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Talk by Bahador Bahrami (Munich): "A minimally-dishonest dominant strategy for winning the majority vote"

last modified Nov 05, 2019 03:47

Affective Neuroscience and Psychophysiology   Colloquium Bahador Bahrami (Munich)   19.11.2019 18:00 - 20:00 — GEMI, Room 1.134, Gosslerstr. 14, Goettingen A minimally-dishonest dominant strategy for winning the majority vote   Political rhetoric, Aristotle told us, is what orators use to persuade their audience about future. Numerous studies in social psychology/neuroscience have asked what happens in the mind and brain o ...

Talk by Dominik Bach (London): "Learning to predict threat: computation, circuits, and interference"

last modified Nov 05, 2019 03:44

Affective Neuroscience and Psychophysiology   Colloquium Dominik Bach (London)   12.11.2019 18:00 - 20:00 — GEMI, Room 1.134, Gosslerstr. 14, Goettingen Learning to predict threat: computation, circuits, and interference   Correct prediction of threat is key to survival and to well-being. Anxiety disorders entail threat-related behaviours in the absence of threat. In my talk, I will focus on the cross-species paradigm of ...

Talk by Davide Gheza (Ghent) "Reward and motivational processes during performance monitoring: a psychophysiological approach"

last modified Oct 16, 2019 01:15

Affective Neuroscience and Psychophysiology   Colloquium   Davide Gheza (CapLab, University of Ghent)   29.10.2019 18:00 - 20:00 — GEMI, Room 1.134, Gosslerstr. 14, Goettingen Reward and motivational processes during performance monitoring: a psychophysiological approach   Human behavior is strongly driven by the pursuit of rewards and the avoidance of associated effort. Accordingly, the trade-off between expected cost and ...

Talk by Laura Kaltwasser (Berlin): "Biological and behavioral determinants of individual differences in cooperation"

last modified Oct 16, 2019 01:00

Affective Neuroscience and Psychophysiology   Colloquium   Laura Kaltwasser (Humboldt University, Berlin)   5.11.2019 18:00 - 20:00 — GEMI, Raum 1.134 Biological and behavioral determinants of individual differences in cooperation   Humans are not only interested in their own welfare, but also care about the well-being of others. Reciprocity contributes to the emergence of cooperation in an asocial world and prevents the ...

Talk by Christian Valuch (Göttingen): "Exploring the (un)concious using continous flash suppression"

last modified Jul 22, 2019 03:06

Affective Neuroscience and Psychophysiology   Colloquium   Dr. Christian Valuch (University of Goettingen)   21.05.2019 18:00 - 20:00 — GEMI, Raum 1.134 Exploring the (un)concious using continous flash suppression   To which extent can sensory stimuli influence human behavior without conscious awareness? This question has occupied psychologists for decades and has been recently investigated using an experimental technique ...

ANaP Lab opens its doors to the Night of Knowledge!

last modified Feb 05, 2019 03:34

  ANaP Lab opens its doors to the Night of Knowledge! On Saturday, 26 January, the ANaP Lab team welcomed many interested visitors to the Night of Knowledge at the Georg Elias Müller Institute for Psychology. We tried to show what happens behind the scenes of a department for affective neuroscience with as much bandwidth as possible. The tour through our department started with the clarification of the question: What is Affective ...

Talk by Dominik Bach (Zürich): "Action-selection under threat: algorithms and neural circuits"

last modified Feb 05, 2019 03:31

Affective Neuroscience and Psychophysiology & RTG2070  Colloquium   Dominik Bach (University of Zürich)   09.01.2019 18:00 - 20:00 — GEMI, Raum 1.134 Appropriate behaviour under threat is key to survival. In my talk, I will ask what are the computational algorithms and neural controllers by which biological agents decide on what to do, and how. Non-human animal data tentatively suggest a specific architecture that relies ...

Talk by András Zsidó (Pécs): "The effects of threatening stimuli on visual search performance"

last modified Feb 05, 2019 03:29

The effects of threatening stimuli on visual search performance   GEMI, Room 1.110     6.00 - 8.00 pm   András Zsidó (University of Pécs, Hungary)  A large body of research suggests that threatening stimuli with evolutionary history have an advantage in visual processing. However, recent evidence indicates that modern threatening stimuli can have the same effect. Nonetheless, the results are often mixed. I will argue that prev ...

Talk by Julia Baum (Berlin): "The impact of untrustworthy person-related information on person perception, evaluation, and judgment"

last modified Feb 05, 2019 03:23

Affective Neuroscience and Psychophysiology   Colloquium     Julia Baum (Humboldt University of Berlin)  @julialexabaum   30.01.2019 18:00 - 20:00 — GEMI, Raum 1.134 The impact of untrustworthy person-related information on person perception, evaluation, and judgment   Affective information about other people’s social behavior may prejudice social interactions and bias person judgments. The trustworthiness of person- ...

Louisa won the $1000 pre-registration prize!

last modified Nov 02, 2018 12:04

Congratulations to Dr. Louisa Kulke for winning the $1000 preregistration prize for her paper "Is implicit Theory of Mind a Real and Robust Phenomenon? Results from a systematic replication challenge", published in Psychological Science, 2018