My main research focus is to understand the importance of the plasticity of the human brain in different psychiatric disorders. The research is designed to elucidate peripheral physiological and cortical characteristics underlying the different psychological conditions and investigate possible therapeutical changes using neuroscientific tools.
Techniques, methods & infrastructure
EEG recordings enable the analysis of different event related potentials in experimental settings. Slow Cortical Potential neurofeedback is used for self-induced therapeutical modifications of abberrant brain activations.
- 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.
- Van der Heiden, L. et al., 2013. Inter-individual differences in successful perspective taking during pain perception mediates emotional responsiveness in self and others: An fMRI study. NeuroImage, 65, pp.387-394. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.10.003.
- Keune, P.M. et al., 2012. Prefrontal brain asymmetry and aggression in imprisoned violent offenders. Neuroscience Letters, 515(2), pp.191-195. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2012.03.058.