Veronika Engert, PhD

Affiliations: 
2012- Social Neuroscience Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany 
 2019- Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany 
Area:
Mental health, Social stress
Website:
https://www.cbs.mpg.de/person/44591/2482
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"Veronika Engert"
Bio:

2007 - 2010
PostDoc, Douglas Mental Health University Institute and Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

2010 - 2012
PostDoc, Department of Social Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

2012 - 2016
Senior Researcher, Department of Social Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

2016 - 2018
Group leader, Department of Social Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

Since 2019
Independent Research Group leader, Department of Social Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

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Dirk Hellhammer grad student 2003-2006 University of Trier (PsychTree)
 (PhD "Behavioral response to methylphenidate challenge: Influence of early life parental care and personality", Source: https://ubt.opus.hbz-nrw.de/opus45-ubtr/frontdoor/deliver/index/docId/245/file/engert_dissertation.pdf)
Michael J. Meaney grad student 2003-2006 McGill
 (Unofficial PhD supervisor. Source: https://ubt.opus.hbz-nrw.de/opus45-ubtr/frontdoor/deliver/index/docId/245/file/engert_dissertation.pdf)
Jens Pruessner grad student 2003-2006 Douglas Mental Health University Institute; McGill University
 (PhD "Behavioral response to methylphenidate challenge: Influence of early life parental care and personality", Source: https://ubt.opus.hbz-nrw.de/opus45-ubtr/frontdoor/deliver/index/docId/245/file/engert_dissertation.pdf)
Tania Singer post-doc TU Dresden
Alain Dagher post-doc 2007-2010 Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University
 (Source: Personal communication (Engert, 2019))
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Hoehne K, Vrtička P, Engert V, et al. (2022) Plasma oxytocin is modulated by mental training, but does not mediate its stress-buffering effect. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 141: 105734
Chand T, Alizadeh S, Jamalabadi H, et al. (2021) EEG revealed improved vigilance regulation after stress exposure under Nx4 - A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, cross-over trial. Ibro Neuroscience Reports. 11: 175-182
Engert V, Blasberg JU, Köhne S, et al. (2021) Resilience and personality as predictors of the biological stress load during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in Germany. Translational Psychiatry. 11: 443
Puhlmann LMC, Vrtička P, Linz R, et al. (2021) Contemplative mental training reduces hair glucocorticoid levels in a randomized clinical trial. Psychosomatic Medicine
Puhlmann LMC, Engert V, Apostolakou F, et al. (2019) Only vulnerable adults show change in chronic low-grade inflammation after contemplative mental training: evidence from a randomized clinical trial. Scientific Reports. 9: 19323
Linz R, Pauly R, Smallwood J, et al. (2019) Mind-wandering content differentially translates from lab to daily life and relates to subjective stress experience. Psychological Research
Puhlmann LMC, Valk SL, Engert V, et al. (2019) Association of Short-term Change in Leukocyte Telomere Length With Cortical Thickness and Outcomes of Mental Training Among Healthy Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Jama Network Open. 2: e199687
Linz R, Puhlmann LMC, Apostolakou F, et al. (2019) Acute psychosocial stress increases serum BDNF levels: an antagonistic relation to cortisol but no group differences after mental training. Neuropsychopharmacology : Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. 44: 1797-1804
Engert V, Vrticka P, Singer T. (2019) No effect of distinct mental training types on basal or stress-induced plasma oxytocin levels Psychoneuroendocrinology. 107: 54
Christine Puhlmann LM, Vrticka P, Linz R, et al. (2019) Different types of mental practice unspecifically reduce cortisol and cortisone exposure in hair Psychoneuroendocrinology. 107: 22
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