1st Year

Santa Lucia - Neurosciences and Rehabilitation Sapienza University of Rome

The laboratory works thanks to the effort of its members that daily put professionality and passion in their research activity

Olivia Carrubba

Olivia Carrubba

During my previous research experiences, I explored the effects of anticipatory anxiety on economic decision-making across real-world groups by crossing a threat-of-shock paradigm with paradigmatic economic games, thereby testing the fueling effects of anxiety on intergroup affiliative behavior. In subsequent research, I tested how top-down, minimal social category information implicitly modulates social instrumental learning and biases reward updates across groups; further, I explored how intergroup and social anxiety modulate mechanisms of social reinforcement learning, thereby exacerbating the acquiring and the expression of intergroup bias, and Hierarchical Predictive Processing models of implicit bias. Currently, I am investigating the role of interoceptive and exteroceptive signals on moral behavior by means of adoption of electroencephalography (EEG) and non-invasive brain and bodily stimulations.

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