, Hawighorst M, Kolarik J. Challenging the assumptions for thermal sensation scales. Building research and information. 2017 45(5):572-589. Epub 2016 May 23.
Taylor AM, Becker S, Schweinhardt P, Cahill C. Mesolimbic dopamine signaling in acute and chronic pain: implications for motivation, analgesia, and addiction. Pain. 2016 157(6):1194-8. Epub 2016 Jan 19.

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