Alumni

Sezen Cekic
Post-doctoral Researcher

Institution : University of Geneva
Thesis topic : Neural mechanisms of emotional response patterning and system synchronization

NCCR position : PhD Student
NCCR PI : Didier Grandjean

Project

Neural mechanisms of emotional response patterning and system synchronization

Note

After having finished a bachelor in Psychology in 2008 and then a Master degree in Sciences of Statistics at Geneva University in 2010, I have started my PhD thesis at the CISA, under the supervision of Professor Didier Grandjean, Professor in Neuropsychology of Emotion and Affective Neurosciences at the department of Psychology in Geneva and Professor Olivier Renaud, Professor in Methodology and Data Analysis in the department of Psychology in Geneva University also.

Current Research

My PhD project is about statistical modeling of causal neural network interaction. My current doctoral researches are based on the econometric method called "Granger-Causality" and on the adaptations needed by this method to be applied to neuropsychological data. I'm particularly interested in deriving a statistic of "Granger-Causality" in the spectral domain according to the "nonstationarity" of this kind of data.

Selected Publications

Milesi, V., Cekic, S., Péron, J., Frühholz, S., Cristinzio, C., Seeck, M., Grandjean, D. (2014) Multimodal emotion perception after anterior temporal lobectomy. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8, .
Coppin, G., Delplanque, S., Bernard, C, Cekic, S., Porcherot, C., Cayeux, I., Sander, D. (2014) Choice Both Affects and Reflects Preferences. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 67(7), 1415-1427.
Ferdenzi, C., Roberts, S. C., Schirmer, A., Delplanque, S., Cekic, S., Porcherot, C., Cayeux, I., Sander, D., Grandjean, D. (2013) Variability of affective responses to odors: Culture, gender and olfactory knowledge. Chemical Senses 38(2), 175-186.
 
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