Selbst und körper in der depression

Translated title of the contribution: Self and body in depression

Christine Wiebking, Georg Northoff

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Modern neuroimaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have become a popular instrument in the field of neuroscientific research to investigate neuronal activity in healthy and psychiatric subjects while performing specific mental tasks. In addition to task-related responses, it has also been shown in recent years that the neuronal activity during rest (i. e., an awake and relaxed state in the absence of an active task) shows significant differences between healthy and depressed subjects. In the case of depressed patients, the increased resting-state activity that has been observed would seem to affect the neuronal processing of other stimuli. This relates to the processing of exteroceptive stimuli (e. g. emotional or self-related pictures) as well as interoceptive (body-related) stimuli, both of which will be described in the following article.

Translated title of the contributionSelf and body in depression
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)177-183
Number of pages7
JournalZeitschrift fur Psychiatrie, Psychologie und Psychotherapie
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Cortical midline structures
  • Default-mode network
  • Depression
  • Interoception
  • Self-related processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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