Department of Psychiatric Neurophysiology
|Head:||Andreas Altorfer PD Dr. phil. 031 930 9756|
|Staff:||Simon Schwab M.Sc. 031 930 9396|
|Christian Mikutta Dr. med. 031 930 9464|
The following projects involve methodological procedures developped in our research group. Especially head and eye movement analysis as well as the integrated analysis of psychophysiological variables (HR, HRV, EDA, Respriation, Pulsevolume, EEG, fMRI) are used as indicators to evaluated the impact of perceptual, cognitive, and emotional characteristics of defined situations e.g. verbal interaction, perception tasks, music (melodic progression, rhythmic variations, expectations and violation of expectations, factors of Narmour's implication-realization model). In this context normal volunteers are compared with patients of different diagnostic groups (especially Schizophrenia and Depression).