Pascal VRTICKA, PhD
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Department of Social Neuroscience
My interdisciplinary research focuses on normal as well as disturbed functioning of the human social brain, with a special interest in human affiliation, compassion, caregiving and attachment style. I use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and electro-encephalography (EEG), combined with biological methods ([epi]genetics, blood and saliva samples for immune system functioning assessment and telomere length measurement), psychological questionnaires, and behavioral assessment as main research methods. My participants are adults, adolescents, as well as children, both female and male.
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