Personality traits and emotions are two principal domains that interact closely and bear a substantial effect on the cognitive health of humans. Research has shown that traits like anxiety can have negative consequences on one’s cognitive ability, such as executive functioning and working memory (Vytal et al 2013, 2014). Our laboratory’s recent effort has also demonstrated that one’s cognitive control ability can be highly susceptible to the modulation of emotional arousal (Yu et al 2012), anxiety and repressive response (Tsai 2013), and heightened self-conscientiousness (Yu et al in press). As such, the science of the brain and the mind must be able to account for such innate differences across individuals in personality and emotional traits in order to really understand people and how they function.
|Effective start/end date||1/08/15 → 31/07/16|
- cognitive control
- inhibitory control
- eye movement
- emotion & cognition
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