Electrophysiological correlates of affective bias during processing of facial emotion in health and depression

The distortion of affective judgements towards the negative is a well-established finding in patients with major depression. Focussing on the temporal dynamics, the neurofunctional basis of the affective bias in patients with Major depression is compared to matched control participants by measuring event-related potentials (ERPs). More specifically, we wish to examine whether the affective bias reflects decreased consideration of positive stimuli or events, or increased consideration of negative stimuli or events, and whether emotion impacts early, input-related stages or later, task-related stages of cognitive processing.

Principal Investigators
Werheid, Katja Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Details) (Clinical Psychology)

Financer
BMBF

Duration of Project
Start date: 01/2007
End date: 08/2009

Research Areas
Depression, emotionaler Gesichtsausdruck, emotional faces, ereigniskorrelierte Potentiale, event-related potentials, Urteilsverzerrung

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