Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Silvanto, Juha
Organisation AALTO
Project title Role of personality in the awareness and memory of visual representations
Decision No. 266789
Decision date 13.12.2012
Funding period 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2016
Funding 296 311
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Project description
A central component in understanding human behaviour is to determine its neural mechanisms. Neuroimaging techniques provide one approach for investigating brain processes associated with perceiving and understanding the external environoment. However, what is generally not taken into account in this approach is that the individual variability in human behavior and cognitive functions is large. The neuronal basis of this individual variability has remained largely unexplored. The aim of this project is to investigate interactions among working memory performance and personality as well as the neuronal basis of this interaction. The proposed work hence brings together two cross- diciplinary fields in the study of the human mind: personality psychology and the cognitive neuroscience of memory.