Michela Sarlo

Michela Sarlo (Pesaro, 19/10/1970) is an Associate Professor in Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology at the University of Padova, Department of General Psychology.

She received a MSc in Psychology (1996) and a PhD in Cognitive Sciences (2002) from the University of Padova.

Her primary areas of research and teaching include affective neuroscience and psychophysiology of emotion. Specifically, her current research interests are focused on:

  • the role of emotion in complex decision-making processes: neural and peripheral correlates of cognitive-emotional interaction;
  • the processing of threat stimuli in healthy individuals and in specific phobics: the attentional bias and its cortical, autonomic, and behavioral correlates;
  • the role of REM/NREM sleep on wake emotional processing and cognitive performance: the relationship between EEG activity, autonomic changes and behavior.