Information processing in people with high fear and high psychotisism: A combined EEG and fMRI study.
Project Leader: Jarosław Michałowski, PhD
Faculty of Psychology University of Warsaw


The project aims to examine the relationship between the level of fear/components of psychopathy and sensory processing characteristics assessed by highly specialized tools (i.e. simultaneous EEG and fMRI recordings as well as structural magnetic resonance and diffusion tensor imaging). The knowledge acquired from this project should improve our understanding of neuronal mechanism underlying mental disorders characterized by high or low level of fear, i.e. anxiety disorders and ASPD, respectively.

Illustration of the hypervigilance effect (P1) in fearful individuals viewing phobia-relevant and phobia-irrelevant pictures. Grand-averaged ERPs are presented over posterior sensors for the first 300 ms.