Böckler, A. (2019). Theory of Mind. München: Ernst Reinhardt Verlag.

Artikel mit Peer-Review

39. Breil, C., Kanske, P., Pittig, R. & Böckler, A. (2021). A revised instrument for the assessment of empathy and Theory of Mind in adolescents: Introducing the EmpaToM-Y. Behavior Research Methods. doi: 10.3758/s13428-021-01589-3

38. Breil, C. & Böckler-Raettig, A. (2021): Look away to listen: the interplayof emotional context and eye contact in video conversations, Visual Cognition, doi:10.1080/13506285.2021.1908470

37. Böckler, A., Rennert, A., & Raettig, T. (accepted). Stranger, lover, friend? The pain of rejection does not depend. Social Psychology

36. Riechelmann, E., Gamer, M., Böckler, A., & Huestegge, L. (2020). How ubiquitous is the direct-gaze advantage? Evidence for an averted-gaze advantage in a gaze-discrimination task. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 1-23.

35. Breil, C. & Böckler, A. (2020). The lens shapes the view: On task dependency in ToM research. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 7, 41-50.

34. Tholen, M. G., Trautwein, F. M., Böckler, A., Singer, T., & Kanske, P. (2020). Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) item analysis of empathy and theory of mind. Human Brain Mapping.

33. Trautwein, F.-M., Kanske, P., Böckler, A., & Singer, T. (2020). Differential benefits of mental training types for attention, compassion, and theory of mind. Cognition, 194, 104039.

32. Riechelmann, E., Raettig, T., Böckler, A., & Huestegge, L. (2019). Gaze interaction: Anticipation-based control of the gaze of others. Psychological Research, 1-20.

31. Lehmann, K., Maliske, L., Böckler, A., & Kanske, P. (2019). Social impairments in mental disorders: Recent developments in studying the mechanisms of interactive behavior. Clinical Psychology in Europe, 1, e33143.

30. Götz, F., Böckler, A., & Eder, A. (2019). Low numbers from a low head? Effects of observed head orientation on numerical cognition. Psychological Research, 1-14.

29. Böckler, A. (2019). Why we share our cookies: Prosocial behavior from a psychological perspective. Anthropologischer Anzeiger Journal of Biological and Clinical Anthropology.

28. Riechelmann, E., Weller, L., Huestegge, L., Böckler, A., & Pfister, R. (2019). Revisiting intersubjective action-effect binding: No evidence for social moderators. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 1-12.

27. Böckler, A., Tusche, A., Schmidt, P., & Singer, T. (2018). Distinct mental trainings differentially affect altruistically motivated, norm motivated, and self-reported prosocial behavior. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 13560.

26. Lumma, A. L., Valk, S., Böckler, A., Vrticka, P., & Singer, T. (2018). Change in Emotional Self-Concept following Socio-Cognitive Training relates to Structural Plasticity of the Prefrontal Cortex. Brain and Behavior, 8(4).

25. van der Wel, R. P., Welsh, T., & Böckler, A. (2018). Talking heads or talking eyes? Effects of head orientation and sudden onset gaze cues on attention capture. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 80, 1-6.

24. Valk, S., Bernhardt, B., Trautwein, F. M., Böckler, A., Kanske, P., & Singer, T.  (2017). Structural Plasticity of the Social Brain: Differential change after socio-affective and cognitive mental training. Science Advances, 3(10), e1700489.

23. Böckler, A., Herrmann, L., Trautwein, F.-M., Holmes, T. & Singer, T. (2017). Know thy Selves: Learning to understand oneself increases the ability to understand others. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement, 1(2), 197-20. 

22 Lumma, A. L., Böckler, A., Vrticka, P., & Singer, T. (2017). Who am I? Differential effects of three contemplative mental trainings on emotional word use in self-descriptions. Self & Identity, 16(5), 607-628.

21 Böckler*, A., Sharifi*, M., Kanske, P., Dziobek, I., & Singer, T. (2017). Social decision making in narcissism: Reduced generosity and increased retaliation are driven by alterations in perspective-taking and anger. Personality and Individual Differences, 104, 1-7. * contributed equally

20 Huestegge, L., & Böckler, A. (2016). Out of the corner of the driver's eye: Peripheral processing of hazards in static traffic scenes. Journal of Vision, 16(2), 11-11.

19 Molenberghs, P., Trautwein, F.-M., Böckler, A., Singer, T., & Kanske, P. (2016). Neural correlates of metacognitive ability and of feeling confident: A large scale fMRI study. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, nsw093.

18 Bornemann, B., Kok, B. E., Böckler, A., & Singer, T. (2016). Helping from the heart: Voluntary up-regulation of heart rate variability predicts altruistic behavior. Biological Psychology, 119, 54-63.

