We seek to understand the neurophysiological and subjective mechanisms underlying emotional and cognitive processes.
Using an experimental perspective, we study the neurofunctional and subjective dynamics of psychological processes related to human affectivity and cognition. Our goal is to understand these processes in the context of intersubjective interactions, emphasizing a developmental perspective.
Specifically, we focus on i.) Cognitive and affective regulation; about how our experience of the world generates a constant change in regulatory processes, ii.) Interoceptive capacity; as the basis for the process of emotional recognition and the experience of feelings, and iii.) Metacognition, as the capacity of individuals to access and regulate their mental representations.
At the methodological level, we use behavioral and electrophysiological techniques like; electroencephalography (EEG) and extraction of event-related potentials (ERPs), cardiac (ECG), respiratory and galvanic (GSR) responses. We have two laboratories that contribute to our empirical research and theoretical discussion; the Laboratory of Affective Neuroscience (LaNA), headed by Dr. Francisco Ceric, and the Laboratory of Cognitive Sciences (CogSci Lab), headed by Dr. Gabriel Reyes.