prof.dr. (Matthias) M.J. Wieser

prof.dr. (Matthias) M.J. Wieser
Full Professor Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies/ Clinical Psychology
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Room
T 13-60
Telephone
+31 10 4089655
Email
wieser@essb.eur.nl
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Research:

The ultimate goal of my research program is twofold:

(1) to characterize and understand the (neuro-)cognitive and affective processes underlying core aspects of social vision, aversive learning, cognition-emotion interactions, emotional reactivity, and pain perception,

(2) to apply the basic knowledge of core processes obtained from studies of healthy populations to better delineate the dysfunctions of basic (neuro-)cognitive and affective processes in fear, anxiety, and pain.

 

Main Research Topics:

1. Experimental clinical psychology and affective neuroscience:

  • Biased emotion processing in (Social) Anxiety

Research:

The ultimate goal of my research program is twofold:

(1) to characterize and understand the (neuro-)cognitive and affective processes underlying core aspects of social vision, aversive learning, cognition-emotion interactions, emotional reactivity, and pain perception,

(2) to apply the basic knowledge of core processes obtained from studies of healthy populations to better delineate the dysfunctions of basic (neuro-)cognitive and affective processes in fear, anxiety, and pain.

 

Main Research Topics:

1. Experimental clinical psychology and affective neuroscience:

  • Biased emotion processing in (Social) Anxiety
  • Electro-cortical correlates of social fear conditioning
  • Neural correlates and differentiation of anticipatory anxiety and phasic fear
  • Contextual influences on face processing

