Eating disorders (EDs) are serious and disabling mental disorders that that can have life-threatening consequences (Klump, Bulik, Kaye, Treasure, & Tyson, 2009), while mortality and suicidality rates in ED patients are among the highest of all mental disorders (Crow et al., 2009; Hoang, Goldacre, & James, 2014). Research indicates that intrusive images are a possible core mechanism in the maintenance of EDs (Somerville, Cooper, & ...
Seeing things you don't see: Unifying the philosophy, psychology and neuroscience of multimodal mental imagery (STYDS). University of Antwerp
Emotion and mental imagery. University of Antwerp
In classical fear conditioning, a neutral stimulus (for example, a red car) becomes associated with a fearful event (for example, being in a car crash). Because of this association, the original fear response becomes associated with the neutral stimulus. A reduction of this fear response can be achieved by extinction learning: repeated exposure to the neutral stimulus in the absence of the fearful event. A new memory trace is created where ...
The effects of mental imagery on consumers’ wanting and liking. Ghent University
This project studies the impact of imagination on two related yet separable forces that guide human reward-seeking behavior: wanting and liking . Wanting is felt as a desire prior to consumption which ultimately leads to a motivational state to interact with a product or service (i.e., purchase, consume). Liking involves a post-consumption evaluation of the experienced pleasure and facilitates an emotional state [1, 7]. Over the past ...
Visuospatial working memory: insights from fMRI studies on mental imagery and attention Ghent University
Using fMRI we aim to dissociate within the neuronal network of visuospatial working memory potential subdivisions between (1) a visual versus a spatial component, and (2) the maintenance versus the manipulation of information. In addition this neuronal network will be compared to the neuronal correlates of attention shifts, whether or not accompanied by eye movements.
Field versus observer perspective in mental imagery: an investigation of the effects on mood and behaviour, and of the efficacy of a clinical application in the prevention of depressive relapse. KU Leuven
mso-ansi-language:EN-US" lang="EN-US">It isnot just a posit</>ive event in itself, but also how it is processed that
determines the outcome, for instance on positive affect. This is especially of
interest in the context of depression. Depression is characterised by increased
negative affect, but also by reduced positiveaffect</>. Our aim
was to investigate mechanisms that ...