Affective Neuroscience LabSemester Course

Affective Neuroscience Research Lab, elective course at DIS Stockholm
Corequisite Course(s)
Major Discipline(s)
Neuroscience, Psychology
Type
Elective Course
Available
Fall/Spring semester
Credit(s)
3

In this course, you test relationships between emotion and cognitive functions by creating an experimental group research project in its entirety. Through this process, you actively participate in cognitive neuroscience research  by elaborating your own research question, implementing it into an experimental paradigm (for e.g., behavioral measures such as self report, face recording camera, reaction time, etc.), collecting and analyzing data, and interpreting your results in light of neuroimaging literature. Finally, you present your results in the form of scientific papers, oral presentations, and posters. Classwork consists of supervision of your research activities and review of selected research topics (e.g., ethics, design, and methods) within the field of affective neuroscience.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Pre-Medicine / Health Science

Faculty

Elodie Cauvet

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Obtained her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, from Pierre & Marie Curie University in Paris (France). Her research interest started with language acquisition in infants leading to the study of the cerebral processing of language and music in adults. She became interested in neurodevelopmental disorders starting with developmental dyslexia then expending into autism spectrum disorders as well as ADHD. She is using techniques from psychology as well as neuroimaging in her research, this includes MRI (anatomical and functional) as well as EEG and eye tracking. She has been conducting her latest research at Karolinska Institutet Center for Neuro-developmental Disorders (KIND). Her interests include social cognitive skills, empathy and emotion processing within the whole spectrum of functioning from typicality till disorders such as ASD. She has been with DIS since 2016.

Joshua Juvrud

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D. in Psychology (Uppsala University). As a research psychologist, his work has focused on the ways that novel techniques in research (eye-tracking, pupil dilation, virtual reality) can be used to assess how children and adults perceive and interpret people, emotions, and actions. Josh focuses this research in two fields. In developmental psychology at the Child and Babylab in Uppsala, he seeks to understand how children learn about their world and the social cognitive development of face perception and socialization processes such as gender, race, and ethnicity. In games research at the Games & Society Lab at the Department of Game Design in Visby, Gotland, his work examines the psychology of people, their actions, and emotions in game development, player engagement, learning, and immersion to understand better how different game players (with different personalities, traits, and experiences) interact with various game mechanisms and are, in turn, affected by game experiences. With DIS since 2020.