Our main research activities focus on the interplay of cognition and emotion in several domains of human information processing, including faces and written and spoken language.

Our work aims to identify the specification of the origins, dynamics, and boundary conditions of emotion effects within and between different stimulus domains and modalities, as well as to better define the emotional outcomes of cognitive operations.


Research areas

  • Affective and motivational impacts on visual sensory processing
  • Emotion-cognition interplay in the processing of written and spoken language
  • Face processing, including emotional expressions, attractiveness, and face identity



  • Behavioural measures
  • Electroencephalogram (ERPs, Source Localizations)
  • Eye-Tracking (gaze, pupil dilations)
  • Peripheral measures (e.g. electrodermal activity, heart rate)
  • EMG (facial muscle activity)
  • Neuroendocrinology