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

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

Full Professor Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences Clinical Psychology
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Latest academic publication

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:

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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


Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam