Joana Grave

PhD Student
Social Cognition and Body Odors Team

Joana Grave main research fields are experimental, clinical, physiological, and cognitive and psychology, being her main interest understanding emotional detection in schizophrenia. Her research project is being undertaken as a part of a PhD grant (FCT SFRH/BD/129980/2017) and focuses on the study of behavioural, neural and physiological mechanisms underlying the detection of human faces depicting negative, positive and neutral expressions in schizophrenia. Ongoing work involves the access to visual awareness by facial expressions in schizophrenia. In addition, she has proposed to investigate the influence of emotional odors on psychophysiology and on the detection of facial expressions in schizophrenia and autism-spectrum disorders. 

Supervised at WJCR by: Sandra C. Soares

Main publications

Grave, J., Madeira, N., Soares, S.C., Morais, S., & Rodrigues, P. (2017). The effects of perceptual load in processing emotional facial expressions in psychotic disorders. Psychiatry Research, 250, 121-128. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2017.01.028
Grave, J., Soares, S.C., Madeira, N., & Martins, M.J. (2017). Facial emotion processing in schizophrenia: A review of behavioural and neural correlated. International Journal of Clinical Neurosciences and Mental Health. doi: 10.21035/ijcnmh.2017.4(Suppl.3).S06
Grave, J., Martins, M.J., Madeira, N., Santos, T., Silva, S., Korb, S., Coroa, M., & Soares, S.C. (2018). Conscious detection of facial expressions in schizophrenia: A preliminary study using the breaking Continuous Flash Suppression technique. European Psychiatry, 28(Suppl.), S397.