Dr. Hadas Okon-Singer, PHD

Cognition Emotion Interaction Laboratory

In the CEI Lab, we examine the cognitive mechanisms that mediate cognition-emotion interactions and the neural pathways underlying these interactions in health and disease. Specifically, we study different factors that modulate human reactions to aversive situations, focusing on attention systems and personality differences in traits, tendencies and neural architecture. We examine how these factors modulate our behavioral, neural and autonomic reactions to emotional information. To this end, we combine paradigms derived from cognitive psychology, neuroimaging techniques, event-related potentials recordings, autonomic measures, personality questionnaires and advanced analysis methods. We implement this multi-method approach to understand the complexity of the neuro-cognitive mechanisms at the basis of emotion reactivity and control.