Dr Luis Manssuer BSc, MSc, PhD
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
My previous research has used behavioural, neuroimaging (electroencephalography (EEG)) and psychophysiological (electromyography (EMG)) methods to study interactions between emotion and social cognition. I currently work in the research group of Professor Valerie Voon. The lab uses a range of methods to understand the neural basis of impulsivity and compulsivity, particularly in relation to neuropsychiatric disorders such as addiction and OCD.
My primary role in the lab is to make sense of intracranial neurophysiological data acquired from patients undergoing deep brain stimulation therapy or Stereo-EEG monitoring for epilepsy. Such cases give us the rare opportunity to record neural activity directly from the human brain with exquisite spatial and temporal resolution, which no other neuroimaging method can achieve individually. I’m responsible for designing and programming behavioural tasks to isolate processes of interest and analysing the local field potentials (LFP’s).
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
Field potential recording
Galvanic Skin Response (GSR)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Associated News Items
Strachan, J.W., Kirkham, A.J., Manssuer, L.R., Over, H., & Tipper, S.P. (2017), “Incidental learning of trust from eye-gaze: Effects of race and facial trustworthiness.” Visual Cognition 25(7:8), 802-814
Manssuer, L.R., Pawling, R., Hayes, A.E., & Tipper, S.P. (2016), “The role of emotion in the learning of trustworthiness from eye-gaze cues: Evidence from facial electromyography.” Cognitive Neuroscience 7, 82-102
Strachan, J.W., Kirkham, A.J., Manssuer, L.R., & Tipper, S.P. (2016), “Incidental learning of trust: Examining the role of emotion and visuomotor fluency.” Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition 42(11), 1759-1773
Manssuer, L.R., Roberts, M.V., & Tipper, S.P. (2015), “The late positive potential indexes a role for emotion during learning of trust from eye-gaze cues.” Social Neuroscience 10(6), 635-650
Mattavelli, G.M., Sormaz, M., Flack, T., Asghar, A.U.R., Fan, S., Frey, J., Manssuer, L., Usten, D., Young, A.W., & Andrews, T.J. (2014), “Neural responses to facial expressions support the role of the amygdala in processing threat.” Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience 9(11)