Guido Mazza's research while affiliated with University of Milan and other places

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Alpha brain oscillation modulation was analyzed in response to masked emotional facial expressions. In addition, behavioural activation (BAS) and behavioural inhibition systems (BIS) were considered as an explicative factor to verify the effect of motivational significance on cortical activity. Nineteen subjects were submitted to an ample range of...
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Asymmetry in comprehension of facial expression of emotions was explored in the present study by analysing alpha band variation within the right and left cortical sides. Second, the behavioural activation system (BAS) and behavioural inhibition system (BIS) were considered as an explicative factor to verify the effect of a motivational/emotional va...
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Facial stimulus processing is an important topic to explain how people comprehend affective disposition in others. The effect of attentive and pre-attentive elaboration of emotional facial expression was explored in the present research by using backward masking procedure. Specifically, unconscious mental process of emotion comprehension was analyz...
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Attentive and pre-attentive facial stimulus processing is an important topic to explain how people comprehend affective disposition in others. The effect of perceived but not consciously elaborated emotional facial expression was explored in the present research. Secondly, we considered whether ERP can index unconscious mental process of emotion el...

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... Indeed, also as reported above, the greater synchronization in Italian individuals during affective gestures, which are the most characteristic of their cultural interactions, is underlined by an increase in connectivity of the low-frequency bands, that are most involved in affective and emotional processes (Balconi & Bortolotti, 2012Balconi & Caldiroli, 2011;Balconi & Fronda, 2020a, 2020b, 2021Rameson & Lieberman, 2009;Rosso et al., 2004). Instead, in French culture, the increase of individuals' synchronization for social gestures, which represent more this culture interactions, is underlined by a greater frontal synchronization of the alpha band as a marker of increased activation state (Balconi & Mazza, 2010;Bazanova & Vernon, 2014). Moreover, for Italian culture an increase of individuals' beta frontal inter-brain connectivity for positive affective gestures has emerged. ...
... A large number of studies has suggested that emotion processing can occur unconsciously by, for example, presenting participants with backwardmasked [64][65][66][67] or CFS-suppressed [67][68][69][70][71] emotional expressions and measuring participants' performance at a task alongside SCR [65], EEG [66,72,73], eyetracking [40], or neurodynamic response [74,75]. These studies have led to the suggestion that emotional expressions may also promote greater access to awareness. ...
... Indeed, delta oscillations are linked to motivational processing, whereby an increase in its power indicates the identification of potentially rewarding cues (e.g. 42,46,49,62 ). Hence, reduced delta to pleasant images could denote reduced emotional responding to pleasant/rewarding stimuli in dysphoria. ...
... Furthermore, considerable evidence indicates that anger leads to avoidance behaviors, whereas contempt leads to aggressive behaviors. Specifically, research supports the correlation between anger and avoidance motivation that further predicts avoidance behaviors (Balconi & Mazza, 2010;Stewart et al., 2010;Zinner et al., 2008). The intergroup affect and stereotypes map model also suggests that individuals' contempt for targets with low warmth and competence has a crucial role in the development of subsequent aggressive behaviors, indicating the association between contempt and aggression (Cuddy et al., 2008). ...