Individual characteristics of behavioral phenotypes of humans are dependent upon environmental factors as well as upon genetic factors and gene-environment interaction.
Focus of the present research project is the investigation of the interaction of emotional phenotypes, genes and environment. To address the research question we investigate neuronal correlates of emotional endophenotype and their interaction with complex genetic and environmental patterns.
Aim of the research project is the compilation of a database comprising behavioral, neuronal and genetic data. To generate this, alexithymia in a first phase and further emotional endophenotypes in a second phase will be investigated using intermediate endophenotype, gene-gene-interaction or gene-environment-interaction approaches.
Fan, Y., Wonneberger, C., Enzi, B., de Greck, M., Ulrich, C., Tempelmann, C., Bogerts, B., Doering, S., Northoff, G. (2011, Im Druck). The narcissistic self and its psychological and neural correlates: an exploratory fMRI study. Psychological Medicine. 2010 Dec 13:1-10. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 21144117.