Publications 2012 and earlier


Golkar, A., Bellander, M., Olsson, A., & Öhman, A. (2012). Are fear memories erasable? –reconsolidation of learned fear with fear relevant and fear-irrelevant stimuli. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 6(80). (Link) (PDF)

Golkar, A., Lonsdorf, T. B., Olsson, A., Lindström, K. M., Berrebi, J., Fransson, P., Schalling, M., Ingvar, M., & Öhman, A. (2012). Distinct contributions of the dorsolateral prefrontal and orbitofrontal cortex during emotion regulation. Plos One, 7(11). (Link) (PDF)

Golkar A., & Öhman A. (2012). Fear extinction in humans: Effects of acquistion-extinction delay and masked stimulus presentations. Biological Psychology, 91(2), 292-301. (Link) (PDF)

Lindström, B. R. & Bohlin, G. (2012). Threat-relevance impairs executive functions: negative impact on working memory and response inhibition. Emotion, 12(2), 384-393. (Link)

Öhman, A., Soares, S.C., Juth, P., Lindström, B. R., & Esteves, F. (2012). Evolutionary derived modulations of attention to two common fear stimuli: Serpents and hostile humans. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 24(1), 17-32. (Link) (PDF)

Navarrete, C. D., McDonald, M. M., Asher, B. D., Kerr, N. L., Yokota, K., Olsson, A., & Sidanius, J. (2012). Fear is Readily Associated with an Out-group Face in a Minimal Group Context, Evolution & Human Behavior, 33(5), 590-593. (Link)

Peira, N., Golkar, A., Öhman, A., Anders, S., & Wiens, S. (2012). Emotional responses in spider fear are closely related to picture awareness. Cognition & Emotion, 26(2), 252-260. (Link)


Lindström, B. R., & Bohlin, G. (2011). Emotion processing facilitates working memory perfomance. Cognition and Emotion, 25(7), 1196-1204. (Link)

Lonsdorf, T. B., Golkar, A., Lindström, K. M., Fransson, P., Schalling, M., Öhman, A., & Ingvar, M. (2011). 5-HTTLPR and COMTval158met genotype gate amygdala reactivity and habituation. Biological Psychology, 87(1), 106-112. (Link) (PDF)

Olsson, A. (2011). The Impact of Social Cognition on Emotional Learning From and About Others: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective. In T. Schachtman & S. Reillys’ Associative Learning and Conditioning: Human and Animal Applications. Oxford University Press.


Axelsson, J., Sundelin, T., Ingre, M., van Someren, E. J. W., Olsson, A., & Lekander, M. (2010). Beauty sleep: experimental study on the perceived health and attractiveness of sleep deprived people. British Medical Journal, December issue. (Link)

Lonsdorf, T. B., Weike, A. I., Golkar, A., Schalling, M., Hamm, A. O., & Öhman, A. (2010). Amygdala-dependent fear conditioning in humans is modulated by the BDNFval66met polymorphism. Behavioral Neuroscience, 124(1), 9-15213. (Link) (PDF)

Maurex, L., Lekander, M., Nilsonne, Å., Andersson, E. E., Åsberg, M., & Öhman, A. (2010). Social problem solving, autobiographical memory, trauma and depression in women with borderline personality disorder and a history of suicide attempts. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 49(3), 327-342. (Link)

Maurex, L., Zaboli, G., Leopardi, R., Åsberg, M., & Öhman, A. (2010). The serotonin transporter gene polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) and affective symptoms among women diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. European Psychiatry, 25(1), 19-25. (Link)

Olsson, A. (2010). Observational Fear Learning. Entry in N. Seel’s (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of the Science of Learning. Springer Verlag.

Peira, N., Golkar, A., Larsson, M., & Wiens, S. (2010). What You Fear Will Appear: Detection of Schematic Spiders in Spider Fear. Experimental psychology, 57(6), 470-475. (Link)

Öhman, A., Juth, P., & Lundqvist, D. (2010). Finding the face in a crowd: Relationships between distractor redundancy, target emotion, and target gender. Cognition and Emotion, 24(7), 1216-1228. (Link)


Olsson, A., & Öhman, A. (2009). Is cultivating “biological blindness” a viable route to understanding behavioral phenomena? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32(2), 220-221. (Link)

Navarrete, C. D., Olsson, A., Ho, A., Mendes, W., Thomsen, L., & Sidanius, J. (2009). Fear Extinction to an Out-Group Face. The Role of Target Gender. Psychological Science, 20(2), 155-158. (Link)

Olsson, A & Öhman, A. (2009). The Affective Neuroscience of Emotion; Automatic Activation, Interoception and Emotion Regulation, In J. T. Cacioppo & G. G. Berntson (Eds.), Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences. John Wiley and Sons Press.

