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Group leader: Alan Pegna

Group name: Experimental Neuropsychology

Affiliation: University Hospital

Research activities:

image The Laboratory of Experimental Neuropsychology studies different aspects of normal and pathological brain function using behavioural and brain imaging techniques (EEG and fMRI) in healthy and brain-damaged patients. The topics investigated including higher-level visual function, as well as emotional and language processing.

Collaborateur extérieur: Prof. Asaid Khateb, University of Haifa, akhateb@construct.haifa.ac.il

Selected Publications:

  • De Gelder B, Tamietto M, van Boxtel G, Goebel R, Sahraie A, van den Stock J, Stienen B, Weiskrantz L, Pegna AJ. (2008) Intact navigational skills in bilateral loss of striate cortex. Curr Biol 18(24):R1128-1129
  • Pegna AJ, Landis T, Khateb A (2008) Electrophysiological evidence for early non-conscious processing of fearful facial expressions. Int J Psychophysiol 70(2):127-136.
  • Thierry G, Martin CD, Downing P, Pegna AJ. (2007). Controlling for interstimulus perceptual variance abolishes N170 face selectivity. Nat Neurosci. 2007 Mar 4; [Epub ahead of print]
  • Pegna AJ, Khateb A, Lazeyras F, Seghier ML. (2005). Discriminating emotional faces without primary visual cortices involves the right amygdala. Nat Neurosci. 2005, 1: 24-5.

Contact:
Neurology Department
Geneva University Hospital
Email: Alan (dot) Pegna (at) hcuge (dot) ch