My research focuses on the visual processing of emotional stimuli. More specifically, I aim at understanding the neural mechanisms underlying the perception of visual information without awareness. I explore the neural responses to salient stimuli in visually impaired patients and in participants with normal vision.
I am also investigating the interaction between visual perception and attentional processes in specific psychopathological states such as anxiety. I am particularly interested in the impact of cognitive load on attentional biases. The general aim is to determine whether top-down processes may influence perception. To perform my research, I use beahavioural methods and subjective measures as well as EEG.
Visual stimuli modulate frontal oscillatory rhythms in a cortically blind patient: Evidence for top-down visual processing.
Tipura E. et al, (2017), Clin Neurophysiol, 128, 770 - 779