Öhman, A. (2009). Fear. In D. Sander & K. R. Scherer (Eds.) Oxford Companion of Affective Sciences. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 182-183.

Öhman, A. (2009). Human fear conditioning and the amygdala. In P. J. Whalen & E. A. Phelps (Eds.). The Human Amygdala. New York: Guilford Press.

Öhman, A. (2009). Of snakes and faces: An evolutionary perspective on the psychology of fear. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 50(6), 543-552. (Link)

Öhman, A. (2009). Phobia and Human Evolution. In: Squire L. R. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, volume 7, pp. 633-638. Oxford: Academic Press.

Öhman, A. (2009). Post-Traumatic Fear Memories: Analyzing a Case-Study of a Sexual Assault. In Lars Bäckman & Lars Nyberg (Eds.) Memory, aging, and the brain: A festschrift in honour of Lars-Göran Nilsson. Hove, UK: Psychology Press pp. 211-228.

Kompus, K., Hugdahl, K., Öhman, A., Marklund, P., & Nyberg, L. (2009). Distinct control networks for cognition and emotion in the prefrontal cortex. Neuroscience Letters, 467(2), 76-80. (Link)

Lonsdorf, T. B., Weike, A. I., Nikamo, P., Schalling, M., Hamm, A. O., & Öhman, A. (2009). Genetic Gating of Human Fear Learning and Extinction: Possible Implications for Gene-Environment Interaction in Anxiety Disorder. Psychological Science, 20(2),198-206. (Link)

Lonsdorf, T. B., Rück, C., Bergström, J., Andersson, G., Öhman, A., Schalling, M., & Lindefors, N. (2009). The symptomatic profile of panic disorder is shaped by the 5-HTTLPR polymorphism. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 33(8), 1479-1483. (Link)

Maurex, L., Zaboli, G., Wiens, S., Åsberg, M., Leopardi, R., & Öhman, A. (2009). Emotionally controlled decision-making and a gene variant related to serotonin synthesis in women with borderline personality disorder. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 50(1), 5-10. (Link)

Olsson, A., & Öhman, A. (2009). The affective neuroscience of emotion: Automatic activation, interoception, and emotion regulation. In G. Berntson & J. Cacioppo (Eds.) Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 2. New York: Wiley, pp. 731-744.

Soares, S. C., Esteves, F., Lundqvist, D., & Öhman, A. (2009). Some animals specific fears are more specific than others: Evidence from attention and emotion measures. Behavioural Research and Therapy, 47(12), 1032-1042. (Link)


Olsson, A., & Ochsner, K. N. (2008). The role of social cognition in emotion. Trends in Cognitive Science, 12(2), 65-71. (Link)

Wiens, S., Peira, N., Golkar, A., & Öhman, A. (2008). Recognizing masked threat: Fear betrays but disgust you can trust. Emotion, 8(6), 810-819. (Link)

Öhman, A. (2008). Fear and anxiety: Overlaps and dissociations. In M. Lewis & J. M. Haviland-Jones (Eds.) Handbook of emotions (3rd ed.). New York: Guilford, pp 709-729.


Flykt, A., Esteves, F., & Öhman, A. (2007). Skin conductance responses to masked conditioned stimuli: Phylogenetic/ontogenetic factors versus direction of threat? Biological psychology, 74(3), 328-336. (Link)

Olsson, A., & Phelps, E. A. (2007). Understanding Social Evaluations: What We Can (and Cannot) Learn from Neuroimaging, In B. Wittenbrink & N. Schwarz (Eds.), Implicit measures of attitudes: Procedures and controversies. New York: Guilford Press.

Olsson, A. & Phelps, E. A. (2007). Social Learning of Fear. Nature Neuroscience, 10, 1095-1102. (Link)

Olsson, A., Nearing, K.I., & Phelps, E.A. (2007). Learning Fears by Observing Others: The Neural Systems of Social Fear Transmission. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2(1), 3-11. (Link)

Wiens, S., & Öhman, A. (2007). Probing unconscious emotional processes: On becoming a successful masketeer. In J. A. Coan & J. J. B. Allen (Eds.) Handbook of emotion elicitation and assessment. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 65-90.

Öhman, A. (2007). Has evolution primed humans to “beware the beast”? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A, 104(42), 16396-16397. (Link)

Öhman, A., Carlsson, K., Lundqvist, D. & Ingvar. M. (2007). On the unconscious subcortical origin of human fear. Physiology and Behavior, 92(1-2), 180-185. (Link)

Öhman, A. (2007). Anxiety. In G. Fink (Ed.) Encyclopedia of stress. Vol. 1. 2nd ed. Oxford: Elsevier.

