Spencer H., Lesemann F. H. P., Kraaijenvanger E. J., Overbeek G., Montoya E. R., Branje S., Boks M. P. & Bos P. A. (2021) Oxytocin System Gene Methylation is Associated with Empathic Responses towards Children. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 105629. (open acces)

Bos P. A., Lesemann F. H. P., Spencer H., Stein D. J., van Honk J. & Montoya E. R. (2021) Preliminary data on increased reactivity towards children in distress after testosterone administration in women: A matter of protection? Biological Psychology165, 108176. (open access)

Rijnders R. J., Terburg D., Bos P. A., Kempes M. M. & van Honk J. (2021) Unzipping empathy in psychopathy: Empathy and facial affect processing in psychopaths. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.

Meier I. M., van Honk J., Bos P. A. & Terburg D. (2021) A mu-opioid feedback model of human social behavior. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 121:250-258. (open access)

Grapsas S., Denissen J. J. A., Lee H. Y., Bos P. A. & Brummelman E. (2020) Climbing up or falling down: Narcissism predicts physiological sensitivity to social status in children and their parents. Dev Sci. 9:e13062. (open access)

Parianen-Lesemann, F. H. P., Spencer, H., Montoya, E. R., Kraaijenvanger, E. J., He, Y., Branje, S., Boks, M. P. & Bos, P. A. (2020) Methylation of oxytocin related genes and early life trauma together shape the N170 response to human faces. European Neuropsychopharmacology39, 19-28.

van Buuren, M., Walsh, R. J., Sijtsma, H., Hollarek, M., Lee, N. C., Bos, P. A. & Krabbendam, L. (2020) Neural correlates of self-and other-referential processing in young adolescents and the effects of testosterone and peer similarity. NeuroImage219, 117060. (open access)

Endendijk, J. J., Smit, A. K., Bos, P. A. & Van Baar, A. L. (2020) Pictures of Preterm Infants Elicit Increased Affective Responses and Reduced Reward-Motivation or Perspective Taking in the Maternal Brain. Behavioural Brain Res., 390, 112677. (open access)

Endendijk, J. J., Smit, A. K., Van Baar, A. L. & Bos, P. A. (2020) What a cute baby! Preliminary evidence from a fMRI study for the association between mothers’ neural responses to infant faces and activation of the parental care system. Neuropsychologia, 143, 107493. (open access)

Heany, S. J., Terburg, D., Stein, D. J., van Honk, J. & Bos, P. A. (2020) Neural responses in the pain matrix when observing pain of others are unaffected by testosterone administration in women. Experimental Brain Res. 238, 751–759. (open access)

Endendijk,  J. J., Smit, A. K., van Baar A. L. & Bos P. A. (2019) Boys’ toys, girls’ toys: An fMRI study of mothers’ neural responses to children violating gender expectations. Biol Psychol. 148, 107776.

Kraaijenvanger, E. J., He, Y., Spencer, H., Smith, A. K., Bos, P. A., & Boks, M. P. (2019) Epigenetic variability in the human oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene: a possible pathway from early life experiences to psychopathologies. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 96,127-142. (open access)

Terburg, D., Scheggia, D., Triana del Rio, R., Klumpers, F., Ciobanu, A. C., Morgan, B., Montoya, E. R., Bos, P.A., Giobellina, G., van den Burg, E., de Gelder, B., Stein, D.J., Stoop, R. & van Honk, J. (2018) The Basolateral Amygdala is Essential for Rapid Escape Behavior: A Human and Rodent Study. Cell. 175 (3), 723-735. (open access)

Bos, P. A., Spencer, H., & Montoya, E. R. (2018) Oxytocin reduces neural activation in response to infant faces in nulliparous young women. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 13 (10), 1099-1109. (open access)

Bos, P. A., Hechler, C., Beijers, R., Shinohara, K., Esposito, G., & de Weerth, C. (2018) Prenatal and postnatal cortisol and testosterone are related to parental caregiving quality in fathers, but not in mothers. Psychoneuroendocrinology97, 94-103. (open access)

Spencer, H., Heitland, I., Montoya, E. R., Branje, S. J., & Bos, P. A. (2018) Ethnic effects when facing children: an ERP study. Biological Psychology, 138, 56-62.

Brummelman, E., Terburg, D. Smit, M. Bögels, S. M. & Bos P.A. (2019) Parental touch reduces social vigilance in children. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 35, 87-93.(open access)

Endendijk J.J., Spencer H., Bos P.A. & Derks B. (2019) Neural Processing of Gendered Information is More Robustly Associated with Mothers’ Gendered Communication with Children than Mothers’ Implicit and Explicit Gender Stereotypes. Social Neuroscience, 14 (3), 300-312. (open access)

Heany, S. J., Bethlehem, R. A., van Honk, J., Bos, P. A., Stein, D. J., & Terburg, D. (2018) Effects of Testosterone Administration on Threat and Escape Anticipation in the Orbitofrontal Cortex. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 69, 42-51. (open access)

Endendijk J.J., Spencer H., van Baar A.L. & Bos P.A. (2018) Mothers’ neural responses to infant faces are associated with activation of the maternal care system and observed intrusiveness with their own child. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 18, 609–621.(open access)

Bos, P. A. (2017) The endocrinology of human caregiving and its intergenerational transmission. Development and Psychopathology, 29 (3), 971-999.

Kraaijenvanger, E. J., Hofman, D. & Bos, P. A. (2017) A neuroendocrine account of facial mimicry. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 77, 98-106.

