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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

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Published Jan. 13, 2015 8:35 AM - Last modified Sep. 20, 2016 11:11 AM