I obtained my Master of Psychology degree (specialising in social- and neuropsychology) from the University of Leuven (Belgium). During my master thesis, I investigated the influence of status and power on discrimination between groups.
I also did a research internship at the University of Birmingham with Prof. Glyn Humphreys, working with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and stroke patients who suffered from spatial neglect.
For my doctoral thesis (completed 2009), I worked with Prof. Rik Vandenberghe at the University of Leuven investigating attentional processes with fMRI and attentional problems with stroke patients.
After my PhD I moved to Australia to work as a Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Queensland (UQ) with Prof. Jason Mattingley at the Queensland Brain Institute. Here I investigated the neural responses involved in the perception of actions and studied links between the perception and execution of actions using fMRI.
In 2011, I received a UQ Postdoctoral Fellowship and moved to the School of Psychology at UQ. From 2015 until the end of 2017, I was a Senior Lecturer in Social Neuroscience at Monash University where I was supported by a Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship (2015-2019) and Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) Fellowship (2013-2015).
Since 2018, I am a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne supported by a Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship (2015-2019).
My lab uses a range of techniques to examine the neural processes underlying social and organisational behaviour. Our current research is focused on three domains:
1. The neuroscience of ingroup bias.
2. Theory of Mind problems in stroke patients.
3. The organisational neuroscience of leadership, stress, and workplace stress management.
For more info see my lab website: https://goo.gl/WrKQgD or download my CV: https://goo.gl/3QZ1b8.
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The social contract revisited: a re-examination of the influence individualistic and colle..
The Prevalance And Neural Substrates Of Theory Of Mind Deficits Following Stroke: A Neuroi..
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The neural mechanisms of threat and reconciliation efforts between Muslims and non-Muslims
Dorottya Lantos, Yong Hui Lau, Winnifred Louis, Pascal Molenberghs
Journal article | 2020 | Social Neuroscience
To reduce the escalation of intergroup conflict, it is important that we understand the processes related to the detection of grou..
Fluency and rule breaking behaviour in the frontal cortex.
Lisa Cipolotti, Pascal Molenberghs, Juan Dominguez, Nicola Smith, Daniela Smirni, Tianbo Xu, Tim Shallice, Edgar Chan
Journal article | 2020 | Neuropsychologia
Design (DF) and phonemic fluency tests (FAS; D-KEFS, 2001) are commonly used to investigate voluntary generation. Despite this, se..
Structural and functional brain correlates of theory of mind impairment post-stroke
Juan FD Dominguez, Zoie Nott, Kristina Horne, Tarran Prangley, Alexandra G Adams, Julie D Henry, Pascal Molenberghs
Journal article | 2019 | Cortex
The ability to understand the mental states of others - also known as Theory of Mind (ToM) - is critical for normal social interac..
Vegetarian, vegan, activist, radical: Using latent profile analysis to examine different forms of support for animal welfare
Emma F Thomas, Simon M Bury, Winnifred R Louis, Catherine E Amiot, Pascal Molenberghs, Monique F Crane, Jean Decety
Journal article | 2019 | Group Processes & Intergroup Relations
The Influence of Group Membership and Individual Differences in Psychopathy and Perspective Taking on Neural Responses When Punishing and Rewarding Others
Pascal Molenberghs, Rebecca Bosworth, Zoie Nott, Winnifred R Louis, Joanne R Smith, Catherine E Amiot, Kathleen D Vohs, Jean Decety
Journal article | 2014 | Human Brain Mapping
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
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ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
UQ Postdoctoral Fellowship
Melbourne School Of Psychological Sciences
Doctor of Medical Sciences
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Master in Psychology
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven