Avila University

Marcia Smith Pasqualini, Ph.D
Office: 1008 Foyle
Marcia.Pasqualini@Avila.edu


Social Neuroscience Laboratory


We are studying emotion regulation in situations involving social evaluation. In our laboratory we use a variety of measures, including videotape analysis using Noldus Observer, and psychophysiological measurement using Nexus Biotrace and Mindware Bionex equipment.


Previously, we investigated the effects of neurofeedback on cognition and mood, in conjunction with researchers in
England, Denmark, and Russia, and funded by the Bial Foundation of Portugal.

Dr. Pasqualini's earlier research included investigations of facial expression and emotion in people with Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and Down's syndrome, as well as chimpanzees!

In the photo: Yoshitaro Oba (left) receiving the award for Outstanding Scholar in Avila University's Graduate Psychology program, with Marcia Pasqualini.