• Interactions between long-term memory and working memory

    Prof. Valérie Camos awarded a large 4-year grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation to understand how knowledge stored in long-term memory affects working memory, and conversely how working memory functioning can favor the acquisition of knowledge. This project benefits from collaboration with Dr. Vergauwe (U of Geneva) and Dr. Abadie (U of Aix-Marseille- CNRS)

  • La fibromyalgie: bien plus qu'une dépression!

    Contrairement aux idées reçues, les personnes souffrant de fibromyalgie ne sont pas des malades imaginaires. Un groupe de recherche de l’Université de Fribourg, en collaboration avec l’Hôpital universitaire de Zürich, vient de mettre en évidence les origines neurobiologiques de cette pathologie qui affecte entre 2 et 4% de la population suisse. Un pas décisif vers une plus grande reconnaissance.

  • Swiss-Japan Science and Technology Programme

    Prof. Roberto Caldara has been awarded a 3 year Strategic Japanese-Swiss Science and Technology Programme by the Swiss National Science Foundation, to collaborate with Prof. Katsumi Watanabe (Wasada University, Tokyo) and Prof. Masami Yamaguchi (Chuo University, Tokyo): Tracing cultural diversity for the decoding of facial expressions of emotion: from visual intake to neural signatures.

  • Pascal Gygax received this year’s Gender Study Prize

    Pascal Gygax received this year’s Gender Study Prize from the University of Fribourg for his book chapter, co-authored with Ute Gabriel, on “Gender & Linguistic Sexism”.

  • Swiss Preschooler's Health Study (SPLASHY) receives prolongation

    Prof. Simone Munsch and her team received a 10 months prolongation for their Sinergia project by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

  • How negative social interactions at work seep into the home

    Petra Klumb, Manuel Völkle & Sebastian Siegler published theirs results: supportive and appreciative interactions at work are important for health and well-being, whereas interactions involving incivility, conflict, or criticism may have a negative impact.

  • Disturbed eating behavior: the role of body

    Andrea Wyssen, Jana Bryjova, Andrea Hans Meyer and Simone Munsch published new research on the topic of disturbed eating behavior in young men.

  • Learning to read smiles starts at a very young age

    From seven months a child can decipher emotions expressed on faces, but the strategies it uses differ depending on the culture in which it lives. An international study coordinated by Roberto Caldara, Professor of Psychology at the University of Fribourg, shows that the social environment in which a baby is raised influences the way in which it reads and expresses emotions.

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