A warm welcome to Julia!
A warm welcome to Julia Ruge who joines the team as a PhD student in the DFG funded research training group “Emotional Learning and Memory”. She will be working on project A1. Check out the website https://www.emotionalmemory.de/ and learn more about the exciting projects!
PhD position available from July 1st 2022
We are excited to announce that the lab has an open PhD position starting from july 1st 2022. The position is part of the brand new research training group “Emotional Learning and Memory” funded by the German Research Foundatation (DFG). More information can be found here.
The project aims to investigate how childhood adversity gets ‚under the skin‘ by
investigating the neuro-physiological mechanisms underlying response
differences to signals of threat and safety in individuals exposed and
not exposed to early life adversity. To this end, we use state of the
art functional and structural imaging in combination with defensive
startle responding, freezing-like behavior in humans and measures of physiological arousal and endocrine
stress responding (cortisol in hair and saliva) in a fear conditionig
and generalization paradigm.
Applications open until april 1st! Looking forward!
New preprint: Systematically investigating the role of context on effect replicability in reinstatement of fear in humans
New preprint and fawewell present from and for Rachel! A paper that has been in the making for nearly as long as she was in the lab (5 years!). We ystematically investigate the role of context on reinstatement-induced return of fear in a human differential fear conditioning paradigm using subjective and psychophysiological measures in a largesample (N=212) including reinstatement and control groups using Bayesian mixed models. Preprint here https://psyarxiv.com/65njk/.
All good things come in threes – new preprint III/21
The COVID 19 pandemia has slowed down our research substiantially. Now, we finally finished the third preprint in a series of manuscripts focusing on multiverse-type of analyses.
Here we focus on within-approach heterogeneity in SCR quantification through the so called “baseline-correction appraoch”. We extracted different specifications used from the literature and applied 150 different pipelines to a single data set to find out how different parameter impact the results and effect sizes. Check it out https://psyarxiv.com/q24t8/
New peprint II – Multiverse analyses and an easy to use R package
New preprint with Maren Klingelhöfer-Jens and collaborators Angelos Krypotos and Anna Gerlicher on Multiverse analyses in fear conditioning research! Check out the preprint that comes with an easy to use R package ‘Multifear’ that allows you to run a model-multiverse analyses in a single line of code. https://psyarxiv.com/2z6pd
New preprint I
New preprint on different skin conductance response quantification approaches.
Happy to announce a new pre-print with former post-doc Manuel Kuhn and collaborator Anna Gerlicher looking into the question how much different skin conductance response quantification approaches used impact on replicability. Tina recently presented a virtual poster on the results which you can watch here or have a look at the preprint https://psyarxiv.com/9h2kd
Celebrating 514 scans!
New paper: Revisiting potential associations between brain morphology, fear acquisition and extinction through new data and a literature review.
New work out on the association between brain morphology and fear conditioning and extinction in N=107. This work started as a internship project by the 2nd author Janne Nold with Mana and Tina – supported by Maren and Manuel. Congratulations all!
DFG funds new Priority Program!
Great news! The DFG funds a the Priority Program “META-REP: A meta-scientific program to analyze and optimize replicability in the behavioral, social, and cognitive sciences” coordinated by Mario Gollwitzer (Munich). Tina is part of the program commitee – together with Mario, Felix Schönbrodt, Susann Fiedler and Katrin Auspurg. Watch out for the open call by the DFG soon!