Peters A Die Selfish-Brain-Theorie: Wie Stress die Körperform verändert, Diabetes verursacht und die Mortalität erhöht. In: Egle UT, Heim C, Strauß B, von Känel R (Hrsg.) Psychosomatik - neurobiologisch fundiert und evidenzbasiert. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer Verlag; 2020:193-200


Peters A Selfish-Brain-Theorie. In: Biesalski HK, Bischoff SC, Pirlich M, Weimann A,

eds. Ernährungsmedizin. Vol 5. Auflage. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag; 2017:65-75


Peters A Regulation der Nahrungsaufnahme. In: Biesalski HK, Bischoff SC, Pirlich M,

Weimann A, eds. Ernährungsmedizin. Vol 5. Auflage. Stuttgart: Thieme Verlag; 2017:90-95

Auswahl der wichtigsten Arbeiten seit 2007

Peters A, Sprengell B, Kubera B 2022 The principle of 'brain energy on demand' and its predictive power for stress, sleep, stroke, obesity and diabetes. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 141:104847. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2022.104847


Peters A, Hartwig M, Spiller T 2022 Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Explained by the Free Energy Principle. Frontiers in Psychology 13:931701. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.931701


Hartwig M, Bhat A, Peters A 2022 How Stress Can Change Our Deepest Preferences: Stress Habituation Explained Using the Free Energy Principle. Frontiers in Psychology 13:865203. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.865203


Kubera B, Kohlmann T, Peters A 2022 Psychosocial stress, body shape and cardiovascular events: Results from the Whitehall II study. Comprehensive Psychoneuroendocrinology 9:100104. doi: 10.1016/j.cpnec.2021.100104


Sprengell M, Kubera B, Peters A 2021 Brain Mass (Energy) Resistant to Hyperglycaemic Oversupply: A Systematic Review. Frontiers in Neuroscience 15:740502. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2021.740502


Sprengell M, Kubera B, Peters A 2021 Proximal Disruption of Brain Energy Supply Raises Systemic Blood Glucose: A Systematic Review. Frontiers in Neuroscience 15:685031. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2021.685031


Sprengell M, Kubera B, Peters A 2021 Brain More Resistant to Energy Restriction Than Body: A Systematic Review. Frontiers in Neuroscience 15:639617. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2021.639617


Hartwig M, Peters A 2021 Cooperation and Social Rules Emerging from the Principle of Surprise Minimization. Frontiers in Psychology 11:606174. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.606174


Peters A, Reisch C, Langemann D 2018 LTP or LTD? Modeling the Influence of Stress on Synaptic Plasticity. Eneuro 5(1):e0242-17.2018


Peters A, McEwen BS, Friston K 2017 Uncertainty and stress: Why it causes diseases and how it is mastered by the brain. Progress in Neurobiology 156:164-188


Kubera B, Leonhard C, Rößler A, Peters A 2017 Stress-Related Changes in Body Form: Results from the Whitehall II Study. Obesity (Silver Spring) 25(9):1625-1632


Kubera B, Klement J, Wagner C, Rädel C, Eggeling J, Füllbrunn S, Kaczmarek M, Levinsky R,

Peters A 2016 Differences in fairness and trust between lean and corpulent men. International Journal of Obesity (Lond) 40(11):1802-1808


Peters A, McEwen BS 2015 Stress habituation, body shape and cardiovascular mortality. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. Jul 3;56:139-150. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiorev.2015.07.001 Epub 2015 Jul 3


Kubera B, Hubold C, Wischnath H, Zug S, Peters A 2014 Rise of ketone bodies with psychosocial stress in normal weight men. Psychoneuroendocrinology 45:43-48    


Peters A, Kubera B, Hubold C, Langemann D 2013 The corpulent phenotype-how the brain maximizes survival in stressful environments. Front Neurosci 7:47 doi: 10.3389/fnins.2013.00047

Kubera B, Bosy-Westphal A, Peters A, Braun W, Langemann D, Neugebohren S, Heller M, Muller MJ 2013 Energy allocation between brain and body during ontogenetic development. Am J Hum Biol 6:725-32. 

Kubera B, Hubold C, Zug S, Wischnath H, Wilhelm I, Hallschmid M, Entringer S, Langemann D, Peters A 2012 The brain's supply and demand in obesity. Front Neuroenergetics 4:4, doi: 10.3389/fnene.2012.00004

Kubera B, Hubold C, Otte S, Lindenberg AS, Zeiss I, Krause R, Steinkamp M, Klement J, Entringer S, Pellerin L, Peters A 2012 Rise in plasma lactate concentrations with psychosocial stress: a possible sign of cerebral energy demand. Obes Facts 5:384-392


Peters A, McEwen BS 2011 Introduction for the allostatic load special issue. In: McEwen BS, Peters A, eds. Allostasis and Allostatic Load / Special Issue. Physiology and Behavior; 1-4, doi: 10.1016

Peters A, Kubera B, Hubold C, Langemann D 2011 The Selfish Brain: Stress and Eating Behavior. Front  Neurosci 5:74 doi: 10.3389/fnins.2011.00047


Rose AJ, Diaz MB, Reimann A, Klement J, Walcher T, Krones-Herzig A, Strobel O, Werner J, Peters A, Kleyman A, Tuckermann JP, Vegiopoulos A, Herzig S 2011 Molecular control of systemic bile Acid homeostasis by the liver glucocorticoid receptor. Cell Metab 14:123-130

Peters A, Bosy-Westphal A, Kubera B, Langemann D, Goele K, Later W, Heller M, Hubold C, Muller MJ 2011 Why doesn't the brain lose weight, when obese people diet? Obes Facts 4:151-157


Klement J, Hubold C, Cords H, Oltmanns KM, Hallschmid M, Born J, Lehnert H, Peters A 2010 High-calorie glucose-rich food attenuates neuroglycopenic symptoms in patients with Addison's disease. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 95:522-528

Hitze B, Hubold C, van Dyken R, Schlichting K, Lehnert H, Entringer S, Peters A 2010 How the Selfish Brain Organizes its 'Supply and Demand'. Front Neuroenergetics 2:7, doi: 10.3389/fnene.2010.00007


Peters A, Hitze B, Langemann D, Bosy-Westphal A, Mueller MJ 2010 Brain size, body size, and longevity. 34 ed.; 1349-1352

van Dyken R, Hubold C, Meier S, Hitze B, Marxsen A, Oltmanns KM, Schweiger U, Lehnert H, Pellerin L, Peters A 2010 Low plasma lactate concentrations as a biomarker of an incompetent brain pull: a risk factor for weight gain in type 2 diabetes patients. 35 ed.; 1287-1293


Peters A, Langemann D 2009 Build-ups in the supply chain of the brain: on the neuroenergetic cause of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Front Neuroenergetics 1:2, doi: 10.3389/neuro.14.002.2009

Klement J, Hubold C, Hallschmid M, Loeck C, Oltmanns KM, Lehnert H, Born J, Peters A 2009 Effects of glucose infusion on neuroendocrine and cognitive parameters in Addison disease. Metabolism 58:1825-1831


Klement J, Pais I, Hallschmid M, Hubold C, Knispel A, Oltmanns KM, Schultes B, Born J, Peters A 2009 Blocking AMPA receptor signalling by caroverine infusion does not affect counter-regulation of hypoglycaemia in healthy men. Diabetologia 52:1192-1196

Pais I, Hubold C, Hallschmid M, Letterer S, Oltmanns K, Schultes B, Born J, Peters A 2008 Blocking NMDA receptor signaling does not decrease hormonal counterregulation to hypoglycemia in humans. Psychoneuroendocrinology 33:1069-1076


Schweiger U, Greggersen W, Rudolf S, Pusch M, Menzel T, Winn S, Hassfurth J, Fassbinder E, Kahl KG, Oltmanns KM, Hohagen F, Peters A 2008 Disturbed glucose disposal in patients with major depression; application of the glucose clamp technique. Psychosom Med 70:170-176

Oltmanns KM, Melchert UH, Scholand-Engler HG, Howitz MC, Schultes B, Schweiger U, Hohagen F, Born J, Peters A, Pellerin L 2008 Differential energetic response of brain vs. skeletal muscle upon glycemic variations in healthy humans. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 294:R12-R16


Langemann D, Pellerin L, Peters A 2008 Making sense of AMPA receptor trafficking by modeling molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity. Brain Res 1207:60-72

Peters A, Conrad M, Hubold C, Schweiger U, Fischer B, Fehm HL 2007 The Principle of Homeostasis in the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal System: New Insight from Positive Feedback. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 293:83-98