- Oxford Centre for Emotions and Affective Neuroscience (OCEAN)
I am interested in understanding the cognitive and emotional processes that underlie both affective disorders and addictive behaviour.
I focus on how biases in information processing for emotional and food-related information may be underlying emotional vulnerability and appetitive behaviour. Moreover, I am interested in how cognitive training can modify such biases and potentially change behaviour. The aim is to investigate the impact of cognitive training interventions on emotion regulation, reward sensitivity, and inhibitory control.
In my research I take a multidisciplinary approach using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in combination with behavioural and subjective measures in healthy individuals.
Feeling happy when feeling down: The effectiveness of positive mental imagery in dysphoria.
Grol M. et al, (2017), J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry, 57, 156 - 162
Mental imagery of positive and neutral memories: A fMRI study comparing field perspective imagery to observer perspective imagery.
Grol M. et al, (2017), Brain Cogn, 111, 13 - 24
The influence of psychological resilience on the relation between automatic stimulus evaluation and attentional breadth for surprised faces.
Grol M. and De Raedt R., (2015), Cogn Emot, 29, 146 - 157
The effects of rumination induction on attentional breadth for self-related information
Grol M. et al, (2015), Clinical Psychological Science, 3, 607 - 618
Effects of positive mood on attention broadening for self-related information.
Grol M. et al, (2014), Psychol Res, 78, 566 - 573