Fábio Silva

PhD Student
Social Cognition and Body Odors Team

Fábio Silva is a PhD student at the University of Aveiro, with a bachelors’ degree in Psychology and a masters’ degree in Neuropsychology, currently studying the impact of anxiety on our visual perception of social scenes. His research interests are centered around the topics of vision processing, where he studies how unconsciously processed information impacts our life, and visual perception where he investigates how anticipatory mechanisms are modulated by emotion states, such as anxiety.

Supervised at WJCR by: Sandra C. Soares

Main publications

Silva, F., Gomes, N., Korb, S., & Semin, G. R. (2020). Not all emotions are equal: Fear chemosignals lower awareness thresholds only for fearful faces. Chemical Senses. doi: 10.1093/chemse/bjaa047
Gomes, N., Silva, F., & Semin, G. R. (2020). The lasting smell of emotions: The effects of reutilizing fear sweat samples. Behavior Research Methods. doi:10.3758/s13428-020-01412-5
Silva, F., Dias, J., Silva, S., Bem-Haja, P., Fernandes, C., & Soares, S. C. (2018). Unconscious influence over executive control: Absence of conflict detection and adaptation. Consciousness and Cognition, 63, 110–122. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2018.06.021