Department of Psychology I
Experimental Clinical Psychology
Prof. Dr. phil. Matthias Gamer
Our research primarily focuses on how social and affective signals are processed in the brain, how they are perceived and evaluated in mental disorders and how these processes can be modulated by cognitive interventions (such as psychotherapy) or exogenously administered substances (e.g., neuropeptides). We use a multimodal approach consisting of behavioural studies involving a measurement of eye movements and autonomic responses, as well as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) techniques. We are especially interested in translational research bridging the gap from rodent studies to human behaviour as well as in methodological advancements that allow for increasing the ecological validity of experimental studies (e.g., virtual reality techniques, mobile recording tools).