Dr L.M. Wirz (Lisa)
Postdoc - Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging
Postdoc - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
6525 EN NIJMEGEN
6500 HB NIJMEGEN
I am a postdoc in the Cognitive Affective Neuroscience lab of Erno Hermans. My main research interest is to investigate stress effects on cognitive functions and link this to the influence of different stress hormones on neural processes.
I will be working on a collaborative research project that investigates the effests of different stress hormones on the temporal dynamics of memory representations using pharmacological manipulations and functional neuroimaging. I am specifically interested in the time-dependent and differential roles of noradrenaline, cortisol, and endocannabinoids. In the future, I want to use the knowledge that we will gain in this project to help find ways to improve resilience against stress-related psychopathologies.
- Wirz, L., & Schwabe, L. (2020). Prioritized attentional processing: Acute stress, memory and stimulus emotionality facilitate attentional disengagement. Neuropsychologia, 138, 107334. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2020.107334c Full text
- Wirz, L., Reuter, M., Felten, A. & Schwabe, L. (2018). An endocannabinoid receptor polymorphism modulates affective processing under stress. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 13 (11), 1177-1189. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsy083 Full text
- Wirz, L., Bogdanov, M. & Schwabe, L. (2018). Habits under stress: mechanistic insights across different types of learning. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 20, 9-16. doi: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.08.009 Full text
- Wirz, L., Wacker, J., Felten, A., Reuter, M. & Schwabe, L. (2017). A deletion variant of the α2b-adrenoceptor modulates the stress-induced shift from ‘cognitive’ to ‘habit’ memory. The Journal of Neuroscience, 37 (8), 2149-2160. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3507-16.2017 Full text
- Wirz, L., Reuter, M., Wacker, J., Felten, A. & Schwabe, L. (2017). A haplotype associated with enhanced mineralocorticoid receptor expression facilitates the stress-induced shift from ‘cognitive’ to ‘habit’ learning. eNeuro, 4 (6), e0359-17.2017. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0359-17.2017 Full text