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Fernando Ferreira-Santos

  • PhD
  • Lecturer
  • University of Porto Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
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Research interests

emotions and cognition; Philosophy of psychology.Developmental social cognitive neuroscience; Psychology and neuroscience of emotion; Brain electrophysiological activity and behavior


I work in the fields of Social and Affective Neuroscience. I am interested in the perception of emotion across development and on the influence of emotion on social cognition (moral judgment and social decision-making). I am currently working on models of Affective Predictive Coding.


Co-authors (109)

Recent publications

  • Similar sound intensity dependence of the N1 and P2 components of the auditory ERP: Averaged and single trial evidence

    • Paiva T
    • Almeida P
    • Ferreira-Santos F
    • et al.
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  • O processamento eletrocortical de faces é potenciado por expressões emocionais: Meta-análise do efeito de expressões faciais de emoção no componente N170

    • Ferreira-Santos F
    • Martins E
    • Almeida P
    • et al.


Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica | Psychology: Research and Review

Associate Editor

2018 - Present

Professional experience


Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciencias da Educacao

February 2015 - Present



Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, Institute of Child Health, UCL

February 2010 - July 2013(3 years)


Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciencias da Educacao

February 2009 - July 2013(4 years)