The Laboratory of Multimodal Modeling of Emotion and Feeling (MMEF) pursues research on consciousness and emotion with a focus on non-social and social perspective taking, their role in appraisal, emotion regulation, decision and action. We use a combination of approaches: computational modeling of psychological and behavioral processes based on the Projective Consciousness Model (PCM), virtual reality, psychophysiology and neuroimaging. We are interested in both normal and pathological processes (e.g. social anxiety, autism spectrum disorders), and work both on basic and methodological research, with a particular focus on using artificial affective agents to simulate and predict human behavior in conjunction with virtual reality and more generally multimodal sensing technologies. We also pursue applied research notably in the context of a collaboration with Geneva Police.
Lesion network mapping demonstrates that mind-wandering is associated with the default mode network.
The practice of meditation is not associated with improved interoceptive awareness of the heartbeat.
Implicit perception simplicity and explicit perception complexity in sensorimotor communication: Comment on "The body talks: Sensorimotor communication and its brain and kinematic signatures" by G. Pezzulo et al.
The Projective Consciousness Model and Phenomenal Selfhood.
Faculté de psychologie et sciences de l’éducation
Université de Genève