Matthias Sperl

Matthias Sperl

Doktorand

Kontaktdaten

+49 6421 28-23715 +49 6421 28-28948 matthias.sperl@staff 1 Gutenbergstraße 18
35032 Marburg
G|01 Institutsgebäude (Raum: 02007 bzw. +2007)

Organisationseinheit

Philipps-Universität Marburg Psychologie (Fb04) AG Persönlichkeit und Diagnostik Differentielle Psychologie

Research Interests

Simultaneous EEG-fMRI integration
Noradrenergic mechanisms of fear-related processes
Personality traits and fear conditioning/extinction
Pathological fear and anxiety

Education 

2018
Six-month research visit at McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Belmont/MA (USA), Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research

2016
Two-month research visit at McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Belmont/MA (USA), Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research

2016
Master of Science Psychology and PreProPsych pre-doctorate program
Justus Liebig University Giessen, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy & Bender Institute of Neuroimaging

2016-2015
Six-month research visit at McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Belmont/MA (USA), Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research

2013
Bachelor of Science Psychology, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

Publications 

Mueller, E. M., Sperl, M. F. J., & Panitz, C. (2019). Aversive imagery causes de novo fear conditioning. Psychological Science, 30, 1001-1015. doi: 10.1177/0956797619842261
Open Data and Open Material available online at zenodo, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.2591593

Sperl, M. F. J., Panitz, C., Rosso, I. M., Dillon, D. G., Kumar, P., Hermann, A., Whitton, A. E., Hermann, C., Pizzagalli, D. A., & Mueller, E. M. (in press). Fear extinction recall modulates human frontomedial theta and amygdala activity. Cerebral Cortex. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhx353

Panitz, C., Sperl, M. F. J., Hennig, J., Klucken, T., Hermann, C., & Mueller, E. M. (2018). COMT Val158Met modulates long-term fear extinction. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 155, 7-20. doi: 10.1016/j.nlm.2018.06.001

Sperl, M. F. J., Panitz, C., Hermann, C., & Mueller, E. M. (2016). A pragmatic comparison of noise burst and electric shock US for fear conditioning research with many trials. Psychophysiology, 53, 1352-1365. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12677

Conference Contributions

Sperl, M. F. J., Wroblewski, A., Mueller, M., Straube, B., & Mueller, E. M. (2019). Applying data-driven randomization statistics to unravel the temporal unfolding of neurophysiological mechanisms during fear conditioning. Psychologie und Gehirn, Dresden (Germany)

Sperl, M. F. J., Panitz, C., Skoluda, N., Nater, U. M., Pizzagalli, D.A., Hermann, C., Mueller, E. M. (2019). Pharmakologische Augmentation bei der Expositionsbehandlung: Lässt sich die langfristige Furchtkonditionierung und -extinktion durch den α2-Adrenozeptor-Antagonisten Yohimbin oder den D2-Rezeptorblocker Sulpirid modulieren? 37. Symposium der Fachgruppe Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie der DGPs, Erlangen (Germany)

Sperl, M. F. J., Panitz, C., Skoluda, N., Nater, U. M., Pizzagalli, D.A., Hermann, C., Mueller, E. M. (2019). Pharmacological modulation of conditioned fear: Alpha-2 adrenoreceptor antagonist yohimbine potentiates fear bradycardia and N170 ERP amplitude? EPFL Neuro Symposium “Fear Learning – From Neuronal Circuits to Translation”, Lausanne (Switzerland)

Sperl, M. F. J., Panitz, C., Skoluda, N., Nater, U. M., Pizzagalli, D.A., Hermann, C., Mueller, E. M. (2019). Alpha-2 adrenoreceptor antagonist yohimbine modulates consolidation of conditioned fear? Science Day of the Research Campus Central Hessen, Center for Mind, Brain and Behavior, Rauischholzhausen (Germany)

Sperl, M. F. J., Wroblewski, A., Mueller, M., Straube, B., & Mueller, E. M. (2019). Temporal dynamics of threat processing: Modulation of event-related potential components during a sequential-set fear acquisition paradigm. Journal of Neural Transmission, 126, 1554. International Congress of the World Association for Stress Related and Anxiety Disorders, WASAD, Wuerzburg (Germany)

Sperl, M. F. J., Wroblewski, A., Mueller, M., Straube, B., & Mueller, E. M. (2019). Validation of a new sequential-set fear acquisition paradigm: Conditioned fear modulates early and late event-related potential components. Psychophysiology, 56, S112, Washington/DC (USA)

Sperl, M. F. J., Wroblewski, A., Mueller, M., Straube, B., & Mueller, E. M. (2019). Conditioned fear modulates event-related potential components during a sequential-set fear acquisition paradigm. Retreat of the Research Training Group 2271, Hirschegg/Kleinwalsertal (Austria).

Sperl, M. F. J., Wroblewski, A., Mueller, M., Straube, B., & Mueller, E. M. (2019). Conditioned fear modulates event-related potential components during a sequential-set fear acquisition paradigm. European Meeting on Human Fear Conditioning, Wuerzburg (Germany).

