Adolescent Psychology; Adult Children; Behavior Therapy; Biofeedback, Psychology; Biological Psychiatry; Cognition Disorders; Cognitive Therapy; Electric Stimulation; Electric Stimulation Therapy; Electroencephalography; Intervention Studies; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Neurofeedback; Neurosciences; Psychotherapy; Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
- ABC BRAIN LAB
Head: Lilian Konicar
Research Area: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Welcome to our ABC BRAIN LAB !
Understanding the human being from an integrative, holistic perspective motivates us to investigate in which way our brain is linked to our thoughts, to our feelings, as well as to our behavior.
Therefore, our research aims to increase the understanding of basic emotional, as well as cognitive processes and their link to behavior and biology in humans (basis research).
Furthermore we aim to explore the development of human beings from early childhood into late adolescence with its diverse influencing biological, psychological and social factors (developmental research approach).
By combining different methodologies and approaches and further translating them into the clinical setting, we aim to investigate diverse neurobiological-based treatments to bridge the gap from theory and basic research to fruitful and modern therapeutic interventions (translational, clinical, neuroscience research).
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Techniques, methods & infrastructure
- psychological questionnaires, multi-infomant report scales, interview techniques and behavioral observations
- behavioral psychological tests and computerized paradigms
- recording of peripheral physiological functions: respiration, heart rate, heart rate variability, electrodermal activity, temperature, electromyography
- recording of resting state EEG
- recording of event related potentials (ERP)
- neurofeedback of Slow Cortical Potentials
- neurofeedback of EEG frequency bands
- neurostimulation: tDCS, tACS
- magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Konicar, L. et al., 2021.Volitional modification of brain activity in adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Bayesian analysis of Slow Cortical Potential neurofeedback. neuroImage: Clinical, 29 102557, Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7829342.
- Konicar et al. 2021. Balancing the brain of offenders with psychopathy? Resting state EEG and electrodermal activity after a pilot study of brain self-regulation training, PLOS One, 16(1): e0242830. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7790284.
- Konicar, L. et al., 2015. Brain self-regulation in criminal psychopaths. Scientific Reports, 5, p.9426. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep09426.
- Silvoni, S. et al., 2015. Tactile event-related potentials in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS): Implications for brain-computer interface. Clinical Neurophysiology. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2015.06.029.
- Veit, R. et al., 2013. Deficient fear conditioning in psychopathy as a function of interpersonal and affective disturbances. Front. Hum. Neurosci., 7. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2013.00706.