Samira Aminihajibashi

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Room S01-21
Available hours By agreement
Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Cognitive neurogenetics and gene plasticity

  • Etiology in psychopathology

  • Attentional mechanisms, biases and deficits

  • Attentional mechanisms, biases and deficits

  • Perception of face, beauty, and colors

  • Decision making and judgment

  • Pupillometry and eye-tracking

  • Gender differences

My PhD research aims to combine different advanced methods (e.g. pupillometry, fMRI, and statistical genetics tools) to uncover brain circuit pathologies which contribute to cognitive abnormalities in Schizophrenia.  We hypothesize that the cognitive deficits, particularly attentional deficiency in SCZ stem from abnormalities in the brainstem noradrenergic system (locus-coeruleu-norepinephrine system) and changes in its interaction with frontostriatal-midbrain dopaminergic networks. The project is collaboration between Department of Psychology, University of Oslo and NORMENT Centre and some international partners.

Courses taught

Tags: Judgment and decision making, Cognitive neuroscience


Suegami, Takashi; Samira, Aminihajibashi & Laeng, Bruno (2014). Another look at category effects on colour perception and their left hemispheric lateralisation: no evidence from a colour identification task.. Cognitive Processing.  ISSN 1612-4782. 15, s 217- 226 . doi: 10.1007/s10339-013-0595-8

  • Aminihajibashi, Samira; Hagen, Thomas; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Laeng, Bruno & Espeseth, Thomas (2020). The effects of cognitive abilities and task demands on tonic and phasic pupil sizes. Biological Psychology.  ISSN 0301-0511.  156 . doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2020.107945 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Aminihajibashi, Samira; Hagen, Thomas; Laeng, Bruno & Espeseth, Thomas (2020). Pupillary and behavioral markers of alerting and orienting: An individual difference approach. Brain and Cognition.  ISSN 0278-2626.  143 . doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2020.105597 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Rudnev, Maksim; Vauclair, Christin-Melanie; Aminihajibashi, Samira; Becker, Maja; Bilewicz, Michał; Guevara, José Luis Castellanos; Collier-Baker, Emma; Crespo, Carla; Eastwick, Paul W.; Fischer, Ronald; Friese, Malte; Gómez, Ángel; Guerra, Valeschka M.; Hanke, Katja; Hooper, Nic; Huang, Li-Li; Karasawa, Minoru; Kuppens, Peter; Loughnan, Steve; Peker, Müjde; Pelay, Cesar; Pina, Afroditi; Sachkova, Marianna; Saguy, Tamar; Shi, Junqi; Silfver-Kuhalampi, Mia; Sortheix, Florencia; Swann, William B.; Tong, Jennifer; Yeung, Victoria Wai-Lan & Bastian, Brock (2020). Measurement invariance of the moral vitalism scale across 28 cultural groups. PLOS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  15(6) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0233989
  • Aminihajibashi, Samira; Hagen, Thomas; Foldal, Maja Dyhre; Laeng, Bruno & Espeseth, Thomas (2019). Individual differences in resting-state pupil size: Evidence for association between working memory capacity and pupil size variability. International Journal of Psychophysiology.  ISSN 0167-8760.  140, s 1- 7 . doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2019.03.007 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Mäki-Marttunen, Verónica; Hagen, Thomas; Aminihajibashi, Samira; Foldal, Maja Dyhre; Stavrinou, Maria; Halvorsen, Jens; Laeng, Bruno & Espeseth, Thomas (2018). Ocular signatures of proactive versus reactive cognitive control in young adults. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience.  ISSN 1530-7026.  s 1- 15 . doi: 10.3758/s13415-018-0621-5
  • Laeng, Bruno; Suegami, Takashi & Aminihajibashi, Samira (2016). Wine labels: an eye-tracking and pupillometry study. International Journal of Wine Business Research.  ISSN 1751-1062.  28(4), s 327- 348 . doi: 10.1108/IJWBR-03-2016-0009
  • Suegami, Takashi; Aminihajibashi, Samira & Laeng, Bruno (2014). Another look at category effects on colour perception and their left hemispheric lateralisation: No evidence from a colour identification task. Cognitive Processing.  ISSN 1612-4782.  15(2), s 217- 226 . doi: 10.1007/s10339-013-0595-8

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