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Dr Chengetai Charidza

Dr Chengetai Charidza


 Washington Singer 121


Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK



Psychology (PhD)

University of Essex

Psychology (MSc)

University of Essex

Media Communications (BA)

University of the Arts London (London College of Communication)

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Research interests

My research interests are broadly based on social cognitive neuroscience, particularly within the following areas:

  • Emotion processing of faces (e.g. experience and recognition)
  • Embodied cognition (e.g. empathy, mirror neuron system, emotional simulation and sensorimotor oscillations)
  • Formation and maintenance of social groups (e.g. ingroup versus outgroup status) 
  • Clinical (e.g. mood disorders) and non-clinical individual differences (e.g. personality traits)
  • Social identity (e.g. race, sex, gender, social class and popular culture representation)

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Journal articles

Charidza CA, Gillmeister H (2022). Differential beta desynchronisation responses to dynamic emotional facial expressions are attenuated in higher trait anxiety and autism. COGNITIVE AFFECTIVE & BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE, 22(6), 1404-1420.  Author URL.

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