Andreas Olsson's research group
Emotion and social learning
(This research group has its own dedicated homepage at: http://www.emotionlab.se/)
The general aim of Andreas Olsson's groups research is to better understand the mechanisms of fear learning and other affective processes in social situations. To this aim, the group investigates the learning and regulation of fear and its interaction with cognition, ranging from attention and executive functions to the processing of complex social information, and related behavior.
Andreas Olsson's groups research is motivated by a functional-evolutionary perspective, drawing on theory and methods from several disciplines, including cognitive neuroscience, psychophysiology, social psychology, and learning theory.
- Basic mechanisms of learning threat and safety (extinction)
- Social (e.g. vicarious and instructed) learning
- Social interaction and decision-making
- Impact of social cognition on emotional learning
- Development of experimental models of real world learning and psychological treatments
Endogenous opioids regulate social threat learning in humans.
Nat Commun 2017 May;8():15495
A common neural network differentially mediates direct and social fear learning.
Neuroimage 2018 02;167():121-129
The interplay of social group biases in social threat learning.
Sci Rep 2017 Aug;7(1):7685
Assessment of social transmission of threats in humans using observational fear conditioning.
Nat Protoc 2017 Jul;12(7):1378-1386
Vicarious Fear Learning Depends on Empathic Appraisals and Trait Empathy.
Psychol Sci 2016 Jan;27(1):25-33
|Joana Vieira||Associated, Postdoc|
|Troy Dildine||Graduate Student|
|Lisa Espinosa||PhD student, Graduate Student|
|Lina Hansson||Research assistant|
|Tove Hensler||Research assistant|
|Azadeh Nazir||Research assistant|
|Andreas Olsson||Research team leader, Lecturer senior|
|Irem Undeger||PhD student, Graduate Student|
|Jonathan Yi||PhD student|