Our mission is to study normal and abnormal emotional processes by combining three different fields:
1) Affective and Social Neuroscience
In everyday life, we are all involved in situations and interactions that generate emotion. Our aim is to study the psychological and neural mechanisms of normal emotion generation and regulation by the usage of up to date neuroscientific methodologies.
2) Clinical Neuroscience
A recent view of psychopathology suggests that the majority of clinical syndromes (anxiety, depression, personality disorders, addictions…) are characterized and caused by a dysregulation of specific emotions. This area of research aims at studying the neural mechanisms behind abnormal emotion regulation in clinical populations. Another aim is to study the neural mechanisms behind new therapeutic techniques and protocols designed to treat emotional deficits.