Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Sie sind hier: Startseite
Profil von Dr. Thomas Baumgartner


Herr Dr. Thomas Baumgartner


Institut für Psychologie / Social and Affective Neuroscience

Universität Basel
Kognitive Neurowissenschaften, Verhaltensneurobiologie

Birmannsgasse 8
4055  Basel

+41 (0)61 267 02 88

Zu meiner Person


I investigate the foundations of human emotional and social behavior using a multi-method and interdisciplinary approach combining theories, paradigms, and techniques from disciplines as varied as neuroscience (e.g., functional and structural MRI, TMS, combined TMS-fMRI, EEG), social psychology (e.g., questionnaires, social stress paradigms), psychobiology (e.g., hormonal and autonomic measures), and economics (e.g., game theoretic paradigms such as the ultimatum, trust and prisoner’s dilemma games).

More specifically, I am interested in the study of the neural and hormonal mechanisms underlying social and non-social decision making; emotional perception, experience and anticipation. My further research involves the study of emotion-regulation capacities, their role in (social) decision making, and their impact on emotional experience and anticipation.

Kognitive Neurowissenschaften, Verhaltensneurobiologie

Master in Psychologie, Pathopsychologie und Neurophysiologie


Position / Tätigkeit:
Wissenschaftlicher Assistent




Meine Artikel als wissenschaftlicher Betreuer auf (gefunden 1)

In Fachjournalen

Ausgewählte Publikationen:

Baumgartner, T., Knoch, D., Hotz, P., Eisenegger, C., Fehr, E. (2011). Dorsolateral and ventromedial prefrontal cortex orchestrate normative choice. Nature Neuroscience.

Baumgartner, T., Götte, L., Gügler, R., Fehr, E. (2011). The mentalizing network orchestrates the impact of parochial altruism on social norm enforcement. Human Brain Mapping.

Baumgartner, T., Fischbacher, U., Feierabend, A., Lutz, K., & Fehr, E. (2009). The Neural Circuitry of a Broken Promise. Neuron, 64, 756-770.

Baumgartner, T., Heinrichs, M., Vonlanthen, A., Fischbacher, U. & Fehr, E. (2008). Oxytocin Shapes the Neural Circuitry of Trust and Trust Adaption in Humans. Neuron, 58, 639-650.

Baumgartner, T., Speck, D., Wettstein, D., Masnari, O., Beeli, G., Jäncke, L. (2008). Feeling present in arousing virtual reality worlds: prefrontal brain regions differentially orchestrate presence experience in adults and children. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience,, 2, 1-12.

In den Medien

Ausgewählte Publikationen:

Scientific American: To trust or not to trust: Ask Oxytocin

Science Online: The Neurochemistry of Forgiving and Forgetting

Scientific American: Can a Brain Scan Predict a Broken Promise?

Swiss Info: Brain scans could detect future criminals

My Brain