Collaborative Research Unit

Cognitive & Affective Psychophysiology Laboratory

Acronym
Caplab
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Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Biological psychology
Description
The cap-lab is nested in the Department of Experimental Clinical & Health Psychology at Ghent University - Belgium. We carry out modern experimental research in Biological Psychology and psychophysiology to understand how specific affective states (such as anticipatory anxiety or positive mood) shape and transform cognition in humans (with a focus on attention and performance monitoring). We mainly use advanced EEG methods and psychophysiology, and favor a multidisciplinary approach. Our mission is to provide a better understanding of the complex interplay of cognition with emotion during stimulus (or response) processing. This research may ultimately help to account for abnormal emotional processing typically associated with specific psychopathological conditions, including depression and anxiety.