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Emotions - where do they come from? For centuries, poets favored the heart or the soul as the seat of emotion. This is reflected in language, for example “my heart is full of joy” or “I feel sadness in my soul”. Nowadays, scientists research the brain to learn about human emotions. In his lecture at SWPS University, Professor Wataru Sato from Kyoto University will present his research on “Psychological And Neural Mechanisms Of Rapid Emotional Responses”.

The lecture will be delivered in English and it is open to the public. Free admission.

Lecture

February
22 2018

Warsaw

Psychological And Neural Mechanisms Of Rapid Emotional Responses

Emotions play an important role in people’s lives. However, the psychological and neural mechanisms of emotion remain unclear. In his lecture Professor Sato will present results of his psychological, intracranial experiments conducted with the use of electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and electromyography (MEG) exploring neural basis of emotions. The findings suggest that (1) emotion is triggered rapidly and unconsciously and the amygdala is involved in this process; (2) emotion rapidly modulates cognitive processes and this is accomplished via the rapid influence from the amygdala to the neocortex.

The lecture is addressed to students of psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and everyone interested in neural basis of emotions and automatic facial expressions.

Wataru Sato

Speaker

Wataru Sato – Associate Professor at the Human Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University. A world-renowned researcher in the filed of affective neuroscience. Head of the Psycho-Neuro Science Laboratory that researchers neural basis of emotions and automatic facial expressions. In his research, Professor Sato uses not only brain imagining technology, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), but also psychophysiological techniques, such as facial electromyography (EMG).

Time and Location

February 22, 2018, at 12.00 - 13.00

Room N311

SWPS University, Chodakowska 19/31, Warsaw

Open lecture, free admission.

 

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