Nicole Wolff

 

CAPPLab

Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

Nicole Wolff, Dr. phil.

Professional experience

since 06/2014

Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

of the Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus at the TU Dresden, Germany

 

09/2013

Research Associate, Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Palma de Mallorca, Spain (Prof. Dr. Francisco Barceló) (http://neuropsicologiaclinica.compresentacion_uk.php)

 

05/2013 - 12/2013

Visting Scientist, Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Palma de Mallorca, Spain (Prof. Dr. Francisco Barceló)

(http://neuropsicologiaclinica.com/presentacion_uk.php)

 

03/2010 - 03/2013

Post-graduate student and Research Associate, Department of General Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience & DFG Research Unit Person Perception, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany

(Prof. Dr. Stefan R. Schweinberger)

(http://www.personperception.uni-jena.de/)

Education & Training

03/2010 - 03/2013

Ph.D. in Psychology (Dr. phil.), Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany

 

Thesis: Behavioural and neural correlates of age and gender related biases in face recognition memory: The role of expertise and social categorization.

 

PD Dr. Holger Wiese, Prof. Dr. Katja Werheid, Prof. Dr. Gyula Kovács

 

10/2004 - 06/2006

Master of Arts Psychology (M.A.), University of Erfurt, Germany

 

Thesis: Persönliche Kompetenzen und Work-Life-Balance: Die Rolle von Persönlichkeit und Geschlecht auf die Vereinbarkeitsleistung von Arbeit und Familie.

 

Prof. Dr. Bärbel Kracke, Prof. Dr. Tilmann Betsch

 

10/2001 - 06/2004

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): Psychology (Major) & Communication Science (Minor), University of Erfurt, Germany

Reserach interests

  • Neurophysiology of cognitive flexibility, working memory and social cognition and the role of psychopathology (especially in autism-spectrum disorders [ASD] and obsessive compulsive disorders [OCD]) during childhood and development
  • Effects and opportunities of early interventions in pervasive developmental disorders

Ad-hoc Reviewer for

  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging
  • British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
  • Movement Disorder

 

Selected Publications and Conference Presentations

Papers in peer-reviewed journals:

Wolff N, Zink N, Stock AK, Beste C: On the relevance of the alpha frequency oscillation's small-world network architecture for cognitive flexibility. Scientific Reports, in press, 2017.

 

Stock AK, Wolff N, Beste C: Opposite effects of binge drinking on consciously vs. subliminally induced cognitive conflicts. NeuroImage, 162: 117-126, 2017.

 

Roessner V, Wolff N, Ehrlich S, Waltereit R: Need for a more developmental perspective: QTc prolongation under psychotropic medication. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 26: 871 -873, 2017.

 

Wolff N, Mückschel M, Ziemssen T, Beste C: The role of phasic norepinephrine modulations during task switching - evidence for specific effects in parietal areas. Brain Structure and Function, in press, 2017.

 

Wolff N, Buse J, Tost J, Roessner V, Beste C: Modulations of cognitive

flexibility in obsessive compulsive disorder reflect dysfunctions of perceptual categorization. JCPP. doi:doi:10.1111/jcpp.12733, 2017.

 

Wolff N, Chmielewski WX, Beste C, Roessner V: Working memory load

affects repetitive behaviour but not cognitive flexibility in adolescent autism spectrum disorder. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry 1–12, 2017.

 

Wolff N, Mückschel M, Beste C: Neural mechanisms and functional

neuroanatomical networks during memory and cue-based task switching as revealed by residue iteration decomposition (RIDE) based source localization. Brain Structure and Function 1–13, 2017.

 

Wolff N, Gussek P, Stock AK, Beste C: Effects of high-dose ethanol intoxication and hangover on cognitive flexibilty. Addict Biol, in press, 2016.

 

Wolff N, Rubia K, Knopf H, Hölling H, Martini J, Ehrlich S, Roessner V: Reduced pain perception in children and adolescents with ADHD is normalized by methylphenidate. Child Adolesc Psychiatry, in press, 2016

 

Wolff N, Roessner V, Beste C: Behavioral and neurophysiological evidence for increased cognitive flexibility in late childhood. Sci Rep 6:28954, 2016

 

Chmielewski WX, Wolff N, Mückschel M, Roessner V, Beste C: Effects of multisensory integration processes on response inhabitation in adolescent autism spectrum disorder. Psychol Med, 46(13):2705-16, 2016.

 

Wolff N, Luehr I, Sender J, Ehrlich S, Schmidt-Samoa C, Dechent P, Roessner V:A DTI study on the corpus callosum of treatment-naïve boys with ‘pure’ Tourette syndrome. Psychiatry Res, 247:1-8, 2016.

 

Wolff N, Kemter, K., Schweinberger SR, Wiese H: What drives social in-group biases in face recognition memory? ERP evidence from the own-gender bias. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 9(5):580-590, 2014.

Wiese H, Wolff N, Steffens MC, Schweinberger SR: How experience shapes memory for faces: An event-related potential study on the own-age bias. Biol Psychol, 94(2):369-379, 2013

 

Wolff N, Wiese H, Schweinberger SR (2012). Face recognition memory across the adult lifespan: ERP evidence from the own-age bias. Psychol Aging, 27(4):1066-1081, 2012.

 

 

Conference presentations (selected):

Wolff N: Sub-dimensions of impairments in ASD – a factor analytical analysis of the ASD-Net Database, WPA, 2017, Berlin, Germany.

 

Wolff N, Roessner V: Dimensionen der Autismus-Symptomatik – eine faktorenanalytische Untersuchung der ASD-Net-Datenbank, DGKJP, 2017, Ulm, Germany.

 

Roessner V, Kamp-Becker I, Stroth S, Köhne S, Poustka L, Roepke S, Wolff N: Diagnostische Güte von ADOS & ADI für ASD bei komorbidem ADHS. DGKJP, 2017, Ulm, Germany.

 

Wolff N & Kucharzcyk K Oxytocin: Geburtshelfer, Kuschelhormon & Wirkstoff in der Psychobiologischen Therapie. Vortrag auf dem Öffentlichkeitstag für Autismus Spektrum Störung, April 2016, Dresden, Germany.

 

Bluschke A, Roessner V, Knopf H, Hölling H, Ehrlich S, Wolff N: Reduced pain perception in children and adolescents with ADHD is normalized by methylphenidate. Poster beim ADHD Congress, Oktober 2015, Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Wolff N, Knopf H, Hölling H, Roessner V: Schmerzwahrnehmung bei Kindern und Jugendlichen mit ADHS. Talk at 34. Kongress der „Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie, Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie e.V.“(DGKJP), March 2015, München, Germany.

 

Wolff N, Enghardt S, Buse J, Roessner V: Untersuchung der Effekte von kurzzeitigem Stress, Konzentration und begleitenden physiologischen Reaktionen auf die Tic-Frequenz bei betroffenen Kindern und Jugendlichen. Poster at 34. Kongress der „Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie, Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie e.V.“(DGKJP), March 2015, München, Germany.

 

Wolff N, Wiese H, Tuch C, Schweinberger SR: Einfluss von Kontakt auf das Rekognitionsgedächtnis für Kindergesichter : Eine EKP Studie zum Own-Age Bias bei Müttern (Poster), 38.Tagung ‚Psychologie und Gehirn’, June 2012, Jena, Germany.

 

Komes J, Wolff, N, Wiese H (2012): Der own-age bias im Rekognitionsgedächtnis für Gesichter: Kognitive Mechanismen und neuronale Korrelate. Talk at Psychologie und Gehirn, June 2012, Jena, Germany.

 

Wolff N, Wiese H, Tuch C, Schweinberger SR: Event-related potential correlates of the own-age bias in face recognition memory: A comparison of young adult and child faces in mothers and controls (Talk), 54.Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP), April 2012, Mannheim, Germany.

 

Wolff N, Kemter K, Schweinberger SR, Wiese H: Sex differences in face recognition memory: An ERP study on the own-gender bias (Poster), 11th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON XI), September 2011, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

 

Wolff N, Schweinberger SR, Wiese H: Neural correlates of cognitive ageing in face memory: An ERP study on the own-age bias in four consecutive age groups (Talk), III PPRU Workshop ‘Integrating Cognitive, Neuroscientific, and Social Approaches to Person Perception: Current Status and Future Perspectives’, May 2011, Jena, Germany.

 

Wolff N, Schweinberger SR, Wiese H: Neural correlates of cognitive ageing in face memory: An ERP study on the own-age bias in four consecutive age groups (Poster), Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) meeting, April 2011, San Francisco, USA.

Poster

Wolff N., Beste, C., & Roessner, V.: “Behaviorale und Neurophysiologische Korrelate der Kognitiven Flexibililtät bei Kindern und Jugendlichen mit Autismus-Spektrum-Störung” Wissenschaftliche Tagung Autismus Spektrum (WTAS), März 2016, Freiburg, Germany.

 

Bluschke A, Roessner V, Knopf H, Hölling H, Ehrlich S, Wolff N: Reduced pain perception in children and adolescents with ADHD is normalized by methylphenidate. Poster beim ADHD Congress, Oktober 2015, Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Wolff N, Enghardt S, Buse J, Roessner V: Untersuchung der Effekte von kurzzeitigem Stress, Konzentration und begleitenden physiologischen Reaktionen auf die Tic-Frequenz bei betroffenen Kindern und Jugendlichen. Poster at 34. Kongress der „Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie, Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie e.V.“(DGKJP), March 2015, München, Germany.

 

Wolff N, Wiese H, Tuch C, Schweinberger SR: Einfluss von Kontakt auf das Rekognitionsgedächtnis für Kindergesichter : Eine EKP Studie zum Own-Age Bias bei Müttern (Poster), 38.Tagung ‚Psychologie und Gehirn’, June 2012, Jena, Germany.

 

Wolff N, Kemter K, Schweinberger SR, Wiese H: Sex differences in face recognition memory: An ERP study on the own-gender bias (Poster), 11th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON XI), September 2011, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

 

Wolff N, Schweinberger SR, Wiese H: Neural correlates of cognitive ageing in face memory: An ERP study on the own-age bias in four consecutive age groups (Poster), Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) meeting, April 2011, San Francisco, USA.

Organization of symposia

Symposium at WPA, 2017, in Berlin: German Research Network on Psychiatric disorders: News from the ASD-Net concerning diagnostic of autism-spectrum-disorder. Chair: Inge Kamp-Becker, Nicole Wolff

Symposium at DGKJP, 2017, in Ulm: Forschungsnetz für psychische Erkrankungen - Neues vom ASD-Net zur Diagnostik von Autismus-Spektrum-Störungen. Chair: Inge Kamp-Becker, Nicole Wolff

Awards

3. Poster Preis bei der WTAS 2016

“Behaviorale und Neurophysiologische Korrelate der Kognitiven Flexibililtät bei Kindern und Jugendlichen mit Autismus-Spektrum-Störung” Wissenschaftliche Tagung Autismus Spektrum (WTAS), März 2016, Freiburg, Deutschland.

 

3. Poster Preis bei der DGKJP 2015

„Untersuchung der Effekte von kurzzeitigem Stress, Konzentration und begleitenden physiologischen Reaktionen auf die Tic-Frequenz bei 34. Kongress der „Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie, Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie e.V.“(DGKJP), March 2015, München, Deutschland.

Current projects & Responsibilities

  • Development and evaluation of an economical screening instrument and internet-based training tool for valid ASD diagnosis in children and adolescent
  • Oxytocin-induced enhancement of social skills training in ASD

 

  • Genetics of ASD
  • Improving well-being in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) through support of a Q10-rich-diet
  • Event-related Potentials of cognitive flexibility, working memory and inhibition in healthy young adults, as well as in children and adolescents with psychopathological disorders, like ASD and OCD
  • Neurofeedback in adults

Contact information

Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus

Technische Universität Dresden

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Fetscherstraße 74, 01307 Dresden

 

Phone: +49 351 458-5097

Email: Nicole.Wolff@uniklinikum-dresden.de