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Baby-LINC Lab

Learning through Interpersonal Neural Communication


I have a background in Cognitive Neuroscience and for the last few years, I have been studying Psychoanalysis and practicing as an Honorary Psychodynamic Psychotherapist at the NHS. I am interested in possible ways of combining developmental neuroscience and psychoanalytic thinking. A particular area of interest is mother-baby interactions - the meaning and the effect that these interactions have on the developing baby/child. Our first interactions are often with our mother, and these begin in the womb. The LINK between baby and mother as reflected through their relationship and brain synchronisation is a particular interest of mine. Research indicates that the nature of the relationship between baby and mother can affect the mental and cognitive development of the baby. I believe that psychoanalysis can deepen our understanding of such interactions. In turn, developmental neuroscience can inform the psychoanalysis field about how these interactions affect brain development. 


Key publications: 

Amunts, L., Yashar, A., & Lamy, D. (2014). Inter-trial priming does not affect attentional priority in asymmetric visual search. Frontiers in psychology

Lamy D., Amunts L. and Bar-Haim Y. (2008). Emotional Priming-of- Popout in visual search. Emotion 8,151—161. 

Research Assistant
 Liana  Amunts

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