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Opitz, T.*, Schuwerk, T.*, Paulus, M., Kloo, D., Osterhaus, C., Lesch, K.-P., Sodian, B. (in press). No Links Between Genetic Variation and Developing Theory of Mind: A Preregistered Replication Attempt of Candidate Gene Studies. Developmental Science. (*shared co-first authorship). DOI: 10.1111/desc.13100.

Schuwerk, T., & Rakoczy, H. (in press). Social Interaction in Infancy. In H. J. Ferguson, V. Brunsdon, E. Bradford (Eds.). The Cognitive Basis of Social Interaction across the Lifespan. Oxford: University Press.


Stachl, C., Au, Q., Schoedel, R., Buschek, D., Völkel, S.T., Schuwerk, T., Oldemeier, M., Ullmann, T., Hussmann, H., Bischl, B., & Bühner, M. (2020). Behavioral Patterns in Smartphone Usage Predict Big Five Personality Traits. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(30), 17680-17687. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1920484117

Schoedel R., Pargent, F., Au, Q., Völkel, S.T., Schuwerk, T., Bühner, M. & Stachl, C. (2020). To Challenge the Morning Lark and the Night Owl: Using Smartphone Sensing Data to Investigate Day-Night Behavior Patterns. European Journal of Personality, 34, 733-752. DOI: 10.1002/per.2258

Ganglmayer, K., Schuwerk, T., Sodian, B., & Paulus, M. (2020). Do children and adults with autism spectrum condition anticipate others’ actions as goal-directed? A predictive coding perspective. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 50, 2077-2089. DOI: 0.1007/s10803-019-03964-8

Schuwerk, T., Bätz, J., Träuble, B., Sodian, B., & Paulus, M. (2020). Action Perception Affects Object Processing in Children With and Without Autism. Psychological Research, 84, 2248-2261. DOI: 10.1007/s00426-019-01223-0


Schuwerk, T., Kaltefleiter, L.J., Au, Q., Hoesl, A., & Stachl, C. (2019). Enter the Wild: Autistic Traits and Their Relationship to Mentalizing and Social Interaction in Everyday Life. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49, 4193-4208. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-019-04134-6Preprint

Grosso, S.S., Schuwerk, T., Kaltefleiter, L. J., & Sodian, B. (2019). 33-month-old children succeed in a false belief task with reduced processing demands: A replication of Setoh et al.(2016). Infant Behavior and Development, 54 151-155. DOI: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2018.09.012


Schuwerk, T., Priewasser, B., Sodian, B., & Perner, J. (2018). The Robustness and Generalizability of Findings on Spontaneous False Belief Sensitivity. A Replication attempt. Royal Society Open Science, 5(5): 172273 DOI: 10.1098/rsos.172273.

Schuwerk, T. (2018). Autismus und soziale Interaktion im Alltag: neue Forschungswege [Autism and social interaction in everyday life: new research avenues]. Persönlichkeitsstörungen: Theorie und Therapie, 22, 72-84. Link

Sommer, M., Döhnel, K., Jarvers, I., Blaas, L., Singer, M., Nöth, V., Schuwerk, T., & Rupprecht, R. (2018). False Belief Reasoning in Adults with and without Autistic Spectrum Disorder: Similarities and Differences. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 183. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00183.

Schuwerk, T., & Paulus, M. (2018). Action Prediction in Autism. In F. R. Volkmar (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. New York, NY: Springer New York. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_102206-1.


Paulus, M., Schuwerk, T., Sodian, B., Ganglmayer, K. (2017). Children’s and adults’ use of verbal information to visually anticipate others’ actions: A study on explicit and implicit social-cognitive processing. Cognition, 160, 145-152. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2016.12.013.

Schuwerk, T., Schurz, M., Müller, F., Rupprecht, R., & Sommer, M. (2017). The rTPJ’s Overarching Cognitive Function in Networks for Attention and Theory of Mind. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12(1), 157-168. DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsw163.


