Constantin-Julian Chiță

Research student profile
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Research degree: PhD programme
Start date: 2023
Open Research and Contributor ID (ORCID)0009-0003-1424-7258

Research summary

Project title: EmPIRe: a series of multimodal electrophysiological investigations on the modulatory effects of Emotional expressions on the performance of Personal Identity Recognition

'EmPIRe: a series of multimodal electrophysiological investigations on the modulatory effects of Emotional expressions on the performance of Personal Identity Recognition' is a project developed alongside Dr Philipp Ruhnau and Professor Simon Paul Liversedge that aims to provide further insights into the way humans process emotions and recognise unfamiliar faces.

We created a series of paradigms that employ novel combinations of behavioural and electrophysiological measures that will allow us to better explore the emotion recognition neural pathways. The main aim of this research is to observe how face familiarity and emotion recognition interact cortically across various time intervals. Our analysis will determine how independent pathways for different aspects of face processing influence each other and when this is happening in the neural information processing hierarchy.

At the end of this project, we expect to progress the general understanding of face recognition research and to expand our findings to various other branches of science, such as forensic and social psychology, healthcare science, or clinical medicine. Further collaborations in these areas are always welcome.

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Research Supervisor: Philipp Ruhnau
Student: Constantin-Julian Chita

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