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:

  • Cognitive and neural mechanisms of voice perception
  • Neural mechanisms of voice production:  Neuropsychological patients and healthy humans
  • Emotion processing from human faces, voices, and music
  • Emotional processing in neurological patients
  • Auditory perception
  • Anatomy of the limbic system
  • Cognitive control in conflict situations
  • Forensic analysis of serious crimes, witness reports, and digital fraud
  • Archaeoacoustics: Psychoacoustics of ancient music and archeological 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).