Emotion and aging, behavior and brain function

Håkan Fischer

Ongoing behavior and/or brain imaging projects here are focused on investigating:

  1. Perception and memory of dynamic socioemotional signals from a multimodal perspective (vision and hearing) in younger and older adults.
  2. Perception and associative memory of disgust from a multimodal perspective (vision and smell) in younger and older adults.
  3. Perception of emotional facial expressions in younger and older adults using micro and macro emotion paradigms.
  4. Perception of social facial expressions in younger and older adults.
  5. Effects of enhanced oxytocin level on socioemotional behavior and brain function in younger and older adults.
  6. Relation between oxytocin genes (SNPs), socioemotional behavior and brain function in younger and older adults.
  7. Effects of sleep deprivation on brain function associated with emotional perception, regulation and empathy in younger and older adults.
  8. Effects of sleep deprivation on social stress and cognitive performance in younger and older adults.

Socioemotional information processing, behavior and brain function

Håkan Fischer

Here the aim is to use behavioral paradigms and/or brain imaging techniques (fMRI) to investigate brain function associated with:

  1. Exposure to same-sex and other-sex faces, voices and the combination of the two sensory modalities (multimodal).
  2. Exposure to same-age and other-age faces.
  3. Dynamic multimodal socioemotional information processing in psychology students and psychotherapists, and its relation therapy outcome.
  4. Training of multimodal socioemotional information processing in psychology students and psychotherapists, and its relation therpy outcome.

Emotion and personality, behavior and brain function

Håkan Fischer

Here the aim is to use behavioral paradigms and fMRI to investigate behavior and brain function associated with:

  1. Extroversion, neuroticism and openness.
  2. Emotional perception, regulation and empathy in males with higher and lower degree of psychopathic traits.

Cognition and aging, behavior and brain function

Håkan Fischer

Brain imaging studies (fMRI and PET) here aim at investigating:

  1. Age differences in the neural basis of procedural memory (sequential memory)
  2. Age differences in the neural basis of working memory and face recognition (episodic memory) and its relation to dopamine D1 function.
  3. Age differences in the neural basis of verbal fluency.