experimental Psychology & Methods
The Experimental Psychology unit at Ruhr-Uni Bochum investigates basic emotional processing in visual word recognition and memory retrieval. Thus, we are exploring the variables influencing reading emotional words and neutral words by means of different neurocognitive approaches to examine the temporal (EEG) and spatial features (fMRI) of the neural processes involved and depending psychphysiological measures (Pupillary Responses, Skin Conductance, Heart Rate).
A further goal of this kind of research is to test and extend recent computational models of visual word recognition by adding emotional or semantic units to predict behavioral and neural responses (e.g. AROM, MROMe).