Julia F. Christensen

Dra. Julia Frimodt Christensen

Laboratory of Human Systematics, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

julia.christensen@uib.eu

Research Interests: Moral Psychology / Empathy / Autism / Neuroaesthetics of dance

Publications

MORAL PSYCHOLOGY:

Christensen, J.F., Flexas, A., Calabrese, M., Gut, N.K., Gomila, A. (2014). Moral Judgment Reloaded: A Moral Dilemma validation study. Frontiers in Psychology, 5( 607). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00607

Christensen, J.F., Flexas, A., de Miguel, P., Cela-Conde, C.J. (2012).  Roman Catholic beliefs produce characteristic neural responses to moral dilemmas. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, pp. 1-10. doi: 10.1093/scan/nss121

Christensen, J.F., Gomila, A. (2012). Moral dilemmas in cognitive neuroscience of moral decision-making: A principled reviewNeuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 36(4), pp. 1249-1264. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2012.02.008

Christensen, J.F., Gomila, A. (in press). Exploring a new paradigm for empathy research. Estudios de Psicologia.

 

AESTHETICS:

Christensen, J.F., Gaigg, S.B., Gomila, A., Oke, P., Calvo-Merino, B. (2014). Enhancing emotional experiences to dance through music: the role of valence and arousal in the cross-modal bias. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8(757). doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00757

Christensen, J.F., Nadal, M., Cela-Conde, C.J., & Gomila, A. (2014). A norming study and library of 203 dance movements. Perception, 43(2/3), 178-206. doi: 10.1068/p7581

Flexas A, Rosselló J, Christensen JF, Nadal M, Olivera La Rosa A, et al. (2013) Affective Priming Using Facial Expressions Modulates Liking for Abstract Art. PLoS ONE 8(11): e80154. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0080154

Christensen, J.F., Calvo-Merino, B. (2013). Dance as a Subject for Empirical Aesthetics. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 7(1), 76-88. doi: 10.1037/a0031827

Pearce, M., Christensen, J.F. (2012). Conference Report: The Neurosciences and Music – IV – Learning and Memory Psychomusicology: Music, Mind & Brain , 22(1).

 

COLLABORATIONS:

Nadal, M., Barceló-Coblijn, L., Olivera, A., Christensen, J.F., Rincón-Ruíz, C., & Cela-Conde, C. (2009).  Darwin’s Legacy: A comparative approach to the evolution of human derived cognitive traits. Ludus Vitalis, 17(32), 145-172.

Cela-Conde, C. J., Christensen, J.F., Barceló-Coblijn, L. (2009). ¿Estaba Darwin equivocado? Estudis Balearics, (2011).

Cela Conde, C. J., Christensen, J.F., Barceló-Coblijn, L., Rincón Ruiz, C. (2009). Darwin es va equivocar. Obra Cultural Balear.

Nadal, M., Flexas, A., Christensen, J. F., Barceló-Coblijn, L. Olivera, A., Bustos, P., Rosselló, J. (2009). L’evolució de l’ésser humà. Pissarra, 133, 16-20.

 

Conference participation

MORAL PSYCHOLOGY

Christensen, J. F., Flexas, A., Munar, E., de Miguel, P., del Prado, M., Cela-Conde, C.J. (2011). A fMRI study on the influence of religious beliefs on the neural underpinnings of moral judgment (Poster) International Conference of Cognitive Neuroscience , August 2011, Palma. Spain.

Christensen, J. F., Rosselló, J. (2011). The Moral Stroop: Clear conscience or hypocrisy?(Poster) Cuarto Congreso Ibérico de Percepción . June 2011, Palma, Spain.

Nadal, M., Christensen, J.F., Gut, N.K., Olivera, A., Barceló i Coblijn, L. (2009). Empathy: Empathic and antipathic emotion induction – a new experimental paradigm, APA 117th Annual Convention. Toronto, Canada: APA. ( Poster )

Christensen, J.F., Gut, N.K., Nadal, M., Bustos, P.M., & Cela-Conde, C.J. (2008)  The influence of religious values on responses to moral dilemmas. Congreso: Values and Empathy across Social Barriers: A Neurocognitive Approach to Fairness. New York Academy of Sciences.  Barcelona. (Poster)

AESTHETICS:

Christensen, J. F., Calvo-Merino, B. (2013). Expert looking: Perceptual, psychophysiological, and neural responses to dance by dancers (invited talk).18th Congress of the European College of Sports Science. 26-29 June 2013, Barcelona, Spain.

Christensen, J. F. (2010). Biopsychosocial and neural aspects of human dance: Enhancing consciousness and health (Poster), Characterizing Consciousness: From Cognition to the Clinic.  Fundation IPSEN. Paris, France.

Christensen, J. F., Munar, E., Rosselló, J., Flexas, A., Marty, G. (2009). Aesthetic preference of dance movements and positions in different cultures and different levels of proficiency. A review of dance styles and perspectives for future paradigms in intercultural experimental dance aesthetics (Talk), The Copenhagen Neuroaesthetics Conference. University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Bustos, P., Christensen, J.F., Gut, N.K., Flexas, A., Nadal, M., Munar, E. (2009). Response scale choice in neuroimaging and cognitive studies of beauty appreciation (Poster), The Copenhagen Neuroaesthetics Conference. University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Flexas, A., Christensen, J.F., Gut, N., Nadal, M., Bustos, P., de Miguel, P., Munar, E. (2009). The neural bases of the appreciation of beauty: differences and similarities between men and women (Poster), The Copenhagen Neuroaesthetics Conference. University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Christensen, J. F., Gomila, A., Munar, E., Bustos, P.M., Cela-Conde, C.J. (2009). Dance aesthetics and dance art therapy: Why does dance make us feel good? The need for a disentanglement of the neural underpinnings of dance aesthetics (Poster), The Copenhagen Neuroaesthetics Conference. University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Bustos, P., Christensen J. F., Gut N.K., Flexas, A., Nadal, M., Munar, E. (2009). An exploratory study of diverse methodological factors related with the perception of beauty, Tercer Congreso Ibérico de Percepción. University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal. (Poster).

Flexas, A., Christensen, J.F., Gut, N., Nadal, M., Bustos, P. & Munar, E. (2009). The neural bases of the perception of beauty: differences and similarities between men and women, Tercer Congreso Ibérico de Percepción. University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal. (Poster)

Educational lecture

Christensen, J. F. (2010). Las Raíces de la Capacidad Moral Humana [The Roots of Human Morality], Darwin’s Bicentenary. Centre for Postgraduate

Human Evolution and Cognition Research Group