Schuwerk, T., Sodian, B., & Paulus, M. (2016). Cognitive Mechanisms Underlying Action Prediction in Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Condition. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(12), 3623-3639. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-016-2899-x.

Döhnel, K., Schuwerk, T., Sodian, B., Hajak, G., Rupprecht, R., & Sommer, M. (2016). An fMRI study on the comparison of different types of false belief reasoning: False belief-based emotion and behaviour attribution. Social Neuroscience, 12:6, 730-742. DOI: 10.1080/17470919.2016.1241823.

Schuwerk, T., Jarvers, I., Vuori, M., & Sodian, B. (2016). Implicit mentalizing persists beyond early childhood and is profoundly impaired in children with autism spectrum conditions, Frontiers in Psychology, 7:1696. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01696.

Aldaqre, I., Schuwerk, T., Daum, M., Paulus, M., & Sodian, B. (2016). Sensitivity to communicative and non- communicative gestures in adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder. Experimental Brain Research, 234, 2515-2527. DOI: 10.1007/s00221-016-4656-y.

Schuwerk, T., & Paulus, M. (2016). Preschoolers, Adolescents, and Adults Visually Anticipate an Agent’s Efficient Action; But Only After Having Learned to Make Use of Frequency Information. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69(4), 800-816. DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2015.1061028.


Sodian, B., Schuwerk, T., & Kristen, S. (2015). Implicit and Spontaneous Theory of Mind Reasoning in Autism Spectrum Disorders. in M. Fitzgerald (Ed.), Autism. Rijeka: InTech. DOI: 10.5772/59393.

Schuwerk, T., Vuori, M., & Sodian, B. (2015). Implicit and explicit Theory of Mind reasoning in autism spectrum disorders: The impact of experience. Autism, 19(4), 459-468. DOI: 10.1177/1362361314526004.


Schuwerk, T., Langguth B., & Sommer, M. (2014). Modulating functional and dysfunctional mentalizing by transcranial magnetic stimulation. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1190. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01309.

Schuwerk, T., Schecklmann, M., Langguth, B., Döhnel, K., Sodian, B., and Sommer, M. (2014). Inhibiting the posterior medial prefrontal cortex by rTMS decreases the discrepancy between self and other in Theory of Mind reasoning. Behavioral Brain Research, 274, 312-318. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2014.08.031.

Schuwerk, T., Döhnel, K., Sodian, B., Keck, I.R., Rupprecht, R., and Sommer, M. (2014). Functional Activity and Effective Connectivity of the Posterior Medial Prefrontal Cortex during Processing of Incongruent Mental States. Human Brain Mapping, 35, 2950-2965. DOI: 10.1002/hbm.22377.


Döhnel, K., Schuwerk, T., Meinhardt, J., Sodian, B., Hajak, G., & Sommer, M. (2012). Functional activity of the right temporo-parietal junction and of the medial prefrontal cortex associated with true and false belief-based behaviour attribution. Neuroimage, 60, 1652-1661. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.01.073.

Sommer, M., Döhnel, K., Schuwerk, T., & Hajak, G. (2012). Funktionell-neuroanatomische Grundlagen der Theory of Mind [Functional neuroanatomic basis of Theory of Mind]. in Förstl H. (Ed.), Theory of Mind: Neurobiologie und Psychologie sozialen Verhaltens (2. Auflage). Berlin: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-24916-7_8.


autismus – Zeitschrift des Bundesverbandes autismus Deutschland e.V.: Heureka! Ein Forum für partizipative Autismusforschung (Artikel von T. Schuwerk, H. Thaler, & L. Schilbach). Beitrag für Sonderausgabe „Gelungene Teilhabe“. Nr. 86, Dezember 2018. Link

Bayern 2 radioMikro: Interview für Sendung Tricksen, Schwindeln, Lügen - muss man immer die Wahrheit sagen? . Sendung vom 10. September 2018. Link

Leben & Erziehen: Interview für Beitrag Wie erziehen Profis?. Ausgabe 6/2018 (S. 22-25).