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Shame on you! (Die ZEIT)

Shame on you! Everyone knows it. No one likes it: shame. Why does it show itself so often again? And what role does the Internet play in this? An essay about one of the most powerful human emotions by Matthias Kreienbrink in Die ZEIT featuring research from the Social Neuroscience Lab.

New DFG-Research Unit on “Information abstraction during sleep” granted!

Reactivation and abstraction of self-related social information during sleep   In this newly granted DFG project, as part of the larger Research Unit “Information abstraction during sleep” (PI: Jan Born), we will study the functional role of reactivation during sleep for the abstraction of gist from self-related social information. Principal investigators of the project are Susanne …

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Individual differences in resilience to stress are associated with affective flexibility

Abstract Cognitive flexibility is frequently linked to resilience because of its important contribution to stress regulation. In this context, particularly affective flexibility, defined as the ability to flexibly attend and disengage from affective information, may play a significant role. In the present study, the relationship of cognitive and affective flexibility and resilience was examined in …

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Daneben benommen, was nun? (Deutschlandfunk Nova)

Weihnachtsfeier Daneben benommen, was nun? Die Weihnachtsfeier steht an und nach dem vierten Glühwein ist es passiert: Plaudereien aus dem privaten Nähkästchen, Geständnisse oder tänzerische Ausschweifungen. Es gibt Dinge, die sind uns am Tag danach doch ein wenig peinlich. Wie wir damit umgehen können, weiß unser Reporter Jan Dahlmann. Mit Beiträgen von Frieder Paulus!

“Am liebsten gar nicht da sein” (Tagesspiegel)

Die Macht der Scham: Am liebsten gar nicht da sein Das Gefühl, falsch in der Welt zu stehen. Warum Erröten hilfreich sein kann und was unser Schamgefühl über unsere Persönlichkeit verrät – Teil 1 unserer Emotionen-Serie… Article in the German news Tagesspiegel on shame, embarrassment, and clinical implications featuring Frieder Paulus and the work from the Social …

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David Stolz receives EKFS-funding for his project “Neurocomputational mechanisms of fatigue in Long Covid”

Neurocomputational mechanisms of fatigue in Long-COVID and their links to immune activation One of the most prominent symptoms of Long COVID is fatigue. David Stolz now received funding from the Else-Kröner Fresenius Stiftung to investigate the hitherto unexamined psychological and neurobiological processes underlying fatigue with the aim to improve prediction and early intervention.  The project will start in February …

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How do we arrive at our beliefs? “Neurocomputational mechanisms of affected beliefs” out now!

Affected beliefs Researchers at Lübeck University show links between emotions and the formation of self-efficacy beliefs   Why do some people believe that they are good at something and others not, while performing exactly similar? A recent study from Lübeck University, Germany, finds that emotional experiences are linked to the way people establish novel beliefs …

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Neurocomputational mechanisms of affected beliefs

Abstract The feedback people receive on their behavior shapes the process of belief formation and self-efficacy in mastering a particular task. However, the neural and computational mechanisms of how the subjective value of self-efficacy beliefs, and the corresponding affect, influence the learning process remain unclear. We investigated these mechanisms during self-efficacy belief formation using fMRI, …

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