Johan Lundin Kleberg

Johan Lundin Kleberg

Research Specialist
Telephone: +46852483259
Visiting address: Barn- o ungdomspsykiatriskt forkningscentrum,Gävlegatan 22B, plan 8, 11330 Stockholm
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 CPF Högström, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Johan Lundin Kleberg is a postdoctoral researcher at the department of
    clinical neuroscience.
    I am a postdoctoral researcher and clinical psychologist. I defended my PhD
    thesis at Uppsala university in 2018, and became an associated professor
    (docent) at the same university in 2020.


  • My research is about attentional functions in infants, children and
    adolescents with or at risk for atypical development. I use eye tracking and
    physiological measures to study attentional processes and how they are
    related to psychiatric conditions.
    One of my research interests is the overlap between autism spectrum disorder
    and social anxiety, and how it manifests in patterns of attention. I am also
    interested in how attention to socially meaningful stimuli is related to the
    effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy for social anxiety disorder.
    Another area of research is the cognitive and behavioral phenotype of
    Williams syndrome.
    Together with colleagues at the Uppsala Child and Baby Lab, I study the links
    between attentional functions in infancy and a subsequent diagnosis of
    autism, and try to understand the types of attentional functions related to
    1) Löwenberg, E.B, Aili, F., Serlachius, E., Högström, J. &
  • *Kleberg,
    J.L. *(/accepted for publication/). Reduced left visual field bias for
    faces in adolescents with social anxiety disorder. /Cognitive
    2) *Kleberg, J.L, *Högström, J., Sundström, K., Frick, A. &
  • Serlachius,
    E. (/accepted for publication). /Delayed gaze shifts away from others’
    eyes in children and adolescents with social anxiety disorder. /Journal
    of Affective Disorders/
    3) Espinosa, L.*, *Kleberg, J.L*, *Hofvander, B., Berggren, S., Bölte, S. &

  • Olsson, A. Enhanced social learning of threat in adults with autism
    (/accepted for publication/). /Molecular Autism /(*Equal participation)
    4) *Kleberg, J.L, *Frick, M.A, &
  • Brocki, K.C (2020). Can auditory warning
    signals normalize eye movements in children with ADHD? /European Child &

  • Adolescent Psychiatry. /DOI: 10.1007/s00787-020-01484-w
    5) *Kleberg, J.L, *Frick, M.A, &
  • Brocki, K.C (2020). Increased pupil
    dilation to happy faces in children with hyperactive/impulsive symptoms
    of ADHD. /Development and Psychopathology/
    6) Högström, J., Nordh, M., Larson Lindal, M., Taylor, E., Serlachius, E.,
  • *Kleberg, J.L* (2019). Visual attention to emotional faces in
    adolescents with social anxiety disorder receiving cognitive behavioral
    therapy. /PloS one/, /14/(11), e0225603.
    7) *Kleberg, J.L, *Hanqvist, C., Serlachius, E. &
  • Högström, J. (2019).
    Pupil dilation to emotional expressions in adolescent social anxiety
    disorder is related to treatment outcome. /Journal of Anxiety Disorders,
    65, /26-33. /
    8) *Kleberg, J.L, *Nyström, P., Bölte, S. &
  • Falck-Ytter, T. (2019). Sex
    Differences in Social Attention in Infants at Risk for Autism. /Journal
    of Autism and Developmental Disorders./ 49(4), 1342-1351/ /*DOI :
    9) *Kleberg, J. L*., del Bianco, T., &
  • Falck-Ytter, T (2019). How Infants’
    arousal influences their visual search. /Child Development, /90 (4),
    10) *Kleberg, J. L*. (2018). /Visual Attention to Faces, Eyes and Objects:
    Studies of Typically and Atypically Developing Children /(Doctoral
    dissertation, Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis).
    11) *Kleberg, J. L*., Högström, J., Nord, M., Bölte, S., Serlachius, E.,
  • Falck-Ytter, T. (2017). Autistic Traits and Symptoms of Social Anxiety
    are Differentially Related to Attention to Others’ Eyes in Social
    Anxiety Disorder. /Journal of Autism and Developmental
    Disorders/, /47/(12), 3814-3821.
    12) *Kleberg, J. L*., Thorup, E., &
  • Falck‐Ytter, T. (2017). Visual
    orienting in children with autism: Hyper‐responsiveness to human eyes
    presented after a brief alerting audio‐signal, but hyporesponsiveness
    to eyes presented without sound. /Autism Research/, /10/(2), 246-250.
    13) Thorup, E., *Kleberg, J. L*., &
  • Falck-Ytter, T. (2017). Gaze Following
    in Children with Autism: Do High Interest Objects Boost
    Performance? /Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders/, /47/(3),
    14) *Kleberg, J. L*., Thorup, E., &
  • Falck‐Ytter, T. (2017). Reduced visual
    disengagement but intact phasic alerting in young children with
    autism. /Autism Research/, /10/(3), 539-545.
    15) *Kleberg, J. L*., Selbing, I., Lundqvist, D., Hofvander, B., &
  • Olsson,
    A. (2015). Spontaneous eye movements and trait empathy predict vicarious
    learning of fear. /International Journal of
    Psychophysiology/, /98/(3), 577-583.
    16) *Kleberg, J. L*. (2015). Resting state arousal and functional
    connectivity in autism spectrum disorder. /Journal of
    Neurophysiology/, /113/(9), 3035-3037.
    17) *Kleberg, J. L*., Lindberg, C., &
  • Winblad, S. (2014). Facial memory
    deficits in myotonic dystrophy type 1. /Acta Neurologica
    Scandinavica/, /130/(5), 312-318.


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