Group leader: Gisela Labouvie-Vief
Group name: Social-emotional development
To understand the neurophysiological processes underlying age-related changes in affective processing is at the moment one of the most important current challenge in cognitive neuroscience and psychology. At the moment, two projects are in development in the team, using two different neuroimaging methods. By using electrophysiological methods (EEG), we are exploring how age-related differences for certain components of brain electrical activity are influenced by emotional information. In studies, we are using fMRI to investigate age-related differences in attentional and inhibitory processes with emotional information by using Stroop-like tasks. We are also beginning to investigate adult age differences in empathy with the help of fMRI.
Group website: http://www.unige.ch/fapse/PSY/persons/vief