Research topic: Neuro-behavioral dynamics of the human emotional experience and their role in the cause and alleviation of mental disorders.
Research methods: Human Brain Mapping: MRI (functional MRI and DTI), Electrophysiology (EEG, ERP, intracranial-EEG). Cognitive-Affective behavioral measures: on-line rating and verbal outputs, state and trait scales. Physiological measures of state (Heart-Rate, Skin Conductance), Hormonal measures of states (e.g. cortisol), computational accounts for brain mapping (e.g. machine learning, clustering).
Main projects in the lab include:
- Identifying neural markers of vulnerability and resilience to stress and trauma; prospective studies in prone populations
- Characterizing neural mechanisms of emotional regulation via cinematic and musical stimuli
- Neuro-cultural accounts of anger behavior using brain mapping and verbal outputs
- Multi-modal approach for brain-computer-interface (BCI) in humans