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Stimulus-response compatibility and emotional valence: an investigation of the neurological bases involved in the processing of spatial and emotional information

Grant number: 11/09946-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2011
Effective date (End): August 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Cognitive Psychology
Principal Investigator:Geraldo Busatto Filho
Grantee:Mikael Cavallet
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FM). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


In the last decades, the use of noninvasive neuroimaging techniques associated with the use of cognitive tasks has allowed a great advance on the knowledge of brain mechanisms involved in the processing of spatial and emotional information. Robust stimulus-response compatibility (SRC) effects have been used to investigate how spatial information is processed and the responses are made based on that information. However, the spatial location is just one dimension in which stimuli and responses may overlap, and the spatial compatibility effects are also found with emotional stimuli. Recent studies show that the valence of a stimulus can reverse the robust SRC effect, producing new questions about brain functions and mechanisms of response selection. The main objective of this study is to investigate which brain regions are activated during the execution of compatible and incompatible spatial responses to stimuli with different emotional valences using the technique of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The study will be developed in two modules. In the first module, this research will be conducted in healthy adults and in the second module, in adults diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (AU)

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Scientific publications (4)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
ERICK FRANCISCO QUINTAS CONDE; ELTON H. MATSUSHIMA; NELSON TORRO-ALVES; MIKAEL CAVALLET; FERNANDA JAZENKO; ROBERTO SENA FRAGA FILHO; LUIZ G. GAWRYSZEWSKI. Affective spatial compatibility task (AFFSCT): theory and applications. Temas em Psicologia, v. 22, n. 3, p. 625-638, . (11/09946-9)
LOPES, BRUNA MAYARA; GONCALVES, PRISCILA DIB; OMETTO, MARIELLA; DOS SANTOS, BERNARDO; CAVALLET, MIKAEL; CHAIM-AVANCINI, TIFFANY MOUKBEL; SERPA, MAURICIO HENRIQUES; NICASTRI, SERGIO; MALBERGIER, ANDRE; BUSATTO, GERALDO F.; et al. Distinct cognitive performance and patterns of drug use among early and late onset cocaine users. ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS, v. 73, p. 41-47, . (10/15604-0, 10/01272-6, 11/19179-5, 11/09946-9)
CAVALLET, MIKAEL; CHAIM-AVANCINI, TIFFANY M.; BIAZOLI, JR., CLAUDINEI E.; BAZAN, PAULO R.; DA SILVA, MARIA APARECIDA; CUNHA, PAULO JANNUZZI; MIGUEL, CARMEN S.; BUSATTO, GERALDO F.; LOUZA, MARIO R.; GAWRYSZEWSKI, LUIZ G.. Influence of emotional stimulus valence on inhibitory control in adults with and without ADHD. Experimental Brain Research, v. 234, n. 11, p. 3213-3223, . (11/19179-5, 11/09946-9)
ERICK Q. CONDE; MIKAEL CAVALLET; NELSON TORRO-ALVES; ELTON H. MATSUSHIMA; ROBERTO S. FRAGA-FILHO; FERNANDA JAZENKO; GERALDO BUSATTO; LUIZ G. GAWRYSZEWSKI. Effects of affective valence on a mixed Spatial Correspondence Task: a reply to Proctor (2013). Psychology & Neuroscience, v. 7, n. 2, p. 83-90, . (11/19179-5, 11/09946-9)

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