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Prof. Dr. Sigrid Elsenbruch

Professor , Abteilung für Medizinische Psychologie und Medizinische Soziologie an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen University Hospital

Network Professorship

Heisenberg professorship for experimental psychobiology

Publications (selection)

Adriane Icenhour, Sigrid Elsenbruch, Sven Benson. Biologische und psychosoziale Einflussfaktoren auf geschlechterbezogene Unterschiede beim Schmerz. GENDER 2015;2:11-28.

Theysohn N, Schmid J, Icenhour A, Mewes C, Forsting M, Gizewski ER, Schedlowski M, Elsenbruch S, Benson S. Are there sex differences in placebo analgesia during visceral pain processing? A fMRI study in healthy subjects. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2014;26(12):1743-53.

Wegner A, Elsenbruch S, Rebernik L, Roderigo T, Engelbrecht E, Jäger M, Engler H, Schedlowski M, Benson S. Inflammation-induced pain sensitization in men and women: Does sex matter in experimental endotoxemia? Pain 2015 Jun 3. [Epub ahead of print]

Labrenz F, Icenhour A, Thürling M, Schlamann M, Forsting M, Timmann D, Elsenbruch S. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2015 May 21;123:92-99. Sex differences in cerebellar mechanisms involved in pain-related safety learning.

Elsenbruch S. How positive and negative expectations shape the experience of visceral pain. Handb Exp Pharmacol. 2014;225:97-119.

Elsenbruch S, Enck P. Placebo effects and their determinants in gastrointestinal disorders. Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology (in press).

Elsenbruch S, Schmid J, Kullmann JS, Kattoor J, Theysohn N, Forsting M, Kotsis V. Visceral sensitivity correlates with decreased regional gray matter volume in healthy volunteers: a voxel-based morphometry study. Pain 2014 Feb;155(2):244-9.

Benson S, Kattoor J, Kullmann JS, Hofmann S, Engler H, Forsting M, Gizewski ER, Elsenbruch S. Towards understanding sex differences in visceral pain: enhanced reactivation of classically-conditioned fear in healthy women. Neurobiol Learn Mem 2014;109:113-21.

Benson S, Kotsis V, Rosenberger C, Bingel U, Forsting M, Schedlowski M, Gizewski ER, Elsenbruch S. Behavioural and neural correlates of visceral pain sensitivity in healthy men and women: does sex matter? Eur J Pain 2012;16(3):349-58.


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