This study explores, theoretically, how self-awareness and phenomenal experience can be understood in a strictly physicalist perspective.
The study investigates the relationship between use of psychedelics and increased self-awareness. In particular, the project aims to explore whether psychedelics can be used as a form of increasing self-awareness without detrimental mood effects.
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is a 14 session group intervention for people with dementia developed in the UK. We hypothesise that the benefits found in the UK could be met in a Brazilian population, hence the current project aims to adapt and validate CST to the Brazilian context.
Beliefs about the unacceptability of expressing emotions have been reported in individuals with a variety of clinical conditions, and may be linked with worse prognosis. In this study, we investigate which factors may be related to these beliefs.
The extent to which people with dementia can make choices about their treatment and legal issues is a major source of controversy. In this study we explore the relationship between memory, awareness and decision-making in dementia, using neuroimaging to explore the neural correlates of this ability.
After surgery for refractory epilepsy, many patients develop interpersonal difficulties and neuropsychiatric symptoms. This study explores the ability of people with epilepsy to regulate their emotions after undergoing surgery.
Heightened self-criticism is seen in a variety of clinical conditions, such as mood and anxiety disorders. This study investigates, using experimental paradigms, the mechanisms through which self-compassion can be used to regulate emotional responses.
This study explores how people with bipolar disorder have insight about their own condition, focusing particularly on loss of insight during mania. The research also investigates how people with bipolar disorder may adapt to their condition despite limited insight.
The main aim of this study is to investigate how virtual reality paradigms to elicit emotional reactivity and regulation can be used to increase the accuracy of interoceptive estimations.