The Neural Correlates of Emotion Regulation
The current project is inspired by a novel study which revealed that neuroimaging data could be successfully used to classify different emotion experiences such as anger, disgust, pride, fear, sadness etc. (Kassam et al., 2013). Here, we take it a step further by looking at the neural correlates of different emotion regulation strategies (rather than the emotion on its own) for three different emotions namely, disgust, fear and pity. We believe that understanding how such emotions are effectively regulated at the neural level would inform the design of policies so as to prevent these emotions from biasing decisions.