Nora Vetter

 

CAPPLab

Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

Nora Vetter, Dr. rer. nat.

Professional experience

Since 04/16

 

04/15-03/16

interim professor in neurocognitive developmental psychology /special needs education, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany

 

10/12-03/15

 

04/09-09/12

research associate and lecturer, Developmental Psychology, TU Dresden, Germany

 

2005-2007

work with adults and children with autism spectrum disorders at the university and Autism-therapy-center, Cologne, Germany

 

Education & Training

03/18/2013

PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) with highest honours (summa cum laude), School of Science, Department of Psychology, TU Dresden, Germany, submission: 11/2012, supervisor: Matthias Kliegel

 

07-10/2011

Visiting scholar, Kanwisher Lab, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA

 

06-08/2007

Visiting scholar, Perceptual Dynamics Lab, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Saitama, Japan

 

2002-2008

Diploma in Psychology (MSc equivalent), University Cologne, Germany

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

 

Vetter, N.C.*, Pilhatsch, M.*, Weigelt, S., Ripke, S., & Smolka, M.N. (2015). Mid-adolescent neurocognitive development of processing emotional targets and distractors. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 14: 23-31. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dcn.2015.05.001 * shared first authorship

 

Pilhatsch, M.*, Vetter, N.C.*, Hübner, T., Ripke, S., Müller, U., Marxen, M. Rodehacke, S., Mennigen, E., Schmidt, D., & Smolka, M.N. (2014). Amygdala perturbations as neural risk markers for depression in healthy mid-adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 53 (5): 559-568. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2014.02.010 *shared first authorship

 

Altgassen, M., Vetter, N.C., Philips, L.H., Akgün, C., & Kliegel, M. (2014). Theory of Mind and Switching predict prospective memory performance in adolescents. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 127: 163-175. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2014.03.009

 

Vetter, N. C., Weigelt, S., Döhnel, K., Smolka, M. N., and Kliegel, M. (2014). Ongoing neural development of affective theory of mind in adolescence. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9 (7): 1022-1029. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/scan/nst081

 

Mahy, C., Vetter, N.C., Kühn-Popp, N., Löcher, C., Krautschuk, S., & Kliegel, M. (2014). The influence of inhibitory processes and age on theory of mind. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition. 21 (2): 1382-5585. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13825585.2013.789096

 

Leipold, K., Vetter, N.C., Dittrich, M., Lehmann-Waffenschmidt, M., & Kliegel, M. (2013). Individual and developmental differences in the Relationship of Preferences and Theory of Mind. Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, 6 (4): 236-251. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/npe0000008

 

Vetter, N.C., Altgassen, M., Phillips, L.H., Mahy, C., & Kliegel, M. (2013). Development of affective theory of mind across adolescence: disentangling the role of executive functions. Developmental Neuropsychology 38 (2): 114-125. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/87565641.2012.733786

 

Vetter, N.C., Leipold, K., Kliegel, M., Phillips, L.H., & Altgassen, M. (2013). Ongoing development of social cognition in adolescence. Child Neuropsychology 19 (6): 615-629. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09297049.2012.718324

 

Books

 

Vetter, N. C. (2013). PhD Thesis "Theory of Mind Development in Adolescence and its (Neuro)cognitive Mechanisms", available at http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:14-qucosa-110202

 

Vetter, N. C. (2008). Diploma Thesis: "Neural Correlates of Social Gaze Sequences: How Do Men React on Virtual Women. A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Study"

Talks

Vetter, N.C., Pilhatsch, M., Hübner, T., & Smolka, M.N. (2014). Emotional attention in adolescence - longitudinal neurocognitive development of processing emotional targets and distractors. European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN), Dortmund, Germany

 

Vetter, N.C., Pilhatsch, M., Hübner, T., & Smolka, M.N. (2013). Adolescent neurocognitive development of processing emotional distractors. 43rd annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. (SfN), San Diego, USA

 

Vetter, N.C., Weigelt, S., Döhnel, K., Smolka, M.N., & Kliegel, M. (2012). Neurodevelopmental changes in affective Theory of Mind during adolescence. 48. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPS), Bielefeld, Germany

 

Vetter, N.C., Weigelt, S., Döhnel, K., Smolka, M.N., & Kliegel, M. (2012). Ongoing development of affective Theory of Mind across adolescence. European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN), Marseille, France

Poster

Vetter, N.C., Buse, J., Hübner, T., Rößner, V., & Smolka, M.N. (2014). Processing of emotional distractor and target stimuli in adolescents with ADHD. 20th annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Hamburg, Germany.

 

Vetter, N.C., Buse, J., Rößner, V., & Smolka, M.N. (2014). Altered processing of distracting emotions in adolescents with ADHD. Consortium of European Research on Emotion Conference (CERE), Berlin, Germany.

 

Vetter, N.C., Pilhatsch, M., Hübner, T., & Smolka, M.N. (2013). Neurokognitive Entwicklung von Regulationsmechanismen bei der Wahrnehmung emotionaler Bilder im Jugendalter. 21. Tagung der Fachgruppe Entwicklungspsychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPS), Saarbrücken, Germany.

 

Vetter, N.C., Weigelt, S., Döhnel, K., Smolka, M.N., & Kliegel, M. (2012). Is she appalled or appealing? Adolescent neural development of Affective Theory of Mind. 18th annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Beijing, China

 

Other scientific Activities, Honours, Awards

2013

MedDrive-funding of the medical faculty, TU Dresden, 30.000 Euro

 

since 2011

several travel awards: Graduate academy, DAAD, "Freunde & Förderer", TU Dresden

 

07-10/2011

Research fellowship, DAAD (German academic exchange service)

 

07-10/2011

Research fellowship , G.A.-Lienert-foundation

 

05/2011

Karl and Charlotte Bühler award for excellent teaching, Department of Psychology, TU Dresden, seminar "Introduction to neuroimaging"

 

06-08/2007

Research fellowship "JSPS Summer Program" (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

Organization of workshops and symposia

1. Workshop der DFG-Netzwerkgruppe "Developmental cognitive neuroscience" in Deutschland: Structural brain development. Dezember 2014, Universität München

 

Vetter, N.C. & Schuwerk, T. (2014): Social cognition: Evidence from neuroimaging and (dys)functional neurobiological development. European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN), Dortmund, Germany.

Teaching

Semester

Course at TU Dresden

2009-present

Supervision: Bachelor’s/Master’s theses, student’s "FOV" projects

Summer 2012

2 x Psychology Bachelor’s: "Social cognition across the lifespan"

Winter 2011/2012

Psychology and teaching post Psychology: “Social cognition for teachers“

Summer 2011

Psychology Bachelor’s: "Neuroimaging: autism and adolescent development"

Winter 2010/2011

Psychology Bachelor’s: "Developmental neuroimaging"

Summer 2010

Psychology and teaching post Psychology: "Development of social cognition"

Winter 2009/2010

Psychology Bachelor’s: "Introduction to developmental neuroscience"

Summer 2009

Psychology and teaching post Psychology: "Introduction to social cognition"

Current Projects & Responsibilities

 

 

 

Contact information

Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus

Technische Universität Dresden

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Fetscherstraße 74, 01307 Dresden

 

Phone: +49 351 458-7160

Email: Nora.Vetterl@uniklinikum-dresden.de