David Sander

David Sander

Affiliations: Faculty of Psychology and Science of Education, Psychology Section

Group name: Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience of Emotion

Domains: Affective and Social Neurosciences

Keywords: brain damages, Emotion, Neuropsychology

Research activities

The research program consists in investigating appraisal processes in emotion, and their effects on attention and memory, using the experimental approaches of cognitive neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. This line of research brings together behavioral data as well as brain imaging data from healthy subjects and brain-damaged patients in order to better understand the emotional response to relevant visual, auditory, or olfactory stimuli. In particular, we test the computational profile of the human amygdala in order to constrain psychological models of emotion.

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Latest publications

The rise of affectivism.

Dukes D , Abrams K , Adolphs R , Ahmed ME , Beatty A , Berridge KC , Broomhall S , Brosch T , Campos JJ , Clay Z , Clément F , Cunningham WA , Damasio A , Damasio H , D'Arms J , Davidson JW , de Gelder B , Deonna J , de Sousa R , Ekman P , Ellsworth PC , Fehr E , Fischer A , Foolen A , Frevert U , Grandjean D , Gratch J , Greenberg L , Greenspan P , Gross JJ , Halperin E , Kappas A , Keltner D , Knutson B , Konstan D , Kret ME , LeDoux JE , Lerner JS , Levenson RW , Loewenstein G , Manstead ASR , Maroney TA , Moors A , Niedenthal P , Parkinson B , Pavlidis I , Pelachaud C , Pollak SD , Pourtois G , Roettger-Roessler B , Russell JA , Sauter D , Scarantino A , Scherer KR , Stearns P , Stets JE , Tappolet C , Teroni F , Tsai J , Turner J , Reekum CV , Vuilleumier P , Wharton T , Sander D
Nature human behaviour - 07 2021
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Faculté de psychologie et sciences de l’éducation
Université de Genève
Email: David.Sander@unige.ch