The work of a young Albanian scientist in the field of neuroscience has attracted the attention of the most prestigious Swiss media. It was her great passion for neuroscience and the mysteries of the brain that led her to study and then to work as a doctor and researcher in Switzerland whose contribution takes a special place in this area of human knowledge.
Indrit Bègue (Sinanaj), PhD in Neuroscience, is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Psychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Geneva and a psychiatric specialist in the Department of Mental Health and Psychiatry at the University Hospital of Geneva.
In her scientific work, she has tested the level of self-confidence and security that we have when judging emotional expressions in other people’s faces and has revealed which areas of the brain are activated during this process. Scientists carried out a study in 34 people and found that confidence in the recognition of emotional facial habits was greater than it was, while the accuracy of recognizing these habits was lower. Dr. Béguin proves that obedience to our emotional interpretation derives directly from the experiences stored in our memory.The researcher examined the areas of the brain by obtaining scans from participants in the study through a functional magnetic resonance and evidenced the activation of autobiographical and contextual memory areas.