Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Lebenswissen­schaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Psychologie

Dr. Anne Weigand

Dr. Anne Weigand
wiss. Mitarb.
anne.weigand (at)

Einrichtung (OKZ)
Lebenswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Psychologie → Klinische Psychologie Sozialer Interaktion
Luisenstraße 56 (Haus 1) , Raum 215
(030) 2093-1757
(030) 2093-89751
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

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


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


Diploma in Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


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).




2016: Teaching Award of the Faculty of Life Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin




Welch ES, Weigand A, Hooker J, Philip NS, Tyrka AR, Press DZ, Carpenter L (2018) Feasibility of Computerized Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Combined with Bifrontal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Treatment of Major Depression. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface


Weigand A, Horn A, Caballero R, Cooke D, Stern AP, Taylor SF, Press D, Pascual-Leone A, & Fox MD (2018). Prospective Validation That Subgenual Connectivity Predicts Antidepressant Efficacy of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Sites. Biological Psychiatry, 84, 28-3


Grimm S, Wirth K, Fan Y, Weigand A, Gärtner M, Feeser M, Dziobek I, Bajbouj M, Aust S (2017) The interaction of corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor gene and early life stress on emotional empathy. Behavioural Brain Research 329:180-185


Scheidegger M, Henning A, Walter M, Boeker H, Weigand A, Seifritz E, Grimm S (2015) Effects of ketamine on cognition-emotion interaction in the brain. NeuroImage 1(124): 8-15


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 53(3): 223-232


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 25(10): 3894-3902


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


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


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


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