Welcome to my personal website.

I am the managing consultant psychiatrist, the head of the Clinic and Day Clinic for Disorders of Social Interaction and group leader of the Independent Max Planck Research Group for Social Neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry (Munich, Germany).

I am also a lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Munich, Germany), a faculty member of the International Max Planck Research School for Translational Psychiatry (IMPRS-TP) and associate faculty member at the Graduate School of Systemic Neuroscience (GSN; both: Munich, Germany).

This website provides information about my academic activities, including research interests, my team, publications and talks.

Selected papers

Schilbach, L*, Timmermans, B*, Reddy, V, Costall, A, Bente, G, Schlicht, T, Vogeley, K (2013). Toward a second-person neuroscience. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. *Equal contributions. (pdf)

Preller, K, Herdener, M, Schilbach, L, Stämpfli, P, Hulka, LM, Vonmoos, M, Ingold, N, Vogeley, K, Tobler, P, Seifritz, E, Quednow, B (2014). Altered response to social gaze is associated with blunted activation of the brain‘s reward system in cocaine users. PNAS. (pdf)

Schilbach, L (2015). Eye to eye, face to face and brain to brain: Novel approaches to study the behavioral dynamics and neural mechanisms of social interactions. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. (pdf)

Schilbach, L (2016). Toward a second-person neuropsychiatry. Phil Trans R Soc B. (pdf)

Sevgi, M, Diaconescu, A, Tittgemeyer, M & Schilbach, L (2016). Social Bayes: Using Bayesian Modeling to Investigate Autistic Trait-Related Differences in Implicit Social Cognition. Biological Psychiatry. (pdf)

von der Lühe, T*, Manera, V*, Barisic, I, Becchio, C, Vogeley, K, Schilbach, L (2016). Interpersonal predictive coding, not action perception is impaired in autism. *Equal contributions. Phil Trans R Soc B. (pdf)

Leonhard Schilbach, MD

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Leonhard Schilbach, MD

Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry

Kraepelinstr. 2-10

80804 Munich, Germany

phone: +49 89 30622 348

fax: +49 89  30622 562

email: leonhard_schilbach (at)

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