Open Science

Open hypotheses, data, and code

We support "open science”, preregsitration & preprints. Here you can find published code and data. Here is a list of recent articles and preprints that adhere to open science principles.


  • Noachtar, Harris, Hidalgo-Lopez & Pletzer, 2022, Communications Biology: "Sex and strategy effects on brain activation during a 3D-navigation task"
  • Harris, Hagg & Pletzer, 2022, Frontiers in Neuroscience: "Eye-Movements During Navigation in a Virtual Environment: Sex Differences and Relationship to Sex Hormones"
  • Menting-Henry, Hidalgo-Lopez, Aichhorn, Kronbichler, Kerschbaum & Pletzer, 2022, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience: "Oral Contraceptives Modulate the Relationship Between Resting Brain Activity, Amygdala Connectivity and Emotion Recognition – A Resting State fMRI Study"


  • Pletzer, Poppelaars, Klackl & Jonas, 2021, Stress: "The gonadal response to social stress and its relationship to cortisol"
  • Hidalgo-Lopez, Zeidman, Harris, Razi & Pletzer, 2021, Communications Biology: "Spectral dynamic causal modelling in healthy women reveals brain connectivity changes along the menstrual cycle"
  • Hausinger & Pletzer, 2021, Behavioral Brain Research: "Sex hormones modulate sex differences and relate to hemispheric asymmetries in a divided visual field Navon task"
  • Hidalgo-Lopez & Pletzer, 2021, Psychoneuroendocrinology: "Fronto-striatal changes along the menstrual cycle during working memory: Effect of sex hormones on activation and connectivity patterns"
  • Pletzer, Scheuringer, Harris & Scherndl, 2021, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General: "The missing link: Global-local processing relates to number-magnitude processing in women."


  • Schulte, Hawelka & Pletzer, 2020, Physiology & Behavior: "Eye-movements during number comparison: Associations to sex and sex hormones"
  • Hidalgo-Lopez, Zimmermann & Pletzer, 2020, Scientific Reports: "Intra-subject consistency of spontaneous eye blink rate in young women across the menstrual cycle"
  • Scheuringer, Harris & Pletzer, 2020, Brain & Language: "Recruiting the right hemisphere: Sex differences in inter-hemispheric communication during semantic verbal fluency"
  • Hidalgo-Lopez, Mueller, Harris, Aichhorn, Sacher & Pletzer, 2020, Brain Structure & Function: "Human menstrual cycle variation in subcortical functional brain connectivity: a multimodal analysis approach"
  • Gruber, Distlberger, Scherndl, Ortner & Pletzer, 2020, European Journal of Psychological Assessment: "Psychometric Properties of the Multifaceted Gender-Related Attributes Survey (GERAS)"


  • Harris, Scheuringer & Pletzer, 2019, Biology of Sex Differences: "Perspective and strategy interactively modulate sex differences in a 3D navigation task"
  • Pletzer, Harris, Scheuringer & Hidalgo-Lopez, 2019, Neuropsychopharmacology: "The cycling brain: menstrual cycle related fluctuations in hippocampal and fronto-striatal activation and connectivity during cognitive tasks"
  • Pletzer, Jaeger & Hawelka, 2019, Neuropsychopharmacology: "Sex hormones and number processing. Progesterone and testosterone relate to hemispheric asymmetries during number comparison"
  • Hidalgo-Lopez & Pletzer, 2019, Scientific Reports: "Individual differences in the effect of menstrual cycle on basal ganglia inhibitory control"
  • Pletzer, Harris & Hidalgo-Lopez, 2019, Scientific Reports: "Previous contraceptive treatment relates to grey matter volumes in the hippocampus and basal ganglia"


  • Pletzer, Harris & Hidalgo-Lopez, 2018, Scientific Reports: "Subcortical structural changes along the menstrual cycle: beyond the hippocampus"


  • Pletzer, Scheuringer & Scherndl, 2017, Scientific Reports: "Global-local processing relates to spatial and verbal processing: implications for sex differences in cognition"


  • Pletzer, 2016, Scientific Reports: "Sex differences in number processing: Differential systems for subtraction and multiplication were confirmed in men, but not in women"