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Isabella Zsoldos

Isabella Zsoldos

Doctorante/PhD Student

Laboratoire de Psychologie et Neurocognition
Université Savoie Mont Blanc
Jacob-Bellecombette, BP 1104
73011 Chambéry Cedex

Research interests

I am currently a PhD student at the University Savoie Mont Blanc (Chambéry, France), under the supervision of Pr. Pascal Hot.

I am interested in the age-related modifications linked to emotion processing, regarding attentional features, physiology, and cerebral activity. My main topics of interest are the positivity effect, emotion regulation (especially in the context of the Socioemotional Selectivity Theory), and the distinction between automatic vs. controlled processes.

Keywords :
- Emotion perception
- Emotion regulation
- Aging
- Positivity bias
- Implicit vs. explicit processing


Zsoldos, I., Cousin, E., Klein-Koerkamp, Y., Pichat, C., & Hot, P. (2016). Age-related differences in brain activity during implicit and explicit processing of fearful facial expressions. Brain Research, 1650, 208-217. doi : 10.1016/j.brainres.2016.09.004

Hot, P., Zsoldos, I., & Carrier, J. (2015). The Relationship between Sleep and Emotion among the Elderly. In Babson, K.A., Feldner, M.T (Ed.), Sleep and affect : Assessment, Theory, and Clinical Implications. San Diego : Elsevier Academic Press Inc.

Hot, P., Klein-Koerkamp, Y., Borg, C., Richard-Mornas, A., Zsoldos, I., Paignon, A., Thomas Antérion, C., & Baciu, M. (2013). Fear recognition impairment in early-stage Alzheimer’s disease : When focusing on the eyes region improves performance. Brain Cognition, 82(1), 25-34.


Zsoldos, I., Hot, P. The time course of emotion processing in aging : is there a positivity bias ? 18th World Congress of Psychophysiology, Havana, 31 August – 4 September 2016. (poster)

Oliva, S., Zsoldos, I., Louyest, M., Bachellerie, C., Giroud, M., Gervasoni, L., Hot, P. Biais émotionnels sur le traitement attentionnel dans la maladie d’Alzheimer. Colloque du GREPACO, Chambéry, France, 9-10 juin 2016. (poster)

Zsoldos, I., Cousin, E., Klein Koerkamp, Y., Pichat, C., Hot, P. Age-related changes in brain activity during implicit and explicit processing of fearful facial expressions. Meeting of the International Society for Research on Emotion, Geneva, Swiss, July 8-10 2015. (poster)

Zsoldos, I., Hot, P. Émotions & Vieillissement : Données Psychophysiologiques. Journées de la Société de Psychophysiologie et de Neurosciences Cognitives, Chambéry, France, 30-31 octobre 2014. (talk)

Hot, P., Zsoldos, I., Klein-Koerkamp, Y., Cousin, E., Pichat, C., & Baciu, M. Age Related Changes in Brain Activity During Incidental Facial Emotion Recognition. 26th APS Annual Convention, San Francisco, 22-25 mai 2014. (poster)


  • 2012-2013 : Master degree (2nd year) in Neuropsychology and Clinical Neurosciences (Universities of Grenoble, Lyon, and Toulouse). Research project : Implicit processing of emotional facial expressions and amygdala activity in aging and Alzheimer disease (a fMRI study).
  • 2011-2012 : Master degree (1st year) in Cognitive Psychology (University Pierre Mendès France, Grenoble). Research project : Implicit and explicit emotional processing in healthy aging.
  • 2007-2010 : Degree in Psychology (University Pierre Mendès France, Grenoble).

I spent one semester in 2009 as a visiting student at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland).