2016/07/30: Best Poster at SNIP 2016
The work entitled “The Role of Spatial Frequency in Accessing Awareness by Biologicaly Relevant Stimuli” won the best poster award at the IX Simpósio de Investigação em Psicologia (SNIP), the largest national discussion forum for Investigative Psychology promoted by the Portuguese Association of Psychology. The work was carried out by researcher Nuno Gomes, former student at the University of Aveiro (and currently at the William James Center for Research, ISPA), by Professors Sandra Soares and Carlos Fernandes Silva, from the Department of Education and Psychology, and by researcher Samuel Silva from the Institute of Electronics and Informatics Engineering of Aveiro (IEETA).
The results are an important contribution to the field of affective neurosciences, improving our knowledge on how potentially dangerous stimuli for humans can access awareness faster, benefiting from specialized neural mechanisms. This study has important implications to understand psychopathologies involving these mechanisms (e.g., anxiety disorders) and improve psychological intervention.