Affiliative Behaviour and Physiology Lab

Research Interests

In the Affiliative Behaviour and Physiology Lab we apply physiological, genetic, neuroimaging and behavioral protocols in the context of social interactions. Our strategy consists of assessing participants’ psychological traits and stratifying them based on physiological responses during some social interaction task. We also focus on the comparative physiology across mammalian species of mother-offspring interactions (which is the first and most important social interaction and set the neural pathways that moderate all the other social interactions) and their implication on psychopathology.

Young researchers & students interested in this research field are welcome to contact and visit us!

Research Summary

  • Parent-Infant Interaction
  • Typical and Atypical Development
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Post partum Depression
  • Human electrophysiology (EEG)
  • Human and Animal Physiology (ECG, EMG, GSR, sAA)
  • Neuroimaging (fNIRS, fMRI)

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There are two ways for students to spend time working in the ABP-Lab: (i) Intense Research-Oriented Internship or (ii) Clinical-Oriented Internship.


Do you want to participate in our researches?
Check our ongoing studies.