Neural correlates of passive encoding of violent scenes across patient groups
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- Keine eindeutige Zuordnung
- Organisation unit:
- International Research Training Group 2150
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- Computer Skills:
- Knowledge in SPM, SPSS desired but not required
Traditionally, in science experimental designs are applied that manipulate one variable at a time. Such mostly artificial paradigms are constrained, for example, when identifying emotional expressions in a fixed picture. Movies may be considered the opposite of traditional paradigms. However, it has been demonstrated that naturalistic vision studies may provide increased validity results than results from artificial Studies (Hasson et al. 2010). During the planned project participants will be recorded, while they are watching a movie (Forrest Gump). The signal changes in the neural activity and connectivity that underlies the reaction to watching emotional scenes will be analyzed. Furthermore the results across the different patient groups will be compared and related to the patients’ symptoms as part of their mental disorder and specifically to impulsivity and aggression.
Help with recruitment, data collection and analyses of pilot data
Knowledge with fMRI is advantageous but not necessary. Practical experience in neuroscientific research is desired.