Neuroscience of Emotion LabSemester Course

Neuroscience of Emotion Lab
Corequisite Course(s)
Major Discipline(s)
Neuroscience, Psychology
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

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


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.

Monica Siqueiros Sanchez

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Monica obtained her PhD in Medical Science, from Karolinska Institutet (KI; Sweden). A clinical psychologist by training, she became interested in neurodevelopmental disorders during her clinical practice. She then went on to do her MSc in Developmental Psychopathology at Durham University, followed by her PhD at KI where she combined eye tracking and twin modelling to investigate the relative contribution of genes and environment to autistic and ADHD traits, oculomotor behavior, and the association between them. She recently completed her postdoctoral training at Stanford University where she used a combination of neuroimaging modalities and psychological assessments to characterize the effects of rare genetic variation on brain morphology to better understand psychiatric disorders. Her interests include socio-communicative skills, attention, neurogenetic syndromes, neurodevelopmental disorders, and white matter. With DIS since 2023.