Research Field

Unconscious Information Processing of Emotions: Non-Linear Processing

Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Bergen, Norway

Neuroimaging techniques (ERP, PET, and fMRI) have made breakthroughs in the field of conscious emotional processing possible. However, people process most emotional information at an unconscious level and this influences our daily life. What are the limits of unconscious information processing? Nowadays, neuroimaging techniques (fMRI/ERP), skin conductance, and REGs are used to investigate this question. This research area is in particular of great importance since it could lead to the development of a terrorist attack warning system.

Other interesting research groups with respect to this topic:

  • Princeton University, Princeton, USA
  • Peking University, Beijing, China