Research activities of the faculty focus on neurocognition, affect, emotion and motivation, learning (including technology-supported learning) and memory, neurodevelopment, neurodevelopmental disorders and neurodiversity. Researchers use a variety of methodologies, including electroencephalography, virtual reality, and eye-tracking.

 

Research groups

Neurocognitive Development

Why, as adults, do we not remember the events of our first 3 or 4 years of life?
How does our memory evolve across our lifespan?
How do different memory systems interact across the lifespan?
How does atypical development…

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Food & Human Behaviour Lab

« Do you want to take a look at the desert menu? »
« A fruit salad or a molten chocolate cake? »
 

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chEERS Lab

The chEERS Lab (Swiss Emotion Experience, Emotion Regulation and Support Laboratory) at UniDistance Suisse and the University of Fribourg is a team of researchers who studies affective processes and their impact on our mental…

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Experimental cognitive psychology

The research group is concerned with basic research in the field of cognitive psychology (including perception and emotion), on the one hand, and with applied questions such as the influence of tablets and e-learning tools on…

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Methodology and Statistics

Our group carries out research in the field of cognitive psychology – in particular in the areas of memory, mental imagery, and perception. The research is mainly experimental and quantitative. We collect eye data and conduct…

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Experimental psychology & cognitive neurosciences

The research group dedicates itself to basic research and applied science in the fields of learning and memory. The focus here is on the following research questions: What are the bases of good memory capacity?

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Cognitive Neurophysiology

We are interested in the neural mechanisms enabling memory, perception & consciousness. We conduct research with healthy participants using behavioral studies and EEG. We also collaborate with epilepsy clinics in Switzerland…

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Technologies for Positive Learning Experiences, TEPEE

The research work of Gaëlle Molinari deals with learning – individual and collaborative – mediated by computer (technology-enhanced learning and computer-supported collaborative learning). She is currently interested in the…

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Research projects

Interactions between memory systems in typical development and in neurodevelopmental disorders

Faculty of Psychology

Jeu en réalité virtuelle : Mon premier jour d’école

Faculty of Psychology

Creating opportunities to interact & learn in online learning environments for higher education

Faculty of Psychology

School of Tomorrow

Faculty of Psychology

Reward mechanisms in patients suffering from obesity

Faculty of Psychology

Tracking visual images in healthy aging

Faculty of Psychology

Socio-emotional processes in individuals with a developmental disorder (SOEMO)

Faculty of Psychology

Board games involving emotional skills: promoting positive emotions and emotion regulation skills in adolescents

Faculty of Psychology

The role of irrational beliefs on perception, cognition, and media use

Faculty of Psychology

Creativity: Links to personality, perception and brain mechanisms

Faculty of Psychology

Numerical Cognition

Faculty of Psychology

The role of motives on emotional processing

Faculty of Psychology

What makes a Screencast successful?

Faculty of Psychology

When is the use of tablets useful?

Faculty of Psychology

Drawing as an encoding tool to enhance episodic memory of elderly people

Faculty of Psychology

Preschool children’s learning from 3D virtual reality: Investigating the educational impact of the 21st century fairy tales

Faculty of Psychology

Using virtual reality to investigate access, fidelity, and vividness of visual mental representations

Faculty of Psychology

Liens entre activité cérébrale (EEG) et capacités cognitives

Faculty of Psychology

The impact of intermodal training on the cognitive capacities of individuals with handicaps

Faculty of Psychology

Profiles of spatial abilities in Down and Williams syndromes

Faculty of Psychology

EATMINT

Faculty of Psychology

EMOVIZ

Faculty of Psychology

The impact of mind-wandering on the precision of episodic memory

Faculty of Psychology

How do families of children with special needs cope with the COVID-19 pandemic?

Faculty of Psychology

Exploring the link between emotion and eating

Faculty of Psychology

Distance learning: Individual differences & distributed vs. massed learning

Faculty of Psychology

Learning through teaching: Educational applications of virtual reality

Faculty of Psychology

Interaction of learning principles in acquiring a new second language

Faculty of Psychology

Cognitive capacity in the presence of a smartphone

Faculty of Psychology

Affective and cognitive functioning in relation to food intake

Faculty of Psychology

Using virtual reality to learn about inaccessible micro- and macrocosmic structures in primary school

Faculty of Psychology