Emotion and Perception Lab

About the Emotion and Perception Lab

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).


  • Two research-dedicated acoustically shielded experimental rooms
  • One dedicated space for VR experiments
  • EyeLink 1000 eye-tracker
  • EyeLink Portable Duo eye-tracker
  • Two HTC VIVE Pros with PupiLabs Binocular eye-tracking add-on
  • BIOSIGNALSPLUX Researcher and Explorer kits with a collection of various sensors
  • Supermicro High-Performance Server with Nvidia accelerators for data storage, analysis and DCNN implementation


Meet our team! Learn more about people working in Emotion and Perception Lab, as well as our collaborators.


See what we're currently working on. Our projects focus mostly on processing emotional stimuli.


See what findings our research uncovered, as well as other publications by the members of our team.