Judith Domínguez Borràs, ERC Consolidator
The project Uncovering the human subcortical pathway for auditory threat detection (HumanSUBthreat), funded with 1.9 million euros.
The results of the European Research Council’s Consolidator Grants have been published today. These grants fund projects conducted by researchers with seven to twelve years of experience from their doctorate. Judith Domínguez Borràs was awarded this prestigious grant which will contribute to expanding her research.
Judith Domínguez Borràs, tenure-track lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology and member of the Institute of Neurosciences of the UB (UBneuro), will study the existence in humans of a potential neural pathway for detecting dangers that would connect the auditory system with the amygdala, the main structure of fear processing. The project Uncovering the human subcortical pathway for auditory threat detection (HumanSUBthreat), funded with 1.9 million euros, aims to join “the auditory system in the current models of emotional processing, which would help to understand some clinical conditions currently known to be related to a dysfunction in the visual homologue pathway, such as anxiety or schizophrenia”.
In this Consolidator Grants call, a total of 321 researchers have been selected for a global funding of €657 million.