Deutsch Intern
Department of Psychology I - Experimental Clinical Psychology

Matthias Gamer

Prof. Dr. Matthias Gamer

Phone +49 931 31-89722
Fax +49 931 31-82733
Room 206
Office hours any time

Curriculum Vitae

since 2015 Professor for Experimental Clinical Psychology (W2) at the University of Würzburg
2011 - 2014 Research group leader "Social and Applied Psychophysiology"
Department of Systems Neuroscience / University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
2013 Best Ph.D. advisor in Biological Psychology
Awarded by the German Society for Psychophysiology and its Application
2008 - 2011 Postdoc in the project "The Role of the Emotional Network and Neuropeptidergic Modulation in Normal and Impaired Social Cognition"
Department of Systems Neuroscience / University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
2010 Young Scientist Award of the German Society for Psychophysiology and its Application
2008 Ph.D. in Psychology (summa cum laude), Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
2003 - 2008 Research assistant and Ph.D. student
Experimental Psychology / Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
2007 - 2009 Junior Member of the Gutenberg-Academy for excellent young scientists at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
2005 Excellence in Teaching award of the federal state Rheinland-Pfalz
1997 - 2003 Studies in Psychology (Diploma) at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

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Research Grants

2021 - 2024 IZKF Würzburg, F-461:
"High-resolution structural and functional imaging of the brain to investigate subcortical structures"
(Hein, G., Gamer, M., Terekhov, M.)
2021 - 2026 DFG Research Training Group 2660:
"Neural mechanisms of (mal)adaptive approach and avoidance behaviour"
(Speaker: Gamer, M.)
2020 - 2022 Volkswagenstiftung, Az. 99 451:
"The long-term effects of Corona on mental health: Trajectories of adaptive and maladaptive coping" (Pauli, P., Hein, G., Gamer, M.)
2016 - 2020 SFB-TRR 58, Project C10:
"Interaction of attentional and learning processes during acquisition, generalization and loss of fear" (Gamer, M.)
2014 - 2019 ERC Starting Grant, Project No. 336305
"Mechanisms of Social Attention" (MESA)
2011 - 2014 DFG Research grant, GA 1621/2-1:
"Functional role of the amygdala in normal and impaired social perception" (Gamer, M., Büchel, C.)
2010 - 2013 DFG Research grant, GA 1621/1-1:
"Emotional modulation of memory encoding and retrieval in the Concealed Information Test" (Gamer, M., Sommer-Blöchl, T., Büchel, C., Vossel, G.)
2007 - 2012 Project funding of the Research Focus on Interdisciplinary Neurosciences of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz:
"Emotion processing in hypnotically induced and clinical depersonalization" (Michal, M., Beutel, M.E., Subic-Wrana, C., Stoeter, P., Bauermann, T., Vossel, G., Gamer, M., Schreckenberger, M., Metzinger, T.)

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  • Founding member of the "European consortium of Psychological Research On Deception Detection" (E-PRODD,
  • German Psychological Society (DGPs):
    - Section "General Psychology"
    - Section "Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology"
  • German Society for Psychophysiology and its Application (DGPA)
  • Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)
  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
  • Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR)

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Editorial Work

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  • Ad hoc reviewer for more than 60 journals including Science, PNAS, Journal of Neuroscience, Biological Psychiatry, NeuroImage, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Cerebral Cortex, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Psychophysiology, Biological Psychology
  • Ad hoc reviewer for several funding agencies including U.S. National Science Foundation, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Israel Science Foundation (ISF), Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

Web of Science profile

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