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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

Money or smiles? New paper published in Plos ONE

last modified Nov 02, 2018 12:04

Hammerschmidt W, Kulke L, Broering C, Schacht A (2018) Money or smiles: Independent ERP effects of associated monetary reward and happy faces. PLoS ONE 13(10): e0206142. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0206142     Abstract In comparison to neutral faces, facial expressions of emotion are known to gain attentional prioritization, mainly demonstrated by means of event-related potentials (ERPs). Recent evidence indicated that such a ...

Smart and sporty!

last modified Jul 09, 2018 06:10

Our lab had great fun while participating in the Altstadt-Lauf in Göttingen on June 26th.  Thank you, Anne, for the first official ANaP-Lab T-shirts!   After picture:  

Colloquium: Katja Schlegel & Marcello Mortillaro Successful communication of emotions: Contributions of the face, voice, and body

last modified Jun 05, 2018 11:16

TOGETHER WITH THE RTG 2070 COLLOQUIUM Successful communication of emotions: Contributions of the face,  voice, and body Katja Schlegel1 & Marcello Mortillaro2(University of Bern1, University of Geneva2) Tuesday, 12th June 20186pm-8pm GEMI, room 1.134, Goßlerstr. 14, Göttingen The accurate expression and recognition of emotions through nonverbal behavior is critical for effective social interactions. Emotions are typically exp ...

New publication: Gender differences in the recognition of vocal emotions by Adi and Annekathrin

last modified May 18, 2018 10:13

Congratulations!    The conflicting findings from the few studies conducted with regard to gender differences in the recognition of vocal expressions of emotion have left the exact nature of these differences unclear. Several investigators have argued that a comprehensive understanding of gender differences in vocal emotion recognition can only be achieved by replicating these studies while accounting for influential factors such as stim ...

Welcome to our new students!

last modified May 04, 2018 11:00

We are happy to welcome our new students: Alex Lepauvre and Lucas Seelhorst will be joining us for a lab rotation and Antonia Cant and Carolin Decker will be conducting research for their Bachelor's thesis with us. Welcome!