Integrating emotion and cognition: Towards a continuum of significance processing

Proposal details

Title: Integrating emotion and cognition: Towards a continuum of significance processing
Research Area(s): Emotion and Self Regulation
Background: This project is one in a series, funded by an ARC Discovery grant (04-08). This paper focuses on 1. Measures of General and Social Cognition which are candidate markers of risk for mood disorder (cognitive data including emotion recognition) 2. The role of age and sex differences in these markers, given their relevance to risk for psychiatric disorder 3. The associated profile of autonomic (EMG, HR) and ERP (face) data 1. Emotion recognition data, and
Aims: 1. Emotion recognition and cognition will be inversely related. 2. Emotion recognition will be preserved over age, while general cognition will show the typical U-shape 3. Emotion recognition and specific cognitive problems (in memory, vigilance and inhibition) will together predict risk for depression and anxiety.
Method: Cognitive data (inc. emotion recognition). EMG, HR and ERP data for face task. Healthy controls