2. Experimental pain research:

  • Affective modulation of pain
  • Affective and cognitive determinants of placebo and nocebo effects
  • Anticipation of pain and its relationship to anxiety
        • I. Bernoster, K. de Groot, M.J. Wieser, R. Thurik & I.H.A. Franken (2019). Birds of a feather flock together: Evidence of prominent correlations within but not between self-report, behavioral, and electrophysiological measures of impulsivity. Biological Psychology, 145, 112-123. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2019.04.008
        • M.J. Wieser, A. Hambach & M. Weymar (2018). Neurophysiological correlates of attentional bias for emotional faces in socially anxious individuals – Evidence from a visual search task and N2pc. Biological Psychology, 132, 192-201. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2018.01.004
        • G. Juravle, P. Reicherts, M. Riechmann-Weinstein, M.J. Wieser & A. von Leupoldt (2017). Neural responses to affective pictures while anticipating and perceiving respiratory threat. Psychophysiology, 54 (2), 182-192. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12776
        • M.J. Wieser, P. Reicherts, G. Juravle & Â. von Leupoldt (2016). Attention mechanisms during predictable and unpredictable threat—A steady-state visual evoked potential approach. Neuroimage, 139, 167-175. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.06.026
        • P. Reicherts, A.B.M. Gerdes, P. Pauli & M.J. Wieser (2016). Psychological placebo and nocebo effects on pain rely on expectation and previous experience. Journal of Pain, 17 (2), 203-214. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2015.10.010
        • A.K. Kastner, E.L.R. Flohr, P. Pauli & M.J. Wieser (2016). A Scent of Anxiety: Olfactory Context Conditioning and its Influence on Social Cues. Chemical Senses, 41 (2), 143-153. doi: 10.1093/chemse/bjv067
        • M.J. Wieser, V. Miskovic & A. Keil (2016). Steady-state visual evoked potentials as a research tool in social affective neuroscience. Psychophysiology, 53 (12), 1763-1775. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12768
        • L. Ahrens, P. Pauli, A. Reif, A. Mühlberger, A. Langs, T. Aalderink & M.J. Wieser (2016). Fear conditioning and stimulus generalization in patients with social anxiety disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 44, 36-46. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2016.10.003
        • P. Reicherts, J. Wiemer, A. Gerdes, S. Schulz, P. Pauli & M.J. Wieser (2016). Anxious anticipation and pain-The influence of instructed versus conditioned threat on pain. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12 (4), 544-554. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsw181
        • M.J. Wieser, P. Reicherts, G. Juravle & A. von Leupoldt (2016). Attention mechanisms during predictable and unpredictable threat - A steady-state visual evoked potential approach. Neuroimage, 139, 167-175. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.06.026
        • A. Kastner, P. Pauli & M.J. Wieser (2015). Sustained attention in context conditioning: Evidence from steady-state VEPs. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 98 (3), 546-556. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2015.03.005
        • L.M. Ahrens, A. Mühlberger, P. Pauli & M.J. Wieser (2015). Impaired visuocortical discrimination learning of socially conditioned stimuli in social anxiety. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10 (7), 929-937. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsu140
        • T. Hahn, K. Notebaert, C. Anderl, P. Reicherts, M.J. Wieser, J. Kopf, A. Reif, K. Fehl, D. Semmann & S. Windmann (2015). Reliance on functional resting-state network for stable task control predicts behavioral tendency for cooperation. Neuroimage, 118, 231-236. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.05.093
        • V. Miskovic, J. Martinovic, M.J. Wieser, N.E. Petro, M.M. Bradley & A. Keil (2015). Electrocortical amplification for emotionally arousing natural scenes: The contribution of luminance and chromatic visual channels. Biological Psychology, 106, 11-17. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2015.01.012
        • L. Wu, M.H. Winkler, M.J. Wieser, M. Andreatta, Y. Li & P. Pauli (2015). Emotion regulation in heavy smokers: experiential, expressive and physiological consequences of cognitive reappraisal. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1555. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01555
        • R. Baur, A. Conzelmann, M.J. Wieser & P. Pauli (2015). Spontaneous emotion regulation: Differential effects on evoked brain potentials and facial muscle activity. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 96 (1), 38-48. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2015.02.022
        • M.J. Wieser & D.A. Moscovitch (2015). he Effect of Affective Context on Visuocortical Processing of Neutral Faces in Social Anxiety. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1824. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01824
        • M.J. Wieser, T. Flaisch & P. Pauli (2014). Raised Middle-Finger: Electrocortical Correlates of Social Conditioning with Nonverbal Affective Gestures. PLoS One (print), 9 (7):e102937. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102937
        • G. Juravle, M.C. Stoeckel, M. Rose, M. Gamer, C. Büchel, M.J. Wieser & A. von Leupoldt (2014). Investigating the effect of respiratory bodily threat on the processing of emotional pictures. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology, 204, 41-49. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2014.05.007
        • M.J. Wieser, A.B.M. Gerdes, I. Büngel, K.A. Schwarz, A. Mühlberger & P. Pauli (2014). Not so harmless anymore: How context impacts the perception and electrocortical processing of neutral faces. Neuroimage, 92, 74-82. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.01.022