Sperl, M. F. J., Panitz, C., Skoluda, N., Nater, U. M., Hermann, C., & Mueller, E. M. (2017). α2-adrenoreceptor antagonist yohimbine modulates consolidation of conditioned fear. Psychophysiology, 54, S90, Vienna (Austria).

Sperl, M. F. J., Panitz, C., Rosso, I. M., Dillon, D. G., Kumar, P., Hermann, A., Whitton, A. E., Hermann, C., Pizzagalli, D. A., & Mueller, E. M. (2017). Fear extinction recall modulates human fronto-medial theta and amygdala activity during simultaneous EEG-fMRI. Journal of Neural Transmission, 124, 1304. International Congress of the World Association for Stress Related and Anxiety Disorders, WASAD, Wuerzburg (Germany).

Sperl, M. F. J., Panitz, C., Skoluda, N., Nater, U. M., Hermann, C., & Mueller, E. M. (2017). α2-adrenoreceptor antagonist yohimbine modulates consolidation of conditioned fear. European Meeting on Human Fear Conditioning, Hamburg (Germany).

Sperl, M. F. J., Panitz, C., Rosso, I. M., Dillon, D. G., Whitton, A. E., Kumar, P., Hermann, A., Hermann, C., Pizzagalli, D. A., & Mueller, E. M. (2016). Validation of an experimental paradigm for simultaneous fMRI-EEG: Modulation of theta oscillations by fear conditioning and extinction. Psychophysiology, 53, S94, Minneapolis/MN (USA)

Sperl, M. F. J., Panitz, C., Rosso, I. M., Dillon, D. G., Whitton, A. E., Kumar, P., Hermann, A., Hermann, C., Pizzagalli, D. A., & Mueller, E. M. (2016). Validierung eines experimentellen Paradigmas zur simultanen fMRT-EEG-Messung: Modulation von Theta-Oszillationen durch konditionierte und extingierte Furcht. Psychologie und Gehirn, Berlin (Germany)

Sperl, M. F. J., Panitz, C., Whitton, A. E., Rosso, I. M., Dillon, D. G., Kumar, P., Hermann, A., Hermann, C., Pizzagalli, D. A., & Mueller, E. M. (2016). Integration of hemodynamic and electrophysiological correlates of human long-term fear conditioning and extinction by simultaneous EEG-fMRI. European Meeting on Human Fear Conditioning, Utrecht (Netherlands)

Sperl, M. F. J., Panitz, C., Rosso, I. M., Dillon, D. G., Kumar, P., Hermann, A., Hermann, C., Pizzagalli, D. A., & Mueller, E. M. (2016). Modulation of theta oscillations by fear conditioning and extinction during simultaneous EEG and fMRI. McLean Research Day, McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Belmont/MA (USA)

Sperl, M. F. J., Panitz, C., Hermann, C., & Mueller, E. M. (2015). Electric shock versus white noise burst: Which US-type is better for fear conditioning with many trials? Psychophysiology, 52,S93, Seattle, WA (USA)

Sperl, M. F. J., Panitz, C., Hermann, C., & Mueller, E. M. (2015). Elektrischer Reiz vs. weißes Rauschen: Welcher US eignet sich besser zur Furchtkonditionierung mit vielen Lerndurchgängen? Psychologie und Gehirn, Frankfurt/Main (Germany)

Awards

2019
Research Training Group 2271 (University of Marburg): Student Poster Award 2019 for the poster on learning dynamics of electrophysiological brain signals during human fear conditioning, Hirschegg Retreat (Austria)

2019
Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR): Research Travel Award 2019, Annual Meeting Washington/DC (USA)

2018
German Society for Basic and Applied Psychophysiology (DGPA) and Brain Products (Munich): Brain Products Young Scientist Award for a Distinguished Contribution in EEG Research for the Cerebral Cortex paper on EEG-fMRI coupling in fear extinction

2018
Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR): Research Training Fellowship for a six-month research visit at McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Belmont/MA (USA)

2017
Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR): Student Poster Award 2017 for the poster on noradrenergic mechanisms of fear extinction, Annual Meeting Vienna (Austria)

2017
World Association of Stress and Anxiety Related Disorders (WASAD): Young Researcher Award for the Cerebral Cortex paper on EEG-fMRI coupling in fear extinction

2016
German Academic Exchange Service: Marburg International Doctorate Travel Award 2016. Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), Minneapolis/MN (USA)

2016
German Psychological Society (DGPs), Section for Personality Psychology and Psychological Diagnostics: Scholarship for a PhD students workshop, Landau/Pfalz, contribution:
“Neurobiological mechanisms of personality differences in fear extinction”

2016-2015
German Academic Exchange Service: PROMOS Scholarship for a six-month research visit at McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Belmont/MA (USA)

2015
Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR): International Travel Award 2015, Annual Meeting Seattle/WA (USA)

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