|Person in Charge:||João Marques Teixeira|
|Mission:||The Laboratory of Neuropsychophysiology at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto has operated since the 1980s. Formerly “Laboratory of Psychophysiology", it was renamed in 2008 to emphasize the cognitive neuroscientific approach of the research team.
The research team operates in the domain of Cognitive, Affective, and Social Neuroscience, with a specific interest in the neural basis of cognitive and emotional processes underlying social perception, processing, and decision-making. These processes are studied in health and in natural models in which cognition and affect may be altered (typical development and normal aging, neurodegenerative diseases, schizophrenia, antisocial personality disorder, and psychopathy), employing multiple techniques (electrophysiology, neuroimaging, hormonal assays, pharmacological manipulations, neuropsychological and behavioural testing).
The group also participates in translational and applied research, in collaboration with groups from Medicine/Life Sciences (research on electrophysiological markers) and Biomedical Engineering (development of new hardware and computer applications for brain electrophysiology).
The Laboratory facilities are fully prepared for the non-invasive recording of human physiological signals in a controlled environment (data collection chamber). The technical equipment includes one high-density 128-channel electroencephalography (EEG) system with an electrode digitizer, two 32-channel EEG devices, one portable wireless 8-channel EEG system, two polygraphs, and several computer hardware and software resources for experimental stimulation, and data processing and analysis of several neuroimaging modalities (including EEG/ERP, brain electrical topography and source analysis, structural and functional MRI).
|Phone:||+351 22 040 06 51|