Dr. Ida Wessing
© Ida Wessing
Dr. Ida Wessing
Research Staff
Münster University Hospital
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Schmeddingstr. 50
48149 Münster
Tel: 0251/83-52462
Fax: 0251/83-52275
Ida.Wessing@ukmuenster.de

Research Areas

  • Neuroimaging in children and adolescents using MEG, EEG and MRI
  • Development of eating disorders and anxiety disorders
  • Emotion and emotion regulation

Selected Publications

Wessing, I., Romer, G. & Junghöfer, M. (2016). Hypervigilance-Avoidance in Children with Anxiety Disorders: Magnetoencephalographic Evidence. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12617v


Wessing, I., Achtergarde, S., Rehbein, M.A., Dobel, C., Zwitserlood, P., Fürniss, T. & Junghöfer, M. (2015). Cognitive emotion regulation in children: Reappraisal of emotional faces modulates neural source activity in a fronto-parietal network. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 13, 1–10.


Rehbein, M.A., Wessing, I., Zwitserlood, P., Steinberg, C., Eden, A.S., Dobel, C. &  Junghöfer, M. (2015). Rapid prefrontal cortex activation towards aversively paired faces and enhanced contingency detection are observed in high trait anxiety under challenging conditions. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9(155). doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00155.


Wessing, I., Rehbein, M. A., Postert, C., Fürniss, T. & Junghöfer, M. (2013). The neural basis of cognitive change: Reappraisal of emotional faces modulates neural source activity in a frontoparietal attention network. NeuroImage, 81, 15-25.


Wessing, I., Fürniss, T., Zwitserlood, P., Dobel, D. & Junghöfer, M. (2011). Early emotion discrimination in 8- to 10-year-old children: magnetoencephalographic correlates. Biological Psychology, 88 (2-3), 161– 169.

Academic CV

since 03/2016 Research Assistant, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University Hospital Münster
since 01/2014 Training as Child and Youth Psychotherapist, ZAP Bad Salzuflen
2014-2016 Clinical Child Psychologist and Research Assistant, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University Hospital Münster
2013 Dr. rer. nat (PhD), Department of Psychology, University of Münster
2009-2014 Research Assistant, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University Hospital Münster
2008-2009 Clinical Child Psychologist, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University Hospital Münster
2006-2009 Clinical Child Psychologist, LWL-Hospital Marl-Sinsen
2006 Diploma in Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Bochum