Dr. Thomas Meyer
© T. Meyer
Dr. Thomas Meyer
Postdoctoral Reseacher

Consultation hours: by arrangement
External Profiles:
  • Research Topics and Interests

    • Etiology and therapy of PTSD
    • Experimental psychopathology
  • Curriculum Vitae

    Postdoctoral Researcher / Marie-Curie Research Fellow
    Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London (UK)

    since 2017
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, WWU Münster
    since 03/2024 Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Health Psychology, University of Münster

    2015 - 2017
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen (NL)

    2009 - 2015
    Doctoral Researcher
    Clinical Psychological Science, Maastricht University (NL)

    2007 - 2009
    Master of Science (research), Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience
    Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University (NL)

    2004 - 2007
    Bachelor of Science, Biological Psychology
    Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University (NL)



    Research Articles (Journals)

    • Kampmann I L, Meyer T, Morina N . (). Social comparison modulates coping with fear in virtual environments. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 72, 102226. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2020.102226.
    • Meyer T, Brewin C R, King J A, Nijmeijer D, Woud M L & Becker, E S. (). Arresting visuospatial stimulation is insufficient to disrupt analogue traumatic intrusions. PloS one, 15(2). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0228416.

    • Meyer T, Quaedflieg C, Weijland K, Schruers K, Merckelbach H & Smeets T. (). Frontal EEG asymmetry during symptom provocation predicts subjective responses to intrusions in survivors with and without PTSD. Psychophysiology, 55, e12779. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12779.
    • Schreuder M, Meyer T & Krix A. (). Frightened by the perpetrator’s voice: Startle responsivity and cognitive processing predict earwitness speaker identification. Biological Psychology, 134, 80–88. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2018.02.013.

    • Theunissen T, Meyer T, Memon A & Weinsheimer C. (). Adult Eyewitness Memory for Single Versus Repeated Traumatic Events. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 31, 164–174. doi: 10.1002/acp.3314.
    • Meyer T, Krans J, van Ast V & Smeets T. (). Visuospatial context learning and configuration learning is associated with analogue traumatic intrusions. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 54, 120–127. doi: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2016.07.010.
    • Möbius M, Lacomblé L, Meyer T, Schutter D, Gielkens T, Becker E, Tendolkar I, van Eijndhoven P. (). Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation modulates the impact of a negative mood induction. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12, 526–533. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsw180.
    • Quaedflieg C, Meyer T, van Ruitenbeek P & Smeets T. (). Examining habituation and sensitization across repetitive laboratory stress inductions using the MAST. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 77, 175–181.

    • Quaedflieg C, Smulders F, Meyer T, Peeters F, Merckelbach H & Smeets T. (). The validity of individual frontal alpha asymmetry EEG neurofeedback. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11, 33–43. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsv090.

    • Merckelbach H, Giesbrecht T, van Heugten-van der Kloet D, de Jong J, Meyer T & Rietman K. (). The overlap between dissociative symptoms and symptom over-reporting. The European Journal of Psychiatry, 29, 165–172. doi: 10.4321/S0213-61632015000300001.
    • Meyer T, Otgaar H & Smeets T. (). Flashbacks, intrusions, mind-wandering – Instances of an involuntary memory spectrum: A commentary on Takarangi, Strange, and Lindsay (2014). Consciousness and Cognition, 33, 24–29. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2014.11.012.
    • Meyer T, Smeets T, Giesbrecht T, Quaedflieg C, Smulders F, Meijer E & Merckelbach H. (). The role of frontal EEG asymmetry in post-traumatic stress disorder. Biological Psychology, 108, 62–77. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2015.03.018.
    • Quaedflieg C, Meyer T, Smulders F & Smeets T. (). The functional role of individual-alpha based frontal asymmetry in stress responding. Biological Psychology, 104, 75–81. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2014.11.014.
    • Quaedflieg C, van de Ven V, Meyer T, Siep N, Merckelbach H & Smeets T. (). Temporal dynamics of stress-induced alternations of intrinsic amygdala connectivity and neuroendocrine levels. PloS one, 10, e0124141. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124141.

    • Meyer T, Quaedflieg C, Giesbrecht T, Meijer E, Abiad S & Smeets T. (). Frontal EEG asymmetry as predictor of physiological responses to aversive memories. Psychophysiology, 51, 853–865. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12230.

    • Meyer T, Smeets T, Giesbrecht T, Quaedflieg C, Girardelli M, Mackay G & Merckelbach H. (). Individual differences in spatial configuration learning predict the occurrence of intrusive memories. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 13, 186–196. doi: 10.3758/s13415-012-0123-9.
    • Meyer T, Smeets T, Giesbrecht T, Quaedflieg C & Merckelbach H. (). Acute stress differentially affects spatial configuration learning in high and low cortisol-responding healthy adults. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 4, 19854. doi: 10.3402/ejpt.v4i0.19854.
    • Quaedflieg C, Meyer T & Smeets T. (). The imaging Maastricht Acute Stress Test (iMAST): A neuroimaging compatible psychophysiological stressor. Psychophysiology, 50, 758–766. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12058.
    • Quaedflieg C, Schwabe L, Meyer T & Smeets T. (). Time dependent effects of stress prior to encoding on event-related potentials and 24 h delayed retrieval. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(12), 3057–3069. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.09.002.

    • Smeets T, Cornelisse S, Quaedflieg C, Meyer T, Jelicic M & Merckelbach H. (). Introducing the Maastricht Acute Stress Test (MAST): A quick and non-invasive approach to elicit robust autonomic and glucocorticoid stress responses. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37, 1998–2008. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2012.04.012.
    • Meyer T, Smeets T, Giesbrecht T & Merckelbach H. (). The efficiency of reappraisal and expressive suppression in regulating everyday affective experiences. Psychiatry Research, 200(2), 964–969. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2012.05.034.