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dr. A.A. Wijers

Universitair Docent
dr. A.A. Wijers

1971-1977. Gymnasium-B, Rijksscholengemeenschap Emmen

1977-1985. Psychologie, afstudeerrichting Functieleer, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Bijvak: informatica

1985-1988. Promotie-onderzoek in dienst van NWO

1989. Promotie (cum laude). Proefschrift: "Visual Selective Attention: An Electrophysiological Approach". Promotoren: Prof. Dr. G. Mulder, Prof. Dr. A.W.K. Gaillard, Prof. Dr. R. Näätänen

1989-1992. NWO post-doc project "Functionele localisatie van cognitieve en motorische processen" (560-265-041). RUG en Universiteit Twente.

1992-1997. KNAW-fellowship. Project "De neuropsychologie en neurobiologie van selectieve aandacht en taalverwerking". RUG.

1997-heden. Universitair docent, Experimentele Psychologie,

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen




Wijers, A.A., & Banis, S. (2012). Foveal and parafoveal spatial attention and its impact on the processing of facial expression: An ERP study. Clinical Neurophysiology, 123, 513-526.


Tops, M., & Wijers, A.A. (2011). The effect of cortisol on emotional responses depends on order of cortisol and placebo administration in a within-subject design" by Wirth et al. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36, 1097-1098.


Althaus, M., Groen, Y., Wijers, A.A., Minderaa, RB., Kema, I.P., Dijck, J.D.A., Hoekstra, P.J. (2010). Variants of the SLC6A3 (DAT1) polymorphism affect performance monitoring-related cortical evoked potentials that are associated with ADHD, Biological Psychology, 85, 19-32.


Gomarus, H.K., Wijers, A.A., Mideraa, R.B., & Althaus, M. (2009). ERP correlates of selective attention and working memory capacities in children with ADHD and/or PDD-NOS. Clinical Neurophysiology, 120, 60-72.


Gomarus, H.K., Wijers, A.A., Minderaa, R.B., & Althaus, M. (2009). Do children with ADHD and/or PDD-NOS differ in reactivity of alpha/theta ERD/ERS to manipulations of cognitive load and stimulus relevance? Clinical Neurophysiology, 120, 73-79.


Althaus, M., Groen, Y., Wijers, A.A., Mulder, L.J.M., Minderaa R.B., Kema, I.P., Dijck, J.D.A., Hartman, C.A., Hoekstra, P.J. (2009). Differential effects of 5-HTTLPR and DRD2/ANKK1 polymorphisms on electrocortical measures of error and feedback processing in children. Clinical Neurophysiology, 120, 93-107.


Groen, Y., Mulder, L.J.M., Wijers, A.A.,Minderaa, R.B., & Althaus, M. (2009). Methylphenidate improves diminished error and feedback sensitivity in ADHD: An Evoked Heart Rate analysis. Biological Psychology, 82, 45-53.


Groen, Y., Wijers, A.A., Mulder, L.J.M., Waggeveld, B., Minderaa, R.B., & Althaus, M. (2008). Error and feedback processing in children with ADHD and children with autistic spectrum disorder: An EEG event-related potential study. Clinical Neurophysiology, 119, 2476-2493.


Groen, Y., Wijers, A.A., Mulder, L.J.M., Minderaa, R.B., & Althaus, M. (2007). Physiological correlates of learning by performance feedback in children: a study of EEG event-related potentials and evoked heart rate. Biological Psychology, 76, 174-187.


Tops, M., Boksem, M.A.S., Wijers, A.A., van Duinen, H., Den Boer, J.A., Meijman, T.F., & Korf, J. (2007). The psychobiology of burnout: Are there two different syndromes? Neuropsychobiology, 55, 143-150.


Gomarus, H.K., Althaus, M., Wijers, A.A., Minderaa,R.B. (2006). The effects of memory load and stimulus relevance on the EEG during a visual selective memory search task ‑ an ERP and ERD/ERS study. Clinical Neurophysiology, 117, 871-884.


Lust, J.M., Geuze, R.H., Wijers, A.A., & Wilson, P.H. (2006). An EEG study of mental rotation-related negativity in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Child: Care, Health and Development, 32, 649-663.


Tops, M., van Peer, J.M. Wester, A.E., Wijers, A.A., Korf, J. (2006). State-dependent regulation of cortical activity by cortisol: An EEG study. Neuroscience Letters, 404, 39-43.


Tops, M., van Peer, J.M., Wijers, A.A., & Korf, J. (2006). Acute cortisol administration reduces subjective fatigue in healthy women. Psychophysiology, 43, 653-656.


