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

    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)



    • 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.