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Séraphine completed her PhD at University of Essex, Supervised by Dr. Bundy Mackintosh & Dr Nicholas Cooper. Séraphine also holds a Masters Degree in Research Methodology & Statistics MRes and a Psychology BSc.
September 2016 - present
Research conducted within the cognitive bias modification (CBM) paradigm has revealed that cognitive biases such as negative cognitive interpretation biases contribute to mental health disorders such as anxiety (Beard, 2011). It has been shown that exercise reduces anxiety (Ensari et al., 2015). Exercise has also been found to reduce negative cogni...
Scenes from nature share in common certain statistical properties. Images with these properties can be processed efficiently by the human brain. Patterns with unnatural statistical properties are uncomfortable to look at, and are processed inefficiently, according to computational models of the visual cortex. Consistent with such putative computati...
Cognitive bias modification is the direct manipulation of a target bias by extensive exposure to task contingencies that encourage predetermined patterns of processing selectivity 1,2. Forty-eight participants from a general population sample recruited for a two-part study investigating the effect of two sessions of exercise orientated Positive CBM...