Université de Genève

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Group leader: Gisela Labouvie-Vief

Group name: Social-emotional development

Affiliation: Psychology

Research activities:

image 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

Selected Publications:

  • Moulier, V., Mouras, H., Pelegrini-Issac, M., Glutron, D., Rouxel, R., Grandjean, B., et al. (2006). Neuroanatomical correlates of penile erection evoked by photographic stimuli in human males. Neuroimage, 33(2), 689-699.
  • Wurm L.H., Labouvie-Vief G., Aycock J., Rebucal K.A., Koch H.E. (2004). Performance in auditory and visual emotional stroop tasks : a comparison of older and younger adults. Psychology and aging, 19(3), 523-535.
  • Labouvie-Vief, G. (2003). Dynamic integration: Affect, cognition, and the self in adulthood. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 12, 201-206.

Contact:
Psychology and Education Sciences, FAPSE
Email: Gisela (dot) Vief (at) unige (dot) ch