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Rocco Mennella

LNC2

Post-doc

29 rue d'Ulm
75005 Paris France

Laboratory
LNC2
Team
Social Cognition: from Brain to Society
Selected publications
International Journal article  

Patron, E., Mennella, R., Messerotti Benvenuti, S. & Thayer, J. (2019). The frontal cortex is a heart-brake: Reduction in delta oscillations is associated with heart rate deceleration. NeuroImage, 188, 403-410. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.12.035

International Journal article  

Kovarski, K., Mennella, R., Wong, S., Dunkley, B., Taylor, M. & Batty, M. (2019). Enhanced Early Visual Responses During Implicit Emotional Faces Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 49(3), 871-886. doi:10.1007/s10803-018-3787-3

International Journal article  

Mennella, R., Leung, R., Taylor, M. & Dunkley, B. (2017). Disconnection from others in autism is more than just a feeling: whole-brain neural synchrony in adults during implicit processing of emotional faces. Molecular autism, 8, 7. doi:10.1186/s13229-017-0123-2

International Journal article  

Mennella, R., Patron, E. & Palomba, D. (2017). Frontal alpha asymmetry neurofeedback for the reduction of negative affect and anxiety. Behaviour research and therapy, 92, 32-40. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2017.02.002

International Journal article  

Mennella, R., Sarlo, M., Messerotti Benvenuti, S., Buodo, G., Mento, G. & Palomba, D. (2017). The two faces of avoidance: Time-frequency correlates of motivational disposition in blood phobia. Psychophysiology, 54(11), 1606-1620. doi:10.1111/psyp.12904

International Journal article  

Simone Messerotti, B., Rocco, M., Giulia, B. & Daniela, P. (2016). Frontal Theta Activity as an EEG Correlate of Mood-Related Emotional Processing in Dysphoria. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 39. doi:10.1007/s10862-016-9572-8

International Journal article  

Mennella, R., Messerotti Benvenuti, S., Buodo, G. & Palomba, D. (2015). Emotional modulation of alpha asymmetry in dysphoria: results from an emotional imagery task. International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology, 97(2), 113-9. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2015.05.013

International Journal article  

Messerotti Benvenuti, S., Mennella, R., Buodo, G. & Palomba, D. (2015). Dysphoria is associated with reduced cardiac vagal withdrawal during the imagery of pleasant scripts: evidence for the positive attenuation hypothesis. Biological psychology, 106, 28-38. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2014.11.017

 

My research focuses on the neural correlates of emotional processing in both healthy and clinical samples. The projects I am currently working on investigate the relation between motivation, emotion and action in everyday-like social contexts. In particular, I am studying how seeing threatening facial expressions in others influences our action choices and which are the EEG signatures of this influence. In the future, uncovering these mechanisms could provide insight into motivational and affective dysregulation in emotion-related psychopathologies, such as anxiety and depression.