Tops, M., Wijers, A.A., Koch, T., & Korf, J. (2006). Modulation of rotational behavior in healthy volunteers by cortisol administration. Biological Psychology, 71, 240-243.


Althaus, M., Gomarus, H.K., Wijers, A.A., Mulder, L.J.M., van Velzen, J.L., & Minderaa, R.B. (2005). Cortical and autonomic correlates of visual selective attention in introverted and extraverted children. Journal of Psychophysiology,19, 35-49.


Tops, M., Wijers, A.A., van Staveren A., Bruin, K.J., den Boer, J.A., Meijman, T.F., & Korf, J. (2005). Acute cortisol administration modulates EEG alpha asymmetry in volunteers: Relevance to depression. Biological Psychology, 69, 181-193.


Van Schie, H.T., Wijers, A.A.,Mars, R.B., Benjamins, J.S., Stowe, L.A. (2005). Processing of visual semantic information to concrete words: temporal dynamics and neural mechanisms indicated by event-related brain potentials, Cognitive Neuropsychology, 22, 364-386.


Wijers, A.A., Been, P.H., Romkes, K.S. (2005). Dyslexics show a deviant lateralization of attentional control: a brain potential study. Neurscience Letters, 374, 87-91.


Wijers, A.A., & Boksem, M.A.S. (2005). Selective attention and error processing in an illusory conjunction task: an event-related brain potential study. Journal of Psychophysiology, 19, 216-231.


Wilschut, Ellen, Hoogeboom, Piet, Mulder, Ben, Hanson, Eamonn, & Wijers, Berry (2005). Effects of workload and time-on-task on eye fixation related brain potentials in a simulated air traffic control task. In: D. De Waard, K.A. Brookhuis, R. van Egmond & Th. Boersema (Eds.), Human Factors in Design, Safety, and Management, Shaker Publishing, Maastricht (pp. 451-463).


Stowe, L.A., Paans, A.M.J., Wijers, A.A., Zwarts, F. (2004). Activations of “motor” and other non-language structures during sentence comprehension. Brain and Language, 89, 290-299.


Tops, M., Lorist, M.M., Wijers, A.A., & Meijman, T.F. (2004). Stressen of relaxen: neurochemische aspecten van bedrijvigheid en rust. Gedrag en organisatie, 17, 32-42.


Tops, M., van der Pompe, G., Wijers, A.A., den Boer, J.A., Meijman, T.F., & Korf, J. (2004). Free recall of pleasant words from recency positions is especially sensitive to acute administration of cortisol. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 29, 327-338.


Boerema, A.S., Van Bunnik, B.A.D., Strijkstra, A.M., Wijers, A.A., Beersma, D.G.M., Daan, S. (2003). Unilateral visual stimulation results in increased subjective sleepiness. In 'Sleep Wake Research in The Netherlands, Vol.14, Van Bemmel, A.L., Beersma, D.G.M., Hofman,W.F., Ruigt, G.S.F., Vos, P.J.E. (Eds.), NSWO, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp.15‑17.


Van Schie, H.T., Wijers, A.A., Kellenbach, M.L., & Stowe, L.A. (2003). An event-related potential investigation of the relationship between semantic and perceptual levels of representation. Brain and Language, 86, 300-325.


Wijers, A.A., Van Besouw, N.J.P., Mulder, G. (2002). Selective attention to a facial feature with and without facial context: An ERP-study. International Journal of Pychophysiology, 44, 13-35.


Kellenbach, M.L., Wijers, A.A., Hovius, M., Mulder, J., Mulder, G. (2002). Neural differentiation of nouns and verbs or semantic attributes? Event-related potential evidence for both. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 14, 561-577.


Stowe, L.A., Withaar, R.G., Wijers, A.A., Broere, C.A.J., & Paans, A.M.J. (2002). Encoding and storage in working memory during sentence comprehension. In: P. Merlo and S. Stevenson (Eds.), The Lexical Basis of Sentence Processing (pp. 181-205). John Benjamins Publishing Company: Amsterdam/Philadelphia.


Bruin, K.J., & Wijers, A.A. (2002). Inhibition, response mode, and stimulus probability: a comparative event-related potential study. Clinical Neurophysiology, 113 (7), 1172-1182.


Bruin, K.J., Wijers, A.A., & van Staveren, A.S.J. (2001). Response priming in a go/nogo task: do we have to explain the go/nogo N2 effect in terms of response activation instead of inhibition? Clinical Neurophysiology, 112 (9), 1669-1671.