Montoya, E. R. & Bos, P. A. (2017) How Oral Contraceptives Impact Social-Emotional Behavior and Brain Function. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 21(2), 125-136.  doi:10.1016/j.tics.2016.11.005

Bos, P. A., Jap-Tjong, N., Spencer, H. & Hofman, D. (2016) Social context modulates facial imitation of children’s emotional expressions. PLoS One, 11(12): e0167991. (open access).

Meier, I. M., Bos, P. A., Hamilton, K., Stein, D. J., Van Honk, J., & Malcolm-Smith, S. (2016) Naltrexone increases negatively-valenced facial responses to happy faces in female participants. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 74, 65-68.

Bos, P. A., Hofman, D., Hermans, E. J., Montoya, E. R., Baron-Cohen, S., & van Honk, J. (2016) Testosterone reduces functional connectivity during the ‘Reading the Mind in the Eyes’ Test. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 68, 194-201.

Montoya, E. R., van Honk, J., Bos, P. A. & Terburg, D. (2015) Dissociated neural effects of cortisol depending on threat escapability. Human Brain Mapping 36 (11), 4304-4316

van Honk, J., Bos P. A., Terburg. D., Heany, S. & Stein, D.J. (2015) Neuroendocrine models of social anxiety disorder. Dialogues in clinical neuroscience 17 (3), 287.

Bos P. A.*, Montoya E. R.*, Hermans E. Keysers C. & van Honk, J. (2015) Oxytocin reduces neural activity in the pain circuitry when seeing pain in others. NeuroImage 113:217-24.

Pos P. A., Brummelman E. & Terburg D. (2015) Cognition as the tip of the emotional iceberg: A neuro-evolutionary perspective. Behav Brain Sci. Jan;38:e72.

Syal S., Ipser J., Terburg D., Solms M., Panksepp J., Malcolm-Smith S., Bos P. A., Montoya E. R., Stein D. J. & van Honk J. (2015) Improved memory for reward cues following acute buprenorphine administration in humans. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 53:10-5.

Bos P. A.*, Montoya E. R.*, Terburg D. & van Honk, J. (2014) Cortisol administration increases hippocampal activation to infant crying in males depending on childhood neglect. Hum Brain Mapp, 35:5116-26.

Montoya E. R., Bos P. A., Terburg D, Rosenberger L. A. & van Honk J. (2014) Cortisol administration induces flobal down-regulation of the brain’s reward circuitry. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 47:31-42.  

Bethlehem R. A. I., Baron-Cohen S., van Honk J., Auyeung B. & Bos P.A. (2014) The oxytocin paradox. Front Behav Neurosci, 8:48. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00048.

Bos P. A., van Honk J., Ramsey N. F., Stein D. J. & Hermans E. J. (2013) Testosterone administration in women increases amygdala responses to fearful and happy faces. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38: 808-17.

Montoya E.R., Terburg D., Bos P.A., Will G.J., Buskens V., Raub W. & van Honk J. (2013) Testosterone administration modulates moral judgments depending on second-to-fourth digit ratio. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38: 1362-9.

Hofman D.*, Bos P. A.*, Schutter D.J., van Honk, J. (2012) Fairness modulates non- conscious facial mimicry in women. Proc Biol Sci, 279: 3535-9.

van Honk J., Montoya E. R., Bos P. A., van Vugt M. & Terburg, D. (2012) New evidence on testosterone on cooperation. Nature, 485(7399):E4-5; discussion E5-6.

Bos P. A., Hermans E. J., Ramsey N. F. & van Honk J. (2012) The neural mechanisms by which testosterone acts on interpersonal trust. NeuroImage, 61: 730-7. (2012 editor’s choice award)

Bos P. A., Panksepp J., Bluthé R. M. & van Honk J. (2012) Acute effects of steroid and neuropeptides on human social-emotional behavior; a review of single  administration studies. Front Neuroendocrinol, 33: 17-35. (most cited paper Front Neuroendocrinol  from 2011)

Montoya, E. R., Terburg, D., Bos, P. A. & van Honk, J. (2012) Testosterone, cortisol and serotonin as key regulators of social aggression: A review and theoretical perspective, MotivEmot, 36: 65-73.

van Honk J., Terburg D. & Bos P. A. (2011) Further notes on testosterone as a social hormone. Trends Cogn Sci, 15:291-2.

van Honk J., Schutter D. J.*, Bos P. A.*, Kruyt A., Lentjes E. & Baron-Cohen S. (2011) Testosterone Administration Impairs cognitive empathy in women depending on second-to-fourth digit ratio. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 108:3448-52.

Bos P. A., Terburg D. & van Honk J. (2010) Testosterone decreases trust in socially naïve humans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 107:9991-5.

Bos P. A., Hermans E. J., Montoya E. R., Ramsey N. F. & van Honk J. (2010) Testosterone administration modulates neural responses to crying infants in young females. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 35:114-21.

Hermans E. J., Bos P. A., Ossewaarde L., Ramsey N. F., Fernández G., van Honk J. (2010) Exogenous testosterone enhances the ventral striatal BOLD response during reward anticipation in humans. NeuroImage, 52:277-83.

Hermans E. J., van Wingen G., Bos P. A., Putman P. & van Honk J. (2009) Reduced facial mimicry in woman with autistic traits. Biol Psychol, 80: 348-53.

Book chapters

Van Honk J., Bos P. A. & Terburg, D. (2014) Testosterone and dominance in humans: behavioral and brain mechanisms. In New frontiers in Social Neuroscience. Decety, J & Yves, C. (editors) Springer; New York.

Dutch publications

Bos P.A. & van Honk J. (2010) De rol van testosteron en oxytocine bij menselijke sociale interactie, Neuropraxis.

* contributed equally