        • M.J. Wieser & A. Keil (2014). Fearful faces heighten the cortical representation of contextual threat. Neuroimage, 86, 317-325. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.10.008
        • P. Reicherts, A.B.M. Gerdes, P. Pauli & M.J. Wieser (2014). Der wechselseitige Einfluss von Schmerz-und Emotionsverarbeitung. Schmerz, 28 (6), 631-634. doi: 10.1007/s00482-014-1481-8
        • E.L.R. Flohr, A. Arshamian, M.J. Wieser, C. Hummerl, M. Larsson, A. Mühlberger & T. Hummel (2014). The fate of the inner nose: Odor imagery in patients with olfactory loss. Neuroscience, 268, 118-127. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2014.03.018
        • A.B.M. Gerdes, M.J. Wieser & G.W. Alpers (2014). Emotional pictures and sounds: a review of multimodal interactions of emotion cues in multiple domains. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1351. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01351
        • P. Reicherts, A.B.M. Gerdes, P. Pauli & M.J. Wieser (2014). The mutual influence of pain and emotion processing. Schmerz, 28 (6), 631-634. doi: 10.1007/s00482-014-1481-8
        • M.J. Wieser, A.B.M. Gerdes, P. Reicherts & P. Pauli (2014). Mutual influences of pain and emotional face processing. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1160. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01160
        • M.J. Wieser, V. Miscovic, S. Rausch & A. Keil (2014). Different time course of visuocortical signal changes to fear-conditioned faces with direct or averted gaze: A ssVEP study with single-trial analysis. Neuropsychologia, 62, 101-110. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.07.009
        • P. Reicherts, A.B.M. Gerdes, P. Pauli & M.J. Wieser (2013). On the mutual effects of pain and emotion: Facial pain expressions enhance pain perception and vice versa are perceived as more arousing when feeling pain. Pain, 154 (6), 793-800. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2013.02.012
        • K.A. Schwarz, M.J. Wieser, A.B.M. Gerdes, A. Mühlberger & P. Pauli (2013). Why are you looking like that? How the context influences evaluation and processing of human faces. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 8 (4), 438-445. doi: 10.1093/scan/nss013
        • A.B.M. Gerdes, M.J. Wieser, F. Bublatzky, A. Kusay, M.M. Plichta & G.W. Alpers (2013). Emotional sounds modulate early neural processing of emotional pictures. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:741. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00741
        • A.B.M. Gerdes, M.J. Wieser, G.W. Alpers, F. Strack & P. Pauli (2012). Why do you smile at me while I'm in pain? — Pain selectively modulates voluntary facial muscle responses to happy faces. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 85, 161-167. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2012.06.002
        • M.J. Wieser, A.B.M. Gerdes, R. Greiner, P. Reicherts & P. Pauli (2012). Tonic pain grabs attention, but leaves the processing of facial expressions intact—evidence from event-related brain potentials. Biological Psychology, 90, 242-248. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2012.03.019
        • K. Likowski, A. Mühlberger, A.B.M. Gerdes, M.J. Wieser, P. Pauli & P. Weyers (2012). Facial mimicry and the mirror neuron system: simultaneous acquisition of facial electromyography and functional magnetic resonance imaging. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00214
        • P. Reicherts, M.J. Wieser, A.B.M. Gerdes, K. Likowski, P. Weyers, A. Mühlberger & P. Pauli (2012). Electrocortical evidence for preferential processing of dynamic pain expressions compared to other emotional expressions. Pain, 153, 1959-1964. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2012.06.017
        • M.J. Wieser, L. McTeague & A. Keil (2012). Competition effects of threatening faces in social anxiety. Emotion, 12, 1050-1060. doi: 10.1037/a0027069
        • M. Andreatta, M. Fendt, A. Mühlberger, M.J. Wieser, S. Imobersteg, A. Yarali, B. Gerber & P. Pauli (2012). Onset and offset of aversive events establish distinct memories requiring fear and reward networks. Learning & Memory, 19, 518-526. doi: 10.1101/lm.026864.112
        • F.L. Gruss, M.J. Wieser, S.R. Schweinberger & A. Keil (2012). Face-evoked steady-state visual potentials: effects of presentation rate and face inversion. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00316
        • M.J. Wieser & T. Brosch (2012). Faces in context: a review and systematization of contextual influences on affective face processing. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 471. doi: doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00471
        • M.J. Wieser, E. Klupp, P. Weyers, P. Pauli, D. Weise, D. Zeller, J. Classen & A. Mühlberger (2012). Reduced early visual emotion discrimination as an index of diminished emotion processing in Parkinson’s disease? – Evidence from event-related brain potentials. Cortex, 48, 1207-1217. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2011.06.006
        • M.J. Wieser, L. McTeague & A. Keil (2011). Sustained Preferential Processing of Social Threat Cues: Bias without Competition? Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 1973-1986. doi: 10.1162/jocn.2010.21566
        • T. Brosch & M.J. Wieser (2011). The (Non)Automaticity of Amygdala Responses to Threat: On the Issue of Fast Signals and Slow Measures. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 14451-14452. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4089-11.2011
        • M.M. Plichta, A.B.M. Gerdes, G.W. Alpers, W. Harnisch, S. Brill, M.J. Wieser & A.J. Fallgatter (2011). Auditory cortex activation is modulated by emotion: A functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) study. Neuroimage, 55, 1200-1207. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.01.011
