Research projects in: Cognitive and affective neuroscience
University of Geneva
1 or 2 semesters
Students will contribute to research on the neural mechanisms of cognition, including perception, emotion, and consciousness, using a combination of approaches from neuroimaging techniques such as functional resonance magnetic imaging (fMRI) and event-related potentials (ERPs) in healthy subjects, through to neuropsychological studies in brain-lesioned patients. The major questions of our research concern how the human visual system can recognize objects and faces, how we identify sounds and voices, how we perceive and respond to social signals, such as facial expressions or eye gaze; and how emotions can influence our perception and behavior.
The project is available in the Fall and Spring semester.
Number of places available: 1 or 2 per semester.
Basic knowledge of neuroanatomy, neurobiology, and/or psychology.
Medicine/ Biomedical Science.
Medicine: Neuroscience (cognitive neuroimaging and neuropsychology)