Dr. Marcel Meyer
Telefon: +49 (0)621 181-3317
Having studied Psychology at the Universities of Essex and Birmingham, I defended my PhD thesis in the area of affective neuroscience at Cardiff University. Here, I examined the impact of emotional and regulatory traits on threat processing at behavioural and neural levels. Following postdoctoral positions in Geneva and Bochum, I am now working under the auspices of Prof. G. Alpers in Mannheim.
My current research interests lie in the
- Broad areas of emotion, emotion regulation, cognitive control and contemplative practice
- The development and evaluation of theoretical models in these domains, using healthy and clinical populations as well as behavioural, neural and electrophysiological techniques
- Cognitive and neural effects of, as well as emotion processing in, affect-related disorders
- Emerging pursuits are literary reading, mental imagery, time perception and a complex systems approach to emotion.
I am happy to discuss projects falling in any of the above domains.
Publications and Conferences
Quent, J.A., Meyer, M., Ros, T. & Kuchinke, L. (in prep.). Reading prevails: the automaticity of word reading in a colour Stroop task.
Damjanovic, L., Sepulveda, F., & Meyer, M. (in prep.). Electrophysiological correlates of anxiety in unconscious face processing.
Meyer, M., Lawrence, N.S., & Lawrence, A.D. (submitted). Breaking the link between neuroticism and impaired response inhibition to threat: a case for reappraisal.
Damjanovic, L., Meyer, M., & Sepulveda, F. (2017). Raising the Alarm: Trait Anxiety Modulates the Perceptual Awareness of Masked Facial Expressions. Brain and Cognition, 114, 1-10.
Keedwell, P.A., Doidge, A.N.*, Meyer, M.*,
Lawrence, N., Lawrence, A.D., & Jones, D.K. (2016). Subgenual Cingulum
Microstructure Supports Control of Emotional Conflict. Cerebral Cortex, 26, 6,
* equal author contribution
Meyer, M., & Kuchinke, L. (2015). Regulating with imagery and the complexity of basic emotions. Comment on “The quartet theory of human emotions: An integrative and neurofunctional model” by S. Koelsch et al. Physics of Life Reviews, 13, 18–19.
Meyer, M. (2013). The neuro-cognitive basis of cognitive and emotional control. Unpublished PhD thesis, Cardiff University, UK.
Dunn, B.D., Galton, H.C., Morgan, R., Evans, D., Oliver, C., Meyer, M., Cusack, R., Lawrence, A.D. & Dalgleish, T. (2010). Listening to your heart: How interoception shapes emotion experience and intuition. Psychological Science, 21, 1835-44.
Mobbs, D., Yu, R.*, Meyer, M.*, Passamonti,
L., Seymour, B.J., Calder, A.J., Schweizer, S., Frith, C.D. & Dalgleish, T.
(2009). A key role for similarity in vicarious reward. Science, 324, 900.
* equal author contribution
Conferences and Talks
Meyer, M., Lawrence, N.S., Chambers, C.D. & Lawrence, A.D. The mixed blessings of agreeableness in moderating neuroticism-related response tendencies: greater speed but more mental noise. Poster presented at the Bi-Annual Conference of the International Society for Research on Emotion, July 2015, Geneva, Switzerland.
Meyer, M., Lawrence, N.S., Chambers, C.D. & Lawrence, A.D. Breaking the link between neuroticism and threat bias. Poster presented at the Annual Research Forum of the Centre Interfacultaire en Sciences Affectives, February 2013, Geneva, Switzerland.
Meyer, M., Lawrence, N.S., Chambers, C.D. & Lawrence, A.D. Breaking the link between neuroticism and threat processing: a case for reappraisal. Poster presented at the Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting, January 2013, Champéry, Switzerland.
Meyer, M., Lawrence, N.S., Chambers, C.D. & Lawrence, A.D. The tight grasp of threat and the (counter)forces of personality. Invited talk at the Mood Disorders Centre, University of Exeter, December 2012.
Meyer, M., Lawrence, N.S., Lawrence, A.D. & Chambers, C.D. Angry faces don’t let you go: evidence from an affective stop signal paradigm. Poster presented at Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Conference, January 2011, Deganwy, UK.
Meyer, M., Lawrence, N.S., Chambers, C.D. & Lawrence, A.D. The neuro-cognitive basis of cognitive and affective control. Talk presented at Cardiff University School of Psychology Gregynog Postgraduate Conference, November 2009, Gregynog, UK.
Meyer, M., Lawrence, N.S., Chambers, C.D. & Lawrence, A.D. The neuro-cognitive basis of cognitive and affective control. Talk presented at Wales Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Conference, July 2009, Deganwy, UK.
Damjanovic, L., Sepulveda, F., & Meyer, M. Electrophysiological correlates of anxiety in unconscious face processing. Poster presented at the Experimental Psychology Society conference, July 2007, Edinburgh, UK.
Dunn, B. D., Billotti, D., Quarmby, L., Meyer, M., Brewin, C., & Dalgleish, T. Does emotional suppression help regulate affect when processing traumatic material? Talk presented at World Congress of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, 2007, Barcelona, Spain.
Dunn, B.D., Dalgleish, T., Morgan, R., Galton H., Oliver, C., Vyas, N. & Meyer, M. Follow your heart? Experimental investigations of the influence of bodily feedback in psychopathology, Symposium talk given at British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies Annual Conference, 2007, Brighton, UK.