September 26, 2021

Alex Sel

Alex Sel

Bio:  I completed my undergraduate degree in BSc (First Class hons) Psychology and my PhD in Psychobiology at the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain. After my PhD I spent 18 months at City University as a postdoctoral fellow, before moving to Royal Holloway University of London to continue my research career at the Lab of Action and Body.

 Research Interests:  My research is focused in various aspects of emotion processing, but particularly the neural mechanism underlying emotional embodiment. I am interested in how different brain emotional areas coordinate and mutually interact in understanding facial and bodily expressions in social context. To perform my research, I employ a variety of techniques including high-density electrophysiological recording techniques (EEG/ERPs) and behavioural measures as indexes of cognitive processes. Besides, I have started to implement new advances in interventional techniques (‘rhythmic’ TMS) in combination with the dynamics of cortical oscillations.


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 Sel A, Calvo-Merino B (2013) Neuroarquitectura de la Emoción Musical. Revista de Neurología, 54, 289-297 [Neuroarchitecture of Musical Emotion. Journal of Neurology, 54, 289-297]. – IF: 1.18

Sel A (2012). Música, Emociones y Lenguaje: Una vision desde el cerebro. [Music, Emotion and Language: A view from the brain] Saarbrücken, EAE.

Jimenez L, Martin-Loeches M, Casado P, Sel A, Fondevila S, Herreros-de-Tejada P, Schacht A, Sommer W (2012) How the Emotional Content of Discourse Affects Language Comprehension. PLoS One, 7 (3) – IF: 4.41

Fondevila S, Martin-Loeches M, Jimenez L, Casado P, Sel A, Fernandez A, Sommer W (2011) The sacred and the absurd-an electrophysiological study of counterintuitive ideas (at sentence level). Social Neuroscience, 1, 1-13 – IF: 2.82

Schacht A, Martín-Loeches M, Casado P, Abdel Rahman R, Sel A, Sommer W (2009) Rules and heuristics during sentence comprehension II: How is sentence processing affected by external semantic and syntactic information? PLoS ONE, 5(3) – IF: 4.41

Martín-Loeches M, Sel A, Casado P, Jiménez L, Castellanos L (2009) Encouraging Expressions Affect the Brain and Alter Visual Attention. PLoS ONE, 4(6) – IF: 4.41

Martín- Loeches M, Casado P, Sel A (2008) La evolución del cerebro en el género “Homo”: La neurobiología que nos hace diferentes. Revista de Neurología, 46: 731-741 – IF: 0.65 (The evolution of the brain in the “Homo”. The neurobilogy that makes us different. Journal of Neurology, 46, 731-741).