Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences - Department of Psychology

Dr. Anne Weigand

Dr. Anne Weigand
research assistant
anne.weigand (at)

Lebenswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Psychologie → Klinische Psychologie Sozialer Interaktion
Visiting address
Luisenstraße 56 (Haus 1) , Room 215
Phone number
(030) 2093-1757
(030) 2093-89751
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

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2013-2015    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Berenson-Allen Center for Non-invasive Brain Stimulation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston


2013            PhD in Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin, Cluster “Languages of Emotion” and Charité, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy


2008            Diploma in Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


2004            Pre-Diploma in Psychology, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg



Research interests


My overall research interest is examining the interplay between emotion and cognition. I am particularly interested in studying the underlying brain networks using different methodological approaches including fMRI and neuromodulation techniques. In my current research projects, I focus on exploring new treatment options for depression and autism using computer-based training programs and non-invasive brain stimulation with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) or transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).





Feeser M, Fan Y, Weigand A, Hahn A, Gärtner M, Böker H, Grimm S, Bajbouj M (2015) Oxytocin improves mentalizing - Pronounced effects for individuals with attenuated ability to empathize. Psychoneuroendocrinology (Epub ahead of print)


Schomers M, Kirilina E, Weigand A, Bajbouj M, Pulvermüller F (2014) Causal influence of articulatory motor cortex on comprehending single spoken words: TMS evidence. Cerebral Cortex (Epub ahead of print)


Grimm S, Gärtner M, Fuge P, Fan Y, Weigand A, Feeser M, Aust S, Heekeren HR, Jacobs A, Heuser I, Bajbouj M (2014) Variation in the Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone Receptor 1 (CRHR1) Gene Modulates Age Effects on Working Memory. Journal of Psychiatric Research 61:57-63


Fuge P, Aust S, Fan Y, Weigand A, Gärtner M, Feeser M, Bajbouj M* & Grimm S* (2014). Interaction of Early Life Stress and Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone Receptor Gene: Effects on working memory. Biological Psychiatry 1;76(11):888-894


Feeser M, Yan F, Weigand A, Hahn A, Gärtner M, Aust S, Böker H, Bajbouj M* & Grimm S* (2014). The beneficial effect of oxytocin on avoidance-related facial emotion recognition depends on early life stress experience. Psychopharmacology 231(24):4735-4744


Grimm S, Pestke K, Feeser M, Aust S, Weigand A, Wang J, Wingenfeld K, Pruessner JC, La Marca R, Böker H, Bajbouj M (2014). Early life stress modulates oxytocin effects on limbic system during acute psychosocial stress. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 9(11):1828-1835


Fuge P* & Grimm S*, Weigand A, Fan Y, Gärtner M, Feeser M, Bajbouj M (2014). Assessment of age- related changes in cognitive functions using EmoCogMeter, a novel tablet-computer based approach. Journal of Visualized Experiments 84:e50942


Weigand A* & Richtermeier A*, Feeser M, Guo JS, Grimm S, Bajbouj M (2013). State-dependent effects of prefrontal repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on emotional working memory. Brain Stimulation 6(6):905-912


Weigand A, Grimm S, Astalosch A, Guo JS, Briesemeister BB, Lisanby SH, Luber B, Bajbouj M (2013). Lateralized effects of prefrontal repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on emotional working memory. Experimental Brain Research 227(1):43-52


Weigand A, Feeser M, Gärtner M, Brandt E, Fan Y, Fuge P, Böker H, Bajbouj M* & Grimm S* (2013). Intranasal oxytocin prior to encoding and retrieval enhances memory certainty for negative social stimuli. Psychopharmacology 227(2):321-329


Grimm S* & Weigand A*, Kazzer P, Jacobs AM, Bajbouj M (2012). Neural mechanisms underlying the integration of emotion and working memory. NeuroImage 61(4):1188-1194


Qin P, Grimm S, Duncan NW, Holland G, Guo JS, Fan Y, Weigand A, Baudewig J, Bajbouj M, Northoff G (2013). Self-specific stimuli interact differently than non-self-specific stimuli with eyes-open versus eyes-closed spontaneous activity in auditory cortex. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 29;7:437


Schreiber M, Endrass T, Weigand A, Kathmann N (2012). Age-effects on adjustments of performance monitoring to task difficulty. Journal of Psychophysiology 26(4):145-153


* denotes joint authorship