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 singing reduced pain indexes in 2-month-old infants and increased proximity during vaccinations.
Maternal singing sustains preterm hospitalized newborns' autonomic nervous system maturation: an RCT.
Frontal mechanisms underlying primate calls recognition by humans.
Preterm infants show an atypical processing of the mother's voice.
Faculté de psychologie et sciences de l’éducation
Université de Genève