17 Böckler*, A., Kanske*, P., Trautwein, F. M., Lesemann, F. H. P., & Singer, T. (2016). Are strong empathizers better mentalizers? Evidence for independence and interaction between the routes of social cognition. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, nsw052. * contributed equally

16 Valk, S., Bernhardt, B., Böckler, A., Kanske, P., & Singer, T. (2016). Substrates of metacognition on perception and metacognition on higher-order cognition relate to different subsystems of the mentalizing network. Human Brain Mapping, 37(10), 3388-3399.

15 Tusche, A., Böckler, A., Kanske, P., Trautwein, F.-M., & Singer, T. (2016). Decoding the charitable brain: Empathy, perspective taking and attention shifts differentially predict altruistic giving. The Journal of Neuroscience, 36, 4719-4732.

14 Böckler, A., Tusche, A., & Singer, T. (2016). The structure of human prosociality: Differentiating altruistically motivated, norm motivated, strategically motivated and self-reported prosocial behavior. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7(6), 530-541.

13 Valk, S.L., Bernhardt, B., Böckler, A., Trautwein, F.-M., Kanske, P., & Singer, T. (2016). Socio-cognitive phenotypes differentially modulate large-scale structural covariance networks. Cerebral Cortex, bhv319.

12 Böckler, A., Eskenazi, T., Sebanz, N., & Rueschemeyer, S.-A. (2016). (How) observed eye-contact modulates gaze following. An fMRI study. Cognitive Neuroscience, 7(1-4), 55-66

11 Böckler, A., van der Wel, R., & Welsh, T. (2015). Eyes only? Perceiving eye contact is neither sufficient nor necessary for attentional capture by face direction. Acta Psychologica, 160, 134-140.

10 Böckler*, A., Kanske*, P., Trautwein*, F.-M., & Singer, T. (2015). Dissecting the social brain: Introducing the EmpaToM to reveal distinct neural networks and brain-behavior relations for empathy and Theory of Mind. NeuroImage, 122, 6-19. * contributed equally

9 Böckler, A., Hömke, P., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2014). Invisible Man: Exclusion from shared attention affects gaze behavior and self-reports. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5(2), 140-148.

8 Böckler, A., van der Wel., R., & Welsh, T. (2014). Catching eyes: Effects of social and non-social cues on attention capture. Psychological Science, 25(3), 720-727.

7 Böckler, A., Timmermans, B., Sebanz, N., Schilbach, L., & Vogeley, K. (2014). The modulation of gaze following by observing shared attention in autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(7), 1651-1658.

6 Böckler, A., & Zwickel, J. (2013). Influences of spontaneous perspective taking on spatial and identity processing of faces. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 8(7), 735-740.

5 Böckler, A., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2012). Effects of a co-actor’s focus of attention on task performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38(6), 1404-1415.

4 Böckler, A., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2012). A co-actor’s focus of attention affects attention allocation and stimulus processing. An EEG study. Social Neuroscience, 7(6), 565-577.

3 Böckler, A., Alpay, G., & Stürmer, B. (2011). Accessory stimuli affect prerequisites of conflict, not conflict control: A Simon-task ERP study. Experimental Psychology, 58 (2), 102-109.

2 Böckler, A., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2011). Giving a helping hand: Effects of joint attention on mental rotation of body parts. Experimental Brain Research, 211, 531-545.

1 Böckler, A., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2011). Observing shared attention modulates gaze following. Cognition, 120, 292-298.


4 Böckler, A., Sebanz, N., Wilkinson, A., & Huber, L. (2017). Solving social coordination problems: From ants to apes. In S. Shepherd (Ed.), The Handbook of Evolutionary Neuroscience. New York: Rockefeller.

3 Böckler*, A., Kanske*, P., & Singer, T. (2015). Models, mechanisms and moderators dissociating empathy and Theory of Mind. In M. Wöhr, & S. Krach (Eds.), Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences – Social Behavior from Rodents to Humans: Neural Foundations and Clinical Implications. * contributed equally

2 Böckler, A. & Sebanz, N. (2013). Linking joint attention and joint action. In H. S.  Terrace & J. Metcalfe (Eds.) Agency and joint attention. New York: Oxford University Press.

1 Böckler, A., Knoblich, G., & Sebanz, N. (2010). Socializing cognition. In B. Glatzeder, V. Goel, & A. Mueller (Eds.) Perspectives on Thinking. Heidelberg: Springer.


2 Böckler, A. (2013). Looking at the world together: how others’ attentional relations to jointly attended scenes shape cognitive processing. Promotionsschrift. Radboud Universität, Nijmegen.

1 Böckler, A. (2008). Alerting affects conflict, but not conflict control. Diplomarbeit. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.