Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab

Professorship for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

Prof. Dr. Sascha Frühholz

Welcome!

Our research group focuses on the cognitive, psychological and neural processes that underlie the processing of visual and auditory environmental stimuli as well as emotional stimuli. We also do research in the field of Forensic Psychology by investigating the determinants of serious crimes and digital fraud.

Our research focuses on:

  • Digital communication, cybersecurity, and psychology of deepfakes
  • Bayesian modelling of brain-computer interfaces
  • Neural mechanisms of voice communication and psychoacoustics
  • Affect processing from human faces, voices, and music
  • Anatomy of the limbic system
  • Forensic analysis of serious crimes, witness’ reports, and digital fraud
  • Digital archaeo-acoustics: Psychoacoustics and digital recreation of ancient instruments

To investigate these scientific questions, we use a variety of psychological and neuroscientific methods:

  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Intracranial brain recordings (iEEG)
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)
  • Neuropsychological assessment and testing
  • Psychoacoustic hearing experiments
  • Acoustic voice recordings and voice analysis
  • Computer-based voice decoding («machine learing»)
  • Lab/Behavioral experiments
Reception at the Swiss embassy in Tokyo. Kick-off meeting for future NII (Japan) and UZH (Switzerland) scientific collaborations.
Reception at the Swiss embassy in Tokyo. Kick-off meeting for future NII (Japan) and UZH (Switzerland) scientific collaborations.

 

The professorship for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).