Öhman, A. (2007). Fear. In G. Fink (Ed.) Encyclopedia of stress. Vo2. 1. 2nd ed. Oxford: Elsevier.

Öhman, A. (2007). Emotioner. In L. Olsson m fl. (Eds,) Hjärnan. Stockholm: Karolinska Institutet University Press, pp. 131-146.

Öhman, A., & Rück, C. (2007). Four principles of fear and their implications for phobias. In J. Rottenberg & S. Johnson (Eds.) Emotion and psychopathology: Bridging affective and clinical science. Washington, DC, APA Books, pp. 167-190.


Carlsson, K., Andersson, J., Petrovic, P., Petersson, K. M., Öhman, A., & Ingvar, M. (2006). Predictability modulates the affective and sensory-discriminative neural processing of pain. NeuroImage. 32(4), 1804-1814. (Link)

Delgado, M. R., Olsson, A., & Phelps, E.A. (2006). Extending Animal Models of Fear Conditioning to Humans. Biological Psychology, 73(1), 39-48. (Link)

Öhman, A. (2006). Automatic processes in emotion: Capture of attention and emotion activation. In Q. Jing, H. Zhang, & K. Zhang (Eds.) Progress in Psychology Science Around the World: Volume 1. UK: Psychology Press, pp. 297-313.

Öhman, A. (2006). Making sense of emotion: evolution, reason & the brain. Daedalus, 135(3), 33-45. (Link)


Johansson, P., Hall, L., Sikstrom, S., & Olsson, A. (2005). Failure to Detect Mismatches Between Intention and Outcome in a Simple Decision Task. Science, 310(5745), 116-119. (Link)

Olsson, A., Ebert, J. P., Banaji, M. R., & Phelps, E. A. (2005). The Role of Social Groups in the Persistence of Learned Fear. Science, 309(5735), 785-787. (Link)

Öhman, A. (2005). Conditioned fear of a face: A prelude to ethnic enmity? Science, 309(5735), 711-712. (Link)

Juth, P., Lundqvist, D., Karlsson, A., & Öhman, A. (2005). Looking for foes and friends: Perceptual and emotional factors when finding a face in the crowd. Emotion, 5(4), 379-395. (Link)

Lundqvist, D., & Öhman, A. (2005). Emotion regulates attention: The relation between facial configuration, facial emotion, and visual attention. Visual Cognition, 12(1), 51-84. (Link)

Lundqvist, D., & Öhman, A. (2005) Caught by the evil eye: Nonconscious information processing , emotion, and attention to facial stimuli. In L. Feldman-Barrett, P. Winkielman, & P. Niedenthal (Eds.) Emotion: Conscious and Unconscious (pp. 97-122). New York Guilford.


Olsson, A. & Phelps, E. A. (2004). Learned Fear of ‘Unseen’ Faces after Pavlovian, Observational, and Instructed Fear. Psychological Science, 15(12), 822-828. (Link)

Lundqvist, D., Esteves, F., & Öhman, A. (2004). The Face of wrath: The role of features and configurations in conveying facial threat. Cognition and Emotion, 18(2), 161-182. (Link)

Öhman., A., & Wiens, S. (2004). The concept of an evolved fear module and cognitive theories of anxiety. In Manstead, A., Fischer, A., & Frijda, N. (Eds.). Feeling and emotion. The Amsterdam Symposium. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Critchley, H. D., Wiens, S., Rothstein, P., Öhman, A., & Dolan, R. J. (2004). Neural systems supporting interoceptive awareness: Evidence from functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging. Nature Neuroscience, 7, 189-195. (Link)

Schupp, H. T., Öhman, A., Junghöfer, M., Weike, A. I., Stockburger, J., & Hamm, A. O. (2004). The facilitated processing of threatening facers: An ERP analysis. Emotion, 4(2), 189-200. (Link)

Wiens, S., Fransson, P., Dietrich, T., Lohmann, P., Ingvar, M., & Öhman, A. (2004). Keeping it short: A comparison of methods for brief picture presentation. Psychological Science, 15(4), 282-285. (Link)

Carlsson, K., Petersson, K. M., Lundqvist, D., Karlsson, A., Ingvar, M., & Öhman, A. (2004). Fear and the amygdala: Manipulation of awareness generates differential cerebral responses to phobic and fear-relevant (but non-feared) stimuli. Emotion, 4(4), 340-353. (Link)