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Pilleriin
Sikka
Postdoctoral Researcher

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Areas of expertise

Cognitive neuroscience
Emotions
Sleep and Dreaming
Consciousness
Well-Being
Happiness

Research

The first line of my research focuses on studying the psychological and neural basis of altered states of consciousness utilizing the model system of the dreaming brain. I am especially interested in dream emotions and methodological issues in investigating dream (emotional) content.

The second line of my research explores the psychological and neural basis of (mental) well-being using a multidisciplinary and multilevel framework that draws on the concepts, theories and research from philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and (molecular) biology.

I also investigate well-being across waking and dreaming states, that is, how waking well-being is related to dream (emotional) content.

Publications

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Tears evoke the intention to offer social support: A systematic investigation of the interpersonal effects of emotional crying across 41 countries (2021)

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
Janis H.Zickfeld, Nielsvan de Ven, OliviaPich, Thomas W.Schubert, Jana B.Berkessel, José J.Pizarro, Braj Bhushan, Nino Jose Mateo, Sergio Barbosa, Leah Sharman, Gyöngyi Kökönyei, Elke Schrover, Igor Kardum, John Jamir Benzon Aruta, Ljiljana B.Lazarevic, María Josefina Escobar, Marie Stadelo, Patrícia Arriagada, Arta Dodaj, Rebecca Shankland, Nadyanna M.Majeed, Yansong Li, Eleimonitria Lekkou, Andree Hartanto, Asil A.Özdoğru, Leigh Ann Vaughn, Maria del Carmen Espinoza, Amparo Caballero, Anouk Kolen, Julie Karsten, Harry Manley, Nao Maeura, Mustafa Eşkisu, Yaniv Shani, Phakkanun Chittham, Diogo Ferreira, Jozef Bavolar, Irina Konova, Wataru Sato, Coby Morvinski, Pilar Carrera, Sergio Villar, Agustin Ibanez, Shlomo Hareli, Adolfo M. Garcia, Inbal Kremer, Friedrich M. Götzan, Andreas Schwerdtfeger, Catalina Estrada-Mejia, Masataka Nakayama, Wee Qin Ng, Kristina Sesar, Charles T. Orjiakor, Kitty Dumont, Tara Bulut Allred, Asmir Gračanin, Peter J. Rentfrow, Victoria Schönefeld, Zahir Vally, Krystian Barzykowski, Henna-Riikka Peltola, Anna Tcherkassof, Shamsul Haque, Magdalena Śmieja, Terri Tan Su-May, Hans IJzerman, Argiro Vatakis, Chew Wei Ong, Eunsoo Choi, Sebastian L. Schorch, Darío Páez, Sadia Malik, Pavol Kačmár, Magdalena Bobowik, Paul Jose, Jonna K. Vuoskoski, Nekane Basabe, Uğur Doğan, Tobias Ebert, Yukiko Uchida, Michelle Xue Zheng, Philip Mefoh, René Šebeňa, Franziska A. Stanke, Christine Joy Ballada, Agata Blaut, Yang Wu, Judith K. Daniels, Natália Kocsel, Elif Gizem Demirag Burak, Nina F. Balt, Eric Vanman, Suzanne L. K. Stewart, Bruno Verschuere, Pilleriin Sikka, Jordane Boudesseul, Diogo Martins, Ravit Nussinson, Kenichi Ito, Sari Mentser, Tuğba Seda Çolak, Gonzalo Martinez-Zelaya, Ad Vingerhoets
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)

Dream affect (2020)

Conceptual and methodological issues in the study of emotions and moods experienced in dreams
Pilleriin Sikka
(G5 Artikkeliväitöskirja)