Prof. Hadas Okon-Singer | Cognitive biases-based support systems for diagnosis and individually-tailored treatment of psychopathology


  • Datum: 02.12.2022
  • Uhrzeit: 13:00 - 14:00
  • Vortragende(r): Prof. Hadas Okon-Singer
  • Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Israel
  • Ort: MPI für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften
  • Raum: Zoom Meeting
  • Gastgeber: Abteilung Neurologie
Cognitive biases, including biased orienting of attention to aversive cues, distorted expectation of the likelihood to encounter negative objects and biased interpretation of ambiguous information, constitute a prominent characteristic of psychopathology. Therefore, understanding the neurophysiological and cognitive mechanisms underlying cognitive biases is of theoretical and clinical importance. In this talk, I will present data showing links between cognitive biases in different populations, as well as recent evidence for the potential diagnostic value of cognitive biases. Specifically, we have employed a battery of tasks assessing cognitive biases with machine-learning based analysis, in order to classify participants with anxiety vs. depression, two disorders that share many characteristics and show high comorbidity. Finally, I will present data from cognitive training aimed to alleviate maladaptive symptoms of anxiety and depression. Taken together, these findings suggest new strategies to explore and treat maladaptive behaviors that have fundamental implications on the patients’ life.
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