B4245 - Relationships Between Emotion Recognition Visual Memory Working Memory Capacity and Mental Health - 20/02/2023

B number: 
Principal applicant name: 
Ian Penton-Voak | univresity of bristol (United Kingdom)
Rumeysa Kuruoglu
Title of project: 
Relationships Between Emotion Recognition, Visual Memory, Working Memory Capacity, and Mental Health
Proposal summary: 

Individuals with mood disorders have cognitive biases towards disorder-related cues in the environment. Emotion recognition ability is distorted in mood disorders. People with mood disorders tend to perceive ambiguous facial expressions more negative compare to healthy controls. Working memory capacity is decreased in mood disorders which is related to the perception of emotions. Also, mood disorders are related to memory deficits. The aim of this project is to examine the relationship between emotion recognition, visual memory, memory, working memory capacity, and mental health. Also, replicate previous findings of distorted emotion recognition and decreased working memory capacity in mood disorders in a large sample.

Impact of research: 
Further understanding of relationships between mental health and cognition, to identify potential cognitive biomarkers and/or treatment targets.
Date proposal received: 
Thursday, 26 January, 2023
Date proposal approved: 
Monday, 20 February, 2023
Mental health - Psychology, Psychiatry, Cognition, Mental health, Statistical methods, Confounders: - sex - child ethnicity - highest parental social class - mother’s highest education level - housing tenure - maternal tobacco use during pregnancy - mother’s age at birth - IQ scores - head injury