Valerie Karl

Doctoral Research Fellow - Helse-, utviklings- og personlighetspsyk
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Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Social Sciences (Student)

Academic interests

  • Emotion processing and regulation

  • Mental Health in adolescents

  • Multimodal neuroimaging

  • Emotion-related brain circuits

  • Parental depression

  • Translational Neuroscience

PhD Project

My PhD project focuses on the development of emotion-related brain circuits and its association with mental health. I am particularly interested in the role of parental mental health on neural underpinnings of emotion processing and regulation in children and adolescents. While we know that having a parent with depression involves risk of transmission to the next generation, the developmental mechanisms remain poorly understood. Since parents play an important part in learning how to process and regulate own’s emotions, I am wondering whether parent’s affective problems impact the development of emotion-related brain circuits in their offspring, and in turn their mental health. For my project, I will use multimodal neuroimaging data from large open datasets to identify potential mechanisms between affective neurodevelopment and psychopathology, as well as available data on parental depression to find possible moderating effects of parent’s mental health on affective development.

Tags: Emotions, emotion development, adolescence, Neuroscience, Neuroimaging


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