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Curriculum Vitae - Nora Vetter, Dr. rer. nat. habil. Dipl.-Psych.

Curriculum Vitae - Nora Vetter, Dr. rer. nat. habil. Dipl.-Psych.

Professional Experience

Education & Training

Teaching Experience

Teaching Award and teaching qualification

Acquisition of third-party funding

Honors and Awards

 Research Interests

  • Psychopathological mechanisms in disorders of emotion regulation and social cognition (e.g. ADHD, ODD/CD, autism spectrum disorders, OCD) in childhood, adolescence and young adulthood
  • Risk- and resilience factors (stress, trauma, family history)
  • Socio-emotional development in childhood, adolescence, and across the lifespan (Theory of Mind, emotion recognition and – regulation, empathy) and underlying brain development -> longitudinal studies
  • Improving methods and approaches in (Clinical) Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
  • (neuroscientific) metaanalyses
  • Intervention studies (mindfulness based training, telemedicine, app-based approaches)

Ad-hoc Reviewer


Addiction Biology
Autism Research
Autism Research and Treatment
Brain and Behavior
Brain and Cognition
British Journal of Developmental Psychology
Behavior Research Methods
Child Development Perspectives
Child Neuropsychology
Cognition and Emotion
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
Developmental Science
Developmental Review
European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Frontiers in Developmental Psychology
International Journal of Developmental Disabilities
Human Brain Mapping
Journal of Cognitive Psychology
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
Psychiatry Research
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
The Journal of Early Adolescence


The Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO), Belgium

Selected Publications 

Backhausen LL, Herting M, Tamnes CK, Vetter NC: Best practices in structural neuroimaging of neurodevelopmental disorders. Accepted in Neuropsychology Review 2021. (Link für preprint PsyArXiv)

Holl AK, Vetter NC, Elsner B: Disentangling the relations of theory of mind, executive function and conduct problems. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 72, 101233, 2021.

Vetter NC, Backhausen LL, Buse J, Roessner V, Smolka MN: Altered brain morphology in boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder with and without comorbid conduct disorder/ oppositional defiant disorder. Human Brain Mapping, 41(4), 973-983, 2020.

Vetter NC, Oosterman JM, Mühlbach J, Wolff S, Altgassen M:The Impact of Emotional Congruent and Emotional Neutral Context on Recognizing Complex Emotions in Older Adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 27(5), 677-692, 2020.

Vetter NC, Drauschke M, Thieme J, Altgassen M: Adolescent Basic Facial Emotion Recognition is Not Influenced by Puberty or Own-Age Bias. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology. 9:956, 2017.

Vetter NC, Buse J, Backhausen LL, Rubia K, Smolka MN, Roessner V: Anterior insula hyperactivation in ADHD when faced with distracting negative stimuli. Hum Brain Map, 39(7):2972-86, 2018.

Vetter NC, Steding J, Jurk S, Ripke S, Mennigen E, Smolka MN: Reliability in adolescent fMRI within two years – a comparison of three tasks. Sci Rep, 7(1):2287, 2017.

Herting MM, Gautam P, Chen Z, Mezher A, Vetter NC: Test-retest reliability of longitudinal task-based fMRI – implications for developmental studies. Dev Cogn Neurosci, 33:17-26, 2017.

Backhausen LL, Herting MM, Buse J, Roessner V, Smolka MN, Vetter NC: Quality Control of Structural MRI Images Applied Using FreeSurfer - A Hands-On Workflow to Rate Motion Artifacts. Front Neurosci, 10:558, 2016.

Vetter NC*, Pilhatsch M*, Weigelt S, Ripke S, Smolka MN: Mid-adolescent neurocognitive development of ignoring and attending emotional stimuli. Dev Cogn Neurosci, 4:23-31, 2015.

Pilhatsch M*, Vetter NC*, Hübner T, Ripke S, Müller U, Marxen M, Rodehacke S, Mennigen E, Schmidt D, Smolka MN: Amygdala perturbations as neural risk markers for depression in healthy mid-adolescents. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 53(5):559-68, 2014.

Vetter NC, Weigelt S, Döhnel K, Smolka MN, Kliegel M: Ongoing neural development of affective theory of mind in adolescence. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci Jul;9(7):1022-9, 2014.

Vetter NC, Altgassen M, Phillips LH, Mahy C, Kliegel M: Development of affective theory of mind across adolescence: disentangling the role of executive functions. Dev Neuropsychol, 38(2):114-25, 2013.

Vetter NC, Leipold K, Kliegel M, Phillips LH, Altgassen M: Ongoing development of social cognition in adolescence. Child Neuropsychol, 19(6):615-29.

*shared first authorship.

See also: 

Supervision PhD, Master’s, Bachelor students 

Reviewer since 2013 - Several theses in Psychology (Bachelor BA, Master MA, Diploma DA)

Current supervisor of PhD students (Psychology, Medicine)

Current supervisor of Master’s and Bachelor students (supervision of 14 students completed) 

 Current Responsibilities


Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus
Technische Universität Dresden
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Fetscherstraße 74, 01307 Dresden

0351 458-7166