B2: How stressful encounters bias memory for surrounding events
In project B2, we aim to elucidate the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying stress-induced biases in the memory for events surrounding the stressful episode. To this end, we will combine, in healthy participants, a novel memory paradigm probing predictive coding-related changes in memory formation with an experimental stress manipulation, fMRI and state-of-the art multivariate analyses of human brain imaging data (e.g. representational similarity analysis). Further, this project will include pupillometry as well as autonomic and endocrine stress response measurements.
- Project lead: Prof. Dr. Lars Schwabe