About Me


Dr Holger Wiese


  • 2014 – present: Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Durham University, UK
  • 2013 – 2014: Temporary Professor for Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
  • 2009 – 2014: Principal Investigator (funded by the German Research Council, DFG), DFG Research Unit “Person Perception”, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
  • 2011: Visiting Scientist, Face Lab (Prof. Gill Rhodes), School of Psychology, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
  • 2009: Visiting Scientist, Memory Group (Prof. Rik Henson), MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK
  • 2005 – 2009: Postdoctoral Researcher and lab director (EEG lab), Department of General Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
  • 2001 – 2005: Postgraduate Researcher, Department of Neurology, University Clinics Duisburg-Essen, Germany.


  • 2010: Habilitation and venia legendi in Psychology, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
  • 2005: Ph.D. in Psychology (Dr. rer. nat.), Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany
  • 2001: Diploma in Psychology (Dipl.-Psych.), Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany 


  • Thuringian Research Prize for Basic Research (2009)

Research Grants

  • Wiese H (2012-2016). “Age and aging in face perception and memory“. Renewed research grant within the DFG Research Unit “Person Perception“ (FOR 1097/2), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Wi 3219/4-2.
  • Wiese H, Schweinberger SR (2011-2015). “Person Categorization“. Renewed research grant Schw 511/8-1, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Wi 3219/5-2.
  • Wiese H (2009-2012). “Effects of age and ageing on face memory and perception“. Research grant within the DFG Research Unit “Person Perception“ (FOR 1097), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Wi 3219/4-1.
  • Wiese H, Schweinberger SR (2009-2011). “Semantic and associative networks for representing people“. Research Grant, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Wi 3219/2-1.
  • Schweinberger SR, Wiese H (2007-2010). “Person Categorization“. Research Grant, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Schw 511/8-1.

Scientific Activities

Editorial Appointments:

  • Since 2016: Associate Editor, Cortex
  • Since 2016: Associate Editor, Perception
  • Since 2015: Associate Editor, British Journal of Psychology
  • 2012 – 2017: Associate Editor, The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

Reviewing for Scientific Journals:

  • Acta Psychologica / Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition / Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics / Behavior Research Methods / Biological Psychology / BMC Neuroscience / Brain and Cognition / Brain Research / Brain Topography / British Journal of Psychology / Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science / Cerebral Cortex / Cognition / Cognition and Emotion / Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience / Cognitive Processing / Cortex / Developmental Psychology / Emotion / European Journal of Cognitive Psychology / Experimental Brain Research / Experimental Psychology / Frontiers in Human Neuroscience / Frontiers in Psychology / International Journal of Psychology / International Journal of Psychophysiology / Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience / Journal of Cognitive Psychology / Journal of Experimental Child Psychology / Journal of Experimental Psychology: General / Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance / Journal of Neuroscience / Journal of Vision / Laterality / Memory / Memory & Cognition / NeuroImage / Neuropsychologia / NeuroReport / Neuroscience / Neuroscience Letters / Perception / PLoS One / Psychological Research / Psychological Science / Psychology and Aging / Psychonomic Bulletin and Review / Psychophysiology / Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology / Scientific Reports / Seeing and Perceiving / Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience / Social Neuroscience / Swiss Journal of Psychology / Trends in Cognitive Sciences / Vision Research / Visual Cognition 

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