We are a group of researchers, whose main scientific interest is the perception of emotional stimuli. We started from studying the impact of formal features, such as color or saliency, on the perception of emotional images. Later, we included in our work a wider variety of research topics. Our current projects concern also the role of individual differences in the perception of social emotional images, the role of hormones in the processing of emotional stimuli, the link between embodiment and the processing of auditory emotional stimuli, the attention bias towards negative emotional/visual information in depressive individuals (and the ways to change it), and the neural correlates of gaze fixations. We also collaborate with a group studying audio description for the blind and visually-impaired. Within this collaboration we explore the audience experience of the description of emotion-evoking movies.
In our research we use a wide range of psychophysiological methods, including eye-tracking, pupillometry, fMRI, EEG, and ECG.
In our lab we all appreciate healthy work-life balance, teamwork, and transparent decision-making.
If you share our research interests and are interested in working with us, feel free to contact us.
We are situated at the Psychophysiology Lab at the Institute of Psychology, the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland).