Thea Wiker

Phd Candidate

Academic interests

My research focuses on developing our understanding of error processing; i.e. how we respond to making errors and how underlying neural substrates of error processing can be different in psychopathology, especially in adolescence.

More specifically, I’m interested in how behaviour and brain activity related to error processing is associated with broad dimensions of psychopathology (externalising, internalising, p-factor) in early adolescence, how error-related brain activity is associated with individual differences in brain structure, and the relationship between error-related brain activity and anxiety from the perspective of longitudinal development. 


  • 2018-2020: M.Phil. Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Oslo

  • 2014-2017: B.Sc. Psychology, University of Winchester

Funding and Collaboration

The project is funded by the South-Eastern Regional Health Authority (HSØ) and is part of “Errors in the Anxious Adolescent Brain”; a large collaborative research project between Diakonhjemmet Hospital and the University of Oslo. As part of this project I contribute with data collection for the BRAINMINT project (with norment) and, in parallel, seek to address relevant research questions by  using an already available open dataset from the US (the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study).

Research team:

  • Supervisor: Christian K. Tamnes (Department of Psychology, University of Oslo)

  • Co-supervisor: Linn B. Norbom (Department for clinical research and innovation, Diakonhjemmet Hospital)

  • Co-supervisor: René J. Huster (Department of Psychology, University of Oslo)

Tags: Cognitive psychology, Neuropsychology, Neuroscience

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