The ultimate goal of my research program is twofold:
(1) to characterize and understand the (neuro-)cognitive and affective processes underlying core aspects of social vision, aversive learning, cognition-emotion interactions, emotional reactivity, and pain perception,
(2) to apply the basic knowledge of core processes obtained from studies of healthy populations to better delineate the dysfunctions of basic (neuro-)cognitive and affective processes in fear, anxiety, and pain.
Main Research Topics:
1. Experimental clinical psychology and affective neuroscience:
- Biased emotion processing in (Social) Anxiety