Patrik Vuilleumier
University of Geneva
Developmental psychologyPsychologyNeuroscienceCognitive psychologyFunctional magnetic resonance imaging
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#1Frank ScharnowskiH-Index: 18
#2Andrew A. Nicholson (University of Vienna)H-Index: 7
Last. Yury Koush (Yale University)H-Index: 11
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Positive-social emotions mediate one's cognitive performance, mood, well-being, and social bonds, and represent a critical variable within therapeutic settings. It has been shown that the upregulation of positive emotions in social situations is associated with increased top-down signals that stem from the prefrontal cortices (PFC) which modulate bottom-up emotional responses in the amygdala. However, it remains unclear if positive-social emotion upregulation of the amygdala occurs directly thro...
#2Roberta RonchiH-Index: 12
Last. Patrik VuilleumierH-Index: 77
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Abstract Neuroimaging studies suggest that understanding emotions in others engages brain regions partially common to those associated with more general cognitive Theory-of-Mind (ToM) functions allowing us to infer people’s beliefs or intentions. However, neuropsychological studies on brain-damaged patients reveal dissociations between the ability to understand others’ emotions and ToM. This discrepancy might underlie the fact that neuropsychological investigations often correlate behavioural im...
#1Tomas Ros (University of Geneva)H-Index: 14
#2Stefanie Enriquez-Geppert (UG: University of Groningen)H-Index: 13
Last. Robert T. ThibaultH-Index: 5
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Neurofeedback has begun to attract the attention and scrutiny of the scientific and medical mainstream. Here, neurofeedback researchers present a consensus-derived checklist that aims to improve the reporting and experimental design standards in the field.
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#1Swann Pichon (RMIT: RMIT University)
#1Pichon Swann (University of Geneva)
Last. Picard Fabienne (Geneva College)
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Abstract Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) are widely distributed in the human brain and play an important role in the neuromodulation of brain networks implicated in attentional processes. Previous work in humans showed that heteromeric α4β2 nAChRs are abundant in the cingulo-insular network underlying attentional control. It has been proposed that cholinergic neuromodulation by α4β2 nAChRs is involved in attentional control during demanding tasks, when additional resources are needed ...
#1Hongbo YuH-Index: 10
#2Leonie KobanH-Index: 15
Last. Tor D. Wager (Dartmouth College)H-Index: 72
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Feeling guilty when we have wronged another is a crucial aspect of prosociality, but its neurobiological bases are elusive. Although multivariate patterns of brain activity show promise for developing brain measures linked to specific emotions, it is less clear whether brain activity can be trained to detect more complex social emotional states such as guilt. Here, we identified a distributed guilt-related brain signature (GRBS) across two independent neuroimaging datasets that used interpersona...
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#1Judith Domínguez-Borràs (University of Geneva)H-Index: 2
#2M. Moyne (University of Geneva)
Last. Patrik Vuilleumier (University of Geneva)H-Index: 77
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Abstract It is debated whether the amygdala is critical for the emotional modulation of attention. While some studies show reduced attentional benefits for emotional stimuli in amygdala-damaged patients, others report preserved emotional effects. Various factors may account for these discrepant findings, including the temporal onset of the lesion, the completeness and severity of tissue damage, or the extent of neural plasticity and compensatory mechanisms, among others. Here, we investigated a ...
#1Tony RoH-Index: 36
#2Patrik VuilleumierH-Index: 77
Last. Janet BultitudeH-Index: 9
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#1Alexia Bourgeois (University of Geneva)H-Index: 7
#2Carole Guedj (University of Geneva)
Last. Patrik Vuilleumier (University of Geneva)H-Index: 77
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Abstract Selective attention is a fundamental cognitive function that guides behavior by selecting and prioritizing salient or relevant sensory information of our environment. Despite early evidence and theoretical proposal pointing to an implication of thalamic control in attention, most studies in the past two decades focused on cortical substrates, largely ignoring the contribution of subcortical regions as well as cortico-subcortical interactions. Here, we suggest a key role of the pulvinar ...
#1Alice CaroliH-Index: 1
Memory for a spatial location’s representation is impaired in patients with left unilateral spatial neglect following a rightward gaze-shift, but not a leftward one. This is attributed to the loss of spatial representations normally transferred to the right hemisphere during spatial remapping, a process normally ensuring the updating and integration of successive retinal images in the parietal cortex. Because attentional and oculomotor processes may share partly similar brain circuits, we hypoth...
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#1Natalia B. Fernandez (University of Geneva)H-Index: 1
#2Wiebke Trost (University of Geneva)H-Index: 9
Last. Patrik Vuilleumier (University of Geneva)H-Index: 77
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Prevalent across societies and times, music has the ability to enhance attention, a property relevant to clinical applications, but the underlying brain mechanisms remain unknown. It is also unclear whether music produces similar or differential effects with advancing age. Here, we used event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate the influence of music exposure evoking four types of emotions on distinct attentional components measured with a modified Attention Network Test...