Yasaman Rafiee

Yasaman studied Clinical Psychology (B.Sc.) at ATU and Cognitive Science (M.Sc.) at Institute for Cognitive Science Studies in Tehran, Iran. Her fields of interest are the influence of reproductive hormones on emotion perception, evolutionary psychology, and psychological sex differences. In her Master’s thesis, she worked on the impact of the menstrual cycle on women’s moral decision making, based on dual process theory.

In her doctoral thesis, she aims at investigating the hormonal and neural basis of facial emotion perception across the menstrual cycle at the department of “Affective Neuroscience and Psychophysiology”. Behavioral measures, emotion-related event-related brain potentials, and hormone analyses will be used in this project.