Marta Rocha

PhD Student
Social Cognition and Body Odors Team

Marta Rocha main research interests involve the study of emotional categorization in multisensory stimulations and their effects on behaviour and psychophysiology. Recently, I have been focusing on combining visual stimuli with a social nature (faces), with social olfactory stimuli (body odors) collected under emotional contexts, in order to mimic our phenomenological experience and to understand its influence on behaviour and psychophysiological responses (e.g., cardiac activity).

Supervised at WJCR by: Sandra C. Soares, Gün R. Semin

Main publications

Rocha, M., Parma, V., Lundstrom, J., & Soares, S. C. (2018). Anxiety Body Odors as Context for Dynamic Faces: Categorization and Psychophysiological Biases. Perception, 19:301006618797227. DOI: 10.1177/0301006618797227
Parma, V., Macedo, S., Rocha, M., Alho, L., Ferreira, J., & Soares, S. C. (2018). The effects of emotional visual context on the encoding and retrieval of body odor information. Perception. 47(4), 451-465. DOI: 10.1177/0301006618756811
Carvalho, J., Czop, O., Rocha, M., Nobre, P., & Soares, S. C. (2018). Gender differences in the processing of romantic versus sexually explicit stimuli: Findings from an automatic attention task. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 15(8), 1083-1092. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsxm.2018.06.008.
Soares, S. C., Rocha, M., Neiva, T., Rodrigues, P., & Silva, C. F. (2015). Social anxiety under load: the effects of perceptual load in processing emotional faces. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:479. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00479.
Alho, L., Soares, S. C., Ferreira, J., Rocha, M., Silva, C. F., & Olsson, M. J. (2015). Nosewitness identification: Effects of negative emotion. PLOS ONE, 10(1): e0116706. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116706