Brain and personality
Master degree in psychology (Neuroscience track) 
Thursday 16 September 2021

In this thesis project, functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data are analyzed and correlated with specific personality traits and executive functions. The student will gain valuable experience in neuroimaging analysis with software packages (eg SPM). It is not necessary to have previous knowledge of magnetic resonance data analysis, but it is desirable to have a predisposition and interest in the analysis of numerical data and in the use of statistical software packages. Please contact the instructor for further details.

General topics for theses and theoretical/experimental projects
Students of Neuroscience, Psychology, Philosophy, Computer Science, Economy 
Thursday 16 September 2021

ATTENTION AND CONSCIOUSNESS

  • Executive functions and the control of attention
  • Contemplative neuropsychology
  • Lucid dreaming
  • Mindfulness and technology
  • Mindfulness and psychophysiology (respiration)
  • Happiness
  • Meditation in the history of thought
  • Altered states of consciousness
  • Meditation and education in schools
  • Meditation in organizations
  • Meditation and cultural backgrounds
  • Mental training
  • Sense of self

CREATIVITY

  • Creativity and brain
  • Technology and creativity (e.g., Virtual Reality)

PERSONALITY NEUROSCIENCE

  • Executive functions and brain
  • Personality traits and brain
  • Autism

NEUROSCIENCE AND ARCHITECTURE

  • Light and attention
  • Wellbeing in the workplace

COGNITIVE ERGONOMICS

  • Virtual Reality (How VR induce mental states, Immersion in VR, Selfhood in VR)
  • Persuasive technology
  • Design thinking