Kenemans, J.L., & Wijers, A.A. (2001). Aandacht: De grote regulator. In: F. Wijnen en F. Verstraten (eds.), Het brein te kijk: Verkenning van de cognitieve neurowetenschappen (pp. 99-126). ISBN 90 265 1676 2.Swets & Zeitlinger, Lisse. 259 p.


Talsma, D., Wijers, A.A., Klaver, P., Mulder, G. (2001). Working memory processes show different degrees of lateralization: Evidence from Event-Related Potentials. Psychophysiology, 38, 425-439.


Van der Graaf, F.H.C.E., de Jong, B.M., Wijers, A.A. (2001). Implicitsub-unit learning in a serial reaction time task in humans. Neuroscience Letters, 301(2), 151-153.(OP: 5)


Kellenbach, M.L., Wijers, A.A., Mulder, G. (2000). Visual semantic features are activated during the processing of concrete words: Event-related potential evidence for perceptual semantic priming. Cognitive Brain Research,10, 67-75.


Klaver, P., Talsma, D., Wijers, A.A., Heinze, H.-J., Mulder, G. (1999). An event-related brain potential correlate of visual short-term memory. Neuroreport, 10, 2001-2005.


Lange, J.J., Wijers, A.A., Mulder, L.J.M., & Mulder, G. (1999). ERP effects of spatial attention and display search with unilateral and bilateral stimulus displays. Biological Psychology, 50, 203-233.


Stowe, L.A., Paans A.M.J., Wijers A.A., Zwarts, F., Mulder G.,Vaalburg, W. (1999). Sentence comprehension and wordrepetition: A positron emission tomography investigation. Psychophysiology 36, 786-801.


Brouwer, W.H., Ietswaart, M., Brunt, E.R.P., & Wijers, A.A. (1998). Visuo‑spatial attention and intention in asymmetric Parkinson's disease (PD). Brain and Cognition, 37, 70-72.


Lange, J.J., Wijers, A.A., Mulder, L.J.M., & Mulder, G. (1998). Color selection and location selection in ERPs: differences, similarities, and ‘neural specificity’. Biological Psychology, 48, 153-182.


Stowe, L.A., Broere, C.A.J., Paans, A.M.J., Wijers, A.A., Mulder, G., Vaalburg, W., Zwarts, F. (1998). Localizing cognitive components of a complex task: Sentence processing and working memory. Neuroreport, 9, 1995-1999.


Stowe, L.A., & Wijers, A.A. (1998). Onderzoek naar de verwerking van taal met behulp van Event-Related Potentials. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie, 7(1), 3-21.


Wijers, A.A. (1998). Cognitie-onderzoek met H215O-PET. In W. Vaalburg (Ed.), PET: Oncologie, Cardiologie, Neurologie. Klinische toepassingen van Positron Emissie Tomografie in Nederland (pp. 104-109). Zalsman Groningen BV. Groningen. ISBN: 90-802859-2-7.


Wijers, A.A., & Stowe, L.A. (1998). Onderzoek naar taal en spraak met behulp van metingen aan de hersenen. In: H.F.M. Peters, R. Bastiaanse, J. van Borsel, P.H.O. Dejonckere, K. Jansonius-Schultheis, Sj. van der Meulen en B.J.E. Mondelaers (red.), Handboek Stem-spraak-taalpathologie, afl. 4 (A9.5.1), pp. 1-36.


Lamers, M., Mulder, G., Wijers, A.A., & Stowe, L.A. (1997). De neuroanatomie van taal. Chapter 5 of Breinmakers en Breinbrekers: Een inleiding in de cognitiewetenschap, eds. P. Hendriks, N. Taatgen, & T. Andringa. Amsterdam: Addison-Wesley and Longman.


Mastebroek, H., Andringa, T., & Wijers, A.A. (1997). Perceptie. In: Hendriks, P., Taatgen, N., en Andringa, T., Breinmakers en Breinbrekers: Inleiding Cognitiewetenschap (pp. 93-146). Nieuwegein: Hentenaar Boek B.V.


Mulder, G., Wieringa-Buijink, B.M., Smid, H.G.O.M., & Wijers, A.A. Aandacht, waarneming en beweging: een modulaire, interactieve benadering. (1997). In: A. Kok & A.J.W. Boelhouwer (Eds.): Aandacht. Een psy­chofysiologische benadering (pp. 164-185).


