Matthias Staib, Dr.

Matthias Staib
Matthias Staib

Tel.: +41 44 635 73 80
Büro: BIN 4.B.30



Curriculum vitae



03/2013 – 03/2016

Doctoral studies at University of Zürich

10/2009 – 05/2013

Bachelor in Cognitive Science, University Osnabrück

10/2007 – 05/2013

Masters in Psychology, University Osnabrück


Scientific experience
Since 03/2016
Postdoctoral studies at Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, University of Zürich
PI: Prof. Dr. Sascha Frühholz
03/2013–02/2016 PhD: Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics Zürich University Hospital for Psychiatry Working title: The role of auditory cortex in fear acquisition Supvervisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. Dominik Bach
Bachelor thesis Cognitive Science Topic: Hysteresis Effects in Liquid State Machines.
Supervisor: Dr. Gordon Pipa
Master Thesis Psychology, Title: Motor Preparation under Uncertainty.
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. John Dylan-Haynes
03/2011 – 10/2012 Student assistant, University of Osnabrück, Psychology Institute. Tutor for „Skalieren, Testen und Entscheiden (R Programmierung)“
03/2010 – 10/2012
Student assistant, University of Osnabrück, Neuropsychology Institute.
EEG/Eye-Tracking Datenerhebung
01/2010 – 07/2011 Student assistant, University of Osnabrück, Psychology Institute. Tutor for „Statistik und Datenanalyse I“


  • Staib, M., & Bach, D. R. (2017). Stimulus-invariant auditory cortex threat encoding during fear conditioning with simple and complex sounds. NeuroImage.
  • Frühholz, S., & Staib, M. (2017). Neurocircuitry of impaired affective sound processing: A clinical disorders perspective. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.
  • Castegnetti, G., Tzovara, A., Staib, M., Gerster, S., & Bach, D. R. (2017). Assessing fear learning via conditioned respiratory amplitude responses. Psychophysiology54(2), 215-223.
  • Korn, C. W., Staib, M., Tzovara, A., Castegnetti, G., & Bach, D. R. (2017). A pupil size response model to assess fear learning. Psychophysiology54(3), 330-343.
  • Castegnetti G., Tzovara A., Staib M., Paulus P. C., Hofer N., Bach D. R. (2016). Modeling fear-conditioned bradycardia in humans. Psychophysiology
  • Staib, M., Castegnetti, G., & Bach, D. R. (2015). Optimising a model-based approach to inferring fear learning from skin conductance responses. Journal of neuroscience methods255, 131-138.
  • Bach, D. R., & Staib, M. (2015). A matching pursuit algorithm for inferring tonic sympathetic arousal from spontaneous skin conductance fluctuations.Psychophysiology