Our research topics include the psychological and neuronal processes involved in emotion and the affective dynamics related to different kinds of auditory, olfactory, and visual stimuli. How the human mind is able to build up a verbally accessible representation of emotion from an auditory stimulus is one of the major axes in our research. The mechanisms of the relationships between brain areas subserving various psychological sub-processes related to emotion are studied using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), and human intracranial recordings. Studies about the effects of brain damages are also conducted. Different clinical syndromes, such as depression, Parkinson disease and anxiety disorders, are investigated in order to better understand how emotion interacts with cognitive functions such as attention and inhibition. The specificity of multimodal integration in affective phenomena and the processes related to the elicitation of emotion through music are also conducted in the NEAD lab.
Maternal speech decreases pain scores and increases oxytocin levels in preterm infants during painful procedures.
Parental Perception of Vocal Contact with Preterm Infants: Communicative Musicality in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The rise of affectivism.
Systematic review shows the benefits of involving the fathers of preterm infants in early interventions in neonatal intensive care units.
Faculté de psychologie et sciences de l’éducation
Université de Genève