PD Dr. Matthias J. Wieser (Visiting professor)

PD Dr. Matthias J. Wieser

Phone+49 931 31-81987
Fax+49 931 31-82733
E-Mailwieser@psychologie.uni-wuerzburg.de
Room104
Office hoursaccording to agreement

Curriculum vitae

1996High school diploma at Gymnasium "Wernher-von-Braun", Friedberg/Bavaria
1996 - 1997Community service at the general hospital at Friedberg/Bavaria
1997 - 2004Psychology studies at Julius-Maximilians University Würzburg
2000Internship at the psychological counseling service of the state prison at Augsburg
2000 - 2001Part time employment at a nursing home for the elderly at "Juliusspital", Würzburg
2001Internship at the outpatient center for neurosurgical rehabilitation, Würzburg
2001 - 2002Research assistant at the department of Biological Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Würzburg
2001 - 2003Part time employment as psychological assistant at the outpatient center for neurosurgical rehabilitation, Würzburg
2003 - 2004Research assistant at the department of Clinical and Biological Psychology, Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg
2004Diploma in psychology; diploma thesis on "High-speed processing of emotional stimuli in patients with Parkinson's Disease and elderly people - An ERP study"
2007PhD (Thesis: The influence of facial expression and gaze contact on visual attention in social anxiety - Empirical evidence from eyetracking and physiological data)
Online
since 2008Post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Biological Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Würzburg
2009 - 2010Post-doctoral research fellow at the Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
since 2012Visiting Professor for Experimental Clinical Psychology

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Research interests

  • Emotion and ERPs
  • Perception, Attention and Emotion
  • Avoidance in virtual social interaction
  • Gaze behaviour in social anxiety

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Awards and scholarships

12/2004Travel grant (German Research Foundation, DFG) for the "1st International Conference on Aging, Cognition and Neuroscience" in Madrid, Spain
06/2006Poster award (German Society for Psychophysiology and its Application, DGPA)
10/2006Travel grant (Society for Psychophysiological Reserach, SPR) for the SPR annual meeting in Vancouver, BC, Canada
12/2006Scholarship Winterschool "Brain basis of social interaction: From concepts to imaging" in Kitzbühel, funded by the Hertie-Foundation
07/2007Scholarship Summer School "Riken Brain Science Lecture Summer Program" in Tokio, Japan
04/2008Travel grant (German Research Foundation, DFG) for the Annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society in San Francisco, USA
10/2008Research Training Award from the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR)
11/2008Travel grant (University of Würzburg) for the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington DC, USA
01/2009Postdoctoral research award (German Academic Exchange Council)
03/2009Dissertation award from the Unterfränkische Gedenkjahrstiftung für Wissenschaft
07/2009Scholarship Summer Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCSB, CA, USA
04/2010Travel grant (German Research Foundation, DFG) for the Annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society in Montréal, Canada
05/2010Workshop "Neuro-cognitive mechanisms of conscious and unconscious visual perception", Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Delmenhorst
03/2011Travel grant (University of Würzburg) for the Annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society in San Francisco, USA
06/2011Young Scientist Award of the German Society for Psychophysiology and its Application

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Research grants

  • DFG, FOR 605, Wi2714/3-2; Emotion and pain: Neural correlates of pain and its modulation by reflective and impulsive processes. PI: Wieser, M. J.  10/2009-09/2012.

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Membership in professional societies

  • German Society for Psychophysiology and its Application (DGPA)
  • German Society for Psychology (DGPs)
  • Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR)
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS)
  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

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Reviewing


Journals (peer-reviewed):

  • Annals of Neurology
  • Anxiety, Stress, and Coping
  • Behavior Research Methods
  • Behaviour Research and Therapy
  • Biological Psychology
  • Brain and Cognition
  • Developmental Neuropsychology
  • Emotion
  • Experimental Brain Research
  • Experimental Psychology
  • International Journal of Psychophysiology
  • Journal of Anxiety Disorders
  • Journal of Nonverbal Behavior
  • Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting
  • Movement Disorders
  • NeuroImage
  • Neuroscience Letters
  • Perceptual & Motor Skills
  • PlosOne
  • Psychophysiology
  • Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
  • Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
  • Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
  • Social Neuroscience
  • Swiss Journal of Psychology (special issue: face processing)


Conferences:

  • The 5th International Symposium on Bio-Medical Informatics and Cybernetics: BMIC 2011


Research Funding Agencies:

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

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