Mulder, G., Wijers, A.A., & Lamers, M. (1997). De hersenen. In: Hendriks, P., Taatgen, N., en Andringa, T., Breinmakers en Breinbrekers: Inleiding Cognitiewetenschap (pp. 27-64). Nieuwegein: Hentenaar Boek B.V.


Wijers, A.A., Lange, J.J., Mulder, G., & Mulder, L.J.M. (1997). An ERP study of visual spatial attention and letter target detection for isoluminant and nonisoluminant stimuli. Psychophsyiology, 34, 553-565.


Wijers, A.A., Lange, J.J., Mulder, G., Willemsen, A.T.M., Paans, A.M.J. Hersenmecha­nismen van selectieve aandacht (1997). In: A. Kok & A.J.W. Boelhouwer (Eds.): Aandacht. Een psy­chofysiologische benadering (pp. 28-66, hoofdstuk 2). Van Gorcum: Assen. ISBN: 90 232 3183 X. 267 pagina's.


Wijers, A.A. (1996). Hersenmechanismen van visuele selectieve aandacht. Onderzoek met Positron Emissie Tomographie en bronlokalisatie van opgeroepen hersenpotentialen. In P.H. Franses, A. de Klein, J. van Kuppevelt, V. Mamahdou en J. van der Zee (Eds.), Van frictie tot wetenschap (jaarboek 1994-1995 Vereniging van Akademie-onderzoekers, pp. 65-81). Amsterdam.


Wijers, A.A., Mulder, G., Gunter, Th.C., & Smid, H.G.O.M. (1996). Die hirnelektrische Analyse der selektiven Aufmerk­samkeit. In O. Neumann and A.F. Sanders (Eds.), Enzy­klopädie der Psychologie, Themenbereich C (Theorie und Forschung), Serie II (Kognition), Band 2 (Aufmerksamkeit). Kapitel 9 (pp. 479-558). Hogrefe, Verlag für Psychologie Göttingen, Bern.


Wijers, A.A., Mulder, G., Gunter, Th.C., & Smid, H.G.O.M. (1996). Brain potential analysis of selective attention. In: O. Neumann and A.F. Sanders (Eds.), Handbook of percep­tion and action (Vol. 3: Attention, pp. 333-387). Academic Press Ltd, London (?).


Mulder, G., Wijers, A.A., Lange, J.J., Buijink, B.M., Mulder, L.J.M., Willemsen, A.T.M., Paans, A.M.J. (1995). The role of neuroimaging in the discovery of processing stages. A review. Acta Psychologica, 90, 63-79.


Wijers, A.A. (1995). [Review of R. Näätänen: Attention and Brain Function. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum]. Acta Psychologica, 89, 189-192.


Wijers, A.A., Mulder, G. (1995). Psychofysiologie van de aan­dacht. In: P.Eling en W. Brouwer (Eds.), Aandachtsstoornis­sen. Een neuropsychologisch handboek (pp. 49-78). Lisse: Swets en Zeitlinger.


Gunter, Th.C., Wijers, A.A., Jackson, J.L., & Mulder, G. (1994). Visual spatial attention to stimuli presented on the verti­cal and horizontal meridi­an: An ERP‑study. Psychophy­si­ology, 31, 140-153.


Mulder, G., Wijers, A.A., Brookhuis, K.A., Smid, H.G.O.M., & Mul­der, L.J.M. (1994). Selective visu­al attention: selec­tive cuing, selec­tive cognitive processing, and selec­tive response proces­sing. In. H.-J. Heinze, T.F. Münte, and G.R. Mangun (Eds.), Cognitive electrophy­siology (pp. 27-80). Birkhäuser: Boston.


Mulder, G., Wijers, A.A., Brookhuis, K.A., & Zeef, E.J. (1994). On processing negativities: A comment on Makato Miyatani's and Shino Maedo's study on visual search. Hiroshima Forum for Psychology, 16, 17-21.


Stowe, L.A., Wijers, A.A., Willemsen, A.T.M., Reuland, E., Paans, A.M.J., Vaalburg, W. (1994). PET studies of langua­ge: An assessment of the reliability of the technique. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 23, 499-527.


Mulder, G., Wijers, A.A., Lange, J.J., Smid, H.G.O.M., & Gun­ter, Th. (1993). Kognitive Neurowissenschaften. Zeit­s­chrift für Elec­troenzephalographie-Electromyographie und verwandte ge­biedte, 24, 5-15.


Wijers, A.A., Mulder, G., van Hooff, H., Lange, J.J, Pe­ters, M., & Dunajski, Z. (1993). Topography and source analysis of brain activity associated with selective spatial atten­tion and memory search. Brain topography, 5, 383-388.


