Abado, Elinor

Elinor Abado is a postdoctoral fellow at the in the Department of Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychopathology at the University of Göttingen. Her studies focus on emotion-cognition interactions in anxiety.

Research Interests

  • Interaction between cognitive biases (expectancy, interpretation, attention) and their combined effects on anxiety symptoms and intolerance of uncertainty
  • Using ERPs for the assessment of cognitive biases
  • Cognitive bias modification

Scientific & Social Media Profile

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Other External Professional Activities

  • Intern junior editor at Journal of Experiment Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
  • Member of the Association for Cognitive Bias Modification (ACBM)



  • Zoabi, D., Abado, E., Shamay-Tsoory, S., & Peled-Avron, L. (2023). Infectious touching: Has COVID-19 changed our perceptions of social touch? A neural and behavioral study. bioRxiv, 2023-09.‏ doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.09.12.557330

Journal articles

  • Abado, E., Aue, T., Pourtois, G., & Okon-Singer, H. (2024). Expectancy and attention bias to spiders: Dissecting anticipation and allocation processes using ERPs. Psychophysiology, 00, e14546. https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.14546

  • Abado, E., Aue, T., & Okon-Singer, H. (2023). Spider vs. Guns: Expectancy and attention biases to phylogenetic threat do not extend to ontogenetic threat. Frontiers in Psychology, 14. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1232985
  • Abado, E., Aue, T., & Okon-Singer, H. (2020). The Missing Pieces of the Puzzle: A Review on the Interactive Nature of A-Priori Expectancies and Attention Bias toward Threat. Brain Sciences, 10(10), 745.‏ https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci10100745
  • Abado, E., Richter, T., & Okon-Singer, H. (2020). Attention biases toward negative stimuli. In T. Aue & H. Okon-Singer (Eds.), Cognitive biases in health and psychiatric disorders: Neurophysiological foundations. San Diego: Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-816660-4.00002-7
  • Abado, E., Sagi, J., Silber, N., De Houwer, J., Aue, T., & Okon-Singer, H. (2020). Reducing attention bias in spider fear by manipulating expectancies. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 135, 103729.‏ https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2020.103729

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