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Junio 20, 2018   |   Noticias

Researchers supported by the BIAL Foundation carried out a project to find how facial expressions are read by the brain

Group of researchers from Porto and London (University College London)

With the support of the BIAL Foundation, a group of researchers from Porto and London (University College London), is carrying out a project to find how facial expressions are read by the brain, which results can allow the development of psychological assessment instruments which may help to diagnose disorders, such as autism, that affects emotional perception and behavior.

This investigation was disclosed on the Portuguese media, namely in Diário de NotíciasSIC Notícias Online or Notícias ao Minuto, among others.

The support of the project 242/14 - The role of affective dimensions in the perception of facial expressions of emotion: Neuropsychophysiological, developmental, and neuroimaging examination of an affective predictive coding framework was granted on 2014 edition.

BIAL Foundation supports for more than 20 years the research into healthy human being’s physical and mental processes and another edition of the Grants Programme for Scientific Research is ongoing until the 31st of August. Learn how to apply at Funding for Scientific Research 2018/2019.  

2014 Grant - 242/14 Project

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