Belinda Pletzer – Publications


Pletzer, B., Harris, T., Ortner, T. (2017). Sex and menstrual cycle influences on three aspects of attention. Physiology & Behavior. [PubMed]

Hidalgo-Lopez, E., Pletzer, B. (2017). Interactive Effects of Dopamine Baseline Levels and Cycle Phase on Executive Functions: the Role of Progesterone. Frontiers in Neuroscience 11: 403. [PubMed]

Scheuringer, A., Pletzer, B. (2017). Sex Differences and Menstrual Cycle Dependent Changes in Cognitive Strategies during Spatial Navigation and Verbal Fluency. Frontiers in Psychology 8. [PubMed]

Scheuringer, A., Wittig, R., Pletzer, B. (2017). Sex differences in verbal fluency: the role of strategies and instructions. Cognitive Processing: 1-11. [PubMed]


Pletzer, B. (2016). Sex differences in number processing: Differential systems for subtraction and multiplication were confirmed in men, but not in women. Scientific Reports. [PubMed]

Pletzer, B., Crone, J.S., Kronbichler, M., Kerschbaum, H.H.  (2016). Menstrual cycle and hormonal contraceptive dependent changes in intrinsic connectivity of resting state brain networks correspond to behavioral changes due to hormonal status. Brain connectivity. [PubMed]

Pletzer, B., Moeller, K., Scheuringer, A., Domahs, F., Kerschbaum, H.H., Nuerk, H.-C. (2016). Behavioural evidence for sex differences in the overlap between subtraction and multiplication. Cognitive processing 17, 147-154. [PubMed]

Pletzer, B., Ortner, T.M. (2016). Neuroimaging supports behavioral personality assessment: Overlapping activations during reflective and impulsive risk taking. Biological Psychology 119, 46-53. [PubMed]

Pletzer, B., Scheuringer, A., Harris, T.A. (2016). Spacing and Presentation Modes Affect the Unit-Decade Compatibility Effect During Number Comparison. Experimental Psychology 63, 189-195. [PubMed]

Pletzer, B., Wood, G., Scherndl, T., Kerschbaum, H.H., Nuerk, H.-C. (2016). Components of Mathematics Anxiety: Factor Modeling of the MARS30-Brief. Frontiers in psychology 7, 91. [PubMed]

Scheuringer, A., Pletzer, B. (2016). Sex differences in the Kimchi-Palmer task revisited: Global reaction times, but not number of global choices differ between adult men and women. Physiology & Behavior 165, 159-165. [PubMed]


Pletzer, B., Kronbichler, M., Kerschbaum, H.H. (2015). Differential effects of androgenic and anti-androgenic progestins on fusiform and frontal gray matter volumes and face recognition performance. Brain Research 1596, 108-115. [PubMed]

Pletzer, B. (2015). Editorial: From Sex differences in neuroscience to a neuroscience of sex differences – new directions and perspectives. Frontiers in Neuroscience. [PubMed]

Pletzer, B., Petasis, O., Ortner, T. & Cahill, L. (2015). Interactive effects of culture and Sex Hormones on Sex Role Orientation. Frontiers in Neuroscience 9, 240. [PubMed]

Pletzer, B., Kronbichler, M., Nuerk, H.C., & Kerschbaum, H.H. (2015). Mathematics anxiety modulates default mode network deactivation in numerical tasks. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9, 202. [PubMed]

Tschernegg, M., Pletzer, B., Schwartenbeck, P., Ludersdorfer, P., Hoffmann, U. & Kronbichler, M. (2015). Impulsivity relates to striatal gray matter volumes in humans: evidence from a delay discounting paradigm. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9, 384. [PubMed]

Huber, M., Pletzer, B., Giourgas, A.,  Nickisch, A., Kunze, S., Illg, A. (2015). Schooling Relates to Mental Health Problems in Adolescents with Cochlear Implants—Mediation by Hearing and Family Variables. Frontiers in psychology 6, 1889. [PubMed]


Pletzer, B., Kronbichler, M., Nuerk, H.-C. & Kerschbaum, H.H. (2014a). Hormonal contraceptives masculinize brain activation patterns in the absence of behavioral changes in two numerical tasks. Brain Research 1543, 128-142. [PubMed]

Pletzer, B., Petasis, O. & Cahill, L. (2014b). Switching between Forest and Trees: Opposite relationship of progesterone and testosterone to global-local processing. Hormones & Behavior 66, 257-266. [PubMed]

Pletzer, B., Kerschbaum, H.H. (2014). 50 years of hormonal contraception. Time to find out, what it does to our brain. Frontiers in Neuroscience 8: 256. [PubMed]

Pletzer, B. (2014). Sex-specific strategy use and global-local processing: A perspective towards integrating sex differences in cognition. Frontiers in Neuroscience 8: 425. [PubMed]

Huber, M., Kipman, U., & Pletzer, B. (2014). Reading instead of Reasoning: Predictors of Arithmetic Skills in Children with Cochlear Implants. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 78, 1147-1152. [PubMed]


Pletzer, B., Kronbichler, M., Nuerk, H.C., & Kerschbaum, H.H. (2013). Sex differences in the processing of global vs. local stimulus aspects in a two-digit number comparison task – an fMRI study. PlosOne 8(1):e53824. [PubMed]


Pletzer, B., Kronbichler, M., Ladurner, G., Nuerk, H.C., & Kerschbaum, H.H. (2011). Menstrual cycle variations in the BOLD-response to a number bisection task: implications for research on sex differences. Brain Research 1420: 37-47. [PubMed]


Pletzer, B., Kronbichler, M., Aichhorn, M., Bergmann, J., Ladurner, G., & Kerschbaum, H.H. (2010). Menstrual cycle and hormonal contraceptive use modulate human brain structure. Brain Research 1348: 55-62. [PubMed]

Pletzer, B., Kerschbaum, H., & Klimesch, W. (2010). When frequencies never synchronize: the golden mean and the resting EEG. Brain Research 1335: 91-102. [PubMed]

Pletzer, B., Wood, G., Moeller, K., Nuerk, H.C., & Kerschbaum, H.H. (2010). Predictors of performance in a real-life statistics examination depend on the individual cortisol profile. Biological Psychology 85: 410-416. [PubMed]


Pletzer, B., Klimesch, W., Oberascher-Holzinger, K., & Kerschbaum, HH. (2007). Corticosterone response in a resident-intruder-paradigm depends on social state and coping style in adolescent male Balb-C mice. Neuroendocrinology letters 28, 585-590. [PubMed]