Links to publications in google-scholar/research gate


Demler, V. F., Sterner, E. F., Wilson, M., Zimmer, C., & Knolle, F. (2023). Association between increased anterior cingulate glutamate and psychotic-like symptoms, but not autistic traits. medRxiv, 2023-02.

Bracher KM, Wohlschläger A, Koch K, Knolle F. Clustering cognitive phenotypes in affective and non-affective psychosis. medRxiv

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

[26] Knolle F, Arumugham SS, Barker R, et al. (2023). Grey matter morphometric biomarkers for classifying early schizophrenia and PD psychosis: a multicentre study. npc Parkinson’s Disease. accepted.

[25] Knolle F, Sterner EF, Moutoussi M, Adams R, Griffin JD, Haarsma J, Taverne H, NSPN Consortium, Goodyer IM, Fletcher PC, and Murray GK. (2023). Action selection in early stages of psychosis: an active inference approach.Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience,  48 (1), E78-E89.

[24] Brandl, F., Knolle, F., Avram, M., Leucht, C., Yakushev, I., Priller, J., Leucht, S., Sibylle Ziegler, Wunderlich, K., Sorg, C. (2023) Negative symptoms, striatal dopamine, and model-free reward decision-making in schizophrenia. Brain 146 (2), 767-777.

[23] Daimer, S., Mihatsch, L., Neufeld, A.S., Murray, G.K., Knolle, F. (2022). Investigating the relationship of COVID-19 related stress and media consumption with schizotypy, depression, and anxiety in cross-sectional surveys repeated throughout the pandemic in Germany and the UK. eLife 11:e75893.

[22] Kesby, J., Murray, G.K., Knolle, F. (2021). Neural circuitry of salience and reward processing in psychosis. Biological Psychiatry GOS.

[21] Daimer, S., Mihatsch, L., Ronan, L., Murray, G., Knolle, F., 2021. Subjective impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on schizotypy and general mental health in Germany and the UK, for independent samples in May and in October 2020 Frontiers of Psychology, 12, 667848.

[20] Mihatsch, L., von der Linde, M., Knolle, F., Luchting, B., Dimitriadis, K. and Heyn, J., 2021. Survey of German medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic: attitudes toward volunteering versus compulsory service and associated factors. Journal of Medical Ethics.

[19] Knolle, F., Ronan, L. and Murray, G.K., 2021. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health in the general population: a comparison between Germany and the UK. BMC Psychology, 9, 60.

[18] Sorby-Adams, A.J., Schneider, W.T., Goncalves, R.P., Knolle, F., Morton, A.J. (2020). Measuring executive function in sheep (Ovis aries) using visual stimuli in a semi-automated operant system. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 351, 109009.

[17] Avram, M., Brandl, F., Knolle, F., Cabello, J., Leucht, C., Scherr, M., Mustafa, M., Koutsouleris, N., Leucht, S., Ziegler, S., Sorg, C. (2020) Cortico-thalamic dysconnectivity links with aberrant striatal dopamine in schizophrenia. A simultaneous 18F-DOPA-PET/resting-state fMRI study. Brain, 143 (11), 3495-3505. 

[16] Knolle, F., Viviani, R., Garodalo, S., Ermakova, A.O., Justicia, A., Fletcher, P.C., Williams, G. & Murray, G.K. (2020). Differences in emotional salience processing between Parkinson’s patients with and without psychotic symptoms. NeuroImage:Clinical, 102277.

[15] Montagnese, M., Knolle, F., Haarsma, J., Griffin, J.D., Richards, A., Vertes, P. Kiddle, B., Fletcher, P.C., Jones, P.B., Owen, M.J., Fonagy, P., Bullmore, E.T., Dolan, R., NSPN Consortium, Moutoussis, M., Goodyer, I., Murray G.K. (2020). Reinforcement learning in psychosis: Relation of genetics and negative symptoms. Schizophrenia Research, 222, 389-396.

[14] Haarsma, J., Knolle, F., Griffin, J.D., Taverne, H. Mada, M., Goodyer, I.M., the NSPN Consortium, Fletcher, P.C., Murray, G.K. (2020).Influence of prior beliefs on perception in early psychosis: effects of illness stage and hierarchical level of belief. Journal Abnormal Psychology ,129(6), 581-598.

[13] Knolle, F., Schwartze, M., Schröger, E., & Kotz, S. A. (2019). Auditory predictions and prediction errors in response to self-initiated vowels. Frontiers in neuroscience, 13, 1146.

[12] Murray*, G. K., Knolle*, F., Ersche, K. D., Craig, K. J., Abbott, S., Shabbir, S. S., … & Robbins, T. W. (2019). Dopaminergic drug treatment remediates exaggerated cingulate prediction error responses in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychopharmacology, 1-12.* Joint first author.

[11] Ermakova, A.O., Gileadi, N., Knolle, F., Justicia, A., Anderson, R., Fletcher, P.C., Moutoussis, M., Murray, G.K. (2019). Cost evaluation during decision making in patients at early stages of psychosis. Computational Psychiatry, 3, 18-39.

[10] Knolle, F., Goncalves, R., Davies, E., Duff, A., & Morton, J. (2019). Response-inhibition during problem solving in sheep. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 32.

[9] Knolle*, F., Ermakova*, A.O., Justicia, A., Fletcher, P.C., Bunseck, N., Düzel, E. & Murray, G.K. (2018). Brain responses to different types of salience in antipsychotic naïve first episode psychosis: An fMRI study. Translational Psychiatry. 8:196. * Joint first author.

[8] Ermakova*, A.O., Knolle*, F., Justicia, A., Bullmore, E.T., Jones, P.J., Robbins, T.W., Fletcher, P.C., & Murray, G.K. (2018). Abnormal reward prediction error signalling in antipsychotic naïve individuals with first episode psychosis or clinical risk for psychosis. Neuropsychopharmacology, 43, 1691–1699. * Joint first author.

[7] Knolle, F., Goncalves, R. & Morton, J. (2017). Sheep recognise familiar and unfamiliar human faces from 2D images. Royal Society Open Science, 4: 171228.

[6] Knolle, F., Vallotton, C., & Ayoub, C. (2018). Maltreated children use more grammatical negations. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-12.

[5] Knolle, F., McBride, S.D., Stewart, J.E., Goncalves, R. & Morton, J. (2017). A stop-signal task for sheep: Introduction and validation of a direct measure for the stop-signal reaction time. Animal Cognition, 20(4), 615–626.

[4] Knolle, F., Schröger, E., & Kotz, S. A. (2013). Prediction errors in self- and externally-generated deviants. Biological Psychology, 92(2), 410-416.

[3] Knolle, F., Schröger, E., & Kotz, S. A. (2013). Cerebellar contribution to the prediction of self-initiated sounds. Cortex, 49(9), 2449-2461.

[2] Knolle, F., Schröger, E., Baess, P., & Kotz, S. A. (2012). The cerebellum generates motor-to-auditory predictions: ERP lesion evidence. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(3), 698-706.


[1] Knolle, F. (2012). Knowing what’s next: The role of the cerebellum in generating predictions. PhD Thesis, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig. ISBN: 978-3-941504-26-4