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Programul Operaţional Sectorial "Creşterea Competitivităţii Economice"
Centrul Internațional de Cercetare și Educație în Tehnologii Inovativ Creative – CINETic
Proiect cofinaţat prin Fondul European de Dezvoltare Regională

Alexandra HUH

Research assistant

  • Email: huh.alexandra@unatc.ro
  • CINETic Lab: Cognitive Development and Applied Psychology through Immersive Experiences
  • Other affiliations: Babeș-Bolyai University (PhD Student), University of Bucharest (Associate Professor)

Academic interests

  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Using EEG to study the neural bases of social and affective processes
  • Neural and behavioural synchronisation in social interaction (EEG)
  • Theatre and Cognitive Neuroscience

Research Project

I am studying the effect of drama education on social and emotional skills of students enrolled in academic acting classes. By using both behavioural and electrophysiological measures, I want to understand the mechanisms involved and further use these findings to develop evidence-based interventions for children, teenagers and adults.

Tasks Performed

At the CINETic lab I help designing EEG studies that focus on understanding the neural basis of social and affective processes involved the acting. I also collect and analyse EEG data, by performing time-frequency power analysis and extracting Event-Related Potentials (ERP).  

Background

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of Bucharest and a Master of Science degree in Psychology with a special focus on Developmental and Clinical Psychology from Heidelberg University, Germany. I wrote my master’s thesis on Neural Correlates of Processing Human and Furniture Items, in 7-month old infants, trying to understand how infants build multi-modal representations of the world.

Besides conducting research, I have a wide range of interests. I love to discover new places and cultures; this is why traveling and hiking are two of my biggest passions. I am also found of movies, theatre and music, interests that led me to ask myself two main questions. How do artists give rise to emotions in others? How can psychologists use theatre training to help people develop their socio-emotional skills?

Publications

  • Huh, A., & Miu, A. C. (2019). Resisting Social Temptation: Emotion Regulation and Socially Facilitated Risk-Taking in Adolescence. Poster presentation. International Convention of Psychological Science, Paris, France
  • Huh, A., Bîlc, M. I., Vulturar, R., Kiss, B., Mureșan, R. C., Miu, A. C. (2018). The effects of tryptophan depletion on frontal alpha asymmetry in an emotion regulation task. Poster presentation. Conference for Ph.D. students in Psychology and Educational Sciences, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iași, Romania
  • Huh, A., Peykarjou, S., Wissner, J., & Pauen, S. (2014). The Neural Correlates of Processing Human and Furniture Items in 7-Month-old Infants. Poster presentation. The 28th edition of the EFPSA Congress, Băile Felix, Romania
  • Huh, A. (2014). Neural Correlates of Processing Human and Furniture Items: An ERP-Study with 7-Month-Old Infants. Master thesis, Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg, Germany.

Projects

  • Agent-dependent reactivity of sensorimotor my rhythm during action observation: an EEG study, data collection and analysis, CINETic, 2016 – 2018
  • Acting experience of UNATC’s candidates for a B.A. in acting, CINETic, 2018
  • Performing arts and neuroscience. Building bridges, workshop, LdaVi EEG Lab – “Interdisciplinary methodologies for analysis of EEG signals collected during performing arts”, CINETic, 2017
  • How to handle artefacts in EEG data. Challenges and solutions, workshop, LdaVi EEG Lab – “Interdisciplinary methodologies for analysis of EEG signals collected during performing arts”, CINETic, 2017
  • EEG and ERP measurements, workshop, CINETic, 2016
  • Writer, Pagina de Psihologie, 2016 – present

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