        • L. McTeague, J.R. Shumen, M.J. Wieser, P.J. Lang & A. Keil (2011). Social vision: Sustained perceptual enhancement of affective facial cues in social anxiety. Neuroimage, 54, 1615-1624. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.08.080
        • M.J. Wieser & A. Keil (2011). Temporal Trade-Off Effects in Sustained Attention: Dynamics in Visual Cortex Predict the Target Detection Performance during Distraction. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 7784-7790. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5632-10.2011
        • A.B.M. Gerdes, M.J. Wieser, A. Mühlberger, P. Weyers, G.W. Alpers, M.M. Plichta, F. Breuer & P. Pauli (2010). Brain activations to emotional pictures are differentially associated with valence and arousal ratings. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4, 175. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2010.00175
        • M.J. Wieser, P. Pauli, P. Reicherts & A. Mühlberger (2010). Don't look at me in anger! Enhanced processing of angry faces in anticipation of public speaking. Psychophysiology, 47, 271-280. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2009.00938.x
        • A. Mühlberger, M.J. Wieser, A.B.M. Gerdes, M. Frey, P. Weyers & P. Pauli (2010). Stop looking angry and smile, please: start and stop of the very same facial expression differentially activate threat- and reward-related brain networks. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 6, 321-329. doi: doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsq039
        • M.J. Wieser, P. Pauli, M. Grosseibl, I. Molzow & A. Mühlberger (2010). Virtual social interactions in social anxiety—the impact of sex, gaze, and interpersonal distance. Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 14, 547-553. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2009.0432.
        • P. Kraft, O. Gadeholt, M.J. Wieser, J. Jennings & J. Classen (2009). Lying obliquely—a clinical sign of cognitive impairment: cross sectional observational study. British Medical Journal, 339. doi: 10.1136/bmj.b5273
        • M.J. Wieser, P. Pauli & A. Mühlberger (2009). Probing the attentional control theory in social anxiety: An emotional saccade task. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 9, 314-322. doi: 10.3758/CABN.9.3.314
        • A. Mühlberger, M.J. Wieser, M.J. Hermann, P. Weyers, C. Tröger & P. Pauli (2009). Early cortical processing of natural and artificial emotional faces differs between lower and higher socially anxious persons. Journal of Neural Transmission, 116, 735-746. doi: 10.1007/s00702-008-0108-6
        • M.J. Wieser, P. Pauli, G.W. Alpers & A. Mühlberger (2009). s eye to eye contact really threatening and avoided in social anxiety?—An eye-tracking and psychophysiology study. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 93-103. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2008.04.004
        • M.J. Wieser, P. Pauli, P. Weyers, G.W. Alpers & A. Mühlberger (2009). Fear of negative evaluation and the hypervigilance-avoidance hypothesis: an eye-tracking study. Journal of Neural Transmission, 116, 717-723. doi: 10.1007/s00702-008-0101-0
        • A. Mühlberger, M.J. Wieser & P. Pauli (2008). Visual Attention during Virtual Social Situations Depends on Social Anxiety. Cyberpsychology and Behavior, 11, 425-430. doi: 10.1089/cpb.2007.0084.
        • A. Mühlberger, M.J. Wieser & P. Pauli (2008). Darkness-enhanced startle responses in ecologically valid environments: A virtual tunnel driving experiment. Biological Psychology, 77, 47-52. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2007.09.004
        • A. Mühlberger, M.J. Wieser, R. Neumann & P. Pauli (2008). The impact of changes in spatial distance on emotional responses. Emotion, 8, 192-198. doi: 10.1037/1528-3542.8.2.192
        • R. Kenntner-Mabiala, M. Andreatta, M.J. Wieser, A. Mühlberger & P. Pauli (2008). Distinct effects of attention and affect on pain perception and somatosensory evoked potentials. Biological Psychology, 78, 114-122. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2008.01.007
        • A. Mühlberger, M.J. Wieser, R. Kenntner-Mabiala, P. Pauli & B.K. Wiederhold (2007). Pain Modulation during Drives through Cold and Hot Virtual Environments. Cyberpsychology and Behavior, 10, 516-522. doi: 10.1089/cpb.2007.9996
        • M.J. Wieser, A. Mühlberger, G.W. Alpers, M. Macht, H. Ellgring & P. Pauli (2006). Emotion processing in Parkinson's disease: Dissociation between early neuronal processing and explicit ratings. Clinical Neurophysiology, 117, 94-102. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2005.09.009
        • M.J. Wieser, A. Mühlberger, R. Kenntner-Mabiala & P. Pauli (2006). s emotion processing affected by advancing age? An event-related brain potential study. Brain Research, 1096, 138-147. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2006.04.028
      • M.J. Wieser & P. Pauli (2016). Neuroscience of Pain and Emotion. In M Al'Absi & M.A. Flaten (Eds.), The Neuroscience of Pain, Stress, and Emotion (pp. 3-28). London: Elsevier
  • Pain:

    Title
    Pain:
    Year
    2018
    Year level
    (Bachelor 3) (Bachelor 3)

    Anxiety and Stress

    Title
    Anxiety and Stress
    Year
    2018
    Year level
    (Bachelor 2) (Bachelor 2)
  • Cognition & Emotion

    Role
    Consulting Editor
    Start date approval
    Jan/2018
  • Full Professor

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Department
    Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies/ Clinical Psychology
    Country
    Nederland
    Telephone
    +31 10 4089655

    Professor of Experimental Clinical Psychology

    University
    University of Würzburg
    Country
    Nederland
    Telephone
    +31 10 4089655

    Assistant Professor of Experimental Clinical Psychology

    University
    University of Würzburg
    Country
    Nederland
    Telephone
    +31 10 4089655

Address

Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam