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

 

Selected Publications and Conference Presentations

Papers in peer-reviewed journals:

 

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

 

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, Schweden.

 

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.

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.

Reviewer

  • Movement Disorders
  • Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging
  • British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

Current projects & Responsibilities

 

  • Analysis of neural and behavioral correlates of executive functions, like cognitive flexibility and working memory in healthy young adults, as well as in children and adolescents with psychopathological disorders as ASD and OCD

 

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