Publications

papers and book chapters can be downloaded from:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Olga_Klimecki

2021/ In press/ Accepted/ Preprint

Baez-Lugo, S.,  Deza-Araujo, Y., Collette, F., Vuilleumier, P., & Klimecki, O. and the Medit-Ageing group. Exposure to negative socio-emotional events induces sustained alteration of resting-state brain networks in the elderly. Under consideration, Nature Ageing. Online preprint: https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-91196/v2


Cernadas Curotto, P., Sterpenich, V., Sander, D., Favez, N., Rimmele, U., & Klimecki, O. (accepted) Quarreling after a sleepless night: preliminary evidence of the impact of sleep deprivation on interpersonal conflict. Affective Science.


Deza-Araujo, Y., Aguirre, C., Gyger, L., Sander, D., Rimmele, U., Klimecki, O.M. Increased cortisol after the socially evaluated cold-pressor task predicts later punishment in healthy males.

preprint doi: https://psyarxiv.com/4d6g3/


Deza-Araujo, Y., Baez, S., Vuilleumier, P., Cochat, A., Chételat, G., Poisnel, G., & Klimecki, O.M. (2021). Whole blood serotonin levels are related to lower activity in Socio-Affective Brain Regions in Healthy Elderly. Biological Psychology.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301051121000429?via%3Dihub


Marchant, N., Barnhofer, T., Wirth, M., Coueron, R., Lutz, A, …, Chételat, G., Jessen, F. & Klimecki O.M. (2021). The SCD-Well Randomized Controlled Trial: Effects of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention Versus Health Education On Mental Health in Patients with Subjective Cognitive Decline. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. [Impact Factor: 13.44]

https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/515669


Lutz, A., Chételat, G., Collette, F., Klimecki, O.M., Marchant, N.L., Gonneaud, J. (2021). The protective effect of mindfulness and compassion meditation practices on ageing: hypotheses, models and experimental implementation. Ageing Research Reviews, 72. [Impact Factor: 10.9]

https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1e2mr5aZoHYZsx


Ourry, V., Marchant, N.M., Schild, A.-K., Coll-Padros, N., Klimecki, O.M., Krolak-Salmon, P., Goldet, K., Reyrolle, L., Bachelet, R., Sannemann, L., Meiberth, D., Demnitz-King, H., Whitfield, T., Botton, M., Lebahar, J., Gonneaud, J., de Flores, R., Molinuevo, J.L., Jessen, F., Vivien, D., De La Sayette, V., Valenzuela, M.J., Rauchs, G., Wirth, M., Chetelat, G., Arenaza-Urquijo, E.M. (2021). Harmonization and between-country differences of the Lifetime of Experiences Questionnaire in older adults. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2021.740005


Schlosser, M., Barnhofer, T., Requier, F., Deza-Araujo, Y.I., Abdoun, O., Marchant, N.L., Chételat, G., Collette, F., Klimecki, O.M., Lutz, A (2021). Measuring psychological mechanisms in meditation practice: Using a phenomenologically grounded classification system to develop theory-based composite scores. Under consideration at Mindfulness. Online preprint: https://mindrxiv.org/s6qxn/


Schlosser, M., Pfaff, N, Marchant, N., Klimecki, O. (2021). The psychometric properties of the Compassionate Love Scale and the validation of the 7-item Compassion for Strangers Scale (COS-7). Current Psychology.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-020-01344-5


Whitfield, T., Barnhofer, T., Acabchuk, R., Cohen, A., Lee, M., Schlosser, M., Arenaza-Urquijo, E.M., Böttcher, A., Britton, W., Coll-Padros, N., Collette, F., Chételat, G., Dautricourt, S., Demnitz-King, H., Dumais, T., Klimecki, O., Meiberth, D., Moulinet, I., Müller, T., Parsons, E., Sager, L., Sannemann, L., Scharf, J., Schild, A., Touron, E., Wirth, M., Walker, Z., Moitra, E., Lutz, A., Lazar, S., Vago, D., Marchant, N.L. (2021). The effect of mindfulness-based programs on cognitive function in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Neuropsychology Review.

https://rdcu.be/csddE

 

2020

André, C., …, …, Klimecki, O. …, Chételat, G.,  Rauchs, G. (2020). Association of sleep-disordered breathing with gray matter volume, perfusion, glucose metabolism and β-amyloid deposition in older adults. JAMA Neurology. [impact factor 12.32; OA]

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaneurology/fullarticle/2763344?guestAccessKey=8ff1d689-cbb4-440f-ba75-7506f9781170&utm_source=jps&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=author_alert-jamanetwork&utm_content=author-author_engagement&utm_term=1m

Bogacz, F., Pun, T., Klimecki, O. M. (2020). Mediators have a beneficial impact on conflict resolution in romantic couples. Humanities & Social Sciences Communications, 7, 131.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-020-00622-8


Demnitz‐King, H., Whitfield, T., Schlosser, M., Barnhofer, T., Collette, F., Klimecki, O., Lutz, A., Schild, A.‐K., Wirth, M., Chetelat, G., Marchant, N.L. and Group, M.‐A.R. (2020), Reflective pondering is associated with a global cognitive marker of Alzheimer’s disease risk. Alzheimer’s Dement., 16: e042084. https://doi.org/10.1002/alz.042084


Klimecki, O., Vétois, M., Sander, D. (2020). The impact of empathy and perspective-taking instructions on proponents and opponents of immigration. Humanities & Social Sciences Communications, 7, 91.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-020-00581-0


Klimecki, O.M., Schweinberger, S.R. (2020). Soziale Neurobiologie. In U.T. Egle, C. Heim, B. Strauß and R. v. Känel (Eds). Psychosomatische Medizin 3.0 – Neurobiologisch fundiert – Evidenzbasiert. W. Kohlhammer.


Meiberth, D.U., Schild, A.‐K., Sannemann, L., Müller, T., Demnitz‐King, H., Whitfield, T., Schlosser, M., Krolak Salmon, P., Molinuevo, J.L., Klimecki, O., Wirth, M., Chetelat, G., Marchant, N.L., Jessen, F. and (2020), Gender differences in the perception of subjective vs. objective cognitive decline: Baseline data from the SCD‐Well Trial. Alzheimer’s Dement., 16: e040428. https://doi.org/10.1002/alz.040428


Rafi, H., Bogacz, F., Sander, D., Klimecki, O.M. (2020) Impact of Couple Conflict and Mediation on How Romantic Partners Are Seen. Cortex, 130:302-317.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010945220302240?dgcid=coauthor


Requier, F., Demnitz-King, H., Whitfield, T., Klimecki, O., Marchant, N., Collette, F. (2020). The effect of meditation-based interventions on patients with fatigue symptoms: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Registered with PROSPERO International prospective register of systematic reviews:

https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?RecordID=187836


Whitfield, T., Barnhofer, T., Acabchuk, R., Cohen, A., Lee, M., Lutz, A., Wirth, M., Coll‐Padros, N., Arenaza‐Urquijo, E.M., Dautricourt, S., Moulinet, I., Touron, E., Collette, F., Demnitz‐King, H., Schlosser, M., Schild, A.‐K., Sannemann, L., Müller, T., Meiberth, D.U., Klimecki, O., Boettcher, A., Parsons, E., Chetelat, G., Lazar, S., Walker, Z., Moitra, E., Vago, D., Marchant, N.L. and (2020), The effect of mindfulness‐based programs on cognitive performance across the lifespan: A systematic review and meta‐analysis. Alzheimer’s Dement., 16: e043562. https://doi.org/10.1002/alz.043562

2019

Schneider, D., Klimecki, O., Burgmer, P., Kessler, T. (2019). Social Cognition. In: Zeigler-Hill V., Shackelford T. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer, Cham.

Klimecki, O., Marchant, N.L., Lutz, A., Poisnel, G., Chételat, G., Collette, F. (2019). The impact of meditation on healthy ageing – the current state of knowledge and a roadmap to future directions. Current Opinion in Psychology, 28, 223-228. doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2019.01.006

Marchant, N.L., Barnhofer, T., Wirth, M., Coueron, R., Lutz, A., Collette, F., Poisnel, G., Schild, A., Coll-Padros, N., Demnitz-King, H., Reyrolle, L., Whitfield, T., Frison, E., Asselineau, J., Walker, Z., Salmon, P.K., Molinuevo, J.L., Chetelat, G., Jessen, F., Klimecki, O. and (2019), F1‐04‐04: THE SCD‐WELL RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL: EFFECTS OF A MINDFULNESS‐BASED INTERVENTION VERSUS HEALTH EDUCATION ON MENTAL HEALTH AND COGNITION IN PATIENTS WITH SUBJECTIVE COGNITIVE DECLINE. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 15: P183-P183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2019.06.4384

Cernadas Curotto, P., Halperin, E., Sander, D., Klimecki, O., (2019). Commentary: „Emotions in attacker-defender conflicts“. Brain and Behavioral Sciences. [impact factor 15.07] 

Klimecki, O. (2019). The role of empathy and compassion in conflict resolution. Emotion Review, 11(4), 310–325. [impact factor 4.07] 

2018

Chételat, G., Lutz, A., Arenaza-Urquijo, E., Collette, F., Klimecki, O., Marchant, N. (2018) Why could meditation practice help promote mental health and well-being in ageing? Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy. [impact factor 6.15] : https://rdcu.be/1uHg

Klimecki, O.M., Sander, D., Vuilleumier, P. (2018). Distinct brain areas involved in anger versus punishment during social interactions. Scientific Reports. [impact factor 5.58]: https://rdcu.be/2SMk

Lutz, A, Klimecki, OM, Collette, F, Poisnel, G, Arenaza-Urquijo, E, Marchant, NL, De La Sayette, V., Rauchs, G, Salmon, EG, Vuilleumier, P, et al. (2018). The Age-Well observational study on expert meditators in the Medit-Ageing European project. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions.

Marchant, N.L., Barnhofer, T.*, Klimecki, O.*, et al. (2018). The SCD-Well randomized controlled trial: Effects of a mindfulness-based intervention versus health education on mental health in patients with subjective cognitive decline (SCD). Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions. *Co-second authorship

Mayer, S., Jusyte, A., Klimecki-Lenz, O., Schönenberg, M. (2018). Empathy and altruistic behavior in antisocial violent offenders with psychopathic traits. Psychiatry Research. [impact factor 2.53]: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165178117321182

Poisnel, G., Arenaza-Urquijo*, E., Collette*, F., Klimecki*, O.M., Marchant*, N.L., et al. (2018). The Age-Well randomized controlled trial of the Medit-Ageing European project: Effect of meditation or foreign language training on brain and mental health in older adults. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions. *Co-second authorship

2017

Klimecki, O.M., Singer, T. (2017). The Compassionate Brain. In J.R. Doty, M. Worline, E. Simon-Thomas, D. Cameron and S. Brown (Eds.) Oxford Handbook on Compassion Science. Oxford University Press.

Bogacz, F., Klimecki, O.M. (2017). How do emotions impact conflicts? A neuroscientific perspective. In B. Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, P. Wilson and S. Croucher (Eds.). Approaches to Conflict: Theoretical, Interpersonal, and Discursive Dynamics. Lexington Books.

2016

Klimecki, O.M., Mayer, S.V., Jusyte, A., Scheeff, J., Schönenberg, M. (2016). Empathy promotes altruistic behavior in economic interactions. Scientific Reports, 6, 31961. [impact factor 5.58]

Klimecki, O.M., Vuilleumier, P., Sander, D. (2016). The impact of emotions and empathy-related traits on punishment behavior: Introduction and Validation of the Inequality Game. PLoS One, 11(3): e0151028. [impact factor 3.23]

2015

Klimecki, O.M. (2015). The Plasticity of Social Emotions. Social Neuroscience. 10, 466-473. [impact factor 3.65]

Klimecki, O., Singer, T. (2015). Compassion. In: A.W. Toga (Ed.) Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference, vol. 3, pp. 195-199. San Diego: Academic Press Elsevier.

2014

Singer, T., Klimecki, O.M. (2014). Empathy and Compassion. Current Biology, 24, R875-R878. [impact factor 10.13]

Klimecki, O., Leiberg, S., Ricard, M., Singer, T. (2014). Differential Pattern of Functional Brain Plasticity after Compassion and Empathy Training. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9, 873–879. [impact factor 7.37]

Bernhardt, B.*, Klimecki, O.*, Leiberg, S., Singer T. (2014). Structural Covariance Networks of the Dorsal Anterior Insula Predict Females’ Individual Differences in Empathic Responding. Cerebral Cortex, 24, 2189-98. [impact factor 8.67] *shared first authorship

2013

Klimecki, O., Leiberg, S., Lamm, C., Singer, T. (2013). Functional neural plasticity and associated changes in positive affect after compassion training. Cerebral Cortex, 23, 1552–1561. [impact factor 8.67]

Klimecki, O., Singer, T. (2013). Empathy from the perspective of social neuroscience. In: J. Armony, P. Vuilleumier (Eds.), Handbook of Human Affective Neuroscience, pp. 533-551. New York: Cambridge University Press.

2012

Gamer, M., Klimecki, O., Bauermann, T., Stoeter, P., Vossel G. (2012). fMRI-activation patterns in the detection of concealed information rely on memory-related effects. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 7, 506-515. [impact factor 7.37]

Klimecki, O., Singer, T. (2012). Empathic distress fatigue rather than compassion fatigue? Integrating findings from empathy research in psychology and social neuroscience. In B. Oakley, A.Knafo, G. Madhavan, D. S. Wilson (Eds.), Pathological altruism (pp. 368-383). New York: Oxford University Press.

2011

Leiberg, S., Klimecki, O., Singer, T. (2011). Short-term compassion training increases prosocial behavior in a newly developed prosocial game. PLoS One, 6, e17798. [impact factor 3.23]

 

Other Publications

Klimecki, O., Sander, D. (2017). Anger and its relation to Aggression. In D. Sander (Ed). Emotions. Zurich, BENTELI publishing.

Klimecki, O., Vuilleumier, P. (2017). Anger. In D. Sander (Ed). Emotions. Zurich: BENTELI publishing.

Klimecki, O. (2016). Malleable Emotions. Insight for Webpage of Center for Empathy in International Affairs. http://www.centerforempathy.org/malleable-emotions/

Klimecki, O. (2016). Mehr Mitgefühl. (More Compassion) Gehirn und Geist. 2/2016, 52-57.

Klimecki, O. (2015). Plastizität im sozialen Gehirn – wie wir unsere Emotionen trainieren können. (Plasticity in the social brain – how we can train our emotions.) In: H. Fink and R. Rosenzweig (Eds.) Das soziale Gehirn – Neurowissenschaft und menschliche Bindung. Münster: Mentis.

Klimecki, O. (2014). Emotionales Verstehen. Die Rolle von Empathie und Mitgefühl. (Emotional Understanding. The role of empathy and compassion) In: S. Schulte (Ed.) ach so verstehen wir. Interdisziplinäre Gespräche übers Verstehen. Münster: Waxmann Verlag.

Klimecki, O., Ricard, M., Singer, T., (2013). Empathy versus Compassion – Lessons from 1st and 3rd Person Methods. In: T. Singer, M. Bolz (Eds.) Compassion: From Theory, to Training, to Neuroscience. A Multimedia Book.

Klimecki, O.M. (2013). Training the Compassionate and the Empathic Brain. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.