In press, Submitted and Working Papers

Engelmann, JB, Lebreton, M, Schwardmann, P, van der Weele, J, Chang, L (submitted) Anticipatory Anxiety and Wishful Thinking [pdf]

Ting, CC, Palminteri, S, Engelmann, JB, Lebreton, M (submitted) Decreased confidence in loss-avoidance contexts is a primary meta-cognitive bias of human reinforcement learning. [preprint from biorxiv]

Brown, CA, Engelmann, JB, Ziegler, C, Domschke, K, Hasler, G, & Timpano, KR (submitted). A neuroeconomic investigation of 5-HTT/5-HT1A gene variation, social anxiety, and risk-taking behavior.

Galli, A, Galeano Weber, E, Engelmann, JB & Fiebach, CJ (submitted). Approach motivation modulates the effect of emotional distraction on the variability of visual working memory precision.


Hoven, M, Lebreton, M, Engelmann, JB, Denys, D, Luigjes, J, van Holst, R (2019). Abnormalities of confidence in psychiatry: an overview and future perspectives. Translational Psychiatry 9:268 [pdf]

Engelmann, JB,  Schmid, B, de Dreu, C, Chumbley, J, Fehr, E. (2019). On the psychology and economics of antisocial personality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116 (26): 12781-12786 [pdf]

Engelmann, J.B., Mulckhuyse, M. Ting, C. (2019). Brain Measurement and Manipulation Methods. In Schram, A., Ule, A. (Eds.) Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Experimental Economics. [pdf]

Lebreton, M, Bacily, K, Palminteri, S, Engelmann, JB (2019). Contextual influence on confidence judgments in human reinforcement learning. PLoS Computational Biology 15(4): e1006873 [pdf]

Engelmann, JB, Meyer, F,  Ruff, CC, Fehr, E (2019). The Neural Circuitry Of Emotion-Induced Distortions Of Trust. Science Advances 5: eaau3413 [pdf]

Ikink, I, Engelmann, JB, van den Bos, W, Roelofs, K, Figner, B (2019). Time ambiguity during intertemporal decision-making is aversive, impacting choice and neural value coding. NeuroImage 185: 236-244 [pdf]


Hein, G, Engelmann, JB,  and Tobler, PN (2018). Pain relief provided by an outgroup member enhances analgesia via learning. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. [pdf]

Engelmann, JB and Hare, TA (2018). Emotions can bias decision-making processes by promoting specific behavioral tendencies. In Fox, AS, Lapate, RC, Shackman, AJ, Davidson, RJ (Eds.) The Nature of Emotion, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press. [pdf]


Mulckhuyse, M, Engelmann, JB, Schutter, DJLG, & Roelofs, K (2017) Right Posterior Parietal Cortex is involved in disengaging from threat: a 1 Hz rTMS study. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience [pdf]

Engelmann, JB, Berns, GS, Dunlop, BW (2017). Psychological Medicine [pdf]

Engelmann, JB, and Pogosyan, M (2017). How we read emotions from faces. Frontiers Young Minds 5:11[html]

Engelmann, JB and Fehr, E (2017). The Neurobiology of Trust: the Important Role of Emotions. P. A. M. van Lange, B. Rockenbach, & T. Yamagishi (Eds.), Social Dilemmas: New Perspectives on Reward and Punishment. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. [html] [pdf]


Engelmann, JB and Fehr, E (2016) The slippery slope of dishonesty. Nature Neuroscience 19,1543–1544]

Hein, G, Engelmann, JB, Vollberg, M, Tobler, PN (2016) How learning shapes the empathic brain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(1), 80-85. [pdf]


Engelmann, JB, Meyer, F, Fehr, E, Ruff, CC (2015) Anticipatory anxiety disrupts neural valuation during risky choice. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35 (7), 3085-3099. [pdf]

Cohn A, Engelmann JB, Fehr E, Maréchal M (2015) Evidence for Countercyclical Risk Aversion: An Experiment with Financial Professionals. The American Economic Review, 105 (2), 860-885. [pdf]


Gradin, VB, Pérez, A, McFarlone, IC, Waiter, G, Engelmann, JB, Dritschel, B, Pomi, A, Matthews, K, Steele, JD (2014) Depression alters dorsal caudate responses to fairness in the ultimatum game. Psychological Medicine 45 (6), 1241-1251.[pdf]

Chumbley, J, Krajbich, I, Engelmann, JB, Fehr, E (2014). Endogenous cortisol predicts lower loss aversion in young men. Psychological Science, 25(11), 2102-5. [pdf]

Engelmann, JB & Pessoa, L (2014). Motivation sharpens exogenous spatial attention. Motivation Science, Vol 1(S), 64-72. Reprint of Engelmann and Pessoa (2007). 


Engelmann JB, Maciuba B, Vaughan C, Paulus MP, Dunlop BW (2013) Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Increases Sensitivity to Long Term Losses among Patients with Major Depressive Disorder. PLoS ONE 8(10): e78292.  [pdf[html] [supplement]

Capra CM, Bing J, Engelmann JB & Berns GS (2013). Can personality type explain heterogeneity in probability distortions? Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics 6 (3), 151-166. [pdf]

Engelmann JB and Pogosyan M (2013) Emotion perception across cultures: the role of cognitive mechanisms. Frontiers in Psychology 4:118. [pdf]  [abstract]

Engelmann JB & Hein G (2013) Contextual and social influences on valuation and choice. Progress in Brain Research;202:215-37. [pdf]

2012 and before

Engelmann JB, Moore S, Capra CM & Berns GS (2012). Differential neurobiological effects of expert advice on risky choice in adolescents and adults. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience; 7(5):557-67. [pdf]

Pogosyan M & Engelmann JB (2011). Cultural differences in affect intensity perception in the context of advertising. Frontiers in Psychology 2:313. [pdf] [abstract]

Brooks AM, Pammi V, Noussair C, Capra C, Engelmann JB & Berns GS (2010). From Bad to Worse: Striatal Coding of the Relative Value of Painful Decisions. Frontiers in Neuroscience 4:176. [pdf] [abstract]

Pessoa L & Engelmann JB (2010) Embedding reward signals into perception and cognition. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 4:17. [pdf] [abstract] [html]

Engelmann JB (2010). Measuring Trust in Social Neuroeconomics: a Tutorial. Hermeneutische Blätter (1/2 2010), 225 – 242. [pdf]

Engelmann JB & Berns GS (2010) Cognitive Neuroscience. The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology 1-3.

Engelmann JB & Tamir D (2009). Individual differences in risk preference predict neural responses during financial decision-making. Brain Research, 1290: 28-51. [pdf]

Engelmann JB & Brooks AM (2009) Behavioral and neural effects of delays during intertemporal choice are independent of probability. The Journal of Neuroscience, 29(19):6055-6057. [pdf]

Engelmann JB, Capra MS, Noussair C & Berns GS (2009). Expert Financial Advice Neurobiologically “Offloads” Financial Decision-Making under Risk. PLoS one 4(3): e4957. [html]

Engelmann JB, Damaraju E, Padmala S & Pessoa L (2009) Combined effects of attention and motivation on visual task performance: Transient and sustained motivational effects. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 3:4. [html]

Engelmann JB (2009). Risks and Rewards: The Neurobiological Basis of their Impact on Decision-Making. Vdm Verlag Dr. Müller [link]

Engelmann JB & Pessoa L (2007). Motivation sharpens exogenous spatial attention. Emotion 7(3):668-74. [pdf]

Engelmann JB (2006) Personality predicts responsivity of the brain reward system. The Journal of Neuroscience, 26: 7775-7776. [pdf]