Wijers, A.A., Dunajski, Z., Peters, M., & Mulder, G. (1992). Magne­tic brain responses in visual selective attention. In: M. Hoke, S.N. Erné, Y.C. Okada, and G.L. Romani(Eds.), Bio­magne­tism: Clinical Aspects (pp. 213-216). Amsterdam: Elsevier.


Mulder, G., Wijers, A.A. (1991). Selective attention and mental chronome­try. In: C.H.M. Brunia, G. Mulder & R. Verbaten (Eds­.), Event-Related Brain Research (EEG suppl. 42, pp. 228-243). Amsterdam: Elsevier.


Wijers, A.A. (1991). Visual selective attention investiga­ted with electrical and magnetic brain responses. In: The 5th anni­vers­ary of PSYCHON (pp. 1-16). Labyrinth Publication. The Hague.


Mulder, G., Wijers, A.A., Smid, H.G.O.M., Brookhuis, K.A., & Mul­der, L.J.M. (1989). Individual Differences in Computa­tional Mechanisms: A Psychop­hysiological Analysis. In: R. Kanfer, P.L. Ackerman, & R. Cudeck (Eds.), The Minessota Symposium on Lear­ning and Individual Differences: Abili­ties, Motivation, and Methodology (pp. 391-434).


Wijers, A.A., Lamain, W., Slopsema, S., Mulder, G., & Mulder, L.J.M. (1989). An electrophysiological investigati­on of the spatial distribution of attention to colored stimuli in focu­sed and divided attention conditions. Biolo­gical Psy­chology, 29, 213-245.


Wijers, A.A., Mulder, G., Okita, T., Mulder, L.J.M., & Schef­fers, M.K. (1989). Attention to colour: An ERP-analy­sis of selecti­on, controlled search and motor activation. Psy­chophy­siology, 26, 89-109.


Wijers, A.A., Mulder, G., Okita, T., & Mulder, L.J.M. (1989). An ERP-study on memory search and selective attention to letter­size and conjunctions of lettersize and color. Psy­chop­hysiolo­gy, 26, 529-547.


Wijers, A.A., Otten, L.J., Feenstra, S., Mulder, G., & Mulder, L.J.M. (1989). Brain potentials during selective attention, memory search and mental rotation. Psychophysi­ology, 26, 452-467.


Wijers, A.A. (1989). Visual selective attention. An elec­trop­hysio­logical approach. Doctoral Thesis. Rijksuniversi­teit Gro­nin­gen.


Aasman, J., Wijers, A.A., Mulder, G., & Mulder, L.J.M. (1988). Measu­ring men­tal fatigue in normal daily working routines. In P.A. Hancock & N. Meshkati (Eds.), Human Mental Worklo­ad (pp. 117-138).


Gunter, Th. C., Wijers, A.A., & Mulder, G. (1988). EEG-metho­den: Informa­tieverwerking en mentale belasting. In: B.G. Deelman & G. Mulder (Eds.), Nederlands Psychologisch Onderzoek 3 (pp. 107-120). Amsterdam: Swets & Zeitlinger.


Wijers, A.A., Mulder, G., Mulder, L.J.M., Lorist, M.M., Poi­esz, R.S.A., & Scheffers, M.K. (1987). Endogenous compo­nents re­flec­ting visual attention and controlled search to coloured stimuli. In: R. Johnson, Jr., J.W. Rohrbaugh & R. Parasura­man (Eds.), Current Trends in Event-Related Poten­tial Research (EEG Suppl. 40, pp. 138-145). Amsterdam: Elsevier.


Wijers, A.A., Okita, T., Mulder, G., Mulder, L.J.M., Lo­rist, M.M., Poiesz, R., & Scheffers, M.K. (1987). Visual search and spati­al attention: ERPs in focussed and divided atten­tion condi­ti­ons. Biological Psychology, 25, 33-60.


Okita, T., Wijers, A.A., Mulder, G., & Mulder, L.J.M. (1985). Memory search and visual spatial attention: an event-rela­ted brain potential analy­sis. Acta Psychologica 60, 263-292.


Pruyn, A.T.H., Aasman, J., & Wijers, B. (1985). Social influ­ences on mental processes and cardiovascular activity. In: J.F. Orlebeke, G. Mulder & L.J.P. van Doornen (Eds.), The Psychop­hysiology of Cardiovascular Control (pp. 865-877). New York: Plenum Press.




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